10 Best ANDROID Phones in India with Review & Ratings 2018

Updated on 2018-09-05 by Geetansh Arora

Best Android Phones in India

Till now, we have seen hundreds of new smartphones in 2018. This article is about the best of them. Best Android phones in India lists the best phones in the budget segment(under 10000), midrange segment(under 20000), budget flagships(under 30000) and premium devices which cost between Rs. 40000 to 60000 in India. The listed is updated with phones launched in or before September 2018.

The meaning of best is little different in this article. The best android phones are the flagship phones like the Samsung S9, OnePlus 6 but listing only those won't be helpful for our users. The flagships cost around 50000 or more and a lot of people can't afford it. This is why we have compiled this list of mobile phones with the best Android smartphones at various price points.

So what were the criteria to make this list? First was performance. No matter what the price is, the phone should be able to give lag-free experience with daily usage. This is the minimum we expect from all phones. So even the cheapest phones on this list are great at day to day usage and multitasking. The second was value for money. A lot of devices like Redmi Note 5 Pro and Realme1 offer a great experience at a low price. The third was USP. Smartphones which offer something new, different and useful like the Vivo NEX, which is one of the latest phones out there with powerful hardware and dual cameras.

We have listed 10 best smartphones on this list. You will find features, review, and ratings of all phones below. The list is long and has a lot of information. If you don't have a lot of time then just take a look at the list below and click on any phone to go directly to its details.

Let's take a look at the best Android smartphones in India.

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1. Xiaomi Poco F1

Poco F1

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 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

Best Price ₹20999



Brief Review:

Pocophone is a sub-brand of Xiaomi like Realme is of Oppo and Pocophone or known as Poco has launched its first smartphone in India on 22nd August 2018. Pocophone has left everyone amazed with a very aggressive pricing despite being powered by the top shot Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which we saw in the OnePlus 6 and the Zenfone 5ZPoco F1 comes with a notch display, a powerful battery, a good to go camera and everything that a user looking to spend 25k would look for. It smashes all the record of the value for money score and here in this review, we discuss the specifications, features and every detail on the Poco F1, which you as a prospective buyer would look for.

Poco F1 comes with a 6.18 inch Full HD plus display having a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. The display has a notch design which is slightly big and holds the front camera and the IR sensor. The software gives you the option to disable the notch if you do not like it and use the phone like a bezel-less display phone. The screen is of IPS LCD type and is of good quality with perfect brightness and no issues could be observed even using it in the direct sunlight with auto brightness. The one thing which we found a little weird are the thin bezels even above the notch which does affect its looks and design. 

On the build quality side, the Poco Phone comes with a polycarbonate body which is a small compromise comparing the beautiful and gorgeous glass design pattern which we see in the phones today. That does not mean the phone ranks poor on the build quality, overall it is good with metal in between back and front and is decent at the price point considering what all it offers as discussed below. The 8GB 256 GB variant comes in a Kevlar back material which is textured and looks better with a better build quality and is priced at 29k. You can take a look at the Kevlar variant here. The Pocophone is not a fingerprint magnet and there are no smudges as we see on the smartphones with glass designs. Also, there is a translucent case bundled in the box.

Coming to the highlight of this Poco F1, The Performance, and here everyone has their jaw dropped as we witness the all-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which till date was only seen in the budget flagship and the flagship smartphone. The Snapdragon 845 in a budget smartphone at 21k is totally insane and has put a big question in front of other manufacturers to think of what should they introduce next. Snapdragon 845 needs no introduction as it was seen in the OnePlus 6 and the Zenfone 5Z. It is an octa-core processor comprising of 4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver along with Adreno 630 GPU. The Poco F1 also witnesses the LiquidCool Technology, which keeps the CPU temperature maintained that allows the Snapdragon 845 to perform to its full capacity when you are gaming in the super heavy mode.

The phone comes with a 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256 GB with the hybrid micro SD card slot. Without any iota of doubt, the performance is mind-blowing and the RAM management is amazing, the multitasking is super smooth, the gaming performance is brilliant and we did not find even a small hiccup in our usage. The Poco F1 scores a massive 285302 on the Antutu Benchmark shattering any record that existed for a smartphone priced around 20000. On the GeekBench, the Poco F1 scores, 2467 on the Single Core and 9081 on the multi-core, and we would ask you, what else would you get for only Rs 20000. Full marks on the performance to the master of speed, Poco F1.

On the next important aspect of the Poco F1, the camera. Here we get a dual read camera placed vertically in the middle of the phone with 12MP Sony IMX363 + 5MP Samsung, f/1.75 sensors and dual LED flash. The colours in the photo look rich and the shots are pretty much detailed. The images are sharp and you are going to love it for 21000 bucks. Frankly speaking, the camera is not as great as the OnePlus 6 priced at 35000 but gives a tough competition to it.  There is support for 4K videos but the Poco F1 only supports Electronic Image stabilization (EIS) and does not support Optical Image stabilization (OIS). In the portrait mode, the edge detection in bang on and we could see even the hairline edges are very well aligned. There are some AI optimizations in the colours using the object detection. The low light shots are also very bright and contain very less noise, OnePlus 6 is better but only by a tad margin as it captures more light and has slightly better low light images. Also, OnePlus 6 has better image stabilization because of the presence of OIS and the difference could be seen in the videos recorded at 4K resolution of Poco F1 and OnePlus 6.

The front camera comes with a 20 MP sensor and it also supports the portrait mode. The shots are full of details and you might even look better than what you look in the real life. At the pricing of 21k, we are in love with what the camera has to offer. A budget flagship capability in a budget pricing in what Poco offers. The camera configuration, is similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro and people had questions that if the camera performance in any better? So here, we do not think we should compare, because the camera image quality on the Poco F1 is far better and class apart than the Note 5 Pro which is also directed by a far better image signal processor in the Snapdragon 845.  Poco F1 has the best ever camera seen in any phone in India for a pricing of 21000.

