TOP 10 Best Flagship Phones in India 2019 (Rs. 20000 to 1 Lac)

Updated on 2019-03-20 by Geetansh Arora

Best Flagship Phones in India

Looking for a premium smartphone with latest features and great looks? Here's a list of best flagship phones in India as of March 2019. We have included the latest phones like Honor View 20, OnePlus 6T on this list because of its great performance, bezel-less display, and dual camera. 

The price of these smartphones is between 20000 and 90000. So if you have a budget somewhere in between then you will be able to find a suitable smartphone for you. If you have a budget of around 30k then take a look at the best phones under 30000 in India.

So what all do you get in these flagship smartphones? On the front, you will see a bezel-less notch display of 19:9 aspect ratio which has been the trend of the year. The body is of metal or glass in most cases which gives them a premium look. Inside you will see Snapdragon 845 or 855 with 4GB, 6GB or 8GB RAM and 64/128/256/512GB storage. This hardware is very powerful and capable of handling heavy games and apps with ease. You will notice zero lag while multitasking on these devices.

Let's take a look at the best flagship phones in India. We have provided top specs and features of all smartphones with a brief review. Latest prices and buy links are also provided.

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1. Samsung Galaxy S10

Galaxy S10

Features

  • 8 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 6.1 inch Quad HD+ Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP Triple Camera
  • Front Camera: 10MP
  • 3400mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue, White Colors

Best Price ₹66990



Brief Review:

Galaxy S10 is the latest and greatest from Samsung for 2019. At the price point of Rs.66,900, the Galaxy S10 has been marketed to rival the Apple iPhone XR/XS and beat it in every aspect possible. What users are going to see is the new mixed metal and glass design that looks stunning in the eyes, combined with a new P2-inspired tri-camera system along with upgraded internals and the latest technology infused into the smartphone.

Having an edge-to-edge 6.1-inch display with very thin bezels the Galaxy S10 comes with what Samsung calls as an Infinity-O display that cuts a small oval on the top edge of the screen for the front-facing cameras. Having Qualcomm’s first ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner which unlocks the phone using soundwaves and having the capability of up to 1TB of storage (Now that’s what we call a pocket hard disk). Also, Samsung will feature 5G on this device, but it will come later.

While the new Infinity-O display will be a somewhat of obstruction for new users as it has the first punch hole camera in the family, spending some time with the phone will definitely make the users to become used to with the new display. Talking about the display, it has a 6.1-inch display with a Super AMOLED panel that has a Quad-HD+ resolution along with sloping edges and has HDR10+ support. These features make the S10 a visual delight and since the new display will be able to reach around 1200 nits of brightness as compared to the 600 nits on the previous S- series, HDR content at outdoor daylight won’t be a problem. The display panel is simply gorgeous and is a treat to look at. It is the best display we have ever seen on a smartphone to date.

Other than that, the S10 also features the new in display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor which has been showcased on phones like the Oneplus 6T and Huawei Mate 20 Pro but that was an optical sensor and was slow. Here the fingerprint sensor is lightning fast and works really well.

Enough with the screen, let us take a quick glimpse on the Galaxy S10 Camera which has a triple rear camera setup: 16MP+12MP+12MP. It does feature the same optically stabilized 12-megapixel main sensor of its predecessor which can shift between f/1.5 and f/2.4 and also a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle and another 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor. In terms of lens sensors, the 12 Megapixel wide angle lens does provide OIS with a 77-degree FOV in comparison to the 16 Megapixel Ultra-Wide which does not have any OIS but produces around 123-degree FOV.  

Judging by the pictures taken from the camera, it is wise to say that the although the Ultra-Wide photos do cover up a lot of scenery from the single lens, however, it still lacks in terms of quality in comparison to the 12 Megapixel telephoto lens and 16 MP wide angle lens. The overall performance of the rear camera is excellent and it takes great pictures indoors and outdoors with plenty of details, good dynamic range, natural-looking colors, and good contrast.

While the rear camera has not something special design-wise, the front, however, sets a new tone as being the 1st ever punch hole camera for Samsung the 10-Megapixel Front-facing camera takes great quality selfies for the users and when added with the AI camera  features such as Shot Suggestions, AI mode, and Bright Night Low-Light Mode, the  Samsung Galaxy S10 produces by far the best images offered by Samsung. And as for video recording is concerned, 4K recording at 60 fps with EIS is what the users get for the S10.

