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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 absolute powerhouses to the affordable flagships that give real flagships a run for their money, there are tons of great Android options. In this roundup, we’re looking at the best phones in India right now.

Best phones in India:

  1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  3. Realme X2 Pro
  4. OnePlus 7T Pro
  5. OnePlus 7T
  6. Asus ROG Phone 2

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

1-2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus- best phones in India

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

The top of the line variant of Samsung’s latest Note series smartphones is unsurprisingly one of the best smartphones you can buy in India. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with everything that has made the Note so popular, and is one of the best Android phones you can get thanks to a great mix of features, performance, and beautiful design.

For those who love the S Pen, the Note 10 Plus continues to excel. This time around, the S Pen even gets a few new tricks like gesture controls that let you do things like control your smartphone camera remotely just by waving your hand in certain ways. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus may be one of the most expensive smartphones currently available in India, but is worth every penny, especially for a power user.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 home screen on windowsill

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

If you’re looking to save a few bucks, the regular Galaxy Note 10 is a great alternative. There are a few compromises along the way — you don’t get as much RAM, the display is smaller and has a lower resolution, the battery has a lower capacity and doesn’t charge as fast, and the camera setup is missing a ToF (time of flight) unit. If you’re okay without this, you can save at least 10,000 rupees with the Note 10.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, Quad HD+
  • SoC: Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, 16MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

3. Realme X2 Pro

Realme X2 Pro rear view in the hand 1

Realme has been gunning for Xiaomi’s crown since the company launched in India. It’s been neck-and-neck so far, with the continuous upmanship quite fun to watch. Taking the fight to Redmi and OnePlus, the Realme X2 Pro is by far the best phone the company has made so far.

You get the latest and greatest processing package, as much RAM as you want, a superb camera setup, fantastic fast charging capabilities, and a beautiful 90Hz display. The absolute best part is that you can get it for much cheaper than a lot of the competition, with even the highest-end iteration priced at under 40,000 rupees.

Realme X2 Pro specs

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855+
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

4-5. OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro

OnePlus 7T - best phones in India

The OnePlus 7T

OnePlus jumped into true flagship territory earlier this year with the OnePlus 7 Pro, and the regular OnePlus 7 almost fell by the wayside. With its mid-year “T” iterations, OnePlus has definitely flipped the script. Many will argue that the regular OnePlus 7T is the more enticing option of the company’s latest releases.

The 7T gets all the features that made the Pro versions so good. A 90Hz display and an upgraded processor lend to the phone’s ultra-smooth feel. The updated triple-rear camera system is one of the best you can get in its price range. And then there’s the price point.

To put it in context, the 7T is around 13,000 rupees cheaper than the 7T Pro, and more than 30,000 rupees than the Galaxy Note 10 (not even the Plus). Only Xiaomi has pushed the boundaries of price vs specs more (see below), but the 7T has its fair share of advantages over the Redmi flagship.

OnePlus 7T Pro in hand

The OnePlus 7T Pro

That’s not to say that the 7T Pro isn’t fantastic. It’s, unfortunately, a minor upgrade over the 7 Pro, and you will be fine if you get the latter. Compared to the 7T, the Pro version offers a larger and higher resolution display, a slightly larger battery, and an all-screen front that I personally prefer. Whether that’s worth the extra chunk of money is up to you.

OnePlus 7T Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Quad HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855+
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,085mAh
  • Software: Android 10

OnePlus 7T specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855+
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 3,800mAh
  • Software: Android 10

6. Asus ROG Phone 2

Asus ROG Phone 2 rear ROG logo vent and camera

The follow-up to Asus’ first gaming phone is admittedly catered towards a niche audience. However, if you’re looking for a gaming phone, or simply want a powerful device with looks that stand out, it doesn’t get much better than the Asus ROG Phone 2.

It comes with one of the fastest processing packages currently available, features a super-smooth 120Hz display, and a design that leaves no doubt that this phone is meant for gaming. It’s not just the design either, with features like Air Triggers and a secondary USB-C port adding to its pedigree. Beyond gaming, the ROG Phone 2 surprises with excellent cameras and unbeatable battery life.

It’s undoubtedly one of the best phones for gaming that you can get in India, but it is also a great phone in general. The good news is that Asus has also been rather aggressive with its pricing, with the lower-tier model priced at under 40,000 rupees, while the high-end iteration sets you back an additional 20,000.

Asus ROG Phone 2 specs:

  • Display: 6.59-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855+
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 48MP and 13MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

So there you have it for this roundup of some of the best phones in India! Working with a specific budget? Be sure to check out our guides on the best phones under 10,000 rupees, best phones under 15,000 rupees in India, best phones under 20,000 rupees, best phones under 30,000 rupees, and best phones under 40,000 rupees.