Best Mobile Phones under 25000 Rs: February 2017

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 25,000

Moto Z Play

PROS:

  • 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.
  • It sports a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display with 1980X1080p resolution. Clarity wise the display is sharp and clear with excellent colour reproduction.
  • It is a proper dual sim device with separate Micro SD card slot, the device supports VoLTE (Jio Sim)
  • The fingerprint sensor is placed at the front, and ther are no other functions included in the sensor. The fingerpint sensor is fast and responsive. Although they could have included some functions.
  • 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.
  • On the software department, it comes with Android Marshamallow 6.01 version.
  • 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.
  • The battery 3510 mAh gives about a day and half hours of usage. Includes fast charger that can charge the phone within 2 hours
  • 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.
  • Features like shake to switch on the flash and double to twist to open the camera app works really well.
  • Comes with 32 GB internal storage with expandable storage upto 2TB
  • The audio jack is really good.

CONS:

  • The speakers are average, could have been better
  • Takes average low lighting pictures.
  • There is no optical image stabilization, hence the pictures come out a bit shaky at times.
  • The Moto Mods are extremely expensive costs about Rs 15000 to Rs 30000.

2. Xiaomi MI5 32GB (Dual Sim) – Rs 23,000

Xiaomi Mi 5

PROS:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0 with MI user interface
  • 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 and reception is good
  • 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.
  • Any high or mid end games can be played without any issues, the phone did not heat up even after intensive gaming
  • Comes with 32GB internal storage
  • Rear and front camera takes good pictures even in artificial lighting.

CONS:

  • Doesn’t come with micro SD card and removable battery.

 3. Asus Zenfone 3 32GB (Dual Sim) – Rs 21,000

Asus Zenfone 3

PROS:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The finger print sensor is placed at the back, the fingerprint sensor is fast and responsive
  • 32GB inbuilt with 256GB expandable memory.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The speakers are loud and crystal clear.

CONS:

  • For Rs 21000, the phone is slightly overpriced.
  • 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 23,000

Huawei Honor 7

PROS:

  • The metallic build looks stylish and premuim.
  • Bright 5.2 Inch Full HD screen, the colour reproduction is good . However under the direct sunlight, the display is not visible.
  • Snappy performance with 3 GB RAM, The phone is fast and efficient.
  • Impressive finger print sensor, the sensor is extremely fast.
  • 20MP rear camera takes good pictures and the videos shot through this are decent.
  • Comes with Android Lollipop 5.1
  • Decent battery life (3100 mAh). Comes for almost a day and with power saving technology it can come for more than a day.
  • 16GB internal storage with 128 GB expandable memory
  • Games like Asphalt 8, N.O.V.A 3 can be played without any lag and heating issue
  • One of the best and reasonable phone under Rs 25000

CONS:

  • The pictures taken in low lighting are average
  • Average speaker output

5. LG Google Nexus 5X 16GB(Single Sim) – Rs 25,000

LG Nexus 5X

PROS:

  • The 5.2 inch Full HD screen is sharp and bright with good viewing angles.
  • Fast and efficient finger print censor
  • Latest android update 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Fluid performance with Snapdragon 808 and 2 GB RAM
  • 12.3MP rear and 5MP front captures excellent pictures (best Nexus camera)
  • Good battery life (2700 mAh)
  • Games like Asphalt 8 and other games can be played without any lag.
  • Speaker output is good

CONS:

  • Average build quality (plastic)
  • Although LG have slashed the price by Rs 6000 even then the phone is a bit pricey
  • No micro SD Card, however the phone also comes in 32GB variant which is priced at Rs 29000 in Flipkart
  • Harsh Vibrator motor
  • Phone tends to heat up after intensive gaming

 Moto Z PlayMi 5Asus ZenFone 3Honor 7Nexus 5X
Display Size5.5 inch5.15 inch5.5 inch5.2 inch5.2 inch
Display Resolution1080 x 19201080 x 19201080 x 19201080 x 19201080 x 1920
PanelSuper AMOLEDIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS-NEO LCDIPS LCD
Dimensions156.4 x 76.4 x 7 mm144.50 x 69.20 x 7.25 mm149 x 76 x 7.9 mm143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight165 grams129 grams150 grams157 grams136 grams
OSAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
CPUSnapdragon 625Snapdragon 820Snapdragon 625HiSilicon Kirin 935Snapdragon 808
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 530Adreno 505Mali-T628 MP4Adreno 418
RAM3 GB3 GB2 GB3 GB2 GB
Storage32 GB32 GB32 GB16 GB16 GB
FingerprintYesYesNoYesYes
MicroSD cardup to 256 GBNoup to 256 GBup to 128 GBNo
Back Camera16 MP16 MP13 MP20 MP12.3 MP
Front Camera5 MP4 MP8 MP8 MP5 MP
Dual SIMYesYesYesNoNo
GPSYesYesYesYesYes
InfraredNoNoNoYesNo
NFCYesYesNoYesYes
USBUSB-CUSB-CmicroUSBmicroUSBUSB-C
Battery3510 mAh3000 mAh3000 mAh3100 mAh2700 mAh

25 Comments
  1. Reply Sheya February 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    i think one plus 3 should be there

    • Reply Buying Tips February 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      @Sheya : You can check here =>http://www.buyingtips.in/mobile/best-phones-under-30000/

  2. Reply SANDEEP KUMAR January 4, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    What about Oppo f1 plus. Great camera 16MP and 13 MP secondary, it is under 25k

  3. Reply mohd suhail November 11, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Hi i have 25000 rupees and i think go with leeco le max2.should i buyvit.

    • Reply Buying Tips November 14, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      @ Mohd Sahil: Le eco is a good phone to buy.

  4. Reply Puspendu Seth October 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    This is a nice post about mobile. This post has given some great picture of some branded mobile which will help the buyer to select a great quality mobile. So thanks for writing such a beautiful post.

  5. Reply yashasvi October 15, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    hello guys, i need a mobile of good camera and ram …pls suggest me a phone but the camera should be 21 mp least and internal storage 32 gb ….thanks suggest me pls

  6. Reply Dhamo October 14, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I’m Looking max 5.2 inch with 32gb(No Hybrid)/64gb(hybrid) internal memory with expandable slot. Lighweight, quickcharge, good for entertainment (Movies, Songs & High end games). Budget max 25k. Please suggest me.

  7. Reply Srinivas October 7, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I want a mobile under 25000 with premium look and with all the latest features. I wanted to bit Samsung A5(2016) model but I am too confused

  8. Reply badshah September 25, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Hi .sir my budget is 24000 .bt I m very confused ..there have got a smartphone ..so u suggest me a excellent phone ..in this range..

  9. Reply Manish Ghosh September 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Excellent mobile from Asus Zenfone 3 very nice in budget, no problem in this phone i m using this from last 1 month, battery display camera UI everything is better than others in this budget phones. Well organised, Awesome camera quality, Good battery Backup, smooth performance and no lags.. Things what a smartphone need to have.

  10. Reply parag sonawane September 19, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I am thinking of buying mi5 should I go for it or not?

    • Reply Buying Tips September 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      @ Parag Sonawane : Consider OnePlus 3 , as it is a much better phone than MI 5

  11. Reply Moitrye Chatterjee September 13, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I’m looking for a phone within 25k
    •good selfie camera
    •nice primary camera
    •can withstand my over the top net usage
    •SD Card (no hybrid slot)
    • Dual Sim (most important)
    • Good speakers and comes with earphones

    • Reply Roshan October 7, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Moitrye chatterjee
      You should go for moto g4 plus or oppo f1s

  12. Reply Amar July 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Need mobile under 25K to 27K, with great RAM, memory, dual sim, best camera both front and rear, gorilla glass, it should of 2016 launched, and most important it should NOT CHINESE ORIGINE.

  13. Reply akash June 23, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Mi 5 is good but not expendable memory card slot

  14. Reply shadab May 20, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Hi team i am looking for phone under 25k , what is the ootion ?

  15. Reply Anoop April 11, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    mi5 camera is worst. Go for sony m5, 21 mp primary and 13 mp front cam. 3gb ram

    • Reply Abhishek Kumar May 10, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Firstly, You should use mi phone then comment.Mi camera is superb.Better than Sony.

  16. Reply Teena April 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Hello,
    I am looking for a best mobile under 25k.
    Best camera , battery backup . will you please suggest me a good phone..

    • Reply Buying Tips April 3, 2016 at 2:55 am

      Hi Teena, the best phone under 25000 right now is Xiaomi Mi 5. Hands down. The specifications are as good as phones costing 50k. We are yet to test out the phone though, so once we receive the test unit next week, we will update this page accordingly.

    • Reply Rahul July 15, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      samsung galaxy note 3

  17. Reply Immanuel September 19, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Do not go for sony, you will always end up with the technical issue. Moto x play should be a good choice for the price and for watching movies it has a good storage with micro SD card slot you can store lot of movies.

  18. Reply jatin September 9, 2015 at 3:03 am

    grt work first of all. Need a bit of help.

    I am looking for a phone under 23k and

    Screen till 5 inch

    if dual sim nice- not obligatory

    good screen for watch movies and web browsing

    good battery life

    and atleast 1-2 yrs futureproof

    not a big photo fan so a decent camera and flash OIS wil do.

    Would u recommend xperia z3 compact or Z2 now after a year.?
    thanks again.

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