The best smartphones up to 20,000 rubles in 2019: ranking top 10

Which smartphone can I buy with 20,000 rubles in my pocket? We asked this question and once again found that the choice is simply huge. What then is the user? In this review, we have collected the most interesting smartphones in our opinion, which can be purchased for the specified amount or less. Do not agree? Welcome to comment.

Samsung Galaxy A40

A relatively inexpensive device from Samsung. Feature is the small dimensions of the case – the same width is only 69.2 mm, which at the moment is an excellent result for the device with a screen diagonal of 5.9 inches.

The case is made of plastic, but to tell that the back cover is not made of glass is, frankly, difficult. Very interesting body colors are presented, including black, which can overflow.

A good main camera is used, there is an NFC module, a fingerprint sensor, and a device based on an Exynos 7904 processor and 4 GB of RAM works.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.9 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 140g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7904
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/5 MP
  • Front camera: 25 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi9 SE 6 / 64GB

With great difficulty, we add this interesting model to our review, because it costs an average of just over 20 thousand rubles when these lines are written. But we hope that when you read this article, Mi9 SE will have time to fall in price.

He is worth his money. So, here is an excellent case design, rather compact dimensions and a 5.97-inch display (AMOLED, of course), the practically flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor, as much as 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM in the current configuration. Note the fingerprint scanner in the display and the lack of a 3.5 mm connector.

The main camera is triple, and it shoots very well for its money.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.97 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3070 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/13 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Huawei P30 lite

At the start of sales, the Huawei P30 lite was estimated to be much more expensive than 20 thousand rubles, but already at the time of writing the article, its cost in some stores managed to drop, so we add it to the list.

The offer is quite interesting: excellent design, high-quality 6.15-inch display, the latest version of Android, a triple rear camera, a pretty fast 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset and 4 GB of RAM, a 3340 mAh battery with support for fast charging, a fingerprint scanner , which is located on the back of the case. By the way, the latter is made of glass.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.15 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2312 × 1080
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3340 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 14/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi A3 4 / 64GB

A mid-range smartphone that is cheaper than most competitors and certainly less than 20 thousand rubles, which, you see, is a serious help when buying.

The main feature of Xiaomi Mi A3 is the stock version of Android, because this model is included in the Android One program. Yes, there is no MIUI firmware here, however, sales of the first generation smartphone have proved that users love Xiaomi and with a “bare” Android.

The device works on a fairly powerful platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of ROM. There are good cameras, a stylish case, support for fast charging is announced. But the screen resolution is not enough – 1560 × 720 pixels.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.09 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4030 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 8X 4 / 64GB

Honor 8X stands out for its design: the back cover is made of glass, but it has a kind of matte strip. In horizontal position, the back of the smartphone resembles a camera. In general, the design is very interesting. By the way, there is a red hue of the case, which is rare today.

The screen is FullView, its diagonal is 6.5 inches. At the top there is a cutout for cameras and sensors. Interestingly, the manufacturer decided to use a capacious battery with a capacity of 3750 mAh. As for cameras, it uses a dual rear module and a single front.

There is a quick charge function, NFC module.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 20/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei Mate 20 lite

The screen is FullView, its diagonal is 6.3 inches. Please note that the display occupies almost the entire surface of the front panel. At the top of the screen there is a so-called “eyebrow” – an island where cameras and sensors are located.

As for the cameras, there are two of them: both front and rear. The camera uses an artificial intelligence system.

Among the features of the device, we highlight its cool appearance, a new powerful HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, a 3750 mAh battery, and a quick charge function.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 172g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 20/2 MP
  • Front camera: dual 24/2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Sony Xperia 10

Sony decided to excel and made a smartphone with an elongated display (aspect ratio – as much as 21: 9). What do we get? A rather large 6-inch display, only 68 mm wide, but as much as 156 mm in height. Unusual and interesting solution..

Sony Xperia 10 is presented in four shades at once, it looks strict and pretty stylish. Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 is offered as a chipset, the memory capacity is 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. The battery capacity is not too large – 2870 mAh, however, the smartphone has energy-saving modes. The fingerprint scanner is located on the side.

The main advantages of this model include an excellent display, as well as traditionally good sound in the headphones.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2520 × 1080
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2870 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/5 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy A50 64GB

Some might say that the Samsung Galaxy A50 resembles the A40 or even the A30. And it will be right: all smartphones of the new A line are very similar to each other and confusing them is as easy as shelling pears.

Galaxy A50 received a large 6.4-inch display, a polycarbonate case and a triple camera. Also striking is the lack of a fingerprint scanner on the back cover – here it is built into the screen, like in older models. The model shoots well during the day – at the level of competitors for similar money.

