Best phones above Rs 50,000 in India (2019)

best phones above rs 50,000 in India

We get it. You need a premium phone that stands out from the crowd and money exactly isn’t an issue. You need the best technology has to offer and while, yes, there’s the iPhone, you don’t mind looking at other options.

What we have done to help you is create a list of the best premium phones in the market starting above Rs 50,000. You won’t have to worry about a bad camera, sloppy performance, no updates, or any of that. PUBG on your mind? No problem, since these phones should be able to run that and a lot more at max settings. Also, these phones should give you that feel-good factor just by looking at the screen or holding it in your hand.

We haven’t covered phones which have smaller memory variants available under Rs 50,000. Only the best that starts at 50,000. For those, check our list of the best phones under Rs 45,000 instead. So here are the best of the best phones available in India.

These are the best phones above Rs 50,000 in India:

 

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

best phone above 50000 - huawei mate 20 pro

What’s good:
Why is the Kirin 980 great? Because built on 7nm fabrication, it consumes less energy and is obviously more powerful than the SD 845. Also, those 3 cameras on the pack aren’t showpieces. Then there’s Android 9.0 too and a decent sized battery. Great.

 

What could have been better:
Hard to swallow that price tag for a Huawei phone. Have you heard about the recent tussle between Huawei and Google? These are uncertain times for the fate of Android on Huawei.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    189g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, AMOLED
    1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz (A76) & 2×1.9 GHz (A76) & 4×1.8 GHz (A55)) Kirin 980
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP10
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    40 MP, f/1.8 + 20 MP, f/2.2 + 8 MP, f/2.4, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    24 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,200mAh, 40W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Charging

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Oppo Reno 10X

best phone above 50000 - oppo reno

What’s good:
If the Reno seemed disappointing, this should make you feel better. The Reno 10X comes with the best processor in the market and offers a whopping 256GB storage. But that’s not its selling point. That award goes to the 5X lossless zoom thanks to the telephoto lens. The shark-fin pop-up and no notch seem great too.

 

What could have been better:
No wireless charging or 3.5mm audio jack.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    210g
  • Display
    6.6 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    256GB UFS 2.1
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2.8 GHz x 1 + 2.42 GHz x 3 + 1.8 GHz x 4) Snapdragon 855
  • GPU
    Adreno 640
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), OIS
    13 MP, f/3.0, 130mm (telephoto), OIS
    8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide)
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,065mAh, 20W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Apr, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • In-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Processor
  • RAM
  • No notch
  • 5X lossless zoom

 

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OnePlus 7 Pro

best phone above 50000 - oneplus 7 pro

What’s good:
The best processor? Yes. Much better fingerprint scanner than the 6T? Yes. Better cameras? Seems so. Fastest storage available in the market anywhere? Yes. A good amount of RAM and storage? Yep. Decent battery and charging times? Yes and yes. What’s better compared to the OnePlus 7? No notch, a much higher resolution display with 90Hz refresh rate, a wide-angle camera, a popup selfie, faster charging, and a larger battery.

 

What could have been better:
There’s no headphone jack here. Also, no wireless charging. Also, a Rs 16,000 premium over OnePlus 7 seems a bit of a stretch.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    206g
  • Display
    6.7 inch, AMOLED
    1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Storage space
    128/256GB UFS 3.0
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2.8 GHz x 1 + 2.42 GHz x 3 + 1.8 GHz x 4) Snapdragon 855
  • GPU
    Adreno 640
  • RAM
    6/8GB
  • Camera
    48MP, f/1.7, OIS
    16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
    8 MP, f/2.4, 78mm (telephoto), OIS
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, 30W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    May, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • In-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Processor
  • RAM
  • No notch
  • 90Hz 2K HDR10+ display

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Samsung Galaxy S10e

best phone above 50000 - Samsung Galaxy S10e

What’s good:
The world’s best Android phone maker’s latest flagship phone. Albeit, the budget offering. What you get on the S10e is top of the line processor, respectable display, ample RAM and storage, and a new punch-hole design for the front camera. At 150g, it’s pretty light too. We like the fact that it isn’t a huge slate and pretty decently sized.

