Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G, Realme 9 Pro+ 5G to Motorola Edge 20- Technology News, Firstpost
Ameya DalvicApr 29, 2022 17:02:36 IST
Like last quarter, all phones on this list are 5G ready. And we have some interesting new entries under Rs 25,000 that are sure to get you excited. We have phones with 108MP cameras, competent processors, AMOLED displays, high refresh rate displays and more to appeal to a wide variety of users. Pick one that appeals to you the most. Mind you, the choice may not be that simple.
Best phones to buy under Rs 25,000 in India
Motorola Edge 20 5G
The Motorola Edge 20 5G is now available for just under 25K, making it a great buy. It has some very interesting features that no other phone on this list can boast of. For starters, it’s less than 7mm thin; something that is extremely rare in smartphones these days. The 6.7-inch Full HD+ OLED display boasts a top-quality 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ compliance and the ability to display a billion shades of color. It is protected from scratches by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The camera department is equally impressive, starting with a 108MP primary camera. The supporting cast is also strong with a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens and an 8MP telephoto camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) that offers 3x optical zoom. The 32MP front camera is bound to impress the selfie enthusiasts. This Motorola phone is powered by a capable Snapdragon 778G SoC and you get 8GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage.
The 4000 mAh battery is sufficient for a day of moderate use and supports 30 W fast charging. It runs Android 11, and like most Motorola phones, you get a clean and near-stock user interface that will appeal to many Android purists. Long story short, the Motorola Edge 20 is an impressive all-round package and one of the best options in this budget.
Motorola Edge 20 5G price in India: Rs 24,999 for 8GB RAM/128GB storage
Realme 9 Pro+ 5G
Realme 9 Pro+ 5G is the only phone in this list that offers OIS with the main camera. It has three cameras on the back, starting with a 50MP primary camera with OIS that does a commendable job in a variety of conditions. It is accompanied by an 8 MP ultra-wide camera and a 2 MP macro camera. The 16MP front camera is more than decent for selfies and video calls. The phone runs the latest Android 12 out of the box with Realme UI 3.0.
The Realme 9 Pro+ 5G is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 920 SoC, which is a good choice for the segment. You get 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. It has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate that is vibrant and smooth. It’s protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The 4500mAh battery lasts well over a day with moderate use, and the company bundles a 60W fast charger that promises to fully charge the phone in less than 45 minutes.
Realme 9 Pro+ 5G Price in India: Rs 24,999 for 6GB RAM/128GB storage
Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G
The Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G is another phone that photography enthusiasts will love to take a closer look at, thanks to its 108MP camera. It is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro camera. The 16MP front camera is good enough for selfies and video calls. This 5G phone is powered by a Snapdragon 695 SoC and you get multiple RAM and storage variants to choose from within this budget. The internal memory can be further expanded with a microSD card.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G has a 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display that can get up to 1200 nits bright. It supports a 120Hz refresh rate for a flicker-free experience in compatible apps, and is protected from scratches by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. A 5000 mAh battery lasts for nearly a day and a half with moderate use, and the bundled 67W turbo charger claims go from 0 to 100% in less than 45 minutes. This Xiaomi phone runs Android 11 with MIUI 13.
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G
Samsung also has a solid all-round option in this budget that is quite sleek and light. Like the Moto Edge 20, the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is also powered by a Snapdragon 778G SoC. You get 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal (expandable) storage. It has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The 5000 mAh battery lasts more than a day and a half with moderate use and supports 25W fast charging.
Despite the larger screen and a high-capacity battery, the phone weighs less than 175 grams and is only 7.4 mm thick. The camera department is quite versatile with a combination of a 64MP primary camera, 12MP ultrawide snapper and a 5MP macro camera to take some quality photos in different modes. The 32MP selfie camera embedded in a small hole at the top of the display will keep the selfie crowd interested. The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.1.
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G price in India: Rs 24,999 for 6GB RAM/128GB storage
iQOO Z5 5G
Like the Samsung phone, the iQOO Z5 5G keeps its spot on our list. It offers impressive features and performance in this budget. Also at the heart of this phone is a Snapdragon 778G SoC that remains one of the best options. You get the faster UFS 3.1 internal storage here. You will generally get the 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant in this budget, but due to a Rs 2,000 direct discount on Amazon India, you can also get the 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage variant under 25K while the offer is valid. .
The iQOO Z5 5G has a 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh and you get a 44W fast charger, which promises to charge 50% of the battery in just 23 minutes. Photography is handled by three rear cameras consisting of a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide snapper, and a 2MP macro camera. You also get a more than decent 16MP selfie camera. The phone runs Android 11 with FunTouch UI 12, and the company promises two major Android updates that will continue.
iQOO Z5 5G price in India: Rs 21,990 (effective) for 8GB RAM/128GB storage† Rs 24,990 (effective) for 12GB RAM / 256GB storage