Not everyone wants a fancy smartphone. While some may be restricted by their budget, others just don't see value in purchasing a priced at Rs. 50,000, when the phones priced under Rs. 20,000 are more capable than to ever to do pretty much everything that you expect from them. The sub-20,000 price segment has something for everyone, ranging from a phone with flagship-grade specifications to a mobile with an in-display fingerprint sensor. You can also get phones with triple rear cameras as well as an all-rounder with stock Android in this budget.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
Samsung may have released the 2019 Galaxy A lineup in the country but still continues to be a great option for anyone looking to buy a new smartphone under Rs. 20,000. It was the first smartphone from Samsung to pack a triple camera setup on the back and while that setup has helped the phone's camera capabilities a bit, the low-light imaging performance remains a tough nut to crack.
The daylight photos come out decent on the phone, however you will notice a loss of detail in low-light images. The smartphone uses aggressive noise reduction, which leaves a watercolour effect on the output as well. In terms of the positives, the phone provides good battery life and features a vivid screen. In our HD video loop test, the Galaxy A7 (2018) managed to run for 15 hours and 40 minutes.
Samsung is selling two storage variants of the phone in the country — 4GB of RAM + 64GB onboard storage and 6GB of RAM + 128GB onboard storage. Depending on your budget, you can choose between the two, we will recommend you go for 6GB RAM variant to remain future proof, however even the 4GB RAM variant is not a bad buy.
Every single phone in our picks for best phones under Rs. 20,000 has gone through our extensive suite of tests. To keep things simple, we have only included phones that are priced between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 20,000. If you are looking for a smartphone priced below Rs. 15,000, don't forget to check out.