10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 50000 India ( Flagship Mobiles)

Flagship Phones are Great- Let’s Check Out the Best Ones…..

Updated – March 2020 – We have listed the best high-end smartphones that money can buy in this article and have tried to answer why you need to buy a flagship mobile.  

In the age of Xiaomi, Realme, Vivo offering amazing mobiles with good specs and experience, a lot of people are downgrading to cheaper phones. 

  On the other hand, lot of people want the perfection from their devices in terms of user experience, build quality and finish. More importantly, the camera is one of the biggest deciding factors that help in making the final choice.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Should You Spend 50K or More on a Flagship?

Do you need to spend that much amount of insane money on a 50K smartphone like iPhone 11 or Samsung S10 or the new Galaxy Note 10? I bet you do, if you want your device to be premium, more capable than anything in the market, and an added pleasure of owning something which most folks can’t have.

It gives you the exclusivity and a status symbol too along with having the latest and great tech from Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC Sony or Google. It is a way of life for the enthusiast to have the best of technology with the latest updates from Google and Apple, it means much more to us than any regular user.

I don’t buy anything else for myself other than flagships from the best brands; I am a fan of both Android and iOS.  It is difficult for people to move from Android to iOS and vice versa because most of them are invested in one of the ecosystems too much.

Enthusiasts like to try new things, I had used the Google Nexus 5 for almost 2 years before that had the Samsung S2 and now using the Zenfone 5Z. I am also planning an upgrade to the ROG phone 2 in the coming weeks.

Also, I wrote about the best phones to buy for 40K; you can read that article later.

12 Best Smartphones Under Rs 50000 India (Price List)

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e – Rs. 50,900
  • Rog Phone II – Rs. 37,900
  • Oneplus 7 Pro – Rs. 48,900
  • Oppo Reno 10X Zoom – Rs. 39,900
  • Apple iPhone XR – Rs. 59,990
  • Realme X50 Pro 5G – Rs. 44,900
  • Samsung Note 9 – Rs. 53,000
  • Samsung S9 – Rs. 56,500
  • Oneplus 7T PRO – Rs. 53,900
  • iPhone 8 Plus – Rs. 69,000
  • Samsung S10 – Rs. 61,900

Let’s Get started with 12 Best Smartphones Under Rs 50,000 in India.

12. Samsung Galaxy S10e

Samsung Galaxy S10e is the most affordable mobile in the latest S10 series. The Galaxy S10e is now available for Rs. 50,900 from Flipkart. You are not missing much in comparison to the top-end Samsung S10 or the S10 plus if you opt for the S10e.

The Galaxy S10e comes with a vivid AMOLED display panel with a punch-hole front camera. Powering the phone is the top of the line Exynos 9820 Octa-Core processor for a lag-free experience.

Samsung S10e

The front camera is a 10 MP shooter with f/1.9 aperture and can click great images. The rear camera is also superb and comes with 16MP F2.2 (Ultra Wide) angle and a 12MP – F1.5 aperture lens.

Considering it has a 5.8-inch display, it is the best compact flagship phone you can buy in this budget.

KEY SPECS FOR Samsung Galaxy S10e

  • Display – 5.8 inches Super AMOLED FHD+ (2280 x 1080) pixels resolution.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Dual Rear Camera – 16MP F2.2 (Ultra Wide) + 12MP – F1.5 and F2.4 (Wide), aperture size, support for 4K video recording.
  • Front Selfie Camera – 10 Megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture.
  • Operating system – Android Pie 9.0 with Samsung One UI.
  • Processor – Octa-Core Exynos 9820 Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz.
  • GPU – Mali-G76 MP12
  • Storage – 128 GB internal storage, expandable upto 512 GB. Hybrid Slot.
  • Ram – 6 GB RAM
  • Superior Audio Enhancement.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – Side Mounted
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack – Yes
  • Water and Dust resistant with IP-68 rating
  • Wireless Charging – Yes
  • Battery – Non-removable – with 3100 mAH battery (Fast charging support)
  • USB Type C – Port.
  • Colors –Black, White.
  • Weight – 150 grams, Thickness – 7.9 mm.
  • Price – Starts at Rs. 50,900.

