Top 12 Smartphones under Rs 25,000 in India (2017) – Best Gadgetry

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Which is the best phone under 25000 in India?

If you’re looking for a new phone, we understand that it’s never as easy as simply picking up the best one. There are so many choices and each with its own strengths and weaknesses. No wonder it can take weeks before you set your mind on one final model. Let us help you a little by handpicking the 12 best smartphones under Rs 25,000 for this month available in India. We’ve considered the specs, as well as the brand value and after sales service to give you the best phones this budget can get you.

Don’t worry, gaming on these phones won’t be an issue. Neither will be taking great pics and selfies. Also, all these models support 4G LTE on Airtel, Jio, Vodafone and other networks. Just to clarify, phones with hybrid SIM slot allow you to either place a second SIM or a microSD card, but not both at the same time, so it’s a disadvantage.

To help you understand which processors are faster than others, we have created a post that benchmarks the SoCs found in these phones. Do also check the best smartphones under Rs 20,000 and the 10 best smartphones under Rs 30,000. So here are the 12 best mobile phones under Rs 25,000 including the best 4G smartphones under 25k.

 

These are the 12 best phones under Rs 25,000 in India (2017):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 25,000*

 

0. OnePlus 3T

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  • OS Android 7.0 – Nougat
  • Weight 158g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 821
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″ sensor size
  • Secondary camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,400mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal storage
  • + Processor
  • + Android 7.0
  • + RAM
  • + Battery

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0. Moto Z2 Play

Moto Z2 Play

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 145g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inches, S AMOLED
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 626 Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal memory
  • + RAM
  • + Android 7.0
  • – Processor
  • – Slightly expensive

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1. Moto X Force

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(32GB)

(64GB)

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 169g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.4 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 Snapdragon 810
  • GPU Adreno 430
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 21MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,760mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Shatterproof display
  • + Display resolution
  • + Internal memory
  • – Single SIM

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2. Honor 8

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  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, LTPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Octa-core 4×2.3GHz Cortex-A72 + 4×1.8GHz Cortex A53 Kirin 950
  • GPU Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP dual cameras, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.4
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual cameras
  • + Processor
  • + RAM

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3. HTC 10 Lifestyle

HTC 10 Lifestyle

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 161g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inches, Super LCD5
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Octa-core 4×1.8GHz (A72) & 4×1.4GHz (A53) Snapdragon 652
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/1.8,1/2.3” sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.8
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Display resolution
  • + Android 7.0
  • + Camera aperture

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Samsung C7 Pro

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  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 172g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Display 5.7 inch, S AMOLED
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 626 Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/1.9
  • Secondary camera 16MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Front camera
  • + Internal memory
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Sony Xperia X

Sony Xperia X

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 153g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Hexa-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72) Snapdragon 650
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 23MP, f/2.0, 1/2.3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/2.0, 1/3″ sensor
  • Battery 2,620 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal memory
  • – Not the best processor for this budget
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Moto Z Play

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  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inches, S AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,510 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Android 7.0
  • – Processor not the best for this budget

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Apple iPhone 6

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  • OS iOS 10
  • Weight 128g
  • Display resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display 4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor 1.4GHz dual core Apple A8
  • GPU PowerVR GX6450
  • RAM 1GB
  • Camera 8MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 1.2MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 1,810mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Brand
  • – Cameras
  • – Specs are no match against Android devices in the budget
  • – Single SIM

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Apple iPhone SE

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32GB storage

  • OS iOS 10
  • Weight 113g
  • Display resolution 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Display 4.0 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor 1.84GHz dual core Apple A9
  • GPU PowerVR GT7600
  • RAM 2GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 1.2MP, f/2.4
  • Battery 1,624mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Brand
  • + Fluid
  • – Display resolution
  • – Internal memory

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HTC Desire 10 Pro

HTC Desire 10 Pro

  • OS Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) Mediatek MT6755
  • GPU Mali-T860MP2
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 20 MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal memory
  • + RAM
  • + Front camera
  • – Processor
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

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  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 210g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Display 6 inch, S AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Snapdragon 652 Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/1.9, OIS, 1/2.8″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 5,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • – Processor

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

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  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 157g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Display 5.2 inch, S AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53 Exynos 7880
  • GPU Mali-T830MP3
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/1.9
  • Secondary camera 16MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Front camera

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

  • OS Android 7.1
  • Weight 181g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Display 5.5 inch, S AMOLED
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Exynos 7870 Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Mali-T830MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,600mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Android 7.1
  • + Front camera
  • + Internal memory

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Not to confuse you with the camera specs listed above, we’ve listed the specs as (megapixels), (aperture), (OIS-if present), (sensor size). Generally speaking, bigger the aperture and sensor size, better is the camera. Which means smaller number in the denominator, the bigger the aperture or sensor size is. For example, f/1.9 is a bigger aperture and than f/2.0. Also 1/2.2″ is a bigger sensor than, say, 1/2.6″. A bigger aperture camera performs much better in low light situations and produces sharper images. Also, OIS refers to optical image stabilisation, which helps in reducing blur.