 

What could have been better:
What you miss out on compared to its more expensive siblings is a higher resolution display and additional cameras on the back. No telephoto on this one means the brokeh pics will be completely reliant on the software. Also, the display isn’t curved like on the other two, but does it really matter?

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    150g
  • Display
    5.8 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.7GHz M4 & 2×2.3GHz A75 & 4×1.95 GHz A55) Exynos 9820
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP12
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), OIS
    16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Secondary camera
    10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    2160p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,100mAh, 15W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Feb, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Processor

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Google Pixel 3 XL

best phone above 50000 - Google Pixel 3 XL

What’s good:
Year after year, the Pixel series produces the best camera phones in the market. Don’t be fooled by that missing second camera on the back. It’s still stunning.

 

What could have been better:
Just 4GB RAM? Why? Ugh, ugly notch too. Yes, it’s Pixel, but not really anything special worth 80k. Also, makes no sense to get SD 845 instead of 855 for this price.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    184g
  • Display
    6.3 inch, P-OLED
    1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz & 4×1.6 GHz) Snapdragon 845
  • GPU
    Adreno 630
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, 1/2.55″ sensor
  • Secondary camera
    Dual 8 MP, f/1.8 + 8 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@120fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,430mAh, 18W charging
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Overpriced
  • RAM
  • Non expandable memory
  • Single SIM
  • Processor

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Apple iPhone XR

best phone above 50000 - iPhone XR
64GB storage

128GB storage

What’s good:
We like this phone because it has a processor Android doesn’t have an answer to. Finally, a dual SIM iPhone. The cameras will be great too, no doubt about that. Usually, you can get this for 54k using the right credit or debit card.

 

What could have been better:
For 60k, you get a sub-par resolution on an LCD. Just 3GB RAM too. Also, the second dual SIM slot is an eSIM slot. Also, you’re paying 60k for 64GB space.

 

  • OS
    iOS 12
  • Weight
    194g
  • Display
    6.1-inch, LCD
    828 x 1792 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Apple A12 Hexa-core (2x Vortex + 4x Tempest)
  • GPU
    Apple GPU
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    7MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p@60FPS 1080p@240FPS rear
  • Battery
    2,942mAh, 5W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Sep, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Video
  • Processor
  • Non-expandable memory
  • Internal storage
  • Display
  • Price
  • Charging rate

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Samsung Galaxy S10

best phone above 50000 - Samsung Galaxy S10

What’s good:
The true successor to the Galaxy S9 and probably, the best Android in the market right now. The S10 offers a punch-hole design for those of you who hate notches. It also has one of the best processors in the market along with ample RAM and storage. The three rear cameras actually are useful instead of being a gimmick and well, we always liked the curved display even though it’s only for the aesthetics.

 

What could have been better:
Yes, great phone, but the asking price is a bummer.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    157g
  • Display
    6.1 inch, AMOLED
    1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.7GHz M4 & 2×2.3GHz A75 & 4×1.95 GHz A55) Exynos 9820
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP12
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), OIS
    12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), OIS
    16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Secondary camera
    10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    2160p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,400mAh, 15W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Feb, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Processor

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

best phone above 50000 - Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

What’s good:
Probably, the best Android in the market right now. The S10+ offers a punch-hole design for those of you who hate notches. It also has one of the best processors in the market along with ample RAM and storage. The three rear cameras actually are useful instead of being a gimmick and well, we always liked the curved display even though it’s only for the aesthetics. You also get dual cameras on the front for the depth effect. Then there’s a sufficiently large battery to power this device.

 

What could have been better:
Yes, great phone, but the asking price is a bummer.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    175g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, AMOLED
    1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.7GHz M4 & 2×2.3GHz A75 & 4×1.95 GHz A55) Exynos 9820
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP12
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), OIS
    12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), OIS
    16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Secondary camera
    10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide)
    8 MP, f/2.2, 22mm (wide) (Depth)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    2160p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,100mAh, 15W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Feb, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Cameras

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10

best phone above 50000 - Samsung Galaxy Note 10

What’s good:
If the S10 did steroids, it would probably turn into the Note 10. The latest flagship from Samsung comes with a massive 256GB memory and ample RAM. There’s a slighty bumped up procesor compared to the S10 and triple cameras on the back. A likeable phone by all standards.

