The premium segment of smartphones is gaining huge traction with each passing year and the competition only gets better each day. This segment contains the flagships of some brands and is an exhibit of what best a brand can create and offer. This segment was mainly taken by conventional manufacturers like Samsung, LG and other till the recent past. However, we now see brands like Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and even Poco offering major contributions and showcasing their best products.
We’ve compiled a list of the best smartphones under the Rs 50,000 price point that we’ve used and liked.
The Vivo Nex is a unique smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device also comes with a 4,000mAh battery that lasts over a day of average usage. The 6.59-inch display on the Vivo Nex has a FullHD+ resolution and uses a SuperAMOLED panel. The rear camera is a dual camera setup comprising a 12MP f/1.8 primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. The front camera is an 8MP sensor and elevates itself from behind the display.
LG G7+ ThinQ
The LG G7+ ThinQ is one of the flagships from the brand alongside the V series, the G7+ from LG is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and has 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of internal storage. The battery on the LG G7+ is a moderately sized 3,000mAh battery which is sufficient for a day of regular usage. The display measures 6.1-inches diagonally and has a QuadHD+ resolution. The device also comes with a traditional notch on the top to accommodate the sensors and the front camera. The rear camera on the LG G7+ is a dual camera setup with a 16MP primary sensor and a 16MP secondary sensor, the front camera is more modest and works with an 8MP sensor.
OPPO R17 Pro
The Oppo R17 Pro is one of the latest smartphones from the company and has a brilliant design. The Oppo R17 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 710 processor and has 8GB of RAM along with 128GB of internal storage. The device has a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel and houses the fingerprint sensor under the display. The battery on the Oppo R17 Pro is of 3,700mAh capacity and the device runs on ColorOS 5.2 based on Android Oreo 8.1. The Oppo R17 Pro has a good low light camera and the rear camera setup has a 12MP primary sensor along with a 20MP secondary sensor and a TOF 3D camera. The front camera on the device is a 25MP sensor.
POCO F1 Armoured
The Poco F1 phone starts at a price of Rs 19,999 and the top model retails for Rs 28,999. The Poco F1 Armoured edition is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The device also has a huge 4,000mAh battery for extended usage of the device. The Poco F1 Armoured comes with an exclusive and more premium back panel making it a perfect balance of price and value. The smartphone has a 6.18-inch display with a FullHD+ resolution and the rear camera is a combination of a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. The front camera on the Poco F1 Armoured is powered by a 20MP sensor.
OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6
The OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T come in multiple variants starting at Rs 37,999. The OnePlus 6T is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and the base model comes with 6GB RAM, the higher end variants have 8GB and even 10GB of RAM. The internal storage on the device varies from 128GB to 256GB. The OnePlus 6T adds an in-display fingerprint reader and removes the headphone jack over the OnePlus 6. The display on the smartphone measures 6.41-inches diagonally and has a FullHD+ resolution on the Optic AMOLED panel. The battery on the OnePlus 6T is of 3,700mAh capacity and comes with Fast charge support. The rear camera on the device is a dual camera setup with a 20MP primary sensor and a 16MP secondary sensor. The front camera on the device is a 16MP sensor.
Huawei Nova 3
The Huawei Nova 3 is one of the most beautiful phones from the company and the device is powered by their previous generation flagship chipset, the Kirin 970 from HiSilicon. The device has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The display on the Huawei Nova 3 measures 6.3-inches diagonally and has a FullHD+ resolution, the device comes with a 3,750mAh battery to keep it through the entire day and beyond. The rear camera on the smartphone is a dual camera setup comprising a 24MP primary sensor and a 16MP secondary sensor for depth detection. The front camera on the device is also a dual camera setup comprising a 24MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera.