The best smartphones you can buy at Rs. 25,000 [November 2020 Edition]

When buying a new smartphone, it is usually assumed that the more money you are willing to spend, the better the device you can get. However, this is not always the case. If you’ve looked through our recommended phones list, you can find at least one exception in each price range. Our Sub-Rs. The price list for 20,000 is mostly made up of devices that do everything right. As you increase your budget a little, there are several options that you can consider that work better. The sub-Rs. 25,000 smartphone segments in India are not very crowded because there is so much value available at lower prices and any device in this price range is not worth your money. We have compiled a list of the best phones to buy at Rs. 25,000 so you can make the right choice.

Best phones under 25,000

Phones at Rs. 25,000Gadgets 360 Review (out of 10)Price in India (as recommended)
Samsung Galaxy M518thRs. 24,999
Vivo V208thRs. 24,990
Vivo V20 SE8thRs. 20,990
OnePlus North9Rs. 24,999
Redmi K20 Pro9Rs. 24,999
Redmi K209Rs. 21,299

Samsung Galaxy M51

Samsung’s “battery monster”, the Galaxy M51, is equipped with a huge 7,000 mAh battery – a first for a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. If you are looking for the best battery life on a smartphone, the Galaxy M51 is definitely for you. We were able to go on for about 2 days without having to charge the smartphone. Thanks to the included 25 W fast charger, charging is also fast.

The Galaxy M51 has a large 6.7-inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution and an aspect ratio of 20: 9. There is a hole punch at the top which some users may find distracting.

Samsung chose the Snapdragon 730G SoC to power the Galaxy M51 and it performs well. Samsung offers two variants of the Galaxy M51, the basic variant receives 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, while the higher variant receives 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. You get a quad camera setup that consists of a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra wide angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Samsung’s OneUI runs on Android 10 on the Galaxy M51.

Vivo V20

Vivo’s latest version of the V series focuses on design and cameras. The Vivo V20 looks eye-catching in its new color options and is thin at 7.38 mm. If you prioritize design over other things, the V20 should appeal to you. On the front is a razor-sharp 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a built-in fingerprint sensor. It has a dewdrop notch on top.

The Vivo V20 has three color options, only the Sunset Melody has a gradient look. With the Vivo V20 you get back a glass that feels first class. On the back is a triple camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, which also allows macro shots, and a 2-megapixel mono camera. It has a 44-megapixel selfie shooter with eye autofocus.

The Vivo V20 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor with 8 GB of RAM. There is only one configuration with 128 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 1 TB. Vivo ships the V20 with Android 11, making it one of the few smartphones that can run the latest version of Android right away. Vivo runs its custom FunTouch OS 11 with some tweaks at the top.

Vivo V20 SE

The Vivo V20 SE or “Special Edition” was launched directly after the Vivo V20, but is actually very different. This smartphone is aimed at a lower price point and among other things has some changes in the form of lower resolution camera sensors and a different processor. Like the Vivo V20, it still has a 6.44-inch AMOLED display and a fingerprint scanner in the display.

The Vivo V20 SE is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, which is relatively weak compared to the other smartphones on this list. There is 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage that can be expanded by up to 1 TB. The performance is enough to please a casual user, but heavy users may find it inadequate.

The V20 SE has a triple camera on the back, consisting of a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera for macro photography and a 2-megapixel bokeh camera. It also has a 32-megapixel selfie shooter that takes some good photos in different lighting conditions. Vivo ships the V20 SE with FunTouch OS 11, which runs on Android 10, unlike the Vivo V20 with Android 11. You also get a slightly larger 4,100 mAh battery and support for 33 W fast charging.

OnePlus North

The OnePlus Nord is a mid-range smartphone from OnePlus with some flagship-level functions. The OnePlus Nord has a polycarbonate body with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. It has a 6.44-inch display with Full HD + resolution and a refresh rate of 90 Hz and support for HDR10 +.

The OnePlus Nord is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC and is therefore 5G-capable. It was announced in three flavors: 6 GB of RAM with 64 GB of storage priced at Rs. 24,999; 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage at Rs. 27,999; and 12 GB of RAM with 256 GB of storage priced at Rs. 29,999. The basic version is exclusive to Amazon.

OnePlus has packed a 4115 mAh battery in the Nord, which offers a good battery life. This phone manages good photos even during the day with a fast auto focus system. The wide-angle camera doesn’t capture that much detail. The OnePlus Nord takes decent photos in poor lighting conditions. It has a night mode that lets you take a brighter picture, but the results look flatter. Selfies have turned out well, and the Nord can also record 4K video.

Redmi K20 Pro

The Redmi K20 Pro slowly slipped into the Sub-Rs. 25,000 segment. It’s a powerful smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera module, which is not very common. It has a large 6.39-inch display with no notch or holes. The selfie camera has a resolution of 20 megapixels and is located in the popup module.

The Redmi K20 Pro is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The Redmi K20 Pro is available in two variants: 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage priced at Rs. 24,999; and 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage priced at Rs. 29,999. Xiaomi used a 4,000 mAh battery in the Redmi K20 Pro. This phone supports 27W fast charging, but you only get an 18W charger in the box.

With the Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi offers a triple rear camera with a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. The main camera takes good photos in low light and manages to capture details quite well. Photos that were taken with the wide-angle camera show a certain amount of running distortion. The camera performed well in low light, but fine grain was visible in the output when zoomed in. The video is surpassed for the rear cameras at 4K 60fps while the selfie camera can record at 1080p 30fps.

Redmi K20

The Redmi K20 is a well-designed smartphone and is one of the few recently launched devices available at this price point. The Redmi K20 has the same design as the Redmi K20 Pro, with a glass back and a striking gradient pattern on the back. The front is dominated by a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, and there is no notch to obstruct the contents of this panel. It has a pop-up selfie camera that stands out from the top of the frame when needed.

The Redmi K20 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC. There are two variants of the device, the basic variant offering 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The other has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. This phone does not have a microSD card slot for storage expansion. You must therefore select the variant according to your requirements. It performs very well, but has newer devices in the Sub-Rs. 20,000 price range can keep up.