2014 was a very dynamic year for Indian Smartphone market. Several Chinese and local brands could successfully deliver high end Android experience for a very reasonable price. Its time of the year when we look back and select top 5 smartphones under 20,000 INR which impressed the most.

Huawei Honor 6

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Huawei Honor 6 marks the new innings of Chinese manufacturer Huawei in India. The flipkart exclusive smartphone packs enough hardware to deliver stellar Android experience. Huawei Honor 6 is fitted with a 5 Inch IPS LCD display with 1080p full HD resolution.

The handset is powered by a 1.7 GHz big.LITTLE architecture based Octa Core chipset with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable storage. Other features include 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, Android 4.4.2 Kitkat based UI and a massive 3100 mAh battery. Huawei Honor 6 is available on flipkart for just 17,999 INR, you can further avail a discount of 4,000 INR in exchange for your old smartphone.

Key Specs

Model Huawei Honor 6
Display 5 Inch, Full HD
Processor 1.7 GHz Octa Core
RAM 3 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 based Emotion UI
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 3100 mAh
Price 17,999 INR

Lenovo Vibe X2

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Lenovo Vibe X2 flaunts a unique and innovative layered design on the outside, which is something we liked. The handset comes with a 5 Inch Full HD IPS LCD display powered by 2.0 GHz Octa Core MediaTek Mt6585m chipset with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.

Other features include 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, 2300 mAh battery, 4G LTE and Android 4.4 KitKat based Vibe ROM. You can also purchase the fourth accessory layer for extra battery, speakers, etc. Lenovo Vibe X2 is available for 19,999 INR on Flipkart.

Key Specs

Model Lenovo Vibe X2
Display 5 Inch, Full HD
Processor 2.0 GHz Octa Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 kITkat based Vibe ROM
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2300 mAh
Price 19,999 INR

Asus Zenfone 6

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If you are attracted by large display phablets, you can opt for Zenfone 6. The Asus Zenfone 6 comes with a 6 Inches IPS LCD display with 720 x 1280 resolution with Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The handset is powered by 2 GHz Intel Atom dual core processor with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage.

Other features include 13 MP AF camera with LED flash, 2 MP front snapper, MicroSD support upto 64 GB, USB OTG and 3300 mAh battery. You can buy Zenfone 6 from flipkart for 15,999 INR.

Key Specs

Model Asus Zenfone 6
Display 6 Inch, HD
Processor 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 Dual Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable by up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 kITkat based Zen UI
Camera 13 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 3300 mAh
Price 15,999 INR

HTC Desire 820Q

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HTC Desire 820q Dual SIM is one of the first 64 Bit smartphones to be available in India. The Desire series smartphone is a 64 Bit variant of HTC Desire 816 improved design and dual Shot styling. It is available on Snapdeal for 20, 500 INR.

HTD Desire 820q is fitted with a 5.5 Inch HD display and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core 64 BIT Snapdragon 415 processor in India with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Other features include 128 GB MicroSD support, Android 4.4 Kitkat with HTC Sense UI, 13 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera and a 2600 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Model HTC Desire 820Q
Display 5.5 Inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz 64 bit Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable by up to 128 GB
OS Android 4.4.4 kitkat based Sense UI
Camera 13 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2600 mAh
Price 20,500 INR

Gionee Elife E7

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Gionee Elife E7 which was launched at the start of this year is now selling for approx 20,000 INR. Though the phone is still stuck on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, those looking for a great smartphone camera for under 20,000 INR can consider it as a viable option.

Gionee Elife E7 is powered by Snapdragon 800 quad core processor with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Its main highlight is the 13 MP sensitive rear camera coupled with an 8 MP AF front selfie camera. Other features include USB OTG, Dual SIM, 5.5 Inch Full HD display and 2500 mAh battery. It is available for 20,099 INR on Infibeam.

Key Specs

Model Gionee Elife E7
Display 5.5 Inch, full HD
Processor 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based Amigo UI
Camera 13 MP/ 8 MP
Battery 2500 mAh
Price 20,099 INR

Conclusion

Last year, we didn’t anticipate this segment to get as competitive. Early Next year we are expecting phones like Xiaomi Mi4 and OnePlus One 16 GB to be available for under 20,000 INR in India. With all the intense competition between domestic, global and Chinese brands, consumers have emerged as the ultimate winners.

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