7 Best Phones under 25000 Rs in India (January 2016)
Looking for the best smartphone under 25000 Rs? 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 difficult and confusing. So to ease out your confusion, I have written the latest ranking of 7 Best Phones under 25000 Rs for the month of January. Apart from the rankings, I have also mentioned which phone will be suitable for which types of users so, read it and choose the best one for you.
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From the last 2 years, every month hundreds of readers of ‘Best Tech Guru’ comment and ask me which phone they should choose from the crowded market. Which has enabled me to better understand the requirements and view-point of the buyers. So with this experience, I have tried to make this list even more helpful for you but, if you still have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments section at the end. 🙂
So, let’s take a look at the Best Phones under 25000 Rs :
#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 hundreds of phones, from biggest to the smallest brands and come with our honest rankings every month.
1. YU Yutopia:
YU has launched its first flagship smartphone the YU Yutopia. Starting with the design, the beautiful all-metal Yutopia is built with high-grade aluminium and feels really premium in hands, just 7.2 mm thickness and rounded edges add to the comfortable grip. The Saturn ring on the back looks good and houses the rear camera and flash, and overall the Yutopia scores good in design. It sports a 5.2 inches 2k display with whooping 565 ppi pixel density, the display quality is really very good. The Yutopia is powered by Quad Core 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 810 Processor coupled with 4 GB DDR4 RAM and Adreno 430 GPU. The phone is extremely powerful and handles all the heavy graphic intensive games pretty well and, when you play heavy games the phone just gets little warmer but it doesn’t heat much and you can comfortably play games for long durations. The Yutopia is also heavily loaded when it comes to camera. It features a 21 MP rear camera with Sony’s IMX230 sensor which is very powerful and is used by Sony in its premium phones. The rear camera comes with OIS, 4K Video Recording, PDAF, Slo-mo HD video at 120 FPS, 77.3° Wide Angle Lens and clicks really good pictures. On the front, it has 8 MP selfie shooter which comes with f/2.2 aperture, 86° wide angle and clicks beautiful selfies. The Yutopia also packs a fingerprint scanner on the back which allows you to unlock the phone even when the screen is off, you can also take selfies by tapping the fingerprint scanner. The phone runs on Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android v5.1.1 Lollipop and will soon get the Marshmallow update. YU has also included its new ‘Around YU’ app in the phone which allows you to book flights, cabs, buses & hotels, order food and much more from the home screen. It is a Dual Sim smartphone and supports 4G on both the slots. The Yutopia packs 32 GB internal storage and is expandable upto 128 GB but, it has hybrid slot so, you can use 2 sim cards or a sim and a microSD card at a time. It is backed by a 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support but, with powerful processor and display you shouldn’t expect a great battery life from it, it will just last for a day with normal usage. The phone also comes with good quality House Of Marley in-ear headphones for free. Overall, the YU Yutopia comes with great performance, display and cameras and brings in all the features of a flagship smartphone. It still isn’t a perfect smartphone but, the price at which the company is offering the phone makes it a really great deal.
2. 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. It 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 3300 mAh battery. Overall, the OnePlus 2 is a great smartphone, it is not only tremendously powerful but, every aspect of the phone is thought in details so, it gives a great user experience as well. You can go with it with closed eyes.
3. LG Google Nexus 5X (16 GB):
Google has just refreshed its two years old and very popular Nexus 5 with the Nexus 5X. The new Nexus 5X brings in lots of new features and improvements over its predecessor. Starting with the design, it carries forwards the design language of the Nexus 5 and rather than looking muscular, it looks cute! The phone is built with plastic and has soft touch finish on the back which gives a good grip and feels good in hands. Summing up, the design and build quality is good but lot better options are available at the same price. It comes with a 5.2 inches Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display with 423 ppi pixel density, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display of the phone is very good. The Nexus 5X is powered by a 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa Core Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM and delivers excellent performance. It runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and being a Nexus device, it will be one of the few phones in the world to get the future Android updates for years. The Nexus 5X runs on the stock and purest form of Android which means there are no additional layers of UI & extra services downgrading performance and making your device slow. The Nexus 5X features a strong 12.3 MP rear camera with 1.55μm pixels, f/2.0 Aperture, 4K video recording, dual-LED flash & Laser Assisted Autofocus and clicks very good images. The 5 MP front cameras is decent too. The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner situated on the rear side just below the camera, it is fast and easy to use. It also comes with USB Type-C port for faster data transfer and quick charging. Sadly, it is a single sim device. The Nexus 5X comes with 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage options and again for a disappointment misses out on microSD slot. It is backed by a Non-removable 2700 mAh battery which gives average performance but the quick charging feature is upto the mark and charges the phone quickly. Overall, the Google Nexus 5X is a powerful future proof phone excelling in most departments and delivering great Android experience but, lack of expandable storage and dual sim might be deal breaker for many but, if you are okay with it, it is a great device to have in your pockets, Really! If you are a fan of bigger screens, the Motorola Nexus 6 with 6 inches 2k display is available at Rs. 24,999, it can be a good choice too.