Overall Score – 9.0/10

11. OnePlus 7T Pro

Oneplus has launched its latest flagship mobile – Oneplus 7T Pro, in October 2019. The phone comes with nifty features like an under-display fingerprint scanner, pop-up selfie camera, and a gorgeous 90 Hz AMOLED Display.

Oneplus 7 PRO (1)

The Oneplus 7T Pro is available in 2 variants:

  1. 8 GB RAM + 256 GB Storage for Rs. 53,999.
  2. 12 GB RAM + 256 GB Storage for Rs. 58,999.

The Oneplus 7T Pro looks gorgeous with a stunning design, made from glass, which is quite glossy, yet elegant. The mobile comes with a 16 Megapixel pop-up selfie camera and has a USB type C port, but misses on the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

The Oneplus 7T Pro boasts of a large 6.61-inch display with a QHD+ resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. It offers a 90Hz panel with 19.5:9 ratio pixels which further results in 515 PPI.

It even comes with the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The phone comes with improved cameras in comparison to Oneplus 6T. It has a triple rear camera with 48 MP, f/1.6, (wide), 8 MP f/2.4 (telephoto), and a 16 MP ultrawide with f/2.2 aperture.

The camera can support 4K video recording and even has EIS and OIS support.

The mobile comes with stereo speakers and has an in-display fingerprint scanner for unlocking.

Under the hood, there is Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset along with Adreno 640 GPU. The device boots Android Pie 9.0 (along with Oxygen OS) and offers fast and fluid user experience.

Overall, the new 7 Pro is a great phone and for the price is a good deal.

KEY SPECS FOR Oneplus 7T Pro

  • Display – 6.61 inches, 90 Hz, Super AMOLED FHD+ (1440 x 3120) pixels resolution.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Triple Rear Camera – 48 MP+ 8 MP + 16MP, support for 4K video recording.
  • Front Selfie Camera – Motorized 16 Megapixel Pop-Up selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Operating system – Android Pie 9.0 with Oxygen OS.
  • Processor – Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ clocked at 2.96 GHz
  • GPU – Adreno 640
  • Storage – 128/256 GB internal storage, non-expandable.
  • Ram – 8/12 GB RAM
  • Stereo Speakers.
  • In-display Fingerprint Scanner – Yes.
  • No 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • No Water and Dust resistant or Wireless Charging.
  • Battery – Non-removable – with 4085 mAH battery (Fast charging with 30 Watts Warp Charging)
  • USB Type C – Port.
  • Colors – Haze Blue and Papaya Orange.
  • Price – Starts at Rs. 53,999

Overall Score – 9.1/10

Also, You can buy the Oneplus 7 PRO which is now available for Rs. 39,999 and offers almost the same specs as the 7T Pro.

10. LG G7+ Thin Q

Lg launched the G7+ ThinQ in August 2018 and it comes with water and dustproof design and has a stunning 19.5:9 aspect ratio bezel-less QHD+ display.

The mobile is available for Purchase from Flipkart for a price tag of Rs. 40,000 for the  6 GB RAM /128 GB storage version.

The phone comes with a glass back design and with dual rear cameras, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. At the front, it has a notch, a bezel-less 6.1 display with an impressive QHD+(3120 x 1440) Pixels.

Also, the phone comes with great audio from speaker and 3.5 mm headphone jack, has a Quad-DAC for impressive sound.

Overall, the G7+ ThinQ is an impressive alternative to the Oneplus 6T in the 40K price range.

In comparison to the Oneplus 6T, it has a higher resolution display, water, and dustproof design, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and wireless charging support.

Overall, the G7+ ThinQ is a good phone, the battery capacity (3000 mAH) and lack of quick software updates from LG are the low points.



  • Display – 6.1 inches, 19.9:5 aspect ratio, Super LCD Quad HD+ with (3120×1440) resolution with 567 PPI.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Dual Rear Camera – 16 MP + 16 MP with f/1.6 aperture size, OIS, support for 4K video recording.
  • Front Selfie Camera – 8 Megapixel camera with an 80-degree wide-angle lens.
  • Operating system – Android Oreo 8.1 with LG UX.
  • Processor – Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 clocked at 2.8 GHz
  • GPU – Adreno 630
  • Storage – 128 GB internal storage expandable to 2 TB using the micro-sd card
  • Ram – 6 GB RAM
  • Superior Audio uses Quad-DAC and DtX.
  • Water and Dust resistant with IP 68 rating.
  • Battery – Non-removable – with 3000 mAH Li-polymer battery (Fast charging with Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Fingerprint Scanner at the back.
  • Dual Sim Support – Yes
  • Weight – 162 Grams.
  • Thickness – 7.9 mm.
  • USB Type C – Port.
  • Colors – Platinum, Black
  • Price – Rs. 40,000

Overall Score – 8.6/10 

Related Article – 5 Best Phones with 8 GB RAM.

9. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is almost a year old now and we already have the Note 10 available, but it is still a good option if you are looking for a sub 50K phone.

The Samsung Note 9 is available for a price tag of Rs. 53,000 for 512 GB Storage and 8 GB RAM.

The key highlight of the Samsung Note 9 is it’s the dual rear camera setup.

The Galaxy Note 9 has a 12 MP Dual rear camera with a variable aperture lens (f/1.5-f/2.4) whereas the telephoto lens comes with f/2.4 aperture.

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The Samsung Note 9 has a Bezel-less Super AMOLED display with a 6.40-inch screen size and comes with QHD+ resolution (2960*1440) pixels (521 PPi) pixel density.

The Note 9 is powered by 2.8 GHz Octa-core Exynos 9810 processor (India) or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, coupled with 6/8 GB of RAM.

The phone comes in two variants having an internal storage of 128/512 GB. As usual, Note 9 also comes with S Pen with some upgraded features to improve productivity.

The Galaxy Note 9 runs Android Pie 9.0 out-of-the-box with a planned upgrade to Android 10.0, later this year. The mobile is fueled by a 4000mAh battery with fast and Wireless Charging support.

Key Spec For Samsung Note 9

  • Screen- 6.4 inches Super AMOLED display QHD+.
  • Screen Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 5.0.
  • Processor- Octa-Core Exynos 9810 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 clocked at 2.7 GHz.
  • GPU – Mali-G72 MP18 or Adreno 630.
  • RAM- 6/8 GB
  • Storage- 128 GB /512 GB
  • Rear camera- Dual 12 MP Camera With ( f/1.5 to f/2.4 variable aperture, the second lens with f/2.4 aperture, AF), OIS, autofocus,  4K Videos.
  • Front camera- 8 MP Selfie camera with f/1.7 aperture, Autofocus, Auto HDR.
  • Connectivity- 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC and USB Type C port
  • Battery- 4000 mAh with fast charging
  • OS – Android 9.0 Pie and Samsung One UI.
  • Security options- Fingerprint scanner, Iris Scanner.
  • Bixby Assistant, S-Pen support.
  • Wireless charging support- YES
  • Weight – 201 grams
  • Thickness – 8.8 mm
  • Price – Rs 52,900 or US $ 900.

Overall Score – 8.9/10 

8. Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Box

Perfection redefined – I am a huge fan of both Google and Apple for a straightforward reason these companies make magnificent products which not only meet consumer need but go one step ahead and tell consumer’s that this is something great and you can use it much better, faster and more comfortable in this way.

Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are both epitomai of quality, even if you are a die-hard Android fan you will still love the ease of using an Apple product and appreciate the well-thought design, software and hardware integration.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus looks similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 plus but now comes with a toughened glass back compared to the metallic surface on the 7 series.

Apple iPhone 8 is powered by a swift 64 bit A-11 Bionic processor which is fastest in the world in single-core and multi-core performance. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus supports wireless charging which was not present in the previous generation.

iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 comes with a single 12 MP iSight camera, with True Tone Flash, an f/1.8 aperture can click stunning photographs. Moreover, the 8 Plus comes with a Dual 12 MP camera with one standard lens and a telephoto lens.

The Apple iPhone 8 is a true flagship and is beyond specs, as the experience it offers is unmatched. iPhone 8 Plus comes with 5.5 inches Full HD Display (1920*1080) while the iPhone 8 comes with a 4.7 Inch Display with 1344*750 pixels resolution.

Key Specs for iPhone 8

  • Processor – Apple A11 64 Bit Processor 
  • Screen Size – 4.7 inch 750 x 1334, 326 PPI 
  • Single Sim – Nano Sim
  • RAM – 2 GB RAM 
  • Operating System – iOS 11  
  • Finger Print Scanner – Touch ID front-mounted
  • Camera – 12 MP Rear Camera and a 7 MP Front camera. 
  • Connectivity – 4G VOLTE.
  • Storage – 64 GB / 128 GB onboard storage, non-expandable.
  • Battery Capacity – Same as iPhone 7, offers fast Charging support.
  • Thickness – 7.3 mm
  • Weight – 148 grams 

Apple iPhone 8 is priced at Rs. 62,000, and the iPhone 8 Plus is priced at Rs. 69,999. Apple has also launched the iPhone X which is priced at Rs. 89,000, and I have not added the iPhone X to this list yet.

Overall Score – 9.1/10 

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If you are into mobile gaming and want a standout phone which comes with great gaming performance and has incredible battery life, look no further. The Rog Phone II by Asus is a superb deal for gaming enthusiasts.

The key highlight of the device is its unique design with aura lights at the back. The phone comes with top of the line processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus and the Adreno 640 GPU.

Further, there is a large 6.6-inch FHD+ Display with 120 HZ refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Protection.

It runs on the Android Pie OS along with the custom ROG UI (a nice gaming-focused interface).

Lastly, the phone has a massive 6000 mAH capacity battery, more than any phone on this list.

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The ROG Phone II is available in two variants – 8 GB Ram and 128 GB storage – Price Rs. 37,999 and the 12 GB Ram and 512 GB Storage for Rs. 59,999.

Read Detailed Review and check out camera samples here.

 Key Specs for Asus Rog Phone II:

  • Screen- 6.6 inches Super AMOLED display FHD+(2340*1080), 120 Hz.
  • Screen Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
  • Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus clocked at 2.96 GHz.
  • GPU – Adreno 640.
  • RAM- 8/12 GB
  • Storage- 128 GB /512 GB
  • Rear camera- 48 MP Sony IMX 586 (f/1.79 Aperture) + 13 MP Ultra-Wide, EIS Support , 4K videos.
  • Front camera- 24 MP Camera, F/2.0 Aperture (Good selfie Camera).
  • Connectivity- 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC and USB Type C port
  • Battery- 6000 mAh with fast charging
  • Security options- In-Display Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock.
  • Software – Android 9.0 and the Asus ROG UI
  • Wireless charging support- No
  • Weight – 240 grams (Heavy)
  • Thickness – 9.5 mm
  • Price – Rs 37,900 or US $ 750.

 Overall Score – 9.2/10 

6. Oppo Reno 10X Zoom

Oppo has launched the latest flagship Oppo Reno 10X Zoom in India in June 2019.  The phone is available in two variants – 6 GB ram and 128 GB internal storage for Rs. 39,999 and 8 GB ram/ 256 GB storage for Rs. 49,990.

