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Best smartphone to buy this festive season – from Budget to Flagship

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Every week we witness the launch of new smartphones and sometimes for the consumers picking one among the sea of options available it can be very confusing to choose one. This festive season if you are looking to get yourself a smartphone or gift your loved one a smartphone, we have got you covered. We have listed the best value for money smartphone under different price segment in this post that will help you pick the best smartphone.

Smartphones under INR 7,000

There was a time when this segment was lacking many features but, that’s not the case anymore. You can now get a decent enough phone for about INR 7,000 which is most suitable for elderly persons or first-time smartphone users.

Asus Zenfone Lite(L1)

  • 5.45-inch full-view HD+ (720 x 1440) 18:9 2.5D IPS FullView display
  • 1.4GHz Octa-core Qualcomm  Snapdragon 430 SoC, Adreno 505
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage with microSD support up to 256GB
  • 13MP rear camera with 5P lens, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, 0.03s PDAF, LED Flash
  • 5MP front camera with 3P Lens, f/2.4 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, LED Flash
  • Android Oreo 8.0 with Zen UI 5.0
  • 3000mAH battery, 5W charger
  • Face unlock
  • Dual SIM, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, AGPS, GPS, GLONASS
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, E-Compass, Proximity, Ambient light
  • Thickness: 8.15mm and Weight: 140gms

The Asus Zenfone Lite(L1) is priced at INR 5,999

Asus Zenfone Lite(L1) and ZenFone Max (M1)Redmi 6A

  • 5.45-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 FullScreen IPS display
  • 2GHz Quad-Core Helio A22 processor
  • 2/3GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 128GB
  • MIUI 9.6 based on Android Oreo 8.1
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture, PDAF
  • 5MP front camera with Portrait mode, Beautify
  • Face unlock
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Thickness: 8.3mm and Weight: 145g
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2

It is available on Mi.com/in for INR 5,999 and INR 6,999

Honor 7S 

  • 5.45-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 FullView display
  • 1.5GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6739 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 256GB
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.1
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, PDAF
  • 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
  • 3020mAh battery
  • Thickness: 8.3mm and Weight: 142g
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2

It is available for INR 5,999 on Flipkart.

Infinix Smart 2 

  • 5.45-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 2.5D curved glass 18:9 display
  • Quad-Core MediaTek MT6739 processor, PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU
  • 2/3GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal memory, with micro SD card support up to 128GB with microSD
  • 13MP rear camera with Dual LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera with dual LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
  • Face unlock
  • Android 8.0 Oreo, XOS 3.3
  • 3050mAH battery
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
  • Colors: sandstone Black, Serene Gold, Bordeaux Red, and City Blue

Infinix Smart 2 is available for INR 5,999 and INR 6,999 on Flipkart.

Smartphones under INR 10,000

This segment is filled with a lot of options from Chinese smartphone markers and offers great value for money.

Realme 2

  • 6.2-inch (1520 x 720 pixels) 18:9 HD+ 2.5D IPS display
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 processor, Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with microSD card
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.1
  • 13MP+2MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, f/2.4 aperture, 5P Lens, Bokeh Mode, AF Focusing
  • 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture
  • 4230mAh battery
  • Thickness: 8.2mm and Weight: 168g
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • Colors: Diamond Black and Solar Red

Price: INR 9,499

Available on: Flipkart

Honor 9NHonor 9N

  • 5.84-inch (2280x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with notch
  • 2.4GHz Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor, Mali T830-MP2 GPU
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 32/64/128GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 256GB
  • 13MP+2MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash
  • 16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash
  • Android 8.0Oreo, EMUI 8.0
  • 3000mAH battery
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • Thickness: 7.7mm and Weight: 152grams

Price: INR 9,999, INR 11,999, 17,999

Availability: Flipkart

Redmi 6

  • 5.45-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 FullScreen IPS display
  • 2GHz Octa-Core Helio P22 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 128GB
  • MIUI 9.6 based on Android Oreo 8.1
  • 12MP + 5MP AI rear dual camera, ƒ/2.2 aperture lens, LED flash, Portrait mode
  • 5MP front camera with LED Selfie-light, ƒ/2.2 aperture lens, Beautify, Portrait mode
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Thickness: 8.3mm and Weight: 146g
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1

