Best 5G Smartphones Under Rs. 25000 In India – Mi 10i, Narzo 30 Pro and More

2021 is set to be the year of 5G smartphones, but that doesn't mean there aren't good 5G phones you can buy right now.

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This year is supposed to bring about the real 5G revolution in smartphones. Analysts say 2021 will see more affordable 5G smartphones than ever before, even though 5G networks in countries like India won’t be ready before at least mid-2022. While that may be true, you can’t discount the fact that 2021 had some great 5G smartphones, that strike the right balance between features, specs and pricing. The best 5G smartphones today are not only affordable, they will also last you long enough to justify their price.

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Best 5G Smartphones Under Rs 25,000 in India

  • Xiaomi Mi 10i
  • OnePlus Nord
  • Realme X7
  • Moto G 5G
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 10i

Price: Rs. 20,999 onwards

Where to buy: Mi.com, Amazon

Pros Cons
Great design Bloatware
Good battery life Battery efficiency not great
dependable performance still on Android 10
120Hz screen refresh rate

 

In Xiaomi’s arsenal, the ‘Mi’ moniker represents a flagship-class device. The company, though, has spun-off the name into a whole new brand over the past year or so, making cheaper phones under the Mi brand as well. As a result, phones like the Xiaomi Mi 10i are cheaper versions of a flagship class phones, meaning they strike a great balance between pricing and specifications.

For under Rs. 25000, you get a very high screen refresh rate, the Snapdragon 750G gaming focused chipset and four cameras on the back, one of which has 108MP resolution.

OnePlus Nord

Price: Rs. 24,999

Where to buy: Amazon

Pros Cons
HDR display Disappointing cameras
dependable battery life
battery life just about lasts one work day
fast UI
120Hz screen refresh rate

 

OnePlus tried to remain a one-device company for a long time, but it just can’t make ends meet that way. Phones like the OnePlus Nord are important for the company, and they bring some of the flagship level features to more affordable price ranges. For instance, the OnePlus Nord’s display supports HDR playback and the company’s trademark fast user interface. What it doesn’t have though, are flagship level cameras, which some may be ok with at a sub-25000 price point.

Realme X7 

Price: Rs. 19999

Where to buy: Realme.com, Flipkart

Pros Cons
120Hz AMOLED display Android 10 out of the box
Decent performance Disappointing camera
65W fast charging
120Hz screen refresh rate

 

Four cameras on the back, 120Hz refresh rate on an AMOLED display panel and 65W fast charging make this a workhorse of a phone. It runs on MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 processor, which is no small fry, especially when you consider the price. You can also put two 5G capable SIM cards on this phone at the same time, something that’s not very common at this point. The Realme X7 may be affordably priced, but that “Fantasy” colour makes it look anything but.

Moto G 5G

Price: Rs. 20,999

Where to buy: Flipkart

Pros Cons
Excellent battery life No fast charging
dependable camera performance Not the fastest phone out there
large display expensive for what it offers

 

When you think back to smartphone ranges that have a legacy, the Moto G comes to mind. Arguably the series that started the budget revolution in India, the Moto G 5G doesn’t provide the same value that the original Moto G did, but it’s still worth considering. It’s meant for people who can’t get past the brand name and perhaps don’t want to buy phones from Chinese brands.

Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G

Price: Rs. 17,999 (expected)

Where to buy: Realme.com, Flipkart

Pros Cons
Dependable performance Only three cameras
gobs of RAM and storage
30W fast charging

 

Running on MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U processor, the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G is amongst the cheapest 5G capable smartphones in India at the moment. It’s hard to doubt a phone that’s priced in this segment and has not only 8GB of RAM, but also 128GB storage. The 120Hz FHD+ with display is no slouch either. Of course, the phone is yet to launch, so you may want to wait a few days before buying it.


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