Are you ready to upgrade your smartphone? If yes, then you have come to the right place. In this nifty guide, we will help you decide on your smartphone. Thanks to some exciting smartphone launches from Asus, Vivo, and Nokia (HMD Global), buying a premium smartphone no longer requires you to shell out a significant sum of money. With refinements in the smartphone technologies over the years, the phones priced under Rs. 25,000 no longer look like the inferior versions of their flagship counterparts. There are currently some very interesting phones in Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000 price bracket, ranging from phones with in-display fingerprint sensors to mobiles with flagship-grade processors and multiple camera setups.
All the smartphones listed below have gone through our usual set of performance tests and have earned a place in this list. So, without any more delay, here’s a look at our top picks for best mobiles under Rs. 25,000.
The Honor 20 sports an eye-catching design and has a very compact form factor, which makes it quite easy to hold the phone in palms, but the glossy rear panel is a fingerprint magnet. The side-mounted fingerprint sensor is extremely fast and does not pose any issue with its positioning either. The phone runs Magic UI 2.1 based on Android Pie and it is loaded with features, although it comes with a healthy amount of bloatware and has a learning curve to it.
The 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) All-View display renders vibrant colours and offers good viewing angles, but its temperature is slightly warm by default. Honor 20 is powered by the Kirin 980 SoC, which proves to be a capable performer in all scenarios, be it heavy multi-tasking or gaming. But the phone quickly gets hot while gaming, and the Honor 20's sound output is also not up to the mark either.
Honor 20's quad rear cameras are led by a 48-megapixel sensor, which captures detailed photos with an ample amount of detail and sharpness, however, the colours are a bit oversaturated and there are some consistency issues as well. The selfie snapper gets its job done quite well, but not all people will like the smoothening done to the photos. The phone easily lasts a full day of usage, and its 3,750mAh battery can be fully charged, thanks to the bundled 22.5W fast charger.
The Samsung Galaxy A70 is being marketed as a multimedia powerhouse that can also deliver good photography results with its triple rear cameras and offer a smooth performance. The Samsung phone packs a beautiful 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) Super AMOLED display which is vibrant, has good viewing angles and great sunlight legibility, making it a great choice for watching videos and playing games.
The phone runs Samsung's One UI based on Android Pie which has a modern design and comes with a host of useful features such as an always-on display mode and 'Face Widgets' to name a few. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 675 processor paired with 6GB of RAM. The Galaxy A70 handles day-to-day tasks and gaming with ease, and the phone also does not heat up during intensive tasks. The Galaxy A70 also comes with Dolby Atmos support, but the in-display fingerprint sensor is a little slow at recognition.
The triple rear cameras help the Galaxy A70 capture crisp photos with good edge details and decent dynamic range. However, the camera struggles to reproduce true colours under harsh daylight and there is also some softening at the periphery. But the phone lacks EIS and OIS support, but the slow-mo videos turned out very smooth. The Galaxy A70 packs a 4,500mAh battery which easily lasts through a full day of heavy usage, while the bundled Super Fast Charging adapter takes the battery from 0-100 in less than two hours.
|Samsung Galaxy A70 Specifications|
|Display||6.70-inch, 1080x2400 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675|
|Rear Camera||32-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel|
The Honor View 20 is the first smartphone to launch in the country with a punch-hole display. It has a 6.4-inch display and has a small hole for the selfie camera. Powering the View 20 is a Huawei Kirin 980 SoC and has 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie with Magic UI on top. The View 20 has a 4000mAh battery and gets a 40W charger in the box. It is a dual SIM device and has two Nano slots. It has a 48-megapixel primary camera and a time of flight 3D cameras.
The Oppo R17 Pro sports a 6.4-inch display with a waterdrop notch and has an in-display fingerprint scanner. Powering the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It has two 1850mAh batteries totalling the capacity to 3700mAh. Oppo ships a 50W SuperVOOC Flash charger in the box. The R17 Pro has a dual camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel primary and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor. It also has 3D sensors which help it for 3D scanning. It has a 25-megapixel selfie camera.
|Best Mobile Phones Under 25000 In India||Prices|
|Honor 20||Rs. 24,999|
|Samsung Galaxy A70||Rs. 23,898|
|Honor View 20||Rs. 23,990|
|Oppo R17 Pro||Rs. 24,999|