Devices and Innovation | Best Smartphones Under 20k in India


Today it is all about getting the right camera setup, the processor, the right screen size and battery power that helps customers to decide on their next smartphone.

While customers look for getting best value for their money, there are a lot of innovative smartphone offerings that one can have within a budget of 20k. Here are the five options available today.

Galaxy M30 – the Power-Packed Affordable Device

Samsung has made its mark when it comes to availability of a well maintained diversified range of smartphones. Galaxy M30 is a pretty cool option to buy for INR 13,990 only. The phone is launched in two variants: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage for INR 13,990 and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage for INR 16,990.

Galaxy M30 comes packed with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

With this device Samsung has delivered its unique high-end “Infinity-U” display, this also means that it gets a high screen-to-body ratio of over 90 percent and a tiny U-shaped notch at the top to accommodate the single selfie camera.

Galaxy M30 is powered by Exynos 7904 chipset. Galaxy M30 comes with a triple camera setup. The first and primary camera is a 13-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.9, equipped with phase-detection autofocus.

The device has a second camera which is a 5-megapixel 12-millimetre “ultra-wide angle” sensor with an aperture of f/2.2. The third camera is a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The front face has a single selfie camera with a 16-megapixel sensor.

Galaxy M40 – The Millennial Device

Samsung has designed Galaxy M40, keeping in mind the needs of tech savvy millennial and Gen Z generation. It comes with 6.3” FHD+ Infinity-O display. Galaxy M40 is powered with Snapdragon 675 Octa-core processor that not only enhances user experience through excellent network speed, at the same time also allows smooth multitasking and low power consumption.

Galaxy M40 has a triple rear camera system which comprises of a 32 MP main camera with AI scene optimizer, a 5 MP depth camera and an ultra-wide 8MP camera.

This device is specially designed for millennials who like to communicate via pictures and videos. It comes packed with innovative video focused features such as Slo-mo and Hyperlapse and 4K video recording. Galaxy M40 supports a 3,500mAh battery and 15W USB type C fast charging feature. Considering the features that it is offering – the device is pretty competitively priced at INR 19,990 for 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

Vivo S1 – The Stylish Performer

The recently launched Vivo S1 delivers a unique combination of style and performance and as a result, it is a great option within the 20K budget.

Vivo S1 comes equipped with 32MP front camera that helps one capture detailed photographs, while its triple rear camera creates pretty impressive results with 16MP Primary Sony IMX499 Sensor, 8MP AI Super Wide Angle lens and 2MP Bokeh lens.

This device is powered by the new MediaTek Helio P65 Octa-Core Processor running on a 4500 mAh Battery with 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging technology.

Vivo S1 is available in 4GB + 128GB, 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB variants priced at INR 17,990, INR 18,990 and INR 19,990 respectively.

Realme X – True Gen X Device

Realme has recently launched Realme X and it is powered by Snapdragon 710, 20W VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge. It comes packed with in-display fingerprint technology, and a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary camera and a pop-up selfie camera.

The device also features a dual rear camera setup with Sony IMX586 48MP and 5MP sensors, while the front camera comes with a Sony IMX471 16MP sensor. Built on Qualcomm’s 10nm Snapdragon 710 processor, realme X comes with Kryo eight-core architecture.

Realme X is available in in 4GB RAM/128GB ROM and 8GB RAM/128GB ROM, priced at INR16,999/- and INR 19,999.

The company has also announced realme X Master Edition inspired from ‘Onion’ and ‘Garlic’ natural design themes priced at INR 19,999.

Power-Packed OPPO K3

OPPO K3 is recently launched by OPPO and is available in 2 different variants: 6GB+64GB for INR 16,990 while the 8GB+128GB variant is available for INR 19,990.

This device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset that is offering a smooth gaming experience with the help of Game Boost 2.0 game optimization technology.

In order to support powerful usage, OPPO K3 is equipped with a 3765 mAh battery with USB Type-C interface which is powered by VOOC Flash Charge 3.0.

When it comes to photography, OPPO K3 comes with a 16 MP rising front camera which is powered by Sony IMX 471 with 5P lens aperture f/2.0 and a wide-angle lens for group selfies.

The handset is also offering an Ultra Night Mode 2.0 that provides hand-held support for stabilization, superior low-light performance, and a wider dynamic range.