10 Best CAMERA Phones Under 20000 in India 2019

Updated on 2019-06-24 by Geetansh Arora

Dual and Triple camera phones have been the trend this year. We first saw a dual camera in flagship phones like iPhone 7 Plus in 2016 and after that a lot of manufacturers included them in budget and midrange phones between Rs. 10000 (10k) to 20000 (20k). We have compiled a list of best camera phones under 20000 in India 2019 for our users. There are a lot of smartphones on this list so if you go through it and still feel confused then go for Realme 3 Pro or Redmi Note 7 Pro. 

Poco F1 offers great cameras with a beautiful notch display and powerful Snapdragon 845 processor.

We have included all major brands like Honor, Mi, Motorola, Lenovo, Vivo, Asus in our list of best dual camera phones under 20000. All these phones are latest and were launched in 2019. All phones have a dual camera but the implementation is different in some cases the phone implement dual camera with a telephoto lens which helps you to zoom 2X without losing image quality. Other phones implement dual camera with a monochrome sensor which helps in providing more detailed images. All these dual camera phones are capable of taking portrait mode pictures with boke/depth/blur effect. If you are on a tight budget then take a look at best dual camera phones under 15000.

Let's take a look at best camera phones under 20000. We have provided a brief review of each phone with its specifications and ratings. Buy links to Amazon and Flipkart are also provided.

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1. Vivo Y17

Vivo Y17 is one of the great camera phones under 20000

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.35 inch HD+ Display 720p
  • Back Camera: 13MP + 8MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • 5000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Mineral Blue, Mystic Purple Colors

Best Price ₹15990



Brief Review:

Vivo is now a company that is well known to the Indian consumers for their promises of perfect selfies. With the launch of their latest mid-range the Y17 Vivo plans on giving its audience not only “Perfect Selfies” but good photography capabilities too. The question now is, will Vivo be able to reach out to a wider audience with competition coming from the likes of Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3 Pro, and Samsung A50 smartphone priced under 20000? Or is it that the competition is way more difficult for the Y17 to fit in?

This is the short review of the Vivo Y17. As always read on to find out my friends.

2019 is the year where we see every single company going with, one a gradient paint job at the back, two a glass or glossy plastic pretending to be a glass back.

Well, with the Y17 thankfully you do get the gradient paint job with streamlined lines running diagonally from top to bottom of the phone and a glass back panel. The triple camera, LED flash and the fingerprint sensor reside to the rear of the phone. Now Vivo does not mention what type of glass is used but it does add to the fit and finish of the device.

However, it is to be noted that the buttons are probably one of the worst features of the phone build. They are mushy and are not tactile. None the less, the power and volume rocker reside to the right of the phone with the top being completely clean. The dual SIM slot and a dedicated micro SD card slot expandable up to 256GB resides to the left. Finally, the headphone jack, primary and only microphone and the speaker grill lay low at the bottom.

Another huge disappointment is the use of a micro USB port instead of a Type C one which rests at the bottom of the phone.

Overall this is basically “Do not judge a book by its cover” scenario. The probably only good thing about the build and design is the use of a beautiful glass back and the dedicated memory card slot and the 2 color options: Mineral Blue and Mystic purple.

Coming to the display review, we again find fancy promotional terms being used here. The Y17 comes with a Halo FullView display. What this means is this that it’s a teardrop notch display that has a weird aspect ratio of 19.3:9. It is 6.35-inch LCD screen with a screen resolution of 89% and an HD+ resolution of 1544X720. This again is a huge, huge let down especially considering that this is not an under 10000 phone, more of this in a while. The display isn’t bad, it’s just this that it's pathetic when you consider what the competition in the form of the Realme 3 pro and  Redmi Note 7 pro has to offer. This department is simply a letdown.

Let us now take about the battery backup. Battery life is probably one of the only department that the Y17 gets right. The Y17 gets a mammoth 5000mAh battery. When it comes to top recharging it thanks to the inclusion of an 18W Dual-engine fast charger (included in the box), you can top the battery back up pretty fast. Vivo does not mention how fast is this fast charger but does mention this that the fast charger comes with 9 charging protection. This is easily a 2 day plus battery life thanks to the low-res display and the weak processor, more on that later again.

Now coming to the camera of Vivo Y17, at first sight, appears to be the only savior of this phone. Remember, ‘appears to be’, The rear camera gets a tri-camera treatment here with a primary 13MP F2.2 shooter. This is accompanied by an 8MP F2.2 Super wide angle and a 2MP F2.4 depth sensor. The selfie shooter is a 20MP F2.0 lens.

The primary shooter is average to good at max nothing special. The depth sensor does what depth sensors usually do, separating the background from the foreground to give portrait shots. Colors definitely look slightly washed and images will come out soft. Night time though it is simply a bad performer.

What truly is good is that Super wide-angle lens which gives a total of a 120-degree field of view. When this lens is used for the right scene it's truly amazing. The perspective that you can achieve from this lens if second to none in this category apart from one contender that simply thrashes the Y17 in all departments. Read till the end to find out which phone is it.

The selfie camera, on the other hand, is pretty good at 20MP captures plenty of details and host regular parlor tricks like Beauty mode and portrait shots. Giving the camera a prospective rating, it is a C Plus to a B minus at max.

We finally come to the department that runs all the show in on any phone. The processor and the software accompanying it.

Vivo Y17 comes in the form of the Helio P35 from MediaTek.  The P35 is an Octa-core A-53 core processor that is built on the 12nm processor clocked at 2.3GHz. The P35 is slightly better than the Snapdragon 636 in both CPU an GPU, but only slightly. However, is completely thrashed by the Snapdragon 660. Anyway, the Vivo Y17  scores around 86000 on AnTuTu. The poor choice of Processor considering the price point goes with an even weird and poorer choice of memory. The Y17 comes at 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This is the only choice available and is similar to what was seen on the Huawei P30 Lite.

Day to day task should be good. The only time you will find any sort of lag is while playing heavy games and multi-tasking. Even if Vivo says that the phone comes with ‘Ultra game mode’, there is only so much software can do with the limited hardware. The GPU is in the form of PowerVR GE8320 and this is not a very powerful GPU either. So, yes irrespective of what Vivo says games will only be playable at medium settings.

The software is again a letdown as is Vivo’s proprietary FuntouchOS 9 atop Android 9. The UI is overloaded with things and it basically tries to be the lovechild child of Android and iOS. What we mean by this is that the design cues have lots of things that are just copy pasted from iOS and this simply does not make sense. Stock android lovers this is not a cup of tea for you.

 All in all, the performance department is a complete let down in our opinion considering the price point of under 20000.

Now, we would not have hit the Y17 so hard. Yes, people can live without a type C port. Yes, people can live with an HD+ display. And Yes, people can live with the Helio P35. All of this could be yes if we were living in 2017 and the phone would have costed 13K.

Sadly, this is 2019 and the phone with the weird memory option of 4/128 GB comes in at a whopping rupees 17990. At that price, it is simply unforgivable. At that price, you can buy either of the top line models of the Redmi note 7 pro or the Realme 3 pro. Both are great value for money and both are better phones than the Y17 in all aspects.

Now, remember in the camera department we told you about a phone that is a direct competition to the Y17? Well, that’s non-other than the A50 from Samsung. Better optics, Better FHD+ AMOLED display, Better processor, check. The list goes on and on.

What we are trying to say is that if you are considering to buy this phone our suggestion would be that your money will most definitely be spent elsewhere. This is a phone that we personally would have skipped because the only good thing it offers is a big battery life and good internal storage.

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2. Realme 3 Pro

Realme 3 Pro is one of the great camera phones under 20000

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.3 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 5MP
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 4045mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Carbon Grey, Nitro Blue Colors

Best Price ₹13999



Brief Review:

The Redmi Note series has always been the midrange budget smartphone killer pretty much forever. Companies like Samsung and Realme are trying hard to beat Redmi at their own game. Samsung M20 and Realme 2 Pro have clocked good sales numbers in last few months and Realme has now launched the successor of Realme 2 Pro: Realme 3 Pro. The phone comes with the powerful midrange Snapdragon 710 processor, 16MP flagship camera sensor, big battery, and VOOC fast charging. Let's dive into the details of what Realme 3 Pro offers and should you buy it?

2019 is the year of surprise, especially for budget smartphones. Till date, the only phones that were a glass and glass design were flagship phones. Redmi changed this by using Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and 5 on the back this year. Realme 3 Pro also comes with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front reflective gradient design on the back which looks gorgeous. The power button is on the right, volume rockers on the left with a dual sim and MicroSD slot. Finally, the headphone jack, primary microphone, micro USB port sadly and the speaker grill reside at the bottom. There is a fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone slightly above the mid-section of the phone for biometric authentication. All in all, Realme has completely nailed it with the design language the only gripe is the presence of a MicroUSB port instead of a Type C one. But the port is all not that bad as it comes with a feature to make up for its Type C absence will get on that later on in the battery section.

We have said this once and we’ll say it again that the display of any smartphone is the prime user interface. Thankfully Realme 3 pro come with a great display. With a 90.8% screen to body ratio and a huge 6.3-inch dew-drop notch LCD display topping at FHD+ 2340x1080 pixels making it a great media consumption device. Not only this but the display also gets pretty bright at a peak of 400 nits while some of the competition reaches only about 350 nits. Colors are natural and vivid Realme has done a pretty good job this time around. 

Now, battery life is probably the 2nd most important feature on this phone. The first being the processor, more on that later. This is because Realme has packed a massive 4045 mAh battery which will easily give you a one plus day of backup. Not only did Realme stop here but also enabled it with their trademark VOOC charge 3.0. what does that mean now? Well in plain terms VOOC 3.0 output 5V at 4A delivering a massive 20W of charge. This coupled with the AI capabilities of the phone tops up the Realme 3 pro up to 50% on just 30 minutes. The lack of the Type C port is thus somewhat made up with this. The better new the VOOC charger comes bundled in the box. Good job Realme, please keep this up in the future too.

Realme has really learned from the mistakes of its past with the camera department that is from the Realme 3. This time around they focused on giving users not only better camera sensors but also software gimmicks that are actually useful. The rear cameras are a marriage of a 16MP F1.7 IMX519 primary shooter from Sony coupled with a 5MP F2.4 depth shooter. The interesting thing about this camera is that OnePlus 6T is also using the same 16MP camera sensor. This results in great pictures as the primary lens use pixel binning technology giving the users massive 1.22-micrometer large pixels. Users can now shoot 64MP UHD photos with the help of this. Pictures taken from the rear camera definitely come out clear and vivid. The low aperture of F1.7 also allows for better low light shooting too. The front camera is no slouch either. It’s a 25MP F2.0 shooter and it does its job considering the price range of the phone. Selfies will definitely be detailed and rich due to the higher megapixel count.

Remember when we said that the battery is the 2nd most important feature as the 1st place is taken up by the processor. The Realme 3 pro has the Snapdragon 710 at its heart running the whole show. This is the very first time any phone under the 15K price range has used the 710. The Snapdragon 710 has is an octa-core processor that has 2 A-75’s and 6 A-55’s. Running at 2.2 GHz and based on the 10nm architecture this is not only a powerful processor but also a power efficient one. Realme has even gone ahead and optimized the Realme 3 pro for games like PUBG, Rules of Survival and Asphalt 9. This is done by taking advantage of the very powerful GPU the Adreno 616 that lies embedded in the 710. Day to day task is a breeze and games can be played at the highest settings to. This is also partially due to the use of Hyperboost 2.0 which color OS brings to the table which optimizes game stability by 38%. This smartphone scores around 150000 on the AnTuTu benchmark.

Staying on software fronts of performance Realme 3 pro comes with Android 9 Pie on top of ColorOS 6.0. Now color OS is definitely not the best custom OS for phones out there. There are too many animations that clutter on the performance of the Snapdragon 710. Maybe when in the future of at all if ColorOS 7 is able to streamline animations the full potential of the 710 is released.

