Best smartphones to buy this January
The Best smartphones for under Rs 20,000 haven’t been any better than this. And yes, with the changing times, the average selling prices of smartphones have gone up, which means, gone are the times when smartphones used to come with great specs at competitive prices. But, that also doesn’t deny the fact that some of the phones that we are about to recommend to you folks on this list offer great value for money. And of course, in 2023, we can very well call the sub-Rs 20,000 price category, the new budget segment. Well, not exactly “budget segment”, but you understand what we mean, right?
So, if you’re on the lookout for the Best smartphones price-to-performance ratio smartphone that you can buy at a budget of under Rs 20,000, you’re at the right place. Of course, not all phones on this list are the best, but we have tried to compile a list of our top 5 picks. And these are the phones that our team has rigorously reviewed as well. Here’s the curated list of the 5 best smartphones that you can buy in India right now, for under Rs 20,000.
- Poco X4 Pro 5G
The Poco X4 Pro is a solid pick for under Rs 20,000, featuring a great display along with a robust and durable build. And speaking of the build, one can’t deny the fact that the Poco X4 Pro is a looker of a smartphone. It sports a striking rear glass design along with a unique camera island, which makes it stand out from the sea of available options. The Poco X4 Pro features a gorgeous Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and there’s also a pair of stereo speakers, which make it an ideal option for multimedia consumption. Additionally, the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 695, along with a 5,000mAh battery under the hood, which allows for a full day of usage with ease.
The Poco X4 Pro 5G is currently retailing for a starting price of Rs 17,999 in India, for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option.
- Realme 10 Pro 5G
The Realme 10 Pro is another smartphone that’s powered by the Snapdragon 695, just like the Poco X4 Pro, and it also comes with a 5,000mAh battery. However, unlike the Poco X4 Pro, the Realme 10 Pro only supports 33W fast charging, which we know is not the fastest but is still able to fully charge the phone in a decent amount of time. Moreover, the Realme 10 Pro also features a dazzling design, along with super slim bezels up front. The display is LCD itself, but it’s a good quality IPS panel, which also offers a fast 120Hz refresh rate. Lastly, the Realme 10 Pro also comes with a 108MP primary rear camera, which we won’t call the best, since megapixels are not everything. But, it still gets the job done, and given that there’s good light, the Realme 10 Pro can take some great-looking shots from a phone that costs under Rs 20,000.
he Realme 10 Pro price in India starts at Rs 18,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model.
- Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
The Redmi Note 12 series is here, and so, you might think, why should anyone buy the older generation model? Well, first up, industry speculation is rife that this year the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ is about to touch the Rs 25,000 price point. And with the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ recently receiving a price cut, it makes all the way more sense to buy the older model. For starters, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ features a gorgeous Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It features a boxy design, with a glass back, which still looks great. The battery capacity is also 5,000mAh, just like the new model. And while the 67W charging isn’t as fast as the 120W fast charging, it is still pretty dang fast. Lastly, this phone is also (again) powered by the Snapdragon 695 SoC, which can definitely perform on par with the likes of the new Dimensity 1080 SoC.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ price in India is currently set at Rs 19,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option.
- OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Yet another smartphone on the list that is powered by the Snapdragon 695 SoC is the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. Of course, we all know, the Nord CE 2 Lite is the company’s most cost-effective smartphone yet. But, with that said, the phone adheres to providing the core fundamentals to users for which OnePlus phones are usually known for. Now, in terms of key specifications, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite features a manageable form factor and comes in a variety of colours and variants. The phone features a 64MP primary rear camera that does a decent job of taking photos and videos in different lighting conditions. Additionally, there’s also a large 5,000mAh battery under the hood, that provides enough power for the phone to last one full day with heavy usage on a single charge.
- Moto G72
The Moto G72 is the only phone on the list that doesn’t come with 5G connectivity. But if you’re someone who is okay with living without 5G. Say you’re someone who is alright using 4G, coupled with using high-speed WiFi at home or at work, in that case, this phone is going to be perfect for you. In terms of key highlights, the Moto G72 features a lightweight design, with a smooth glass rear finish, and probably the best AMOLED display that you can get on any phone in the sub-Rs 20,000 category. Additionally, the smartphone is also packed to the brim with features such as a large 5,000mAh battery, a loud pair of stereo speakers, an expandable storage slot, and a 108MP triple-rear camera setup that is able to churn out some great-looking photos and videos from a phone on this budget.
The Moto G72 is currently selling at a steal deal of Rs 14,999, for its lone 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option.