Xperia Ray

To use good Smartphones, you do not need to spend a fortune. There are a lot of mid-range Android phones that work brilliantly and cost no more than Rs. 20,000 (400 USD) . As expected, in the list of top ten Android phones under 20000 INR, Samsung and HTC have more than one entry. Apart from that, LG and Motorola too have excellent mid-level Smartphones that have received massive response from the market. Surprisingly, Sony has come up with a number of good mid-range phones for their flasgship series Xperia. Here is a list of the top ten Android Phones under 20000 INR (400 USD).

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo L

Xperia Neo L
Sony Xperia Neo L

This mid-range Android ICS phone has the typical Sony look, the candy bar shape and sharp design. The 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen has 854x480p resolution. The 512MB RAM ensures smooth performance of the 1GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor. The 5MP camera is equipped with LED flash and has features like autofocus, geo-tagging and touch-focus. There is a 0.3MP secondary camera. The battery is a sturdy 1460mAh Li-Po unit.

Pros

  • Sony xLoud audio enhancement and 3D surround sound
  • Good camera
  • DLNA capabilities

Con

  • Less powerful processor

Price: Rs. 18499

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HTC Desire VC

Desire VC
HTC Desire VC

This product from HTC has a smart design with a sleek, angular build. The 4-inch capacitive touchscreen has 480x800p WVGA resolution. It runs on a Cortex-A5 processor clocked at 1GHz with 512MB RAM. It is decked up with a 5MP camera with LED flash and features geo-tagging and autofocus. The phone runs on a powerful 1650mAh Li-ion battery.

Pros

  • Dual SIM functionality
  • Android ICS
  • HTC Sense 4.0 UI

Con

  • Camera performance is lacklustre

Price: Rs. 19899

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance


This phone looks deceptively like a much more expensive phone and comes loaded with a proximity sensor that locks the screen and avoids accidental input. It has a highly sensitive 4-inch Super AMOLED screen of resolution 480x800p. It has a 5MP camera with LED flash and allows geo-tagging. There is a secondary 1.3MP camera for video chatting as well. The smooth operation is prompted by the 768MB RAM. The 1500mAh battery promises 15 hours of 2G talk time.

Pros

  • Samsung TouchWiz 4.0 UI
  • Dual core Cortex A9 processor
  • DLNA compliance

Con

  • Old Android version (Gingerbread)

Price: Rs. 18999

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Sony Xperia J

Xperia J
Sony Xperia J

This sharp looking phone has a 4-inch display of 854x480p FWVGA resolution. A 5MP camera with LED flash, touch focus, image stabilizer, face recognition and so on and a 0.3MP secondary camera are slightly better than average, although low-light condition is not ideal for photography. It has a 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor that runs smoothly on 512MB RAM. The battery life is substantial, thanks to a Li-ion 1700mAh battery.

Pros

  • Android ICS
  • Powerful processor
  • Battery

Con

  • VGA video recording

Price Rs. 16490

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

Xperia Ray
Sony Xperia Ray

With a sleek build and comfortable hold, Xperia Ray is pleasing to the eye. It has a 3.3-inch TFT screen of 854x480p resolution. The 8.1MP camera, loaded with features like auto focus, red eye reduction, face and smile detection and so on, is a real treat for photography enthusiasts. There is also a 0.3MP secondary camera. It has 512Mb of RAM, 300MB of internal memory and a Li-ion 1500mAh battery.

Pros

  • Camera
  • Timescape UI
  • Sony xLoud engine audio filter

Cons

  • Android Gingerbread
  • Internal memory- Very less

Price: Rs. 15750

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HTC ONE V

One V
HTC One V

This phone comes with a 3.7-inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen with 480x800p WVGA resolution. It has 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal memory with a 1GHz processor. There is a 5MP camera fitted with LED flash. The phone boasts of a 1500mAh battery that affords optimum battery life.

Pros

  • Android ICS with HTC Sense UI
  • Corning Gorilla Glass protection of screen
  • Beats Audio enhancement

Con

  • Gaming heats up the phone excessively

Price: Rs. 17199

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LG Optimus Black

Under the minimalist design, this phone scores high with its specs with a 1GHz Cortex-A8 processor and a PowerVR SGX530 GPU. It has a NOVA IPS display of 800x480p WVGA resolution. It has a 5MP camera with a LED flash and a secondary 2MP camera. The 1500mAh battery is claimed to last for 16 hours of talk time.

Pros

  • User interface
  • Battery life
  • Display
  • Best for Video Calling

Con

  • Outdated Android Froyo

Price: Rs. 16375

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V

Xperia Neo V
Sony Xperia Neo V

This phone has a LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of resolution 480x854p and pixel density of 265ppi. It has 512MB of RAM that runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset smoothly. The 5MP camera is equipped with LED flash and auto-focus. The Li-Po 1500mAh battery lasts almost 7 hours on 2G talk time.

Pros

  • Battery life lasts long
  • Elegant looks
  • Camera

Con

  • Android Gingerbread

Price: Rs. 17579

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Motorola Defy Plus

Defy+
Motorola Defy+

The candy bar design looks sleek and elegant along with the 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen of resolution 854x480p. The 1GHz processor runs well on 1GB internal memory and 512MB RAM. The 5MP camera comes with LED flash and autofocus. The 1700mAh Li-ion battery is also up to mark.

Pros

  • Dust resistant screen
  • Media playback
  • Battery life

Con

  • Image quality

Price: Rs. 13102

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802

Galaxy Ace Duos S6802
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802

This entry from Samsung’s flagship series Galaxy has a TFT touchscreen of 320x480p resolution. It has 512Mb of RAM, a 5MP camera and a 1300mAh battery. Although it does not excel in specs, the overall performance is notably good.

Pros

  • Touchwiz UI
  • Design and display
  • Smart Dual Active SIM

Con

  • Slow performance

Price: Rs. 10899

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Verdict

I must elect Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo L to be the best Android Phone under 20000 INR. It has good performance, looks like a typical Sony Smartphone. It is not only a phone for Android enthusiasts as it has an intuitive user interface that will easily acquaint any new Android user to the operating system.

The Sony Xperia Ray is good for audio quality and camera, so this phone finishes a close runner-up in the list. If you are into photography or want a good music phone, Xperia Ray is your pick.

Dont agree with the list? Feel free to share your own list of top Android Phones Under 20000 INR (400 USD) with us under comments.

One thought on “Top Android Phones Under 20000 INR (400 USD)

  • November 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm
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    You missed LG optimus L5 and L7.
    They’re cheap and worth buying too..

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