Overall the phone is quite zippy due to the higher clock speed of the 710 and the presence of a monster GPU in the form of the Adreno 616. All in all, this is definitely a great daily driver material and a good gaming phone as well.

Now to sum things up there are only a few points to be bough to the limelight. The package that Realme has provided here is simply mind-blowing especially for the price that the phone is being offered for. The 4GB 64GB variant of the phone comes for Rs.13999 while the 6GB 64GB is priced at 15999 and the 6GB.128 variant comes for Rs 16999. The only eyesore feature would probably be the use of a micro USB port instead of a Type C one. However, it makes up with the inclusion of VOOC fast charging. But considering the fact, the amount of tech Realme has packed this actually in a really long time gives the Redmi Note especially the Note 7 Pro a huge run for its money. Realme 3 Pro does not have an IP rating which is something no one can expect from a phone under 15000 but the phone is splash proof. Realme 3 Pro is a solid performer and deserves a spot on our list of best camera phones under 15k.

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3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the great camera phones under 20000

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.3 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 48MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Space Black, Neptune Blue, Nebula Red Colors

Best Price ₹13999



Brief Review:

Redmi smartphones have been feeling the competitive pressure from the likes of Realme 2 Pro, Samsung M series. Redmi Note 6 Pro did not see much updates apart from camera and got a subdued response, not something Xiaomi is used to. Here we go through the Redmi Note 7 Pro and bring out its top features, specifications and the pricing. With Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi looks to again outdo the market and put themselves ahead to reclaim the top tag.

Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a 6.3 inch IPS display with a Full HD plus resolution. There is a dot notch on the top which holds the selfie camera and the phone has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display looks perfectly bright and has punchier colors. It is not an AMOLED display but of great standard that your experience will not fall short while watching movies or playing games. The back of the phone is built of glass and has a gradient color look which we have seen in the phones from Honor similar to the Honor 10 Lite. It is the first time Redmi has introduced glass back in the budget segment phones. Previous Redmi Note series phones were not used to focus on looks but with Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi has also looked to strengthen this area as well.

The phone comes with the Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back and the build quality is very strong. Xiaomi has been teasing the phone in many of its videos for durability. The phone has decent build quality but not the best as it failed in the bend test. There is a transparent case bundled in the box so you can use it to further add protection to it.

For the processor, Xiaomi has finally decided to move ahead from the Snapdragon 636 for which they were heavily trolled on the social media. The Redmi Note 7 Pro features the Snapdragon 675 processor and works very smooth. On the AnTuTu benchmark, Note 7 scores every massive 1,80,808 point which is the best score for a phone at this price. Redmi Note 7 Pro has been launched in 2 variants, 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage and 6 GB with 128 GB storage. There is a hybrid sim slot to use it as a dual sim phone or expand the storage up to 256 GB, something which Xiaomi might want to update in future phones by bringing a dedicated storage space with dual sim support.

Performance wise, the phone works like a charm and we did not find any lag or heating issues even with extended usage. Redmi has been marketing the phone with the keyword “Next level” and we feel the phone truly delivers on the expectation. It supports true multitasking and we opened multiple apps and games and the phone responded quickly. Snapdragon 675 in a smartphone under 15000 certainly raises the expectations of the next smartphones in 2019.

Now coming to the most awaited part of this the Note 7 Pro review, a feature where no other company has even reached close by to what Xiaomi offers, the Camera. Here Note 7 Pro has a dual rear camera with 48 MP f/1.8 Sony IMX 586 sensor and a 5 MP f/2.4 secondary sensor. We found the camera shots were full of details and the color accuracy and saturation were spot on. The close-up shots retain a good level of sharpness which looks natural and soothing to eyes. 

The portrait shots work well and are able to perfectly blur the background in most of the scenario to pop out the subject but there were some scenarios where some objects did not get blur. These small improvements can be made anytime with the software upgrades as the portrait works fine in most of the shots. The 48 MP sensor is a true 48 MP and images look same crisp and do not lose the shine at every point of zoom in. It is highest ever sensor seen in a smartphone. Here each image comes to be in GB size and to avoid the memory being filled quickly, Redmi has introduced the 48 MP option in the Pro mode, while the normal mode would click images in 12 MP. You can easily switch to 48MP from the camera app options.

Note 7 Pro also introduces a Night Mode for low light images. We observed that this mode does a decent job by clicking a near to accurate pictures. The shots had very limited noise and the lampshades, the sky seems to be captured properly with proper details of the surrounding. Certainly, with Note 7 Pro, Redmi has once again taken the competition to the next level. The camera also supports HDR, short video, AI features and filters as part of other features of the camera and all of them to deliver on the expectations. 

For the selfie shots, Note 7 Pro has a 13 MP sensor and supports HDR and AI mode. The selfie images are crisp, beautiful with a good level of details. The portrait shots also blur decently well. Overall, the selfie camera has a lower Megapixel sensor from the Redmi Note 6 Pro 20 MP but the performance is slightly better. Overall the camera quality is top notch and one of the main highlights of this Redmi Note 7 Pro.

From the software perspective, the phone runs on MIUI 10 which is based on the Android Pie and brings in a lot of useful software features but the MIUI bloatware somewhat kills the fun. Depending on how used to you are to the MI apps and bloatware, you may feel comfortable with the software.

The battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh which easily lasts for more than a day in medium usage and at least a day with heavy usage. Though the battery capacity remains the same, the phone weight has gone a little up to 186 grams. On the other hand, Redmi has also taken the fight to next level by introducing a Type C port for charging which the industry experts have been waiting for a long time. The phone supports fast charging but the bundled charger is a 10 W charger so you will have to buy a fast charger to use the quick charge support

Redmi has kept the 3.5 mm headphone jack alive, there is also an IR blaster available to use your phone as a remote for home appliances. There is a notification LED available at the bottom. There is no IP rating as such but Redmi claims that the phone is splash proof but we have not tested it yet. For unlocking, this phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back and also supports face unlocking using the front camera and both the method work super fast and accurate.

Coming to the pricing, Redmi variants look to keep the whole budget segment engaged and happy. The 4GB-64GB variants costs Rs 13,999, 6GB-128GB costs 16,999 . Depending on your usage and budget, you can look to choose any of the above variants.

Overall the smartphone does a great job and we can say excellent given the price range of around 15000. The looks are gorgeous, the processor sees a decent upside and the camera performance is of another level. Introduction of Type C and fast charging are like icing on the cake.

Xiaomi is currently fully focused to get the Redmi Note 7 Pro rolling well and with such powerful specifications and features, we are sure Redmi is going to get a good reward from its user base. First half of 2019 in seeing smartphone launch like Redmi Note 7 Pro which would set the tone for the second half.

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4. Samsung M30

Samsung M30 is one of the great camera phones under 20000

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.4 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 13MP+5MP+5MP Triple Camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 5000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹14999



Brief Review:

The past half a decade Samsung was mainly popular due to its flagship and midrange smartphones. They did try out the J series of smartphones but it was subdued by the Chinese contenders. Mainly Xiaomi. However, it surprised everybody when it announced the M series of smartphones. For the very first time, the Redmi series by Xiaomi is getting some good competition from Samsung. After launching M10 and M20. It's time for the next phone in this series.

Today, we would be checking out the top features and specification of the much-awaited Samsung M30. Read on to find out if the M30 possess a tough completion to the offerings made by its competitor or is it just another smartphone trying to enter the midrange race.

Let's first talk about the brain of this phone which is based on the 14nm process and is the in-house produced Exynos 7904 SoC. The 7904 lies between the Snapdragon 636 and the Snapdragon 660 in performance which is a good thing considering its price point. There are 2 Cortex-A73 cores running at 1.8 GHz and 6 Cortex-A53 running at 1.6 GHz to provide you with zippy performance. While the Mali-G71 MP2 GPU handles the graphics.  Thus, decent performance can be expected from this chip. Now, when we come to budget phones, we often either see 2 sim card slots and no memory card slot or the notorious Hybrid card slot. However, the M30, unlike its competition, provides 2 sim card slot and a separate memory card slot.

The M30 brings with itself a triple-camera setup of 13MP+5MP+5MP. It has 1 primary sensor at 13MP at F1.9 for those crispy shots. It has a 5MP F2.2 depth sensor for Live Focus, which basically is Samsung’s fancy way of saying portrait shots. The 3rd camera is a 5MP ultra-wide lens. It also houses a 16MP selfie camera upfront in that tiny Infinity U notch for the selfie lovers. Now you might be thinking that the primary and the wide-angle lens is the same as the M20. Then what’s the difference? It’s only the depth sensors that’s an addition, right? Well, that’s not really the case. It’s true that both the phones have a similar primary sensor at 13MP but that about where the similarities end. The 5MP ultra-wide used on the M30 is actually a 123-degree wide angle lens Vs the 120 degrees in the M20. The overall output of the lenses on the M30 in one word is ‘great’.

The M30 comes with a monstrous 5000mAh battery. Couple that to a 15W fast charging power adapter which comes bundled in the box over type C port and you’ve got a battery champ for your phone. The huge battery comes with a 23 hours video playback, 31 hours off talk time and 105 hours of music playback. Now those great specs mean nothing if you don’t have a good display to display it on.

Well, when it comes to the display the M30 is no slouch either. Supporting a massive 90 % + 19.5:9 screen to body ratio it comes at 6.4 inches. Not only is the screen big but it's beautiful too as it’s the super AMOLED FHD+ Infinity U panel variant of Samsung’s in-house creation. This is a major upgrade from the M20 which only support an LCD panel. What does that mean? This simply converts to deep blacks and punchy colors and great with great clarity. It also has the always on display feature which is a feature seen only on its expensive handsets.

The Display is also Widevine L1 certified which means that it can easily play videos from amazon prime and Netflix. Coming to port it has the single speaker, microphone, USB type C port and a headphone jack to the bottom. With the power and volume buttons on the right and the Sim and memory card slot to the left. With the 2nd microphone on top.

So, we think of price as one of the Pros. Funny right? That is because this in a way actually is a feature considering the price that this phone being offered for. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage come at rupees 14990 while the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant come at just 17990. When you consider the amount of tech and especially that super AMOLED display you get, the price tag truly becomes a feature.

As we all know that not every gadget can have everything great in it. But the M30 checks a lot of things correct. The Exynos 7904 does not support Bluetooth 5.0. This is a major drawback with the high transfer speed that Bluetooth 5.0 the M30 is limited to only Bluetooth 4.2.

The reason why we see the following things as drawbacks or cons is due to the existence of the Xiaomi Redmi note 7 pro. At almost the same price the M30 simply cannot keep up with the Snapdragon 675 on the Redmi Note 7 Pro. And the other nitpick would be the build and design of the M30 which is a complete glossy plastic build. Vs the glass sandwich design on the Redmi note 7 Pro.

One of the biggest bummers that the M30 brings along is by not adding an ambient light sensor. The auto brightness is completely handled by the front-facing camera. We are not trying to compare the M30 to the Note 7 Pro. It’s just this that the Note 7 Pro happens to exists at the same price point.

Apart from this the M30 is a solid phone and provides great value for money. If you are a Samsung fan and are looking for a phone under 15000 then M30 is the best you can get.

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5. Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50 is one of the great camera phones under 20000

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 6.4 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 25MP + 5MP + 5MP Triple rear camera
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹19990



Brief Review:

Samsung Galaxy A50 comes with a beautiful 6.4-inch Full HD+ super AMOLED display which is a treat to eyes. Beginning with the design we have a beautiful looking Gradient color back which looks like glass but has a plastic build. Even with that, the phone feels solid and has a good build quality. The front has an Infinity U display that is the notch and the bottom side has thin bezels and the phone overall looks great with a perfect display.

Samsung has been facing stiff competition and its latest A series and M series are here to fight back. Coming to the processor of the Samsung Galaxy A50, you get the in-house Exynos 9610 which is an extremely powerful processor. Build on the 10nm manufacturing process the Exynos 9610 has 4 performance A-73 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz.  and 4 power efficient A-53 cores clocked at 16 GHz. This processor in one word ‘delivers’ as it rivals the Snapdragon 675. Not only this is it is to be noted that the 675 is based on the 11nm process which clearly means that the 9610 is better at batter management and its efficiency. 

Samsung Galaxy A50 scores a massive 1,46,355 which is a good score for a priced between 15000 to 20000. Poco F1 is one of the phones which comes with better AnTuTu in this price range. In terms of performance, you will not face any issue in multitasking or playing high graphics game.

Coming to the camera quality, Samsung already puts lots of effort and brilliance to the camera and this Galaxy A50 has three cameras on the back come in the form of a main 25MP F1.7 shooter, an 8MP F2.2 Ultra wide sensor and finally, a 5MP sensor for features like lives focus. There is also a whopping 25 MP F2.0 sensor in the front for the selfie lovers. All in all, a set of these good sensors for an under the 25K mark let alone under the 20k mark. The camera can also utilize the ultra-wide lens to shoot wide angle videos too. It can also shoot slow-mo videos at 480 frames per second compared to the 120 frames per second offered by the previous generation all thanks to its mighty processor.

Overall the camera pictures come with good quality and details. The images are sharp and crisp with good low light performance. It is one of the best camera quality in this price point and you will never be disappointed with the perfect images this A50 captures.

The software has also seen a lot of improvements as Samsung has introduced new One UI which is based on top of Android Pie and has less bloatware, cleaner and easy to use interface. Sticking to the battery front the A50 brings with itself a 4000 mAh battery and combining it to the Exynos 9610 we get a great battery life of more than a day. There is a 15W fast charger bundle in the box which is another positive point of this smartphone.

Galaxy A50 support face unlocking and an in display fingerprint sensor and both are accurate. The fingerprint takes about 0.4 to 0.5 seconds which we believe will improve with time with software upgrades. Oppo K1 is another phone under 20k that offers in display sensor.

The galaxy A50 comes in 2 variants 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for rupees 19990, and 6GB RAM and 64GB storage for rupees 22990. Based on your budget and requirements you can choose the best variant for you. It is to be noted again that both the phones come with 2 sim card slots with 4G enabled on both the sims and a dedicated memory card slot expandable up to 512GB. Though there is no official confirmation however this article from GSMArena claims that the Samsung Galaxy A50 comes with an IP68 rating so it is water and dust proof.

So, to conclude, honestly, we think that the A50 is a way better bang for the buck and is a much-improved phone setting it apart from the M series. In the A50, there is a small compromise of the plastic build otherwise the phone is a complete practical device with a great camera and processor. The fast charging and in display sensor adds to the good value for money this phone offers. Galaxy A50 which is basically the example of an ideal budget segment flagship.

 

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6. Oppo K1

Oppo K1 is one of the great camera phones under 20000

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.4 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 3500mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹14990



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Oppo K1 is Oppo's first smartphone in 2019 and it comes with plenty of features and at a surprising price point. With this pricing, it goes head to head with value for money brands like Redmi, Realme, Asus etc. So how is Oppo K1? Should you buy it? Find out in our brief review below.

Oppo K1 is a midrange smartphone and is priced in the 15000 to 20000 price segment. It comes with a reflective gradient back design where you will see shades of blue and purple as you come from top to bottom. The design is flashy so some people are going to love it and some will hate it. If you don't like it, there is a simple black color variant for you. 

On the front, we have a large 6.41 inch AMOLED display panel of 1080p Full HD+ resolution. AMOLED panels are something that we don't see in this price segment. The display panel is gorgeous with sharp colors and good viewing angles. The notch design is dewdrop and the bezels are thin all around which means the screen to body ratio is over 90%. Oppo has used an AMOLED panel to place a fingerprint sensor below the display. This in-display fingerprint sensor is also a first in this price segment. Before this, we saw it on Vivo V11 Pro which was priced around 25000 in India.

To run the apps and games, we get Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The storage is expandable up to 256GB via the MicroSD card slot in the triple slot sim tray. The performance of the device is good and it can handle a lot of apps and games without any lag. The UI is a bit clunky though and there is a lot of bloatware which is not surprising because the phone runs on Oppo's ColorOS. Still, the overall experience is good.

There is a 3500 mAh battery inside the phone. Color OS is well optimized and doesn't drain the battery at all. You can expect battery backup of 1.5 days with normal use. The charger is usual 5V 2Amps and will charge the phone fully in around 2 hours 15 minutes. The charging port is still MicroUSB. It would have been great if Oppo has provided a USB Type C port here. 

For taking pictures, Oppo has provided a powerful set of cameras here. The rear setup is 16MP+2MP dual where 2MP is the depth sensor. The 16MP sensor has an aperture of f/1.7 which helps in getting more light in low-light conditions. The camera uses AI to detect various scenes and optimize the settings. Beauty mode and stickers are also available if you like to use those. The front camera is a 25MP sensor and takes beautiful selfies in almost all kinds of conditions. The pictures look good with plenty of details. Background blue in portrait shots also looks natural. 

Overall, Oppo K1 is a feature packed phone at an excellent price. AMOLED display, In-display fingerprint, powerful processor, good battery, good camera performance makes it one of the best phone under 15000 to 20000 segment. Other options in this range include Mi A2, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Moto One Power, and Nokia 6.1 Plus.

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7. Honor 10 Lite 6GB

Honor 10 Lite 6GB is one of the great camera phones under 20000

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 6.21 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 13MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • 3400mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Sky Blue Colors

Best Price ₹15999



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Honor 10 Lite comes as a successor for the Honor 9 Lite which saw a great response from users in 2018. 10 Lite comes with major upgrades in the processor and looks domain and is the first phone from Honor in 2019.

Talking about the looks, this phone is an absolute killer which comes with the 6.21-inch long display having Full HD Plus resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The back of the phone is built of plastic and gives nice reflections and design pattern due to the glossy finish. Surely, It attracts some fingerprint smudges but those are visible only at some point and with a TPU case you can keep the looks intact with no smudges. The top side of the phone has sim slots and secondary microphone and the bottom houses a micro USB port for charging, speaker output, 3.5mm headphone jack, and primary noise cancellation microphone.

On the design side given the pricing, the phones gets a 9 on 10.

The waterdrop notch adds to the look and holds the front camera but if you do not like it then it can be removed from the settings. The display has a 91% screen to body ratio and with Full HD Plus resolution and offers good brightness levels and punchier colors. Playing games or watching videos on the phone will be entertaining as the color reproduction is perfect.

For the performance, Honor has used the latest Kirin 710 processor. It is an octa-core chipset with four Arm Cortex A53 cores (for day to day applications) and four Arm Cortex A73 cores (primarily to boost clock speed in graphics intensive gaming sessions). There is a 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal memory to support the multitasking and storage requirement. However, you get a hybrid sim slot so you can either use it as dual sim or expand the memory and use in a single sim configuration. There is also a 6GB/64GB variant but that costs around 18k (4K more than the 4GB/64 GB variant) which we feel offers less value for money until you have a high multitasking requirement. 

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Honor 10 lite scores around 1,38,500 on the AnTuTu Benchmark which indicates powerful multitasking capability as was reflected in our review tests. We did not face any lag during our testing and the gaming performance was also spot on with no heating or latency issues with even the high-end games.

Now coming to one of the Honor stand out the domain, the camera performance. The rear camera comes with a dual rear sensor setup having a primary 13MP sensor (f/1.8 aperture) and a dedicated 2 MP depth sensor for the portrait shots. The photos come out with pleasant color and as usual, the Honor camera apps offer some extraordinary app features and AI support which enhances the color and contrast. In the daylight shots, the photos were clean and looked appealing because of the sharpness and quality.  For the portrait shots, the edge detection worked fine and the image captures a lot of details. Honor has also added a lighting effect feature for the portrait shots.

For the selfie shots, Honor 10 lite has a 24MP Sony IMX 576 sensor with different scene recognition. Overall image look crisp but the colors were sometimes a bit out of touch but with AI enabled, the camera does a better job.  In low light, the camera does a decent job but there was noticeable noise. Also, there is no stabilization available for the video.

For the software, this phone comes with Emotion UI (EMUI 9) which is built over the latest version of Android, Android Pie (9.0). The UI has some bloatware but comes with some features that can be really helpful. Other features like Party mode is available on Honor Lite 10, using which you can connect with multiple Honor phones nearby to play the same song creating a party like atmosphere. 

To get the phone to unlock, Honor has provided both fingerprint and face unlocking mechanism. Both methods are extremely responsive and accurate. The phone weighs around 160 gm and has a battery of 3400 mAh capacity. It can provide a backup of around 1 day and less if you are a heavy user.

Honor should have looked to give at least a battery capacity of 4000 mAh given the increasing use of the phone. There is a micro USB port to charge the phone. You get a standard 10W charger bundled in the box which charges the complete phone in around 2 hours as the phone does not support fast charging. Also, you do not get any IP rating or certification with this phone, so dust particles or water can harm the phone. The audio output is loud enough with decent sound quality but not something extraordinary compared to other phones in 10000 to 15000 price segment.

Overall, Honor 10 Lite is a lighter version of the Honor 10 and comes with pretty attractive design, powerful chipset, and a decent camera.

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8. Honor 8X

Honor 8X is one of the great camera phones under 20000

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 6.5 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 20MP+2MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3750mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Blue, Black Colors

Best Price ₹13999



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Honor 8X is the successor of Honor 7X which was launched in the first quarter of 2018. 7X was a big upgrade over the 6X and now 8X is a big upgrade over 7X. We are really impressed with what Honor has done here. Let's take a look at the brief review of Honor 8X.

First, let's talk about the design. The Honor 8X looks stunning. The phone redefines the midrange segment. The only phone which comes close to Honor 8X in looks is the Nokia 6.1 Plus. Honor 8X has a glass sandwich design. On the front, we have a large 6.5-inch display with very thin bezels. Even the chin at the bottom is one of thinnest we have seen on Android devices. The screen to body ratio is over 91% which is excellent. The back of the phone is also covered with glass has a beautiful reflective design with 2 colors. We love how the phone looks.

The 6.5-inch display is an IPS LCD notch display with a resolution of Full HD+. The display is very sharp with great colors, good saturation, and contrast. It is one of the best displays available in this segment. Looks wise, Honor 8X is the best phone available under Rs. 15000 as of October 2018.

Honor 8X is powered by the Hisilicon Kirin 710 which is the latest mid-range chip from Huawei. Kirin 710 is built on 12nm process and offers great performance and power efficiency as well. It has 4 Cortex A53 core and 4 Cortex A73 cores. Performance wise the Kirin 710 chipset is similar to Snapdragon 660 in performance. It scores around 135000 on Antutu benchmarks. With Kirin 710, Honor 8X comes with 4GB to 6GB RAM and 64GB to 128GB storage. The lowest variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and even that variant handles multitasking and gaming with ease. Normal day to day usage on 8X is a breeze with no lag. Heavy games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 also run fine. If your usage is very heavy and involves switching between multiple heavy apps/games then going for the 6GB 128GB variant would be a good option. 

Inside the Honor 8X, we get a 3750 mAh battery which is decent considering the large display size. The battery backup is decent and the phone would easily last for a day with medium use. With light usage, you might get a backup of around 1.5 days. The phone comes with a 10W 5V 2A charger in the box. Honor says it has fast charging but the charging time is around 2 hours for 0 to 100% which is very normal for a device with 3750mAh battery. The port is still MicroUSB. We think Honor should now move to USB Type C ports.

On the camera side, we have a lot of AI stuff going on. Honor has provided a dual 20MP+2MP dual camera on the back. The 20MP is a f/1.8 color sensor and the 2MP is a depth sensor for portrait shots. On the front, we have a 16MP single sensor. Honor is using AI for a lot of stuff. It can adjust settings depending on scene recognition. The AI also helps in improving the quality of low light pictures. The overall performance of the camera is good. Pictures taken in day light looks excellent. The color accuracy is not great and we hope that gets fixed via a software update. The portrait shots also look good with proper edge detection and natural looking bokeh in the background. The video recording also supports slow motion up to 480 fps which is something we don't see on midrange phones.

