Best phones above Rs 50,000 in India (2018)

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:

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

best phones with android oreo - Samsung galaxy note 8

What’s good:
Note 8 is Samsung’s best phone from 2017 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 also features 6GB RAM and Android 8.0

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    195g
  • Display
    6.3 inch, sAMOLED
    1440 x 2960 pixels
  • 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
  • Video
    2160p@30FPS 1080p@60FPS rear
    1440p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9

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.

 

  • 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)
  • Video
    2160p@60FPS 1080p@240FPS rear
    1440p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Feb, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Camera
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

 


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Huawei P20 Pro

huawei p20 pro

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 after all. 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 60k phone seems like a letdown.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    6.1 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2240 pixels
  • 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
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fp rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Mar, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • The rear camera
  • Storage
  • Display


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OPPO Find X

best phones above rs 50,000 - OPPO Find X

What’s good:
Beautiful things don’t come cheap, even if made in China. The Find X has found a remarkable solution to the notch and looks simply gorgeous both front and back. It’s packed with the latest bells and whistles you could ask for and is a complete package.

 

What could have been better:
The display resolution at the asking price should have been 2k. Kinda overpriced too.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    186g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    256GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385) Snapdragon 845
  • GPU
    Adreno 630
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    Dual 16 MP f/2.0, 1/2.6″, OIS + 20 MP f/2.0, 1/2.8″
  • Secondary camera
    25 MP (f/2.0)
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,750mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Jun, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • 100% charge in 35 minutes
  • Near-zero bezel
  • Internal memory
  • RAM
  • Display resolution


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Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8

What’s good:
The iPhone 8 builds on a solid line of products from Apple. Last one of a kind so to say. Pretty powerful processor even by 2018’s standards.

 

What could have been better:
It still looks the same as the iPhone 6. We’re bored with this design. The other specs like the display, RAM, or limited storage aren’t great when you consider the price.

 

  • OS
    iOS 11
  • Weight
    148g
  • Display
    4.7 inch, IPS
    750 x 1334 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Apple A11 Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
  • GPU
    Apple GPU
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    7MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p@60FPS 1080p@240FPS rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    1,821mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Sep, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Display
  • Non-expandable memory

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Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3

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? Yes, it’s Pixel, but not really anything special worth 71k. Also, just 64GB storage that’s not even expandable.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    148g
  • Display
    5.5 inch, P-OLED
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • 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
    2,915mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Overpriced
  • RAM
  • Non expandable memory
  • Storage
  • Single SIM

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Google Pixel 3 XL

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? Uh, ugly notch too. Yes, it’s Pixel, but not really anything special worth 92k.

 

  • 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, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Overpriced
  • RAM
  • Non expandable memory
  • Single SIM

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

What’s good:
Note 9 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 also features 6GB RAM, 128GB massive storage, variable aperture lens, and an appreciable 4,000mAh battery.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    205g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, sAMOLED
    1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz) Exynos 9810
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP18
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.4, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/1.7
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps rear
    1440p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Camera
  • Storage
  • Battery
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
Note 9 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 also features 6GB RAM, 128GB massive storage, variable aperture lens, and an appreciable 4,000mAh battery.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really.

 


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Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9

What’s good:
The S9+ 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.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    189g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, sAMOLED
    1440 x 2960 pixels
  • 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)
  • Video
    2160p@60FPS 1080p@240FPS rear
    1440p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,500mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Feb, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

best phones above rs 50,000 - Apple iPhone 8

What’s good:
The iPhone 8 Plus comes with a great processor and those dual cameras are still popular even a year after launch.

 

What could have been better:
It still looks the same as the iPhone 6. We’re bored with this design. The limited storage is also sad.

 

  • OS
    iOS 11
  • Weight
    202g
  • Display
    5.5-inch, IPS
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Apple A11 Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
  • GPU
    Apple GPU
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12MP, f/1.8, OIS + 12 MP (f/2.8
  • Secondary camera
    7MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p@60FPS 1080p@240FPS rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    2,691mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Sep, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Display
  • Non-expandable memory

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Apple iPhone XR

iPhone XR

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.

 

What could have been better:
Have you seen the price of this thing? And the call it affordable. For 70k, you get a sub-par resolution on an LCD. Just 3GB RAM too. 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
    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, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Sep, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Video
  • Processor
  • Non-expandable memory
  • Internal storage
  • Displau
  • Price

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Apple iPhone XS

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, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Sep, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Video
  • Processor
  • Non-expandable memory
  • Internal storage
  • Price

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Apple iPhone XS Max

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? 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, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Sep, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Video
  • Processor
  • Non-expandable memory
  • Internal storage
  • Price

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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 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.