Diwali is a festival of lights and celebration. It is a perfect time to buy new things or upgrade the older ones. Online Indian e-commerce portals like Flipkart, Amazon etc are offering huge discounts and special offers on several smartphone models. Flipkart is offering 10% instant discount on paying through Axis card whereas Amazon is giving additional 10% off for ICICI card holders or 10% cashback for Citibank card holders along with lucrative exchange offers. Choosing a smartphone can be a challenging task but we have shortlisted below few feature-rich and affordable Android smartphones below Rs 20,000.
1. Xiaomi Mi A2
The Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi has been manufacturing feature-rich and yet affordably priced devices. The company’s latest flagship device Xiaomi Mi A2 is equipped with powerful features like 5.99-inch display, 6GB RAM with 128GB onboard storage, 12MP dual rear camera and 20MP selfie camera to capture picture perfect photos, 3010 mAH battery with quick charging feature and runs on Android One operating system. The massive storage enables the user to store wide range of songs, videos, photos etc. Xiaomi’s Mi A2 will be available at a discounted price of Rs 14,999 (original price Rs 17,499).
2. RealMe 2 Pro
Just like Xiaomi’s Redmi series, Oppo’s budget RealMe series of smartphones is also creating buzz among the prospective smartphone buyers. This Pro version of RealMe 2 comes with few upgrades in terms of design and features. This mid-range phone sports imressive features such as bigger 6.3-inch display, Dual rear camera (16MP+2MP), 16MP front camera, Snapdragon 660 MSM8956 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which makes it best suited for avid gamers, multitasking and multimedia purposes. The camera clicks are great and come out pretty well in all types of light conditions. Its higher variants- 6GB RAM+64GB and 8GB RAM+128GB are priced at Rs 15,990 and Rs 17,990 respectively. This phone is exclusively available on Flipkart along with lucrative offers including extra 10 percent card discount and exchange offers. Overall, it is a great value buy in below 20K price range.
3. Vivo V9 Pro
Vivo V9 Pro sports a sleek design with an impressive 6.3 inches bezel-less Full HD+ display. Being super slim, you can easily carry it single handedly. It features an efficient Qualcomm 660 chipset with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit coupled with 6GB RAM which results in flawless multitasking and lag-free gaming. Ample 64GB onboard storage can store lot of data, videos, photos etc. The user can click great pictures with portrait mode. Priced at Rs 17,999, it is one of the suitable option to opt for.
4. Honor 8X
The recently launched flagship phone by Huawei, Honor 8X comes with powerful configuration including a gigantic 6.5-inch FHD+ display with screen to body ratio of 91 percent, 20MP + 2MP dual primary camera, 16MP secondary camera, company’s own HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB and Mali-T830 MP2 GPU and providing smooth user experience while switching between apps and playing games. Its higher variant priced at Rs 18,999 features 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. Ample storage capacity can be further expanded upto 400GB via a microSD card. It is equipped with “Eye Comfort mode” with reduced blue light radiation soas to minimize eye strain and fatigue. The amazing camera setup will deliver high-quality detailed pictures with accurate color reproduction. In this Diwali sale, the recently launched Honor 8X will be available at Rs 14,999 (Actual price is Rs 17,999). It is a good buy in this price segment if the user is comfortable with such a big size.
5. Samsung Galaxy A8+
This is probably the first Samsung budget smartphone to have bezel-less design with an 18:9 aspect ratio and latest Exynos chipset which is much powerful than the one used in previous Samsung phones. Its 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display is a delight and is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7885 processor coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (expandable upto 256GB). It delivers lag-free performance even while doing heavy multitasking. It captures great images with bokeh effect with its dual front camera (16MP+8MP) and 16MP rear camera with PDAF and LED flash. It boots on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system customised with Samsung’s latest Experience UI and offers uninterrupted working for a day owing to its 3500 mAH battery. The phone will be available at Amazon for Rs 23,990 (MRP is Rs 41,900) along with additional discount of Rs 2000 on exchange.
6. Redmi 6 Pro
The premium variant of Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro is the only budget phone by the company with a notch. Being powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset, it runs Android Oreo operating system. Flaunting a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display, it is equipped with dual 12MP+5MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie shooter so that it can capture quality images and record high-definition videos. It comes in two variants- 3GB RAM+32GB priced at Rs 10,999 and 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant costing Rs 12,999.