10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 50000 India ( Flagship Mobiles)

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

Updated – June 2021 – We have curated the list of best high-end smartphones that money can buy for 50K or $700 (or more).

Xiaomi, Realme, and other brands are offering amazing mid-range mobiles, a lot of people are downgrading to cheaper phones.

However, a lot of people want 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 S21

Should You Spend 50K or More on a Flagship?

There are some benefits of burning that cash!!!

1). If you love a premium device, more capable than anything on the market, and the added pleasure of owning something exclusive. 

2). A sort of status symbol, along with having the latest and greatest tech from Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Oneplus, Oppo, or Google. 

3). Flagship phones offer a no-compromise user experience and we are spending a lot of time with phones. It makes sense to buy a flagship device. 

4). Flagship smartphones offer features like wireless charging, water, and dustproof design, stereo speakers, QHD Super AMOLED display, flagship processor that you won’t find in mid-range phones. 

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

10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 50000 India (Price List)

 

OnePlus 9R (Recommended)

Oneplus 9R is available for purchase from Amazon for Rs. 39,990 for the 8 GB Ram and 128 GB version and 12 GB ram and 256 GB storage version costs Rs. 43,990.

Oneplus 9R is similar to the Oneplus 8T but comes with a slightly faster SD 870 vs SD 865 processor and it also features a new design. 

OnePlus 9R

The phone comes with the latest Android 11 Os and offers a smooth experience.

The rear cameras include 48MP+16MP+5MP+2MP Quad setup OIS support.

The front camera uses a 16MP selfie camera and has support for portrait mode with considerable background blurring.

The key highlight for the smartphone is the impeccable software experience – Oxygen Os and Android 11. 

Why buy it over Oneplus 8T, you may get additional software updates on this for probably 1 more year than the 8T. 

KEY SPEC FOR ONEPLUS 9R

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Octa-Core Processor(7nm+).
  • GPU –  Adreno 650
  • Quad Rear Camera – 48MP (main camera) + 16 MP (ultra wide) + 5 MP(macro) + 2MP(depth) camera offers phase detection autofocus, OIS, HDR, LED flash, and shooting videos(up to 4k).
  • Front Camera – 16 MP(f/2.4) offers auto HDR, blur mode, and 1k video recording support.
  • Screen Size – 6.5-inch fluid AMOLED display with (2400 x 1080, including notch) resolution; 402 PPI. 20:9 aspect ratio and 87% screen to body ratio, 120 Hz refresh rate.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.
  • Dual Sim – Yes, supports dual 4G and single 5G.
  • RAM – 8/12 GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Operating System – Android 11 based on Oxygen OS.
  • Finger Print & face Scanner – Yes(In-display)
  • Connectivity – WIFI, Bluetooth, NFC, and USB Type-C 3.1
  • Storage – 128/256 GB internal Storage – Not user expandable.
  • Battery Capacity – Non-removable – 4500 mAh capacity. Supports – 65 Watts Fast Charging.
  • Colors – Black and Blue
  • It does not have a 3.5mm jack.
  • Thickness – 8.4 mm.
  • Weight – 188 grams.
  • Price Rs. 39,990 ($529).

Overall, the OnePlus 9R offers superb value for money and offers excellent performance.

The cameras are good but as good as some of the more expensive phones. 

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Overall Score – 9.3/10

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (5G) (Recommended

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is the best Samsung phone in the Sub 50K price range and is a best seller. 

The mobile is available for Rs. 47,999 but you can get Rs. 6000 discount on buying from Amazon. 

The Galaxy S20 FE (5G) comes with a 6.5 inch super AMOLED center punch-hole display along with an FHD+(2400*1080)pixels resolution and even has an IP68 rating it waterproof and dustproof.

The S20 FE (5G) competes with the Oneplus 9 and 9R in the sub 50k range but comes with better camera quality, IP 68 Rating, and Wireless charging.  

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Powering the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-Core processor and the Adreno 650 GPU that makes multitasking easy and provides an immersive gaming experience.

The Galaxy S20 FE comes with a 4500mAH battery capacity and 25 Watts fast charging support (Samsung gives 15 Watts Charger in Box), including a 15 Watts wireless charging and a 4.5 Watts reverse charging support.

