10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 50000 India ( Flagship Mobiles)

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

Updated – August 2019 – 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, Lenovo, Motorola offering amazing mobiles with good specs and experience, lots of people are downgrading to cheaper phones. 

  On the other hand, lots 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 8 or Samsung S9 or the new Pixel 3? 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 Oneplus 7 Pro or the Samsung S10 Plus in 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
  • Google Pixel 3a XL – Rs. 44,900
  • Oneplus 7 Pro – Rs. 48,900
  • Oppo Reno 10X Zoom – Rs. 39,900
  • Apple iPhone XR – Rs. 59,990
  • Samsung Note 8 – Rs. 51,490
  • Samsung S9 – Rs. 56,500
  • iPhone 8 Plus – Rs. 69,000
  • Google Pixel 3a – Rs.39,900

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 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.

Conisdering 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 7 Pro

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

Oneplus 7 PRO (1)

The Oneplus 7 Pro is available in 3 variants:

  1. 6 GB RAM + 128 GB Storage for Rs. 48,999.
  2. 8 GB RAM + 256 GB Storage for Rs. 52,999.
  3. 12 GB RAM + 256 GB Storage for Rs. 57,999.

The Oneplus 7 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 7 Pro boasts of a large 6.61-inch display with a QHD+ resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. It offers 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 cameras 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 phone 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 7 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 2.8 GHz
  • GPU – Adreno 640
  • Storage – 128/256 GB internal storage, non-expandable.
  • Ram – 6/8/12 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 4000 mAH battery (Fast charging with with 30 Watts Warp Charging)
  • USB Type C – Port.
  • Colors – Mirror Black and Midnight black.
  • Price – Starts at Rs. 48,999

Overall Score – 9.1/10

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.

LG-G7+-ThinQ-Waterproof

KEY SPECS FOR LG G7+ ThinQ

  • 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 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 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 latest addition and is launched in August 2017. The Samsung Note 8 is available for a price tag of Rs. 65,000.

The key highlight of the Samsung Note 8 is it’s dual rear camera setup. It is the first phone from Samsung with the Dual camera module.

The Note 8 has a 12 MP Dual rear camera with a standard lens with f/1.7 aperture while the telephoto lens comes with f/2.4 aperture.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Amazon India Launch

The Samsung Note 8 has a Bezel-less display with 6.30-inch screen size and comes with QHD+ resolution (2960*1440) pixels (521 PPi) pixel density.

The Note 8 is powered by 2.35 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor or the Exynos 8895 (India) and is coupled with 6 GB of RAM.

The phone comes in three variants having internal storage of 64/128 and 256 GB all with 6 GB of RAM. As usual, the Note 8 also comes with S Pen with some upgraded features to improve productivity.

The Galaxy Note 8 runs Android Nougat 7.1 out-of-the-box with a planned upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo, later this year. The mobile is fueled by a 3,300mAh battery with fast and Wireless Charging support.

Key Spec For Samsung Note 8

  • Screen- 6.3 inches Super AMOLED display QHD+.
  • Screen Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 5.0.
  • Processor- Octa-Core Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 2.35 GHz.
  • GPU – Mali-G71 MP20 or Adreno 540.
  • RAM- 6 GB
  • Storage- 64 GB/128 GB /256 GB
  • Rear camera- Dual 12 MP Camera With ( f/1.7 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- 3300 mAh with fast charging
  • Security options- Fingerprint scanner, Iris Scanner.
  • Bixby Assistant, S-Pen support.
  • Wireless charging support- YES
  • Weight – 195 grams
  • Thickness – 8.6 mm
  • Price – Rs 56,900 or US $ 900.

Overall Score – 9.1/10 

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 toughened glass back compared to the metallic surface on the 7 series.

Apple iPhone 8 is powered by Powered by 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, a f/1.8 aperture can click stunning photographs. Moreveover, the 8 Plus comes with 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 

Related – iPhone X is great, but beyond my Reach, iPhone 8 Plus has the Best Camera: DXO Mark.

7. Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus 

Apple, Cupertino based tech giant unveiled two of their phones iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 plus on the 7th of September. It is available for sale from 7th October in India. The iPhone 7 is a good upgrade if you are an Apple user and invested in the iOS of things.

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The iPhone 7 comes with waterproof, dust protection with IP67 certification. It is housed with Apple A10 Fusion chipset with a quad-core processor. The traditional home button no more is a physical button but sends feedback using a tactical Engine.

The cameras got upgraded, and there is a better battery compared to the iPhone 6s. The 3.5 mm audio jack is left out, but you get the stereo speakers at the bottom, a first for any iPhone ever made.

 Key Specs for iPhone 7 :

  • 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD multi-touch display
  • Offers 1334 x 720 pixels resolution at 326 PPI pixel density
  • IP67 certified, dust and water resistant
  • Ion strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
  • Wide color gamut display, 3D touch, and display zoom
  • Apple A10 Fusion chipset
  • Quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz
  • Runs on Apple iOS 10.0.1, upgradable up to 10.2
  • Hexa-Core ARM v8 processor for graphics handling
  • 2 GB RAM, 32/128/256 GB internal storage & no SD card
  • 12 MP rear dual lens camera (wide angle, normal) at f/1.8 aperture, phase detection, OIS, quad-LED(dual-tone)flash
  • 7 MP front sensor at f/2.2 aperture, 1080p recording, phase detection, HDR, Panorama
  • USB v2.0 reversible type C port
  • Fingerprint sensor (integrated into the home button)
  • Includes accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
  • Non-Removable 1960 mAH Li-ion battery

 Overall Score – 8.7/10 

Read – Comparison of iPhone 7 Vs. iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 Plus Vs. iPhone 8 Plus.

