Best Mobile Phones in India (March 2020)

by | Mar 3, 2020

Agree with it or not – Smartphones have definitely become an integral part of our day to day life.

From streaming our favourite shows on Netflix to paying our utility bills online, everything is going mobile first.

In order to keep with this advancements, you need a premium flagship phone that offers the best of the best features.

So, which is the best smartphone available in India that can claim this title?

Who offers the best experience you can expect from a mobile phone without any budget constraints?

What model aligns perfectly with your interest?

We will find out in this article!

Best Mobile Phone in India

1. Samsung Galaxy S10 PlusOverall Best Pick
2. Huawei P30 ProRunner-Up Pick
3. iPhone 11 ProBest iPhone
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 PlusBest Smartphone for Professionals
5. OnePlus 7TBest Value for Money Smartphone
6. Samsung S10 LiteSmartphone With Best Ergonomics
7. Redmi K20 ProBest Budget Flagship Device
8. Realme X2 ProFeature Rich Smartphone
9. Oppo Reno 2ZBest Mid-Range Camera Phone
10. Asus Zenphone 6ZBest Budget Allround Smartphone
11.Vivo S1 ProBest Selfie Camera Smartphone
12. Poco X2Best Dev Friendly Smartphone
13. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ProBest Budget Gaming Smartphone
14. Mi A3Android One Device
15. Realme C3Best Low-End Performer
16. Lenovo K10 NoteHonorable Mention

1. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Overall Best Pick
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
  • Android Pie OS

The Galaxy S10 Plus is the latest 2019 flagship smartphone from Samsung which is introduced in the Indian market.

This device was one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and we all can admit that the device has lived up to its expectations.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has been manufactured with the utmost precision and care to deliver the best product in terms of hardware as well as software to the end users.

The glass back is flat except for the horizontally placed camera hardware. It is protected with Corning Gorilla glass to prevent accidental scratches.

The aluminium railing around the smartphone houses the regular power and volume rocker buttons.

The Bixby button on this device can be reprogrammed to initialize action of your choice.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus scores a 9/10 in terms of build quality and design.


The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus features one of the best displays available on a mobile device currently on sale in the market.

This 6.4-inch dynamic AMOLED display has curved edges which seamlessly integrate with the rest of the shell.

This is a punch hole display where the camera hole is precisely cut out on the screen instead of housing them on a notch.

The screen to body ratio of this display is an impressive 88.9% and comes with a pixel density of 522 ppi.

The colours look breathtakingly stunning and the contrast levels are equally complementing.

The wider 19:9 aspect ratio makes this display apt for immersive media consumption and gaming.

Processor and Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus features the latest 8nm Exynos 9820 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.73GHz.

This Exynos 9820 is a 5G enabled SoC and provides excellent performance across the spectrum – be it gaming or intense multitasking.

But the thing to note here is that except in the Asia Pacific, the S10 variants come with Qualcomm chips inside, which performs way better than its Exynos counterparts.

The base variant of S10 Plus has 8GB of RAM and comes with 512GB of high-speed UFS storage.

With the power of the latest Android 9.0 Pie, this phone feels so smooth and quick for all kinds of tasks you throw at it.


The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus features a triple rear camera setup involving a 16MP ultra wide sensor, 12MP wide sensor and a 12MP telephoto sensor.

This setup delivers excellent quality stills and videos with amazing details and excellent colour accuracy.

At the front, a dual camera setup with a 10 MP sensor and an 8MP sensor runs the show when it comes to selfies and video calling.


The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus packs in an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor beneath the display.

This sensor is much more accurate and foul proof than the conventional optical in-display fingerprint scanners found on devices such as the One Plus 6T.

Battery Life

This premium Android smartphone is powered by a 4100 mAh Li-ion battery with fast wire and wireless charging capability.

This battery is rated to last over two days of light usage and a single day of heavy use.


The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is one of the most complete package in terms of features and build quality you can get in the market right now.


Excellent display


Solid build quality


Easy to use one UI


One hand usability might be tough


Operating SystemAndroid Pie
Internal Storage512GB
ProcessorExynos 9820845
Camera16MP + 12MP + 12MP rear, 10MP + 8MP Front
Display6.4 inches Quad HD AMOLED

2. Huawei P30 Pro

Runner-Up Pick
  • Excellent OLED display
  • 5X optical zoom camera
  • Long lasting 4000mAh battery

The all new P30 Pro from Huawei comes as the successor to the much acclaimed P20 Pro, this time aiming to compete with the Samsung flagship lineup, the S10 series.

With a cutting edge camera hardware inside, the P30 Pro has not only it’s prowess in the optics department but also with the performance as well.

Design and Build Quality

Huawei started the trend of gradient finish chassis in the case of smartphones. The Huawei P30 Pro continues this trend and offers one of the pristin looking beautiful smartphone design of 2019.

With a glass front and back form factor sandwiched between an aluminium frame, this phone feels sturdy and durable with high quality materials used for its construction.

Available in different eye catchy colours, the P30 Pro is bound to be eye catchy wherever you take it to.


The Huawei P30 Pro packs in a tall 6.47-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

This HDR10 enabled display covers a screen to body ratio of about 88% and has a pixel density of 400ppi.

The curved edge display offers excellent colour reproduction and dynamic range to ensure best immersive media consumption experience.

Being an OLED display, the rich blacks adds vibrancy to the already perfect visual treat by the screen.

Processor and Performance

The Huawei P30 packs in the latest and greatest HiSilicon 980 octa-core processor made from the 7nm manufacturing process for powerful performance coupled with power efficiency.

With the 8GB onboard RAM and 128GB internal storage, this smartphone comes second to none in terms of raw performance.

Bet it multitasking or intense gaming sessions, the Huawei P30 will continue to perform without breaking a sweat.


