Having a Smartphone with a big screen and lots of features is something that everyone is running after nowadays, isn’t it? The world has been brought to our fingertips by the use of these Smartphones. Activities such as high end gaming or shooting high quality DSLR like videos and pictures are no longer herculean tasks.
Well, after identifying your needs, buying a credible Smartphone accordingly, takes up a lot of research. If your budget is somewhere around 22000-25000 rupees, you’ve definitely landed at the right place.
Hence, we present to you the best mobile phones below 25000 rupees for India:
Apple iPhone 5s – 23490 Rupees
Now, who hasn’t heard of the mega Smartphone manufacturer of iPhone? More than just having a Smartphone, having an iPhone is a matter of status and pride for the current generation. Although the specifications on this particular device may not be as fancy as the ones with a higher market price and android operating systems, the nametag of an Apple product is enough for the device. Apple may not be very good at providing ultra-high specifications, but rightly so. Because the idea of having an Apple product has never been to boast about good RAM or good camera quality, but to have a lag free, classy product that does all that you need without hassle.
The best part about having an iPhone is that you will never have to complain about the phone getting any kind of lag or frozen screen. Apart from this, the unique property of its OS allows the users to use this device without the worry of it catching any kind of worm or virus that can erase your data. With class, a heavy nametag, a retina display and a lag free guaranteed experience, the iPhone can be the only option for you if you are not too much into high-end specifications and are more class focused. Also, Apple is a company with a vision and hence has been setting new benchmarks all over the world with its innovation and new direction of inventions.
- 8MP rear camera
- 2MP front facing camera
- 4 inch retina display
- iOS 7 (Upgradeable to iOS 9)
- 16 GB internal memory, etc.
Sony Xperia Z3+ – 24990 Rupees
Sony is a company that has been manufacturing the Walkman and other music listening devices over the years. A few years back however, it launched a new Smartphone range in India with its tag name intact. Currently, Sony has been experimenting with waterproof and dust proof Smartphones that have quite fondly caught the eye of Indian consumers. The Xperia series of Smartphones launched by Sony has quite set the trend amongst youngsters in the past decade. Known especially for its loud and clear loudspeaker music, the Xperia range of Smartphones has not only lived up to the name of Sony, but also has taken its name to higher levels.
Rightfully placed in the list of the good Smartphones under 25k in India, the Sony Xperia Z3+ is another one of the latest flagship products launched under the Xperia series. This device has quite the eye-catching specifications that will make you want to buy it right away. The pros often associated with this phone are a large responsive 5.2 inch HD touch screen that gives an excellent view angle, a waterproof and dustproof nature, a high speed processor and ability to be upgraded to the latest version of android, that is, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
All these good looking specifications come with a downside, that is, a low battery life.
- 7MP primary + 5 MP secondary camera
- 2 inch Full HD touch screen
- Android v5.0 lollipop upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow
- 3 GB RAM coupled with a powerful 2GHz + 1.5 GHZ quad core processor
- 32 GB of internal memory
- Single SIM operation
However, if you are not very selective about the colour black, the white coloured version of the same Smartphone will be 1000 rupees lighter on your pocket.
Asus Zenphone 2 ZE551ML – 21,999 Rupees
Asus really upped its Smartphone game with the launch of the first generation of its Zen phones. Now we have the Zenphone 2 line-up in the market, and its creating a lot of buzz for mostly the right reasons. Zenphone 2 created a name for itself when it was launched as the first Smartphone with 4GB of RAM. Let’s see if that creates a difference. The line-up consists of 4 different models, of which the model under review is top of the line.
The device has a decent to average build quality for the price group, but the curved back helps in minimizing the feeling of holding a large phone. The strong point for this phone is obviously the performance, and it can take anything you throw at it. At one point there were more than 20 applications including games running in the background and the phone performed absolutely stutter free.
The camera quality is not good enough for this price range and needs to improve. The Zen UI on top of Android Lollipop is bundled with lots of ASUS apps which do not make sense and demand frequent updates.
- The Zenphone 2 (ZE551ML) boasts of some of the specs never-before-seen with any Smartphone. It is powered by a quad core 2.3 GHz Intel Atom processor and is accompanies by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of built in memory.
- The screen is a standard issue full HD 5.5” IPS display, and camera units come with 13MP for the rear and 5MP for the front.
- The phone is powered by a 3000 mAh battery and is supported by fast charging.
HTC One M8 Eye – 23899 Rupees
HTC is a manufacturer that has successfully risen to the status of a premium mobile phone manufacturer in India. Having an HTC mobile phone is almost equivalent to having an apple product in India, amongst the teenagers now. With a ton of specifications, while Samsung is regarded as the rival for Apple, HTC can be considered to be the mirror for Apple in the android Smartphone series.
