Best smartphones Under 20,000 INR [February 2016]

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No smartphones are perfect, but of all the desiderata you seek for in a smartphone, you will have to compromise on little few in this budget as of today. If you are looking for something desirable and are willing to stretch your budget to somewhere between 15K – 20K mark, here are some of the best available options.

Also Read: Best Smartphones under 13,000 INR [February 2016]

Lenovo Vibe X3

Lenovo has very intelligently fortified its position in the mid-range price segment. The company caters to all kinds of audience and the recently launched Vibe X3 is the flag bearer. The Vibe X3 focuses on consumer experience but isn’t skimping on specifications.

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It follows the same Lenovo K4 Note design and ideology, but improves upon all its shortcomings. Lenovo is using polished and premium materials, a sharp display, 21MP camera, Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor, 3500 mAh battery, NFC, 4G LTE support and powerful dual frontal speakers.

Lenovo Vibe X3 Specifications and Lowest price

Pros

  • Powerful Audio hardware
  • 5 Inch full HD display
  • Good camera hardware
  • Powerful chipset

Cons

  • Hybrid 2nd SIM card slot
  • A bit heavy

Qiku Q Terra

The Qiku Q Terra is a good option meant for people who enjoy massive phones. It flaunts an impressive but huge 6 Inch display panel, with very narrow bezels on all sides. Another talking point is the dual camera set-up which facilitates more accurate color reproduction in clicked images.

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The software is Lollipop based 360 OS where almost all apps can be uninstalled. You can delete apps, freeze apps, delete junk files, backup data on Qiku cloud and avail other handy customization options. Qiku Q Terra is worth considering if you love big display phones and don’t mind giving new Chinese entrant a change. If you have an invite, you can buy it for 19,999 INR from Gadget 360 or else you can directly purchase it for 21,999 INR.

Also Read: Qiku Q Terra Specifications and Lowest Price

Pros

  • Good camera hardware
  • Good display quality
  • Intelligent software

Cons

  • Navigation keys aren’t backlit
  • Too big for comfortable handling

Fun read: Inspired By The Success Of Qiku, Micromax To Launch A New Sub-Brand Kela

OnePlus X

Contrary to Qiku Q Terra, OnePlus X is on the list for its ergonomic and compact design. The OnePlus X is now available invite free for 16,999 INR. The design is quite stunning.

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The phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor coupled with 3GB RAM with 16 GB storage, expandable by 128 GB if you are ready to swap your second SIM card with a microSD card. In connectivity options, it includes 4G, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.

OnePlus X Lowest price and Specifications

Pros

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

Cons

  • No fingerprint sensor
  • 32Bit Chipset

Lenovo Vibe P1

If you are looking for something closer to 15K mark rather than 20K and if running out of battery juice if what annoys you most, the Vibe P1 is worth considering. The handset doesn’t particularly impress in any other area ( save for battery back-up) but it doesn’t disappoint either.

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If you are not much into gaming and use your phone primarily for browsing and social media purposes, Vibe P1 is a worthy option.

Lenovo Vibe P1 Specifications and lowest price

Pros:

  • Large battery
  • Metallic side edges
  • 4G LTE support
  • Fast fingerprint sensor

Cons:

  • A bit heavy

Nexus 5X

The Nexus 5X 16GB is listed for around 22K but availing cashbacks offers on Paytm and other credit card deals you can easily score it for 20,000 INR or lower. The Nexus 5X is a simple polycarbonate handset which promises latest unadulterated Android flavour, a great camera, fast fingerprint sensor and a very good IPS LCD display. The software hardware performance is very well optimized for basic tasks. If you can live with 16GB storage, Nexus 5X offers a very decent experience.

 

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Nexus 5X Specifications and Lowest Price

Pros

  • Well optimized hardware and software
  • Good quality display
  • Fast fingerprint sensor
  • Good camera

Cons

  • Only 16GB storage
  • Single SIM card slot

Conclusion

In the list above, Vibe X3 appears to be the most enticing option. If you are willing to spend some more, you can also go for Honor 7. Think we missed a deserving phone? Share what you like in the comment section below.

Deepak SinghDeepak Singh
Deepak has more than 8 years of experience in covering technology for several eminent publications in India. He currently leads an enthusiastic team of young writers at Smartprix and tries to uphold the highest quality standards.

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Papai
Anonymous
8 years ago

What about moto x play ??

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Deepak Rajawat
Anonymous
8 years ago

Its a decent phone which gets the job done, but lacks modern frills. We would have added it to the list when it was launched, but as of today Vibe X3 makes more sense in this bracket.