Top 5 camera phones below 20,000

The most stiff competition in INDIAN market is always in the low to mid-range smartphones and one of the most crucial factor deciding the choice of the buyer is the camera that a particular device possess in that segment.
So, let’s have a look into the 5 best phones available in that range with their camera specifications.




Honor came into market with picture quality as its USP and they have proved it well. With honor 8 smartphone the company provided a good mix of value and affordability in their midrange. Priced at 20,000 in this segment this phone is a perfect catch.

Camera Features-

• Two lenses with f/2.2 apertures. The first lens captures a colour image while the second lens captures a monochrome image.
• 8 MP front-facing camera. That’s good for selfie lovers, and takes beautiful images.
• The app also offers features like Manual, Panorama, HDR, Time-lapse, and Slow-Mo.
• The Honor 8 includes a wide aperture mode which enables artificial background blur, up to f/0.95.
• Can record videos in 4K.


• The normal auto mode provides more than enough dynamic range, making many of the HDR photos similar to those of the normal ones.
• Sadly, video recording lags in the competition.
• No optical image stabilization makes it tricky to get a steady shot at times.
• In low-light conditions, the Honor 8’s camera gives strong performance when compared to other affordable flagships.

Moto G5 Plus

Moto had a huge success with their G4 and they had a lot to offer in their next installment in the g series, Moto G5+ came with a great mix of performance and durability. It is currently available for 16,000 and gives you an all round performance in this range.

moto g5
Moto g5 plus


• The new Moto G5plus smartphone has a 12-megapixel rear camera
• Dual Autofocus Pixels which lets you lock focus in a blink.
• An f/1.7 aperture and dual LED flash.
• There is also a 5-megapixel front camera with an f/2.2 aperture and display flash.
• Different modes include slow-motion video and panoramas. There is also a professional mode.
• Supports 4K video recording in videography.


• Daylight capturing is amazing, just sometimes you may feel the pics are oversaturated.
• In lowlight the images were bit noisy and grainy.
• Professional mode works well and reduces the noise.

Lenovo z2 plus

After launching its Z1 in may 2016 lenovo revised the phone specifications and came up with Z2 in the end of the same year. Z2 was launched with a smaller screen and improved camera quality. The screen size made it easy to handle and the camera performance was also widely appreciated. Now the phone is available for 9k (32GB) &12k(64GB) .

Z2 plus phone
Lenovo z2 plus


• The smartphone comes up with a 13 megapixels rear camera with single toned LED flash.
• Rear camera also has an ISOCELL sensor and f/2.2 aperture.
• The front camera account up to 5 megapixels.
• Front camera has an aperture of f/2.0.
• It supports 4K video recording.
• Different modes include Panorama, slo-mo, time-lapse.


  • Daylight shoots are good with all the details showing clearly.
  • Image with flashes are also good thanks to PDAF.
  • HDR works well in this segment, but not upto the mark of the phones mentioned above.
  • It lacks professional mode and Raw image setting.
  • Low light shoots are average as sometimes they come up with little noise.
  • In 12k ie below 15,000 range the phone is well placed.


HONOR with its love for cameras delivered a masterpiece in low-range segment (below 15k) as HONOR 6X. This phone is the only smartphone in this range to have a dual rear camera with a price tag of 13,000. The phone has added to the camera by reducing the processor. This phone is basically for light users who want a good camera.

HONOR 6X phone


• Dual rear cameras with 12megapixels primary and 2megapixel lens for just the depth.
• Main camera has SONYimx386 sensor with PDAF support.
• Front camera is of 8 megapixels and beauty mode allows good selfies.
• Aperture ranges from f/0.95 to f/16.
• Modes include pro-mode, Time lapse, HDR, PRO video, slow-mo.


• Dual camera clearly put this phone ahead in the range of below 15k range.
• The lenses provide great bokeh effects.
• The pictures come out to be detailed and low light shooting is also good.
• HDR mode compensate for little lacks in dynamics .
• The device misses out on 4K mode.
• The phone is heaven for a low budgeted photo-enthusiast. The processor is not up to the mark but the camera specs makes this phone the king in its segment in terms of camera.


After the huge success of Redmi Note 3, this year Redmi brought latest edition to its series with Note 4 with price starting from 10,000. The features were almost same as of note 3 but the camera is degraded, or not in real? Let’s find out.

REDMI note 4


• Rear camera comes with a 13megapixel sensor and f/2.0 aperture.
• Also with dual tone dual LED flash and BMI CMOS sensor.
• Front camera is of 5 megapixels.
• Scenes mode provide a variety of shooting modes – beach, night, portiait, landscape, snow, fireworks etc.
• Modes also include panorama, manual, beautify and scenes.


• The landscape mode gives you perfect clicks in daylight and low light shots are also not bad.
• Macro shots are also good, with proper colour accuracy and details.
• The PDAF feature allows the camera to focus on the subject quickly.
• When we zoom in low light the image get grained
• The manual mode is unable to adjust the shutter speed and aperture only ISO can be manipulated.
• BMI CMOS and sensor improved the quality of note 4 which in turn not effected it’s downgrade to 13 mp  from 16 megapixels lens size.

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