Best Smartphone Camera Under 25K

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What about the Camera? Is often the first question from photography enthusiast, when it comes to enquiring about a smartphone. Camera features and quality in phones these days have reached a level, where it no longer necessary to own a handheld DSLR camera to satisfy your photographic zeal. However, with a range of smartphones hitting the market every week it becomes a difficult job to pick a phone which has the best of what you looking for, along with the best peripheral features.

However, it should come at reasonable price. The smartphones which are launched in the range of Rs 25,000 are often considered to be mid-range flagships. The smartphones which fall in this range are often loaded with decent processors and good cameras.

Here is the list of the top 3 mobile phones with best cameras that you can buy under Rs 25,000:

Xiaomi Redmi K20

The Redmi K20 series was launched last week in India. The series comprises of the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro. The Redmi K20 smartphone comes at a starting price of Rs 21,999 for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage option. The smartphone comes with a triple camera setup at the back which consists of a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor with an aperture size of f/1.75, an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and a 13MP super wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/2.4.

It has a triple camera zoom with 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. The smartphone has phase detection autofocus (PDAF) in it as well. The smartphone also features monochrome dual flash and HDR and panorama modes. If we look at video recording, the Redmi K20 can record 1080p @ 60fps/30fps, 720p @30fps, 1080p slow-motion @120fps and 720p slow-motion videos @120fps/240fps/960fps.

Coming to the front camera, the Redmi K20 comes with a 20MP pop-up selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.2 for clicking selfies and video calls. The smartphone can also record videos at 1080p@30fps and 720p@30fps.

Realme X

The Realme X too was launched earlier this month at a starting price of Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM/128GB storage variant. This smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup at the back which comprises of a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. this is backed with LED flash.

The smartphone also comes with phase detection autofocus (PDAF). Coming to the video recording feature on the Realme X, the smartphone can record both 1080p and 720p resolution videos. Getting to the front camera, the Realme X features a 16MP motorised pop-up selfie camera that has an aperture of f/2.0.

Samsung Galaxy M40

The Samsung Galaxy M40 was launched last month at Rs 19,990 for the sole 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant. In terms of optics, the smartphone comes with a triple camera setup at the back which comprises of 32MP primary sensor with f/1.7, 8MP ultra-wide lens which can cover 123-degrees and a 5MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and live focus. It comes with an LED flash.

The smartphone can record 4K videos and also has a super slow-mo @240fps. There is a hyperlapse, ultra-wide video option available on the Galaxy M40. Coming to the front camera, the smartphone features a 16MP front-facing sensor that is placed on the punch-hole display of the phone.

-Aditya Patil

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