Mid Range segment is the most lucrative segment for smartphone consumers in terms of features and value for money. We have witnessed a large number of releases from existing manufacturers and introduction of some new companies as well. We already covered the top 5 high end smartphone picks here. In this post we’re going to cover best mid range smartphone offerings which you can buy under Rs. 25,000. Read on to see our top picks and why they deserve a spot in this list.
HTC Desire 820
HTC Desire 820 was launched in 2014 and has been a hot favourite for mid range consumers ever since. It comes with a Quad Core processor based on Snapdragon 615, 2 GB RAM, a 5.5″ 720p display with Gorilla Glass 3, Dual SIM with 4G support, dual front facing speakers with built in amplifiers, 13 MP primary camera with BSI sensor and 8 MP selfie camera. All this goodness comes with a smashing price tag of Rs. 22,000.
It is no wonder that OnePlus One made it to our top smartphones picks for mid range and high end as well. The OnePlus One comes with a 5.5″ 1080p display with Gorilla Glass 3, 4G support, Quad-core CPU based on Snapdragon 801 chipset, Adreno 330, 3 GB RAM, 13 MP primary camera with 4K video recording and 5 MP front camera. It is still not easy to buy this device in India. It works on invite system with Amazon India. Recently the company was in a feud with Cyanogenmod Inc. for their unanticipated & unprofessional move to pull software support for this device in India. You can read more about it here. It retails for Rs. 21,999 for 64 GB Sandstone Black variant.
Xiaomi Mi 4
While it is still not available in the country, the Xiaomi Mi 4 has a lot going for it. It is expected to arrive in the country in coming months as hinted by Hugo Barra during a press event in New Delhi. The smartphone is tipped to launch under Rs. 25,000 and packs quite a punch. It will sport a 5.0″ 1080p display, 4G support, Quad-core CPU based on Snapdragon 801 chipset, Adreno 330, 3 GB RAM, 13 MP primary camera with 4K video recording and 8 MP front camera. Essentially it offers the very powerful specifications of OnePlus in a smaller form factor and a beefier front camera. Also, the device comes with chamfered edges which renders it a very premium look.
LG Nexus 5
LG Nexus 5 was not launched in 2014, but still it deserves a spot on this list. Here are a few reasons for this. Nexus 5 retails for Rs. 24,000 right now. It is updated to latest Android 5.0 Lollipop which offers an entire new experience for consumers with bold colour palette, smooth animations and Android Run Time performance improvements along with battery optimizations. For a quick refresh, the Nexus 5 comes with a 5.0″ 1080p display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, Quad Core CPU based on Snapdragon 800, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM, 8 MP primary camera with OIS, 1.3 MP front camera. We think that Nexus 5 is an excellent choice for consumers looking for a clean, uncluttered and fast Android experience with a promise to fast updates.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Consumers looking for multitasking capabilities and jotting down notes and to-do lists on the go no further than Galaxy Note 3 Neo. It currently retails for Rs. 24,000. It comes with 5.5 inches 720p AMOLED display, Hexa-Core CPU, 2 GB RAM, 8 MP Primary camera and 2 MP front camera. Along with this the multitasking features designed by Samsung for Galaxy Note handsets make a welcome appearance here along with S-Pen handwriting recognition features. A large battery coupled with a 720p display makes sure you don’t run out of power easily.