Price: INR 7,999 and INR 9,499

Availability: Flipkart

Honor 7C

  • 5.99-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 FullView IPS display
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 128GB
  • Android 8.0 Oreo, EMUI 8.0
  • 13MP+2MP rear cameras with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Thickness: 7.8mm and Weight: 164g
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2

Price:  INR 9,999

Availability: Amazon

Lenovo K9

  • 5.7-inch HD+(720 x 1440 pixels) 18:9 2.5D Glass display
  • 2.0 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio X26 64-bit processor, IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage, microSD card support up to 256GB
  • 13MP+5MP rear camera, dual-tone LED Flash
  • 13MP+5MP rear camera, selfie light
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3000mAH built-in battery, USB Type-C port
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • Thickness: 7.95 mm and Weight: 155g
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS

Price: INR 8,999

Availability: Flipkart.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 

  • 5.99-inch (1080 x 2160 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass IPS display
  • 1.8Ghz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 SoC with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage with microSD support up to 2TB
  • 13MP+5MP camera setup with LED flash, f/2.2 wide-aperture lens
  • 5MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash, f/2.2 aperture
  • 5000mAh battery with fast charging, 0% to 100% in 2 hours and 42 minutes.
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • 5-magnet speaker, NXP Smart Amp
  • Thickness: 8.46mm and Weight: 180g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)

Price: INR 9,999

Availability: Flipkart

Realme C1 Specs

  • 6.2-inch (1520 x 720 pixels) 18:9 FullView 2.5D curved glass display
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 256GB
  • ColorOS 5.1, Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4230mAh battery
  • 13MP+2MP rear cameras with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, and f/2.4 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Dimensions: 8.2mm and Weight: 168g
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB OTG

Price: INR 7,999

Availability: Flipkart

Smartphones under INR 15,000

The sweet spot of the smartphone, where most Indians spend money. Even this segment is filled with a lot of smartphones. In this segment, all the smartphones come with good performance, camera, and overall a good package.

Redmi Note 5 Pro

  • 5.99-inch Full HD+(2160 x 1080 Pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 processor with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage with microSD card support up to 128GB
  • MIUI 9 on Android 7.1.2 Nougat, upgradable to Android Oreo
  • 12MP + 5MPdual rear Camera, Primary Sensor – f/2.2, 1.25 microns Pixel Size, 5P Lens, Secondary Sensor – f/2.0, 1.12 microns Pixel Size, 4P Lens, PDAF
  • 20MP front-facing camera f/2.2, 1.0 microns Pixel Size
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR Blaster
  • Thickness: 8.05 mm and Weight:181g

Price: INR 14,999

Availability:: Mi.comFlipkartOffline storesMi Home

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 

  • 5.99-inch (1080 x 2160 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass IPS display
  • 1.8Ghz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 SoC with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage with microSD support up to 2TB
  • 13MP+5MP camera setup with LED flash, f/2.2 wide-aperture lens
  • 5MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash, f/2.2 aperture
  • 16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash, f/2.2 aperture(6GB variant)
  • 5000mAh battery with fast charging, 0% to 100% in 2 hours and 42 minutes.
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • 5-magnet speaker, NXP Smart Amp
  • Thickness: 8.46mm and Weight: 180g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)

Price: INR 10,999 and INR 14,999

Availability: Flipkart

Asus Zenfone Pro M1Realme 2 Pro

  • 6.3-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) 19.5:9 Full HD+ 2.5D IPS display, Gorilla Glass Protection
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 processor, Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4/6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with microSD card
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.2
  • 16MP+2MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, f/1.7, and f/2.4 aperture respectively, Sony IMX398 sensor, EIS.
  • 16MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • 3500mAh battery
  • Thickness: 8.5mm and Weight: 174g
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
  • Colors: Ice Lake, Black Sea, Blue Ocean colors

