The sub-Rs. The 25,000 segment has seen quite a few launches in the last few months and there are a plethora of options now. You don’t need to spend more than Rs. 30,000 nowadays to get a great smartphone with all the features you need.
When choosing a phone around Rs. 25,000, people generally prefer smartphones that offer reliable performance and gaming, multiple cameras for versatile implementation, fast charging, AMOLED panels, etc.
Best phones under Rs 25,000
1. Realme 9 Pro Plus
2. iQoo Z6 Pro
3. Vivo T1 Pro
4. Xiaomi 11 Lite NE
5. Samsung Galaxy M52
6. Xiaomi 11i
7. Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus
Lately, the high refresh rate AMOLED display and touch response rates have also become important criteria when selecting a new phone. Also, super fast charging has become a requirement in this segment.
Therefore, phones that come with all the features mentioned above automatically have a chance to appear on this list.
Speaking of the list, the list is led by the reigning camera champion, Realme 9 Pro Plus. It is followed by the twins iQoo Z6 Pro and Vivo T1 Pro.
In case you can’t wait any longer, here are the best phones under Rs 25,000 in India that are worth spending.
The Realme 9 Pro Plus 5G is the best camera phone in this budget of Rs. 25,000. It comes with a flagship level main camera with a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor with OIS support. It’s the same sensor used in the OnePlus 9 Pro, Oppo Reno 8 Pro, and more. Coming to the secondary cameras, there’s the usual 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro camera setup.
The phone is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 920 SoC. It’s not the most powerful chipset in the segment, you have to choose Snapdragon 778G phones if you want more performance.
And the phone is backed by a 4,500mAh battery and comes with support for 60W fast charging.
The Realme 9 Pro Plus comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
This is one of the best phones in the segment, and it often comes with a bunch of deals on Amazon.
It is powered by the Snapdragon 778G Soc. It is one of the most powerful chipsets in the segment today. And you’ll find the same chipset in several other phones on this list.
The iQoo Z6 Pro comes with a 64MP main triple camera setup, 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and 2MP macro camera.
A 4,700mAh battery powers the phone and there is support for 66W fast charging.
Vivo T1 Pro and iQoo Z6 Pro are phones, but with different brands and slightly different design for the camera array. You’ll find a darkened camera array on the iQoo Z6 Pro, while the one on the Vivo T1 Pro is colored in the same way as the rest of the body.
This phone also comes with a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. And it’s powered by the Snapdragon 778G chipset itself. And there’s a triple 64MP camera setup.
There is a 4,700mAh battery that backs up the device. And there’s 66W fast charging.
This is one of the lightest and thinnest phones in India, and that’s one of the defining features of the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G.
The phone comes with a 6.55-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. It is a 10-bit display and supports Dolby vision. It is one of the best monitors in this segment.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is equipped with Snapdragon 778G SoC and so you don’t have to worry about performance.
Coming to the cameras, there’s a 64MP main camera. And there’s an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 5MP telephoto macro camera.
The phone is backed by a 4250mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.
If you are looking for a Samsung phone for Rs. 25,000, this is the one to go for. Sometimes it also has a discounted price of Rs. 20,999.
The phone comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It has a plastic back and doesn’t feel as premium as the other phones featured here.
The Samsung Galaxy M52 comes with a Snapdragon 778G chipset, and it’s quite surprising that Samsung is providing the best-in-class SoC for this phone.
As for the cameras, the phone comes with a 64MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP macro camera. This phone undoubtedly comes with one of the best secondary cameras on the market.
It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging. But the phone only comes with a 15W charger in the box although it does support 25W charging.
Xiaomi’s latest smartphone in India, the Xiaomi 11i is the company’s second fastest charging phone in the country. While it can’t have 12W fast charging like its HyperCharrge sibling, 67W is fast enough to charge the 5,160mAh battery in an instant.
The phone comes with a bright 6.67-inch AMOLED Full HD+ 120Hz display with an excellent hand feel. The phone offers real value for money with its 5G capable Dimensity 920 SoC along with 6GB/8GB RAM. Sadly, the company hasn’t introduced a 256GB storage option – but you can still expand storage by up to 1TB via a Micro SD card.
In terms of optics, the phone has a triple camera setup with the main sensor being a 108MP snapper coupled with an 8MP ultrawide sensor with a 120 degree field of view and a 2MP macro sensor.
There is a 16MP front camera too to take care of selfies and video calls. As an upgrade to last year’s Mi 10i, the Mi 11i is a very interesting phone that has a lot to offer.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus is not a phone in this segment, it belongs to the less than Rs. 20,000 um. But it can still stand out on its own against any of the phones featured on this list.
The phone comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It comes with a similar design to the Xiaomi 11i.
Not just design, it borrows most things from the Xiaomi 11i besides the SoC. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 695 SoC. It’s not as powerful as the Snapdragon 778G on the other phones, but it’s comparable to the Dimensity 920.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus comes with a 108MP main camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 2MP macro camera. There is a 16MP selfie camera on the front.
The phone comes with a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging.
The iQoo Z5 is India’s first smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset. The device gets most things right for its price. The star of the show is the Snapdragon 778G processor, which offers good performance without any issues, including gaming sessions.
On the front, you’re looking at a 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD panel with a screen refresh rate of 120Hz. An AMOLED panel with this spec sheet would make it a true top killer.
The device has a 240Hz touch sampling rate and a 64MP Samsung GW3, an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens. On the front is a 16MP selfie camera inside a hole punch. Daytime camera performance is allowed with good output and accurate color grading.
Finally, the iQoo Z5 has a 5000mAh battery backed by a 44W fast charger. The charging speed on this phone is a small downgrade, although you get a bigger battery.