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Best Upper Mid Range Smartphones In India under Rs. 25,000 (March 2020)


Smartphones under Rs.25,000 in India can now be compared to flagship devices, people now rather don’t prefer to shell out lots of money on flagship smartphones. This category also includes smartphones from the “Budget Flagships” Category. The specifications of smartphones under this category can now be directly compared to other devices.

- Updated: 17th Mar 2020, 10:05 IST
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    Redmi K20 Pro:
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    Samsung Galaxy A70:
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    Samsung Galaxy A51:
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    Vivo V17
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    iPhone 6s:

Are you in the market for a new budget flagship smartphone? Here is an extensive guide, where we will be listing out a few smartphones which you may choose on buying a smartphone under Rs. 25,000. Thanks to some great launches from a brand like Samsung, Vivo, Redmi, buying a premium smartphone no longer requires users to spend a humongous amount of money. There are a lot of interesting smartphones coming under Rs. 25,000 price bracket, bringing in smartphones ranging with Pop-up cameras, in-display fingerprint sensors and lot more. So, here’s a look at our top picks for best mobiles under Rs. 25,000 in India.

Redmi K20 Pro:

Best Smartphones In India under 25000 redmi k20 pro

The Redmi K20 Pro, a part of the new K Series from Redmi, although launched quite back the Redmi K20 Pro is still an excellent device to opt for. Sporting a Full-View AMOLED Display without any notch or punch hole, the K20 Pro packs in a great display panel. This has been made possible with the use of the pop-up camera which also has LED notification lights making it look cool. When it comes to the specifications. The Redmi K20 Pro sports a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display. For those who have priorities on the camera’s, the K20 Pro packs in a triple rear camera setup comprising of a primary 48-megapixel, a secondary 8-megapixel 2x Optical Zoom Lens, with a 13-megapixel ultra-wide angled lens, the smartphone shoots some excellent photos in daylight and in the night conditions. On the front, the Redmi K20 Pro has a 20-megapixel motorized pop-up camera mechanism. Under the hood, the smartphone is power-packed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset coupled with Adreno 640 GPU. On the battery front, the K20 Pro comes with a 4,000mAh battery with support for 27W Fast Charging. The phone is available in two variants 6GB + 128GB costing at Rs. 24,999 and 8GB + 256 GB priced at Rs. 27,999 in India.

Some Key Specifications of the Device:

  • 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset with Adreno 640 GPU
  • 48MP Primary + 8MP 2x Telephoto + 13MP Ultra Wide, 20MP Selfie Shooter
  • 4,000mAh Battery

Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Review

Samsung Galaxy A70:

Best Smartphones In India under 25000 galaxy a70

Released Back in April 2019, the Samsung Galaxy A70 features a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display. The display is great for watching movies and Netflix on this device and is one kind of experience. The camera’s on this device are one of its major highlights, sporting a primary 32-megapixel, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angled lens and a 5-megapixel depth sensor, the photos come to be well detailed and sharp. On the front, the Galaxy A70 has a 32-megapixel sensor shooting some great selfies. Under the hood, the phone sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 CPU. The phone packs in a 4,500mAh battery with support for 25W Fast Charging. We would recommend this as one of the best display’s to watch movies on under this price. The phone is available only in one variant in India with 6GB + 128GB  and is priced at Rs. 22,990 in India.

Some Key Specifications of the Device:

  • 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Chipset
  • 32MP Primary + 8MP Ultra Wide + 5MP Depth Sensor
  • 4,500mAh Battery with 25W Fast Charging

Also Read: Galaxy A70 Review

Samsung Galaxy A51:

Best Smartphones In India under 25000 galaxy a51

Another Samsung smartphone that has made it to the list, the Samsung Galaxy A51 which boasts a beautiful 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display which produces vibrant and punchy colours. The camera’s on the device are pretty decent as well sporting a primary 48-megapixel, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel Macro Sensor along with a 2-megapixel depth lens. An area where the A51 lacks behind is the performance, as it comes with the Exynos 9611 Chipset. On the front, the device has a centred punch hole housing a 32-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone also has a 4,000mAh battery on the front, with support for 15W Fast Charging. The phone is available in one variant with 6GB RAM + 128GB of Storage priced at Rs.23,999 in India

Some Key Specifications of the Device:

  • 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display
  • Exynos 9611 Chipset
  • 48MP Primary + 5MP Macro + 2 MP Depth Sensor
  • 4,000mAh Battery with 15W Fast Charging.

Vivo V17

Best Smartphones In India under 25000 vivo v17

A smartphone from a brand, known for its innovations, the Vivo V17 is a beautifully designed smartphone and sporting a glossy back panel appealing to the youth. The Vivo V17 packs in a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display with a single punch hole housing the 32-megapixel camera at the top right corner. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Chipset and comes with a pack of excellent cameras. The primary sensor is a 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angled lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel Macro Lens. The battery capacity is a 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. The Vivo V17 comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of Internal Storage and is priced at Rs. 22,990 in India.

Some Key Specifications of the Device:

  • 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Chipset
  • 48MP + 8MP Ultra Wide + 2MP Depth + 2MP Macro
  • 4,500mAh Battery with 18W Fast Charging.

iPhone 6s:

Best Smartphones In India under 25000 iphone 6s

Although an old device, the cheapest device we would recommend for you to get into the Apple Ecosystem. The iPhone 6s with its 4.7-inch Display which runs on Apple’s A9 Chipset is a smartphone made for people who need to enter into Apple’s ecosystem at the budget price. While the specifications are not so great, they can get the basic tasks done, it has a single 12-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie shooter. The phone has a very small 1,715mAh battery, but with iOS, it cannot be underestimated. People who want to use an Apple Watch but don’t have an iPhone, this is the best choice for you. The iPhone 6s is currently only available in one variant in India with 32GB of Storage priced at 23,999 INR in India.

Some key specifications of the device:

  • iOS Operating System
  • 12MP Rear Camera, 5MP Selfie Shooter
  • Apple A9 Chipset
  • 1,715mAh Battery

These were a few smartphones that we felt were worthy to be on the list, Do you guys already have any one of these? Do let us know in the comments below. And in case you are planning to upgrade to any one of the above-mentioned smartphones you can Click here if you want to sell your old mobile phone for the best price! 


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Highlights of the Story

  • Smartphones under Rs.25,000 offer a decent performing device with an impressive set of cameras.
  • Smartphone brands Like Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo have claimed the market share.
  • There isn’t a need to shell out lots of money on Flagship devices with the introduction of these phones.