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Xiaomi Mi A2 to Redmi Note 5 Pro: Top Xiaomi phones under Rs 20,000

Looking for a Xiaomi phone under Rs 20,000? Let’s take a look at the options available in the market.

tech Updated: Aug 27, 2018 10:21 IST
Kul Bhushan
Kul Bhushan
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Xiaomi Mi A2,Xiaomi Poco F1,Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Here are the top Xiaomi smartphones in India(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

In last couple of years Xiaomi has launched a wide range of phones for different price categories. The Chinese company recently forayed into the premium segment of the smartphone market with Poco sub-brand. The first Poco phone, Poco F1, was launched in India with advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with price a starting price of Rs 20,999.

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5-series is already a big success. The company also offers phones for those who just want a premium design and better selfie cameras. Here are the best phones from Xiaomi under Rs 20,000 that deliver value for money and ensure you don’t have to compromise on performance, design and overall camera.

Xiaomi Mi A2
First up is Xiaomi’s latest stock Android-based Mi A2. Priced at Rs 16,999, Xiaomi Mi A2 offers you a premium design with top-end specifications for a solid mid-range smartphone. What you will like about Mi A2 is its camera capabilities. The phone impresses with its low-light camera results. Xiaomi Mi A2, however, skips 3.5mm headphone jack and micro SD slot. But it makes up with fluid software experience. With Android One at its core, you’re assured to receive future Android updates and security patches from Google.

Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 Full screen display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor along with 4GB of RAM. The phone comes with 64GB of built-in storage. Other key features of the phone include 12MP + 20MP dual camera, 20MP front camera and 3010mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi A1
Even though one year-old model, Xiaomi Mi A1 remains one of the best mid-range smartphones under Rs 20,000 in India. Currently available online for Rs 13,999, Xiaomi Mi A1 also runs on Android One which means you get future Android updates and security patches from Google. Xiaomi Mi A1 will also be among the first phones to receive Android Pie update. Even though Xiaomi Mi A2 brings a better design and modern 18:9 aspect ratio, Mi A1 is no slouch. The combination of Snapdragon 625 chipset and 4GB of RAM is a tested performer. The camera is also quite good.

Xiaomi Mi A1 has a 5.5-inch full HD display. The phone runs on Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor along with 4GB of RAM, and boasts 64GB of onboard storage. The Android One phone has two 12-megapixel sensors on the back and a 5-megapixel front-shooter. It is powered by a 3,080mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Want to push your phone to the limits but never had the budget for an expensive phone with top-end specifications? Well, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is our top recommendation for those who are power users. While the base model of the phone is available online for Rs 14,999, the 6GB model comes for Rs 16,999. And unlike Mi A2, Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 3.5mm headphone jack. So if you don’t mind having MIUI as your software, Snapdragon 660 processor-powered Redmi Note 5 Pro is worth considering.

In terms of specifications, Xioami Redmi Note 5 Pro has 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 636 SoC, up to 6GB of RAM, 2-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors, and 4,000mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 64GB
Xiaomi’s Redmi Y series is focused on those who want better camera and love taking selfies. Xiaomi Redmi Y2, the latest in the series, comes with a dual-rear camera setup consisting of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. For selfie enthusiasts, it has a 16-megapixel front-facing shooter. The 64GB model with 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 625 processor is available online for Rs 12,999. Sure, the processor is inferior than Redmi Note 5’s, but 625 SoC will see your day-to-day tasks with ease.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes with 5.99-inch HD+ full screen display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor and 3,080mAh battery. It has 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel AI-powered cameras on the back, and 16-megapixel front camera.

Bonus: Poco F1
Poco by Xiaomi, a new sub-brand from the company, disrupted the premium segment with its very first Poco F1. Powered by Qualcomm’s best Snapdragon 845 processor, Poco F1 base model featuring 6GB RAM and 64GB storage will be available for Rs 20,999, roughly Rs 1,000 over your budget.

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First Published: Aug 27, 2018 07:28 IST