Best Notch Display Phones Under 15000 and 20000 in India in 2019

Last Updated on 2019-06-06 by Shivam Setia

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It is 2019 and notch display have become mainstream these days. Even budget phones are coming with notch displays and dual cameras. We think the display is the most important part of the smartphone and it should have excellent clarity, natural colors and good brightness. In this article, we bring you the list of best notch display phones under 15000 and 20000 in India in 2019.

The bezel-less phones were in trend before and have been further superseded by these notch displays. The latest phones have smaller notches which are also known as tear-drop/water-drop/dew-drop notch. Samsung calls them Infinity V displays. The aspect ratio of these phones have varied from 18:9 to 18.5:9 and now we see phones with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The screen to body ratio is around 90% in most cases which is excellent.

These notch display phones look beautiful and most of the phone in this price range have 4 GB of RAM that allows smooth multitasking and decent performance and the pricing vary from under Rs. 10000 to 20000. We also have a couple of options with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage so if you are a heavy user and do a lot of gaming, you can go for those.

The screen size of these phones vary from 5.84 to 6.4 inch but still, they can be easily be held in one hand and accessed properly. The display used in these notch phones are of top quality and have good color reproduction, brightness, and clarity. It enhances the viewing experience while you are playing games or watching videos. 

So let us now take a look at the specs, pros cons and features of best notch display phones under 15000 and 20000.

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Here's the list of Best Notch Display Phones Under 15000 and 20000 in India in 2019

1. Oppo F11

Oppo F11 has a big 6.5-inch display with a waterdrop notch. The screen has a Full HD+ resolution and has punchy colors and sharpness. The front is protected with Gorilla Glass 5. The back is build of polycarbonate material and comes with an attractive design and colors. 

It is powered by Helio P70 Processor which comes with many AI features. The performance is supported by 4 GB RAM and the internal storage is at 128 GB which can be expanded up to 256 GB using a hybrid SD card slot. Oppo F11 scores around 1,40,000 on the AnTuTu benchmark which are not the best number for an under 20k smartphone but the phone works perfectly in all day to day tasks. We played games like PUBG and the performance was smooth.

Coming to the camera, there is a rear camera with 48 MP Samsung GM1 primary sensor and 5MP secondary sensor. The front camera has a 16MP sensor. The camera performance is top notch and the images have perfect colors and saturation. The phone also supports a night mode to click best pictures in the low light conditions. So the camera is good overall however the video recording does not support 4K recording.

It has a big 4020 mAh battery which gives a backup of around 1.5 days. The phone has a micro USB to charge but supports 20 W VOOC charging so the phone supports fast charging. The software runs on Color OS 6.0 based on Android Pie which has some bloatware and not the best user experience.

The box bundles a TPU case and earphones from Oppo which is an add on to this smartphone. Overall, for a budget of under 20000, the phone is good but slightly overpriced but if you are looking for a good camera with smooth performance and attractive looks, this phone works well for you.  

Oppo F11 is one of the best phones under 20000
Storage-RAM128 GB-4 GB
Display16.59 cm (6.53 inch) IPS LCD
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Back Camera48MP + 5MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity4020 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Pie 9.0
ProcessorMTK MT6771V (P70)
Weight188 gm
Pros
Bright Display with Punchy Colors
Good Performance with Helio P70
Camera Captures Beautiful Images
1.5 Days of Battery Backup
Support VOOC Fast Charging
Cons
No 4K Video Recording

Price and Available Offers

The price of Oppo F11 is around Rs. 17990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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2. Vivo Y17

Vivo Y17  comes with a 6.35-inch notch display which has good color reproduction. The back of the phone looks gorgeous because of the attractive colors with the glossy finish with a polycarbonate build. 

Vivo Y17 comes with a MediaTek Helio P35 processor which scores a meagerly 86000 on the AnTuTu and is certainly very low compared to other best phones under 20000. It has 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage which can also be further expanded by 256 GB. Vivo Y17 is the best storage phone for a 20k budget.

