“The Honor 20i features a 6.21-inch display, Kirin 710 chipset, 6GB RAM, 256GB storage, triple-rear camera, 32-megapixel selfie unit, and a 3,400mAh battery”

Alongside the launch of the Honor 20 series in India, the Chinese manufacturer also unveiled the budget oriented Honor 20i. This is a rebadged version of the Honor 20 Lite, which was launched in China in April along with the Honor 20 series. The features of the Honor 20i are same as the Honor 20 Lite, and it will be competing against phones such as the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A50, Realme 3 Pro and a few others. In this post, we are going to look at the top five Honor 20i alternatives that are available for purchase in India. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro


The latest budget Redmi Note smartphone has been an instant hit. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, priced in India at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variants, features a modern design and is well equipped. It comes with a 6.3-inch LCD display with an FHD+ resolution and a tiny u-shaped notch at the top. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 675 processor and can be configured with up to 6GB Ram/128GB storage. For cameras, there’s a 48-megapixel sensor at the back, which is paired with a 5-megapixel depth unit. On the front, a 13-megapixel sensor is available for selfies. It also gets a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. 

Samsung Galaxy M30

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The Samsung Galaxy M30 was just announced and is already a great alternative to the Honor 20i, which was also launched on the same day. This phone features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display and is powered by the Exynos 7904 chipset. The processor is coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with support for up to 1TB microSD cards. A triple-rear camera setup is available on the phone, with a 13-megapixel primary sensor, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 5-megapixel depth sensing unit. It comes with a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies, a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast-charging, and a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. 

Realme 3 Pro

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The Realme 3 Pro is another great budget smartphone you can go for in this price range. It is powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC and features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display. The phone is available with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It features a dual-rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel main sensor and a 5-megapixel depth unit. For selfies, a 25-megapixel sensor is available inside the v-shaped notch. It also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a 4,045 mAh battery with 20W fast charging support. As for the price in India, Realme 3 Pro costs Rs 13,999, Rs 15,999, and Rs 16,999 for the 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 128GB variants, respectively.



The Xiaomi POCO F1, price in India starting at Rs 17,499 after the recent price cut, was a legend when it was launched and still remains one of the best devices in the affordable segment. After several price cuts, this continues to be one of the cheapest smartphones to feature the flagship-class Snapdragon 845 processor. It is a powerful smartphone at a budget price. The processor is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The phone comes with a 6.18-inch LCD display with full-HD+ resolution and an iPhone like notch at the top. At the back, there’s a dual camera setup with a primary 12-megapixel sensor paired with a 5-megapixel depth unit. On the front, a 20-megapixel camera is available for selfies, along with an infrared sensor. A 4,000mAh battery keeps the lights on and the phone also gets a 3.5mm headphone jack. 

These are probably the best alternatives to the newly launched Honor 20i. All the phones in the list are similarly priced and come with similar features.