The PocoPhone F1, runs on MIUI 9.6 with POCO specific optimization and is build over the Android Oreo. Poco has promised an update to the MIUI 10 and also the Android P (Pie). The MIUI has some bloatware but the POCO has enabled the gesture recognition which if enabled on your device removes the three button from the bottom and reads your gesture for all the tasks, something similar to what we saw in the iPhone X.

Poco F1 not just comes with a massive processor but a huge battery life. it features a non-removable 4000 mAh battery and gives a screen on time of around 6.5 to 7 hours and with medium usage, you can easily run with the phone for at least 1.5 days. Fro the heaviest of usage, you may still see a battery backup for a full day, this speaks volume of the optimization that comes with the phone and the efficiency of the Snapdragon 845 processor. The Poco F1 has a USB type C port and supports Quick Charge 3.0(quickly charges up the first 20%) with a fast charger bundled in the box. The total time it takes for the charging is about 100-110 minutes.  Poco F1 is not water or dust resistant and there is no IP rating so keep it protected from any damage.

For the unlocking, Poco F1 comes with a fingerprint sensor just below the rear camera and is super quick. It takes less time than the blink of the eye. For the face unlocking, which is also very accurate and fast comes with an additional feature of IR sensor, which enables you to unlock the phone even in darkness. It has a stereo speaker where the main speaker is located at the bottom and the earpiece is used as the second speaker but you do not get a true stereo speaker like seen in the Zenfone 5z but it is decent enough for the pricing. 

After all this, we can just say that Poco has entered the market with a band and is a total game changer for the industry. Without any doubt, the Poco F1 is the best smartphone under 25000 and we can hear the trumpets of the thumping victory this Poco F1 from Xiaomi is going to blow.

The Poco F1 sale starts from 29th August 2018 and is exclusively available on Flipkart via the flash sale. For the 21k variant, you are going to see huge demand as was for the Note 5 Pro. There is a launch offer with Poco F1 where you can get additional Rs 1000 discount if you pay via HDFC credit and debit card.

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2. OPPO F9 Pro

F9 Pro

Features

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

Best Price ₹23990



Brief Review:

Oppo has launched the Oppo F9 and F9 Pro which are the successors of the last year's Oppo F7. The latest phones have some improvements, we won't call it a big upgrade. The F9 and F9 Pro are exact same phones with only one difference which is the RAM. F9 comes with 4GB RAM and F9 Pro comes with 6GB RAM.

The Oppo F9/F9 Pro comes with a very modern design. Oppo has ditched the rectangular notch which we have been seeing on almost every other smartphone. Oppo has come up with a new notch called as waterdrop notch. The notch is really small and houses the front camera. The bezels are minimal and screen to body ratio is over 90% which is excellent for a phone priced under 20000. 

The display size is 6.3 inches with Full HD Plus resolution and an aspect ratio of around 19.5:9. The display is beautiful with rich colors, good saturation, and contrast. Because of the small notch and thin bezels, watching movies or playing games on this device is a great experience. 

On the back, you will see some 3D effects. Oppo has used 2 colors on the back with diamond cuts which can be seen from an angle. It is a fresh design and you will love it if you are bored of seeing boring plain black or white backs. If you don't like flashy stuff then you might hate the back of Oppo F9. The phone comes in 2 colors: Red and Blue. Blue one is our favorite. 

The thickness is under 8mm and it weighs around 170 grams. You will find it comfortable in hand. One hand usage might not be possible though.

On the back, we have a fingerprint sensor and a dual camera setup. The Oppo F7 came with a single 16MP camera but this time Oppo has added a secondary 2MP depth sensor to help with portrait mode pictures with depth/bokeh effect. The front camera is the same 25MP shooter as we saw on the F7. The camera performance is similar to F7. The outdoor pictures look vibrant with good amount of details. The indoor pictures under low light conditions are not that great and not bad either. Oppo is using AI to enhance the pictures depending on the scene. The selfies look great as well. The phone will beautify your face using AI. If you don't like that, you can turn it off. Overall, it is a good camera phone with shots that are rich, vibrant and well balanced.

Under the hood, Oppo F9 and F9 Pro have a MediaTek Helio P60. Helio P60 is a very capable SoC with 8 cores out of which 4 are high-performance Cortex A73s while the other 4 are high-efficiency Cortex A53s, all clocked at 2.0GHz. For all your gaming needs there’s a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU which also works well. The hardware is powerful and power efficient and you won't face any day while day to day usage or gaming. On Antutu, you can expect a score of around 135000 which is similar to the score of Snapdragon 660. 

The Oppo F9 and F9 Pro pack a 3500mAh battery, which is decent capacity. Thanks to the power efficient SoC, you can expect a day of backup with heavy usage and 1.5 days of backup with low to medium usage. The phone comes with VOOC fast charging which is really fast. You can get 2 hours of talking with 5 minutes of charge. This is crazy quick. Oppo has bundled a 20W Fast charger in the box which is great. 

The Oppo F9 runs on Color OS which is a skin based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Color OS is a heavily customized skin and has a lot of bloatware. If you are someone who likes the look and feel of stock Android then Oppo F9 is not for you. If you absolutely hate the skin and like the phone then installing Nova launcher is a good option.

And to your caution, there’s no IP rating on this one so keep it as far from liquids and dust as possible.

The Oppo F9 is priced at 19990 and the F9 Pro is priced at 23990. We think F9 provides more value for money. The F9 Pro has just 2GB of extra RAM so spending extra 4000 for it doesn't make a lot of sense. 

Oppo F9 is a gorgeous smartphone with latest features at the decent price. Go for it if you need a fresh looking smartphone with good cameras, a powerful processor at around 20k.

