The high-quality cameras are no longer limited to flagship smartphones. We now have budget smartphones which come with flagship-grade camera sensors. The manufacturers are also offering AI-based features like auto scene recognition and beauty mode even with the budget smartphones. Now, let’s find out the best triple cameras smartphones to buy under Rs 20,000 in India. (Updated on June 28th – added Honor 20i, Samsung Galaxy M40, and LG W30 smartphones)
Samsung Galaxy M30
The Samsung Galaxy M30 is the most affordable smartphone from Samsung to come with the triple camera setup. It comes with a 13MP primary camera f/1.9 aperture, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP depth camera with f/2.2 aperture. While the depth sensor is used for the Live Focus mode, the dedicated wide-angle sensor gives 123-degree field-of-view. The new released One UI update based Android 9.0 Pie also includes new Scene Optimizer feature which automatically improves the color settings to fit the scene.
There is a 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies. The same sensor can also be used for face unlock feature. Talking about the other hardware, it sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution. It is powered by Exynos 7904 octa-core processor and comes in 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB storage variants. It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging via USB Type-C port. It is priced at Rs 14,990 for the 4GB RAM variant and Rs 17,990 for the 6GB RAM variant. The device is currently available via open sale on Amazon.in.
Samsung Galaxy A50
Apart from introducing the new Galaxy M series, the company also revamped its Galaxy A series. The new Galaxy A50 is best mid-range from the company. During its launch, the Galaxy A50 is also the most affordable smartphone in the Indian market to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. On the rear, the device triple camera setup featuring a 25MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. On the front, it sports a 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The camera app comes loaded with Pro mode and also supports slow-motion video recording. It also packs the 10nm Exynos 9610 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. The device is available in Black, White, and Blue color options and offers gradient finish. As seen on the Galaxy M30, the Galaxy A50 also comes with the same 6.4-inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED display. The recent price cut adds even more value to the device. The Galaxy A50 with 4GB and 6GB of RAM is now available for just Rs 18.490 and Rs 21,490 respectively.
Earlier this year, Vivo launched the Vivo V15 and Vivo V15 Pro smartphones in the Indian market with bezel-less display and pop-up selfie camera. While the device was launched for Rs 23,990, it received a price cut of Rs 2,000 in the month of April. Last month, the company further dropped the price of Vivo V15 by the Rs 2,000. It is currently available for Rs 19,990 via online and offline stores. The device sports a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with no bezels and notch. Under the hood, the device comes powered by 12nm MediaTek Helio P70 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Talking about the cameras, it sports a 12MP Dual Pixel camera with f/1.78 aperture, an 8MP super wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP depth camera with f/2.4 aperture. The pop-up camera on the top features a 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The device also offers auto scene detection and AI face beauty. While it comes with a 4,000mAh battery and supports dual-engine fast charging, it features dated MicroUSB 2.0 port instead of USB Type-C port.
Infinix Smart 3 Plus
Compared to other smartphones in the list, the Infinix Smart 3 Plus stands out with the entry-level specifications. It is priced at just Rs 6,999 and sports triple rear cameras. While we have no clue about the actual performance of these cameras, the specifications look perfect for its cheap price tag. According to the company, the Infinix Smart 3 Plus sports a 13MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP depth camera, and dedicated low-light sensor.
The waterdrop notch on the front features an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. As of now, the Infinix Smart 3 Plus is the most affordable triple camera smartphone available in the Indian market. The 6.21-inch display comes with HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) resolution and 88% screen-to-body ratio. It comes equipped with the entry-level MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. There is 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with the custom XOS skin on laid. The company is also providing a rear-facing fingerprint scanner.
