The best smartphones up to 20,000 rubles in 2017

More recently, for 20 thousand rubles, you could buy a practically flagship device from a well-known company. Alas, the leapfrog with the exchange rate has completely changed the alignment – the cost of devices has grown significantly. Nevertheless, in this category there are many cool and often even flagship solutions. About what interesting smartphones await you in the 2017 season, in our review.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) SM-A320F

For those who like smaller devices, we can offer Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) – a new generation of smartphone. This is one of the most interesting fashion solutions on the market. Of course, you should not expect flagship ambitions from him, but the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is able to surprise.

Screen size – 4.7 inches, resolution – 1280 × 720 pixels, processor – Exynos 7870, 16 GB of internal memory and 2 GB of RAM. Battery capacity – 2350 mAh, camera – 13 MP.

The case looks very cool, it was created using glass and metal. You can choose a color: golden, black, coral and even pink.

Of the best chips we note water resistance and a fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 138g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7870
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2350 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi5S 64GB

When in the past years we wrote about Xiaomi Mi5S, its cost was about 30 thousand rubles. But Xiaomi smartphones are famous for the fact that their cost is gradually falling in our market. Xiaomi Mi5S is an example. Now the smartphone falls exactly into the category of up to 20 thousand rubles (although in some stores it costs a little more).

Without excessive modesty, we say that this is a real flagship. Judge for yourself: a 5.15-inch screen with Full HD resolution, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 64 GB of internal memory, 4 GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, a cool 12 MP camera, USB Type-C, a magnificent metal case, Gorilla Glass protective glass, quick charge function, etc..

Interestingly, the company has already released Xiaomi Mi6 – its new flagship. But this version is much more expensive and has not yet been included in our review..

  • Screen Size: 5.15 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Sony Xperia XA

An interesting smartphone from Sony. The case is made in the usual for the company style. There are many color shades to choose from, and some of them literally transform the smartphone: golden, gray, lime …

Screen size – 5 inches, resolution – 1280 × 720 pixels. This, of course, is not the flagship from Sony, but it’s quite a powerful device. It uses an 8-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor (MT6755), 16 GB of memory and 2 GB of RAM, there is a slot for a memory card that supports cards up to 200 GB.

Camera – 13 MP, front – 8 MP, there is support for LTE, Android 6.0.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 139g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL 32Gb

We must say right away that at the time of writing this article, the cost of the latest ZenFone 3 ZE520KL 32Gb smartphone goes beyond 20 thousand rubles, but if you really want to, you can find this device for sale cheaper. In addition, we hope that after some time it will fall in price.

This is one of the hottest new products of the season of 2017. The screen diagonal is 5.2 inches, Full HD resolution, the processor is an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 32 GB of internal memory and 3 GB of RAM. There is support for memory cards, and up to 2 TB!

Cool camera – 16 MP, has USB Type-C, fingerprint reader, Corning Gorilla Glass 2.5D.

Interestingly, in the new generation of smartphones, ASUS has adopted a new style. It looks devices, in our opinion, just great. And do not forget that you can choose the color of the case yourself.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 144g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2650 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu MX6

Officially, the Meizu MX6 costs more than the specified 20 thousand rubles, but the versions that online stores sell can be found even cheaper than the specified amount. For 20 thousand rubles, you can become the owner of the flagship from Meizu.

The diagonal of the screen is 5.5 inches, the resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels. Processor – 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797), 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal. Camera – 12 MP, allows you to get pictures of excellent quality.

Also available: USB Type-C, quick charge function, fingerprint reader, LTE support. Case – metal.

Great choice in terms of price and quality.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3060 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Pro 64Gb

Surely some users may have a question – why do we need Redmi Pro when the company launched Redmi 4 on the market? The fact is that Redmi Pro is positioned higher. For example, its metal case is made with a claim to premium – it looks really very cool. In addition, it uses the best processor – the 10-core MediaTek Helio X25 (MT6797T). But one of the most important features of the smartphone is, perhaps, a dual module, where two cameras of the latest mode are installed at once – 13 MP and 5 MP (plus a flash of 2 LEDs).

Otherwise, the model is really very similar to Redmi 4. However, there is nothing wrong with this comparison, rather, on the contrary.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X25 (MT6797T)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4050 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) SM-A510F

Less than 20 thousand rubles is the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016). Let it not bother you that this is the model of last year, it is still good.

Let’s start with the case – it is made of glass and metal, it looks very stylish and even expensive. Classic colors: white, golden or black.

The diagonal of the screen is 5.2 inches, and the resolution is Full HD. The smartphone is based on the Exynos 7580 processor, there is 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of on-board memory, there is a slot for a memory card. There is a fingerprint sensor, support for LTE and two SIM cards.

In a word, a good smartphone that you can save on buying.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7580
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2900 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei P9 Lite

A very interesting smartphone from Huawei. The diagonal of its screen is 5.2 inches – it will surely appeal to those users who are many 5.5, but few 5 inches. Resolution – 1920 × 1080 pixels. Processor – 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 650, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, there is also a slot for a memory card.

13 MP camera, Android 6.0, support for LTE and 2 SIM cards, 3000 mAh battery, fingerprint reader, beautiful body.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 147g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 650
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

iPhone 5S 16Gb

If before you could buy only the iPhone 5S restored for 20 thousand rubles, today today for this money a completely new iPhone 5S 16Gb is offered.

Yes, this is far from the newest model, which can be seen both in design and in the small diagonal of the screen – only 4 inches. But, firstly, the device’s body is made of metal, and secondly, we have many lovers of small smartphones.

Regarding the characteristics of the iPhone 5S is unlikely to surprise anyone. So, here we are using not the latest Apple A7 processor, but the amount of RAM – only 1 GB. But the point of the situation is that the iPhone 5S is one of the smartest smartphones, it “outperforms” even those smartphones whose characteristics are better at times.

In general, if you need a new iPhone and there are 20 thousand, consider the iPhone 5S.

  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1136×640
  • Weight: 113g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • CPU: Apple A7
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1624 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

HTC Desire 830 Dual Sim

As the name implies, this is a dual SIM card from HTC.

Screen size – 5.5 inches, resolution – 1920 × 1080 pixels, processor – 8-core MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795), 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of memory + support for memory cards (up to 2 TB). Camera – 13 MP, autofocus, optical stabilization, LTE support, fast charge function.

The colors of the case are bright, you can choose to your taste. Battery capacity – 2800 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 156g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2800 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes