) Best Android Phones Under 20000 ( July 2018 ) - Technology Ahead
By Ketan Sartape | 22 July 2018 01:49 pm|
Android mobiles are getting cheaper each passing day and you can pick best mobile phone under Rs. 20,000. You can find diffrrent variety of android phones with features like fingerprint scanner, dual-rear camera and much more. Some of the most popular brands that offer phones under Rs. 20,000 are Huawei, Motorola, Lenovo and Nokia among others. Here we made  top 5 mobiles under 20000. We hope this will help you to find your best android phone.

1.  Samsung Galaxy J8 :

The Samsung Galaxy J8 launched in May 2018. 

On the front, the Galaxy J8 comes with a slightly bigger display spanning across 6-inches. Just like other latest phones in the market, the J8 too sports a bezel-less display with a Full HD resolution and an 18:5 aspect ratio screen. For an enhanced viewing experience, the display is layered with a 2.5D curved glass on the top. Audio accessories can be connected with a 3.5 mm headphone jack provided. The J8 ships in only Black color variant.


In the photography department, the Galaxy J8 is equipped with a dual rear camera setup comprising of 16MP primary sensor accompanied by a depth of field 5MP sensor. On the front, there is a 16MP snapper for clicking selfies. Both the cameras are paired with LED flash for enhancing pictures in low-light.

Performance, Storage & OS:

The Samsung Galaxy J8 is powered by a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor. The processor is coupled with 4GB RAM and an Adreno 506 graphics processor onboard. In terms of storage, this device offers 64GB internal memory with an option to expand up to 256GB via microSD card in case of additional requirements. The Galaxy J8 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo OS out of the box.

Battery & Connectivity:

The Galaxy J8 runs on a 3500 mAh non-removable battery. It offers dual SIM functionality and nano SIM card is required for networking. For connectivity, all the basic options like 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth & VoLTE are included on this device.
Display & Design:

2. VIVO V9


Vivo V9 launched in March 2018. Just like most of its smartphones, this one comes with a stunning selfie camera and a bunch of other good features. 

Design and Display:

The Vivo V9 has a notch on top of its screen, which gives it a look similar to the iPhone X. On the rear, it gets a fingerprint scanner and the dual cameras are vertically aligned. However, one of the major disappointments is that the V9 has a plastic body instead of a metal build. The phone is available in two different colours: Gold and Pearl Black. 


Cameras in the Vivo V9 are quite impressive. The phone has got a superb 24-megapixel camera on the front for clicking selfies. It is further enhanced via software features that the brand offers inside its camera app. On the back, there is a dual-camera setup bearing a 16-megapixel sensor and another 5-megapixel sensor. This setup will allow you to click portrait mode pictures and much more.  

Performance and Storage:

The Vivo V9 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 which is decently powerful when combined with 4GB of RAM. You can’t expect a blazing fast performance though but everyday usage shall be pretty fine. It runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box but is skinned with Vivo’s own Funtouch OS which might not please everyone. On the storage front, the phone gets 64GB of internal storage but it is expandable via a microSD card. Since there is a dedicated microSD card slot, you won’t have to compromise on the second SIM.   

Battery and Connectivity:

The Vivo V9 rocks a 3260mAh battery unit that is averagely sized and will get you a day at most with full charge. The brand has decided to opt for a Micro USB port instead of a USB Type-C. It gets a 3.5mm audio jack and all the other connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE are offered as well. 

3. Honor 9i


The Honor 9i is placed between the 7X and the View 10 and borrows design cues from both. The main highlight of this phone is its large display and the sheer number of camera sensors on this phone.

Design and Display

In terms of design, the phone is built of a premium metal unibody design. The rear side is where the fingerprint sensor, its primary camera setup and LED flash is located. On the front, the phone features a large 5.9-inch Full HD+ display having a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.  The phone display reaches a pixel density of about 409PPI which means the picture quality on this smartphone will be good. The phone also sports 2.5D curved glass to improve the user experience.

Performance and Storage

In terms of performance, the phone is powered by the octa-core Kirin 659 processor manufactured by HiSilicon. The processor is clocked at 2.36GHz and is mated to a Mali-T830 GPU and 4GB of RAM. This will ensure smooth multitasking and good gaming performance. AS far as storage is concerned, the Honor 9i ships with 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB through a microSD card slot. The phone also supports USB OTG with which you can connect a USB drive to the phone.

Camera and Software

In the optics department, the phone packs in an abundant number of camera sensors, four in all! On the back, the phone features a dual-rear camera setup comprising of a 13-megapixel sensor and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor. On the front, the phone features a dual front-facing camera as well. This comprises of a 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor. On the software side of things, the Honor 9i runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Connectivity and Battery

As far as connectivity is concerned, the phone checks all the right boxes and offers support for 2G, 3G and 4G VoLTE. It also offers support for WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. On the bottom, the phone is fitted with a microUSB port for charging and data transfer purposes. The phone draws power from a large 3340mAh battery which should last through a day’s use.

4. OPPO F3 Plus


Oppo,  smartphone brand has managed to attain a strong position in the Indian market. With the F3 Plus, the company has launched another smartphone to further expand its mid-budget lineup. 

Design & Display

Up front, the phone has got a large full-HD display spanning 6-inches across rocking a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The display manages to reach a crisp pixel density of 367PPI. For enhanced protection, the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Speaking about the design, the F3 Plus has an all-metal unibody design that looks premium. The phone is equipped with a fingerprint sensor which is embedded in the home button on the front.

Hardware & Features

Underneath the hood of the Oppo F3 Plus, it is powered by the Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor ticking at 1.95GHz. This is combined with the Adreno 510 GPU for enhanced graphics performance. This chipset has proved its capability in terms of performance with other phones and should run just fine thanks to the 6GB of RAM that this offering from Oppo is equipped with. On the software front, this phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. 

Camera & Storage

In the camera department is where the Oppo F3 plus truly shines. On the front for selfies, the phone is fitted with Dual Cameras; one with a 16-megapixel sensor and the other with an 8-megapixel sensor. The 8MP sensor could be used for wide-angle group selfies whereas the 16MP sensor is most suitable for solo shots. It also comes with a screen flash for capturing images in low light conditions. On the rear side of the device, you get another 16-megapixel camera that can record videos in 4K. As far as storage is concerned, this phone ships with 64GB onboard which can further be expanded up to 256GB via a dedicated MicroSD card.

Battery & Connectivity

Thanks to the huge footprint with a 6-inch display, Oppo F3 Plus packs in a large 4000mAh battery which offers support for Oppo’s VOOC Flash charge technology. Unfortunately, since this is a metal body device, there is no wireless charging support. The Oppo F3 Plus is a Dual SIM phone that accepts Nano SIMs in both slots offering support for 4G LTE with VoLTE and below. the phone also supports WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.

5. Nokia 6.1


The Nokia 6.1 (2018) is an upgraded variant of the one that was launched last year. There are a few differences compared to it’s older variant. Let’s take a detailed look at the device’s overview:

Display & Design:

The Nokia 6.1 boasts a 5.5-inch LCD screen having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. A Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is fitted on the top of screen for protection against accidental damage and scratches. The Nokia 6 (2018) does not feature a bezel-less display. Design-wise, this variant is different from the older one. The physical home button and capacitive navigation keys have been eliminated. The fingerprint scanner is now located on the rear. This phone sports a USB Type-C connector for charging. A 3.5mm headphone jack is provided for using earphones. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor. The device ships in a Black color variant. 


As far as cameras are concerned, the Nokia 6 (2018) has a 16MP primary snapper with PDAF system accompanied by dual tone LED flash. Upfront, it has a 8MP sensor for your selfie needs. The camera software has various features like digital zoom, high dynamic range, exposure compensation, continuous shooting, ISO control and face detection. The rear camera offers Full HD video recording (1080p).

Performance, Storage & OS:

On the hardware front, the Nokia 6.1 is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor. It packs 3GB RAM and Adreno 508 graphics processor onboard. Performance-wise, this phone runs smoothly and free from any lag. For storing data, you will get 32GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via its microSD card slot. Out of the box, the Nokia 6.1 (2018) runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. 

Battery & Connectivity:

The Nokia 6.1 runs on a non-removable 3000 mAh battery. It comes with fast charging feature which is capable of charging 50% battery in 30 minutes as well. The device offers dual SIM slots and will support nano-SIM cards. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, and VoLTE. 
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