Best Phones with Android 8.0 Oreo Available in India (2018)

phones with android oreo

Note: With almost all new releases in the last 3 months coming with Android 8.0/8.1, we have effectively stopped updating this post. You will find the same phones across our different budget posts covered in same depth.

Getting a phone with the latest software not only ensures it is safe from malware, but also gets you the most optimized, most up to date, and most feature rich options. To this, we have listed down phones with Android 8.0 available in the market in India. No, we are not covering phones that will get updated to Android Oreo in the future, but only ones that have it right now.

The list goes from least expensive to the most expensive model. Also, the pros and cons have been mentioned according to the budget.

Lastly, speaking of latest, also check the best phones with 18:9 display (bezel-less) and the most recently launched smartphones in India. So here are the best phones in India running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

Best  mobile phones with Android 8.0 Oreo in India (2018):

 

Phones under Rs 15,000

Honor 7A

honor 7a

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 150g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inches
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 430 Octa core (4×1.4 GHz & 4×1.1GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 505
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP + 2MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Dual camera
What’s good:
Honor 7A seems like a great proposition at Rs 8,000 mainly because it comes with Android 8.0 out of the box, has a decent processor, and features a dual camera on the back.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing in particular.

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Honor 7C

best phones under Rs 10,000 - honor 7c

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 164g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display 6 inches
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 450 Octa core (1.8GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3/4GB
  • Camera 13MP + 2MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor
  • + RAM (4GB)
What’s good:
Honor 7C comes with a great processor comparable to phones under Rs 15,000 along with Android 8.0 and dual cameras.

 

What could have been better:
We wish it came with a full HD display instead.

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Nokia 3

best phones under 8000 - Nokia 3

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 140g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1280
  • Display 5 inch, S AMOLED
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6737
  • GPU Mali-T720MP1
  • RAM 2GB
  • Camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 2,630mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – Processor
What could have been better:
The processor is disappointing to be honest.

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Nokia 5

Nokia 5

  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight 160g
  • Display resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 430 Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 505
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP (f/2.0)
  • Secondary camera 8MP (f/2.0)
  • Video 1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – Internal memory
  • – Display
What’s good:
In terms of raw specs you’ll find aplenty phones that offer better specs for the same price. However, most of them would likely by from brands you don’t usually compare to a Nokia. We still feel it’s a bit overpriced to be honest.

 

What could have been better:
Just 16GB internal memory and a 720p display doesn’t exactly instill value for moneya.

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Nokia 6

Nokia 5
3GB RAM, 32GB storage

4GB RAM, 64GB storage

  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight 169g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 430 Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 505
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 16MP (f/2.0)
  • Secondary camera 8MP (f/2.0)
  • Video 1080p@30fps rear, 1080p front
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – Processor
What’s good:
We find everything about the Nokia 6 to be decent except the processor. You can’t sell a phone with that processor for over 12k.

 

What could have been better:
The processor. Period.

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1. Oppo RealMe 1

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  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160
  • Display 6 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor MediaTek 6771 octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,410mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Storage
  • + RAM
  • + Processor
  • + Android 8.1
What’s good:
Oppo phones are usually under-powered and overpriced. Not this sub-brand though. The RealMe 1 is a winner under 15k that comes with a processor that beats the Snapdragon 636, class leading RAM and internal memory, and Android 8.1 out of the box. This phone ticks all the check boxes.

 

What could have been better:
We are yet to find one.

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Huawei Honor 9 Lite

best phones with android oreo - 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
  • + RAM
  • + Internal memory
  • – Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)
What’s good:
The Honor 9 Lite comes with loaded with dual cameras on both front and back, this being the main selling point of the phone. 4 gigs of RAM and 64GB memory are again an advantage. We also like the fact that it is amongst the cheapest bezel-less phones.

 

What could have been better:
The 64GB versions seems a bit overpriced. Then there’s the issue around the hybrid SIM slot.

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Moto G6 Play

Moto G6 Play

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 175g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inches
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 430 Octa core (4×1.4 GHz & 4×1.1GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 505
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear, 1080p front
  • Battery 4,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Battery
  • – Display
  • – Processor
What’s good:
Well let’s quickly run past the things we like because there isn’t much. Oh, it comes with Android 8.0 and has a huge battery.

 

What could have been better:
Now now. Moto G6 Play isn’t half a phone it could have been. It’s using a 2-3 year old processor, comes with just 3GB RAM at 12k and doesn’t even have a full HD display. Can’t say we are not disappointed

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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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Phones under Rs 30,000

 

Moto G6

Moto G6
3GB/32GB

4GB/64GB

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 167g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inches
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 450 Octa core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 12 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP (f/2.2)
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Video 1080p 60FPS rear, 1080p front
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Dual camera
What’s good:
Well, keeping up with the competition, the G6 offers dual camera on the back, enough RAM and storage, Android 8.0 out of the box and the solid reliability of a Motorola.

 

What could have been better:
Compared to the Snapdragon 625 on the G5 Plus, we’re not sure what Motorola was thinking putting an inferior Snapdragon 450 on this one. No it’s not bad, but it doesn’t hold a candle against the better phones in this budget. Yes, it’s a successor to Moto G5 and not G5 Plus, but then what exactly is it doing in that price territory?

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Nokia 6.1

best phones under 18000 - nokia 6.1

  • OS Android 8.1
  • Weight 172
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 630
  • GPU Adreno 508
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16 MP (f/2.0)
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.1
  • – Hybrid SIM slot
What’s good:
If you’re a fan of the good old 16:9 displays but need a phone that isn’t outdated, this might be the phone for you. Nokia has updated the original Nokia 6 with features like a better processor, Android 8.1 out of the box and sufficient RAM and internal memory. Oh and it’s on the Android One program so expect timely updates.

 

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

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Moto Z2 Play

best phones under 20000 in India - Moto Z2 Play

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 145g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inches, S AMOLED
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 626 Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
What’s good:
The phone is an all-rounder with solid build and brand value.

 

What could have been better:
Starting to age a bit.

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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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Moto X4

best phones with android oreo - moto x4
32GB/3GB RAM

64GB/4GB RAM

  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight 163g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 630 Cortex-A53 Octa Core 2.2GHz
  • GPU Adreno 508
  • RAM 3/4GB
  • Camera Dual 12 MP f/2.0 + 8 MP f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 16 MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual cameras
  • + Internal memory
  • + Processor
  • – Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
Moto phones are known for their build quality, but that’s not the only thing good about this phone. It has also been updated to Android 8.0 and comes with the newer Snapdragon 630 which is better than the 625 seen on other phones. Then, Moto is known for the quality of its dual cameras and this one comes with a pair. 64GB memory should be enough for your storage needs too.

 

What could have been better:
The 32GB variant comes with just 3GB RAM. Also, it’s got a hybrid slot, so choose between SIM2 or a microSD card.

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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 8 Pro

best phones with android oreo - honor-8

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 184g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch, LTPS
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Kirin 960
  • GPU Mali-G71 MP8
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera 12MP dual cameras, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual cameras
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
  • + Display
  • + Internal memory
What’s good:
Talking in terms of specs, the Honor 8 Pro is a much better buy than the OnePlus 5. Why? Because it’s got a 2K display, more internal memory, same RAM and a bigger battery for a considerably lower price. This is flagship material phone and at this price, honestly it’s a steal.

 

What could have been better:
No sir, nothing. Or the fact that Honor 10 View is a better phone from the same company at the same price.

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Honor View 10

best phones with android oreo - 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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HTC 10

best phones with android oreo - htc 10

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 142g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 820
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/1.8, OIS 
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Display
  • + Android 8.0
What’s good:
We like the 2K display and the fact that has been already updated to Android 8.0.

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Nokia 8

best phones with android oreo - nokia 8

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 160g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.3 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • 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 13MP, f/2.0, OIS
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,090mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor
  • + Internal memory
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
Nokia 8 is among the first phones to get updated to Android 8.0. Talking in terms of specs, it has been decently equipped with top of the line processor, dual cameras and a decently large internal memory.

 

What could have been better:
No complains when it comes to the specs and the asking price.

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HTC U Ultra

best phones with android oreo - HTC U Ultra

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 170g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Dual-core 2.35GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 821
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera Dual 12 MP, f/1.8, OIS,1/2.3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 16MP
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal storage
  • + Secondary display, 160 x 1040 pixels
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
We like the dual screen setup and the main screen is also a 2K display. Then it’s got 64 gigs of internal memory which is more than sufficient.

 

What could have been better:
It’s got a hybrid slot, so choose between SIM2 or a microSD card.

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Phones under Rs 50,000

 

VIVO X21

VIVO X21

  • OS Android 8.1
  • Weight 156g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Display 6.28 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260) Snapdragon 660
  • GPU Adreno 512
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera Dual 12MP, f/1.8 + 5MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera 12MP, f/2.0
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear and front
  • Battery 3,200mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.1
  • + Internal memory
  • + In-screen fingerprint scanner
  • + RAM
  • – Processor
What’s good:
What makes the VIVO X21 stand out is the fact that it comes with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, something even Samsung or Apple haven’t achieved. The phone also comes loaded with tons of RAM and memory.

 

What could have been better:
Snapdragon 660 is no match for the Snapdragon 835 or 845. The camera lacks OIS, which is disappointing in this budget. Consider this a good buy close to 30k instead.

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OnePlus 6

best phonesns under rs 40,000 - oneplus 6
6GB/64GB memory

8GB/128GB memory

  • OS Android 8.1
  • Weight 177g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Display 6.28 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 64/128GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385) Snapdragon 845
  • GPU Adreno 630
  • RAM 6/8GB
  • Camera Dual 16MP, f/1.7,OIS + 20MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual camera
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Internal memory
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
What’s good:
The OnePlus keeps getting better every year albeit with a price bump. This yea’s phone offers the Snapdragon 845 which makes it among the cheapest phones to offer it in the market. The controversial notch also gets added. At 6.3 inches, it’s not exactly small though even for a 18:9 display phone. As usual, OnePlus has loaded it with enough RAM and internal memory along with Android 8.1 and as many cameras as you’d want in your phone.

 

What could have been better:
We’d have to think really hard to find some flaws.

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Sony XZ1

Sony Xperia XZ1

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, IPS, HDR 10 compliant
  • Storage space 64GB
  • 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 19 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.3″)
  • Secondary camera 13 MP (f/2.0, 1/3″)
  • Battery 2,700mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Internal memory
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
While Sony phones aren’t that popular among the masses, it doesn’t mean they fall on any parameter. The XZ1 packs the best processor available in the market. 64GB internal memory is more than sufficient to handle your storage needs. Then it comes with Android 8.0 out of the box.

 

What could have been better:
Maybe the hybrid Slot?

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LG V30+

lg v30

  • OS Android 8.0
  • 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
  • + Android 8.0
  • + 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 and got recently updated to Android 8.0. 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

best phones with android oreo - Samsung Galaxy S8

  • OS Android 8.0
  • 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 12MP, f/1.7, OIS
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/1.7
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
S8 is Samsung’s flagship from 2017 and with that appealing design, manages to stand apart from the crowd. Even after almost an year since announcement, the phone still looks like a good deal at the asking price.

 

What could have been better:
Get the S9 for a similar price.

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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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Phones above Rs 50,000

 

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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Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 143g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5 inch, AMOLED
  • 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 2,700mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – 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 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

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 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

best phones with android oreo - 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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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.