Top 10 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 ten 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, most of these models support 4G LTE on Airtel, Vodafone and upcoming 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.Also, check the best smartphones under Rs 20,000 and the 10 best smartphones under Rs 30,000. So, here are the 10 best mobile phones under Rs 25,000 including the best 4G smartphones under 25k.

 

These are the 10 best phones under Rs 25,000 in India (2017):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 25,000*

 

1. Lenovo Z2 Plus

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(64GB/4GB RAM version)

(32GB/3GB RAM version)

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 149g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Snapdragon 820 Quad-core (2×2.15GHz Kryo & 2×1.6GHz Kryo)
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2, 1/2.6″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,500 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Storage
  • – Non expandable memory

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2. Honor 8

best phones under 25000 - honor-8

  • 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

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3. 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
  • – 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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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
  • – Processor
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Moto Z Play

top phones under 25000 - moto-z-play

  • 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

best phones under 35000 - iphone-6
16GB

32GB

  • OS iOS 10
  • Weight 128g
  • Display resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display 4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB
  • 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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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

best phones under 25000 rs in India - galaxy a7

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 169g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Display 5.5 inch
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Octa-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 Exynos 7580
  • GPU Mali T720MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.9, OIS
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – Storage

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Apple iPhone SE

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  • 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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Asus Zenfone 3

best smartphone under 25000 - zenfone 3

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0, OIS
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000 mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + RAM
  • + Internal memory
  • – Battery
  • – Processor isn’t the best for this range
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

mi-max

  • OS Android 5.1
  • Weight 203g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 6.4 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 4×1.8GHz (A72) & 4×1.4GHz (A53) Snapdragon 652
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,850 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Storage
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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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.