Are you ready to upgrade your smartphone? If so, then you have come to the right place. In this great guide, we will help you decide on your smartphone. Thanks to the exciting smartphone launch from Asus, Vivo, and Nokia (HMD Global), buying a premium smartphone no longer requires you to spend a fortune. With the advent of the smartphone technology over the years, phones cost less than Rs. 25,000 no longer look like the lowest versions of their top counterparts. There are currently some very interesting calls on Rs. 20,000 went to Rs. A 25,000 price bracket, from phones with internal fingerprint sensors to cell phones with flagship-grade processor processors and multiple camera setups.
All the smartphones listed below go through our standard set of performance tests and gain a place in this list. So, without further ado, here’s a look at our top selection of the best mobiles under Rs. 25,000.
- Realme X3 Superzoom
The Realme X3 SuperZoom features a periscope style camera, the first we’ve seen in this price range. The 8-megapixel phone camera features 5x visual zoom and 60x more zoom. Camera performance is great during the day, but not so much at night. To help with this last, there is a night mode, which works well. The 64-megapixel main camera captures good photos during the day but struggles a bit in low light. IX3 SuperZoom can record video in 4K and the quality is good during the day but it can be better if it shoots at night.
The IX3 SuperZoom uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, which provides a lot of power to process applications and games. The phone also has an LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, so scrolling through the menus feels liquid. Battery life is also strong. The IX3 SuperZoom is also very well built and looks stylish. It is short of stereo speakers but one shot down a speaker is too large. The phone uses the Realme UI, based on Android 10.
Display 6.60-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
Battery Capacity 4200mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP + 8MP
2. Samsung Galaxy M51
The Samsung Galaxy M51 is the first smartphone from the packing company with a massive 7,000mAh battery. The Galaxy M51 also got a large 6.7-inch SuperAMOLED display with Full-HD + resolution. Samsung has selected an aspect ratio of 20: 9 that makes the device longer and thinner. The Galaxy M51 has a hole-drill in the center of the display. Few users may experience this interruption while viewing the content.
Enabling the Galaxy M51 is the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC for the first smartphone in the Galaxy M series. It is able to load applications quickly and perform many tasks without any problems. Samsung has introduced two models, one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and the other with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Galaxy M51 has two Nano-SIM cables and a dedicated microSD space. The Galaxy M51 has provided excellent performance without dropping or stuttering when using it.
Samsung has come up with a quad-camera setup on the Galaxy M51 featuring a 64-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a macro camera, and a depth sensor. The camera clicked beautiful photos during the day with many details. Images are captured using a wide-angle camera rather than distorted edges. Video recording comes in 4K with the main camera and the selfie but the video stability is not good.
The battery performance was very good and we could pass two days without having to charge the smartphone. The supplied charger is also faster to charge the phone.
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Battery Capacity 7000mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera 32MP
3. Vivo V20
The IV20 is part of Vivo’s V series of smartphones. The company is focused on device design and is made smaller. The Vivo V20 measures 7.38mm in size and has a gradient pattern on the back. The back panel is made of glass and feels like a premium on the touch.
Enabling the Vivo V20 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC which is not the most powerful processor of this price. There is 8GB of RAM onboard and the V20 is available in two storage modes, 128GB and 256GB. You have the option to increase storage by up to 1TB.
The Vivo V20 runs Android 11 with Vivo’s desire for FunTouchOS 11 more. Packs with 4,000mAh battery smaller than average. The Vivo has included a 33W charger in a box that helps charge the phone faster. Conducted a video loop test for 14 hours and 39 minutes under the competition.
It has a triple rear camera setting with a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a macro camera, and a 2-megapixel monochrome camera. On the front, it has a 44-megapixel selfie shooter with high-resolution selfies. The camera performance was good during the day. The low camera performance was central and the night mode did not bring light but provided better details.
Display 6.44-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 44MP