Best Phones under 50000 in India (June 2021) – Geekman

The Indian smartphone market is saturated and there are a lot of options to choose from in every budget. While you need not spend thousands of rupees to get a good-performing smartphone anymore, thanks to companies like Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Realme for bringing decent overall performance at a decent price. But if you are someone who would love to have a premium device with top-of-the-line performance, excellent design, and wouldn’t mind burning some extra cash, then you must opt for a flagship device.

On a similar note, in the current market scenario, one must spend about forty to fifty thousand rupees to own a flagship. If you are looking for the best phones under 50000, you have ended up in the right place. In the ocean of smartphones available in the market, it gets a bit tough to find a device that suits you. Hence, we have compiled a list of some best smartphones under 50K in India.

Before we get started, let us discuss why should one opt for a flagship over a budget or mid-ranger in India. Well, flagship devices are the best of what the company could offer in that particular time period. Generally, companies do not compromise here and do bring a lot to the table. For starters, you’d be greeted with features like wireless charging, unique designs, premium build, stereo speakers, working auxiliary cameras rather than useless depth or macro sensors, high-resoultion displays, and obviously a flagship processor.

The majority of these aforementioned features do not make their way into the midrange or the budget smartphone world. With that said, let us quickly get started with the list of best phones under 50000 Rs, shall we?

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These are the best phones under 50000 Rs that you can buy today

  1. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
  2. OnePlus 9 5G
  3. iPhone 11
  4. Vivo X60 Pro
  5. ROG Phone 5
  6. iQOO 7 Legend
  7. Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
  8. OnePlus 9R
  9. Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
  10. OPPO Reno5 Pro

1. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE best phones under 50000

Samsung Galaxy S20 series is arguably the finest smartphone series launched last year. But, with retail costs topping at around 1 lakh rupees for some variants of the Galaxy S20 lineup, it has become an arduous task to recommend it for the buyers. Well, the Galaxy S20 FE is the watered-down version of the original S20 and despite having the S20 moniker, the South-Korean giant has released the device at an amazing price. For under Rs 50000, you get a 120 Hz display, 5G connectivity, triple rear camera with 30X space zoom, and the list go on.

As the name itself suggest, the FE or the Fan Edition is targeted towards the fans and is made available in six colors. Obviously, to give everything a fan need at this price, Samsung had to cut a few corners to keep the price low. For starters, the display is limited to Full-HD+, rather than the QHD+ found on the Galaxy S20’s. On the bright side, Samsung still retained the 120Hz refresh rate making it one of the nicest phone screens in the price range.

Although Samsung had to go with plastic back, in the day-to-day usage scenario it wouldn’t matter as the majority of the buyers end up using a case. A phone that is designed to cost less has to inevitably compromise on the internal hardware. Sure, the Snapdragon 865 SoC on the Galaxy S20 FE is not the fastest in the world but is still one of the finest optimized SoC’s launched by Qualcomm. Gaming, editing, day-to-day task, and you name it, the Galaxy S20 FE can get those tasks performed smoothly, thanks to the latest One UI. All this is backed by a 4500 mAh battery which again is not the biggest battery, but it gets you throughout the day.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Excellent display that owes a lot to the 120Hz display
  • Various colors to choose from
  • Powerful triple camera system
  • 5G out of the box
  • Not a Chinese phone. (For those who are into anti-China protests and all)

Reasons to Avoid:

  • The fingerprint sensor can be finicky at times
  • The cameras have Samsung’s goofiness. Weird optimization
  • Does not come with a fast charger. (But, hey! Galaxy S21 lineup does not come with a charger itself)

Specification:

  • OS: Android 10 with OneUI
  • Display: 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display, 2400 × 1080 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 
  • Memory: 8GB RAM LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable up to 1TB with microSD
  • Rear Camera: 12MP primary lens (LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, 79˚ FOV, OIS) + 8MP Telephoto lens (32° FoV, f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 3X Optical Zoom, Up to 30x Super-Resolution Zoom) + 12MP 123° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture
  • Front Camera: 32MP lens with 80° wide-angle lens and f/2.0 aperture
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST, USB Type-C audio
  • Extra: IP68 Water and dust resistant, Optical Fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 4500mAh battery with 25W fast charging, WPC Qi wireless fast charging, Wireless PowerShare

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2. OnePlus 9 5G

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OnePlus 9 5G

The Oneplus 9 is our second choice on the list of best phones under 50000 Rs. OnePlus 9 5G is a middle brother in the recently launched OnePlus 9 trio. This launch pattern is definitely a step forward for the company’s portfolio as when taken the Nord into the consideration, you can understand that there is a pattern here which is OnePlus smartly placing one phone at every price point. On a similar note, gone are the days when OnePlus phones guaranteed an excellent value. With all the carrier tie-ups and partnerships, OnePlus is clearly failing to deliver flagships at an affordable price.

