Looking for the best phones under Rs 25,000? Check out list of top phones in this bracket below. Also, this time we’ll try to quote the least price available. The order of phones in the list doesn’t go from best to worst, but from the most expensive to the cheapest.

You can also check the lists of best phones around Rs 20,000 and Rs 30,000 in case you decide to change your budget a little.


OnePlus One

oneplus one

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch
  • Memory: 64GB non expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,100 mAh


  • Every feature for this price


  • Invite system to purchase
  • Ongoing tussle with Cyanogen

Price: Rs 21,990



Sony Xperia Z1

 Best phones around Rs 40,000 for September 2014

  • OS: Android 4.4.2
  • Body: 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 170g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 20.7MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • AnTuTu score: 34,366



  • Expandable memory
  • Camera
  • Battery


Price: Rs 24,590



Samsung Galaxy S4

galaxy s4

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Exynos 5 Octa 1.6GHz quad core Cortex A15 + 1.2GHz quad core Cortex A7
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP3
  • Camera: 13MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh
  • AnTuTu score: 26,147



  • Display
  • Expandable memory
  • Camera
  • Android 4.4


Price: Rs 24,500



Nexus 5

nexus 5

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Body: 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 8MP with OIS, 1.3MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,300mAh



  • 1080p display
  • Android Lollipop


  • Non expandable memory

Price: Rs26,600 for 16GB

Rs 28,000 for 32 GB



HTC Desire 820

desire 820

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 78.7 x 157.7 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 155g
  • Display: 1280 x 720 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz + 1 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Quad Core 64bit
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh
  • Dual SIM 3G + LTE


  • Expandable memory
  • Cameras
  • Processor


  • Display

Price: Rs 21,500



Nokia Lumia 1020

lumia 1020

  • OS: Windows Phone 8
  • Body: 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm
  • Weight: 158g
  • Display: 768 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inch
  • Memory: 32GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz Dual core
  • GPU: Adreno 225
  • Camera: 41MP Pureview with OIS,
  • Battery: 2,000 mAh


  • 41MP camera is the best seen on a smartphone yet


  • Processor
  • Non expandable memory

Price: Rs 22,500



Nokia Lumia 830

nokia lumia 830

  • OS: Windows Phone 8.1
  • Body: 139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.0 inch
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 10MP with OIS, 0.9MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,200mAh



  • Camera with optical image stabilization


  • Battery
  • Price is outrageously high, should be close to Rs 22,000
  • Processor
  • Display

Price: Rs 26,000



Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

 Best phones under Rs 30,000 for September 2014

  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Body: 148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Exynos 5260 Hexa Core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 & dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15
  • GPU: Mali-T624
  • Camera: 8MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,100 mAh



  • Expandable memory
  • Battery
  • Stylus
  • Battery


  • Display resolution

Price: Rs 21,300



Apple iPhone 5c

iphone 5c

  • OS: iOS 7.1
  • Body: 124.4 x 59.2 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 132g
  • Display: 640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches
  • Memory: 8 GB non expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Dual core A6
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX 543MP3
  • Camera: 8MP, 1.2MP secondary
  • Battery: 1,510 mAh



  • Rich ecosystem
  • Brand value


  • Non expandable memory
  • Other phones in this price bracket offering better/more powerful hardware (though iOS runs perfectly well on these specifications)
  • No NFC
  • 8GB inbuilt memory only
  • Screen resolution and size
  • Overpriced

Price: Rs 22,500



Lenovo Vibe Z K910

lenovo vibe k910

  • OS: Android 4.4.2
  • Body: 149.1 x 77 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh


  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Camera


Price: Rs 18,000



Blackberry Q10


  • OS: Blackberry 10.2
  • Body: 119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4 mm
  • Weight: 139g
  • Display: 720 x 720 pixels, 3.1 inches
  • Memory: 16 GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Dual core Snapdragon S4
  • GPU: Adreno 225
  • Camera: 8MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,10 mAh


  • Qwerty keyboard


  • Screen
  • Limited apps

Price:Rs 20,700



Nexus 4

nexus 4

  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Body: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 139g
  • Display: 720 x 1280, 4.7 inches
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4Pro 1.5 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.3MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,100mAh
  • Wireless charging


  • Nexus device means guaranteed future Android updates
  • Large battery
  • Processor+GPU
  • Wireless charging


  • Non expandable memory

Price: Rs 21,000



Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

t2 ultra

  • OS: Android 4.3 (Android 4.4 inbound)
  • Body: 165.2 x 83.8 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 172g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 6.0 inches
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Dual Core
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 13MP autofocus, 1.1MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh


  • Battery
  • Display size
  • Camera


  • Huge display results in low pixel density
  • 8GB internal memory

Price: Rs 22,100



HTC Desire 816

htc desire 816

  • OS: Android 4.1 (Android 4.4 incoming)
  • Body:156.6 x 78.7 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 165g
  • Display: 720×1280, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 8 GB expandable, 1.5GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 13MP autofocus, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600mAh


  • Cameras
  • Android 4.4 KitKat


  • Processor

Price: Rs 20,000



Categories: Comparisons, Phones
  • 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 !




    plz reply at my mail..

  • 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…

      • Rakshith setty

        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..?

    • Rakshith setty

      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

  • Shaun

    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?

  • 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..