Are you considering purchasing a 5G smartphone? Here’s a list of the best 5G phones in India under Rs. 25,000. All of the phones on this list are currently available for purchase in the United States and have scored an overall score of 8 or above in Gadgets 360’s extensive reviews. We’ve included links to the phone’s full specifications, entire review, and other phones by the same brand alongside each phone’s rating and crucial specifications.
Realme 9 Pro+ 5G
The Realme 9 Pro+ takes the 9 series from mainstream to mid-range territory. The 9 Pro+ is more expensive than the 9 Pro, but it comes with additional features including optical image stabilisation (OIS) in the camera, which has been lacking from Realme’s portfolio for quite some time. Sunrise Blue is a color-changing coating for the Realme 9 Pro+. If you select this option, the back panel will change colour from blue to red when exposed to UV light.
It features a compact overall appearance and is lightweight, making it easy to operate with one hand. With its MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC, the phone has adequate power to perform demanding 3D games as well as day-to-day duties. Battery life is also quite good and it charges quickly using its bundled 60W charger. Still camera performance is quite impressive. The primary camera with its OIS system captures clear and crisp photos in daylight and performs well in low-light conditions too. Android 12 also makes it here with Realme UI 3.0 and it brings most of its highlight features with it.
The iQoo Z5’s starting price is higher than that of the Z3 (which it will soon replace) but competing smartphones in the mid-range are generally more competitive in terms of features. Its design has been slightly improved and it offers a better grip but is still made of plastic. There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor that’s on par with the mid-range competition and performed well when gaming and even in our benchmark tests. There is a 6.67-inch LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, which works well while playing games but becomes a smudgy mess very easily.
The Z5 finally gets stereo speakers, which worked well both while watching movies or playing games. The camera performance is decent in daylight but not great in low light. This does not make the Z5 look good, since it has to compete with mid-range smartphones that offer better photo quality as well as performance. Battery life is excellent, though you do lose out a bit in terms of charging speed. The Z5 certainly does not feel like a solid step up over its predecessor. It does offer minor improvements, but not enough to make it easy to recommend given that the competition offers much better at only slightly higher prices.
Realme GT Master Edition
Realme’s GT Master Edition is a premium offering at a competitive price with a unique suitcase-like design in the mid-range smartphone market, which is growing increasingly congested. The GT series, which is meant to replace Realme’s X series of smartphones, is a new lineup from the company, and the GT Master Edition packs a punch. The display is a high-resolution 120Hz Super AMOLED, which is ideal for gaming and viewing movies.
Although there are no stereo speakers, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor powers the gaming experience, and it’s a worthy boost over the 768G and comparable to MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200. In daylight, the camera performs admirably, but in low light, it is only salvaged by the Night mode. Battery life is quite good for a slim mid-range smartphone and charging is quite fast, going from zero to 100 percent in about 35 minutes.
Motorola Edge 20
The Motorola Edge 20 is stylish, but it has a noticeable camera bulge on the rear. Motorola put a lot of effort into the design, making it slingable and light at 163 grammes. It comes with a 6.7-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display that refreshes at 144Hz. The smartphone is well-made, with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, as well as an aluminium frame in the middle. It is dust and water resistant to IP52 standards. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC powers it. 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage are coupled.
It comes with a 4,000mAh battery as well as a 30W charger. Motorola offers a near-stock version of Android 12 with a couple of its own tweaks in the form of MyUX. It isn’t the best when it comes to battery life though because of the small battery. The Edge 20 has a triple camera setup, with a 108-megapixel primary camera, a16-megapixel ultra-wide camera and.an 8-megapixel 3X telephoto camera. Photos from the Edge 20 were good in daylight and closeups were better. Low light camera performance was not upto the mark.