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15 Best Smartphones under ₹25,000 in India to buy in 2021

Mobiles Under Rs 25000

One of the intermediate categories for a smartphone is under ₹25,000. That said, a number of options in this category are relatively limited. While phones under ₹20,000 have some great mid-range phones, the category of smartphones under ₹25,000 has mostly entry-range options of higher-end phones. Therefore, if your budget is flexible, I would highly recommend increasing it to ₹30,000 in order to get some really loaded options.

That said, there are some excellent phones with some great features in this price range. All these phones are 4G LTE enabled along with a great camera and up-to-date hardware. For serious gamers, there are several phones in this category which will not hang or lag while you’re playing your favorite games.

For those looking to move to the Apple ecosystem, the iPhone 6 is also available within this range now after the company dropped prices during the launch of the iPhone 7. Within the Android ecosystem too, there are some decent options within this price range. Companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus offer some of their flagship phones in this budget range.

Here is a list of the best smartphones under ₹25,000 in India:

Redmi K20

One of the latest flagship models that Xiaomi brought out this year is the Redmi K series. Redmi K20 is one of the models in the series. It has good specifications. The 64GB storage is not expandable. The phone has a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display which does not have a notch. This increases the screen to body ratio.

The pop-up selfie camera that this phone feature is of 20MP and the triple-camera setup on the back is of 48MP + 13MP + 8MP. It comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor and has a 4000mAh lithium-polymer battery. It supports 18W fast charging. This variant of the model is priced at Rs. 19,999 on Flipkart. Redmi K20

Pros:

  • Big screen.
  • Decent display quality.
  • Overall performance is good.
  • Good battery backup.
  • Quick charge supported.

Cons:

  • The selfie camera is not up to the mark.
  • No expandable storage.
  • Internal storage is low.

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sujcqF9WKLs” auto_play=”yes”]Watch Redmi K20 video review[/ryvl]

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Realme X

Realme X is one of the models by Realme that came out this year. It is currently priced at Rs. 16,999 on Flipkart. It has a big 6.53-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED no-notch display. The screen to body ratio of this pone is over 91%. It has a pop-up selfie camera of 16MP.

 There is a dual-camera setup on the rear which is of 48MP + 5MP. The phone is powered by a 3765mAh battery and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor which clocks at 2.2 GHz. It supports fast charging. realme X

Pros:

  • Big display.
  • Loud speakers.
  • Fast performance.
  • Fast charging support.
  • Stunning back design.

Cons:

  • No expandable storage.
  • No ultra-wide angle camera.

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXnDD7jH65w” auto_play=”yes”]Watch Realme X video review[/ryvl]

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Honor View 20

Honor has been bringing out stylish models to the market and Honor View 20 is no less. It has got a trendy design. The full HD+ LPTS display size is of 6.4 inches and has a punch hole in it which holds the 25MP front selfie camera.

The primary camera on the back is a dual camera which is of 48MP. The phone runs on the Kirin 980 AI octa-core processor which clocks at 2.65GHz. It has a 4000mAh lithium-polymer battery and supports fast charging. The model is priced at Rs. 23,990 on Flipkart. Honor View 20

Pros:

  • Good camera quality.
  • Big screen.
  • Good battery backup.
  • Fast charging.
  • Stunning design.
  • Good overall performance.

Cons:

  • No expandable storage.
  • The screen is not AMOLED.

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDW8fwM8fWM” auto_play=”yes”]Watch Honor View 20 video review[/ryvl]

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Vivo Z1 X

Vivo Z1 X is one of the latest additions to the Z series models by Vivo. The company is known for its camera quality and aims to bring it to this model too.

It has a 6.38-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display which features a waterdrop notch for the front selfie camera which is of 32MP. The triple-camera setup on the back is of 48MP + 8MP + 2MP. It has a 4500mAh battery and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE processor. It also supports fast charging and has an in-display fingerprint. The Vivo Z1 X is priced at Rs. 16,990 on Flipkart.  Vivo Z1 X

Pros:

  • Good battery backup.
  • Fast charging is very good.
  • Fast performance.
  • Good camera quality.

Cons:

  • No expandable storage
  • The software might feel choppy to some. 

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI5YBOmOdVs” auto_play=”yes”]Watch Vivo Z1 X video review[/ryvl]

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Redmi Note 7 Pro

One of the budget phones laced with features brought by Xiaomi to the market is the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The phone looks good and has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display which features a dot notch for the 13MP front selfie camera.

There is a dual-camera setup on the back which is of 48Mp + 5MP. The storage is expandable up to 256GB. The brain of the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor. The battery capacity of the phone is 4000mAh which gives it a good backup. This variant of the model is priced at Rs. 13,999 on Flipkart. Redmi Note 7 Pro

Pros:

  • Big screen.
  • Camera performance is good.
  • The design is stunning.
  • Good battery backup.
  • Expandable storage.
  • Good overall performance.

Cons:

  • Not for extensive gaming.
  • No HD streaming on popular streaming sites. 
  • The camera hump is hard to level.

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgnH27n6O_I” auto_play=”yes”]Watch Redmi Note 7 Pro video review[/ryvl]

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Motorola One Vision

After its come back, Motorola has been staying relevant in the mobile phone business by bringing some good models to the market. One of the models that came out this year is the Motorola One vision. The external storage can be expanded up to 256 GB. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display. It has a 25MP front selfie camera which sits in the punch hole present in the front screen.

The dual rear camera setup is of 48Mp + 5MP. The phone uses the Samsung Exynos 9609 as its processor and is powered by a 3500mAg battery. The Motorola One Vision is priced at Rs. 14,999 on Flipkart. Motorola One Vision

Pros:

  • Good performance.
  • Nice display quality.
  • Good camera quality.
  • Decent build and nice design.

Cons:

  • The punch hole could have been smaller.
  • Battery backup not good enough.

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbEkhak7MVk” auto_play=”yes”]Watch Motorola One Vision video review[/ryvl]

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Realme XT 

Another newer model by Realme is the Realme XT. It has got a nice design and boasts a tonne of features. The 64GB storage is expandable up to 256GB. It has a 6.4-inch full HD+ display. The display does feature a waterdrop notch which holds the 16MP front camera. There is a quad-camera setup on the back which is of 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP.

It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Octa-Core processor. The phone has a 4000mAh battery and an in-display fingerprint sensor. This variant of Realme XT is priced at Rs. 16,999 on Flipkart. Realme XT (8GB RAM and 64GB Storage)

Pros:

  • 64MP primary camera.
  • Fast performance.
  • Expandable storage.
  • Nice display.
  • Good battery backup.
  • Fast charging.

Cons:

  • The macro and ultra-wide camera could have been better. 
  • The software has room for improvement.

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su2BrlSMoes” auto_play=”yes”]Watch Realme XT video review[/ryvl]

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Also Check:10 Best Smartphones Under ₹30000 you can Buy in 2018


Xiaomi Poco F1

Poco F1 was one of the most popular smartphone models at the time of its release. It is was laced with flagship features at a very low cost and competed with OnePlus models. Currently, this variant of Poco F1 is priced at Rs. 18,999 on Flipkart.

It supports external storage which is expandable up to 256GB. It has a got a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display which has a notch for the front selfie camera of 20MP. It does have a dual-camera setup on the back which is of 12MP + 5MP. The phone packs a strong battery of capacity 4000mAh and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Xiaomi Poco F1

Pros:

  • Fast performance.
  • Good battery backup.
  • Expandable storage supported.
  • Nice display.
  • Attractive price.

Cons:

  • Plastic build.
  • Low-light imaging not great.
  • Notch display might be an issue for some.

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a82X92T8cPs” auto_play=”yes”]Watch Xiaomi Poco F1 video review[/ryvl]

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Nokia 7 Plus 

Nokia still has some loyal customers out there. For a budget of around Rs. 20,000 one can get the Nokia 7 Plus smartphone. It is priced at Rs. 19,498 on Flipkart.

There is external storage support via the hybrid sim slot and it can be expanded up to 256GB. It has a 6-inch HD display. It has a 16MP front selfie camera and a 13MP primary camera on the back. It has a 3800mAh battery which does give a good backup. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor. Nokia 7 Plus 

Pros:

  • Expandable storage supported.
  • Battery backup is good enough.
  • Nice Build.
  • Allows streaming of HD media.
  • Primary camera quality is good enough.

Cons:

  • The bezel might feel a bit dated
  • Hybrid sim slot.
  • The front camera underperforms.

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bLa6M2jY9E” auto_play=”yes”]Watch Nokia 7 Plus video review[/ryvl]

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Vivo V15 Pro 

Vivo V15 is one of the latest Vivo models in the market. This variant of the model is currently priced at Rs. 21,990 on Flipkart. It supports external storage which is expandable up to 256 GB. The phone features a 6.39-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display which has no notch increasing the screen to body ratio. The pop-up selfie camera is of 32MP.

It has triple-camera setup on the rear which is of 48MP + 5MP + 8MP. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core processor and is powered by a 3700mAh Li-ion battery. Vivo V15 Pro 

Pros:

  • Good display.
  • No notch.
  • Good camera quality.
  • Supports external storage.
  • Fast charging supported. 

