The ₹30,000-₹40,000 price bracket for smartphones, especially in India, has seen a bunch of options that can go toe-to-toe with flagship level smartphones in almost every aspect. Devices like OnePlus 6T, Honor View20, Nokia 8.1, Apple iPhone 7 Plus fall under this price bracket and although they are available for a relatively lower price range, these smartphones by no means compromise on performance.
Let us take a look at the best smartphones available to us under ₹50,000
The latest offering from Honor has been making news since its launch especially because of its punch-hole camera. The other highlights of the device include 4,000mAh battery and 48MP rear camera. Along with a 48-megapixel camera, the Honor View 20 comes with a ToF secondary sensor which helps in 3D mapping and depth-sensing.
In terms of performance, the View 20 packs Kirni 980, which is a 7nm processor from Huawei, coupled with 6GB of RAM. The View 20 ticks all the boxes without burning a hole in your pocket. The highlights of the phone’s performance include its camera quality and battery backup. The base storage model of the Honor View 20 will cost ₹37,999, while the 8GB RAM variant is priced at ₹45,999.
The 8.1 model from Nokia is an all-rounder. The device offers smooth performance, good camera, and stable battery life at the starting price range of ₹26,999 for the base model.
The phone features a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with PureDisplay technology. The device offers premium built with its metal frame and glass body design. Although the Nokia 8.1 does not pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC like its rivals, it does not compromise on performance either.
Nokia 8.1 is an Android One device and runs on Android 9.0 Pie. The device comes with a dual camera setup with a combination of 12+13-megapixel sensors.
OnePlus has emerged as the flagship killer for a few years and every offering from OnePlus stands up to its title. The OnePlus 6T is no exception. Packing the Snapdragon 845 coupled with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 630, OnePlus 6T is a beast in terms of performance. The OnePlus 6T features an in-display fingerprint sensor which is quite fast given it is integrated under the glass display of the phone.
Oneplus 6T comes with some major camera upgrades over the OnePlus 5T and provides quality images even in low light scenarios. OnePlus has ditched the headphone jack with the 6T but also increase the battery capacity from 3300mAh to 3700mAh.
The device is available for ₹37,999 for the 6GB/128GB model. The 8GB/128GB and the 8GB/256GB models are available for ₹41,999 and ₹45,999 respectively.
LG recently launched its V40 ThinQ in India and the device comes with all the specs that can be expected from a flagship smartphone. The main highlight of the device is its camera. The LG V40 ThinQ packs a triple rear camera with a 12-megapixel primary camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera.
The phone is available for a starting price of ₹44,990.
The LG V40 THinQ comes with a 6.4-inch QHD+ FullVision OLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, IP68 water, and dust resistance rating, MIL-STD-810 certification, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad-DAC audio, and DTS:X 3D surround sound experience.
The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is expandable up to 2TB via microSD card.
The phone is backed by a 3,300mAh non-removable battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
The Samsung Galaxy Note-series is in a league of its own. With its huge edge-to-edge screen and a stylus pen, Samsung sets its Note-series apart from other smartphones in the market. Although a bit aged, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 still packs the performance that could put most other smartphones to shame. The phone makes up a case for itself in this price bracket with its stunning camera, fast performance, and interesting software features.
The Note 8 comes with 6.3-inches 2K SAMOLED. Powered by Exynos 8995 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM, the Note 8 can pretty much take everything that you throw at it including fast-paced graphic demanding games and high-quality video playback.
The 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant of the Note 8, which was launched at ₹67,900 is now available for a price of ₹50,000.
Last but not the least, Apple iPhone 7 Plus official price listed on the company’s India website is Rs 49,990. The price mentioned, however, is for the 32GB variant which might seem less comparatively. Although the iPhone 7 Plus is relatively an older phone, it can still square off with flagships in terms of camera and performance.
The iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 12MP rear cameras with support for bokeh mode, 5.5-inch Retina HD display, and A10 Fusion chip. The iPhone 7 Plus does not feature an edge-to-edge screen, however, and relies on Touch ID.