10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 50000 India ( Flagship Mobiles)

Flagship Phones are Really Worth the Money – Let’s Check Out the Best Ones…..

Updated – June 2018 – 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 S8 or the new Pixel 2? 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 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 a Samsung S7. I am also planning an upgrade to Samsung S9 in 2018.

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

12 Best Smartphones Under Rs 50000 India (Price List)

  • Samsung S8 – 49,990
  • Google Pixel 2 – Rs. 49,000
  • Samsung S8+ – Rs. 53,900
  • iPhone 7 Plus – Rs. 52,0005
  • LG V 30 – Rs. 44,999
  • Samsung Note 8 – Rs. 65,000
  • HTC U11+ – Rs. 56,900
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium – Rs. 59,900
  • Samsung S9 – Rs. 56,500
  • iPhone 8 Plus – Rs. 69,000

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

12. Samsung S8

The Samsung S8 was launched in March 2017 and is the latest flagship mobile from Samsung. The S8 comes with a display size of 5.8 inches with a QHD+  resolution (2960*1440 pixels) having PPI of 570 pixels per inch.

Notably, the Samsung S8 comes with a Bezel-less display with 18.5:9  aspect ratio.

Samsung S8 and S8 Plus

The Samsung S8 is one of the best-designed phones with Infinite display and offers excellent camera quality. The Samsung S8 comes with a f/1.7 aperture single rear camera which was also used last year on the Samsung S7 Edge.

Samsung S8 price in India starts from Rs. 57,900, which is slightly above our threshold of Rs. 50,000.

The S8 is coupled with 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded 256 GB via micro SD card. The Indian version of the Samsung S8 is powered by the Exynos 8895 processor from Samsung clocked at 2.35 GHz.

Key Spec for Samsung Galaxy S8

  • Processor – Exynos 8895 Octa-Core (India) or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (USA).
  • GPU – Mali-G71 MP20 (India)- Adreno 540 – USA & China.
  • Rear Camera –12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
  • Front Camera – 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus
  • Screen Size – 5.8 inches with QHD+ (2960*1440), 570 PPI.
  • Dual Sim –Yes, Hybrid Sim Slot.
  • RAM – 4 GB RAM
  • Operating System – Android Nougat 7.1 upgradable to Android Oreo 8.0.
  • Finger Print Scanner – Yes Rear Mounted.
  • 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 – 3000 mAh capacity. Supports – Fast Charging, Wireless Charging.
  • Colors – Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
  • Thickness – 8 mm
  • Weight – 155 grams

Overall Score – 8.8/10

11. HTC U11 

HTC launched its flagship mobile for the year 2017 in June and is one of the devices where we did not complain about the eye-watering price.

The HTC U11 is available for Rs. 45,999 in the Indian market and comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

HTC U11 launched in India

The HTC U11 looks gorgeous with a stunning design with “Liquid Surface” which is quite glossy, yet elegant. The mobile also comes with a new edge squeeze technology. You can press the edges to launch an App or any gesture.

The HTC U11 boasts of a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels which further results in 565 PPI, but is not a bezel-less phone like Samsung S8.

Furthermore, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and also comes with a 2.5D curved glass.

The key highlight of the HTC U11 is its rear 12 MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and OIS.  The U 11 camera is acclaimed to be the best camera on any phone with highest DxOMark Score of 90. There is also a 16 MP front facing camera which is great for clicking selfies.

Under the hood, there is a Snapdragon 835 chipset which is an Octa-Core along with Adreno 540 GPU. The device boots Android Nougat 7.1 with Sense UI on top of it.

KEY SPECS FOR HTC U 11

  • Display – 5.5 inches Super LCD 5 Quad HD with (2560×1440) resolution.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Rear Camera – 12 MP with f/1.7 aperture size, support for 4K video recording.
  • Front Selfie Camera – 16 Megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Operating system – Android 7.1.1 nougat with HTC Sense UI upgradable to Android Oreo 8.0.
  • Processor – Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 2.45 GHz
  • GPU – Adreno 540
  • Storage – 128 GB internal storage expandable to 256 GB using the micro-sd card
  • Ram – 6 GB RAM
  • Squeezable Edges with the Edge Sense technology.
  • Superior Audio Enhancement.
  • Water and Dust resistant with IP 67 rating.
  • Battery – Non-removable – with 3000 mAH battery (Fast charging with Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Sensors – Fingerprint (front-mounted).
  • USB Type C – Port.
  • Colors – Amazing silver, Sapphire blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, solar red
  • Price – Rs. 45,999

Overall Score – 8.5/10

10. HTC U11 Plus

HTC launched the U11 Plus in February 2018 and it comes with an improved battery life and a stunning 18:9 aspect ratio bezel-less display that was missing on the HTC U11. The smartphone is available for Purchase from Flipkart for a price tag of Rs. 56,999 for the 128 GB storage version.

There are not too many changes to the design, it comes with a liquid surface glass back design that looks stunning and offers latest OS and a new Selfie camera.

