Best Phones with 18:9 Display (Bezel-less) in India (2018)

best phones with bezel less display

Note: With almost all new releases in the last 3 months being bezel-less, we have effectively stopped updating this post. You will find the same phones across our different budget posts covered in same depth.

The latest fad that has caught the attention of smartphone buyers across the globe is the narrow bezel-less 18:9 displays. It was unarguably started by the Galaxy S8 and the LG G6 before it spread quickly among all major manufacturers.

Phones with such wide screens do have advantages. They look better than traditional phones with 16:9 display, are much easier to hold, and have smaller bezels (the border around the screen) that results in higher screen-to-body ratio. This allows packing a larger screen without necessarily increasing the overall dimensions of the phone. While also called bezel-less, there’s always some bezel involved. Speaking of latest, also check the best phones in India with Android 8.0 and the most recently launched smartphones in India.

Since the bezel-less smartphones have become fairly common in the market at this point, we’ve compiled the list of the best phones with 18:9 display in India. Some of them might have other screen ratios in the vicinity of that number (such as 18.5:9), but generally they look and feel the same. We’ve highlighted the pros and cons based on the segment in which these phones sell. So here goes our list of the best bezel-less smartphones in India.

Best  phones with 18:9 bezel-less display in India (2018):

 

Phones under Rs 20,000

Panasonic Eluga I7

Panasonic Eluga I7

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 720
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    16GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MT6737H quad-core 1.3GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Mali T720MP2
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Android 7.0
  • Battery

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Panasonic Eluga 550

Panasonic Eluga Ray 550

  • OS
    Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Weight
    152g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1440
  • Display
    5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MT6737H Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex (A53)
  • GPU
    Mali T720MP2
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,250mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • Processor

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Xiaomi Redmi 5

redmi 5

  • OS
    Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight
    157g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1440
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    16GB/32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    2GB/3GB/4GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,300mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

  • OS
    Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2160
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB/4GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Battery
  • RAM
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
Despite similar specs to the Redmi Note 4, the Note 5 is a solid offering with that new 18:9 display. 64GB of internal memory, 4GB RAM, one of the best processors in this budget and a big battery make it one of the best phones in this budget.

 

What could have been better:
The hybrid slot if that bothers you.

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

  • OS
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2160
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz (Kyro 260)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB/4GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2 + 5MP 
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • RAM
  • Processor
  • Android 8.1
What’s good:
Here is a competitor to the Note 5 Pro which beats it in most of the departments. Besides the great processor, RAM, and internal storage that it shares with the Note 5 Pro, the Max Pro beats the Note 5 on things like a bigger battery, dedicated microSD slot, and Android 8.1 out of the box with the same weight and dimensions. Isn’t that great?

 

What could have been better:
Nothing at all. Seems like a great phone spec-wise.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

  • OS
    Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight
    181g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2160
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 509
  • RAM
    3GB/4GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2+5MP f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    20MP (f/2.0, 1/2.8″)
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • Processor (best in class)
  • Battery
  • RAM
  • Dual cameras
  • Front camera
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
Consider it as Note 5 on steroids. Along with 64GB internal memory and 4GB RAM, the phone also offers dual read cameras, a massive 20MP sensor on the front, and the new bezel-less design.

 

What could have been better:
The hybrid slot if that bothers you.

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Huawei Honor 9 Lite

Honor 9 Lite
32GB memory, 3GB RAM

64GB memory, 4GB RAM

  • OS
    Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight
    149g
  • Display resolution
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display
    5.65 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Kirin 659 Octa core (4×2.36GHz A53 +  4×1.7GHz A53)
  • GPU
    Mali T830MP2
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    13MP + 2MP
  • Secondary camera
    13MP + 2MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear, 1080p front
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Dual cameras
  • Android 8.0
  • RAM
  • Internal memory
  • Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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Huawei Honor 7X

honor 7x

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    165g
  • Display resolution
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display
    5.93 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Kirin 659 Cortex-A53 Octa Core 2.4GHz
  • GPU
    Mali T830MP2
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16 MP (1/2.9″) + 2 MP
  • Secondary camera
    8MP
  • Battery
    3,340mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Dual cameras
  • RAM
  • Internal memory
What’s good:
Honor 7X is the cheaper version of 9i and comes with almost similar features including an 18:9 display. The dual camera setup on the back looks really promising. The internal memory is great too.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing except the hybrid SIM slot, which you might not need considering that it comes with 64 gigs of internal memory.

