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Best Smartphones Of 2018 Across All Categories

Here is the roundup of best smartphones you can buy in India across all categories.

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This year we witnessed a lot of great smartphones from every price point but choosing the best phone for yourself with so many options available out there isn’t easy. We have narrowed down the best ones that you can choose according to your budget.

Above 50,000

This category is where all the top giants from smartphone world showcase their prowess. This year, the competition in this segment got fierce with incredible handsets from many brands like Huawei Mate 20 Pro, iPhone XS, Google Pixel 3XL and Samsung Galaxy Note 9.  When it comes to performance, every phone mentioned works swiftly without any stutter; battery life, camera capability and Operating System is what differentiates these phones from each other. iPhone XS’ camera and performance are truly remarkable but it lags behind others due to poor battery life. Apart from battery life, the price tag of iPhone XS in India might let you change your decision if you aren’t a hardcore iOS user. iPhone XR (Rs 76,900) is another option at much cheaper price than its Apple siblings but misses out on some features but its Android counterparts have those features.

Pixel 3 XL has the cleanest software skin you’ll see on an Android phone, its powerful, offers capable battery life and cameras are just magical. But its price tag is again something which leaves buyers in dilemma. Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 offer perfect balance of performance, battery life and good cameras on top of that is their reasonable pricing.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

 Display 6.4-inches QHD+ CPU Exynos 9810
 OS Android 8.1 Oreo   RAM 6GB
 Storage 128GB
 Battery 4,000mAh
 Rear Camera 12-MP+12-MP     Front Camera 8-MP
 Price Rs 67,900 (128GB) and Rs 84,900 (512GB)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro


 Display 6.39-inches QHD+  CPU Kirin 980
 OS EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie RAM 6GB
 Storage 128GB
 Battery 4,200mAh
 Rear Camera 40-MP+20-MP+8-MP  Front Camera 24-MP
 Price Rs 69,990 (128GB) and Rs 71,990 (256GB)

iPhone XS Max

 Display 6.5-inches CPU A12 Bionic
 OS iOS 12       RAM 4GB
 Storage 64GB
 Battery 3,174mAh
 Rear Camera 12-MP+12-MP  Front Camera 8-MP
 Price Rs 1,09,900 (64GB), 1,24,900 (256GB) and Rs 1,44,900 (512GB)

Google Pixel 3XL

 Display 6.3-inches QHD+   CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
 OS Android 9 Pie  RAM 4GB
 Storage 64GB
 Battery 3,430mAh
 Rear Camera 12.2-MP Front Camera 8-MP+8-MP 
 Price Rs 83,000 (64GB) and Rs 92,000 (128GB)

Under 40,000

OnePlus 6T

With a price starting from Rs 37,999, OnePlus 6T is a complete package which not many brands offer in this price range. Although the new OnePlus 6T doesn’t come with gigantic updates over OnePlus 6 (which is an amazing handset) but OnePlus sells a single model at a time so OnePlus 6T is the right choice.

 Display 6.41-inches FHD+      CPU Snapdragon 845
 OS OxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie   RAM 6GB
 Storage 128GB
 Battery 3,700mAh
 Rear Camera 16-MP+20-MP   Front Camera 16-MP
 Price Rs 37,999 (6GB+128GB), Rs 41,999 (8GB+128GB), Rs 45,999 (8GB+256GB)

Other options in this category- Asus Zenfone 5Z, LG G7+ ThinQ, Vivo Nex

Under 25,000 

Poco F1

In 2018, Xiaomi decided to bring an all new smartphone range- Pocophone which at this price range offer Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset. Staring from Rs 19,999, this handset is clearly better than its competition.

 Display 6.18-inches FHD+    CPU Snapdragon 845
 OS MIUI based on Android 8.0 Oreo  RAM 6GB
 Storage 64GB 
 Battery 4,000mAh
 Front Camera 12-MP+5-MP              Front Camera 20-MP
 Rear Camera Rs 19,999 (64GB Storage), Rs 22,999 (128GB), Rs 27,999 (256GB)

Other options in this category- Nokia 7.1 Plus, Honor Play

Under 15,000

Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2)

The Max Pro (M2) model is the successor to popular budget smartphone ZenFone Max Pro (M1), whereas the ZenFone Max (M2) is an upgrade to the ZenFone Max (M1).

Why you should buy it? Snappy Performance, Amazing Battery Life, Capable Cameras, Value for Money

 6.26-inches FHD display
 Snapdragon 660
 OS Android 8.1 Oreo Storage 32GB
 Rear Camera 12-MP+5-MP       Front Camera 13-MP
 Price Rs 12,999 (3GB RAM), Rs 14,999 (4GB RAM), Rs 16,999 (6GB RAM)  

Other Options in this category- Realme 2 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro

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