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3. Vivo Nex

Nex

Features

  • 8 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM
  • 6.6 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black Colors

Best Price ₹44990



Brief Review:

Vivo Nex in its first impression looks like a perfect start from Vivo to compete with the likes of OnePlus 6. With such an innovation, a beautiful design, brilliant camera and a powerful processor, Vivo Nex seems to be a perfect recipe for the winning formula. We reviewed this powerhouse and here we bring the Vivo Nex Review. Let us look at each of the features, specifications in our review of the Vivo Nex and more about preorder and the launch offers.

The bezel-less display(18:9 aspect ratio) was the hot topic of 2017 and beginning of 2018 which was followed by the notch display. Vivo, Oppo, Honor and Asus were the first companies to adapt to the notch display quickly after the iPhone X notch became a hit.  While not all the brands have yet adapted to the notch display, Vivo seems to have found a new alternative to the notch display with a perfect bezel-less design and a motorized front camera.

Vivo with this Vivo Nex brings in a huge 6.59-inch display with a screen to body ratio of 91.24 and an aspect ratio of 19.3:9. There is no notch but screen all around with very minimum bezel at the bottom. It has a patterned back which shows different colourful design from different angles. Its no doubt but the device is an absolute gorgeous masterpiece.

The 6.59-inch display has a Full HD Plus resolution of 2316 x 1080 pixels. It is a Super AMOLED display as we see with most of the Samsung phones and these displays are the best. Though the PPI number might seem less for Vivo Nex, the colour reproduction, brightness and the viewing angles are perfect and top notch. The more the better and surely 1440p would have been better than the 1080p but the current 1080p seems to have made no major compromise in the quality.

Coming to the powerhouse, the processor and performance review of the Vivo Nex. Here also, Vivo has made no compromise to the performance capability and runs on the best Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor to offer the flagship grade performance.  It is the same processor seen in OnePlus 6 and Asus Zenfone 5Z and there is nothing better than Snapdragon 845. Vivo Nex scores a massive 262553 on the Antutu Benchmarks. Along with a very solid processor, Vivo Nex also packs an 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The performance is an absolute stunner and it easily handles multiple apps, heavy games and everything you throw at this beast with super ease. There is no single hiccup observed during our review of Vivo Nex.

Thanks to this performance, the gaming experience of this Vivo Nex was amazing. The top end games loaded very quickly and it was a treat to eyes to play them on such a big and beautiful display. There was no frame drops or lag observed while gaming on Vivo Nex. Now, it is time to talk about the most talked and amusing feature of the Vivo Nex, the Camera. Vivo has always been particular about the camera quality in all its phone ranges and does the same with the Vivo Nex.

Vivo Nex comes supports a dual rear camera with the primary 12MP sensor and a 5MP depth sensor for the bokeh(portrait) shots. It has the Sony IMX363 sensors and clicks very beautiful images. The images have deeper details and clarity with vibrant colours.  The portrait shots are perfect and the camera quality does not fall short of anything. Vivo Nex camera supports a 4 axis OIS(Optical Image Stabilization) and clicks great low light images. The smartphone uses AI Scene Recognition to beautify and enhance the images.

Vivo nex front elevated camera

In the front camera, Vivo Nex has an 8MP sensor and the more attracting feature in the motorized camera as in the above image. In the Camera app, whenever you switch to the front camera, there is a piece of hardware that pops out from the top of the smartphone which holds the 8 MP sensor camera.  The motorized camera goes back inside the phone whenever you close the camera app or switch to the rear camera. The images are full of details but the low light images tend to bring some noise. The front camera also supports bokeh shots. There is only one concern that there could be a lot of damage to the front camera module if the phone gets accidentally dropped with the camera elevated.

Vivo Nex also features AR stickers or both front and rear camera which look great. It also supports professional mode, where you can adjust the ISO, exposure, shutter speed and other factors to make the image look perfect. Talking about the camera quality, it is one of the best in this price range and gives a strong competition to the OnePlus 6. Full points to Vivo, for bringing the motorized camera concept to the Vivo Nex Smartphone. The motorized front camera concept was also seen in the recently launched Oppo Find X.

On the other features, Vivo Nex comes with an in display fingerprint sensor as was seen in the Vivo X21. The in display fingerprint sensor works smoothly and accurately but takes a fraction of second extra to unlock the phone compared to the normal fingerprint sensor. There is no face unlocking available as the front camera in hidden and only pops out when the camera app is switched to front camera mode. This Vivo Nex, comes with Screen SoundCasting technology. Here the smartphone does not have any earpiece for taking the calls but a motor sitting behind the screen and vibrates the display and you can hear it as you are listening via an earpiece.

In the Vivo Nex, there is a power button on the left side and a similar looking button on the right side which opens up the Google Lens application and a long press open the Google Assistant. Vivo Nex has a massive battery of 4000 mAh which is another positive point considering the flagship phone do not see such a big battery. It offers a battery backup of around 1.5 days and supports fast charging via USB Type C port. The inbox charger is rated at 10V 2.25A, and is a fast charger that takes about 40 minutes to charge around 50%. There is no MicroSD card slot but the 128 GB of storage should be sufficient for all the users. Vivo Nex supports proper dual sim usage and has a sim tray for two nano sims.

This smartphone runs on its custom FunTouch OS which is based on the Android 8.1 Oreo. The FunTouch OS is smooth with some bloatware. There is no IP rating on this phone so keep in safe from water and dust and this is the only negative point we see in this flagship Vivo Nex.

The perfectly crafted Vivo Nex comes has a couple of things in the inbox accessories. It has a Vivo branded in-ear style earphones, a rubberized case which is again of good quality, and a fast charger. Overall, Vivo Nex is a complete package for a budget flagship-grade smartphone and has a perfect value of money score. But you might feel irritated or uncomfortable initially with so many new things happening, especially if you are not much into love for technology.

With a motorized front camera, in display fingerprint sensor, perfect camera and crisp display, you are in for a complete fun with this Vivo Nex. Vivo Nex certainly is the frontrunner now to set the new standard for the future true bezel-less phones and other features. 

Vivo Nex Launch Offers

Vivo Nex is exclusively available on Amazon at a price of Rs 44900. It comes with amazing launch offers as follows.  With these launch offers, the Vivo Nex looks to be a great value for money phone.

