Are you planning to buy a mid-range smartphone priced under Rs. 2000? well, we have seen a plethora of smartphone launched this year which offers decent specification along with the current trend of the market which includes 18:9 displays, and dual rear cameras which gives DSLR like bokeh effects. we have compiled a list of smartphone just for you which offers quality performance, quality optics and overall a decent deal with a budget of under Rs. 20,000.
After the massive success of Redmi Note 4 which achieved the feat of becoming the fastest device to sell over 1 Million devices in India in just 45 days. Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced the Redmi Note 5 Pro at a launch event held in New Delhi, India.
Redmi Note 5 Pro Highlight Features
Redmi Note 5 Pro Specification
The Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a 5.99-inch 18:9 Full Screen (2160 x 1080 Pixels) FHD+ Display along with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla glass, a pixel density of 403 PPI, 84% NTSC color gamut, Color temperature adjustment and Reading mode. the device is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 636 mobile platform paired with 4GB/6GB LPDDR4X RAM. the device runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. it is packed with 64GB of on-board storage and supports storage expansion up-to 128GB via MicroSD card.
On the optics front, the device as mentioned earlier sports a dual camera setup which is a combination of 12-Megapixel primary sensor with 1.25μm pixel sensor, F/2.2 aperture and a 5-Megapixel secondary lens with 1.12μm pixel sensor, F/2.0 aperture. it features single tone flash, Phase Detection Autofocus, Enhanced low-light photography, Panorama, Burst mode and Face recognition technology.
The device also sports an 20-Megapixel front facing selfie shooter with 1.0μm pixel sensor, f/2.2 aperture, Beautify 4.0, Selfie-light, Selfie timer and Face recognition technology.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is backed by a massive 4,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery capacity with system-level MIUI optimizations which offers up-to 19 days of standby time, 14 hours of video playback, and 8.5 hours of hardcore gaming. it is further coupled with Qualcomm Quickcharge 2.0 technology.
The device is packed with hybrid SIM tray with support for nanoSIM + nanoSIM/microSD. When two SIM cards are used simultaneously, the primary SIM supports 4G+/4G/3G/2G calling and data while the secondary SIM supports only 3G calls.
Connectivity option includes WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G/5G, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/A-GPS, Infrared sensor, and Audio jack. it on-boards Electronic compass, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Infrared, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Hall sensor. the device measures at 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.05 mm and weights at 181 grams.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro packaging content includes handset, Ultra-slim case, USB cable, Power adapter, Warrant card/User manual and SIM insertion tool.
Pricing and Availability
Coming to the pricing, The Redmi Note 5 Pro is priced at Rs.13,999 for the 4GB RAM variant and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM variant. both, the variants will go on sale in India starting from 12:00 Noon on February 22 via Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home offline stores. the device is available in Lake Blue, Black, Gold and Rose Gold colour options.
The Nokia 6 (2018) aka Nokia 6.1 is an upgraded version of the Nokia 6 (2017) which was originally launched with 3GB of RAM and 32GB on-board storage. the device is priced at Rs. 18,999 and competes with the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro, Huawei P20 Lite, and Moto X4.
Nokia 6 (2018) / Nokia 6.1 Specification
The Nokia 6 (2018) aka Nokia 6.1 sports a metal unibody design crafted with 6000 series aluminium frame using two-color anodization process and diamond cutting technology. it bears a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS Display with an 16:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass display with 450 nits brightness and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. the device is powered by an 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and Adreno 508 GPU.
The device is power-housed by a 3,000 mAh battery with Fast charging support and can charge the device up-to 50% in just 30 minutes. it runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the box and is already in the pipeline to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update. the device is packed with 64GB on-board storage and supports storage expansion up-to 128GB via MicroSD card support.
On the optics front, the Nokia 6 (2018) aka Nokia 6.1 sports an 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, Phase detection AutoFocus (PDAF) and a 1.0um sensor. on the front, there’s an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree wide-angle lens and 1.12um sensor. the device also brings Dual-Sight technology which was originally launched with the Nokia 8 that uses both rear and front cameras simultaneously to capture pictures and video in a (Bothie) split screen mode.
The Nokia 6 (2018) aka Nokia 6.1 ditched the capacitive touch buttons which was available in the previous edition in favour of the on-screen navigation buttons and is also packed with fingerprint sensor on the rear unlike its older sibling.
On the connectivity front, the option includes Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), 4G VoLTE,WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. the device measures at 148.8 × 75.8 × 8.6 mm and weights at 172 grams.
Lenovo owned Motorola launched the mid-ranger Moto G6 at a launch event held in New Delhi, India. the device is successor to company’s previous offering Moto G5 and comes with 18:9 Display which the company is calling as Max Vision displays and Turbo charging support.
Moto G6 specifications
The Moto G6 is priced at Rs. 13,999 for the 3GB RAM / 32GB storage variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage variant. the device will be available starting from today mid-night 12:01 AM exclusively via Amazon India and also via Moto Hub offline stores in Indigo Black color option.
Nokia X6 is HMD Global’s first device to sport a display notch, 19:9 Display, dual rear cameras setup with Artificial Intelligence. The Nokia X6 is priced at CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 13,800) for the 4GB RAM with 32GB on-board storage variant and CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 16,000) for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant. The 6GB RAM with 64GB storage variant is priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 18,100). the device is already available for pre-booking via JD.com, Suning.com, and Tmall.com and will go on sale in China starting from 21st May.
Nokia X6 specifications
The Nokia X6 sports a metal frame along with a glass back which covers the body up-to 95-percent and bears a 5.8-inch (2280 × 1080p) Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. it is powered by an 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform paired with Adreno 509 GPU. the device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo update and is upgradable to Android P. the device comes with 4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB on-board storage variant and 6GB RAM with 64GB on-board storage variant. both, the variants supports storage expansion up-to 256GB via MicroSD card.
On the optics front, the device sports a dual rear camera setup with a primary 16-megapixel RGB sensor with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.0um pixel size and a secondary 5-megapixel monochrome sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 1.2um pixel size. the camera also comes with Artificial Intelligence supports and improves photography give user the ability to optimised colour contrast, add depth-of-field and portrait lighting effects. it also supports HDR, Face Unlock and Bothie features which allows users to utilize front and rear cameras simultaneously. there’s another 16-megapixel selfie camera with F/2.0 aperture, and 1.0um pixel size.
The Nokia X6 is fueled by an 3,060 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology which charges the device up-to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. connectivity option includes 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, and FM Radio. it also on-boards accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor and Fingerprint sensor (on the rear). It measures at 147.2 x 70.98 x 8.59 mm (including Lens) and weights at 151 grams.
Sony Mobile, the Japanese smartphone manufacturing company has today finally launched the Sony Xperia L2 in India. the device is priced at Rs. 19,990 and will go on sale in the country starting from today in Black and Gold colour options. the USP of the Sony Xperia L2 is its 120-degree wide-angle selfie shooter and 13-megapixel rear camera. The device comes with built-in applications like Movie Creator, AR Effect, and Xperia Lounge and includes Clear Audio+ and Clear Bass audio output.
Sony Xperia L2 Specification
The Sony Xperia L2 bears a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 Pixels) HD display with Image Enhance Technology and corning gorilla glass protection. it is powered by an 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor paired with 3GB of RAM and Mali-T720 GPU. the device is packed with 32GB on-board storage and supports storage expansion up-to 256GB via MicroSD card. the device sports a rear facing fingerprint sensor.
On the optics front, the device sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with with F/2.0 aperture and 1/3.06″ image sensor, Low-light photo: ISO3200 and offers 3x clear image zoom. on the front, there’s 8-megapixel super wide-angle selfie camera with 120-degree Field-of-View, F/2.4 aperture and 1/4″ image sensor.
The Sony Xperia L2 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat update out-of-the box and is backed by a 3,300 mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Battery Care and STAMINA Mode. connectivity option includes dual (Nano) SIM, 4G VoLTE , Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), Google Cast, NFC, and USB Type-C. it measures at 150 x 78 x 9.8 mm and weights at 178 grams.
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor announced that the Honor 7X earlier this year in February. the device is available exclusively via Amazon India, will be sold offline via authorized stores across India. the device is available offline only with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage configuration which is priced at Rs. 15,999. while, the budget friendly 32GB storage variant is available online exclusive via Amazon India at Rs. 12,999.
