Best Mobile Phones under 20000 Rs: October 2017

As you increase your budget to somewhere around Rs 16000 – 20000, there are tons of different phones available in this price range. Unfortunately, a lot of them have similar specifications and features, which makes your buying decision difficult. Upcoming Chinese brands like Xiaomi and Huawei have packed their phones with powerful processors and excellent cameras, which is great value for money. However, a lot of people are brand conscious and prefer to pick phones from popular and established brands like Samsung, Sony, LG or even Motorola.

So the decision is pretty simple. If you’re not brand conscious and want value for the money that you spend, you should go with Chinese brands. Else, if after-sale support (i.e nearby service centres, repairs, warranty etc) and brand is extremely important to you, then you should pick up a phone like Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

Below is our list of best mobile phones under 20000 rupees.

1. Moto G5S Plus (Dual Sim) – Rs 16000

Moto G5S Plus

2. Lenovo P2  32GB (Dual Sim) – Rs 15500

Lenovo P2Buy from Flipkart


  • Looks: Lenovo P2 looks smashingly premium with its looks, the metal back and  bezels makes it very comfortable to hold and even with 5100 mAh battery the phone feels very light.
  • Display: Lenovo this time has opted for a Super AMOLED display which is usually seen in high end phones. The quality of the display is exceptionally good, it is as good as any of the Samsung phones or an high end phone. The colours are vibrant and the sunlight legibility is good. A great display for Rs 18000 phone. The display also comes with Corning Gorilla glass protection
  • Fingerprint Sensor: The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor that also acts as the home button. You can custom it to the way you want. It also acts as the back button and the app tray button, this might be a bit irritating to use initially, but once you get hold of it its a bit easy to use.
  • Processor: The snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB RAM is blazingly fast and efficient for a smooth performance. There is absolutely no lagginess in terms of performance. The phone also comes with Adreno 506 GPU that can play any game you throw at it. Performs well.
  • Sim Type: Supports Dual Sim and VolTe (Jio sim )however you need to put the Jio sim  in the first sim slot to use the 4G. Second sim only works with 2G and 3G. Also the sim slots are  hybrid type. So that means incase you plan to upgrade your Micro SD card you will have remove one sim card.
  • Software: Comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0 and Vibe UI, can use google launcher as well.
  • Speakers: The speakers are placed at the bottom and they produce decent music
  • Battery: Coming to the battery life, the phone features 5100 mAh battery that can last for at least 3 days with minimum usage and upto 1 and half days for heavy users. The phone also comes with Ultra power mode that can additionally save upto 48 hours of your battery life. The phone includes a fast charging as well that can charge the battery within 2 hours.
  • Storage: 32GB internal storage with expandable memory upto 128 GB
  • Call Quality: The cellular call quality is very good.
  • Feature: The best part of this phone is that it also acts as the power bank, this means you can charge your other devices through this phone via OTG cable that is provided in the box.


  • Camera: Takes average pictures in outdoor as well as artificial lighting. The selfie camera is also average. it also doesn’t come with optical image stabilisation. so the videos taken might come a bit shaky.
  • Storage: 32GB internal storage although is sufficient, but with this price tag we expected Lenovo to give us atleast 64GB of internal storage as most of the phones at this range give us about 64GB space. This is a huge drawback.

Best Mobile Cover for Lenovo P2

  1. Reply Swapnil Pandey August 23, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I want to buy a phone under 20k, non chinese. 4GB RAM, Fast Charging, Good Camera quality. Kindly suggest

  2. Reply Aniket Kumat January 23, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    i have reqd phone under 20000
    I want to purchase moto m and samsung on nxt have better phone or not or give option

    • Reply Buying Tips January 24, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      @ Aniket : Have a look at Lenovo P2, good phone with 5100 mAh battery. Only downside is the camera.

  3. Reply Bharat January 11, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I requireed a phone under 30000 r having best camera and dual should have some bigger ram and expendable memory.

    • Reply Buying Tips January 11, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      @ Bharat : You can go for OnePlus 3T priced at Rs 30000. It is a dual sim phone with 6GB RAM and good camera. The only drawback is that it doesnt come with expandable memory but 64GB is more than sufficient to store files.

  4. Reply sasi December 9, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    best phones under 20000 for heavy gaming users

  5. Reply sasi December 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    hw is one plus 2

  6. Reply Biplob December 4, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I want to buy a smartphone. But I m bit of confuse which one to choose. Because there is so much of brands, different dealer suggest different phones that makes me confused. My expectations r hang problem (no lag)
    2. Smooth multifunctioning without hang
    3. Good battery life charging heating issues
    6. A quality camera
    My budget is 20 k
    Plz suggest me a best one

  7. Reply vaishu October 27, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    lenovo z2 plus or one plus , which is best ?

  8. Reply jyotiranjan dixit September 18, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    How is oppo f1s ?
    Is it better ?

  9. Reply Abir @ Budget Smartphone April 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    if i get one Plus 2 under 20k than i must buy it 🙁

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