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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 December 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

 

 

Nexus 5

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  • 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

  • Best processor on smartphones right now
  • 1080p display
  • Android 5.0

Cons

  • Non expandable memory

Price: Rs 25,600 for 16GB

            Rs 28,700 for 32GB

 

 

HTC Desire 820

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for December 2014

  • 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

  • Display

Price: Rs 23,200

 

 

HTC Desire 820Q

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for December 2014

  • 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, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh
  • Dual SIM 3G + LTE

 

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Cameras
  • Processor

Cons

  • Display

Price: Rs 20,900

 

 

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
  • Battery

Cons

  • Display resolution

Price: Rs 21,900

 

 

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

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

 

 

Sony Xperia T3

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for December 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

 

 

Nokia Lumia 1020

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for December 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 22,600

 

 

Lenovo Vibe Z K910

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for December 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
  • Camera

Cons

Price: Rs 21,000

 

 

Sony Xperia Z

100x240xxperia z.jpeg.pagespeed.ic.pyOTwSk2Kb Best phones under Rs 25,000 for December 2014

  • 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: Rs 21,000

 

 

Blackberry Q10

blackberry q10 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for December 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 22,000

 

 

Nexus 4

nexus 41 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for December 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: Rs 21,000

 

 

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for December 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

 

 

HTC Desire 816

htc desire 816 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for December 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 23,600

 

 

Lenovo K900

 Best phones under Rs 25,000 for December 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
  • Can consider much better K910

Price: Rs 22,000

 

 

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
          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

  • http://crokes.com/ Shaun

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