Now, let’s talk about what’s inside the Galaxy S10 that powers this beast up. The US variant of the S10 is powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset while the rest of the world get Exynos 9820 chipset. The Exynos 9820 is similar to Snapdragon 855 in performance and handles every app and game with ease. You can play games like PUBG at the highest settings without any lag whatsoever.

Coming to the RAM availability, the S10 has kept the 8GB RAM model as standard and users can choose between 128 GB or 512 GB of internal storage as standard. That’s a huge load of space considering the smartphone can support up to a revolutionary of 1 TB of Storage Space.

As for the OS the S10 arrives with the One UI on the Google’s Android 9 Pie which is quite simplistic in looks and offers a very smooth performance on the device without any bugs and lets the AI of the smartphone take additional steps for better performance by bringing in feature like the Bixby Routines that recognizes the users pattern of work and changes the connectivity of the phone according to it and also the Fast App launcher which learns the users app preferences on a time of the day and preloads those apps on the background so that they could run faster. And for gamers, the S10 has a vapor chamber cooling system for intense gaming on the phone and uses the Unity gaming Engine and Dolby Atmos for tuning sounds. 

Considering the battery life, a 3400mAh battery isn’t the largest when competing to the other phones in the market. But the device features fast charging which uses a USB Type C connector and additional features like Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 that’s Turbo Charges the S10 on the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Pad without any phone overheating.

Also, the Phone has Wireless PowerShare, so in case of any battery drought on your friend’s phone, just place any other Qi-enabled on the back of the phone and the S10 will charge that device without the necessity of using a Cable.  All total the phone is optimized for full day use in its battery life cycle. In addition to that, the Galaxy S10 is also IP68 rated waterproof so users may not face any problem in case you drop it in a pool or use it in rain.

Overall, Samsung S10 is a gorgeous looking device with a beautiful display, powerful internals, great cameras and plenty of extra features like wireless charging, IP rating, Dolby sound. If you have a budget of around Rs. 70000 then Samsung S10 is the phone you should buy. If you want to spend less, check out options like LG V40 ThinQ and Honor View 20 which are priced under 50000 in India.

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2. Honor View 20

View 20

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM
  • 6.39 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 48MP + 3D Sensor
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Blue Colors

Best Price ₹37990



Brief Review:

 

Honor View 10 came out last year and offered flagship like experience at a price of under 30000. It was a nice smartphone with powerful internals and a good camera. Honor View 20 looks like a big upgrade over View 10 and packs a lot of improvements. Is it the best budget flagship? Is it better than OnePlus 6T? Let's find out in our brief review below.

Honor View 20 comes with a fresh design and it is one of the best we have seen. The back is of glass and is super reflective. It reflects V pattern at different angles. The phone is built well and feels very solid in hand. It has a big battery but doesn't feel too heavy. 

The display on the front is a 6.4 inch LCD panel of Full HD+ 1080p resolution. The display has very thin bezels all around and there is no notch. The camera is placed inside a hole. Honor call it In-screen camera while some other manufacturers call it punch hole display. The camera is placed near the left top edge of the screen. The earpiece is in the top middle and is almost not visible. The display is good but not flagship grade at all. The Full HD+ resolution is mediocre these days and the display isn't too bright either. Color accuracy and viewing angles are decent though. 

The rear camera on Honor View 20 is a 48MP Sony sensor with a TOF 3D secondary lens. This is the first time we are seeing this sensor on a smartphone. The TOF 3D sensor is for mapping the depth of field and is useful in taking portrait shots, AR games etc. The primary 48MP sensor captures great pictures with natural colors, plenty of details and good dynamic range. Even in low light, the pictures captured looks really good. It is an impressive camera sensor and you will love taking pictures on your View 20.

The front camera(inside the display) is a 25MP sensor and it also takes some beautiful pictures. It does tend to beautify the face which is common on most smartphones. The pictures are well detailed and the bokeh effect looks natural as well. 

The Honor View 20 runs on Kirin 980 chipset which is the latest from HiSilicon and performs similarly to Snapdragon 845. It is built on the 7nm process and is very power efficient. There are 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage on View 20. Plenty of RAM and powerful chipset means this phone can handle multiple apps and games without breaking a sweat. Heavy games like PUBG also run smoothly. So, if you are a gamer, View 20 is a good phone for you. 

