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There quite a gap between 20,000 and 30,000 and if we can have a post that compares phones in the median of Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000, why not one which covers best phones around Rs 25,000? 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.

 

Samsung Galaxy S4

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • 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

Price: Rs 26,000

 

Nokia Lumia 1020

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • 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

Price: Rs 23,990

 

 

Lenovo Vibe Z K910

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • 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

Cons

Price: Rs 23,699

 

 

Nexus 5

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  • OS: Android 4.4
  • 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

  • Best processor on smartphones right now
  • 1080p display
  • Android KitKat

Cons

  • Non expandable memory

Price: Rs 23,600 for 16GB

            Rs 27,700 for 32GB

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 120g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inch
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 1.5GB RAM
  • Processor: Exynos 3 Quad 3470 1.4 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Mali400MP4
  • Camera: 8MP, 2.1MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,100mAh

 

Pros

Cons

  • Overpriced

Price: Rs 26,600

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

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  • 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

Cons

  • Display resolution

Price: Rs 23,900

 

 

Apple iPhone 5c

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  • 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

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

Price: Rs 26,790

 

 

Lenovo Vibe Z K910

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  • 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

Cons

Price: Rs 25,000 (Available for Rs 19,000 on Amazon)

 

 

Sony Xperia T3

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 150.7 x 77 x 7 mm
  • Weight: 148g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.3 inches
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 qual Core
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.1MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,500 mAh

 

Pros

  • Display size

Cons

  • RAM
  • 8GB internal memory
  • Overpriced

Price: Rs 24,000

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note II

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  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Body: 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 183g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Exynos 4412 Quad Core 1.6GHz Cortex A9
  • GPU: Mali-400MP
  • Camera: 8MP, 1.9MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,100 mAh

 

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Battery
  • Stylus

Cons

  • Display resolution
  • Processor+GPU old

Price: Rs 22,000 – Rs 23,000

 

 

Sony Xperia Z

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  • OS: Android 4.3 (planned upgrade to 4.4)
  • Body: 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 146g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Camera: 13MP, 2.2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,330 mAh

 

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Camera
  • 1080p display

Cons

  • Old

Price: Only if under Rs 25,000

 

 

Blackberry Q10

blackberry q10 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • 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

Price:Rs 21,000

 

 

Nexus 4

nexus 41 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • 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

Price: Only if under Rs 22,000

 

 

Sony Xperia C3

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.4.2
  • Body: 156.2 x 78.7 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,500 mAh

 

Pros

  • Front camera

Cons

  • Battery
  • Internal memory

Price: Rs 19,700

 

 

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • 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

Price: Rs 23,200

 

 

LG Optimus G E975

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  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 68.9×131.9×8.45 mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Display: 768×1280, 4.7 inches
  • Memory: 32 GB non expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Camera: 13MP autofocus, 1.3MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,100mAh

 

Pros

  • 32GB memory

Cons

  • Non expandable memory
  • Similarly spec’d Nexus 4 much better
  • Old

Price: Rs 23,500

 

 

HTC Desire 816

htc desire 816 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • 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

Price: Rs 22,600

 

 

Sony Xperia ZR

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Body: 131.3 x 67.3 x 10.5 mm
  • Weight: 138g
  • Display: 720 x 1280, 4.55 inches
  • Memory: 8 GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm APQ8064 S4Pro 1.5 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Camera: 13.1MP autofocus, VGA secondary
  • Battery: 2,300mAh

 

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Processor+GPU
  • Camera

Cons

  • Secondary camera
  • Old

Price: Rs 20,990

 

 

Lenovo K900

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.2.2
  • Body: 157 x 78 x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 162g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Intel Atom Z2580 2GHz Clover Trail+
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544
  • Camera: 13MP autofocus, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,500mAh

 

Pros

  • Display
  • Large battery
  • Processor+GPU
  • Thickness

Cons

  • Non expandable memory

Price: Rs 22,000

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S III

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  • OS: Android 4.2
  • Body: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 133g
  • Display: 720×1280, 4.8 inches
  • Memory: 16 GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: Exynos 1.4 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Mali 400
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.9MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,100mAh

 

Pros

  • Quad core processor

Cons

  • Processor a little old compared to the competition

Price: Rs 20,120

 

 

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