HTC U11 Plus

KEY SPECS FOR HTC U 11 Plus

  • Display – 6.0 inches, 18:9 aspect ratio, Super LCD 6 Quad HD with (2560×1440) resolution with 537 PPI.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Rear Camera – 12 MP with f/1.7 aperture size, OIS, support for 4K video recording.
  • Front Selfie Camera – 8 Megapixel camera with 85-degree wide angle lens.
  • Operating system – Android Oreo 8.0 with HTC Sense UI.
  • Processor – Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 2.45 GHz
  • GPU – Adreno 540
  • Storage – 128 GB internal storage expandable to 2 TB using the micro-sd card
  • Ram – 6 GB RAM
  • Squeezable Edges with the Edge Sense technology.
  • Superior Audio Enhancement.
  • Water and Dust resistant with IP 68 rating.
  • Battery – Non-removable – with 3930 mAH Li-polymer battery (Fast charging with Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Fingerprint Scanner at the back.
  • Dual Sim Support – Yes
  • Weight – 190 Grams.
  • Thickness – 9.3 mm.
  • USB Type C – Port.
  • Colors –
  • Price – Rs. 56,999

Overall Score – 8.8/10

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 74,900 or US $ 900.

Overall Score – 9.2/10 

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. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus was also launched in March 2017. The phone feature a screen size of 6.20 inches with a resolution of 2960*1449 pixels at a PPI of 529.

The Samsung S8 Plus comes with a bezel-less display similar to the Samsung S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung S8 and S8 Plus Gaming

It has a bigger display compared to the Samsung S8, while the Note 8 comes with 6.3 Inch display. The Samsung S8 also offers great battery life (3500 mAH) as it has more capacity compared to the Note 8.

Samsung S8 plus price in India starts from Rs. 64,900. The phone is powered by 2.35 GHz Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM. The phone comes with 64G/128 GB of internal storage. It is better to buy the 6 GB Ram / 128 GB storage version.

 Overall Score – 8.8/10 

5. LG V30+

Lg has launched the LG V30+ back in September in South Korea, and now the company has made it available in many other countries including India. The LG V30+ is available on Amazon and will go on sale starting 18th December 2017.

LG V30 Unveiled With 6 Inch OLED Display, Dual 1.6 Apertrue Camera

The LG V30+ comes with a 5.99 Inch Bezel-less OLED Display with QHD+ resolution. The phone offers features like 32 Bit HIFI Audio DAC, wireless charging and is also water and dust resistant (comes with IP 68 rating).

Moreover, the V30+ comes with the fastest processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 2.45 GHz and also has the Adreno 540 for taking care of graphics and games.

The Key highlight of the LG V30+ is its Dual rear camera which comes with 1 wide angle lens (16 MP) and 1 standard lens (13 MP). In fact, the camera on the V30+ comes with the worlds largest aperture smartphone camera lens with f/1.6 aperture size. (Good for taking low light images).

The LG V30+ boasts of face recognition technology like on the Oneplus 5 and also has a fingerprint scanner which rests on the back side. There have been reports of lifeless OLED display which can be a deal breaker for many.

Detailed Specifications for LG V30+

  • Processor – Snapdragon 835, Octa-Core, Clock Speed – 2.35 GHz
  • GPU – Adreno 540 for Graphics.
  • Display: 6.0-inch, 18:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Resolution – Quad HD+ OLED Panel with 2880 x 1440 resolution &  538ppi
  • Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection, 83% Screen to Body Ratio.
  • Ram: 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM.
  • Storage Capacity – 128 GB UFS 2,  Micro-sd card support (up to 2TB).
  • Rear camera: Dual Lens – 16 MP Standard Angle (F/1.6 aperture) and 13 MP Wide Angle lens (120 degrees) with F1.9 aperture.
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Wide Angle lens with 90 degrees and F/ 2.2 aperture.
  • Battery Capacity: 3,300 mAh with Qnovo technology (wireless) and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for Fast charging.
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.2 Nougat with the LG UX 6.0, will also get Android Oreo 8 update.
  • Thickness – 7.3 mm, Weight: 158 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)
  • Colours: Aurora Black, Cloud Silver (available in India) – Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet (not available in India).
  • Others Features: IP68 Water and Dust Resistant, Sound – 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC /
  • Also Supports – Google Day Dream VR, Voice & Face Recognition.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – True at the back.

Overall Score – 8.6/10

Read More About the LG V30+ Here or its key rival OnePlus 5T.

4. Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Priced at Rs. 57,900 ($899)

Sony XZ Premium 2017 – 19 MP Camera 4K Display Snapdragon 835

The only flagship smartphone with a 4K Display with an incredible 806 PPI (world’s highest), twice of iPhone 6s plus.  The display also features the Triluminos display and  X-Reality Engine from Sony which makes it superior.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and comes with the Adreno 540 GPU. The key highlight of the XZ premium is it’s 19 Megapixel rear camera which comes with predictive imaging technology; the phone can capture 4 images even before the photo is clicked to help you choose the best shot.

The XZ Premium runs on the latest Android Version Nougat 7.1 and will be one of the earliest Sony mobiles to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update. It comes with Hi-Res Audio and Digital Noise Cancelling support.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes with 3230 mAH battery which is more than enough to run the phone for an entire day. The XZ premium is IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes.

