Best Smartphones Under Rs.25,000 (May 2020)

by | May 6, 2020

Smartphone space in India is generally less competitive in this price bracket when compared to mid-range and budget segment.

But don’t get me wrong, there are enough great phones under Rs.25,000 that you can choose from.

Huawei, Moto, Oppo and Samsung were some of the major players in this segment in India. Nokia and Vivo have also jumped into this premium midrange segment off late.

At this price, you can expect some of the latest features seen in flagship phones as well as the best features available in midrange phones.

Few of the phones in this category even has the AMOLED display and top end processors.

So who offers the best mobile phones under Rs.25,000?

Let’s find out in detail here.

Best Smartphone Under Rs.25,000

1. Redmi K20 ProOverall Best Pick
2. Honor 20Runner-Up Pick
3. Samsung Galaxy A70Feature Rich Smartphone
4. Asus Zenphone 6ZValue for Money Smartphone
5. Samsung Galaxy S9 PlusBest Branded Smartphone
6. Vivo V15 ProSelfie Centric Smartphone
7. Poco X2Best Budget Smartphone
8. Realme XHonorable Mention

1. Redmi K20 Pro

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Overall Best Pick
  • Punchy and vibrant display
  • Flagship Snapdragon 855 processor
  • A fast in-display fingerprint scanner

Redmi K20 Pro is the flagship Android smartphone from Xiaomi, which incidentally is its highest priced Redmi series smartphone in the country.

The Redmi K20 Pro comes as a spiritual successor the budget Redmi K20 and competes directly with the likes of One Plus 7 Pro.

Design and Build Quality

The Redmi K20 Pro has the same glass sandwich design which follows the current trend in the budget smartphone segment.

The interesting gradient two-tone colour scheme lends this smartphone a unique personality on its own.

The front and rear glass are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for avoiding accidental scratches and marks.

The Redmi K20 Pro is a very well built phone with a sturdy chassis and good overall fit and finish.

Display

The Redmi K20 Pro features a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an approximate pixel density of about 410ppi.

With a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, this display is sharp and vibrant. With a contrast ratio of 60000:1, the blacks are deep and the saturation levels are on par with the competing device.

The fingerprint scanner is tucked beneath the display and unlocks the device in an instant without any noticeable delay.

Processor and Performance

The all-new Redmi K20 Pro comes with the latest and greatest Qualcomm flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 855.

With the ample 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, this smartphone is one of the fastest in terms of performance out there.

Games and apps run buttery smooth and the larger RAM considerably helps in executing multitasking operations.

Camera

The Redmi K20 Pro from Xiaomi features a triple rear camera setup and a pop-up motorized front camera.

The rear camera system consists of a 48MP primary sensor accompanied with a 13MP wide-angle and an 8MP telephoto lens capable of 2x zoom.

The quality of the photos and videos are quite good and on par with other devices in the same price range.

The front camera is a 20MP sensor with AI beauty modes to make your selfie shots look more professional.

Battery Life

Battery life is one of the most crucial aspects people look for while buying a smartphone. Redmi phones are famed for packing high capacity batteries in the past and the same is the case with K20 Pro.

The 4000mAh battery can hold the phone to live up to one and a half days on a single charge comfortably.

Verdict

Packed with features to the brim, Redmi K20Pro is one of the best mid-range Android devices in the Indian market priced under Rs. 30,000.

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Smooth and faster performance

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Elegant design

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18W fast charger

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No SD card slot

Specifications

Operating System/UIAndroid Pie 9.0
Internal Memory128 GB
RAM6 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Camera48MP + 13MP + 8MP Front, 20MP Rear
Battery4000mAh
Display6.39-inch AMOLED Full HD+

2. Honor 20

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful 7nm Kirin 980 processor
  • Triple rear camera 
  • Elegant and premium design

Honor 20 is the flagship smartphone from Huawei’s budget subsidiary Honor.

The company is emphasizing AI capabilities of this device, especially the camera.

The Honor 20 comes in attractive colour options that make it one of the most eye-catchy smartphones under Rs.25,000.

Processor and Performance

The Honor 20 features a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM.

Although the device lacks an expandable storage option, the phone comes with 128GB of internal memory out of the box.

