Best Smartphones between Rs 12,000 to Rs 20,000: Top 20 specs-heavy phones to check out in 2016

Are you planning to buy a specs-heavy smartphone that is priced in the Rs 12,000 to Rs 20,000 price bracket? Knowing how extensive is the smartphone market in India, we understand how difficult and confusing it becomes to shortlist apt smartphones from the crowd. We try to help you find the best of the smartphone that is available this month.

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Most of us want to own a smartphone that doesn't only bring brilliant specifications and also financially fits in our pockets. Smartphones makers have a variety of options for this section of consumers, that wants to buy an impressive smartphone without paying an additional premium for it.

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There are a number of smartphones that have been launched in this price segment to offer an array of options to consumers. We pick 20 best smartphones in the price bracket of Rs 12,000 - Rs 20,000 to help you in buying a powerpack device within your budget.

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Most of these smartphones come from Chinese smartphone makers that offer good value for money in their products, but there also are a few options from top tier smartphone brands. You can take a look at our list to choose the best in the lot.

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Gionee Elife S6

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) Super AMOLED Display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection 
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Amigo 3.1 UI 
  • 1.3GHz Octa-Core Mediatek MT6753 Processor with Mali T-720 GPU 
  • 3GB RAM 
  • 32GB Internal memory 
  • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD 
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Slot (micro SIM + nano SIM / microSD) 
  • 13MP Camera with LED Flash 
  • 5MP front Facing Camera 
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 
  • Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB Type-C 
  • 3150mAh built-in battery

Lenovo Vibe X3

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display 
  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) OS 
  • 1.8 GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor with Adreno 418 GPU
  • 3GB RAM 
  • 16GB internal memory 
  • expandable memory with microSD 
  • Dual SIM
  • 21MP auto focus camera with LED Flash
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS 
  • 3500mAH lithium-polymer embedded battery

Oppo F1

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Key Features

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Color OS 2.1
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, 1080p video recording
  • 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
  • 2500mAh battery

Motorola Moto X Play

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection 
  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) 
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 ( 4 x 1.1 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU 
  • 2GB RAM 
  • 16GB /32GB internal memory 
  • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • 21MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS 
  • 3630mAh battery

Lenovo Vibe P1

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.5 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor with Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory
  • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS with Vibe UI
  • Dual nano SIM
  • 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS
  • 5000mAh battery

Lenovo Vibe S1

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Key Features

  • 5 Inch Full HD IPS Touchscreen Display
  • Android v5 Lollipop operating system 
  • 64 Bit Meditek Octa Core Processor
  • 3 GB RAM With 32GB ROM
  • Dual Nano SIM
  • 13 MP Auto Focus Camera With Dual LED CCT Flash
  • 8MP And 2MP Dual Front Camera
  • 4G/WiFi/Bluetooth
  • 2420 MAh Battery

OnePlus X

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Key Features

  • 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection 
  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) based Oxygen OS 2.1 
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM 
  • 16GB internal storage 
  • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD 
  • Hybrid Dual (nano + nano) SIM (second slot can also be used as microSD slot)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE
  • 2525mAh built-in battery

Gionee Elife S7

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Key Features

  • 5.2-inch super amoled display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) 
  • Powered by Mediatek's new 64-but 1.7Ghz octa core processor
  • 2GB RAM 
  • 16GB of storage
  • The dual SIM smartphone features
  • Highlight of the phone is its battery
  • a 2,750mAh battery (non removable)

Gionee Elife S Plus

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED Plus display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection 
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Amigo UI 3.1 
  • 1.3 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6753 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU
  • 3GB RAM 
  • 16GB internal memory 
  • expandable memory with microSD 
  • Dual SIM
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+
  • 3150mAh battery with fast charging

Asus Zenfone Selfie

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with 72% screen to body ratio, Corning gorilla glass 4 protection
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Zen UI 2.0 
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB/3GB LPDDR3 RAM 
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage 
  • expandable memory up to 64 GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM
  • 13MP rear camera 
  • 13MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+ 
  • WiFi 
  • Bluetooth 4.0, GPS 
  • 3000 mAh battery

 

Meizu MX5

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection 
  • 2.2 GHz MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795T) Octa-Core 64-bit processor with PowerVR G6200 GPU 
  • 3GB RAM 
  • 16/32/64GB internal memory variants 
  • Flyme OS 4.5 based on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) 
  • Dual SIM (4G + 4G) 
  • 20.7 MP rear camera with dual tone LED Flash 
  • 5MP front-facing camera 
  • 4G LTE (TD-LTE / LTE-FDD) / 3G HSPA+ 
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS 
  • 3150mAh battery

iBerry Auxus Stunner

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Key Features

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS OGS display with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection
  • 1.3 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6753 processor with Mali-T720 GPU
  • 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
  • Dual SIM
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • 13MP auto focus camera with LED flash, OmniVision sensor, f/2.0 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 3000mAh battery

LG G4 Stylus

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Key Features

  • 5.7-inch (1280× 720 pixels) HD IPS in-cell touch display 
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) 
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU (4G) / 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor (3G)
  • 1GB RAM 
  • 8GB internal memory 
  • expandable memory with microSD 
  • 13MP (4G) or 8MP (3G) rear camera with LED Flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC
  • 3000mAh (removable) battery

Samsung Galaxy A5

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Key Features

  • 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory
  • expandable up to 64GB with microSD
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 2300 mAh battery

Gionee Marathon M5 Lite

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Key Features

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with Asahi Dragon trail Glass protection
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Amigo UI 3.1
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory
  • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1080p video recording
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
  • 4000mAh battery

Vivo V1 Max

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display
  • 1.4 GHz Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB RAM 
  • 16GB internal memory 
  • expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD 
  • Dual (micro + nano) SIM
  • Funtouch OS 2.1 based on Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash 1080p video recording
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Dual Speakers
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 2720mAh battery

HTC One E9s

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch (1280 × 720 pixels) HD AMOLED display
  • 1.5 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6752M processor with Mali-T760 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with HTC Sense UI
  • Dual nano SIMs
  • 13MP autofocus camera with LED Flash, 1080p video recording
  • UltraPixel front-facing camera with BSI sensor, 1080p video recording
  • BoomSound speaker with Dolby Audio
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS
  • 2600mAh battery

ZOPO Speed 7 Plus

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch (1920 ×1080 pixels) Full HD display
  • 1.5GHz Octa-Core 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 processor with Mali-T720 GPU
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory
  • expandable memory up to 64GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM
  • 13.2MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 3000mAh battery

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual

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Key Features

  • 5 Inch HD IPS Display
  • (Quad-Core 1.5 GHz + Quad Core 1.0 GHz) Snapdragon 615 Octa Core Processor
  • Android OS, v5.0.x (Lollipop) 
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Dual SIM
  • 13 MP Camera With LED Flash
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • Waterproof And Dust Tight
  • 3G
  • Micro SD Slot
  • NFC
  • 2400 MAh Battery

Infocus M812

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Key Features

  • 5.5-inch (1920 ×1080 pixels) Full HD display 
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Inlife UI 
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor
  • 3GB RAM 
  • 16GB internal memory 
  • expandable memory up to 64GB with microSD 
  • 13MP rear camera with true tone LED Flash
  • 8MP front-facing camera, 88-degree wide-angle lens
  • 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 
  • Bluetooth 4.0,
  • 2900 mAh (non-removable) battery

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