Talking about the HTC One M8 Eye, this is a Smartphone that has been launched under the HTC one flagship. The One series also contains A9, M9, A7, etc, and the M8 being the latest. When compared to other Smartphone manufacturers in India, the M8 Eye seems to have lesser specifications for its price range. Hence, this can be regarded as the no. 1 con for this device.
The pros for this device include, a 5 inch Full HD touch screen that gives a very good pixel density and hence a really good picture and video quality for a small screen, a metallic body that feels good in the hand, and some cool features on the HTC EyeTM experience that allow you to launch the camera with Motion Launch Snap. The cons on this device as mentioned earlier, are the lower specifications compared to other Smartphones in the same price range.
- 13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash
- 5 MP front camera
- 5 inch Full HD screen
- 2 GB RAM coupled with 16 GB of internal storage
- 2600mAh battery
If you are not too much of a brand conscious person, we would suggest you to go for some other Smartphones in the same price range.
Huawei Honor 7 – 22999 Rupees
Huawei is a brand that has seen quite the spotlight in the past few years in the Indian market. Being the first one to launch the fingerprint sensor on its devices after Apple and Samsung, at really affordable prices, this mobile manufacturer has been on the rise ever since. While the top Smartphone manufacturers have been spending a lot in perfecting their already existing designs, Huawei has had the time to innovate and hence surprise its customer by rising to new levels in a very short period of time.
Huawei has been known to manufacture internet modems since years, in the Indian as well as overseas market. However, its fresh start in the Smartphone industry has caused a positive impact in the overall sales of the company. The Honor series of Smartphones by the Huawei has presented several Smartphones over the past couple of years. The latest addition to this series is the Honor 7.
The Honor 7 beats a lot of its competitors in the price range of 22000-25000. With so many good looking specifications, this Smartphone was bound to be in our list. The pros for this Smartphone include a full HD 5.2 inch touch screen, an octa core processor, a 3 GB RAM and a fingerprint sensor. However, some of the downsides reported with the device are a heating problem observed near the fingerprint sensor and a low battery life.
- 20 MP primary + 8 MP secondary camera
- 2 inch Full HD touch display
- 3 GB RAM with a powerful 2.2GHz + 1.5GHz Octa Core processor
- 3100mAH battery
- Fingerprint Sensor
If you are looking for a great device, with good amount of specifications and a fingerprint sensor, we suggest you go for the Huawei Honor 7.
LG Google Nexus 5 D821 –20,899 Rupees
Google launches the Nexus phones to showcase the best of Android, and to set a vision and lead the army of Android manufacturers around the world. The recent Nexus Smartphones have generally been loved by the public, and the new Nexus 5 is here to showcase the KitKat android version.
The best part about all Nexus devices is the pure and un-adulterated Android experience. Marshmallow comes with quite a few changes and the performance is quite buttery smooth on this phone. Google has also finally upped the camera quality, and the rear camera takes some pretty beautiful shots in all lighting conditions. The display works pretty well, and has well worked temperature and saturation ranges. The phone has a nice build quality and is comfortable to hold, while the fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate.
The downside is that, the memory is non-expandable on this phone, and this can be an issue with some power users. It also accommodates a single SIM only.
- The Nexus 5X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor which is an octacore processor running at maximum 2.3 GHz.
- This is supported by 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of non-expandable internal memory.
- It possesses a 4.95 inch IPS touchscreen display, and the camera units have an 8 MP sensor for the rear and a 1.3 MP sensor for the front camera.
With the promise of all the latest android updates and a great Android experience, this phone has the makings of a winner. If you can live with the limited memory, this phone is a very good deal at the current price.
OnePlus2 – 22,999 Rupees
OnePlus one was a success story; this phone comes from the makers of the same. The OnePlus 2 is the successor to OnePlus one. The company OnePlus has already made their mark in the mobile world and now they have come up with their second phone too.
The phone has 13MP back camera which helps you click really clear and sharp images with some really nice low light performance. The phone runs really smoothly, as it has 4GB of RAM and is built on 64-bit architecture. There is enough memory to store all your apps and photos, as it comes with 64GB of in-built storage.
OnePlus2 is loaded with various features; it has a 3300mAh battery which will keep your phone running all day long. You will be able to run all kind of games with great visuals. You will also be able to change back panels easily with various available back panels available by the name StyleSwap. It is an all in one package for every kind of Smartphone user.
