In the dynamic world of smartphones, the choices under the Rs 25,000 price range have never been better. This month, we’ve witnessed a significant transformation in the lineup, with exciting additions that were previously unavailable in this budget segment. The festive sales have opened doors to a plethora of options, making this the perfect time to upgrade your device. We’ve diligently curated this list to focus on smartphones equipped with powerful processors, high-quality cameras featuring optical image stabilization (OIS), high-refresh-rate AMOLED displays, and generous storage. And, of course, 5G compatibility has become standard. Let’s dive into the best smartphones you can get for under Rs 25,000 in India.
Poco F5 5G
At the forefront of our recommendations is the Poco F5 5G, a device that excels in various aspects. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 SoC, a chip that rivals even the Snapdragon 888+. With 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage, you have ample room for your data and apps. The device boasts a 5000mAh battery that easily lasts a day and a half under moderate use, and its bundled 67W fast charger can juice it up in just over 45 minutes.
The standout feature of the Poco F5 5G is its dazzling 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, supporting 12-bit color, a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. With a peak brightness of 1000 nits and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, the screen is not only vivid but also resilient. The camera setup includes a 64MP primary camera with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro camera. Selfies and video calls are handled by a 16MP front camera.
The device is sleek and lightweight, measuring just 7.9mm in thickness and weighing around 180 grams. It runs on Android 13 with MIUI 14 and offers a rare 2-year warranty.
Price in India: Rs 23,999 for 8GB RAM/256GB storage.
iQOO Z7 Pro 5G / Vivo T2 Pro 5G
Both the iQOO Z7 Pro 5G and the Vivo T2 Pro 5G are identical smartphones offered in different colors. These devices are equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chip, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The 6.78-inch 10-bit curved AMOLED displays, featuring HDR10+ and a peak brightness of 1300 nits, provide a visually pleasing experience. Running on Android 13 with FunTouch UI 13, they offer seamless navigation.
The camera setup includes a 64MP primary camera with OIS, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 16MP front camera. These phones may not have an ultra-wide camera, but their 4600mAh battery can easily last over a day, and the bundled 66W fast charger can replenish 50% of the battery in just 22 minutes. The iQOO Z7 Pro 5G and Vivo T2 Pro 5G are excellent choices, and you can select one based on your color and brand preferences.
iQOO Z7 Pro 5G Price in India: Rs 24,999 for 8GB RAM/256GB storage. Vivo T2 Pro 5G Price in India: Rs 24,999 for 8GB RAM/256GB storage.
Realme Narzo 60 Pro 5G
Another strong contender in this budget is the Realme Narzo 60 Pro 5G, featuring a remarkable 100MP primary camera with OIS. It lacks an ultra-wide camera but compensates with a 2MP depth sensor and a competent 16MP selfie camera. Under the hood, it is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 SoC, and you can choose the top variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
The device sports a 6.7-inch curved Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and a billion color shades. Its vegan leather back adds a touch of style and uniqueness. With a 5000mAh battery and the included 67W SuperVOOC charger, you can expect brisk charging. The Narzo 60 Pro 5G runs on the latest Android 13 with Realme UI 4.0.
Price in India: Rs 23,999 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage.
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
The Motorola Edge 40 Neo is a stylish and compact device, measuring 7.9mm in thickness and weighing around 170 grams. Its vegan leather back panel is available in various colors. The phone boasts a 10-bit 6.55-inch curved P-OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 1300 nits peak brightness, and HDR10+ compliance. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7030 chip, offering options of 8GB RAM and 128GB storage or 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The camera setup includes a 50MP primary camera with OIS, a 13MP ultra-wide camera with auto-focus (also serving as a quality macro camera), and a 32MP front camera. A 5000mAh battery ensures a long-lasting performance, and the bundled 68W fast charger can recharge half of it in just 15 minutes. The Edge 40 runs Android 13 and offers a clean, near-stock user interface, characteristic of Motorola devices.
Price in India: Rs 22,999 for 8GB RAM/128GB storage; Rs 24,999 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy F54 5G
Last but not least, the Samsung Galaxy F54 5G combines an impressive list of features with the trust of the Samsung brand, all under Rs 25,000. It features a striking 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Plus display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The device boasts a 108MP primary camera with OIS, accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide shooter and a 2MP macro camera. A 32MP front camera caters to selfie enthusiasts.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy F54 5G is powered by an Exynos 1380 SoC, offering 8GB of RAM and 256GB of expandable internal storage. A 6000mAh battery keeps the phone powered for close to two days of moderate use and supports 25W fast charging, although a charger is not included. The device runs the latest Android 13 with Samsung’s One UI 5.1, and Samsung promises extended software updates and a remarkable 5 years of security updates for this phone.
Price in India: Rs 24,999 for 8GB RAM/256GB storage.
With these stellar options available under Rs 25,000 in November 2023, you’re spoilt for choice. Whether you prioritize performance, camera quality, or brand trust, there’s a perfect phone for everyone in this budget segment.
Last modified: November 14, 2023