Due to recent pandemic conditions, people are looking to boycott the Chinese items and are looking for alternatives. The smartphone industry in India is heavily dominated by Chinese manufactures with likes of Mi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, etc from the last few years contributing more than 70 % sales share because of their cost to performance ratio. Samsung and other big players realising the importance of the budget market in India have come up with some interesting feature-rich smartphones. But, if you are looking for the best non-Chinese phones under Rs 20,000 in India, then check out our list.
1) Motorola One Fusion+
One of the best offerings you can get under 20k in India today. It is powered by the Snapdragon 730G SoC build on 8nm finfet. It has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage onboard and comes with a microSD card slot for storage expansion by up to 1TB. The smartphone runs on Android 10 out of the box and has a 6.5″ notchless LCD that has 1080p resolution. It also supports HDR10. The body is glass front, polycarbonate back and side frame. It uses stock Google’s stock UI with no bloatware what so ever and with neat Motorola tricks under the hood.
The company has promised 2 major android upgrades. Coming back to internals, the One Fusion+ sports a 64MP (Samsung Gw1 )main camera on the back joined by an 8MP ultrawide (118° FOV). Also, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. The One Fusion+ comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication and packs a 5,000 mAh battery that charges at up to 15W through a USB-C port.
The best thing about this phone is that you get a full view display without any notch or punch hole camera. To achieve that company has used pop mechanism which helps in privacy protection by not letting 3rd party apps to spy on you. This phone stands out best for mobile gamers providing the best experience with a large battery and gaming 730g chip inside it. This phone is 100% made in India and designed in California. The phone is currently available at Rs 16999 on Flipkart.
Verdict: Best buy under 20k because of most powerful chip, decent camera, clean software and popup camera
2) Samsung Galaxy M31
This smartphone runs on Android 10 and on the Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 Chipset. It has 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, UFS 2.1, microSD card slot for storage expansion by up to 1Tb. The screen resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels with 403 PPI pixel density. It has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The M31 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication and packs a 6,000 mAh battery that charges at up to 15W through a USB-C port Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphone has a Super AMOLED display best display under 20k.
This phone is best for consuming media with the largest battery. Other features are primary 64MP, f/1.8 aperture, Ultra wide-angle: 8MP, f/2.2 aperture; 5MP f2.4 Macro camera; 5MP depth sensor; LED flash and 2160p@30fps video recording. Also, the front camera is 32MP, f/2.0 aperture. Main body is Glass front with polycarbonate back and side frame. This phone is the best for selfie lovers. Samsung is using One UI 2 with ad-free experience. The phone is currently available at Rs 17499 on Amazon.
Verdict: Not Recommend for mobile gamers because of weak GPU performance. Good cameras, one of the best displays, great after-sales support.
3) Nokia 7.2
This phone comes with a 6.3-inch IPS pure view display, waterdrop notch, HDR10. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage onboard and comes with a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion by up to 512gb. This most color-accurate display in this price segment. It uses a 2-year old chip snapdragon 660 which is the biggest con of this device but this device comes under the Android one program with clean Google’s stock android. Nokia has been best for providing updates over the last few years. Most clean experience this phone provides in this segment without any bloatware. This phone is equipped with a triple camera system, mainly if you count the depth sensor as a camera.
The main module called Quad Pixel by Nokia is a familiar 48MP unit with a Quad Bayer sensor. The second real camera is an ultra-wide-angle one, where the advertised 118-degree field of view translates to around a 13mm equivalent. The lens has f/2.2 aperture and the sensor behind it has an 8MP resolution.
The 20MP selfie cam outputs 5MP images by default, which is a bit low, though it’s still plenty for general social media purposes. With Nokia optimizing the phones gives a great camera experience. This phone provides a great experience if you are looking for a most durable phone with a great camera. Not Recommended for mobile gamers. The phone is currently available at Rs 16399 on Flipkart.
Verdict: Good cameras, most durable phone, best software experience outdated chip and small 3500mah battery.
4) Samsung A50s
The smartphone runs on Android 10 and Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 Chipset. It has 6/4 GB RAM and 128/64 GB internal storage, UFS 2.1, microSD card slot for storage expansion by up to 1Tb. The screen is 6.4″ Super AMOLED. This is the only phone in the list which comes under-display fingerprint Phone comes with 4,000mAh Li-Ion; 15W quick charge. It has a triple camera setup on the back consisting of a 48MP wide-angle camera. Also, it has 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. The front camera is a 32MP single selfie camera.
This is the only phone which can shoot 4k from the front camera and back camera too. It is best for people who are into vlogging. Best display, great cameras, good battery life, and best selfie in this segment. Best phone under 20k from tier 1 brand. The phone is currently available at Rs 17499 on Amazon for the 6/128gb version.
Verdict: Not Recommend for mobile gamers because of weak GPU performance. Good cameras, one of the best displays, great after-sales support. Best for people who are into blogging or video making.
I hope this list is helpful to you. Let me know if you have any phones which we can add to the list of best non Chinese phones under 20k.