Best Smartphones Under Rs 25000 in India January 2018

Updated on 2018-01-08 by Shivam Setia


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Current there are 2 hot segments where we have been seeing lots of new phones: The budget segment with prices lower than Rs 15000 and flagship segment with price above 30000. But this article is for users who are in between those segments and want to spend around 20-25k on a new smartphone. That's why we have come up with a list of best smartphones under Rs 25000.

We have included only those smartphones which perform good overall. All these smartphones have 4GB of RAM and at least 32GB of storage. Normal day to day usage will be fluid and you won't face any issues. Some of the smartphones have a MicroSD slot so you can increase the storage. 

Latest mobile phones like Moto X4 and Honor 9i have also been included. Honor 9i comes with 4 cameras, 2 on front and 2 on the rear and a large 6 inch bezel-less display. It is a value for money device with latest and powerful hardware.

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You can find the specs, features and short review of all smartphones below.

Here's the list of best smartphones under Rs 25000

1. Moto X4 | Rs 22999

Features

  1. 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD up to 2048 GB
  2. 5.2" Full HD Display 1080p
  3. 12MP Primary Camera | 16MP Front Camera
  4. 3000 mAh Battery
  5. Dual Sim Device
  6. Available in Super Black, Sterling Blue Colors

Moto X4 is one of the best smartphone under 25000

Though we call Moto X4 as a mid-range phone its looks and design are extremely premium. The smartphone features a 5.2 inch IPS LCD display and has glass on both front and back and a metal frame in between but lacks a bezel-less display.  The front of the Moto X4 which is protected by a Corning Gorilla glass comes with a fingerprint sensor at the bottom and a front camera of 16 MP at the top. The back of the phone hosts a dual camera setup of 12 MP + 8 MP which protrudes little out from the back panel. 

Motorola Moto X4 comes with an IP68 certified tag, which can keep in Dust and waterproof for up to 1.5 Meters and 30 minutes. Ohh, and one other great news about Moto X4 is the Stock Android experience, currently working with Android 7.1(Nougat) and a planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo).

Motorola Moto X4 had a lot of rumor on the camera specifications which Motorola calls Advanced Dual Rear Camera System, capable of clicking Stunning Portraits and Wide Angle landscapes. The rear camera is a dual camera setup of 12MP + 8 MP, the 12MP sensor uses Dual Autofocus Pixel technology to deliver crisp results in any lighting conditions, and the 8 MP gives a 120 Degree field of view. The rear camera setup has a Dual LED flash and can shoot videos at 4K resolution. The camera is slow and takes time to process the images. Maybe this will be fixed by Motorola with a software update.

The front camera setup of Moto X4 has a wide-angle 16 MP sensor with a LED flash with an adaptive low light mode for perfect selfie even in low light conditions. 

Final Verdict, With all these features under its hood, Moto X4 looks like a very promising Mid-range phone and probably the best smartphone under 25000. If you are confused about color, then go for sterling blue. Black and Blue both look stunning but we all see a lot of black phones, sterling blue looks something different and is our favorite.

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2. Honor 9i | Rs 17999

 Features

  1. 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  2. 5.9" Full HD+ Display 1080p
  3. 16MP + 2MP Dual Primary Camera | 13MP + 2MP Dual Front Camera
  4. 3340 mAh Battery
  5. Dual Sim Device
  6. Available in Graphite Black, Prestige Gold Colors

Honor 9i

Honor 9i is the world first phone to be launched with a dual camera on both rear and front side. The build quality and looks of the phone is premium because of the metal unibody design. It holds a bezel-less display with 5.9 inch screen and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The display of Honor 9i is sharp with good viewing angles.

On the processor side, it comes with Octa-Core Kirin 959 Processor that scores 63800 on Antutu benchmark making it as powerful as Snapdragon 625 with the Antutu benchmark score of 63100. Honor 9i has 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 256GB, so multitasking of memory will never be an issue.

It is the first ever phone to be launched to have dual back and dual front camera. The back camera is a 16MP + 2MP setup and front camera is 13MP + 2MP setup. The sensor with lower resolution is a monochrome sensor and the other is an RGB sensor. This setup helps you get a depth effect (also called portrait mode), i.e. it allows you to blur the background. With our testing, we found the camera of Honor 9i to be the best in the segment. No Lag or heating issue was observed while playing games on Honor 9i.

Honor 9i runs on EMUI 5.1, a skin based on Android 7.0. the skin has some useful customizations inbuilt and performs well. The battery is of 3340mAH and will last of a day easily in normal conditions. The only disappointment here is that it has Hybrid Sim Slot, but internal memory of 64GB should be enough if you are a dual sim user.

After Moto X4, Honor 9i is our favorite on this list of best mobile phones under 25000.

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3. Motorola G5S Plus | Rs.15999

 Features

  1. 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD up to 128 GB
  2. 5.5" Full HD Display 1080p
  3. 13MP Primary Camera | 8MP Front Camera
  4. 3000 mAh Battery
  5. Dual Sim Device
  6. Available in Lunar Grey, Gold Colors
Motorola G5S Plus is on the list of best phones under 25000

Motorola G5S Plus is the latest launched phone from Motorola with the dual rear camera. This handset is an excellent and premium looking device in the mid-range phone. With a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD display, the display is sharp with good viewing angles. G5S plus comes with power efficient Snapdragon 625 processor and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage allowing it to handle heavy games with ease.

The rear camera is a 13MP + 13MP dual camera setup which helps to give bokeh effect to the picture, with an option to change the background of the picture inbuilt in the camera app itself. The front camera is an 8MP shooter with flash to assist clicking selfies in low lighting conditions.

