Redmi Note 7 Pro, Motorola One Vision and Galaxy M40: Best smartphones you can buy under Rs 20,000 in July

first_img Next Redmi Note 7 Pro, Motorola One Vision and Galaxy M40: Best smartphones you can buy under Rs 20,000 in JulyOver the last one month, we have seen a couple of new additions to this category from Motorola, Samsung and Vivo. Under Rs 20,000, they offer the complete package at a reasonable price.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 5, 2019 13:12 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe all-rounder from Xiaomi – the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a phone that’s good at everything.The Motorola One Vision has been the surprise package this year.Vivo wants to play hard in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment with a feature-rich device and the Z1 Pro is exactly that.Premium flagship phones are the ultimate phone to buy if you can’t withstand any compromise. However, if you are restrained to a tight budget, there are a couple of phones that you can get for less than Rs 20,000 in the market. These may not be the all-rounders you get in the premium segments but you will be assured that these phones offer the basics right and then some more.Over the last few months, we have seen a couple of new addition to this category form major players. Samsung released its Galaxy M40 with a powerful Snapdragon 675 chipset whereas Motorola came back with a bang with its One Vision. Also, the good old Poco F1 still stays as the preference for power users looking to get flagship-grade performance from a mid-teir phone.Without further delay, let’s look at some of the smartest options you can consider under Rs 20,000.Best smartphones under Rs 20,000 in July 2019Redmi Note 7 Pro (from Rs 13,999)The all-rounder from Xiaomi – this is a phone that’s good at everything. It looks stunning with its striking gradient colours, has a great 48-megapixel camera at the back for taking good photos at any time, a long-lasting battery and a big display. With a Snapdragon 675 chip, the phone can handle most mundane tasks with ease. At Rs 13,999, the Redmi Note 7 Pro offers 4GB RAM and 64GB storage as standard, making it a great value. Motorola One Vision (at Rs 19,999)The Motorola One Vision has been the surprise package this year. The One Vision sports a uniquely slim 21:9 display that’s tall as well. The screen is perfect for watching videos or movies shot in the 21:9 format, thereby making for an immersive viewing experience. The rear camera’s Night mode takes excellent photos with lots of sharpness. The stock Android interface sprinkled with Moto Experiences makes for clean and smooth user experience. And more than everything, it looks gorgeous and is easily the most beautiful phone you can buy under Rs 20,000.advertisementVivo Z1 Pro (from Rs 14,990)Vivo wants to play hard in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment with a feature-rich device and the Z1 Pro is exactly that. The Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 675 chipset, a fullscreen display with a hole-punch cutout for the camera and a triple camera setup at the back – what else one needs. Also, the Z1 Pro gets Vivo’s stunning gradient colour schemes, making for a portable fashion statement on the move. And when you consider the starting price of Rs 15,990, it’s an unbeatable bargain. Samsung Galaxy M40 (from Rs 19,990)The Galaxy M40 is Samsung’s answer to the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Vivo Z1 Pro. Even though it’s expensive, it offers an unbeatable package – a Snapdragon 675 chipset, an LCD display with a hole-punch cutout, a triple camera setup and 6GB RAM – this is easily a power package. The combination of a 32MP main camera along with an 8MP wide-angle camera and 5MP depth camera is extremely versatile. And, it comes in striking gradient colours.Poco F1 (from Rs 17,999)If unbeatable specifications are all you want, the Poco F1 is just for you. It can blow away all the phones mentioned here with its Snapdragon 845 chipset – the flagship chip from last year. Coupled with a 4000mAh battery and big 6.18-inch Full HD+ LCD display, this is one of the best phones for power users who love gaming. Even the cameras are quite good and they can impress shutterbugs easily. However, the plastic build and the dated design with a huge display notch can take away from the premium feel.ALSO READ | Galaxy M30, Galaxy S10+ Galaxy A50: Samsung has many Galaxy phones, here is a list of phones worth buyingALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7S, Poco F1: Best Xiaomi phones to buy in India right nowALSO READ | 5 premium yet affordable phones worth buying in mid-2019: OnePlus 7, Asus 6z, Honor 20 and two moreGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RedmiFollow XiaomiFollow SamsungFollow MotorolaFollow vivolast_img read more

UN University worldwide partners launch online university

Universities in developed countries have been taking ever-greater advantage of new technologies through online learning programmes and other virtual efforts, and it is time now for that experience and expertise to reach educational institutions in the developing world, Mr. Annan said in a message delivered by the UN University Rector, Hans van Ginkel, at the launching ceremony of the Global Virtual University (GVU) in Arendal, Norway.The Global Virtual University is an online university for sustainable development, with a particular objective to meet the needs of the developing world. GVU will promote an international network of equal-partner universities and institutions delivering e-learning courses and programmes with a global outreach focused on environment and development. These institutions – organized as a branch of the UN University with an administrative centre in Arendal – will issue common diplomas and will develop joint academic degrees. “An information society has emerged, and the developing world must be a full partner,” the Secretary-General said, stressing that the GVU, under the auspices of the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), is a fine example of building bridges in an area of crucial importance to human prosperity; environmentally sustainable development. “As such, it can make an important contribution to efforts to achieve the objectives set out at last year’s World Summit for Social Development in Johannesburg,” he added.The GVU initiative also offered the prospect of constructive international cooperation, not only between rich and poor countries, but also within the developing world. The GVU will be administered by UNEP’s partner Global Resource Information Database (GIRD-Arendal) and will include Norway’s Adger University among its core partners.”I am pleased to know that African universities from Ghana, Uganda and South Africa are among the participants,” Mr. Annan said, urging all to work together to ensure this “invaluable tool succeeds in its efforts to promote education, protect the environment and shape a more sustainable future for our world.” read more