The Huawei P30 Pro packs in one of the best available camera systems available on a smartphone till date.

In the rear, a primary 40MP camera is assisted with an ultrawide 20MP sensor.

Additionally a periscope lens with 5X optical zoom is also present for lossless long distance photography.

A Time of Flight 3D camera is given to measure the distance between the camera and the subject for much more accurate bokeh and portrait mode shots.

With features such as OIS and PDAF as standard, this Leica lens powered camera system delivers finest quality photos and videos.

In the front, there is the usual 32 MP wide angle camera for selfie fanatics.


The Huawei P30 Pro has an in-display fingerprint scanner for unlocking the device.
Compared to previous generation in-display scanners, the one on this device feels adequately fast and accurate.

Battery Life

Huawei has not skimped when it comes to battery capacity on this device. With a 4000mAh Li-ion battery on board, the Huawei P30 Pro will comfortably last over a day of moderate to heavy usage.

This device supports fast charge and has reverse wireless charging technology to charge other peripherals wirelessly.


If you’re in search of a flagship grade smartphone with the ultimate camera hardware on board, there’s nothing that can beat the Huawei P30 Pro currently in the market.


Elegant design


Time of Flight 3D camera


Reverse wireless charging


EMUI might not appeal to everyone


Operating SystemAndroid Pie
Internal Storage128GB
ProcessorHisilicon Kirin 980
Camera40MP+20MP+8MP Rear, 32MP Front
Display6.47-inch OLED


3. Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Best iPhone
  • Smooth UI and OS
  • Excellent camera system
  • Superfast and secure Face ID

The iPhone 11 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone from Apple announced last week.

This latest iteration of the iPhone brings some significant improvements over the last flagship, making it the best possible smartphone available in the entire world.

Design and build quality

The iPhone 11 Pro carries over the popular design of the original iPhone X and looks minimal and premium at the same time.

The display is a lot bigger and will satisfy those who crave for more screen real estate for an immersive experience.

As with the iPhone 11 Pro, this phone also got away with the touch ID and relies solely on face ID to unlock the device. It now works faster and more reliably, thanks to the improvements in the hardware optimizations.

The glass front and back build are now a lot tougher and scratch resistant with the Corning gorilla glass 6 and has been receiving praises from online reviewers regarding this.

There are dual speakers on this phone and the stereo effect is evident with the sound output. The sound is very louder than the previous versions and with no distortions per se.


The display has now received a spec bump, in the sense that it is now a 5.8-inch Quad HD super retina XDR OLED display with a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels.

This gives the screen a pixel density of about 458ppi, which makes it one of the best in the business.

As expected, this panel is HDR10 and Dolby vision supported panel and comes with an exciting 120Hz refresh rate.

Apple has optimized this display to output wonderful images and videos with exceptional clarity and details.

You’ll find no trouble using this phone in the direct sunlight with the AMOLED panel reaching peak brightness levels of 800nits.

The screen to body ratio of this iPhone is 82.1%, which means the only substantial thing that breaks the continuity is the notch up top.

No, you can’t hide the notch and would have to bear with it while watching videos on this smartphone.

Processor and performance

Apple is a front-runner in the mobile chipset industry and its chips perform better than the likes of Snapdragon and MediaTek.

The iPhone 11 Pro features the latest Apple A13 Bionic SoC manufactured on a 7nm process that outperforms Snapdragon 855 by a relatively huge margin.

The performance is fluid and lightning-fast with 4GB RAM and the superfast 256GB UFS storage adds to it.

The four core Apple GPU performs exceptionally well in graphics-intensive tasks and delivers excellent performance while gaming.

The only downside of this powerful internals is with the glass back that is not as efficient as the metal back in dissipating the heat.


Apple rivals Samsung when it comes to camera technology.

The iPhone11 Pro features a triple 12MP camera unit at the back of which apart from the primary sensor one is an f/1.8 ultrawide angle sensor and the other is a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens.

Both these primary and ultrawide lenses have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The quality of images and videos that comes out of these lenses are very pleasing and has natural colours and a wide dynamic range.

The videos are stabilized and can shoot up to 4K at 60fps.

The front camera consists of dual 12MP sensors that take high-quality selfies and portrait mode snaps.

The dedicated image processor does eliminate the noise in the images and videos and smoothens the textures to give a more natural-looking shot.

Battery life

The battery on this iPhone 11 Pro is a non-removable 3190 mAh Li-ion cell that isn’t a significant upgrade from the yesteryear flagship model.

The OLED display and the highly optimized iOS 13 doesn’t drain battery like Android phones and can last easily over a day with moderate usage. Apple claims that the iPhone 11 Pro will last up to 5 hours more than the iPhone XS Max.

Also with features like wireless charging and fast charging support, the device can be easily juiced up.


The iPhone 11 Pro is the best smartphone that you can buy in the market if you want a beast in terms of raw performance.

Excellent software support and durable build quality make this device worth the premium you pay for it.


State of the art A13 processor


Excellent fit and finish


Qi wireless charging


The glass back is slippery


Operating SystemiOS 13
Internal Storage256 GB
ProcessorApple A13 Bionic
Camera12MP+12MP+12 Rear, dual 12MP Front
Display5.8-inch 1125 x 2436, Super XDR OLED


4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Best Smartphone for Professionals
  • Powerful processor
  • Capable camera unit
  • Excellent battery life

Samsung’s Note series was the first to usher the large-screen smartphone niche in the world.

Before the original Note came along, people were a bit sceptical about a large display on a phone that they’d carry around daily in their pockets.

The Galaxy Note 10 Plys is the latest and greatest addition to the Note family and is probably the best till date.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is more of a professional workhorse rather than a typical smartphone.

The features and the design is targeted at people who want more productivity on the go.

The industrial design is very much similar to the previous Samsung Note series phones which in itself is a great thing because those phones looked dope.

