With a ton of options out there, buying a smartphone can be quite overwhelming. When it comes to buying a phone in the mid-range segment, the decision is even more tedious due to the arrays of devices available in this price range. So to make your life easier, we have narrowed it down to the 11 best smartphones in the INR 15,000-25,000 range that pack power but don’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Xiaomi POCO X2
POCO X2 is a great option to consider as it comes with Snapdragon 730, a 6.67-inch full HD display, 20 MP + 2 MP dual front camera, 4500 mAh battery, and a rear quad-camera setup (64 MP primary sensor, 8 MP ultra-wide sensor, 2 MP depth sensor, and 2 MP macro sensor).
What makes this phone unique is the 120Hz refresh rate display it offers, which is seen in a lot of high-end devices. It also uses liquid cooling to provide a good gaming experience. If you are one of those people who don’t like the in-display fingerprint sensor, POCO X2 offers a fingerprint sensor in the power button, which is relatively convenient to use. It comes in two variants of 6GB RAM with 64 GB storage and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage.
Price: INR 20,999 (8GB/256); INR 16,999 (6GB/64)
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Xiaomi Redmi K20
One of the best smartphones in the mid-price range. The Redmi K20 offers the best specs you can ask for in this budget. It comes with Snapdragon 730, a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 20MP pop-up front camera, 18W fast charging, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 4000mAh battery.
In addition to this, it features a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a triple camera setup (8MP telephoto, 13MP ultra-wide and 48MP main camera). The Xiaomi Redmi K20 offers 6 GB RAM and two storage options 64GB and 128GB. With excellent build quality, the phone flaunts a beautiful glass back.
Price: INR 21,999
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Samsung Galaxy M31
The Samsung M31 is one of the best phones you can get in this price range. Equipped with a quad-camera setup (64 MP primary camera; 5 MP Macro lens; 5 MP depth sensor and 8MP wide-angle) the M31 will take care of all your photography needs. It offers a massive 6000 mAh battery supported by 15w fast charging. It is powered by the Exynos 9611 processor, 6GB RAM and the Mali G72 GPU. ONE UI 2.0, Samsungs take on Android 10, is cool too.
Price: INR 16,999
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Honor 20 is another great option to consider in this range. The Kirin 980 processor, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage make the overall experience of the phone top-notch. In also comes with a 3750 mAh battery and 22.5W charging. It has a quad-camera setup (48 MP primary camera; 2 MP Macro lens; 2 MP depth sensor and 16MP wide-angle). The display on the phone is a 6.26-inch full HD display with curved edges.
Price: INR 22,999
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Realme 6 Pro
Realme 6 Pro offers the most innovative glass back design using UV-curing gradient offset printing technology. Powered by the Snapdragon 720, 6 GB RAM, 128GB storage, and a 6.6-inch 90 Hz FHD display the phone looks stunning. It offers a 4300 mAh battery and 30W flash charging.
With a Quad camera setup (64MP Primary Camera, 12MP telephoto lens, 4MP macro lens and 119-degree ultra-wide lens) and a dual front camera (16MP and 8MP ultrawide), the Realme will take care of all the photography.
Price: INR 18,999
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Most of the mid-range devices come with custom user interfaces and a ton of bloatware. If you want to experience stock Android, then Nokia 8.1 is the one for you. With Android One and guaranteed updates, using a Nokia device will offer a true android. Powered by Snapdragon 710, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 6.18-inch display and a 3500 mAh battery.
Nokia is known for photography, and the Nokia 8.1 does not disappoint as well. With a dual rear camera (12MP + 13MP) and 20MP front camera, it produces great pictures.
Price: INR 16,846
Click here to buy Nokia 8.1
Vivo S1 Pro
With an absolutely stunning design, the Vivo S1 Pro is another great option in this price range. Powered by Snapdragon 665, 8GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, and 4500 mAh battery, the phone is a complete workhorse. In addition to this, it offers an AMOLED display and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The Vivo S1 Pro shines in the camera department with a rear quad camera (48 MP main camera, 8MP wide-angle, 2MP telephoto and 2MP macro lens) and a 32MP front camera.
Price: INR 20,990
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OPPO A9 2020
With a teardrop notch design, the OPPO A9 is another great option. Powered by Snapdragon 655, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage the phone is a complete pleaser. With a 5000 mAh battery are reverse charging the device has enough juice to power other devices. In addition to all this, it has a massive 6.5-inch display, a quad-camera rear setup (8MP Wide Angle, 48MP Main Camera, 2MP portrait lens and 2MP mono lens) and a 16MP front camera.
Price: INR 18,490
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Samsung Galaxy A50
Another great phone by Samsung in the mid-range segment, the Galaxy A50 is powered by Exynos 9610 and features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display. It comes with a massive 4000 mAh battery, 6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a 25MP front camera. In addition to this, it has a triple rear camera (25MP + 5MP + 8MP ) and in-screen fingerprint sensor.
Price: INR 18,999
Click here to buy Samsung Galaxy A50
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first phone in India which is Alexa enabled. Powered by Helio G90T and a liquid cooling system, the phone is a complete workhorse. It offers 8 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, 6.53-inch DR display, 4500 mAh battery. In addition to this, it has a quad-camera setup and 20MP front camera. It also comes with a 18W fast charger.
Price: INR 18,999
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Samsung Galaxy M40
The Samsung Galaxy M40 offers a premium look without asking for an astounding amount of money. It packs the Snapdragon 675, 6GB RAM, triple rear camera (32MP+ 8MP+5MP), 16MP front camera. It is the only device in the 20,000 range to flaunt a camera punch design. In addition to this, it has a 35000 mAh with 15W fast charging. The phone has a futuristic design with screen sound technology which turns your screen into a speaker.
Price: INR 17,999
Click here to buy Samsung M40
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