No new changes in our Sub-Rs. The list of 25,000 smartphones since the last time we updated it. Motorola Edge 20 Fusion joins the ranks of OnePlus Nord CE 5G and Samsung Galaxy F62. Apart from this, no major changes have been made to our previous list. This segment of smartphones continues to be popular among those who want a little something extra in terms of features and performance, especially now that 5G has become almost standard on newer phones.
We’ve removed some older models from our list because they’re not that good value anymore, and some of the others previously featured here have dropped in price, so they’re still great but you’ll find them on our list Best phones to buy under Rs. 20,000 now. Samsung, Xiaomi and Realme are the main players in this segment right now, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
A select few models that made it to our list are definitely worth your time and money. You can also consider buying higher-spec variants of the phones which make it to our sub-Rs. 20,000 list. Here are all the best phones you can buy under Rs. 25,000 in India to help you make the right choice.
25,000. best phones under
|Phones under Rs. 25,000||Gadgets 360 Rating (out of 10)||Price in India (as recommended)|
|Motorola Edge 20 Fusion||8||Rupee. 21,499|
|oneplus nord ce 5g||8||Rupee. 24,999 (8GB + 128GB)|
|Samsung Galaxy F62||8||Rupee. 23,999|
|Mi 10i||8||Rupee. 20,999|
|Vivo V20||8||Rupee. 22,990|
Motorola Edge 20 Fusion
The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion sports a 6.7-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a centered front camera hole. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a dedicated Google Assistant button, and an IP52 rating. This smartphone packs in a clean near-stock Android UI along with powerful hardware that purists will love. Other than slightly average low-light camera performance, there’s little to complain about here. The Edge 20 Fusion is well built, has great performance, and offers decent battery life. Motorola has also managed to get the OnePlus Nord CE 5G under Rs. 2,000, making the Edge 20 Fusion an easy smartphone to recommend for this price.
oneplus nord ce 5g
One of the most anticipated phone launches of 2021, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G brings the OnePlus experience, especially the smooth OxygenOS UI, to a new low price point. It’s not a premium “key killer,” and it lacks a few touches like the familiar alert slider, but many people will find it more than enough for their needs. The Snapdragon 750G SoC, 6.43-inch Super AMOLED screen, 4500mAh battery and quick charging all make for a great experience whether you’re doing day to day work or playing games.
The base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is not on sale yet, but luckily the middle variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage still falls within our budget. The top-end variant has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and competes in a different price league entirely.
Samsung Galaxy F62
The new Samsung Galaxy F62 (Review) offers the same features as the Samsung Galaxy M51 (Review), but for only slightly more money, with a more powerful, flagship-class SoC and the latest version of Android. The Galaxy F62 has the same 7,000mAh battery which makes it chunky and heavy. You get a pretty decent Super AMOLED display, good daytime camera performance and excellent gaming performance at this price thanks to the Exynos 9825 SoC, which is what the Galaxy Note 10+ is used to.
Since there’s no such thing as a perfect smartphone, there are a few things to note about the Samsung Galaxy F62: You’ll find ads in some stock apps, the low-light camera performance could be better, and the battery charges with a 25W fast charger. It may take some time to happen.
Xiaomi kicks off 2021 with the launch of the Mi 10i (Review) with a starting price of just Rs. 20,999. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G SoC, fast charging, a 120Hz display, and a 108-megapixel primary camera – all impressive for a phone at this price. Apart from the on-paper specifications, the phone also offers several other small convenient features and design touches that make usage even more enjoyable.
The 108-megapixel camera is definitely the main selling point here, but in our experience, it doesn’t quite take a hit all the time. It is possible that this may improve through a future software update. The Mi 10i is a great phone to look at, and you definitely get great value for money. If you are not too fussy about photo quality, this can be a great option under Rs. 25,000.
The Vivo V20 (Review) continues to be on our list and has received a slight price cut as well. The Vivo V20 looks attractive in its new color options and is 7.38 mm thin. If you prioritize design over other things, the V20 should appeal to you. Up front, it sports a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It has a dewdrop notch at the top. You get a glass back which feels premium to touch.
The Vivo V20 packs a triple camera setup at the back with a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera capable of macro shots and a 2-megapixel mono camera. It has a 44-megapixel selfie shooter with autofocus. Powering the Vivo V20 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, paired with 8GB of RAM. Rounding out Things is the latest version of Funtouch OS, which is based on Android 11.