10 Best Face Unlock Phones in India (Under 10k, 15k, 20k, 30k)

Updated on 2019-04-26 by Geetansh Arora

Looking for a phone with face recognition feature? Take a look at our list of 10 best face unlock phones available in India 2019 under various price segments like 10000, 15000, 20000, 30000 and more. iPhone X made the face unlock feature mainstream and now almost all phones come with face unlock. Here we have tried to list the 10 best smartphones under various price points. All these mobiles phones have capable hardware to handle heavy use and games. You will also see some great selfie phones on this list. Do note that most of the phones use just the front camera for face unlocking while the iPhone X series come with dedicated hardware for face recognition and it is more secure.

1. Realme 3 32GB

3 32GB

Specs:

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.22 inch HD+ Display 720p
  • Back Camera: 13MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 4230mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Dynamic Black Colors

Realme 3 comes with a powerful MediaTek Helios P70 processor, a beautiful and well finished smartphone but does not bring anything extraordinary to the table. It faces competition from many phones in this segment of under 9000 and does not completely outcast them to be a clear winner. It is good for the price point but not compared to Redmi Note 7 available at Rs. 9999

Powerful Processor, Superior Looks, Dedicated SD card Slot, Good Battery Backup make it one of the best face unlock phones.

Pros: What's great?

  • Realme 3 comes powered with a powerful Helio P70 processor
  • The phone looks beautiful with the notch type design at front and a gradient color scheme at back
  • Battery backup of around 1.5 days with 4230 mAh capacity
  • Dedicated SD card slot available to expand the memory upto 256 GB.

Cons: What's bad?

  • The screen has a resolution of HD+ which should have been Full HD.
  • No 4K video support available on the camera

Realme 3 32GB Ratings

Performance Rating of 3 32GB is 8/10

Performance

Design Rating of 3 32GB is 8/10

Design

Battery Rating of 3 32GB is 10/10

Battery

Camera Rating of 3 32GB is 8/10

Camera

Software Rating of 3 32GB is 7/10

Software

Value for money rating of 3 32GB is 9/10

Value For Money

2. Samsung Galaxy A30

Galaxy A30

Specs:

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 6.44 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue Colors

Samsung Galaxy A30 is a gorgeous smartphone with a beautiful display. The processor is decent for a medium level users and the camera clicks great images. Fast charging, dedicated SD card slot makes it a good option at 17k price point. The only con is the polycarbonate body though the build is good.

Super AMOLED Display, Decent Processor, Good Battery Backup, Supports Fast Charging make it a great option on this list.

Pros: What's great?

  • Super AMOLED display with FULL HD Plus resolution is a treat to eyes.
  • Decent processor for the price range and performs without lag during multitasking.
  • Decent Camera Performance with great portrait and Ultra Wide shots
  • Supports fast charging with a fast charger bundled in the box.
  • Good battery backup of at least 1 full day with 4000 mAh capacity

Cons: What's bad?

  • Though the back looks premium but is built of Polycarbonate material.

Samsung Galaxy A30 Ratings

Performance Rating of Galaxy A30 is 8/10

Performance

Design Rating of Galaxy A30 is 9/10

Design

Battery Rating of Galaxy A30 is 9/10

Battery

Camera Rating of Galaxy A30 is 9/10

Camera

Software Rating of Galaxy A30 is 8/10

Software

Value for money rating of Galaxy A30 is 9/10

Value For Money

3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Redmi Note 7

Specs:

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.3 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue Colors

Redmi Note 7 is a brilliant value for money device for a budget segment. It comes with immersive looks clubbed with a powerful processor and a decent camera that clicks beautiful pictures given the price range of under 10000. Fast charging and a massive battery addition makes it the best phone in the under 10000 price range.

Pros like Beautiful Design, Excellent Camera Quality, Supports Fast Charging, Huge Battery Backup make it one of our favorite phones with face unlock.

Pros: What's great?

  • Note 7 comes with beautiful gradient color looks
  • Powered by Snapdragon 660 which is a powerful processor for a budget range device.
  • Type C port and support for Quick charge 4.0 for fast charging.
  • Camera performance is decent with the images being crisp and good color accuracy.
  • 4000 mAh battery easily provides a backup of more than 1.5 days.

Cons: What's bad?

  • Fast charger not available in the box.
  • Hybrid sim slot so you can either use it as a dual sim device or expand the storage

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Ratings

Performance Rating of Redmi Note 7 is 9/10

Performance

Design Rating of Redmi Note 7 is 10/10

Design

Battery Rating of Redmi Note 7 is 10/10

Battery

Camera Rating of Redmi Note 7 is 8/10

Camera

Software Rating of Redmi Note 7 is 7/10

Software

Value for money rating of Redmi Note 7 is 10/10

Value For Money

4. Samsung Galaxy S10E

Galaxy S10E

Specs:

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 5.8 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 12MP Dual
  • Front Camera: 10MP
  • 3100mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, White Colors

S10E is the economical version of Samsung Galaxy S10 and it doesn't cut many corners. The display is gorgeous, the camera performance is excellent, battery backup is decent and the phone can handle all games and apps without any issues. The 5.8 inch size also makes it easy to use with one hand. If you are looking for a phone at around 50000 then S10E is a great option.

