New Smartphones Launched in India in March-April 2019

When looking for a 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.

So here are the most recently launched smartphones in India.

New Smartphones Launched in India in March-April 2019:

 

Realme 3

Realme 3
4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

What’s good:
Here’s a mild upgrade to Realme 2 that comes with a much faster processor that can give Snapdragon 660 a serious fight. It also comes with a large battery, dedicated memory slot, and Android 9.0 out of the box.

 

What could have been better:
We only wish there was a full HD display instead.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 Pie
  • Weight
    175g
  • Display
    6.22 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Mediatek Helio P70 Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz (A73) + 4×2.0 GHz (A53))
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.0
    2MP (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    13 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,230mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Mar, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Display

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Redmi Note 7 Pro

Redmi Note 7 Pro
4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

6GB RAM/ 128GB storage

What’s good:
Xiaomi was under the heat from competitors who had released much more compelling products than the Redmi Note series in recent past. However, all that goes for a toss with the new Note 7 Pro. The only difference between this and the Note 7 is the faster processor on the Pro. Other than that, we love the camera, Android 9.0, large battery, and what looks like an impressive camera on paper at least.

 

What could have been better:
Only the hybrid SIM slot.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 Pie
  • Weight
    186g
  • Display
    6.3 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    64/128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 675 octa-core 2.0GHzx2 + 1.7GHzx6
  • GPU
    Adreno 612
  • RAM
    4/6GB
  • Camera
    48 MP, f/1.8 + 5MP, f/2.4 (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    13 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@120fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Jan, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Hybrid SIM slot

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Oppo K1

OPPO K1

What’s good:
Probably one of the cheapest phones with in-screen fingerprint scanner. Also, the Oppo K1 comes with AMOLED display.

 

What could have been better:
At the asking price, seems slightly overpriced. Would have been a good buy close to 15k.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0 Pie
  • Weight
    156g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, sAMOLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 660 octa-core 2.2GHzx4 + 1.8GHzx4
  • GPU
    Adreno 512
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16 MP, f/1.8
    2MP, f/2.4 (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    25 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,600mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Processor

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Samsung Galaxy M30

galaxy m30
6GB, 128GB

4GB, 64GB

What’s good:
The M30 is the most expensive in the M series of phones and looks great on the front. It offers a massive 5,000mAh battery along with Android 9.0 and a super AMOLED display. The storage and RAM options are at mar with the competition too. The triple camera setup on the back has an ultra wide along with a depth sensor.

 

What could have been better:
The processor is only as good as the Snapdragon 632. Don’t expect any serious gaming on that GPU either.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Weight
    175g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, sAMOLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes
  • Processor
    Exynos 7904 Octa-core (2×1.8 GHz & 6×1.6 GHz)
  • GPU
    Mali-G71MP2
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/1.9
    5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
    5 MP, f/2.2, (depth sensor)
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Feb, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Battery
  • Processor

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Samsung Galaxy A30

Samsung Galaxy A30

What’s good:
So Samsung isn’t just sitting idle anymore and is offering products that can stand up against the competition. The A30 is a mid-budget offering that comes with Android 9.0 and a capable battery. We also like the Super AMOLED display.

 

What could have been better:
The processor is only as good as the Snapdragon 632. You pay around 4k premium over other brands for the Samsung tag.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Weight
    165g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, sAMOLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Exynos 7904 Octa-core (2×1.8 GHz & 6×1.6 GHz)
  • GPU
    Mali-G71MP2
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16 MP, f/1.7
    5 MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    16MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Feb, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Battery

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Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50
4GB RAM

6GB RAM

What’s good:
So Samsung isn’t just sitting idle anymore and is offering products that can stand up against the competition. The A50 is one such phone that offers a processor which is comparable to the Snapdragon 660 (but has a faster GPU), up to 6GB RAM, and a sizeable battery. The main selling point for the phone is the three cameras on the back. The depth sensor can get you the blurry backgrounds, while the ultra-wide should offer a wider field of view. We also like the Super AMOLED display.

 

What could have been better:
It’s a good phone, but then, overpriced compared to the competition. You pay around 4k premium over other brands for the Samsung tag.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Weight
    166g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, sAMOLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Exynos 9610 Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.6 GHz)
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    4/6GB
  • Camera
    25 MP, f/1.7
    8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
    5 MP, f/2.2 (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    25MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Feb, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Battery

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Oppo F11 Pro

OPPO F11 Pro

What’s good:
If you want a cheap phone with no-notches and all display, go no further. The F11 Pro comes with a motorized pop up selfie cam which does away with the need for a notch. You also get a P70 which is as fast as the 660 (perhaps better). 6GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery add to the value proposition.

