Every handset in the list of phones under Rs 25,000 this month has two things in common. Each phone offers 256 GB internal storage and has a primary camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS). Of course, competent processors, ample RAM and high refresh rate AMOLED displays and 5G compliance are a given in this budget. Keen to know about your best options under Rs 25,000 at the moment? Let’s get down to it right away.
Best phones to buy under Rs 25,000 in India
Samsung Galaxy F54 5G
Let’s start with the Samsung Galaxy F54 5G that offers an impressive list of features in addition to the Samsung brand name under 25K. It has a sharp 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Plus display with 120 Hz refresh rate. In addition to that, you also get a 108MP primary camera with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide shooter and a 2MP macro camera. The 32MP front camera should please the selfie enthusiasts.
The Samsung Galaxy F54 5G is powered by an Exynos 1380 SoC and you get 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal (expandable) storage along with it. A 6000 mAh battery keeps the phone powered for close to two days of moderate use and supports 25W fast charging. However, you do not get a charger in the package and needs to be purchased separately. The phone runs Android 13 with Samsung’s One UI 5.1. The company promises further software updates and a whopping 5 years of security updates for this phone.
Samsung Galaxy F54 5G price in India: Rs 24,999 for 8GB RAM/256GB storage
Realme Narzo 60 Pro 5G
The Realme Narzo 60 Pro 5G is another solid option in this budget. It flaunts a 100MP primary camera with OIS that captures some great images across varied lighting. This phone lacks an ultra-wide camera and has a 2MP depth sensor as the secondary camera. You do get a competent 16MP selfie camera up front. The phone is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 7050 SoC, and you can get its top variant with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage well within this budget at the moment.
The Realme Narzo 60 Pro 5G has a 6.7-inch curved Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate. It is HDR10+ compliant and can display over a billion colour shades. The curved display adds to the style quotient of this already stylish device. Its vegan leather back gives it a distinct appearance and feel. The phone has a 5000 mAh battery that lasts over a day and a half of moderate use, and the bundled 67W SuperVOOC charger promises to juice it up briskly. The Narzo 60 Pro 5G runs Android 13 with Realme UI 4.0.
Realme Narzo 60 Pro 5G price in India: Rs 26,999 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage
iQOO Z7 Pro 5G / Vivo T2 Pro 5G
The iQOO Z7 Pro 5G and Vivo T2 Pro 5G are literally the same phones with different colour options, and both have some attractive glass back panels. They are powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 7200 chip, and you get 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage to give it company. They have 6.78-inch 10-bit, HDR10+ compliant, Full HD+ curved AMOLED displays with a peak brightness of 1300 nits and 120 Hz refresh rate. The phones run Android 13 with FunTouch UI 13.
The photography department on these handsets is headed by a 64MP primary camera with OIS, and accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor and a 16MP selfie camera. An ultra-wide camera is missing here too. Their 4600 mAh battery can last over a day of moderate use, and the bundled 66W fast charger promises to take them from 0 to 50% in just 22 minutes. The iQOO Z7 Pro 5G and Vivo T2 Pro 5G are great options under 25K, and you can choose one depending on the colour or brand you prefer, and their effective selling price at the time of purchase.
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
The Motorola Edge 40 Neo is another good looking phone in this budget. It is fairly compact too measuring 7.9 mm in thickness and weighing close to 170 grams. You get a vegan leather back panel here too with more colour choices. You get a 10-bit 6.55-inch curved P-OLED display with 144 Hz refresh rate, 1300 nits peak brightness and HDR10+ compliance. This phone is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 7030 chip and you can score its top variant with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage in this budget.
The camera spread on the Motorola Edge 40 Neo may not seem elaborate but is certainly effective. You get a 50MP primary camera with OIS and a 13MP ultra-wide camera with auto-focus, which doubles up as a quality macro camera. Its 32MP front camera is bound to impress the selfie crowd. The 5000 mAh battery can go on for over a day and a half of moderate use, and the bundled 68W fast charger can recharge half of it in just 15 minutes. The Edge 40 Neo runs Android 13, and like most Motorola phones, you get a clean and near-stock user interface.
Motorola Edge 40 Neo price in India: Rs 24,999 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage
Infinix Zero 30 5G
Infinix has put together a nice all-round package in this budget in the form of the Zero 30 5G. It is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 8020 SoC, and you get 12 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage to go with it. Its 5000 mAh battery lasts over a day and a half of moderate use, and the bundled 68W fast charger can juice it up fully in a little over 50 minutes. The phone runs Android 13 with XOS 13. The Infinix Zero 30 5G has an attractive design with a textured glass back panel and weighs 185 grams, which is on the lighter side these days.
One standout feature of this device is its vibrant 6.78-inch curved AMOLED display with 144 Hz refresh rate and 950 nits peak brightness. The display as well as the back are protected against scratches by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Photography on the Infinix Zero 30 5G is handled by a 108MP primary camera with OIS, a 13MP ultra-wide shooter with 120 degrees FOV and a 2MP depth sensor. You get a 50MP front camera with PDAF that can click some truly impressive selfies.
Infinix Zero 30 5G price in India: Rs 22,999 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage