When it comes to design, we usually see manufacturers playing safe and sticking to tried and tested features that work with the crowd. How your phone looks is an important part of your smartphone experience and even more important is how comfortable it is for you to wield in your hands and to carry around in your pockets.
And even though most of the manufacturers are mostly sticking to safe templates, you can still find some companies providing you a unique design experience. In this post, we will discuss about best-designed smartphones that are available in India for less than 25,000 INR. Let’s list a few of the best ones below.
Honor 8 Lite
The Honor 8 Lite is a compact phone that looks exquisitely beautiful. It has got 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass on both front and back with metal side frame sandwiched in the middle. It’s also quite slim measuring just 7.6mm around the waist, which further adds to the premium feel and also lends it a nice grip.
Your index finger will naturally rest on the fingerprint reader, and the compact form factor makes handling the phone a breeze. Huawei isn’t skimping on the hardware used either. The Honor 8 Lite is powered by Kirin 655 octa-core processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB native storage and excels with camera performance too. Priced at INR 17,999, it is currently one of the best smartphones you can buy under 25,000 INR.
The Xiaomi Mi5 is a very thin, light and compact smartphone. It has got a 5.15-inch display, is 7.3 mm thick and tips the scale at just 129 grams. The Mi 5 has a silver accent metal frame layered with curved Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and rear.
The vivid AMOLED screen on the front further compliments the slim and slick Mi5. The home button below the display also integrates a fast fingerprint sensor. There is no camera bump, and yet Xiaomi has managed to accommodate a 16MP sensor with 4-axis OIS. Being a flagship phone, specs are indeed top-notch.
Asus Zenfone 3
The Asus Zenfone 3 marked a new beginning for Asus and was also one of the first Snapdragon 625 powered phones around. It has got both, the hardware muscle and design chops.
This one too brandishes a dual glass design and the signature Asus concentric circle pattern shows below the glass. The Zenfone 3 includes an IPS LCD full HD display and excels with its camera performance. It’s available in two variants with 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch display respectively. The phone looks best in black.
Apple’s iPhone SE makes some subtle design improvements over iPhone 5s that quite a few iPhone enthusiasts regard as the best designed iPhone model released so far. It’s compact and very ergonomic.
Apple has also upgraded key features like the chipset and camera hardware to keep it relevant in the face of stiff competition. Apple will be manufacturing iPhone SE in India as well, which means it will soon be available at even more competitive prices. If you love compact phones and would rather be a part of the iOS ecosystem, iPhone SE is the way to go.
Vivo V5 Plus
If you are looking for something with more of metal, the Vivo V5 Plus with a full metal rear is a great option. Adorned by U-shaped antenna bands on the rear and 2.5D curved glass on the front, the phone looks quite elegant and premium.
It’s also quite slim and offers dual cameras on the front that help add bokeh effect in selfies. Apart from the conventional white color variant, Vivo also launched the limited IPL edition in matte black color.
That brings us to an end of this list with the Honor 8 Lite reigning supreme. Which of these would be your pick as your daily driver? Let us know in the comments below.