Price: INR 13,990INR 15,990, and INR 17,990

Availability: Flipkart

Honor 8X

  • 6.5-inch (2340*1080 pixels)Full-HD+ display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 2.2GHz Octa-Core Kirin 710 processor, ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 400GB
  • 20MP+2MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, slow-mo @ 480fps
  • 16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.2
  • 3750mAh battery
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS
  • Thickness: 7.8mm and Weight: 175g

Price: INR 14,999

Availability: AmazonRedmi 6 Pro

  • 5.84-inch (2280*1080 pixels)Full-HD+ display
  • 2GHz Octa-Core Kirin 625 processor, Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 256GB
  • 12MP + 5MP AI dual camera, PDAF phase focus, f/2.2 aperture, AI portrait mode, LED flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera AI portrait mode, single camera background blurring, HDR
  • MIUI 9.6 based on Android Oreo 8.1
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • Thickness: 8.75mm and Weight: 178g

Price: INR 12,999

Availability: Amazon

Honor 9N

  • 5.84-inch (2280x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with notch
  • 2.4GHz Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor, Mali T830-MP2 GPU
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 32/64/128GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 256GB
  • 13MP+2MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash
  • 16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash
  • Android 8.0Oreo, EMUI 8.0
  • 3000mAH battery
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • Thickness: 7.7mm and Weight: 152grams

Price: INR 11,999, 17,999

Availability: Flipkart

Smartphones under INR 20,000

This can be called as a near Flagship smartphone with almost no compromise on any aspect of the smartphone. All the smartphones tend to offer all the features for almost half the price of the Flagship smartphone.

Nokia 6.1 Plus (Android One)

  • 5.8-inch(2280 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with a notch, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory, with microSD card support up to 400GB with microSD
  • 16MP+5MP dual rear camera with 1.0um + 1.12um, f/2.0, AF, HDR, and AI Assistance Beauty Shot, Selfie Bokeh, Live Bokeh, Panorama, HDR, Hybrid Zoom (Digital), Spot Color, Color, and Mono, Slow-motion Video
  • 16MP front-facing camera,  f/2.0 aperture
  • Rear Fingerprint sensor
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3060mAh built-in battery, Quick charging
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Dual speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Thickness: 7.99mm, Weight: 159gms
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C

Price: 16,999

Availability: Flipkart

Xiaomi Mi A2

  • 5.99-inch Full HD+(2160 x 1080 Pixels) Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display
  • 2.2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 processor with Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage with microSD card support up to 128GB
  • Stock Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 12MP+20MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, 12MP shooter being a Sony IMX486 sensor, f/1.75 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size, and the secondary 20MP being a Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels
  • 20MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX376 sensor,
  • 3010mAH battery with Quick Charge 3.0 via USB Type-C port
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS.
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, IR Blaster
  • Thickness: 7.3mm and Weight:168g
  • Colors: Blue, Gold, and Black

Price: INR 16,999

Availability: Amazon

Honor Play 

  • 6.3-inch(2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display with a notch
  • 2.4GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor, Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, i7 co-processor, NPU, GPU Turbo
  • 4RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • Android 8.1 Nougat with EMUI 8.2 skin
  • 3,400mAh battery
  • 16MP+2MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, CAF, EIS, the secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16MP front-facing camera with  f/2.0 aperture
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack,  7.1-channel Histen audio
  • Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C

Price: INR 19,999

Availability: AmazonHonor PlayHonor 8X

  • 6.5-inch (2340*1080 pixels)Full-HD+ display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 2.2GHz Octa-Core Kirin 710 processor, ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 400GB
  • 20MP+2MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, slow-mo @ 480fps
  • 16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.2
  • 3750mAh battery
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS
  • Thickness: 7.8mm and Weight: 175g

Price: INR 16,999 and INR 19,999

Availability: Amazon

Huawei P20 Lite 

  • 5.8-inch full-HD+( 1080 x 2280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with a notch
  • 2.4GHz Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor, Mali T830-MP2 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, microSD card support up to 256GB
  • Android 8.0 Nougat with EMUI 8.0 skin
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • 16MP+2MP dual rear cameras with  f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
  • 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Thickness: 7.4mm and Weight: 145g
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C

Price: INR 19,999

Availability: Amazon

Smartphones under INR 30,000

The Actual Flagship smartphones which come with a premium price tag and premium look. These smartphones also come with top of line specifications and also some stand-out features such in-display scanner, pop-up camera and also these smartphones are also best for gaming.

