If you were looking to buy a great camera phone with a budget of Rs. 20,000, here’s a list of the best camera phones in India in that price range that are currently available to buy in India. The list has been sorted as per the camera review rating, with the highest rated camera smartphone on top, as well as release date, with the newer phone shown above older models. Every model on this list was launched less than 18 months ago.
The phones here were awarded a camera score of at least 7 out of 10 in the comprehensive Gadgets 360 review. You can thus rest easy that the photo and video quality of these smartphones is excellent, and, that the quality extends to both the front and rear camera setups. You can also be assured that the devices in the below list of best camera phones under Rs. 20,000 will offer a great experience overall, because we have only listed those models that received an overall score of 8 or above.
Alongside each phone, you will see their camera rating and key specifications, apart from links to its full specifications, its full review, and other phones by the same manufacturer. If you didn’t find what you were looking for on this page, try our other useful camera phone pages – Best Camera Phones Under Rs. 15,000, Best Camera Phones Under Rs. 25,000, and Best Camera Phones Under Rs. 30,000. You can also check out our helpful Compare Phones and Phone Finder tools.
The Moto G72 is a new smartphone launched in India, under Rs. 20,000. The device is aimed at offering a no-compromise experience but lacks support for 5G networks in India. The Moto G72 scores points for its design. While the phone comes with a polycarbonate back and frame, the Polar Blue colour with a PMMA-acrylic finish makes it look premium. The phone is also fairly light at 166g and is 7.9mm thick.
There is a 6.6-inch pOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a full-HD+ resolution. The 10-bit display also comes with an HDR10+ certification. The mid-range smartphone features a MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, which is also found in the likes of the Redmi 11 Prime 4G and the Redmi Pad. Routine tasks can be performed smoothly and the phone also handles casual gaming fairly well.
The Moto G72 packs a 5000mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging. It also comes with a 108MP triple-camera setup on the back. There is a 16MP front camera inside the hole-punch cutout. Moto G72 runs on the Android 12-based MyUX skin and is promised to get the Android 13 update along with support for security patches for up to three years.
The Realme 8s 5G looks nearly identical to the Realme 8 5G. It has a 6.5-inch display with thin bezels on the sides but a slightly thicker chin. The Realme 8s 5G has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Realme 8s 5G has a triple camera module which protrudes enough to cause the device to rock when kept on a table.
Powering the Realme 8s 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G processor, and is paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Both variants have 128GB of storage which is expandable using the dedicated microSD card slot. Realme also has a Virtual RAM feature which lets you use 5GB of storage to extend RAM. You get a 5,000mAh battery and a 33W charger in the box. Battery life on the Realme 8s 5G was good, and it can last beyond a day quite easily. Charging the 5,000mAh battery with the supplied 33W Dart Charger got the phone to 94 percent in an hour.
Realme 8s 5G has a triple camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 2-megapixel B&W portrait camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It managed good photos in daylight but the lack of an ultra-wide angle camera makes it less versatile than some of the competition. Lowlight camera performance was average though Night mode helped improve the output.
The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion sports a 6.7-inch OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and a centred camera hole punch. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner,a dedicated Google Assistant button and is IP52 rated. You get a triple camera module at the back which protrudes significantly.
Powering the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion is the MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor and it’s paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Both variants get 128GB of storage. Motorola ships the Edge 20 Fusion with Android 11 and its lightly skinned MyUX interface on top. The UI feels like stock Android and is further customisable.
The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion sports a triple camera setup consisting of a 108-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, this phone has a 32-megapixel front camera. Camera performance on the Moto Edge 20 Fusion was good for daylight and closeups. Lowlight camera performance appeared smoothened. The Edge 20 Fusion offer clean Stock Android and will appeal to purists on a budget.
The Redmi Note series has always been about great features and specifications for less than Rs. 20,000, but the new Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G's price starts above that level. It has a 108-megapixel primary rear camera, 67W fast charging, Snapdragon 695 SoC, 5G, and 120Hz Super AMOLED panel. However, competition is tough and this balance at this price isn't really for everyone. The design is somewhat basic but there's a Mirage Blue option with a unique rear pattern that looks like waves of water. The display is sharp and punchy, but doesn't have HDR. General performance is great, and the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G ships with Android 11 at launch time. MIUI features lots of customisations. Gamers might find that other options at this price are more powerful. Photography was also just about average, with decent performance in the daytime but weak low-light results and no 4K video recording. Charging is super quick too.
The Moto G71 5G sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a hole punch. The display has good viewing angles and was bright enough when outdoors. Motorola has managed to keep the weight in check and the relatively compact dimensions make the phone comfortable to use. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner while most of its competition offers a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Moto G71 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC and is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also gives you the option to use about 1.5GB of storage as RAM. The phone offered good performance and will suit casual as well as heavy users. The 5,000mAh battery also delivered very good battery life and easily lasted beyond a day of use. Motorola also bundles a 33W charger in the box.
The Moto G71 5G sports a triple camera setup consisting of a 50-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide angle and a macro camera. The phone managed good shots during the day with the primary and the ultra-wide-angle camera. It managed good closeups, selfies, and portraits. Lowlight camera performance was average and Night mode was aggressive.
The Vivo T1 is the first smartphone in the T series. It is focused on Gen Z buyers who look for good specifications at attractive prices. Ther Vivo T1 5G sports a 6.58-inch full-HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and panda glass for protection. However, it does have a dewdrop notch that looks dated.
Powering the Vivo T1 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, and the phone is offered in 4GB RAM, 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM options. All these variants offer 128GB of storage. You also have the option to expand storage further using a microSD card. The phone runs Android 12 with Vivo's Funtouch OS skin on top. It also has a few bloatware apps preinstalled. The Vivo T1 5G has a 5,000mAh battery which offered good battery life. It has support for 18W fast charging which is slower than the competition.
The triple camera system on the T1 5G consisted of a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Daylight photos were good and close-up shots in favourable light looked good. Low light camera performance was strictly average and video wasn't stabilised either.
The iQoo Z5’s starting price is higher than that of the Z3 (which it will soon replace) but competing smartphones in the mid-range are generally more competitive in terms of features. Its design has been slightly improved and it offers better grip, but is still made of plastic.
There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor that’s on par with the mid-range competition and performed well when gaming and even in our benchmark tests. There is a 6.67-inch LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, which works well while playing games, but becomes a smudgy mess very easily. The Z5 finally gets stereo speakers, which worked well both while watching movies or playing games.
Camera performance is decent in daylight but not great in low light. This does not make the Z5 look good, since it has to compete with mid-range smartphones that offer better photo quality as well as performance.
Battery life is excellent, though you do lose out a bit in terms of charging speed. The Z5 certainly does not feel like a solid step up over its predecessor. It does offer minor improvements, but not enough to make it easy to recommend given that competition offers much better at only slightly higher prices.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro boasts of a massive 6.95-inch 90Hz display and stereo speakers, and that helps it stand out from the competition. The big display makes the phone physically larger than some of its competitors. Infinix has picked the MediaTek Helio G95 processor which is a capable SoC focussed for gaming on the device. It is only offered in 8GB RAM and 256GB storage option which makes it a capable device for gaming.
The Note 10 Pro runs XOS 7.6 on top of Android 11 and comes with a fair amount of apps preinstalled. Infinix has also added features on top one of which also allows you to play a video in the background. The Note 10 Pro sports a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel black and white camera. Daylight camera performance was decent but low light performance was strictly average. Infinix Note 10 Pro packs in a 5,000mAh battery that delivers decent battery life and quick charging thanks to the bundled 33W charger.
|Best Camera Mobile Phones Under 20000 in India||Price in India|
|Motorola Moto G72||Rs. 17,499|
|Realme 9 5G SE||Rs. 16,999|
|Realme 8s 5G||Rs. 16,400|
|Motorola Edge 20 Fusion||Rs. 18,999|
|Moto G82 5G||Rs. 19,999|
|OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G||Rs. 18,999|
|Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G||Rs. 19,490|
|Poco X4 Pro 5G||Rs. 15,999|
|Motorola Moto G71||Rs. 16,999|
|Vivo T1||Rs. 15,990|
|iQOO Z5||Rs. 18,990|
|Infinix Note 10 Pro||Rs. 16,999|
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