If you don’t want to go for a flagship smartphone, but want to get flagship performance under Rs. 25,000, you can get a number of great handsets today. Most Smartphones under Rs. 25000 comes with a great camera module, decent performance, necessary Storage for everyday usage, and everything else you can think of to boost your productivity and entertain yourself when you really need it. Under Rs. 25000 today, most manufacturers have their offerings except a few like the OnePlus. If you are looking for a smartphone below Rs. 15,000, you can see my list here.
In the following list of top 10 Smartphones under Rs. 25,000, I will include Smartphones from all the possible manufacturers, however, a few of them might be away from the list if it is not reasonably priced, and will not be a bang for your buck. All the smartphones, which I will mention here are available for purchase both online and offline, so you don’t have to worry about the availability of smartphones, which I will discuss in the list. So if you are looking for a mini flagship under Rs. 25,000, here goes the list.
So without any further delay, let’s get started with the best 10 smartphones under Rs. 25,000.
I started this list talking about flagships, and if you are looking for a budget flagship or at least a smartphone with a flagship performance, the Poco F1 is the best bet for you. Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, It comes with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which is suitable for every kind of everyday activities and also good enough for playing games and do graphics-intensive tasks. However, you can even get other variants with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage by paying a few more, but that too will be around Rs. 25,000.
The Poco F1 also comes with 12 + 5 Megapixel dual rear camera setup along with a 20 Megapixel selfie camera, which is good enough for taking selfies and the overall camera setup is quite satisfying. The Poco F1 also comes with a 4,000 mAh battery that comes with support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging and it can power the smartphone for a single day under decent usage conditions. The Poco F1 also features a liquid cooling system, which can obviously boost the performance if you are doing something really graphics intensive or is playing some games on your Poco F1.
Xiaomi Redmi K20
The next up on the list is Xiaomi Redmi K20, which comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC and MIUI 10 on top of Android 9.0 Pie. The Xiaomi Redmi K20 comes with a breathtaking design without the notch and a screen-to-body ratio of 83.6%, which looks amazing. Talking about the RAM and storage variants, the Xiaomi Redmi K20 comes with 8GB of RAM with 256 GB internal storage, and other two variants come with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage. The 6.39-inch display of the Xiaomi Redmi K20 comes with 1080×2340 screen resolution With 403 DPI.
The camera setup is the USP of the Xiaomi Redmi K20, and it comes with triple rear camera setup of 48 MP along with an 8 MP telephoto lens, and a 13 MP ultra-wide sensor. Talking about the selfie camera, it comes with 13 MP pop-up camera which is again a new trend in the market after the notch. The Super AMOLED display on the Xiaomi Redmi K20 comes with an under-display fingerprint scanner for security, and a 4000 MH battery along with 18 what Quick-charge functionality. The Xiaomi Redmi K20 will definitely a bang for your buck.
Samsung Galaxy A50
If you are a Samsung fan, the Samsung Galaxy A50 is one of the best handsets, which you can get below Rs. 25,000. The Samsung Galaxy A50 comes with a Super AMOLED display with an under-display fingerprint scanner, which is available in most handsets at this price point in 2019. Talking about the display of the Samsung Galaxy A50, it comes with 1080×2340 Display resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. For the protection of the screen, it has Corning Gorilla Glass on top. The handset comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box, which is also great.
The Galaxy A50 comes with an amazing triple rear camera setup of 25 MP along with an 8 MP ultrawide and a 5 MP depth-sensor that should cater to all the photography needs of a normal user. The handset comes in 3 variants, 4 GB RAM along with 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage and 6 GB of RAM along with 128 GB of internal storage, and is powered by the Exynos 9610 SoC. The selfie camera is a 25 MP sensor, which should be good enough for making video calls and capture high-quality selfies. The 4,000 mAh battery should work for a complete day under normal usage, and also comes with a 15-watt charger for fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy A7
The Samsung Galaxy A7 is not the latest smartphone in the market and it was released on October 2018, but is still a bang for the buck if you are not fond of smartphones with a notch. Powered by the Exynos 7885 SoC, The handset comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and can be upgraded to the latest Android 9.0 Pie. Just like most other mid-range handsets from Samsung, the Galaxy A7 also comes with triple rear camera setup of 25 MP along with 8 MP and 5 MP ultra-wide and depth-sensors respectively. On the other hand, the selfie camera is a 24 MP sensor, along with support for HDR mode.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3,300 mAh all-day battery. The handset features a 1080×2220 Pixels screen resolution and 74.4% screen to body ratio, with an always-on Super AMOLED display. The handset comes with a dedicated microSD slot, which supports up to 1TB of external storage that is again something outstanding in this handset. The Samsung Galaxy A7 might be a single notch down compared to the latest handsets by Samsung in 2019, but it is still a great handset to go for.
Oppo F11 Pro
Powered by the MediaTek P70 helio processor, the Oppo F11 Pro is a handset that comes with a pop-up selfie camera that makes it look cool and trendy. The latest Oppo F11 Pro comes with dual rear camera setup of 48 MP along with a 5 MP depth sensor for great photography. The Oppo F11 Pro comes with a stunning design without a notch, and the screen-to-body ratio is 84.4%, with very thin bezels around the screen. The Oppo F11 Pro comes with ColourOS 6 on top of the latest Android 9 Pie and will possibly get the letter versions of Android once they are released by Google.
The Oppo F11 Pro comes in three variants, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, and the other two comes with 6 GB of RAM which 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage, with a hybrid slot that supports up to 256 GB of expandable memory. For security, the handset comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and has a 4,000 mAh battery, with 20 Watt VOOK charger, that can easily charge the handset within a very short time. The Oppo F11 Pro is an elegant looking smartphone, which you should always go for if you are looking for a great camera and an elegant design.