On the camera side, you get a triple rear camera with 13 MP primary sensor,  8 MP wide angle sensor and 2 MP depth sensor and the front camera has a single 20 MP sensor for selfies. The camera is always one of the top features of phones from Vivo and Y17 also replicates the same. The images are sharp with good color contrast and color reproduction. The phone has AI features which give special effects and adds beauty to your photos,

The 5000 mAh is also impressive as it offers around 1.5 days of backup and the phone also has an 18 W fast charger to quickly charge your phone. If you are not a someone who requires multitasking and the mediocre processor is suitable for you then you can go ahead with Y17 as camera, battery, design, and looks are top notch and fulfill the price tag of 17990.

Vivo Y17 is one of the best phones under 20000
Storage-RAM128 GB-4 GB
Display16.13 cm (6.35 inch) LCD
ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1544 pixels
Back Camera13MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera20MP
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Pie 9.0
ProcessorMTK Helio P35 (MT6765)
Weight190.5 g
Pros
Beautiful Design and Display
Great Camera Images with AI features
Supports 18W Fast Charging
5000 mAh Battery Offers 1.5 Days Backup
Cons
Mediocre Processor For Under 20000 Smartphone

Price and Available Offers

The price of Vivo Y17 is around Rs. 17990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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3. Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1 is another attempt of Nokia to build its market in Android Smartphone. This phone has a 6.18-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and a big notch design. The back is built of glass and the phone looks great.

This phone is powered by the Snapdragon 710 which is the first processor from the 7xx series and the phone scores an AnTuTu of 137866 which is not the best score for a phone under 25000. This phone comes in 2 variants with 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM with 64 GB and 129 GB internal storage respectively. 

On the camera side, Nokia 8.1 has a dual rear 12 MP and 13 MP Zeiss optics sensors and the front camera has a 20 MP sensor and both the camera clicks great pictures in daylight as well low light. The video recording is also smooth and the overall the camera offers good features.

The Nokia 8.1 runs of Android 9 and the UI is decent for a good experience. The battery is also decent with 3500 mAh capacity and gives a backup of 1 day. The battery has a Type C charging with 18 W fast charger so you can charge your phone quickly when needed.

Nokia surely does not beat the likes of Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 and 3 Pro but the phone is good if you are looking for a Nokia branded smartphone in the budget of 25000 to 30000. 

Nokia 8.1 is one of the best phones under 20000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display15.7 cm (6.18 inch) IPS Pure Display
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080 x 2280 Pixels
Back Camera12MP + 13MP
Front Camera20MP
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Pie 9
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 710
Weight
Pros
Beautiful Glass Back Design
Sharp and Color Accurate Display
Fast Charging with 18 W Charger
Cons
Not The Best Processor

Price and Available Offers

The price of Nokia 8.1 is around Rs. 20990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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4. Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50 is an impressive midrange phone from Samsung. It comes with a 6.4-inch Infinity display which has a small V-shaped notch. The notch houses the front camera sensor and earpiece. The display is a Super AMOLED panel of resolution Full HD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels. The display is beautiful with peppy colors, good brightness, and decent viewing angles. Samsung makes great displays and this phone is no different. The bezels are thin and screen to body ratio is more than 90%.

The back of the A50 has a reflective design with rainbow effect at angles just like we saw on Vivo Nex. The rear camera is a triple camera setup placed vertically at the corners. The primary camera setup is 25MP + 5MP + 8MP with aperture: F1.7 (25MP) + F2.2 (5MP) + F2.2 (8MP) respectively. The 25MP camera is a color sensor with a high aperture to take in more light which means you get great low light pictures. The 8MP camera is a wide angle camera to capture more into one frame. The 5MP camera is a depth sensor for portrait mode/bokeh effect pictures. 

The front camera is also great. Samsung has provided a 25MP front camera on Galaxy A50 which takes beautiful selfies with plenty of details and natural looking colors. The front camera also has portrait mode and beautification features.

The battery inside the A50 is 4000 mAh which is good considering the display size. Fast charging is also supported to quickly charge the device. The USB port is Type C. For security, we have Face recognition unlock or an in-display fingerprint sensor. The sensor isn't that fast and might be irritating for some.

