10 Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 20000 / $400

| February 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

So your budget of purchasing a new mobile is Rs. 20,000. Here’s sharing a list of top 10 mobile phones under Rs. 20000 which you can choose from intelligently. The phones listed below are Android, iOS, Windows mobile and bada. This list will help you find the key features of the specific mobiles and disadvantages too (if any).

1. Samsung Galaxy R (Rs. 20000): This phone is ranked at number one in this list because its superior to all the other phones listed below. It wins in the aspects of camera, processor, storage, display, etc.  This is one of the first affordable dual-core smartphone. It somehow sits between galaxy S (original) and Galaxy S II.

Samsung Galaxy R

Key Features:

  • Android 2.3.3 OS
  • 4.2″ 16M color LCD capactive Screen. Resolution – 480×800 pixels
  • 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, ULP GeForce GPU, NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset, 1GB of RAM
  • 5 MP auto-focus camera | 720p HD video recording @ 30fps
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor
  • FM Radio and many other great features.
  • No dedicated Camera Key
  • Non-hot-swappable microSD card

2. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Rs. 20000): Are you an avid gamer? Choose this mobile if you’re. This is the first dedicated, loaded  gaming mobile (forget that nokia n-gage). With 1 Ghz processor and a big 4.0″ screen, It is going to boost your Gaming zeal.

Xperia Play

Key Features:

  • Dedicated gaming Keys
  • Android 2.3 OS with 1 Ghz processor
  • 4.0″ capactive touchscreen | Resolution – 480×854 pixels
  • 5 MP camera with 720p video recording
  • Accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors
  • Dedicated game store
  • No FM Radio
  • Big for one-handed use
  • No camera key

3. LG Optimus 2x (Rs. 19000): The powerful smartphone with dual-cores. The only mobile (in this list) which records Full HD video and that too is priced below Rs. 20000.

Optimus 2X

Key Features:

  • 4.0″ Capactive LCD screen | resolution – 480×800 pixels
  • Android OS 2.2 (can be upgraded to Android 2.3)
  • Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset
  • 8 MP auto-focus camera with 1080p Full HD video recording
  • Micro HDMI Port
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope, and proximity sensor
  • FM Radio
  • 8 GB Internal storage
  • No dedicated camera key
  • Audio quality is not upto the mark
  • Video quality may not be that good as you expect.

4. Apple iPhone 3GS (Rs. 20000): This one is the most affordable iPhone with iOS 5 till date. Although the phone comes with iOS 3 but you can easily upgrade it to iOS 5 via itunes.

iPhone 3GS

Key Features:

  • Its iPhone ;)
  • Apple iOS 3, Upgradable to iOS 5
  • 3.5″ capactive screen | resolution – 320×480 pixels
  • 3.15 MP camera with VGA video recording
  • 600 Mhz processor
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • No Flash Support in Browser
  • No camera flash

5. Samsung Omnia W (Rs. 19900): Want to go Windows Mobile this time? This one is the best windows mobile with Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS under Rs. 20000.


Key Features:

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS
  • 3.7″ Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass display | resolution – 480×800 pixels
  • 8 GB Storage; 512 MB RAM
  • 5 MP camera with 720p video recording
  • 1.4 Ghz processor
  • No expandable storage
  • Zune only file management and sync (like iPhones are synced via itunes)
  • No flash support in browser

6. Blackberry Bold 9780 (Rs. 20000): Or you may go the BBM way, This is the 3rd BB Bold series mobile, runs on BB OS 6.0. This is the only QWERTY mobile in this list.

Bold 9780

Key Features:

  • Blackberry OS 6
  • 2.44″ 65K-color TFT landscape display with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera, LED flash
  • 624 MHz CPU, 512 MB RAM
  • Hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
  • Compact body
  • Needs BIS pack activated before you can enjoy the internet features.
  • Mediocre Camera
  • No FM

7. Samsung Galaxy S (Rs. 19000): Old but not dead.

Galaxy S

Key Features:

  • Android OS v2.1 (upgradable to Android OS 2.3)
  • 4″ 16M-color capactive touchscreen | resolution – 480 x 800 pixels
  • 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU; 512 MB of RAM
  • 5 MP auto-focus camera with 720p HD video recording
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • Swype predictive text input
  • No flash for the camera
  • No dedicated camera key

8. HTC Desire S (Rs. 20000): Affordable Android mobile with the strogest glass i.e. Corning Gorilla Glass and a planned upgrade to the latest Android OS 4.0

HTC Desire S

Key Features:

  • Android OS 2.3 (planned upgrade to Android 4.0)
  • 1 Ghz CPU, 768 MB RAM and 1.1 GB ROM
  • 3.7″ 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen | resolution – 480×800 pixels
  • 5 MP auto-focus camera with 720p HD video recording
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • microUSB port
  • Gorilla glass display
  • Best Screen from HTC so far
  • FM Radio
  • No dedicated camera key
  • No hot swap-able MicroSD card

9. Samsung Wave 3 (Rs. 18000)

Wave III

Key Features:

  • Samsung Bada OS v2.0
  • 4.0″ SuperAMOLED capactive touchscreen | resolution – 480×800
  • 1.4 Ghz single core CPU
  • 5 MP auto-focus camera with flash
  • Records 720p HD videos
  • 1GB storage for media, 2GB storage for apps, microSDHC card slot
  • FM Radio and recording
  • Has limited number of apps available
  • MicroCD card is not hot swappable

10. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Rs. 18000): Go for this smartphone if the looks MATTERS!

Xperia Ray

Key Features:

  • Android OS 2.3, planned upgrade to 4.0
  • 3.3″ screen | resolution – 480×854 pixels
  • 1 Ghz processor with 1 GB RAM
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with 720p HD video recording
  • MicroSD slot – Supported upto 32 GB
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • FM Radio
  • Adobe Flash 10.2 support


  • No Hot swappable memory card
  • Screen size is small as compared to other Android Mobiles in this list.

So this is the list of Top 10 Mobiles under Rs. 20000. If I have missed to add any better mobile, please feel free to tell in comments.

Read this too – 5 Best Mobile Phones under Rs. 10000($225 USD)

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  • Litchsigma

    With respect to the above mobile units. I still believed in BlackBerry 9800.