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5 Best Android Phones under 25000 Rs (August 2015)

by Rahul DubeyAugust 1, 2015

So you are ready to spend a good amount of 25,000 Rs. on your next Smartphone. Then, it is for sure you want to be 100% confident to buy the best one and as there are number of good phones in this range, this task is not so easy.  Don’t worry though, I am here to help you out. I have written the latest list of 5 Best Android Phones under 25000 Rs. for the month of August. Read it and compare the phones and choose the best one for you. You can checkout best phones in other price ranges in our Buyer’s Guide.

Every month hundreds of readers of this blog comment and ask me which phone they should choose among the crowded market. Which has made me even better understand the requirements and view-point of the buyers. So I am trying to make this list even easier for you by giving you appropriate information. You are always welcome to ask your queries.

So, let’s take a look at the Best Phone Under 25000 Rs:

[jumbotron heading=”#Please Read:”]We believe that specifications of the phones just tell the half story, a great user experience matters more than great specifications. So, while preparing this list we have considered everything, the specifications, hardware, software (UI), real-world performance, user experience, brand value, after sales service and more. We see a phone as a complete package which should at the end deliver great satisfaction to the user and our rankings are based on the same principles. We consider every phone from biggest to the smallest brands and give our honest opinions.[/jumbotron]

1. OnePlus 2:

OnePlus is a company which got millions of fans all over the world with its first only phone – the Flagship Killer OnePlus One. And now we have got the second phone from the company – the 2016 Flagship Killer OnePlus 2. Let’s start with its design. The OnePlus 2 is made up with a high quality alloy of aluminium and magnesium, the phone is excellently well-built, it’s very sturdy and very premium. Not to forget, it comes with beautiful back panels in different designs from Sandstone to Bamboo and more. The phone sports a 5.5 inches Full HD screen protected by latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4, the display quality is very good. The phone is powered by extremely powerful hardware, it has got the 1.8 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 810 Processor which is coupled with 4 GB RAM, you yourself can understand that it will have exceptional performance. The phone has got a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Laser Autofocus, OIS, & Dual-LED Flash, in-short the camera is really excellent! The 5 MP front camera is good as well. The phone comes with Fingerprint sensor that allows you to quickly unlock your device, it also comes with future-proof reversible Type-C USB Cable for charging and data transfer. The phone has a physical button on the side which allows you to toggle the phone into silent mode, just like the iPhones. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with the company’s own Oxygen UI running on top of it, the Oxygen UI looks almost similar to the stock Android UI but it comes with extra features and added capabilities. The phone is backed by great 3300 mAh battery. Overall, the OnePlus 2 is really a great device, it not only is tremendously powerful but, every aspect of the phone is thought in details, that’s why it gives a great user experience as well. It’s a must buy phone.

OnePlus-2

PRICERs. 19,999 @ 
OSAndroid v5.1 Lollipop, upgradable to Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow | UI - Oxygen OS
CPU1.8 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 Processor
RAM4 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
DISPLAYFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 ppi pixel density
SIMDual SIM (Nano SIM)
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
STORAGEInternal Storage: 64 GB, microsd unexpandable
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 175 grams, Thickness: 9.9 mm
OTHERSFingerprint sensor, Type-C USB, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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2. Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen):

The first thing you notice in the phone is its amazing design specially the two big circles on the back of the phone. One circle consists of the camera & flash and the other consists of the beautiful Motorola logo. Overall, the phone has a very stylish and attractive design. The Moto X (2nd Gen) runs on the very powerful Quad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor. The performance is buttery smooth. It comes with 2 GB RAM and the phone can handle heavy multitasking easily. It comes with a screen size of 5.2 inches with the AMOLED display which is very good, its sharp, crisp and clear and it has good viewing angles. It has a 13 MP Rear Camera, 2 MP Front Camera & Dual LED Ring Flash. The phone’s camera is very good, it can take decent images with good colors, contrast and saturation levels. For storage the New Moto X comes with 16 GB & 32 GB internal memory options but misses on the expandable storage. The phone currently runs on the Android v5.0, and will get the future Android updates very fast, maybe faster than the nexus devices like it happened with the Lollipop update. Another feature Motorola has added is the 4-mic technology which basically reduces the background noise to a great level and gives you an enhanced calling experiences on crowded places. Overall, the phone is Great! It offers one of the best Android experiences with great design and amazing performance but if camera and selfies are the prime concerns for you, there are better options at this price.