The glass back and the seamlessly integrated infinity display makes this phone look like a stunning marvel worth drooling about.

The build quality is top-notch with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 covering the glass, both in the front and the back for protection.

Unfortunately, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack on this smartphone.


Samsung makes the best displays in the entire world. Period.

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with a 6.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels.

The colours look vivid and punchy.

The wide colour gamut of this panel makes the colours to be as close to the natural colour palette.

The brightness levels are excellent and the sunlight legibility isn’t a thing to worry about.

As Samsung named it, this 6.8-inch infinity display curves on to the back shell seamlessly and makes the device look and feel premium in hand.

The only issue we had with this device was its one-hand usability.

Since it’s a large display, people with relatively small fingers will find it difficult to access the far-reaching corners of the display with a single hand.


The Samsung Note 10 Plus comes with a dual rear camera setup that comprises two 12MP sensors and a 16MP sensor.

One of the sensors is a telephoto one with 2x optical zoom capability.

And the 16MP sensor is an ultrawide angle one.

The is OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for both the primary and the telephoto cameras.

The images that come out of these sensors look great and detailed.

The colour saturation is excellent with minimal noise.

The front 10MP camera has dual PDAF autofocus and takes selfies with good details as well.

Processor and Performance

This device in India features a homebrewed Exynos 9825 Octa-core processor inside.

This chipset is fast and reliable for gaming as well as other resource-intensive tasks to run smoothly.

There will be no sort of lags or stutters while multitasking with apps, thanks to the ample 12GB RAM onboard.

The powerful chipset with Android Pie optimizations makes this device one of the fastest performing devices in the market at present.

The 12GB variant comes with 512GB of onboard memory.

Battery Life

The Note 10 Plus packs a large 4300mAh Li-ion battery inside. This is almost a 30% increase in capacity when compared with the Note 9 which had a 4000mAh cell inside.

Even with heavy usage, this big-screen beast can last over a day and a half comfortably and then some.

With fast charging support, this device can get charged up pretty quickly as well.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is the best productivity smartphone that money can buy at present.

The phone comes with a wireless stylus that lets you do a plethora of stuff so easily which you will find quite strenuous with fingers.

The long-lasting battery and the excellent display makes it gaming as well as media consumption device as well.

So in short, productivity and entertainment can go hand in hand with this latest offering from Samsung.


Elegant design


Robust build quality


Integrated stylus pen


Back is a fingerprint magnet


Operating SystemAndroid Oreo
Internal Storage256 GB
ProcessorExynos 9825
Camera12MP+12MP + 16MP Rear, 10MP Front
Battery4000 mAh
Display6.8-inch quad HD+ SAMOLED


5. OnePlus 7T

Best Value for Money Flagship Smartphone
  • Excellent 90Hz OLED display
  • High-speed DASH charge
  • Flagship processor

OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone brand popular for its affordable flagships that often beat the big players in the market.

The OnePlus 7T is the latest incremental hardware update to the popular OnePlus 6T with almost all the good features retained and then added some that make this phone more likeable.

Design and Build Quality

In the never-ending battle of increased screen real estate, companies started relying on motorized front cameras to avoid notch.

But with this iteration of the 7 series phones, Oneplus has once again pulled of a water drop design which we honestly prefer over motorized cameras any day.

The chin size has been reduced slightly to make the display seem to stretch across the front side.

The quality of construction is top-notch and the attention to detail is very much evident from the fit and finish of this display.

Processor and Performance

Inside this device, what powers the show is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor.

This flagship processor from Qualcomm along with with with the Adreno 640 GPU performs everything you throw at it with relative ease.

Be it gaming or any other resource-intensive tasks such as video/photo editing, the device performs exceptionally well without any lags.

The Oxygen OS that runs on top of the base Android 9 Pie is very minimal and adds only the necessary features without bloating the interface too much.

This makes the operations smooth and fast, also aids in achieving better battery life.


The OnePlus 7T has a 6.55-inch Optic-AMOLED display with a teardrop-shaped notch. This full HD panel looks fantastic with true to life colour reproduction and excellent contrast levels.

This is by far the best looking 1080p AMOLED panel in any smartphone in the market.

Nifty additions like a super-fast facial recognition, which works extremely well and the dedicated gaming mode improve the usability of the device to the next level.

The fingerprint scanner now resides in the lower half of the display and works well to unlock the device from sleep.

There is a slight delay to unlock when compared with physical fingerprint scanners but the technology is still evolving, so it’s just the way it will be.


This device comes with a triple 48MP + 12MP + 16MP camera at the rear and a 16MP front camera.

The 48MP sensor in the rear features Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for steady smooth shots. Electronic Image stabilisation is also present as well.

The pictures taken by the camera is rich in detail and exhibit great dynamic range. Both the front and rear cameras perform great in good lighting conditions but the same can’t be said about the front cameras.

Battery Life

This device has 3800mAh Li-ion battery that will last for a day and a half on moderate to heavy usage.

The renowned dash charge support makes it easy to juice up the battery within no time.


OnePlus 7T is a value for money smartphone that offers flagship internals at an affordable price.

This device is well built and the overall construction feels premium and durable.

The AMOLED display with great colours and a capable camera along with continuous software support from the company makes this device one of the best phones available in the market.


Premium build quality


Optical Image stabilization


Near to stock Oxygen UI


No SD card slot


Operating SystemAndroid Pie
Internal Storage256GB
ProcessorSnapdragon 855+
Camera48MP+8MP + 16MP Rear, 16MP Front
Display6.55-inch Optic AMOLED

6. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Smartphone With Ergonomics
  • Affordable flagship
  • Gorgeous AMOLED display
  • Powerful CPU

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is the recently released younger sibling of the two elder brothers – the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus.

