5 Top-rated smartphones priced below 20,000 rupees in India 2023

In the world of smartphones, we’ve reached a point where it’s no longer necessary to spend absurd amounts of money to get some pretty cool features in phones. Even in the mainstream segment, one can find some good deals if you know where to look.

If you have a budget of around Rs. 20,000, then you can find a pretty diverse set of good smartphones on offer. It was just last year that the in-display fingerprint sensor became all the rage in flagship phones, and today, you can actually get that in a phone under Rs. 20,000. Also, due to stiff competition and recent price cuts, you can get a phone with a flagship Qualcomm SoC from 2018 in this price range too.

Like all our curated lists, the phones we’ve picked under Rs. 20,000 have all been well-received in our reviews and have a minimum rating of 8 out of 10. All our picks have individual strengths such as triple cameras, the allure of stock Android, bezel-less displays, and even the raw power or one of the best SoCs around, so you can pick the one that suits your usage the best.
Here are the best phones you can buy under Rs. 20,000 in India right now.

1. Vivo T2 5G

The Vivo T2 5G is a mid-range cell phone that packs in a few great elements, including a Snapdragon 695 chipset, a 64MP OIS hostile to shake the camera, a staggering 6.38-inch AMOLED show with a high touch testing rate, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. We should jump into the subtleties of this telephone and figure out more about it.

2. OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is official with a starting price of Rs. 19,999 in India. The most affordable Nord series phone in India gets a more prominent 6.72-inch IPS LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The screen is flat and houses a 16-megapixel front camera inside the hole-punch cutout at the top.

At the back, the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has a 108-megapixel main camera. Its triple rear camera setup also features two 2-megapixel sensors for macro photography and depth mapping. The phone features a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging out of the box.

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC. The phone has 8GB of RAM as standard and offers 128GB/ 256GB of storage. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner along with AI face recognition.

The Nord CE 3 Lite 5G gets Android 13-based OxygenOS 13.1 out-of-the-box. It will get two major Android updates and three years of security support.

3. iQOO Z7 5G

The iQoo Z7 5G is a successor to the Z6 5G, which was launched last year in India. The new 5G smartphone under Rs. 20,000 aims at offering segment-leading performance and a good fast charging experience.

The handset sports a 6.38-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate support. A waterdrop notch at the top gives the phone a slightly dated look. The Z7 5G’s display has 1,300 nits of peak brightness and HDR10+ certification.

There is a MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC and a 4,500mAh battery. The phone supports 44W fast charging out of the box. For biometrics, there is an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The dual rear camera setup features a 64-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel portrait lens. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel front camera.

The phone boots Android 13 and has Funtouch OS 13 on top. It is promised to get two major Android updates and three years of security support.

4. Motorola Moto G72

The Moto G72 is a new smartphone launched in India, under Rs. 20,000. The device is aimed at offering a no-compromise experience but lacks support for 5G networks in India. The Moto G72 scores a point for its design. While the phone comes with a polycarbonate back and frame, the Polar Blue color with a PMMA-acrylic finish makes it look premium. The phone is also fairly light at 166g and is 7.9mm thick.

There is a 6.6-inch pOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a full-HD+ resolution. The 10-bit display also comes with an HDR10+ certification. The mid-range smartphone features a MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, which is also found in the likes of the Redmi 11 Prime 4G and the Redmi Pad. Routine tasks can be performed smoothly and the phone handles casual gaming fairly well.

The Moto G72 packs a 5000mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging. It also comes with a 108MP triple-camera setup on the back. There is a 16MP front camera inside the hole-punch cutout. Moto G72 runs on the Android 12-based MyUX skin and is promised to get the Android 13 update along with support for security patches for up to three years.

5. Moto G82 5G

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