Best camera phones under Rs. 20,000 in January 2018

Updated 16 - Jan - 2018

The sub-20K price bracket is filled with smartphones that offer the best value for money. However, if you are interested in photography and Rs. 20,000 is your budget, these are the devices you should be looking for. These eight smartphones offer the best image quality that you can get in this budget. Some of these smartphones even shoot as good as flagship devices. Here are the best camera phones under Rs. 20,000 in India.




Moto G5 Plus
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Moto G5 Plus

If your budget is limited to 20K, the best smartphone to buy is the Moto G5 Plus. The phone offers a brilliant 12MP rear camera which takes good picture in normal and dull lighting alike. It is well built and is powered by a reliable Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. The device also has a dependable battery life and you get Android 7.0 out of the box, which is likely to get updated to Android O.

Moto G5 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 4 GB | 16 & 32 GB
Display :
5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Honor 8
2

Honor 8

This last year’s flagship from Honor is now available at discounted price and offers one of the best dual camera setup you can get at its price. The phone has decent performance and can keep up with all kinds of apps you may throw at it. The phone features a decent front facing camera and the 3000mAh battery can last you easily.

Honor 8 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.3 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 & 12 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
HiSilicon Kirin 950
Available at :
Nubia Z11 Mini
3

Nubia Z11 Mini

The Nubia Z11 Mini is another good camera centric smartphone in the sub-20K smartphone category. It is not a particularly fast smartphone, but the 16MP rear camera on this device is simply superb. It takes really good images in all lighting conditions and also offers a very well integrated manual mode. The phone is also one of the most ergonomic device in the sub-15K category, offering a beautiful 5-inch 1080p display.

Nubia Z11 Mini - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.5 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
2800 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Available at :
Honor 6X
4

Honor 6X

The Honor 6X may have dual camera, but it still stands next in line to the Nubia Z11 Mini as far as camera performance is concerned. The phone takes really good images in ample lighting conditions and also offers a nice ‘Bokeh’ mode for those portrait and macro shots. The overall performance of the phone however, is a little sluggish. Still, it won’t disappoint if you are a light smartphone user.

Honor 6X - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB & 4 GB | 32 GB & 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.1 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 & 2 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3340 mAH
Soc :
HiSilicon Kirin 655
Available at :
Samsung Galaxy On Max
5

Samsung Galaxy On Max

Another phone in the sub-20K price bracket which has a good camera is the Samsung Galaxy On Max. The phone takes good images in day time and is equally impressive during the night. The phone other wise is a decent performer, offers a day long battery life and take good selfies as well.

Samsung Galaxy On Max - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.7
Processor :
1.6 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
13 MP
Battery :
3300 mAH
Soc :
Mediatek MT6757
Available at :
Huawei Honor 9i
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Huawei Honor 9i

The Honor 9i is the only phone in this list to offer two dual camera setups, one at the back and one at the front. The dual cameras on the phone take some really good images in varied light conditions. However, it is inconsistent at times. As for performance, the phone is a decent performers and offers a reliable battery life.

Huawei Honor 9i - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.9 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
2.36 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 + 2 MP
Front camera :
13 + 2 MP
Battery :
3340 mAH
Soc :
Kirin 659
Available at :
Gionee A1
7

Gionee A1

The Gionee A1 is another good phone in the sub-20k smartphone segment which offers a good rear camera. The 13MP rear shooter is able to capture good images in all kind of lighting conditions. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC, which is not as fast as the Coolpad Cool 1, but does a decent overall job. The front facing camera is also quite good and is easily one of the best in its category.

Gionee A1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
16 MP
Battery :
4010 mAH
Soc :
Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
Available at :
Oppo F3
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Oppo F3

The Oppo F3 is actually the best selfie centric smartphone you can buy under Rs. 20,000, but has a decent rear camera as well. The phone brings the same design and premium built we have seen on previous Oppo devices. There is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage on-board, which should be ample for most users. The display is also quite nice and the battery life is good enough for day’s worth of usage.

Oppo F3 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.5 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
16 & 8 MP
Battery :
3200 mAH
Soc :
MediaTek MT6750T
Available at :
Lenovo K8 Plus
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Lenovo K8 Plus

The Lenovo K8 Plus is more of an all rounder and among the best phones you can buy under a tight budget. The device packs a decent performance and a dependable and long lasting battery life. The dual camera setup at the back takes the best images at its price range and the audio output via the headphone jack is also decent.

Lenovo K8 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB & 4 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.5 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 + 5 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
4000 mAH
Soc :
Mediatek MT6757 Helio P25
Available at :
Moto G4 Plus
10

Moto G4 Plus

The latest Moto G brings an all new 16MP camera to the table, which is easily one of the better cameras in its price category. The rear camera is aided by a dual LED flash and laser autofocus. Images are better detailed and colours look crisp and reasonably true-to-source. Low light images come out a little brighter as the software cranks up the ISO, without losing any detail.

Moto G4 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
2 GB | 16 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.5 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Available at :

Here's is the summary list of Best Camera Phones Under Rs 20,000 in India for January 2018

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Moto G5 Plus11970amazon78/100
Honor 814966amazon72/100
Nubia Z11 Mini11990amazon67/100
Honor 6X11999amazon72/100
Samsung Galaxy On Max16900flipkart75/100
Huawei Honor 9i19999flipkart76/100
Gionee A113315flipkart66/100
Oppo F316135Tatacliq68/100
Lenovo K8 Plus10999flipkart78/100
Moto G4 Plus11990flipkartN/A