Updated on 05/Nov/2017 – Ohh so you are planning to ditch that old phone and get something new and shiny. I have listed down some of the best phones, that you can buy based on your needs, and they also have relevant features like 4G support, Great Camera, and long battery life etc…
Dual Camera phones are in Vogue? Let’s talk also talk about them also.
I have also added some of the best selfie and Dual camera phones available in the market which you can consider.
So Let’s begin our quest to find the perfect mobile for you.
11. Samsung J7 PRO
The Samsung J7 Pro is a fantastic phone from the Korean company which comes with a beautiful design and good AMOLED Display along with decent rear and front camera.
The J7 Pro weighs 178 grams and has a thickness of 7.8 mm. Overall the design and feel of the J7 Pro is really premium. The front side has a Home Button with a fingerprint scanner.
Performance – It runs on the power-efficient Samsung Exynos 7870 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and also comes with Mali 830 GPU for good gaming experience. There is 3 GB of LPDDR3 Ram and 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 256 GB using the Micro-sd card slot.
Camera – The Samsung J7 Pro has 13 Megapixel rear camera which comes with f/1.7 aperture and Dual LED Flash. The front selfie camera is also exciting with a 13 Megapixel lens with f/1.9 aperture.
Display – The J7 Pro comes with curved metallic design and offers a large 5.5 Inches FHD Display using a super AMOLED panel.
OS and Connectivity – The Galaxy J7 Pro comes with the Android Nougat and also has the Samsung UI. There is Dual sim 4G Volte support and it also features Samsung Pay support.
Battery – The J7 Pro has decent battery back up with 3600 mAH capacity and also comes with Android Nougat 7.0. It is priced at Rs. 20,490 or $300 and available from Flipkart.
Recommendation – Ideal mobile for those looking for a good display, camera phone with decent battery life with a budget of exactly 20k.
10. Lenovo P2 (5100 mAH Battery Capacity)
The Lenovo P2 was launched in Jan’17 on Flipkart and has recently got a price cut, now it is priced at Rs 15,499.
Battery – The smartphone comes with excellent battery life with 5100 mAH battery capacity. The P2 offers fast charging support and reversible charging. The long battery life is the most distinguishing feature for which you can buy the Lenovo P2.
Display – The Lenovo P2 also comes with 5.5 Inch Full HD Display (1920*1080) pixels with Super AMOLED panel. The display quality is good and is excellent for reading and watching videos.
Performance – The P2 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and Adreno 506 GPU. There is 4 GB of Ram. The Snapdragon 625 is really energy efficient and can prolong the battery life even more.
Camera – The mobile has 13 Megapixel rear camera and there is a 5 Megapixel front camera. The rear camera also supports 4K video recording.
Storage and Connectivity – The Dual Sim P2 runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and has 4G VOLTE support. The OS is upgradable to Android Nougat and offers a smooth user experience without any lags.
The mobile comes with 32 GB of internal storage and is expandable up to 128 GB.
Recommendation – If you have a requirement of longer battery life, you can pick the Lenovo P2 which offers an insane battery back up.
9. Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi has recently launched the Xiaomi Mi A1 in the Indian market and the device comes with Dual rear cameras and stock Android experience.
Camera – The key highlight of the Xiaomi Mi A1 is it’s Dual rear camera setup which has flagship cameras with 12 Megapixel resolution. The rear camera comes with a f/2.2 aperture lens and the second lens uses f/2.6 aperture. The rear camera can take amazing Bokeh shots and can also record 4K Videos.
The front camera is also good and comes with a 5 MP selfie shooter.
Stock Android – The second key highlight of Mi A1 is that it runs on the Android Nougat OS with stock Android without the Xiaomi UI. It will also get the Android Oreo update and Android P update next year.
Performance – The MiA1 also comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Adreno 506 combination which ensures a lag-free experience. There is 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 256 GB using the hybrid sim card slot. There is 4GB of ram to ensure it works flawlessly for multi-tasking.
Build and Design – The sleek Mi A1 comes with a metallic design and weighs 163 grams, a thickness is 7.3 mm.
Battery Life – The MiA1 also has a decent 3080 mAH capacity battery which can work all day.
Connectivity – The Xiaomi phone comes with the modern USB Type C port and also has support for 4G Volte and other standard connectivity options.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 is available to purchase from Flipkart from 12th September onwards, priced at Rs. 14,999 or $230.
Recommendation – Buy it for the portrait mode, they are crazy good and you will love it.
