When your budget is somewhere between 21000 to 25000 rupees, you are probably looking for a smartphone that has just about everything – solid build quality, should be able to play mid-range to high-end games, large display between 5 to 5.5 inch and a good camera.
As the competition gets tougher, selecting the best phone from the lot becomes even more difficult, so to make your job easier we have selected the Top 5 phones under 25000 Rs.
1.Moto Z Play 32GB (Dual Sim) – Rs 18,500
- Looks and Build Quality : Moto Z play looks very classy and stylish, one of the best looking phones under Rs 25000. Z play comes with glass back and metal frame, it also comes with water repellent nano coating. The phone feels very premium while holding. The box includes a cover along with it, so you do not have to worry about the slippery back.
- Display: It sports a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display with 1980X1080p resolution. Clarity wise the display is sharp and clear with excellent colour reproduction.
- Sim Type: It is a proper dual sim device with separate Micro SD card slot, the device supports VoLTE (Jio Sim)
- Fingerprint sensor: The fingerprint sensor is placed at the front, and there are no other functions included in the sensor. The fingerprint sensor is fast and responsive. Although they could have included some functions.
- Processor: The phone is powered by Snapdragon 625 with 3GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU, performance wise it is one of the best phones, very smooth and lagfree. Gaming performance is also very good, it can play any games you throw at it.
- Software: On the software department, it comes with Android Marshmallow 6.01 version.
- Mods: The best feature about the phone is that it comes with detachable Mods that has to be bought separately, these mods include JBL speaker, Projector , Zoom lens, Style covers and Power pack cover. This are incredible but very expensive, costs about Rs 20000 each.
- Battery: The battery 3510 mAh gives about a day and half hours of usage. Includes fast charger that can charge the phone within 2 hours
- Camera: Moto Z does a good job when it comes to clicking pictures. The front and back both take clear and sharp pictures with some good detail in outdoor condition.
- Feature: Features like shake to switch on the flash and double to twist to open the camera app works really well.
- Storage: Comes with 32 GB internal storage with expandable storage upto 2TB
- Audio: The audio jack is really good.
- Speakers: The speakers are average, could have been better
- Camera: Takes average low lighting pictures.
- Shaky Videos: There is no optical image stabilisation, hence the pictures come out a bit shaky at times.
- Mods: The Moto Mods are extremely expensive costs about Rs 15000 to Rs 30000.
2. Xiaomi MI5 32GB (Dual Sim) – Rs 23,000
- Display: Phone comes with 5.15 inch IPS Full HD screen, the display is as good as that of Samsung AMOLED display, the colours are accurate and bright also the sunlight legibility is good, the display is visible even under direct sunlight.
- Design: One of the most stylish phones under Rs 25000, the glass back with silver framing not only looks exceptionally good but feels premium as well.
- Software: Comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0 with MI user interface
- Speakers: The speakers are placed below the phone, although its loud in indoor condition you might have to use an headphone in outdoor condition
- Call Quality: Call quality and reception is good
- Processor: Comes with snapdragon 820 chipset with 3GB RAM, the phone is fast enough to load the apps quickly and the phone doesn’t lag while using.
- Gaming: Any high or mid end games can be played without any issues, the phone did not heat up even after intensive gaming
- Storage: Comes with 32GB internal storage
- Camera: Rear and front camera takes good pictures even in artificial lighting.
- Micro SD Card: Doesn’t come with micro SD card and removable battery.
3. Asus Zenfone 3 32GB (Dual Sim) – Rs 15,500
- Introduction: Asus has finally launched it’s zenfone 3 series i.e the Zenfone 3 3GB, Zenfone 3 4GB, Zenfone 3 Laser and Zenfone 3 Deluxe. The Zenfone 3 3GB phone is made up of metal and is priced higher than it’s predecessor.
- Build Quality: The phone is build of glass and metal. It also comes with corning gorilla glass 3 protection at the front and the back. Looks very premium and stylish for the price. The phone does look like Samsung smartphone. Although it does feel a bit slippery while holding.
- Display: The phone sports a 5.2 inch Full HD screen with IPS display having a pixel capacity of 401. The viewing angles are good and the picture quality is also great.
