The latest version of our guide list showcases some great smartphones under Rs. 25,000, some of which really raise the bar for camera and gaming performance. Very popular OnePlus Nord eventually disappears from this list because the 6GB RAM conversion is no longer sold. We have also dusted the list of some older models that are no longer as good, and others whose price has now fallen, well below this budget category. Samsung, Xiaom and Realm have very interesting new offerings in this segment, all with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Sub-areas. India’s 25,000 smartphone segment isn’t very crowded even today, but the few chosen ones who have done so are definitely worth the time and money. We have compiled a list of the best phones that you can buy for under Rs. 25,000 will help you make the right choice.
Best phones under 25,000
|Phones under Rs. 25 000
|Gadget 360 Rating (out of 10)
|Price in India (recommended)
|Samsung Galaxy F62
|Realme X7 5G
|Rs. 21,999 (8 GB)
Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Review) is still a solid choice in this segment if you are looking for excellent battery life. The reason we dropped it from the list is that new Samsung Galaxy F62 (Review) offers pretty identical features, but with a more powerful, flagship – priced SoC and the latest version of Android for just a little more money. The Galaxy F62 has the same 7000 mAh battery which makes it thick and heavy. You get a very good Super AMOLED display, decent day camera performance and excellent gaming performance at this price thanks to the Exynos 9825 SoC. Galaxy Note 10+.
Since you don’t have a complete smartphone, there are a few things to keep in mind about the Samsung Galaxy F62: you’ll find ads in some storage apps, a low-light camera may perform better, and it may take some time to charge the battery with up to a 25W quick charger.
Realme X7 5G
We usually only list the basic smartphone options for each list, however Realme X7 5G (Review) represents a very good value, which we think should be taken into account even below Rs. 25,000. The 8GB conversion is priced at Rs. 21,999 and at this price you get a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G SoC, which is similar to Qualcomm’s similar solutions. These results are very good overall performance, be it system or gaming. We also found the battery life to be excellent and you also get a 50 W fast charge, which is impressive.
The Realme X7 5G has a lightweight and compact body to help with everyday use. Cameras are one department where we think this phone could have been better. With enough light, the sensors can produce very useful images, but in low light the performance is a bit poor and the aggressive finishing retains the quality a bit. The phone was not yet on during Android 11 testing, and we noticed quite a bit of bloatware.
All in all, if you can be at peace with these little things, the Realme X7 5G is a solid offer at this price.
Xiaomi began operations in 2021 Mi 10i (Review) at a very aggressive starting price of only Rs. 20,999. You get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G SoC, fast charge, 120 Hz display and 108 megapixel primary camera – all of which are amazingly impressive for the phone at this price. In addition to non-paper features, the phone also offers many other small handy features and designs that make use even more enjoyable.
The 108 megapixel camera is definitely the main selling point here, but in our experience, it’s not quite a brand all the time. It is possible that this may be improved through software updates in the future. The Mi 10i is a great phone to show off, and you are sure to get very good value for money. If you are not too harsh on the quality of the photo, it can be a good option below Rs. 25 000.
Vivo V20 (Review) remains on our list and has also received a neat small price reduction. The Vivo V20 looks great in its new color options and is thin at 7.38mm. If you prioritize design over other things, the V20 should please you. The front has a sharp 6.44-inch AMOLED display and an internal fingerprint sensor on the display. There is a dewdrop at the top. You get a glass back that feels first class.
The Vivo V20 is packaged in a triple camera configuration at the rear, consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera that is also capable of macro photography, and a 2-megapixel mono camera. It features a 44 megapixel selfie shooter with Eye Autofocus. The Vivo V20 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor connected to 8GB of RAM. Rounding is the latest version of Funtouch OS based on Android 11.