Best Phones under 25000 in India (June 2021) – 5G, Gaming, Camera

Gone are the days where you would have to spend too much to get a good-performing smartphone. Thanks to Pocophone F1 which has changed the smartphone market completely. Before the Poco F1 was launched, its is mandatory to opt for a flagship phone to get good cameras, excellent performance, and designs. But now you can get all the aforementioned for under 25,000 Rs in India.

If you have a strict budget of Rs 25,000 and are looking to purchase a smartphone that you can rely on? Well, you have ended up in a right place. In the ocean of smartphones available in the market, it gets a bit tough to find a device that suits you. Hence, we have compiled a list of some best smartphones under 25K in India. Now, without any further ado, let us quickly get started with the list of best phones under 25000 Rs, shall we?

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These are the best phones under 25000 Rs that you can buy today

  1. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
  2. Moto G60
  3. Xiaomi Mi 10i
  4. Poco X3 Pro
  5. Realme 8 Pro
  6. Samsung Galaxy F62
  7. Realme X7 5G

1. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
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Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series is remarkably successful around the globe for all the serious hardware they pack at an affordable price. Xiaomi has changed the entire midrange market game with the launch of its Redmi Note 3 and after the Note 4 launch, it has broken all the records in terms of sales in the country. Over the years, the devices in the Redmi Note lineup are all about minor upgrades with each generation. But this year, Xiaomi seems to have turned the plates.

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has to be the most significant generational jump we have seen in years and the most expensive Note in the company’s portfolio. Unlike some OneMinus brand, Xiaomi despite bumping the prices ended up justifying it. For starters, the device features a 120Hz OLED display, 108 MP cameras, and Snapdragon 732G SoC.

Adopting the new Evol display from the parent company, this year’s high-end Note boasts a much seamless and ergonomic design. The back is where all the major redesign lies. The focus is clearly shifted to the camera’s (no pun intended). The camera array sticks out from the back of the device. Despite housing an AMOLED display, the device packs in a side-mounted fingerprint embedded in the power key.

As for the performance, Snapdragon 732G can easily handle any task you throw at it with ease. But yes, MIUI with its pathetic RAM management hits hard on user experience. The optics is where the device shines with its 108 MP sensor coupled with an 8 MP ultrawide sensor. There are two other lenses that are not worth discussing. MIUI camera optimizations are good and can shoot some excellent landscapes and portraits. With that said, the 5020 mAh battery on the device can get you throughout the day.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Excellent display with best in class outdoor visibility
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • The 108 MP sensor performs stunning well.
  • Battery is a hit, thanks to the MIUI optimizations
  • Addition of IR Blaster and 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Speakers on board are super good

Reasons to Avoid:

  • MIUI 12, despite being feature-rich, is not for everyone
  • Not so great RAM Management despite carrying enough RAM
  • Relatively charges slow compared to the rivals.
  • Relatively charges slow compared to the rivals.
  • No 5G support

Specification:

  • OS: Android 11 with MIUI 12, upgradable to MIUI 12.5
  • Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen, 1080 × 2400 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 732G
  • Memory: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Storage: 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable up to 512GB with microSD
  • Rear Camera: 108MP main lens with 1/1.52″ Samsung HM2 sensor with 0.7μm pixel size, LED Flash + 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor + 2MP depth + 5MP telemacro camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP front-facing camera.
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, 3.5 Audio jack
  • Extra: IP53 Water protection, Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 5020mAh battery with 33W TurboPower

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2. Moto G60

Moto G60
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The Moto G60 is our second choice on the list of best phones under 25000 Rs. Motorola has clearly lost its fame after being taken over by Lenovo. The company has remained under the realm for a while and has finally taken the wraps off its latest Moto offering which is the Moto G60. Before you might start researching, no, the company did not release 39 other devices in the G-series before launching the Moto G60. The last Moto G-series device has to be the Moto G10 which did not turn a lot of heads. The company had already confirmed that they are revamping its G-series naming completely.