Poco F1 

  • 6.18-inch Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass IPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection, notch
  • 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128/256GB internal storage with microSD support up to 256GB
  • 12MP+5MP rear camera with Camera with Primary 6P Lens and Secondary 4P Lens, f/1.9 Primary Aperture and f/2.0 Secondary Aperture, Dual Rear Camera with 6-element Primary Lens and 4-element Secondary Lens, AI Dual Camera
  • 20MP front-facing camera with  f/2.0 Aperture, IR Camera
  • 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI 10
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • LiquidCool Technology
  • Thickness: 8.8mm and Weight: 180g
  • Hybrid Slot, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C
  • Colors: Graphite Black, Steel Blue

Price: INR 20,990 onwards

Availability: Flipkart, MiOppo F9 Pro ColoursOppo F9 Pro

  • 6.3-inch (2240 x 1080 ) TFT-LTPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and raindrop notch
  • 2.0GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P60, Mali G72 MP3 800 MHz GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage, up to 256GB with microSD support
  • 16MP+2MP dual rear camera with 1/3.1, 1.0 micrometer, CMOS sensor, 4x zoom, f/1.85 aperture,  3.62 mm focal Length, Flashlight, 5P lens, 1080P, 720P video recording
  • 25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, Flashlight,  Sony IMX576 sensor, 79 Degree Wide Angle,  5P lens
  • Color OS OS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3500mAh battery
  • Rear Fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • Thickness: 7.99mm and Weight: 169g
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • Colors: Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue

Price: INR 23,990

Availability: Flipkart, Offline Stores

Vivo V11 Pro

  • 6.41-inch Full HD+(2340*1080 pixel) Halo FullView display 3.0, water drop notch
  • 2.2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 processor, Adreno 512 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, up to 256GB with microSD support
  • 12MP+5MP dual rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, f/1.8 aperture shot refocus, AI HDR
  • 25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3400mAh battery with fast charging
  • In-display fingerprint sensor, IR face unlock
  • Thickness: 7.9mm and Weight: 156g
  • Dual SIM Slot, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB 2.0

Price: INR 25,990

Availability: Flipkart

The Vivo V11 Pro is priced at INR 25,990 and is available in Starry Night Black and Dazzling Gold color options, it will go on sale on Amazon, Vivo online store

Honor Play 

  • 6.3-inch(2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display with a notch
  • 2.4GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor, Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, i7 co-processor, NPU, GPU Turbo
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • Android 8.1 Nougat with EMUI 8.2 skin
  • 3,400mAh battery
  • 16MP+2MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, CAF, EIS, the secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16MP front-facing camera with  f/2.0 aperture
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack,  7.1-channel Histen audio
  • Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C

Price: INR 23,999

Availability: AmazonNokia 7 PlusNokia 7 Plus 

  • 6-inch FullHD+, 18:9 aspect ratio 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with Adreno 512GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory, with microSD card, support  up to 128GB with microSD
  • 12MP+13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF,  f/1.75 aperture, ZEISS optics
  • 16MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics
  • Android 8.0 Oreo, now 9.0 Pie
  • 3800mAh built-in battery, fast charging
  • Rear Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Nokia OZO Audio, Dolby Atmos
  • Thickness: 9.55mm
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C

Price: INR 26,999

Availability: Flipkart

Asus Zenfone 5Z

  • 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass IPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection, notch
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage with microSD support up to 2TB
  • 12MP+8MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, OIS/EIS, the secondary 8MP camera comes with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens.
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 83-degree wide-angle, portrait and Selfie panorama
  • 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Dual speakers, Hi-Res Audi, dual microphones
  • Thickness: 7.85mm and Weight: 155g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C

Price: INR 29,999

Availability: Flipkart

Smartphones above INR 30,000

This segment is very much a Flagship killer devices, this category is considered as the Premium segment in India and OnePus is leading the list from past few months. However, there are a few underrated smartphones too, have a look at them below.

