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Looking for the best phones under Rs 25,000? In that case, check out list of best mobile phones under Rs 25,000 in India for September 2016. We’ve put together all the good phones available in this budget, including best Android and Windows Phone handsets. Of course, you’ll be able to play latest games on these handsets without any hiccups or trouble. We’ve only covered 4G LTA handsets compatible with Airtel, Vodafone and other networks, so yes, you can consider this as the list of best 4G phones under 25,000 as well.

Also, check out the best phones under Rs 30,000 and best phones under Rs 20,000. We’ve put links to the best prices from Flipkart and Amazon. So here goes the list of best mobiles under 25k for this month.


Best 4G smartphones under Rs 25,000 in India | September 2016


Xiaomi Mi 5

best phones under 25000 rs - Mi 5

  • OS: Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.15 inch
  • Memory: 32GB non-expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 820 Dual-core 1.8 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.36 GHz Kryo
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Camera: 16MP, 4MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 129g


  • Processor
  • Internal storage


  • Non expandable memory



LeEco Le Max 2

best phones under 25000 rs - leeco-le-2

  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Display: 1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.7 inches
  • Memory: 32GB  non expandable, 4GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 820 Dual-core 2.1GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6GHz Kryo, Adreno 530
  • Camera: 21MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 185g


  • Internal memory
  • Processor
  • Display
  • RAM
  • Android 6.0


  • Non expandable memory
  • New entrant in the Indian market so limited service in small cities



Nexus 5X

best phones under 30k nexus 5x

  • OS: Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inch
  • Memory: 32GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 808 quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A57
  • GPU: Adreno 418
  • Camera: 12MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,700mAh
  • Connectivity: Single SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 136g


  • Android 6.0


  • Non expandable memory
  • RAM



OnePlus 2

best phones under rs 25,000 - oneplus 2

  • OS: Android 5.1 (Android 6.0 incoming)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch IPS
  • Memory: 64GB non expandable, 4GB RAM
  • Processor: Octa-core Snapdragon 810
  • GPU: Adreno 430
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 175g


  • Every feature for this price


  • Non expandable memory



Asus Zenfone 3

zenfone 3

  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inch
  • Memory: 32GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Camera: 16MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,650mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 144g


  • Front camera


  • Processor
  • Battery



HTC One M9+ Prime Camera Edition

one m9+

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 inch
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: MediatTek 6795T Helio X10 Octa-core 2.2GHz
  • GPU: PowerVR G6200
  • Camera: 13MP, 4MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,840mAh
  • Connectivity: Single SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 158g



  • Internal memory
  • RAM



Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

Best phones under Rs 25,000 in India | galaxy a5 2016

  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 5.2 inch
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Exynos 7580 Octa core 1.6GHz
  • GPU: Mali T720MP2
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,900mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 155g



  • Internal memory
  • RAM



Huawei Honor 7

honor 7 - best phones under 25k

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6.0 incoming)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inch IPS
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Kirin 935 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T628 MP4
  • Camera: 20MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Connectivity: Single SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 157g


  • Cameras
  • Battery


  • Internal memory



ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

best phones under rs 25,000 - zenfone 2

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6.0 incoming)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch IPS
  • Memory: 32GB expandable, 4GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580
  • GPU: PowerVR G6430
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 170g


  • RAM
  • Internal memory



Features to expect in the best phones under Rs 25,000:

Under Rs 25,000, you can expect to see features like QHD (2K) display on the phone, as well as 4K video recording. However, 1080p displays aren’t all that bad either and save on battery and processing power. In terms of processing power, the best phones under Rs 25,000 come with Snapdragon 820, which is the best in this budget. Other options include the Snapdragon 810, which is almost an year old now. However, it overheats and you can equally consider phones with Snapdragon 808 or 805. SD 615 seems a bit over the top for this budget. Also, go for phones that come with 3GB/4GB RAM, since it future proofs the device a bit.

Needless to say go only for 4G phones. At least 32GB internal storage is preferable in this budget, otherwise make sure the phone comes with an expansion slot. In terms of software, get something with atleast Android 5.0 that is expected to be updated to Android 6.0.  Again, we don’t recommend iPhone 5s, since it doesn’t support 4G.

  • I am a kingdom of my own

    best mobiles really

    • sharang33

      under 25k? yes, definitely

  • Ajet9

    When you felt Sony Ion is a better phone than S and SL, why didn’t you add it here instead of these two?

    • sharang33

      because it is priced close to Rs 21,000 and sits in that list..anyway, these two phones should see a price cut too or are soon going to be discontinued..

      • Ajet9

        But Sharang, when the phone is better than these two even if it is INR 10,000 it should have been here right, as it is anyway under 25k?

      • Ajet9

        Dude actually I am looking for a good smartphone below 30K. With recent price cuts, which one would you suggest. Now these are the latest prices: S3 – 23k(15% cash back), Iphone 4 – 18k(with xchange), One X+ – 29.5K, Ion – 21K, Sony Xperia SP – 27.5K and 820 and 720, LG 4xHD.

        My requirements.
        1) Excellent Battery, Display and Cameras.
        2) Value for money and Good Design.
        3) Without any lags and issues.
        4) Good to have a Tough Phone (have a small kid), but ok if its not available in the range
        5) No preference for size, but it would be better if it is less than 4.8 (display)

        Please suggest me top 3 phones in order…

        • sharang33

          Galaxy S3-23k
          Xperia SP/One X 27k
          And as for your second query, that is why I make multiple lists for different price range and have mention ion and s don’t make any sense to buy anymore…still ill put ion in this list’re right its better than half the phones here

          • Ajet9

            Thanks Mate and what about Nexus 4???

          • sharang33

            nexus 4 isn’t officially available in india yet

          • Archit Kumar

            Galaxy S3-23k ? But where ? The best that I’m getting is around 27k-28k. I’m sure that is a typo. There cannot be such a huge cut. Or is it ?

  • mohit

    nokia lumia 820 vs sony xperia sl (screen resolution no issue)

  • Vamshi

    Which one is better galaxy s3 or htc one x. Is there a problem with the internet on htc one x. I heard that internet is not as good as galaxy s3. Is the internet problem true on htc one x. Please advice.

    • sharang33

      go for the galaxy s3. removable battery, microSD slot are an added bonus..HTC if you prefer the design..

  • saurabh srivastava

    Can you suggest me which is better
    Samsung Grand Duos or Nokia Lumia 720

    • ragu

      Samsung Grand duos le lo bai

    • Marwann

      To a certain degree,the nokia lumia 720 matches out. But if you are used to an android device,it may be a problem as you are used to the home screen. But due to the lack of many apps available on the windows market,android matches out,per se.

    • Manan

      You will always regret wit Samsung under 20000 !



  • poorna

    please tell me which is best between sony sp,samsung s4mini and htc one !!!!!! please suggest me……

    • Surendar Rajput

      U can go fr htc1…it hs been awarded d best mobile….even i wantd to buy it ,but its not under my budget….so go fr htc its really cool…….

  • Vikas Solanki

    my budget is 20-25k . Please tell me which phone should i buy

  • Prachi Taunk

    I wan to buy a mobile within range of Rs 25000/- …plz suggest me for whch brand I shud go…..require genuine advice..plz

  • Sarthak Samal

    sony xperia t2 ultra is the best for price 23k ….so m gonna buy it

  • Puňéét Sïñgh Grøvér

    desire 816 or note 2 ? genrl knwlddge

  • Tanmay

    Hey, I want to buy a smartphone {android}, and my budget is Rs 24000, I will buy the phone in september. Can you help to choose , which one is the best phone in my budget.
    The phone should have a good camera, and also the latest version of android , and a big HD


    • Amit Verma

      Moto X

  • harsha

    i’m looking for a phone under 25k
    needs –
    long battery life
    big display
    camera (both primary n secondary)
    inernal memory + sd card slot
    if possible, dual sim

    suggestions please..

  • vineeth

    which is the better Z10 or t2 ultra cause i already used android a lot and i wanna use bb but i love bigeer screen

  • anand

    hi ,
    iwant to buy phone under 25k can you suggest me

  • sunny

    please help me to purchase a phone at the range of 18000 to 23000

  • Aks

    How is the gionee s5.5 any one using it please reply with your opinion.should i buy it or not??please reply….

  • Kusum Taxak

    I want to buy a phone upto 22000 but m confused whether to but Apple 4s or HTC Desire 816.
    So, Please suggest.

    • Vineet Jain

      Go with htc…

      • htc 816 is best… even i own one !!
        but wait till next month if u can..coz 816’s successor “816g” hea!! with same external appearance..
        but internally its mammoth

    • BRYAN

      Go for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 neo !! . I own it too,works great and I am happy with it !!!



    i want buy smart phone around 15000
    suggest me any one brand is better in OS ,INTERNAL MEMORY,RAM ,CPU .

    sony L
    NOKAI 625
    HTC 616

  • raghav

    can u plz suggest me which one to buy from blackberry Z10 and samsung galaxy s4 mini?

  • Vineet Jain

    Should i take htc desire 816 or moto x..?

    • 816!! but if u want some think different!! go wid moto x ..

  • Jig

    How is Note 3 Neo at a price of around 23K?

  • ayush

    Please suggest a best phonrwhether micromax or Any other upto 25000 please tell really very confused …please help

  • Abhishek Wadhawan

    My budget is 25k But I am confused which smartphone to buy. I want best camera both rear and front and also have good processor

  • sharon

    Present am using xperia z1 am very disappointed with that it easily gets hot I want to change my mobile plz suggest which one I should take iPhone 5s r note 3 neo r desire 816

  • tanush jd

    sony z2 or z3….. or stay bak wid the i phone 5s??….plz suggest

    • sharang33

      stay back with 5s, wait for something early next year…

  • Chirag Deogade

    guys add one plus one also

    • sharang33

      Not added because of the following reasons:
      1. Ongoing dispute with Micromax and Cyanogen makes it unclear if the phone will get any future updates
      2. It’s a hassle to get with the invitation procedure
      3. Ongoing dispute regarding its sales in the Delhi High Court

      • Prerna Garg

        Sorry I can’t understand . Can u explain.. should I purchase one plus one or not?? Please reply.

        • sharang33

          Its clear to be sold in India and invites aren’t that hard to come by…If you have one, get it.

    • jeeshan khan

      its on the top mr.
      watch carefully

  • ok good one but iphone 5c is pulled out from the Indian markets

    • rahul

      how is htc 820 desire

      • Dheeraz

        The Best

  • Ankit Nair

    Add one plus one…

  • Davy96

    did i buy note 3 neo or not?

    • asshole

      what kind of question is that?

      • Skyrocket

        Lol!! Read it as
        Asshole, what kind of question is that?

    • guri

      Bro i suggest u should go for
      Note 3 neo is good bt comapartively s4 is
      Note3 android 4.3 n s4 android
      S4 Processor is better octa n

      N cheaper

  • Harish M.G.

    Hello Friends. Please tell me about Sony xperia C3.?

  • Sonu john

    Bought 1020 for 19 thousand is it a good deal guys??

    • sharang33

      Its a steal. Congrats on your purchase

      • zubair

        Buddy tell me about the xperia z1’s camera means how it is in reality????

  • Ketan

    how about nokia lumia 730? I have budget of 15k , can be stretched to 20k maximum

    • sharang33

      good phone for 15k…830 notworth the extra price tag…

    • shubh

      Lumia 730 is beast in the range of 15k..go for it..

    • Rahul

      If interested you can consider phones like htc 816g(17k),grand(16-17k),grand prime (14-15k)


    what about lenovo vibe x2 ??

    • RESHUL

      NAVEEN vibe x2 is a good choice. Its offering a better layered design and hardware. Good choice.Go on!!

  • Pradeep

    My Mind is in dilemma Regarding Best Smartphone with decent battery backup & Stunning Camera under 25000

  • vijay singh

    i am littlebit confused in sony xperia z1 and HTC 820…… please suggest me which one is better……

    • sharang33

      xperia Z1

      • shankit arora

        Which one is better,samsung A5 OR htc 820

        • sharang33


        • Abhishek

          Htc 820 far better than samsung a5

    • guri

      If u r crazy abt bigscreen n selfieees go for
      820. Its 5.5 inches screen is equal to samsung mega is slim n sexy phone
      Otherwise z1 processor primary camera water n dust resistant and sensors
      In z1 u can click photos n record vedio with in water … no other phones like samsung s5 (water resistant) works under water not even there touch pad works

  • Subin

    The Xperia Z Ultra seems like a better option than the T2 Ultra

  • nishant doshi

    Probably the best site ever for phones and oneplus one hats off!!!!!!!


    i am confused in sony xperia ultra T2 and HTC 820…… please suggest me which one is better……

    • sharang33

      HTC 820

  • gautammndl

    Guys i have 20k budget.which phn is d best.i need fast net downloading speed..good audio n video quality.thats plz

    • gautammndl

      Sir ji kuch madat to karo…….