For most users, this will be more than sufficient for storing their files and installing apps on the device.

The Kirin 980 performs so well without any lags even while having multiple apps open in the background.

All the popular games run smoothly without any frame drops as well.

Display

Talking about the display, Honor this time decided to join the circular camera cutout bandwagon. The Honor 20 features a 6.26-inch full HD display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

This IPS LCD panel cover about 84.2% of the front panel and delivers unmatched smartphone media consumption experience.

This display is very bright and sharp and displays true to life colours. With a pixel density around 412ppi, this panel is one of the best LCDs you can have in a smartphone priced under Rs.25,000.

Miscellaneous

The fingerprint situation on this device is a bit interesting, to say the least. It is located on the right, placed comfortably for your finger to reach effortlessly.

Camera

Optics front, this smartphone has a 48MP+2MP+16MP triple rear camera unit.

The main 48MP camera is a Sony IMX586 sensor with an aperture size of f/1.8. The 16MP shooter the regular ultra-wide sensor followed by a dedicated 2MP macro camera.

The pictures come out clean and crisp thanks to the capable high-res Sony sensor. For video, this smartphone can capture up to Full HD at 60 fps with support for electronic image stabilization.

The front camera is a 32MP shooter with HDR support for better dynamic range.

The camera app has a manual mode that will let you tweak finer aspects such as aperture size, white balance, ISO etc to get a more desired output.

Battery Life

Honor 20 features a slightly smaller 3750mAh battery that will last for about a day on moderate to heavy usage.

This phone supports fast charge and can juice up 50% in just under 25 minutes.

Verdict

The Honor 20 from Huawei is a smartphone that’s a stunner in terms of design and looks. The phone has capable internals and performs excellently as well.

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NFC support

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Punch hole camera

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Side-mounted fingerprint scanner

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AI camera modes are less impressive

Specifications

Operating System/UIAndroid Oreo
Internal Memory128 GB
RAM6 GB
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 980
Camera48MP+2MP+16MP Rear, 32MP Front
Battery3750 mAh
Display6.26 Full HD+ IPS LCD

3. Samsung Galaxy A70

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Feature-Rich Smartphone
  • The excellent quality AMOLED screen
  • Long-lasting battery
  • In-display fingerprint scanner

Samsung usually reserves major technological breakthroughs for its high-end Galaxy S series and Note series smartphones.

But with the latest edition of Samsung Galaxy A70, the company is introducing a tri-camera set up on a budget smartphone, which of course is its main selling point.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is gracefully designed to captivate the eyes as well as the minds with glass finish exteriors coated with slight gradient colours.

This colour scheme is the same Honor has been doing with their smartphones off late, but here in A70, it comes with a more subtle effect.

This smartphone brags about having 84.9% screen to body ratio, and has minimal bezels at the sides of the display, making it look more awesome.

There is the newer micro USB type C charging port at the bottom, accompanied with the 3.5mm headphone jack ( Thank God!).

The rear part is where this phone starts to look unfamiliar. It features a triple camera setup arranged as a vertical strip with an LED flash beneath.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy A70 features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity U display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

Although, not as clear and crisp as those displays found on premium Galaxy S series lineup, this panel is sufficiently bright and has impressive colour reproduction when compared with other phones in the similar price bracket.

With an aspect ratio of 20:9 and pixel density around 393 ppi, watching media and playing games is a delightful experience.

The notch on this display is small and doesn’t feel obtrusive while watching media content on this smartphone.

Processor and Performance

Considering the price, the Galaxy A70 doesn’t feature the most powerful processor in its price category.

The included Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 clocked at 2GHz perform well performs in normal conditions and won’t give any trouble for most of the people using it.

The 6GB RAM will be sufficient for most of the tasks you intend to perform on this mobile device, including some amount of casual gaming.

There is an inbuilt 128GB UFS storage with a dedicated SD card slot for expanding the memory up to 512GB.

Tri Camera Setup

This is the biggest USP of this smartphone – having three cameras. No, not including the one in the front.

The tri-camera set up on the back has an interesting mix of sensors earmarked especially for various functions.

