Realme X2 showing display

There used to be a very clear divide between mid-range and high-end smartphones. The great news is that the lines have increasingly blurred over the past few years. Today, it is easy to find a phone with a great camera, excellent build quality, and powerful hardware at a fraction of the cost of a flagship. Here are the best phones under 20,000 rupees in India!

Best phones under 20,000 rupees in India:

Editor’s note: We will continue to update this list of the best phones under 20,000 rupees as more become available.


1. Realme X2

Realme X2 rear panel showing gradient

Realme continues to push boundaries with every smartphone it launches, and the Realme X2 is a great example of how good customers have it in the under 20,000 rupees segment. The all-screen front and pop-up camera of its predecessor are gone, but the X2 brings more to the table in nearly every other way.

This is Realme’s second phone to come with a 64MP primary shooter in this price segment and is, of course, its biggest selling point. An impressive display, solid performance, and a beautiful design round out one of the best mid-range phones you can buy right now.


Realme X2 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 730G
  • RAM: 4/6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


2. Redmi K20

Redmi K20 best phones under 20,000

A lot of Xiaomi‘s success in India is because of its incredibly popular Redmi series. However, Redmi forays into flagship territory with its new K-series of smartphones. While the Snapdragon 855-toting K20 Pro gets all the attention, the more affordable mid-range Redmi K20 is certainly worthy of its place on this list.

Of course, the Redmi K20 only makes it now because of a price cut, although many will argue that this is what the phone’s starting price should have always been. However, there’s no denying that the K20 is worth every penny. An all-screen front, a beautiful design, a pop-up camera, excellent mid-range specs, and impressive cameras round out one of the best phones under 20,000 rupees.


Redmi K20 specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 730
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 13, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


3. Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 8 Pro review back glass against wood

Xiaomi has enjoyed incredible success in India with its Redmi Note series. The company changed things up with the Note 7 Pro though to retain its place at the top. With its successor, Xiaomi further refines an already winning formula, while continuing to push the limits of specs and features vs price.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro keeps the glass build, but the panels now sandwich a polycarbonate frame. The plastic doesn’t feel cheap by any means, and will likely do a better job with handling drops. Apart from the expected upgrade in specifications, which includes a faster processor and larger battery, the big change here is the quad-camera setup. A macro lens and a depth sensor join the wide-angle and regular (now of the 64MP variety) shooters to make for a solid camera experience.


Redmi Note 8 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.53-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G90T
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


4. Vivo S1 Pro

vivo s1 pro - best phones under 20,000Vivo India

Continuing what it started last year, Vivo kicks off 2020 with another excellent mid-range smartphone to take on the likes of Xiaomi and Realme. Like most other phones competing in this space, the S1 Pro packs in everything that we’ve come to expect from a device priced at under 20,000 rupees.

This starts with a quad-camera setup on the back, headlined by a 48MP primary shooter. Vivo is known for its great design, so it’s no surprise that the S1 Pro also impresses in this regard. A large battery, a beautiful display, and solid performance are even more reasons why the S1 Pro is a phone worth considering in this price range.


Vivo S1 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.38-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 665
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


5. Samsung Galaxy M30s

Galaxy M30s -- best phone under 20,000 rupees

Fueling Samsung’s resurgence in the affordable smartphone market in India is its M-series. Given its popularity, it’s no surprise that Samsung has already introduced refreshed versions of these devices. One of the best you can buy at under 20,000 rupees is the Samsung Galaxy M30s.

Despite the quick turnaround, the Galaxy M30s brings updates to some key features. The processor is faster and the primary rear shooter and wide-angle lens have been upgraded. However, the phone’s USP is the massive battery that Samsung has managed to squeeze into it. If fantastic battery life is what you’re after, it doesn’t get much better than the Galaxy M30s.


Samsung Galaxy M30s specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Exynos 9611
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


6. Oppo F15

phones under 20,000 -- Oppo F15

Oppo has recently been focusing on a higher price segment in India with its Reno series, but the company starts 2020 with an excellent mid-ranger in the Oppo F15. The “F” series has always found a place among the best phones under 20,000 rupees, and the F15 is certainly no different. What is different is the slew of upgrades it brings over its predecessor.

The biggest upgrade is in the camera department, with the F15 making the jump to the “standard” quad-camera setup on the back. It’s also thinner and lighter than before, has more RAM, comes with an improved in-display fingerprint scanner, and offers impressive fast-charging capabilities.


Oppo F15 specs:

  • Display: 6.38-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P70
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,025mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


7. Motorola One Vision

Motorola One Vision -- phones under 20,000

The Motorola One Vision comes with a lot of features that are a first for the company. Not all of them — like the punch hole up front and a 48MP primary shooter — are a first for this price segment though. What is brand new when compared to any other phone in India is the long 21:9 aspect ratio display that gives the phone its name.

It’s all about “vision” here, be it for scrolling through apps or for content consumption. Native 21:9 content also looks great for supported movies on Netflix. Unfortunately, a lot of videos we watch don’t fit that aspect ratio, and whether it’s smart future-proofing on the part of Motorola is yet to be seen. The display aside, the Motorola One Vision delivers in every other department as well. From performance to the camera, this phone is not going to disappoint.


Motorola One Vision specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Exynos 9609
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Camera: 48 and 5MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


That’s it for this roundup of the best phones under 20,000 rupees in India! Looking for more options? Be sure to check out our best phone guide, as well as our guides on the best phones under 10,000 rupees, best phones under 15,000 rupees, best phones under 30,000 rupees, and finally, best smartphones under 40,000 rupees.