With the end of 2018 apparently turning out to be a mid-range smartphone launch fortnight considering the fact that multiple smartphones launched during this period of time could create a potential healthy battle in the mid-range handsets segments in India. This could also be a bonanza for enthusiasts of various brands as there are indications that the premium mid-range smartphones segment in India could get a much-needed boost.
Hence, with mid-range smartphones, priced below INR 20000 being the criteria, we attempt to look at some of these handsets that have been giving rival brands a run for their money; thereby leading to prospective buyers making potentially informed decisions. Check out these sub INR 20000 smartphones below:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: USP of this device is its four camera (2 rear plus 2 front) offering, apart from its starting price tag of INR 139990. This handset runs on Google Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system.
Motorola One Power: Motorola One Power features a 5000 mAH battery and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo); that is upgradeable to Android 9.0 (Pie). The smartphone is priced at INR 16000 (online) in India. There are 3 cameras that adorn the handset (16 MP + 5 MP rear; and 12 MP
Nokia 6.1 Plus: The Nokia 6.1 Plus offers dual rear camera s(16 MP + 5MP rear) and 16 MP front camera. Price tag of the Nokia 6.1 Plus is INR 16000.
Oppo F7: USP of the Oppo F7 is its 25 MP front camera (targeted at selfies). Released in 2018, the handset can be bought at a price of INR 19000.
Samsung Galaxy J8: Samsung;’s Galaxy J8 can be purchased for INR 17000. The smartphone captures eyeballs due to its 16 MP and 5 MP main cameras; and 16 MP front snapper.
Vivo V9: Vivo’s V9 can be purchased (online) at INR 18000. Th eV9’s USP is that it offers a 24 MP “selfie camera”; in tandem with dual rear snappers (16 MP and 5 MP respectively).
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: ANother Xiaomi on the list, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is available to buy at INR 15000. USP of this handset is the triple camera (including a 20 MP front camera), the MIUI 10, and the hybrid dual SIM feature (letting you use the slots as either
a dual SIM card slot or a SIM card slot and microSD slot).
Huawei P20 Lite: Huawei’s P20 Lite is priced at INR 20000 as of now; USP of this phone is its 16 MP front camera.
Xiaomi Mi A2: Xiaomi’s mid-range Mi 2 is available at INR 16000. USP of the smartphone is its 20 MP front camera.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: This smartphone is available for purchase at INR 15000 (online). Here, highlight of this device is its 5000 mAh battery.