5 Best Premium Smartphones of 2017 You Can Buy Under Rs 20,000

Brief: If you are looking to buy the best smartphone under Rs 20,000 chances are that you end dwelling in the never-ending list suggestions. To ease things here we have filtered out some of the best smartphones that outperformed others for the year 2017.

The year 2017 has witnessed several reformations in the smartphone industry. Be it the rise of bezel-less displays, or be it dual lens cameras, several new features have been introduced while the price tags remained same (not speaking about the $1000 price tags).

This year there were was a tough competition in the mid-range smartphone segment as the companies packed most of the smartphones with high-performance hardware like hexacore and octa-core processors coupled with 4 GB and 6 GB RAMS, to meet needs of latest Android OS requirements.

Most of the smartphones have similar features making it even tougher to pick the best smartphone from the list of Sub 20,000 range.  Here we have curated some of best smartphones under Rs 20,000 that performed well in 2017.

Best Smartphones Of 2017 Under Rs 20,000:

1. Moto G5 Plus:


Lenovo owned, Motorola Mobility is known for its solid line of smartphones with a decent build and solid performance. Moto G5 Plus launched in August 2017, is a budget smartphone packed with dependable performance, decent battery life and a best in class camera in a single package.

This 5.5-inch device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, bundled with budget smartphone offers one of the best cameras you can have in its segment. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, with which you get 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which keeps the phone lag free most of the times.

Moto G5 Plus – Specifications
Ram & Storage3 & 4 GB | 16 & 32 GB
Display5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core Snapdragon 625
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat
Primary Camera12 MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery3000 mAH
PriceStarting from 12,799 INR
Available AtFlipkart | Amazon

2. Xiaomi Mi A1

Mi A1-red

Launched in September 2017, Xiaomi Mi A1 is the company’s attempt to introduce the Android in its purest form as Android One. Mi has done its best to let Android users taste the stock Android by launching Mi A1. This sleek device has a picture perfect dual camera with 2x optical zoom helps you capture stunning shots.

With a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch gives you stunning visuals. To add an extra layer of protection, the screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch Resistant display. The Octa-core Snapdragon 625 teaming up with Android One has delivered smooth and fluidic performance.

Xiaomi Mi A1 – Specifications
Ram & Storage4 GB | 32 & 64 GB
Display6.44 (1080 x 1920)
Processor2 GHz, Octa-core Snapdragon 625
Operating SystemAndroid One
Primary Camera12 MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery5300 mAH
Price13,999 INR
Available AtFlipkart | Amazon

3. Lenovo K8 Plus:


Lenovo K series is one of the successful line up of devices from the Lenovo. Following the path of this successful lineup, K8 plus is yet another best smartphone, thanks to its all-round good performance and really good camera setup. In addition to that, it has decent build quality with a good battery backup. The only thing where K8 Plus falls short as it’s powered by a MediaTek processor.

Lenovo K8 Plus – Specifications
Ram & Storage3 GB | 32 GB
Display5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor2.5 GHz, octa core
Operating SystemAndroid
Primary Camera13 + 5 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery4000 mAH
Price10,999 INR
Available AtFlipkart

4. Honor 7X:

Honor 7X

Honor 7X is one of the most affordable smartphones in India that feature a FullHD+ display. Honor 7X was launched in the first week of December and has been received well. Thanks to the affordable pricing coupled with decent features. Honor 7X has a 5.93″ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio.

It is powered by the Kirin 659 octa-core processor clocked at 2.36GHz and comes coupled with Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. It is a decent smartphone that hosts all your entertainment needs. With the in-house Histen sound algorithm, the device also offers 3D surround sound.

Honor 7X – Specifications
Ram & Storage4 GB | 32, 64 & 128GB
Display5.93″ (2160 x 1080)
Processor2.36 GHz, Octa core, Kirin 659
Operating SystemAndroid
Primary Camera16MP & 2MP dual Sensor
Front Camera8 MP
Battery3340 mAH
PriceStarts at 12,999 INR
Available At Amazon

5. Honor 9i:

Honor 9i

Another best smartphone from the sub-brand of Huawei. Honor 9i is a powerful beast on the roster of smartphones released by Honor in 2017. To deliver the smooth performance the phone is powered by a 2.36 GHz Octa-core Kirin 659 processor and it comes with 4 GB of RAM.

Huawei Honor 9i has a 16 + 2 MP dual lens primary shooter with Auto Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Mode, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Digital Zoom, Video Recording. The smartphone also features a Front Facing Camera capable of shooting 13 + 2 MP selfies. This combination of camera hardware has made it one of the best choice available for photography lovers.

Honor 9i – Specifications
Ram & Storage4 GB | 16 & 32 GB
Display5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor2.36 GHz, Octa core, Kirin 659
Operating SystemAndroid
Primary Camera16 MP
Front Camera13 MP
Battery3340 mAH
Price17,999 INR
Available AtFlipkart 

Final Verdict:

The above list is curated by considering the overall performance of the devices in all aspect. If you are still confused to pick the right one for your need then this verdict is for you. If you need a solid performer with a powerful camera the Honor 9i can serve your needs. Honor 7X is for people who wish to have decent features at a wallet-friendly price. If you are looking for the latest device with good battery backup then Mi A1 comes with latest Android Oreo and also gets future updates.

Lenovo K8 Plus is an all-rounder on this list which has the essential features and finally the Moto G5 Plus offers solid build and comes handy for hardcore users.

Something You May Like:

Oppo phones are known for their camera and audio technology. there are some pretty good line of devices from Oppo for photography lovers and recently it had added a new device Oppo F5 Youth Smartphone With 16 MP Front Camera. If you are looking snap best selfies then the device is just for you.

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