- Processor: Phone comes with 2 Ghz Snapdragon 625 with 3GB RAM, performance wise it is smooth and doesn’t lag. It also comes with Adreno 506 GPU, games can be played with ease. However there were minor drops while playing some high end games in high settings.
- Software: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Zen UI, The interface takes a bit of time to get adjusted as there are a lot of bloatware. But nevertheless it is a great phone.
- Fingerprint Sensor: The finger print sensor is placed at the back, the fingerprint sensor is fast and responsive
- Storage: 32GB inbuilt with 256GB expandable memory.
- Camera: Camera end, it sports a 16MP back and 8 MP front camera with dual LED flash. It takes up good pictures both indoor and outdoor. The phone also takes good videos.
- Battery: Phone comes with 2650 mAh battery, the phone can last for a day with minimum usage. It comes with type C type charging that can charge the phone within 2 hours.
- Speakers: The speakers are loud and crystal clear.
- Pricing: For Rs 21000, the phone is slightly overpriced.
- Sim Type: The phone supports Hybrid sim type. This means you can either use both the sims or one sim and one micro SD card at a time.
4.Huawei Honor 7 16GB (Dual Sim)- Rs 16,000
- Looks: The metallic build looks stylish and premium.
- Display: Bright 5.2 Inch Full HD screen, the colour reproduction is good . However under the direct sunlight, the display is not visible.
- Performance: Snappy performance with 3 GB RAM, The phone is fast and efficient.
- Fingerprint Sensor: Impressive finger print sensor, the sensor is extremely fast.
- Camera: 20MP rear camera takes good pictures and the videos shot through this are decent.
- Software: Comes with Android Lollipop 5.1
- Battery: Decent battery life (3100 mAh). Comes for almost a day and with power saving technology it can come for more than a day.
- Storage: 16GB internal storage with 128 GB expandable memory
- Gaming: Games like Asphalt 8, N.O.V.A 3 can be played without any lag and heating issue
- Pricing: One of the best and reasonable phone under Rs 25000
- Camera: The pictures taken in low lighting are average
- Speaker: Average speaker output
5. LG Google Nexus 5X 16GB(Single Sim) – Rs 25,000
- Display: The 5.2 inch Full HD screen is sharp and bright with good viewing angles.
- Fingerprint Sensor: Fast and efficient finger print censor
- Software: Latest android update 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Processor: Fluid performance with Snapdragon 808 and 2 GB RAM
- Camera: 12.3MP rear and 5MP front captures excellent pictures (best Nexus camera)
- Battery: Good battery life (2700 mAh)
- Gaming: Games like Asphalt 8 and other games can be played without any lag.
- Speaker: Speaker output is good
- Build Quality: Average build quality (plastic)
- Pricing: Although LG have slashed the price by Rs 6000 even then the phone is a bit pricey
- Micro SD card: No micro SD Card, however the phone also comes in 32GB variant which is priced at Rs 29000 in Flipkart
- Harsh Vibrator motor
- Overheating: Phone tends to heat up after intensive gaming
|Moto Z Play||Mi 5||Asus ZenFone 3||Honor 7||Nexus 5X|
|Display Size||5.5 inch||5.15 inch||5.5 inch||5.2 inch||5.2 inch|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 1920||1080 x 1920||1080 x 1920||1080 x 1920||1080 x 1920|
|Panel||Super AMOLED||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS-NEO LCD||IPS LCD|
|Dimensions||156.4 x 76.4 x 7 mm||144.50 x 69.20 x 7.25 mm||149 x 76 x 7.9 mm||143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm||147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm|
|Weight||165 grams||129 grams||150 grams||157 grams||136 grams|
|OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|CPU||Snapdragon 625||Snapdragon 820||Snapdragon 625||HiSilicon Kirin 935||Snapdragon 808|
|GPU||Adreno 506||Adreno 530||Adreno 505||Mali-T628 MP4||Adreno 418|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB||2 GB||3 GB||2 GB|
|Storage||32 GB||32 GB||32 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|MicroSD card||up to 256 GB||No||up to 256 GB||up to 128 GB||No|
|Back Camera||16 MP||16 MP||13 MP||20 MP||12.3 MP|
|Front Camera||5 MP||4 MP||8 MP||8 MP||5 MP|
|Battery||3510 mAh||3000 mAh||3000 mAh||3100 mAh||2700 mAh|