Moto x 2nd Gen - Best Android Phones under 25000 Rs

PRICE16 GB - Rs. 14,999 @             32 GB - Rs. 17,999 @
OSAndroid OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android v5.0 Lollipop
CPUQuad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor
RAM2 GB RAM
SCREEN5.2 inches, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 424 ppi pixel density
SIMSingle Sim (Nano SIM)
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Front Camera: 2 MP, LED Flash: Dual LED Ring Flash
MEMORYInternal Storage 16/32 GB, microsd unexpandable
BATTERYLi-Ion 2300 mAh battery
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS


3. Sony Xperia C4 Dual:

The recently launched Sony Xperia C4 looks quite impressive. It houses the typically awesome design language of Sony but the USP of the phone is its 5 MP selfie camera which comes with soft LED flash. The flash can automatically adjust according to the lighting conditions whereas the front camera has a 25 mm wide-angle lens and Exmor R sensor which helps in reducing noise. The front camera lets you click “PROselfies” with HDR and you can also shoot good selfie videos even in the night. The 13 MP rear camera also comes with Exmor RS sensor and is capable of taking high quality images. When it comes to performance, the Xperia C4 is powered by 1.7 GHz Octa Core Mediatek MT6752 Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM. The performance is quite good. The phone sports a 5.5 inches1080 x 1920 pixels Full HD display with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and it is protected by Scratch-resistant glass. The display quality is very impressive with the 401 ppi pixel density.The phone runs on Android v5.0 (Lollipop) with Sony’s customised skin which is very beautiful. The phone supports 4G and dual sim. It comes with 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 128 GB. The 2600 mAh battery gives decent battery life to the phone. Overall, the Xperia C4 can be a good choice for those looking for good design and good camera experience. If the 5.5 inches screen is large for you, you can also buy the recently launched Xperia M4 Aqua which comes with 5 inches screen, good features and is waterproof too, also at this price the older Xperia Z1 is also available which still offers decent propositions, it can be a good choice too.

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PRICERs.   @  Rs. @  Rs. 25,990  @ 
OSAndroid OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
CPU1.7 GHz Octa Core Mediatek MT6752 Processor
RAM2 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 display with Scratch-resistant glass
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim
CAMERAPrimary Camera: 13 MP, Secondary Camera: 5 MP, Flash: LED flash for both front and rear cameras
MEMORYInternal Storage 16 GB, microSD expandable upto 128
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, 4G, NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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4. Samsung Galaxy A7:

After lots of criticism for its cheap plastic phones, Samsung finally launched the Galaxy A series phones which come with a metal body. The Galaxy A7 is just 6.3 mm thick, that’s pretty slim! It looks beautiful and the metal body feels great. It sports a 5.5 inches large Full HD screen with Super AMOLED display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The display quality is really amazing. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa Core Processor out of which 4 cores are clocked at 1.5 GHz and the other 4 at 1 GHz. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and the overall performance of the phone is very good – it’s fast and smooth. Samsung has been always good when it comes to cameras and same is the case with 13 MP rear camera of the A7, it’s very good. The 5 MP front camera comes with upto 120° wide angle lens which means it can occupy more no. of people in your group selfies. The picture quality of the front camera is also very impressive. The phone has got the Android Lollipop update which looks beautiful in the phone. The phone supports 4G and dual sim but the sim 2 slot is used for microSD card also so, at a time you can either use the second sim or the microSD card. It comes with 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 64 GB. It houses an Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery. Overall, the phone is very beautiful, performs well, has great cameras and the best after sales service so, anyone having doubts with the above phones can go with this. At this price, Samsung’s old flagship – the Galaxy S5 is also available, it can also be a very good choice.

Samsung Galaxy A7 - Best Tech Guru - Best Android Phones under 25000 Rs

PRICERs.   @  Rs. @  Rs. 22,212  @ 
OSAndroid OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa Core (1.5 GHz + 1 GHz ) Processor
RAM2 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim
CAMERAPrimary Camera: 13 MP, Secondary Camera: 5 MP, Flash: YES
MEMORYInternal Storage 16 GB, microSD expandable upto 64 GB (Uses sim 2 slot)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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5. HTC Desire 826:

The HTC Desire 826 is the new entrant in the Indian Smartphone market. It carries forward the beautiful design trend of HTC’s mid ranged devices. A great thing about the phone is that it has a 13 MP selfie camera! So, with this phone, there is no partiality between the front and the rear cameras, both are equal. HTC has launched the Desire 826 in other countries with a 4 Ultra Pixel front camera but in India they have launched it with 13 MP front camera, which takes great selfies. The 13 MP rear camera comes with intelligent BSI sensor along with f/2.2 aperture which is capable of taking great pictures even at low light conditions. The phone is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa Core Processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. The performance of the phone is very good and can handle gaming and multitasking smoothly. It sports a 5.5 inches Full HD display with 401 ppi pixel density which is very impressive. It runs on the latest Android OS v5.0.1 (Lollipop). It comes with 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 128 GB which is great. It supports Dual Sim and 4G (LTE). It also comes with  It has a decent battery life with the 2600 mAh battery. The speaker of the phone comes with HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio, which gives very good sound quality. Overall, this is a great phone at this price, you get the design and brand value of HTC with great cameras, good performance and the latest software.

HTC Desire 826 - Best Android Phones under 25000 Rs - Best Tech Guru

PRICERs.   @  Rs.  @  Rs. 19,990  @ 
OSAndroid OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa Core (1.7 GHz + 1 GHz ) Processor
RAM2 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim (GSM + LTE)
CAMERAPrimary Camera: 13 MP, Secondary Camera: 13 MP, Flash: YES
MEMORYInternal Storage 16 GB, microSD expandable upto 128 GB
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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We would like to mention that Huawei Honor 6 Plus is a great phone out there which is hard to ignore while buying a phone around this price. Its rear camera is currently one of the best in the world. It would have been at the 6th spot if this list contained more phones.

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About The Author
Rahul Dubey
Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog.
14 Comments
  • Maaran
    August 30, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Is desire 826 has gorilla glass bro…!

  • Sanchi
    August 27, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    HI, I want to buy a new phone a.s.a.p as I lost my old one. I want to buy ONEPLUS 2 but its difficult to get an invite that fast.
    Should I go for ONEPLUS ONE or MOTO X??

  • monika
    August 18, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Hello…. Ur review did hlp me…. Bt m still confuse which one to buy… I m lookng fr bigger screen good camera qualitu nd stylish looks…. Plz sgst me a smart phn whichs all d above quality….
    Looking for ur rply

  • Naveen
    August 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Hi
    i am planning to buy a phone within 25k
    specs i am looking for

    1) 3gb ram
    2) processor snapdragon 808 or 810
    3) full hd
    4) camera 13 and 5. mega pixel
    or could be even more

    from the list below which should i buy?

    1) one plus two
    2)samsung galaxy s5
    3)xperia Z2
    4) htc desire 826

    or if any other good phone you know please do tell me

  • anshul
    August 9, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    hello rahul , bro pleASE SUGGEST me the best phone of the world , no matter about cost but i want few specifications like:
    4 GB RAM , GOOD CPU , LATEST ANDROID VERSION , AWESOME BY CAMERA SPECIAllY FRONT CAMERA , BIG BATTERY BACKUP.
    PLEASE RAHUL bro , i m very confused
    suggest me THE BEST

  • shrey
    August 8, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    I have ordered one plus one 16gb variant @16 k…concerned about its after sale service bcoz there were many reviews complaining about it…..plz tell me soon so that I can cancel my order if phone is not trustworthy.

  • Aditya Ambati
    August 7, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Im really confused . I wanna go for m4 aqua but i read a lot of its reviews regarding its heating issues. i even like moto g 3rd gen and even z2 . but i really like m4 . honest reviews only,

  • Himanshu Sharma
    August 6, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks for the list
    I want to ask Should i go for HTC desire 826, personally i love the phone but i have heard some issues with it regardiung heating & touch Can u comment on them

  • RBR
    August 5, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Hi Rahul, your review was very helpful.

    I would like to buy a phone with smaller form factor with decent specifications and I have narrowed it down to two, 1. Samsung Galaxy Alpha 2. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

    My only concern about the Z3 Compact is the self cracking screen reported by many users.

    Which of these 2 would you suggest to buy? If there is any other phone apart from these 2 please, let me know.

  • Amit
    August 1, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks for the review!

    I’m planning to buy a smartphone in Rs. 15-25K range with pretty good camera (capable of low light photography, optical image stabilization, video recording), battery backup, decent performance with basic apps (facebook, whatsapp, banking apps etc., no games) and good after-sales service. Please suggest a good phone for me.
    Thanks!

  • Meet
    August 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Waiting for my oneplus2 invite

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