The View 20 comes loaded with EMUI 9 which is a skin based on Android Pie 9. EMUI has been renamed as Magic UI. It has some bloatware but it is well optimized so everything runs smooth. Plus, it has some nice features like dual apps.

The battery inside the View 20 is 4000 mAh and gives excellent battery backup. With low to medium usage, the phone will last for 2 days on a single charge and with heavy usage, you will get 1 to 1.5 days of battery backup. The phone supports fast charging and comes with a fast charger in the box The charger charges the phone from 0 to more than 50% in just 30 minutes. 

The phone doesn't have any MicroSD slot to increase the storage. Also, there is no support for Wireless charging and no IP rating as well. These are some of the features which define flagship but Honor has skipped all these.

At around 38000, Honor View 20 is a great option if you need a phone which looks great, takes excellent pictures and lasts long. If you need IP rating, Wireless Charging, and MicroSD slot then this is not for you. LG G7 is an excellent option which doesn't look as good but comes with plenty of features and is a proper flagship. If you are a OnePlus fan, then the 6T is a good option.

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3. LG V40 ThinQ

V40 ThinQ

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 6.4 inch Quad HD+ Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP Triple Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP+5MP Dual
  • 3300mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Grey, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹49990



Brief Review:

LG V40 ThinQ is LG's second flagship after the G7 ThinQ which was launched a few months ago. LG V40 packs few improvements over in the camera and display department. The internal hardware has not changed much. Let's take a look at the brief review of LG V40 ThinQ.

Design-wise, LG V40 looks like a normal flagship model with glass sandwich design. On the front, we have a 6.4-inch display and on the back, we have a triple camera setup placed horizontally. The design looks nice and the phone is a bit big but is lightweight and easy to use. It is slippery like other glass back phones and gets smudges easily. 

The display on the LG V40 is a Quad HD 1440p P-OLED panel. The display looks gorgeous and has deep blacks and bright whites. The contrast is not as good as what you see on Samsung flagships but it is not bad at all. The display gets sufficiently bright and sunlight legibility is good. This is probably the best display we have seen on an LG smartphone and we love it for its colors, sharpness and viewing angles. There is a notch on top though, which can be hidden via settings. The notch houses the dual front camera setup and the earpiece. 

The LG V40 ThinQ is powered by the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. There is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This is the configuration that you must have seen on other flagships this year. The hardware is powerful and is able to handle any task you throw at it. All apps and games run smoothly. 6GB RAM handles the multitasking well and you won't see frequent restarting of apps. 

The battery inside the V40 is 3300 mAh and will last for only a day with medium usage. The battery backup is not that great here. But you do get fast charging and wireless charging so if you are a heavy user, have a wireless charger at your office or just keep the charger in your bag. Wireless charging is fast but not crazy quick. In 30 minutes, the phone goes from 0% to 40% with the supplied fast charger in the box. 

The LG V40 ThinQ is IP68 rated so you don't need to worry about water splashes on it. You can use it in rain without any issues. Even with the IP68 rating, it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack and has a 32 bit DAC to drive the output. The sound via the 3.5mm jack is loud and clear and is a treat for audiophiles. If you like to listen to music via the speaker then you don't need to be disappointed. LG V40 comes with Boombox speaker and it is very loud. Just place your phone on a hard surface and enjoy the loud music. This is the best audio output that we have ever seen on a smartphone. 

On the camera side, we have a triple camera setup on the back and a dual camera setup on the front. LG G7 came with a dual camera setup where the second lens was a wide angle lens. Here. LG has added an extra wide angle lens and a telephoto lens as well. There is a 12MP color sensor, 16MP wide-angle lens and 12MP telephoto lens to zoom in without losing quality. The camera performance is excellent in daylight conditions. Pictures look very sharp and detailed with natural looking colors. Dynamic range is decent as well. Video recording via the rear camera is excellent and one of the best you can get. All 3 camera sensors produce high-quality footage and you get plenty of settings to tweak in the camera app. 

The front camera has never been LG's strong point. Here we do get a dual front camera where there is a standard 8MP sensor with a 5MP wide-angle lens. The pictures from the front camera look good with nice colors and a sufficient amount of details. It does struggle in low light though. 