The USP here is the 108 MP camera on the back of the device. For under 20,000 Rs in India, Moto G60 looks promising, at least on the paper with a 120Hz display, 108 MP Cameras, Snapdragon 732G SoC, 6000 mAh battery, and of course near to stock Android interface. As for the design, the device has furnished with a broad and big footprint and weighs about 225 grams. The display itself is good with Full-HD+ resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate, and HDR10 support. At this price, we cannot ask Moto for more!

Oh yes, there is a Google Assistant button, headphone jack, and a Type-C port. As for the internals, the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC. As one might already know, G on Snapdragon SoC stands for gaming. So if you are wondering about the gaming performance, well, it’s great, courtesy of the Adreno 618 GPU onboard. The overall performance is no slouch, thanks to the 6GB LPDDR4x RAM coupled with 128 GB of UFCP storage. With that said, let me address the elephant of the room, the optics.

The primary camera here is a 108 MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor. The main camera shoots great photos with good dynamic range, but, it often hunts for focus. The secondary sensor is an 8 MP ultrawide unit with a 119-degree field of view and the tertiary is a 2 MP depth-sensing unit. Despite not having a separate sensor, the device can shoot macro shots using the ultrawide sensor. We have seen this kind of implementation in the past with OnePlus devices if I am not wrong and I wish more brands vouch for similar implementation. The 6000 mAh battery can last over a day with moderate to high usage patterns.

Reasons to Buy:

  • 120 Hz display refresh rate
  • Solid battery life
  • Stock-ish Android Experience
  • Decent performance.
  • Clear speaker audio

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Inconsistent Camera performance
  • Lack of fast charging is a pain
  • Bulky design and a huge footprint
  • The design is not fresh

Specification:

  • OS: Android 11
  • Display: 6.8-inch Full HD+ screen with 1080 × 2460 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10
  • Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 732G
  • Memory: 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Storage: 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable up to 1TB with microSD
  • Rear Camera: 108MP rear camera (1/1.52″ Samsung HM2 sensor with 7P lens, f/1.7 aperture) + 8MP ultra-wide sensor (2.5cm macro, f/2.2 aperture) + 2MP depth sensor (f/2.4 aperture)
  • Front Camera: 32MP with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, VoWiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC, 3.5 audio jack
  • Extra: P2i Water protection, Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 6000 mAh battery with 22W TurboPower

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3. Xiaomi Mi 10i

Xiaomi Mi 10i

Xiaomi Mi 10i is one of my favorite smartphones on the list and is arguably the best device you can get at this price point. Before we talk about all the goods of this device, let me address one thing I did not like here. The “i” in Mi 10i stands for India and the device is an Indian exclusive one. But, the device is not totally new as it mirrors Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite in all terms. The device kills every other device at this price point with its loaded spec-sheet and price to performance.

With the launch of this smartphone, one thing is clear! Xiaomi wants to be known as a legit top-end device and a credible alternative to the OnePlus Nord series. The device checks majority of the boxes but still there is room for development. For starters, the software and the display are not up to the mark. Competing with the Nord, especially with Oxygen OS on-board, Xiaomi’s MIUI is not that great!

The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC making it one of the best performing devices at this price. Gaming, without a doubt, shines. With a 120 Hz display refresh rate and Adreno 619 GPU, gaming here is an absolute pleasure. But RAM management is worse at times. This has to be expected with MIUI 12 onboard. With that said, let’s talk cameras. Well, this is the third device on our list which sports a 108 MP sensor. But, this 108 MP sensor is the latest and the smallest one.

The secondary is an 8 MP sensor which is not as great but gets the job done. The third and fourth sensors are macro and depth sensors, which like always are not worth discussing. With all that out of the way, let us talk battery. The 4820 mAh battery here is great. Despite being partly responsible for the overall heft of the device, I love it considering the fact that it helps you to use the phone throughout the day without worrying much about the battery. MIUI plays a role here as MIUI’s optimizations for batteries are industry best in my opinion.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Excellent design with a great choice of colors and gradients
  • Mid-range pricing for flagship-level performance
  • 108 MP sensor with MIUI Camera optimization shines
  • The battery is hard to kill in a day.
  • Stereo speakers are a great addition
  • 5G support
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Reasons to Avoid:

  • Ships with Android 10 out of the box
  • MIUI 12 is not everyone’s bell to ring
  • RAM Management suffers at times
  • The 2 MP macro camera and depth-sensing units are useless

Specification:

  • OS: Android 10 with MIUI 12
  • Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ 20:9 LCD screen with 1080 × 2400 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 750G
  • Memory: 6GB / 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Storage: 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable up to 512GB with microSD
  • Rear Camera: 108MP primary lens ( 1/1.52″ Samsung HM2 sensor with 7P lens, f/1.75 aperture, LED Flash) + 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor + 2MP depth + 2MP macro sensor
  • Front Camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2 x 2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1+L5), 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C
  • Extra: IP53 Water protection, Hi-Res audio, Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 4820 mAh battery with 33W TurboPower

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4. Poco X3 Pro

Poco X3 Pro

The Poco X3 is the best gaming phone under 25000 Rs. Poco F1 has to the first phone from any company that has received a massive sales figure and positive response all over. Despite gaining massive popularity, Poco did face a lot of issues releasing its next smartphone and has launched a couple of rebranded Xiaomi phones over the years. While all of the Poco phones are popular, they are not F1-level popular. So, continuing the Poco F1’s legacy the company has released Poco X3 Pro. The device is considered a spiritual successor to the Poco F1 and an upgrade to the last year’s Poco X3.

Poco X3 Pro, despite not carrying the company’s F moniker, is all about power and affordability. For starters, the device is powered by Snapdragon 860, which of course is a 4G processor but it performs like no other phone in the segment. Poco did not cut any corners here and one can assure that this is the best of what a company could make at a price of around Rs 20,000 in India. The design itself is not fresh but follows the Poco legacy over the generations. I mean, it looks almost similar to the Poco X3 side-by-side.

Like most of the devices in this price range, the device features a full-HD IPS LCD display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Yes, AMOLED could’ve been better but it is what it is. It is worth noting that the refresh rate here shifts between 30Hz, 50 Hz, and so on depending on the task you are performing. As for the SoC, Poco has gone in a different route contrasting the competition. That said, the performance is top-notch and Adreno 640 onboard handles gaming so smoothly.

Oh yes, to make the phone stand out from the competition, Poco has added in a liquid cooling system that helps the device from overheating and enables gamers to groove for longer periods. Well, as for cameras, just like any other gaming phone, you don’t see any fancy numbers here. But you get a quad-rear camera setup with a 48 MP primary shooter which can shoot good quality images. There is also an 8 MP ultrawide shooter which brings a mediocre performance to the table. Like always Poco had thrown in two useless sensors.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Snapdragon 860 outperforms every device in this price range
  • Excellent battery backup
  • 120 Hz display refresh rate
  • Supports fast charging

Reasons to Avoid:

  • MIUI is not everyone’s fancy
  • Mediocre auxiliary cameras

Specification:

  • OS: Android 11 with MIUI 12
  • Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ 20:9 LCD screen with 1080 × 2400 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10, up to 450 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla 6
  • Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 860
  • Memory: 6GB / 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Storage: 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage, expandable up to 1TB with microSD
  • Rear Camera: 48MP primary lens (Sony IMX582 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, LED Flash, 8MP 119° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture) + 2MP depth and 2MP 4cm macro lens with 1.75μm, f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 20MP lens with f/2.2 aperture
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac , VoWiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Extra: IP53 Splash resistant, Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 5160 mAh battery with 33W TurboPower

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5. Realme 8 Pro

Realme 8 Pro

Unlike most of the brands, Realme concentrates on developing a head-turner each year with their numbered Pro moniker series of smartphones. Sure, Xiaomi midranges look good too. But, the designs are not updated with each generation giving it a boring look. Realme 8 Pro here is mostly for its looks and also a company’s attempt to satisfy every consumer’s needs. The device has some bold styling and has the company’s slogan on the back of the device. Sure, the design resembles 2021 Vivo flagships, coming from the BBK and all that.

