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Top 8 smartphones under Rs 20k

Last updated on: May 20, 2014 11:15 IST

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Shruti Puri, PriceDekho.com

These devices are a fine blend of quality features that offer value for money.

The inclination towards budget smartphones has increased a lot in the past one year, because of which top manufacturers have also started giving them high priority.

Let's have a look at the top trending sub-20k smartphones that have not only earned respectable sales figures, but also have set a bar in terms of quality they are offering.

1. Moto G 16GB

Price: Approx Rs 14,000

First comes Moto G, the first smartphone Motorola launched in India after a long break of two years.

It is the least price phone amidst its competitors with very competitive specs and features.

The Moto G has re-defined innovation and by providing advanced and necessary features at an affordable price; it has attracted a huge lot of customers towards it.

Moto G is one of the few devices that has the latest KitKat 4.4.2 OS installed in it.

The best feature of this smartphone is its powerful 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU coupled with 1GB RAM.

Such a combination offers a superb multi-tasking and is rare to find in a mobile priced at this range.

Some other features it offers are 5MP primary camera with 1.3MP front camera, dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, 16GB internal memory and a 2,070mAh battery to keep it fit and running for up to 24 hours.

The only lagging point is that it does not offer any external storage, and to balance it, the handset comes with 50GB free storage on Google Drive for two years.

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2. Apple iPhone 4 8GB

Price: Approx Rs 19,000

Apple iPhone 4 8GB can be considered as the entry-level handset of the company according to the price at which it is available in the market.

To tap customers in the mid-range market, the company decided to re-introduce iPhone 4 in the Indian market.

The idea behind this step is to bring iOS to majority of the people and the Cupertino based firm has succeeded to a certain extent.

Some key features of this mobile are iOS 4, 1GHz processor, Internet connectivity via 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi, 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera, 8GB internal memory and 1,420mAh battery.

The camera quality, sleek design, operating system and its processing speed are the four strong pillars on which the success of iPhone 4 lies.

Disappointingly, no provision of any external storage is provided, so if you feel that 8GB storage is insufficient, then iPhone 4 is not your cup of tea.

Also, playing HD quality games can slow down the speed of this smartphone, as it only has 512MB of RAM.

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3. Gionee Elife E7 Mini

Price: Approx Rs 19,000

This is the first Android smartphone from Gionee with a swivel camera and is too affordable, considering its octa-core processor.

The free rotation camera with 13MP sensor and Amigo 2.0 camera interface make Elife E7 Mini stands out of the crowd.

In terms of energy, the 2,200mAh battery is sufficient to keep the phone alive for a complete day with mixed usage.

Android v.4.2 Jelly Bean, 4.7-inch IGZO display, octa-core 1.7GHz Cortex A7 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory are some of the key features of this smartphone.

All these features have made Elife E7 Mini one of the top choices these days.

The success Gionee has earned in the Indian market is worth appreciating, specially when its only been two years since this company is operating in India.

The only black point spotted for this model is that it does not support any external storage.

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4. Nokia Lumia 1320

Price: Approx Rs 18,000

Lumia 1320 comes under the phablet category as it features a 6-inch display and is considered to be the best phablet with 5MP camera.

Lumia series is known in the market for its advanced camera functions and picture quality.

Along with this, the phablet offers a very strong battery of 3,400mAh, which normally is not provided in a phone priced around Rs 18,000.

To brief you up with other features, this model offers dual-core 1.7GHz processor, Windows 8 OS, 3G, Wi-Fi, 1GB RAM, 0.30MP front camera and 8GB internal storage with microSD card slot for expansion of external storage up to 64GB.

Working on Windows Phone 8 operating system, the device is a nice option, if you are not an Android device lover.

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5. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

Price: Approx Rs 18,000

Samsung, though has lost its aura in the recent past due to heavy competition, has somehow managed to be in the top list of mid-range gadgets.

This smartphone may not be much updated in terms of OS but it offers very powerful configuration.

You can say this is the best dual-SIM smartphone with dual-core processor in this range.

The handset comes with a 5-inch TFT touchscreen, dual-core 1.2GHz processor combined with 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera with 2MP front snapper, 8GB internal storage with expansion allowed up to 64GB externally and a respectable 2,100mAh battery.

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6. Blackberry Z10

Price: Approx Rs 18,000

This is the first smartphone with Blackberry 10 OS and if you have been using BlackBerry smartphones in past, you are totally going to love it.

If you are new to this brand, this model is going to impress you with some of its unique specs and features.

It is the only handset among the competition that offers a high RAM of 2GB.

This allows multi-tasking and hardcore gaming too easy and smooth.

3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA and NFC are some of its connectivity options available in BlackBerry Z10 and its 8MP primary and 2MP secondary cameras make the device more attractive.

Its 16GB internal memory with expansion provision up to 32GB provides this model a further edge in the market and the 1,800mAh battery promises to fuel it throughout the working hours.

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7. Sony Xperia C

Price: Approx Rs 16,000

This is the first Sony smartphone with a MediaTek processor and when it comes at such an affordable price, it is bound to be on your budget list.

The handset offers some of the best specs in this price range like quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek processor, dual-SIM, 4GB internal memory, external memory up to 32GB, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera with 0.3MP front camera and 2,390mAh battery.

The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version, though a bit obsolete, is perfect for a handset priced so reasonably.

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8. Nokia XL

Price: Approx Rs 16,000

When Nokia offers a mobile which can play Android apps on it, it is worth a try!

This smartphone features Nokia X Software v.1.0, which is part of Android Open Source Project.

This OS basically allows you to run all the Android third-party apps and games along with Nokia apps and functions.

In addition to this, you also get 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU which brings out a good performance out of this phone.

Apart from these, Nokia XL holds 4GB internal storage, external memory up to 32GB, 5MP camera with LED flash and many more.

Panorama lens, 2.0MP HD wide-angle secondary camera, f/2.8 aperture and 2,000mAh battery are also the key features of the smartphone.

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