Overall, LG V40 ThinQ is an impressive phone but not that big upgrade if you compare it to the G7 ThinQ. The G7 is available at around 30000 and the G7+ is available at around 40000 in India. So, the 49999 price tag of LG V40 looks high because the improvements in display and camera are marginal. Go for LG G7 if you have a budget of 30k and go for G7+ if you need 6-128GB configuration. OnePlus 6T and Honor View 20 are 2 other good options in the under 40k segment.

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4. OnePlus 6T

6T

Features

  • 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

Best Price ₹29999



Brief Review:

OnePlus is one brand that was built and has grown well on user loyalty hence becoming the leader in the flagship smartphone companies beating low value for money Apple smartphones. OnePlus 6T is the latest smartphone from OnePlus and comes with a few updates from the previous OnePlus 6 and a similar launch price. Let find out everything about the 6T is this brief review.

OnePlus 6T comes with a slightly bigger 6.41 inch Full HD AMOLED type display. This does not come with the Quad HD screen but it has perfect colors, saturation and brightness levels. There is a waterdrop notch at the top which holds the front camera, proximity sensor, and an earpiece. You do get the option to hide the notch if you do not like it. The bezels at the bottom are slightly reduced compared to the OnePlus 6. The fingerprint sensor has been upgraded to the in-display sensor and the headphone jack has been removed. There is a Gorilla Glass 6 to protect the screen from damage and the box bundles a back case to protect the back from damage as it is also glass. So overall OnePlus 6T is a refreshed design on OnePlus 6.  

It is powered by the topmost Snapdragon 845 which has now featured in a handful of smartphones with the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL being the latest entrant. The performance, without any iota of doubt, is the smoothest and there is no lag or hiccups whatsoever. The performance also gets a boost because OnePlus comes with the Oxygen OS which is one of the cleanest custom Android UI. On the hardware we have 6 GB and 8 GB RAM variants RAM with 128 GB internal storage. As with other Snapdragon 845 processor phones, the gaming and multitasking are super smooth and offer a great experience. There is no option to increase the storage and the phone only supports dual sim with no SD card slot.

Coming to the brief overview of the camera of OnePlus 6T, we see that the sensors remain the same as in the OnePlus 6 with some improved software features and functionality which will anyways be added to the OnePlus 6. On the rear camera, we have a dual sensor with a 16MP f/1.7 aperture which supports OIS - Optical Image Stabilisation and a 20MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture. The captures images look very much accurate in clours, sharpness, and brightness. The autofocus works really well and is quick. The camera app comes with many modes like the Pro mode, portrait mode, night mode, time-lapse, panorama, and a few others. The new night mode is used to enhance the low light photography by capturing more light and the phone does the job really well. HDR mode brings more details and makes the image attractive

The portrait shots in outdoor lightning come with proper edge detection and bokeh effect. No image looks over processed and proper details are captured in every click. The portrait shots in the low light images are good but not the best. They face some noise and not consistent all the times. The selfie camera has a 16 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and has EIS support. The front camera performance is also outstanding and can capture a lot of details with color accuracy.

In the video recording, the phone supports 4K recording at 60 fps with OIS while 4K recording at 30 fps only has Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS). All video recorded at 1080p or lower resolution gets the Optical Image Stabilisation. Overall the camera performance has not changed much compared to the OnePlus 6 but is the best pick in the given price range of 40k. OnePlus 6T scores a massive 98 points on the DXO Mark.

From the software perspective, OnePlus 6T has the custom Oxygen OS build over the Android 9 (Pie) and is one of the cleanest custom operating systems which is fast and not at all clunky. There are minimum bloatware apps and the OS has many useful features. 

For unlocking, 6T offers a major upgrade with In Display fingerprint sensor compared to the rear sensor on the OnePlus 6. The sensor is very accurate but not as fast as the rear sensor. The performance has certainly improved with the previous phones having a display sensor. The response is not a touch and go and takes a few extra milliseconds to unlock the phone. The face unlocks uses the front camera sensor and is super accurate and extremely fast as on the OnePlus 6. 