Unlike most of the phones in this price range, Realme 8 Pro boasts a super AMOLED display with a punch-hole display notch. Now, to keep the prices minimal, Realme chose to stick with a 60Hz display refresh rate. But, the display itself is bright and the OSIE effect here ensures bright visuals. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SOC coupled with 6 or 8 GB of RAM. As most of you know, the “G” in the SoC stands for gaming. Now, this means, gaming here is a cupcake.

The SoC coupled with Adreno 618 GPU can manage to run any title without sweating. And as for average day-to-day performance, the device is quite capable and handles everything smoothly. Realme’s version of Color OS is feature-rich but is not everyone’s favorite. But, it can keep apps in memory for a longer time compared to Xiaomi devices. Next up, Cameras. While the company has promoted Realme 8 Pro’s cameras too much, it does not live up to the hype. Don’t get me wrong. Camera’s are not bad by any means, but just not best in class.

The primary sensor here is a 108 MP shooter with a 9-in-1 pixel binning tech which produces some decent images if given an ample amount of lighting. We love the color accuracy of the camera here but the temperature is but on the wrong side most of the time. The other cameras are not some excellent ones but get the job done. Realme’s feature-rich camera app deserves a huge shout-out in my opinion. While the battery is not the best in the market, it gets you through the day easily. The device supports fast charging at 50W and oddly ships with a 65W charger.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Great performance
  • Looks Gorgeous with gradients and all
  • Versatile Camera features
  • 50W fast charging
  • AMOLED Display
  • Great battery life

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Mediocre auxiliary cameras
  • 60Hz display refresh rate
  • Unbalanced Camera temperatures

Specification:

  • OS: Android 11 with MIUI 12
  • Display: 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED screen, 2400×1080 pixels, 60Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 720G
  • Memory: 6GB / 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Storage: 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable up to 256Gn with microSD
  • Rear Camera: 108MP main lens (1/1.52″ Samsung HM2 sensor, 0.7μm pixel size, f/1.88 aperture, LED flash, UIS/UIS Max) + 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens (f/2.25 aperture) + 2MP B&W portrait camera + 2MP 4cm macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 16MP (f/2.45 aperture, Sony IMX471 sensor)
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio
  • Extra: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 4500 mAh battery with 50W TurboPower

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6. Samsung Galaxy F62

Samsung Galaxy F62

A Samsung device with powerful specs and mid-range pricing does not happen quite often. If you are someone who is against Chinese products and still would want a powerful device, then lucky for you, Samsung Galaxy F62 is tailor-made for you. There are so many reasons for an influencer to recommend this device. The device packs in a massive 7000 mAh battery and yet retain its looks. I mean, there is bulk, but it is not as bulky as one would expect. The device is perfectly crafted, to say the least.

Samsung being Samsung packed this device with the company’s charming AMOLED display which dominates the front. Do note that the fingerprint sensor is side-mounted, not in-display. Sadly, as for the refresh rate, there are no fancy numbers here. Coming back to the weight, the device is made out of polycarbonate and plastic instead of glass to maintain a bit low weight. Under the hood, the device is powered by Exynos 9825 SoC. Yes, it is the same SoC found on the Galaxy Note 10 series.

The chipset is coupled with Mali G76 MP12 GPU which handles the graphic duties. Now as for gaming, no need to think twice. Powerful internals coupled with punchy display brought together with a 7000 mAh battery, I don’t see a reason to skip this. But stay with me till the end, performance is not everything, right? Well, let talk optics now. On paper, the camera specifications sound good. With its primary 64 MP IMX682 sensor, 12 MP ultrawide, and two other auxiliary sensors, Galaxy F62 is a whole package.

