Poco X4 Pro 5G, Realme 9 5G SE to Motorola G71 – Technology News, Firstpost
Ameya DalvicApr 23, 2022 11:17:34 IST
There has been a big churn this time in this price range. Only one smartphone of our last quarter’s sub-20K options managed to hold its place in this list. Needless to say, at this price point you can expect handsets with ample processing power, good cameras, high refresh rate displays, AMOLED displays, 5G compliance and more. Time to find out who has cut within a budget of Rs 20,000 this month.
Best phones to buy under Rs 20,000 in India
iQOO Z3 5G
The iQOO Z3 is the only phone that comes up a lot in our previous sub-20K list and this. Thanks to its impressive array of features and specifications, it remains one of the best options under Rs 20,000 in India. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 768 SoC, and you can get the 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant in this budget. It has a 6.58-inch Full HD+ LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10 compliance. A 16MP selfie camera is housed in a drop-notch at the top of the screen.
Photography is handled by three cameras on the back, starting with a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide shooter and a 2MP macro camera. The iQOO Z3 5G runs on Android 11 with FunTouch 11 UI. The company is promising two major Android updates and three years of security updates for this phone, which is great to have. The 4400mAh battery is good enough to last the phone for more than a day with moderate use, and you get a 55W fast charger in the bundle to keep it on a solid charge.
iQOO Z3 5G price in India: Rs 18,990 for 8GB RAM/128GB storage
Poco X4 Pro 5G
Poco’s new mid ranger has a good mix of features. The X4 Pro 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC and is accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. This phone has a large 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1200 nits. The screen is protected against scratches by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5.
The Poco X4 Pro 5G has three cameras on the back consisting of a 64MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide snapper, and a 2MP macro camera. The 16MP front camera, housed in a punched hole at the top of the screen, is good enough for selfies and video calls. The 5000 mAh battery easily lasts a day and a half with moderate use, and the included 67W fast charger promises to fully charge it in less than 45 minutes. The phone runs Android 11 with MIUI 13 on it.
Poco X4 Pro 5G Price In India: Rs 19,999 for 6GB RAM/128GB storage
Realme 9 5G SE
The Realme 9 5G SE is another good option that offers the right combination of features and performance. This phone is powered by a fairly powerful Snapdragon 778G SoC, and you also get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage here. The 5000mAh battery lasts for a day and a half with moderate use, and the included 30W fast charger tops it up pretty quickly. The phone runs Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0.
You get three cameras on the back, consisting of a 48MP primary camera, 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor; no ultra-wide camera here. You get a 16MP selfie camera in a small hole at the top of the screen. The Realme 9 5G SE has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a peak brightness of 600 nits. Now comes the most interesting part. It has an adaptive refresh rate of 144 Hz with six levels of variable refresh rate settings; a useful feature for gamers.
Realme 9 5G SE price in India: Rs 19,999 for 6GB RAM/128GB storage
The Motorola G71 is an ideal choice for those looking for an almost standard Android user interface. And the rest of the features are pretty good too. The dust- and splash-proof design with IP52 rating adds extra sturdiness. The photography department is controlled by a 50MP primary camera. The company offers an 8 MP ultrawide camera and a 2 MP macro camera. The 16MP front camera works well for selfies and video calls. You get a sharp 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, but the refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz.
The Moto G71 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 SoC, and like most of the phones in this list, it’s accompanied by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This phone also has a 5000 mAh battery that lasts for almost a day and a half of moderate use. It is accompanied by a 33W fast charger. And as I said at the beginning, like most Motorola phones, you get an almost standard Android UI here. The G71 runs Android 11.
Motorola G71 price in India: Rs 19,099 for 6GB RAM/128GB storage
Samsung Galaxy F23 5G
The Samsung Galaxy F23 5G also ticks a lot of boxes. It’s good to see a premium brand offering a decent set of specs in this budget. This is also the only phone on this list to offer Android 12 out of the box with the company’s new One UI 4.1. This smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC and you can comfortably buy the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal (expandable) storage variant for this budget.
This device has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The photography department at the back is quite similar to the Moto G71 with a 50MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-side shooter and a 2MP macro camera. The Samsung Galaxy F23 5G has a modest 8MP selfie camera that gets the job done. The battery backup is comparable to most of the phones on this list with a 5000mAh battery that lasts for a day and a half of moderate use. It supports 25W fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy F23 5G price in India: Rs 16,999 for 6GB RAM/128GB storage