This premium Android smartphone despite having some trimmer down internals when compared to the other S10 variants, does pack enough punch to be included in our best smartphones list.

Design and Build Quality

The S10 Lite is a cute little smartphone with a great in-hand feel and excellent build quality.

The main difference of this model with the higher-priced siblings is that it now packs a flat display with slightly curved edges but not as perfect as the ones in the S10 and the S10 Plus.

The bezels around the display are very minimal and feature a screen to body ratio of over 87%.

The overall fit and finish of this smartphone is as great as any other phone in this price segment and will suit those who are fond of budget phones with powerful internals.


The S10 Lite packs a slightly bigger 6.7-inch super AMOLED punch-hole display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

The presence of a notch is avoided by cutting out a small hole in the display to house the single front camera, which by the way looks cleaner.

The quality of the display is excellent and almost matches the displays found on S10 and S10 Plus.

This 394 ppi HDR+ display has deep inky blacks and vivid and vibrant colour reproduction which will let you enjoy the on-screen content wholeheartedly.

In case you are wondering about the durability, this display is protected by the Corning gorilla glass 5.

Processor and Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite features the latest 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.84GHz.

This Snapdragon 855 SoC provides excellent performance across the spectrum – be it gaming or intense multitasking.

The Samsung S10 Lite has 8GB of RAM and comes with 128GB of high-speed UFS 2.1 storage.

With the power of the latest Android 10.0 Q, this phone feels so smooth and quick for all kinds of tasks you throw at it.


The Galaxy S10Lite comes with a triple rear camera setup which includes a 48MP main sensor with OIS accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 5MP macro mode shooter.

The optical image stabilization is integrated to reduce jitters and shakes during shooting stills and capturing videos.

The front camera is a 32MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture size for better low light performance.

This wide-angle shooter will capture the whole subject without leaving undesirable crops in the picture.


The fingerprint sensor on this device is housed beneath the display. This sensor is very accurate and quickly unlocks the phone without any delay.

The dual speakers on this smartphone sound loud and clean without any distortions.

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Supports fast charging as well as wireless charging and features the gimmicky reverse wireless charging as well.

Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite packs in a 4500mAh battery which tests reveal last for over a day worth of heavy usage.

The fast charging helps in the scenario if you want to quickly juice up the phone in a matter of minutes.


The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite compared to its competitors in the segment, is a premium smartphone with excellent hardware and equally pleasant software experience.

Robust build quality

Super steady video with OIS


Fast charging


No dedicated SD card slot


Operating SystemAndroid 10.0 Q
Internal Storage128 GB
ProcessorQualcomm snapdragon 855
Camera48MP + 12MP + 5MP Rear, 32MP Front
Display6.7-inch super AMOLED

7. Redmi K20 Pro

Best Budget Flagship Device
  • Punchy and vibrant display
  • Flagship Snapdragon 855 processor
  • The fast in-display fingerprint scanner

Redmi K20 Pro is the flagship Android smartphone from Xiaomi, which incidentally is its highest priced Redmi series smartphone in the country.

The Redmi K20 Pro comes as a spiritual successor the budget Redmi K20 and competes directly with the likes of One Plus 7 Pro.

Design and Build Quality

The Redmi K20 Pro has the same glass sandwich design which follows the current trend in the budget smartphone segment.

The interesting gradient two-tone colour scheme lends this smartphone a unique personality on its own.

The front and rear glass are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for avoiding accidental scratches and marks.

The Redmi K20 Pro is a very well built phone with a sturdy chassis and good overall fit and finish.


The Redmi K20 Pro features a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an approximate pixel density of about 410ppi.

With a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, this display is sharp and vibrant. With a contrast ratio of 60000:1, the blacks are deep and the saturation levels are on par with the competing device.

The fingerprint scanner is tucked beneath the display and unlocks the device in an instant without any noticeable delay.

Processor and Performance

The all-new Redmi K20 Pro comes with the latest and greatest Qualcomm flagship SoC , the Snapdragon 855.

With the ample 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, this smartphone is one of the fastest in terms of performance out there.

Games and apps run buttery smooth and the larger RAM considerably helps in executing multitasking operations.


The Redmi K20 Pro from Xiaomi features a triple rear camera setup and a pop-up motorized front camera.

The rear camera system consists of a 48MP primary sensor accompanied with a 13MP wide-angle and an 8MP telephoto lens capable of 2x zoom.

The quality of the photos and videos are quite good and on par with other devices in the same price range.

The front camera is a 20MP sensor with AI beauty modes to make your selfie shots look more professional.

Battery Life

Battery life is one of the most crucial aspects people look for while buying a smartphone. Redmi phones are famed for packing high capacity batteries in the past and the same is the case with K20 Pro.

The 4000mAh battery can hold the phone to live up to one and a half days on a single charge comfortably.


Packed with features to the brim, Redmi K20Pro is one of the best mid-range Android devices in the Indian market priced under Rs. 30,000.


Smooth and faster performance


Elegant design


18W fast charger


No SD card slot


Operating SystemAndroid Pie 9.0
Internal Storage128 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Camera48MP + 13MP + 8MP Front, 20MP Rear
Display6.39-inch AMOLED FHD+


8. Realme X2 Pro

Feature-Rich Android Smartphone
  • Flagship Snapdragon 855+ processor
  • An excellent quality AMOLED display
  • 50W Super VOOC fast charging

Realme is fighting tooth and nails with the Redmi lineup it seems. Whenever Redmi comes up with a smartphone that awws the market, Realme quickly follows the same.

This time the Realme comes with the Realme X2 Pro which is the flagship model launched as the successor to the original Realme X2.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme X2 Pro features a refreshing design which differs from the recent glass-backed design trend plagued in certain aspects.

Yes, the Realme X2 also features the gradient coloured glass back, but subtle changes like the camera placement make the device much more pleasing to look at.

