The best smartphones up to 20,000 rubles in 2018

20 thousand rubles – this is the amount with which you can count not just on the purchase of the next smartphone, but on the purchase of a fashionable or powerful enough device with all the necessary options. Today you will see the top rating of the best smartphones up to 20,000 rubles in our subjective opinion.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)

This device is suitable for those who do not want to overpay for the flagship, but at the same time want to get a smartphone with a cool design, good filling and from a well-known brand.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) received a metal case, several color shades to choose from, a 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution, an Exynos 7870 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory + memory card slot.

Among the features include good cameras, Always-On-Display function, separate slots for memory cards and SIM cards, a good level of autonomy.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 181g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7870
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3600 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Nova 2i

Like many smartphones of the new wave, Huawei Nova 2i received a frameless case and a large screen with a diagonal of as much as 5.9 inches. Resolution is also great – 2160 × 1080 pixels.

The case design is original, so you won’t confuse it with another device. In terms of power, the beginner is very good: HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. Battery capacity – 3340 mAh.

Well, the main feature of the smartphone is, perhaps, that it uses dual cameras – front and back.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.9 inches
  • Resolution: 2160×1080
  • Weight: 164g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3340 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 16/2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 64Gb

The new Xiaomi Mi Note 3 has already managed to get cheaper, so it’s quite possible to purchase it for the specified 20 thousand rubles, although you will probably have to look.

As an attentive reader may notice, the design of the case of the Mi Note 3 repeats that of the Mi6 and it really is. However, the screen is larger here – its diagonal is 5.5 inches, the resolution typical for the class is 1920 × 1080 pixels.

And although this is not a flagship device, it turned out to be very powerful: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 64 GB of ROM and as much as 6 GB of RAM! Battery capacity – 3500 mAh. There is a USB Type-C, support for fast charging. Of course, there is a fingerprint sensor.

The rear camera is double, shoots very well.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu Pro 7 64GB

The cost of Meizu Pro 7 from an unofficial party can really be 20,000 rubles or even less. And it is very cool for the flagship device from Meizu.

It works on the basis of the MediaTek Helio P25 processor (MT6757T), the amount of memory is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of main memory. Pro 7 received a 5.2-inch display and Full HD resolution. Rear rear camera.

The main feature in the device is the second 1.9-inch display. It was created primarily for displaying notifications, but you can use it to capture yourself on the rear camera.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P25 (MT6757T)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Nokia 6

Formally, this device costs much less than 20 thousand, but we still include it in the review, since it is worth it.

Here you will find a beautiful case design, high quality workmanship, an excellent 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution, good sound from the speaker. Performance is not bad, but remember that the device uses an entry-level processor.

Good value for money.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 169g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi A1 64GB

A very interesting solution from Xiaomi, which not so long ago introduced its first smartphone that runs on the basis of “bare” Android, and not on the MIUI firmware, as we are used to. So if you definitely need a smartphone from Xiaomi, but not with MIUI, you know what you can consider buying.

Mi A1 is based on another Xiaomi smartphone – the Mi5X model, so both devices have the same metal case with a 5.5-inch display and Full HD resolution. At the back you can see a dual rear camera that shoots well.

The smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM, that is, we have a powerful smartphone.

Note the presence of a headphone preamp (software).

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3080 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Nova 2

The second generation Nova went on sale. This is a fashionable 5-inch smartphone with very decent features..

The new generation has received an updated design. On the back of the case you can see a dual camera. By the way, the case itself is metal, has a lot of shades, including even pink. The Huawei Nova 2 runs on the HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory.

The smartphone is distinguished by high-quality cameras, excellent display, good sound, and there is also a quick charge function. You can not write about the fingerprint scanner, it is here.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2950 mAh
  • Camera: 12/8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Sony Xperia XA1 Dual

Having 20 thousand rubles, you can look at smartphones from Sony. In this case, we will talk about the Xperia XA1 Dual model. What is interesting about this gadget?

Xperia XA1 is an update to Xperia XA, about which our site has already written. The novelty received a new appearance, although Sony’s style is immediately guessed in it. The smartphone looks very stylish and can be said to be more expensive than its cost. By the way, pay attention to the almost complete absence of side frames.

The display is 5-inch, resolution – HD, processor – MediaTek Helio P20 (MT6757), 32 GB of main memory and 3 GB of RAM. There is a slot for a memory card. The battery capacity is small – 2300 mAh, but the function of fast charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P20 (MT6757)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Camera: 23 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Motorola Moto M 32GB

Motorola is also present in this segment with its smartphones. One of the most suitable models is the Moto M.

Motorola Moto M received a metal case with an interesting design, on the back of which a fingerprint scanner is clearly visible, above which is a peephole of a 16-megapixel camera with flash.

The smartphone runs on the processor MediaTek Helio P15 (MT6755 Pro), 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM, there is support for memory cards. Battery capacity – 3050 mAh. “Naked” Android is used as firmware, which will surely please many potential buyers.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P15 (MT6755 Pro)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3050 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL 32GB

A great device from ASUS, which is positioned as a camera phone. And not just like that: here is not just an advanced 16-megapixel rear camera module, it is also a two-tone flash, laser focus sensors (focus in just 0.03 seconds!), Sapphire glass. The rear camera, like the front camera, has a huge number of modes. Photo Quality – Excellent.

The case, which houses a 5.2-inch display with Full HD resolution, also looks excellent. Works ZenFone 3 ZE520KL based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. There is a slot for a memory card, a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C.

  • 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

Huawei Honor 8 4 / 32GB

Smartphone from a sub-brand of Huawei – Honor. This is the flagship of the company, even if of the past generation, although judging by the design and characteristics, you can’t say that this is not a new model.

The smartphone looks great, and in all color shades, although we recommend looking at the blue color scheme. A dual camera is visible on the back cover (resolution – 12/12 MP). The device is based on the HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory + support for memory cards.

Honor 8 boasts excellent cameras, excellent performance, cool battery life, chips like the fast charge function. This gadget can be called a smartphone with a good battery and camera..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 153g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 950
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB

Among smartphones with a large display (and there are plenty of fans of such devices), Xiaomi Mi Max 2 stands out. Indeed, the diagonal of its display reaches 6.44 inches!

At the same time, this device has excellent characteristics and is relatively inexpensive. See for yourself: a stylish metal case, Full HD screen resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of ROM, a memory card slot, a very powerful battery with a capacity of 5300 mAh, fast charging function, USB Type-C, good cameras.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.44 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 211g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5300 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

iPhone SE 32GB

iPhone has been available for several years and … And nothing. As he did not have competitors, no. Do you know why? Yes, because there is practically no 4-inch smartphone with flagship characteristics on the market, but there is an iPhone SE, and it is selling great. As a rule, it is preferred by users who need a small and at the same time smart smartphone, and SE has a complete order with the speed of work, because it is built on the basis of the iPhone 6S, although the case is borrowed from the iPhone 5S.

What can confuse when buying? Perhaps not the most modern appearance, the traditional absence of a memory card slot for Apple, as well as a simple front camera.

  • 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
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

LG Q6a M700

The choice of frameless smartphones in the category of up to 20 thousand rubles is still small, but nevertheless such smartphones are already on sale. For example, this is the LG Q6a M700.

If you look at the front of the case, then it can easily be confused with the flagship of LG G6. But only in front, because the back has a plastic cover on which you can see only a single camera, while the G6 has a double camera and the case is made of glass and metal. But the resolution of the 5.5-inch display is high – 2160 × 1080 pixels.

The smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, RAM – 2 GB, ROM – 16 GB. You can also note the wide-angle front camera.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 149g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • 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

Meizu M6 Note 64GB

A relatively inexpensive device from Meizu, which competes with devices from more famous companies. What the M6 ​​Note has to offer?

First of all, lower cost, and secondly, powerful hardware. So, the smartphone is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, while there is support for memory cards.

M6 Note received a cool monolithic metal case, a powerful 4000 mAh battery, a quick charge function, a fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 173g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 12/5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) SM-A320F

If you want to get a stylish and at the same time relatively small smartphone, you should pay your attention to the Galaxy A3 (2017).

The smartphone has a case made of glass and metal (glass on the back), several interesting color shades, including classic black. Regarding the characteristics of the revelations, there isn’t – this is not the most powerful smartphone, it’s more fashionable: the Exynos 7870 processor and 2 GB of RAM.

But there was water protection, a quick charge function and USB Type-C.

  • 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 Plus 64GB

Want a flagship smartphone worth up to 20 thousand rubles? Xiaomi Mi5S Plus 64GB on average costs a little more, but some stores sell it at a discount and it turns out just about 20,000 rubles. Is it worth it?

Definitely! This is a powerful smartphone based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory (there is no memory card slot). He got a stylish metal case, a 5.7-inch display, a dual rear camera, USB Type-C, a quick charge function and much more. Recommended.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3800 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes