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. 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:

 

Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 143g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 128GB
  • 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 2,700mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Storage
  • – Overpriced
  • – Display should have been 2K
  • – Non-expandable memory
What’s good:
Google’s Pixel line is renowned for its camera. It also features some extra software goodies that are not available yet on other phones. You can also expect pretty much timely updates to at least Android 9.0.

 

What could have been better:
The phone seems a bit overpriced. It usually retails for around Rs 40,000 during offers. It’s a single SIM phone mind you. Also, no expansion slot.

 


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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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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

best phones with android oreo - 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 flagship from 2018 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.

 


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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 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 65k phone seems like a letdown.

 


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OPPO Find X

best phones above rs 50,000 - OPPO Find X

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 186g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2340pixels
  • Display 6.4 inch, AMOLED
  • 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
  • Battery 3,750mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + 100% charge in 35 minutes
  • + Near-zero bezel
  • + Internal memory
  • + RAM
  • – Display resolution
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.

 


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Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8

  • OS iOS 11
  • Weight 148g
  • Display resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display 4.7 inch, IPS
  • 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
  • Battery 1,821mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – Display
  • – Non-expandable memory
What’s good:
The iPhone 8 builds on a solid line of products from Apple. Months since launch and none of the Android have a processor competent enough.

 

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.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 205g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Display 6.4 inch, sAMOLED
  • 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
  • Battery 4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
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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Google Pixel 2 XL

best phones above rs 50,000 - 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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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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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

best phones above rs 50,000 - Apple iPhone 8

  • OS iOS 11
  • Weight 202g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5-inch, IPS
  • 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
  • Battery 2,691mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – Display
  • – Non-expandable memory
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.

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Apple iPhone X

best phones above rs 50,000 - Apple iPhone X

  • OS iOS 11
  • Weight 174g
  • Display resolution 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Display 5.8-inch, S AMOLED
  • 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, OIS
  • Secondary camera 7MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 2,716mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Camera
  • – Non-expandable memory
What’s good:
We’ve heard enough about the iPhone X’s camera. The Androids are also yet to match it on sheer performance.

 

What could have been better:
We’re not sure. The limited storage, yes.

 


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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.