Best Phones with Android 9.0 Pie Available in India (2018)

best phones with Android 9.0 pie

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 9.0 available in the market in India. No, we are not covering phones that will get updated to Android Pie 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 most recently launched smartphones in India. So here are the best phones in India running Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

Best  mobile phones with Android 9.0 Pie in India (2018):

 

Nokia 6.1 Plus

Nokia 6.1 Plus

What’s good:
Nokia’s answer to the notch mania and for a change comes equipped surprisingly well for the asking price. Everything about this phone seems to be on the spot (not too great, nothing too bad).

 

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

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 Android Pie
  • Weight
    151g
  • Display
    5.8 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 509
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16 MP, f/2.0+5MP f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    3,060mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Xiaomi Mi A2

mi a2

What’s good:
The Mi A1 didn’t stay long enough in the market to make a lasting impression but its successor is here to change that. Mi A2 comes with promising cameras and a decent processor.

 

What could have been better:
There’s no expandable memory here.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 Android One
  • Weight
    166
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 660 octa-core 2.2GHzx4 + 1.8GHzx4
  • GPU
    Adreno 512
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.8 + 20MP f/1.8
  • Secondary camera
    20 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p 30FPS rear
    1080p 30FPS front
  • Battery
    3,010mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Non-expandable memory

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Nokia 7 Plus

Best phones under 30000 - nokia 7 plus

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. Add 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.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 Pie
  • Weight
    183
  • Display
    6 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • 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
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,800mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Feb, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Hybrid SIM slot

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OnePlus 6T

oneplus 6t
6GB RAM, 128GB

8GB RAM, 128GB

8GB RAM, 256GB

What’s good:
What has changed since the Oneplus 6? The ugly notch is now a beautiful teardrop notch, the front camera has a larger aperture and more megapixels, and the battery size has gone up. We always loved the 8GB RAM, 256 gigs of storage, and Android 9.0. Lastly, did we mention the in-screen fingerprint scanner?

 

What could have been better:
Nothing worth pointing out. Oh, unlike the OnePlus 6, there’s no headphone jack here.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    185g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    128/256GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.8GHz 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
    20MP, f/1.7
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    3,700mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Internal memory
  • In-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Processor
  • RAM

 

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Sony XZ1

Sony Xperia XZ1

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?

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    155g
  • Display
    5.2 inch, IPS, HDR 10 compliant
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • 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″)
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps rear
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    2,700mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • RAM
  • Processor
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

 


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Google Pixel 2 XL

best phones above rs 50,000 - Google Pixel 2 XL

What’s good:
Single rear camera is one of the best in the market period..

 

What could have been better:
Too many issues with this phone including screen burn-ins and crackling speakers. Also overpriced for last year’s specs.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    175g
  • Display
    6 inch, P-OLED
    1440 x 2880 pixels
  • 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
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@120fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,520mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • 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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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

huawei mate 20 pro

What’s good:
Why is the Kirin 980 great? Because built on 7nm, it consumes less energy and is obviously more powerful then 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.

 

  • 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, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor

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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 a Pixel, but not really anything special worth 82k.

 

  • 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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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.