In a selfie-obsessed nation, if you are not showcasing your best pics, you are lagging behind in the swag game. Snaps and selfies now come more from the camera phones rather than the cameras itself. So we bring to you the best camera phones under 20 K which would capture your best facial features and won’t break the bank either.
OS: Android Oreo | Resolution: 1920 x 1080p | Screen size: 5.5-inch | CPU: Snapdragon 630 | RAM: 4 GB | Battery: 3,000mAh | Storage: 64GB | Front camera: 8 MP | Rear camera: 16MP
Now that Nokia is in the market with Android backing, there’s nothing that could stop this phone from taking the center stage in the tech sphere. And Nokia 6 is already making the cut. At the rear, it boasts of 16 MP camera, which considering its 16K price tag isn’t a bad deal at all. The camera block at the phone back protrudes a little so to protect the lens, handle with a little care when putting it down on a hard surface. However, you would be disappointed to know there are not much tweaking features such as for adjusting the shutter speed or ISO. You can expect nice snaps with great image details in good light conditions but the camera can struggle a bit in dim lights. At the front, you get an 8MP camera- quite good for selfie snapper, Snapchat recording, and a video chat.
2.Moto G5s Plus
OS: Nougat | Resolution: 1080 x 1920p | Screen size: 5.5-inch | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 4 GB | Battery: 3,000mAh | Storage: 64GB | Front camera: 8 MP | Rear camera: 13+13MP dual back camera
It has a 13MP+13MP rear camera with dual-pixel autofocus (aperture of f/1.7) and clicks superb images even in low light. It is also the first model in the Moto G series to have a dual camera on the rear. The second camera helps in maintaining the image quality even when the image is spread through the digital zoom. The background can be blurred for giving an artsy touch to the images. Also, taking the depth of field photos with this camera is veritably a cakewalk. However, there’s a shutter lag but if you can overlook that, it is a fantastic camera phone. The 8 MP front selfie camera is pretty good too.
3.Redmi Note 5 Pro
OS: Android 7.1.2 | Resolution: 1080 x 2160p | Screen size: 5.5-inch | CPU: Snapdragon 636 | RAM: 4/6GB | Battery: 4,000mAh | Storage: 64GB | Front camera: 20MP | Rear camera: 12MP + 5MP
The Redmi Note 5 Pro offers a great improvement over its predecessors when it comes to camera qualities. It produces images with punchy, warm colours with a great image detail. Although it can’t compete with those of Google, Apple, and Samsung, it still gives a pretty good performance in low-light environments. At the rear, it is equipped with a 12-megapixel primary sensor (f/2.2 aperture) with a 5-megapixel sensor (f/2.0 aperture). This module supports phase detection autofocus and electronic image stabilisation. Xiaomi also claims that the dual camera set-up is designed to make use of machine learning which would further empower it to improve the picture quality.
At the front, it has a 20-megapixel camera with LED selfie light, IMX376 sensor and Beautify 4.0- perfect for all selfie aficionados. It is a good buy at 13,299.
4.Honor 9 Lite
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo | Resolution: 2160 x 1080p | Screen size: 5.65-inch | CPU: Octa-core | RAM: 3 GB | Battery: 3,000mAh | Storage: 64GB | Front camera: 13 MP | Rear camera: 13+ 2 MP
We generally expect the rear camera to be a superior version of the front, and this is where Honor 9 Lite surprises us as both of the cameras are at par. Both the setups have 13 MP camera paired with 2 MP sensor. They both have similar performance across the lighting conditions as well. However, they do stand on their own when it comes to shooting modes and apertures.
The selfie camera is fun. You can keep yourself in focus and blur the rest. You have full control over the degree of blur- the background defocus can be adjusted even after the shot is taken. The front camera has a number of shooting modes- time-lapse, filter (with a very Instagram-esque touch) and panorama. However, the rear has more shooting modes. Great quality of HD recording is part of the deal too.
5.Xiaomi Mi A1
OS: Android v7.1.2 | Resolution: 1080 x 1920p | Screen size: 5.5-inch | CPU: Octa-core | RAM: 4 GB | Battery: 3,080 mAh | Storage: 64GB | Front camera: 5 MP | Rear camera: 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual camera
It offers an impressive 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual camera setup for the rear and a pretty standard 5-megapixel camera at the front. Its dual camera feature clearly takes the cake as it is quite unique in the sector of stock Android market. In addition, its secondary 12MP telephoto lens has a 2x optical zoom feature, same as you get with a OnePlus 5 or iPhone X. The phone camera works excellently in daylight producing images with high level of details. However, the performance is not that satisfactory in dim lights. It also has a good video capturing and calling quality. Overall, this handset is a good investment with 14,999 price tag.