Best phones under Rs 20,000 this September 2021: Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Realme 8 Pro among top choices


The sub-Rs 20,000 price category is one that has plenty of best smartphone options for consumers. So, if you're planning to buy a new smartphone, then you are at the right place. Here, we have listed the top smartphones above Rs 15,000


  • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max remains one of the best choices in the sub-Rs 20,000 category.
  • iQOO Z3 and Moto G60 are among  best phone options that can be considered.
Excellent, Realme 8 Pro with its 108-megapixel camera also impresses.
The sub-Rs 20,000 price segment for best smartphones has evolved immensely and has some options to give flagship phones a run for their money. Apart from a massive battery, the best smartphones in this price category come with a decent mid-range processor, a capable camera setup, and an excellent display panel. In addition, the current offerings on the market include features like an in-display fingerprint sensor and 5G supported as well, which are some neat additions.

We have shortlisted the top five bestphones under Rs 20,000 that you can buy right now. Right from the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and Realme 8 Pro that launched in March 2021 to Infinix Note 10 Pro that launched in July 2021. We have covered all possible top choices that you can buy right smartphone now this month. So, without wasting your time, let's jump to our list of best phones under Rs 20,000.

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
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mi [Xiaomi] has lately been increasing the price of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max steadily in India. Xaiomi has now removed the basic 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model from its website. This means that the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is available at Rs 19,999 with the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model, up from the earlier Rs 18,999 with the primary 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The smartphone features  108-megapixel quad camera setup. It is powered by a Snapdragon 732G processor and runs on MIUI 12 based on Android 11. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max features with 6.67-inch Full-HD+ Super AMOLED display and packs with 5020mAh battery.
Our verdict: The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max smartphone is an excellent overall package at this price. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max offers decent performance, display and battery prowess. So, if you're looking for the perfect smartphone under Rs 20,000, then your search should end with the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.

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Realme 8 Pro

The Realme 8 Pro is another decent option under Rs 20,000 in India and packs a 108-megapixel quad camera setup. The Realme 8 Pro comes with a bold design and offers a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display. This smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 720G processor and packs a massive 4500mAh battery with 50W SuperDart charger supporting.

Our verdict: Realme 8 Pro is a fantastic package only if you camera are considering this plan. Otherwise, there are other phones that offer similar performance or even better. The biggest thing that Realme 8 side Pro Xiaomi Redmi goes in to when the price of 17,999 starting at Rs Note 10 makes comparison Pro Max.

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iQOO Z3 comes with a decent interiors, which makes it a good option under Rs 20,000 in India. It comes with 5G support, which is a huge advantage for the consumers and will keep them future ready. It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G processor, 55W flash charge support and 64-megapixel primary rear camera. The handset comes with 120Hz refresh rate for smooth animation. It has a 6.58-inch full-HD + display and is backed by a 4400 mAh battery.

Our Verdict: The iQOO Z3 performed well in our tests, and we liked it for its attractive design. The handset offers optimum performance and excellent battery life. However, a few things don't go in its favour, and they are average camera performance and a display that is not among the best in the price segment. The UI is also loaded with bloatware.

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moto g60

The Moto G60 is one of a handful of handsets under Rs 20,000 that pack a massive 6000mAh battery. Like the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and the Realme 8 Pro, the Moto G60 also packs a 108-megapixel rear camera. It also offers 120Hz refresh rate and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor. The Moto G60 also comes with one of the largest display panels in this price category. It has a 6.8-inch display and comes with a water-repellent design.

Our verdict: The Moto G60 smartphone is a very capable smartphone, at least in terms of its battery backup. The biggest highlight of the Moto G60 is the battery, and if you're someone who needs a phone that offers extended battery backup, then the Motorola handset is for you. The performance is also decent. However, considering the large screen, the handset weighs 225 grams.

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infinix note 10 pro

The Infinix Note 10 Pro is another capable smartphone under Rs 20,000 and it comes with a decent price tag. The original Rs 16,999 model comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which means it offers maximum storage compared to other phones on this list. It has a 6.95-inch full-HD+ punch-hole display with 90Hz refresh rate. Infinix Note 10 Pro is powered by a Helio G95 octa-core processor and packs a 64-megapixel quad camera setup. The handset packs a massive 5000mAh battery power.

Our Verdict: The Infinix Note 10 Pro packs a solid design and a display that almost matches that of a tablet. However, a few things don't go in favor of the Infinix Note 10 Pro, and that includes the camera performance and huge screen size that makes it heavy for everyday use.

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