This segment of smartphones continues to be popular among those who want a little something extra in terms of features and performance, especially now that 5G has become almost standard on newer phones. Apart from the big news there is addition oneplus nord ce 5g, which is now the most affordable OnePlus phone in India and offers the same experience as its premium sibling. very popular oneplus north Not on this list as the 6GB RAM variant is no longer being sold, but there are rumors of a new model arriving.
We’ve removed some older models from our list because they’re not that good value anymore, and some of the others previously featured here have dropped in price, so they’re still great but you’ll find them on our list Best phones to buy under Rs. 20,000 now. samsung, Xiaomi, and my true form For now, this segment is the main player, all with their own strengths and weaknesses.
A select few models that made it to our list are definitely worth your time and money. You can also consider buying higher-spec variants of the phones which make it to our sub-Rs. 20,000 list. Here are all the best phones you can buy under Rs. 25,000 in India to help you make the right choice.
25,000. best phones under
|Phones under Rs. 25,000
||Gadgets 360 Rating (out of 10)
||Price in India (as recommended)
|oneplus nord ce 5g
||Rupee. 24,999 (8GB + 128GB)
|Samsung Galaxy F62
|realme x7 5g
||Rupee. 21,999 (8GB)
|i live V20
oneplus nord ce 5g
One of the most anticipated phone launches of 2021, the oneplus nord ce 5g Brings the OnePlus experience, especially the smooth OxygenOS UI, to a new lower price point. It’s not a premium “key killer,” and it lacks a few touches like the familiar alert slider, but many people will find it more than enough for their needs. The Snapdragon 750G SoC, 6.43-inch Super AMOLED screen, 4500mAh battery and quick charging all make for a great experience whether you are doing day to day work or playing games.
The base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is not on sale yet, but luckily the middle variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage still falls within our budget. The top-end variant has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and competes in a different price league entirely.
Samsung Galaxy F62
new Samsung Galaxy F62 (review) provides largely the same features as the Samsung Galaxy M51 (review) but for only a little more money, with a more powerful, flagship-class SoC and the latest version of Android. The Galaxy F62 has the same 7,000mAh battery which makes it chunky and heavy. You get a very good Super AMOLED display, good daytime camera performance and excellent gaming performance at this price thanks to the Exynos 9825 SoC, which is what it is used for Galaxy Note 10+.
Since there’s no such thing as a perfect smartphone, there are a few things to keep in mind about the Samsung Galaxy F62: You’ll find ads in some stock apps, low-light camera performance, and the battery may take some time to charge even with a 25W fast charger is.
realme x7 5g
We usually list only the base variants of the smartphone for each listing, but realme x7 5g (review) represents very good value, which we think is also worth considering under Rs. 25,000. The 8GB variant costs Rs. 21,999 and at this price, you get a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G SoC that is on par with similar solutions from Qualcomm. The result is great overall performance, be it system or gaming. We also found the battery life to be excellent and you also get 50W fast charging which is impressive.
The Realme X7 5G has a lightweight and compact body that helps with daily use. Cameras are one department in which we feel this phone could have been better. Given enough light, the sensors can produce very usable images but low-light performance is a bit weak and aggressive post-processing holds quality back a bit. The phone didn’t yet have Android 11 at the time of testing, and we noticed a lot of bloatware.
Overall, if you can make your peace with these minor problems, the Realme X7 5G is a solid offering at this price.
Xiaomi begins 2021 with the launch of the Mi 10i (review) just Rs. Very aggressive starting price of Rs. 20,999. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G SoC, fast charging, a 120Hz display, and a 108-megapixel primary camera – all impressive for a phone at this price. Apart from the on-paper specifications, the phone also offers several other small convenient features and design touches that make usage even more enjoyable.
The 108-megapixel camera is definitely the main selling point here, but in our experience, it doesn’t quite take a hit all the time. It is possible that this may improve through a future software update. The Mi 10i is a great phone to look at, and you definitely get great value for money. If you are not too fussy about photo quality, this can be a great option under Rs. 25,000.
i live V20
i live V20 (review) continues to be on our list and there has been a slight cut in the price. The Vivo V20 looks attractive in its new color options and is 7.38 mm thin. If you prioritize design over other things, the V20 should appeal to you. Up front, it sports a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It has a dewdrop notch at the top. You get a glass back which feels premium to touch.
The Vivo V20 packs a triple camera setup at the back with a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera capable of macro shots, and a 2-megapixel mono camera. It has a 44-megapixel selfie shooter with autofocus. Powering the Vivo V20 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, paired with 8GB of RAM. Rounding out Things is the latest version of Funtouch OS, which is based on Android 11.