The Realme X2 has a vertical left centred camera placement whereas the Realme X2 Pro features a centrally tucked camera system, similar to the one found on the Redmi Note 8 Pro from Xiaomi.

The fit and finish of this mid-range Android smartphone are excellent for its price. The overall construction seems to be of good quality, which Realme phones are famed for, starting from the original Realme 1.


The Realme X2 Pro features a large 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels.

This display, thanks to the pop-up camera extends almost all across the front. The 3D curved bezels make the display blend with the chassis seamlessly.

The quality of this AMOLED display is excellent. With deep blacks and high contrast ratio, the visuals look stunning with this smartphone.

Processor and Performance

This mid-range Android smartphone packs the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor clocked at 2.9GHz.

With 6GB of RAM and 64GB of UFS 3.0 storage, the performance is blazing fast and smooth.

Be it games or resource-hungry apps, the Realme X2 Pro cuts through them effortlessly.


The Realme X2 Pro has a quadruple rear camera setup mounted in the centre vertically.

The primary sensor is a 64MP sensor with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor for photos with an enhanced field of view.

There is a 2MP macro sensor for close up shots and the regular 2MP depth-sensing unit for accurate bokeh shots.

The main sensor captures four images of 16MP each and stitches them together to deliver a crisp and clean final image output.

The macro shots from this unit deliver greatly detailed photos with excellent colour accuracy.

The front camera is a 16MP sensor with a 70-degree field of view to capture more subject in the frame.

Battery Life

What powers the Realme X2 Pro is 4000mAh Li-ion battery which is advertised to last for a day and a half with moderate to heavy usage.

Realme has also included a VOOC enabled fast charger in the box to juice up the device as quick as it can.


The Realme X2 Pro delivers one of the best premium flagship smartphone ownership experiences under a budget of just Rs.27,999.

With an excellent screen and processor, this is one of the best devices you can grab at this price point.


Elegant and premium design


Dual stereo sound with Dolby Atmos


Faster UFS 3.0 Storage


No stock Android UI


Operating SystemAndroid Pie 9.0
Internal Storage64 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855+
Camera64MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP Rear, 16MP Front
Display6.5-inch Full HD+ AMOLED

9. Oppo Reno 2Z

Best Mid-rRange Camera Smartphone
  • Quadruple rear cameras
  • Powerful Helio P90 processor
  • Excellent AMOLED display

Oppo Reno 2Z is the improved version of the original Oppo Reno smartphone that sported one of the best cameras in its segment.

Priced conveniently under Rs.30,000, the Oppo Reno 2Z is a complete package with useful features making it one of the best devices for media consumption.

Design and Build Quality

The Reno 2Z is one of the best-looking smartphones currently on sale in the Indian market.

With a curved front and back glass body, the Oppo Reno 2Z comes in interesting gradient colours that are subtle and striking at the same time.

The Gorilla glass covering in the front and the rear offers protection from accidental scratches.

The buttons are clicky and responsive so is the haptic feedback from the vibration motors.


The Oppo Reno 2Z comes with a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen having a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

This panoramic screen offers excellent contrast levels and vivid colour reproduction, making it suitable for immersive media consumption experience.

The fingerprint scanner is placed beneath the front display and is pretty fast and accurate.

Processor and Performance

The Oppo Reno 2Z is the first smartphone in the Indian market to launch with a flagship MediaTek Helio P90 processor.

This phone comes in a single variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The ample amount of RAM and the powerful processor makes this device perform faster and more efficiently than most of its competitors in a similar price category.

Be it gaming or multitasking, the Oppo Reno 2Z doesn’t break a sweat.


The Oppo Reno 2Z comes with the quadruple rear camera setup. The primary 48MP sensor is a Sony IMX586 which outputs photos and videos with rich details and natural colour tones.

There is an 8MP wide-angle lens, accompanied by a 2MP monochrome sensor and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait mode photos.

The front camera is a 16MP pop-up camera which takes good quality selfies inadequate daylight.

There is a dedicated night mode option in the camera app that works well. There is no OIS but Oppo has included electronic image stabilization for smooth video footage.


The Oppo Reno 2Z comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and an earphone in the box.

It does also support the legendary VOOC fast charging as well.

Battery Life

The Oppo Reno 2Z features a 4000mAh battery that will last for well over a day and a half, even with heavy usage.

The VOOC fast charging technology ensures that you can juice up the device quickly.


The Oppo Reno 2Z is a perfect media consumption device priced under Rs.30,000 which ticks all the boxes.

The large capacity battery, a powerful processor and capable cameras make it to our list of best phones under Rs.30,000 with relative ease.


Elegant design


Gorilla Glass 5 protection


In-display fingerprint scanner



Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie 9.0
Internal Storage256 GB
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P90
Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Rear, 16MP Front
Display6.5-inch Full HD+ AMOLED

10. Asus Zenfone 6Z

Best Budget all-Around Smartphone
  • Powerful processor
  • Motorized dual camera
  • Long-lasting battery life

Even though little overpriced, the Oneplus 6 was ruling this budget without competition for a brief period and then came the Asus Zenfone 5Z which was well received in the Indian market.

The Asus Zenfone 6Z is a true successor to the Zenfone 5z packing killer specs at a jaw-dropping price point and compromise neither on quality nor on the performance.

Build Quality and Performance

Featuring the top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 inside, performance is snappy as ever before.

Assisted with 6GB RAM onboard, multitasking and gaming is a breeze to handle for this beast.

The 64GB storage ensures you can save all your files and media content offline without having to worry about the space left.

The front as well as the back is made of glass and is protected by 2.5D Gorilla glass.

The rounded patterns etched on to the back of this phone is just awesome to stare at.


On the front, there’s a 6.39-inch Super IPS+ 19:9 aspect ratio display that comes with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

The colour accuracy of this panel is top-notch, so does the brightness levels.

