In last one year, we have noticed a significant shift in consumer mentality. Many second time buyers are looking for a quality phone rather than an affordable phone, and are willing to extend their budgets. This, in turn, has lead to more competitive higher mid-range space, which is always a good thing. If you are looking a smartphone under 25000 budget, here are some of the best available choices.
Asus Zenfone 3:
Asus’s ambitious attempt, the Zenfone 3, has certainly set the ball rolling for the company with its premium design, capable hardware, and excellent camera. The phone ditches lethargic design of the past for an elegant dual glass and metal design, which feels extremely premium (especially in Black).
To recall, the Zenfone 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based ZenUI. To capture images, it gets a 16MP rear camera with all the fancy tech and an 8MP front camera for selfies. The overall practical experience that this mid-range smartphone offers makes it a worthy contender for under Rs. 25,000 budget.
- Wonderful Camera
- Great quality IPS LCD Display
- Feels premium and compact
- Smooth performance
- Attracts smudges
- Software is tad overwhelming
Lenovo Moto Z Play:
The Modular smartphone has finally become practical with Lenovo Moto Z and Moto Z play. The Moto Z is more of a flagship device while the Moto Z Play is more of a pocket-friendly variant with extensive support.
The Moto Z Play features include a glass-panel-dominated design, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Adreno 530 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB on-board storage and 3510 mAh battery.
Buy it if you wish to try those jazzy Mods or even otherwise.
- Modular design
- Excellent camera
- Bloatware free UI
- Slim outfit
- Moto Mods
- Expensive accessories
Oppo F1 Plus:
Oppo F1 Plus USP in the eyes of its makers is its camera hardware. The Chinese brand can be seen extensively promoting Oppo F1 Plus optics across advertising platforms. The self-proclaimed selfie-expert F1 Plus packs a 16-megapixel front facing camera while a 13-megapixel rear camera takes care of the rest.
The phone gets a metal-clad design with curved edges. It features Helio P10 chipset under the hood, clocked at 2GHz. The phone is supported by 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.
The Oppo F1 Plus draw its juice from a mediocre 2850mAh non-removable battery that supports VOOC fast charging technology ( an Oppo proprietary technology). On the downside, in the age of Android Nougat, it is still running on Android Lollipop.
- Sleek, stylish Design
- Excellent Selfie Camera
- Good quality Display
- Still running Android Lollipop
- Average gaming performance
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016):
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) evokes a premium flagship feel. Like most of its contemporaries, it has a metal chassis sandwiched between 2.5D curved glass which clearly makes it tempting. Samsung’s Super AMOLED display further raises the bar with its punchy colors, deep blacks, and excellent brightness levels.
Samsung uses its capable octa-core Exynos 7580 chipset along with 3GB RAM to ensure phone manages to perform most tasks without breaking a sweat.
- Stylish and eye-catching design
- Stunning display
- Capable camera with OIS
- Sluggish GPU performance
- No 4K video recording
Xiaomi Mi 5:
It employs Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset where all cores are ticking at 1.8GHz. Another highlight of Mi 5 is its ergonomic, lean body. For shutterbugs, it has enough arsenal. There is a 16MP rear with 4-axis OIS and 8MP front camera that offer reasonably good camera performance.
- Good camera hardware
- Great design
- Rapid charging Support
- No microSD expansion
- Non-removable battery
- No FM radio