The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom comes with a zoom lens with an ability to do a 10X hybrid Zoom.


Another, the key highlight of the device is the presence of a motorized fin shape pop-up selfie camera with 16 MP lens and f/2.0 aperture.

The Reno Zoom comes with a huge 6.6 inch AMOLED display panel with a truly Bezel-less panel and FHD+ resolution.

Moreover, it has the fastest processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor clocked at 2.84 GHz along with the Adreno 640 GPU for taking care of graphics and games.

Further, it comes with triple rear cameras with the 48 MP Sony IMX 586 sensor F1.7 aperture + 8MP F 2.2 and a 13 MP F 3.0 (zoom lens).

The camera also boasts of Dual OIS support and even has 4K video recording support.

The Reno 10x Zoom has an in-display fingerprint scanner and a massive 4065 mAH capacity battery with fast charging support.

Detailed Specifications for Oppo Reno 10X Zoom

  • Processor – Snapdragon 855, Octa-Core, Clock Speed – 2.84 GHz.
  • GPU – Adreno 640 for Graphics. (Liquid Cooling).
  • Display: 6.6-inch, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, Full View Amoled Panel, 2240*1080 Pixels.
  • Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Protection, 93.1% Screen to Body Ratio.
  • Ram: 6/8 GB LPDDR4 RAM.
  • Storage Capacity – 128/256 GB UFS 2.1 storage, hybrid micro-sd card upto 256 GB.
  • Rear camera: Dual Lens – 48 MPlens with F1.7 aperture + 8 MP, F 2.2 aperture and a 13 MP, F 3.0 (zoom lens).
  • Dual OIS and 4K Videos upto 60 FPS.
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Wide-Angle lens with F/ 2.0 aperture.
  • Battery Capacity: 4065 mAh with 20 Watts Fast VOOC Charging support.
  • Operating System: Android Oreo 9.0 along with the Color OS 6.0.
  • Thickness – 9.3 mm, Weight: 210 grams
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / and Bluetooth 5.0 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
  • No Headphone Jack.
  • Colors: Ocean Green and Jet Black.
  • Others Features: Stereo speakers, Dolby Audio
  • Fingerprint Scanner – In-display.
  • Price Rs. 39,990

Overall Score – 9.0/10

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5. iPhone XR (Best Affordable iPhone for 2019)

Priced at Rs. 59,900 ($899)


If you are looking forward to getting an iPhone in 2019, the XR is the best bet considering the affordable price. The iPhone Xr was launched for Rs. 76,900 in India but has received a price cut of Rs.17000.

It is now available for Rs. 59,900 on Flipkart, add some credit card and sale discounts, you can own it for less than 54k.

The new iPhone XR comes with a modern display, a better camera and faster processor in comparison to the iPhone 8 Plus. I would strongly recommend buying it over the 8 Plus.

Key Spec For Apple iPhone XR

  • Screen- 6.1 Inch 828 x 1792 pixels, IPS LCD, 19.5:9 ratio display.
  • Screen Protection- Scratch Resistance Glass, Oleophobic Coating.
  • Processor- Blazing Fast Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm) Hexa Core Processor 2.5 GHz
  • GPU – Apple Quad-Core GPU
  • RAM- 3 GB
  • Storage- 64/128/256 GB non-expandable storage.
  • Rear camera- 12 MP, F1.8 aperture lens with OIS support. 4K videos.
  • Front camera- 7 MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Connectivity- 3G/4G, VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, NFC and USB Type C port
  • Battery- 2942 mAh with fast charging.
  • Face Unlock – Yes
  • Wireless charging support – Yes
  • IP 67 Rating – Yes (Water and Dustproof).
  • weight – 194 grams
  • Thickness – 8.3 mm
  • Price – Rs 59,900 or US $ 750.

