Top 5 best 5G Smartphones Under 20,000

We have seen a significant upgrade in the wireless network in the last few years. Shifting from 2G to 3G and then to 4G has improved the internet experience for the users in several aspects. However, within a year, we will experience 5G, as many telecommunication service companies have successfully tested the 5G services in India. All the smartphone companies are racing to develop 5G devices. 5G mobile phones are being launched in India within different price ranges. So here we are listing a list of the best 5G smartphones you can buy under Rs. 20,000 in India.

1. Realme Narzo 30 Pro

The first on our list is Realme Narzo 30 Pro. This is one of the best 5G smartphones in this price category. It has a full-HD+ IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The fast refresh rate display makes the smartphone’s performance smooth. The Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G’s software is a bit disappointing since it’s only on Android 10 and not Android 11.

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC powers the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G. The Dimensity 800U SoC enables multitasking pretty easily. You can play games such as Asphalt and Call of Duty Mobile easily on this phone.

It features a 5,000mAh battery with 30W charging support. Narzo 30 Pro has a triple camera setup at the back with 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. In the front, it has a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

This is an all-rounder phone which you can definitely check out.

PROSCONS
120Hz refresh rateAndroid 10
Smooth PerformanceLow refresh rate
Massive BatteryDecent Camera
Super Slim Design 
Powerful chipset 
PROS and CONS of Realme Narzo 30 Pro

2. Realme X7

The second on our list is Realme X7 which MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC powered. This MediaTek Dimensity 800U  is a powerful chipset with a 7nm octa-core processor. The best thing about this smartphone is that it has a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display. The Realme X7 has a display with only a 60Hz refresh rate.  The phone has an under-display fingerprint sensor for authentication, which is a plus for this phone.

It has a 4,310mAh battery which is relatively low and supports 50W fast charging but comes with a 65W adapter. The Realme X7 5G comes with Android 10 and Realme UI 1.0, but now the company has started rolling out the latest Realme 2.0 and Android 11 for this smartphone. It has a 16-megapixel front camera and a 64-megapixel rear camera.

Realme X7 | Source: Realme

The powerful chipset enables you to play games like Call of Duty Mobile and Asphalt smoothly. The phone is relatively lightweight, and the in-hand feel is excellent.

PROSCONS
Fast ChargerNo 3.5mm headphone jack
AMOLED displayLow refresh rate
Massive BatteryDecent Camera
Super Slim DesignNo stereo Speakers
Powerful chipset 
PROS and CONS of Realme X7

3. Oppo A74 5G

The Oppo A74 5G has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC. The smartphone runs on Android 11 with ColorOS 11.1. It also has a 6.5-inch full-HD+ LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

Oppo A74 | Source: Oppo

Oppo A74 5G has a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. It has a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 2-megapixel depth sensor, and 2-megapixel macro sensor. In the front, it has an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

PROSCONS
5G under 15,000Average Camera Performance
Massive BatteryLCD display
Android 11 and ColorOS 11.118W charging
PROS and CONS of Oppo A74 5G

4. Oppo A53s

Oppo A53s is currently the most affordable 5G smartphone in India that features a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a refresh rate of 60Hz. It comes with Android 11 and ColorOS 11.1 on top. This smartphone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a screen of 480 nits brightness.

Oppo A53s 5G is powered with MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC and has a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. It has a triple camera configuration with a 13-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor at the back. It also has an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

PROSCONS
5G under 15,000Average Processor
Massive BatteryLCD display
Android 11 and ColorOS 11.118W charging
 Average Camera Performance
PROS and CONS of Oppo A53s
Oppo Launched its Cheapest 5G phone in India
Oppo A53s 5G | Source: Flipkart

5. Realme 8 5G

Recently launched Realme 8 5G is the first phone in India with an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor. This smartphone has an FHD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. This phone is an upgrade to the Realme 8 4G variant launched in March this year. It also has 600 nits of peak brightness. The smartphone comes with Android 11 and Realme UI 2.0.

The Realme 8 5G has a triple camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel portrait lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. At the front, the smartphone has a 16-megapixel camera. It has a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

Realme 8 5G
PROSCONS
5G under 15,000Average Processor
90Hz Refresh rateLCD display
Massive Battery18W charging
Super Slim DesignAverage Camera Performance
Android 11 and Realme UI 2.0 
PROS and CONS of Realme 8 5G

Note: We haven’t included Moto G 5G  and Mi 10i 5G in our list because the starting price for the base variant is 20,999.

In the coming months, we expect to see more 5G smartphones in this price range. What are your thoughts about the 5G smartphones on the list? Please share with us in the comments.

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