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Huawei Honor 9i

best smartphones under 20000 rs - Huawei Honor 9i

  • OS
    Android 7
  • Weight
    165g
  • Display resolution
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display
    5.9 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Kirin 659 Cortex-A53 Octa Core 2.4GHz
  • GPU
    Mali T830MP2
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16MP+2MP
  • Secondary camera
    13MP+2MP
  • Battery
    3,340mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Dual cameras
  • RAM
  • Internal memory
What’s good:
Honor 9i is one of the new gen phones that sport an 18:9 display. Trust us, it does look good and allow for a large screen to fit in a smaller overall size. The dual camera setup on the front and back looks really promising. The internal memory is great too.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing except the hybrid SIM slot, which you might not need considering that it comes with 64 gigs of internal memory.

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Phones under Rs 40,000

Huawei P20 Lite

huawei p20 lite

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    145g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Display
    5.8 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Kirin 659
  • GPU
    Mali-T830 MP2
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 16 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP
  • Secondary camera
    24 MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Front camera
  • Android 8.0
What’s good:
Huawei’s latest addition under 20k boasts a 24MP front camera, which seems massive by any standards. It also comes with Android 8.0 out of the box and sufficient storage space. The dual rear camera should also allow great brokehs. We’re not sure how many of you are a fan of the notch though.

 

What could have been better:
Hybrid SIM slot. So you’re stuck if you need more than 64GB space and a second SIM. A lot of phones from Huawei under 20k come with almost similar specs. If you leave out the front camera, this one is clearly overpriced.

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Vivo V9

best phone under 25000 - Vivo V9

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    150g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2280
  • Display
    6.3 inches, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 626 Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16 MP + 5 MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    24MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,260 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • Android 8.1
  • Dual camera
  • Processor
What’s good:
Call it a shameless clone, but it’s the only phone in the Android stables with the iPhone X styled notch. Android 8.1, 64 gigs of internal memory, and a impressive (on paper at least) front camera make it an attractive proposition.

 

What could have been better:
We’ve seen that processor on phones as cheap as Rs 10,000.

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Oppo F7

best smartphone under 25000 - Oppo F7

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    158g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2280
  • Display
    6.23 inches, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MediaTek P60 Octa-core (4×2.0GHz A73 & 4×2.0GHz A53)
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16 MP, f/1.8
  • Secondary camera
    25 MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,400 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • Android 8.0
  • Front camera
  • Processor
What’s good:
Call it a shameless clone, but it’s the only phone besides that from its sister company in the Android stables with the iPhone X styled notch. Android 8.0, 64 gigs of internal memory, and a impressive (on paper at least) front camera make it an attractive proposition.

 

What could have been better:
We’re not sure about the capabilities of that processor.

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Nokia 7 Plus

Best phones under 25000 - nokia 7 plus

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    183
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display
    6 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260) Snapdragon 660
  • GPU
    Adreno 512
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12MP (f/1.75) + 12MP (f/2.6)
  • Secondary camera
    16MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,800mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Dual camera
  • Android 8.1
  • Internal memory
  • Processor
  • Hybrid SIM slot
What’s good:
Nokia 7 Plus is a decent mid ranger and comes with the latest Snapdragon 660 processor. It also comes with an 18:9 display and has dual cameras on the back like most of the phones in this budget. It also comes with Android 8.1 out of the box and a decent 3,800mAh battery than should easily last beyond a day. Lastly, 64 gigs of internal memory should be adequate for your storage needs.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing except the hybrid SIM slot.

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Honor View 10

Honor View 10

  • OS
    Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight
    172g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display
    6 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Kirin 970
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP12
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    Dual: 16 MP (f/1.8) + 20 MP
  • Secondary camera
    13 MP (f/2.0)
  • Battery
    3,750mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Dual rear camera
  • Internal storage
  • RAM
  • Android 8.0
What’s good:
Honor View 10 has been discounted in India. It actually sells for a higher price abroad. Then it comes with an AI chip. You also get top of the line processor, RAM and internal storage. This is flagship material phone and at this price, honestly it’s a steal.

 

What could have been better:
No sir, nothing.

