In December, there were no new additions to the list, but we had to hit the Redmi K20 Pro, which now has a slightly higher starting price. 26,999. Other than that and some minor price corrections, it was the same as last month.
Sub Rs. The 25,000 smartphone segment among Indians is not very crowded because low prices are very valuable and not every device in this price range is worth your money. If you have Rs. 25,000 to help you make the right choice.
The best phones under 25,000
|Rs. 25,000||Gadgets 360 Rating (out of 10)||Price in India (Recommended)|
|Samsung Galaxy M51||8||Rs. 22,999|
|I live in V20||8||Rs. 24,990|
|I live in V20 SE||8||Rs. 20,990|
|OnePlus North||9||Rs. 24,999|
|Redmi K20||9||Rs. 21,299|
Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung’s “battery monster”, the Galaxy M51, packs a massive 7,000mAh battery, the first of its kind for the Samsung Galaxy smartphone. If you are looking for the best battery life on a smartphone, the Galaxy M51 will definitely qualify. We were able to last about 2 days without having to charge the smartphone. Charging is quick and thanks to the bundled 25W fast charger.
The Galaxy M51 features a 6.7-inch large AMOLED display with full-HD + resolution and a 20: 9 aspect ratio. There is a hole-punch at the top, which confuses some users.
Samsung has chosen the Snapdragon 730G SoC to power the Galaxy M51 and it offers better performance. Samsung offers two variants of the Galaxy M51, the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while the high variant comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You get a quad-camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The Galaxy M51 runs Samsung’s OneUI on Android 10.
I live in V20
Vivo’s newest V series focuses on design and cameras. The Vivo V20 looks stunning in its new color options and is thinner at 7.38mm. If you prefer design over other things, the V20 should appeal to you. On the front it features a crisp 6.44-inch AMOLED display with in-display fingerprint sensor. It has a dudrop notch at the top.
The Vivo V20 comes in three color options, with only the sunset melody having a gradient finish. On the Vivo V20 you get the glass back, which feels premium to the touch. It has a 64-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, macro shots and a 2-megapixel mono camera in the triple camera setup on the back. It has a 44 megapixel selfie shooter with i autofocus.
The Vivo V20 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor coupled with 8GB of RAM. It has a single configuration with 128GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 1TB. Vivo will ship the V20 with Android 11, one of the few smartphones running the latest version of Android out of the box, with Vivo running its custom FunTouch OS 11 with some customizations.
I live in V20 SE
The Vivo V20 SE, or “Special Edition”, was launched after the Vivo V20, but is actually quite different. This smartphone is targeted at a low price point and has some changes in the form of low resolution camera sensors and a different processor. It still has a 6.44-inch AMOLED display similar to the Vivo V20 and also gets a display fingerprint scanner.
The Vivo V20SE is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, which is very weak compared to the rest of the smartphones on this list. It has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 1TB. Casual performance is enough to keep the customer happy but heavy customers think it is not enough.
The back of the V20 SE features a triple camera setup, a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, capable of macro photography, and a 2-megapixel bokeh camera. It has a 32 megapixel selfie shooter which provides some good photos in different lighting conditions. Unlike the Vivo V20 running Android 11, the Vivo V20 SE will be powered by FunTouch OS 11 running Android 10. You also get support for 33W fast charging and a slightly larger 4,100 mAh battery.
The OnePlus North Mid-range smartphone from OnePlus, which has some major-level features. 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 90 Hz refresh rate, as well as supports HDR10 +.
OnePlus Nord is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, so it is 5G enabled. It is announced in three variants: 6GB RAM and 64GB storage priced at Rs. 24,999; 8GB RAM with 128GB storage at Rs. 27,999; And 12GB RAM with 25GB storage priced at Rs. 29,999. The base variant is exclusive to Amazon.
OnePlus The 4115mAh battery is packed into the cord, which provides better battery life. The phone also handles good photos during the day with a quick auto focus system. The wide angle camera does not capture so much detail. In low light, OnePlus Nord takes good photos. It has night mode, which helps to take a brighter picture, but the results look flatter. Selfies have become great and Nord can also take 4K videos.
The Redmi K20 A well-designed smartphone, and one of the few devices to launch recently at this price level. The Redmi K20 shares a similar design to the Redmi K20 Pro, with an excellent gradient pattern on the glass back and rear. The front is dominated by a 6.39-inch AMOLED display and there is no scratch to the content on this panel. It has a pop-up selfie camera that picks up the frame when needed.
The Redmi K20 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC. There are two variants of the device, the base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The other has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This phone does not have a microSD card slot for storage expansion, so you should choose the variant based on your need. It offers very good performance, but the sub-Rs. The 20,000 price range is enough for this.
Xiaomi The Redmi K20 features a triple camera setup and a 20-megapixel selfie shooter on the back. We noticed that the camera performance was very good and the cameras captured the details very well. There is also a distortion correction in the wide angle camera. Low-light camera performance is low. Selfies are good, but the selfie camera approach is slow. This phone has a 4,000 mAh battery and offers good battery life.
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