Offer T & C
Flat Rs 4000 off with HDFC card Valid on any HDFC Bank Credit cards (EMI and non-EMI transactions) and Debit cards (EMI transactions).
 Extra ₹5000 off on an exchange Exchange any old smartphone and get Rs 5000 extra off compared to regular exchange value on Amazon. 
Assured buyback worth Rs 22495 Get a coupon to shop on  shop.vivo.com/in if you wish to upgrade to another Vivo phone after 9-11 months of usage.
One time free screen replacement  Valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.

Note that these launch offers are only valid with 16th August 2018.

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4. Asus Zenfone 5Z

Zenfone 5Z

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 6.2 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 8MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • 3300mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Silver, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹29999



Brief Review:

Asus Zenfone 5Z looks like a great bet from Asus for capturing the budget flagship market in India which is dominated by the likes of OnePls 6 and Honor 10. It has a very powerful configuration and some great features which makes it a true competitor in the budget flagship space. We are expecting Asus to be very competitive with the pricing and it can cost around 29999. We will update this review when the official pricing and unveiled. Let us talk about its specifications and reviews as a smartphone priced under 30000. The phone will be officially launched in India on 4th July 2018 and sale would start a week after that. It will be sold exclusively via Flipkart.

Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with a beautiful 6.3-inch display which has a Full HD Plus resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a notch design and the IPS display has a perfect colour reproduction. With a screen to body ratio of 90 per cent, the phone looks amazing. The back of the phone has a reflective design that looks attractive and stylish. Both the back and front are protected by a 2.5 D Gorilla Glass. Despite a big screen size, the phone is sleek, lightweight and is easily operatable by one hand. The display also has a feature where its colour temperature is adjusted automatically based on the ambient lighting conditions. Zenfone 5Z has a solid build quality and feels sturdy holding in hand. 

This Zenfone 5Z is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor as seen in the OnePlus 6, which is one of the best in the smartphones segment and scores heavily(274449) on the Antutu Benchmark. This smartphone has one heck of a performance, with the apps, usage and gaming even on the highest setting being super smooth. The performance with the most powerful processor is simply top notch. It has an Adreno 630 GPU  that basically escalates your gaming experience to an all new level. It can easily handle multiple games without any lag and no heating issues were observed. This phone has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage and comes in multiple variants. It also has a dedicated microSD card which can help expand the storage by 2TB.

Let us know talk about the camera part. It has a vertically stacked dual rear camera of 12 MP Sony IMX363 sensor and a 5MP sensor with 120-degree wide angle view. The camera performance is flagship grade and both the daylight and low light shots are amazingly beautiful with no shortfall observed. The images are sharp, clear and bright and have perfect saturation level. With a dual camera, it supports bokeh mode and has perfect edge detection. The front camera is an 8 MP sensor and clicks clear selfies and supports HDR, beauty, portrait mode among others. This phone also supports slow motion video and time lapse video and they look amazing.

There is also support for 4K video recording with the rear camera and it has OIS(Optical Image Stabilization) and EIS(Electronic Image Stabilization) that results is super smooth video recording without any noise or disturbance even while moving. The camera comes with an AI mode, where it automatically detects the type of object and recreates the captured image by adjusting the saturation level, white balance, to output the best images.

Inside the notch design, there is an earpiece and where front camera located. The earpiece also works as a speaker for stereo audio. This phone has a 3.5 mm jack and the phone only 7.8 mm thick. The box comes with an in-ear type headphones, a transparent case, a fast charger with USB Type C cable.  This phone supports fast charging and has a USB type C port. 

There is a fingerprint sensor on the back and uses the front camera for face unlocking. Both the methods are accurate and fast so you will not face any issue. This phone comes with the "AI Features". Apart from AI in the camera, it has AI boost that can be accessed from the drop-down menu when scrolled from the top and gives a one-time boost to the speed of the phone.  It also has basic applications of AI like AI charging, which optimized the charging based on the current charging percentage and improves the lifespan of a battery. It also has an AI in ringtone volume control that adjusts the volume of your phone depending on if you are in a noisy environment or not and can be a lot helpful at times.

It has a battery rated at 3300 mAh which can backup the phone for around a day. This phone runs on Android 8.0 with a custom ZenUI over it. The skin is smooth with stock android (no bloatware) and is user-friendly. There is no IP rating so you will have to keep your phone protected from dust and water.

Asus has launched Zenfone 5Z in 3 variants: 6GB 64GB, 8GB 128GB and 8GB 256GB. As you can see there are plenty of options to choose from. Price of 6GB 64GB is 29999, 8GB 128GB is 32999 and 8GB 256GB is 36999. We think the middle variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage provides the best value for money.

Overall at this price, it is a brilliant phone from Asus with perfect quality and performance and with no major shortcoming. Compared to the likes of OnePlus 6 and Honor 10, Asus Zenfone 5Z offers better value for money and makes it the best and our favorite budget flagship smartphone.

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5. LG G7 Plus ThinQ

G7 Plus ThinQ

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 6.1 inch Quad HD+ Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 16MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Platinum Colors

Best Price ₹39999



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LG has been a slow player in the smartphone market but has maintained the quality it is known for. This time LG has launched the LG G7+ ThinQ which is a budget flagship smartphone and seems to have perfectly delivered in each aspect on the smartphone. As with the latest trend, it has a notch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and a very superior camera. Let us find out the complete list of features, specifications in this review of LG G7+ ThinQ.

LG G7 Plus ThinQ comes with a 6.1-inch display which has a Quad HD Plus resolution(1440 x 3120 pixels). Talking about the display quality, it is an HDR screen and has a Dolby Vision Certification. It is amazingly bright which looks gorgeous and provides you with the best picture and visual quality and very punchier colours. On the design side, the front has a notch design which translates to an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and 564PPI. You get a corning gorilla glass 5 on the back which is sort of a fingerprint magnet but looks a premium smartphone.LG has also added a cloth in the box for cleaning the fingerprint smudges when you get them. There is a rigid aluminium frame in between the front and back given a solid hold to the smartphone. The phone is narrower compared to the standard design in other smartphone and is easy to hold in hand. The notch has an option to be removed if you are not a fan of it. 

