If you want a sublime user experience from your smartphone and don’t hesitate to spend up to Rs 50,000, there are some fairly great offerings from some of the most reputed brands in the Indian smartphone market. And not only the brand value, smartphones in this price segment also offer a lot of variety in terms of features. You will be happy from a very smooth user experience from one while the other will impress heavily with snappy performance.
Under Rs 50,000, there are some great smartphones from Apple, Vivo, OnePlus and Google. If you are presently in the market for a premium smartphone and are confused with the plethora of options available in the market, here’s a list of some of the smartphones that we recommend under Rs 50,000.
OnePlus 6T (from Rs 37,999)
If you are remotely interested in technology, then OnePlus wouldn’t be an alien name to you. Their latest OnePlus 6T is easily one of the fastest smartphones you can buy right now. The OnePlus 6T offers an in-display fingerprint sensor (a novelty feature still in the Indian market) embedded in a 6.4-inch Optic AMOLED display with a small waterdrop notch. Powered by a Snapdragon 845 and OnePlus’ custom Oxygen OS based on Android 9 Pie, there’s nothing faster than a OnePlus 6T right now. The 16-megapixel+20-megapixel dual camera setup is fairly capable and a 3700mAh battery makes sure it easily lasts an entire day. There’s even a McLaren edition that offers 10GB RAM and 30W Warp Charging.
Honor View 20 (from Rs 37,999)
The View 20 is Honor’s answer to the OnePlus 6T. With the first smartphone in India to offer a punch-hole camera design, the View 20’s 6.2-inch LCD display is one of the closest ones to a fullscreen experience. The device comes with 40W SuperCharging and the 4000mAh battery easily ensures more than a day’s stamina. The View 20 uses the Kirin 980 chip with dedicated NPU for better AI processing. There’s a 48-megapixel rear camera along with a TOF 3D camera for taking portrait photos while a 25-megapixel camera looks after selfies at the front.
Vivo Nex (from Rs 39,990)
Do you really hate the display notch? Well, Vivo brought the Nex last year with a 6.5-inch a true fullscreen display with absolutely no notch. To kick out the notch, Vivo went for a pop-up selfie camera (cool, ain’t it?). The Nex also got an in-screen fingerprint sensor. Underneath, there’s a Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. With Vivo’s custom FunTouch UI based on Android 8.1 Oreo, it offers blazing fast performance. The 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear camera setup is fairly good at taking photos. The 4000mAh battery can easily make it last an entire day.
Apple iPhone 7 (from Rs 37,999)
The iPhone 7 is more than two years old now, but still offers a true premium smartphone experience in 2019. Sporting a 4.8-inch LCD display along with thick bezels and a TouchID sensor, the iPhone 7 certainly feels old. However, the metal unibody design still feels premium. Being an iPhone, it runs on the latest version of iOS 12 and is scheduled to get at least a few more updates over the next few years. The 12-megapixel single rear camera may not match with today’s flagship phones, but no other phone can take videos like an iPhone yet. And yes, it’s available in Rose Gold, if you were wondering.
Google Pixel 2 XL (from Rs 38,930)
This is the darling of critics and smartphone photographers. The funky Pixel 2 XL has unarguably one of the best cameras in smartphones after the Google Pixel 3 and Apple iPhone XS. The Pixel 2 XL utilizes Google’s Visual Core chip to get class-leading photos from its single 12.2-megapixel single rear camera. And it can do amazing portrait shots. Powered by a Snapdragon 835 and paired with 4GB RAM, it’s a still fairly fast smartphone. The 6-inch 1440p OLED display maybe controversial with its bluish tint but does the job. The 3520mAh battery manages to make the phone last an entire day with a single charge.