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Top 5 Best Android Phones in India – Price No Bar

India is one of the most populated countries in the world, hence the vast market. Incidentally, that’s where the varied customers come from. Buying a smartphone is a cumbersome task, even more so when you are eyeing an elite smartphone with all but a zillion options available(metaphorically). Here is a well-researched list of top Android Smartphones in India to consider, thus helping you before spending a small fortune on it.

Quick Comparisons

Smartphone/
Feature
OnePlus 7T ProAsus ROG Phone 2Samsung Galaxy Note 10+Oppo Reno 10X ZoomSamsung Galaxy S10
DisplayAMOLEDAMOLEDAMOLEDAMOLEDAMOLED
Battery 4085mAh6000mAh4300mAh4065mAh3400mAh
RAM12GB12GB12GB12GB8GB
ProcessorSnapdragon 855+Snapdragon 855+Exynos 9825Snapdragon 855Exynos 9820
OSOxygen OSAndroid 9.0Android 9.0Android 9.0Android 9.0
Camera(Rear)48MP, 8MP, 16MP48MP, 13MP12MP, 12MP, 16MP48MP, 13MP, 8MP16MP, 12MP, 12MP
Camera
(Selfie)
16MP24MP10MP16MP10MP
Weight206g240g196g210g157g
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1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+(Rs.79990)

The S Pen now comes with unique features.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10plus - Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Note 10plus – Smartphone

Some might argue that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ smartphone is rather large. It seems only fair to point out,  with such diverse features at your disposal this smartphone can get a lot done. Furthermore, the screen size does prove to be an advantage in that regard. The phone’s design is uber chic. This Samsung smartphone is laden with features and to make use of all these features, it has a whopping 12GB RAM.

Smartphone –Pros

  • First & foremost, this Samsung smartphone has 12GB RAM. Hence it’s an understatement to say it performs well. It performs splendidly.
  • Another highlight is, that it comes with 512 GB storage expandable up to 1TB. Thus it’s safe to say you will never run out on space.
  • This Samsung smartphone flaunts an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Neither do you need to switch on the display for it to function.
  • It’s noteworthy this mobile phone has an IP68 rating for dust & water resistance.
  • This Samsung smartphone has a GAME LAUNCHER that clubs all the installed gaming apps together. Also available in the navigator bar are game tools and an option to add four apps in a pop-up panel. Therefore giving an uninterrupted gaming experience.
  • Coming to the smartphones’ S pen, its slim and immensely useful. Pulling out the pen launches Air Command. It lists all the various actions you can take, consequently it assures easy usage.
  • Samsung has introduced a feature- Link to Windows, thus letting you connect the Galaxy Note 10+ to a Windows PC.
  • It also supports power share.

Smartphone –Cons

  • My Galaxy app from Samsung keeps pushing spam notifications. Thus forcing the user to disable notifications for the app.
  • The phone is definitely large and boxy, therefore it’s an inconvenience to use it with one hand.
  • Seems like camera performance can be improved upon.
  • It is priced very high. Undeniably it is a drawback due to countless options available.

2. One plus 7T Pro(Rs.53999)

OnePlus 7T Pro is the first android smartphone to launch the super smooth Oxygen OS.

OnePlus 7T Pro- Smartphone

OnePlus 7T Pro is the first android smartphone to launch the super smooth Oxygen OS. Needless to say, it works magic, when combined with the latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset. It has the highest resolution fluid AMOLED screen at 90Hz and a notch-free design. Thus making it one of the finest screens in the market. The camera performance is exemplary too. All these features on the phone get support from a powerful battery. It will definitely not run out on you for more than a day. Thus making it the first choice to consider for people.

Smartphone –Pros

  • Oxygen OS combined with the latest “Snapdragon 855+” delivers a flawless experience.
  • Its display is the best in its segment- crisp, radiant and fluid.
  • One of the quickest fingerprint scanners by far in this android phone segment.
  • The pop-up selfie camera mechanism is fast and smart. It retracts almost immediately when it detects a fall, henceforth protecting the camera.
  • OnePlus also features a FNATIC mode while gaming, which optimizes the phone’s performance. Thus it prevents it from heating even during long gaming sessions.
  • Speakers on this smartphone are of exceptional quality, consequently giving the best audio output.
  • Furthermore, there are other useful features too. Namely power key customization for google assist, Shelf app, AI suggestions in the camera app and a few more, thus making it more modern and user-friendly.

Smartphone –Cons

  • OnePlus 7Tpro offers very little upgrades from its previous model i.e. OnePlus 7T. Therefore it will hardly attract the owners of the latter android smartphone model.
  • The biggest disappointment comes with the missing audio jack.
  • It has a “Zen Mode”- a feature similar to “do not disturb”. You cannot disable the mode once turned on, for the given time duration. Which is definitely not ideal.
  • With so many customizations available in the recent android smartphones to make it more to your liking, OnePlus 7T Pro offers no such customizations to change the app drawer or the home screen. Accordingly making it a drawback.
  • To our surprise, the smartphone does not support wireless charging.
  • It does not have an official IP rating, hence making the customers a little skeptical.

