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The Best Smartphones You Can Buy In India In 2020

By Sidhant Gupta - 
Mon, 17 Feb'20
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Smartphones and gadgets play an important role in one’s life in the current generations. One tends to use them for work, for casual usage, for gaming, media consumption, and whatnot. Life without a phone even for a day is like, life without food for a month. While there are a variety of phones available in the market currently that a consumer can buy, but each one his its pros and cons, and not all of them offer a good value for money proposition. 

To clear things out, we will be filtering out and choosing the Best Smartphones You Can Buy Right Now in 2020, where we have chosen devices from the flagship category from the iPhone 11 Pro Max to the Realme X2 Pro. Also, we have handpicked these devices after severe testing over couple of weeks and all these units were Indian Retail units. So here are the Best smartphones that you can buy in 2020:

iPhone 11 Pro Max:

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Without wasting any time, let me tell you clearly before you start thinking of the price of the phone, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is the best smartphone currently available in India which you can buy from your money. The iPhone 11 Pro Max sports a beautiful 6.5-inch OLED Super Retina Display with support for HDR 10 and 120Hz Display sampling. Under the hood, it is powered by the A13 Bionic Chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. On the optics, it sports a triple rear camera setup comprising of a 12MP Primary + a 12MP Ultra-Wide + a 12MP 2x Telephoto sensor. It has the best camera available on a smartphone currently in both photography and videos. On the front, it sports the same 12MP for selfies and slofies.

The phone has a 3,969mAh battery and comes with support for wireless charging as well. The phone is waterproof and certified by IP68 Rating, but it misses out on the 3.5mm headphone jack. Some of its important features also include Face-ID and other Apple-specific features such as iMessage, Airdrop and many more iOS-specific features. The battery life from the phone is excellent and the phone has impressive speakers. While the only downside of the phone can be taken as the removal of 3.5mm headphone jack, this is an amazing phone and one can buy it without any doubt if they have the budget.

Pros:

  • Gorgeous OLED display
  • Stellar triple cameras with Night mode
  • The Superfast A13 Bionic CPU
  • Great battery life

Cons:

  • Fewer Color Options
  • Still rocking old notch design

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+:

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The smartphone which can be titled as the “Best Android Phone for Productivity”, is none other than the Galaxy Note 10+ from Samsung. This device sports a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED QHD+ Display with a punch hole in the center to house the selfie camera. Under the hood, it is powered by the Exynos 9825 Chipset from Samsung in India and is a flagship in terms of performance. On to the optics, this smartphone comes with a 12MP Primary Sensor + a 12MP 2x Optical Zoom Lens + a 16MP Ultra Wide angled lens + a tertiary 3D ToF Sensor on the rear. On the front, it sports a single 10MP selfie camera for taking selfies. It comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner as an option for biometric security along with 2D Face Unlock.

It has additional benefits over all the other flagship phones available out there, as it sports the fan-loved S-Pen which can help you do cool new kinds of stuff. The phone packs in a 4,300mah battery with support for 45W Fast Charging and 10W wireless charging as well. Similar to the iPhone, this phone also comes with IP68 Water and Dust Protection.

Pros:

  • Compact design with a huge display
  • Live Focus now for video
  • S-Pen can be a great productivity tool

Cons:

  • No headphone jack or microSD card slot
  • Battery life is below average

OnePlus 7T Pro

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OnePlus has been doing a tremendously good job providing flagship smartphones at a decent price. They introduced the 90Hz Refresh Rate Display’s with the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7T Pro is no different. It makes use of the pop-up camera mechanism to provide a full-screen experience and to house the selfie camera. The OnePlus 7T Pro packs in a 6.67-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Display with a 90Hz Screen Refresh Rate. Under the hood, it is powered by the last year’s top-notch Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Chipset.

Coming on to the camera department, this phone packs in a capable triple rear camera setup consisting of a primary 48MP + an 8MP 3x Telephoto Lens + a 16MP Ultra-Wide Angled Sensor. On the front, it sports a 16MP sensor housed in the pop-up camera mechanism. It also sports an Optical In-display fingerprint scanner for security. The device houses a 4,085mAh battery with support for Warp Charge 30T for Fast Charging. It runs on OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10 Q and is one of the major selling points of the smartphone.

