The best smartphones up to 20,000 rubles in 2020: top rating

What do you think, how many 20,000 rubles to buy a modern smartphone or not enough? Here we believe that this money is more than enough to purchase a device in which there will be all the most necessary and even more. Not sure which phone to buy up to 20,000 rubles in 2020? We will tell you – this is our rating.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 6 / 64GB

There is a version of Redmi Note 8, and there is Redmi Note 8 Pro. It would seem that they should differ among themselves primarily, for example, by the processor, but in reality it turns out that we have two different smartphones.

First of all, this concerns design – Note 8 Pro looks much more interesting. True, the fingerprint scanner is not very well located – on the same site along with the main camera. However, this can be forgiven him for having a rear camera, which consists of 4 modules: wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, macro and depth sensor. But the most important thing is that the device shoots perfectly, you can say, like a class smartphone, or even two, higher!

Other features include a powerful liquid-cooled processor, a capacious 4,500 mAh battery, fast charging, and even the presence of NFC.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.53 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 200g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G90T
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4500 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 64/8/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy A51 64GB

Galaxy A50 is perhaps the most popular smartphone in its class, and also one of the most popular on the Russian market, with which Samsung hit the mark. Obviously, this is waiting for the new Samsung Galaxy A51.

What will ensure sales? First of all, the right price, but there are many other reasons: a stylish case design, the presence of a main camera from 4 modules at once, which allows you to get pretty good quality pictures, an on-screen fingerprint scanner, a productive platform based on Samsung Exynos 9611 chip and 4 GB RAM, high system speed, a capacious 4000 mAh battery with support for fast charging, a chic 6.5-inch AMOLED display, an NFC module, and a separate slot for two SIM cards and one memory card.

It’s worth noting how the front camera is “integrated” into the display.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 172g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9611
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/12/5/5 MP modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 20 6 / 128GB

Honor 20 in official retail is still more expensive than 20 thousand rubles, but there are many stores that offer a discount. And for the specified price, the Honor 20 will be almost the best choice.

There are many reasons: stylish appearance, high-quality 6.26-inch matrix, a powerful platform based on the HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset and 6 GB of RAM, a very decent camera of 4 modules, good battery capacity, support for fast charging, NFC.

We decided to place the scanner in this smartphone in the side power button.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/16/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Huawei Nova 5T

Why is Huawei Nova 5T so much like Honor 20? But because it is, in fact, the same smartphone. Surprised? It’s not worth it, because both brands belong to the same company, and Nova 5T is a kind of restart of Honor 20 against the background of US trade sanctions.

What is the difference? We can say that the devices differ from each other except in color colors – the Nova 5T looks more fresh. As for the cost of devices, in this regard the difference is minimal – at the time of writing, the Nova 5T can be found a little cheaper.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/16/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S 4 / 64GB

New Redmi Series by Xiaomi.

Pay attention to the completely new design of the back cover with a module of 4 cameras: the main, wide-angle, depth sensor and for macro. The main module has a resolution of 64 MP, although the same Redmi Note 8 Pro has 64 MP. Reviews confirm – Redmi Note 9S removes worse on the main module, but it has better shirik.

Redmi Note 9S has acquired a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. A powerful battery can impress – as much as 5020 mAh! The screen size has grown to 6.67 inches.

NFC module is missing.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.67 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 209g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5020 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/8/5/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

vivo V17

Surely someone will like the unusual design of the vivo V17. However, it is interesting not only in appearance.

So, the smartphone received a large 6.38-inch high-resolution AMOLED screen, a rear camera of 4 modules (main, wide-angle, for blurring the background and for shooting macro), a powerful 4,500 mAh battery with fast charging, a decent platform: Qualcomm chipset Snapdragon 665 and as much as 8 GB of RAM.

On-screen scanner, there is an NFC module, the camera as a whole is not bad.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.38 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 187g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4500 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/8/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy A41

Remember the Galaxy A40 – a model with an already compact 5.9-inch display? She is presented with a replacement, which, as expected, was called the Galaxy A41.

The display has grown slightly – up to 6.1 inches, but the case can still be called narrow – its width does not go beyond 70 mm. The case design is similar to other models of the A line, the colors at the start of sales are white, black and red. A version with IP68 water protection has been announced for the Japanese market, alas, it is not expected here.

Galaxy A41 boasts a good filling, as well as a decent main camera of three modules.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 152g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • CPU: 8-core
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/5 MP
  • Front camera: 25 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P40 Lite 6 / 128GB

The Huawei P40 series consists of several smartphones. This review covers the P40 Lite.

The model received a new design of the back cover with four camera modules (wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle, for macro and bokeh). The camera shoots just fine during the day, which is already becoming the norm for relatively inexpensive smartphones, and at night, of course, it falls short for flagships, but overall it’s very good.

The display is 6.4 inches in diameter, and this is an IPS matrix, which means the scanner is in the power key. Finally, they waited for a powerful new generation HiSilicon Kirin 810 chip, and the battery capacity reaches an impressive 4200 mAh. There is an NFC module.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2310 × 1080
  • Weight: 183g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 810
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4200 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/8/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 9X

The long-awaited replacement for the Honor 8X. True, Honor in this case decided to use the same proven HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor as on its predecessor, which, in general, is not bad, but I would like to see HiSilicon Kirin 810. However, it will be used on more expensive smartphones.

The main feature of this smartphone is the outgoing front camera. The idea is not new, but we still consider it very cool, since in this case you can get a FullView screen without any cutouts for the camera, sensors, microphone, etc. By the way, the diagonal of the matrix reaches 6.59 inches with a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels.

What else? We note a bright blue tint (with it an unusual pattern shimmers on the back cover), a dual rear camera with a 48 MP main module, the presence of NFC.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.59 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 197g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 48/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite 6 / 64GB

Xiaomi’s new product is another younger version of the flagship Mi 9. Why does the company have so many smartphones in this line? It is incomprehensible, but we only feel better from this – the choice is more.

The smartphone turned out to be successful. According to external data, it practically repeats the flagship Mi 9, but the platform, of course, is simpler – it is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and 6 GB of RAM. Built-in – 64 GB, there is a slot for a memory card.

Of interest is the rear triple camera: the main module, ultra wide angle and depth sensor. The camera shoots very well, perhaps as a smartphone a class above.

And also note the indicator on the back cover, which is mounted in the logo!

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 179g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4030 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy M21

Samsung is expanding the lineup and some time ago introduced the Galaxy M21. This model impresses with its huge battery capacity – 6000 mAh! Moreover, which is unusual, the smartphone turned out to be relatively light – 188 g.

The design is made in the typical style of the latest smartphones of the company and the A line in particular, however, the coloring is not so bright. Galaxy M21 received a 6.4-inch screen and high resolution (matrix – AMOLED), a triple camera with a main module with a resolution of 48 MP, a proprietary Exynos 9611 processor, fast charging and a scanner on the back cover, which is somewhat strange considering the use of the AMOLED display.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 188g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 9611
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 6000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/5 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 20s 6 / 128GB

If you look closely at the Honor 20s, it may seem that you have already seen it somewhere before. The fact is that the Honor 20s uses the same case as the Huawei P30 Lite, judging by the dimensions (both brands belong to the same company).

Among the main external differences are shades, including white, which is not available for the P30 Lite. If we talk about hardware, then Honor 20s has 6 GB of RAM, and the main module in the triple camera received a resolution of 48 MP against 24 MP.

  • 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: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3340 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Vivo V17 Neo 128GB

An interesting device from Vivo for relatively little money.

What do we see? First of all, an interesting design of the back cover. Display – 6.38-inch (AMOLED) with high resolution. As a chipset, MediaTek Helio P65 is used, the memory capacity is 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM. A powerful battery is installed – 4500 mAh, there is a quick charge function. Fingerprint Sensor – On Screen.

A very good triple rear camera is installed: the main module, ultra wide angle and for assessing depth. Front camera – with very wide photo correction capabilities.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.38 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 179g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P65
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4500 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 16/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9T 6 / 64GB

With a great desire, Xiaomi Mi 9T can be found for 20 thousand rubles, or even cheaper. And he is worth his money.

As you can see, the main emphasis is on the frameless case – the front camera is retractable, the screen diagonal is 6.39 inches. This is the youngest model of the flagship Mi 9, and therefore there is a very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor installed, the memory in this version is 6 GB and 64 GB ROM. Fingerprint scanner, of course, in the display. Battery capacity – 4000 mAh, there is a fast charge.

The rear camera is triple: the main module, wide-angle and telephoto. How does it take off? For your money – one of the best options on the market. This is probably even the best smartphone with a powerful battery and a very good camera for 20 thousand rubles. The battery life is very decent.

  • 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

Huawei P30 lite

The youngest version in the P30 line. And if the older versions use the AMOLED matrix, then here – IPS. For better or worse, each user decides for himself. In our opinion, IPS is less tired of eyes. By the way, the diagonal of the display is 6.15 inches.

Here you will find a glass and metal case, a cool appearance, a well-known proprietary HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of main memory. There is a slot for a memory card, although the hybrid slot is either 2 SIM cards or 1 SIM + memory card.

The camera is triple: the main sensor, wide-angle and for measuring the depth of the scene. It shoots well, but no more – it does not pretend to laurels of older versions of the P30 Lite. Nevertheless, in general – this is a very solid smartphone for the money. A new generation model has appeared, so the P30 lite can be bought at great discounts.

  • 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

Nokia 7.2

So to speak, the middle class from Nokia. Please note that Nokia was one of the first companies to massively use the round module of the main camera – it looks fresh and unusual. The camera itself is equipped with three sensors: the main, wide-angle and for depth of field. It shoots well, but you should not wait for a miracle.

In addition to the cool design, I would like to mention the Android One firmware (the stock version of Android), the rather powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip, and also the separate mechanical key for calling the Google Assistant voice assistant. Apparently, all the latest Nokia smartphones will be equipped with such a button.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/5/8 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

OPPO A9 (2020) 4 / 128GB

Inexpensive device from the company OPPO, which is quite well known in our market.

OPPO A9 (2020) is equipped with a large 6.5-inch display, however, not the highest resolution – 1600 × 720 pixels. But it has a very powerful 5000 mAh battery installed, with which you can also charge other devices (fast charging is supported).

Based on a smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, the amount of memory is 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM. The main camera consists of 4 modules: the main, ultra-wide, for macro photos and a depth sensor. Judging by the photos received, the main camera shoots well. There is even a “Night” mode, which allows you to get relatively good pictures at dusk or at night..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1600 × 720
  • Weight: 195g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/8/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P smart Z 4 / 64GB

The Huawei P smart Z and Honor 9X are very similar, including the concept and even the screen size! Do not be surprised at this, since both brands are owned by Huawei.

Here you will also find a retractable front camera, thanks to which it was possible to make a full-screen smartphone. The processor is an 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 710, a memory capacity of 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. Battery capacity – 4000 mAh, there is NFC.

The main camera is dual, its resolution is 16/2 MP. Takes off well, but no more. The fingerprint scanner is located on the back cover..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.59 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 197g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

ZTE Blade V10

The device from ZTE for relatively little money. It is offered in several shades, we prefer blue-blue. And you?

It uses a 6.3-inch matrix with a resolution of 2280 × 1080 pixels, an 8-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. The battery capacity is 3200 mAh, almost all competitors have more battery life in general is normal. But the smartphone turned out to be quite light – 156 g.

The camera is dual, and the characteristics are not impressive – 16 MP and 5 MP, but in fact the smartphone allows you to get pictures of pretty decent quality and even, unusual, in the evening.

There is NFC, fast charging, a fingerprint sensor on the back.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 156g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P70
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/5 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes