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 Redmi K20's aesthetics are appealing and it stands out in a sea of other phones with a glass slab design and gaudy gradients. The 6.39-inch AMOLED display is of excellent quality, and the in-display fingerprint sensor is also quick.
The triple rear cameras deliver impressive results, and except for the underwhelming low-light performance and some other minor issues, the overall output is a cut above what the competition offers. The phone's battery life is also great, with the 4,000mAh unit easily making it past a day and more.
The Snapdragon 730 SoC powering this phone ensures a lag-free usage in even the most demanding situations and delivers a smooth gaming experience. A refined MIUI with fewer ads and features like a dark mode, app drawer, and ambient display are an added bonus on the software side.
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Specifications|
|Display||6.39-inch, 1080x2340 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730|
|Rear Camera||48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 13-megapixel|
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 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 Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is the world's first quad-camera smartphone, and also represents a striking new aesthetic for Samsung. However, the rest of its specifications are weaker than other phones it's priced up against. If you're buying it just for the cameras, you should know that the zoom and wide-angle cameras don't deliver very good results, especially in low light. The primary camera works quite well though. Battery life is good, and the 6.3-inch display is this phone's biggest highlight. The SoC is weak, and you don't get flagship-class features. Buy this phone if you like new features that you can show off and play with, but avoid it if you want an all-rounder.
|Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Specifications|
|Display||6.30-inch, 1080x2220 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|Rear Camera||24-megapixel + 10-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel|
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|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20||Rs. 21,999|
|Vivo V15 Pro||Rs. 21,400|
|Honor View 20||Rs. 23,990|
|Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)||Rs. 24,990|
|Honor 10||Rs. 24,999|
|Vivo X21||Rs. 22,400|