4. Lenovo Vibe Shot:
Lenovo’s much awaited Pro-level camera smartphone Vibe Shot is now launched in India. The phone, right from its name to its design, hardware and features is focused towards ‘camera’. So let’s straightaway start with the camera. It features a 16MP rear camera with infrared autofocus which is 2x faster than normal autofocus, it also comes with 6P lens, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 16:9 BSI sensor and tricolor LED flash. It is loaded with features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. The camera is capable of clicking excellent images which have good colors and clarity and, it can also capture good quality images in low light conditions. The Vibe Shot sports an 8 MP front camera with wide-angle mode and can capture panoramic selfies. Both the front and the rear cameras can capture 1080p videos. The phone also comes with a dedicated shutter button (camera button) and another dedicated button to switch between ‘Auto’ and ‘Pro’ modes. The ‘Auto’ mode adjusts the camera settings itself but the ‘Pro’ mode gives all the control in your hands, you can change all the camera settings like you do on your professional cameras. Apart from the camera, the phone has got a very beautiful design. It sports a 5 inches Full HD display and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Lenovo’s Vibe UI. It is powered by the 1.7GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 Processor coupled with 3GB RAM and delivers good performance. The phone supports Dual Sim and 4G. It comes with 32 GB internal storage, expandable upto 128 GB and houses a 3000 mAh battery. Overall, the phone is the absolute best for photography lovers, it gives the power of Pro photography in your smartphone and it also packs powerful all-round specs & good design and is a great smartphone to buy.
5. Huawei Honor 7:
The Honor 7 is Huawei’s latest flagship phone in its ‘Honor’ series. It comes in a full metal unibody design, looks beautiful and feels premium. The phone comes with a dedicated physical key called as ‘Smart Key’ which recognizes a single press, double press and long press actions and lets you perform different actions like taking screenshot, turning on flash or opening Google search and more. You can customize the actions easily from settings. It sports a 5.2 inches Full HD display with 424 ppi pixel density, the display quality is awesome. It runs on Huawei’s own Hisilicon Kirin 935 Octa Core Processor out of which 4 cores are clocked at 2.2 GHz and other 4 cores are clocked at 1.5 GHz. The phone comes paired with 3 GB RAM and delivers excellent performance. It features a 20 MP rear camera with Sony IMX230 sensor, PDAF (Phase Detect Auto Focus), fast-focussing technology and Dual LED flash. It also comes with an 8 MP front shooter with LED flash. Both the cameras are amazing. The phone comes with a very accurate fingerprint sensor which is great thing, it is located on the back, just below the rear camera. The Honor 7 comes with Android v5.0 Lollipop out of the box with Huawei’s own Emotion UI 3.1 running on top. The Emotion UI is beautiful and comes with many themes and customization options. A great downside to this 4G phone is, it is a single sim device. It comes with 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 128 GB via microSD card. It is backed by a non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery which gives a good battery backup. Overall, the Honor 7 is a well designed powerful phone and can be a very good buying choice, just make sure you are comfortable with single sim.
6. Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML:
The Zenfone 2 Deluxe is the first of its kind phone with its unique polygonal design. The back of the phone is textured with 500+ polygons which gives you a completely different feel while holding the phone, it also gives a good grip to hold the phone. The volume buttons are placed at the back of the phone while the power button is placed at the top. It looks very stylish, the build quality is also very good. When it comes to the hardware, it has packed a lot inside it. It sports a 5.5 inches Full HD display with 401 ppi pixel density, the display quality is very good. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by the powerful 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 Quad Core Processor coupled with 4 GB of RAM and the performance is amazing! The Zenfone 2 Deluxe comes with a 13 MP rear camera with ƒ/ 2.0 aperture, 5P Largan Lenses, Super HDR & Low Light modes and dual-LED flash, and produces very good picture quality. The 5 MP front camera of the phone also comes with ƒ/ 2.0 aperture and 85° wide-angle, it also has the feature of 140-degree panoramic selfies. The front camera is very good. The phone runs on Asus’s own ZenUI based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, it comes with lots of options for customizing the UI. It is a Dual Sim phone, the first sim supports 4G while the second sim only supports 2G. The phone comes with great 64 GB internal storage which is also expandable upto 64 GB. It comes with a 3000 mAh battery which gives good battery backup, it also supports fast charging. The company claims that it can charge upto 60% in 39 minutes. Overall, the Zenfone 2 Deluxe is a very powerful, stylish and appealing phone, it can be another good buying choice.
7. HTC One M8 Eye:
Well who’s not impressed with the beautiful design of the HTC One M8? Then what’s the need of HTC One M8 Eye? Well who’s not unimpressed with the camera quality of the M8 :-p In short, the One M8 has a great design, I can even say that it is one of the best looking smartphones in the world. But the ultra-pixel camera was not a great move. So, HTC launched the M8 Eye which has the 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera and both the cameras are really very good. It runs on the 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM. It’s a very popular and powerful processor and the performance of the phone is very good. It has the 5.0 inches Full HD screen and the display of the phone is very good. The One M8 Eye has 16 GB internal space which can be expanded upto 128 GB with the help of a microSD card. It has a 2600 mAh battery which gives a decent battery backup. Overall, the design of the phone is very attractive and you may fall in love with it, and if you do, please listen to your heart and go with the phone. It may not have the best specs in this list but it gives you a great metal feel, good user experience and of course it is powerful. If you are a selfie lover, going with the HTC Desire Eye with 13 MP front camera and front flash will be a good choice, it has equally powerful specs as well.
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