5G services from Airtel and Jio have begun rolling out in various cities across India. Now is the best time to have a 5G smartphone that can utilise super-fast data speeds for video streaming and online gaming that 5G offers. Fortunately, there are tons of 5G smartphones available in India across price ranges that ensure users have a choice. We bring you some of the best 5G smartphones under Rs 20,000 that offer cutting-edge connectivity and other competent features.
5 best 5G phones under Rs 20,000
1. Realme Narzo 30 Pro
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The display gets a 2,400 x 1,080 pixels resolution and sports a peak brightness of 600 nits. Under the hood, there’s a MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC and a Mali-G57 MC3 GPU that is paired to 6GB + 64GB or 8GB + 128GB. The storage can further be expanded via a microSD card slot.
The Narzo 30 Pro features a triple camera system that consists of a 48MP (f/1.8 aperture) primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 119-degree FoV, and a 2MP (f/2.4 aperture) macro unit. For selfies, there’s a 16MP front camera. The device is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support and gets a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port.
The device gets Realme UI based on Android 10 out of the box but is scheduled for an Android 11 update soon. Check out our review.
Price in India: Rs 15,999 (6GB) and Rs 19,999 (8GB)
2. POCO X4 Pro 5G
POCO X4 Pro 5G is another good offering in this price bracket and packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset. The processing unit is paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage. The device also features a 6.67-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate. The panel boasts a 1080×2400 pixels resolution.
The POCO X4 5G comes equipped with a triple camera setup at the back. This camera system includes a 108MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP Marco shooter. It also gets an LED flash for low-light shooting. The POCO X4 5G employs a 16MP front shooter for selfies and video chats. The device is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging. It features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, an IR blaster, a 3.5mm audio jack, and dual stereo speakers.
The POCO X4 5G runs the MIUI 13 skin on top of Android 11 out of the box. Check out our review.
Price in India: Rs 17,999 (6GB) and Rs 19,999 (8GB)
3. Moto G82 5G
Users looking for a vanilla Android experience will surely look forward to the Moto G82 5G smartphone. The Moto G82 5G gets a Qualcomm-sourced Snapdragon 695 SoC coupled with Adreno 619 GPU for graphics. The processing grunt is paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. Storage is also further expandable via a microSD card slot. The Moto G82 5G features a 6.6-inch FHD+ pOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate. The DCI-P3 gamut supporting panel has a 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.
The Moto G82 5G houses a triple camera system that comprises of a 50MP main sensor with Quad Pixel technology and OIS, an 8MP 2-in-1 ultrawide and depth sensor, and a 2MP macro vision. The device also features a 16MP front camera housed in the punch hole cut out in the display. The Moto G82 5G draws power from a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. Additionally, the device features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Dolby Atmos, stereo speakers, and dual microphones, all packed into an IP52-certified body. Connectivity features include 5G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.
The Moto G82 5G runs on Android 12 out of the box. Check out our review.
Price in India: Rs 19,999 (6GB)
Where to buy: Flipkart
4. OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus offers its Nord CE 2 Lite 5G smartphone in this price range and buyers might find this smartphone from the popular Chinese smartphone a perfect fit. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor and is paired with 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The device also features a 6.58-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display that supports a 120Hz refresh rate and 1920×1080 pixel resolution.
The Nord CE 2 Lite 5G uses a triple camera system to tackle its audio-video shooting duties. This camera system consists of a 64MP primary camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP mono sensor. For selfies and video calls, users will find a 16MP front-camera shooter housed in the hole punch cut out. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G sips juice from an onboard 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite runs on Android 12-based OxygenOS 12.1 skin out of the box. Check out our review.
Price in India: Rs 18,999 (6GB)
Where to buy: Amazon
5. OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G
Buyers looking for a stylish offering should also consider the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G, which offers up similar performance as competitors in the price range. The OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. The panel is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and boasts 2400×1080 pixels resolution which measures about 408 PPI pixel density. The display also houses the in-display fingerprint reader for biometric authentication. The OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The storage is further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.
The OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G gets an elaborate quad-camera setup for shooting visuals. The quad camera system features a 48MP (F/1.7 aperture) primary sensor, an 8MP (F2.2) wide-angle-macro lens, a 2MP (F2.4) portrait sensor mono lens, and a 2MP (F2.4) macro mono camera. The cameras are assisted by an LED flash for low-light scenarios. Upfront, there is a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. The OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G draws power from a 4,310mAh battery with 50W VOOC flash charging support. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfers.
The phone runs on Android 11-based ColorOS 11.1 custom skin out of the box and has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. Check out our review.
Price in India: Rs 19,990 (6GB)