When will you upgrade your smartphone? You’ve come to the right place if the answer is yes. We’ll give you some useful advice on choosing a smartphone in this handy guide.
With recent exciting smartphone releases from Asus, Vivo, and Nokia (HMD Global), purchasing a high-end smartphone is no longer prohibitively expensive.
The smartphones that cost less than Rs. 25,000 now resemble their flagship counterparts more than ever thanks to advancements in smartphone technology throughout time.
Currently, there are a number of really intriguing phones in the Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000 pricing range, including mobiles with in-display fingerprint sensors, flagship-grade processors, and multiple camera setups.
Every smartphone on the list below has successfully passed our standard battery of performance tests and has earned a spot here. Here are our top selections for the greatest mobile phones around Rs. 25,000, so without further ado, please enjoy.
11 Lite NE 5G Xiaomi
One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is its slimmest and lightest design among Indian smartphones.
A 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate is included with the phone. Dolby Vision is supported, and the display is 10-bit. One of the better exhibits in this category, in my opinion.
You don’t need to worry about performance because the Snapdragon 778G SoC powers the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G.
A 64MP primary camera is available when it comes to cameras. A 5MP telephoto-macro camera and an 8MP ultra-wide camera are also included.
The phone has a 4250mAh battery that supports 33W rapid charging.
Galaxy M52 5G from Samsung
This is the model to choose if you’re seeking a Samsung phone under Rs. 25,000. Additionally, it occasionally sells for a discounted price of Rs. 20,999.
A 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate is included with the phone. The other phones showcased here feel more premium than this one, which has a plastic back.
It is extremely remarkable that Samsung is giving the greatest SoC in the market for this phone—the Samsung Galaxy M52—as its Snapdragon 778G chipset.
The phone has a 64MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP macro camera. Unquestionably, this phone has one of the best secondary cameras available.
It has a 5,000mAh battery that can sustain 25W of fast charging. However, even though the phone is capable of 25W charging, the charger that comes with it in the package is only 15W.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus
The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus is a phone that is in the sub Rs. 20,000 category, not this one. However, it can still compete with any of the phones on our list.
A 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate is included with the phone. It features a design that is reminiscent of the Xiaomi 11i.
Beyond design, it also incorporates the majority of Xiaomi 11i’s features outside of the SoC. The Snapdragon 695 SoC powers the phone. Although it is comparable to Dimensity 920, it is not as powerful as Snapdragon 778G in the other phones.
An 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 108MP primary camera are all included with the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. The front of the device has a 16MP selfie camera.
A 5,000mAh battery within the phone supports 67W fast charging.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset first appears in an Indian smartphone, the iQoo Z5. For its price, the device largely succeeds. The Snapdragon 778G CPU, which is the star of the show, provides excellent performance, particularly during gaming sessions, without a hitch.
A 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD panel with a 120Hz screen refresh rate is shown on the front. This device would have been a true flagship competitor had it had an AMOLED display.
The smartphone includes an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens, a Samsung GW3 64MP, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. A 16MP selfie camera with a hole punch is located on the front. The camera performs admirably in the daytime, producing high-quality images with correct color grading.
The iQoo Z5’s 5000mAh battery is supported with a 44W rapid charger. Despite having a larger battery, this phone’s charging speed has been slightly decreased.
Samsung Galaxy A52
The Galaxy A52, a member of the A series, debuted at the same time as the Galaxy A72. A large 6.5-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a hole-punch display is featured on the new Galaxy A52.
A quick 90Hz refresh rate is also present. In contrast to its competitors, the construction is primarily made of plastic. The SIM tray of the Galaxy A52 has a rubber seal around it to help keep out dust and water because it is IP67 rated.
The 4,500mAh battery of the smartphone makes it suitable for one-handed operation. Despite only receiving a 15W charger in the package, the battery can be charged quickly at 25W.
At the back of the Galaxy A52 are four cameras: a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
The wide-angle camera does not capture as much detail as the primary camera, although the camera performance is acceptable in daylight. The Galaxy A52 takes some good close-up photos and close-up portraits.
The macro camera also did a superb job of producing sharp results. The selfie camera took decent selfies and performed well in most lighting situations.
The Snapdragon 720 processor from Qualcomm, which powers the Galaxy A52, is a respectable processor. With 6GB of RAM, it is able to give a solid performance, and multitasking is also made simple. The Galaxy A52’s chipset feels inadequate in comparison to some of its closest rivals.
With our usage, the phone ran for around a day and a half on the 4,500mAh battery, which offers respectable battery life. The charger filled the phone up in about an hour and a half, so charging times weren’t too long either.
Genuine GT Master Edition Realme
Realme’s GT Master Edition is a premium offering at a competitive price with a distinctive suitcase-like look in the increasingly saturated mid-range smartphone market.
Realme’s new GT series, which includes the GT Master Edition, is intended to replace the X series of smartphones. The 120Hz Super AMOLED display is of a high caliber and is suitable for gaming and viewing movies.
Although there are no stereo speakers, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor, which is comparable to MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200 and a worthy boost over the 768G, powers the gaming experience.
The camera performs rather well in daylight, but in dim light, it can only be saved by the Night mode. A small mid-range smartphone’s battery life is decent, and charging is quick—it takes approximately 35 minutes to go from zero to 100 percent.