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 Vivo V15 Pro marks the arrival of the pop-up camera design from the flagships to the mid-range segment. It sports an appealing gradient finish, which the company calls the Spectrum Ripple Design. The Vivo offering packs a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display that has good viewing angles and produces good colours. The Vivo V15 Pro is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 675 SoC which handles day-to-day tasks as well as games smoothly. The phone boots Android 9 Pie-based FunTouch OS 9 that comes with a host of useful features.
The Vivo V15 Pro sports triple rear cameras that can capture beautiful macros with a good amount of detail and clarity. The 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera also captures nice selfies with good colour reproduction and sharpness. A fast and reliable in-display fingerprint sensor and support for 18W fast charging are two other highlights of the phone. The battery endurance of the phone is also on the higher side, as the 4,000mAh battery helped the Vivo V15 Pro easily sail past a full day of usage.
The Nokia 8.1 isn't a successor to the Nokia 8 or Nokia 8 Sirocco flagships. Instead, it's a premium model for those who want an upgrade from the usual low-cost fare. It's based on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, and boasts of an HDR10 display. The metal-and-glass body feels extremely sturdy and well-constructed, but the styling of this phone might not be everyone's cup of tea. General performance is very smooth and we had no complaints even when playing heavy games. Battery life was a little underwhelming. The cameras are one of this phone's highlights, and there's even a Zeiss lens for the primary rear camera. Photo quality in the daytime was excellent, but it took a sharp dip at night. This is a good phone if you want a step up from budget models, but you can get similar performance at lower prices.
The Vivo V11 Pro sports a plastic body that's slim and light. The Starry Night colour looks really cool but the glossy finish attracts fingerprints very easily. The 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display has punchy colours and good brightness. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It supports dual SIMs with dual 4G VoLTE support. The rear 12-megapixel camera has very quick focusing speeds and image quality is good. The 25-megapixel selfie camera also captures good selfies. Battery life is solid too and the phone also supports fast charging.
The Honor 10 is a solid OnePlus 6 alternative with a sleek and compact design, a bright and punchy display, and heaps of power on board. That said, the under-the-glass fingerprint sensor is a pain to use, battery life is disappointing, and the phone tends to overheat quite a bit when pushed.
The Vivo X21 is the first smartphone in India to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. It sports a 6.28-inch display with a resolution of 1080x2280 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC and has 6GB of RAM on board. There is 128GB of internal storage which is expandable via the hybrid SIM slot up to 256GB. The X21 is a dual SIM device and has two Nano SIM slots. It runs on Funtouch OS 4 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and has a 3200mAh non-removable battery. The dual camera module at the back consists of a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The selfie camera is a 12-megapixel sensor that is also used for face-recognition.
|Best Mobile Phones Under 25000 In India||Prices|
|Oppo F11 Pro||Rs. 20,680|
|Vivo V15 Pro||Rs. 24,500|
|Nokia 8.1||Rs. 21,380|
|Vivo V11 Pro||Rs. 22,990|
|Honor 10||Rs. 24,999|
|Vivo X21||Rs. 20,787|