Overall Score – 9.1/10

4. Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10 is available for Rs. 61,900 for the base variant with 8 GB Ram and 128 GB internal storage.

Samsung S10 and S10Plus (1)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with an impeccable Infinity-O Super AMOLED display with a punch-hole selfie camera.

Further, the phone has a gorgeous glass design and has incredible triple rear cameras to offer class-leading imaging capabilities.

It comes with top of the line features like wireless charging, IP 68 rating, Stereo sound, and ultra-sonic in-display fingerprint scanner.

Key Specs for Samsung Galaxy S10 :

  • Display Size – 6.1 inches Super AMOLED display, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
  • Resolution – 3040 x 1440 pixel resolution at 550 ppi-pixel density.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6, HDR 10+.
  • Android Pie 9.0 Along With One UI.
  • Samsung Exynos 9820 Octa-Core Processor.
  • Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.73 GHz speed.
  • Mali G76-MP 12 GPU for graphics handling.
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128/512 GB internal storage with no SD card support.
  • Triple Rear Cameras – 16 MP with F2.2 aperture (Ultra Wide) + 12 MP with vairable F1.5 and F2.4 (Wide) + 12 MP F2.4 (Telephoto Zoom Lens) .
  • Selfie Camera – 10 MP front camera at f/1.9 aperture.
  • USB Type C port reversible connector.
  • In-Display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.
  • Battery Capacity – 3400 mAH
  • Fast battery charging – 15 Watts.
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • Weight – 157 grams
  • Thickness – 7.8 mm
  • Dual Sim.

Overall Score – 9.3/10

3. Realme X50 PRO 5G

 The Realme X50 Pro 5G is the latest mobile from the brand that offers top of the line features and is the fastest smartphone that you can buy.

The Realme X50 PRO 5G comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-Core Processor and has the Adreno 650 for playing games. Notably, it is the flagship processor from Qualcomm and comes with 5G support.


Also, we get 12 GB of LPDDR5 Ram that offers even faster performance than the last-gen. Also, the X50 Pro offers a 6.44 inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolutions and a 90 Hz refresh rate.

Further, the phone comes with a 4200 mAH capacity battery that can charge in just 35 minutes with the supplied charger.

The X50 Pro boasts of 6 cameras that include a massive 32 MP selfie camera and a 64 MP primary rear camera.

The 12 GB Ram and 256 GB storage variant of the X50 Pro 5G costs Rs. 44,999.


  • Display – 6.44 inches Super AMOLED FHD+ (2400 x 1080) pixels resolution. 90 Hz, HDR10, 1000 Nits Brightness.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Quad Rear Camera – 64 Primary + 12MP (Telephoto), 8 MP Ultra Wide, 2 MP Depth Sensor,
  • Dual Front Selfie Camera – 32 MP primary camera and an 8 MP wide angle lens.
  • Operating system – Android 10 with Realme UI.
  • Processor – Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor clocked at 2.84 GHz.
  • GPU – Adreno 650
  • Storage – 128/256 GB internal storage (UFS 3.0)
  • Ram – 6/8/12 GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Superior Audio Enhancement.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – In-Display
  • Water and Dust resistant with IP-68 rating – NO
  • Wireless Charging – NO
  • Battery – Non-removable – with 4200 mAH battery (65 Watts Fast charging support)
  • USB Type C – Port.
  • Colors –Green and Red.
  • Price – Starts at Rs. 37,900.

Read More about the Realme X50 Pro 5G.

Overall Score – 9.3/10

2. Samsung S9 and S9 Plus

Samsung S9 and S9 Plus are the latest addition to this list and are the most advanced phones when it comes to camera and performance.

Both the S9 and S9 Plus are powered by the Exynos 9810 Octa-Core processor that is significantly faster in comparison to the Snapdragon 835 used in most other phones. In the US you can buy the S9/S9+ with SD 845, however, in India, it comes only with the Exynos processor.