8. Motorola Moto G5s Plus
Motorola launched the Moto G5s Plus in late August and is the first Dual camera mobile from the brand.
Design and Display – The Moto G5s Plus comes with a robust build and premium metallic finish. The mobile weighs 168 grams and comes with a large 5.5 Inches display with IPS LCD panel. There is Full HD (1920*1080) pixels resolution which is great for watching movies and videos.
There is a fingerprint scanner embedded in the front home button.
Camera – The mobile comes with Dual 13 megapixel camera at the back with f/2.0 aperture and also has autofocus and Dual led flash. The Moto G5 Plus camera was good and Moto G5s plus takes things a notch higher.
The G5s Plus also has an 8 Megapixel front selfie camera along with a dedicated front flash which offers decent selfies.
OS and Storage – The Mobile also offers latest Android Nougat 7.1 OS and comes with 64GB of internal storage space. The Moto G5s plus will also get the Android Oreo 8.0 update.
The storage is expandable to 128 GB using the micro-sd card. There is 4 GB of ram to make sure everything is smooth.
Performance – The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor and also has the Adreno 506 GPU, similar to the MiA1, Lenovo P2.
The mobile comes in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold colors and is priced at Rs. 15,999 or $250.
PROS – Great Dual Rear Camera, Decent Build Quality, Stock Android. Cons – Not really at this price point.
Recommendation – Moto brand name, good after sales service, robust build are few reasons to be interested in Moto G5s Plus compared to Mi A1.
7. Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Best Large Display 6.4 Inch, 5300 mAH capacity battery, Price Rs. 16,999
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is the latest large display phone from Xiaomi and was launched in India in Mid July 2017. The Mi Max 2 is the successor to the Mi Max and comes with many refinements. The mobile is priced at Rs. 15,999 or $250.
Performance – The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and comes with the Adreno 506 GPU. The Mi Max 2 has 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using the Micro-sd card. There is 4 GB of Ram to ensure swift multi-tasking.
Display and Design – The metallic phone has a very large 6.44 Inch Display and comes with Full HD (1920*1080) resolution with 2.5D Curved glass, Corning gorilla glass 3. The large phablet weighs 212 grams and has a thickness of 7.6 mm. The fingerprint scanner is located at the back of the device.
Battery Life – Another key highlight of the Mi Max 2 is it’s massive 5300 mAH capacity battery which can easily last 2 days. It also has Quick Charge 3. support to make sure it gets charged quickly.
Camera – The Mi Max 2 comes with an improved 12MP camera with Sony IMX 386 sensor and f/2.2 aperture. The front camera is also passable with 5 MP lens.
Connectivity & OS – The Mi Max 2 comes with the USB Type C port and also has the Dual Sim, 4G VOLTE connectivity. It also has an IR blaster.
Recommendation – It is a great and the best choice if you need a very large display and incredible battery life.
6. Motorola Moto G5 Plus
Motorola Moto G5 Plus is one of the best camera smartphones if you want to capture landscape and low light images. The phone comes with a price tag of Rs. 14,999 for the 32 GB storage and 4 GB Ram version.
Performance – The 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant looks more practical as the 16 GB storage is way too less for current times. The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is powered by the energy efficient Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core Processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and comes with Adreno 506 GPU which is decent for gaming.
Camera – The rear camera is a 12 MP shooter which can click good images and comes with a f/1.7 aperture. It can click 25% brighter images compared to the Moto G4 Plus, thanks to the large pixel for absorbing more light.
The front camera is a 5 Megapixel shooter for clicking selfies. It comes with 3 card slots, 2 for sim and one dedicated slot for micro-sd card.
Design and Display – The Moto G5 Plus comes with a metallic design, superior to the last Gen Moto G4. There is a Fingerprint scanner at the front embedded in the home button. The Moto G5 Plus has 5.2 Inch Full HD Display and comes with a metallic build made from Aluminum 6000 material.
The G5 Plus comes with 5.5 Inch Display with Full HD resolution (1920*1080) pixels, the smartphone also has Gorilla Glass protection.
Connectivity – The mobile comes with the micro-USB port and also has NFC, WIFI, Bluetooth and 4G Volte support.
Battery Life & OS – The Moto G5 Plus comes with 3000 mAH battery which is sufficient to last all day with moderate usage. The phone runs on the Android Nougat 7.1 OS with stock Android experience with least bloatware. The G5 Plus will also get the Android Oreo 8.0 update by the end of the year.
