Best Android phones in India

If you’re in the market for the best smartphone in India, you’re certainly not going to be suffering from a lack of choice. Ranging from the absolute powerhouses to the affordable flagships that give them a run for their money, there are tons of great Android options. In this roundup, we’re looking at the best Android phones in India right now.

Best Android phones in India:

Editor’s note: We will update this list regularly as new Android phones in India launch.


OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro screen in front of fire

OnePlus jumps into true flagship territory with its most expensive smartphone yet – the OnePlus 7 Pro. It’s a gorgeous looking smartphone, particularly if you go for the Nebula Blue option, that gets rid of the notch and offers a beautiful all-screen front by opting for a pop-up selfie camera.

Speaking of the display, this is not only the first from the company to come with a Quad HD resolution, but is also a 90Hz panel that makes animations and movement look incredibly fluid. Everything feels faster and smoother on the OnePlus 7 Pro, and the display has a large part to play in that regard.

Of course, it’s top of the line hardware contributes to the blazing fast performance as well. OnePlus also ups its camera game by introducing a triple camera system with the 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7 Pro may be the most expensive OnePlus yet, but it still manages to stay true to its roots, priced to still undercut the competition by a decent margin.


OnePlus 7 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 20, 16MP, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom sharkfin popup

What do you do when everyone starts to go the pop-up selfie camera route? You start to play around with cool new implementations. Oppo is no stranger to the pop-up camera, and the new shark fin design certainly stands out in an ever-growing crowd.

It’s not just about aesthetics either. The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is a powerhouse in its own right, featuring all the specs we’ve come to expect from a 2019 flagship. Not to be outdone in the camera department, you also get a triple rear camera with the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, including a telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and up to 10x hybrid zoom that gives the phone its name. Housed in the shark fin pop up is the front-facing camera.

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom also finds its place on the affordable flagship list in India and takes on the likes of OnePlus and Asus with a price point starting at just 39,000 rupees (~$570).

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom specs:

  • Display: 6.6-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 13, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,065mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Samsung Galaxy S10 family

Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10 Plus

Samsung upped its flagship game in 2019 with the introduction of three new devices that make up its Galaxy S10 lineup – the Samsung Galaxy S10e, the Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10 Plus. They are by far the best Samsung phones you can buy at the moment. Despite some key differences between the two, all three variants are worth considering for your next smartphone purchase.

First, let’s take a look at what these three versions have in common. All three are powered by the same processor, come with Android 9 Pie on-board with Samsung’s new One UI skin, and feature an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The increasingly rare 3.5mm headphone jack and microSD expansion are available. You also get Super AMOLED displays with all, albeit with different sizes and resolutions. They support punch-hole front-facing cameras, allowing for high screen-to-body ratios and beautiful design.

The differences begin with the screen. The smaller Galaxy S10e comes with a lower resolution screen as well. The larger two also have an in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy S10 Plus expands the punch hole by including a second front-facing depth sensor. The Galaxy S10e has two rear cameras. Both the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus have those, but add a telephoto camera. Of course, you get varying battery capacities with them as well.

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is a fantastic option for those who are looking for all the power that Samsung has to offer at a comparatively cheaper price point. A better camera setup, more RAM, a larger display, and bigger battery are what you get with the Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10 Plus takes things one step further. If you’re looking to plant your flag at the absolute top of the Samsung Galaxy S mountain, the Galaxy S10 Plus with a whopping 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage is the model you want.


Galaxy S10e specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Rear cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery:3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB and 1TB
  • Rear cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 10 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL stood upright outdoors against brickwork.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL weren’t off to the best start, with a slew of random bugs and issues surrounding their launch. Not helping was the comically huge notch on the larger flagship, the comparatively less amount of RAM, and exorbitant pricing.

However, there is one department where the latest Google flagships continue to shine — the camera. They still sport the same single rear cameras as the Pixel 2, but a ton of camera software improvements and features have been added like Top Shot mode and Night Sight.

If you aren’t a fan of the notch or are looking for a less expensive option, the smaller Pixel 3 is the way to go. The only differences between the two are that the Pixel 3 has a smaller, lower resolution screen and comes with a slightly smaller battery. You get all the same specs and features with both, including wireless charging, dust and water resistance, dual front-facing cameras, and excellent software experience.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were some of the most expensive flagships around when the device launched, but have received a massive discount recently. However, keep in mind that it’s unclear how long this offer will last.


Pixel 3 specs:

  • Display: 5.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear camera: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8 and 8MP
  • Battery: 2,915mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Pixel 3 XL specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear camera: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8 and 8MP
  • Battery:3,430mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was one of the most anticipated releases of 2018 and it delivered. The latest Galaxy Note is the epitome of powerhouse. It shares much of its predecessor’s design language, with flatter sides and refinements like better fingerprint scanner placement and a smaller camera visor. The Galaxy Note 9 is the latest example showing Samsung knows how to make a premium smartphone.

The Galaxy Note 9 features the best smartphone display around, with numbers to prove it. It’s got the exact same setup as the Galaxy S9 Plus, with a few new software tricks to further enhance an already excellent experience. The specs are 2018 flagship, but you are certainly not going to feel like the phone isn’t fast enough by any stretch of the imagination.

What lets the Galaxy Note 9 retain a place on this list is its defining feature — the S-Pen. Samsung has brought more value and convenience with the stylus every year, and the Galaxy Note 9’s S-Pen comes with a lot of new features and capabilities. There are a lot of Galaxy Note fans in India, and the Note 9 is not going to leave anyone disappointed.


Galaxy Note 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Exynos 9810
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery:4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo


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