Flagship level phones around 20K

February 2024 Version

Nadeem Faisal

2/22/20245 min read

Before we start on the list. Lets first set a standard for an ideal phone. After that we can compare our list of phones or any phone to see how much good or bad it is.

Features of an ideal phone:

  • Display - Super AMOLED or OLED

  • Display Brightness - 2400 nits to 1200 nits

  • Refresh rate - 90Hz to 144Hz for smooth UI

  • Screen size - 6.5 inches to 6.8 inches

  • Pixel size - 395 ppi to 500 ppi

  • Display protection -Gorilla Glass 3 minimum cause you are going to use a tempered glass anyway

  • Back side doesn't matter cause you are going to use a back cover or flip cover anyway

  • Chipset(SoC) - Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 or something similar

  • Processor clock speed - 3.36 GHz to 3 GHz or lowest at 2.8 GHz for best performance

  • Chip size - 4nm to 7nm for power efficiency

  • Wireless technology - 5G, Wifi 6e-6, Bluetooth 5.4-5

  • RAM - 8GB to 12GB

  • Memory - 128GB to 256GB

  • Battery - 4500mAh to 5000mAh

  • OS - Android 14 or 13

  • Internal Memory speed - UFS 4.0 to UFS 3.0

  • Camera - 48MP-200MP but aperture should be f/1.7 to f2.2

  • Video Recording - 8k 30fps to 4k 60fps

  • Charging 45W-120W

  • USB - 3.2 to 2.0

No.1

Note: Some phones on this list might go above 20k due to credit card discount and festival offer as well as phone exchange offer on mind. And you have to make some compromises on features as all these features mentioned above will cost you more than your kidney.

Realme GT Neo 3T

Pros:

Cons:

  • Chipset - Snapdragon 870 (7nm)

  • Clock speed - 3.2Ghz

  • Display - AMOLED

  • Size - 6.62 inches

  • Refresh rate - 120Hz

  • Brightness 1300 nits

  • Pixel - 398 ppi

  • 8GB RAM, 256GB Memory

  • Camera f/1.8

  • Video - 4k@60pfs

  • Memory Speed - UFS 3.1

  • Check more details at GSMArena

  • 2022 Model

  • Android 13

  • Only few updates

  • No card slot

  • No headphone jack

No.2

Price: 25k

Pros:

Cons:

  • Chipset - Mediatek Dimensity 8050 (6 nm)

  • Clock speed - 3.0Ghz

  • Display - AMOLED

  • Size - 6.67 inches

  • Brightness - 900 nits

  • Refresh rate - 120Hz

  • Pixel - 395 ppi

  • 8GB RAM, 256GB Memory

  • Camera f/1.8

  • Video - 4k@60pfs

  • Memory Speed - UFS 3.1

  • Check more details at GSMArena

  • 2023 Model

  • Android 13

Infinix GT10 Pro

Price: 21k

No.3

Pros:

  • Chipset - Mediatek Dimensity 9000 (4 nm)

  • Clock speed - 3.05Ghz

  • Display - AMOLED

  • Brightness - 1450 nits

  • Size - 6.74 inches

  • Refresh rate - 120Hz

  • Pixel - 451 ppi

  • 16GB RAM, 256GB Memory

  • Camera f/1.8

  • Video - 4k@60pfs

  • Memory Speed - UFS 3.1

  • Check more details at GSMArena

Cons:

  • 2023 Model

  • Android 13

  • No Card slot

  • No headphone jack

One Plus Nord 3

Price: 25k

No.4

Pros:

  • Chipset - Mediatek Dimensity 7200 (4 nm)

  • Clock speed - 2.8Ghz

  • Display - AMOLED

  • Brightness - 1300 nits

  • Size - 6.78 inches

  • Refresh rate - 120Hz

  • 8GB RAM, 256GB Memory

  • Camera f/1.8

  • Check more details at GSMArena

Cons:

  • 2023 Model

  • No Card slot

  • No headphone jack

  • Pixel - 388 ppi

  • Video - 4k@30pfs

  • Slow memory speed

Vivo IQOO Z7 Pro

Price: 22k

No.5

Pros:

  • Chipset - Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)

  • Clock speed - 3.2Ghz

  • Display - AMOLED

  • Brightness - 1300 nits

  • Size - 6.67 inches

  • Pixel - 395 ppi

  • Refresh rate - 120Hz

  • 8-12GB RAM, 128-256GB Memory

  • Camera f/1.8

  • Video - 4k@60pfs

  • Memory Speed - UFS 3.1

  • Check more details at GSMArena

  • 2022 Model

  • Android 13

  • No Card slot

  • No headphone jack

  • Only few updates

  • Slow memory speed

Xiaomi Poco F4

Price: 20k

No.6

Pros:

Cons:

  • Chipset - Mediatek Dimensity 8300 Ultra (4 nm)

  • Clock speed - 3.35Ghz

  • Display - AMOLED

  • Brightness - 1800 nits

  • Size - 6.67 inches

  • Pixel - 446 ppi

  • Refresh rate - 120Hz

  • 8-12GB RAM, 256-512GB Memory

  • Camera f/1.7

  • Memory Speed - UFS 4.0

  • Check more details at GSMArena

  • No Card slot

  • No headphone jack

  • Video - 4k@30pfs

Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro

Price: 25k

No.7

Pros:

Cons:

  • Chipset - Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)

  • Clock speed - 2.84Ghz

  • Display - AMOLED

  • Size - 6.67 inches

  • Pixel - 403 ppi

  • Refresh rate - 120Hz

  • 6-8GB RAM, 128-256GB Memory

  • Camera f/1.8

  • Video - 4k@60pfs

  • Memory Speed - UFS 3.1

  • Check more details at GSMArena

  • 2022 Model

  • Only few updates

  • Low brightness

  • No Card slot

  • No headphone jack

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Price: 29k during offer and 24k with exchange

No.8

Pros:

Cons:

  • Chipset - Mediatek Dimensity 8200 (4 nm)

  • Clock speed - 3.1Ghz

  • Display - AMOLED

  • Size - 6.78 inches

  • Brightness - 1300 nits

  • Refresh rate - 120Hz

  • 8-12GB RAM, 128-256GB Memory

  • Camera f/1.8

  • Memory Speed - UFS 3.1

  • 120W Fast charging

  • Check more details at GSMArena

  • 2023 Model

  • Android 13

  • No Card slot

  • No headphone jack

  • Pixel - 388 ppi

  • Video - 4k@30pfs

Vivo IQOO Neo 7

Price: 25k

No.9

Realme GT2

Price: 23k

Pros:

  • Chipset - Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)

  • Clock speed - 2.84Ghz

  • Display - AMOLED

  • Pixel - 398 ppi

  • Brightness - 1300 nits

  • Size - 6.62 inches

  • Refresh rate - 120Hz

  • 8-12GB RAM, 128-256GB Memory

  • Camera f/1.8

  • Memory Speed - UFS 3.1

  • 65W Fast charging

  • Check more details at GSMArena

Cons:

  • 2022 Model

  • Android 12

  • Only few updates

  • No Card slot

  • No headphone jack

  • Video - 4k@30pfs

No.10

Pros:

  • Chipset - Mediatek Dimensity 7200 Pro (4 nm)

  • Clock speed - 2.8Ghz

  • Display - OLED

  • Size - 6.7 inches

  • Refresh rate - 120Hz

  • 8-12GB RAM, 128-256GB Memory

  • Camera f/1.8

  • Check more details at GSMArena

Cons:

  • Not announced yet( March 5)

  • Only few updates

  • No Card slot

  • No headphone jack

  • Video - 4k@30pfs

  • Pixel - 394 ppi

Nothing Phone 2a

Price: 23k

At last if you are still wondering why many phones are above 20k? Its because no other phone in this price range will give you a better performing phone and a chipset above 2.8Ghz.

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