Hi folks, it’s me Arjun Sankar again with another bang. This time it’s for those who want a fair balance of performance and budget as far as mobile phones are concerned. In this article, I focus on the sub 25,000 INR price bracket. It’s hard to find best Android smartphones under 25,000 INR (I reckon! :)). But let’s choose the better one. For that, I can help you. Let’s go…
I am choosing the phones which are mostly future proof, i.e. the ones with USB type C port, metal unibody, strong front glass, more storage, RAM, etc… There are phones which boast upon the selfies and all, but underpowered. I am not even mentioning about them because they are just gimmicks and not that much useful. Let’s keep safe both our phone and of course, the pocket too.
Top 5 Best Android Smartphones Under 25,000 INR
The Samsung S7 is a real steal at this price range. It was the flagship model from the Korean giant released in the year 2016. Now it can be availed at a dream price of 22,990 INR from online retailer Flipkart for a limited period of time. Nothing has to be mentioned about the S7 as we all know what it is capable of. Camera is the USP of this beast. It can do very well under outdoor and indoor conditions. Of course the processor also. Even now it can handle any apps and games in the world regardless of size or graphics. So guys, now is the time to grab one for your before the stock ends. If your budget is under 25,000 INR, then go blindly for Samsung S7.
- Premium dual-glass design, aluminum frame
- 5.1″ Super AMOLED display with QHD (1,440 x 2,560) resolution
- Exynos 8890 octacore processor with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, microSD up to 200GB
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (upgradable to Oreo)
- 12MP camera, f/1.7 aperture with optical image stabilization
- 5MP front-facing camera, f/1.7 aperture
- 3,000mAh battery, fast wired as well as wireless
Moto X4 has been the recent offering from Lenovo owned Motorola in the last quarter of 2017. The X series was once the Flagship lineups of Motorola phones. But now it has been replaced by the Z series which also has the Moto Mods. X4 does offer quite a balance in power and performance with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octacore chipset with 3/4/6 GB of RAM. It comes with the Android One Project by the tech giant, Google which it introduced in 2014. Software version is stock Android Oreo with promised updates for the coming 2 years along with the Pixel Devices from Google itself. So it’s a future proof device. It also has got the USB type C port with quick charge support. Company says its USP is the dual camera setup, but it misses any kind of stabilization though. Design of the phone is that it looks kinda premium and can match up with any flagship devices of any company, especially the sterling blue model. The software experience is smooth as it has got the vanilla android and there are hardly any glitches. Battery is 3000 mAh which is pretty average and can power up the device for almost a day only with moderate usage. That’s supposed to be the only major con for this device. Otherwise all other specs are good in paper and performance. Moto X4 is definitely one of the best Android smartphones under 25,000 INR which you can get now.
- Aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass 3 front and back, IP68 rating (dust resistant and water resistance up to 1.5 meters)
- 5.2″ FHD display
- Main camera: 12MP with f/2.0 aperture, and secondary camera 12MP with f/2.2 aperture
- Selfie camera: 16MP, f/2.0 aperture with LED flash
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octacore 2.2GHz CPU
- 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM; 32GB/64GB of storage, microSD slot
- 3,000mAh Battery, with fast charging
- Front-mounted fingerprint sensor, FM radio, 3.5mm jack
- Price range: 20,999 – 24,999
Moto Z with Moto Mods
Another flagship device from 2016. Now it’s the turn of Moto again in this price range. Moto Z was released in mid 2016 with high end processor and other features. The 13 MP camera with OIS was not up to the mark, but don’t take me wrong. It can snap pretty descent photos in outdoor lighting conditions. The display was one of the best offered from Moto since time. All those excellent features of the phone was let down by the mediocre battery life which was not expected from a brand like Motorola (or Lenovo). Another advantage of this beast is that it can turn into other forms with its own “moto mods”. Attach to its back, and voila, it can do wonders. So guys, after S7, if you want a flagship device without burning your pocket and can sacrifice battery life, then go for Moto Z. it won’t disappoint you.
- 5.5″ AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass, with water-resistant nano-coating.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad core processor with 4GB of RAM.
- 32 or 64GB of internal storage, microSD expandable up to 2TB.
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgradable to Oreo.
- 13MP camera o aperture f/1.8 with OIS.
- 5MP selfie with wide angle, front-facing LED flash.
- 2,600 mAh battery with turbo charging.
- Price: 24,000 INR
Huawei Honor 8
Huawei’s sub brand Honor is the one you have to look up to – Samsung, I am telling you. Your cheap tricks wont sale in front of Honor as they are offering high end specs with almost all sensors on earth for half of your devices’ price, in their devices. Again this is also the flagship offering from Honor in the year 2016. It has got one of the best designs of all time from a smartphone company. Dual glossy glass design, easy to hold, flawless design. Mind blowing it is. Dual camera setup in a flagship device for the first time was introduced by Honor. Although a flagship device, this phone misses out OIS but does very well with outdoor shooting and all. But it is still one of the best Android smartphones under 25,000 INR. The processor is Huawei’s own Kirin 950 processor which matches with Snapdragon 820 chipset. It too can handle almost every app on earth right now. Battery section is also excellent. Its price has gone down below 20,000 now and if you are not a brand conscious person, you can grab it right now as Amazon is offering great deals on Honor 8.
- 5.2″ HD display, with dual glass body
- HiSilicon Kirin 950 octacore chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage with micro sd card slot
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgradable to Nougat. No news about Oreo
- Dual 12MP rear cameras with, f/2.2 aperture
- 8MP selfie with f/2.4 aperture
- USB Type-C charger
- 3,000mAh Li-Ion battery with rapid charging
- Price: 16,000 INR
Last but not the least, initially launched at 55K+ INR phone from LG’s flagship model LG V20a, is now available at half of its launching price. Released in the fall of 2016, LG’s V20a is still a rugged phone. Powered by the high end Snapdragon 820 processor, LG V20a also handles almost every app released till date. It has got a very capable camera, secondary display on top of the primary display, and OMG believe me it has got the best audio output from a smartphone till date, after its sibling, LG V30. The only let down is its battery as it hardly gets you through a single day. The audio output through a headphone is really mind blowing as it results in a theatre like effect. No other flagship phone, even from the “fruit” phone can beat it in terms of audio output quality. It’s also US Military Standard Drop Test (MIL STD-810G) certified. If you need a smartphone with a gorgeous display and excellent sound quality, then there should not be another go but the LG V20a.
- Aluminum body, US Military Standard (MIL-STD-810G) shock resistance
- 5.7” Quad HD display with Secondary 2.1″ display
- Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor with 4GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB built-in storage plus microSD card slot
- Primary 16MP with aperture f/1.8 + 8 MP with aperture f/2.4 main camera with OIS
- 5MP (f/1.9) selfie camera
- Android 7.0. Nougat upgradable to Oreo
- USB Type-C port
- Removable 3,200mAh battery with Quick charge support
- Price: 22,990 INR
Samsung C7 pro, Micromax Dual, Honor 9i, Samsung J7 pro, Infinix Zero 5 Pro are also some of the other best Android smartphones under 25,000 INR you can get now. So, I guess your brain is now playing mind games with yourselves, because all of the above mentioned, except Moto X4, were once the flagship devices from their Mother companies and you are confused with which one should you buy, aren’t you? Don’t be. Because every one of it is unique with their own features, and yes at the end of the day it’s up to you to choose the right one for you. But keep in mind that no smartphone is perfect at any price range. Now, it’s your turn. Hope you got it and it’s me your Arjun Sankar signing out and we can meet with another article, soon. Till then, Ba-Bye.