New Smartphones Launched in India in March-April 2018

When looking for smartphone, most of us prefer to get our hands on the latest models. Not only do these come with the latest technology, but also guarantee a longer support cycle by the manufacturers in terms of software and security updates. And with a number of launches happening every month now, we’ve put together the list of the new smartphones launched in India in the last 30-60 days. The pros and cons mentioned below are for their respective price budgets.

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

New smartphones launched in India in March-April 2018:

 

Panasonic Eluga 550

Panasonic Eluga Ray 550

  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Weight 152g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440
  • Display 5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor MT6737H Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex (A53)
  • GPU Mali T720MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,250mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • – Processor

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Xiaomi Redmi 5

redmi 5

  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight 157g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440
  • Display 5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB/32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex (A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 2GB/3GB/4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
  • – Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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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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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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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.

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