Gorgeous Design, Beautiful Display, Good Camera Performance, Powerful Hardware make it a great value for money phone.

Pros: What's great?

  • S10E has a beautiful dynamic AMOLED display with HDR10+ support.
  • The processor is top of the line and can handle all types of apps and games with ease.
  • The camera performance is excellent in both indoor low light and outdoors well lit conditions.
  • The dual speakers deliver loud and clear sound.
  • S10E doesn't cut on flagship features like IP68 Rating and Wireless charging.

Cons: What's bad?

  • There's no telephoto lens and in-display fingerprint sensor on S10E.

Samsung Galaxy S10E Ratings

Performance Rating of Galaxy S10E is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of Galaxy S10E is 10/10

Design

Battery Rating of Galaxy S10E is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of Galaxy S10E is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of Galaxy S10E is 8/10

Software

Value for money rating of Galaxy S10E is 8/10

Value For Money

5. Oppo K1

K1

Specs:

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.4 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 3500mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue Colors

Oppo K1 is a feature packed phone and provides excellent value for money. There's nothing wrong with this phone except the UI and some bloatware. The AMOLED display panel is beautiful, in-display fingerprint works well, cameras take excellent pictures and battery backup is decent as well. This is the best phone under 15000 to 20000 as of Feb 2019.

Positives like Gorgeous AMOLED Display, Indisplay Fingerprint Sensor, Good Camera Performance, Smooth Multitasking make it one of the best phones under 20000.

Pros: What's great?

  • The AMOLED display panel looks beautiful and the bezels are very thin all around.
  • Snapdragon 600 handles multiple apps and games without any lag.
  • Both rear and front camera take really good pictures indoors and outdoors.
  • Triple sim slot means you can increase storage while using 2 sim cards.
  • In-display fingerprint sensor works well.

Cons: What's bad?

  • The UI is clunky and Color OS is bloated with a lot of customization and preloaded apps.

Oppo K1 Ratings

Performance Rating of K1 is 9/10

Performance

Design Rating of K1 is 8/10

Design

Battery Rating of K1 is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of K1 is 9/10

Camera

Software Rating of K1 is 7/10

Software

Value for money rating of K1 is 10/10

Value For Money

6. Honor 10 Lite

10 Lite

Specs:

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 6.21 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 13MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • 3400mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Sky Blue Colors

Honor 10 Lite is a decent midrange smartphone but does not offer anything stand out in the price range. It has a powerful processor and a beautiful design which makes it an attractive bet compared other dull looking smartphone in this price range but if you look for a high battery backup then this will not fit the requirement.

Things like Beautiful Design, Octa Core Kirin 710, AI Powered Camera, Full HD Plus Display make it one of the best face unlock phones.

Pros: What's great?

  • The waterdrop notch design with Full HD Plus display is a great combination.
  • Kirin 710 is a powerful Octa Core processor that handles multitasking without lag.
  • EMUI though has bloatware but comes with great useful features

Cons: What's bad?

  • No TypeC port available. No fast charging supported.
  • 4K video recording is not supported. There is also no video stabilisation available.

Honor 10 Lite Ratings

Performance Rating of 10 Lite is 9/10

Performance

Design Rating of 10 Lite is 9/10

Design

Battery Rating of 10 Lite is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of 10 Lite is 8/10

Camera

Software Rating of 10 Lite is 8/10

Software

Value for money rating of 10 Lite is 9/10

Value For Money

7. OnePlus 6T

6T

Specs:

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM
  • 6.41 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 20MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3700mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Midnight Black, Mirror Black Colors

OnePlus 6T is an amazing flagship smartphone that comes with a small upgrade from the OnePlus 6. There is a slightly bigger screen, waterdrop notch design, bigger battery and an in display fingerprint sensor to unlock. If you have a budget of 30000 to 40000, we would suggest you to pick this OnePlus 6T blindly for the great camera, fast charging and smooth operating system.

Snapdragon 845, Superior Looks, Great Camera Performance, Good Battery Backup make it a great option on this list.

Pros: What's great?

  • Big AMOLED display with Waterdrop notch display.
  • Snapdragon 845 is a powerful processor that offers good multitasking and speed.
  • Camera has been a great attraction with new features given the pricing of 40k
  • OnePlus 6T comes with bigger battery. Dash charging is something outstanding.
  • InDisplay fingerprint sensor works accurately but a little slower than the rear sensors.

Cons: What's bad?

  • There is no 3.5 mm jack and the box has a converter bundled.
  • There is no support for wireless charging yet.

