You can get a zillion phones with full HD or sharp display panels for under 20,000 INR, but not all full HD displays are equal. Most of the affordable ones excess on blue light (causing a severe headache when you use them in low light), don’t have a proper dynamic range (flat colors) or proper white point.
So, if you need your phone to have an absolutely gorgeous display and are looking for something in and around Rs. 20,000, here are the best display smartphones that you can buy.
LG Q6 and Q6+
LG Q6 (Review) has one of the best displays you can get for an under 15,000 INR phone. Even when you don’t consider its slick 18:9 aspect ratio. LG Q6’s full HD display feels premium, has oleophobic coating on the touch panel, has a very convenient comfort mode and high dynamic range. Besides, since its a full vision display, gaming and watching videos on the phone feels like a treat.
On the downside, the loudspeaker isn’t very loud and the Snapdragon 435 chipset restricts it for basic and moderate users (And that covers the majority of us). Performance is certainly not a deal breaker, though. And you can get more durability assurance with the Q6+ – an offline market variant with more RAM and storage
The very popular Nokia 6 has its shortcomings (Review), but the display isn’t one of them. Its gorgeous Aluminum unibody is complimented by a visually appealing and well calibrated Full HD panel with 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top.
The handset is powered by Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, includes a 3000mAH battery, and is running stock Android Nougat out of the box. HMD global has also confirmed Android 8.0 Oreo update for the handset.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
AMOLED panels are certainly awesome to live with, and Samsung makes the best ones there are. And the Galaxy J7 Pro (Review) is what drags down this expertise to a rather affordable price point. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro looks stunning in its full metal body, and has a fine Full AMOLED Panel shielded by 2.5D touch glass.
The phone runs on Android Nougat based Experience UI, has good quality cameras and a decent battery life.
Moto G5s Plus
The Moto G5s Plus (Review) brings in several improvements over the G5 Plus and one of the most significant ones is the display. The panel used on the G5s Plus has far better dynamic range and better contrast ratio. The white point is also relatively better calibrated. If you are looking for a good quality IPS LCD panel that won’t hurt your eyes like cheap LCDs do, the Moto G5s Plus has got one. It also boats of an all metal design, stock Android software and the popular Snapdragon 625 chipset under its hood.
Asus Zenfone 3
Asus Zenfone 3 (Review), after a few price cuts, is now available at a subsidized price of around 15,000 INR in India. The phone looks sexy in black and has one of the best and compact (5.2-inch) Full HD panels.
The handset is an year old, but still makes sense thanks to Snapdragon 625 mobile platform driving the Android Nougat based software on it. Or you could wait for Zenfone 4 – series that’s expected to launch by the end of this month for a competitive price.
The Gionee A1 (Review) is a ‘selfie and battery’ phone that also benefits from a high-contrast AMOLED screen. Gionee has been trying AMOLED panels on and off, and the ones we saw in 2017 were actually quite good (compared to the trashy few in 2016).
The Gionee A1 is powered by Helio P10 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. After the recent price cuts, it qualifies as an attractive proposition for selfie enthusiasts, particularly the offline buyers.
Phones with best displays under Rs. 18,000
These are a few affordable options that we have handpicked based on our personal experience. If you consume loads of multimedia content on your smartphone’s display and want to upgrade to a phone that has an awesome display, the list should help.