7 Best Phones under 25000 Rs in India (November 2015)
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 November. 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 Phone Under 25000 Rs:
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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. 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 really a great device, it is not only tremendously powerful but, every aspect of the phone is thought in details and so, it gives a great user experience as well. It’s the best mobile under 25000 Rs and is a must buy phone.
|OS||Android v5.1 Lollipop, upgradable to Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow | UI - Oxygen OS|
|CPU||1.8 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 Processor|
|RAM||4 GB RAM|
|SCREEN||5.5 inches, LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|DISPLAY||Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 ppi pixel density|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano SIM)|
|CAMERA||Rear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No|
|STORAGE||Internal Storage: 64 GB, microsd unexpandable|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery|
|BODY||Weight: 175 grams, Thickness: 9.9 mm|
|OTHERS||Fingerprint sensor, Type-C USB, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS|
2. 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 specs & good design and is a great smartphone to buy.
3. 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 greatly designed powerful phone and can be a very good buying choice, just make sure you are comfortable with single sim.
4. 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 a great buying choice.
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 smooth. It comes with 2 GB RAM and the phone can handle 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 rear camera is good, it can take decent images with good colors, contrast and saturation levels however selfie lovers can find much better options at this price. For storage the the 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 good performance but if camera and selfies are the prime concerns for you, there are better options at this price.
6. 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 inches 1080 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 premium design, good performance and good camera experience from a reputed international brand. If you can increase your budget a little, you can also buy the older Flagship Xperia Z2 which still offers great propositions and can be a very good choice. Also the Xperia C5 Ultra Dual with 13 MP front camera and front flash can be a good choice if you are okay with the huge 6 inch screen.
7. 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 the 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 good 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 flagships – the Galaxy S5 & Galaxy Note 3 are also available, they can also be good choices, specially the Note 3.
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