Ameya DalviMay 7, 2021 14:13:46 IST
With a budget of Rs 25,000, you can choose from a range of phones with flagship processors, high quality cameras, AMOLED monitors, high refresh rate monitors and much more. Thanks to online sales and falling prices, the bar has been set even higher this time in terms of processor power and camera quality. And 5G-ready phones aren’t hard to find in this segment, and we have a few options here. So let’s look at the best smartphones that you can buy in India for under Rs 25,000 this month.
Best Phones Under Rs 25,000 In India
iQOO 3 (review) has seen significant price reductions since its successors announced. The Vivo sub-brand phone is impressive and has impressive features, starting with Qualcomm’s previous flagship, the Snapdragon 865 SoC. You now get an 8GB RAM conversion of this phone with 128GB of internal storage for less than Rs 25,000 and that is hell. The IQOO 3 features a 6.44-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and HDR10 + support. You get a 16 megapixel self-contained camera located in a small hole at the top of the hole.
Speaking of photography, the back features a versatile four-camera combination with a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide screen, a 13-megapixel telephoto camera for 2x optical zoom, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. IQOO 3 features Android 10, which has a customized user interface on top of it (an update to Android 11 is expected soon). Its 4400 mAh battery keeps power running for more than a day in reasonable use. The company also bundles a 55 W quick charger to charge it in twice the fast time.
iQOO 3 price in India: Rs 24,990 for 8GB RAM / 128GB storage
Mi 10i 5G
This mid-range Xiaomi smartphone borrows a key feature from the portfolio of the flagship phone, the Mi 10. The Mi 10i 5G (review) a great 108 megapixel camera that captures sharp images in a variety of conditions. The company offers an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The 16 MP front camera also has some cool tricks up its sleeve. And yes, as you might guess, this phone is 5G compatible. It is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 750 SoC, and you can choose between 6GB of 8GB RAM options, with 128GB of internal storage that can be further expanded with a micro-SD card.
The Mi 10i 5G has a 6.67-inch Full HD + display that can brighten up to 450 staples and is HDR10 compatible. More importantly, it has a refresh rate of 120 Hz for flicker-free experience in compatible applications. The screen is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The 4820 mAh battery keeps it running for a long, reasonable day, and the company bundles a 33W quick charger that claims to juice it completely in less than an hour. The smartphone has Android 10 and MIUI 12. An update to Android 11 is expected in the near future.
Mi 10i 5G price in India: Rs 21,999 for 6GB RAM / 128GB storage; Rs 23999 for 8GB RAM / 128GB storage
Moto G 5G
Moto G 5G (review) is another 5G-compatible phone on this list, and just like the Mi 10i 5G, this one is powered by the Snapdragon 750 SoC. You get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be further expanded. The biggest advantage here – as with most Motorola phones – is the Android 10 operating system, which has a near-stock interface. If you can’t stand your phone’s ads or unwanted bloatware, this is a great option for you. This phone is also expected to get Android 11 soon.
The camera cutters on the Moto G 5G may seem modest on paper, but it’s quite capable. A 48-megapixel primary camera with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide screen and a 2-megapixel macro camera get the job done in a variety of conditions and spaces. The 16-megapixel front camera takes care of selfies and video calls. Its 6.7-inch HDR10-compatible Full HD + screen is pretty sharp, but lacks a high refresh rate. You get a 5000 mAh battery that lasts for almost a day and a half in moderate use. All said and done, this is a good versatile option for just a shade of over Rs 20,000.
Price of Moto G 5G in India: Rs 20,990 for 6GB RAM / 128GB storage
Realme X3 SuperZoom
Price Realme X3 SuperZoom (review) has decreased significantly, possibly due to ongoing Flipkart sales. This versatile phone has 5x optical zoom, courtesy of its 8 MP periscope TV with Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS). The rest of the camera section of this phone is also quite impressive and includes a 64 megapixel primary camera, an 8 megapixel ultra wide screen and a 2 megapixel macro camera. You get two cameras on the front – 32 MP + 8MP pairing – for selfie and video calling. something that appeals to selfie enthusiasts.
The design resembles OnePlus Nord in many ways, but the textured glass back looks much cooler. The processing power here is pretty good when Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+ chip uses this phone. With this budget, you currently get up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The Realme X3 SuperZoom features a 6.6-inch Full HD + display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The LCD screen is protected from scratches with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The 4200 mAh battery gives the phone power for more than a day of normal use, and the included 30 W quick charger juices it in about an hour. The phone has Android 10 and Realme UI on.
Realme X3 SuperZoom price in India: Rs 21,999 per 6GB RAM / 128GB storage; Rs 23999 for 8GB RAM / 256GB storage
Samsung Galaxy M51
The last slot game still had a couple of other Samsung phones, such as the Galaxy F62 and Galaxy M42 5G, but we were content Galaxy M51 (review) given its feature set and value for money. Note that it’s a pretty big device thanks to the large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and weighs over 200 grams. Another component responsible for its size and weight is the 7,000 mAh mammoth battery, which can be enough for almost two and a half days of moderate use. The included 25 W quick charger promises to fully charge the battery in less than two hours. If you like large phones with a long battery life, this is a great option.
The M51 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G circuit, which is reasonably efficient. You can choose from either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal (expandable) storage. The camera section has a comfortable penetration with a combination of a 64-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide screen, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor that lets you capture high-quality photos in a variety of spaces. The more than capable 32 megapixel selfie camera is embedded in a small hole at the top of the screen. The Samsung Galaxy M51 has Android 10 in one interface.
Samsung Galaxy M51 price in India: Rs 20999 for 6GB RAM / 128GB storage; Rs 22999 for 8GB RAM / 128GB storage