While the OnePlus 9 is a clear example of that, it does not mean that the phone is bad by any means. With its 9 series, the company had fixed its most annoying flaw, courtesy of a partnership with Hasselblad. OnePlus 9 is all about cameras as there are not a lot of differences from the OnePlus 8T here. The major difference between the OnePlus 9 and the 9 Pro is with the tertiary telephoto camera and a few other flagship perks. But as for the performance and build, OnePlus did not cut any corners here.

The device packs the Snapdragon 888 SoC and comes with 8 or 12 GB of RAM. OnePlus 9 goes toe-to-toe with the Galaxy S21 and the S21 Plus. With Oxygen OS, smoother than ever display, and excellent build, the OnePlus 9 is one of the best phones under 50000 in India.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Excellent display with 120Hz refresh rate and viewing angles
  • Fastest phone money could buy right now
  • Oxygen OS 11 enhanced UI
  • Stonishing cameras with Hasselblad color science technology
  • Ships with a 65W fast charger in the box
  • Not a Chinese phone. (For those who are into anti-China protests and all)
  • OnePlus’ alert slider.

Reasons to Avoid:

  • While Hasselblad’s color science shines, the camera suffers to produce sharp images during the low-light scenarios.
  • The placement on an in-display fingerprint is not ideal for all hands.
  • While the back of the device is made of glass, the frame itself is plastic

Specification:

  • OS: Android 11 with OxygenOS 11
  • Display: 6.55-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels), 120Hz refresh rate, 1100 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 888 
  • Memory: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • Rear Camera: 48MP primary lens (1/1.43″ Sony IMX689 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, EIS) + 50MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2 aperture, 1/1.56″ Sony IMX766 sensor) + 4cm macro, 2MP monochrome camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP with Sony IMX471 sensor and f/2.4 aperture
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 (ax 2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, USB Type-C, USB Type-C audio, NFC
  • Extra: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 4500mAh battery with Warp Charge 65 Fast Charging, 15W Qi wireless charging

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3. iPhone 11

iphone 11

After a lot of price cuts and discount sales, here we are looking at one of the best smartphones under 50000. In general, a smartphone gets a lot of price cuts only if it is not being sold. Despite being the best selling smartphone of Q3 2020 with over 10 million units sold, iPhone 11 is still going strong even after the launch of the iPhone 12 series. Thanks to superb cameras, fast performance and excellent battery, making it the easiest iPhone to recommend to buyers.

The iPhone 11 comes in six colors and unlike the iPhone 12, the colors are not pale here. But do note that the bezels here are thicker than any X, 11, or 12 series of devices. Just like any other modern iPhone, you will get a huge notch, which at this point is not worth mentioning at all, given millions of users are using it without any complaints. On a similar note, the majority of the sensors including the Face ID scanners are located in the notch itself. Being an iPhone user myself, I can assure you that Face ID tech is the most advanced and high secured system.

But then again, every technology has its flaws. The Face ID does not work when you are wearing a mask. Given the pandemic situation staying at least for a while, it is a major drawback. Although iOS 14.5 update pushes a feature where you can unlock the device wearing a mask, you would require an Apple Watch to be connected for that. The cameras can get the job done and can outperform the majority of the devices on the list. Apple’s A13 Bionic that powers the device is on par with Snapdragon 888 and crushes it during some tests. The only thing that we do not like here is the usage of LCD screen tech rather than the OLED tech that other smartphones in the list use.

