Budget 15-20K "Best" Android phone for under 20k?

iPwnz

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Can you guys give me some personal recommendations for the best phone under 20k? Regardless of the specs or brand or even what I want.
Please state your reasons for it if possible. I'm thinking of getting one during this Republic Day sale if possible.

I've also read the template and looked into my requirements and couldn't find a phone which I really like so I'll choose only the relevant info from the template (just for formality's sake).

1. Budget?
A: INR 20k max.

2. Preferred display size, type and resolution?
A: FHD. Super AMOLED would be great (M51)

3. Preferred connectivity options? (4G, 3G, 2G etc).
A: 4G. Don't need 5G.

4. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them.
A: I like Moto for its stock Android. I used to hate Xiaomi phones for its MIUI interface and bloatwares. And Oppo, Vivo phones etc. I should mention that I don't know how to root phones.

5. What is your intended use for this phone (internet, camera, multimedia, mails etc.)?
A: Camera, video recording and light gaming. I need 60fps for 1080p. Don't need 4k.

6. Single SIM/ Dual SIM?
A: Dual SIM with dedicated MicroSD card slot

7. New or Used?
A: New is preferred. Old is fine if I get a good deal on phones less than 2 years old with good battery life. 2+ years is a big NO. Especially those users who play games a lot and charge a hundred times a day.

8. Any other requirements?
A: Need good battery backup. Nothing less than 5000mah battery if possible. Fewer options I know. Need SD730G chipset minimum.

9. If you have already considered a phone, then please mention the model
A: Samsung M51 has almost everything which I need. What it doesn't have are: 60fps video recording and stabilized video recording. Just these two
Moto Fusion Plus. But it doesn't have a dedicated MicroSD card slot. I want to add 128GB card. Also 5000mah battery. If it had 6000mah battery it would have been an instant pick.
Moto G9 Power. This was my first choice. But the the HD+ screen and lack of dedicated card slot hurt it.
I currently own a Moto G5+.

What do you guys think?
 
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iPwnz

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G40 has better value. G60 review, according to Gadgets360, is not impressive at all. I was actually going to recommend the older models if it's still available somewhere. The one with hybrid SIM slot and HD+ screen. I don't think she would mind.
 

sauravghosh

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my mom watches all her TV shows on the phone :p
Biggest mistake I made was buying mum a mobile phone. She doesn't watch her stupid TV shows on it but stays innumerable hours on YouTube and Facebook. Dull headed woman thinks every thing that's being said on YouTube or Facebook are true. Just ask your mum to take care of her eyes first and foremost.
 

MkMkB

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I do recall @Ryunosuke making a comment(can't recall what) and after sometime not was gone which is apparent from his post. And it was nothing going against the rules.
Only the mods can give an explanation to this. Don't think it's a hack but you never know
 

iPwnz

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Anyway I just had a long chat with Samsung online support. There is an instant cashback of 7500rs if you use HDFC/ICICI so you can get the 6/128 for 16499rs. If I can get this locally then I just might (assuming the Samsung store opens).
I'm still unable to reach my local Samsung store. They are not picking up my calls. No way to contact them by email also.
RIP new phone. FML.
 

Titokhan

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host file mai copy paste
  • Mounting the /system partition as RW and directly modifying its contents is a bad idea, especially when dealing with a device that still gets official software updates.
  • A root-only solution like this can't be used by non-root users.
@princeoo7

If you're rooted, then opt for AdAway which supports custom sources. On the other hand, use it through DNS66 or Nebulo if you prefer not to root your device.
 

PoBoy

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I got fed up waiting for the 'perfect' stock Android phone - these days it's like looking for a unicorn - and my budget is pretty limited. So I got a pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S8 for 9K. If I get say a year and a half from it I'll be satis.
Sleek phone, not heavy, has more features. sensors, OIS, NFC than current budget phones. And it HAS A MAGNETOMETER, lol.
The one I got is in real good condition, was someones 'second phone'.
 

OneTapHero

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I got fed up waiting for the 'perfect' stock Android phone - these days it's like looking for a unicorn - and my budget is pretty limited. So I got a pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S8 for 9K. If I get say a year and a half from it I'll be satis.
Sleek phone, not heavy, has more features. sensors, OIS, NFC than current budget phones. And it HAS A MAGNETOMETER, lol.
The one I got is in real good condition, was someones 'second phone'.
You can flash a Custom ROM like Lineage/PixelExperience if you want a stock Android experience
 
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