12 Best Mobile Under Rs 25000 India (Top 10 Smartphones)

12 Best Mobile Under Rs 25000 India Feb (2017): Lets explore some of the best smartphones you can buy for Rs. 25,000 or $400 in Indian/global marketEvery One don’t want a cheaper smartphone, some people want quality and class even if a little higher premium is to be paid. The list have 12 latest smartphones with best specs, camera and user experience priced between 20K- 30K. These are some of the Best Mobiles you can buy in 2017.

Some of these smartphone are top selling on Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal.

12 Best Mobile Under Rs 25000 India

Definitely, smartphone available at a cheaper rate may look like a good deal but who are we kidding a Rs. 10k smartphone experience and built quality cannot match an expensive smartphone.

If you neither have the kind of money to buy a high-end device (latest flagships) nor you want to settle down for a cheaper one, then must consider these mid range phones. This is the most exciting category, wherein along with new launches, you will also find a lot of flagships which were launched for a much higher price earlier.

Related – 8 Best High End Flag Ship Smartphones in India Worth Buying.

The are the Top 10 smartphones under Rs 25,000 or $400, worth considering.

Xiaomi Mi5 ( Sleek and Gorgeous, light weight)

Xiaomi Mi5 was launched in India and first sale is on 6th April 2016.  The smartphone was priced at Rs. 24,999 and recently got a price cut of Rs. 2000. It is the most powerful Android smartphone you can purchase below 25K .

Xiaomi Mi 5

The smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.  The smartphone comes with Adreno 530 GPU which is much faster than Adreno 430 (One Plus 2).

The Xiaomi Mi5 available Indian version comes with 32 GB of internal storage and has 3 GB of Ram.  The smartphone comes with 16 MP rear camera with fast focus and optical image stabilization. It is capable of recording 4K videos.

The front camera is also great with 8 MP resolution to click excellent selfies.

Xiaomi Mi5 comes with Dual Sim 4G LTE support but donot support the Micro SD card.  The smartphone is incredibly light weight ( only 129 Grams) and has a thickness of 7.25 mm.

The Screen size is 5.15 inch and comes with Full HD resolution.

The smartphone comes with Fingerprint scanner which is embedded in the home screen button at the front. The Xiaomi Mi5 comes with decent battery capacity of 3000 mAH inspite of thin and light weight design.

The Mi5 run on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the MIUI custom rom.

Check the latest price for Xiaomi Mi5.

One Plus 3 (Top Selling Smartphone) 

Oneplus 3 is one of the  best smartphones to purchase if you have a budget of Rs 25,000. Though the smartphone is  Priced at Rs of 27,999, we are expecting a price cut soon as the OnePlus 3T is launched. If you have slightly higher budget you should go for the Oneplus 3T.


The Oneplus 3 comes with a 5.5 inch Optic AMOLED Capacitive multi-touch screen. Smartphone offers 1080×1920 pixels resolution with 73.1% screen-to-body ratio. There is  Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection. Oneplus 3 runson Android Marshmallow 6.0  along with Oxygen OS 3.2.4.

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, Quad core processor & Adreno 530 GPU. Oneplus 3 comes with 6 GB Ram and offers 64 GB of  internal storage capacity.

The Onplus 3 has a  16 MP rear camera with features like OIS, Face Detection, Dual LED Flash & Auto HDR with f/2.0 aperture. At the Front is an 8 MP Camera with f/2.0 aperture, and ability to record 1080 p videos.

Added with these are connectivity features like Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC but no fm radio.

And also USB v2.0, Type C-1.0 reversible port for fast charging and better audio output.

Sensors include Finger Print, Gyrometer, Accelerometer, Proxy, Compass. The smartphone is powered by a non-removable 3000 mAh battery.

Important – Oneplus has launched the OnePlus 3T with better specs and would be a worthy wait instead of buying the OnePlus 3 currently.(Nov’16). Or if you get a discount on OnePlus 3.

Check the latest price for the OnePlus 3

Motorola Moto Z Play (Modular Smartphone, sleek design) 

 Moto Z Play was released in October of 2016 is a premium, well built smart phone. This phone has a fantastic display, decent build, great battery life. The Motorola Moto Z play is priced at Rs 24,999 and available for purchase online. We recently reviewed the Motorola Moto Z Play (read for more info).


This device sports a 5.5 inch, Full HD Super AMOLED screen offering a 407 ppi pixel density.

The moto z play offers a glass build similar to the Asus Zenfone 3 in this price range.  The smartphone has a  16 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture a front 5 MP f/2.2 snapper to take decent selfies.

It is powered by Octa – Core 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor and has Adreno 506 GPU. These chipsets are coupled with 3 GB RAM. This device offers 32 GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 256 GB through an external SD card.

All the other connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, FM Radio and a USB Type C-1.0 reversible connector, magnetic connector.

With a mammoth 3510 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery, this device is capable of running all day with high usage. It is one of the best battery life smartphones with great looks and display in this price range.

Check the Latest Price for Moto Z Play. 

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Asus Zenfone 3 (Gorgeous Design, great build quality)

Asus has launched the new Asus Zenfone 3 in August 2016 in the Indian market. There are 2 variants of Zenfone 3 which you can buy in the budget of Rs. 25,000. We recently did a review for the Asus Zenfone 3. (read here for more info.)

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  • Zenfone 3 – 5.2 Inch Display, 32 GB Storage and 3 GB RAM Price Rs. 21,999
  • Zenfone 3 – 5.5 Inch Display, 64 GB Storage and 4 GB Storage Price Rs. 27,999

The Asus Zenfone 3 has got an evolved premium Glass and metal design and offers best in class aesthetics. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.0 Ghz.

The smartphone comes with 16 Megapixel rear camera (f/2.0 aperture with Sony 6P Lens) with EIS and fast auto-focus. The front camera is also decent with 8 MP resolution to click selfies.

Both the smartphones come with Full HD IPS LCD display and has Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection.

The battery capacity is 2650 mAH on the 5.2 inch variant while the larger model has 3000 mAH battery capacity. The smartphone comes with finger print scanner at the back of the device.

The smartphone runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with Zen UI 3.0.

The Zenfone 3 comes with 4G LTE as well as VOLTE support for high speed data connectivity.

Check Latest Price for – Zenfone 3 (32 GB) , Zenfone 3 (64 GB)

HTC One X9 ( Best HTC Smartphone India)

12 Best Mobile Under Rs 25000 India – HTC have always been known for their good build quality and design but pricing has never been too friendly. Recently HTC released a number of devices which includes HTC One X9. The X9 has a sturdy build with all metal uni-body and chamfered edges more like the latest HTC 10.


HTC X9 flaunts a 5.5 inch FHD display with 401 pixels per inch. The phone is powered by the Media Tek Helio X10 chipset along with 3 GB RAM.  It has 32 GB inbuilt storage and allows 128 GB storage through micro SD card as well. The phone runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 update with along with the custom Sense 7.o UI.

While it has only a 13 Mp rear camera, the results are outstanding compared to most cheaper smartphones. The daylight photos are stunning and have lots of details; surprisingly the low light quality also gave a tough competition most smartphones in this price range. The 5 Mp front camera also does justice and is able to click great selfies.

Powering the phone is a 3000 mAh battery, its decent enough to sail through the day.

In the signature HTC style, highlight of X9 are the front facing BoomSound speakers. It has all the sets of sensors but misses out on fingerprint reader which is now common even in 10k range smartphones.

The specifications and price don’t go along for HTC X9 and leaves us to desire more out of it.

Check the latest price for One X9.

Oppo F1 Plus (Selfie Smartphone with 16 MP Front Camera)

Oppo has always been in the news, either for their upcoming technological breakthroughs or their new smartphones. Oppo recently unveiled their new F series which are completely Selfie oriented mobiles. The Oppo F1 and F1 Plus are delight for selfie lovers. The F1 Plus is the bigger sibling and has all the perks Oppo has to offer. It is priced at Rs. 26,990.


Oppo F1 Plus is gorgeous looking with 5.5 inch FHD display with 2.5D glass on top at the front and a smooth metal finish at the back with incredibly low 6.6mm thickness. The phone feels premium and light, weight (just 145 g).

It runs on a rather decent MediaTek Helio P10 processor. Although the 4 GB RAM makes the experience a breeze, it shows no stutter in daily usage. Oppo F1 Plus has 64 of GB inbuilt storage and it can also be extended up to 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card.

The camera being the highlight makes it a special phone for all the selfie lovers. It comes with 16 Mp Front camera and there is a 13 Mp rear camera. Yes it’s not a typo; it does have higher MP count on front camera than the rear. The performance of both the lens is great and offer crisp and detailed images.

The phone is powered by 2850 mAH battery which gives great battery life as the processor, display used by OPPO are real battery efficient and gives decent battery life out of it.

The battery comes with OPPO’s own VOOC charging technology which charges the phone in 70 minutes. The phone doesn’t get uncomfortably hot while charging or daily usage as well. The fingerprint reader is also one of the fastest in the market.

Overall a very decent phone with sleek design and great camera quality specially for selfie lovers.

Check the latest price for Oppo F1 Plus.

Vivo V3 Max (Hifi Audio, Great Performance)

Vivo has been in the market for years now and has a very strong retail presence. It has managed to grab a lot of eyeballs with its latest iterations. The V3 Max is the bigger sibling to V3 and offers incredible head turning looks. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 21,990.


The phone has a 5.5 FHD display with a full metal uni-body design. Along with the camera at the back it also features a fingerprint reader.

The V3 Max runs on the best mid ranger from Qualcomm the Snapdragon 652 processor, which offers incredible performance. The LE 2 priced at Rs. 12,000 also comes with the same processor but definitely can’t match the Vivo in terms of user experience and superior build quality.

The V3 Max has 4 GB RAM for smoother and stutter free performance.

The phone has 32 GB inbuilt storage with expandable option up to 128 GB. It is powered by 3000 mAh battery and features Qualcomm’s fast charging 2.0. The highlight being the HiFi audio which has been the USP of Vivo for last many years.

V3 Max flaunts a 13 Mp rear camera and 8 Mp front camera. The details are crisp and have good auto-focus system and image clarity.

The V3 Max may look overpriced to many but it does come with a better sleek build and camera quality when compared to competition.

Check the latest price for Vivo V3 Max.

HTC Desire 826 (Selfie Smartphone, 13 MP Selfie camera) 

HTC Desire 826 is one of the best selfie smartphone under 25k. HTC has many expensive smartphones, but the HTC desire 826 is an exception to those. It offers great specs and features with an affordable price tag. The smartphone was released in January 2015, but came to market in March 2015.

HTC Desire 826

The highlight of the smartphone is the front and rear both camera’s with 13 MP resolution, an ultimate choice for people looking for great smartphone for clicking photos.

The HTC desire 826 offers – BSI Sensor, f/2.2, 28 mm Wide-angle Lens, Auto Focus, with ability to click images even with voice commands.

The Mobile runs  on Android lollipop out of the box with HTC Sense UI,  which is amazing. The speakers are unmatched with HTC Boom sound system and added enhancement of dolby sound. There are no smartphones which can have a better sound output Vs the HTC’s. Even the headphones that come with the smartphone are a match for apple.

The smartphone has 5.5 inches screen with Full HD display(1920*1080) with a  pixel density of 401.

The smartphone has Octa – Core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7 Ghz and is accompanied by 2 GB of RAM which is excellent for multi-tasking.

The smartphone has a nano sim and offers 4G LTE support along with 3G/2G connectivity.

The HTC desire 826 has 2600 mAH battery which is decent and can last one day without recharge. The smartphone has 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB with a microSD card.

HTC Desire 826 is one of the best HTC smartphone’s at a reasonable price, we have seen in 2015.

Check the latest Price for HTC Desire 826

Related Article – 10 Best Selling Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000. 

Le Max 2 (Flagship Mobile, Snapdragon 820)

Letv has been a household name in China for years but its recent entry in India has been quite successful in the market. After the success of Letv Le 1S, Le Max, Le 1S Eco.  LeEco was fast to launch the latest smartphones Le 2 and the Le Max 2 in the Indian market couple of days back. Le Max 2 brings you the best possible specs at a very affordable price of Rs. 22999.


It flaunts a 5.7 QHD (2560*1440P) display. The phone sports a metal uni-body design and has great in-hand feel to it. It also has a fingerprint reader at the back with a mirror finish to it; it unlocks In less than a second.

The phone has latest most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with Adreno 530 GPU and comes with 4 GB RAM. Although the phone offers only 32 GB storage without expand ability option, which could be a bit low for some of the users.

Le Max 2 sports 21 Mp rear camera and 8 MP front snapper. The camera performance is real good and satisfactory for the price. Users can also take pictures with the help of the fingerprint reader.

The highlight of the phone is the futuristic CDLA technology enabled earphones and the missing 3.5 mm jack. This technology helps to enhance the audio output and gives a more bass heavy audio and noise cancellation offers incredible audio experience.

It runs on the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with EUI skin on top. EUI have a good resemblance to iOS and seems to offer mix of both Android and iPhone experience. The smartphone weighs 185 grams and has 7.99 mm thickness.

Powering the phone is rather a decent 3100 mAh battery. The battery is able to give a day’s usage as it has to push lot of pixels and a very powerful chipset as well.

As a whole the phone is aggressively priced and offers best specs in the Sub 25K price range.

Check the latest price for LE MAX 2.

Google Nexus 5X (Android Marshmallow 7.0)

The Google Nexus 5 was undoubtedly one of the best designed smartphones by LG, which was launched  2 years back in December 2013.  The Google Nexus 5X adds some more awesomeness to the Google Nexus 5 legacy.

The major Pros of Google Nexus 5X is an excellent software and hardware optimization, great rear camera 12.3 Mega pixel, Android Marshmallow 6.0, Full HD Display and offers best user experience.


The smartphone was launched at a higher price but now the 16 GB model is available for Rs. 24,215. Throw in some credit card discounts and you can even grab it even cheaper.

The Google Nexus 5X has a thin light weight frame with a thickness of 7.9 mm and weighs only 136 grams. I used it for some time and it feels really great to hold and work on.

The screen size is 5.2 inches and the smartphone comes with a 1080P resolution with 423 PPI display. The screen is protected by the Gorilla Glass 3 and also has an Oleo-phobic coating.

The Google Nexus 5X is powered by the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57) processor and has 2 GB of Ram, I would have loved to have 3 GB Ram on the device though. However , the Adreno 418 GPU is very powerful and can run all Android games with ease.

The smartphone has a 12.3 Mega Pixel Rear Camera which is much improved and faster compared to the Google Nexus 5 camera, and also it comes with a 5 mega pixel front camera for clicking selfies.

The smartphone runs on the latest Android marshmallow 6.0, with the purest Android experience, really worth having. The smartphone has a 2700 mAH capacity battery, which is sufficient for all day usage.

It supports NFC offers high speed CAT 6. 4G LTE support. The smartphone is really good for the current price and is decent for work and play. Google Nexus 5X is undoubtedly the best smartphone you can buy below 25k.

Check the latest Price for Google Nexus 5X

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime (Great Battery Life, large Display)

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime is  priced at Rs. 19,999. The Mi Max Prime is a phablet  and comes with enormous 6.44 inch IPS LCD Capacitive multi-touch screen with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution. The display has 342 ppi pixel density & 74.8% screen-to-body ratio. This also comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime Launched in India Price Rs 19999

This handset comes with hexa-core/octa-core Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 / Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 processor for standard or prime variants. This chipset is coupled with Adreno 510 GPU and is aided with 3 GB RAM and 32/64 GB internal storage or 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage for standard or prime variant. Storage expandable to 256 GB through an external SD card ( uses sim1 slot)

On the rear is a 16 MP sensor, f/2.0 aperture camera with features like phase detection, autofocus, dual LED Flash, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR. At yhe Front there is a 5 MP, f/2.0 snapper for clicking selfies.

There are connectivity options like Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth V4.2, GPS, IR Blaster, FM Radio recording, microUSB v2.0, USB Host. Sensors include Fingerprint, gyro, accelerometer, proximity, compass.

This large display smartphone draws power from non-removable Li-ion 4850 mAh battery to keep going all day.

Lenovo Z2 Plus (Affordable Flagship, Compact Smartphone)

Lenovo launched Z2 Plus in the month of June, 2016 priced at Rs. 18,999.   The smartphone comes with a 5.0 inch LTPS IPS LCD Capacitive multi-touch screen.


This is one of the rare smartphones with 5 inch display as most smartphones have 5.2 inch or higher screen size. It is also one of the most affordable smartphone with flagship performance.

This device is powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor and a Adreno 530 GPU. The Z2 Plus offers 4 GB ram and has 64 GB internal storage.

There is a 13 MP rear shooter with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, LED Flash with all the features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama. At the front there is an 8 MP snapper with 1080P recording.

