Best Smartphones under 25000 rupees in India for 2021 (Updated!)

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Buying the best smartphones under 25000 rupees in India is not easy as it sounds. We have a number of options when it comes to buying smartphones under 25000 rupees. I have listed out the best Smartphones based on research and also picks from experts.

Best Smartphones under 25000 rupees in India

  • Oneplus Nord ( Best Oneplus smartphone )
  • Motorola G20 Fusion ( Best Alternative to Oneplus Nord )
  • Vivo iQOO Z5 ( Best Gaming smartphone )
  • Oneplus Nord CE 5G
  • Mi 11 Lite ( Best Looking smartphone )

OnePlus Nord

Oneplus Nord

OnePlus Nord is the most popular smartphone with under 25000 rupees in India. The user experience on this smartphone is top-notch thanks to the OnePlus Oxygen OS. The smartphone is 5G ready. You can buy this smartphone if you are an intermediate user.

Oneplus Nord Specifications

  • Display: 6.44-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 408 ppi 20:9 Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: Snapdragon 765G 7nm EUV Mobile Platform with Adreno 620 GPU
  • Dimensions: 158.3×73.3×8.2mm
  • Weight: 184g
  • 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage
  • Android 10 with OxygenOS 10.5
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear camera: 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.75 aperture, OIS + EIS Hybrid stabilization, 8MP 119° ultra-wide camera with f/2.25 aperture, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture, 4K video at 30fps, 1080p slow motion at 240fps
  • Front camera: 32MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX616 sensor, f/2.45 aperture, EIS, secondary 8MP 105° ultra-wide camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C audio, Superlinear speaker
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4115mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging (5V/6A)

Oneplus Nord Review

  • Oxygen OS
  • Good performance
  • Good display
  • Bests user experience
  • Not for extreme gaming
  • cameras can be better

Price History for OnePlus Nord 5G (Blue Marble, 12GB RAM, 256GB Storage)

iQOO Z5 5G

Image showing iQOO Z5 5G smartphone
Image showing iQOO Z5 5G smartphone

iQOO subbrand of Vivo announced its now Vivo iQOO Z5 smartphones successor of iQOO Z3 smartphone in India. It comes with a 6.67 inch LCD display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor which is better than the 765G processor that is present on the Oneplus Nord smartphone.

Image: Snapdragon 765G vs 778G processorSource: Nanoreview

Talking about the camera, It comes with a 64 Mp main rear camera and with 5000 Mah battery with 44 Mah battery charging.

Overall if you are looking for a Gaming smartphone under 25000 rupees in India, Vivo iQOO Z5 is the best option.

  • Display: 6.67-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 120Hz LCD screen, HDR10, up to 650 nits brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, DC dimming
  • Dimensions: 164.70×76.68×8.49mm
  • Weight:193g
  • Processor: Snapdragon 778G 6nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 642L GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB  (UFS 3.1) storage / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • OS: Android 11 with Funtouch OS 12
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear camera: 64MP rear camera with f/1.79 aperture, Samsung GW3 sensor, LED flash, 8MP 119° Ultra Wide Lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Sound: 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio
  • Network Support: 5G SA/ NSA (N77 and N78), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/QZSS/Galileo, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh (typical) battery with 44W fast charging

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  • Performence
  • Battery life
  • High Refresh rate, best for Gaming
  • Good cameras
  • LCD display
  • Only 2 5G bands
  • Average low-light camera performance

Oneplus Nord CE 5G

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image by Oneplus | Oneplus Nord CE smartphone

Oneplus has announced its new Oneplus Nord CE ( Core edition ) for the price starting around 22,999/-. The new one plus Nord CE comes with a better design that looks like Oneplus 9R, Powered by 750G 8nm Qualcomm Snapdragon processor coupled with 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage.

Talking about the camera, It comes with a 64MP main rear camera, an Upgrade from 48MP on Oneplus Nord.8MP 119° ultra-wide camera with f/2.25 aperture, 2MP mono camera with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it has 16MP, Degraded from 32MP on Oneplus Nord.

The battery on Oneplsu Nord CE also gets a slight;y upgrade. It comes with a 4500mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T Plus Fast Charging, Compared to the 4115mAh battery on Oneplus Nord.

Overall for 2000 lower price tags, Oneplus Nord CE is the best pick under 25000 rupees in India. If you want to know more about Oneplus Nord vs Oneplus Nord CE 5G, Here is the full detailed Guide and comparison – OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs OnePlus Nord 5G: How Do They Compare?

Oneplus Nord CE specifications

  • Design: Flat display, Single Punch hole camera, Vertical triple-camera layout, Glass back, 3.5mm audio jack, Dual SIM (nano + nano), In-display fingerprint sensor,
  • Dimensions: 159.2×73.5×7.9mm
  • Weight: 170g
  • Display: 6.43-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 410 ppi 20:9 Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Snapdragon 750G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 619 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage
  • OS: Android 11 with OxygenOS 11
  • Rear camera: 64MP rear camera with 0.7μm pixel size, f/1.79 aperture, EIS
    • 8MP 119° ultra-wide camera with f/2.25 aperture,
    • 2MP mono camera with f/2.4 aperture
    • 4K video at 30fps, 1080p slow motion at 120fps, 720p at 240fps
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • Network support: 5G SA/NSA (N78), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou/NavIC, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4500mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T Plus Fast Charging
  • powerful SoC
  • Good daylight photo quality
  • 90Hz AMOLED display
  • Software updates
  • Good battery life
  • fast charging
  • No Alert Slider
  • Plastic Built
as of October 26, 2021 8:06 pm
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Price History for OnePlus Nord CE 5G

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Current Price - October 26, 2021
Highest Price 22,999.00 June 18, 2021
Lowest Price 22,999.00 June 18, 2021
Since June 18, 2021

Last price changes

22,999.00 June 18, 2021

Mi 11 Lite

Mi 11 Lite smartphone
Mi 11 Lite smartphone

Update: Mi 11 lite discontinued in India, New smartphone is coming soon. Listed here for a reference.

Xiaomi India announced its new smartphone called Mi 11 lite for the price of 21,999 in India. Before Talking anything about this smartphone, Mi 11 lite is not for all people. The smartphone is specially designed for people looking to buy beautiful and slimmest smartphones at this price. Every other thing about this smartphone is overpriced in my opinion.

Talking about the smartphone it comes with the most beautiful design with beautiful looking colors. The smartphone is just 6.81mm and weighs just 157 grams making it one of the slimmest and most beautiful-looking smartphones in this price range.

While it comes to other specifications of the smartphone, Mi 11 Lite comes with a 6.55-inch Full HD+ 20:9 AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate, powered by Snapdragon 732G processor, 64MP rear camera with f/1.79 aperture, 16 MP front camera, No 5G support, comes with 4250mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

Specifications of Mi 11 Lite smartphone

  • Design: Slimmest and beautiful looking smartphone in this price range with 160.53 x 75.72 x 6.81mm dimensions, 157g weight, no headphone jack, Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) support, Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
  • Display: 6.55-inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate, up to 800 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: Snapdragon 732G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • OS: Android 11 with MIUI 12
  • Rear camera: 64MP rear camera with f/1.79 aperture, LED Flash
    • 8MP 119° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture
    • 5MP telemacro macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 16MP front camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • Sound: USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio
  • Water resistant (IP53)
  • Network Support: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4250mAh battery with 33W fast charging

Moto G20 fusion

Motorola edge 20 fusion
Motorola edge 20 fusion

Motorola has announced its new Motorola G20 series in India. The G20 which is listed on your best Smartphones under 30000 rupees and the new Moto G20 which we are going to talk about it now. The G20 is the best option for people looking to buy a smartphone with an OLED display, clean stock android, 5G.

Talking more about the design, the Moto G20 fusion comes with a polycarbonate body with a Mattie finish that looks good and doesn’t attract fingerprints. Unlike Moto G20 it comes with a headphone and also with SD card support.

The display here is a 90hz Super AMOLED display that is really good while using. It also supports 10 but HDR which makes it even better for this price.

The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek 800U processor that is fast and smooth and can handle games like BGMi at high graphic settings without breaking a sweat. For comparison here is the differences between Snapdragon 778G processor and Dimensity 800U

Talking about the camera, Moto G20 fusion comes with a 108 MP rear camera with 8 MP wide-angle and with 2 MP depth.

The software is the biggest plus point for this Smartphone at this price segment. It comes clean stock android with no bloatware and annoying advertisements or Permissions.

It also supports 30-watt fast charging that takes 30 -40 min to fully charge your smartphone.

Overall as I said before, Motorola G20 fusion is the best option for people looking to buy a clean UI smartphone that also has better performance and better battery life.

  • Design: Poly Corbonate body with mattie glass finish, Phone is light, has an headphone jack, Micro SD card support Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD). The comes comes in 166 x 76 x 8.25 mm and weighs 185Grams and with Splash resistant (IP52). The phone comes with Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Display: 6.67-inch (2400×1080 pixels) FHD+ AMOLED 90Hz display, HDR10+, 10-bit colour, DCI-P3 colour space
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 800U (MT6873V) 7nm processor
  • Ram and Storage: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB UFS 2.2 storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
  • OS: Android 11
  • Rear camera: 108MP 1/1.52″ main camera with f/1.9 aperture, Ultra Pixel Technology for 2.1 µm, 8MP 118° ultra-wide camera with macro mode, 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 32MP front camera with f/2.25 aperture, Quad Pixel Technology for 1.4 µm
  • Network Support: 5G SA/NSA (n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/
    • n20/n28/n38/n40/
    • n41/n77/n78/n66 bands)
    • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac,
    • Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, NFC
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 30W TurboPower fast charging
  • Stock Android
  • Good Performence
  • 90Hz OLED display
  • IP52 rating
  • Good Battery life
  • Low Light camera can be slightly better

Price History for MOTOROLA Edge 20 Fusion

Statistics

Current Price Rs. 21,499 October 26, 2021
Highest Price Rs. 21,499 August 17, 2021
Lowest Price Rs. 19,999 October 3, 2021
Since August 17, 2021

Last price changes

Rs. 21,499 October 24, 2021
Rs. 20,499 October 17, 2021
Rs. 21,499 October 11, 2021
Rs. 19,999 October 3, 2021
Rs. 21,499 August 17, 2021

So, those are the list of best smartphones under 25000 rupees in India. Hope you find this tutorial helpful. As you see each smartphone listed above has its own unique advantage over others. If you have any suggestions you can suggest me at vinron.in/suggestion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Best overall smartphone under 25000

Every smartphone has its own pros and cons. Based on your preferences you can pick either of them.

Best Gaming smartphone under 25000

Vivo iQOO Z3 is the best gaming smartphone, however, if you are looking for an overall Good gaming smartphone Moto G20 Fusion is a better choice

Oneplus Nord CE vs Oneplus Nord

Oneplus Nord is a better choice when compared to the Oneplus Nord CE smartphone. For More Comparision check Oneplus Nord vs Oneplus Nord CE

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