Android as a smartphone OS has had a terrific growth in the past couple of years and every year we see hundreds of new devices being launched. Every other OEM has their flagship phone with great specs and performance. Although the flagship phone comes with good set of features and hardware, they are expensive as well. Along with these flagships, another segment which has seen tremendous growth in terms of specs and pricing is the mid range segment. The mid range segment is basically the phones below Rs 20000 and there are quite a lot of new devices being launched in this segment.
The launch of Moto G earlier this year created a huge impact in this category and subsequent release of Xiaomi Mi3 also made the segment highly competitive. So here is a list of best Android smartphone below Rs 20000.
Huawei Honor 6
Huawei Honor 6, the company’s latest flagship phone in the Honor series. It was announced in China couple of months back and is now available in India. The device sports a 5-inch 1080p display, powered by a Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 920 SoC and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Emotion UI 2.3 on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony sensor, LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.The phone also comes with 3GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 3100mAh battery with Huawei’s Patented Power Saving Technology that promises 30% more battery life compared to other smartphones.
Moto G (2014)
Motorola announced the second generation of Moto G, one of the most popular smartphones. The new Moto G comes with 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU with 1GB RAM. The device runs Android KitKat out of the box.The device also features 8 MP Primary Camera, 2 MP Secondary camera and also comes with 2,070 mAh battery.
Micromax Canvas Gold
Micromax Canvas Gold A300 sports 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display. The device is powered by 2 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592T processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). On the imaging front, it features 16-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.The device also comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.It comes with a 2300mAh battery with a promised talk time of 8 hours and standby time of 210 hours.
Gionee Elife S5.5
Gionee launched the Elife S5.5 in India early this year and it is one of the world’s slimmest smartphone. It also sports a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED touch screen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and powered by a 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor and runs on Android 4.2 with Amigo 2.0 UI on top (upgradable to KitKat). The device features 13 MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera on the imaging front and also comes with 2300 mAh batery.
ASUS Zenfone 6
The device comes with a 6-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) capacitive multi touch display and is powered by 2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor with PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 GPU with 2GB of RAM which is impressive. The device also comes with 16GB internal memory which can be expanded to 64GB via micro SD card.The device also ships with 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and can be upgraded to Android KitKat. The phone also comes with 3300mAh battery.
LG G3 Beat
The LG G3 Beat, a fitting sibling of LG G3, is a compact and stylish smartphone that was announced recently in India. The device comes with a 5 inch HD display (1280 X 720p) and comes with 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM. The device also has 8GB internal storage which is expandable using microSD card. The phone also features a 8MP rear camera with laser auto focus which was found on LG G3. The phone also supports 4G LTE out of the box and has 2540mAh battery which is removable as well. The smartphone runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box, much like the G3.
HTC Desire 816G
HTC launched a cheaper variant of the Desire 816 in India, the the Desire 816G dual SIM. It comes with almost similar specs of Desire 816, but has 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor where as Desire 816 has a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC. Desire 816G comes with 1GB RAM instead of 1.5GB on the Desire 816. Other than that, Desire 816G has similar specs of Desire 816 like 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display and runs Android 4.4 (KitKat) with HTC Sense 6.0, 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It has dual-front-facing BoomSound speakers, comes with dual SIM support and has 3G HSPA+ connectivity, but lacks 4G support.
Lenovo Vibe X2
The device comes with 5-inch 1080p display, powered by a 2 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6595 processor and runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat) with Vibe UI 2.0.On the camera end it features 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED Flash and a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera. The device comes in dual SIM variant in Asia Pacific region and Single SIM variant in other regions. The main feature is its tri-layer design,click-on accessories, known as VIBE Xtensions, VIBE X2 Battery and VIBE X2 speaker.
Moto X (1st Gen)
The phone comes with 4.7 inch HD display and runs on Snapdragon dual core processor with 2GB RAM and Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The device also comes with customizable back covers. The device comes in 16/32GB storage sizes and has a 10 MP camera. There is also a 2200mAh battery on the device and the device comes with pretty good specs for a mid range phone.
ASUS Zenfone 5
The Zenfone 5 comes with pretty impressive specs for its price point and features a 5 inch HD display with 1280 X720p. The device is powered by a dual core Intel Atom processor and has 2GB of RAM which is first of its kind in a device which is priced low. The phone also has 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera. The phone ships in 8GB and 16GB variants and also comes with 2110mAH power battery.