Asus has added a true tone colour enhancer which you can manually adjust to get the most out of this screen for your liking.

Asus this time has optimized its ZenUI with a lot of AI-related features such as AI charge, AI phone boost and even AI modes on the camera app.


Talking about the optics, this phone features a single retractable 48MP + 13MP camera setup.

This motorized rotation enabled camera will flip back and forth depending upon the rear or front camera activation.

The photos look detailed and colour accurate. The wide-angle selfie camera captures pleasant selfies with almost little or no noise.

Battery Life

Powered by a 5000 mAh battery, the Asus Zenfone 6Z easily lasts for a day and a half even with intense usage.

With 18W fast charging support out of the box, juicing up this guy is no big deal.


Priced at just Rs.23,999, the Asus Zenfone 6Z is a flagship-level smartphone that even outperforms the excellent OnePlus 7 in certain aspects.

Considering the specs and the performance, we recommend you to think no further.


User-friendly design


FHD+ nano edge display


Loud and clear audio output


No AMOLED display


Operating SystemAndroid Pie 9.0
Internal Storage64 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Display6.39-inch Full HD+

11. Vivo S1 Pro

Best Selfie Camera Smartphone
  • Full HD+ AMOLED display
  • AI Quad camera
  • Decent processor

The Vivo S1 Pro is a flagship-grade smartphone from Vivo that comes as an upgrade to the V15 Pro, aimed at the premium mid-tier market priced under a budget of Rs.20,000.

Loaded with cutting edge features onboard, the Vivo S1 Pro is a complete package which you can get your hands on, right now in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Vivo S1 Pro features a front glass and back plastic construction with an exciting and colourful gradient colour scheme.

This phone features an improved in-display fingerprint scanner to lock and unlock the device securely.

The materials used for the construction of this mid-range premium smartphone is of good quality and feels durable.


The Vivo S1 Pro features a large 6.38-inch full HD+ AMOLED LCD with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

This accounts for a pixel density of about 404 pixels which is quite sharp and clear.

The 19:9 aspect ratio means you will have minimal troubles when using this device single-handedly.

The extremely thin bezels on this display make it a suitable candidate for immersive media consumption experience.

The colour and brightness levels on this display are excellent, both indoors as well as outdoors.

Processor and Performance

The Vivo S1 Pro packs a slightly outdated Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor to power the OS.

The apps run faster and open up quick even with multiple apps running parallel. With the 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, there is enough memory for apps to run simultaneously.

Even gaming with this smartphone is smooth. Resource intensive games like PUBG runs smooth and in full HD resolution.

There is 128GB on onboard memory for storing your files offline. If you need more, fret not. There is a dedicated micro SD card slot which can accommodate up to 256GB.


The Vivo S1 Pro comes equipped with a triple rear camera setup which comprises of a 48MP main shooter, 8MP wide-angle sensor and a 2MP depth-sensing unit and a 2MP macro camera.

The photos and videos look crisp and clear with enough details and less noise in them.

Vivo has coupled their AI algorithm with the camera by which it detects the scene and adjusts the settings according to it.

The front camera is a whopping 32MP motorized selfie unit which pops up when needed and delivers excellent quality selfies and has portrait mode support as well.

Battery Life

The Vivo S1 Pro is powered by a comparatively larger 4500 Li-ion battery.

With moderate to heavy usage, the Vivo S1Pro lasts for a day and a half quite comfortably.

Vivo bundles a fast charger along with this phone that charges the battery quite quickly at 18W.


The Vivo S1 Pro is one of the best looking mid-range smartphones. With the gorgeous AMOLED display and a capable processor, this smartphone is undoubtedly one of the best in its class.

If you want a smartphone with a large display, and performs very smooth, the Vivo S1 Pro is a great choice, to begin with.


18W fast charging


Elegant, stylish design


32MP front camera


Bloated UI


Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal Storage128 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665
Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP, 32MP Front
Display6.3-inch Full HD+ AMOLED

12. POCO X2

Best Developer-Friendly Smartphone
  • 120Hz full HD+ display
  • Long-lasting battery
  • 64MP AI quad camera

POCO is an independent sub-brand of Xiaomi which released the widely successful POCO F1 smartphone that is considered a legend to this day among the consumers.

The POCO F1 offered amazing hardware at an unbelievable price and the users have been asking for the next iteration for God knows how long.

Finally, the company decided to launch the POCO X2 smartphone, again at an incredible price tag costing well under Rs.20,000.

Design and Build Quality

The POCO X2 shares an uncanny resemblance with the 5G capable Redmi K30 smartphone.

The glass sandwich design looks very elegant and feels premium in hand. POCO went the notch-less way with the double punch-hole front camera setup to increase the available screen real estate.

There is a 3.5mm headphone jack for those with a wired headphone, so don’t worry about investing extra on a Bluetooth headphone.

Overall the build quality of the POCO X2 is commendable for the price and it won’t be too much to say, this device is an absolute steal for your money.


As we have earlier mentioned, the all-new POCO X2 comes with a double punch-hole display, which is the new trend among smartphone manufacturers.

This is a large 6.67-inch full HD+ reality flow display with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

The scrolling and transitions feel buttery smooth on this device and it is almost sure that after using a 120Hz display, going back to a traditional 60Hz device will be hard.

The colours look very natural and vivid and the brightness levels are on par with the competitors in the same price range.

This display is protected by the latest iteration of Corning Gorilla glass. Not only the protection covers the display but also the rear as well.

Processor and Performance

The POCO X2 comes loaded with the gaming-oriented Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC clocked at 2.2GHz.

This chipset delivers exceptional graphics as well as multitasking performance coupled with the 8GB RAM and the 128GB UFS2.1 storage.

Be it day to day usage or heavy gaming, this smartphone chews through everything you throw at it in style.


