Top 5 smartphones between Rs 20,000-25,000 in June 2015

By June 14th, 2015 AT 3:37 PM

Putting your hard earned money on a smartphone is quite a tricky decision. Getting a smartphone that gives you the maximum bang for your buck without compromising on your key requirements is quite essential. Today we have for you the top 5 smartphones between Rs 20,000-25,000. The segment attracts users who are upgrading a lower mid-range smartphone to a slightly upper mid-range device.

The segment can get you yesteryear flagships as well because they usually undergo a slew of price cuts over the period of an year. And then there are the Chinese OEMs who have extremely value for money devices present in the segment. Let us take a look at what the segment has on offer:

OnePlus One (Rs 21,998)

OnePlus One

The flagship killer smartphone continues being a value for money smartphone despite a lot of new devices getting launched. It recently got updated to CM12S based on Android 5.0 Lollipop and will soon get updated to CM12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD, 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based Cyanogen 12S
  • Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB/64GB of non-expandable internal storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera
  • 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Buetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS with GLONASS

Moto X 2nd Gen (Rs 21,999/Rs 23,999)

Motorola Moto X 2014 Gen 2

The Moto X in its 2nd generation guise recently got itself a Rs 8,000 price cut for the 16GB variant and it now costs Rs 21,999 instead of the earlier Rs 29,999. The black leather and bamboo variant costs Rs 23,999.

  • 5.2-inch AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 423 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB of internal storage space, non-expandable storage
  • 13MP primary camera, autofocus, dual-LED ring flash, 4K video recording
  • 2MP front-facing secondary camera, 1080p video recording
  • 3G, Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GLONASS A-GPS
  • Four IR sensors, dual stereo front-facing speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack and microUSB v2.0 port
  • 2300 mAh battery

HTC Desire 826 (Rs 22,999)

HTC Desire 826

The Desire 826 is quite a capable mid-ranger for the ones looking for a good mid-range device who have an affinity towards taking selfies. It has a 13MP front and rear camera.

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 401 ppi
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense UI
  • 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset, 1.7GHz octa-core Cortex A53 CPU, Adreno 405 GPU, and 2GB RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot (up to 128GB)
  • 13-megapixel primary rear-facing camera, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video recording
  • 13-megapixel secondary camera
  • Dual-SIM, 4G LTE Cat.4, 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and A-GPS
  • MicroUSB v2.0 port and 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2,600 mAh battery

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (Rs 22,999)

Asus ZenFone 2

The flagship smartphone from Asus continues being a value for money device in the Rs 20,000-25,000 bracket. This is the top-of-the line smartphone from Asus and does everything you expect from it without breaking a sweat.

  • 5.5-inch display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Glove Touch support
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with new Zen UI
  • Intel Atom 3580 SoC, 2.3GHz quad-core CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB of internal storage which is expandable with a microSD card (up to 64GB)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G HSUPA, FM Radio, GPS with 5 satellite connectivity
  • Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB port with USB Host, and 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 3,000 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Rs 24,999)

Samsung Galaxy S5

The yesteryear Samsung flagship is retailing for Rs 24,999 these days and costed twice when it was first launched in the country last year. It may not have sold well at Rs 50,000 but comes across as a good buy for half the price.

  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Exynos 5422 octa core processor which has four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.9 GHz and four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.3 GHz.
  • ARM Mali T628 MP6 GPU
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop.
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage which can be expanded by another 64GB
  • 16MP rear camera with a BSI sensor and LED flash alongside support for Ultra HD video recording, 2.1MP front camera
  • Infrared blaster and IP67 certification for water and dust resistance
  • 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GPS, USB 3.0 and NFC for connectivity
  • 2800 mAh Battery

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AnkSudhakarNot a fanboyMohitCHAITANYA DAS Recent comment authors
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Moto X 2nd Gen doesn’t have 4G. Its not future safe.


Samsung A7, one best product in this range, and better than S5


A7 is waste. It does not have user replaceable battery.

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Dear Sudhakar, I don’t usually comment. But I wanted to tell u something. If you don’t like phones without replaceable battery, post something like, “I don’t like that mobile since I need batteries to be replaced”. Post comments only pointing ur opinion. I see ur comment in all posts related to mobile devices. Same comment mentioning phone is waste since it does not have some feature. Not everyone likes what you like and what you wish. So post only on ur behalf. Learn some technologies. If you want a phone with replaceable battery, get yourself a Nokia 1100. Ur favorite,… Read more »


Lets see where you will keep youruglyface if Samsung launches replaceable battery handset (may be S7 or note 5). What to you say for note 4?. So better youshutyourself


First of all you get , Nokia 3310 and then comment here. Or elsebuzoff.


Its better if its not user replaceable as mine nexus 4 using from last 2 years its still in good condition while those with replaceable need to be replaced in 1 to 1.5yrs.and one question why do you need replaceable batteries is better to but power bank than an additional battery.

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