Smartphone Buying Guide: As we know buying a gadget is a difficult task because we want the best product at the price point, and the smartphone is one of our favorite gadgets.
If you are planning to buy a 5-inch-plus smartphone with HD / Full HD display, decent Hardware, battery, Camera and High-end features, but don’t want to spend more than Rs. 25000? Don’t worry, We have listed a few Android smartphones that bring all these features at a mid-range price point.
This list contains the 10 best Android handsets and we have arranged them in the popularity order. These devices falls under Rs. 25000 price category in the country. So Take Your Pick —
First up in the list is the HTC Desire 820. The 4G LTE capable device features a 5.5-inch 720p display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 13MP primary camera with LED Flash and 8MP front camera. Both cameras are capable of recording 1080p video. It also features Dual front stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, HTC BoomSound and 3.5mm headset jack. The smartphone comes in two variants – single SIM and Dual SIM variants.
Under the hood, the Desire 820 packs an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB RAM with 16GB built-in memory, microSD card slot supports memory cards up to 128GB, and a 2600mAh battery powers the entire package. It runs on Android v4.4 KitKat and has the HTC Sense UI version 6 on top, and the device will also get official Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update. It also has 4G/3G, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth with aptX. The smartphone weighs just 155 grams and measures 7.74mm in thickness.
Price : Rs. 22116
If you are looking for a best mid-range 4G-enabled Android smartphone with decent hardware, software and excellent battery life, then OnePlus One should be your first choice. The OnePlus One has 4G LTE / 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, WiFi Direct and NFC connectivity options. The smartphone offers decent hardware and software at Rs. 21,999.
The OnePlus One sports a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM. It runs on CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4 KitKat ( upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop ) with 3100mAh battery powering the machine. The One’s 13MP rear camera is equipped with Dual LED Flash, aperture of f/2.0, Sony Exmor BSI sensor, and is capable of 4K video recording. The smartphone also has a 5MP front-facing camera and 64GB inbuilt memory. It has 8.9mm thick plastic body.
Price : Rs. 21,999
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
The third phone in the list is the Galaxy Note 3 Neo : A less powerful, cheaper variant of the well endowed Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, upgrade to Android 4.4, and powered by a 1.7GHz Hexa-Core Exynos processor with 2GB of RAM. It has a powerful 3100mAh Battery and 16GB on-board storage and microSD card slot supports up-to 64GB.
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo is equipped with an 8MP Full HD camera and LED flash on the rear and a 2MP camera with BSI sensor at the front. The 4G-enabled device offers LTE/3G, WiFi, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC, FM Radio with RDS and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. It’s measures are 148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6mm and weighs 162.5 grams.
Price : Rs. 23900
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
If you are looking for a 6-inch smartphone for a better entertainment experience and decent camera for photography, then opt for the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. The Xperia T2 Ultra runs Android v4.3 jelly bean OS ( upgradable to KitKat ) and has a 6-inch HD TRILUMINOS Display powered by X-Reality picture engine for mobile. The device comes with a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and a 3000mAh battery with STAMINA mode.
On the imaging front, the handset features a 13MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, capable of shooting video in 1080p Full HD, and a 1.1MP HD front-facing video calling camera. It also features an 8GB inbuilt memory with microSD card slot that allows for storage expansion up to 32GB. The Xperia T2 Ultra supports LTE / 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X, WiFi ( 2.4 GHz/5 GHz), GPS/ GLONASS, NFC and FM Radio with RDS connectivity options.
Price : Rs. 22990
LG G2 16GB
Priced at Rs. 23162, the LG G2 16GB is one of the mid-range smartphones from LG. The device was launched in September 2013. Till now, this device still has the best mid-range smartphone. The recent Android KitKat makes it a good deal.
The G2 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26 GHz and 480 MHz Adreno 330 GPU, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with no option for expansion. It packs a 3000mAh battery and runs Android OS v4.4 ( KitKat ).
On the front, it has a 5.2-inch Full HD display giving it a pixel density of 423ppi. The rear camera is 13MP with OIS, LED flash, full HD video recording @ 30fps, and has a 2.1MP front-facing camera. The device features Knock On, rear-mounted power button and volume keys, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, WiFi and GPS / aGPS. Its measures are 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm.
