The Indian smartphone market is growing huge & every smartphone maker is trying to provide great value to the budget & mid-range segments. Now, the sub 20K segment is little muted these days & there can be a lot of confusion about what smartphone to buy near that price bracket. So, we have prepared a list of the top 5 smartphones that you can buy in that sub 20K price segment.
Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco took the market by storm by launching its flagship Pocophone F1 at an unbelievable starting price of 20,999 INR. A lot of people bought this phone to use as a daily driver & there haven’t been much complaining. In fact, Xiaomi kept adding new features like 960 fps slow-mo, the missing Widevine L1 certification, etc. Now the starting price has come down to 19,999 INR and it’s still one of the best values in that price point.
The hardware is, of course, flagship grade. Snapdragon 845, a 6.18-inch FHD+ Display, 6GB RAM, 64GB Internal Memory, Dual Rear Cameras with the IMX363 serving as the main sensor, a 4000 mAh Battery with fast charging. All of these specs are amazing values for that under 20K price point. The device can be purchased from Flipkart.
If you’re into Pop-up selfie Cameras, the Vivo V15 may just be the option for you. It has a modern looking design, three cameras on the back and most importantly a 32MP pop-up selfie Camera on the front. That means it has no notch & a seamless display on the front. The rest of the hardware isn’t flagship grade or something but, the modern design & three rear cameras & that high-resolution pop-up selfie camera is what makes this device eligible for this list.
The hardware includes a Mediatek Helio P70 SOC, a 6.53-inch Full HD+ IPS Display, 6GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage, 12MP+8MP (wide angle)+5MP (depth-sensing) triple rear cameras, a 32MP popup selfie camera & a 4000 mAh Battery. The device is available on Flipkart & Amazon India for 19,990 INR.
Samsung Galaxy A50
Might be unexpected but, Samsung has finally started to provide good value in the Indian budget smartphone segment & that’s how the Samsung A50 made its way to our top 3 list. It has a fantastic Super AMOLED Display with a decent SOC for the money, High-res selfie camera, Triple rear Cameras & an Under-display Fingerprint Scanner.
From a Hardware standpoint, it has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display, Exynos 9610 Octa-core SOC, 4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage, 25MP f-1.7+8MP f-2.2 (Wide-angle)+5MP (Depth-angle) triple rear cameras, 25MP f-2.0 front camera & a 4000 mAh Battery with 15W fast charging. The Samsung Galaxy A50 is currently selling for 18,490 INR on Flipkart.