Great performance, premium design, and incredible camera features are the expectations from the latest phones under Rs 25,000 in India & also now more capable than ever. As you might expect, you will get some premium features like FHD+ display, quick charging support, USB Type-C port, best VoLTE connectivity, and dual cameras with the latest mobiles under Rs 25,000.
1. Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G 5G smartphone was launched on 6th November 2020. The phone comes with a 6.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels at a pixel density of 394 pixels per inch (ppi). Motorola Moto G 5G is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM. The Motorola Moto G 5G runs Android 10 and is powered by a 5000mAh battery.Motorola Moto G 5G is based on Android 10 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB). The Motorola Moto G 5G is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.
Connectivity options on the Motorola Moto G 5G include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.
2. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi is raising the profile of its mainstream Redmi Note series with specifications that are sure to grab attention. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a 108-megapixel camera but is otherwise identical to the Redmi Note 10 Pro, and the price difference between the two might not be worth it. This phone has a fantastic 6.67-inch full-HD+ 120Hz HDR10 Super AMOLED display with an embedded front camera. It's bright, crisp, and vibrant. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC and up to 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. There's a 5020mAh battery and you get a 33W charger in the box. The rear 108-megapixel camera takes good shots in the daytime but don't expect incredible detail in distant objects. The 5-megapixel telemacro camera is even more interesting and really does allow for some creative framing. Performance overall in everyday use is pretty good, and so is battery life. The phone heats up a bit when gaming. The body is slim and light, and this makes the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max easy to use and carry around.
3. Poco X3 Pro
Poco X3 Pro smartphone was launched on 22nd March 2021. The phone comes with a 6.67-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Poco X3 Pro is powered by a 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor. It comes with 6GB of RAM. The Poco X3 Pro runs Android 11 and is powered by a 5160mAh battery. The Poco X3 Pro supports proprietary fast charging.
Connectivity options on the Poco X3 Pro include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.
4. Samsung Galaxy F62
The Samsung Galaxy F62 is a new mid-range smartphone, and only the second model in the recently introduced F series. The back and frame are built from plastic but this phone still manages to feel sturdy. It's a thick phone at 9.5mm, and it's heavier than the Galaxy M51 at 218g. The highlight of the Samsung Galaxy F62 is the Exynos 9825 SoC. One UI looks slick, switching between apps is snappy, and the phone doesn't heat up with regular use. Games run just fine too. Titles such as CSR Racing 2 and Call of Duty: Mobile look great and run well.
Battery life is another big win for the Samsung Galaxy F62. The 7,000mAh battery easily lasted me close to two full days even with heavy usage, which was impressive.The cameras on the Galaxy F62 have been borrowed from the Galaxy M51 too. All the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy F62 do above-average jobs when shooting in daylight. Low-light performance is a little weak, especially when it comes to videos.
5. Xiaomi Mi 10i
The Mi 10i is relatively affordable but still offers a 108-megapixel primary camera, 5G, an IP53 rating, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor. It also has some neat touches including a notification LED, 3.5mm audio socket, and stereo speakers. It's available in three variants, with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Performance in everyday tasks is good, and even gaming posed no problem. The back of the phone doesn't get too warm when stressed. Camera performance was somewhat disappointing in the daytime and at night, especially the fact that the three secondary rear cameras are quite ordinary. 4K video came out looking discoloured and there's no stabilisation. Battery life on the other hand was impressive.
6. iQoo 3
The iQoo 3 is the first smartphone from the brand in the Indian market. It is also one of the few smartphones to sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. iQoo has launched three variants of the iQoo 3 out of which only the top version supports 5G networks. The base variant has 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage, the mid-variant has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage while the top variant has 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The iQoo 3 has a big 6.44-inch display and is a bit heavy at 214g. It also packs in a 4,440mAh battery and has support for 55W FlashCharge. It has touch-sensitive shoulder buttons which can be useful when gaming on the smartphone.