Irrespective of what category of users you belong to, your smartphone display will have a significant impact on your smartphone experience. After all, it’s only through the display that you consume everything your phone and the blessed internet has to offer.
The display resolution is the detail that gets the most attention, but the type of display used is equally important. AMOLED displays are the ones best suited for gratifying multimedia experience. They are characterized by deep, awesome blacks, high contrast ratio, and a bit over-saturated colors that pop. If that kind of richness is what you value above all else, here are some of the Best AMOLED display mobile phones you can buy under Rs. 20,000.
What are AMOLED displays in Mobile Phones?
If you are new to the subject, here is a brief explanation before we proceed. Unlike LCD displays, AMOLED panels don’t have a backlight. This means each pixel is powered separately. This also means the pixel can be completely turned off to render black color. Long story short, AMOLEDs have deep blacks, high contrast ratio and colors that pop. They are best suited for multimedia consumption. The whites on AMOLED used to be less bright than whites on IPS LCD panels, but that’s no longer the case anymore. AMOLED panels are also relatively light on the eyes.
Till a few years back, even the best AMOLED panels used to have an unnatural blue tint, more conspicuous on white background, but Samsung (who’s responsible for most AMOLED panels available) has fixed the issue. AMOLED screens are also more susceptible to burn-ins and degradation over a period of time, but the effect is not very noticeable throughout the normal life cycle.
Best phones with AMOLED display under Rs. 20,000
1. Realme X2
Realme X2 ticks many boxes when it comes to meeting trends and display is one amongst them. In the dint of a motorized pop-up camera, the company could grant us a full-screen experience without any notch or cutout of any shape or size.
It’s just a large 6.4-inches AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution. The peak brightness touches 430 nits, which is fairly legible even right under the scorching sun. Realme also gives the option to tinker the color calibration and nice-have goodies like DC Dimming and DRM L1 Widewine certification (for HD streaming).
2. Vivo S1
Vivo S1 brandishes the style and substance theme, something which reflects in its waterdrop notch display. This one’s a 6.38-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen. Vivo has included color profile presets, which lets you tweak the display to your liking.
You also get Always-on display, customizable notch and dark mode features baked within the software. You won’t have to strain your eyes, thanks to a dependable luminosity, including the auto-brightness.
3. Vivo V17
The Vivo V17 heralds a 2.98-mm punch hole AMOLED panel. Vivo calls it iView display and extols the punch hole as the tiniest indentation period. The 6.44-inch screen offers an 84.9% screen-to-body ratio with FHD+ resolution. The aspect ratio is 20:9 with about 409 PPI density and also covers 100% of DCI-P3 color gamut.
The selfie snapper houses a 32-megapixel shooter, whilst the back nests a 48MP-led quartet. Inside, you get Snapdragon 675 with FunTouch OS on top.
4. Samsung Galaxy M30
Samsung Galaxy M30 sports a 6.4-inch Infinity-U AMOLED panel display with a resolution 2210 x1080 pixels (FHD+). This year, Samsung has decided to rework on the aesthetic element of its phones and M30 is a good example. The phone also comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and Widevine L1 certification.
And it’s not just the peripherals, the internals pack Exynos 7904 chipset, 5000mAh, and Android Oreo-based Experience 9.5 UI.
5. Vivo Z1X
The Vivo Z1X is another smartphone from Vivo’s bracket boasting off an AMOLED screen. Backed by the Snapdragon 712 chipset, the Vivo Z1X is a good phone for budget buyers under rupees 20,000.
It includes a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP sensor being on the forefront. There is also an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 5MP depth sensor to assist them. 5000mAh battery and bundled 22.5W fast charger further strengthen its case. The Vivo Z1 Pro is available in 6GB RAM with 64GB ROM and 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM options.
6. Realme XT
Just like the Realme X, the Oppo’s spin-off brand also opts for an AMOLED in the Realme XT. With premium looks and 10nm fabrication process based Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, Realme XT makes a quite compelling case for itself for the price.
Optics wise, Realme XT packs a versatile quad-camera setup that includes a 64 MP primary sensor, 8 MP ultrawide, a 2 MP macro sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. Realme has packed with 4000mAh battery with 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charger.
7. Samsung A50
Samsung’s 2019 mid-range offer is one good looking smartphone. Galaxy A50 comes with Infinity-U SuperAMOLED screen that just looks amazing. It has a full HD+ resolution with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. However, what makes it super amazing is the inclusion of an embedded fingerprint scanner.
Apart from the Galaxy S-series, this is the first Samsung phone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor and that too in this price bracket. You could set it up quite easily. And it does perform consistently and works fine even when the display is asleep.
Internally too it features impressive specs like an Exynos 9610 chipset and 5000mAh battery.
8. Samsung Galaxy M30s
In 2019 Samsung has launched a number of phones with AMOLED screen and one of them is M30s. Launched at Rs 15,990, the Galaxy M30s has received a hefty price cut and is now retailing for Rs 13,990 making it a good buy for the price.
Apart from an AMOLED screen, the M30s rocks an Exynos 9611 octa-core chipset coupled with Mali G72 GPU and up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There’s also a triple cam setup at the back featuring 48 MP primary sensor, 8 MP ultrawide and 5 MP depth sensor.
9. Samsung Galaxy A20
The Samsung Galaxy A20 is another smartphone that has an HD+ AMOLED panel. The display is crisp and vibrant and very well suited for multimedia consumption.
The handset is powered by Exynos 7884 octa-core SoC, has a dual rear camera setup, an 8MP selfie camera, and a massive 4000mAh battery.
Best Super AMOLED display Mobile phones under 20,000 INR
Samsung used to have a monopoly of sorts when it comes to AMOLED displays. However, in 2019 things have changed. Brands like Realme and Vivo have made AMOLED a common feature in the under 20,000 segments. Going forward, we expect more smartphones to include AMOLED screens in their offering in the budget range.