Key Specs For Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

  • Display – 6.5 inches super AMOLED center punch-hole display, FHD+(2400*1080)pixels resolution.
  • Refresh rate – 120Hz.
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa-Core, 2.84 Ghz Clock Speed. 
  • GPU – Adreno 650.
  • Operating system – Samsung One UI 3.1 based on an Android 11.
  • Rear camera – Triple camera setup(a 12MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens). OIS and EIS Support, 4K 60 FPS Video recording. 
  • Front camera – a 32MP selfie camera.
  • RAM – 8 GB.
  • Storage – 128GB internal memory.
  • Expandable storage – Yes(up to 1TB).
  • Comes with a stereo speaker.
  • Lacks 3.5mm, Headphone Jack.
  • Fingerprint sensor – Yes(In-display).
  • Face recognition – Yes.
  • Battery – 4500mAH non-removal battery capacity.
  • Fast charging – Yes(25 Watts).
  • Wireless charging – Yes(15 Watts).
  • Reverse charging – Yes(4.5 Watts).
  • USB Type-C port.
  • Connectivity – Dual SIM 4G support(Hybrid).
  • Color option – Navy, White, Lavender, Mint, and Red.
  • Weight – 190 grams.
  • Thickness – 8.4 mm»’
  • Price – Rs 47,999.

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Overall Score – 9.3/10

Apple iPhone 11 (Recommended)

The best time to buy the iPhone 11 is now, it is available for Rs. 51,990, and with some more discounts, you can easily get this amazing phone for 50k or less. 

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iPhone-11-Image

The iPhone offers peace of mind, better-built quality, and years of future software updates. Once you use an iPhone or MacBook, it is hard to use any other device. 

iPhone 11 is may be a year old, but it still offers much better performance than most other phones due to iOS optimizations.

Powering the phone is the Apple A13 Bionic processor that is crazy fast, and it comes with excellent selfie cameras and dual rear cameras that are excellent for imaging. 

The iPhone 11 is dust and water-resistant, so you need not worry about water damage. It also comes with stereo speakers and has decent battery life. 

Key Spec 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 2.6 GHz
  • GPU – Apple Quad-Core GPU
  • RAM- 4 GB
  • Storage- 64/128/256 GB non-expandable storage.
  • Dual Rear Cameras- 12 MP, F1.8 aperture lens with OIS support. 12 MP Ultra Wide Camera, 4K videos.
  • Front camera- 12 MP, f/2.0 aperture, with ability to shoot 4k videos
  • Connectivity- 3G/4G, VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, NFC and USB Type C port
  • Battery- 3110 mAh battery with 18 Watts fast charging.
  • Face Unlock – Yes
  • Wireless charging support – Yes
  • IP 68 Rating – Yes (Water and Dustproof).
  • weight – 193 grams
  • Thickness – 8.3 mm
  • Price – Rs 51,900 or US $ 700.

Overall Score – 9.1/10 

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OnePlus 9 (Recommended)

OnePlus 9 is the newest addition in the Oneplus series launched on 23 March 2021 in India. The starting price of the OnePlus 9 in India is Rs 49,999.

The OnePlus 9 comes in the following variant:

  • 8 GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
  • 12 GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

Powering the device is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-Core processor(5nm) and the Adreno 660 GPU.

OnePlus 9

The high-quality camera has a Triple camera setup carrying a 48MP Sony IMX689 main camera along with an aperture of f/1.8, a 50MP IMX766 ultrawide lens with an aperture of f/2.2, a 2MP depth sensor with an aperture of f/2.4.

Additionally, it has a 16MP single selfie camera along with an aperture of f/2.4.

Furthermore, it comes with a 6.55-inch fluid AMOLED left align punch hole notch display along with an FHD+(2400*1080)pixels resolution, a 1100nits peak brightness, and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Lastly, the OnePlus 9 packs with a 4500mAH battery capacity and a 65 Watts fast charging, and 15 Watts fast wireless charging support.

