Finding the best value for money phones under Rs. 20,000 has never been so easy and yet difficult at the same time. There are plenty of options out there from several manufacturers, providing you with some of the best specs at mid-range prices. With companies like Xiaomi, Motorola, Lenovo and now even Samsung trying to win the mid-range, customers could have never asked for more.

That said, selecting a phone can still be a challenging task despite the plethora of options. Several aspects like the hardware, software, optimisations and after-sales support still matter. While some companies can have the best specs on paper in a given price range, the lack of software optimisation can make those phones a poor option compared to others.

In this post, we look at some of the best value for money options under Rs. 20,000.

The result of Xiaomi's partnership with Google, Mi A1 supported by the search giant's Android One program is aimed at users who want a premium smartphone experience in low price. The Mi A1 reboots Google's Android One program which was at first created for budget OEM's so that they could give a great experience to users with the help of stock Android. With its reboot, Google has tweaked that a bit and will not focus on smartphone manufacturers that can give a good overall experience to consumers, both with hardware and software.

The A1 features a full HD 5.5-inch IPS display and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor backed by 4GB of RAM and an onboard storage of 64GB which can further be expanded with the help of a microSD card. Mi A1 comes with dual camera setup and houses twin 12-megapixel camera modules, one wide-angle, f/2.2 aperture and the other one being a telephoto f/2.6 aperture lens. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera as well. As the smartphone is a product associated with Android One, it runs on stock Android 7.1.2 with promised update to Android 8.0 Oreo. Mi A1 draws power from a 3,080 mAh battery which supports fast charging.

Buy Xiaomi Mi A1 from Flipkart @ Rs 14,999

Read the full review: Xiaomi Mi A1

The Nokia 6 is one the Android phones which Nokia launched this year. The phone entered the Indian market in June this year and got an impressive response from the fans with over 1 million registrations on Amazon for the first flash sale. In terms of OS, the phone will receive the latest Android Oreo update by the end of this year.

While the other phones are easily available in the retail stores across the country, the Nokia 6 is exclusively being sold on Amazon India.

Read the full review: Nokia 6

Termed India’s No. 1 selling smartphone, the Redmi Note 4 has been a very successful launch for Xiaomi in India. With the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi has continued to offer excellent value for money to its customers. While it had focused on specs with its previous phones, the company has started aiming for improved design and build quality. This shows in the Redmi Note 4 – the phone looks good and feels good in hands.

The LG Q6+ is an upgraded version of the LG Q6 with additional memory and storage in the device. While the Q6 comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, the Q6+ has 4GB memory and 64GB internal storage capacity. In terms of other specs, both the phones are similar. The highlight of the phone is its impressive Full Vision 18:9 display with Full HD+ resolution. This upgraded version will cost you extra Rs 3000 than the predecessor.

Launched earlier this month,Honor7X has proven to be a good option in the mid-range.Featuring a dual camera setup on the back, theHonor6X features a good set of specs overall. The display and camera performance are both good when it comes to smartphones in this price range. The design is an another plus for the phone as it doesn't feel inexpensive, thus making it a good option.

How big can a phone get for it to be called a tablet? We leave that to you, but if you’re looking for a phone with a massive display, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a very good option. Launched recently, it comes with a 6.44-inch display and a big 5300mAh battery. Not just that, Xiaomi has also worked on its design which has helped the Mi Max 2 look like a premium smartphone.

Rounding off the list is another device from Motorola, the recently launched Moto G5S Plus. While almost all other features of the Moto G5S Plus are same as the Moto G5 Plus, it comes with a slightly bigger screen, a dual camera setup and an improved front camera. You still get the smooth stock Android experience coupled with Motorola’s software optimisations.

Honor 9i is the latest addition to the Honor family. While the other brands are focusing on the dual camera setup in their smartphones, Honor went a step further with four cameras on the phone. It is the first phone with dual camera setups both on the back and the front. The phone is exclusively available on Flipkart where the e-commerce giant is offering a discount of up to 17,999 on the exchange of an old handset.

Oppo recently extended its selfie series with Oppo F5 in India. The key factors of the phone include the Facial Unlock and the AI Beauty technology which is the first AI-based beautifying technology in the world as claimed by the company. It has a database of human faces from around the world which captures the details of the user on the basis of the skin tones, gender, age etc. thus giving the best selfies to the user. The phone also has the capability to identify 200 facial recognition spots while clicking selfies. It comes in two variants which are priced at Rs 19,990 and Rs 24,990 respectively.