The battery has also seen a major improvement as it gets an upgrade from 3200 mAh to 3700 mAh and given the clean software, 1080P AMOLED display, we could get a Screen On Time of 5 to 6 hours that results in a full day or more of battery life. There is a USB Type C for charging and the phone comes with a proprietary Dash charger that can charge the battery to 100% in around 60 minutes and quick 35% in just 20 minutes. With the improved battery life and a fast charger, you will never face any issue with this phone. Despite the glass back, we still see no support for wireless charging on this phone.

To make the space for a bigger battery and an in-display fingerprint sensor, OnePlus decided to shun the 3.5 mm headphone jack as we saw on the other flagship smartphones. There is a bundled dongle in the box which you can use when you want to use headphones. 

This phone does not have any official IP certification but the company claims that the phone is rain and splash proof but we proactive is saving it from any dust or water damage as it is not covered in the warranty. 

Overall, OnePlus 6T comes with tiny and big 6 incremental updates over the OnePlus 6 and is a perfect flagship for anyone looking to spend only under 40000 and experience powerful performance, great camera, and super quick charging. For any reason, if you are looking for other option, Honor has listened to you with the launch of Honor View 20 which comes with punch hole display and great looks.

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5. Google Pixel 3 XL

Pixel 3 XL

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 6.3 inch Quad HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12.2MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP + 8MP Dual Camera
  • 3430mAh Battery
  • Single Sim Device
  • Available in Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink Colors

Best Price ₹73999



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The 2018 Google and Apple phones are here and they seriously mesmerize you with the quality they offer with the subtle spec sheet. The Apple iPhone XS and the Google Pixel 3 XL certainly have played a quality game in their yearly smartphone and especially with the camera. They are the true flagship and though they do cost a lot but if you are looking for a perfect experience, the money might not matter to you. Here we review the Google Pixel 3 XL which has the deepest notch ever seen on a smartphone and discuss the design, camera, and every feature Google has introduced with the 2018 Pixel smartphones. 

Google Pixel 3 XL, is the 2018 flagship smartphone from Google. It comes with a 6.3-inch notch display having a Quad HD resolution and a Samsung branded POLED display. Certainly, the display is the first and foremost part of a phone and Google has not even missed a pinch on the same. The screen is perfectly bright with punchier and vibrant colours that totally flattens and amazes you. The notch has been a topic of interest for everyone as it is one of the deepest notch seen on any smartphone just because it holds the one of the front speaker and the dual front camera. If you do not like it, Google has provided the option to disable it and uses it as a normal bezel-less smartphone.

On the design side, Google adds its masterclass which others have failed or not yet tried. Pixel 3 XL has a dual front and back glass design with an aluminium frame in between. The device looks sturdy while using and with the glass back also enables the wireless charging feature. With the Pixel 3 XL,  Introducing a dual tone back that is glass but does not attract fingerprint smudges. The lower portion which gets most of the fingerprint smudges is sort of textures(matte) while the top is glossy. The Pixel 3 XL just like the Pixel 3 comes in 3 colour variants, the Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink which are all amazing, especially the Not Pink, which adds a new shade to the colours and a new look. We are totally in love with how Pixel 3 XL looks and the overall design and feel just expect the big notch.

After the overview of the design and looks of the Pixel 3 XL, it is time to discuss the performance and the camera. First, the performance of the Pixel 3 XL, though we have not much to talk here given the Pixel 3 XL holds a Snapdragon 845 which is a tried and tested processor for the best performance seen on a smartphone. The OnePlus 6, the Asus Zenfone 5Z and the Poco F1 have all used it and the upcoming OnePlus 6T which also come with the Snapdragon 845. But on the RAM, Pixel 3 XL has only a meagre 4GB when comparing with the phones shipping with 6GB to 8GB. Not going with the number the RAM holds, the smartphone performs perfectly with no lag, no heating, no issues with any heavy game or high level of multitasking. So with the Google optimization of its software and the RAM management, the Pixel 3 XL scores really high. The AnTutu benchmark reports a score of 256805 which as expected in the league of other Snapdragon 845 smartphones. For the storage, Pixel 3 XL comes in 64 GB and 128 GB variants with no capability to extend the storage, i.e. no MicroSD card slot. Overall, the performance is super fast and fluid as one would have expected.

Before we start the Camera review, hold your breath as Pixel 3 XL comes with a lot for us to talk about as this is the feature, which Google specifically focusses on all the time and has shattered everyone's expectation and left us with an awe moment. 

