Are there any Smartphones Under 25,000? In Pakistan, most smartphone users and wanna-be smartphone users look for a phone that offers the latest tech, looks good, but, doesn’t break their bank. They look for budget smartphones that deliver great performance. Addressing that, competition among smartphone brands in Pakistan has been really high lately. Right now, we have lots of options in every single category that we can consider and choose the best one that suits our needs.
We reviewed all smartphones around 25,000 PKR currently available on the market and upon testing them for hours, we finalized the list of 9 Best Smartphones Under 25,000 in order to help you choose your next budget Android smartphone.
Let us put forth the Best Budget smartphones Under 25,000 PKR in 2020.
Best Smartphones Under 25,000 in Pakistan
1) Tecno Pova (6GB, 128GB):
The new Tecno Pova is a more powerful device than its predecessors. This device from Tecno has got some high-end specs that will surely make it a go-to choice for most of the users and therefore it has occupied the first spot on our list. The new Tecno Pova runs on the latest Android 10 operating system with the capability to install further updates. The smartphone is equipped with a powerful Helio G80 chipset with an octa-core processor which makes this device a powerful machine. In terms of display, the Pova comes with an IPS LCD screen with a size of 6.8 inches. The smartphone is packed with a quad-camera setup and the main sensor is 13 MP. Now moving towards the more massive attributes of this phone that are the memory and battery power. The Pova comes with an enormous 6GB RAM and 128 GB RAM along with a gigantic 6000 mAh battery. The Tecno Pove is available in PKR 24,999/-.
After reading the specs and price, it must have become apparent to all of you that why this phone has got the first place on our list. As no other smartphone on this list is offering G80, 6GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, quad camera, and above all the massive 6000 mAh battery in this price range. Therefore, this is probably one of the best smartphones under 25K.
2) Redmi 9T (6GB – 128GB)
The display screen of the Redmi 9T is 6.53 inches. The chipset installed in the phone is Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 with an Octa-core processor. There is a quad-camera in the phone with a resolution of 48MP (main camera) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) +2MP (depth). The phone supports the 4G connections. It has an 18W fast charging with a massive battery of 6000mAh. The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The height of the phone is 162.3mm, the thickness is 9.6mm and the width is 77.3mm. The Type-C is provided with the phone for fast charging. In addition to that, it Bluetooth, 2 Nano SIM Slots along with a micro SD Slot, The phone also supports reverse charging and has a beautiful interface.
In this price category, it is one of the best choices available out there in the market as the smartphone has a decent process which you won’t get in this price category. Because of it, the smartphone has managed to secure the second position on our list.
3) Infinix Hot 10 (6GB, 128GB):
Infinix has been doing really well in the budget segment of the smartphone market in Pakistan. Their latest smartphone under 25,000 PKR is the Infinix Hot 10. It has a beautiful design and is built with Glass front, plastic back, and plastic frame. It comes in 4 different colors i.e. Obsidian Black, Amber Red, Moonlight Jade, Ocean Wave. Between the Hot 10 and the Tecno Pova, we faced a hard time in ranking them over here in this list. Since both are so much alike in terms of specs, prices, and the actual value that you get for what you pay for.
Infinix Hot 10 is powered by the Mediatek Helio G70, a gaming processor. It has a 6.78 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels. There is a mini punch hole right in the top left corner of the display just like other modern phones currently. The Hot 10 is equipped with a quad-camera on the rear side that features a 16MP main camera. The smartphone operates on the Android 10.0 + XOS 6.0 operating system. The device has 6GBs RAM and 128 GB ROM. The battery provided in the phone has a capacity of 5200 mAh. The Hot 10 is available for PKR 24,999.
Infinix Hot 10, when compared to Tecno Pova and Redmi 9T, offers a slightly less powerful gaming chipset i.e. the Helio G70 compared to the Helio G80 and snapdragon 662. In addition to that, it has around 13% smaller battery while other features are almost the same. Hence, it secured the third spot on our list.
4) Redmi 9 (4GB, 64GB):
Xiaomi’s Redmi 9’s 4GB variant has earned the third spot on our list. If you are searching for something extravagant in under 25k then this smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 9 4GB can be your go-to choice. As it is a budget smartphone but it is empowered by the powerful Mediatek Helio G80. The latest variant Redmi 9 3GB by Xiaomi is offering a dedicated slot to increase the internal storage capacity of the phone. Furthermore, the phone is equipped with a 6.5 inches IPS LCD display to provide the HD resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels. . Redmi’s 9 4GB is equipped with a quad-camera setup at the rear. The main sensor will be 13 megapixels along with 8 megapixels of the ultra-wide lens. The handset is fueled with a Li-Po Non-removable 5000 mAh battery.
There was some tough competition between Hot 10 and Redmi 9. The Redmi 9 got the fourth position because of the low memory space. But that doesn’t mean that Redmi 9 is not up to the mark. It beat the below-mentioned phones in many aspects like display and chipset. And because of these excellent specs at a much lower price, the device has managed to earn the fourth spot on our list.