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.

Oppo-Reno

Another, key highlight of the device is the presence of a motoroized 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 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 indisplay 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 Pixles.
  • 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.
  • Colours: Ocean Green and Jet Black.
  • Others Features: Stereo speakers, Dolby Audio
  • Fingerprint Scanner – In-display.
  • Price Rs. 39,990

Overall Score – 9.0/10

Read More About the Oppo Reno 10X Zoom.

5. iPhone XR (Best Affordable iPhone for 2019)

Priced at Rs. 59,900 ($899)

iPhone-XR

If you are looking forward to get 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. Google Pixel 3a XL ( Great Camera Phone)

After launching the flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google thought of introducing more affordable Pixel 3a and 3a XL to counter the iPhone XR and the Samsung S10e.

Pixel-3a-and-3a-XL

The Pixel brings best of camera experience, a unique design and the latest Android Oreo 9.0 with Google Assistant.

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL comes with similar camera setup as the high end flagship from Google but comes with a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Octa-Core Processor.

If you love taking photos with high contrast and accurate colors the new Pixel phones can be a good deal in the 40-50k budget.

The Google Pixel 3a is available for Rs. 39,990 and the Pixel 3a XL costs Rs.44,900. You can also get some discounts when purchasing from Flipkart using an HDFC or Axis Card.

Key Specs for Google Pixel 3a :

  • 5.6 inches AMOLED capacitive touch display, 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
  • Offers 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution at 441-pixel density.
  • Asahi Dragon trail glass.
  • Android Pie 9.0 Stock Android Experience.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Octa-Core Processor.
  • Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz speed.
  • Adreno 615 GPU for graphics handling.
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage with no SD card support.
  • 12.2 MP rear camera at f/1.8 aperture with EIS(Gyroscope based), dual phase detection, OIS, and Dual-LED (Dual-tone) flash.
  • Support for Portrait Mode.
  • 8 MP front camera at f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus, 1080p recording.
  • USB Type C port reversible connector.
  • The fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
  • Fast battery charging – 18 Watts.
  • Lacks 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • Single Sim.
  • Non-removable 3000 Li-ion mAh battery.

Overall Score – 8.7/10

3. Google Pixel 3a XL

Key Specs for the Google Pixel 3a XL: 

  • 6.0 inches AMOLED capacitive touch display, 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
  • Offers 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution at 401-pixel density.
  • Asahi Dragon trail glass.
  • Android Pie 9.0 Stock Android Experience.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Octa-Core Processor.
  • Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz speed.
  • Adreno 615 GPU for graphics handling.
  • Ram – 4 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Storage – 64 GB internal storage with no SD card support.
  • Rear Camera – 12.2 MP rear camera at f/1.8 aperture with EIS(Gyroscope based), dual phase detection, OIS, and Dual-LED (Dual-tone) flash.
  • Support for Portrait Mode.
  • Front Camera – 8 MP front camera at f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus, 1080p recording.
  • USB Type C port reversible connector.
  • The fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
  • Fast battery charging – 18 Watts.
  • Lacks 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • Single Sim.
  • Non-removable 3700 Li-ion mAh battery.

Overall Score – 8.8/10

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.

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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. Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro is world’s first smartphone to feature not one, not two, but 3 camera lenses at the back. Also, it comes with a unique twilight dual color design which sets it apart from other flagship phones.

Powering the device is a Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor and a whopping 4000 mAh battery, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Huawei P20 PRO

40-megapixel Leica triple camera boasting of 5X Hybrid Zoom is certainly some compelling camera specs a phone can offer today, and Huawei P20 Pro does that. It is the highest rated camera phone on the DXO mark with an overall score of 109 which puts it ahead of the rivals like Pixel 2 Xl, S9+, and the iPhone X.

A totally new kind of color scheme and a notch inspired from the iPhone X separates it from the rest of the crowd.

Priced at Rs. 64,999 in India, this phone with a 6.1-inch AMOLED display falls in top-tier flagship category among the likes of Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and iPhone 8.

Key Specs for Huawei P20 Pro:

  • Screen- 6.1-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2240 pixels at 408 PPI
  • Processor – Hisilicon Kirin 970
  • GPU – Mali-G72 MP12
  • RAM- 6 GB
  • Storage- 128 GB internal, non expandable
  • Rear camera – Triple Leica Optics 40-megapixel ( f/1.8, 27mm) + 20-megapixel (f/1.6,27mm/ B/w) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4, 80mm), laser autofocus, PDAF, LED flash
  • Camera features – HDR, panorama, geo tagging, face detection
  • Video camera – 2160p at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60fps, 720p at 960fps
  • Front camera- 24-megapixel (f/2.0, 26mm) with 1080p video
  • Connectivity- 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC and USB Type-C 3.1
  • Battery- 4000 mAh with fast charging 4.5V/5A
  • Security options- Front-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
  • Weight – 180 grams
  • Thickness – 7.8 mm
  • Price – Rs 64,999.

Overall Score – 9.1/10

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).

LG-V40-ThinQ

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 X, Xs, and the Xs Max are a great option but is considerably more expensive than any other phones on this list. Even the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, S10, S10 Plus and the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL are way above our threshold of 50k.

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

iPhone 8 Plus is currently priced close to 59k for 64 GB variant 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 concerened about higher price go for the Samsung S10 Plus or the iPhone XS for 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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