Just like last quarter, all of the phones on this list are 5G-capable. And we have some interesting new additions under Rs 25,000 that are sure to amaze you. We have phones with 108MP cameras, competent processors, AMOLED screens, high refresh rate displays and more to appeal to a variety of users. Pick one that appeals to you the most. Mind you, the choice might not be that easy.
Best phones to buy in India under Rs 25,000
Motorola Edge 20 5G
The Motorola Edge 20 5G is available now for just under 25,000, making it a great buy. It has some very interesting features that no other phone on this list can boast of. First off, it’s less than 7mm thin; something that is extremely rare in smartphones these days. Its 6.7-inch Full HD+ OLED display boasts a flagship 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ compliance and the ability to display a billion shades of color. It is protected from scratches by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The camera department is equally impressive, starting with a 108-megapixel main camera. The supporting cast is strong too, with a 16MP ultra-wide shooter and an 8MP telephoto camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) that offers 3x optical zoom. The 32MP front camera will impress the selfie enthusiasts. This Motorola phone is powered by a powerful Snapdragon 778G SoC, and you get 8GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage.
Its 4000mAh battery lasts a day of moderate use and supports 30W fast charging. It runs Android 11, and like most Motorola phones, you get a clean and near-stock UI that will appeal to many Android purists. In short, the Motorola Edge 20 is an impressive all-rounder and one of the best options on this budget.
Motorola Edge 20 5G price in India: Rs 24,999 for 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage
Realme 9 Pro+ 5G
Realme 9 Pro+ 5G is the only phone in this list that offers OIS with the main camera. It has three cameras on the rear, starting with a 50MP primary camera with OIS, which does a commendable job in a variety of conditions. It is accompanied by an 8 MP ultra wide camera and a 2 MP macro camera. Its 16MP front camera is more than decent for selfies and video calls. The phone runs the latest Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0.
The Realme 9 Pro+ 5G is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 920 SoC, which is a good choice for the segment. You also get 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. It features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a vivid and smooth 90Hz refresh rate. It’s protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The 4500mAh battery lasts well over a day with moderate use, and the company bundles a 60W fast charger that promises to fully charge the phone in less than 45 minutes.
Realme 9 Pro+ 5G price in India: Rs 24,999 for 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage
Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G
The Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G is another phone that photography enthusiasts will want to take a close look at thanks to its 108MP camera. It is accompanied by an 8 MP ultrawide camera and a 2 MP macro camera. The 16 MP front camera is good enough for selfies and video calls. This 5G phone is powered by a Snapdragon 695 SoC, and you have multiple RAM and storage variants to choose from in this budget. The internal memory can be further expanded with a microSD card.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display that can get up to 1200 nits bright. It supports a 120Hz refresh rate for a flicker-free experience in compatible apps and is protected from scratches by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. A 5000mAh battery keeps it going for almost a day and a half with moderate use. and the included 67W turbocharger is said to take it from 0 to 100% in less than 45 minutes. This Xiaomi phone runs Android 11 with MIUI 13.
Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G price in India: Rs 20,999 for 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage; Rs 22,999 for 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage; Rs 24,999 for 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G
Samsung also has a solid all-round option in this budget that’s quite slim and light. Just like the Moto Edge 20, the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is also powered by a Snapdragon 778G SoC. There is also 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal (expandable) storage. It features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The 5000mAh battery lasts for over a day and a half with moderate use and supports 25W fast charging.
Despite the larger display and a high-capacity battery, the phone weighs less than 175 grams and is only 7.4mm thick. The camera department is quite versatile with a combination of a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide snapper and a 5-megapixel macro camera for capturing high-quality photos in a variety of modes. The 32MP selfie camera embedded in a tiny hole at the top of the screen is sure to grab the interest of the selfie crowd. The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G runs Android 11 with One UI 3.1.
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G price in India: Rs 24,999 for 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage
iQOO Z5 5G
Just like the Samsung phone, the iQOO Z5 5G retains its place on our list. It offers impressive features and performance in this budget. At the heart of this phone is also a Snapdragon 778G SoC, which remains one of the best options. You get the faster UFS 3.1 internal storage here. Usually in this budget you get the 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant, but due to a Rs.2,000 instant discount on Amazon India you can also get the 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage variant under 25,000 as long as that offer is valid.
The iQOO Z5 5G has a 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The battery capacity tops out at 5000mAh and you get a 44W fast charger that promises to charge 50% of the Charge batteries in just 23 minutes. Photography is handled by three cameras on the rear, comprising a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. You also get a more-than-decent 16-megapixel selfie camera. The phone runs Android 11 with FunTouch UI 12, and the company is promising two major Android updates.
iQOO Z5 5G price in India: Rs 21,990 (effective) for 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage; Rs 24,990 (effective) for 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage
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