The rear camera has a single 12.2MP f/1.8 sensor. Yes, that is just a single sensor which literally performs better than any other smartphone you have seen and that is what separates Google from everyone. The images captures are amazing, with perfect colour reproduction, sharpness and each and every minute details are well covered up on the camera. The photos are just insane and the camera works perfectly in all lighting conditions, bright daylight, normal light, artificial light, low light or even the super low light. For the portrait shots, the pictures will surely drive you nuts given the sharpness and quality of the edge detection and the bright perfect colours that are reflected in the Pixel 3 XL images.

The front camera comes with a dual 8 MP(f/1.8) sensor which is a wide angle lens + 8 MP(f/2.2) sensor which is an ultrawide angle lens. The camera app comes with a beauty (Face Retouching) mode which can be turned on or off based on what you are looking for.  The front camera also supports the portrait shots which are again awesome, the colours are bright, the edges are sharp and the level of details will keep you astound. It also supports the wide-angle selfie shots which are useful to capture multiple people in the frame or to capture the scene behind you.

The front camera also has a Top Shot feature, which takes a motion image and suggests and recommends the best frame from the clicks. There is also a Photo Booth feature which uses your smile as a gesture to click the photo. These are some features every selfie fanatic person would love to use. The camera settings have the HDR+ toggle on/off mode, the on/off mode to alert if the camera sensor has dirt on it. It also has the option to store the RAW(DNG) + JPEG files if you like to play with the photos later by yourself and a setting to store the videos efficiently that will need less storage. The video quality is also amazing. Pixel 3 XL supports both OIS and EIS to give you the best shot videos The rear camera supports the 4K videos at 30 fps but not at the 60 fps.

Overall, the camera is something out of the box and surely the best you will get in this Universe at least for the next year when Google introduces its next phone.

Pixel 3 XL also introduces a Digital Well Being feature with an aim to help you optimize the usage of the apps on your phone. You can literally see how you have spent each and every minute on the smartphone and maybe block the app usage if you exceed the set limit (for say 15 minutes) for the day. This can help you control being on social media or playing games for a long long time.

Now is the perfect time to introduce the Google Pixel 3 XL newest feature that you have not seen anywhere. The screen calling. This feature allows you to read the text version of what someone is speaking on the call on the other side. Suppose you are in a meeting or at a very noisy place and your phone rings, you can simply ask the AI to reply based on the option you select from the screen and see the text version of what the person of the other side speaks. The AI presents you with the possible options to choose from and converts into a reply to converse despite being not able to take the call by yourself. Isn't this really cool?

Google Pixel 3 XL, its 2018 flagship has one disappointment apart from the tons of good things it offers. The Battery. It has a battery rated at 3430 mAh which is decent and with normal to the medium level usage you can go for a full day easily. This is an improvement over the Pixel 3 which gets a power brick of 2915 mAh that does not last for a complete day with medium usage. Also, Google has intelligently bundled the 18 W fast charger in the box which can give you a talk time of 6-7 hours in just 15 minutes. As we had already discussed above, the Pixel 3 XL with its glass design also supports the Wireless charging and more and more people are getting used to it no wire charge. 

Google Pixel 3 XL runs on the latest Android 9.0 (Pie) and is amazingly smooth fast and clean.  For unlocking, there is a fingerprint sensor at the back which is super quick and accurate. Additional Pixel 3 XL has also dumped the 3.5 mm headphone jack and only has the USB Type C. Also again for your ease of usage, Google has bundled the USB Type C headphones which do not require a converter dongle to the 3.5 mm. Though the box also bundles the Type C to 3.5 mm converter if you like to put on your own old headphones or earphones to use. Pixel 3 XL also has an IP68 water and dust proof certification that protects your phone if you accidentally happen to drop it in water or if it comes across a lot of dust.

Overall, we believe Google Pixel 3 XL is a perfect smartphone looking to spend around 70k in India. With the best camera, fast charging, wireless charging, IP68 certification, this phone is a complete practical phone one would look for in the next 2 to 3 years before the industry bursts with something new and extremely special. Hope you loved our review. If yes, don't forget to give a thumbs up on our facebook page.

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6. Apple iPhone XS Max

iPhone XS Max

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 6.5 inch Retina Display 1242p
  • Back Camera: 12MP+12MP
  • Front Camera: 7MP
  • 3174mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Gold, Silver, Grey Colors

Best Price ₹73999



Brief Review:

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max are 2018's flagships from Apple. The XS is a small upgrade over last year's iPhone X. The build quality of the phone is excellent as always and the phone looks and feels very premium. The XS and XS Max are very similar, the main difference is the display size and battery capacity. 

The Apple iPhone XS Max comes with a large 6.5-inch display. It is a Super AMOLED display and it is one of the best available as of Q4 2018. It is sharp and bright with rich colors and great viewing angles. The display is covered by glass. The back is also covered by glass. Apple claims this is the most durable smartphone glass in the world. But we have seen people reporting scratches in just a few days so if you want to protect it, a tempered glass would be a good choice. The XS version comes with a 5.8-inch display. The overall size of the XS Max is similar to last year's iPhone 8 Plus, it just has thin bezels so don't worry about the phone size.

The iPhone XS Max comes with a dual rear camera on the back. The setup is 12MP+12MP where one sensor has a f/1.8 aperture and the secondary sensor is a telephoto lens with a f/2.4 aperture. The telephoto lens helps to zoom into the subject without losing image quality. On the front, we get a 7MP camera for your selfies. The camera numbers aren't that great but the performance is. The latest iPhone XS and XS Max can take beautiful shots in both daylight and low light conditions. Pictures look great with the good amount of details and saturation. The dynamic range is great as well. The camera performance is certainly better than last year's iPhone X but it is still behind phones like Pixel 3/3XL. 

The latest iPhones are powered by the A12 Bionic chipset which is made by Apple. A12 Bionic is a powerhouse. It is way ahead of Snapdragon 845 which is the best in the Android space. The iPhone XS scores over 3,00,000 in Antutu Benchmarks which is an exceptional score. Geekbench and 3D Mark show a similar trend. There is 4GB of RAM which means iPhones are finally getting a similar amount of RAM as Android flagships. The 4GB RAM and A12 Bionic chipset makes a powerful combination and takes care of any task you throw at them. There's no game or app that the latest iPhones can't handle. Performance wise, this is the best you can get. 

The latest iPhones come in 3 variants: 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. It is good to see the base variant at 64GB. Most people would be fine with 64GB but if you are someone who likes to keep a ton of stuff on their phones then go with the 512GB variant. 

The iPhone XS Max comes with a 3174 mAh battery which is a weird number like always. Considering the large 6.5" display size and powerful A12 chipset, the battery size isn't great but Apple likes to keep the phones slim so compromise with battery is unavoidable. Apple has optimized the OS well so the battery backup is decent. You can get through a day easily with normal usage. Heavy users might need to plug in around evening. The latest iPhones support fast charging but the fast charger is not provided in the box which is disappointing. Paying 1 lakh for a phone and not getting a fast charger with it? How is it even possible? The charger that comes in the box is really slow and will take more than 3 hours to fully charge the device from 0 to 100% so it is best to plug it in at night and go to sleep. Wireless charging is also supported. You can check out our list of best wireless chargers.

There's no headphone jack and no fingerprint sensor. The dongle to connect the 3.5mm headphones is also not provided in the box this time. FaceID is there and it still works great. The latest iPhones have IP68 waterproofing rating so if you drop the phone in the pool or toilet, no need to worry about it. The glass might break through which is a different story. 

The latest iPhone XS and XS Max are dual sim devices which is a nice upgrade as a lot of people want to use 2 numbers on the same device. Apple is using one esim and one nano sim. The esim can be enabled by the network operators and the nano sim works as usual.

The iPhone XS Max runs on the latest iOS 12 which is well optimized and has no major bugs. Everyday usage is nice and smooth with no issues at all. Plus, you will get software updates for maybe next 5 years or so which is something other manufacturers need to learn from Apple. 

The 64GB variant of the iPhone XS Max is priced at 109900, the 256GB variant will cost you 124900 and 512GB goes at 144900. They are super expensive prices and are not for everyone. If you have a budget of 1 lac to 1.5 lac and you are ready to stay in a closed ecosystem then iPhone XS is the best you can get. If you don't want to spend this much and still need a great experience then go for something like OnePlus 6T or Google Pixel 3.