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Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)

samsung galaxy a8

  • OS
    Android 7.1.1
  • Weight
    191g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Display
    6 inch, sAMOLED
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53), Exynos 7885
  • GPU
    Mali-G71
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16MP (f/1.7)
  • Secondary camera
    16MP+8MP (f/1.9)
  • Battery
    3,500mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Dual front camera
  • Rear camera aperture
What’s good:
Galaxy A8 looks great. No, honestly it does. It also comes with 6GB RAM, a dual front camera setup and 64 gigs of memory. Samsung should be updating it to Android 8.0 soon hopefully too.

 

What could have been better:
No sir, nothing.

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LG G6

best phones under 35000 - LG G6

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    163g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display
    5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Dual-core 2.35GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 821
  • GPU
    Adreno 530
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13 MP,f/1.8, OIS,1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery
    3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Dual rear camera
  • Internal storage
What’s good:
While it has a Snapdragon 821 (which is a good processor), it is LG’s flagship phone for 2018. As a result expect premium build, more Android updates and good support. Also, LG is known for its dual cameras. The internal memory is also more than adequate.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

best phones under 40000 - mi mix 2

  • OS
    Android 7.1
  • Weight
    185g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU
    Adreno 540
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.0, 1/2.9″ sensor, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,400mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Design
  • Processor
  • Internal memory
  • RAM
  • Display resolution could have been 2K
What’s good:
Mi Mix 2 seems like an underdog. It’s one of the most good looking phones available in the market, has specs similar to the OnePlus, but doesn’t get enough credit. It comes with top of the line processor, has rather too much RAM and storage and a near bezel-less design.

 

What could have been better:
Xiaomi decided to stick with a 1080p+ display on this one instead of the more popular 2K in this segment. Also, the front camera seems to be mediocre when looking at the specs.

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OnePlus 5T

oneplus 5t

  • OS
    Android 7.1 – Nougat
  • Weight
    162g
  • Display resolution
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display
    6.01 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU
    Adreno 540
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    Dual 16 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8″) + 20 MP, (f/1.7,1/2.8″)
  • Secondary camera
    16MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Android 7.1
  • Internal storage
  • RAM
  • Battery
  • Dual camera
  • Screen could have been 2K
What’s good:
The phone needs to introduction and sells like hotcakes. It’s an upgrade over the OnePlus 5 and now offers a better design and better cameras. Not overlooking the class-leading RAM, internal storage and the processor.

 

What could have been better:
OnePlus decided to stick to a 1080p display due to battery and performance concerns, but then some of us prefer 2K displays.

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Phones above Rs 40,000

 

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Nokia 8 Sirocco

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    N/A
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display
    5.5 inch, P-OLED
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU
    Adreno 540
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12MP, f/1.7, OIS + 13MP, f/2.6
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,260mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Dual camera
  • Android 8.0
  • Internal memory
  • Processor
What’s good:
Nokia 8 Sirocco is Nokia’s latest flagship. The phone comes loaded with top of the line specs, but for some reason Nokia decided to stick with last year’s processor. We wish it came with Snapdragon 845. Other specs like 6GB RAM, 128GB memory and dual camera add to the package. Oh, and did we mention it comes with a curved display like the S8/S9?

 

What could have been better:
As we mentioned, the processor is from last year. Also, 50k seems like a lot of price for this phone.

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LG V30+

lg v30

  • OS
    Android 7.1.2
  • Weight
    158g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Display
    6 inch, OLED
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU
    Adreno 540
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 16 MP (f/1.6, 3-axis OIS) + 13 MP (f/1.9)
  • Secondary camera
    5 MP (f/2.2)
  • Battery
    3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Dual rear camera
  • Internal storage
  • Hybrid SIM slot
What’s good:
Direct competitor to the Note 8, LG has managed to price the V30 much below the Note 8. It comes with the latest generation Snapdragon 835, 18:9 display and dual cameras on the back. The OLED display is a treat to watch.

 

What could have been better:
The front camera is kind of mediocre. While there’s a hybrid SIM slot, with 128GB internal storage, it won’t matter.

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Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    155g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Display
    5.8 inch, sAMOLED
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) Exynos 8895
  • GPU
    Mali-G71 MP20
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.5″, OIS)
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP (f/1.7, 1/3.6″)
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
The Galaxy S8 is a respectable flagship from Samsung that looks appealing to the eye due to its curved display. Samsung has packed with all the goodies you’d expect in a premium phone and we’ve got nothing to complain really.

