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. Samsung Galaxy M31s
After a brief stint, AMOLED displays seem to be vanishing from the affordable segment. Samsung continues to offer decent quality AMOLED panel on some of the M-series phones including the Galaxy M31s (review) that starts at Rs. 19,999.
Users will be able to stream 1080p content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other popular apps. The Galaxy M31s has an appealing design, OneUI 2.0 software, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The camera quality is above average as well. The mediocre Exynos 9611 chipset, however, limits it as a phone for basic and moderate users (not for hardcore gamers, that is).
2. Realme 7 Pro
Realme brings back AMOLED on affordable phones with the 7 Pro. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 720G octa-core chipset, has an in-display fingerprint sensor, and brandishes 65W fast charging support.
The AMOLED screen is 6.4-inches diagonally and has Full HD+ resolution. It’s sheltered by Gorilla Glass 3+ and users get the option for a color-accurate sRGB profile (Gentle) under display settings.
3. Vivo S1 Pro
Vivo S1 Pro 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. The Vivo S1 Pro also has option to switch between 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.
Similarly, the Vivo S1 is another Vivo phone with AMOLED screen available under Rs 20,000 budget in both online and offline markets.
4. Oppo Reno 2F
The Oppo Reno 2F too manage to feature in this list thanks to the 6.53-inch AMOLED screen. It’s an uninterrupted screen thanks to the motorised pop-selfie camera module. While the MediaTek P70 chipset in the Reno 2F is not a powerhouse, it is good enough to meet the requirements of an average user.
The phone includes a 48MP quad rear camera setup and 16MP selfie camera. Oppo offers it’s with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage with microSD card support. The Android-based Color OS not one of our preferred custom skins, though.
5. Samsung Galaxy M31
Samsung Galaxy M31 (review) sports a 6.4-inch Infinity-U AMOLED panel display with a resolution 2340 x1080 pixels (FHD+). The phone also comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and Widevine L1 certification.
Samsung has also updated the optics with as per 2020 trends. The M31 comes equipped with a 64MP sensor led quad rat camera setup and a 32MP selfie camera. And it’s not just the peripherals, the internals pack Exynos 9611 chipset, 6000mAh, and Android 10 based One UI software.
6. 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.
7. Realme XT
Just like the Realme X, the Oppo’s spin-off brand also opts for an AMOLED in the Realme XT (review). With premium looks and a 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.
Another Realme Phone with AMOLED screen under Rs 20,000 is Realme X (review).
8. Samsung Galaxy F41
So far in 2020, Samsung has launched a number of budget phones with AMOLED screen and one of them is Galaxy F41. Launched at Rs 16,990, the Galaxy F41 (review) has been available at an effective price of Rs 13,990 during Big Billion Days 2020 sale 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 8GB 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. It also features a 32MP selfie camera on the front.
9. Samsung Galaxy M21
The handset is powered by Exynos 9611 octa-core SoC, has a 48MP led triple rear camera setup, a 20MP selfie camera, and a massive 6000mAh battery
10. Vivo V17
After a number of price cuts, the Vivo V17 is available for under 20,000 and therefore it has made it to this list of AMOLED display phones. The Vivo V17 AMOLED screen has a 2.98-mm punch hole which was one of the tiniest indentations. 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 the screen also covers 100% of DCI-P3 color gamut.
The selfie snapper houses a 32-megapixel shooter, whilst the back nests a 48MP-led quartet. In 2020, the Vivo V17’s Snapdragon 675 might feel little underwhelming gaming enthusiasts.
10 Best Super AMOLED display Mobile phones under Rs 20,000
Samsung used to have a monopoly of sorts when it comes to AMOLED displays. Brands like Realme and Vivo made AMOLED a common feature in the under 20,000 segments, but they are now pulling back. In the second half of the year 2020, we don’t expect many affordable smartphones to include AMOLED screens.
List of phones with AMOLED Screen under Rs 20,000
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Realme 7 Pro
Vivo S1 Pro
Oppo Reno 2F
Samsung Galaxy M31
Samsung Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy M21