The flipside lies in the fact that this phone runs on oxygen operating system which is based on Android 5.1 but is not Android. There is a lack of an extendable storage option. There is also a USB-C type port which is still new in the Smartphone world.
- It has a 5MP front camera for the selfie freak in you.
- It not only packs fingerprint sensor but also various sensors like Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light.
- The phone supports dual GSM nano-SIM.
- The phone weighs just 175gms.
- It works on Snapdragon 810 processor.
If you are looking for a phone that has all the high end features and doesn’t put a dent in your pocket, then OnePlus2 is worth checking out.
Samsung Galaxy A7 – 22,990 Rupees
If you want the full package in a mobile phone, then Samsung Galaxy A7 is tailor-made to suit your needs. Moderately efficient in almost every single aspect, you can be rest assured of a consistent performance day in and day out. Not one of the most high profile names in this list of the best mobiles under 25000 rupees, but it certainly packs a punch thanks to its dual SIM capacity, adaptive sound and display, impressive camera, high octane processor, sleek looks and a crystal clear display.
One such mobile phone which comes under this affordable price bracket is Samsung Galaxy A7 which was launched in February 2015. The phone comes with an impressive dual SIM capacity. It also comes laden with selfie-centric features like the new and improved ‘wide selfie’ feature which merges partial group selfies to one. Moreover, the selfies can be taken through voice command or palm gesture.
The Galaxy A7 has an internal memory of 16 GB with an expandable memory up to 64 GB. What’s impressive is that, it possesses an adaptive display and sound wherein the phone adjusts its display and sound as per your surroundings.
On the downside, the battery is non-removable making it difficult to replace in case the battery is damaged. It runs on the outdated Android KitKat operating system, and the battery life is not very good.
- It has 5.5” display screen with a Resolution of 1920 x 1080 (FHD) using Super AMOLED technology.
- Main Camera resolution has 13 MP while the front camera has 5 MP.
- 16 GB of internal memory with an expandable memory up to 64 GB.
- Non Removable 2600 mAh battery
- CPU type is Octa-Core with a speed of 1.5 GHz,1GHZ
Sony Xperia M5 Dual –24,999 Rupees
Sony has been making Smartphones for as long as Smartphones have existed, but still hasn’t really achieved the success which is expected from a big experienced brand. Their latest offering is the Xperia M5 Dual. The device is similar in looks to the flagship Z series and carries the Sony Omnibalance design language.
The device is built well in typical Sony fashion, even though the design feels a little dated and simple now. It comes with IP68 ratings which means it is dust and water proof to some degree. The processor has been tuned well with the OS, and the phone performs admirably for most of the time. But the standout performance comes from the camera units, with the front selfie camera easily one of the best in this class.
Honestly, the battery life on the phone is decent at best and could do a bit better. The screen is also not up with the best in this category.
- The device is powered by Mediatek’s top of the line octacore MT6795 Helio X10 processor, which runs at a maximum 2 GHz.
- This is coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded using micro SD card.
- The screen is full HD 5” display, and the camera units pack a 21 MP sensor for the rear and a 13 MP sensor for the front.
- The device is powered by a 2600 mAh battery.
It’s certainly a breath of fresh air from the Sony camp, and at this price seems to be quite a good deal.
Xiaomi Mi5 –24,999 Rupees
Xiaomi has established itself as one of the best Smartphone makers in the world. Their latest flagship handset Mi5 bears testimony to the same. Launched recently and available very exclusively, this phone can give the best a run for their money.
Last but not the least on this list of the best android phones below 25000 rupees, Mi5 has a great design and build quality which counters more expensive flagships like the S7. It is sleek and lightweight, and is comfortable to hold thanks to curved edges and corners all around. The device packs in great performance, and the Mi UI is zippy and fast throughout. The camera performance from the rear unit is extremely good, and is commendable even in low light scenarios. The front camera (even though with small sensor size) takes some great selfies. The dual SIM 4G lets you handle two numbers simultaneously and the call quality is also good.
All in all, there is not much wrong with this phone. The screen is probably the weak link in this phone and does not quite really match up with the competition.
- It comes loaded with the Snapdragon 820, which is arguably the best processor available in the world.
- It has 4GB of RAM and 32 GB memory to accompany the processor.
- The screen is a full HD 5.15” IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection.
- The camera sensor for the rear has 16MP and the front has 4MP with enlarged pixel sensors.
This handset is a winner from the stable of Xiaomi and should provide some really stiff competition to the likes of Samsung S7 and LG G5.
Do consult our collection of the best mobile phones under 25000 rupees before heading out for your next shopping spree.
Do you think we’ve missed out on a credible addition? If yes, then we’ll be happy to hear from you in the comments section below.