Overall, the build quality is solid, camera and gaming performance are top notch and with fast charging available and battery life that lasts for a full day, Moto G5S plus is a phone with excellent pricing and Performance which makes it one of the best smartphones under 25000.

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4. Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro | Rs 23900

 Features

  1. 4 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | MicroSD up to 32 GB
  2. 6" Full HD Display 1080p
  3. 13MP Primary Camera | 5MP Front Camera
  4. 5000 mAh Battery
  5. Dual Sim Device
  6. Available in Black, White, Gold Colors
Best Smartphones Under 25000 Image of Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

Samsung A9 Pro is one the best phones by Samsung. It has very solid build quality with glass on the back and metallic on sides and a 6-inch super AMOLED screen.  A9 pro packs a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory which is expandable with a dedicated MicroSD card slot.

The gaming performance is outstanding with no heating or lag even with continuous extended gaming. The rear camera is a 13MP shooter with optical image stabilization and LED flash and the front camera is an 8MP shooter, the performance is again perfect and brilliant in outdoor lighting but generates some noise in low lighting conditions, flash must be used to overcome this. A9 pro comes with fast charging and a huge battery life which can easily last for 1.5 days. The phone though misses on Gyroscope sensor so VR headset cannot be used, also it does not support slow-motion video recording.

Samsung A9 Pro is one of the finest and practical smartphones from Samsung for someone who looks for a perfectly designed phone with excellent build quality and gaming performance,  decent camera, and a huge battery life. It is one of our favorite phones in the list of best smartphones under Rs 25000

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5. Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro | Rs 23999

Features

  1.  4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD up to 128 GB
  2. 5.5" Full HD Display 1080p
  3. 16MP Primary Camera | 24MP Front Camera
  4. 3000 mAh Battery
  5. Dual Sim Device
  6. Available in Black, Gold, Red Colors

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is a great selfie phone under 25000

Asus has started the rollout of Zenfone 4 series with dual front camera phones for selfie lovers. Selfie craze has gone up exponentially in last few years and now we are seeing front cameras which are better than back cameras.

In the front camera, we have a 24MP sensor with a 5MP sensor which helps to give a wide-angle view and depth effect to the selfies. The 24MP camera is actually a 12MP dual pixel camera that is why they call is a 24MP camera. There is a portrait mode option in camera app using which you can blur the background. There is a flash on the front as well which helps in low light selfies. The front camera setup is capable of recording 4K videos as well. Overall the front camera setup performs well and takes some beautiful shots. There is a single 16MP camera on the back with a flash. The camera performance is fine. The images are sharp and detailed. 

The Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro looks very premium because of its sleek look and beautiful AMOLED display. The phone is less than 7mm thick and feels very good in the hand. The battery of 3000mAH should last a day on a single charge and it comes with fast charging which can charge the phone in less than 2 hours.

The processor is Snapdragon 625, which is very efficient and performs well, it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable but is a hybrid slot(2 sim cards or 1 sim card + 1 MicroSD card).

Overall Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is a phone for selfie lovers, rest of the features are similar to other phones. It is safe to say that this is the best selfie smartphone under 25000.

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6. Motorola Z Play | Rs 21184

Features 

  1. 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | MicroSD up to 2048 GB
  2. 5.5" Full HD Display 1080p
  3. 16MP Primary Camera | 5MP Front Camera
  4. 3510 mAh Battery
  5. Dual Sim Device
  6. Available in Black, White Colors
Motorola Z play is one of the best phones under 25000

Motorola Z play comes with Snapdragon 625 processor with 3GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The handset has premium build quality with an insane battery life of at least 1.5 days.

The Rear camera is good with natural lighting conditions but in the artificial or indoor lighting, the images can be a little bit shaky or noisy because the device lacks optical image stabilization sensor. The front camera is decent and has an 85-degree view that easily allows 2 people to fit in the frame. The gaming performance is brilliant with no heating or lag observed in case of extended gaming or multitasking for continuous hours.

If you look for a phone in the range of 25000 with brand Motorola, you can go ahead with this one.

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7. Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 | Rs 22900

Features

  1. 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | MicroSD up to 256 GB
  2. 5.7" Full HD 1080p
  3. 16MP Primary Camera | 16MP Front Camera
  4. 3600 mAh Battery
  5. Dual Sim Device
  6. Available in Black Sky, Gold Sand Colors
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 has made it to our list of best smartphones under 25000

Samsung A7 comes with a solid build quality and is IP 68 dust and waterproof certified. The phone runs on an Exynos 7880 octa-core processor and does a good job. The phone holds a Super AMOLED screen that has good viewing angle and display.

The rear camera is a 16MP shooter and does a very good job. The image quality and color reproduction are good. The front camera is also a 16MP shooter but takes an average selfie. Also, the phone does not support 4K video recording.  In the gaming performance, A7 does a very impressive job, there is no lags or frame drops noticed even in heavier games. No heating was observed even with continuously extended gaming.

The battery life of a full charge phone can easily last for a full day and also comes with a fast charging. The phone also supports Samsung pay and you can swipe the phone at any SamsungPay POS. It also holds bike mode and always on-screen like features.

While the phone does a very good job in all the department that's why it has made it to our list of best phones under Rs 25000.

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Honor 8 Pro, is another great flagship phone available at a price cut right now for around Rs 26000. Check full review here or Buy Honor 8 Pro on Flipkart.

So this was the list of best smartphones under Rs 25000 available in India. If you still confused then try our smart search which recommends phones based on your usage and budget.

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