On the performance side, LG has left no stone unturned and has made no compromise. LG G7+ ThinQ is powered by the beast Snapdragon 845 smartphone which is seen on the likes of OnePlus 6, Zenfone 5Z etc. The processing is supported with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. G7+ like the other smartphones 845 powered smartphones scored a massive 270000 on the AnTuTu Benchmark. You will never feel short on performance whatsoever you ask this smartphone to do. It has an Adreno 630 GPU that very well enhances your gaming experience and no lag or heating issues could be observed in our usage. So not much to talk on the performance as it can handle everything you throw at it. To expand the storage over the inbuilt 128GB, there is a hybrid sim slot that can expand the storage up to 512 MB.

Coming to the camera of the LG G7 Plus ThinQ, it has a dual 16MP(f/1.6) + 16MP(f/1.9) on the back. The f/1.9 sensor also has a 16mm lens for wide-angle shots and can easily capture about twice the normal frame. Here the camera captures perfect shots having the best in class colour reproduction and crispness in the image and works well in both well lit and low light shots. The portrait shots are also brilliant with proper edge detection. The front camera is an 8MP sensor which also supports bokeh shots, HDR mode etc and though the selfie clicks are really good and cover a lot of details but is a tad below when compared with the likes of the flagship phones like Samsung S9 or S9 Plus. Also, there is an option to vary the amount of blurriness(bokeh) you want to put in the image when it has been clicked.  Overall, the camera impresses us with its quality and features and certainly, LG has done a tremendous task for under 40k smartphone.

LG in this G7 Plus has put a special focus on the audio quality both via the speakers and the audio quality via the headphone jack. Here the speaker is a boombox speaker that is perfectly loud and amplifies the sound. The only disappointment here is the phone does not have a stereo speaker and the earpiece is not being used as a secondary speaker. The audio via the headphone jack is one of the best one compared to any smartphone and if you listen to a lot of music or watch videos, it will totally immerse you in the highest quality audio output. It uses the DTS X technology to deliver the excellent sound experience. LG has also bundled an LG branded in-ear styled earphone which is pretty good and has a top-notch quality.

The battery on this smartphone is rated at 3000 mAh and the box bundles an 18 W fast charger. There is a USB type C on the phone and the battery lasts for a complete day. This is because of the optimization LG has added optimization in the display and has low power mode to save the battery. Though, for a high-end user, the battery life may not last a complete day and charging may be required in between.

The phone runs on Android 8.0 and has an LG custom skin over it. The UI has very little bloatware but the interface looks clunky and cluttery compared to the standard UI seen in the other phones. You would take some time to adjust to the aesthetics of it. Also, LG has been very slow with the Android updates as the phone still runs on the Android 8.0 and not the 8.1 version. There is a separate button in the middle of the right side that by default launches the Google Assistant. The good thing is that they have added the feature to customize the functionality of the button.

Talking about the other features, we feel that it will be wrong calling this smartphone as a budget flagship, given it has all the flagship features seen in the likes of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Note 9 etc. Here the LG G7 Plus ThinQ has an IP 68 certification which means it is completely water and dust resistant and will not harm the device. Also, the device supports wireless charging. These are some features which have not been seen in the under 40k pricing. So LG has gone with a perfect pricing of the smartphone this time and introduced the flagship features in the budget flagship price point.

 

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6. OnePlus 6 64GB

6 64GB

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 6.3 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP+12MP Dual
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3300mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Mirror Black, Midnight Black, White Colors

Best Price ₹34999



Brief Review:

From OnePlus One in 2014 to OnePlus 6 in 2018, OnePlus has come a long way. OnePlus One was a stunning device with flagship specs at less than half the price. Things have changed a lot from then. OnePlus used to have no advertising budget and the OnePlus One offered very high value for money. Now, OnePlus spends a good amount on advertising and the price is going up every year. The price has increased by around 70% in last 4 years but OnePlus has managed to build a following so people don't really seem to mind the price increase. Let's talk about the latest OnePlus 6 now.

OnePlus 6 is probably the most beautiful phone made by OnePlus. The mirror black variant has a glass back and looks gorgeous. It is a bit slippery though which is obvious because of the glass back. There's also a Midnight black color and White color as well. The display on the front is 6.28 inches AMOLED panel with 19:9 aspect ratio. OnePlus has jumped on to the notch trend. If you hate the notch then there's an option in settings to remove it. The resolution of the display is still Full HD 2280x1080p. The display is sharp, bright and vibrant and we have no complaints. The display is covered by Gorilla Glass 5 which will protect it from scratches.

The cameras on the OnePlus 6 are same as the ones on OnePlus 5T. The pixel size has improved though which means low light pictures would be better. There is a f/2.0 16MP selfie camera on the front with 1um pixel size. There is EIS on the front camera as well which means videos will be stable. The front camera performance is good with good amount of details and accurate color reproduction. You can also take bokeh/portrait mode selfies from the front camera. The front camera is also being used for face unlocking which seems to work well.

The camera setup on the back is 16MP+20MP dual setup with same f/1.7 aperture. OnePlus is not using any telephoto lens or wide angle lens as the second sensor. The secondary sensor is just there to increase the level of details and improve low light performance. The primary 16MP sensor has both OIS and EIS which means the stabilization will be excellent. You can also record 4K videos at 60FPS and slow-motion videos are also supported at 240FPS 1080p and 480FPS at 720p. The camera performance of the OnePlus 6 is excellent. The portrait mode shots have a decent amount of blur with good edge detection.