Pros:

  • Great Display
  • Impressive Battey performance
  • 90Hz Display
  • Warp Charging
  • Oxygen OS is super smooth

Cons:

  • Camera performance can be better
  • No wireless charging or official IP rating

Samsung Galaxy S10+:

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Another smartphone from a brand already mentioned on this list, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is a worthy mention. The Samsung Galaxy S10+ sports a 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Display with a dual punch hole on the top right corner. Under the hood, it is powered by the Samsung’s Exynos 9820 coupled with Mali G76 MP12 GPU. On the camera department, the Galaxy S10+ sports a capable triple camera setup comprising of a 12MP Primary Sensor, a 16MP Ultra Wide-Angled Sensor and a 12MP 2x Telephoto Lens.

It also comes with an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm headphone jack and sports a decently sized 4,100mah battery, comes with support for 25W fast charging, and 10W wireless charging. The Galaxy S10+ runs on OneUI 2.0 based on Android 10 Q. While the phone doesn’t have a crazy super smooth 90Hz or 120Hz display, it is yet one of the best smartphones with an AMOLED Display.

Pros:

  • Immersive Infinity-O display
  • Great Performance
  • Superb battery life
  • Excellent Cameras

Cons:

  • Punch Hole in the display is distracting

ASUS ROG Phone 2:

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A phone which came as a surprise, from the pricing of the predecessor ROG Phone from 70,000 INR to the ROG Phone 2 which is priced at almost half of the price. The ROG Phone 2 is basically a phone made for gamers but even the casual users won’t face a problem. On to the specifications, the ROG Phone 2 sports a 6.59-inch 120Hz OLED Display on the front with bezel on top and bottom to house the stereo speakers. Under the hood, it a beastly device sporting the Snapdragon 855+ Chipset coupled with up to 12GB of RAM. 

On the camera department, the ROG Phone just has a dual-camera setup comprising of a primary 48MP Sony IMX586 + a 13MP Wide-Angled Sensor. Similar to other phones on this list, the ROG Phone 2 also comes with an optical in-display fingerprint scanner and runs on ZenUI 6 based on Android 10 Q. The major USP of the phone is its Air Triggers and the massive 6,000mah battery.

Pros:

  • Super Smooth 120Hz Display
  • Outstanding battery life
  • Aggressive design with RGB lighting
  • Clean Software

Cons:

  • Design isn’t for everyone
  • No wireless charging
  • No water resistance

Realme X2 Pro:

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The last phone on our list, but not the least, the Realme X2 Pro is the first flagship from the brand and is the fastest charging phone in India as it comes bundled with a 50W Fast Charger. Coming to the specifications, the Realme X2 Pro sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display with a 90Hz Refresh Rate, this comes out as an added bonus for the smartphone. Even under the hood, the Realme X2 Pro is a flagship sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Chipset that delivers excellent performance.

Considering the optics, the Realme X2 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup of a primary 64MP sensor + a 13MP 2x Telephoto + an 8MP Ultra Wide Sensor +  a 2MP Macro lens. While the selfie camera is housed in a waterdrop notch and is a 16MP sensor. The Realme X2 Pro retains 3.5mm headphone jack and comes with an optical in-display fingerprint scanner while still managing to house a giant 4,000mah battery in it. The charger supplied in the box is the VOOC 4.0 50W Fast Charger. The Realme X2 Pro runs on RealmeUI based on Android 10 Q and is undoubtedly one of the best flagship phones for the price.

Pros:

  • OLED screen with 90Hz refresh
  • Powerful speakers
  • Reliable battery
  • Unparalleled 50W SuperVOOC fast charging

Cons:

  • Bloated UI with sluggish performance
  • Camera isn’t the best in range

These above-mentioned phones compile up to make our list of the “Best Smartphones You can Buy in 2020”. All these devices offer great performance in terms of gaming, camera, general day-to-day performance, and a lot more parameters.

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