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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.

 

Sony Xperia ZL

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  • OS: Android 4.2 (planned upgrade to 4.3)
  • Body: 131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 151g
  • 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: 2,370 mAh

 

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Camera
  • 1080p display

Cons

 

PriceRs 26,290

 

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for April 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

PriceRs 24,900

 

 

LG Optimus G E975

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  • OS: Android 4.1
  • Body: 68.9×131.9×8.45 mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Display: 768×1280, 4.7 inches
  • Memory: 32 GB  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
  • Android 4.1
  • Similarly spec’d Nexus 4 much better

PriceRs 24,000

 

 

Nokia Lumia 920

lumia 920 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for April 2014

  • OS: Windows Phone 8
  • Body: 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm
  • Weight: 185g
  • Display: 768×1280, 4.5 inches
  • Memory: 32 GB non expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • GPU: Adreno 225
  • Camera: 8.7MP Pureview, 1.3MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,000mAh
  • Wireless charging

 

Pros

  • Best camera in the price bracket
  • Wireless charging
  • 32GB inbuilt memory

Cons

  • Non expandable memory
  • Slightly heavy and thick
  • Recent price hike, otherwise priced around Rs 23,000

Price: Rs 25,500

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

galaxy mega 5 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for April 2014

  • OS: Android 4.2.2
  • Body: 167.6 x 88 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 199g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 6.3 inches
  • Memory: 8GB  expandable, 1.5GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Dual Core
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.9MP secondary
  • Battery: 3200 mAh

 

Pros

  • RAM
  • Display size

Cons

  • Relatively weak processor+GPU
  • Huge display results in low pixel density
  • 8GB internal memory

PriceRs 23,500

 

 

Blackberry Z10

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  • OS: Blackberry 10.1
  • Body: 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 137.5g
  • Display: 768 x 1280 pixels, 4.2 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Dual core Snapdragon S4
  • GPU: Adreno 225
  • Camera: 8MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 1,800 mAh

 

Pros

  • Expandable memory

Cons

  • WXGA resolution
  • Somewhat small battery
  • Limited apps

Price: Rs 21,990

 

 

Lenovo Vibe X

  Best phones under Rs 25,000 for April 2014

  • OS: Android 4.2
  • Body: 144 x 74 x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 121g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inch
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qual core 1.5GHz MediaTek
  • Camera: 13MP autofocus, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,000mAh

 

Pros

  • Display
  • Camera

Cons

  • Battery

Price: Rs 22,900

 

 

Sony Xperia ZR

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for April 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

PriceRs 24,990

 

 

Moto X

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for April 2014

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Dual core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Camera: 10MP autofocus, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,200mAh

 

Pros

  • Build
  • Android 4.4
  • Special chip for Google Now to reduce battery consumption

Cons

  • Non expandable memory

PriceRs 24,000

 

 

Lenovo K900

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for April 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

PriceRs 22,300

 

 

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

PriceRs 21,700

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

galaxy mega 5 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for April 2014

  • OS: Android 4.2.2
  • Body: 162.6 x 82.4 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 182g
  • Display: 540 x 960 pixels, 5.8 inches
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1.5GB RAM
  • Processor: Dual core 1.4GHz
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.9MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600mAh
  • Dual SIM

 

Pros

  • Size of the display
  • Expandable storage
  • Dual SIM

Cons

  • Low resolution display
  • Better processors available in this price bracket

PriceRs 23,000

 

 

Nokia Lumia 1320

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for April 2014

  • OS: Windows Phone 8
  • Body: 164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 220g
  • Display: 720×1280, 6 inches
  • Memory: 8GB non expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 5MP, VGA secondary
  • Battery: 3,400mAh

 

Pros

  • Display
  • Battery

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Camera

PriceRs 21,200

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos 2

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  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Body: 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.25 inches
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1.5GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad core 1.2GHz
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.9MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600mAh
  • Dual SIM

 

Pros

  • Display resolution
  • Expandable storage
  • Dual SIM
  • Battery

Cons

Price: Rs 21,950

 

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

  • 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