Best Mobile Phones in India Under 20K

Today buying a mobile phone in India is not easy, we are spoilt with choices. So many brands, so many phones, smartphones, Android, Symbian, Dual core processor, this UI, that UI and what not. Well, if you have decided a budget then I guess you have taken the first correct step. First decide a budget and then look for the best phone in the market in that budget. 
In this post I am going to talk about best smartphones in India in the range of Rs.15,000 to Rs.20,000. Well this is a very common budget of urban India. We have the Android Era going on in India, every top smartphone is an Android smartphone (Sorry Nokia). In this post I have listed my favorite 4 smartphones in India in the range of Rs.20,000. Your views may differ and that is why we have the comments section below the post :) Feel free to express your views.
My List of Best Smartphones in India Under Rs.20,000 (As of 30th September,2011):
1. LG Optimus Black:
LG Optimus Black is the first phone to befeaturing the NOVA display technology, the display is surely one of thebrightest around if not the brightest. The focus of LG Optimus Black isprimarily on all round experiences rather than on raw processing power.  It still features a 1GHz processor and 512MBof RAM which will be more than enough to run any Android app.
KeyFeatures:
The key features of the phone includes a giant4 inch screen with NOVA display and 700 nits of brightness, the capacitive IPSLCD unit is supported by 16M color. A 9mm touch screen bar. Dual brand 3Gsupport. Google Android Froyo which is upgradable to Gingerbread, with GestureUI 2.0 and LG Home launcher 2.0. It Features a 5MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. Face and smile detection and geo-tagging included andHD720p video recording capability at 30fps. There is also a 2MP secondary camerafor video calls. On the connectivity front we have Wi-Fi b/g/n; Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA, Bluetoothv2.1 and USB 2.0. Support for GPS and A-GPS. External memory is expandable upto 32GB. It also supports DIVX/XVID video, Adobe Flash 10.1 and features FMradio with RDS.

Disadvantages:
There are a fewdisadvantages associated with the phone too, the HD video clips plays withdistorted aspect ratio, there is also no dedicated key for camera and the audioquality is also not quiet up to the mark.
Price in India: Rs.18,990. Read More Here


2.
Samsung Galaxy SL i9003

 Samsung Galaxy SL is the successor to the popularGalaxy S. There is no difference in the design of the phones but we do have anew screen, a different battery and a new CPU here. Many other internals havealso been replaced but there is not a lot of difference in the user experience.

KeyFeatures:
Galaxy SL i9003 has a big 4.0 inch Super ClearLCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M color support and TouchWiz UI. It supportsthe Quad- Brand GSM and tri- brand 3G. Has a slim 10.9mm profile. Theprocessing power of Galaxy SL is 1Ghz Cortex A8 CPU, powered by Power VR SGX530GPU on TI-OMP chipset. There is 478MB of RAM to go with it running the Android2.2(Froyo).  The model is available with4GB and 16GB internal memory, the external memory is expandable up to 32GB. Itoffers latest connectivity features with Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g and n support, Bluetoothv3.0 and micro USB connectivity. Galaxy SL also has a 5MP autofocus camera withface, smile and blink detection features and records HD 720p video at30fps.There is also a secondary video call camera. It also support GPS andA-GPS and Adobe Flash player 10.1. The battery capacity is now increased to1650mAH.

Disadvantages:

A few disadvantages associated with the phone includelack of flash and dedicated camera key with the 5MP camera, all plasticbody.  The GPU is less capable to theoriginal Galaxy S. The loudspeaker is feeble and the size and weight of the phoneis also increased.

Price in India: Rs.18,000. Read More Here


3. MotorolaXT 800

We have heard a lot about a smart phone withdual SIM capabilities, have we? Motorola XT 800 is one phone of this kind. Itdoesn’t only support two SIM at a time but also features the GoogleAndroidv2.1. The phone promises to provide high end entertainment on the move.

KeyFeatures:
It features a 5MP camera with excellent videorecording capabilities. It also has decent connectivity features having Wi-Fi,Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and micro USB 2.0. The processing power of the deviceis 550 MHz with 512MB of RAM. It also supports GPS connectivity and 3Gnetworks.
Disadvantages:
The phone lacks an upgrading of the OS, andnot really suited for enterprise usage but still has a very attractive pricefor the features it has.

Price in India:Rs.17,000. Read More Here


4. NokiaE6

Nokia E6 is a business smart phone from Nokiathat also has the privilege to be their first phone running the new AnnaOS.  E6 has a full QWERTY keyboard and atouch screen to go with it. The display is quiet sharp; the pixel density ofthe phone is even higher than that of iPhone’s Retina Eye display. The featuresthat previous E-series models had were becoming a little too conventional butE6 has got a lot new it, a much needed change.

KeyFeatures:
It features a 1.26inch VGA TFT LCD capacitivetouchscreen with 16M color support having a pixel density of 325ppi. Itsupports the 3G network with HSDPA 10.2Mbps and HSUPA 2Mbps. It features an ARM 1176 680 MHz processor powered byBroadcom BCM2727 GPU.But it may still be enough for the Nokia AnnaOS and even with 256MB of RAM it may still be able to run most of theapps.  On the camera front E6 beats mostof the business phones around with its 8MP camera with dual LED-flash. Itrecords HD 720p video at 25fps. The internal storage capacity of the phone isimpressive 8GB plus the support for microSD card up to 32GB. On theconnectivity front it has Wi-Fi,Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0 with USB on-the-go feature, GPS receiverwith A-GPS, HDMI port and 3.5mm audio jack.
Disadvantages:
The processing power of the phone is very muchon the lower end compared to the other high end smart phones having at least 1 GHzprocessor while many have got the dual core. The screen size is quiet small andthere is no HDMI port.

Price in India: Rs.15,500. Read More Here

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    how old is this crap…where did you copy it from?
    nokia 701 should be on the top. :P

  2. Vikash says:

    Mr Anonymous, This post clearly says that its my personal view. Your view can be different, which is fine. Express your views here not abusive language. If you can prove that its a copied content then lets see, We work hard to write such stuff and people like you just know to degrade other's work. This post clearly says that its updated as of 30th September. As far as Nokia 701 is concerned, if you think Nokia 701 should be on top, then wow!! You have too much of knowledge! Next time comment here with your name and face the music!

  3. Arjun says:

    thats well said vikash…ur work deserves appreciation..and in my view, nokia701 is not gonna lead the market with the symbian…its android era now….thats well said vikash…ur work deserves appreciation..and in my view, nokia701 is not gonna lead the market with the symbian…its android era now….

  4. Anonymous says:

    how is the battery life of the optimus black and is the new xperia ray better when compared to it? how is the battery life of the optimus black and is the new xperia ray better when compared to it?

  5. som says:

    Hi Vikas, Nice article but im too curious about sexy htc phones & u didnt say anythng abt it . Plz guide me within 20k which phone will be best for me. ? Some say htc is nt dat gud , is that so ?

  6. Mephistophilis says:

    where is htc salsa

  7. Vikash says:

    @Som: HTC Phones are good, however there is nothing great below 20,000 range. Hoewever, I personally Like HTC Incredible S which is at a higher price. By the way HTC Phones are not bad :)

  8. Vikash says:

    @Meph: HTC Salsa cannot be listed amongst the best

  9. Raghaw says:

    Wht abt Motorola defy plus and samsung omnia w ?