Reasons to Buy:

  • A13 Bionic SoC is on par with Snapdragon 888 and is powerful
  • Excellent brand value and aftermarket service
  • Various color options
  • Compelling ultrawide camera
  • Superb Audio quality

Reasons to Avoid:

  • No telephoto camera
  • LCD Display looks cheap when compared with others
  • Huge notch and thick bezels
  • Does not ship with a fast charger
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Specification:

  • OS: iOS 13
  • Display: 6.1-inch LCD 326ppi Liquid Retina display with 1792×828 pixels
  • Processor: Six-core A13 Bionic 64-bit processor
  • Memory:
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB,256GB
  • Rear Camera: 12MP wide-angle main lens ( f/1.8, optical image stabilization, True Tone flash,) + 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera
  • Connectivity: Gigabit-class LTE up to 1.6Gbps, Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS with GLONASS
  • Extra: IP68 Water and dust resistant, In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: Built-in rechargeable battery with Qi wireless charging, fast charging

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4. Vivo X60 Pro

Vivo X60 Pro

A few years ago, if someone told me that influencers would recommend people to buy a Vivo phone at 50000 rupees, I would have laughed at them. Because the Vivo back then is precisely a cheap phone maker with a ton of bloatware and is targeted towards the selfie fans with their moonlight cameras and whatnot. After staying under the realm for a while now, Vivo is back with a banger. At the time of creating this guide, the company had already launched around six different devices in the series.

The USP of this smartphone has to be its camera. Just like its predecessor, the X60 Pro comes with a gimbal camera with much improves stability. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC making it a champ when it comes to its performance end. For those unaware, Vivo has secured rights to ZEISS branding to reiterate its commitment to the whole endeavor.

On a similar note, let us talk about cameras. Having the camera lens propped on a micro gimbal, the device produces 5-axis stabilization and is unique on many levels. In fact, you can see the camera moving around on the back of the device. But sadly, the stabilization would not work at 4K 60 FPS. It is also worth noting that even at 4K 30 FPS, the device uses a standard stabilization rather than a gimbal. If you are wondering the gimbal is only limited to 1080P, luckily on both 30 FPS and 60 FPS.

The design looks premium but does not have that 2021 vibe to it. To explain the design and build in words, it is a svelte glass-aluminum body with curved display edges, a frosted back, and a corner located point camera island with a minimum branding of both Vivo and ZEISS. The whole device looks serious or formal to be precise.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Sturdy and premium build
  • 120 Hz AMOLED display with good viewing angles
  • The gimbal on a smartphone camera, kudos!
  • Excellent performance
  • Leading camera features and performance
  • The macro camera is out of the world

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Battery life is decent at best
  • Lacks IP rating
  • No wireless charging
  • Fun Touch OS is a joke
  • Preinstalled bloatware
  • No NFC

Specification:

  • OS: Android 11 with Funtouch OS 11.1
  • Display: 6.56-inch Full HD+ AMOLED, 2376×1080 pixels, 120Hz
  • Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 870
  • Memory: 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB storage (UFS 3.1)
  • Rear Camera: 48MP primary lens ( Sony IMX598 sensor, f/1.48 aperture LED flash, Gimbal Stabilization 2.0 + 13MP 120° ultra-wide lens + 2.5cm macro (f/2.2 aperture) + 13MP 50mm portrait camera (f/2.46 aperture, 2x optical zoom)
  • Front Camera: 32MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, Type-C Audio
  • Extra: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 4200mAh battery with 33W fast charging

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5. ROG Phone 5

ROG Phone 5

ROG Phone 5 is a gamer’s paradise and the best gaming phone under 50000 Rs budget. If you are a gamer or a multi-tasker who wouldn’t mind carrying a bit bulky but a head-turner, then ROG Phone 5 is for you. This phone makes mobile gaming a bit more tactile and fun, to say the least. There are two built-in touch-sensitive buttons just for gamers that can be mapped for certain tasks. Well, you might argue that one would not need a gaming phone to play games on Android. But, the ROG’s raw power and helpful add-ons go a long way.

For starters, there is a secondary charging port to prevent awkward holding during the charge and there is a headphone jack. The device uses a 6.78-inch custom AMOLED display which is made by Samsung. The colors here are super punched and it has to be the finest display on any gaming phone right now. If you are someone into benchmarks, the device will manage to score around 3670 in multi-core testing. The performance is unmatched and to combat throttling, there is a cooling technology where the internals have been engineered for even heat dissipation. Audio quality is also a part where the device shines. There are two amazing speakers on the front and the headphone jack is tied to a quad DAC.

Just like any other gaming phone, the main issue here is with cameras. I mean, the images turn out good but with less detail and washed-out colors. It is worth noting that Asus skips the telephoto lens. Instead, the Taiwanese giant chose to go with a macro sensor. All this is backed by a whopping 6000 mAh battery that is super hard to kill in a day if you do not play games.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Out of the world performance
  • Excellent gaming features and accessories
  • Gorgeous AMOLED display with 144 Hz refresh rate
  • Various gaming modes and features grounded on stock Android
  • Powerful speakers and DAC
  • Presence of a headphone jack
  • A secondary charging port is a thoughtful addition
  • The secondary display is cool to have and carry around
  • Fast charging at 65W

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Cameras aren’t its best charms
  • Night mode sucks
  • Gamer aesthetic and heavy build is not everyone’s fancy
  • No wireless charging

Specification:

  • OS: Android 11 with ROG UI
  • Display: 6.78-inch Full HD+ 144Hz OLED display, 2448 × 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 888
  • Memory: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB storage (UFS 3.1)
  • Rear Camera: 64MP primary camera (Sony IMX686 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture) + 13MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4 aperture) + 5MP macro sensor with f/2.0 aperture
  • Front Camera: 24MP front-facing camera
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, Galileo(E1+E5a), NavIC(L5), QZSS(L1+L5), USB Type-C, NFC
  • Extra: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 6000mAh battery with 65W HyperCharge fast charging

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6. iQOO 7 Legend

iQOO 7 Legend

Ever since Vivo introduced its sub-brand iQOO, it always managed to come out of the left field and manage to stun the audience. iQOO devices do have a lot of potentials but are majorly let down in the country because of various reasons. For starters, iQoo devices are squarely aimed at gamers. But, the iQOO 7 Legend is not just for gamers. It a perfect all-rounder. This device also follows the ideology of using a powerful SoC in an affordable phone. The design is very appealing and BMW fans will definitely love the back here.

The device takes complete advantage of its partnership with the BMW M Motorsport DTM team and features the brand colors resulting in a distinct identity. The same design helped the device to win the Red Dot Design Award this year. The camera is a bit high making it a bump on the back and the overall placements of everything resembles the Vivo X60 series. Do note that the shoulder keys found on the iQOO 3 are gone making it an all-rounder like mentioned earlier.

Just like every other phone in this price bracket, the device features a 120 Hz display refresh rate. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC making it one of the fastest phones on the list. But, a chipset is not always everything right. It’s the other components that bring a change. Luckily, every component on the iQoo 7 legend is just as bleeding-edge including the UFS 3.1 storage, the largest vapor cooling chamber onboard, LPDDR5 RAM, and various software level optimizations.

As for optics, we have a primary camera of 48 MP which is a Sony IMX598 sensor. A secondary 13 MP wide-angle sensor with a 120-degree field of view and lastly there is also a monochrome sensor with 2x optical zoom. The device itself can click some exceptionally good images. Coming from the house of Vivo, it’s expected. 2021 is without a doubt a year for Vivo and its camera optimizations. The iQOO 7 is backed by a 4000 mAh battery which is manageable to run throughout a day.

Reasons to Buy:

  • One of the finest all-rounders at this price
  • Low Price
  • Game frame rate interpolation works well
  • Fastest ever wired charging at 66W
  • 300 Hz touch resampling rate
  • Largest vapor chamber on any phone
  • 4D Game vibration

Reasons to Avoid:

  • No support for HDR streaming
  • The software experience is not the best
  • Battery life could be better

Specification:

  • OS: Android 11 with Funtouch OS 11.1
  • Display: 6.62-inch Full HD+ AMOLED, 2400×1080 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 888
  • Memory: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB storage (UFS 3.1)
  • Rear Camera: 48MP primary lens (f/1.79 aperture, LED flash, OIS + EIS) + 13MP 120° ultra-wide sensor (f/2.2 aperture and macro option) + 13MP portrait camera (f/2.46 aperture, OIS, 2x optical zoom, 20x digital zoom)
  • Front Camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.2,GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C, Type-C audio
  • Extra: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery with 66W super-fast flash charging

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7. Xiaomi Mi 10 5G

Xiaomi Mi 10 5G

The Mi 10 is the next and seventh choice on this list of best phones under 50000 Rs. After being called the king of mid-range smartphones in the country for a few years now, Xiaomi has decided to step into the premium market. Xiaomi has launched its Mi 10 5G back in 2020 and it is still one of the finest devices that you can buy at around 50000 in India. The device itself is great with a premium design, a smooth 90Hz display, and a high-end chipset on board. Before you start cursing Xiaomi for going with 90Hz with Mi 10 5G, it is worth noting that, all its competitors including the likes OnePlus 8 series came out with a 90Hz display back then.

