TOP 10 Best Mobile Phones Under 25000 in India 2018

Last Updated on 2018-09-07 by Shivam Setia

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If you are looking for the best smartphone under 25000 then you are at the right place. We have compiled a list of best mobile phones under 25000 available in India as of 2018. All latest phones with bezel-less displays and dual cameras have also been added.

In this list of best mobiles under 25000, you will see that almost all mobiles have a metal unibody design with 5.5 or 6 or 6.3 inch Full HD displays. Inside, you will see 4GB/6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage which is decent for most users. With this configuration, you can use a lot of apps and games without facing any lags. The 6.3 inch display phones have notch displays with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Bezels are really thin on these phones and phones are easy to hold and use.

If you like to take pictures with bokeh effect then do take a look at dual camera phones listed below. There are a lot of phones which take nice portrait mode pictures. Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus, Oppo and Vivo phones given below are some of the best camera phones under 25000.

We have listed the specs, pros cons and a brief review of each phone. Buy links are also provided for your ease of buying the phone from Flipkart or Amazon.

Let's take a look at best mobile phones under 25000 and our Favourite of all at the end of this list.

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Here's the list of TOP 10 Best Mobile Phones Under 25000 in India 2018

1. Vivo V11 Pro

Vivo V11 Pro is the successor of Vivo V9 which was launched earlier this year. Vivo V11 Pro is a big upgrade over V9 and brings flagship features to the midrange. The phone is lightweight and easy to hold. It is not a metal body which helps to keep the weight low. The back has a color gradient and is black on the upper half and blue on the lower half. The back looks really nice. 

The display on the front is 6.4 inch Super AMOLED panel. Vivo has added a very small notch which houses the front camera. The bezels are thin all around and the display of body ratio is over 91% which is incredible for a midrange phone. The display panel is gorgeous with punchy colors and good viewing angles. The phone looks very premium overall.

Under the display, there is a fingerprint sensor. This is a 4th gen under-display fingerprint sensor. It is still not as fast as normal fingerprint sensors but it is close. There is also IR face unlock feature so you can unlock the phone with your face in low light conditions as well. 

The camera on the back is dual pixel 12MP sensor with 5MP depth sensor to take portrait mode pictures. The front camera is a 25MP sensor. Both cameras take excellent pictures in daylight conditions and good pictures in low light conditions. The camera performance is comparable to the flagship phones. The video recording isn't great though. We hope Vivo improves video recording with a software update. It would be great to see EIS and 1080p at 60FPS on the V11 Pro.

The V11 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor which is a powerful midrange chipset. There is 6GB of RAM to handle the multitasking and 64GB of storage. The phone performs well with no lag in the day to day usage. You can also play heavy games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 without any issues.

The battery inside the V11 Pro is 3400 mAh and would last for a day on medium usage. The display is AMOLED so you can use dark wallpapers to increase the battery life. 

Overall, Vivo V11 Pro is a great smartphone and we are impressed by the performance and features. If you are looking for a smartphone at a price of around 25k, this is the phone you should buy.

Vivo V11 Pro is one of the best phones under 25000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display6.41 inch Capacitive Multi-touch Super AMOLED
ResolutionFHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity3400 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
Processor2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE
Weight156 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design
Gorgeous AMOLED Display
Great Cameras
Good Performance
IR Face Unlock
Cons
Average Video Recording

Price and Available Offers

The price of Vivo V11 Pro is around Rs. 25990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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2. Mi A2

Mi A2 is the successor of last year's Mi A1 which was Xiaomi's first Android One phone. It came with stock android, great camera, nice design and a great price. Mi A1 was one of the bestsellers in India and this year Xiaomi has launched the Mi A2. 

Mi A2 has a similar metal unibody design like the Mi A1. The display on the front is now 5.99 inches 18:9 aspect ratio display. The display is of good quality with nice colors, good contrast and saturation. The display is covered by Gorilla glass which will protect it from scratches. 

This time Xiaomi has placed a 20MP+12MP dual rear camera on the Mi A2. There is no telephoto lens like there was last time so you cannot zoom in without losing quality. The front camera is 20MP sensor. Like Mi A2, Mi A2 also takes great pictures with a lot of details, good colors. Portrait mode also works well with good edge detection. 

The Mi A2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset which is a powerful midrange processor. There is 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Powerful processor, plenty of RAM and stock android makes the phone very fluid. It can handle multiple apps and games with ease. You can also play heavy games like PUBG and Asphalt 9. 

Mi A2 has some negatives as well. First one is that it does not have a headphone jack. The second one is that it does not have a MicroSD slot to increase storage and the third is the average battery. The battery is just 3010 mAh and would last for a day on low to medium usage. With heavy usage, you will exhaust the battery in the evening which isn't great. 

Go for Mi A2 if you need a great camera, stock Android experience under 15000 to 20000 Rs.

Mi A2 is one of the best phones under 25000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.99 IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080p
Back Camera20MP+12MP Dual Camera
Front Camera12MP
Battery Capacity3010 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorSnapdragon 660
Weight166 gm
Pros
Nice Display
Powerful Processor
Great Cameras
Stock Android
Cons
Average Battery
No Headphone Jack
No MicroSD Slot

Price and Available Offers

The price of Mi A2 is around Rs. 16999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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3. Huawei Nova 3i

Huawei Nova 3i is the mid-range version of the Nova 3 which comes in the budget flagship category and is priced around 35000. The Nova 3i is priced around 20000 and offers similar looks and features. 

The display on the Huawei Nova 3i is 6.3 inches large and has a Full HD Plus resolution. It is a notch display with thin bezels all around. The display and the phone overall looks gorgeous. The battery inside the Nova 3i is 3340 mAh battery which would last for a day on a single charge with medium usage. 

On cameras side, we have dual front and dual rear cameras. The dual rear camera is 16MP+2MP where 16MP is a color sensor and 2MP is depth sensor for giving blur/bokeh effect in portrait mode pictures. The front selfie camera is 24MP+2MP setup with the larger sensor being the color sensor and another one is depth sensor. Huawei is using Artificial Intelligence to detect scenes and enhance the pictures accordingly. It is something new so it is not that refined yet but it does work well sometimes. The camera performance of the phone is very good overall with good color reproduction and sharpness. Selfies also look great.

The phone comes in only 1 variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. If you like to store a ton of stuff on your phone then the 128GB storage would be great for you. 4GB RAM with Kirin 710 chipset is a good configuration to handle multiple apps and games. Kirin 710 is a mid-range chipset and is similar to Snapdragon 660 in performance. 

Huawei Nova 3i is a good option for those who need a great looking phone under 20000 with 128GB storage and good cameras.

Huawei Nova 3i is one of the best phones under 25000
Storage-RAM128 GB-4 GB
Display6.3 IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080p
Back Camera16MP+2MP Dual Camera
Front Camera24MP+2MP Dual Camera
Battery Capacity3340 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorKirin 710
Weight169 gm
Pros
Nice Design
Beautiful Display
Decent Processor
Good Camera Performance
AI Scene Detection
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

The price of Huawei Nova 3i is around Rs. 20999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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4. Xiaomi Poco F1 128GB

Pocophone or Poco is Xiaomi's sub-brand and the Poco F1 is their first smartphone. Poco F1 looks like any other mid-range device but it packs solid flagship grade hardware. The display on Poco F1 is 6.18 inches notch display with 19:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution. There are bezels above the notch and there are bezels at the bottom as well so the device doesn't look as premium as OnePlus 6 and that's the only negaitve point of this device. The back is plastic and it is boring as well. 

Let's talk about the exiciting part which is the internal hardware. Poco F1 packs the flagship processor Snapdragon 845. The pricing of Poco F1 starts at 20999 and it comes with a Snapdragon 845 chipset which is incredible. The most affordable handset till now was Asus Zenfone 5Z and the Poco F1 is priced 9000 lesser that that.

There are 3 variants available: 6GB-64GB, 6GB-128GB and 8GB-258GB. The 6-64 variant is priced at 20999, the 6-128 variant is priced at 23999 and the highest variant with 8GB 256GB is priced at 28999. Even the lowest variant provides 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which will be more than enough for most of the users. 

Xiaomi Poco F1 runs on MIUI. The UI has changed though, thanks to the Poco launcher. It looks more like Stock Android now but it is not. There are a lot of customizations and it is still bloated with extra apps. Still, powerful chipset and plenty of RAM ensures that there is no lag even with the heaviest games like PUBG which run smoothly on Poco F1. The F1 also has liquid cooling which helps to keep the temperature in control to prevent throttling. 

The camera on the rear is 12MP+5MP dual camera. The 5MP depth sensor helps in taking portrait mode pictures with blur effect. The front camera is 20MP and takes excellent selfies. Overall camera performance is great. Pictures are sharp and detailed with good colors and brightness. 

The battery inside the F1 is 4000 mAh which is great and is one of the best you would find on modern day flagships. It would last for 1.5 days easily with medium usage. 

Overall, Poco F1 is an incredible smartphone which provides excellent value for money. If you are a power user and need the best hardware at 20-25k price, Poco F1 should be your choice.

Xiaomi Poco F1 128GB is one of the best phones under 25000
Storage-RAM128 GB-6 GB
Display6.18 inch IPS
ResolutionFHD+ 2160 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera20MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Weight180 g
Pros
Snapdragon 845 Processor
Big Battery
Good Camera
Great Price
128GB Storage
Cons
Average Looks

Price and Available Offers

The price of Xiaomi Poco F1 128GB is around Rs. 23999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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5. Oppo F9 Pro

Oppo F9 Pro is the successor of Oppo F7 which was one of the notch display phones under Rs. 20000. The F9 Pro comes with a new kind of waterdrop notch. It is really small and provides a much larger display area. The bezels all around are thin and screen to body ratio is above 90%. The display is beautiful. It has rich colors with good saturation and contrast levels. 

The back of the phone has a reflective design. It also has 2 colors with a gradient in between. The phone has a refreshing new look. The fingerprint sensor and a dual camera is on the back. The camera performance is good in both outdoor and indoor conditions. The selfie camera is a massive 25MP shooter and takes excellent selfies and works great for face unlocking as well.

The processor inside is Helio P60 which is a powerful processor and is similar to Snapdragon 660 in performance. With 6GB of RAM, the performance of the phone is excellent with no lag. Apps open fast and switching between them is a breeze. 

The battery is 3500 mAh which will last for a day with heavy usage. The phone comes with VOOC fast charging which provides 2 hours of talktime with just 5 minutes of charge. The fast charger is provided in the box. 

If you need a fresh design with new kind of notch and great cameras then this phone is for you.

Oppo F9 Pro is one of the best phones under 25000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display6.3 inch TFT-LTPS
ResolutionFull HD 2340 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera16MP + 2MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1.0
ProcessorMediatek Helio P60 Octacore 2.0 GHz
Weight169 gm
Pros
New Waterdrop Display
Reflective Back Design
Great Camera Performance
Powerful Chipset
Fast Charging
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Oppo F9 Pro is around Rs. 23990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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6. Samsung Galaxy J8

With Samsung Galaxy J8, Samsung has made an effort to align itself with the latest trends, though not all. It comes with a 6-inch infinity display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It has a Super AMOLED display with HD Plus resolution, the display is one of the best seen among phones under 20000 as it has perfect brightness, clarity and colour reproduction. The build quality is of polycarbonate material with metal frame sandwiched between front and back.

It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and has 4 GB of RAM. It has an Antutu score of 57000. This phone provides smooth multitasking among light to medium apps. Playing high-end games is not recommended. Galaxy J8 has an internal storage of 64 GB and comes with a dedicated SD card slot to expand the storage by 256 GB, so you will face any shortage of shortage space on this phone.

Samsung has a special focus on camera as it is the most talked feature of a phone and they are doing a brilliant job with the kind of optimizations, performance and feature they offer. This Galaxy J8 has a dual rear camera with 16MP and 5MP sensor and on the front, it has a 16MP sensor. Both the front and rear camera have LED flash and click beautiful images in both day and low light conditions. The rear camera supports bokeh effect that the edge detection and blurring effect are above expectations. The rear camera also supports various new modes like Background Blur Shape (Add some objects(heart, butterfly etc) to the blur points ) Portrait Dolly feature (create a GIF of your image with the focus point zooming out), Portrait Backdrop (Live Focus, change the focus after clicking the picture and add effects in the background.)  With Galaxy J8, Samsung has introduced one of the best camera phones in this price range. 

Samsung Galaxy J8 runs on Android oreo 8.0 with minimal bloatware and the skin is smooth and light in usage. Samsung has also added a Chat Over Video feature which allows you to chat while watching any video as the chat pops up in the corner with a transparent background. It also supports both face and fingerprint unlocking and works smoothly and accurately.

It has a battery rated at 3500 mAh which can power the phone for a full day easily. There is no IP rating on Galaxy J8 so you will have to keep it safe from dust and water. Overall, it is one of the brilliant and best Samsung phones for a pricing of under 20000. If you are not much into gaming or high-level multitasking, then you will surely love what this phone from Samsung offers.

Samsung Galaxy J8 is one of the best phones under 25000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display6 inch Super AMOLED
ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1480 Pixels
Back Camera16MP + 5MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon SDM450
Weight170 gm
Pros
Excellent Camera Quality
Top Notch Super AMOLED display
Feature Rich Smartphone.
Dedicated Sd Card Slot
Support Fingerprint and Face Unlock
Cons
Snapdragon 450 Chipset

Price and Available Offers

The price of Samsung Galaxy J8 is around Rs. 18990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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7. Huawei P20 Lite

Huawei P20 Lite comes with a 5.84 inches full view display with a notch design. It has FHD Plus resolution and aspect ratio of 19:9. The display is bright with perfect colour quality and looks bright and clear even in outdoor lighting. In terms of design, it is a very beautiful phone with a glass back that has 2.5 D glass protection and a multicoloured textured back design that displays different patterns at different angles.

This phone is powered by the Kirin 659 Processor along with 4 GB of RAM. This processor can handle multitasking smoothly and has good gaming performance. It has an Antutu Benchmark of 75000 which lags behind the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro in terms of performance. It has internal memory of 64 GB  which can be expanded up to 128 GB using a hybrid MicroSD card slot.

On the camera part, it comes with a rear dual camera of 12 MP + 2 MP sensor and it clicks beautiful shots in different lighting conditions. The camera application has various modes like HDR, Pro etc. It also supports bokeh effects/Portrait Shots and slow-motion videos that work great given the price range of under 20k. The front camera is a 16MP sensor and the images are perfect and look beautiful. The camera does some processing through its software processing to adjust the colour, tone etc. The front camera also supports bokeh shots using software processing which is not great but decent enough.

There is a 3000 mAh battery that can keep the phone powered up for a day and there is also a fast charger in the box which can charge the phone to 100 per cent in just 1 hour 30 minutes. It runs on Android 8.1 operating system with EMUI 8.0 which has some new features but some bloatware as well. The UI is smooth to use and we did not face any issues.

Overall, it is a very beautiful phone, with an amazing camera and also supports fast charging. The performance is also decent but not the best in this price range. If you are not into gaming or using multiple apps together, then this phone offers decent value for money for under 20000.

 

Huawei P20 Lite is one of the best phones under 25000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.84 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080 x 2280 pixels
Back Camera16MP + 2MP
Front Camera24 MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0
ProcessorKirin 659
Weight145 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design
2.5 D Glass Protection
Beautiful Camera Images
Full HD Resolution Display
Fast Charging
Cons
Not the best processor.

Price and Available Offers

The price of Huawei P20 Lite is around Rs. 19999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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8. Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus is one of the best phones if you are looking for a Samsung phone with a budget of 25k. It has a 6 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display which is bright, crisp and best in this price range. The design of the phone is totally premium and with a metal design, the phone has solid quality.

It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor which has an Antutu of around 57000.  It is the same processor used in budget segment Redmi 5 smartphone. So the performance is not the best as per the price range where other smartphones are offering Snapdragon 835 in this price range. It has 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 256 GB. You can easily perform your day to day tasks with decent multitasking and play low to mid-level games but the high-end games face some frame drops.

The camera is the most promising feature of this Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus where it is absolutely stunning with top grade images. It has a dual rear camera with 16 MP and 2 MP sensor and the front camera has a 24 MP sensor. The camera images from both front and rear are excellent and we have no complaints whatsoever.

It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with the custom Experience 9.0 UI over it. Stock android could have been a lot better as the UI comes with bloatware with some Samsung apps that cannot be removed. It has a 3500 mAH battery that can power the phone for around one single day with normal usage.

Overall, leaving the performance aside, Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus has great design, the best camera in this price range with solid build quality that adds to this life. If you have a budget of 25k and are looking for a Samsung device, this phone can be a good choice.

If you are not looking only for Samsung phones then you can look at Nokia 7 Plus and Honor 10 as another alternative in this price range.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus is one of the best phones under 25000
Storage-RAM64-4
Display6 inch Super AMOLED
ResolutionFull HD 1080 x 2220 pixels
Back Camera16MP + 5MP
Front Camera24 MP
Battery Capacity3500 mAH
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0
ProcessorSnapdragon 430
Weight191 gm
Pros
Very Solid Build Quality
Super AMOLED display
Excellent Camera Images
Dedicated SD Card Slot
Cons
Snapdragon 450 Chipset

Price and Available Offers

The price of Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus is around Rs. 25990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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9. Vivo V9

Vivo V9 is Vivo's first smartphone with a notch on the display. Priced at around Rs. 20000, it offers great value for money. The design of the smartphone looks stunning. The 6.3-inch display covers most of the front. There are just small bezels on the bottom. The phone back is covered with glass as well 

The hardware inside the phone is impressive as well. You get Snapdragon 626 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The phone will handle any task you throw at it. Multitasking is a breeze because of plenty of RAM and powerful chipset. The Snapdragon 626 chipset is very efficient as well you get great power savings. Even with a large display and 3260 mAh battery, you will get a day of backup with medium usage.

The camera configuration on this device is excellent. You get 16MP + 5MP Dual Rear Camera to take portrait mode pictures with bokeh effect and a 24MP Front Camera to take beautiful selfies. Both camera perform really well and take great pictures. The beautify mode makes your selfies even better.

Overall, we love this device. Go for it if you need a trendy looking smartphone with good performance and great cameras at a price of around 20000.

 

Vivo V9 is one of the best phones under 25000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display6.3 inch IPS Capacitive Touch Screen
ResolutionFull HD+ 2280 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera16MP + 5MP
Front Camera24MP
Battery Capacity3260 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 626
Weight150 g
Pros
Stunning Design
Large Bezel-less Display
Lag Free Performance
Great Cameras
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Vivo V9 is around Rs. 18990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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10. Motorola Moto X4 64GB

Motorola Moto X4 comes as a flagship built phone in the range of 22k, it is complete water and dust resistant and brings a smooth usage experience with a powerful Snapdragon 630 chipset. The looks are not the best as it does not have a bezel less(infinity) display but it goes all out in all the fields on camera, gaming, and user experience. You would surely love the experience of using this smartphone.

Motorola Moto X4 64GB is one of the best phones under 25000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.2 inch LTPS IPS
ResolutionFull HD 1080 x 1920 Pixels
Back Camera12MP + 8MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 630
Weight
Pros
Very Strong Build Quality
Powerful chipset and performance
Complete Water and Dust Proof (IP68 Certified)
Stock Android Experience
Perfect Camera
Cons
No Bezel Less Display

Price and Available Offers

The price of Motorola Moto X4 64GB is around Rs. 22999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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So this was our list of best mobile phones under 25000. We hope it was helpful and you were able to find a suitable smartphone. If you are confused then take a look at our favorite phone under 25000.

Our Favorite on this list

Vivo V11 Pro is our favorite on this list. It will cost you little more than 25000 but it offers a lot. You are getting a large 6.4-inch bezel-less AMOLED display with 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and dual camera on the back. Plus the selfie camera is one of the best as well. Here's the buy link:

Buy it from Flipkart 

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Buy V11 Pro from Amazon