 

What could have been better:
We’ve got nothing to complain here. Oh, maybe the price, since it’s almost an year old now.

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Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    164g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Display
    5.8 inch, sAMOLED
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.7GHz & 4×1.8GHz Cortex-A55) Exynos 9810
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP18
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12 MP (f/1.5-2.4,1/2.5″, OIS)
  • Secondary camera
    8MP (f/1.7,1/3.6″ sensor)
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Best Android phone out there right now
  • Camera
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
The S9 is probably the best Android phone available in the market right now. It has a fantastic processor, a unique variable aperture lens camera and a lot going for it. At around Rs 55,000, it seems like a good buy.

 

What could have been better:
Hybrid slot maybe.

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Huawei P20 Pro

huawei p20 pro

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2240 pixels
  • Display
    6.1 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP12
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    40 MP (f/1.8, 27mm, 1/1.7″), OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.6, 27mm) + 8 MP (f/2.4, 80mm)
  • Secondary camera
    24 MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • The rear camera
  • Storage
  • RAM
  • Display
What’s good:
You will find heaps of praises for the P20 Pro’s camera all over the internet. Why not? It comes with not one, not two, but three cameras afterall. For the asking price, Huawei has also loaded the phone with plenty of other goods like 6GB RAM, 128GB memory, Android 8.1 and 4,000mAh battery.

 

What could have been better:
1080p display on a 65k phone seems like a let down. Also the notch, maybe. Depends on your preference.

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Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    189g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Display
    6.2 inch, sAMOLED
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.7GHz & 4×1.8GHz Cortex-A55) Exynos 9810
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP18
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    12 MP (f/1.5-2.4,1/2.5″) + 12MP (f/2.4, 1/3.6″) OIS
  • Secondary camera
    8MP (f/1.7,1/3.6″ sensor)
  • Battery
    3,500mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Best Android phone out there right now
  • Cameras
  • RAM
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
The S9 and S9 Plus are probably the best Android phones available in the market right now. It has a fantastic processor, a unique variable aperture lens camera, dual cameras, 6GB RAM and a lot more going for it.

 

What could have been better:
Hybrid slot maybe.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung galaxy note 8

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    195g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Display
    6.3 inch, sAMOLED
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) Exynos 8895
  • GPU
    Mali-G71 MP20
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12MP, f/1.7+f/2.4, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/1.7
  • Battery
    3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Android 8.0
  • Dual camera
  • RAM
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
Note 8 is Samsung’s best phone to date and comes with all the bells and whistles you’d expect in a top of the line flagship product. Many would appreciate the large screen and the S-Pen that comes along. It’s also features 6GB RAM and Android 8.0

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really.

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Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    175g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Display
    6 inch, P-OLED
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU
    Adreno 540
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, 1/2.6″ sensor
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor
  • Battery
    3,520mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Overpriced
  • Non expandable memory
What’s good:
The Pixel 2 XL is a much better phone to look at than the Pixel 2. Similar to Pixel 2, it gets a great camera, additional software goodies and timely future updates.

 

What could have been better:
The phone’s screen has run into several controversies. It’s a single SIM phone mind you. Also, overpriced and no room for storage expansion.

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Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X

  • OS
    iOS 11
  • Weight
    174g
  • Display resolution
    1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Display
    5.8 inch, Super AMOLED
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic
  • GPU
    Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12 MP, f/1.8 & f/2.4, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    7MP, f/2.2
  • Battery
    2,716 mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Non expandable memory
What’s good:
The iPhone X is undoubtedly the best Apple phone money can buy. It comes with a eye popping display, brilliant rear dual camera, and a processor that can challenge Intel’s Core i series.

 

What could have been better:
The notch might not be to everyone’s taste. Reviews state that the software on the phone feels unfinished.

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Not to confuse you with the camera specs listed above, Ww’ve listed the specs as (megapixels), (aperture), (OIS-if present), (sensor size). Generally speaking, bigger the aperture and sensor size, better is the camera. Which means smaller number in the denominator, the bigger the aperture or sensor size is. For example, f/1.9 is a bigger aperture and than f/2.0. Also 1/2.2″ is a bigger sensor than, say, 1/2.6″. A bigger aperture camera performs much better in low light situations and produces sharper images. It also produces a better brokeh. Also, OIS refers to optical image stabilization, which helps in reducing blur.