But what do these numbers mean for a real-world performance? If given an ample amount of light both the primary and secondary cameras shine. The depth sensor and macro cameras are present just to add up the total numbers of cameras in my opinion. I did not like the portrait mode here and the implementation is different than other Samsung devices. The background blur or the bokeh is just too much and looks very unnatural. The edge detection is good, but the overall implementation is just bogus.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Massive battery
  • One UI is very well optimized
  • AMOLED display is bright and vivid
  • Cameras are good

Reasons to Avoid:

  • One UI on midrange Samsung devices started to display ads
  • Auxiliary cameras aren’t that great
  • Slow charging
  • No 120Hz refresh rate

Specification:

  • OS: Android 11 with One UI 3.1
  • Display: 6.7-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED, 2400 x 1080 pixels, 420 nits brightness
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9825 7nm processor
  • Memory: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Storage: 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable up to 1TB with microSD
  • Rear Camera: 64MP primary lens (LED flash, Sony IMX682 sensor, f/1.8 aperture) + 12MP (123° ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture) + 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture + 5MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 32MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, Dolby Atmos, Samsung Pay
  • Extra: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 7000 mAh battery with 25W fast charging

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7. Realme X7 5G

Realme X7 5G

The Realme X7 5G is our last choice on the list of best phones under 25000 Rs. Realme X7 which was launched alongside the Realme X7 Pro has to be one of the finest devices the company had ever launched. At a price of 20,000 in India, it brings a lot to the table. For starters, the X7 packs a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC which has to be the first device to do so, at least in the country. The SoC is 5G capable and Realme has promised 5G support on both the sims. The good things are not over yet.

Right of the bat, the design fails to impress. Realme has set the bar so high with its beautifully designed mid-rangers in the past, and X7 is clearly an exception to that. But it might not matter to many of you as the phone ends up in a case anyways. Oh yeah, the company’s “Dare to Leap” slogan did not make its way to the Realme X7. The X7, unlike many of the devices at the price, brings an AMOLED display to the table. But in order to make it look punchy, Realme has bumped up the saturation a bit. Although the device boasts an in-display fingerprint sensor, it is finicky at times.

As for the performance, MediaTek Dimensity 800U is more or less similar to Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G. Meaning, gaming here is quite enjoyable with excellent frame rates and that coupled with a punchy AMOLED panel is a paradise for gamers. One letdown here has to be with audio as the device only comes with a single firing speaker. Normally, I wouldn’t have mentioned this, but, media consumption could be an issue. On a similar note, Widevine L1 DRM has been implemented here making it a full-fledged media device.

All this is backed by a 4310 mAh battery. Meaning, it could get you throughout a day on a single charge. Realme UI here is very well optimized. Nonetheless, even during a run, Realme’s fast charging assures you a 0 – 50% charge in under 18 minutes. The entire battery can juice up under one hour. That’s a day’s power in an hour. The power brick too is bundled and is rated for 65W.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Light in weight and looks sleek
  • AMOLED display
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Excellent performance

Reasons to Avoid:

  • No fancy refresh rate numbers
  • Mediocre camera performance

Specification:

  • OS: Android 10 with Realme UI
  • Display: 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED, 2400 × 1080 pixels, with up to 600 nits brightness
  • Processor: Octa-Core MediaTek Dimensity 800U 7nm processor
  • Memory: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Storage: 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage
  • Rear Camera: 64MP rear camera (f/1.8 aperture, LED flash) + 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.3 aperture + 2MP 4cm macro sensor
  • Front Camera: 16MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, USB Type-C audio
  • Extra: In-display fingerprint sensor, Hi-Res Audio, Dirac
  • Battery: 4310 mAh battery with 50W fast charging

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