Despite the rising craze for high-end smartphones in the market, there is a bunch of mobile devices at inexpensive prices offering an impressive array of features. These smartphones ship from top brands with not-so-heavy prices. So they can easily fit most pockets. However, since there are plenty of options to choose from, you might land yourself in a dilemma if asked to pick one. So, we have handpicked the 14 best smartphones under INR 20,000 to offer the best. Let’s explore.

1. OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite is the leading device in the category offering a punch-hole display for the selfie camera. The display size is 6.59-inches refreshing at 120Hz and has a resolution of 2412×1080 pixels. The rear camera comprises a 64MP main sensor and two 2MP sensors. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC paired with Adreno 619 GPU. It retails from ₹19,999 onwards in India.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G

Display: 6.59-inch Full HD+, 120Hz | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G | RAM: 6GB/8GB | Storage: 128GB/256GB | Software: Oxygen OS 12 Android 12 | Rear camera: 64MP+2MP+2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 195g | Dimensions: 164.3 x 75.6 x 8.5mm | Battery: 5000mAh with 33W Fast Charging

2. Redmi Note 11T 5G

The Redmi Note 11T 5G comes with 5G connectivity which was absent in its predecessor. It has improved SoC in the form of MediaTek Dimensity 810 and a high refresh rate (90Hz) too. The smartphone has a 6.6-inch display with 2400×1080 resolution. The Redmi Note 11T 5G comes with a charger inside the box. It is available starting at Rs. 16,999 in India in 3 colours – Aquamarine Blue, Stardust White, and Matte Black.

Redmi Note 11T 5G Specs

Display: 6.6-inch Full HD+LCD| Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G| RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128GB| Software: MIUI 12.5 Android v11| Rear camera: 50MP+8MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 195g | Dimensions: 163.6×75.8×8.8mm| Battery: 5000mAh with 33W fast charging

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3. iQOO Z6 5G

The iQOO Z6 5G comes at an aggressive price for the feature it presents. Power-packed with Snapdragon 695, the phone can raise to the stature of a gaming device. The 120Hz IPS display with a 240Hz touch sampling rate should offer a fluid user experience. Moreover, the 18W fast charger provides sufficient charging speed. iQOO Z6 (Pro review) sells at INR 14,999 onwards with three different memory configurations.

iQOO Z6 5G Specs

Display: 6.58-inch IPS LCD, 120Hz| Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G | RAM: 4GB/6GB/8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software:  Funtouch 12 Android v12 | Rear camera: 50MP+2MP+2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 186g | Dimensions: 164 x 75.8 x 8.25mm | Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging

4. Samsung Galaxy M33

The Samsung Galaxy M33 is the successor to the successful M32 that came last year. If we talk about its rivals, it directly competes with the Realme 9 and Redmi Note 11 series offering a high refresh rate, quad cameras, and large battery. It has a 120Hz refresh rate and a huge 6000mAh battery. Galaxy M33 (review) is available for Rs. 17,999 onwards in Mystique Green, Deep Ocean Blue, and Emerald Brown colour variants.

Samsung Galaxy M33 Specs

Display: 6.6-inch Full HD+, 120Hz | Processor: Samsung Exynos 1280 | RAM: 6GB/8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android v12 | Rear camera: 50MP+5MP+2MP+2MP | Front camera: 8MP | Weight: 215g | Dimensions: 165.4 x 76.9 x 9.4mm | Battery: 6000mAh with 25W fast charging

5. Realme 9 Pro 5G

The Realme 9 Pro is a close competitor of the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ and a successor to the Realme 8 Pro. The processing is handled by an octa-core Snapdragon 695 SoC with Adreno 6129 GPU. The 33W Dart Charge support is appreciable. The phone sports a 6.6-inch IPS LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Realme 9 Pro costs INR 18,990 in India. 

Realme 9 Pro Specs

Display: 6.6-inch IPS LCD, 120Hz | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 | RAM: 6GB/8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Realme UI 3.0 Android 12 | Rear camera: 64MP+8MP+2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 195g | Dimensions: 164.3 x 75.6 x 8.5mm | Battery: 5000mAh with 33W Dart Charge

6. Samsung Galaxy F23 5G

The Samsung Galaxy F23 comes with a TFT panel having a 6.6-inches display and 120Hz refresh rate. The device runs on Snapdragon 750G processor delivering decently smooth gameplay. The 5G support is a plus to the consumers to settle with F23. The company chooses to offer a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Trading at INR 14,999, the Galaxy F23 (review) is worth considering.

Samsung Galaxy F23 Specs

Display: 6.6-inch TFT, 120Hz | Processor: Snapdragon 750G | RAM: 4GB/6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: One UI, Android 12 | Rear camera: 50MP+8MP+2MP | Front camera: 8MP | Weight: 198g | Dimensions: 165.5 x 77 x 8.4mm | Battery: 5000mAh with 25W Fast Charging

7. Vivo T1 5G 

The Vivo T1 is powered by a Snapdragon 695 chipset supporting 5G connectivity. It is paired with 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory. The rear camera includes a 50MP main sensor with two 2MP secondary shooters. The display sports a 6.58-inch IPS LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The price of the phone is INR 15,990 onwards. 