 

What could have been better:
We aren’t saying the processor is bad, but its the same processor that features on the Redmi 7. Also, 64GB storage looks underwhelming. Overall, we see this phone being overpriced.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 Pie
  • Weight
    190g
  • Display
    6.53 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Mediatek Helio P70 Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz (A73) + 4×2.0 GHz (A53))
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    48 MP, f/1.8
    5 MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Mar, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • No notch

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Vivo V15

Vivo V15

What’s good:
Sibling to the F11 Pro the new V15 comes with a motorized pop-up selfie cam which does away with the need for a notch. You also get a P70 which is as fast as the 660 (perhaps better). 6GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery add to the value proposition along with 20W fast charging. It also features triple cameras on the back. Overall, we honestly like this more than the F11 Pro.

 

What could have been better:
We aren’t saying the processor is bad, but it’s the same processor that features on the Redmi 7. Also, 64GB storage looks underwhelming. Overall, we see this phone being overpriced.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 Pie
  • Weight
    190g
  • Display
    6.53 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Mediatek Helio P70 Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz (A73) + 4×2.0 GHz (A53))
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.8
    8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
    5 MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    32 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, 20W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Mar, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • No notch

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Samsung Galaxy S10e

Samsung Galaxy S10e

What’s good:
The world’s best Android phone maker’s latest flagship phone. Albeit, the budget offering. What you get on the S10e is top of the line processor, respectable display, ample RAM and storage, and a new punch-hole design for the front camera. At 150g, it’s pretty light too. We like the fact that it isn’t a huge slate and pretty decently sized.

 

What could have been better:
What you miss out on compared to its more expensive siblings is a higher resolution display and additional cameras on the back. No telephoto on this one means the brokeh pics will be completely reliant on the software. Also, the display isn’t curved like on the other two, but does it really matter?

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    150g
  • Display
    5.8 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.7GHz M4 & 2×2.3GHz A75 & 4×1.95 GHz A55) Exynos 9820
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP12
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), OIS
    16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Secondary camera
    10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    2160p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,100mAh, 15W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Feb, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Processor

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Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10e

What’s good:
The true successor to the Galaxy S9 and probably, the best Android in the market right now. The S10 offers a punch-hole design for those of you who hate notches. It also has one of the best processors in the market along with ample RAM and storage. The three rear cameras actually are useful instead of being a gimmick and well, we always liked the curved display even though it’s only for the aesthetics.

 

What could have been better:
Yes, great phone, but the asking price is a bummer.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    157g
  • Display
    6.1 inch, AMOLED
    1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.7GHz M4 & 2×2.3GHz A75 & 4×1.95 GHz A55) Exynos 9820
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP12
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), OIS
    12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), OIS
    16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Secondary camera
    10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    2160p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,400mAh, 15W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Feb, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Processor

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Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30 Pro

What’s good:
No one would have thought 2 years ago Huawei’s phones would compete with top of the line Apple and Samsung products, yet here we are. The P30 Pro is the best from Huawei and offers a great camera setup that has stunned reviewers. It also offers a great battery and a stragging charging rate.

 

What could have been better:
Yes, great phone, but the asking price is a bummer. Also, at 70k a 1080p display doesn’t make sense. Lastly, yes, the Kirin 980 is great but not as great as a Snapdragon 855.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    192g
  • Display
    6.5 inch, P-OLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    256GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.6GHz A76 & 2×1.9GHz A76 & 4×1.8 GHz A55) Kirin 980
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP10
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    40 MP, f/1.6, 27mm (wide), OIS
    Periscope 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (telephoto), OIS
    20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide)
    TOF 3D camera
  • Secondary camera
    32 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,200mAh, 40W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Mar, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Storage
  • Battery
  • Charging
  • Display

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

What’s good:
Probably, the best Android in the market right now. The S10+ offers a punch-hole design for those of you who hate notches. It also has one of the best processors in the market along with ample RAM and storage. The three rear cameras actually are useful instead of being a gimmick and well, we always liked the curved display even though it’s only for the aesthetics. You also get dual cameras on the front for the depth effect. Then there’s a sufficiently large battery to power this device.

 

What could have been better:
Yes, great phone, but the asking price is a bummer.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    175g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, AMOLED
    1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.7GHz M4 & 2×2.3GHz A75 & 4×1.95 GHz A55) Exynos 9820
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP12
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), OIS
    12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), OIS
    16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Secondary camera
    10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide)
    8 MP, f/2.2, 22mm (wide) (Depth)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    2160p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,100mAh, 15W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Feb, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Cameras

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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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