This budget Android smartphone from POCO features a quad-camera rear setup with the main 64MP sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, a dedicated 2MP macro shooter along with 2MP depth-sensing unit.

In the front, there is the 20MP main camera assisted with a 2MP depth sensor for better portrait selfie shots.

The photo and video quality that comes out of these cameras are very well balanced with natural skin tones and colours.

Battery Life

The POCO X2 is powered by a 4500mAh Li-ion battery to accommodate its powerful processor and the 120Hz display.

The phone lasts comfortably over a day and half of heavy usage. The supplied 27W fast charger juices up the device pretty fast as well.


If you don’t mind the lack of an OLED panel, the POCO X2 is one of the best devices you can get your hands on for a budget under Rs.20,000.

The long-lasting battery, 120Hz display and the 64MP quad-camera deliver an amazing value for money prospect with this device.


Elegant and premium design


Latest Android 10 Q OS


Liquid cooling system


No OLED display


Operating SystemAndroid Q 10.0
Internal Storage256 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Front, 20MP + 2MP Rear
Display6.67 inch Full HD+ IPS 120Hz

13. Redmi Note 8 Pro

Budget Gaming Smartphone
  • Powerful MediaTek G90T processor
  • Capable quad-camera setup
  • Long-lasting battery life

Redmi Note 8 Pro is the latest Redmi Note 8 flagship out there in the market.

The Redmi Note series is one of the best selling device lineups in the country with superior performance and value for money proposition, so this phone had a lot going for it and boy, it delivers.

Design and Build Quality

The Redmi Note 8 Pro has significantly improved the build quality and aesthetics this time to rival not only the other phones in the same price segment but also other higher-priced devices currently on sale in the market.

The glass sandwich design with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both front and back with the gradient colour finish makes this device look premium.

The curved edges make holding this phone in the palm a bit less of a hassle considering it’s larger sized display.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro this time comes with a dedicated SD card slot along with two nano-SIM slots.

The downward-firing speaker is quite loud and clear and has no distortions even at higher volume levels.


This device features a large 6.53-inch full HD+ IPS LCD panel with a pixel density of 397ppi.

The screen is very bright and can reach up to 500 nits of peak brightness for easy sunlight readability.

The colours look vivid and rich and the contrast levels are on par with other LCDs in the segment.

Processor and Performance

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the world’s first smartphone launched with the gaming-centric MediaTek G90T chipset.

This processor is custom made for performance in gaming and multitasking. Along with the 8GB LPDDRX RAM, this phone performs lightening fast – be it in gaming or handling resource-intensive apps.

There is a high speed UFS2.1 128GB internal storage with this phone for industry-leading read/write speeds in this price segment.


The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a quad-camera set up in the rear consisting of a primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor, 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro shooter and a 2MP depth sensor for bokeh shots.

The front camera is a 20MP shooter which delivers selfies with rich details and natural colours.

The pictures and videos from the rear camera look very sharp and clean with a lot of details preserved, even in low light.

There are reports of working Gcam ports available for this device that might result in even better clicks in the future.

Battery Life

This budget Android smartphone features a 4500mAh Li-ion battery to power its internals. Redmi phones are known for their incredible battery life and the Note 8 Pro is no different.

You can get a screen on times of at least 7 hours, even with heavy usage.

It also comes with an 18W fast charger in the box to speed up the juicing process.


The Redmi Note 8 Pro combines the best in many worlds and brings you a true flagship-grade experience under an affordable budget of Rs.15,000.


Premium build quality


Bright and vivid display


18W fast charger in the box

No OLED display


Operating SystemAndroid Pie 9.0
Internal Storage128 GB
ProcessorMediaTek G90T
Camera64MP+8MP+2NP+2MP Rear, 20MP
Display6.53 inch Full HD+ IPS

14. Mi A3

Android One Smartphone
  • Best in class camera
  • Guaranteed future android updates
  • Powerful Snapdragon 665 processor

Xiaomi and Android One is a dream we all had. Then one fine day the company announced Mi A1. Rest is history.

The Mi A3is the successor of the famous Mi A2 which sold like hot cakes in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi A3 has significant improvements in design and form factor over its predecessor, the Mi A2.

The new Mi A3 comes with the now industry-standard 19:9 display. The glossy glass back is retained with this release.

The orientation of the camera is now vertical, resembling that of iPhone X. That said the Mi A3 resembles closely to Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The build quality is superb with the quality material used for the construction.


The Mi A3 features a 6.08-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1560 x 720 pixels.

This is a downgrade from the full HD+ displays that its predecessors had, but the AMOLED goodness makes up for it.


Even though the USP of this smartphone from Xiaomi is its Android One tag, what makes it special is the optics used.

Xiaomi claims that this is one of the best camera phones available in the market at this price point.

The rear side of this phone features a vertically placed triple camera setup. This 48MP + 8MP + 2MP setup provides some of the best shots, both in daylight as well as low light in the segment.

The 48MP shooter uses pixel binning technology to enhance the low light photos by reducing the noise of the processed image.

In the front, there is a 32MP AI camera that captures portrait selfies with excellent details and saturation levels.

Processor and Performance

The Snapdragon 665 is a very powerful midrange chipset that will carry out resource-intensive tasks with relative ease. ‘

Multitasking and gaming will not be a showstopper on this device for sure.

Coupled with a 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage, there isn’t much left worth asking for.

Android One

Xiaomi usually uses MIUI custom skin on top of Android releases with their phone.

But with Android One programme, the device receives a stock Android OS with no or minimal changes from the manufacturer.

How does it benefit the end customers?

Phones under Android One programme receive updates and security patches directly from Google.

Unlike Xiaomi, which decided whether to upgrade a phone to the next Android version, Google assures that you will at least get two major OS upgrades for the device.