The hardware inside the OnePlus 6 is very powerful. You get the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset with 6 or 8GB of RAM and 64, 128 or 256 GB of storage depending on which variant you choose. The device is blazing fast. The apps open and close really quick. No matter what kind or how many apps or games you open and use, you won't notice any kind of lag on this device. The performance is visible in benchmark scores as well. The OnePlus 6 scores around 270000 on Antutu Benchmark which is one of the highest scores as of May 2018. On Geekbench, OnePlus 6 scores around 2500 on a single core and around 9000 on multi-core. 

The battery inside the OnePlus 6 is 3300 mAh battery which is same as the one we saw on OnePlus 5T. The Snapdragon 845 is more efficient than the SD835 but the screen area on the 6 has increased so you will get almost same backup as 5T. On a single charge, it will last for a day with ease. If you are a heavy user then the Dash charging will come to your rescue. It can charge the device to 50% in just 30 minutes which is crazy quick. 

The OnePlus 6 is running on Oxygen OS which is almost stock Android 8.1 with some useful features and no bloatware as all. Powerful hardware and stock android helps OnePlus 6 to deliver great experience.

For audio, there are speakers at the bottom and the 3.5mm audio jack is still there. It is great to see that OnePlus is not throwing the jack away for no reasons as all like some of the other brands did.

The OnePlus 6 comes in 3 variants. The 6GB RAM 64GB storage will cost you 34999, the 8GB 128GB will cost you 39999 and the 8GB 256GB variant will cost you 44999 in India.

Overall, OnePlus 6 is an impressive device. It is not a big upgrade over 5T. The display is larger, the camera is a bit better and the internal hardware is even more powerful. It is a great device but we won't call it a flagship killer because the display is still 1080p, still no wireless charging and still no IP rating. OnePlus needs to work on those areas to make it a true flagship killer. 

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7. Vivo V9

V9

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.3 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • 3260mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Gold, Black Colors

Best Price ₹18990



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Vivo V9 is the latest smartphone launched by Vivo on 23rd March 2018. Vivo has always been focused towards the selfie camera, but this time, in addition to the Selfie Camera, Vivo has come up with many new features and yeah the notch as well. In terms of design, V9 looks mesmerizingly beautiful with a bezel-less display of 6.3 Inches Full HD+ display having 1080 x 2280 resolution. It is a FullView Display panel with19:9 aspect ratio (90% Body to Screen Ratio) and a notch at the top similar to iPhone X, but is smaller and narrower.

Talking about the specifications, Vivo V9 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 which scores approximately 67000 on the Antutu Benchmark Score. It has 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256 GB with a dedicated SD card slot and Dual sim usage.

In the camera department, Vivo V9 has a rear dual sensor of 16MP and 5MP which is placed vertically on the back. The Rear Camera produces perfect bokeh shots and uses AI techniques to improvise on the images. The dual camera has a wide angle lens so you can capture more in a single shot.  You can even shoot first and focus later, transforming every photo into an artistic masterpiece.

The front camera is a 24 MP sensor and reflects the inclination of Vivo towards Selfie, the selfie also supports depth/bokeh effect using Artifical Intelligence(AI) .V9 comes with AI Face Beauty that uses Machine Learning to find users' age, skin tone, sex and other features to "truly represent the person beauty". It also features a Selfie Lighting feature as was seen in iPhone X. So you will never be short of a great camera and selfie images anytime. It also has AR stickers for selfies which is just like Snapchat filters.

Vivo V9 also puts emphasis AI Smart Engine that is responsible to handle storage and app launching based on user behavior and AI Attention Scanning that lowers the volume of notification when the user is looking on the display. In terms of unlocking, it comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back and also supports face unlocking that again uses AI and Machine Learning (AI Face Access) that improves the accuracy of the Face Unlock Feature. Both the methods work smoothly and have very good accuracy.

On the Software front, Vivo V9 runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 which is a custom skin built over Android Oreo 8.1. The UI is clean and comes with many software features to ease your day to day activities. The battery of Vivo V9 is rated at 3290mAH and given the big screen size it lasts only for a day. Fast Charging is supported in Vivo V9 with the mobile getting fully charged in less than 1.5 hours  The battery is not a huge one to keep the check on the thickness and weight which just measure 7.9 mm and 150gm respectively. Vivo V9 is not water resistant or dust proof as it does not have any IP rating.

So if you are looking for a great camera setup and Fun of AI in your life, you can go for it, there is only one small disappointment that it runs 2 years old Snapdragon 626 which has been preceded by Snapdragon 630 and 636. Still, the overall performance is good and you won't face any lags while multi-tasking or gaming.

It is available both on Flipkart and Amazon at 22990 with different offers which can be checked on the links above. Overall, it is a great looking smartphone with excellent cameras. Go for it if your budget is around 25000.

Launch Offer on Flipkart: Flipkart is offering extra 2000 off on exchange. Plus, 5% instant discount (Rs. 1150) if you pay with HDFC cards. 0% Interest EMI also available.

Launch Offer on Amazon: Amazon is also offering extra 2000 off on exchange. Plus, 5% cashback in Amazon Pay if you with any credit or debit card. 0% Interest EMI also available.

 

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8. Samsung S9 Plus

S9 Plus

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 400 GB
  • 6.2 inch QHD+1440x2960p
  • Back Camera: 12MP+12MP Dual
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue, Purple Colors

Best Price ₹64900



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As it has been for the past couple of years, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is not the lone warrior Samsung unleashed before the world. The plus model, aimed at people who love big smartphones is named Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Same as Galaxy S9, the S9+ is not monumentally different from last years S8+. The device looks identical to S8+ with a few minor changes.

S9+ just like the S9 refines the best phone Samsung has ever made and takes it all the way further. It follows the same glass sandwich design with metal unibody and glass encasing. The brilliant infinity display is the one and the only thing on the front, which is 6.2-inch diagonally, Super AMOLED display with a breathtaking resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels at 18.5:9 aspect ratio (~529 PPI).