3.Asus ROG Phone2

The smart phone is a treat for gaming sessions & video playback.

Asus ROG Phone2 Smart phone
Asus Rog phone2- Smartphone

If you are a gamer, ASUS ROG is a no brainer. This android smartphone comes loaded with a variety of gaming features and customization features, hence making it the best smartphone for hardcore gamers. It has an amazing sporty design. With such a big screen and bright display, it is a treat for gaming sessions & video playback. The phone’s performance too, will not disappoint you in the slightest. 

Smartphone –Pros

  • Amongst its most distinguishable features is the sporty design. 
  • It is an outright gaming android handset and it will not disappoint you in the least bit.
  • There are numerous customization features. To name a few- the outdoor mode lets you boost the handsets’ volume. You have an option to choose what icons can be placed in the status bar. It also has an always-on display mode.
  • Gaming features include air triggers, which activate vibration, that in turn, causes less fatigue in your fingers.
  • It has a game genie that lets you enable an overlay in games to keep an eye on the framerate, system temperature, and CPU and GPU usage in real-time.
  • Through Armoury Crate, you can set a customized profile for each game. 

Smartphone –Cons

  • Well, the smartphone is outright heavy- a whopping 250g. Thus making it the heaviest android phone around.
  • While gaming sessions on this smartphone are extremely fun, it gets heated up rather quickly.
  • The fingerprint scanner is not the fastest we have seen, in fact, its a little too slow. Ergo, that’s a problem.
  • Although the smartphone comes packed with features, you have to buy separate accessories to make use of all of them.

4. Oppo Reno 10X Zoom(Rs.39990)

Oppo Reno 10x zoom has an asymmetrical pop-up front camera that is unique on its own.

Oppo Reno 10X Zoom
Oppo Reno 10X Zoom- Smartphone

As the name suggests, the USP of this smartphone is its 10x Zoom. With the increased competition in the android phone market, Oppo has managed to come up with quite a few innovations. For instance, Oppo Reno 10x zoom has an asymmetrical pop-up front camera that is unique on its own, as such a great selling point. Apart from being a bulky smartphone at 215g, there is not much to complain about. The handset performs well & is even priced competitively.

Smartphone –Pros

  • Its asymmetrical pop-up front camera & 10x zoom are the big selling points. Hence it would attract a large number of customers.
  • The company has managed to come up with a few exclusive features. It has a game space for an uninterrupted gaming session.
  • There are privacy and security options too. It generates an empty contact list, calendar, messages app and calls log when certain apps require access to these, consequently making it more secure.
  • It also has a kid space app that lets you restrict features.
  • The overall performance is splendid.
  • Last but not least, it’s competitively priced. Henceforth making is a viable option amongst the crowd.

Smartphone –Cons

  • The smartphone is extremely bulky at 215g. Therefore making it immensely tiresome to use with one hand. Hence both your hands are occupied while using this phone.
  • It does not support wireless charging.
  • Annoyingly, it has a lot of bloatware. The smartphone comes with a lot of useless pre-installed apps, which ultimately send spam notifications.
  • It seems this android mobile phone does not have an official IP rating, therefore making the customers a bit hesitant.
  • Also, the 3.5mm audio jack is missing.
  • The low light camera performance is not up to the mark, hence

5. Samsung Galaxy S10(Rs.49495)

This smartphone is admittedly compact is design as compared to other Samsung smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S10-Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S10-Smartphone

This smartphone has one of the finest S AMOLED screens in the recent smartphone market, hence making the display a treat to operate on. It’s safe to say that customers will surely be attracted to the phone as it comes cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S10, but not missing out on any of the major features. This smartphone is admittedly compact is design as compared to other Samsung smartphones. Consequently making it a distinct advantage.

Smartphone –Pros

  • It is priced considerably less than Samsung Galaxy S10+, without any compromise in the features. Therefore making that its standout selling feature.
  • This smartphone now comes with faster Wi-Fi 6.
  • The Qualcomm backed fingerprint sensor works well even with wet or greasy hands, hence making it a huge advantage.
  • This Samsung phone supports wireless power-share, definitely a very handy feature.
  • The company has given a heart rate sensor on the back.
  • It fits comfortably in your palms. Thus making it easy to use and handle.
  • Battery performance on the phone is great and will last you through the day.

Smartphone –Cons

  • It’s noteworthy the smartphones’ camera app misses out on the telephoto option.
  • While gaming for long sessions, this smartphone gets heated up a bit too quickly. Consequently, it hampers the gaming experience.
  • Also, the charging time of the phone is indeed slow, thus making it an inconvenience at times.

See a list of Top 5 best android phones under Rs.15000 here.