Honor 8X runs on Honor's EMUI 8.2 which is a skin based on Android Oreo 8.1. EMUI has some bloatware installed and doesn't have a clean look like stock Android but you can always install Nova launcher on it so it is not an issue. EMUI has useful features like dual apps using which you can have 2 WhatsApp on the same phone. EMUI is very stable and doesn't have any irritating bugs. The phone runs smoothly and you won't face any lags.

Honor 8X doesn't have any IP waterproofing certification so keep it away from water and dust. The phone is very slippery because of the glass back so covering it with a nice case would be a good choice. There is a dedicated MicroSD Card available using which you can increase the storage by up to 128GB. Dual VOLTE is also available which is great if you want to use 2 Jio sims at once.

The Honor 8X comes in 3 variants: 4-64GB is priced at 14999, 6-64GB is priced at 16999 and 6-128GB is priced at 18999. The lowest 4-64GB variant provides good performance and excellent value for money so if your usage is not very heavy, go for the lowest variant. The phone comes in 2 colors: Blue and Black. If you need something cool and flashy then go with the Blue color option.

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9. Xiaomi Poco F1

Xiaomi Poco F1 is one of the great camera phones under 20000

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.18 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Graphite Black, Steel Blue Colors

Best Price ₹19999



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Pocophone is a sub-brand of Xiaomi like Realme is of Oppo and Pocophone or known as Poco has launched its first smartphone in India on 22nd August 2018. Pocophone has left everyone amazed with a very aggressive pricing despite being powered by the top shot Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which we saw in the OnePlus 6 and the Zenfone 5ZPoco F1 comes with a notch display, a powerful battery, a good to go camera and everything that a user looking to spend 25k would look for. It smashes all the record of the value for money score and here in this review, we discuss the specifications, features and every detail on the Poco F1, which you as a prospective buyer would look for.

Poco F1 comes with a 6.18 inch Full HD plus display having a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. The display has a notch design which is slightly big and holds the front camera and the IR sensor. The software gives you the option to disable the notch if you do not like it and use the phone like a bezel-less display phone. The screen is of IPS LCD type and is of good quality with perfect brightness and no issues could be observed even using it in the direct sunlight with auto brightness. The one thing which we found a little weird are the thin bezels even above the notch which does affect its looks and design. 

On the build quality side, the Poco Phone comes with a polycarbonate body which is a small compromise comparing the beautiful and gorgeous glass design pattern which we see in the phones today. That does not mean the phone ranks poor on the build quality, overall it is good with metal in between back and front and is decent at the price point considering what all it offers as discussed below. The 8GB 256 GB variant comes in a Kevlar back material which is textured and looks better with a better build quality and is priced at 29k. You can take a look at the Kevlar variant here. The Pocophone is not a fingerprint magnet and there are no smudges as we see on the smartphones with glass designs. Also, there is a translucent case bundled in the box.

Coming to the highlight of this Poco F1, The Performance, and here everyone has their jaw dropped as we witness the all-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which till date was only seen in the budget flagship and the flagship smartphone. The Snapdragon 845 in a budget smartphone at 21k is totally insane and has put a big question in front of other manufacturers to think of what should they introduce next. Snapdragon 845 needs no introduction as it was seen in the OnePlus 6 and the Zenfone 5Z. It is an octa-core processor comprising of 4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver along with Adreno 630 GPU. The Poco F1 also witnesses the LiquidCool Technology, which keeps the CPU temperature maintained that allows the Snapdragon 845 to perform to its full capacity when you are gaming in the super heavy mode.

The phone comes with a 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256 GB with the hybrid micro SD card slot. Without any iota of doubt, the performance is mind-blowing and the RAM management is amazing, the multitasking is super smooth, the gaming performance is brilliant and we did not find even a small hiccup in our usage. The Poco F1 scores a massive 285302 on the Antutu Benchmark shattering any record that existed for a smartphone priced around 20000. On the GeekBench, the Poco F1 scores, 2467 on the Single Core and 9081 on the multi-core, and we would ask you, what else would you get for only Rs 20000. Full marks on the performance to the master of speed, Poco F1.

On the next important aspect of the Poco F1, the camera. Here we get a dual read camera placed vertically in the middle of the phone with 12MP Sony IMX363 + 5MP Samsung, f/1.75 sensors and dual LED flash. The colours in the photo look rich and the shots are pretty much detailed. The images are sharp and you are going to love it for 21000 bucks. Frankly speaking, the camera is not as great as the OnePlus 6 priced at 35000 but gives a tough competition to it.  There is support for 4K videos but the Poco F1 only supports Electronic Image stabilization (EIS) and does not support Optical Image stabilization (OIS). In the portrait mode, the edge detection in bang on and we could see even the hairline edges are very well aligned. There are some AI optimizations in the colours using the object detection. The low light shots are also very bright and contain very less noise, OnePlus 6 is better but only by a tad margin as it captures more light and has slightly better low light images. Also, OnePlus 6 has better image stabilization because of the presence of OIS and the difference could be seen in the videos recorded at 4K resolution of Poco F1 and OnePlus 6.

The front camera comes with a 20 MP sensor and it also supports the portrait mode. The shots are full of details and you might even look better than what you look in the real life. At the pricing of 21k, we are in love with what the camera has to offer. A budget flagship capability in a budget pricing in what Poco offers. The camera configuration, is similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro and people had questions that if the camera performance in any better? So here, we do not think we should compare, because the camera image quality on the Poco F1 is far better and class apart than the Note 5 Pro which is also directed by a far better image signal processor in the Snapdragon 845.  Poco F1 has the best ever camera seen in any phone in India for a pricing of 21000.

