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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

Pros

  • Every feature for this price

Cons

  • Invite system to purchase

 

 

Xiaomi Mi 4

mi 4

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 149g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inch
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 13MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,080 mAh

Pros

  • Every feature for this price

Cons

  • Not available always on Flipkart

 

 

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

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Waterproof
  • Display

Cons

 

 

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

Pros

  • Display
  • Expandable memory
  • Camera
  • Android 4.4

Cons

 

 

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

Pros

  • Android Lollipop
  • Display

Cons

  • Non expandable memory

 

 

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

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Cameras
  • Processor

Cons

 

 

Samsung Galaxy A5

galaxy a5

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm
  • Weight: 123g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.0 inch
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A-53 Snapdragon 410
  • GPU: Adreno 306
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,300 mAh

Pros

  • Camera

Cons

  • Battery

 

 

Samsung Galaxy E7

galaxy e7

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 151.3 x 77.2 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 141g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inch
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A-53 Snapdragon
  • GPU: Adreno 306
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,950 mAh

Pros

  • Battery
  • Camera

Cons

 

 

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

xperia z1 compact

  • OS: Android 4.4.4
  • Body: 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm
  • Weight: 137g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inch
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.26GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 20.7MP with OIS, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,300mAh

Pros

  • Camera with optical image stabilization
  • Only phone of its size with such specs

Cons

 

 

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • Processor
  • Non expandable memory

 

 

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

Pros

  • Camera with optical image stabilization

Cons

  • Battery
  • Processor

 

 

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

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Battery
  • Stylus
  • Battery

Cons

 

 

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

Pros

  • Rich ecosystem
  • Brand value

Cons

  • 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

 

 

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

Pros

  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Camera

Cons

 

 

Blackberry Q10

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

Pros

  • Qwerty keyboard

Cons

  • Screen
  • Limited apps

 

 

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • Non expandable memory

 

 

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

Pros

  • Battery
  • Display size
  • Camera

Cons

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

 

 

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

Pros

  • Cameras
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Cons

  • Processor

 

 

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
          ion
          And as for your second query, that is why I make multiple lists for different price range and have mention ion here..sl and s don’t make any sense to buy anymore…still ill put ion in this list too..you’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 !

  • VIKAS KUMAR

    I WANT TO BUY A MOBILE,,,, WHICH IS BETTER??? SONY XPERIA SP Rs. 20500,, OR GALAXY S3 RS 23000, OR ANY OTHER??? IS SONY XPERIA L IS NICE MID RANGE MOBILE?? ANY OTHER OPTION???

  • VIKAS KUMAR

    plz reply at my mail.. vikasjadoo@yahoo.com

  • 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

    display.

    • 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…

      • http://facebook.com/rakshithsetty 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 !!!

  • SRIDHAR

    hi

    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..?

    • http://facebook.com/rakshithsetty 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

      • 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

  • http://crokes.com/ Shaun

    ok good one but iphone 5c is pulled out from the Indian markets
    crokes.com

    • 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
      s4
      Note 3 neo is good bt comapartively s4 is
      better
      Note3 android 4.3 n s4 android
      4.4
      S4 Processor is better octa n
      quad

      Camera
      Sensors
      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)

  • NAVEEN

    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

          htc

        • 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 5.8..it 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!!!!!!!

  • TEJAL PATEL

    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 all..help plz

    • gautammndl

      Sir ji kuch madat to karo…….

      • Omi

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

  • 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

  • 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..