Indian Smartphone market is very sensitive to pocket friendly prices. There were days when flagship devices with top-notch specs were only available at a price bracket of INR 40,000-50000 but with many brands emerging these days and the demands going up, now a day we have great devices within INR 20,000 segment. Here are the top 5 decent recommended value for money devices in sub 20k segment from Cashify.
Lenovo Z2 Plus
With a Snapdragon 820 SoC powering up the 5-inch flagship, this is the best smartphone under this bracket as per specification is considered. The device comes with RAM options of 3GB/4GB and ROM of 64GB which is sealed inside a fiberglass body. Accompanied by 13-megapixel iso-cell shooter on the back and 8-megapixel snapper on the front on both the variants, the device packs a 3500mAH non removable high density battery under its hood to keep it alive for at least a day.
The device accepts 2 Nano SIM and is VoLTE ready. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope and fingerprint. The device also has fitness sensor to keep a track of your daily activities. Available for INR 17,999 for 3GB and INR 19,999 for 4GB variant
LeEco Le Max 2
This flagship was launched back carrying a price tag of INR 22,999 but with the release of Lenovo Z2 Plus it dropped down to INR 17,999. This device packs a 5.7 inch QHD display backed up by Snapdragon 820 SoC and a 6GB of RAM. Storage option available is 64GB on board and could be expanded via SD card.
The LeEco Le Max 2 runs Android 6.0 OS and is powered by a 3100mAh battery supported by fast charging technology. It’s a Dual SIM Smartphone, and connectivity options on the LeEco Le Max 2 include GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.
The main camera on the LeEco Le Max 2 is a 21MP shooter with Auto Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Mode, Geo-tagging, Video Recording. The smartphone also has a Front Facing Camera capable of shooting 8 MP selfies.
One Plus 2
People say old is Gold, this could be an example of it. The One Plus 2, another example of perfect device under this price bracket. Powered by Snapdragon 810 SoC along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, this device still makes one fine device, and the first one with USB type C charging.
The phone features a good 13MP/8MP rear/front camera and a super-fast scanner to boot. The initial heating and battery issues have been curbed via new updates and the device is running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Available for INR19,999 in online portals.
Vivo V3 Max
With the recent price drop to ₹19,980, this device has made it to this bracket. Ditching the 800-series chipset, this device features Snapdragon 652 SoC, an 8 core chip with 4 A72cores and 4 A53cores. It boasts a 4GB RAM and 32GB on board storage option and further expandable via SD card. The device has a 5.5-inch bright display which is one of the best in its class. It packs a 3000mAh battery and runs on Android Lollipop. The main camera on the Vivo V3 Max is a 13MP shooter with Auto Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Mode, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Video Recording. The smartphone also has a Front Facing Camera capable of shooting 8 MP selfies.
Redmi Note 3
This is the most affordable smartphone in this price segment. It packs a Snapdragon 650 along with 2GB/3GB RAM options and a massive 4050 mAh battery under the hood. The best part of the device being it gives an average screen on time of 7 hours and runs for almost 1.5 days at ease. It packs a 16MP shooter on back and 5MP selfie camera. Packed with a bunch of sensors, the device is packed into a metal frame and feels premium in hand. Available for INR 9,999 and INR 11,999 for 2GB and 3GB variant.
CASHIFY PRECAUTIONARY ADVICE
Buying something less than 1 GB RAM will be waste for some and you must have at least 8GB storage. Appropriate requirement would be 2GB RAM minimum as below that you might face some app crashes and slow performance. In case, you are a game freak then higher the internal storage the better it would be for the phone and the user.