For knowledge, almost 90% of smartphones are made in China. Every single mobile manufacturer imports most of the components from China and assembles those components in India. So whether you buy Apple, Samsung, or any other non-Chinese branded smartphone, some parts may have imported from China.
What’s the difference here, if you’re using or want to buy a new Chinese branded smartphone, the data is collected by Chinese brands while if you buy non-Chinese Smartphones then it will make a huge difference.
For the note, most of the non-Chinese manufacturers are planning to move their factory from China to another country that said, in some time, Samsung, Apple, and many other non-Chinese brands will make their phones in India or in some other country.
Top 5 non-Chinese Smartphones under Rs 20,000
You will able to see a small table down below which has all the details about the price and availability, so make sure you check out before you place the order. I have added two bonus smartphones because some phone is out of stock and I don’t know when it will available.
|Top 5 non-Chinese Smartphones under Rs 20,000||Price||Buy Now||Reviews|
|Samsung Galaxy M31s||Rs 19,999||BUY||Review|
|Samsung Galaxy M31||Rs 17,499||BUY||Review|
|Nokia 8.1||Rs 14,999||BUY||Review|
|Samsung Galaxy M30s||Rs 12,999||BUY||Review|
|Nokia 7.2||Rs 13,999||BUY||Review|
|Asus ZenFone 5Z||Rs 18,999||BUY||-|
|Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2||Rs 11,999||BUY||-|
Samsung Galaxy M31s
I don’t know why Samsung used Exynos 9611 Processor, they have used this chip in every single budget category smartphone, and yet, they just can’t let go of this processor. Samsung has given almost everything perfect in Galaxy M31s but the processor is where I don’t recommend this phone to everyone.
Overall, if you don’t play lots of games then this one is not for you. By the way, Galaxy M31s comes with 6.50 inches FHD+ AMOLED display with 2400×1080 pixel resolution and the also has a punch hole. Let me tell you one thing, this phone has the best display quality under 20k in India, so there is no complaint about display quality.
|Display||6.50 inches FHD+ AMOLED Display|
|Ram||6GB | 8GB|
|Camera (Rear)||64 MP Primary (Sony IMX682)
12 MP Ultra-Wide
5 MP Macro Lens
5 MP Depth Sensor
|Camera (Front)||32 MP selfie camera|
|OS||OneUI 2.0 based on Android 10|
|Chipset||Octa-core Exynos 9611 Processor|
|Battery||6,000 mAh (25W)|
|Price||6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 19,499
8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 21,499
Samsung Galaxy M31
The Galaxy M31 is a hot deal right now and most of the people are buying this over Chinese Smartphones. The phone is priced at 17,499 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB Storage. I have told you that the Galaxy M31 is only for those people who love Samsung branded because the phone is overpriced.
Still, I would say Galaxy M31 is overpriced but right now, this is the best phone available if you don’t want to buy Chinese smartphone.
|Ram||6 GB | 8GB|
|Camera (Rear)||64 MP Primary
8 MP Ultra Wide
5 MP Depth
5 MP Macro Lens
|Camera (Front)||32 MP|
|Battery||6,000 mAh (15W)|
The Nokia 8.1 was launched in 2019 and still, I would say its best phone available out there. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 710 Processor which is a good processor, also, it has stock UI that means no ads or no complicated UI, simple and clean look.
Right now, the Nokia 8.1 is priced at Rs 14,999 but its out of stock and I don’t have any idea when HMD Global will make this available. If you can get a Nokia 8.1 in the offline market then go for it.
|Ram||4 GB & 6 GB|
|Storage||64 GB & 128 GB|
|Camera (Rear)||Dual 13 MP (F/1.8) +12 MP|
|Camera (Front)||20 Megapixels (F/2.2)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710|
Samsung Galaxy M30s
The Galaxy M30s is also powered by Exynos 9611 processor which is the same processor that is available in Galaxy M31. So performance is going to be the same on both phones. So which one is best for you, I would say go with Galaxy M31s because it’s priced at Rs 12,999.
Still, if you want a new design then Galaxy M31 could be a great option. Keep in mind, Samsung didn’t make a huge improvement in Galaxy M31, so buying Galaxy M31s is a smart discussion.
|Ram||4 GB | 6 GB|
|Storage||64 GB | 128 GB|
|Camera (Rear)||48-megapixel (f/2.0)
|Camera (Front)||16 MP|
|Chipset||Exynos 9611 (10 nm)|
|Battery||6,000 mAh (15W)|
Everything about Nokia 7.2 is perfect except the processor, Nokia has provided Snapdragon 660 SoC which is a very old processor. You will able to play almost every single game in HD setting but don’t expect top-class gaming experience.
For day to day use, Nokia 7.2 is a good option because the phone runs on Stock Android 10. The phone also has a good camera. So if you want a good camera, great build quality, decent battery life and you don’t play games a lot then you can take a look at Nokia 7.2. The Nokia 7.2 is priced at Rs 12,999.
|Ram||4GB | 6 GB|
|Storage||64GB | 128 GB|
|Camera (Rear)||48MP (Primary)
|Camera (Front)||20 MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
Those are the top 5 non-Chinese Smartphones but if you don’t want to buy any of these then you can check out down below, I have added two bonus phone.
- Asus ZenFone 5Z
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
The Asus Max Pro M2 is out of stock and I don’t think it will be available very soon. About Asus 5Z, as of now, the phone is priced at Rs 21,999. So wait for the sale, maybe you can get this phone at about Rs 18,999.
Now, do let me know which smartphone you own or if you buy a new smartphone, you will see that Chinese label or you don’t care about non-Chinese or Chinese products.
Edit 23rd August 2020 at 10:19 AM (IST)
- Samsung Galaxy M40 is replaced by Galaxy M31s