Honor 7X Specifications
The Honor 7X sports metal unibody and as said earlier bears a 5.93-inch Full HD (2160 x 1080 p) bezel-less Display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and 2.5D curved glass. it is powered by an 2.36GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and is available with 32GB/64GB storage options and supports storage expansion up-to 256GB via MicroSD card. the device runs on Emotion UI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat update and is backed by a 3,340 mAh battery. it device also sports Fingerprint security placed at the rear.
On the optics front, The Honor 7X sports a dual camera setup on the rear which is a combination of 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary camera and is capable of capturing DSLR like Bokeh effects. it is also packed with 8MP front facing selfie shooter.
On the connectivity front, the option includes Hybrid Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/A-GPS Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm audio jack and Micro-USB. the device also on-boards sensors including accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and proximity sensor. It measures 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm and weights 165 grams.
The Honor 7X is priced at Rs. 12,999 for the 32GB storage variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 64GB variant. the device is available now in Black, Blue, Red and Gold colour options. you Can Purchase Honor 7X Red Limited Edition From Here.
Oppo, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer launched the new mid-ranger smartphone dubbed as the Oppo A83 earlier this year in India. the biggest USP of the device is that it sports the 18:9 aspect ratio Display and comes with a new facial recognition Artificial Intelligence Beauty technology.
Oppo A83 Specification
The Oppo A83 bears a 5.7-inch HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) LCD display along with 2.5D curved glass and an 18:9 aspect ratio. it is powered by an 2.5 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6763T processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. the device comes with 32GB of internal storage and supports storage expansion up-to 256GB via microSD card slot. the device runs on Color operating system 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat update and is fueled by 3,180 mAh Battery. The device also sports a fingerprint sensor placed on the rear. it also comes with a pre-installed file sharing app named as O-Share which can transmit six to seven photos in just a second.
On the optics front, the device sports an 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for the selfie addicts with support for Artificial Intelligence beauty technology. as mentioned earlier, the highlight feature of the device is that it uses a new facial recognition technology which the company claims marks 128 unique feature points on the user’s face and unlock the device within 0.18 seconds.
On the connectivity front, the option includes dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM Radio. the device measures at 150.5 × 73.1 × 7.7 mm and weights at 143 grams.
The OPPO A83 is priced at Rs. 13,990 and will be available from Flipkart and Amazon.in starting from January 20th. the device is available in Black and Gold colors options.
Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer launched a economical variant of ‘Xiaomi Mi 8‘ dubbed as Xiaomi Mi 8 SE at the company’s annual product launch event held in China. the device is touted as the first smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform. it looks identical to ‘Xiaomi Mi 8‘ with a display notch, and dual rear camera setup.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE specifications
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE bears a 5.88-inch (2244 × 1080p) Full HD+ AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass display, 18.7.9 aspect ratio, DCI-P3 color gamut and screen-to-body ratio of 86.12-percent. the device is powered by an 2.2GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform paired with 4GB/6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and Adreno 616 GPU. the device comes with 64GB of on-board storage and does not supports storage expansion. it runs on MIUI 9 (upgradable to MIUI 10 when available) based on Android 8.1 Oreo update and is backed by an 3,120 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology which claims to offer 269 hours of standby, 108 hours of local music playback, 13 hours of video playback, and 7 hours of continuous gaming. the device does not supports Face Unlock technology and comes with rear facing fingerprint sensor.
On the optics front, The device sports a dual rear camera setup assemble vertically which is a combination of a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, LED flash and another 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size which capture depth information for portrait shots with AI. it also include different modes such as Bokeh mode, Portrait mode, monochrome temp flash, HDR adjustment, panorama mode, burst mode, facial recognition, dimming technology, EIS, and Artificial Intelligence features such as business card recognition, intelligent translation, and intelligent exchange rate conversion.
On the front, there’s an a 20-megapixel selfie camera with AI background bokeh, smart beauty, HDR, 4K Video, slow motion and soft flash.
Connectivity option includes Dual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS/A-GPS, USB Type-C support. it also on-boards gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, ambient light sensor, hall sensor, vibration sensor and infrared. the device measures at 147.28 x 73.09 x 7.5mm, and weights at 164 grams.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Price & Availability
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is priced at CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 18,800) for the 4GB RAM variant, and CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,900) for the 6GB RAM variant. The smartphone will go on sale starting from June 8 in China in Black, Blue, Red and Gold color options.
