The latest edition of our guide list introduces some brand new smartphones under Rs. 25,000, some of which really raise the bar for camera and gaming performance. Very popular OnePlus North it finally leaves this list, as the 6 GB RAM version is no longer for sale. We have also deleted the list of some of the older models that are no longer so good, and others that are now cheaper, well below this budget category. Samsung, Xiaomi and Realme have some very interesting new offerings in this segment, all with their strengths and weaknesses.
Sub-Rs. The segment of 25,000 smartphones in India is not very crowded even today, but the few selected to do so are definitely worth the time and money. We have compiled a list of the best phones that you can buy under Rs. 25,000 to help you make the right choice.
The best phones under 25,000
|Phones under Rs. 25,000||Rating of widgets 360 (out of 10)||Price in India (as recommended)|
|Samsung Galaxy F62||8||Rs. 23,999 th most common|
|Realme X7 5G||8||Rs. 21 999 (8 GB)|
|Mi 10i||8||Rs. 20 999|
|I live V20||8||Rs. 22 990|
Samsung Galaxy F62
The Samsung Galaxy M51 (Review) continues to be a solid choice in this segment if you are looking for excellent battery life. The reason we removed it from the list is that the new one Samsung Galaxy F62 (Review) offers almost identical features, but with a more powerful leading-class SoC and the latest version of Android for just a little more money. The Galaxy F62 boasts the same 7000 mAh battery, making it boisterous and heavy. You get a very good Super AMOLED display, decent daily camera performance and excellent gaming performance at this price, thanks to the Exynos 9825 SoC, which is the same used for Galaxy Note 10+.
Since there is no such thing as the perfect smartphone, there are a few things to keep in mind about the Samsung Galaxy F62: you’ll find ads in some of the stock apps, the camera’s performance in low light may be better, and the battery may take some time. time to charge even with a 25W fast charger.
Realme X7 5G
Usually we only list the basic variants of smartphones for each list, but Realme X7 5G (Review) is a very good value, which we think is worth considering even for Rs. 25,000. The 8 GB variant is available on Rs. 21,999 and at this price you get a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G SoC, which is on par with similar Qualcomm solutions. The result is a very good overall performance, be it a system or games. We also found that the battery life is excellent and you get a 50 W fast charge, which is impressive.
The Realme X7 5G has a light and compact body that helps with everyday usability. Cameras are a department where we think this phone could be better. In sufficient light, the sensors can create many usable images, but the performance in low light is a bit poor and aggressive post-processing retains little quality. At the time of testing, the phone still did not have Android 11 and we noticed a lot of bumps.
Overall, if you can come to terms with these small issues, the Realme X7 5G is a solid offering at this price.
Xiaomi started 2021 with the release of Mi 10i (Review) at a very aggressive starting price of only Rs. 20,999. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G SoC, fast charging, a 120Hz display and a 108-megapixel main camera – all of which are impressive for the phone at this price. In addition to the specifications of the paper, the phone offers many other slightly convenient features and design touches that make use even more enjoyable.
The 108-megapixel camera is definitely the main selling point here, but in our experience it doesn’t reach its destination all the time. This may be improved through future software updates. The Mi 10i is a great phone to showcase and you certainly get very good value for money. If you are not too picky about the quality of the photos, this can be a great option for Rs. 25,000.
I live V20
The I live V20 (Review) continues to remain on our list and has also received a slight reduction in prices. The Vivo V20 looks striking in its new color options and is 7.38 mm thin. If you prioritize design over other things, you should like the V20. The front has a distinct 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a fingerprint sensor in the display. There is a dewdrop in the upper part. You get back a glass that feels superb to the touch.
The Vivo V20 features a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera capable of taking macro photos, and a 2-megapixel mono camera. It has a 44-megapixel selfie shooter with Eye Autofocus. Powered by the Vivo V20 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, paired with 8GB of RAM. Rounding things up is the latest version of Funtouch OS, which is based on Android 11.