Pros 1. Great improved Rear camera. 2. Dedicated Micro-sd card slot. 3. Stock Android UI – Nougat. 4. Better Metallic Design. Cons 1. Lower Storage 2. The design could have been better.
Recommendation – It is slightly cheaper than the Moto G5s Plus, but comes with a f/1.7 aperture camera which is great for low light imaging compared to both Mi A1 and Moto G5s Plus.
5. Asus Zenfone 3: (Beautiful Design and Looks)
Asus Zenphone 3 is the most premium looking smartphone you can purchase if you have a budget close to Rs. 15K. The Zenfone 3 is currently priced at Rs. 15,000 a discount of Rs 7000 from the launch price of Rs. 21,999.
Camera – The Asus Zenfone 3 comes with a 16 MP rear camera and offers great photography experience. The rear camera comes with Hybrid Laser auto-focus system for faster capturing on images. The front camera is also decent with 8 MP resolution.
Performance – The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2.0 GHz and has 3 GB RAM. There is Adreno 506 GPU to take care of gaming.
Display and Design – It offers gorgeous Full HD Display with 5.5 Inch screen with 401 PPI. The mobile was launched in September 2016 and is exclusive to Flipkart. The phone is sleek and has 7.7 mm thickness. The phone has a glass back cover and also comes with a fingerprint scanner which is rectangular in shape and is located at the back.
OS And Storage – The Zenfone 3 comes with Android Nougat 7.0 along with the Zen UI. The mobile will also get the Android Oreo update, as shared by Asus. There is 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using the micro-sd card.
Battery – Zenfone 3 promises a decent battery life and comes with a 3000 mAH capacity battery which is sufficient to last all day.
Pros 1. Full HD 1920*1080 IPS display, Excellent outdoor visibility. 2. Sleek Gorgeous Design. 3. Good Rear camera, 4K Video recording.
Recommendation – Smartphone is a head turner as far as the design goes, camera and battery life is above average.
4. Oppo F3: (Best Selfie Phone, 20K)
The Oppo F3 is the sibling of Oppo F3 plus and successor to the Oppo F1s. The Oppo F3 was launched in India in April 2017 and is priced at Rs. 17,900 or $270. Like most Oppo phones the key highlight of the Oppo F3 is its front selfie camera. It is one of the best selfie smartphones to buy under Rs 20,000.
Dual Front Camera – The mobile comes with Dual Front selfie cameras 16 MP + 8 MP at the front to offer great selfies. The selfie camera has f/2.0 aperture and comes with the ability to click selfies with bokeh effect making the background blurry. There is also advanced beautify options to correct the skin tone and adjust the amount of details in your selfies.
The Rear camera is also decent and comes with 13 MP resolution with a f/1.7 aperture to click some great low light shots. It has a fast Auto-focus and LED flash.
Design and Display – The Oppo F3 offers gorgeous sleek metallic design and 2.5D curved glass on the screen makes it look stunning. It comes with a 5.5 Inch Display with Full HD resolution and also has the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The mobile has 7.3 mm thickness and weighs 153 grams.
Performance – The Oppo F3 is powered by the 8 Cores Mediatek MT6750 processor with clock speed of 1.5 GHz and also has the Mali T860 MP2 GPU. The phone comes with 4 GB of Ram and also has 64 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to 128 GB using the micro-sd card.
OS and Connectivity – The Oppo F3 comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the Color OS 3.0. The OS is dated and may get an update from Oppo. The phone has all the basic connectivity options like 4G, Dual hybrid Sim, WIFI, 3G, and 2G.
Battery Life – The Oppo F3 comes with a 3200 mAH capacity battery which is decent for all day working.
Recommendation – Dual Selfie cameras, bokeh effect in your selfies with decent specs is what Oppo F3 offers.
3. Samsung J7 Prime (32 GB)
Price Rs. 16,790
Samsung Galaxy J7 prime is the latest phone from Samsung launched in September 2016. It comes with all the modern features that Samsung has introduced like S-Bike mode, ultra power saving mode and decent hardware for the price.
The metallic smartphone comes with 5.5 Inch Full HD TFT display with 2.5D curved glass and offers 401 Ppi. The Samsung Galaxy J7 prime has Octa-Core Processor Exynos 7870 and comes with 3 GB of Ram. The camera quality is decent with 13 Megapixel rear camera and an 8 Megapixel front selfie camera.
