What design an individual favors is a personal and subjective affair. Our job involves gawking at myriad smartphones every passing day, and we can instantly tell when manufacturers are paying meticulous attentions to details and craftsmanship. We are charmed by what is different, refreshing and maybe even unique, and based on that criteria we will list a few phones which are head-turners. So if external looks and design ranks high in your priority list, here are a few options which won’t disappoint.

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OnePlus X

OnePlus X doesn’t stray far from the One in terms of specifications, but is a more manageable and better looking options which certainly looks appealing. Rigged metal side frame, 2.5D curved glass on top, rear glass surface and vivid AMOLED screen all compliment the fresh design of the OnePlus X.


Besides, you also get powerful Snapdragon 801, decent camera hardware, and assurance of Marshmallow update.


  • Good quality AMOLED screen
  • Above average battery
  • Captivating design
  • Good performance


  • Non-removable battery and no quick charging support
  • No 64-bit processor

OnePlus X Specifications

Model OnePlus X
Display 5 Inch Full HD
Processor 2.3 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 801 Soc
Internal Storage 16GB, expandable up to 128GB
Software Android 5.1 Lollipop based OxygenOS
Primary Camera 13MP Isocell sensor, F2.2 lens, LED flash, 1080p Videos
Secondary Camera 8MP
Dimensions and weight 6.9 mm thick, 138 Grams for onyx/ 160 Grams
Battery 2525mAh, Non removable
Price  16,999 INR (Onyx)/ 22,999 INR (Ceremic)

Lenovo Vibe S1

Lenovo’s Vibe S1 is the obvious competitor of OnePlus X, which relies on the same Metal + Glass formula. It includes a gorgeous full HD display and curved rear surface that makes it tad less slippery. Another highlight of the handset is the presence of dual selfie cameras.


Like always, the second camera acts as a depth sensor and can be used to blur whatever lies in the selfie background. Another software feature can be used to detect and cut the main selfie-subject from the frame and place it in a background of your choosing.


  • Dual Selfie Camera
  • Great design
  • Good quality display


  • Mediocre battery life

Key Specifications and Features:

Model Lenovo Vibe S1
Display 5-Inch, IPS Display, 1080p Full HD resolution, 441 ppi
Processor 1.7 GHz 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 Octa Core SoC
Internal Storage 32GB, expandable up to 128GB
Software Android 5.0 Lollipop
Primary Camera 13MP, Dual Tone flash, 1080p Videos
Secondary Camera 8MP primary with BSI sensor, 2MP secondary
Dimensions and weight 143.3mm x 70.8mm x 7.8mm, 132 Grams
Battery 2420mAh
Others 4G LTE on both SIM cards, micro USB 2.0
Price 15,999 INR

Xiaomi Mi 4i

Xiaomi Mi4i does not pitch metal, but If you value compact and easily manageable smartphones, Xiaomi Mi4i is a great option to have. It is a very well build polycarbonate handset with a gorgeous IPS LCD display, perhaps the best in its class, all for a reasonable price of around 12,000 INR.


On the software front, base operating system is Android Lollipop, but the handset receives regular updates and is currently running latest home-brewed MIUI7 software.


  • Compact, light and neat design
  • Good camera hardware
  • Well maintained software
  • Great display quality


  • Only 16GB internal storage,  MicroSD card not supported

Key Features and Specifications: 

Phone Xiaomi Mi 4i
Display 5-inch FHD JDI display with 441 PPI
Processor 2nd-gen Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core chipset
Internal Storage 16GB
Software Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Primary Camera 13MP
Selfie Camera 5MP
Dimensions 69.6×138.1×7.8 mm and 130g
Battery 3030 mAh
Others 4G LTE, Dual SIM
Price 11,999 INR

Gionee Elife S7

Gionee Elife S7 is one of the best Gionee smartphones launched in India, and is now available for 15,420 INR. The handset flaunts a U shaped aerospace grade aluminum side frame, which according to Gionee makes it sturdier and protects it against drops. There is Gorilla Glass 3 on both front and rear surface, further adding to its premium appeal.



  • Attractive design
  • Good camera hardware
  • Good display quality


  • Only 16GB internal storage,  MicroSD card not supported

Key Features and Specifications: 

Phone Gionee Elife S7
Display 5.2 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 424 PPI
Processor 1.7 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek MT6752 Processor
Internal Storage 16GB
Software Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Primary Camera 13MP
Selfie Camera 8MP
Dimensions 139.8 x 67.4 x 5.5 mm and 126g
Battery 2750 mAh
Others 4G LTE, Dual SIM
Price 15,490 INR

Lenovo Vibe P1

Lenovo Vibe P1 is another good looking smartphone with a massive 5000 mAh battery, metallic exterior and a large 5.5-inch display, and yet doesn’t feel bulky. Besides the functional advantage of a capacious battery, the handset also includes decent camera hardware, rapid charging, a fingerprint sensor and 4G LTE support.



  • Large battery
  • Dedicated key to toggle into Power saver mode
  • Metallic design
  • Fingerprint sensor


  • Display brightness is low

Also Read – Lenovo Vibe P1 First Impression

Key Specifications of Vibe P1

Model Lenovo Vibe P1
Display 5.5 Inch, full HD
Processor Snapdragon 615 octa core
Internal Storage 32GB, MicroSD card support up to 128GB
Software Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Primary Camera 13MP, PDAF, Dual LED flash
Secondary Camera 5MP
Dimensions and weight 152.9 x 75.6 x 9.9 mm and 189 grams
Battery 5000 mAh
Price 15,999 INR

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Micromax Canvas Sliver 5

A lot of people like ultra slim smartphones, and Canvas Sliver 5 is stunningly slim measuring just 5.1 mm around the waist. This slim and light smartphone flaunts a good quality AMOLED panel and is a good option for basic and moderate users after recent price-cuts.



  • Its slim and looks great
  • Good performance
  • Good quality display


  • Average camera quality

Key Specifications:

Phone Canvas Sliver 5
Display 4.8 Inch, 720P HD AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 3
Processor 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410
Internal Storage 16GB
Software Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Primary Camera 8MP AF with LED flash
Selfie Camera 5MP
Dimensions and Weight 5.1 mm thick, weighs only 97 Grams
Battery 2000 mAh
Price 11,499 INR


These are some of the best designed phones under 20,000 INR we saw in 2015. For further assistance in making an informed decision, you can also refer to other articles in our buying guide or ask us your query in the comment section below.



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