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 10 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) 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 in PKR 24,999.
Infinix Hot 10, when compared to Tecno Pova, offers a slightly less powerful gaming chipset i.e. the Helio G70 compared to the Helio G80 and has around 13% smaller battery while other features are almost the same. Hence, it secured the second spot on our list. has managed to earn the fifth spot on our list.
3) 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 which 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 second place on our list and is one of the top smartphones under 25K.
4) Redmi 9 (3GB, 32GB):
Xiaomi’s Redmi 9’s 3GB 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 3GB 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 3GB 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. The Redmdi 9 is available in PKR 21,499/-
There was some tough competition between M11 and Redmi 9. The M11 got the second position because of being a big brand and presence of one UI. But that doesn’t mean that Redmi 9 is not up to the mark. It beated
M11 in many aspects like display and chipset. And because of these excellent specs in a much lower price, the device has managed to earn the third spot in our list.
5) Realme 5i:
Realme unveils another brilliant smartphone, the 5i. The specs of this smartphone explicate that it will be a mid-range smartphone but interestingly it falls in the budget category. The new smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset. This is one of the robust chipsets that is famous for being installed in smartphones of the mid-range category. The 5i has a 4GB RAM and 64 GB ROM. The Realme has equipped the 5i with a quad-camera setup at the back. The main sensor of the camera 12 megapixels. On the front, you will find an 8 MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. There is an IPS LCD screen with a size of 6.52 inches with a water-drop notch display. The resolution of the display screen is 720 x 1600 pixels. The battery provided in the phone is 5000 mAh and the operating system is Android 9.0 (pie). The Realme 5i is available in PKR 24,999/-.
The Realme 5i has got the fourth position on our list because of the snapdragon 665 chipset and a quad-camera setup. However, it couldn’t find the place in the top 3 because of the older version of android, a bit higher price and its display.
6) 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 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 sixth 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.
Samsung Galaxy A10s (PKR 19,999/-)
At around PKR 20,000, you’re going to get a Samsung A10s 6.2 inch HD+ display phone, and they named it Infinity-V display. It features a capable processor, the MediaTek Helio P22, that wouldn’t lag much when combined with our favourite Android skin, the OneUI.
Are you a Samsung Fan?
If you love the OneUI, almost same UI as of the latest Note 10 and S10 Series, the A10s is the only phone available at this price point for you to consider.
Specs & Performance
It’s powered by a giant 4,000 mAh battery, 13MP & 2MP (depth) dual back camera, and 8 MP front camera. Samsung A10s comes with 32 GB internal storage. It’s expandable up to 512GB using microSD card. As far as performance is concerned, A10s has two variants, 2GB and 3GB.
Blue, Red, Black
OPPO A5s (PKR 20,999/-)
OPPO A5s is a beautiful 6.2-inch smartphone. Powered by long-lasting 4,230 mAh battery, A5s is backed by 3GB RAM, providing 32GB and 64GB storage options. OPPO A5s is loaded with 13MP+2MP back and 8MP front camera. ColorOS 5.2 and Android 8.1 makes it an attractive device. Although it has 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM variants. Oppo A5s has great specs and decent cameras for the price.
It comes with MediaTek Helio P35, a very capable processor for the price as well. You won’t go wrong with it as well.
Red, Black, Gold, Green
Vivo Y11 (PKR 22,999/-)
With the big price, Vivo Y11 comes with a 6.35 inch big IPS LCD screen and 5,000 mAh big battery. It also comes with 13MP+2MP back and 8MP front camera. It has 3GB RAM using a Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 439. Its 6.35-inch display provides convenience for multitasking, while the battery is big enough to power this big screen for a whole day.
It only costs PKR 22,999 and considering that the camera performance and the pictures that it takes are decent, with enough detail and good for sharing on social media platforms.
Coral Red, Jade Green
HUAWEI Y6s (PKR 20,899/-)
Huawei has a smartphone in each price category, just like other brands over here, and they offer good specs too, in their respective price range. The new HUAWEI Y6s is the latest budget smartphone from Huawei that sells for just over 20,000 Rupees in Pakistan, became the only Huawei phone available in the 20,000 – 25,000 price range.
Specs & Performance
It’s packed with 13MP rear camera with HD video recording @1080p, 8MP front camera, capable of 1080p crystal clear video recording. The 6.09 inch Dewdrop display gives a great viewing experience. It packs 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable up to 512GB using microSD card. It has only 3,020 mAh battery, when other brands provide atleast 4000 MAh at this price point. But, it will surely last for a whole day at moderate use. We like EMUI 9.1, as it assists HUAWEI Y6s to perform efficiently, avoiding lags and battery drainage at night.
HUAWEI Y6s is available in two colors i.e the Orchid Blue and Starry Black.
All the smartphone 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 in our list of the top smartphones under 25K we’ve mentioned two Samsung smartphones, the Samsung A10s, Galaxy M11 (M11 is much better).
If you are looking for modern tech, the Pova, Hot 10, M11 & Redmi 9 offer really nice looking displays along with decent performance.
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