Poco F1, ZenFone Max Pro M2, Honor 8X are amongst best smartphones under Rs 20,000

first_imgWhile smartphone manufacturers are busy rolling out flagship grade devices with new innovative features, it’s the sub-Rs 20,000 segment where the action really happens on a vast scale. Last year, Xiaomi and Asus came up with competitive options in this segment, aiming to outdo each other with more powerful specifications and brand new features. Honor and Realme also have a fairly strong offering in this segment.If you are in the market for a smartphone below Rs 20,000, following are some of the best options to consider:Poco F1: Rs 19,999Xiaomi had stunned the world with the Poco F1 in 2018. The company came up with a smartphone that offered a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with liquid cooling and a large 4000mAh battery for the price of a midrange smartphone. After recent price deductions, the base variant of the Poco F1 starts at Rs 19,999. You get 6GB RAM and 64GB storage as standard. The Poco F1 runs on MIUI 10 with Android Pie underneath. It also packs several intuitive features such as IR face unlock and a capable 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear camera setup. The front sports a 20-megapixel sensor for dealing with selfies. The Poco F1 is available in Graphite Black, Rosso Red and Steel Blue. Keep looking for offers on Flipkart that offer the Poco F1 sometimes for as low as Rs 17,000.Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2: Rs 12,999 – Rs 16,999 Asus’ latest offering for less than Rs 20,000 is a great all-around value offering. The base version that starts at Rs 12,999 offers 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable up to 2TB), a Snapdragon 660 processor and stock Android interface. Even the higher variants with more RAM and internal storage make for a great deal. The stock Android Oreo interface makes it one of the fastest smartphones in its class and the promise of Android Pie update in January makes it a good deal. The Max Pro M2 also features a set of capable cameras: 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup and 13-megapixel front camera. A big 5000mAh battery seals the deal.advertisementHonor 8X: Rs 14,999 – Rs 18,999The Honor 8X brings a large edge-to-edge display with extremely narrow bezels all around. With a beautiful glass body with dual-tone gradient colours, the Honor 8X is easily one of the most attractive phones in this segment. The Kirin 710 SoC with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage makes for a fairly powerful smartphone. It runs on EMUI 8.2 based on Android Oreo 8.1. The 20-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera setup for the rear is assisted with AI enhancements, while the 16-megapixel camera for the front manages all selfie duties. A 3750mAh battery provides for fairly longer stamina.Realme 2 Pro: Rs 13,990 – Rs 17,990 The Realme 2 Pro is another powerful smartphone in this segment with the Snapdragon 660 processor. This is the only smartphone to offer a modern water drop-style notch on the top. The Realme 2 Pro offers a custom ColourOS interface with lots of customizable features and themes. For the cameras, there’s a 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear camera setup and 16-megapixel front camera setup. A 3500mAh battery also provides a decent power backup for at least a day. The base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage starts at Rs 13,990 and goes all the way to Rs 17,990 for the top-end variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.Honor Play: Rs 19,999Before Xiaomi came up with the Poco F1, Honor introduced the trend of offering a flagship-grade chipset-equipped smartphone for the price of a midrange smartphone. The Honor Play came in mid-2018 with their last-gen flagship Kirin 970 Soc and offered EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The smartphone offered an all-metal body with a notched display. For the cameras, there’s a pair of 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual rear camera setup and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. A 3750mAh battery with fast charging keeps the phone alive for at least a day. Since the Play is dedicated for gaming, Honor has baked in several special features such as 4D gaming experience with 7.1 channel and Histen Audio with AI shock scenarios.ALSO READ | Need affordable phone ahead of 2019? 3 smartphones under Rs 10,000 that are worth your attentionALSO READ | Realme C1, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Honor 7C among best phones to buy under Rs 10,000ALSO READ | Realme 2 Pro and Nokia 5.1 Plus among best phones to buy under Rs 15,000last_img

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