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7. Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB

Poco F1 256GB

Features

  • 8 GB RAM | 256 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 ₹27999



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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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8. 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 ₹27999



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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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9. 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 (Check out the best wireless chargers)These are some features which have not been seen in the under 40k pricing. So LG has gone with perfect pricing of the smartphone this time and introduced the flagship features in the budget flagship price point.

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10. HTC U11

U11

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 2048 GB
  • 5.5 inch Quad HD Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Sapphire Blue, Solar Red, Amazing Silver, Brilliant Black Colors

Best Price ₹43999



Brief Review:

HTC announced the very famous HTC U11 in May 2017, which was released later in June 2017.  The smartphone boasts a clean and premium “Liquid” design with glass and metal components. The back of the phone is a liquid glass, that looks amazing and is shiny but attracts a lot of fingerprint, which needs to be cleaned. The device has a big 5.5-inch screen upfront which is a super LCD Panel, at a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio making a giant pixel density of ~534 PPI. The display is an absolute stunner with vivid and accurate colours. On top of that beautiful screen, you have a corning gorilla glass 5 making the device scratch resistant as well. 

The phone is not the thinnest at 7.9mm and weighs a decent 169 grams. At the heart of this beauty is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, coupled with a massive 6GB of RAM. This translates to super smooth multitasking performance in daily usage as you can see the specs are flagship-grade and so you shouldn’t expect anything less from HTC U11.  There’s not much to talk about performance here,  for the numbers’ sake, HTC U11 has a GeekBench score of 6125 on multi-core which is on the top end of the spectrum, the same reflects with a single core score of 1993. On the AnTuTu Benchmark score, the HTC U11 is a true performer with a jaw-dropping score of 177343, something very equivalent on the lines of Google Pixel 2 XL. In real life, bet you won’t find any lags at mostly anything you can throw at this smartphone. It doesn’t get hot while using, but intense gaming over longer durations might make the mercury go up. What’s great is that HTC U11 comes with 128GB of onboard storage that’s just twice the tradition which as it turns out is expandable up to 2TB via MicroSD. 

The HTC U11 carries the same astonishing camera performance found in HTC smartphones. The primary sensor on this beast is a 12MP and f 1.7 aperture with all the usual specs, Auto Focus, Phase Detection slow motion video recording and more. The camera is great and the DxO mark score of 90 speaks for itself. It's not as good as the Pixel or the new iPhones but it certainly is top of the line, for a common man you won’t be able to discern between. 

On the front, you have a 16MP sensor for selfies, with which it doesn’t leave you anything to complain about.  The wider aperture lets more light into the sensor making it a great companion for low light photography. The snaps are great with natural colours not too much saturated like the ones of the Galaxy lineup.  There’s also pro-mode in the camera app for greater control. Dynamic Range on this one is absolutely staggering. Images come out sharp and clean even in suboptimal conditions. The front camera lacks autofocus and isn’t exactly on the level with the rear sensor, still, it gets the job done nicely.

The HTC U11 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, which is getting the Oreo update now. YAY! Android Nougat is no doubt a year old OS but certainly isn’t bad. The Android experience on HTC U11 isn’t close to stock Android but it's not that annoying as well. HTC U11 as with other flagship devices shuns the headphone 3.5mm jack and bundles a converter and Type C in-ear headphones in the box.  HTC U11 debuts with the squeeze edge feature that lets the phone perform any default set feature by squeezing the sides of the phone, this feature can also be seen in Google Pixel 2 XL.

The HTC U11 seems to be promising with the battery as well with a big 3000mAh battery that easily lasts a day with 5 hours of screen time. With normal usage, it can last easily for more than a day, the cherry on top being Quick charge 3.0, with the bundled fast charger. HTC U11 is one of those flagships which supports dual sim but with a hybrid sim slot, with 128GB of internal memory, this should not be an issue for most of the users.

Its worth mentioning that HTC’s flagship also is IP67 certified that makes it a tough smartphone for water and dust resistance. Read the detailed IP rating description here.

HTC U11 at the first look might seem overpriced but is not, the performance, build and brand quality it offers is seamless. If you are looking to try some great flagship experience, leaving apart the Google and Apple phones, this phone is deemed to offer an enthralling user experience.

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