Best Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000 For 2015 In India

With every smartphone manufacturer coming up with new phones every day, it is apparent that you will be bewildered by the numerous choices available in the market. Thus, in this post, we have narrowed down the mid-ranged smartphone options for you. We have compared three best smartphones available in the market with great quality, performance and features to help you decide which one is better for you. Read on to find out best smartphone under Rs. 20,000 which you can buy in India.

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Best smartphones under Rs. 20,000

Best Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000 Comparison

We have listed Motorola Moto X PlaySamsung Galaxy E7 and OnePlus One as the best smartphones which you can buy under Rs. 20,000. (Best buy links in pricing section)

Device/Features Motorola Moto X Play Samsung Galaxy E7 OnePlus One
Price Rs. 18,499 Rs. 16,920 Rs. 18,998
Display 5.5-inch full HD – Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5.5-inch Super AMOLED – Corning Gorilla Glass 4 5.5-inch LTPS LCD – Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Resolution 1920×1080 pixels – 403 ppi 1280×720 pixels – 267 ppi 1920×1080 pixels – 401 ppi
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
CPU Octa-core 1.7GHz Quad-core 1.2 GHz Quad-core 2.5 GHz
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 306 Adreno 330
Memory 16GB/32GB 16GB 16GB/64GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 128GB Yes – up to 64GB No
Battery 3630mAh 2950mAh 3100mAh
Rear Camera 21 MP, Auto Focus, dual tone LED flash 13 MP, Auto Focus, LED flash 13 MP, Auto Focus, Dual-LED flash
Front Camera 5 MP 5 MP 5 MP
Dimensions & Weight 148 x 75 x 8.9 mm, 169 grams 151.3 x 77.2 x 7.3 mm, 141 grams 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm, 162 grams
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Android 4.4.4 KitKat  with TouchWiz UI CyanogenMod 11S based Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Additional Features Water repellant nano-coating (IP52 certified)


All the three phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. The Moto X Play and Galaxy E7 are paired with 2GB of RAM while OnePlus One houses 3GB of RAM. All three handsets offer high quality performance.

Operating System

The Moto X Play runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop while the Galaxy E7 runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system with TouchWiz UI. OnePlus One runs CyanogenMod 11S based Android 4.4.2 KitKat which comes with great customization options for the users.


While display size of the three phones is same, there is difference in display resolutions of these phones. Motorola Moto X Play and OnePlus One feature 5.5-inch full HD display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Galaxy E7 sports a 5.5-inch HD display with lower resolution of 1280×720 pixels and Gorilla Glass 4 protection.


The Samsung Galaxy E7 and OnePlus One sport a 13 mega pixel auto focus camera on the rear. The former features single LED flash while the latter is accompanied with dual LED flash. The Motorola Moto X Play sports an impressive 21 mega pixel rear camera with dual tone LED flash.

All three phones come with a 5 mega pixel front facing camera.


The Moto X Play comes in 16GB/32GB storage variant; OnePlus One comes in 16GB/64GB variants while Galaxy E7 comes only in 16GB variant.

The Moto X Play supports expandable storage via microSD card up to 128GB and Galaxy E7 supports expandable storage up to 64GB. OnePlus One lacks microSD card support.


The Motorola Moto X play packs massive 3630mAh battery followed by OnePlus One with 3100mAh battery and lastly the Samsung Galaxy E7 with 2950mAh battery.


The Samsung Galaxy E7 is available for Rs. 16,920 while the 16GB variants of other two phones, Moto X Play and OnePlus One are priced at Rs. 18,499 and Rs. 18,998 respectively.

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Samsung E7 is loaded with decent features, but looking at the specs sheet of other two phones, Galaxy E7 seems quite less impressive. OnePlus One is a powerful and stunning device in the competition with impressive features like rear camera with dual-LED flash, rich configuration, CyanogenMod 11S based OS, massive 3GB RAM and better display resolution. The Moto X play boasts of its water repellent nano coating, great display quality, stunning 21 mega pixel camera and monstrous 3630mAh battery which won’t let you run out of battery.

Which smartphone among Motorola Moto X Play, Samsung Galaxy E7 and OnePlus One do you think is better? Share your views with us in the comments section below!

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