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

Updated – April 2021 – 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, 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.

Top 10 Smartphones Under Rs 50000

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 exclusivity and a status symbol, too, along with having the latest and greatest 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 two years before that had the Samsung S2, then Zenfone 5Z, and now the  Asus Rog Phone II.

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)

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

12. 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 so far 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 – 9.1/10

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11. Oneplus 8 Pro

The new Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro are the successor to the 7-series by the company. There is a bit of design change as there is no pop-up selfie camera, but the phones come with a punch-hole selfie camera.

The Oneplus 8 Pro is available for Rs. 54,999 ( 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage), Rs. 59,999 (12 GB Ram + 256 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. 54,999, 59,999.

If you are looking for a slightly affordable option, you can opt for the Oneplus 8. The Oneplus 8 has almost everything similar to the Oneplus 8 Pro apart from few downgrades.

It comes with an FHD+ 6.55-inch display, has a 4300 mAH capacity battery, and the rear camera is a minor downgrade. The 8 Pro is mostly out of stock. However, you can buy the regular Oneplus 8 starting at Rs. 41,999.

Overall Score – 9.3/10

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10. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Price Drop)

After a number of price drops the Samsung S10 plus is now available for Rs. 54,990.  The launch price for the S10 Plus was above Rs. 72,000 and now it is available at a very attractive price. 

The Galaxy S10 Plus 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 and the Mali G76 MP2 GPU for a lag-free experience.

Samsung S10 and S10Plus (1)

The phone has got dual front cameras – 10MP + 8 MP (ultrawide).

The triple rear cameras are also superb and come with 16MP F2.2 (Ultra Wide) angle and a 12MP – F1.5 aperture lens. Also, the third camera has a Telephoto lens with a (12 MP) resolution. 

Lastly, one of the key highlights of this device is the Super AMOLED QuadHD+ display (3040 x 1440) pixels that offer incredible details and colors that are unmatchable by most other phones in this price range. 

KEY SPECS FOR Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

  • Display – 6.4 inches Super AMOLED FHD+ (3040 x 1440) pixels resolution.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Dual Rear Camera – 16MP F2.2 (Ultra Wide) + 12MP – F1.5 and F2.4 (Wide), 12 MP (Telephoto) aperture size, support for 4K video recording.
  • Front Selfie Camera – 10 + 8 Megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture.
  • Operating system – Android Pie 9.0 with Samsung One UI. (Upgradable to Android 11)
  • 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 – 8 GB RAM
  • Superior Audio Enhancement.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – Under Display. 
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack – Yes
  • Water and Dust resistant with an IP-68 rating
  • Wireless Charging – Yes
  • Battery – Non-removable – with 4100 mAH battery (Fast charging support)
  • USB Type C – Port.
  • Colors –Black, White.
  • Weight – 175 gram, Thickness – 7.8 mm.
  • Price – Starts at Rs. 54,900.

Overall Score – 9.0/10

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9. 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 along with a 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 along with 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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Related Article – 5 Best Phones with 8 GB RAM.

8. 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. 

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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 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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7. Apple iPhone 11

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 maybe 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 as well as 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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6. OnePlus 8T

Oneplus 8T is one of the most popular phones that the company has launched this year (14 October 2020). It is available on Amazon for Rs 42,999 ($529).

The OnePlus 8T comes in two variants: 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.

One of the key highlights for the Oneplus 8T is the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-core processor along with Adreno 650 GPU.

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Oneplus 8T

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.

KEY SPEC FOR ONEPLUS 8T

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-Core Processor(7nm+).
  • GPU –  Adreno 650
  • Quad Rear Camera – 48MP (main camera) + 12 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, support dual 4G and single 5G.
  • RAM – 6/12 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 – Aquamarine and lunar silver.
  • Does not has a 3.5mm jack.
  • Thickness – 8.4 mm.
  • Weight – 188 grams.
  • Price Rs. 42,999 ($529).

Overall, the OnePlus 8T offers superb value for money and offers excellent performance. Cameras are good but as good as the iPhone 12 or Samsung S20 Plus. 

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Overall Score – 9.3/10

5. Asus ROG PHONE III

The Latest Asus ROG phone offers adrenaline-pumping gaming performance and has incredible battery life. The Rog Phone III by Asus is one of the best phones if you are into mobile gaming. 

The key highlight of the device is its ultra-responsive air Triggers 3 with dual partition triggers for console-like gaming. The phone comes with top of a line processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus along with Adreno 650 GPU.

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Asus-Rog-Phone-3-Image

Further, there is a large 6.59-inch FHD+ Display with 144 HZ refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Protection.

It runs on the Android 10 OS along with the custom ROG UI (an eye-catching gaming-focused interface).

Lastly, the phone has a massive 6000 mAH capacity battery along with a 30 Watts fast charging support.

The ROG Phone III is available in three variants – 8 GB Ram and 128 GB storage – Price Rs. 46,999 and the 12 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage for Rs. 49,999, and 12 GB Ram and 256 GB Storage for Rs. 54,999.

 KEY SPECS FOR ASUS ROG PHONE III:

  • Screen- 6.59 inches Super AMOLED display FHD+(2340*1080), 144 Hz refresh rate.
  • Screen Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
  • Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus(7nm+) octa-core processor.
  • GPU – Adreno 650.
  • RAM- 8/12 GB LPDDR5 RAM.
  • Storage- 128 GB /256 GB UFS 3.1 storage.
  • Rear camera- 64 MP Sony IMX 686 (f/1.8 Aperture) + 13 MP Ultra-Wide + 5MP macro lens .support up to 8K video record.
  • Front camera- 24 MP Camera, F/2.0 Aperture (Good selfie Camera).
  • Connectivity- 4G, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth v5.1, NFC and USB Type C port.
  • Battery- 6000 mAh with 30W fast charging.
  • Security options- In-Display Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock.
  • Software – Android 10 based on Asus ROG UI.
  • Wireless charging support- No
  • Weight – 240 grams (Heavy)
  • Thickness – 9.9 mm
  • Price – Minimum price of Rs 46,999.

Overall, the ROG phone III provides excellent camera quality, an awesome display, and a flagship processor that provides powerful performance while gaming. The phone is bulky but it comes with a massive battery that can last really long. 

Overall Score – 9.2/10

4. iPhone XR (Best Affordable iPhone for 2020)

Priced at Rs. 49,900 ($899)

iPhone-XR

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.27000.

It is now available for Rs. 49,900 on Amazon, add some credit card and sale discounts, you can own it for less than 42k.

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 – 9.0/10

3. OnePlus 9

OnePlus 9 is the newest added in the Oneplus series, was 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) along with the Adreno 660 GPU.

OnePlus 9

For the high-quality camera, it 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 along with 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 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.
  • 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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2. Oppo Find X2

Oppo Find X2 is the latest addition (launched in June 2020) to this list and is one of the most advanced phones when it comes to displaying, cameras, charging speed, and performance.

The Oppo Find X2 is available to purchase from Amazon for Rs. 64,999, a hefty price to pay for the Oppo Flagship. Considering Oneplus phones are made by Oppo and they have the capability to make premium phones is a good enough reason to consider the new Find X2.

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Oppo-Find-X2-Image

The Oppo Find X2 is a compelling option as it comes with cameras that are great at photography, no gimmicks, I promise. The battery charges are faster than you can finish your cup of tea (40% in just 10 minutes).

There is top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-Core processor and 12 gigs of LPDDR5 Ram. It is blazing fast. The gorgeous OLED display comes with Quad-HD+ resolution and even has a 120 Hz refresh rate.

However, it doesn’t have wireless charging support and IP67/68 rating.

Undeniably, the Oppo Find X2 is one of the best flagship mobiles the company has ever made.

Key Spec for Oppo Find X2

  • Design – Stunning Glass and Metal Design with Full View display and punch hole camera.
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8 Cores, 2.8 GHz Clock Speed.
  • GPU – Adreno 650 GPU.
  • Triple Rear Camera – 48MP (Sony IMX586 Sensor) with F/1.7 aperture, 12MP (Sony IMX708 Sensor) ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture, 13MP Telephoto Cameraf/2.4 aperture with 5X Hybrid Zoom and 20X Digital Zoom. 
  • Cameras Features – Contrast Phase detection autofocus+ laser Autofocus, 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 – 6.7 inches OLED Panel with QHD+ (3168*1440), 513 PPI, 800 Nits Brightness, 100% P3, 120 Hz Refresh Rate, Corning Gorilla 6.
  • 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.
  • Storage – 256 GB Storage (Faster UFS 3.0 Storage).
  • Battery Capacity – Non-removable – 4200 mAh capacity. Supports – Fast Charging with 65 Watts VOOC Charger.
  • Colors – Black and Ocean Blue.
  • Dolby Audio – Dual Stereo Speakers.
  • Thickness – 8.0 mm
  • Weight – 192 grams
  • Price Rs. 64900.

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Overall Score – 9.4/10

1. 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, Lightening 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).

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Overall Score – 9.4/10

Vivo X60 Pro

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

vivo X60 Pro

It offers an FHD+(2376*1080)pixels resolution and comes along with a 6.56 inch AMOLED center align punch-hole display and also offers a 120Hz refresh rate that provides you 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 along with a 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 the price of quite expensive(According to me).

Overall Score – 9.0/10

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (5G)

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is the latest phone launched by Samsung in the market.

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 making it waterproof and dustproof.

The S20 FE (5G) competes with the Oneplus 9 in the sub 50k range and have some advantages over the Oneplus 9. 

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 also provides an immersive gaming experience.

The Galaxy S20 FE comes with a 4500mAH battery capacity along with a 25 Watts fast charging support including a 15 Watts wireless charging, and a 4.5 Watts reverse charging support.

Key Specs For Samsung galaxy s20 fe

  • 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 10.
  • 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 – 8.9/10

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 along with an FHD+(2448*1080)pixels resolution including a 1100nits brightness, and a 144Hz refresh rate.

Furthermore, the Asus ROG Phone 5 is fueled with a 6000mAH battery capacity along with 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 along with 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 7T Pro, Oneplus 9, Oneplus 8, 8 Pro, Mi 10 5G, Vivo X60 Pro, Samsung S20 FE 5G, Apple iPhone 11, iPhone XR, or the ROG Phone 5.

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.

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 its incredible camera performance, but due to the Google ban have removed it from my recommendation list.

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