OnePlus 6T Ratings

Performance Rating of 6T is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of 6T is 10/10

Design

Battery Rating of 6T is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of 6T is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of 6T is 9/10

Software

Value for money rating of 6T is 9/10

Value For Money

8. Apple iPhone XS

iPhone XS

Specs:

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 5.8 inch Retina Display 1125p
  • Back Camera: 12MP+12MP
  • Front Camera: 7MP
  • 2658mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Gold, Silver, Grey Colors

If you have 1 lac to spend and don't mind the closed software ecosystem and missing headphone jack then go for iPhone XS. It is a great smartphone overall but not worth the money. Phones like OnePlus 6 and 6T are better options which provide great performance at much lower price.

Gorgeous Display, Excellent Build, Good Cameras, Powerful Chipset make it one of our favorite phones with face unlock.

Pros: What's great?

  • The display on the latest iPhones is gorgeous. The colors are rich and viewing angles are great.
  • The phone looks stunning overall and has excellent build quality.
  • The A12 Bionic chip is the most powerful chip as of Q4 2018 and handles every app and game with ease.
  • The dual rear camera and the front camera perform really well in both outdoor and indoor conditions.
  • Overall experience is very fluid. There is no lag and everything works smoothly.

Cons: What's bad?

  • The base 64GB variant is priced at 1 Lac which is very expensive.

Apple iPhone XS Ratings

Performance Rating of iPhone XS is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of iPhone XS is 10/10

Design

Battery Rating of iPhone XS is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of iPhone XS is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of iPhone XS is 10/10

Software

Value for money rating of iPhone XS is 4/10

Value For Money

9. Vivo V11 Pro

V11 Pro

Specs:

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.4 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP+5MP Dual
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 3400mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Starry Black, Gold Colors

Vivo V11 Pro is the perfect midrange smartphone. It offers great design, beautiful display, powerful processor and great cameras. Plus, you get new features like in-display fingerprint sensor and IR face unlock as well.

Pros like Beautiful Design & Display, In-display Fingerprint, Great Cameras, Good Processor make it a great value for money phone.

Pros: What's great?

  • V11 Pro is a stunning looking smartphone. AMOLED Display on the front looks gorgeous.
  • Both front and rear cameras work great. Pictures have plenty of details with rich colors.
  • Snapdragon 660 is a good processor and is able to handle every task with ease.
  • Phone supports fast charging and comes with a fast charger in the box.
  • In-display fingerprint sensor and IR face unlock work well together.

Cons: What's bad?

  • Funtouch OS is heavily customized and is not easy to use.

Vivo V11 Pro Ratings

Performance Rating of V11 Pro is 9/10

Performance

Design Rating of V11 Pro is 9/10

Design

Battery Rating of V11 Pro is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of V11 Pro is 9/10

Camera

Software Rating of V11 Pro is 7/10

Software

Value for money rating of V11 Pro is 9/10

Value For Money

10. Xiaomi Poco F1 128GB

Poco F1 128GB

Specs:

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.18 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Graphite Black, Steel Blue Colors

Poco F1 from Xiaomi has a perfect recipe for success. It bundles the best processor, features best camera in the pricing on 20k which is close enough to the OnePlus 6, best battery life and a small compromise with the looks and the polycarbonate body. At the budget of 20k, you cannot get anything better the Poco F1.

Powerful Snapdragon 845, Outstanding Camera Performance, Liquid Cooling, Huge Battery Life make it one of the best phones under 20000.

Pros: What's great?

  • Poco F1 is a true powerhouse and offers super smooth performance and multitasking with Snapdragon 845
  • The camera performance is amazing and outstanding from both rear and front camera. Best Camera under 25000.
  • Supports Liquid cooling that allows the processor to work at full efficiency by maintaining the temperature.
  • IR based face unlock to unlock the phone even in dark. Gesture recognition support in the software
  • Huge battery life of at least 1.5 days with medium usage. Supports Quick Charge 3.0 and bundles fast charger.

Cons: What's bad?

  • There is bezel above the notch and a huge chin as well.
  • No Optical Image Stabilization in the camera.

Xiaomi Poco F1 128GB Ratings

Performance Rating of Poco F1 128GB is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of Poco F1 128GB is 7/10

Design

Battery Rating of Poco F1 128GB is 10/10

Battery

Camera Rating of Poco F1 128GB is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of Poco F1 128GB is 8/10

Software

Value for money rating of Poco F1 128GB is 10/10

Value For Money

Here is the summary list of 10 Best Face Unlock Phones in India (Under 10k, 15k, 20k, 30k)

Realme 3 32GB: 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage, 13MP Camera, 4230mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy A30: 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 16MP Camera, 4000mAh Battery
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage, 12MP Camera, 4000mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy S10E: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 16MP Camera, 3100 Battery
Oppo K1: 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 16MP Camera, 3500mAh Battery
Honor 10 Lite: 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 13MP Camera, 3400mAh Battery
OnePlus 6T: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 16MP Camera, 3700mAh Battery
Apple iPhone XS: 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 12MP Camera, 2658mAh Battery
Vivo V11 Pro: 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 12MP Camera, 3400mAh Battery
Xiaomi Poco F1 128GB: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 12MP Camera, 4000mAh Battery