KEY SPEC For OnePlus 9

  • Screen- 6.55 inches fluid AMOLED display, FHD+(2400*1080)pixels resolution, 1100nits brightness.
  • Screen Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Refresh rate – 120Hz.
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset(5nm).
  • GPU – Adreno 660.
  • RAM- 8 GB / 12GB.
  • Storage- 128 GB / 256 GB.
  • Tripple Rear cameras – 48MP Sony IMX689 main camera and an aperture of f/1.8, a 50MP IMX766 ultrawide lens with an aperture of f/2.2, a 2MP depth sensor with an aperture of f/2.4.
  • Front camera- 16MP single selfie camera along with an aperture of f/2.4.
  • Connectivity- 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, and USB Type C port.
  • Battery capacity- 4500 mAh.
  • Fast charging – Yes(65 Watts).
  • Operating system – Android 11 based on OxygenOS 11.3
  • Security – Fingerprint scanner (under display) and Face recognition.
  • Fast Wireless charging support- No.
  • Audio – Stereo speakers along with Dolby Atmos technology.
  • Weight – 183 grams
  • Thickness – 8.1 mm
  • Price – Rs 49,999(Base variant) and Rs 54,999(High-end variant).

Overall Score – 9.0/10

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Xiaomi Mi 10 5G

Xiaomi Mi 10 5G is the latest flagship mobile launched by Xiaomi in India. The Mi 10 5G is the most expensive mobile that the brand has launched in India and comes with top-of-the-line specs.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 5G

The key highlights are Snapdragon 865 processor, curved super AMOLED display, 108 MP primary rear camera, and a large battery.

Xiaomi has even removed the Ads from its OS considering it is a flagship phone.

Overall it is an excellent flagship device considering the price and features offered.

KEY SPECS FOR Xiaomi Mi 10 5G

  • Display – 6.67 inches Curved, 90 Hz, Super AMOLED FHD+ (2340*1080) pixels resolution.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
  • Quad Rear Camera – 108 MP+ 13 MP Ultra-wide + 2MP (depth sensor), 2 MP Macro Lens,OIS, support for 8K video recording.
  • Front Selfie Camera – 20 Megapixel Micro selfie camera with f/2.3 aperture lens.
  • Operating system – Latest Android 10 with MIUI 11 (no Ads).
  • Processor – Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 clocked at 2.84 GHz
  • GPU – Adreno 650
  • Storage – 128/256 GB internal storage, non-expandable, UFS 3.0.
  • Ram – 8 GB RAM LPDDR5
  • Stereo Speakers.
  • In-display Fingerprint Scanner – Yes.
  • No 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • No Water and Dust resistant
  • Wireless Charging Support Upto 30 Watts.
  • Battery – Non-removable – with 4780 mAH battery (Fast charging with 30 Watts)
  • USB Type C – Port.
  • Connectivity – 5G, Dual Sim, NFC
  • Colors – Grey and Green.
  • Weighs – 202 grams.
  • Price – Starts at Rs. 49,999, 54,999

The Mi10 5G is currently available with a special deal of Rs. 3000 discount on HDFC cards, can check the offer below.

Overall Score – 8.9/10

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Oneplus 8 Pro

The Oneplus 8 Pro may be a bit old but still has some advantages over the Oneplus 9 and 9R. 

After recent price drops it is available for Rs. 48,999 ( 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage).

The Oneplus 8 Pro comes with blazing-fast performance, has good battery life, and the Oxygen OS offers an enjoyable user experience.

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Oneplus-8-Pro

KEY SPECS FOR Oneplus 8 Pro

  • Display – 6.78 inches, 90 Hz, Super AMOLED QHD+ (3168 x 1440 pixels 513 PPI) pixels resolution.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 19.8:9 aspect ratio.
  • Triple Rear Camera – (Sony IMX689) 48 MP+ 48 MP (ultra-wide)+ 8MP Telephoto lens, 5MP Color Filter lens, support for 4K, 60 FPS video recording, OIS.
  • Front Selfie Camera – Sony IMX 471, 16 MP, selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Operating system – Android 10 Q, with Oxygen OS.
  • Processor – Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 clocked at 2.84 GHz
  • GPU – Adreno 650
  • Storage – 128/256 GB internal storage, non-expandable UFS 3.0.
  • Ram – 8/12 GB RAM LPDDR5
  • Stereo Speakers.
  • In-display Fingerprint Scanner – Yes.
  • No 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • Battery – Non-removable – with 4510 mAH battery (Fast charging with 30 Watts Warp Charging)
  • Wireless Charging Support – Yes, 30 Watts
  • USB Type C – Port.
  • Sound – Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos.
  • Connectivity – 5G, Dual Sim, NFC
  • Colors – Green, Blue, and Onyx Black.
  • Weight – 199 grams
  • Price – Starts at Rs. 48,990