Vivo, the Chinese smartphone company has today launched its latest offering Vivo Z1, from the new “Z Series” in China. the highlight feature of the device is that it comes with 6.26-inch FHD+ display, Dual Rear Cameras setup & 3260 mAh Battery.
The Vivo Z1 sports features a metal and glass design and bears a 6.2-inch (2280 x 1080p) Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5 curved glass protection. it comes with 90-percent screen-to-body ratio and thinner bezels. the device is powered by an Octa Core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform paired with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 512 GPU. the device is packed with 64GB on-board storage and supports storage expansion up-to 256GB via MicroSD card. it runs on Funtouch operating system 4.0 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo update and is backed by an 3,260 mAh battery capacity. the device also supports Face Unlock technology and also comes with rear facing fingerprint sensor.
On the optics front, the device sports a rear dual camera setup which consists a combination of a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, and LED flash. it capture depth-of-view effect for portrait shots. on the front, there’s 12-megapixel selfie shooter which is paired with ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘Facial Recognition’ technology.
Connectivity options includes Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS. it onboards accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. the device measures at 154.81×75.03×7.89 mm and weights at 149.3 grams.
The Vivo Z1 is priced at CNY 1,798 (approx Rs. 19,000) in China and is available in Porcelain Glaze Black, Hyun Screen Red, and Sapphire Blue colour options. the device is already available for pre-booking via JD.com and will go on sale starting from June 4.
Vivo, the Chinese smartphone company has today launched the company’s latest budget offering Vivo Y83 from its portfolio of ‘Y series’ in China. the device is packed with MediaTek Helio P22 which is specifically designed for especially affordable smartphones. the device comes with Face Unlock feature and surprisingly doesn’t sport Fingerprint sensor.
Vivo Y83 Design
The Vivo Y83 sports premium glass body along with a glossy mirror finish at the back which changes colours as light hit the device from certain angles. it has bezel-less display with a top notch which accommodates sensors and selfie camera.
Vivo Y83 Specification
The Vivo Y83 bears a 6.22-inch (1520 × 720p) HD+ IPS display with an 19:9 aspect ratio. as said earlier, it is powered by an 2GHz Octa Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) processor paired with 650MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU and 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. the device comes with 64GB of on-board storage and supports storage expansion up-to 256GB via MicroSD card. it runs on Funtouch Operating System 4.0 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo update and is fueled by an 3,260mAh battery.
The Vivo Y83 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash support and F/2.2 aperture. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor with F/2.2 aperture that supports face recognition technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Beauty.
Connectivity options includes Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS. the device measures at 155.21x 75.24 x 7.7 mm and weights at 150 grams.
The Vivo Y83 is priced at CNY 1,498 (USD 235 / approx Rs. 15,800) and is available in Aurora white, Night black, Charm red options.
The Oppo F5 Youth is younger sibling of the Oppo F5 and features a taller 18:9 aspect ratio HD+ display and 16-megapixel front camera paired with built-in AI-Beauty Recognition technology which recognizes skin tone, age, and gender of the user.
Oppo F5 Youth Specifications
The Oppo F5 Youth bears a 6-inch LTPS TFT FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) bezel-less display along with taller 18:9 aspect ratio. it is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6763T chipset coupled with ARM Mali G71 MP2 GPU and 3GB of RAM. the device runs on ColorOS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat update and is packed with 32GB of on-board storage which is expandable up-to 256GB via dedicated MicroSD card slot. it is backed by a 3,200 mAh Battery and supports Facial unlock security feature along with a fingerprint scanner placed on the rear.
The Oppo F5 Youth sports a 13-megapixel high-resolution rear camera with F/2.2 aperture, PDAF and a LED Flash. it also owns various modes such as expert mode and Ultra HD mode and out-of-focus bokeh effect. on the front, there’s an 16-megapixel selfie shooter with an Screen flash and F/2.0 aperture lens that automatically recognizes dark light scenes and intelligently polymerized into the large 2.0 pixel sensor which gives a powerful quadruple capability of sensing light.
On the connectivity front, the option includes Dual Nano SIM cards, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Micro-USB with OTG support, and a 3.5mm audio jack. it also on-boards proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, g-sensor and e-compass. the device measures at 156.5 x 76 x 7.5 mm and weights at 152 grams.
The Oppo F5 Youth is priced at Rs. 16,990 in India and is available via both online and offline channels. you can purchase the device from Flipkart here.