Best Smartphones Under 25000 in India

Updated 18 - Oct - 2017

Are you looking for the best smartphone under 25000? Well then, you are on the right webpage. While there hasn't been any major launches around the 25K price point, there are still significant smartphones worth considering. Most of these smartphones can go toe toe with some of the high end flagship smartphones in not just performance, but in camera and overall build quality as well. These smartphone offer a balance between performance, design, build and a good camera. So here are the top 10 best smartphones under 25000 in India.




Xiaomi Mi 5
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Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi’s flagship was the first smartphone in India to offer the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, but its charm was robbed by the OnePlus 3. However, if your budget doesn't allow you to spend an extra 5K on the OnePlus 3, the Xiaomi Mi5 is still your best option for the price. The phone is quite good looking, performs well, has a decent battery life and the camera does in impressive job in daylight conditions. Specs: Display: 5.15-inch, 1080p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 RAM: 3GB Storage: 32GB Camera: 16MP, 4MP Battery: 3000mAh OS: Android 6.0

Xiaomi Mi 5 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.15 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Quad
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
4 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Lenovo Z2 Plus
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Lenovo Z2 Plus

If we had to give the best performance for the price across all price categories, the Z2 Plus would have won hands down. However, in this best phone under 25000 list, the phone settles for a second position. Offering a commendable performance, a decent battery life in a small and handy device, the Z2 Plus is a very good choice for people looking for a budget flagship. Although, the camera could have been better. Specs: Display: 5-inch, 1080p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 RAM: 4GB Storage: 64GB Camera: 13MP, 8MP Battery: 3500mAh OS: Android 6.0

Lenovo Z2 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.15 GHz,Quad
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3500 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Available at :
Coolpad Cool 1
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Coolpad Cool 1

The Coolpad Cool 1 is not the best phone in thus sub-25K price bracket, but it is the most well balanced one. It performs well, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, is well built, has decent battery life and offers one of the best cameras we have seen on a budget smartphone lately. What more could you want? Specs: Display: 5.5-inch,1080 p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 RAM: 4GB Storage: 32 GB Camera: dual 13MP, 8MP Battery: 4000 mAh OS: Android 6.0

Coolpad Cool 1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 4 GB | 32 & 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 & 13 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
4060 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Available at :
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime
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Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

If you like watching movies on your phone, then the Xiaomi Mi Max Prime is the like the best option for you. The device boasts a rather large 6.44-inch display backed by a Snapdragon 652 SoC giving it more than enough horsepower to run a high-res movie without hiccups. Adding to that, the phone has a two day battery life and 128GB internal storage.

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 128 GB
Display :
6.44 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
4850 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Moto Z Play
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Moto Z Play

The Moto Z Play may not be as powerful as the Xiaomi Mi5, but it is still one of better smartphones we have reviewed in recent times. We loved the stock like interface of the phone, the rear camera is quite good and the phone offers best in class battery life. In addition to all that it supports Motorola's Moto mods.

Moto Z Play - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3510 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Asus Zenfone 3
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Asus Zenfone 3

The Asus Zenfone 3 is powered by the same Snapdragon 625 SoC as the Moto Z Play, and offers a similar performance as well. However, the phone does a decent job as long as you don't game on it. In addition to that the rear camera is good and the phone also provides a day’s worth of battery life.

Asus Zenfone 3 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
2650 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

The Xiaomi Redmi Note is one of the best phones in the sub-15K price category and hence makes its way here as well. This budget device offers decent performance thanks to the Snapdragon 625 SoC and availability of ample RAM. The phone is available in 32GB or 64GB storage options and has one of the best battery life you can have a smartphone today.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
2 , 3 & 4 GB | 32 & 64
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
4100 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Honor 6X
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Honor 6X

If you are a camera enthusiast and are looking for a dual camera phone with good image quality under 25K, the Honor 6X deserves a second look. While the Cool 1 offers a similar camera performance, in our tests the Honor 6X comes out to be a little better. Further, the phone has a really good display and a decent battery life.

Honor 6X - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.1 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 & 2 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3340 mAH
Soc :
HiSilicon Kirin 655
Available at :
Nubia Z11 Mini
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Nubia Z11 Mini

The Nubia Z11 Mini may not be as powerful as the rest of the phones in this list, but it has the best camera among the lot. This small phone carries a 16MP camera at its back, which take brilliant pictures no matter the light conditions. The image quality falls just short of that of the OnePlus 3T. Rest of the specifications and overall performance of the device is just average and is only good enough for light users.

Nubia Z11 Mini - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.5 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
2800 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Available at :

Here's is the summary list of Best Smartphones Under 25000 in October 2017

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Xiaomi Mi 524999N/A84/100
Lenovo Z2 Plus14999N/AN/A
Coolpad Cool 18999amazon77/100
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime19999N/AN/A
Moto Z Play21290amazon73/100
Asus Zenfone 313997amazonN/A
Xiaomi Redmi Note 49999N/AN/A
Honor 6X11999amazon72/100
Nubia Z11 Mini10990amazon67/100