Soumya Prakash Pradhan

In March 2023, there are a lot of 5G phones available in the Rs 20,000 price segment, but not all of them offer a satisfactory experience.

Here's a list of the top 5G phones under Rs 20,000 that can offer a satisfactory performance to average smartphone users who just need them for basic usage with a little more extra.

It is advisable to increase the budget to Rs 30,000 for those who are looking for better camera phones with high performance.

Poco X5:

The Poco X5 is a budget 5G phone that offers a typical 5,000mAh battery that should provide a day's battery life with light to moderate usage. This phone has good battery optimization. The company also ships a 33W fast charger in the retail box along with the phone.

The Poco X5 features a triple camera setup, including a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. Additionally, the device's front-facing camera boasts a 13MP resolution.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 695 chipset that is being used by many devices in the Rs 20,000 segment. The chipset is decent and will provide smooth general performance to users.

The display has a Full HD+ Super AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a 6.67-inch size. The panel also has a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is nice considering not all phones in its price range have this feature.

The screen has a peak brightness of 1200nits (peak)and is pretty much visible even in sunlight.

This phone also has a headphone jack, but only features a single speaker. The Poco X5 price in India is Rs 18,999.

iQOO Z6:

The iQOO Z6 5G is one of the best options to consider buying. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor that provides lag-free performance with basic usage involving calling, messaging, and social networking.

You can also play casual games, and graphically demanding games are also playable but only at low settings.

The device boasts a 120Hz display and the IPS LCD screen is also quite impressive. The display measures about 6.58 inches. The company has included a sizable 5,000mAh battery with support for 44W fast charging, as per the listing on Flipkart.

The iQOO Z6 smartphone features a triple camera setup with a 50MP main camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth camera. Additionally, the front-facing camera boasts a 16MP sensor.

The device was launched with Android 12 pre-installed, making it eligible for receiving the Android 14 OS as well. Currently, the iQOO Z6 is available on Flipkart for a price of Rs 16,399.

Realme 10 Pro:

The Realme 10 Pro is a 5G phone that offers great value for money. It features a 6.72-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor, which offers smooth performance even while multitasking or playing graphics-intensive games.

The Realme 10 Pro sports a dual-camera setup, which includes a 108MP primary sensor, and a 2MP depth. The camera performance is impressive and can click good pictures in most lighting conditions. It has a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.

The device packs a 5000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging, which can charge the phone from 0 to 100% in just 35 minutes as advertised. It runs on Android 13 out of the box with Realme UI 4.0 customization on top. Other features include dual stereo speakers, Fingerprint (side-mounted), and 5G connectivity.

The Realme 10 Pro is priced at Rs 18,999 in India.

These are our top picks for the best 5G phones under Rs 20,000 in March 2023.