OnePlus 6T 

  • 6.41 -inch optic AMOLED(2340*1080 pixel) 19.5:9 display with a water drop notch
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • 128/256GB built-in storage
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 16MP+20MP Dual rear cameras with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, OIS
  • 16MP Front Camera, f/1.7 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
  • 3700mAh battery with fast charging
  • Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Wi 802.11/b/g/n
  • Thickness: 8.2mm and Weight: 180gms

Price:

  • 6GB+128GB- INR 37,999, Mirror Black
  • 8GB+128GB- INR 41,999, Mirror/Midnight Black
  • 8GB+256GB- INR 45,999, Midnight Black

Availability: Amazon

LG G7 ThinQLG G7/G7+ ThinQ 

  • 6.1-inch display (3120 x 1440 pixels) FullVision SuperBright display, 564 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a notch
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB UFS 2.0 internal memory, microSD card support up to 2TB
  • 16MP+16MP rear camera, with f/1.6 aperture, 71-degree wide-angle lens and a secondary 16MP camera with 107-degree super-wide-angle lens with f/1.9 aperture, LED flash
  • 8MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture, 80-degree wide-angle lens.
  • Android 8.0 Oreo with LG UX
  • 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Wireless charging
  • Thickness: 7.9mm and Weight: 162g
  • Fingerprint sensor at the rear, Face unlock, Google Assistant button
  • IP68 Water and dust resistant, MIL-STD 810G certified, 32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC, BoomBoxSpeakers
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C

Price: INR 32,999(INR 7,000 off) and INR 39,999

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Google Pixel 2 XL

  • 6-inch(2880 x 1440) QHD+ POLED display, 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 2.35GHz Snapdragon 835 Processor, Adreno 540 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB internal storage with no support to sd card
  • 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, EIS, 1.4μm sensor, support for 4k recording, Portrait mode
  • 8MP Front-facing camera with aperture f/2.4, Portrait mode
  • 3520mAh battery with Quick Charge support
  • IP 67 water and Dust resistant
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Thickness: 7.9mm and Weight: 175gm
  • Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, 4G LTE, Fingerprint sensor, GPS, USB type C

Price: INR 45,499

Availability: FlipkartVivo Nex SVivo Nex S 

  • 6.59-inch (2316×1080 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED, 19.3:9 aspect ratio display
  • 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 SoC, Adreno 630 GPU
  • 8GB RAM+128/256GB storage
  • 12MP+5MP dual rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, f/2.4 aperture shot refocus, AI, 4-axis OIS
  • 8MP front-facing pop-up camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4000mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging technology
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Thickness: 7.98mm and Weight: 199g
  • Dual SIM, 3.5mm audio jack, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C

Price: INR 44,990

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Asus Zenfone 5Z

  • 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass IPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection, notch
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • 128/256GB internal storage with microSD support up to 2TB
  • 12MP+8MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, OIS/EIS, the secondary 8MP camera comes with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens.
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 83-degree wide-angle, portrait and Selfie panorama
  • 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Dual speakers, Hi-Res Audi, dual microphones
  • Thickness: 7.85mm and Weight: 155g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C

Price: INR 32,999 and INR 36,999

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Smartphones above INR 50,000

The Fully-loaded Flagship smartphones from three smartphone giant- Google, Samsung, and Apple.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  • 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 processor, Adreno 630 GPU/ Exynos 9810 SoC
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • 128/512GB Internal storage, MicroSD card support
  • 12MP rear camera with dual pixel sensor with f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture, 480fps slo-mo
  • 8MP front camera with f/1.7 aperture
  • 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge, Wireless charging support, USB type-c port
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • IP 68 Water and Dust resistant
  • 3.5mm headphone jack, Iris scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, HR sensor
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wifi 802.11/b/g/n dual band, NFC, Samsung Pay
  • Samsung S Pen(stylus)
  • Color: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper

Price: INR 67,990

Availability: FlipkartGoogle Pixel 3 and 3XLGoogle Pixel 3 Specs

  • 5.5-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED 18:9 display with support for HDR, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 845 Processor, Adreno 630GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB internal storage with no support to sd card
  • 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, EIS, 1.4μm sensor, support for 4k recording, Portrait mode, FOV, Dual PD autofocus
  • 8MP+8MP dual front-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture, secondary 8MP fixed focus with f/2.2 aperture, 97° wide angle, Full HD video recording up to 30 fps, Portrait mode
  • 2915mAh battery with Quick Charge support, wireless charging support
  • IP68 water and Dust resistant
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Thickness: 7.9mm and Weight: 148gms
  • Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, 4G LTE, GPS, USB type C
  • Colors: Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink

Price: INR 71,000INR 80,000

Availability: Flipkart

Google Pixel 3 XL Specs

  • 6.3-inch (2880 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ AMOLED display with a notch, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 845 Processor, Adreno 630GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB internal storage with no support to sd card
  • 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, EIS, 1.4μm sensor, support for 4k recording, Portrait mode, FOV, Dual PD autofocus
  • 8MP+8MP dual front-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture, secondary 8MP fixed focus with f/2.2 aperture, 97° wide angle, Full HD video recording up to 30 fps, Portrait mode
  • 3430mAh battery with Quick Charge support, wireless charging support
  • IP68 water and Dust resistant
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Thickness: 7.9mm and Weight: 148gms
  • Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, 4G LTE, GPS, USB type C
  • Colors: Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink

Price: INR 83,000 and INR 92,000

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iPhone XR

  • 6.1-inch (1792 x 828 pixels) LCD 326ppi Liquid Retina display
  • A12 Bionic 64-bit 7nm hexa-core processor with quad-core GPU, M12 motion co-processor
  • 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • iOS 12
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
  • 12MP wide-angle camera with an aperture of f/1.8, optical image stabilization(OIS), True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240 fps
  • 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash,1080p video recording
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • Thickness: 8.3mm and Weight: 194 grams
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with Qi wireless charging, fast charging

Price:

  • iPhone XR 64GB – INR 76,990
  • iPhone XR 128GB – INR 81,900
  • iPhone XR 256GB –INR 91,900

Availability: FlipkartApple iPhone XR, XS, XS Max

iPhone XS

  • 5.8-inch (2436 x 1125 pixels) OLED Super Retina HDR display with 3D Touch, 120Hz touch-sensing
  • A12 Bionic 64-bit 7nm hexa-core processor with quad-core GPU, M12 motion co-processor
  • 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • iOS 12
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
  • Dual12MP wide-angle with f/1.8 aperture and telephoto with f/2.4 aperture Dual optical image stabilization(OIS), Optical zoom Six‑element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240 fps
  • 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash,1080p video recording
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • Thickness: 7.7mm and Weight: 177 grams
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with Qi wireless charging, fast charging

Price

  • Apple iPhone XS 64GB – INR 99,900
  • Apple iPhone XS 256GB – INR1,14,900
  • Apple iPhone XS 512GB – INR 1,34,900

Availability: Flipkart

iPhone XS Max

  • 6.5-inch (2688 x 1245 pixels) OLED Super Retina HDR display with 3D Touch support, 120Hz touch-sensing
  • A12 Bionic 64-bit 7nm hexa-core processor with quad-core GPU, M12 motion co-processor
  • 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • iOS 12
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
  • Dual12MP wide-angle with f/1.8 aperture and telephoto with f/2.4 aperture Dual optical image stabilization(OIS), Optical zoom Six‑element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240 fps
  • 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash,1080p video recording
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • Thickness: 7.7mm and Weight: 208 grams
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with Qi wireless charging, fast charging

Price:

  • Apple iPhone XS Max 64GB – INR 1,09,900
  • Apple iPhone XS Max 256GB – INR 1,24,900
  • Apple iPhone XS Max 512GB – INR 1,44,900

Availability: Flipkart

So, these are our picks for the perfect gift for your loved ones or yourself this festive season. Let us know which would you pick? drop a comment below or tweet to us @theunbiasedblog.

 

Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.

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