In our previous posts, we have highlighted the best mobiles under 10000 and 15000 INR in India which is undoubtedly the most popular segment in the smartphone market. Today, we will discuss another and probably the most value for money category, the mid-premium segment. Yeah right, we are about to find out the Best Mobile Phone under 20000 INR in India.
Like every other guide today also we will decide the best mobile phone based on important aspects as below. Whether you are an advanced user or fascinated by either 64MP camera, an FHD+ display, fastest charging, with a pinch of premium feel, this category may be the correct fit for you.
- Battery & Charging
- Design, Storage & Security
- Warranty & Support
In this battle, we will mainly focus on POCO X3 and Realme 7 Pro because these mobiles are providing exceptional value for your hard-earned money.
Let’s select the Best Mobile Phone under 20000
It is very important to check every aspect like camera, sound, display, battery, processor, charging, design, security, etc. one by one to find out the best mobile phone under 20000 INR in India. Let’s dive in…
To be very honest most people want a powerful mobile phone in this category especially under the 20k range and their utmost priority remains multimedia usage, gaming, and stunning photography. Just to clarify multimedia usage refers, good photography, an immersive display, decent sound output, etc.
In terms of display, both phones are quite different. Realme 7 Pro comes with an FHD+ 60Hz Super-AMOLED panel whereas POCO X3 offers an FHD+ 120Hz IPS LCD display. So, we did not have a clear winner, if you consume a lot of multimedia, Realme 7 Pro will give more immersive experience. But if you want to have smooth scrolling and high FPS in games 120Hz panel in POCO X3 is definitely better.
Both the phones are equipped with Sony IMX682 64MP sensor for stunning photography. Realme 7 Pro has a 32MP selfie & 8MP wide-angle camera, and starry mode support. Another hand, POCO X3 packs with 20MP selfie and 13MP wide-angle lens.
Both these phones are equipped with dual stereo speakers and 3.5mm headphone jack. So, the audio experience is going to super amazing.
Battery & Charging
Battery backup and how fast it charges, are the second most important factor in our metrics.
POCO X3 has the largest 6000 mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support. Unlikely Realme 7 Pro has a 4500 mAh battery with the class-leading 65W SuperDart charging.
In our pick, Realme 7 Pro is more practical as both phones will almost get you a whole day of usage so fast charging remains the most important factor here.
Although we ranked performance in 3rd place does not mean it is less significant. Practically even if you have the best smartphone with great multimedia and battery backup, a weak processor can ruin the complete user experience (UX).
Realme 7 Pro and POCO X3 get Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G and 732G processors respectively. Both are quite powerful CPU but undoubtedly Snapdragon 732G has a slight edge over Snapdragon 720G. Although the real-life difference is quite nominal.
Design, Storage & Security
Design is the most relative factor, hence we will not pick a clear winner. But I personally liked Realme 7 Pro’s back panel the most but the camera setup in POCO X3 has a freshness, I must say.
In terms of storage, POCO X3 comes in three variant 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB other side Realme 7 Pro comes with 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128Gb versions. Additionally, Realme 7 Pro gives you a dedicated microSD card slot to expand in the future if needed.
Form a security point of view both phones have fingerprint scanner and face unlock. Realme 7 Pro has an under-display fingerprint sensor and POCO X3 has it on the side-mounted power button.
Support & Warranty
All these phones run on Android 10 with their own custom skins, realme UI 1.0, MIUI 12. While both are similar still realme is definitely felt a bit more cleaner. Mostly, these phones will get a major update like Android 11 for 1 year and minor/security update for 2 years.
The warranty is the same on both the phones, 1 Year standard. But what gets realme an extra edge is its Callme service. You can call, schedule a pickup, the phone will be repaired and returned to you.
These phones get available through e-Commerce flash sales. POCO X3 and Realme 7 Pro will available at Flipkart exclusively.
Realme 7 Pro is priced at Rs. 19999 for 6GB+128GB variant. While POCO X3 offers a 6GB+64GB option for Rs. 16999.
- Realme 7 Pro: 6GB+128GB Rs. 19999/- and 8GB+128GB Rs. 21999/-
- POCO X3: 6GB+64GB Rs. 16999/-, 6GB+128GB Rs. 18499/-, and 8GB+12GB Rs. 19999/-
All the purchase links from Flipkart are mentioned below.
Best Buy Links
In our detailed breakdown analysis, Realme 7 Pro 6GB+128GB (detailed review) is the best mobile phone under 20000 INR in India, for its best-in-class value for money offerings with Super-AMOLED panel and 65W SuperDart Charging. If you are more into gaming then I would recommend going for POCO X3 6GB-128GB (detailed review).
There are many smartphone brands including giants like Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, etc. in the market but those as an overall all-rounder are not justified. Below is the list of smartphone brands and respective models that fall under the Rs 20000 mark.
- Nokia 7.2
- Motorola One Fusion+
- Samsung A31, M31, and M31S (better)
- Oppo A52, A9, and F17 (better)
- Vivo Y50, V17, and S1 Pro
What do you think? Do you agree with our pick or have something else in mind let us know in the comment section.