Nokia 8.1 (Nokia X7)
If you are not living Under The Rock, You might already know that Nokia is back in the mid-range segment and the Nokia 8.1 or the Nokia X7 is one of the best handsets, which you can go for if you are a fan of stock Android. Based on the Android One program, the Nokia X7 is a great handset, which comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box, and comes with Zeiss optics which undoubtedly is the USP of this product. The Nokia X7 comes with a dual rear camera of 12 MP + 13 MP, and the rear camera setup has support for highly anticipated optical image stabilization or OIS. The pixel count might not be that high compared to that of other smartphones in this price segment, but the Zeiss optics is the best part of the handset.
However, the secondary or the selfie camera is 20 MP with f/2.0 aperture size. Based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, the Nokia X7 comes with 4 and 6 GB of RAM along with 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage, which is something most manufacturers offer at this price segment. Talking about the design of the Nokia X7, it comes with 81.2% Screen to body ratio with a notch on the top. The Nokia X7 looks quite elegant, just like all other Nokia smartphones and it comes with 3,500 mAh battery Along with support for 18 watts fast charging.
Asus Zenfone 5Z
The Asus zenfone 5Z is again a smartphone with a flagship-grade processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and comes with a stunning design just like most other flagships. Talking about the design, there is glass in front of the handset, and the back is made of aluminium, which makes it look amazing. The handset comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, which can be upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie and it is running ZenUI 5 on top of Android. The handset comes in multiple variants, the 256 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage along with 8 GB, 6 GB and 4 GB of RAM.
Coming to the camera department, it comes with a dual-rear camera setup of 12 MP wide-angle lens, along with an 8 MP Ultra-wide sensor which supports for 4K video recording and has Electronic Image Stabilization or EIS. The 8 MP selfie camera also comes with EIS for video recording. The Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with a hybrid slot that supports up to 1TB of expandable memory. Moving on to security, the Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and the 3,300 mAh battery can be quickly charged with the help of the 18-watt fast-charger.
The next one in the list is the Honor 10, which comes with a stunning design, With around 80% screen to body ratio, a small notch on the top and a Front-mounted fingerprint scanner on the bottom of the display. Released on May 2018, the Honor 10 is one of the best handsets with a decent camera even today and it comes with a 16 MP along with 24 MP Black and white sensor for great low light photography. The selfie camera, on the other hand, is 24 MP which is good enough for photography and video calls.
The Honor 10 comes with EMUI 9.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, And can be upgraded to Android 9 Pie. The handset comes in multiple RAM and internal storage variants and there are 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM along with 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage. While the GT version of Honor 10 comes with 8 GB of RAM. Just like most other handsets at this price, the Honor 10 also comes with USB 2.0 type C reversible connector with support for USB OTG. The 22.5-watt fast charger can easily charge the 3,400 mAh Battery to almost 50% in just 24 minutes, which is again interesting. The Honor 10 is thus a beast for everyday usage.
Vivo V11 Pro
Launched in September 2018, the Vivo V11 Pro comes with a Super AMOLED display with an under-display fingerprint scanner and a small waterdrop notch on the top of the screen. Talking about the display, it comes with a 6.41-inch screen, with almost 85.2% screen-to-body ratio and a screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. The Vivo V11 Pro also performs great in the camera segment with a 12 MP and a 5 MP dual rear camera setup and a 25 MP selfie camera with support for HDR mode. The rear-camera setup has support for 4K video recording while the video recording on the secondary or selfie camera is clipped to 1080p or full HD resolution.
The handset comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Funtouch 4.5 user interface on top of it. The handset is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC which is again a premium mid-range processor for gaming, graphics-intensive tasks, and also for everyday usage. The Vivo V11 Pro is one of the best handsets by Vivo, and it comes with 3,400 mAh battery along with support for fast charging using an 18-watt fast-charger. The handset is available in 4 dazzling colours namely the Nebula, Starry Night, Supernova Red and Dazzling Gold. The handset also comes with a dedicated microSD slot that supports up to 256 GB and is available in 64 GB and 128 GB internal storage variants along with 6 GB of RAM.
The last one in my list is a Realme X, which is one of the latest handsets by Oppo’s sub-brand Realme and it is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, with a stunning design just like most other handsets by Realme. The Realme X features a 6.53-inch display with almost 86% screen-to-body ratio, and there is hardly any bezel around the screen. You can enjoy the real feel of getting your hands down on a flagship by holding the Realme X in hand. As the handset is released lately, it comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box with ColorOS 6 on top of it.
Talking about the camera, which is always a leading factor in most Oppo and Realme handsets, it comes with a dual rear camera setup of 48 + 5 MP depth sensor along with 16 MP motorized pop-up selfie camera. The Super AMOLED display on Realme X comes with 1080 x 2340 pixels screen resolution with the fingerprint scanner under the display for security. The handset is available in multiple variants with 128 GB and 256 GB of internal storage along with 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage with 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM. The VOOC 3.0 can easily charge the 3,765 mAh battery of the handset to almost 55% in just 30 minutes. Talking about the colours, it is available in two stunning colours, namely Steam White and Punk Blue.
Well, that was my list of top 10 handsets under Rs. 25,000, which can offer you you are a great everyday performance, and a few of them can even offer flagship-grade camera and processor at a budget. If you have the habit of changing your smartphone every year or two, I am sure any of the handsets within the list can surely be the best bet for you.
I tried to keep the least as interesting as possible, and you can go for any handset in the list if you are looking for a beast under Rs. 25,000. Do you know any other great handset priced below ₹ 25,000 that deserves its name in the list? Feel free to write the name of the handset in the comment section below.