In under Rs 25,000 segment there too many smartphones options available in the market and each of them has its own strengths and weaknesses, so it’s understandable that it is never too easy to pick up the right smartphone for you. So to make your task easy we have selected Top 5 best smartphones in the Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 price bracket.
Moto Z Play smartphone, which is priced at Rs 24,999 has an aluminium frame and glass back. Moto Z Play promises up to 45 hours of battery life with 3,510mAh battery and is said to be Moto’s longest-lasting battery ever. It has TurboPower charging feature that claims to charge it up to 8 hours in just 15 minutes. The phone has MotoMods connectors, wherein one can connect different optional Moto Mods, like JBL Soundboost speaker, Hasselblad True Zoom Camera, Insta share projector, Incipio Off grid power pack and more, but these mods will cost you some extra bucks.
Moto Z Play also offers a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor (Snapdragon 625), 5.5 inch 1080p Super AMOLED display and 3GB RAM of memory (LPDDR3 RAM). It has a 16MP laser autofocus camera that has laser auto focus, f2.0 aperture, 1.3 um pixel size, 4x digital zoom, burst mode, auto HDR, 4K video recording ability, slow motion video recording feature, and professional mode. A 5-megapixel camera with f2.2 aperture, 85-degree wide angle lens, flashlight, professional mode, beauty mode and auto night mode is in its front.
The Moto Z Play has 32 GB of internal storage as well as an expandable storage slot for up to a 2 TB micro SD card. This 6.99 mm thin smartphone has water repelling coating on its body. This dual SIM smartphone has Bluetooth 4.0 LE, WiFi (a/b/g/n), NFC, AGPS, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, and a fingerprint scanner. It comes with Moto Mod connectors, USB Type C port, 3.5 mm port, 3 mics, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity, and audio monitor.
Xiaomi Mi 5, which was launched in India in April last year for Rs 24,999 is now retailing at a discounted price of Rs 22,999.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Mi 5 has a 5.15-inch display that has full HD resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and comes along with Adreno 530 graphics processor, dual SIM, a fingerprint scanner and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The phone has a 16-megapixel rear camera that has Sony IMX298 sensor, 6P lens, phase detection auto focus feature, LED flash light support, optical image stabilization and sapphire glass protection for lens. For selfies, the Mi 5 offers a 4 megapixel front camera.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes fitted with a 3000 mAh battery and comes with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. It has a USB Type-C port too. Other than that, the Mi 5 offers WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. The handset measures 144.5×69.2×7.25mm and weighs 129 grams. The Xiaomi Mi 5 also has UFS 2.0 storage which is said to offer 87 per cent faster read write speed than eMMC 5.0 storage which is found in other smartphones. The Mi 5 comes with 4G+ (CAT 12 LTE modem) technology that can offer up to 600 Mbps speed. It also supports VoLTE.
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL (3GB RAM + 32 GB ROM)
Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL smartphone, which is priced at Rs 22,999 features a 5.2-Inch Full HD (1080p) 2.5D curved glass with Corning Gorilla Glass and Oleophobic coating and also comes with glove touch support. This smartphone runs Android Marshmallow, which is now upgradable to Android Nougat. The smartphone is powered by the 2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, along with Adreno 506 GPU. It has 3GB RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, which is expandable up to 2TB via microSD card
It comes packed with 2,650mAh battery and offers 16-megapixel rear shooter with 6P Largan lens elements, laser AF, flashlight support, and 4-axis OIS. On its front it has an 8megapixel selfie shooter boasting of f/2.0 lens aperture. Besides, the smartphone offers 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and Wireless compatibility. This smartphone weighs 144 grams and measures 7.69mm in thickness.
BlackBerry DTEK50, a highly encrypted smartphone was launched in India in November last year at Rs 21,990.
As far as tech specs are concerned, the BlackBerry DTEK50 features a 5.2-Inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080p) IPS display with oleophobic coating to protect against smudges and fingerprints. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, which is paired with Adreno 405 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of Internal storage. If you run out of storage, you can use a micro SD card in its expandable storage slot to increase its memory by up to 2TB. The BlackBerry DTEK50 smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system and is backed up by a 2610 mAh battery.
The smartphone has a 13-megapixel camera with dual-tone LED Flash on the back, and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with asingle LED flash on the front panel. Besides, the DTEK50 offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and also has Convenience key. The handset measures 147×72.5×7.4mm and weighs around 135 grams.
According to a company, below are the features that make both DTEK50 the most secure Android smartphones.
1. Rapid Security Patching: BlackBerry has a record of being the quickest to deliver security patches, setting the bar in incident response and patch management to protect your device from malicious threats.
2. DTEK by BlackBerry App: Enables users to automatically monitor their OS and apps to know when their privacy could be at risk and to take action to improve it. The DTEK app also tracks applications and notifies you when someone is: taking pictures or videos without your knowledge, turning your microphone on, sending a text message, or accessing your contacts or location.
3. Hardware Root of Trust: BlackBerry’s manufacturing process uses a proprietary technique that adds security from the start, allowing for the tracking, verification and provisioning of DTEK50.
4. Secure Boot Process: Starting with the root of trust, each stage of DTEK50’s secure boot chain must first verify that the next component is fully intact before proceeding, ensuring your device has not been tampered with since the last restart.
5. Android OS hardening: BlackBerry provides additional security patches, improved random number, address space generation and certificate pinning to make it more difficult for attackers to target a device by scrambling application/system memory.
6. FIPS 140-2 Compliant Full Disk Encryption: Protects your private information, like pictures or bank information, from being stolen if you were to lose your phone.
7. Android for Work and Google Play for Work: Allows for fast, simple and secure integration with an enterprise environment as well as easy access to numerous rich business and IT-managed apps.
In September last year, Sony Xperia X smartphone got the huge price cut of Rs 10,000, and just few days back the price of the said smartphones has been further slashed by Rs 14,000, The Sony Xperia X which was initially priced at Rs 48,990, is now available at just Rs 24,990 on Flipkart. The smartphone was launched in India in May last year in Graphite Black, Lime Gold, Rose Gold and White colours.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Sony Xperia X has a 5-inch Triluminous display featuring full HD resolution. With a 2620 mAh battery, this 1.8 MHz hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor based handset promises up to two days of battery backup. It has 3GB of RAM that runs this Android Marshmallow operating system. The Dual SIM Sony Xperia X has 64 GB of internal storage that can be increased up to 200 GB through a micro SD card.
But the highlight of Sony Xperia X is its cameras – it has a 23-megapixel rear camera that has 1/2.3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Predictive Hybrid AF, Quick launch, 5x Clear Image Zoom, 24mm Wide Angle G Lens and F2.0 aperture. It’s front 13-megapixel front camera has 1/3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Quick launch, 22mm Wide Angle Lens and F2.0 aperture. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, WiFi, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, DNC Support, Remote Play, Wi-Fi Miracast, Google Cast, Fast and Secure Unlock, PlayMemories, Movie Creator, Spotify, News Suite, Track ID, What’s New, Sound Photo, and AR Effect app. The handset measures 143 mm x 69 mm x 7.7 mm.