Cons:

  • Face unlock takes time.
  • No USB Type-C port.
  • HD streaming not supported.

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOpEoyZlq4M” auto_play=”yes”]Watch Vivo V15 Pro video review[/ryvl]

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Oppo K3

Oppo has been successful in providing various smartphone models with good camera quality. The Oppo K series follows the trend with one of the latest models in the series, the Oppo K3. This variant of the model costs Rs. 18,990 on Amazon. It uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor as its brain and runs on a 3765mAh battery.

It has a dual-camera setup on the back which is of 16MP + 2MP and a popup selfie-camera on the front which is of 16MP. The pop-up camera allows a full-screen no-notch display of 6.5 inches. Oppo K3

Pros:

  • Fast performance.
  • Good display.
  • Good camera quality.
  • Fast charging support.
  • Decent design.

Cons:

  • No expandable storage.
  • Difficult to use single-handedly.
  • Slightly heavier than many other smartphones.

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Motorola One Action 

The next phone on the list is a model by Motorola. The Motorola One Action is priced at Rs. 11,999 on Flipkart. The phone supports external storage which is expandable up to 512GB. It has a 6.3-inch screen which supports Full HD display. The front selfie camera of the phone is of 12MP. There is a triple-camera setup on the back of the phone.

It is of 12MP + 5MP + 16MP. The processor used by this phone is the Samsung Exynos 9609. The battery capacity of Motorola One Action is 3500mAh.  Motorola One Action (4GB RAM and 128GB Storage)

Pros:

  • Supports expandable storage.
  • Battery backup is good enough.
  • Big screen.
  • Selfie camera quality is decent.

Cons:

  • Slow charging.
  • The punch-hole for the selfie camera is a bit big.

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjIR4TJbQk8″ auto_play=”yes”]Watch Motorola One Action video review[/ryvl]

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Samsung Galaxy A50s 

The A series and M series by Samsung has been quite popular for people with a mid-range budget. The Samsung Galaxy A50s is one of the newer models in the A series. It is priced at Rs. 22,999 on Flipkart. It has a 6.4-inch screen which supports full HD display and features a drop notch for the 32MP front selfie camera.

It has triple-camera setup on the back which is of 48MP + 5MP + 2MP. It uses Exynos 9611 octa-core processor as its brain and is powered by a 4000mAh Li-ion battery. Samsung Galaxy A50s (6GB RAM and 128GB Storage)

Pros:

  • Big display.
  • Camera quality is good enough in daylight.
  • Good battery backup.
  • Slim and light.

Cons:

  • No external storage.
  • Low-light imaging is poor.

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Oppo F11 

Oppo F11 is priced at Rs. 12,990 on Flipkart. It supports external storage which is expandable up to 256 GB. It has a 6.53-inch Full HD display which features a waterdrop notch for the front selfie camera which is of 16MP.

The dual-camera setup that is on the back of the phone is of 48MP + 5MP. It is powered by a 4020mAh battery and runs on the MediaTek MT6771V P70 processor. It supports fast charging. Oppo F11 (4GB RAM and 128GB Storage)

Pros:

  • Good battery backup. 
  • Fast charging.
  • Good camera quality.
  • Big screen.
  • Supports external storage.

Cons:

  • Hard to use single-handedly.
  • The chipset could have been better.

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Samsung Galaxy M40

The Samsung Galaxy M40 is priced at Rs. 17,999 on Amazon. If you are looking for a Samsung phone under Rs. 20,000 then you might want to check this out.

It has a 16MP front selfie camera and a triple camera setup on the back which is of 32MP + 8MP + 5MP. The front camera sits in a punch hole present in the front screen of size 6.3 inches which supports Full HD+ display. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor and has a battery capacity of 3500mAh.  Samsung Galaxy M40

Pros:

  • Good screen to body ratio.
  • No notch.
  • Good overall performance.
  • Nice ultrawide camera.

Cons:

  • No audio jack.
  • Battery capacity could have been better.

[ryvl video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue3pEF4fam0″ auto_play=”yes”]Watch Samsung Galaxy M40 video review[/ryvl]

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Conclusion:

As said earlier, the best option would be to upgrade your budget by ₹3000-5000 if you’re able to do so in order to get some real high-end smartphone options. Besides, the hardware on some of these phones might not be adequate for operating system upgrades in a year or a year and a half.

However, smartphones under ₹25,000 definitely provide adequate high-end features of flagship phones at a relatively affordable price. As always, do let me know what phone you choose to buy from this list and what features helped you make the decision to purchase it.

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