Overall Score – 9.3/10

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Vivo X60 Pro (Recommended)

The Vivo X60 Pro was recently launched in India and is now 

vivo X60 Pro

It offers an FHD+(2376*1080)pixels resolution. It comes along with a 6.56 inch AMOLED center that aligns with a punch-hole display and offers a 120Hz refresh rate that provides you with an immersive touch and viewing experience.

The Vivo X60 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Octa-core processor based on the 7 Nm manufacturing process. 

Additionally, it comes with an Adreno 650 GPU  for enjoying high graphics gaming.

For lasting usage, the phone packs a decent 4200mAh battery capacity and 33 Watts fast charging support.

Key Specs For Vivo X60 Pro

  • Display – Offers a 6.56 inch AMOLED left align punch-hole display, FHD+(2376*1080)pixels resolution.
  • Refresh rate – 120Hz.
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Octa-core processor(7nm).
  • GPU – Adreno 650.
  • Operating system – Android 11 based on FuntouchOS 11.
  • Rear camera – Triple camera Setup (48 main cameras (f/1.5 aperture, a 13MP Telephoto lens, and 13 MP ultrawide lens).
  • Front camera – a 32MP selfie camera.
  • RAM – 12 GB DDR4X.
  • Storage – 256GB onboard memory support.
  • Expandable storage support – NO.
  • Fingerprint sensor – Yes(In-display).
  • Face recognition – Yes.
  • Battery – decent 4200 mAH non-removal battery capacity.
  • Wireless charging – 33 Watts fast charging(0%-57% in 30 minutes).
  • USB Type-C port.
  • Connectivity – Dual SIM 4G and 5G support.
  • Color option – only comes in Alpha grey color.
  • Weight – 181.5 grams.
  • Price – Rs 49,990.

There is no doubt that the Vivo X60 Pro is an all-rounder smartphone in every aspect but quite expensive(According to me).

Overall Score – 9.0/10

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IQOO 7 Legend (Recommended)

The iQOO 7 Legend is the new kid on the block but is selling well in the market. Thanks to top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, Adreno 660 GPU, excellent cameras, and super-fast charging speed. 

The iQOO 7 Legend comes with a 6.62 inch Super AMOLED Display with FHD+ resolution and has got 120 Hz refresh rate with 1300 Nits of maximum brightness. 

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The phone also has well-balanced cameras with no gimmicky additions. There is a main 48 MP Sony IMX 598 sensor with OIS support, a 13MP – 50 mm portrait lens, a 13 MP Ultra-Wide lens. 

Besides, the phone comes with a 4000 mAH capacity battery with 66 Watts Fast Charging speed that can do 0-100% in less than 30 minutes. 

The phone is available for Rs. 39,990 currently for the 8 GB Ram and 128 GB storage, and you can also buy the 12 GB and 256 GB variant for Rs. 43,999.

Key Spec for iQOO 7 Legend

  • Design – Metal Frame, Polycarbonate Sporty Look, Full View display, and punch hole camera.
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 8 Cores, 2.9 GHz Clock Speed.
  • GPU – Adreno 660 GPU.
  • Triple Rear Camera – 48MP (Sony IMX598 Sensor), OIS, with F/1.8 aperture, 13MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.4 aperture, 13MP Ultra Wide with f/2.2 aperture
  • Cameras Features – Contrast Phase detection autofocus, Sports Mode, OIS, LED flash, 4K Video Recording @60FPS, Pro Mode, Night Mode, Portrait Mode.
  • Front Camera – 32 MP, f/2.4 aperture with AI, Autofocus.
  • Screen Size – 6.62 inches Super AMOLED Panel with FHD+ (2400*1080), 1300 Nits Brightness, 100% P3, 120 Hz Refresh Rate, Corning Gorilla 5.
  • Dual Sim –Yes, Hybrid Sim Slot.
  • RAM – 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Operating System – Color OS 7.1 and Android 10.
  • Finger Print Scanner – In-display Fingerprint Scanner.
  • Connectivity – WIFI 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and USB 3.1. Dual Sim 4G. 5G (6 Bands)
  • Storage – 128/ 256 GB Storage (Faster UFS 3.1 Storage).
  • Battery Capacity – Non-removable – 4000 mAh capacity. Supports – Fast Charging with 66 Watts.
  • Colors – White With BMW Stripes.
  • Dolby Audio – Dual Stereo Speakers.
  • Thickness – 8.8 mm
  • Weight – 210 grams
  • Price Rs. 39,990.

