Around 25,000 rupees is an excellent budget for smartphones in the Indian market. Few months old flagship devices or brand new yet latest devices – everything is available within this budget range; and this investment would be wise if you don’t change a smartphone every year.Here’s a top 10 list.
The metallic construction on this handset feels very premium. There are two CPU variants in the market – Snapdragon 615 and Exynos 5430. Galaxy A7 comes with 2 GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage and up to 64GB of external expandable storage option. The display is 5.5 inches with 1080×1920 pixels resolution. Price – Rs. 20,516.
Snapdragon 801 powers up Sony Xperia Z2, for best multitasking experience a 3 GB RAM is provided on this handset. The internal storage space amount is 16GB with expandable storage option up to 128 GB. The display is 5.2 inch full HD with 424 ppi pixel density. Price – Rs. 22,500.
OnePlus 2 is the primary 2015 flagship killer. It comes with Oxygen OS which is basically a revamped version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The display is 5.5 inch LCD with 1080×1920 pixels and the cameras are 13 MP rear and 5 MP front. Price – Rs. 24,999.
Xiaomi Mi 4i is powered by Snapdragon 615 CPU, Adreno 405 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage space is 16/32 GB with no expandable storage option. The rear camera is 13 megapixel with dual-tone LED flash and the front camera is 5 megapixels. Battery capacity is 3120 mAh. Price – Rs. 25,000.
This handset from HTC is a dual SIM smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS on board. The display is 5.5 inches with HD resolution. The CPU is octa core 1.5 GHz, and it has 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB internal storage space. The battery is 2600 mAh. Price – Rs. 21,899.
Nexus 6 has a huge 5.96 inches AMOLED display with 1440×2560 pixels, resulting in 493 ppi. The 13 MP rear camera has a ring-style LED flash and the front camera on Nexus 6 is 2 megapixel. The camera captures 4k videos. This phone is powered by Snapdragon 805 CPU and 3 GB of RAM. Price – Rs. 24,999.
Backdated, but never out of order. Crazy Apple fans short in budget short in budget may buy the iPhone 4S which is powered by Apple A5 CPU and 512 MB of RAM. iPhone 4S supports iOS 9.1 and this version has 4 storage options – 8/16/32/64 GB. Price – Rs. 25,000.
Huawei Honor 7 is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 935 CPU which is 2.2 GHz octa core; and it is backed up by 3GB of RAM. The 5.2 inch display has 1080×1920 pixels resolution offering 423 ppi pixel density. It has 16 GB internal storage with up to 128 GB expandable external memory option. Price – Rs. 22,999.
LG G3 is still very powerful, and worthy. Powered by Snapdragon 801 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. The internal storage option is 32 GB with external card slot. The display is 5.5 inches. Price – Rs. 24,651.
Nokia Lumia 925 is powered by a dual core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU. It has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal memory with no expandable storage option. The display is 4.5 inches AMOLED. Price – Rs. 23,387.
The market is pretty competitive in this budget range, but all the handsets are excellent regardless of their price or OS platform.
|1||Samsung Galaxy A7||₹ 20,516|
|2||Sony Xperia Z2||₹ 22,500|
|3||OnePlus 2||₹ 24,999|
|4||Xiaomi Mi 4i||₹ 25,000|
|5||HTC One E9s||₹ 21,899|
|6||Motorola Nexus 6||₹ 24,999|
|7||Apple iPhone 4S||₹ 25,000|
|8||Huawei Honor 7||₹ 22,999|
|9||LG G3||₹ 24,651|
|10||Nokia Lumia 925||₹ 23,387|
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