We don’t need to tell you what infinity display looks like, Its one of the best displays out there, probably the best on a smartphone if you can take a little over saturation of colors. The display topples iPhone X display to rank the best display. It is HDR10 compliant and with everything rest aside, in a nutshell, the display is the best in the market.

The Galaxy S9 Plus is not much different when it comes to performance from its smaller brother. The device is also based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 and is what you expect from every flagship in 2018. Where it is different from S9 is that S9+ plus gets high on RAM this time around, with 6GB RAM compared to 4GB on the S9. The tear through all your graphics workloads, Adreno 630 is onboard.

The device comes in two versions with 64/256GB of onboard storage which is also expandable up to 400GB using MicroSD. The slot is hybrid though so you cannot use 2 sim cards and a MicroSD at the same time.

Samsung is very proud of the cameras on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. This time around, Samsung has decided to create more distinction between S9+ and S9 by including a dual camera setup on the S9+ while S9 has to go with a single camera setup. Both the primary cameras on the devices are identical with variable aperture - the first in a smartphone. The primary sensor is a 12MP, f/1.5 + f/2.4 variable aperture sensor while the other one is also a 12MP, f/2.4 wide-angle sensor for depth information.

The smartphone retains the same 8MP f/1.7 sensor on the front as in case of last year’s Galaxy S8+. Galaxy S9+ also catches up to iPhone X with super slow-mo video capabilities which enable the smartphone to record at 960fps.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ similar to Galaxy S9 runs on Android Oreo, tweaked a lot by Samsung. The software is fast and responsive but carries a boatload of bloatware and redundant apps by Samsung. The UI is minimal and pleasing to the eyes.

The Galaxy S9+ is IP68 certified same as Galaxy S9 - so you can take it out in rain or close to a pool.

Finally, Samsung has put a stereo speakers in a Galaxy smartphone, up front. It keeps the headphone jack, which is certainly rare in 2018. The battery is a 3500mAh one which is not enough for a 6.2-inch smartphone in 2018. It will pull off the day if you are an average user, otherwise do keep a charger around. Talking about charging, Fast charging is available along with wireless charging on the Galaxy S9+.

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9. Redmi Note 5 Pro

Note 5 Pro

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 6 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Grey, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹14999



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Xiaomi has grown tremendously over last 2 years and disrupted the Smartphone Market to become the leader. This is credited to the success of Redmi 4, Redmi 4A and Redmi Note 4 which were bestsellers last year.  On 14th Feb, Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in India and is set to break and shake the industry again. Check out Redmi Note 5 here.

Redmi Note 5 comes with a 5.99-inch Bezelless(18:9) display which looks beautiful and marks the entry of Xiaomi in bezel-less phones in the budget segment. The infinity display has a resolution of 1080p Full HD Plus which good viewing angles and vibrant and punchier colors. Note 5 Pro has a metal unibody design and a very strong build quality, something inspired by the Redmi Note 4.

The display size, though, has increased to 5.99 inches, the size of the device is almost same as other 5.5 inch devices as Xiaomi has reduced the bezels. So if you are using a 5.5-inch device, you won't find any difficulty operating with Redmi 5 Pro. With no bezels, the navigation buttons move to On-Screen buttons.

On the Camera side, the smartphone does a wonderful job, it comes with a Dual Rear Camera with a Sony12MP sensor with f2.2 aperture and a Samsung 5MP sensor with f2.0 aperture. These 2 lenses on the back are stacked vertically, similar to something seen in iPhone X. The dual camera can take excellent portrait mode pictures with bokeh effect. Performance is similar to what we saw on Mi A1.

On the Front Camera, we have a special selfie-focused Sony IMX376 sensor, with a resolution of 20MP and f2.0 aperture. It is a great camera for selfies lovers. There is flash on the front side so low light selfies also look decent. Do note that the front camera is capable of taking portrait mode selfies as well with bokeh effect. During our initial test, the selfies came out sharp. The portrait mode worked well with good edge detection and blur effect. We think Redmi 5 Pro is probably the best selfie phone from Xiaomi.

Let's talk about video recording now. Redmi Note series has been weak with video recording as there was no stabilization available. But things have changed now and Redmi Note 5 Pro has EIS(Electronic Stabilization) so the videos won't be shaky and will look much better than other Redmi Series smartphones. In our initial tests, the videos looked good and stabilization also worked well. There's no option to record 4K videos so that a negative.

The camera on both front and rear does a brilliant job overall and you won't have any complaints given the price point at which Xiaomi offers all these features. This Camera performance of Redmi Note 5 Pro has a lot of improvements compared to Redmi Note 4(2017 Best Selling Smartphone) or the Redmi Note 5. Camera lovers won't be disappointed with Redmi Note 5's performance.

This budget beast gets a big boost in the processor department and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 which has an Antutu Score of around 1,10,000. Redmi Note 4 comes with Snapdragon 625 which scores around 65000 on Antutu benchmark. So by this comparison, the Note 5 Pro has 70-80% more processing power. 

It comes in two variants, one with 4GB RAM and other with 6GB of RAM clubbed with 64 GB of internal memory in both the variants, assuring of a power-packed performance with Smooth Multitasking and no lag or delay even with the higher end games. Xiaomi has used DDR4 RAM here which is a great thing because we don't really see DDR4 in budget phones. Only the flagship phones are using DDR4 as of now.

The back of Redmi Note 5 Pro has a curved back making it easier to hold and grip. There is a 2.5D gorilla glass on the display. With a strong build quality, great looks, this Note 5 Pro certainly feels nice in hand. Xiaomi has added a translucent silicon case in the box which fits the phone very nicely. Thumbs up to Xiaomi for adding a free case.

Redmi Note 5 Pro, comes with a fingerprint sensor that is quick in unlocking your phone. Xiaomi has added the face unlock feature in the first update. In our initial tests, the face unlock has been working great. It is quick and unlocks the phone in less than a second. Plus, it works even when your phone is about at waist height and you are looking at it. So, you can just take your phone out of pocket and look at it, it will unlock. You don't need to lift the phone to face height to unlock it. We liked the speed and accuracy of the Xiaomi's face lock. Also, it didn't work when eyes were closed so you don't have to worry about someone unlocking your phone when you are sleeping.