      • Omi

        u hv to buy HTC Desire 816…….. jst check it out……

    • sumukh

      Go for xiomi mi4 sexiest phn

  • Akash

    what about xiaomi Mi4?

  • jatin grrover

    s4 or desire 820?

    • sharang33

      s4 if you need a better screen, 820 for the cameras and better processor..

  • shridhar vaishnava

    I eqnt a good camera phone clearly i find samsung galaxy grand max brtter than samsung e7 and less prized
    But i am still confused that i should buy it now or wait for samsung galaxy s6
    zoom Since s6 zoom will be a better camera phone in that range

  • Nandini

    Hi, could anyone suggest which phone is better among Sony Xperia Z1, Google Nexus 5, HTC Desire 820 or the upcoming HTC Desire 826 or any other phone with good battery back up, latest version of Android, a decent camera, and atleast 1.5-2GB RAM

    • sharang33

      xperia z1 currently..not sure about Desire 826..will be close to 28k i guess..

      • Nandini

        Thanks sharang33

        • udk smart

          hi nandini did u purchased htc ?because i want to purchase tat and tell me how’s tat

  • Somnath

    I feel the mettalic look of Samsung A5 makes it look different, also the add on feature super battery saver.
    Still unable to decide on that or HTC 820. I am a camera btw.
    Please suggest!

    • Somnath

      I meant , I am a camera freak btw.

      • sharang33

        desire 820 cz its cheaper, has a bigger battery and probably a better processor..a5 for premium build smaller screen..

      • Vineet Kumar

        if you are camera freak than go for A5 or A7

  • Dharmesh Gandhi

    Guys pls help,i want to buy a phone with Dual sim,gud rear and front camera and expandable memory budget around 20000.Pls suggest which one can i go for ?

  • Shankar Singh

    i want to buy a mobile under 25000 for camera and hd games

  • Shankar Singh

    which one is the best for me

  • sumiy

    Iwanna buy mobile under 25000 rs which smartphone I shld buy how abt samsung e7

  • parvinder singh

    Which phone to buy under 30k i need latest android

  • mohammed ashraf

    one pius one or htc 820?

  • Ritwik Sood

    I dont know what to 820 or xperia.Z1 both seem to be really good so..suggest me….

    • yogesh katke

      Dude u just buy z1 its awesome pic I have z1 its working fast nice camera better than htc
      When u buy z1 u get camera settings its awesome I think u buy z1 really

  • Arjun pc

    What about Samsung E7 and htc 820s?? Plz reply??

  • Gaurav

    Google nexus 5 is best mobile under 25000 range.


    What should i purchase an ONE PLUS One or a NEXUS 5?

    • Gaurav

      Nexus 5….best….opo after sell service pathetic….even not updated till now

  • Aditya Pathak

    Remove Xperia z1. the specs are nice though but the display quality is absolutely disgusting. Xperia z Is the same. You should opt for z1 compact or Z ultra which boast brilliant displays.

  • Shashi

    somebody please advise should i buy ONE plus ONE or not? If not please suggest a phone under 25000 which is fast good display and camera.

  • Sidhu

    I am confused in sony xperia z1 and Google nexuss5 please suggest me which one better

  • Chintan

    add asus zenfone 2 ze551ml

  • Rohit Das

    which is better htc desire eye or htc desire 826…plz help!!very much confused!!

    • Vineet Kumar

      desire eye

  • subarna

    Which one is better htc desire 820 or htc desire 826

  • ajith

    which one is best,htc826 or one plus one

  • pravin chauhan

    Can you suggest which cell shall I buy, Sony Xperia Z1, HTC Desire 820 or HTC Desire 826 or Asus 2 4GB or – I am looking for good camara and fast processor so that i can play a game.

    • Aryan

      i would suggest go for oneplus one….if u wanna stick with brand then i would suggest go for asus zenfone 2 4gb


    HTC 820 or 826..which i the best…????

    • sharang33

      826 by a mile

  • navjot

    Hi.. I currently own a HTC 816. I need to upgrade to a better camera phone and should be glitchless obviously. I am confused between one plus one, HTC 826 and S5!
    Every help is appreciated. Please reply with the reasons for your choice
    Thanks 🙂

  • neeraj

    no one talks abt moto x. can anyone help me out with ths phone..

  • satheesh

    hi i m puzzeled between HTC desire 826 + motorola g 2nd gen + Sony Xperia C4 pls suggest ????

    • Vineet Kumar

      Camera of desire 826 is not good.

  • Gautam Gp

    can anyone tell about htc desire 826

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  • naman

    I am confused between iphone 5c and htc desire 826 which 1 should i buy….???

    • sharang33

      Desire 826

      • naman

        Any main reasons……

        • sharang33

          Yes, it’s newer, has a bigger screen, better specs..

  • Chendur

    Should i buy One plus One or Galaxy S 5????

    • sharang33

      galaxy s5

      • Aditya Gupta

        i’m going to buy s5… but i will suggest you one+one…. if display and camera you prefer then go for s5…. it also has some additional features

    • Aryan

      oneplus one if your not a brand freak!!

    • amit sethi

      S5 is a wonderful phone at this price range .you would love it .And the service provided by samsung is bearable compared to nonexistent for oneplusone

  • varun

    can any one tell me which is better to buy the zenfone 2 or the one pluse one

    • Udit Jain

      Both are good but if you want near stock android feel then go for opo otherwise go for zenfone 2

      • Aditya Gupta


  • piyush

    One plus one or desire 826…..

    • sharang33

      desire 826

    • Aryan

      go for oneplus one if your not a brand freak!!

    • Aditya Gupta


  • Raghu Chinnu

    Hai can any one help me choice in between blackberry z30 vs HTC 826 r apple

    • sharang33

      HTC Desire 826

  • Manish Singh

    i want to buy smartphone under 25k ,dual sim better camera ,performance, and battery pls suggest me which one is better. can i go for htc 826 but i read all comment in which someone wrote camera is not good of htc 826 so it is right or wrong pls suggest me

    • Aditya Gupta

      other than dual sim… galaxy s5 will fulfill your all requirements…. specially camera requirement

    • Ankit Kakadiya


  • Keshav

    Nexus 5 or Oneplus One?

    • Aditya Gupta

      go for one+one

  • sumit

    is nexus 5 or samsung galaxy s5 or asus zenfone 2 which fone is best shall u tell plz i have to buy in a day.



  • Divya

    S5 or htc 826?
    I heard that there are some battery issues with it so?

    • Ankit Kakadiya

      Ohhhh…nd ty



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  • Amit

    I’m planning to buy a smartphone in Rs. 15-25K ($235-400) range with pretty good camera (capable of low light photography, optical image stabilization, video recording), battery backup, decent performance with basic apps (facebook, whatsapp, banking apps etc., no games) and good after-sales service. Please suggest a good phone for me.




  • Kishan Patel

    I want 2 buy S5 ……because many different features in it ……..but i m confuced in……s5 processor ….is this is best processor in S5 0r….there is some hang problem in s5 ???????……………plz suggest me



  • Nikesh sanghvi

    Can any one suggest me a best phone under 25000

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  • b.naveen

    hai frnds …. is that blackberry z30 is a right choice to buy…? plz post ur commad

  • navdeep bandral

    one plus 2 is best under 25000 range.

  • Sudhir

    Don’t go for any HTC mobile worse service in service center.

  • Oppo find 7 or 7a would be a better pick now, as the price of both the devices has dropped.

  • Aryan Tewani

    Is Moto X Play 32 GB version a good buy

  • nalini

    Sony c5 ultra is good really

  • Asus zenfone 2 is best buy.

  • Nitish

    which phone should buy under 24k ??

  • Nitish

    Hey friends suggest me best phone under 24k ….

  • Angshuman

    The HTC desire 826 seems to be a good choice

    • sharang33

      Snapdragon 615 is nowhere near SD801 on other phones….

  • Prakash

    OnePlus 2, Honor 7, HTC Desire 826, Huawei Honor 6 Plus, ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
    I thing this 5 mobiles are worth for money. but i have little confusion to choose one mobile from these. so tell your suggestions to me.

  • Sai Teja

    Vibe x3 is good under 20k

  • kandalal

    anyody have any idea about blackberry passport?

  • chandra7253

    When can we expect Samsung galaxy C7 in india?

  • chandra7253

    Can someone give few suggestions around Rs. 25k range mobiles, launched latest in 2016, at least 3GB RAM with 1.8 GHz speed processor & android version above 5.1.1?