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Overall Score – 9.4/10

In case, you want to restrict your budget to under 40k I have some excellent phones like Mi 11X Pro, Oneplus 8T in the best phones to buy under Rs 40,000

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Below we have some of the mobiles that are available above Rs. 50,000 but if you are willing to expand your budget these may be good for you. 

OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus 9 Pro is the flagship smartphone from OnePlus and was launched on 23rd March 2021. The starting price of the OnePlus 9 Pro in India is Rs 64,999.

The mobile comes in the following variants:

  • 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
  • 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

Powering the device is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888(5nm) processor and Adreno 660 GPU that offers excellent gaming and general performance.

Oneplus 9 pro

For photography and videography, it comes with a Quad rear camera setup including a 48MP Sony IMX789 main camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 50MP ultrawide angle lens with an aperture of f/2.2, an 8MP telephoto lens that comes with an aperture of f/2.2, and lastly a 2MP monochrome lens.

Additionally, it got a 16MP Sony IMX471 selfie camera that comes with an aperture of f/2.4.

The OnePlus 9 Pro comes with a 6.7-inch fluid AMOLED punch-hole display along with a Quad HD+(3216*1440)pixels resolution, including a 1300nits brightness and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Lastly, it packs with a 4500mAH battery capacity that comes with 65 Watts fast charging support and even has fast wireless charging support.

KEY SPEC FOR OnePlus 9

  • Screen- 6.7 inches fluid AMOLED display, QHD+(3216*1440)pixels resolution, 1100nits brightness.
  • Screen Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Refresh rate – 120Hz.
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset(5nm).
  • GPU – Adreno 660.
  • RAM- 8 GB / 12GB.
  • Storage- 128 GB / 256 GB.
  • Tripple Rear cameras – 48MP Sony IMX689 main camera and an aperture of f/1.8, a 50MP IMX766 ultrawide lens with an aperture of f/2.2, an 8MP telephoto lens that comes with an aperture of f/2.2, and lastly, a 2MP monochrome lens.
  • Front camera – 16MP Sony IMX471 selfie camera along with an aperture of f/2.4.
  • Connectivity – 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, and USB Type C port.
  • Battery capacity – 4500 mAh.
  • Fast charging – Yes(65 Watts).
  • IP68 water-resistant – Yes.
  • Operating system – Android 11 based on OxygenOS 11.3
  • Security – Fingerprint scanner (under display) and Face recognition.
  • Fast Wireless charging support- Yes(50 Watts).
  • Audio – Stereo speakers along with Dolby Atmos technology.
  • Weight – 198 grams
  • Thickness – 8.7 mm
  • Price – Rs 64,999(Base variant) and Rs 69,999(High-end variant).

Overall Score – 9.4/10

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Samsung Galaxy S21

The Samsung Galaxy S21 was launched in India in Feb 2021 and is available for Rs 68,900. If you are looking for a true flagship experience the Samsung S21 offers features like wireless charging, IP68 rating, 5G, and great cameras. 

The Galaxy S21 is available with 8 GB RAM and has 128GB/256GB Internal storage. The phone offers fast performance and comes with great cameras and an immersive display.

It weighs just 169 grams and has a thickness of 7.9 mm.

Samsung S21 Plus

Camera – The key highlight of the phone is the incredible triple camera setup including a 64MP telephoto camera, 12MP main camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera that provides excellent details, perfect portrait, super steady video support, and up to 8K video shooting.

For selfies, the Galaxy S21 has a 10MP selfie camera inside a tiny punch hole.

We are also getting one of the best displays with 6.2 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x panel, FHD+ (2400*1080) px resolution along with an adaptive 120Hz refresh (48-120 Hz) rate.

