Best Camera phones under Rs. 20000 (2016): Oppo F1s, Xperia XA Dual and more

If you are planning on buying a camera phone under Rs. 20,000 and are confused with a lot of options, then you have landed on the right page. It doesn’t matter if you are a selfie freak or love to capture the beauty of nature, you need a smartphone with the best camera. Here we have listed the latest smartphones which you can buy under Rs. 20,000.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime: Just point and shoot (Rs. 18,790)

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime comes with 13 MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. The camera UI is similar to other Samsung smartphone with manual and pro mode to manage your pictures settings. The phone can record 1080p full HD videos at 30 frames per second. The front camera is 8 MP and captures decent selfies, but unlike the J7 and J5, it lacks the selfie flash.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has 5.5 inches with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and full HD display. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow customized with TouchWiz UI. More feature includes a fingerprint scanner, Exynos 7870 octa-core processor, and 3 GB RAM. And it gets the power from the 3300 mAh battery.


  • 5.5 inches full HD display
  • 13 MP primary and 8 P secondary camera
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (TouchWiz UI)
  • Exynos 7870 octa-core processor
  • 3 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM
  • 3300 mAh battery


  • Premium design
  • Good battery


  • Low system storage
  • Single LED flash

Asus Zenfone Selfie: Flash your selfies (Rs. 17,999)

Asus Zenfone Selfie, as the title suggests comes with the best selfie camera in any smartphone. It comes with a 13MP rear and 13 MP front-facing camera with dual LED flash on both sides. It also comes with laser auto-focus to focus on objects with super speed. The display is 5.5 inches with full HD display and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with anti-fingerprint technology.

The Zenfone Selfie runs on Android 5.0 Marshmallow out of the box with Zen UI 2.0. The processor is Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 octa-core processor paired with 3 GB RAM for faster processing and multitasking. The battery is 3000 mAh and capable of running for a whole day on a single charge.


  • 13 MP primary and 13 MP secondary with dual LED flash
  • 5.5 inches full HD display
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop (Zen UI)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 3 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM
  • 3000 mAh battery


  • Big display
  • Front camera with flash


  • Heavy

Sony Xperia XA Dual: It’s Sony (Rs. 17,699)

Sony smartphones are always known for their superior camera quality, and it would be a better deal if you are getting a Sony Xperia smartphone in under Rs. 20,000 with 13 MP camera. The primary camera is 13 MP with hybrid autofocus and selfie camera is 8 MP for low light selfies.

The display is 5 inches and curved at the edges for a better multimedia experience which further comes wit BRAVIA engine 2. It runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow with no further UI customization. To process and multitask faster, it comes with a MediaTek helio processor clocks at a frequency of 2 GHz.


  • 13 MP primary camera and 8 P secondary camera
  • 5 inches HD display with BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 2 GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio processor
  • 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM
  • 2300 mAh battery


  • Premium design and look
  • Dedicated camera shutter key


  • Lacks full HD display
  • Poor battery

Xiaomi Mi 4i (Rs. 11,990)

Xiaomi Mi 4i comes with a 13 MP shooter with Sony/Samsung (variant dependent) sensor with bright two-tone flash. The f/2.0 aperture lens lets you creates artistic pictures with background blurring. For low light conditions, it comes with the two tone flash for brighter and colorful pictures.

Xiaomi Mi 4i explosion

The rest of the hardware is impressive; 5 inches full HD display, Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI 7, Snapdragon 615 processor with 1.7 GHz frequency, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB /32 GB  ROM. The 3120 mAh battery is enough to run this phone for a whole day.


  • 5.0 inches full HD display
  • 13 MP rear and 5 MP secondary camera
  • Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (MIUI 7)
  • 2 GB RAM and 16 GB/32 GB ROM
  • 3120 mAh battery


  • Good build quality
  • Crisp display (high pixel density)


  • Heats up
  • No SD card support

Oppo F1s: Beautify your selfies (Rs. 17,105)

Oppo F1s is also a selfie-centric smartphone with 16 MP selfie camera with wide angle lens and f/2.0 lens aperture. The rear camera is 13 MP with dual LED dual tone flash for bright pictures. Oppo F1s comes with a dedicated beautify app to optimize your clicked selfies and share them with friends.

The Oppo F1s sports a big 5.5 inches full HD IPS LCD with 2667 ppi pixel density protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It runs on MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor clocked at a frequency of 1.5 GHz with Mali-T860MP2 and 3 GB RAM for best gaming and multitasking. The battery is 3075 which is enough for a whole day run.


  • 13 MP rear and 16 MP front facing camera
  • 5.5 inches display
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 1.5 GHz octa-core processor
  • 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM
  • 3075 mAh battery


  • Sleek metal unibody
  • Best selfie camera


  • Lacks front facing flash
  • Poor battery


Picking the best smartphone for you from this list is simple now. You can pick the Oppo F1s if you are a selfie freak or you can go for Asus Zenfone Selfie as well (dual LED). For decent landscapes, Samsung and Sony can be a good choice. Tell us what you would like to choose from this list and why? The comment section is open below.

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