Buying Guide: Top 5 smartphones on sale between Rs 20,000-25,000

The smartphone arena in India is playing host to a slew of devices these days with companies going all guns blazing to woo the Indian buyers. The same is followed by the problem of choosing a smartphone that takes care of your needs along with staying in budget.

Here we have a list of top 5 smartphones between the range of Rs 20,000-25,000.

Nokia Lumia 1320– This has got a 6-inch display with 720p resolution and 245ppi density. The 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM gives decent merely above average processing capabilities. It has 8 GB internal memory and 64 GB card slot. A 5 MP rear camera with a miniscule VGA front camera is not the best in the class. You need to pay about Rs 22,990 for this.


Samsung Galaxy Grand 2-  It gets 5.25 inches display with a 720p display resolution. It gets a 1.2 GHz quad core processor on the inside and a 1.5 GB RAM. 8GB is what you get for internal storage alongside memory expansion ability of 64GB. At the backis a 8MP rear camera which is joined in by a 1.9MP camera unit up front. It runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and gets Dual SIM functionality too.

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Nexus 4– This comes with 4.7-inch WXGA IPS HD (1280x768p), 318 ppi display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The CPU configuration is 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. The Android 4.3 based device offers 8, 16 and 32 GB variants without any card slot. It can save your best memories with 8 MP primary camera and 1.3 MP front camera with features like autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere etc.


Nokia Lumia 920– 4.5 inches (768 x 1280 pixels), 332 ppi pixel density, IPS LCD capacitive touch-screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 makes its display unit. A dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor with 1 GB RAM runs the device. It has 8 MP primary and 1.3 MP secondary cameras. It comes with 32 GB internal memory with no further extension possibility. You can get this for around Rs 22,999.


Samsung Galaxy Note– 5.3 inch (800×1280 pixels) HD super AMOLED display, Dual Core 1.4 Ghz processor with Mali 400 MP dedicated graphics processor, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front camera, and stylus support makes it a hot buy in this price segment. Spend about Rs 20,900 to get this. Yes it is quite old a device but still accounts for a decent buy if you like the S-Pen functionality and can live with an older version of Android.


Our take:The list does not end here and there are some other good devices as well in the same price range on offer such as the Gionee Elife E7(roughly Rs 25,000 for the base 16GB model) and Galaxy S3 (Rs 22,000-23,000). The Rs 20,000-25,000 is getting crowded pretty fast. In my opinion, Nexus 4 and Grand 2 make the most amount of sense if you want an Android device. If Windows Phone is your thing, Lumia 920 makes a lot of sense. Do let us know what you think about the smartphones in this segment.

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35 Comments on "Buying Guide: Top 5 smartphones on sale between Rs 20,000-25,000"


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January 26, 2015 3:49 pm 3:49 PM

Could u plz advise a good phablet in (15000-21000) range .
My first prefernce is Video calling & thn gaming.
Plz exclude samsung galaxy grand 2 as my bro is already have …
plz suggest a gud & latest one…as i ve gone through many phablets’ review….& now i m confused by reading review…i need a good advise….thnx for reading my querry.

May 5, 2014 9:28 pm 9:28 PM


Shweta Dahiya
May 4, 2014 9:16 pm 9:16 PM

Hey thanks a lot for this list of smartphones. That was really helpful!

bali lollen
April 4, 2014 12:11 pm 12:11 PM

thanks and keep it up…once again thanks a lot..

March 28, 2014 11:20 pm 11:20 PM

Samsung galaxy grand 2is best phone i love

June 29, 2014 9:38 pm 9:38 PM

can u suggest me about grand 2.I think to purchase it. bt i doubt about it’s battery.
pls help me to choose .

March 18, 2014 6:52 pm 6:52 PM

Moto X is best Android Smartphone to consider @23999

Kumaran GP
March 18, 2014 6:11 pm 6:11 PM

It’s a terrible list..

March 18, 2014 2:45 pm 2:45 PM
Off topic *Xolo and Karbonn have officially confirmed that they are gonna release new windows phone devices in the months to comes. *The minimum pricing of the windows phone based smartphones are pegged around 6.5k.The best part is that even at 6.5k the WP smartphone will come with a Qualcomm chipset.The possibility of a mediatek chipset is ruled out because mediatek chipsets currently do not support Windows phone.Most probably a Qualcomm Snapdargon 200 or 400 would be found on these devices. *Most probably the devices are gonna come with the new WP8.1.The WP8.1 is set to release at Microsoft’s BUILD… Read more »
March 17, 2014 9:02 pm 9:02 PM

@Rama Reboot means what?? what will happen if we press reboot warranty will void???? and how 1 can pay for 2G and get acess for H or H+ (3G) ? is saw in Samsung my friend phone. can possible?

March 18, 2014 12:54 am 12:54 AM
@idea *Reboot essentially means switching off the device and switching it on again.I probably guess you must have heard about it in some rooting guide.A normal reboot of the device would not void you warranty but rooting the device will void the warranty.My advice is to be safe while rooting and if you find difficulty with any step just leave it cos it may do some serious software damage, fixing which might be even more difficult than rooting. *Yeah even I have played around with those 3G at 2G tricks but most of them dont work or are rather spoilers.I… Read more »
March 17, 2014 6:32 pm 6:32 PM

I like your technical knowledge and authenticity on mobiles. will you please suggest a SMART PHONE WHICH IS EQUAL APPLE ON PLATFORM CDMA in the range of Rs. 25,000-32,000.


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