Since phones are progressively going bezel-less, it’s increasingly becoming difficult to make room for components that have otherwise traditionally been on the fascia. The front-mounted Fingerprint sensors were the first to go, and the Face Unlock has continually soared in popularity as a viable alternative ever since.

Face Unlock has been around for many years on Android devices but the ones we see these days are faster and a lot more convenient, if not secure.

If you are looking for an affordable phone priced under Rs 20,000 but don’t want to miss out on this trendy feature, here are a few phones you can consider.

Best Phones with Face Unlock under Rs. 10,000

Phase unlock still isn’t all that common when you are looking at phones under Rs 10,000. There are still quite a few options that you can try.

1. Realme 1

The Realme 1 is one of the foremost Redmi-challengers in India. The handset offers alluring hardware specifications, neatly packaged in an attractive casing at a very aggressive price.

You get a 6-inch 18:9 IPS LCD screen, Android Oreo as base software, powerful MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, and a sizeable 3400mAh battery. The handset is available in multiple color editions which are all unique and exciting.

Also, if you are comfortable extending your budget beyond 10K, you can also consider higher RAM and Storage variants of Realme 1

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  • Powerful chipset
  • Display quality
  • Elegant design


  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Software needs work

2. Xiaomi Redmi Y2

Xiaomi advertises its Redmi Y2 (quick review) as a selfie phone. The 16MP AI Selfie Camera on the phone is put to another good use – Face Unlock. This makes Redmi Y2 the only Xiaomi phone under Rs. 10,000 to include Face Unlock at the time of writing.

The Redmi Y2 looks attractive, is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 625 and has a 2080mAh battery. Other highlights include a 5.99” HD+ 18:9 screen, dual rear cameras, and MIUI 9 based software.

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  • Good selfie camera (in proper lighting)
  • Looks good
  • Looks dead
  • Dedicated microSD card


  • Low-light camera performance

3. Infinix Hot 6 Pro

Infinix Hot 6 Pro is another affordable phone that includes face unlock. The Hot 6 Pro uses a relatively feeble chipset when you judge it on online standards, but the practical day-to-day usage experience should be good enough for basic users.

The Hot 6 Pro (Review) has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. In proper lighting, Face Unlock works reasonably well. Other highlights include 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 4000mAh battery, Android 8.0 and Oreo-based software.

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  • Great design
  • Battery backup
  • Display
  • Dedicated card slot


  • Feeble chipset
  • Slow charging

4. Oppo A3S

Oppo has multiple phones in and around 10K price bracket that are equipped with Face Unlock. These include the Oppo A71s, Oppo A83, and the recently launched Oppo A3s.

The Oppo A3s is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The 6.2-inch display (19:9) also has the trendy notch that houses the 8MP selfie camera. Other Oppo A3s features include 4230mAh battery, 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras, and Android 8.1 Oreo-based software

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  • Trendy design
  • Big battery
  • Reasonably powerful chipset


  • Limited storage
  • No fingerprint sensor

5. Honor 9 Lite

Honor 9 Lite (Review) is the most successful Huawei phone in India till date. The handset costs a little north of 10K mark, but the usually-ongoing offers drag the effective cost to around Rs. 10,000.

The Honor 9 Lite has beautiful glass body and is powered by octa-core Kirin 659 chipset. The handset is one of the rare few compact options available around. The base variant includes 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. There are also dual cameras on both front and rear, and the extra sensor is used for adding background blur.

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  • Premium design
  • Display quality
  • Android Oreo-based software


  • Mediocre performance
  • Battery backup
  • Hybrid SIM slot

6. Tecno Camon i Sky

If you are looking for a low-cost Face Unlock enabled phone that you can buy from offline stores, the Camon I Sky is one of few available options.

The entry-grade smartphone is powered by MediaTek 6379 chipset paired with bare minimal 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, includes a 5.45-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and houses a 3050mAh battery.

Tecno camon i sky full specifications and review 


  • Elegant Design
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Dedicated card slot


  • Low display resolution
  • Limited storage

Best Phones With Face Unlock Under 20,000 INR

7. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, which is an aggressively priced Redmi Note 5 Pro challenger, comes with a useable Face Unlock.

The handset runs stock Android software and employs the powerful octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC paired with up to 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The top 6GB RAM model that costs Rs 14,999 at the time of writing also has better software.

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  • Powerful chipset
  • Stock Android software
  • Good display
  • Dual SIM Dual VoLTE


  • Camera needs improvement

8. Honor 9N

Huawei’s recently launched Honor 9N is a good looking glass body phone. It’s reasonably compact, comes in attractive color options, and includes both Face Unlock and Fingerprint sensor for convenient unlocking.

Huawei is using its own Kirin 659 for the umpteenth time, but it’s a good enough chip for basic to moderate users. IF you are buying it, the 4GB RAM variant makes the most sense.

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  • Looks great
  • Decent selfie camera
  • Comfortable to operate


  • No fast charging
  • Mediocre chipset

9. Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Redmi Note 5 Pro got Face Unlock with an OTA update a few weeks after its official release. And a recent one upgraded the phone to Andriod 8.1 Oreo as well. As many of you’d know, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the best selling affordable phones in India and for good reason.

For a very reasonable price, the handset offers Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 636 octa-core chipset, great set of cameras, up to 6GB RAM, up to 64GB storage and a sizeable 4000mAh battery.


  • Reliable performance
  • Good battery life
  • Decent Cameras for the budget
  • Good selfie camera
  • IR blaster


  • No fast charger
  • Hybrid card slot

10. Samsung Galaxy J8

Samsung’s Galaxy J8 is a decent all-rounder that should make sense for people looking for branded alternatives. The Samsung Galaxy S8 looks good, has a good quality AMOLED display, reasonable front and rear cameras, and offers decent battery backup.

The handset is powered by Snapdragon 450 octa-core chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

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  • Elegant Design
  • AMOLED Screen
  • Decent Camera
  • Reasonably good battery life


  • Pricey
  • Low light camera performance

11. Vivo V9 Youth

After a few price cuts, the Vivo V9 Youth is available for Rs. 16,990 at the time of writing. The phone has fast Face Unlock, a metal-finish plastic body, and is very comfortable to hold and to operate.

The V9 Youth also benefits from a good quality selfie camera, a long lasting battery, and a good quality display with a notch. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 450 octa-core chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage.

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  • Good selfie camera
  • Slim, Comfortable to handle
  • Immersive display


  • Limited storage

12. Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus

The sixth-generation stock Android-running Moto phones, the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus also include Face Unlock.

Both of these phones have elegant glass bodies and 18:9 displays. As is quite obvious, the Moto G6 Plus is better equipped of the two. It has a higher resolution screen, faster chipset, and a bigger battery. It’s also more expensive.

13. Nokia 6.1 Plus [upcoming]

Nokia recently added Face Unlock to all its popular phones via OTA update.  The upcoming Nokia 6.1 plus, which is a rebranded version of Nokia X6 that was earlier launched in China, will have Face Unlock out of the box.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 5.8-inch full HD+ display with a notch cut out at the top. On the inside, there is Snapdragon 636 octa-core chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is quite an interesting phone and is expected to launch in India in August 2018.

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14. Mi A2

Xiaomi’s next generation Android One phone, the Mi A2 (Quick review), has the option to add Face Unlock through Google Smart Lock.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor paired with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. Another key area that Xiaomi has focused on is the camera performance.

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  • Good display
  • Faster chipset
  • Decent cameras


  • No 3.5mm audio jack
  • No microSD card slot
  • No 2X optical zoom

Best phones with Face Unlock Under 20,000 INR

Face Unlock is becoming increasingly common in smartphones. This is because most phones already have a selfie camera and adding Face Unlock is more of a software matter. If your phone doesn’t support Face Unlock, you can also add the feature using Smart lock (on most phones). You can find detailed instructions to do so in the article linked below

Also check: How to Get iPhone X Like Face Unlock On Any Android Phone


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