The top selling category of smartphones is under Rs. 10,000, but if you’ve got a bigger budget, you can end up with some pretty amazing phones. Our list covers the seven best phones you can get for under Rs. 20,000, with as few compromises as possible. As usual, the list is made up of top phones that we’ve reviewed ourselves. We do look around the Web to see what others – including actual users – are saying, but our detailed testing process makes it possible to directly compare phones more accurately and pick what we believe are the best phones.
If you are on a tighter budget, you should also check out our list of best mobiles under Rs. 10,000 and best phones under Rs. 15,000.
Here are our top picks for best phone under Rs. 20,000 in no particular order.
|Mobile under Rs. 20,000||Gadgets 360 rating|
|Xiaomi Mi Max 2||8/10|
|Samsung Galaxy On Max||8/10|
|Motorola Moto G5 Plus||8/10|
1. Honor 8
Coming in at just under the Rs. 20,000 cutoff, the Honor 8 is the top rated phone on this list. It is a single-SIM phone however, with could be a deal-breaker for some. Beyond that, it’s a strong contender for your money at this budget, as we noted in our review of the phone.
There’s a 5.2-inch display running at full-HD resolution, backed up by a 1.8GHz octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM, along with 32GB of storage. The phone has a 12-megapixel camera on the rear, and 8-megapixels on the front. The battery is 3000mAh.
Huawei Honor 8
- KEY SPECS
- Excellent display
- Striking aesthetics
- Powerful performance
- Very good cameras
- Good software features
- No FM radio
- Single SIM functionality
Huawei Honor 8 (Sakura Pink, 32GB, 4GB RAM) – OFFERRs.18,490
Huawei Honor 8 (Sunrise Gold, 32GB) –Rs.19,378
Huawei Honor 8 (Blue, 32GB)Rs.27,999
2. Xiaomi Mi Max 2
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has been described as a battery pack with a phone attached, but it’s actually a pretty sleek and good looking phone, despite the enormous 6.44-inch display. As we note in our review, the camera is a little disappointing, but its battery life is predictably great, and has a good display and performance, making it a nice choice for media consumption, and one of the picks for the best phone under Rs. 20,000.
The phone has a 2GHz octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel camera on the rear, along with a 5-megapixel front camera. There’s 64GB storage, and a whopping 5300mAh battery as well.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
- KEY SPECS
- Premium looks and solid build quality
- Battery life is impressive
- Overall performance is decent
- Quick charging support
- Too bulky for any pocket
- Hybrid dual-SIM slot
- Camera could have been better
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (Black, 64GB, 4GB RAM)Rs.16,999
3. Samsung Galaxy On Max
The newest phone on this list, the Samsung Galaxy On Max is a solid all-rounder with good design and a nice display. In our review, we pointed out its camera as a highlight – possibly the best camera phone under Rs. 20,000 – but the battery life is only okay.