Best flagship smartphones under Rs. 25000 to buy (August 2016)

If you are planning to buy a new smartphone for you? You might be confused if you are looking for a smartphone under a budget of Rs. 25000. Android smartphones are getting cheaper, and companies are adding lots of new features like a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C ports, bigger battery and much more. There are lots of options online which falls in this price budget from which you can select one, but there are so many options. So, we shortlisted the best and latest smartphones and put them together in a list so you can easily decide which one to buy.

LeEco Le Max2

LeEco came with the first smartphone without 3.5 mm jack; Le Max2 use CDLA technology to deliver the best sound quality without loss in quality. It comes with a USB 3.0 to 3.55 mm converter so you can plug in your headphones.

Le Max2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Kryo 64-bit octa core processor beating at the rate of 2.15 GHz. You will get 4 GB RAM in that great device. The 5.7 inches display is stunning with WQHD resolution and 515 ppi pixel density.

LeEco installed the Sony’s IMX230 camera sensor and redefined it to make the sophisticated 21 MP rear camera. The front camera is 8 MP which is ready to shoot HD videos at 30 frames per second. You will get features like OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), phase detection autofocus and dual LED dual tone flash.


  • 5.7 inch WQHD Display
  • 4GB RAM|32GB ROM
  • Camera: 21 MP|8 MP with Dual Led Flash
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 GHz Processor with Adreno 530
  • Android v6 (Marshmallow) with EUI OS
  • 3100mAh Li-Ion Polymer Battery, Type-C with Quick Charge 2.0
  • Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner


  • Unlocks faster with ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
  • IR blaster
  • Metal body


  • Pinkish shade
  • Protruding camera

Xiaomi Mi5

Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone Mi5 is “fast as light” with it’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and Adreno 530 GPU for best performance while working or gaming. Built in with 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM, you will get the best multitasking.

Mi5 is incredibility light with these specs; it weighs only 129 grams despite its 5.15 inches display and 3000 mAh display. The 16 MP camera comes with 4-axis optical image stabilization. The lens is protected by sapphire glass, place it anywhere nad don’t care about scratches.


  • Snapdragon 820
  • 16MP4-axis OIS camera
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • 13.08cm (5.15)Ultra-bright display
  • Fingerprint sensor


  • Curved glass back
  • Snapdragon 820 processor
  • VoLTE


  • Not waterproof
  • Heating problem
  • Only 3 GB RAM (compared to Le Max2)

Sony Xperia XA


[ps_prices] Crafted by Sony a new member of the Xperia family; Xperia XA is a feature-packed smartphone in a beautiful metal body. Xperia XA provides world-class speed with an octa-core MediaTek Helio processor at an affordable price. Above all this hardware and chips, Sony installed 5 inches display with Bravia Engine 2 for a more vivid experience. Sony made the phone perfect for hands of every size; it fits perfectly. Sony removed the edges from the display to maximize the video viewing experience with no need to make the device bigger. The 13 MP camera with Hybrid Autofocus capture crisp pictures and focus in 0.15 s, the 8 MP selfie camera is just a swipe away.


  • 13 MP camera with Hybrid Autofocus
  • 8 MP front camera for low-light selfies
  • Up to 2 days battery life
  • 64-bit Octa-core
  • 5” HD display with curved glass


  • Good camera
  • Classy design
  • Fits perfectly in hands


  • Only 1 GB RAM

Motorola Moto G4 Plus

Motorola released a budget smartphone from its Moto G series. Moto G4 Plus comes with a big 5.5 inches display with full HD 1920 X 1080 resolution and 401 ppi pixel density protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. A Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8952 chipset for best performance is paired with a 3 GB RAM.

You will 16 MP primary camera with laser autofocus, PDAF and professional mode, 5 MP front-facing camera for decent selfies. Out of the box, this phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will get the latest version updates. The 3000 mAh battery is enough for a whole day backup and with Turbo Charging you can get 6 hours backup with 15 minutes of recharge.


  • 5.5-inch full HD display
  • 16 MP primary camera/ 5 MP wide-angle front camera
  • Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 1.5 GHz MSM8952 Qualcomm SnapdragonTM
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory


  • Good viewing angle
  • Turbo Charge mode


  • Heating

Lenovo Zuk Z1


[ps_prices] Lenovo Zuk Z1 is the cheapest smartphone in this list; it comes with CyanogenOS which is the best Android based OS ever. Lenovo ZUK Z1 comes with a 5.5 inches display with Full HD resolution and 401 ppi pixel density. You will get a fingerprint reader on the front side under the display.

Lenovo Zuk Z1 also comes with a 13 MP primary camera with Sony IMX 214 camera sensor. More features of the camera are dual LED flash and Optical Image Stabilization. This phone powered with a massive 4100 mAh battery for a better backup.


  • 5.5 inches display with Full HD resolution
  • Cyanogen 12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Dual SIM (4G + 4G)
  • 64 GB internal memory


  • Touch capacity is good
  • long lasting battery
  • fingerprint scanner


  • Device is bulky
  • the front camera is faulty (hardware or software problem)


Lenovo ZUK Z1 and Xiaomi Mi 5 are the two options you should consider buying from this list. These smartphones are providing the best and quality hardware at an affordable price. Both the smartphones come with a front facing fingerprint scanner for enhanced security.

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