The Redmi Note 5 is not water resistant or dust proof as it does not have any IP rating.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is running on latest MIUI 9 which is based on Android Nougat 7.1.2,  which will surely be upgraded to Android Oreo in the near future. Those who love stock android won't like the MIUI interface so just go for Nova Launcher.

Still not able to hold what all this smartphone offer. Hold Tight. Apart from raking in the best features in all the departments, This Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a big 4000mAH which can easily last of 1.5 - 2 days in case of normal usage, given it comes with a power efficient processor. In first few days of use, we got 7 to 8 hours of screen on time which is excellent for a large 6 inch display phone with a powerful processor.

Our charging tests are still in progress and we will add results here soon. 

With ranking high in this department as well, Redmi Note 5 Pro, does not leave any point that can be strictly negative towards it.

Overall, Redmi Note 5 Pro is a great value for money smartphone which looks decent and performs well. If your budget is around 15k then go for it.

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10. Google Pixel 2 XL

Pixel 2 XL

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 6 inch Quad HD Display Plus 1440p
  • Back Camera: 12.2MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3520mAh Battery
  • Single Sim Device
  • Available in Just Black, Black & White Colors

Best Price ₹60999



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Well, Google’s into hardware and It's going super strong, which is quite reflective of this Android-flagship-redefined smartphone by Google. Pixel 2 XL device is an absolute love, nothing in the Android world comes close to it. Even after lots of controversies and issues, this smartphone sets a new benchmark for the Android world and we are loving it. Google launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at its October 4, 2017, Event.

Pixel 2 XL continues on the design of Pixel with a myriad of changes, yet the device feels so radically different and familiar at the same time. Google’s best features a sturdy metal build with rubberised polish on back making it easier to hold and feels nice in hand. It has an edge to edge full 6-inch display at a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2880 pixels at a PPI of 538 pixels per inch. We are no fan of the carnival oversaturation on Samsung displays, but this one is more soothing and natural, some might say it dull but it's very subjective and depends on person to person. Apart from that, the POLED panel has got a lot of controversies in its name for a lot of issues including burn ins in just a week. A lot of these issues are serious from a company like Google and some of them could be fixed by software, which Google must be hard working at. The other peculiar thing which is a trait of the display and cannot be corrected in the blue tint on the screen when the screen is viewed at some angle.

As with the flagships, Pixel 2 XL has the same beast Snapdragon 835, coupled with a decent 4GB of RAM. It packs 64GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. This one is an absolute performer in real life with no performance issues whatsoever. The Antutu benchmark score of Google Pixel 2 XL is around 1,70,000. Check out where the iPhone X and iPhone 8 stands.

Since the launch of Pixel 2, the mobile smartphone camera standards have been shattered. The Pixel 2 XL just excels at camera quality, with no arguments. The images are vivid, natural, crisp, with high dynamic range and superb white balance. We will just pause by saying that this is the best camera on a smartphone for 2017. Period. Google’s might in software and machine learning takes it ahead of the competition. On the spec sheet, Google Pixel 2 XL packs a 12.2-megapixel primary camera on the rear which has optical image stabilization and wide aperture, while the front has an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies. The camera is overall a big upgrade and main star of this phone. It works well in both daylight and low light conditions. Some of the land space shots in the low light were found to have some noise.

What’s not news is that the Google’s home run phone for this year runs on the latest and greatest Android 8.0 Oreo. With all the updates coming first and foremost to Pixel. Android 8 takes the Android experience forward with some great under the hood improvements, It's faster than ever and smoother than ever. This update to Android really alleviates some system-wide issues, elevating performance to new levels. It's all sweet and sweet if you get the Oreo update. With some great Pixel exclusive features such as Google Lens which can fetch contextual information from photos, like address, mobile number and could even tell the species of a flower,  Google Pixel 2 XL also has an active edge feature which allows you to launch the Google Assistant by squeezing the sides of the phone. With all these, Pixel 2 XL really makes a mark when it comes to experience.

What’s great is that you get a massive 3520mAh battery, which easily lasts for a day. With that energy efficient POLED panel, the battery lasts longer. Google has ALMOST got all the pieces right this time around with some top of the line hardware, exceptional software by Google and the power of AI right in your hands. It is really distressful that Google has not been able to cash on this superb smartphone, credits to all the controversies and issues that have engulfed the device. Whether it be the display issues, or difference in sounds from speakers, or even no OS on some devices. Google needs to up its game in quality and manufacturing to deliver the quality smartphones it wants to.  

As seen in iPhones, Google has also dropped the headphone 3.5mm jack in the Pixel 2 XL. The phone supports fast charging which has charge 90% in just about an hour.

As in other flagships devices, Pixel 2XL is also IP67 Certified, which makes it waterproof for up to 1 meter and 30 minutes, and completely dustproof, you can read more on the IP ratings here.

Overall, it delivers well but the controversies have played a negative tone to the phone, It has greatest of all camera and build quality. Certainly, the value for money score is lower in the flagships but they do offer the best of swift experiences.

Still have doubts about iPhone X or Pixel 2 XL? Check out our complete comparison of the duo.

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Google Pixel 2 XL Ratings

Smartphone Performance Rating of Pixel 2 XL

Performance

Design Rating of a top smartphone under Rs. 60k.

Design

Battery Rating of a best phone under 60000

Battery

Camera Rating of Pixel 2 XL

Camera

Software Rating of Pixel 2 XL

Software

Value for money rating of one of the best mobile under 60000

Value For Money

Google Pixel 2 XL Price and Available Offers

The price of Google Pixel 2 XL is around Rs. 60999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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This was our list of best Android phones in India as of September 2018. We hope the list was helpful for our users and you were able to find a new Android smartphone for yourself.