As for the design itself, there is nothing groundbreaking here. For what it is worth, it embodies all the latest flagship smartphone trends. The design language is more or less similar to Vivo X60 Pro, with those serious looks and all, but the camera array is what makes the design looks a bit different, in a good way. Xiaomi has gone nuts with the display here. Name a display feature, Xiaomi got you covered. But, like most of the current-gen flagships, the display is not narrow here. Despite being a hefty bar, the device feels small when you hold it.

The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Sure, it’s not the fastest SoC in the world, but it is the most optimized SoC from Qualcomm. And in the day-to-day usage scenario, you wouldn’t feel a difference unless you test it with a Snapdragon 888 powered device side-by-side. Cameras are one part where Xioami has improved themselves over the years. The optimization is so good that sometimes there is no need to edit or color grade the images. With that being said, let us talk battery. Xiaomi Mi 10’s battery clocks in at 4780 mAh. It is very hard to burn out the juice in one day without playing games, courtesy of MIUI. Battery optimization is one such place where MIUI shines at.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Premium design
  • Magnificent display with punchy colors
  • Fast Wireless Charging
  • Best in class performance
  • Hard to kill battery life

Reasons to Avoid:

  • No telephoto camera
  • MIUI is not everyone’s fancy
  • In-display fingerprint is not so fast

Specification:

  • OS: MIUI 11 based on Android 10
  • Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 865
  • Memory: 8GB LPPDDR5
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.0
  • Rear Camera: 108MP primary lens ( 1/ 1.33″ Samsung sensor, f/1.69 aperture) + 13MP 123° ultra-wide-angle (f/2.4 aperture) + 2MP depth sensor + 2MP macro lens (f/2.4 aperture)
  • Front Camera: 20MP front-facing camera
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 6, MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1 + L5), NFC, USB Type-C, Type-C audio
  • Extra: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 4780mAh battery with 30W/PD3.0 fast charging 10W wireless reverse charging

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8. OnePlus 9R

OnePlus 9R

Check out the OnePlus 8T. Oh, damn… Check out the OnePlus 9R, the latest and greatest addition to the company’s portfolio. Don’t get me wrong for calling the device 8T there. I mean, for all practical reasons, 9R is a remastered version of 8T. I mean, it’s not totally a bad thing, right? OnePlus 8T is arguably one of the best Android devices, so is the OnePlus 9R. The device is tailor-made to fill the gap between company’s midrange Nord and high-end 9 devices.

The device has to be the most affordable offering in the company’s flagship portfolio. The device is touted as a gaming phone and it packs Snapdragon 870 instead of the 888 found on the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. But do note that there is not a lot of performance gap here. And the chipset has to be the only thing that has technically changed between the OnePlus 8T and the 9R. And yes, there are a few design changes too. It is worth noting that Hasselblad did not make its way to the 9R which is a good thing. Skipping Hasselblad enables OnePlus to keep the prices lower.

The design is a place where OnePlus never fails to impress. Even the slightest addition makes a massive difference on the company’s devices. The colors, sides which curve elegantly, and lightweight form… OnePlus 9R is a feast for compact lovers. Practically saying, OnePlus’ strong suit is performance and 9R is no objection to that. Camera’s though, well, typical OnePlus processing and not extravagant. But, the cameras get the job done. There is a 4500 mAh battery on board and luckily OnePlus did not cut any corners with charge speeds. OnePlus 9R supports Warp Charge 65.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Ergonomic Design
  • Excellent display with 120Hz refresh rate
  • 65W Fast Charging
  • Good for gaming
  • Oxygen OS smoothness and best-in-class performance
  • Light build

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Mediocre Camera performance
  • No IP Rating
  • Not a lot of changes from 8T

Specification:

  • OS: Android 11 with OxygenOS 11
  • Display: 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 870
  • Memory: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1
  • Rear Camera: 48MP primary lens (Sony IMX586 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, OIS + EIS) + 16MP ultra-wide lens (Sony IMX481 sensor, f/2.2 aperture) + 5MP macro camera + 2MP monochrome
  • Front Camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS+ GLONASS, USB Type-C, Type-C audio, NFC
  • Extra: In-display fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos
  • Battery: 4500 mAh battery Warp Charge 65 Fast Charging

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9. Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro

The premium smartphone market is on the rage right now. With iQoo and OnePlus entering the market with their premium budget offerings, Xiaomi has loaded its guns with Mi 11X Pro. On the paper, the 11X Pro could potentially be a threat to the majority of the phones on the list, courtesy of excellent hardware at an effective price. For under 40000 INR, you get a lot. For starters, the device is powered by the latest and greatest Snapdragon 888 SoC. Featuring a large AMOLED display with minimal bezels and a small punch-hole, the facade of the device looks amazing.

But the back is where all the magic happens. Take a look at the camera setup. Damn, that back! That’s my initial reaction. All the devices in the Mi 11 series have stunning rears, thanks to the in-house designers at Xiaomi. But, do note that the fingerprint is embedded in the power key despite having an AMOLED display. It is an absolute shocker at this price. The speakers and audio here are great with a stereo speaker setup on the top and bottom. While you cannot find the IR sensor on the device, it is said that the sensor is embedded in one of the speaker grills.

As for the optics, the device shoots some great images if given good lighting. Lowlight is not where it can produce usable images. Despite being a 108 MP sensor, by default, the image saves at 12 MP (pixel-binning and all that). Ultrawide can produce distortion, as one can expect. The colors are punchy and sharp given the MIUI camera’s optimization. The telemacro camera is a worthy addition with amazing details. All this is powered by a 4520 mAh battery and the device ships with a 33W fast charger.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Excellent display with good colors and brightness
  • Top of the line performance
  • Stunning design and color patterns
  • IP53 rating
  • Trustworthy cameras
  • Full-day battery

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Gets a bit warm while charging
  • MIUI is not everyone’s fancy
  • No in-display fingerprint

Specification:

  • OS: MIUI 12 based on Android 11
  • Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with, 2400 x 1080 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 870
  • Memory: 6GB / 8GB LPPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1
  • Rear Camera: 108MP main lens ( 1/ 1.2″ Sony IMX582 sensor, LED flash) + 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens (f/2.4 aperture) + 5MP telemacro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA,Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NavIC, USB Type-C, Type-C audio
  • Extra:Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos
  • Battery: 4520 mAh battery with 33W wired QC3 + / PD3.0 fast charing

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10. OPPO Reno5 Pro

OPPO Reno5 Pro

The OPPO Reno5 Pro is our last choice on the list of best phones under 50000 Rs. OPPO’s takes its Reno series very seriously. Every year, the company puts together the best of what they can do in the form of a Reno device. Last year’s Reno4 Pro failed to impress because of its mere specifications despite having a great design and 65W fast charging (first in the country). The device looks stunning and the in-hand feeling is magnificent. Checking all the right boxes, OPPO has poured premium-ness all over. The device is pretty on the outside and powerful on the inside.

The device itself is slim at 7.6mm and weighs 176 grams featuring a glass sandwich design with Corning Gorilla Glass on both sides. On a similar note, the design here employs a combination of a reflective layer and a glass sheet that gives the device a gorgeous and glittery look. Just like various other devices at this price, the back has a matte finish resulting in better grip and less fingerprint annoyance. The device boasts a Super AMOLED display with 1100 nits of peak brightness.

But do note that the refresh rate here is maxed out at 90Hz. As for the performance, there is no need to worry. Looks like MediaTek has learned from its previous mistakes and the device handles everything thrown at it with ease. A certain set of games do not support the highest graphics or frame rate options due to the lack of optimizations, which are being fixed in the form of updates. With a 4350 mAh battery onboard, the device combined with Color OS optimizations, device can easily get you throughout the day. Even if the battery bails out on you, the 65W charger helps you juice up in a matter of minutes.

Reasons to Buy:

  • Astonishing design with an amazing build
  • Vibrant and brightest display in its range
  • Excellent camera’s
  • Slim form factor
  • 65W fast charging

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Uncanny SoC optimization. Not for gamers
  • Lack of stereo speaker is notable
  • Video recording could be better

Specification:

  • OS: Android 11 with ColorOS 11.1
  • Display: 6.5-inch Full HD+ 3D 90Hz OLED display with 2400 × 1080 pixels
  • Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 870
  • Memory: 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • Storage: 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage
  • Rear Camera: 64MP main lens (f/1.7 aperture, LED flash) + 8MP 119° Ultra Wide Lens (f/2.2 aperture) + 2MP macro + 2MP mono portrait lens (f/2.4 aperture)
  • Front Camera: 32MP front-facing camera with f/2.4
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, Type-C Audio, USB Type-C
  • Extra: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 4350 mAh battery with 65W Super Flash Charge

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