6 Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 25000 In India
Within a budget of Rs. 25000, you can buy some really cool phones with powerful processor, delightful camera and long-lasting battery. Here we bring to you 7 such mobile phones which are rated highly by users and critics alike.
Which are the Best Mobile Phones under Rs.25000?
|OPPO Reno2 F||4.3/5|
|Samsung Galaxy A70||4.0/5|
|Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)||4.2/5|
|LG G7+ ThinQ||3.7/5|
|OPPO R17 Pro||4.2/5|
|Vivo V17 Pro||4.3/5|
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Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 25000
With stylish appearance, fairly good performance, camera and battery, Oppo Reno2 F is an all rounder that is quite worth the money spent.
Oppo Reno 2F is powered by Octa core Media Tek Helio P70 processor. It has a RAM of 8 GB and internal storage capacity of 128 GB.
The mobile works pretty well in most conditions. Even while using intensive applications, gaming and multi-tasking, there is no lag. Gaming is also stutter free.
As with most phones in this price range, Oppo Reno 2F has an in-display finger print sensor. It is found to work smoothly without any lag or errors.
Oppo generally gives due importance to the camera set-up and they do not fail with the Reno 2F too. At the rear, the mobile has a Quad camera set up with 48, 8, 2+ 2 MP camera. The 48 MP camera is Samsung GM1 sensor. So, by default images are captured in 12 MP resolution, but when set to higher resolution, it can produce 48 MP photos using technique called interpolation. Along side, there are an 8 MP wide angle sensor, the 2 MP mono lens and another 2 MP is the portrait lens.
Overall picture quality of photos taken are good.
Featuring 6.53 inch AMOLED display with screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, the Oppo Reno 2 F has vibrant visuals with fairly good viewing angle. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on front and back so that harsh damages don’t occur in case of a fall.
The Oppo Reno 2 F features a 4000 mAh battery with VOOC flash charge for fast charging.
The Oppo Reno 2 F looks stylish and sophisticated. Thanks to the pop-up selfie camera, the display has no notch. The camera glides smooth and swift. Overall, the phone looks premium and durable.
Samsung Galaxy A70 comes with Snapdragon 675 chipset with 6 GB RAM. It has an internal storage of 128 GB which can be expanded to 512 GB with a micro SD card.
The processor is pretty capable of running all day to day activities, browsing, camera, surfing social media apps and even light photo editing. Even while playing graphic intensive games like PUBG or Asphalt 9, the experience is quite smooth without any lag or stuttering. Hardly any heating issue is also found.
To unlock the phone, you can either opt for Facial recognition or the in-display fingerprint sensor. Unlike other phones in the segment, you have to apply some pressure and wait for a second more for the phone to recognize the fingerprint. Occasional errors too occur. But face recognition worked pretty seamless.
Perhaps one of the USPs of this mobile phone is its sound quality. With Dolby Atmos support, Samsung A70 offers better audio experience and enhanced surround sound effect. It does really enhance the entertainment experience while streaming movies and series from Netflix or Prime.
The Samsung Galaxy A70 has three camera set up at the rear. It comprises 32 MP primary camera, 8 MP ultra wide camera and 5 MP depth sensor. The front camera has 32 MP. The camera app has various modes with which you can take pictures. However, it doesn’t have low-light photography mode.
Pictures taken are pretty detailed and vibrant. Focussing is quick and color reproduction is accurate. Pictures taken in wide angle lens have a bit of fish eye effect. But that is something common in most phones in the segment. Macros taken are quite impressive. The bokeh effect is pretty good with sufficient distinction between object and background. Selfies too looked great with accurate colors and detailing.
You can also record 4K videos with A70.
As with all Samsung mobiles, the A70 also features AMOLED display of screen size 6.7 inches. The display is quite vibrant with vivid colors, vibrancy and crispness. The blacks are pure and the contrast is outstanding too. The viewing angles are quite good. Even while using the device outdoors, you hardly face any problem.
The Samsung A70 features 4500 mAh battery with 25W fast charger. The drain rate is decent. With moderate usage, it lasts about a day at least. The charging is also fairly quick. It can be fully charged in less than 2 hours.
The A70 is available in 3 colors with gradient effect- black, white and blue. The display has a waterdrop notch. The rear panel is made of what Samsung calls 3D Glasstic. It is basically plastic, but looks like glass. However, it attracts smudges pretty quickly. So, you might want to pop it inside a cover.
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The once expensive iPhone 7 is now available at a much affordable price. Its features and performance are top notch. So, if you are quality conscious, but not really concerned about always carrying the latest phone, you could very well opt for Iphone 7.
The phone features quad-core A10 Fusion chip. It is quite adept at carrying out all functions without any lag or stutter. In fact, you would have to try really hard to make the phone hang.
Be it gaming, photo re-touching in Photoshop or even video processing, this mobile can do it all with ease.
The audio performance is also pretty top notch. As you might already know, the headphones that come along has lightning port connection. You can also use your regular headphone by plugging it in to an adapter. A drawback with this feature is that you cannot use your headphone and charge the battery simultaneously.
The camera of Iphone 7 is quite superior in the segment. It is one of the few phones with excellent low light performance.
As with all iPhones, the colors and images are natural and true to life. The shots are bright, clear and sharp. And yet they are not over saturated.
While the rear facing camera is 12MP, the front facing is 7 MP resolution, which works pretty great in capturing selfies.
The display of iPhone 7 is 4.7 inch size with screen resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels. It is fairly colorful and rich. Brightness is also good, though not over exuberant.
Battery might not be one of the strong points of iPhone. With moderate to heavy usage, the phone struggles to last a day. On days where you use for prolonged duration, you will have to charge the phone by evening to make it last a full day.
Charging is decent, though not as fast as VOC charger from Oppo or Vivo. Within about 2.5 hours, the phone gets completely charged from 0 to 100.
iPhone 7 could be the only phone in this price range which is water resistant. Its design is almost similar to the previous iPhones. The main difference you note is the headphone jack is removed. You do get earphones in the pack, with lightning connector.
The back panel is durable, and doesn’t scratch that easily.
The LG G7 ThiQ launched at a price tag of Rs. 40K. But now, it is available for about Rs. 25K. So, just like the former entry you can expect performance of flagship phones from this mobile.
The mobile runs on Snapdragon 845 chipset with 4 GB RAM and has 64 GB storage.The chipset is quite superior in performance and you have no trouble using multiple apps simultaneously. Gaming too is a breeze. There are no lags or stutters. But you do find the mobile getting a bit too heated up.
The interphase may appear a bit new and it is likely to take a little time to get used to it.
While most phones in the segment has in-display fingerprint sensor, the LG G7+ ThinQ has sensor at the back just underneath the camera. It also has facial recognition. Both works fast and without much errors.
The audio quality of the phone is also quite superior.
Lg G7+ ThinQ has dual lens 16 MP camera at the back with an ultra wide view and an 8 MP front facing camera. Equipped with AI, the camera app tries to understand the subject and adjust the settings accordingly.
The pictures are quite bright and the wide angle photos have pretty good detailing, albeit minimal fish eye effect too. You can shoot 4K videos too with this mobile phone.
Now, coming to the front camera, the selfies are quite detailed with good color reproduction. Skin tones and other color looks accurate.
When there is ample lighting, the photos have minimal noise and look detailed. But in low lighting, the picture quality looks a bit uninspiring.
The G7+ has a 6.1 inch super bright LCD screen with a top notch and fairly thin bezels.
The distinct advantage is that the mobile has a super bright display mode whereby you can view the mobile outdoors with superb clarity. This mode lasts for just 3 minutes giving you sufficient time for any urgent matter. This way, the battery is not depleted and the device is not overheated.
The G7+ ThinQ has 3000mAh battery which is a tad small compared to the rest in this list. The mobile phone has just enough capacity to last for a day with moderate usage. The QuickCharge 3.0 charger is pretty fast. Within less than 2 hours, the phone goes from 0 to 100%. The wireless charger however was slow as expected.
The Lg G7+ ThinQ has a clean look that feels quite premier. It has a dedicated AI button with which you can invoke Google Assistant or an assistant of your choice.
The rear side is made of glass. And you have the fingerprint sensor on the back, while the sleep/wake button remains on the side. It is moderately water resistant too.
A drawback however is that the rear side get smudgy very quickly. So, a phone cover is highly advisable.
Equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC with octa-core processor, the Oppo R17 Pro is quite a powerful device that can take care of moderate to heavy usage without any problem.
Regular usage like browsing, surfing social media apps, navigation etc did not cause any lag. Thanks to the 8 GB RAM, even while playing graphics intensive games like PUBG or Asphalt 9, it was smooth without any stutters.
The mobile features in-display fingerprint sensor which works fairly well, but is not as quick as the rear fingerprint scanners usually found. Facial recognition however worked pretty seamlessly. A unique feature found in the Oppo R17 Pro is the capability to use Fingerprint and facial recognition together to lock down apps or storage space. This way, you can keep sensitive information safe and away from theft.
Additionally, the mobile phone also has gesture support which can be enabled from the phone settings.
The Oppo R17 Pro has 12 MP primary sensor and a 20 MP depth sensor at the rear and a 25 MP front camera. Depending on the lighting conditions, the camera automatically switches its aperture to capture best possible pictures. It has various modes like panorama, night, sticker, portrait and an expert mode where you can control details like white balance, exposure, shutter speed, focus and ISO.
Talking about the photo quality, there is fairly good detailing and color reproduction is accurate in the Oppo R17 Pro. Macros and portrait were pretty good. There is sufficient depth in macro photos. Even in low light, you can capture pictures with good detailing. However, it does have a bit of noise. Selfies too are neat with good color reproduction.
Videos can be captured in 4K without time limit. Using the front camera, you can capture only Full HD videos. However, there is no image stabilization in 4K which is a let down.
Oppo R17 Pro has 6.4 inch AMOLED display of FHD resolution. The display has a waterdrop notch.
Thanks to the AMOLED display, colors are pretty bright and vibrant. Contrast is good too. Be it regular browsing or watching movies from Netflix or Prime, you will simply love the bright visuals that pop out.
The R17 pro has 3700 mAH battery that has a low drain rate. Its 50 WSuper VOOC flash charger of Oppo is the fastest in the segment. It is capable of charging an empty battery from 0 to 100 in less than 40 minutes. The phone got a bit warm. But the charger did not.
The Oppo R17 Pro has gradient rear panel which doesn’t attract much of smudges.
It features thin bezels at the sides and top, but a comparatively thicker on at the bottom. It doesn’t have a headphone jack. But comes with a Type C headphone. If you need to use your regular headphone, you will have to buy an adapter.
As with most phones in the segment, there is no fingerprint scanner at the back, rather it is in-display.
The Vivo V17 Pro features Snapdragon 675 SoC with octa-core chip. It isn’t as superior as many other phones in this pricing. But even so, its pretty adept at all day to day activities like calls, using social media apps, browsing websites, navigation etc. Even while indulging in heavy gaming like PUBG Mobile or Asphalt 9, you can run it smoothly at high frame rate. However, when you play game continuously for about 20-30 minutes, you do find the phone getting a bit heated up. This is typical of the Snapdragon 675 SoC.
The mobile phone has in-display fingerprint sensor which works seamlessly. Though it has face recognition capability, it is invoked only when fingerprint recognition fails thrice in a row. Also, the pop-up mechanism of the selfie camera is a tad slower than other phones with Face recognition lock.
Camera has always been Vivo’s strong point. The Vivo 17 Pro has a total of 6 cameras. It has 2 selfie cameras and 4 cameras at the rear.
The selfie camera comes with 32 +8 MP resolution. On the rear, it has 48 MP primary camera which is Sony’s IMX582 sensor. The next is a 8 MP ultra wide angle camera. The third is a telephoto lens which is capable of 2X optical zoom and 8X digital zoom. Finally the 2 MP depth sensor camera is for the bokeh effect.
The picture quality of the Vivo 17 Pro is quite splendid. It is one of the few phones with Night mode in selfie camera.
Photos captured during day time is quite sharp and detailed with vivid colours. HDR too is good. The ultra wide angle camera produced fairly detailed images with good detailing. However, fish eye effect was noticed quite prominently. Macros captured were also quite detailed with good color accuracy. Bokeh effect was also above satisfactory levels with good distinction between object and background. Night mode pictures are also fairly good.
The selfies captured during daytime and night were also sharp and detailed.
Video recording, though only in Full HD is also quite good. It can also be used by amateur video bloggers and YouTubers who are just starting out. However, it does lack any kind of stabilisation.
The Vivo V17 Pro features 6.44 inch AMOLED display with full HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for protection. Vivo has pre-applied a screen guard to protect the display. As with newer phones, the screen is almost notch-less and the bezels are pretty slim too. The pictures look bright, vivid and the text is also quite sharp even while viewing outdoors in sunlight.
The Vivo V17 Pro has 4100 mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The phone lasts for 1 to 1.5 days with normal usage. With heavier usage like heavy graphic gaming and navigation, it will last much lesser though.
Though the mobile has fast charging, it is not as swift as many other phones in the segment. It takes more than 2 hours to charge the phone from zero to 100 percent, while many of the phones in this range takes just about 90 minutes for the same.
The Vivo V17 Pro appears quite premium in looks. It is available in two color variants. At the back, the polycarbonate body looks sturdy and doesn’t get too much scratches or scuffs. The back edges are curved, making it easy to hold. But it does get a lot of fingerprint smudges.