Over the past five years, smartphones have evolved a lot. With manufacturing cost going down, speedy processors, higher resolution camera sensors, better displays and premium features are no longer exclusive to high-end smartphones. The fingerprint scanner is also one of the new features that is making its way to budget and mid-range smartphones. The technology brings in a new layer of security and privacy. While there are plenty of premium phones with this technology, we bring to you a list of smartphones featuring fingerprint scanner under Rs. 25,000. Also Read - NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter uses same chip as Samsung Galaxy S5, OnePlus OneAlso Read - How to get Android 9 Pie on OnePlus 2
Coolpad Note 3: The recently launched CoolPad Note 3 is among aggressively priced smartphone with fingerprint scanner. Priced at Rs 8,999, the Coolpad Note 3 comes with a 5.5-inch HD display (720p) and equipped with a MediaTek 64-bit octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone is an Amazon exclusive and set to go on sale starting October 20. Those interested in buying the smartphone can head over to Amazon and register for the sale. Also Read - OnePlus X, OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3 and 3T get an early taste of Android 9 Pie
Meizu MX5: Launched in August this year, the Meizu MX 5 is the company s flagship smartphone that features a full-metal body. Available exclusively via Snapdeal, the smartphone is priced at Rs 19.999. Being slim and lightweight, one of the talking points of the smartphone is its mTouch 2.0 fingerprint sensor that is integrated inside the home button. Meizu claims that the fingerprint sensor takes roughly about 0.48 seconds to unlock the smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S5: Launched around March 2014, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was priced at Rs 55,000 at launch. However, after a series of price cuts, the smartphone is now available for Rs 21,999. One of the talking points of the smartphone is the fingerprint scanner integrated in the home button and certification for water and dust resistance.
At the time of its launch, the smartphone boasted of top-notch hardware. It s still has one of the speedy hardware coupled with good cameras and features. For the current price, it s a good value for money smartphone, who always wanted to buy a good high-end smartphone.
OnePlus 2: OnePlus needs no introduction. In just a little span of time, its smartphones, the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2, both have become heavily popular. The recently launched OnePlus 2 priced at Rs 24,999, brings a lot of improvements over its predecessor. Right from faster processor to more RAM, higher resolution cameras and fingerprint sensor, it has almost everything that one would want in a flagship smartphone. OnePlus 2 is available exclusively via Amazon and company s invite only system.
Honor 7: This is another recently launched smartphone that sells for Rs 22,999 and available exclusively via Flipkart. The Honor 7 is equipped with good hardware along with some interesting features in tow. One of these features is the fingerprint sensor at the back of the device, which sits just below the camera module. The smartphone also sports a metal unibody design that adds to its premium look and feel.
One of the notable smartphones is Apple s iPhone 5s that was launched a couple of years ago. While its launch price was around Rs 55,000, it is now available for around Rs 30,000. It is still of the fan favorite smartphones, and ideal for those who wanted to buy an Apple iPhone, but were held back due to its steep pricing. The recently launched Samsung Galaxy A8 and the Samsung Galaxy Alpha that was launched last year are other good options, with price hovering close to Rs 30,000.