Fingerprint sensor is the next cool thing which has certainly become a mainstream Android phone feature in 2015. Fingerprint sensor in android phones have evolved over the year from being a gimmick to a convenient option and a much needed security feature. With the arrival of Android Marshmallow, fingerprint sensor integration is all set for an overhaul.

Now with a standardized Google API for this sensor, more and more developers and OEMs will integrate and utilize this sensor to its fullest. If you are among those fascinated by a fingerprint sensor and crave it in your next smartphone, here’s a list of best phones with fingerprint sensor under 20,000 INR available in India.

Also Read: Best Metal Body Phone Under 20,000 INR.

Update: We have added a few more phones to keep up with the new development in the smartphone market.

Lenovo Vibe X3

Lenovo Vibe X3

Lenovo Vibe X3 is the latest entrant in this list of top smartphone in India with fingerprint sensor under 20,000 INR. This a reasonably priced flagship device from Lenovo which appears to have exterior similar to Lenovo’s K4 Note but under the hood, it has a far more compelling configuration. At the rear side, Lenovo Vibe X3 features a fingerprint sensor which is fast and accurate. It is capable of reading 360-degree prints. However, unlike various other phones, which allow users to save up to 5 finger imprints, on Vibe X3 user can store only 2 fingerprints at a time.

In terms of hardware specification, Lenovo Vibe X3 recruits a quad-core Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, MicroSD support, NFC and 3500mAh battery. It comes with a 21MP rear camera and an 8MP front selfie snapper in optics department.

Lenovo Vibe X3 Pros:

  • Trustworthy chipset
  • Accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Gorgeous display
  • Metal clad design

Lenovo Vibe X3 Cons:

  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • No Dual SIM active 4G

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note

Lenovo K4 Note Fingerprint sensor

With Vibe K4 Note, Lenovo tried its best to match or repeat K3 Note success story. Whether it succeeded or not that’s an another matter altogether. However, in Vibe K4 Note (review | faq) Lenovo has offered a decent multimedia phone at a budget price of Rs. 11,999. K4 Note has managed to catch the eye-balls of prospective buyers with its innovative features like ATR VR support and dual frontal speakers with Dolby ATMOS support. The Nexus style fingerprint sensor at the back is zippy and accurate. Users can also convigure fingerprint sensor as a back key ore recent apps key or as a camera shutter.

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note houses a 5.5-inch FHD display with 10point multi-touch support and Gorilla Glass 3 protection layer. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 octa-core chipset that is combined with Mali T720- MP3 GPU and 3GB LPDDR3 RAM. The phone comes with 16GB of on-board storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Pros:

  • Thumbs up for the camera
  • Bright and colorful display
  • Dolby ATMOS dual-frontal speaker

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Cons:

  • Average Gaming performance
  • Smudge prone back
  • No Slo-Mo video recording

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Le 1s:

Le Eco Le 1s fingerprint sensor

Perhaps Le Eco’s (formally known as LeTv) Le 1s is one of the most written or talked about product in Indian tech space these days. Le 1s is the first phone from this Chinese Internet Giant which hit the shelves of Indian e-commerce market with a bang.

Looking at the price, Le 1s (review | faq) does offer much more boastful specs as compared to its adversaries. Not just specs, its performance is equally impressive. The is why the company has sold 2,50,000 handsets in India through flash sales. Coming onto the fingerprint sensor of the phone, it is one of the better fingerprint sensors we have witnessed so far. The glass finished Le 1s fingerprint sensor is capable of storing 5 impression at a time. It can also be used as camera shutter while taking selfies.

Le Eco Le 1s Pros:

  • Best in class gaming performance
  • Excellent Video recording capabilities (Supports both 4K and Slo-Mo)
  • IR blaster
  • Fast charging
  • Metal Body

Le Eco Le 1s Cons:

  • No microSD card slot
  • No NFC
  • Display could have been better

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Honor 5X

Honor 5X fingerprint sensor

Honor 5X might not have witness the same success like Le 1s or K4 Note but it doesn’t fall short of any one of these phone in terms sheer performance. Infect, there are areas in which Honor 5X outperform them. The honor 5X is Huawei’s honest attempt to offer users a good phone at a budget price.

The phone focuses on new design line and has an exterior which is partly made of metal and plastic. The dual SIM phone ships with a 5.5-inch IPS display which has a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, 401ppi pixel density. Out of the box, it comes running on Android 5.1 and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 coupled with 405 GPU. The finger scanner on this phone is accurate most of the time, though speed could do with some improvement.

Honor 5X Pros:

  • Beautiful display
  • Good low light camera
  • Durable material used

Honor 5X Cons:

  • Sluggish gaming performance
  • No NFC
  • No Quick Charging

Coolpad Note 3


Coolpad Note 3 is the third phone in India from the Chinese manufacturer. The smartphone is loaded with some impressive specs including a 64-bit 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor, 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and 16GB ROM. However, highlight of this budget phone is its superb fingerprint sensor. The Coolpad Note 3 features a 360-degree fingerprint sensor. The finger scanner is fast with almost 100 percent accuracy rate. It is easy to setup and allows you to store up to five fingerprint impressions.

Coolpad Note 3 Pros:

  • Excellent fingerprint sensor
  • Decent battery backup
  • Reasonable camera for the price

Coolpad Note 3 Cons:

  • Design and build is unimpressive
  • Limited availability as of now

Lenovo Vibe P1


Lenovo Vibe P1 is much known for its mammoth 5000 mAh battery which could be used to power other dying smart devices in your gear. However, phone has another salient feature in Fingerprint sensor which didn’t receive due attention amidst all that battery hype. The fingerprint sensor in Lenovo Vibe P1 is front-mounted, clubbed with home button. Apart from the massive battery and fingerprint scanner, Lenovo Vibe P1 also features a dedicated audio chip with smart PA technology which enhances audio performance in the phone.


Large battery

Dedicated key to toggle into Power saver mode

Metallic side edges

4G LTE support


Display brightness is low


Meizu MX5

Meizu MX5 is another phone with a Chinese label. The company has successfully placed a fingerprint reader integrated with the home key. However, the performance of fingerprint scanner is slightly wobbly. The best thing about Meizu MX5 is its look and feel. Despite featuring a 5.5-inch large display it doesn’t feel too big in hand.


Stylish design

Good performance


Maximum brightness is not high enough

Inaccurate screen colors

If you can spend a little more for better fingerprint sensor than you can certainly consider phones like OnePlus 2, iPhone 5S and Honor 7.



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