Moreover, the biggest difference between the Samsung S8 and S9 is the variable aperture camera at the back that comes with an f/1.5 aperture for clicking extremely detailed images in any light conditions.

Also, Samsung S9 and S9+ come with a stereo speaker that is way superior to the S8 or the S7.

Key Spec for Samsung Galaxy S9+

  • Processor – Exynos 9810 Octa-Core (India) or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (USA).
  • GPU – Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA (India)- Adreno 630 – USA & China.
  • Rear Camera –Dual 12 MP + 12MP camera with variable f/1.5 – f/2.4 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash.
  • 4K Video Recording, Also, can record 960 FPS slow motion.
  • Front Camera – 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus
  • Screen Size – 6.2 inches with QHD+ (2960*1440), 529 PPI.
  • Dual Sim –Yes, Hybrid Sim Slot.
  • RAM – 6 GB RAM
  • Operating System – Samsung Experience OS along with Oreo 8.0.
  • Finger Print Scanner – Yes Rear Mounted below the camera
  • Connectivity – WIFI, Bluetooth, NFC and USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Storage – 64 GB internal Storage – expandable to 256 GB.
  • Battery Capacity – Non-removable – 3500 mAh capacity. Supports – Fast Charging, Wireless Charging.
  • Colors – Purple, Blue, Black
  • Audio Jack – 3.5 mm.
  • Thickness – 8.9 mm
  • Weight – 189 grams
  • Price Rs. 64900 for 64 GB

Overall Score – 9.0/10

Specs for Samsung S9 (rest specs are same as S9+)

  • 5.8 Inch with QHD+ (2960*1440), 570 PPI.
  • Ram – 4GB
  • Rear Camera – Single 12 MP camera with f/1.5 -f/2.4 aperture.
  • Battery capacity – 3000 mAH
  • Weight – 163 grams.
  • Price Rs. 54,900 for 64 GB Storage version.

1. Apple iPhone 11

The Apple iPhone 11 is the successor of the iPhone XR and this year Apple has launched 3 new phones – iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. The iPhone 11 base variant is available for Rs. 64,900 with 64 GB of internal storage. You can buy the higher 128 GB storage version for Rs. 69,900


Powering the device is the latest Apple A13 Bionic processor which is as fast as the Snapdragon 855 Plus.

The iPhone 11 comes with a notched 6.1 Inch Retina HD Display with 1792 x 828 Pixels resolution and has 625 nits of maximum brightness.

The iPhone 11 is significantly better than the previous generation in terms of camera capabilities and comes with Dual 12 MP cameras which can record clear 4K videos and shoot decent images in all lighting conditions.

Considering the iPhone 11 Pro costs Rs. 99,900 the iPhone 11 is a pretty good option for most of the Apple fans in India.

Key Specs for Apple iPHone 11:

  • Screen- 6.1 Inch 828 x 1792 pixels, IPS LCD, 19.5:9 ratio display.
  • Screen Protection- Scratch Resistance Glass, Oleophobic Coating.
  • Processor- Blazing Fast Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm) Hexa Core Processor 2.65 GHz
  • GPU – Apple Quad-Core GPU
  • RAM- 4 GB
  • Storage- 64/256 GB non-expandable storage.
  • Dual Rear Cameras- 12 MP, F1.8 aperture lens with OIS support. 4K videos Secondary Ultra Wide lens with 12 MP lens and f/2.2 aperture.
  • Front camera- 12 MP, f/2.2 wide-angle camera
  • Connectivity- 3G/4G, VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, NFC and USB Type C port
  • Battery- 3110 mAh with 18 Watts fast charging.
  • Face Unlock – Yes
  • Wireless charging support – Yes
  • IP 68 Rating – Yes (Water and Dustproof).
  • weight – 194 grams
  • Thickness – 8.3 mm
  • Price – Rs 61,900 or the US $ 850.

Overall Score – 9.1/10

Read More About the new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max.

Another New LG Mobile is available under Rs. 50000.

LG V40 ThinQ – Bonus Addition.

LG has launched the new V40 ThinQ in the Indian market in January 2019, and the mobile is available to purchase from Amazon.in for Rs. 49,999.

The V40 ThinQ is available only in a single variant that comes with 6 GB ram and has 128 GB internal storage.

The key highlight of the V40 ThinQ is its O-LED display with 6.4 Inch screen and an impressive 1440 x 3120-pixel resolution. Apart from having a stunning display, the phone boasts of 5 cameras (3 at the back and 2 at the front).


The rear cameras include 16+12+12 MP sensors with AI and OIS support. The front cameras use (8+5MP) lenses and have support for portrait mode with excellent background blurring.

Another, key feature for the LG V40 ThinQ is the presence of the fantastic speaker and Quad-Dac, a feature many audiophiles will love.

Key Spec for LG V40 ThinQ

  • Processor – Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 2.8 GHz maximum Clock Speed.
  • GPU –  Adreno 630
  • Triple Rear Camera –16MP (Wide Angle) + 12 MP (telephoto) + 12 MP standard camera with max aperture f/1.5, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash.
  • 4K Video Recording at 60 FPS, Also, can record 240 FPS slow motion. HDR 10 Video Recording Support.
  • Front Camera – 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus
  • Screen Size – (3120 x 1440, including notch); 538 ppi. 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 84.3% screen to body ratio.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.
  • Dual Sim – Yes, Hybrid Sim Slot.
  • RAM – 6 GB RAM
  • Operating System – LG UX 7.1 OS along with Oreo 8.1. upgradable to Android Pie.
  • Finger Print Scanner – Yes Rear Mounted below the camera
  • Connectivity – WIFI, Bluetooth, NFC and USB 3.1, Type-C 2.0 reversible connector
  • Storage – 128 GB internal Storage – expandable to 2 TB.
  • Battery Capacity – Non-removable – 3300 mAh capacity. Supports – Fast Charging, Wireless Charging.
  • Colors – Blue, Grey
  • Audio Jack – 3.5 mm.
  • Sound – 32-Bit Hi-Fi Quad Dac, Superior Audio Speaker.
  • Thickness – 8.9 mm
  • Weight – 189 grams
  • IP 68 Water and Dust resistant
  • Price Rs. 49,999

The LG V40 ThinQ is a great device, however, the major concerns are smaller 3300 mAH battery, which may not be the best in the class. Secondly, the LG UX is no match for the rival OnePlus Oxygen Os.

Also, the phone misses on features like in-display fingerprint scanner but have several advantages over the 6T such as wireless charging, better display, better sound, and slightly better cameras.

Concluding thoughts -10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 50000 India

The iPhone 11, 11 PRO Max, and the 11 PRO are a great option but is considerably more expensive than any other phones on this list. Even the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, S10 Plus, are way above our threshold of 50k.

Currently, I think the 5 best smartphones under 50k in the Indian market are Samsung S10e, Oneplus 7T Pro, Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, iPhone XR and the ROG Phone II.

iPhone 8 Plus is currently priced close to 49k for the 64 GB model, similar to the iPhone XR. The XR has got a better camera and performance than the 8 Plus and is a clear winner.

Also, comparing iPhones to Android devices is unfair considering both offer very different experience and software.

Android is an open platform and has so many devices from low end to high end running on it, while iOS has only Apple devices, best optimized for it.

Lastly, if you are not concerned about the higher price can opt for the New Samsung Galaxy Note 10/ 10 Plus, Samsung S10 Plus or the iPhone XS, iPhone 11 Series for the ultimate experience.

Huawei P30 Pro was my favorite device considering incredible camera performance, but due to the Google ban have removed it from my recommendation list.

If you are a camera enthusiast and want pure stock Android experience can opt for the Google Pixel 3XL and Pixel 3.

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