Smartphone *** has reached an unknown level in Pakistan. Since the advent of 3G/4G, people of all age groups have become so preoccupied with their smartphones. However, as we all know that Pakistan is a developing country and not all people can afford expensive smartphones. But they need not worry as there are companies that design specific smartphones for the average section of our society. Companies hail them as budget smartphones that are affordable for most of the masses. So, if you are looking to buy the best smartphones under PKR 20000 in Pakistan, then you are definitely at the right place. After hours of research, we have selected the best smartphones under 20,000 that you can buy in the Pakistan smartphone market. However, at such a low price, you will be able to buy a phone with some compromised features. Nevertheless, we have picked the best for you. Here is the list:
5 Best Smartphones Under PKR 20000 in Pakistan
1) Techno Spark 7:
Tecno has long been a leader in the budget category. The company has been launching such phones which are considered affordable with some good specs. Tecno Spark 7 under 20K price tag is one such example. The phone comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 720*1600 pixels. However, there is no Corning Gorilla Glass for security purposes and a basic refresh rate is given for the display. Furthermore, Tecno Spark 7 runs on the latest Android 7.5 OS with HiOS 11 as the user interface.
Talking about the memory space, the phone comes in two different variants (3GB, 32GB – 4GB, 64GB). This is enough storage space for an average user who buys a phone under this price tag. Apart from this, Tecno Spark 7 is equipped with MediaTek Helio G70 (12nm) processor. Under the 20K price tag, this processor is a great addition as it provides you with a decent gaming experience. This presence of the G70 chipset makes the Spark 7 one of the toughest competitors in the 20K price segment. In terms of camera, Tecno Spark 7 comes with a dual 16MP rear camera along with an 8MP front camera. Tecno Spark 7 is available for PKR 19,999.
Tecno Spark 7 has grabbed the top spot in our list as the smartphone under this price tag is powered by an Helio G70 processor and runs on the latest Android 11. No other smartphone on our list has such powerful processors and modern specs as the Tecno. Spark 7.
2) Infinix Hot 10 Play:
Infinix, like Tecno, is another subsidiary of Transsion. The company mainly focuses on the mediocre society and designs phones especially for them. Under the 20K price tag, the company is offering an impressive phone, the Infinix Hot 10 Play. Infinix Hot 10 Play comes with a Mediatek Helio G35 processor which is fine under this price tag. Also, in terms of performance, the smartphone is equipped with a Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU.
Moving on to performance. Infinix Hot 10 Play comes with a 6.82 inch IPS LCD which has a resolution of 720*1640 pixels. The company has given a basic refresh rate for the display without Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Furthermore, Hot 10 Play runs on the latest Android 10 OS with XOS 7 as the user interface. In terms of camera, the phone comes with a dual 13 MP camera along with an 8 MP selfie camera. The smartphone comes with a massive 6000 mAh battery which is probably the headline of this phone. The Hot 10 Play is available in Aegean Blue, Morandi Green, Obsidian Black, and Purple. You can buy this smartphone for Rs 19,999. Infinix Hot 10 Play has managed to take second place on our list. The phone has a big display, a strong battery, and a nice design. However, the phone couldn’t take the top spot as the Spark 7 is exclusively fueled by the Helio G70 chipset and Android 11 OS.
3) Realme C21:
Chinese smartphone maker Realme is also famous for offering good-quality phones at affordable prices. The new Realme C21 is one such example. Under the 20K price tag, the Realme C21 is equipped with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with a peak brightness of 400 nits. The resolution of the phone is 720 * 1600 pixels. Also, a basic refresh rate is offered on the phone as you would expect from phones available under the 20K price range. Furthermore, the Realme C21 runs on Android 10 OS with Realme UI as the user interface.
In terms of performance, the chipset in the phone is MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm) in which the GPU of PowerVR GE8320 has been given. Now if we talk about the memory space, the phone comes in two different variants (32GB, 3GB – 64GB, 4GB). Apart from this, the smartphone packs a 13 MP dual rear camera and a 5 MP selfie camera. The C21 is available for PKR 19,299. You can buy the phone in Cross Black and Cross Blue colors.
The Realme C21 has secured the third spot on our list. There is no big difference between the specs of Hot 10 play and C21. However, the first has a battery and display due to which the C21 could not make it to the top 2.
4) itel Vision 2:
Smartphone manufacturer itel has introduced its new smartphone Vision 2 in the Pakistani market. The device is the latest under the Vision series and comes as a direct successor to the Vision 1 that was launched in 2020. Vision 2 falls in the low budget segment and is available for PKR 15,899. The smartphone is powered with Unisoc SC9863A chipset which is comparatively weak compared to the others mentioned in our list. Apart from the chipset, the smartphone is equipped with PowerVR GE8322 as GPU.
Moving to the display, the smartphone is equipped with a 6.6-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. In terms of cameras, the Vision 2 packs a 13MP triple camera setup with an 8MP selfie camera. Now if we talk about the memory space, then the phone comes with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, the phone has a 4000 mAh battery.
Under the 20K price tag, the iTel Vision 2 isn’t a bad choice at all. The smartphone has a good outlook, memory space, and a good processor. However, it could not make it to the top 3 as it has a comparatively weak chipset and builds quality.
5) Samsung A02s:
Recently, tech giant Samsung has released its new budget smartphone Samsung Galaxy A02s. The chipset installed in the device is a Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 450 which is a nice chipset that is clearly visible in the A02s. The Galaxy A02s has a nice interface due to the presence of One UI and gives a nice feel when held in the hand. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Apart from this, it has Adreno 506 GPU with a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor.
The screen size is 6.5-inches with a resolution of 720x1600pixels PLS LCD. There is a Corning Gorilla Glass for protection purposes which is definitely a plus point in the under 20K price range. On top of everything, the phone is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery. The battery allows the smartphone to have a stamina rating of 31 hours with a call time of 16 hours, browsing of 15 hours, and video playback of 123 hours. If we talk about the camera, then the phone has a triple setup, which has a resolution of 12MP + 2MP + 2MP. The phone has a 5 MP front camera. So for all those who are brand conscious, this is a good option.
However, the Galaxy A02s is placed at the end of the list due to its low resolution and mediocre cameras that cannot compete with all the other phones on our list.