Best Smartphones 2017 under INR 20,000

Buying a phone for under INR 20,000 is what most of the youth do. It’s like graduating from High School where users want a better a phone from the one we before had. So if you are looking to graduate from 10K to a 20K budget, here is our list of best of 2017 smartphones under INR 20,000.

Honor 9i

The smartphone comes with four cameras, 2 at the rear and 2 at the front. Also, it comes with 5.9-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display. The rear camera comes with 16MP+2MP sensors with dual-tone LED flash and the front houses a 13MP+2MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash. The secondary camera helps in getting depth effect and can also get more details from the source. This is a perfect all-around smartphone available for INR 17,999 on Flipkart.

Full Specification

Best of 2017: Smartphones under INR 20,000

  • 5.9-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • 2.4GHz Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor, Mali T830-MP2 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 256GB
  • 16MP+2MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash
  • 13MP+2MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash
  • Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.1
  • 3340mAh battery
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • Thickness: 7.5mm and Weight: 164g

Honor 7X

The successor to last year’s Honor 6X, which was in our last year’s list, the Honor 7X comes with Dual 16MP+2MP camera setup with LED flash and at the front, it houses an 8MP front-facing camera. It comes with a 5.93-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display. The smartphone is available on Amazon for INR 12,999 and INR 15,999 for 32GB and 64GB variant respectively.

Honor 7X

  • 5.93-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display
  • 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 2.4GHz Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor, Mali T830-MP2 GPU
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 256GB
  • 16MP+2MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash
  • 8MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash
  • Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.1
  • 3340mAh battery
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • Thickness: 7.6mm and Weight: 165g

Coolpad Cool Play 6 

Coolpad Cool Play6

Specs-wise this device is a beast, it comes with 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras, and 4,000mAh battery for a price of INR 14,999. It comes with a  5.5″ Full HD Display, Quad-core Snapdragon 653 processor, Adreno 510 GPU. The storage on the device is limited to 64GB, as there is no microSD card support. The device is running Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is available on Amazon currently.

Full Specification

  • 5.5″  Full HD Display
  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 653 processor coupled with Adreno 510 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB Flash storage
  • 13MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF with 4K video recording support
  • 8MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Android 7.0 Nougat, Journey UI
  • Dual Nano SIM Slot
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • 4000mAh battery
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz),Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type C, IR Blaster
  • Thickness: 8.45mm and Weight: 175gm

Nokia 6

Nokia made a crucial comeback to the smartphone world after many years and Nokia 6 was the first smartphone in their lineup. Nokia 6 may not be the most powerful device in the list, but the device was very popular and got excellent response from customers. Nokia went with stock-ish Android so that it can offer faster updates and give monthly security updates. As of now, the device is getting Oreo beta and will receive the stable version pretty soon. Nokia 6 is priced at INR 14,999 and is available on Amazon.


Full Specification

  • 5.5-inch 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • 1.2Ghz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory, with MicroSD card support up to 128GB
  • 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF,  f/2.0 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera,  f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree wide-angle lens
  • Front Fingerprint sensor
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 3000mAh built-in battery
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Dual speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Thickness: 7.8mm
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB OTG
  • Colors: Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper

Moto G5S Plus 

Motorola’s successor to Moto G5 Plus from last year comes with a dual 13MP(RGB+Monochrome) rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF and f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording, it houses an 8MP front camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. It comes with 5.5-inch Full HD display, it is powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC, it comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Moto G5S and G5S Plus launched in India for INR 13,999 and INR 15,999

  • 5.5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage with microSD card support up to 128GB
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Dual 13MP(RGB + Monochrome) rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording support
  • 8MP front-facing camera with  f/2.0 aperture and LED flash
  • 3000mAh battery with Turbocharging
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • Water repellent nano-coating
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Thickness: 9.5 mm and Weight:168g


For selfie lovers, the Oppo F5 is a perfect smartphone as it comes with a 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.8″ sensor, bokeh effect. It sports a 6-inch(2160 × 1080 pixels) full-screen FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and corning gorilla glass protection. The OPPO F5 is priced at INR 19,990 and is available on Flipkart.

Oppo F5

  • 6-inch 18:9 FHD+ full-screen 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • 2.5GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P23 processor, Mali G71 MP2 GPU
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD card
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture
  • 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.8″ sensor
  • Android 7.1 Nougat, ColorOS 3.2
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • 3200mAh built-in battery
  • Thickness: 7.5mm and Weight: 152g
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS

So, that was our list of best smartphones under 20K. If you feel we have missed a smartphone on this list then please leave a comment below or tweet to us at @theunbiasedblog

Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.


  1. these are some good smartphones under 20000 which anyone can go with as they are best in terms of specifications and features in that segment.

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