A50 comes with Exynos 9610 chipset. There is 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage. Storage can be expanded with a MicroSD card by up to 512GB. The slot is dedicated so no compromise with 2 sims. The phone handles gaming and multitasking well and there are no lags. The OS is Samsung's skin based on the latest Android 9 Pie.

Overall, this is a solid camera smartphone under 20000 with a big battery, great display, and good performance.

Samsung Galaxy A50 is one of the best phones under 20000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display16.26 cm (6.4 inch) Super AMOLED
ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels
Back Camera25MP + 5MP + 8MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Pie 9.0
ProcessorExynos 9610
Weight166 gm
Pros
Great Looks
Super AMOLED Display
Good Battery Backup
Good Camera Performance
Cons
In-display Fingerprint Sensor is a bit slow

Price and Available Offers

The price of Samsung Galaxy A50 is around Rs. 18490. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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5. Oppo K1

Oppo K1 is a feature-packed smartphone and comes with AMOLED display and the latest in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone is priced under 20000 which is very aggressive considering that the next cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor is Vivo V11 Pro and it costs 10000 more than this.

The Oppo K1 has a beautiful and large 6.41-inch notch display with thin bezels. It is an AMOLED display so the blacks are dark and contrast is good overall. It is also power efficient which means you get a good battery backup. The battery inside is 3600 mAh but it will easily last for 1.5 days on medium usage. With light use, you can get 2 days backup.

Snapdragon 660 powers things with 4GB RAM. Multitasking is a breeze on this device. The Color OS is bloated with a lot of extra features and apps though. The storage is 64GB which should be enough for most users to store their pictures, music, and docs.

The camera on the rear is dual 16MP+2MP and on the front is 25MP. The camera performance of the Oppo K1 is quite decent for the price. It detects edges well, the bokeh effect looks nice and natural. The selfies look great even in a bit low light conditions.

If your budget is under 15000 and you need a phone with all the latest features and good performance then Oppo K1 is great option for you.

Oppo K1 is one of the best phones under 20000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display16.28 cm (6.41 inch) AMOLED On-cell
Resolution2340 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera16MP + 2MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity3600 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 1.95 GHz
Weight156 g
Pros
AMOLED Display
Snapdragon 660 Chipset
In-display Fingerprint
Good Camera Performance
Good Backup
Cons
Bloated Colos OS

Price and Available Offers

The price of Oppo K1 is around Rs. 14990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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6. Realme U1 64GB

Realme U1 is a selfie-centric budget smartphone from Realme. It comes with a design similar to that of Realme 2 Pro. There is a large 6.3-inch display with a dewdrop notch on top. The bezels are thin and screen to body ratio is above 90% which is excellent. The back has a reflective design and is made of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate does help to keep the phone lightweight. 

Realme U1 is powered by Helio P70 chipset which was launched recently. Helio P70 is a very powerful midrange chipset and beats chips like Kirin 710 and Snapdragon 636-660 in Antutu benchmarks. The power efficiency is decent as well and it does not heat even with heavy usages. The battery inside is 3500 mAh so it will give a backup of 1 day with normal usage.

The rear camera on U1 is a dual 13MP+2MP setup where 2MP is a depth sensor for portrait mode pictures. The rear camera performance is just okay and not the best in the segment. On the front, we have a 25MP single sensor which takes excellent pictures. The large pixel size helps a lot in low light pictures. If you take a lot of selfies then you are going to love Realme U1.

The phone comes in 2 variants: 3GB RAM 32GB Storage and 4GB RAM 64GB Storage. There is a difference of Rs. 2500 in the two variants so if your usage is not that heavy and you are going to use just social media apps and take selfies from the front camera then go for the lower variant. If you use a lot of apps and games then go for the 4-64GB variant. 

Realme U1 64GB is one of the best phones under 20000
Storage-RAM64GB-4GB
Display6.3 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 2340 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP+2MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorHelio P70 Chipset
Weight168g
Pros
Beautiful Design
Powerful Chipset
Great Selfie Camera
Nice Display
Cons
Rear Camera is not great

Price and Available Offers

The price of Realme U1 64GB is around Rs. 12990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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7. Vivo V11

Vivo V11 is the successor of Vivo V9 which was launched earlier this year. Vivo V11 is a good upgrade over V9 and brings nice features to the midrange. The phone is lightweight and easy to hold. It is not a metal body which helps to keep the weight low. The back has a color gradient and is black on the upper half and blue on the lower half. The back looks really nice. 

The display on the front is a 6.3 inch FHD panel. Vivo has added a very small notch which houses the front camera. The bezels are thin all around and the display of body ratio is over 91% which is incredible for a midrange phone. The display panel is gorgeous with punchy colors and good viewing angles. The phone looks very premium overall. The back has a dual tone which looks cool. The dual rear camera is placed vertically on the top left corner and the fingerprint sensor is placed at the center. 

The camera on the back is dual pixel 16MP sensor with 5MP depth sensor to take portrait mode pictures. The front camera is a 25MP sensor. Both cameras take excellent pictures in daylight conditions and good pictures in low light conditions. The camera performance is comparable to the flagship phones. The video recording isn't great though. 

The V11 is powered by the Helio P60 processor which is a powerful midrange chipset. There is 6GB of RAM to handle the multitasking and 64GB of storage. The phone performs well with no lag in the day to day usage. You can also play heavy games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 without any issues.

The battery inside the V11 Pro is 3315 mAh and would last for a day on medium usage. The phone also supports fast charging. 

Overall, Vivo V11 is a good smartphone and we are impressed by the performance and features. If you are looking for a beautiful smartphone at a price of around 20k, this is the phone you should buy.

Vivo V11 is one of the best phones under 20000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display16.0 cm (6.3 inch) IPS Incell
ResolutionFHD+ 2280 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera16MP + 5MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity3315 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorMediaTek P60 Octa Core 2.0 GHz
Weight163.7 g
Pros
Beautiful Design
Gorgeous Display
Powerful P60 Processor
Great Camera
No Lag While Multitasking
Cons
Bloated Software

Price and Available Offers

The price of Vivo V11 is around Rs. 19990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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8. Huawei Nova 3i

Huawei Nova 3i is the mid-range version of the Nova 3 which comes in the budget flagship category and is priced around 35000. The Nova 3i is priced around 20000 and offers similar looks and features. 

The display on the Huawei Nova 3i is 6.3 inches large and has a Full HD Plus resolution. It is a notch display with thin bezels all around. The display and the phone overall looks gorgeous. The battery inside the Nova 3i is 3340 mAh battery which would last for a day on a single charge with medium usage. 

On cameras side, we have dual front and dual rear cameras. The dual rear camera is 16MP+2MP where 16MP is a color sensor and 2MP is depth sensor for giving blur/bokeh effect in portrait mode pictures. The front selfie camera is 24MP+2MP setup with the larger sensor being the color sensor and another one is depth sensor. Huawei is using Artificial Intelligence to detect scenes and enhance the pictures accordingly. It is something new so it is not that refined yet but it does work well sometimes. The camera performance of the phone is very good overall with good color reproduction and sharpness. Selfies also look great.

The phone comes in only 1 variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. If you like to store a ton of stuff on your phone then the 128GB storage would be great for you. 4GB RAM with Kirin 710 chipset is a good configuration to handle multiple apps and games. Kirin 710 is a mid-range chipset and is similar to Snapdragon 660 in performance. 

Huawei Nova 3i is a good option for those who need a great looking phone under 20000 with 128GB storage and good cameras.

Huawei Nova 3i is one of the best phones under 20000
Storage-RAM128 GB-4 GB
Display6.3 IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080p
Back Camera16MP+2MP Dual Camera
Front Camera24MP+2MP Dual Camera
Battery Capacity3340 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorKirin 710
Weight169 gm
Pros
Nice Design
Beautiful Display
Decent Processor
Good Camera Performance
AI Scene Detection
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

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9. Xiaomi Poco F1 64GB

Pocophone or Poco is Xiaomi's sub-brand and the Poco F1 is their first smartphone. Poco F1 looks like any other mid-range device but it packs solid flagship grade hardware. The display on Poco F1 is 6.18 inches notch display with 19:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution. There are bezels above the notch and there are bezels at the bottom as well so the device doesn't look as premium as OnePlus 6 and that's the only negaitve point of this device. The back is plastic and it is boring as well. 

