The sub-Rs 20,000 category keeps on seeing a host of new smartphones within a span of every few months. This month, the segment saw one of the most popular smartphone series get a new addition – Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series. The Redmi Note 8 Pro tries to redefine the ideal smartphone in this segment with class-leading features, competing with the Realme XT. Samsung also plays its card with the Galaxy A50s with new camera and improved design.
However, this segment currently has one phone that has a massive lead over others in terms of performance – Poco F1. Xiaomi’s flagship from 2018 is now starting at Rs 14,999, with a Snapdragon 845 chipset. Xiaomi also has another option in this segment in the form of the Redmi K20, which brings a dash of premium to this class. And we still have the Realme XT which is still the best all-rounder option you can buy for less than Rs 20,000.
Best smartphones under Rs 20,000 in November 2019
Realme XT (from Rs 15,999)
The Realme XT is currently the best all-rounder option you can get for less than Rs 20,000. This phone has everything you want from an affordable phone these days. It has a very premium glass build with gradient finish. For cameras, Realme offers a quad-camera setup with a 64-megapixel main camera and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. With a Snapdragon 712 chipset and up to 8GB RAM, performance is among the best in this class. The Realme XT also comes with a 4000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging.
Redmi Note 8 Pro (from Rs 14,999)
The Redmi Note 8 Pro brings back the Note series from Xiaomi to limelight with gaming chipset and an extensive set of cameras at the back. The Note 8 Pro gets the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset and that’s paired with MIUI 11 based on Android 9. Xiaomi is also offering a 64-megapixel main camera at the back and a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The Note 8 Pro also gets a premium glass-metal build quality, a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display and is kept alive by a 4500mAh battery, which now comes with an 18W fast charger included in the box.
Poco F1 (from Rs 14,999)
If all you seek is raw performance to play the current crop of games, look no further than the Poco F1. With its Snapdragon 845 chipset, this phone is a beast and the 4000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging ensures your gaming sessions aren’t disturbed. The Poco F1 is also the only phone in its class to offer an IR face unlock system and a plastic body. It also has decent cameras and a big LCD display.
Redmi K20 (from Rs 19,999)
The Redmi K20 has been accused of being overpriced but there’s no denying this is a great phone for its price. The Redmi K20 comes with a Snapdragon 730 chipset which is more than powerful enough for most gamers and power users. It also offers a stunning design with a premium glass build and a unique glowing pop-up camera system. The Redmi K20 gets a capable triple camera system and a 4000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy A50s (from Rs 19,999)
The Galaxy A50s is the only phone in this segment that’s classy and upmarket. The A50s offers all the necessary features packed in a stylish body. Samsung is using an Exynos 9611 chipset with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which should be good enough for most users throughout the day. Samsung also offers a 48-megapixel main camera at the back along with an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera. For selfies, there’s a 32-megapixel camera at the front. And if all these don’t work for you , then the 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display will surely appeal.
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