Vivo T1 5G Specs

Display: 6.58-inch FHD+, 120Hz | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 | RAM: 4GB/6GB/8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Funtouch OS 12 Android 12 | Rear camera: 50MP+2MP+2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 187g | Dimensions: 164 x 75.84 x 8.25mm | Battery: 5000mAh with 18W Fast Charging

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8. Realme 9i

The Realme 9i comes with a new Stereo Prism Design at the back which is in-line flashy design language it has established for the affordable line-up. It has a touch sampling rate of 180Hz and a screen PPI of 401. It has a 90Hz refresh rate, and the good part is that it is an adaptive refresh rate. There are 5 different levels of refresh rate for different activities being done on the smartphone. For example, during movie streaming, it was 48Hz whereas during gaming it increased to 60/90Hz.

Realme 9i

The phone has a decent camera, processor, and battery life. It is available in 2 colours- black and blue starting at Rs. 13,999 in India. Click here to read our complete review.

Realme 9i Specs

Display: 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD | Processor: Snapdragon 680 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Realme UI 2.0 based Android v11 | Rear camera: 50MP+2MP+2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 190g | Dimensions: 164.4×75.7×8.4 mm | Battery: 5000mAh with 33W fast charging

9. Moto G60

The Moto G60 is the only model from Motorola sporting a massive 108MP rear camera setup under Rs 20,000. The front camera has a 32MP shooter for selfies and video calls. Other merits of the phone include a 120Hz display, an 8nm Snapdragon 732G SoC with Adreno 618 GPU, and a beefy 6000mAh battery to juice up the phone. The single variant of Moto G60 (review) is priced at INR 17,999.

Moto G60 Specs

Display: 6.78-inch IPS LCD | Processor: Snapdragon 732G | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Stock Android v11 | Rear camera: 108MP+8MP+2MP | Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 220g | Dimensions: 169.61 x 75.88 x 9.6 mm | Battery: 6000mAh with 20W fast charging

10. Lava Agni 5G

The Lava Agni 5G is the only mobile phone from an Indian brand supporting 5G connectivity. Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front, the device provides a 90Hz IPS display. The phone comes packed with competent internals too like MediaTek 810 SoC. Lava Agni 5G retails at INR 17,999 in India. 

Lava Agni 5G Specs

Display: 6.78-inch IPS LCD| Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G| RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128GB| Software: Realme UI 2.0 Android v11| Rear camera: 64MP+5MP+2MP+2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 204g | Dimensions: 168.8x 76.8 x 9.1mm| Battery: 5000mAh with 30W fast charging

11. Poco X3 Pro

The Poco X3 Pro is a gaming-centric affordable phone loaded with stuff like 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 700-series SoC, and 48MP triple rear camera setup. The Poco X3 Pro (review) trades in India from INR 18,999 onwards. 

Poco X3 Pro Specs

Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 | RAM: 6GB/8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software:  MIUI 12 Android 11 | Rear camera: 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP | Front camera: 20MP | Weight: 213g | Dimensions: 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4mm | Battery: 5160mAh with fast charging

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12. Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G

The Redmi Note 11 Pro can be considered the best all-rounder smartphone at the price point of 20,000. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G96 chipset coupled with Mali-G57 GPU, up to 8GB RAM, and up to 128GB storage. The display has a Super AMOLED panel exhibiting 120Hz refresh to be the best in class. The 108MP quad rear camera setup and the 16MP selfie camera deliver decent pictures. The Redmi Note 11 Pro (review) is priced at INR 18,999 onwards. 

Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G Specs

Display: 6.67-inch sAMOLED, 120Hz | Processor: Mediatek Helio G96 | RAM: 6GB/8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software:  Android 11 | Rear camera: 108MP+8MP+2MP+2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 202g | Dimensions: 164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12mm | Battery: 5000mAh with 67W fast charging

13. Oppo F19s

The Oppo F19s is one of the sleekest smartphones featuring a good-to-flaunt 3D curved design. The FHD+ AMOLED display sports an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone is equipped with a modest Snapdragon 662 processor with Adreno 610 GPU, 6GB RAM, and 128GB storage. The massive 5000mAh battery supports a 33W flash charge for a quick charging solution. The Oppo F19s (review) is retailing across e-Commerce platforms at INR 19,999. 

Oppo F19s Specs

Display: 6.43-inch AMOLED, 60Hz | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: ColorOS 11.1 Android 11 | Rear camera: 48MP+2MP+2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 175g | Dimensions: 160.3 x 73.8 x 7.95 mm | Battery: 5000mAh with 33W Fast Charging

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14. Infinix Note 12 Turbo

The Infinix Note 12 Turbo carries an Helio G96 gaming chipset alongside 8GB RAM and 128GB built-in storage. It boasts a big 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 60Hz of refresh rate. It has a 50MP+2MP+AI lens on the back with a 16MP selfie shooter. The phone juices power from a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. Infinix Note 12 Turbo packed with all these features is available at INR 13,999. 

Infinix Note 12 Turbo Specs

Display: 6.7-inch FHD+, 60Hz | Processor: Mediatek Helio G96 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 12 | Rear camera: 50MP+2MP+AI lens | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 185g | Dimensions: 164.57 x 76.8 x 7.89mm | Battery: 5000mAh with 33W Fast Charging

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