Best smartphones under 25000

By Subhrojit Mallick | Updated Oct 08 2020
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OnePlus Nord 

The OnePlus Nord will get a 6GB RAM variant priced Rs 24,999, exclusively for India in September, and the experience is expected to be just as smooth and fast as the 8GB RAM variant. Thanks to the Snapdragon 765G under the hood, the phone performs without a hitch. There are also over 300 software optimisations in place, and combined with a 90Hz display, using the OnePlus Nord is a charm in itself. The camera output is also very similar to the OnePlus 8 which is definitely a good thing considering this is priced much cheaper. Click here to buy

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Realme X3

The Realme X3 is right now the most affordable flagship with a Snapdragon 855+ under the hood. There's a 120Hz LCD panel, while at the back is a 64MP quad camera setup that's quite versatile with a 13MP telephoto lens, an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP macro lens. Click here to buy

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Redmi K20 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro is a flagship smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 855. Under 25k, you get the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage variant which is good enough for regular usage. There is a 48MP triple camera at the back and pop-up bezel-less AMOLED display. Click here to buy

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Samsung Galaxy M51

The Samsung Galaxy M51 is a smartphone that rocks the largest battery ever on a smartphone. A massive 7,000mAh battery powers the smartphone. It also runs on the Snapdragon 730G SoC and features a 64MP quad camera setup at the back, a 32MP selfie shooter and a large FHD+ AMOLED display.Click here to buy

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Realme X2 

The Realme X2 is a refresh of the Realme XT with a more powerful Snapdragon 730G SoC. Alongside, you get a 64MP quad camera setup that takes really good photos, albeit with a high level of saturation. You also get a 32MP front camera for selfies. Click here to buy

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The POCO X3 succeeds the POCO X2 bringing some incremental upgrades. The POCO X3 retains the 120Hz LCD display, and the side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The 64MP primary camera has received a sensor upgrade, while the rest of the camera setup remains the same. Performance wise too, the X3 brings a minor bump with the new Snapdragon 732G. But what seals the deal is the 6,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.

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Realme 7 Pro

The Realme 7 Pro continues the legacy of Realme's Pro series of incrementally introducing new features in the mid-range segment. This time it's a Super AMOLED display with 60Hz refresh rate, and a Snapdragon 720G SoC along with a 64MP quad camera setup. And this is Samsung's second generation camera sensor tuned to improve the sharpness and details. There are also new modes for lowlight photography making this one quite versatile. On the front you have a single punch-hole camera, and a 4500mAh battery with 65W fast charging. That's a good wholesome package on offer for this budget.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is now the starting variant of the Note series with the Note 9 Pro Max getting most of the attention. The iPhone-esque decision to diversify the portfolio meant the Pro 'Max' variant got that extra horsepower to tide you through difficult times. The Note 9 Pro Max gets a larger 64MP camera sensor at the back, a larger 32MP selfie camera and faster 33W charging out of the box. The rest of the hardware is the same as the regular Note 9 Pro. The Note 9 Pro Max offers a large 6.7-inch LCD display with a punch hole camera. It's powered by the Snapdragon 720G along with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage in the entry variant under Rs 15,000. The phone also offers a 64MP quad camera setup. There's also another 8MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro lens and another 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you get a 16MP front camera. The Note 9 Pro also comes with a large 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging. And there's Gorilla Glass 5 covering the front, back as well as the camera glass. Click here to buy

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Vivo V19

The Vivo V19 is aimed at selfie lovers with a 32+8MP dual selfie camera drilled into a 6.4-inch AMOLED display. On the back is a 48MP quad camera setup that includes an 8MP ultrawide lens, and 2 MP lenses for macro and portrait shots. Inside is a Snapdragon 712 which not be the fastest, but does the job decently well. Importantly, the Vivo V19 looks sleek and stylish and the FunTouch UI has improved vastly to include the essential features and adding some of its own. Click here to buy

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Vivo S1 Pro

The Vivo S1 Pro is primarily available in the offline segment and is a mid-ranger with a stylish design. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC and rocks a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with a 48MP quad camera stack at the back. There’s a 4500mAh battery inside with support for 18W fast charging. There’s also 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Click here to buy

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