A couple of months back, Vivo launched the Vivo Y17 smartphone in India for Rs 17,990. After the recent price cut of Rs 2,000, it is currently retailing for Rs 15,990. Unlike all the other smartphones mentioned in this list, the Vivo Y17 can be purchased through any offline store across the country. Talking about the hardware, the device sports a 6.35-inch HD+ (1544 × 720 pixels) display with 19.3:9 aspect ratio. It comes powered by 12nm MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core processor coupled with PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The Vivo Y17 comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Coming to the camera department, the device sports triple camera setup on the rear and a 20MP single camera on the front for selfies. The triple rear camera setup includes a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie based FuntouchOS 9 out of the box. It is also backed by a 5000mAh non-removable which also supports 18W fast charging. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port.
Huawei P30 Lite
Along with the flagship Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones, Huawei also introduced the mid-range Huawei P30 Lite. In India, the Huawei P30 Lite was officially launched in April and is available in Midnight Black, Pearl White, and Peacock Blue color options. The device comes in 4GB + 128GB and 6GB + 128GB storage variants priced at Rs 19,990 and Rs 22,990 respectively. While the Huawei P30 Pro comes with the quad camera setup, the cheaper Huawei P30 Lite is equipped triple rear cameras featuring a 24MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture. There is also an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth camera on the rear.
For selfies, all the Huawei P30 series smartphones come with the same 32MP front-facing camera. Talking about the other specifications, the Huawei P30 Lite comes with a 6.15-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2312 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 19:5:9 aspect ratio. However, it still uses the older Kirin 710 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. While there is a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, the Huawei P30 Lite also supports face unlock. It is kept powered on by a 3,340mAh battery which also supports Huawei SuperCharge fast charging technology.
Along with the flagship Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro smartphones, the company also launched the mid-range Honor 20i smartphone. It is the same Honor 10i which was recently launched in a few Asian and European markets. The device comes with 3D glass back body and is available in Midnight Black and Phantom Blue color options. In India, it is available for Rs 14,999 on Flipkart. It comes with a 6.21-inch waterdrop notch display with Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Under the hood, it comes powered by the 12nm HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. The device offers up to 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage.
Talking about the cameras, there is a triple camera setup on the featuring 24MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. As seen on the high-end Huawei and Honor smartphones, the Honor 20i also comes with AIS mode, auto-scene recognition, and 480fps super slow-motion video recording. For selfies, the device sports a 32MP camera on the front with AI Backlighting and AI Beautification modes. There is a rear-facing fingerprint scanner and also supports face unlock. It is backed by a 3400mAh non-removable and supports only up to 5V/2A (10W) power input.
Samsung Galaxy M40
The new Samsung Galaxy M40 priced at Rs 19,990 is one of the most affordable smartphones to come with a punch-hole display. It comes with a glossy finish polycarbonate body with curved edges and gradient finish. The Galaxy M40 sports 6.3-inch Infinity-O display with Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution and offers 91% screen-to-body ratio. Instead of using the standard earpiece, the Galaxy M40 comes with on-screen sound technology which turns the display into a speaker. It comes packed with 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform and includes 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
On the rear, the Galaxy M40 sports triple camera setup featuring a 32MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, the in-display camera on the front includes a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. It is backed by a 3,500mAh non-removable battery and supports 15W adaptive fast charging. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with the latest One UI skin laid on top. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the rear and also supports face unlock. However, the Galaxy M40 misses out the 3.5mm audio jack which is even present on their flagship Galaxy S10 series.
The LG W30 becomes the first triple camera smartphone from a major brand to launch for less than Rs 10,000. It is priced at Rs 9,999 and is available exclusively on Amazon India. It sports a 6.26-inch FullVision display with HD+ (1520 × 720 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it comes powered by the 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. There is 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be further expandable up to 256GB using the MicroSD card slot.
Instead of coming with the in-house UX UI, the company opted for the clean stock Android for the budget smartphone. Coming to the camera department, the triple camera setup on the rear features a 12MP primary camera, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP depth camera. For selfies, it sports a 16MP camera on the front. There is a rear-facing fingerprint scanner and also support face unlock. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery but lacks the fast charging support. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB 2.0 port.
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