Xiaomi Poco F1 is the best gaming phone under 25,000 because it has Snapdragon 845 processor which is more preferable by gamers
Asus Zenfone 5Z is one of the newest offerings by the Taiwanese smartphone-maker Asus. It is the best gaming smartphone under INR 30000. The configuration is excellent to deliver a powerful performance. The company has also made some major improvement to camera quality via software update.
Let us see what Asus Zenfone 5Z offers:
Overall, if you are looking for a premium gaming smartphone around this price range, you should go for it.
You can also check the complete specs here: Asus Zenfone 5Z
Flagship phones from most companies are now aiming to set a new standard loads of RAM, 6GB to be precise, enough to give your laptop a run for its money. 6GB RAM provides great multitasking and gaming experience. Most of these phones are based on Qualcomms Snapdragon 820 / 821 chipset, along with offering other features like Quick Charge 3.0 which charges almost 80 percent of the battery in just 30 minutes. If you are also looking for such powerful smartphones, then you are at the right place.
So lets dive right in.
Although the phablet has been replaced by a better version of its own self, the OnePlus 3 is still a great buy and remains an extremely capable smartphone. It features the Snapdragon 820, which has a quad-core Kryo processor. The company has also offered their own take on fast charging with Dash Charge. The 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display is Full HD and not 2K, which should be good for the 3,000mAh battery, and is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The rear camera is rated at 16-megapixel, while for selfies, it has an 8MP shooter. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with OnePlus Oxygen OS. The 64GB non-expandable memory however, may seem inadequate to some.
Related reads: OnePlus 3 review
Put simply, the OnePlus 3T is a slightly tweaked OnePlus 3. The outer shell of the two smartphones is indistinguishable, however, the OnePlus 3T does come in a new colour dubbed as Gunmetal Grey. As for the specifications of the smartphone, the 3T rocks a Snapdragon 821 processor with 6GB of RAM working in tandem. The smartphone sports the same 5.5-inch 1080p display as was seen on the OnePlus 3, however comes with a newer 16MP front-facing camera along with a bigger battery of 3,400mAh. The smartphone is available for sale exclusively on Amazon for Rs 29,999. The OnePlus 3T can also be purchased in 128GB version, which is priced at Rs 34,999
Related reads: OnePlus 3T review
OnePlus has reigned as the king in the Rs 20K-30K budget for far too long and nubia hopes to change that with its Z11. Powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, the Z11 packs 6GB of RAM and comes with 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded to give more room to the user as well. Sporting a 5.5-inch full HD display, the nubai Z11 draws fuel from a 3,000mAh battery and runs Android Marshmallow. Suffice it to say, the smartphone is clearly loaded to the brim and it definitely poses a solid threat with its competitive pricing of Rs 29,999.
Related reads: nubia Z11 first impressions
Taiwans ASUS has
given its ZenFone series a reboot, and the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is poised to be the titan of the new range. It comes with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED full HD display thats protected by Cornings Gorilla Glass 4. Equipped with Snapdragon 821, it has 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The 23-meg sensor is highest in this class and offers TriTech Autofocus, which uses laser to focus on the subjects quickly. At the front, it has an 8MP snapper. A five magnet speaker focuses on better sound quality. It runs Android Marshmallow 6.0 with the latest version of ASUS ZenUI 3.0 interface. At Rs 62,999, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the most expensive smartphone in this roundup.
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Following its competitors, Samsung has also decided to jump on the 6GB RAM bandwagon by launching the Galaxy C9 Pro. Coming to the core specs of the C9 Pro, the device sports a 6-inch Super AMOLED full HD display putting it in the phablet category. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 653 processor and is fuelled by a beefy 4,000mAh battery. The Galaxy C9 Pro is also the brands first device to feature a 16MP front facing camera.
In a budget-conscious market like India, the sub-Rs 12,000 segment has proven to be a gold mine for handset manufacturers. This is perhaps the reason why most Chinese and Indian brands mostly stick to this segment with their offerings. And since the market is crowded, its not easy for the end consumers to zero in on the best device. For this purpose and intent, we have curated a list of top smartphones with 3GB or more RAM which are priced below Rs 12k.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Rs 10,999 onwards)
No list of top smartphones in the budget segment would ever be complete without the mention of an offering from Xiaomi. The Chinese handset maker has launched the fourth generation of the Redmi Note series this year, and handset easily overshadows its contemporaries in this price range. Clad in a metal unibody, the Redmi Note 4 is equipped with a Snapdragon 625 processor mated to 3GB RAM (the other variants of the smartphone arent being considered for this roundup). Just like its predecessor, the 5.5-incher draws power from a beefy 4,100 mAh battery.
Related read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review
Xiaomi gets another spot on this list with its latest offering, the Redmi 4. The phone has recently gone on sale and has already witnessed huge demand across the country. Similar to the Redmi 3S Prime (review), it comes clad in metal and remains compact with a 5-inch display. Xiaomi has spread the Redmi 4 range over three variants this year viz. 2GB RAM + 16GB storage, 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. In our opinion, you can pick any variant, and it will easily be the best value for money at the price it comes for.
Related read: Xiaomi Redmi 4 review
Panasonic has recently launched a series of powerful yet affordable smartphones under its Eluga Ray lineup. The Eluga Ray Max happens to be the best of the lot and also comes with the proprietary ARBO AI. Along with that, it also packs a decent spec sheet in its metal garb. It boasts a 5.2-inch full HD panel, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC, and 4GB RAM. The photography needs are taken care of by 16MP and 8MP cameras.
Related read: Panasonic Eluga Ray Max first impressions
It was back in 2014 when Motorola sort of started the budget revolution in the smartphone industry with the launch of the Moto G (review) in India and it has strived to do so year after year. This year is not so different with Moto G5 flaunting an all-new design and physical home button-cum-fingerprint. Running the latest Android Nougat operating system, the device has the Snapdragon 430 chipset and 16GB expandable storage.
Related read: Moto G5 review
The Lenovo K6 Power comes with a metal unibody design that packs a 5-inch full HD display. Under the hood, it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor with Adreno 505 GPU. This is clubbed with 16GB of internal storage and 2GB RAM. Theres a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant too, but it costs slightly more. That said, the main talking point of the smartphone is evident from its name, which can be attributed to the capacious 4,000mAh battery on the inside. Apart from this, the handset comes with a 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Pure UI.
Related read: Lenovo K6 Power first impressions
The ZTE Blade A2 Plus can be considered as the beginning of a new innings for the Chinese brand in the country. The handset features 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The innards of the phablet comprise a 1.5GHz octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and Mali-T860 MP2 graphics. However, its highlight is the powerful 5,000mAh battery, which helps it stand up there in the league of usual suspects.