There is IP68 certification so, it is safe from water damage.

Powering the cellphone is the Octa-core Exynos 2100 processor that is fabricated on a 5nm chipset comes along with an ARM Mali-G78 GPU.

The Galaxy S21 operates on Samsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 and Samsung is promising 3 years of Android updates and up to 5 years of security updates. 

Furthermore, the mobile is fueling by a 4000mAh battery with 25 Watts fast charging, Wireless Charging, and reverse charging support.

Key Spec For Samsung Galaxy S21

  • Screen – 6.2 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x display with FHD+ (2400*1080) px resolution, and 120Hz refresh rate.
  • IP68 certification.
  • Polycarbonate Build
  • Processor- Samsung Exynos 2100 octa-core processor(5nm).
  • GPU – ARM Mali-G78.
  • RAM- 8 GB.
  • Storage- 128 GB /256 GB.
  • Triple Rear cameras – 64MP telephoto camera, 12MP main camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera offers an 8K video shooting support.
  • Front camera- 10 MP Selfie camera.
  • Connectivity- 4G/5G, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC and USB Type C port
  • Battery- 4000 mAh with fast charging (25 Watts).
  • OS – Android 11 and Samsung One UI 3.1.
  • Security – Fingerprint scanner (under display), Face unlock.
  • Wireless charging support- YES.
  • Weight – 169 grams.
  • Thickness – 7.9 mm.
  • Starting Price – Rs 68,900 or $928.

Overall Score – 9.4/10 

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus was launched globally on 14 January 2021 and it is available online along with a starting price of Rs 71,999.

The Galaxy S21 Plus comes in the two storage variant which includes 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. But, it does not support expandable storage.

 

Samsung S21 Plus

The Flagship phone has triple rear camera setup same as Galaxy S21 – a 64MP telephoto camera, a 12MP main camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera that provides proper detailing, perfect portrait, super steady video support, and up to 8K shooting video support.

Additionally, it comes with a 10MP In-display front camera.

For an immersive viewing experience, The Galaxy S21 Plus has a large 6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O display along with FHD+ (2400*1080) px resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Powering the device is the Samsung Exynos 2100 octa-core processor is used for powering the phone which is fabricated on a 5nm chipset along with an ARM Mali-G78 GPU and operates on an Android 11 and Samsung One UI 3.1.

Fueling the phone is a 4200mAh battery that comes along with 25 Watts fast charging, reverse charging and wireless charging support.

Key Spec For Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus

  • Screen- 6.7 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O display along with FHD+ (2400*1080) px resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Metal and Glass Build
  • IP68 certification.
  • Processor- Samsung Exynos 2100 octa-core processor(5nm).
  • GPU – ARM Mali-G78.
  • RAM- 8 GB
  • Storage- 128 GB /256 GB
  • Tripple Rear cameras – 64MP telephoto camera, 12MP main camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera up to 8K video shooting support.
  • Front camera- 10 MP Selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture, Dual video call, Auto HDR, and 4k video support.
  • Connectivity- 4G/5G, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC and USB Type C port
  • Battery- 4200 mAh with fast charging (25 Watts).
  • OS – Android 11 and Samsung One UI 3.1.
  • Security – Fingerprint scanner (under display), and Face unlock.
  • Wireless charging support- YES
  • Weight – 200 grams
  • Thickness – 7.8 mm
  • Starting Price – Rs 71,999 or $968.

Both the S21 and S21 Plus are pretty expensive but these come with premium features and excellent cameras. There are plenty of good affordable options but if you want the best from Samsung you may have to spend a bit more. 

Overall Score – 9.5/10 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 price has dropped by nearly Rs. 20,000 since launch and is now available for Rs. 58,990. 

The Note 10 is available with 8 GB Ram and has 256 GB Internal storage. The phone is fast and comes with great cameras and a display. It can easily last 3 years and offers an incredible experience. 

The Galaxy Note 10 is not huge and weighs just 168 grams, and has a thickness of 7.9 mm. 

Note-10-S-Pen

 

The Note 10 has triple rear cameras – a 12 MP primary rear camera with a variable aperture lens (f/1.5-f/2.4), whereas the 12MP telephoto lens comes with an f/2.1 aperture. The third camera is a 16 MP shooter with an f/2.2 aperture. 