It seems that it is no longer worth celebrating unusual body colors – now many other smartphones can boast of this.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 166g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9610
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 25/8/5 MP
  • Front camera: 25 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9T 6 / 64GB

Some sellers ask for less than 20 thousand rubles for Xiaomi Mi 9T 6 / 64GB and for their money this is a great offer.

Here you will find all the chips of recent times: a large frameless display without a “monobrow”, a retractable front camera, a fairly powerful platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset and 6 GB of RAM, a capacious 4000 mAh battery, fast charging support, a fingerprint scanner located right in the display.

The smartphone also has a very decent main camera and high speed. We must not forget about the bright design of the case.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 191g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/13 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 10i 128GB

A solution from Honor, which, interestingly, delivers to us with one amount of internal memory – as much as 128 GB. What else can a smartphone please?

A high-quality 6.21-inch high-resolution display, excellent body design, a triple camera with a wide-angle module, a good HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor and 4 GB of RAM, the presence of an NFC module, high speed system.

I am glad that some companies are in no hurry to abandon the 3.5 mm connector – it is here.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 164g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 24/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Sony Xperia XA2 Dual

Despite the fact that this Sony model is a new wave, it did not receive a FullView display. But do not be discouraged, because the screen itself is very good here. It should be noted a powerful platform, a wide range of communication capabilities, an excellent level of autonomy.

The rear camera received a single module, but it shoots very cool. The front camera also deserves praise – by the way, it is wide-angle.

The Xperia XA2 has a great case design. We recommend paying attention to color shades..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 171g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: 23 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P20 Lite

This device costs a lot, much less than 20 thousand rubles, although you cannot say the same in appearance: glass is used on both sides, and the color of the back cover very cool shimmers in the sun.

Huawei P20 Lite received a frameless design and a 5.84-inch display, in the upper part of which there is a cutout with a camera and sensors.

The advantages of this device can be safely attributed to a bright and contrasting screen, good battery life, very decent cameras for its class..

Powered by Huawei P20 Lite based on HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

iPhone SE 32GB

Apparently, the second generation iPhone SE we will not see. Is it bad? It’s bad, because the smartphone has a lot of fans around the world and this is probably the only 4-inch smartphone in the world with the flagship characteristics.

Yes, here is a small 4-inch screen by modern standards, but with a high resolution of 1136 × 640 pixels. By the way, do not be surprised at the appearance of this device: it completely copies the iPhone 5S, however, the filling here is from a much more powerful iPhone 6S, so it is a very fast and powerful device.

The rear camera here is also from the older version of the iPhone, and therefore it shoots great. But the front camera has remained the same and it removes a little weak by modern standards.

  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1136×640
  • Weight: 113g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • CPU: Apple A9
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1624 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 1.2 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 4 / 64GB

The first and second generation Mi Max turned out to be extremely interesting: smartphones had a large display and a capacious battery. Now, with the development of a frameless design, a large display will not surprise anyone. However, the Mi Max 3 is capable of something to impress. Than?

As for the diagonal of the display, it reaches 6.9 inches – this is still a lot. Much more interesting is the battery capacity – as much as 5500 mAh! Not many of these smartphones have the same powerful battery. By the way, the fast charge function is supported.

In addition to the fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock technology is announced – unlocking the desktop using a face.

The rear camera is double.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.9 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 221g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5500 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 ZB602KL 4 / 64GB

This is an inexpensive smartphone from ASUS, whose cost is much lower than 20,000 rubles. However, he is still very interesting to us..

It uses a FullView-display with a diagonal of 6 inches and a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. Separately, it is worth noting the 5000 mAh battery.

For its money, a smartphone stands out: good performance, a good display, volume and speaker quality, decent cameras, battery life.

As a result – a smartphone with a good camera and battery.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/5 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi8 Lite 6 / 128GB

The younger version of the flagship Mi8. It is much cheaper, but it differs: screen size, lack of NFC, not so powerful performance, as well as less sophisticated cameras.

Nevertheless, this is still a very cool smartphone with an excellent camera, smart display, very fast firmware and, of course, low cost.

For someone it will be relevant: a 3.5 mm jack for headphones is not here.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3350 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) 32GB

With 20 thousand rubles, you can take a closer look at Samsung smartphones, and for this money you get a device that looks much more expensive than its real value. Meet the Galaxy A8 (2018).

One of the main features of this smartphone is a dual camera, but not the rear one, but the front one – using the second camera you can blur the background. We note high performance, excellent cameras, protection against water and dust, a very stylish metal case.

Interestingly, at the start of sales, the Galaxy A8 (2018) was almost one and a half times more expensive than at the time of writing.

  • Screen Size: 5.6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2220 × 1080
  • Weight: 172g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7885
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 16 MP
  • Front camera: dual 16/8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes