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Top 10 smartphones under Rs 20,000

Last updated on: August 11, 2014 19:37 IST

Top 10 smartphones under Rs 20,000

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Shruti Puri

Continuing with our series on top 10 smartphones under a given budget, we present to you the top 10 mid-range phones.

The trend of mid-range smartphones has captured a large segment of the Indian market, which is very price sensitive. To cater to this segment, many top-notch brands like Samsung, Sony, Motorola, etc. are manufacturing budget smartphones armed with superior features and specs.

Here are some of the best phones in the mid-range segment and if you have a budget of up to Rs 20,000, then you have a good variety to explore.

1. Nokia Lumia 720 (Rs 18,859)

If you have a knack for photography and are looking for a smartphone with an excellent camera, then Nokia Lumia 720 is what you are looking for!

Its 6.1MP rear camera comes with LED flash and allows you to go for stunning and life-like clicks.

Nokia has packed this model with 1GHz dual-core processor and Mali 305 Graphics processor and these both take utmost care to offer you a lag-free user experience.

You also get the provision of microSD card slot to expand the memory if the 8GB internal memory gets all used up.

With all the necessary connectivity features, Windows 8 operating system, 2,000mAh battery and a crystal clear display screen, this smartphone is sure to live up to your expectations.

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Image: Nokia Lumia 720
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2. Nokia Lumia 1320 (~Rs 19,000)

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This smartphone crosses the budget line just by an inch but its advanced feature set assures that every penny you spend on it is an investment. This Lumia phone offers a bigger screen of 6 inches as compared to the rest of its sibling.

You will be become a fan of Lumia 1320 the very moment you touch its super sensitive IPS LCD.

Lumia series is known for its performance and this model proves that it is true with its 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

If you have this smartphone in your pocket, there is full assurance that you are always connected to your circle globally and locally. Another noteworthy point about this phone is that it hosts a unique 5MP rear camera with auto focus and two-stage capture key, which means it will serve you really well if you are a budding photographer.

Some other major features are 8GB mass memory with microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 64GB, 1GB RAM, 7GB free cloud storage, VGA front camera with 640 x 480 pixels resolution and immense pre-loaded Nokia applications to better your user experience.

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Image: Nokia Lumia 1320
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3. Micromax Canvas Knight (~Rs 17,000)

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Having packed with 2GHz octa-core Cortex A7 MediaTek processor and Mali-450 GPU, this smartphone offers some of the very impressive specs in this mid-range segment.

The aforementioned combination along with 2GB of RAM simply aims to offer you a lag-free and a fluent user experience and speed. This also means that with Canvas Knight you can easily go for heavy graphics games and high-end applications.

Another best thing about this model is that it offers dual-SIM support, which surely gives it an edge in the market of developing countries.

The only disappointing point is that it does not offer any memory expansion flexibility and has only 32GB internal memory.

The connectivity feature set offered by this smartphone is very optimum and its strong 2,350mAh battery makes sure that you always stay connected with your social circle.

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Image: Micromax Canvas Knight
Photographs: micromaxinfo.com

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4. Sony Xperia C (Rs 17,990)

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At such a price point, you can enjoy Sony's new Omni-balance design with a perfect blend of smartphone features and functionalities. This model offers you a gigantic 8MP rear camera with LED flash, which make it the best choice for amateur photographers.

Its 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor along with 1GB of RAM makes sure that you don't feel any lag while browsing or switching between apps.

With dual-SIM facility, a strong 2,390mAh battery, 4GB of internal memory with microSD card slot and a full set of connectivity features, Xperia C offers a true smartphone goodness.

The best point with this smartphone is its ergonomic design for which it has been awarded with the Product Design Award and the Reddot Award for the year 2014.

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Image: Sony Xperia C
Photographs: sonymobile.com

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5. XOLO Q3000 (Rs 18,999)

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If you want to have all the specs exaggerated in your mobile within this mid-segment range, then XOLO Q3000 is just right for you because it is quite the beast in terms of specs. Its 5.7-inch display offers a pixel density of 386ppi and so is responsible for such a crystal clear on-screen view.

The company has shipped this model with 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex A7 MediaTek processor and a 2GB RAM so that you don't even feel a tinge of lag while working on it.

Its 13MP rear camera, which supports LED flash, is just perfect for photographers and with its 5MP front camera you can easily go for sharp and clear video calling and selfies.

Along with these features, its massive 4,000mAh battery also adds to its advantage and allows this phone to give a tough competition to the high-end smartphones in terms of battery backup.

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Image: XOLO Q3000
Photographs: xolo.in
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6. Intex Aqua Octa (Rs 15,900)

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This is another smartphone that offers an octa-core processor at such an affordable price point. This 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, in combination with 2GB RAM, makes sure that you have a seamless experience with this gadgetry.

A whopping 13MP rear camera and 5MP front snapper are some of its impressive specs in the multimedia front, which give this phone a good edge in the market.

Some other features are 16GB memory with microSD card slot provision, 2,300mAh battery, basic set of connectivity features, dual-SIM facility and a 6-inch IPS LCD panel.

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Image: Intex Aqua Octa
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7. BlackBerry Z3 (~Rs 15,000)

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If you are a die-hard fan of Blackberry, this model is designed specially for you so that you have a Blackberry in your pocket which is revised, updated and meets the market trend.

No more hardware keys! This model offers a 5-inch LCD touchscreen with Blackberry 10.2.1 OS. The company ships this phone with 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor coupled with a 1.5GB RAM, and this combination takes care of lagging and time-lapsing while switching between the apps.

Some other major features include 5MP rear and 1.1MP front camera, 8GB internal memory with a hot-swappable microSD card slot, 2,500mAh battery and a complete set of connectivity features.

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Image: BlackBerry Z3
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8. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos (Rs 18,870)

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Go for this smartphone if you are looking for a Samsung model in the mid-range segment. Some of the best specs offered by this handset are 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM, and the flexibility of multi-window for multi-tasking.

Other major features are 5-inch touchscreen, dual-SIM facility, 8GB internal memory with memory expansion support up to 64GB and a complete set of connectivity features.

This model incorporates almost all the premium features and is being preferred by the Samsung lovers since its launch.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
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9. Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus (~Rs 18,000)

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Yet another smartphone with octa-core processor as its powering unit! The company ships this phone with 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek processor encapsulated with a 2GB RAM, so that you switch between the apps within a blink of an eye. Having Mali-450 as its GPU ensures that this handset is best for heavy-graphics and high-end games.

You will be glad to know that this smartphone also goes an extra mile in terms of camera specs, i.e., 16MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front snapper.

Some other major features include 16GB internal memory with microSD card slot, 2,000mAh battery, a complete set of connectivity features, dual-SIM facility and a 5-inch IPS LCD panel with a pixel density of 441ppi.

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Image: Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus
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10. Apple iPhone 4 (~Rs 19,000)

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You can easily go for the 8GB version of Apple iPhone 4 in the mid-range segment. The major features of this model are 5MP rear camera with LED flash, VGA front camera, 1GHz Apple A4 processor, iOS 4 platform (upgradeable to iOS 7.1), a complete set of connectivity features and a strong 1,420mAh battery.

Many competing models offer a better feature set at the same price point, but the thing to note here is that its an iPhone and you are getting it right under your budget.


Image: Apple iPhone 4
Photographs: karbonnmobiles.com
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