Apart from these are Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, FM Radio, USB type-C reversible port. Sensors include Finger print sensor integrated within home button, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.

The Lenovo Z2 plus comes with sufficiently large non-removable LI-Po 3500 mAh battery. Weighs only 149 gms and is 8.5 mm thickness.

Check the Latest Price for the Lenovo Z2 Plus. 

One Plus 2 64 GB (Top Selling OnePlus Device)

Followed by the success of OnePlus One, the start up company one plus released its second flagship killer smartphone The One Plus 2. The Oneplus 2 is currently available only in the 64 GB version that too invite only from Amazon India.

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The smartphone features a 5.5 inch Full HD 1080p screen, the OnePlus 2 and has 4 GB of RAM which is more than enough for an android smartphone.

The Snapdragon 810 processor powers the Smartphone with its 8 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. It also includes a USB type-c port which is meant to make the smartphone future proof.

Related – 6 Best future proof Smartphone with 4 GB RAM.

The primary camera carries a 13 megapixels sensor and a 5 megapixel shooter is placed at the front for selfies.

The OnePlus 2 runs on Oxygen OS instead of Cyanogen but still the OS got some cool features like gesture support even when the phone is in sleep.

The smartphone has a physical silence button at the left for controlling the ringer similar to the Iphone but it goes a bit further by including another position for priority notifications, this feature is very useful.

Check the latest price for the OnePlus 2.

The OnePlus 2 got a 3300mAh battery that delivers 61 hours of battery backup and runs for 8 hours on continuous internet usage

The OnePlus 2 also have a finger print sensor which serves as unlock button as well as sign in for credentials.  Now One Plus 3 has also got launched and is also one of the best smartphones if you can stretch your budget a little more. OnePlus 3 Launched on Amazon India Price Rs 27999.

ZTE Nubia Z11 – 6 GB RAM Smartphone , SD 820

ZTE Nubia Z11 was launched in late January and is priced at Rs 29,999 or $280, slightly higher  than our threshold.  The smartphone comes with 6 GB of RAM and is powered by the top of the line Snapdragon 820 Processor clocked at 2.15 GHz.  ZTE Nubia Z11 comes with a bezel free 5.5 Inch display with 1920*1080 pixels (FHD) resolution. There is 2.5 D Curve glass coating and it is also protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

ZTE Nubia Z11 - 6 GB RAM Mobile

The smartphone Display has 81% screen to body ratio and almost bezel less design. The ZTE Nubia Z11 comes with a 16 Mega Pixel rear camera with Optical image stabilization, and there is also a front selfie camera with 8 Mega Pixel lens.

The Nubia Z11 offers a 3000 mAH capacity battery and also has support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for rapid charging support. Nubia Z11 runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 and is likely to get the Android Nougat 7.0.

There is USB type C port and it comes with decent 64 GB of storage (expandable).

Key Specs for ZTE Nubia Z11

  • Screen – 5.5 Inch Full HD with Gorilla glass protection
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • RAM –  6 GB
  • Storage – 64 GB of internal Storage, expandable up to 128 GB
  • Rear Camera – 16 MP rear with OIS
  • Front selfie camera – 8 MP front
  • OS  – Android lollipop marshmallow 6.0
  • Battery – 3000 mAh
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • USB Type C Port
  • Fingerprint scanner at the back
  • Connectivity – Dual sim 4G with VOLTE
  • Price Rs. 29,999

Check Latest Price for ZTE Z11.

List of Best Smartphones Under Rs 25000 March 2017 India

  • HTC Desire 826 – Good Selfie Mobile
  • Xioami Mi5 – Sleek and Light Weight, Price 21999
  • OnePlus 3 – Overall Best Selling Mobile
  • Motorola Moto Z Play – Modular Smartphone Price 25K
  • Asus Zenfone 3 – Gorgeous design and stunning camera
  • HTC One X9 – Get the Boom Sound Experience
  • Oppo F1 Plus – The Selfie expert for shutterbugs
  • Le Max 2 – Performance Smartphone, Affordable.
  • Vivo V3 Max – High Style Quotient , Great Looks
  • Vivo V5 – Latest , Best Selfie Cam (20 MP).
  • Xiaomi Mi Max- Large Display 6.4 Inch
  • Lenovo Z2 Plus – Compact and Powerful. 
  • ZTE Z11 – 6 GB ram and Snapdragon 820

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