The first one is the 32MP primary shooter with f/1.7 aperture. This sensor has all the standard features such as PDAF found on almost all the mid-range smartphone cameras.

The second in line is a 5MP depth sensor for those bokeh and portrait mode photos.

The third and final sensor is the 8MP ultrawide sensor with a 120-degree field of view.

The front camera is a 32MP shooter with beauty modes and AI integration for manipulating your photos to look better than ever before.

Apart from the physical hardware, Samsung has delivered a feature-rich camera interface with a multitude of functions for taking smartphone photography to the next level.

The photos and videos come out pretty clean and sharp. The shots taken are rich in detail as well.

Miscellaneous

This mid-range Android smartphone features an in-display fingerprint scanner. It works very well and the accuracy is on par with other in-display fingerprint scanners found on similarly priced devices.

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is launched with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Samsung One UI on top.

Speaking about the connectivity, this device has the latest Bluetooth v5.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi capability.

Battery Life

Surprisingly, Samsung has started to include higher capacity batteries in its smartphones off late.

This Android smartphone is powered by a 4500 mAh Li-ion battery that will easily last for a day and a half on moderate to heavy usage.

Verdict

If you are a smartphone photography enthusiast and wants to stand out a notch above everyone in terms of smartphone camera capabilities, the Samsung Galaxy A70 is an apt choice.

With its Super AMOLED display and excellent build quality, there is much more than just the optics to cherish about this device.

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Robust build quality

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Intuitive UI

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Samsung Pay support

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Slightly outdated processor

Specifications

Operating System/UIAndroid Pie 9.0
Internal Memory128 GB
RAM6 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 675
Camera32MP + 5MP + 8MP Rear, 32MP Front
Battery4500mAh
Display6.7-inch Full HD+ SAMOLED

4. Asus Zenfone 6Z

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Value for Money Smartphone
  • Powerful processor
  • Motorized dual camera
  • Long-lasting battery life

Even though little overpriced, the Oneplus 6 was ruling this budget without competition for a brief period and then came the Asus Zenfone 5Z which was well received in the Indian market.

The Asus Zenfone 6Z is a true successor to the Zenfone 5z packing killer specs at a jaw-dropping price point and compromise neither on quality nor on the performance.

Build Quality and Performance

Featuring the top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 inside, performance is snappy as ever before.

Assisted with 6GB RAM onboard, multitasking and gaming is a breeze to handle for this beast.

The 64GB storage ensures you can save all your files and media content offline without having to worry about the space left.

The front as well as the back is made of glass and is protected by 2.5D Gorilla glass.

The rounded patterns etched on to the back of this phone is just awesome to stare at.

Display

On the front, there’s a 6.39-inch Super IPS+ 19:9 aspect ratio display that comes with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

The colour accuracy of this panel is top-notch, so does the brightness levels.

Asus has added a true tone colour enhancer which you can manually adjust to get the most out of this screen for your liking.

Asus this time has optimized its ZenUI with a lot of AI-related features such as AI charge, AI phone boost and even AI modes on the camera app.

Camera

Talking about the optics, this phone features a single retractable 48MP + 13MP camera setup.

This motorized rotation enabled camera will flip back and forth depending upon the rear or front camera activation.

The photos look detailed and colour accurate. The wide-angle selfie camera captures pleasant selfies with almost little or no noise.

Battery Life

Powered by a 5000 mAh battery, the Asus Zenfone 6Z easily lasts for a day and a half even with intense usage.

With 18W fast charging support out of the box, juicing up this guy is no big deal.

Verdict

Priced at just Rs.23,999, the Asus Zenfone 6Z is a flagship-level smartphone that even outperforms the excellent OnePlus 7 in certain aspects.

Considering the specs and the performance, we recommend you to think no further.

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User-friendly design

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FHD+ nano edge display

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Loud and clear audio output

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No AMOLED display

Specifications

Operating System/UIAndroid Pie 9.0
Internal Memory64 GB
RAM6 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Camera48MP+13MP
Battery5000mAh
Display6.39-inch Full HD+

5. Samsung Galaxy S9+

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Best Branded Smartphone
  • Excellent AMOLED display
  • Powerful processor
  • Variable aperture rear camera

Samsung, the South Korean technology conglomerate has always pioneered the smartphone industry with its latest technological advancements in this space.

They have built the best AMOLED displays, unique sensors and many other hardware devices for mobile phones in the past.

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ follow the same pattern.

Design and Build Quality

Starting with the design, the Galaxy S9 Plus looks almost similar to its predecessor, the S8 with the same glass body design and curved infinity display.

The build quality of this 2018-flagship from Samsung as expected is awesome. The unibody chassis is carefully crafted to perfection.

The curved glass on the front meets the glass back panel with ultimate precision.

The build quality of S9 Plus is simply amazing thanks to the glass body build at the front and back.

The glass is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which is protected with IP68 certification for water and dust proofing.

The glass back can catch some fingerprint smudges and it’s always advised to apply a back cover or skin for extra protection from accidental drops.

A noticeable difference between the S8 and S9 is the fingerprinting positioning.

The S9 Plus has a physical fingerprint scanner located right below the rear cameras, which is a welcome move.

Headphone jack and Bixby button are retained on this phone as well.

Display

The 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display on this device is the best you can get on any smartphone.

The colours look accurate and the viewing angles are amazing.

It has a very thin bezel at the top and bottom.

Processor and Performance

The Galaxy S9+ is powered by the Exynos 9810 SoC which is an octa-core processor and Mali-G72 GPU.

This SoC is comparable in performance to the flagship SoC from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845.

The phone is running on Android Oreo with Samsung Customization.

The S9+ has a 6GB RAM with either 64GB internal storage with memory expandability via micro SD card.

Smooth performance is guaranteed on this smartphone.

Camera

The key highlight of the Galaxy S9+ is its new dual rear camera setup with variable aperture.

The 12MP + 12MP rear camera on this phone can adjust its aperture based on the outside lighting.

Thanks to this feature, there’s a considerable improvement in low light camera performance and this is the best camera for low light photography.

The camera performance, on the whole, is pretty damn good but it’s still a bit overexposed and can’t beat the camera performance of Pixel 2 or even iPhone X.

The front camera is an 8MP shooter.

The S9+ have 4K video recording capability at 60fps and a cool super slow-mo at 960fps.

Miscellaneous

Usual suspects like USB Type C, Iris Scanner and all the required sensors are present on this device.

Samsung has even added a heartbeat sensor and blood pressure sensor for those health-conscious users.

Face unlock feature is also added with an added Intelligent Scan support that uses a mix of Iris and face to unlock the device.

Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ features a 3500mAh battery that will last for over a day quite comfortably with normal usage.

The phone also comes with wireless charging and quick charging features.

Verdict.

The Galaxy S9+ is the best budget yester-year flagship phones in India for most users.

If you love the headphone jack or expandable memory storage or dual SIM capability, the Galaxy S9+ won’t disappoint you.

It also has the best display for a smartphone, a re-imagined camera for great low light shots and the latest SoC under the hood for blazing-fast performance.

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Amazing AMOLED display

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Great low light camera

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Super Slow-mo at 960fps

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Limited onboard storage

Specifications

Operating System/UIAndroid Pie 9.0
Internal Memory64 GB
RAM6 GB
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 9810
Camera12MP + 12MP Rear, 8MP Front
Battery3500mAh
Display6.2-inch QHD SAMOLED

6. Vivo V15 Pro

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Best Selfie Camera Phone
  • Fast charging support
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • Elegant design

The Vivo V15 Pro is a flagship-grade smartphone from Vivo that comes as an upgrade to the original V15, aimed at the premium mid-tier market priced under a budget of Rs.25,000.

Loaded with cutting edge features onboard, the Vivo V15 Pro is a complete package which you can get your hands on, right now in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Vivo V15 Pro features a front glass and back plastic construction with an exciting and colourful gradient colour scheme.

This phone features an improved in-display fingerprint scanner to lock and unlock the device securely.

The back panel is made of polycarbonate material and coated with glossy paint which has a textured colour pattern.

The materials used for the construction of this mid-range premium smartphone is of good quality and feels durable.

Display

The Vivo V15 Pro features a large 6.39-inch full HD+ AMOLED LCD with a resolution of 2316 x 1080 pixels.

This accounts for a pixel density of about 404 pixels which is quite sharp and clear.

The 19:9 aspect ratio means you will have minimal troubles when using this device single-handedly.

The extremely thin bezels on this display make it a suitable candidate for immersive media consumption experience.

The colour and brightness levels on this display are excellent, both indoors as well as outdoors.

Processor and Performance

The Vivo V15 Pro packs a slightly outdated Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor to power the OS.

The apps run faster and open up quick even with multiple apps running parallel. With the 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, there is enough memory for apps to run simultaneously.

Even gaming with this smartphone is smooth. Resource intensive games like PUBG runs smooth and in full HD resolution.

There is 128GB on onboard memory for storing your files offline. If you need more, fret not. There is a dedicated micro SD card slot which can accommodate up to 256GB.

Camera

The Vivo V15 Pro comes equipped with a triple rear camera setup which comprises of a 48MP main shooter, 8MP wide-angle sensor and a 5MP depth-sensing unit.

The photos and videos look crisp and clear with enough details and less noise in them.

Vivo has coupled their AI algorithm with the camera by which it detects the scene and adjusts the settings according to it.

The front camera is a whopping 32MP motorized selfie unit which pops up when needed and delivers excellent quality selfies and has portrait mode support as well.

Battery Life

The Vivo V15 Pro is powered by comparatively smaller 3700 Li-ion battery.

With moderate to heavy usage, the Vivo V15 Pro lasts for a day and a half quite comfortably.

Vivo bundles a fast charger along with this phone that charges the battery quite quickly at 18W.

Verdict

The Vivo V15 Pro is one of the best looking mid-range smartphones. With the gorgeous AMOLED display and a capable processor, the Vivo V15 is one of the best in its class.

The main USP of this device is the motorized front camera. It works well as advertised.

If you want a smartphone with a large display, and performs very smooth, the Vivo V15 Pro is a great choice, to begin with.

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Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection

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Triple rear camera

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AMOLED display

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Bloated UI

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Hybrid SIM slot

Specifications

Operating System/UIAndroid Pie 9.0
Internal Memory128 GB
RAM8 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 675
Camera48MP + 5MP + 8MP Rear, 32MP Front
Battery3700mAh
Display 6.39-inch 2340 x 1080 Full HD+

7. Poco X2

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The Best Budget Smartphone
  • 120Hz full HD+ display
  • Long-lasting battery
  • 64MP AI quad camera

POCO is an independent sub-brand of Xiaomi which released the widely successful POCO F1 smartphone that is considered a legend to this day among the consumers.

The POCO F1 offered amazing hardware at an unbelievable price and the users have been asking for the next iteration for God knows how long.

Finally, the company decided to launch the POCO X2 smartphone, again at an incredible price tag costing well under Rs.20,000.

Design and Build Quality

The POCO X2 shares an uncanny resemblance with the 5G capable Redmi K30 smartphone.

The glass sandwich design looks very elegant and feels premium in hand. POCO went the notch-less way with the double punch-hole front camera setup to increase the available screen real estate.

There is a 3.5mm headphone jack for those with a wired headphone, so don’t worry about investing extra on a Bluetooth headphone.

Overall the build quality of the POCO X2 is commendable for the price and it won’t be too much to say, this device is an absolute steal for your money.

Display

As we have earlier mentioned, the all-new POCO X2 comes with a double punch-hole display, which is the new trend among smartphone manufacturers.

This is a large 6.67-inch full HD+ reality flow display with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

The scrolling and transitions feel buttery smooth on this device and it is almost sure that after using a 120Hz display, going back to a traditional 60Hz device will be hard.

The colours look very natural and vivid and the brightness levels are on par with the competitors in the same price range.

This display is protected by the latest iteration of Corning Gorilla glass. Not only the protection covers the display but also the rear as well.

Processor and Performance

The POCO X2 comes loaded with the gaming-oriented Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC clocked at 2.2GHz.

This chipset delivers exceptional graphics as well as multitasking performance coupled with the 8GB RAM and the 128GB UFS2.1 storage.

Be it day to day usage or heavy gaming, this smartphone chews through everything you throw at it in style.