 

What could have been better:
We don’t think it has got the biggest battery. No audio jack either.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display
    6.3 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Storage space
    256GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz M4 & 2×2.4 GHz A75 & 4×1.9 GHz A55) Exynos 9825
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP12
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 27mm (wide), OIS
    12 MP, f/2.1, 52mm (telephoto), OIS
    16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Secondary camera
    10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    2160p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,500mAh, 25W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Aug, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Storage
  • Audio jack

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

best phone above 50000 - Samsung Galaxy Note 10

What’s good:
What’s different from the Note 10 here is the larger screen and battery, more pixels on the screen, 12GB RAM, an additional depth sensing camera on the back, and 45W charging (which will require a separate charger)

 

What could have been better:
No audio jack.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    196g
  • Display
    6.8 inch, AMOLED
    1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Storage space
    256GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz M4 & 2×2.4 GHz A75 & 4×1.9 GHz A55) Exynos 9825
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP12
  • RAM
    12GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 27mm (wide), OIS
    12 MP, f/2.1, 52mm (telephoto), OIS
    16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
    TOF 3D VGA camera
  • Secondary camera
    10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    2160p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,300mAh, 45W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Aug, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Audio jack

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Huawei P30 Pro

best phone above 50000 - Huawei P30 Pro

What’s good:
No one would have thought 2 years ago Huawei’s phones would compete with top of the line Apple and Samsung products, yet here we are. The P30 Pro is the best from Huawei and offers a great camera setup that has stunned reviewers. It also offers a great battery and a staggering charging rate.

 

What could have been better:
Yes, great phone, but the asking price is a bummer. Also, at 70k a 1080p display doesn’t make sense. Lastly, yes, the Kirin 980 is great but not as great as a Snapdragon 855. Also, have you heard about the recent tussle between Huawei and Google? These are uncertain times for the fate of Android on Huawei.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    192g
  • Display
    6.5 inch, P-OLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    256GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.6GHz A76 & 2×1.9GHz A76 & 4×1.8 GHz A55) Kirin 980
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP10
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    40 MP, f/1.6, 27mm (wide), OIS
    Periscope 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (telephoto), OIS
    20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide)
    TOF 3D camera
  • Secondary camera
    32 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,200mAh, 40W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Mar, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Storage
  • Battery
  • Charging
  • Display

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Apple iPhone XS

best phone above 50000 - Apple iPhone XS

What’s good:
It’s an iPhone and the best one at that. Why? Because it has a processor Android doesn’t have an answer to. Finally, a dual SIM iPhone. The cameras will be great too, no doubt about that.

 

What could have been better:
Have you seen the price of this thing? Also, the second dual SIM slot is an eSIM slot. The Indian telcos need to support it first, which won’t happen at launch. Also, you’re paying one lakh rupees for 64GB space.

 

  • OS
    iOS 12
  • Weight
    177g
  • Display
    5.8-inch, S AMOLED
    1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Apple A12 Hexa-core (2x Vortex + 4x Tempest)
  • GPU
    Apple GPU
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12MP, f/1.8, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.4, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    7MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p@60FPS 1080p@240FPS rear
  • Battery
    2,658mAh, 5W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Sep, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Video
  • Processor
  • Non-expandable memory
  • Internal storage
  • Price
  • Charging rate

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Apple iPhone XS Max

best phone above 50000 - Apple iPhone XS

What’s good:
It’s an iPhone and the best one at that. Why? Because it has a processor that Android doesn’t have an answer to. Finally, a dual SIM iPhone. The cameras will be great too, no doubt about that.

 

What could have been better:
Have you seen the price of this thing? That too just for 64 gigs of storage. Also, the second dual SIM slot is an eSIM slot. The Indian telcos need to support it first, which won’t happen at launch.

 

  • OS
    iOS 12
  • Weight
    208g
  • Display
    6.5-inch, S AMOLED
    1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Apple A12 Hexa-core (2x Vortex + 4x Tempest)
  • GPU
    Apple GPU
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12MP, f/1.8, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.4, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    7MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p@60FPS 1080p@240FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,174mAh, 5W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Sep, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Video
  • Processor
  • Non-expandable memory
  • Internal storage
  • Price
  • Charging rate

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Not to confuse you with the camera specs listed above, we’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 the 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.