The PocoPhone F1, runs on MIUI 9.6 with POCO specific optimization and is build over the Android Oreo. Poco has promised an update to the MIUI 10 and also the Android P (Pie). The MIUI has some bloatware but the POCO has enabled the gesture recognition which if enabled on your device removes the three button from the bottom and reads your gesture for all the tasks, something similar to what we saw in the iPhone X.

Poco F1 not just comes with a massive processor but a huge battery life. it features a non-removable 4000 mAh battery and gives a screen on time of around 6.5 to 7 hours and with medium usage, you can easily run with the phone for at least 1.5 days. Fro the heaviest of usage, you may still see a battery backup for a full day, this speaks volume of the optimization that comes with the phone and the efficiency of the Snapdragon 845 processor. The Poco F1 has a USB type C port and supports Quick Charge 3.0(quickly charges up the first 20%) with a fast charger bundled in the box. The total time it takes for the charging is about 100-110 minutes.  Poco F1 is not water or dust resistant and there is no IP rating so keep it protected from any damage.

For the unlocking, Poco F1 comes with a fingerprint sensor just below the rear camera and is super quick. It takes less time than the blink of the eye. For the face unlocking, which is also very accurate and fast comes with an additional feature of IR sensor, which enables you to unlock the phone even in darkness. It has a stereo speaker where the main speaker is located at the bottom and the earpiece is used as the second speaker but you do not get a true stereo speaker like seen in the Zenfone 5z but it is decent enough for the pricing. 

After all this, we can just say that Poco has entered the market with a band and is a total game changer for the industry. Without any doubt, the Poco F1 is the best smartphone under 25000 and we can hear the trumpets of the thumping victory this Poco F1 from Xiaomi is going to blow.

The Poco F1 sale starts from 29th August 2018 and is exclusively available on Flipkart via the flash sale. For the 21k variant, you are going to see huge demand as was for the Note 5 Pro. There is a launch offer with Poco F1 where you can get additional Rs 1000 discount if you pay via HDFC credit and debit card.

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10. OPPO F9 Pro

OPPO F9 Pro is one of the great camera phones under 20000

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.3 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP+2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 3500mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Red, Silver Colors

Best Price ₹17990



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Oppo has launched the Oppo F9 and F9 Pro which are the successors of the last year's Oppo F7. The latest phones have some improvements, we won't call it a big upgrade. The F9 and F9 Pro are exact same phones with only one difference which is the RAM. F9 comes with 4GB RAM and F9 Pro comes with 6GB RAM.

The Oppo F9/F9 Pro comes with a very modern design. Oppo has ditched the rectangular notch which we have been seeing on almost every other smartphone. Oppo has come up with a new notch called as waterdrop notch. The notch is really small and houses the front camera. The bezels are minimal and screen to body ratio is over 90% which is excellent for a phone priced under 20000. 

The display size is 6.3 inches with Full HD Plus resolution and an aspect ratio of around 19.5:9. The display is beautiful with rich colors, good saturation, and contrast. Because of the small notch and thin bezels, watching movies or playing games on this device is a great experience. 

On the back, you will see some 3D effects. Oppo has used 2 colors on the back with diamond cuts which can be seen from an angle. It is a fresh design and you will love it if you are bored of seeing boring plain black or white backs. If you don't like flashy stuff then you might hate the back of Oppo F9. The phone comes in 2 colors: Red and Blue. Blue one is our favorite. 

The thickness is under 8mm and it weighs around 170 grams. You will find it comfortable in hand. One hand usage might not be possible though.

On the back, we have a fingerprint sensor and a dual camera setup. The Oppo F7 came with a single 16MP camera but this time Oppo has added a secondary 2MP depth sensor to help with portrait mode pictures with depth/bokeh effect. The front camera is the same 25MP shooter as we saw on the F7. The camera performance is similar to F7. The outdoor pictures look vibrant with good amount of details. The indoor pictures under low light conditions are not that great and not bad either. Oppo is using AI to enhance the pictures depending on the scene. The selfies look great as well. The phone will beautify your face using AI. If you don't like that, you can turn it off. Overall, it is a good camera phone with shots that are rich, vibrant and well balanced.

Under the hood, Oppo F9 and F9 Pro have a MediaTek Helio P60. Helio P60 is a very capable SoC with 8 cores out of which 4 are high-performance Cortex A73s while the other 4 are high-efficiency Cortex A53s, all clocked at 2.0GHz. For all your gaming needs there’s a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU which also works well. The hardware is powerful and power efficient and you won't face any day while day to day usage or gaming. On Antutu, you can expect a score of around 135000 which is similar to the score of Snapdragon 660. 

The Oppo F9 and F9 Pro pack a 3500mAh battery, which is decent capacity. Thanks to the power efficient SoC, you can expect a day of backup with heavy usage and 1.5 days of backup with low to medium usage. The phone comes with VOOC fast charging which is really fast. You can get 2 hours of talking with 5 minutes of charge. This is crazy quick. Oppo has bundled a 20W Fast charger in the box which is great. 

The Oppo F9 runs on Color OS which is a skin based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Color OS is a heavily customized skin and has a lot of bloatware. If you are someone who likes the look and feel of stock Android then Oppo F9 is not for you. If you absolutely hate the skin and like the phone then installing Nova launcher is a good option.

And to your caution, there’s no IP rating on this one so keep it as far from liquids and dust as possible.

The Oppo F9 is priced at 19990 and the F9 Pro is priced at 23990. We think F9 provides more value for money. The F9 Pro has just 2GB of extra RAM so spending extra 4000 for it doesn't make a lot of sense. 

Oppo F9 is a gorgeous smartphone with latest features at the decent price. Go for it if you need a fresh looking smartphone with good cameras, a powerful processor at around 20k.

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So this was our list of best camera phones under 20000 in India as of July 2019. We hope the list was helpful for our users and you were able to find a new dual camera smartphone according to your usage and budget.

As we said earlier if you are confused then go with our favorite which is Poco F1. It has decent looks, powerful processor, bezel-less notch display, and great camera performance. It will cost you little more than 20000. Here's the link to buy it: Buy Poco F1 from Flipkart.

If you can spend around 25000, then take a look at our list of best phones under 25k.