Newer updates mean more features and better security. Who wouldn’t want that?

Battery Life

Now coming to the battery, this device packs a 4030mAh Li-ion cell inside. This will last for two days of moderate to heavy usage.

And with Qualcomm quick charge support, you can use a compatible charger and juice up this device pretty quickly.


The exceptional build quality and the stock Android OS with promised Google updates makes this phone one of the most desirable piece of gadget.

If you can live with the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack, don’t think twice.

Excellent build quality
Amazing optics
Android One device
The display is not full HD


Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal Storage128 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665
Camera48MP + 8MP+2MP Rear, 32MP Front
Display6.08-inch HD AMOLED

15. Realme C3

 Best Low-End Performer
  • Powerful processor
  • Excellent battery life
  • Latest Android 10 OS

Realme, the sub-brand of Oppo targeting the budget smartphone market in the country is in full swing releasing much-awaited releases – the Realme 2 and the Realme 2 pro.

The Realme C3 is the worthy successor to the original Realme C2 which was one of the most popular budget devices of yesteryear in the sub Rs.7,000 price category.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme C3 brings the much-hyped waterdrop notch display trend into the sub Rs.7000 price point.

This device has a matte back with a textured finish that reflects lights in unique ways.

The design feels refreshing and unique. It sets the Realme C3 in a league apart from its competition when it comes to the overall style.

There is a slight dark bezel around the display of this device and a considerable chin at the bottom as well.

The materials used for the construction of this budget smartphone are of high quality and feel premium.


The Realme C3 packs one of the largest displays in its segment – a 6.52-inch IPS LCD panel with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels.

This amounts to about 269 pixels which are quite decent for a smartphone of this price.

The Realme C3 has an impressive 89.8% screen to body ratio which is excellent for a phone in its category, thanks to the dewdrop notch.

The 19:9 aspect ratio will help you watch media content more immersively. The colours are decent and the brightness levels are on par with the competent devices.

Processor and Performance

The Realme C3 packs in a powerful Helio G70 which is an octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz.

This is perhaps the best performing budget CPU that you can find on smartphones in this segment.

Be it multitasking or heavy gaming, this G70 chip has proven its mettle, being so smooth and lag-free.

The Mali G52 GPU does help the SoC in graphics-related processes. The apps open and run fine without any stutters.

The 3GB RAM on board will let you perform the causal tasks without breaking any sweat and even handle light multitasking as well.

The 32GB internal storage along with a dedicated SD card slot will leave a little to worry about storage woes.


The Realme C3 has a dual rear camera setup that consists of a 12MP primary sensor assisted by a 2MP depth-sensing unit for gorgeous portrait and bokeh mode shots.

The output images look clean and crisp with ample details at suitable lighting conditions.

The front 5MP sensor comes equipped with beautification modes for perfect selfies.

Battery life

The Realme C2 had a battery capacity of 4000mAh but with the newer C3, Realme has bumped it to 5000mAh.

The battery life on this device is excellent, thanks to the power-efficient processor inside and the latest Android 10 operating system with the latest Realme UI 7 on top.


The Realme C3 is one of the best smartphones that money can buy under a budget of Rs.7000.

This device has everything you can probably ask for – dual cameras, impressive battery, and a very powerful processor as well.


Excellent grippy matte finish back


Dedicated SD card slot


Dirac sound enhancement


Reflective display


Operating SystemAndroid Pie 9.0
Internal Storage32 GB
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G70
Camera13MP + 2MP Rear, 5MP Front
Display6.52-inch HD+

16. Lenovo K10 Note

Honorable Mention
  • Powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset
  • Triple rear camera with a telephoto lens
  • Excellent battery life

Lenovo has been dormant for years in the Indian smartphone industry. With the influx of new generation brands such as Xiaomi and Vivo, the company took a deep hit on sales.

With the latest K10 Note series, Lenovo has a solid offering, trying to regain some of its past glory among the budget-conscious Indian consumers.

Design and Build Quality

The Lenovo K10 Note looks stunning at first sight itself. The level of perfection that Lenovo has brought about in designing this hardware is on par with other products in a similar price range.

The nice gentle curves and the gradient designs blend well with the overall premium theme.

The glossy polycarbonate back looks very classy but is a fingerprint magnet.

The camera setup is tucked on to the side with a fingerprint scanner placed on a comfortable location for easier access.

Processor and Performance

The Lenovo K10 Note is powered by one of the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processors.

This is the only phone along with the Realme 3 Pro which features such a powerful processor in the sub. Rs.10000 category.

The 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage elegantly complement this powerful processor to deliver you the best of multitasking and intense gaming experience.


This budget Android smartphone features a large 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

This display has minimal bezels and offers an immersive viewing experience.

The colour accuracy and brightness levels are on par with other displays found on smartphones in the same price range as well.


The Lenovo K10 Note comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of 16MP + 5MP + 8MP. This camera is capable of recording videos up to 4K 30fps quality.

The stills come out very detailed and accurate colours. In the front, there is a 16MP sensor with AI support for selfie shots.


This budget smartphone is powered by a 4050mAh battery that will easily last for a day and a half with moderate to heavy usage.

The latest Android 9.0 Pie comes with many battery optimizations on board which makes this phone last a lot longer as well.


The Lenovo K10 Note is an allrounder checking all the right boxes without leaving none.

With the advantage of being the only phone with a telephoto lens with 2x zoom in this price range, smartphone enthusiasts should take a look.


Elegant and premium design

USB Type C connector

OTG support


No dedicated SD card slot


Operating SystemAndroid Pie 9.0
Internal Storage64 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 710
Camera16MP + 5MP + 8MP Rear, 16MP Front
Display6.3-inch Full HD+
This concludes our list of the best flagship phones in India right now. As always, the choice is completely yours.

Think wisely and select the best phone that suits your mode of use.

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