The internet is full of advice on how to choose the best from phones under 25k rupees. At the same time, most people fall between two decision-making extremes: deciding too quickly, or not at all. Today, let's take a coffee and complete a simple priorities list.
What a best phone within 25k should offer? And what are the KEY metrics used to measure "best"?
Overall, the best phone should offer a balance between performance, design, build and a good camera in range of 20k to 25k in India.
Of course, the best one is available for 4G VOLTE so that we can expect to experience both high quality voice calls and high definition video calls.
And in terms of processor, the best phone under 25k should come with Snapdragon 660/Kirin 970, which is the best within this budget. Powered by this, we will be able to play the latest games, watch YouTube videos and surf the web without any hiccups or trouble. Naturally, 4GB RAM +64GB internal storage is no bad with this budget, but of course 6GB RAM+ 128GB is more preferable.
Google updates its Android mobile operating system every year and Android O, or Android Oreo, is the latest version right now. As to OS, having Android 8.0 Oreo is a baseline.
Needless to say, long battery life and quick charging features are good to have. The best one should offer a dual SIM too. There are many reasons why dual SIM capabilities make sense, one of them is that dual SIM is more convenient during travelling.
Then, we can also expect to see features like QHD display, as well as 4K video recording. Maybe you are wondering to know these rather confusing terms and acronyms:
HD- mean anything with 720 rows of pixels and up, typically means 1,280 x 720 pixels
Full HD- often called 1080p, is a typical resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
QHD- typically means 2,560 x 1,440 pixels at a 16:9 aspect ratio, and it is the standard for a flagship phone right now
2k- means any display with resolution greater than 2,048×1,080 pixels
4k and UHD - offers four times the resolution quality as Full HD, and it means 3,840 x 2,160 pixels in consumer electronics, while 4K video is poised to become the new benchmark for both recording and watching video.
Just remember a high-resolution display doesn't always mean a best design, as the panel, material, and layout matter too. Make sure the phone comes with a LCD screen. With regard to screen preference, it varies from person to person.
Above are just some of the basic demands when we are looking for a best phone under 25k in India. Since different consumers will have different tastes and preferences. There are some rising demand for the camera and the games.
To help us to capture pictures and videos at best possible quality, dual camera setups is necessary which are expected to improve the image quality and open up additional image effects via software such as improved Bokeh, superior portrait modes as well as long exposure effects in photos.
Gamers welcome fun additions about gaming for a phone. Cool gaming scenes including shots, explosions and quakes will excite them. The fluidity of play and the high-quality display will be also what gamers are expected to see.
Hmm, I'm still not sure which is the best option for me.
Well, practice makes perfect. Going ahead, let's grade a new phone - HONOR Play – for example. The charts below show the reasons why HONOR Play is regarded as the honor's best phone under 25k rupees in 2018.
|Baseline||HONOR Play Specs||Score|
|A balance between performance, design, build and a good camera||• Yes||Green|
|4G VOLTE||• 4G VOLTE||Green|
|Snapdragon 660/Kirin 970||• Kirin 970 AI Chipset||Green|
|4GB RAM +64GB||• 4GB RAM +64GB
• 6GB RAM +64GB
• Expandable: up to 256GB
|Android 8.0 Oreo||• EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1.0(Android Oreo)||Green|
|Long life battery||• 3750mAh||Green|
|Quick charging||• Quick charging||Green|
|Dual SIM||• Dual Nano-SIM||Green|
|QHD display||• 2340 x 1080 (FHD+)||Green|
|4K video recording||• UHD 4K* (3840 x 2160)||Green|
|LCD screen||• LCD||Green|
|Best Design||• 16.0cm
• 6.3 Inches
• Metal body
• Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
• A notch up-top which could be hided
|n/a (No Sole Standard)|
|Dual camera setups||• 16 MP+2MP dual Rear Camera
• 16 MP Front Camera
• AI Portrait Selfies
• 3D Portrait Lighting
• AI Gallery Management
(suitable for both player and non-player)
|• GPU Turbo
• 4D Gaming Experience with Smart Shock
• 3D Gaming Sound Effect
This is only a rough chart. If you have two minds about how to choose a best available phone, you can make a contrast between different models by adding more rows. Then you are able to find the best phone for you.