Camera

This budget Android smartphone from POCO features a quad-camera rear setup with the main 64MP sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, a dedicated 2MP macro shooter along with 2MP depth-sensing unit.

In the front, there is the 20MP main camera assisted with a 2MP depth sensor for better portrait selfie shots.

The photo and video quality that comes out of these cameras are very well balanced with natural skin tones and colours.

Battery Life

The POCO X2 is powered by a 4500mAh Li-ion battery to accommodate its powerful processor and the 120Hz display.

The phone lasts comfortably over a day and half of heavy usage. The supplied 27W fast charger juices up the device pretty fast as well.

Verdict

If you don’t mind the lack of an OLED panel, the POCO X2 is one of the best devices you can get your hands on for a budget under Rs.20,000.

The long-lasting battery, 120Hz display and the 64MP quad-camera deliver an amazing value for money prospect with this device.

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Elegant and premium design

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Latest Android 10 Q OS

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Liquid cooling system

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No OLED display

Specifications

Operating System/UIAndroid Q 10.0
Internal Memory256 GB
RAM8 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Front, 20MP + 2MP Rear
Battery4500mAh
Display6.67 inch Full HD+ IPS 120Hz

8. Realme X

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Honorable Mention
  • VOOC fast charging
  • AMOLED display
  • UFS 2.1 storage

Realme is fighting tooth and nails with the Redmi lineup it seems. Whenever Redmi comes up with a smartphone that awws the market, Realme quickly follows the same.

This time the Realme comes with the Realme X which is a direct competitor to the much-hyped Redmi K20.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme X features a refreshing design which differs from the recent glass-backed design trend plagued in certain aspects.

Yes the Realme X also features the gradient coloured glass back, but subtle changes like the camera placement make the device much more pleasing to look at.

The fit and finish of this mid-range Android smartphone are excellent for its price. The overall construction seems to be of good quality, which Realme phones are famed for, starting from the original Realme 1.

Display

The Realme X features a large 6.53-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

This display, thanks to the pop-up camera extends almost all across the front. The 3D curved bezels make the display blend with the chassis seamlessly.

The quality of the display is excellent. With deep blacks and high contrast ratio, the visuals look stunning with this smartphone.

The pop up front camera helps this display to achieve an impressive screen to body ratio of 91.2% resulting in immersive media viewing and gaming experience.

Processor and Performance

This mid-range Android smartphone packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor clocked at a respectable 2.2GHz.

With 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, the performance is blazing fast and smooth.

UFS 2.1 storage is a faster storage technology which considerably improves the read/write speeds resulting in faster performance.

Be it games or resource-hungry apps, the Realme X cuts through them effortlessly.

Camera

The Realme X has a dual rear camera mounted in the centre vertically. The primary sensor is a 48MP sensor with a 5MP depth-sensing unit.

The main sensor captures four images of 12MP each and stitches them together to deliver a crisp and clean final image output.

The macro shots from this unit deliver greatly detailed photos with excellent colour accuracy.

The front camera is a 16MP sensor with a 70-degree field of view to capture more subject in the frame.

This camera pops-up when required from the top portion of the chassis.

Battery Life

What powers the Realme X is a 3765mAh Li-ion battery which is advertised to last for a day and a half with moderate to heavy usage.

Realme has also included a VOOC enabled fast charger in the box to juice up the device as quick as it can.

Verdict

The Realme X delivers one of the best premium smartphone ownership experiences under a budget of just Rs.20,000.

With an excellent screen and processor, this is one of the best devices you can grab at this price point.

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Elegant design

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Powerful processor

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In-display fingerprint scanner

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Heavy skinned Color OS UI

Specifications

Operating System/UIAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal Memory128 GB
RAM8 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 710
Camera48MP + 5MP Rear, 16MP Front
Battery3765mAh
Display6.53+ Full HD+ AMOLED

And that concludes our list of the best smartphones under Rs.25,000.

In case you are on a tight budget but can’t afford to skimp on features, there are some great smartphones priced under Rs.20,000 that offers neck to neck competition with the models listed above.

We will make sure to update this list when new phones that can dethrone our top picks enter the fray.

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