Tech Specs for Samsung J7 Prime
- Processor – Octa-Core Processor Exynos 7870 Clocked @ 1.6 GHz.
- Adreno – ARM Mali T830 MP1
- OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Touch Wiz UI.
- Battery: 3300 mAH.
- Internal Storage – 32 GB expandable to 128 GB using micro-sd card.
- Display: 5.5 inches with Full HD Display (1920*1080) resolution, 401 PPI.
- Dual Sim 4G LTE and VOLTE support.
- Camera: 13 MP Rear Camera with Autofocus LED Flash. 8 MP Front selfie camera.
- Fingerprint Scanner – Yes in front home button.
- Thickness – 7.8 mm
- Weight – 165 grams
- Price Rs. 15,999 or $245
Pros – Good Processor and GPU. 2.5 D Curve Glass FHD Display, 13 MP Rear + 8 MP Front Camera. Cons – The display could have been Super AMOLED or IPS LCD.
2. Sony Xperia XA1
Sony Xperia XA1 is the latest smartphone from Sony released in April 2017. The XA1 manages to continue the design language and helps people to easily recognize the Sony device.
The XA 1 sports a 5 inch 720p HD display flanked by the dual front-facing speakers. The XA1 is powered by MediaTek Helio P20 SOC along with Mali-T880MP2 GPU.
It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Since it’s a Sony phone, it’s a no-brainer that it does feature a micro SD card slot to expand the storage upto 256GB.
Sony has always focused on the Camera and the Sound experience on their smartphones. The XA1 delivers a great set of optics with 23MP, f/2.0, 24mm rear camera with Laser autofocus and PDAF and LED flash. The front sports an 8MP, f/2.0 aperture selfie shooter.
Powering the phone is 2300mAh battery pack and the phone ships with the latest Android 7.0 (Nougat).
Unfortunately, the phone doesn’t rock a fingerprint sensor.
Key Specifications For Sony Xperia XA1
- Screen- 5 inches HD display with 1280*720 Pixels resolution.
- Processor- MediaTek Helio P20 Processor clocked at 2.3 GHz.
- GPU – Mali-T880MP2 GPU.
- RAM- 3 GB RAM.
- Storage- 32GB internal storage, expandable upto 256GB.
- Rear Camera- 23 MP rear camera with Sony Exmor RS lens and f/2.0 aperture.
- Front Camera- 8 MP front selfie camera with wide angle lens.
- Battery- 2300 mAh
- Connectivity- 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS.
- OS- Android Nougat v7.0.
- Fingerprint sensor- NO
- Price- Rs 17,800 or $270
1. ZTE Z17 Mini Price Rs. 15,999
ZTE Z17 Mini is a very well balanced device in the sub 20K price range and comes with almost everything you can expect from a high-end device. The ZTE Z17 Mini is one of the latest entrants to this list. It is not number 1 in all aspects but promises to offer a good deal for the money.
Performance – It is more powerful when compared to Mi Max 2. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Octa-Core Processor and comes with 4 GB of Ram. Overall there are lots of Pros for the Nubia Z17 Mini. There is Adreno 510 GPU which can easily handle all the modern Android Games with ease.
The phone has 4 GB of Ram and comes with 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 200 GB using a micro-sd card.
Camera – The smartphone comes with Dual 13 MP + 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture Sony IMX 258 lens. The camera uses one monochrome and one RGB Lens to capture images. It also has a good 16 MP front-facing camera for clicking selfies and video calls.
OS & Battery – The Nubia Z17 Mini comes with the Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with Nubia UI 4.0. The mobile comes with a 2950 mAH battery which is not too large or small, can help you sail through the day without the need for a second recharge.
Display and Design – The Z17 Mini comes with a 5.2 Inches Full HD Display (1920*1080) pixels and offers a 422 Ppi. It comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back and looks a lot like the Huawei Honor 8 Pro. The Z17 Mini weighs 155 grams and has a thickness of 7.3 mm (a sleek phone).
Higher Version – The ZTE phone also comes with the Dual Stereo speakers and also has 3.5 mm, Audio Jack. ZTE has also launched a new version of the Z17 Mini with 6 GB Ram, Snapdragon 653 and 128 GB storage. The higher model comes with a price tag of Rs 21,990.
Overall – The ZTE Z17 Mini is a powerhouse with a speedy processor and Dual camera setup, a good deal for the 20k budget.
So That’s All from my side on the great phones you can buy currently. I would suggest pick up the phone that best serve your needs, do go with the crowd favorites…..
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