Price : Rs. 23162
Google Nexus 5 16GB
If you are in search for a pure Android device with the latest OS and decent features, but don’t want to spend more than Rs. 25000, then Google Nexus 5 16GB is the perfect handset for you. The Nexus 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with a Quad-Core Krait CPU clocked at 2.26GHz, 2GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system which can be easily upgradable to the latest Android version 5.0 Lollipop.
The Google Nexus 5 has a 5-inch full HD IPS display, 8MP auto-focus rear camera with OIS, LED flash, 1.3MP HD front camera and a 2,300mAh Li-Polymer battery. It has 16GB inbuilt memory and there’s no expansion option via a microSD card. Other impressive features include 4G LTE connectivity and Wireless charging. It measures 8.59mm in thickness and weighs 130 grams.
Price : Rs. 24772
Sony Xperia Z1
Like Xperia T2 Ultra, Z1 is yet another Xperia smartphone with decent features at a mid-range price point. The Z1 is the perfect model for those who can stretch their budget to Rs. 26000. We already knew almost everything about the Xperia Z1. The device sports a 5-inch Full HD Triluminos display powered by X-Reality for Mobiles. It runs on a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, 3000mAh Battery with STAMINA mode and Android OS version v4.4 KitKat. Xperia Z1 makes it to the list because it will definitely receive the Android Lollipop update. The device offers 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot supports up to 64GB.
The Xperia Z1 is for anybody who needs better photography experience, it packs a 20.7MP primary camera with Exmor RS sensor, LED flash on the back and can still shoot HDR images and video in Full HD. The front of the smartphone has a 2MP Full HD camera for selfie lovers. It features dust and water resistance and tempered glass with a single piece aluminium frame on the front and back. Other key features of the Xperia Z1 include 4G LTE/ 3G, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X, MHL, FM Radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio jack and GPS/ GLONASS. The device measures 8.5mm in thickness.
Price : Rs. 25999
HTC Desire 816
The Desire 816 is the very popular mid-range HTC smartphone with good features. Priced at Rs. 21890, the smartphone has a 5.5-inch HD display, 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB on-board memory with microSD card slot. The Desire 816 sports a 2600mAh battery and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 5.5.
The primary camera measures 13MP and comes with f/2.2, LED Flash and 1080p HD recording while the front camera is 5MP with f/2.8 and 720p HD recording. The features Dual front stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers and HTC BoomSound. Connectivity features of the Dual SIM phone include 3G, WiFi, GPS with a-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX. It measures 7.99mm in thickness and weighs 165 grams.
Price : Rs. 21890
Huawei Ascend P7
The Ascent P7 is equipped with a 5-inch Full HD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and 8MP camera on its face, along with a 13MP rear camera with Sony BSI sensor, LED flash. Both the cameras use 5P non-spherical lens.
Under the hood, the device is powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core Huawei Kirin 910T processor with 2GB DDR3 RAM, Mali-450 MP4 GPU, 16GB internal storage and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat skinned with the Emotion UI 2.3. The 4G LTE-enabled device also has a microSD card slot and a 2500mAh battery. Standard connectivity features include 3G HSPA+, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. It weighs just 124 grams and measures 6.5mm in thickness.
Price : Rs. 24599
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
As the name suggests, the S5 mini is a mini variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in terms of its design, looks, performance and features. The S5 mini sports a 4.5-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.5GB of RAM, 2100mAh battery and runs Android v4.4 KitKat OS. According to the company, the device will also get Android Lollipop updates. It comes with 16GB on board storage with expansion option via microSD card slot.
The Galaxy S5 mini is equipped with an 8MP back camera with LED flash, capable of shooting video in 1080p. It also gets a 2.1MP camera at the front. The Dual SIM device has all the standard features like 3G HSPA+, GPS, NFC, dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, Infrared LED for smart TV remote, Heart rate, S Health, sensor, and IP67 ratings for Dust and water Resistance. It measures 9.1mm in thickness and weighs 120 grams.
Price : Rs. 20999