5) Poco M3 (4GB+128GB):
Poco M3 is one of the best smartphones you can purchase in this price range. The chipset installed in the phone is Qualcomm® KryoTM 260 (11nm). In terms of memory, the phone has 4 GB RAM along with 128 GB of internal storage. In addition to that, the phone is equipped with a 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor and AdrenoTM 610 GPU. However, there is a slight drawback as the operating system and pre-installed applications are stored in the unit, so the amount of available storage and RAM is less than the indicated memory.
The Poco M3 got the fifth position and hasn’t been able to beat Redmi 9 because of the chipset. It has a decent camera though but the main performance enhancer is the chipset so the phone couldn’t beat the Redmi 9 and managed to grasp the 5th position on our list.
6) Galaxy M11 (3GB, 32GB):
The Galaxy M11 is a new addition to Samsung’s M series. The Samsung Galaxy M11 is equipped with Triple Camera that adds more perspectives to improve your shots. The 13MP Main Camera captures clear images day and night. A 5MP Ultra Wide Camera takes more of the world in front of you, while the 2MP Depth Camera focuses on the subject of your shot by blurring its background. The camera of this phone is one of the main reasons to place this phone in the second spot. But that’s not all, the phone is packed with the Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 chipset to power up the device and for smooth functioning. The Galaxy M11 is available in PKR 24,999/-.
Although, the phone has comparatively less memory space (3GB RAM, 32 GB ROM) nevertheless its Qualcomm processor and especially the presence of One UI in this price category is an astonishing thing that may surprise many users. Apart from that, some additional points have also been granted as it is a brand and the brand-conscious people would always prefer it over others. Due to which it has earned a sixth place on our list and is one of the top smartphones under 25K.
7) Oppo A12:
Oppo unveils its new budget category phone. The Oppo’s A12 comes with a 6.22 inch IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The A12 has a 5 MP selfie camera and a dual rear camera with a resolution of 13 MP + 2MP.. The smartphone is powered with a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset along with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The A12 is equipped a 4230 mAh battery which is alright. Oppo A12 operates on the Android 9 Pie covered by ColorOS 6.1.2. For security purpose, there is a rear fingerprint scanner. The Oppo A12 is available in PKR 24,999/-.
The Oppo A12 has managed to grasp the seventh position on our list and the reasons are obvious. Though the chipset is a good one in this price range but comparatively less powerful camera, battery, and older version of Android are the causes of its low ranking.
Other phones that are worth mentioning are given below. Not only are they budget-friendly but are really worth buying. The phones are given below:
8) Vivo Y20 (2021):
The price of Vivo Y20 in Pakistan is PKR 25999 which is very budget-friendly. Vivo Y20 is a budget-level phone that is user-friendly and has an elegant design. It has the Helio P35 chipset. Gaming won’t be an issue as long as you are playing on the least settings. The 4/6GB RAM in the phone will be sufficient for performing various tasks and your applications won’t hang, except if you are using your phone too much.
There is a 5000 mAh battery in the phone which will be sufficient to last you over a day. The cameras here are the same. They make an acceptable showing when the lighting conditions are good. The Internal memory of the phone is 64GB while there is 4GB of RAM installed in the phone
As the resolution of the camera is 12MP + 2MP + 2MP. Night photography isn’t up to the mark as we have seen better. This is the reason the phone has a low ranking on our list. Still, the Vivo Y20 is a decent phone at this value point and you can consider it on the off chance if you like Vivo as a brand.
9) Samsung Galaxy A02s (4GB):
Samsung has recently released its new budget phone, the Samsung Galaxy A02s. The Galaxy A20s has a good interface and feels good in the hand. It comes with a cable and a 15W charger, which is more than you get with a Galaxy S21-series phone these days.
The processor installed in the device is a Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 450 that is a good chipset that appeared explicitly in this smartphone. It has 4GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. In addition to that, it has a 1.8 GHz Octa-Core processor with the GPU of Adreno 506.
The size of the screen is 6.5-inches with a resolution of 720x1600pixels PLS LCD. There is a Corning gorilla glass for protection purposes. On top of everything, the phone is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery. That very same power pack got an impressive 123-hour endurance rating with 31 hours of call time, 16 hours of browsing, and 15 hours of video playback.
If we talk about the camera, the phone has a triple setup with a resolution of 12 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP. There is a 5 MP front camera in the phone. So for all those who are brand conscious, this is a good choice them.
However, the Galaxy A02s is placed at the end of the list due to low resolution and mediocre cameras which are not up to the mark if we compare it with all other phones on our list.
All the smartphones mentioned above in our list of best smartphones under 25,000 PKR are new. And they are currently available for sale in the local markets, both online and offline. We think that the Tecno Pova slightly out passes the rest in the list, due to the fact that it has the strongest mobile processor of all.
If you are looking for a brand name, then you should go for the Samsung Galaxy M11 and A02s.
If you are looking for modern tech, the Pova, and Redmi 9T offer really nice-looking displays along with decent performance.
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