The Samsung Note 10 has a Bezel-less Super AMOLED display with a 6.30-inch screen size and comes with FHD+ resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio.

Also, the phone comes with stereo speakers tuned by AKG. 

Powering the Note 10 is the Octa-core Exynos 9825 processor (India) or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, coupled with 8 GB of RAM.

As usual, Note 10 comes with S Pen with some upgraded features to improve productivity.

The Galaxy Note 10 runs Android Pie 10.0 out-of-the-box with a planned upgrade to Android 11.0 later this year.

Fueling the mobile is a 3500mAh battery with fast and Wireless Charging support.

Key Spec For Samsung Note 10

  • Screen- 6.3 inches Dynamic AMOLED display, HDR 10+, FHD+.
  • Screen Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 6.0.
  • Processor- Octa-Core Exynos 9825 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 clocked at 2.7 GHz.
  • GPU – Mali-G72 MP18 or Adreno 630.
  • RAM- 8 GB
  • Storage- 128 GB /512 GB
  • Tripple Rear cameras – 12 MP Cameras With ( f/1.5 to f/2.4 variable aperture, the second lens with f/2.4 aperture, AF), 12 MP Telephoto Lens, 16 MP Ultra-Wide Lens, OIS, autofocus,  4K Videos.
  • Front camera- 10 MP Selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture, Autofocus, Auto HDR.
  • Connectivity- 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC and USB Type C port
  • Battery- 3500 mAh with fast charging (25 Watts). 
  • OS – Android 10.0 and Samsung One UI 2.5.
  • Security – Fingerprint scanner (under display), Iris Scanner.
  • There is Bixby Assistant, S-Pen support.
  • Wireless charging support- YES
  • Stereo Speakers Tuned By AKG. 
  • Weight – 168 grams
  • Thickness – 7.9 mm
  • Price – Rs 58,900 or US $900.

Overall Score – 8.9/10 

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra 

After many years, Xiaomi has launched a full-fledged flagship smartphone in India that promises incredible cameras. (Top 10 Camera Smartphones Globally).

Mi 11 Ultra was launched on 23 April 2021 and will be available for purchase soon from Amazon India and Mi.com.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Mi 11 ultra is a big display phone and offers a 6.81 inch AMOLED  display with a tiny Punch hole camera at the front.

It has a QHD+ Curved (3200*1440)px resolution, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Additionally, it comes with an innovative 1.1-inch tiny AMOLED secondary screen on the rear that can display the content of the main screen.

Powering the device is the new cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-core processor(5nm)  and Adreno 660 GPU.

Furthermore, it has a Triple rear camera setup (50MP + 48MP + 48MP) and has a 20MP selfie camera.

Also, we have got a 5000mAH battery that has a 67 Watts fast charging support.

KEY SPECS for Mi 11 Ultra

  • Display – Offers a 6.81-inch AMOLED Punch hole notch display, QHD+(3200*1440)pixels resolution, and a 1.1 inch AMOLED secondary screen.
  • Refresh rate – 120Hz.
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processer(5nm).
  • GPU – Adreno 660.
  • Operating System – MIUI 12.5 based on an Android 11.
  • RAM – 12GB LPDDR5.
  • Storage – 256GB storage support.
  • Expandable support – No.
  • Rear camera – Triple camera setup( a 50MP main camera, a 48MP ultrawide lens, and a 48MP telephoto lens) and offers up to 8k video shooting support.
  • Front camera – a 20MP selfie camera.
  • Fingerprint sensor – Yes(In-display).
  • Face recognition – Yes.
  • Battery – 5000mAH non-removal battery capacity.
  • Fast charging – Yes(67 Watts).
  • USB Type-C port.
  • Connectivity – Dual SIM 5G VOLTE support.
  • Wireless Charging – 67 Watts Wireless Charging
  • IP 68 Rating – Yes (Water and Dust Proof) 
  • Color option – Cosmic white and Cosmic black.
  • Thickness- 8.4 mm
  • Weight – 234 grams (bulky).
  • Price – Rs 69,999.

Overall Score – 9.5/10

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Apple iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Mini

Apple launched the new iPhone 12 and 12 Mini on 13th October 2020, and these are some of the best-selling phones. 

iphone 12 and iphone 12 mini

Difference between iPhones 12 & iPhone 12 mini

iPhone 12 comes with 6.1 inch super retina XDR display with 2532*1170px resolution including 460ppi pixel density.

On the other hand, the iPhone 12 mini offers a 5.4 inch super retina XDR display with 2340*1080 resolution, including 476ppi pixel density.

The iPhone 12 has a 2815mAH battery capacity along with 20W fast charging support.

Additionally, the iPhone 12 mini has a 2227mAH battery capacity along with 20W fast charging support.

The weight of the iPhone 12 is slightly higher (164 gram) than the iPhone mini(135 gram).

COMMON SPECS OF iPhone 12 & 12 Mini

  • Processor – A14 Bionic chip, 16% faster than the previous iPhone processor.
  • GPU – Apple GPU(4-core graphics).
  • Operating System – iOS 14.
  • Screen protection – Gorilla Glass 6.
  • RAM – 4GB RAM size.
  • Storage – 64/128/256 GB internal storage.
  • Rear camera – Dual 12MP rear camera setup offers OIS, Portrait, night mode, 4K video recording like numerous feature.
  • Front camera – Dual (12MP + SL 3D(depth sensor)) offer features like rear camera.
  • Security – Face ID.
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Lightning USB 2.0
  • Color Options – Black, White, Red, Green, and Blue.

The iPhone 12 is available at a price of Rs 79,900(For 64GB storage), Rs 84,900(For 128GB storage), and Rs 94,900(For 256GB storage).

While the iPhone 12 mini is available at a price of Rs 69,990(For 64GB storage), Rs 74,900(For 128GB storage), and Rs 84,900(For 256GB storage).

Overall Score – 9.4/10

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Asus ROG Phone 5

Asus ROG Phone 5 was launched on 10th March 2021 in India. This gaming beast is the successor to the ROG Phone 3.

The starting price of this phone in India is Rs 49,999.

The ROG Phone 5 comes in two variants includes 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, and 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

Powering the ROG Phone 5 is the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-core processor and Adreno 660 GPU.

Asus ROg PHone 5 image

It offers a 6.78 inch AMOLED display and an FHD+(2448*1080) pixel resolution, including a 1100nits brightness and a 144Hz refresh rate.

Furthermore, the Asus ROG Phone 5 is fueled with a 6000mAH battery capacity and a 30 Watts fast charging support.

KEY SPEC FOR Asus ROG Phone 5

  • Screen- 6.78 inches AMOLED display, FHD+(2448*1080)pixels resolution, 1100nits brightness.
  • Screen Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Refresh rate – 144Hz.
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset(5nm).
  • GPU – Adreno 660.
  • RAM- 8 GB / 12GB.
  • Storage- 128 GB / 256 GB.
  • Tripple Rear cameras – 64 MP main camera and an aperture of f/1.8, 13 MP 125-degree ultrawide lens with an aperture of f/2.4, and 5 MP macro lens along with an aperture of f/2.0.
  • Front camera- 24 MP Selfie camera with f/2.5 aperture.
  • Connectivity- 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, and USB Type C port.
  • Battery capacity- 6000 mAh.
  • Fast charging – Yes(30 Watts).
  • Operating system – Android 11 based on ROG UI.
  • Security – Fingerprint scanner (under display) and Face recognition.
  • Reverse charging support- Yes.
  • Audio – Stereo speakers.
  • 3.5mm earphone jack – Yes.
  • Weight – 238 grams
  • Thickness – 10.3 mm
  • Price – Rs 49,990(Base variant) and Rs 57,999(High-end variant).

Overall Score – 9.1/10 

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Concluding thoughts -10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 50000 India

The iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro max, 11 PRO Max, and 11 PRO are great options but are considerably more expensive than any other phones on this list.

Even the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, S21 Plus/Ultra, are way above our threshold of 50k.

Currently, I think the best smartphone under 50k in the Indian market is Oneplus 8T, Oneplus 9, Vivo X60 Pro, Samsung S20 FE 5G, Apple iPhone 11, and the iQoo 7 Legend are pretty good options. 

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 experiences 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.

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