Key Spec For Sony Xperia XZ Premium

  • Screen- 5.5 Inch 4K Display with 3840 x 2160 Pixels resolution and 801 PPI.
  • Screen Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 5.0
  • Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 2.45 GHz.
  • GPU – Adreno 540
  • RAM- 4 GB
  • Storage- 64 GB expandable to 256 GB using a Hybrid Slot.
  • Rear camera- 19 MP, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, 960 FPS super Slow Motion. 4K videos.
  • Front camera- 13 MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Connectivity- 3G/4G, VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, NFC and USB Type C port
  • Battery- 3230 mAh with fast charging.
  • Security options- Fingerprint scanner at the right edge power button.
  • Wireless charging support- No
  • IP 68 Rating – Yes (Water and Dustproof).
  • weight – 191 grams
  • Thickness – 7.7 mm
  • Price – Rs 59,900 or US $ 750.

Overall Score – 8.5/10

3. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL ( Great Camera Phone)

‘The best Android Mobile’ is the way Google introduced the pixel phones to the world. The pixel line-up is out there to rival the Apple iPhone and Samsung top of the line devices. Back then I wrote How Google is becoming Apple with the New Pixel smartphones.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL image

The Pixel brings best of camera experience, a unique design and the latest Android Oreo 8.0 with Google Assist.

The Hardware is top notch with Snapdragon 835 and 4 GB RAM to ensure fluid experience. It is one of the best Android Phone I would buy if Money is not the consideration. However, the Pixel 2 lacks 18:9 aspect ratio which is a bummer.

Key Specs for Google Pixel 2 :

  • 5 inch AMOLED capacitive touch display, 16:9 Aspect Ratio.
  • Offers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution at 441-pixel density.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
  • Water and dustproof.
  • Android Oreo 8.0.1
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.
  • Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.35 GHz speed.
  • Adreno 540 GPU for graphics handling.
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB internal storage with no SD card support.
  • 12.3 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, DXO Mark Score of 98.
  • 8 MP front camera at f/2.4 aperture, fixed focus, 1080p recording.
  • USB Type C port reversible connector.
  • The fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
  • Fast battery charging.
  • Lacks 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • Single Sim.
  • Non-removable 2700 Li-ion mAh battery.

Overall Score – 8.6/10

Google Pixel XL 2

Pixel 2 XL

Key Specs for the Google Pixel XL 2: 

  • 6.0 inch pOLED QHD+ Display, with 2880 x 1440 Pixels.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
  • Android Oreo OS.
  • Water and Dustproof Design.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor.
  • Octa-Core with a max clock speed of 2.35 GHz speed.
  • Adreno 540 GPU.
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB internal storage, lacks SD card support.
  • 12.3 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, DXO Mark Score of 98.
  • 8 MP front camera at f/2.4 aperture, fixed focus, 1080p recording.
  • USB Type C reversible connector
  • The fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
  • Lacks 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • Single Sim.
  • Non-removable 3550 mAH, Li-ion mAh battery.
  • Fast battery charging.

Overall Score – 9.1/10

Google has also launched the Google Pixel 2, and the Google Pixel XL 2 which are priced over Rs. 60,000 and hence like the iPhone X are not added to this list yet.

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 a 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 – 9.4/10

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.

Concluding thoughts -10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 50000 India

I think at the current point of time the 4 best smartphones in the market are Samsung S9/S9+, Samsung Note 8 or S8, Google Pixel 2 XL, and the HTC U11+ and the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X is a great option but is considerably more expensive than any other phones on the list.

A lot of people are confused which is the best between a Samsung 8 or iPhone 7 Plus?  Do you want the best mobile in the Indian market right now?

iPhone 8 Plus is currently priced close to 64 for 64 GB variant while the Samsung S9+ is 64k. Now if you compare specs alone Samsung S9 wins hands down with 2k display, expandable storage, a much better camera, and an incredible design.

I don’t think so it is a comparison of specs when you compare anything with iPhone because the iOS uses resources differently compared to Android. 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.

No amount of camera tests or speed tests, benchmarks will convince you one way or the other. (some places Apple will win and other places Samsung).  Add Google Pixel 2 to this equation, and you have three perfect phones.

The Pixel offers equivalent camera performance in comparison to the S9, though is not as immaculate and stunning as the S9. Pixel comes with the stock Android experience and will continue to get the latest OS from Google which is a key advantage.

The HTC U11+ is also a great contender with an amazing camera, and the Note 8 is the new kid on the block which offers everything but comes with a premium price tag.

What it boils down to is whether you want to experience iOS or you want to have the Android experience. All three are great phones, you are buying the ultimate devices in the market and can’t go wrong.

But then it is your choice about the ecosystem (Android vs iOS) which you want to use. I would say if you are Android or iOS user and happy with the current state, stay with it.

But if you are an adventure seeker then jump ships, check out something new, if you like it then good. Otherwise, there are always options to return.

Lastly, if you are not too concerned about spending a little higher the ultimate choice is to own a Samsung S9+, Samsung Note 8, Google Pixel 2 XL or the iPhone X.

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