Let's talk about the exiciting part which is the internal hardware. Poco F1 packs the flagship processor Snapdragon 845. The pricing of Poco F1 starts at 20999 and it comes with a Snapdragon 845 chipset which is incredible. The most affordable handset till now was Asus Zenfone 5Z and the Poco F1 is priced 9000 lesser that that.

There are 3 variants available: 6GB-64GB, 6GB-128GB and 8GB-258GB. The 6-64 variant is priced at 17990, the 6-128 variant is priced at 20990 and the highest variant with 8GB 256GB is priced at 27999. Even the lowest variant provides 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which will be more than enough for most of the users. 

Xiaomi Poco F1 runs on MIUI. The UI has changed though, thanks to the Poco launcher. It looks more like Stock Android now but it is not. There are a lot of customizations and it is still bloated with extra apps. Still, powerful chipset and plenty of RAM ensures that there is no lag even with the heaviest games like PUBG which run smoothly on Poco F1. The F1 also has liquid cooling which helps to keep the temperature in control to prevent throttling. 

The camera on the rear is 12MP+5MP dual camera. The 5MP depth sensor helps in taking portrait mode pictures with blur effect. The front camera is 20MP and takes excellent selfies. Overall camera performance is great. Pictures are sharp and detailed with good colors and brightness. 

The battery inside the F1 is 4000 mAh which is great and is one of the best you would find on modern day flagships. It would last for 1.5 days easily with medium usage. 

Overall, Poco F1 is an incredible smartphone which provides excellent value for money. If you are a power user and need the best hardware at 20-25k price, Poco F1 should be your choice.

Xiaomi Poco F1 64GB is one of the best phones under 20000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display6.18 inch IPS
ResolutionFHD+ 2160 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera20MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Weight180 g
Pros
Snapdragon 845 Processor
Big Battery
Good Camera
Incredible Performance
Excellent Pricing
Cons
Average Looks

Price and Available Offers

The price of Xiaomi Poco F1 64GB is around Rs. 17990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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10. Nokia 6.1 Plus

Nokia 6.1 Plus is a stunning looking phone and is priced around Rs. 15000 in India. The design and display on this phone are just gorgeous. Nokia has gone with a notch display this time and it looks great. It has a 19:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ display. It is one of the best displays in under 15000 category smartphones.

The phone has a glass design and is very well built. Because of 5.8 inch display and thin bezels, the overall size of the device is small compared to other 6 inch phones like Redmi Note 5 Pro. You won't face any trouble with one hand usage. 

Inside the Nokia 6.1 Plus, we have a Snapdragon 636 chipset which is a great performer. The RAM is 4GB and storage is 64GB. The phone runs on stock android with no bloatware at all. Overall performance is very snappy with no lag whatsoever. You can play heavy games on it or use a ton of apps and this device will be able to handle it. 

The camera on the rear is a 16MP+5MP dual sensor for portrait mode pictures. The front selfie camera is a 16MP sensor which can also take portrait mode pictures and is also used for Face unlock. The camera performance is great in outdoor well-lit conditions. Camera performance is more or less the same as Redmi Note 5 Pro. 

The negative point about Nokia 6.1 Plus is the battery. It is just a 3060 mAh battery which would last for a day on medium usage. The phone does support QuickCharge 3.0 so you will be able to charge your phone quickly if you have a fast charger.

Overall, it is a great phone from Nokia with gorgeous design and excellent performance. The pricing is really good and it gives tough competition to phones like Asus Zenfone Max Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro. It is our favorite phone in this range.

Nokia 6.1 Plus is one of the best phones under 20000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.8 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionFHD+ 2280 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera16MP + 5MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3060 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1.0
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octacore
Weight151 gm
Pros
Stunning Design
Gorgeous Display
Stock Android
Great Performance
Good Cameras
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

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So these were our top picks in the list of best notch display phones under 15000 and 20000 in India as of 2019. We hope you were able to choose the best smartphone for yourself. Also, see our list of best notch phones in India if you can spend more and need something more premium and powerful.