Best smartphones available in India (2021)

Anything can change, because smartphone revolution is still in the early stages

– Tim Cook

OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus recently launched 9 series with their most advanced smartphone OnePlus 9 Pro. This flawlessly fast & smooth smartphone with Hasselblad camera delivering multiple breakthroughs.

Design:

If we talk about design, OnePlus 9 pro is looking similar to its recent smartphones from OnePlus. But the phone is a lot more comfortable to hold because of the reduction of size on all its three axes. It is now just 8.7 mm thick and weigh of 196 grams. It is also IP68 rated making it resistant to dust and water ingress.

Display:

The 6.7 inches fluid AMOLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate and latest LTPO technology, beautifully balancing accidental touches and comfort design. It has excellent dynamic range, sharpness and vibrancy with a resolution of 1440×3216.

Performance:

As like always OnePlus is giving outstanding performance with their newly launch. OnePlus 9 Pro has the best hardware available currently, with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. Along with that you get 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM. Available in 2 variant 8 GB+128 GB, and 12 GB+256 GB. It also a 5G ready phone. Also, the new OnePlus 9 Pro runs on Oxygen OS based on Android 11.

Camera:

The OnePlus 9 has a triple rear camera setup. The 48MP main Sony IMX689 camera and 50MP ultra-wide Sony IMX 766 camera are what you’ll use most. The 2MP monochrome lens helps with low-light photographs. On the front it got 16 MP Sony IMX471 sensor camera for selfies. The latest feature came up in cameras department is because of OnePlus partnership with noted Swedish camera brand Hasselblad. The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro cameras are first result of this collaboration. Moving ahead, OnePlus can capture up-to 8K at 30fps, slow-motion videos of up-to 720p at 480fps and 1080p at 240fps. It also has a low-light video option called Nightscape Video 2.0.

Battery:

The battery backup offers by OnePlus 9 Pro is 4500mAH. Comes with 65W wired charging and 50W wireless charging capability. Also, it comes with Warp charger 65T, which is a next generation charging solution. It offers a day’s power in a 15 minutes charge. Though your phone can be fully charged from empty to full in approx. 35 min via Warp Charge. Also, the 50W wired charger can take up to 45 minutes to refuel your OnePlus battery from empty to full.

Key Specification

Screen Size6.7″ (1440 x 3216)
Camera48 + 8 + 50 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM8 GB
Battery4500 mAH
Operating systemOxygen OS Android 11
ProcessorQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888
Verdict

The OnePlus 9 Pro is the flagship from the brand seems far more polished than anything previously seen from the company. Its massively improved camera, beautiful display, fast charging and performance makes it highly recommended smartphone available in Indian market.  

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung announced the much-awaited flagship Samsung galaxy S21 series in India on 14th January at the Galaxy unpacked 2021 event. S21 Ultra is the flagship of Samsung series which have a lot to offer to their users, from an upgraded look, latest premium processor to the high-quality camera, and there is much more in the list.

Design:

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with strong design which doesn’t catch fingerprints or scratches. It is designed with toughest gorilla glass yet for scratch less & protect phone from both front and back. The S21 Ultra is 228 grams, 8.9 mm thick and IP68 rated. Choose your S21 Ultra from Phantom black and Phantom silver color to complement the innovative rear camera design.

Display:

Its large display of 6.8 inches screen size comes with dynamic AMOLED 2X display. The Galaxy S21 Ultra screen is Samsung’s first smartphone that is capable of running at a smooth 120Hz refresh rate while in a pixel-packing Quad HD resolution. Debut of Qualcomm’s new ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. With 1500 nits of peak brightness, WQHD+ resolution and 3200×1440 pixels resolution you can have excellent outdoor visibility.

Performance:

Galaxy S21 Ultra is powered by Android Pie v10.0 OS with 2.9GHz Exynos 2100 octa core process. The smartphone comes with 12GB RAM + 256 GB storage giving you enough space for your personal and professional files. It is ready 5G smartphone with dual sim technology. For game lovers you can use game booster which is the priority mode ensures you to stay focus on game by blocking calls and notifications.

The newly designed S Pen is more comfortable to hold. Yes, the galaxy S21 Ultra is the first Samsung’s non-note phone which is compatible with S Pen stylus. This magic wand gives you an air command option which include multiple features you can use without touching the phone.

Camera:

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is upgraded with pro-grade camera to capture stunning shots. The 108MP camera captures so much details. The smartphones are setup by quad primary camera means 4 camera setups on back. Main camera 108MP + 12MP dual pixel camera for Ultra-wide + Tele1 3X 10MP dual pixel camera + Tele2 10X 10MP dual pixel camera. The secondary camera or front camera or selfie camera is 40MP. The camera is designed to capture pro-grade videos as well. The smartphones capture 8K videos is the highest resolution video available in smartphones which is 4 times as many pixels as 4K. Faster and sharper zoom than any other zoom in Galaxy which is up to 100x. The night mode in camera captures clear images in night time as well.

Battery:

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is having massive 5000mAH battery power which outlasts the day, even your phone is on 5G. Combined with5nm chipset, it provides the best battery life than any other Samsung’s flagship. Charger is not included with the smartphones so you have to arrange another adapter that has USB type-C output.

Key Specification

Screen Size6.8″ (1440 x 3200)
Camera108 + 12 + 10 + 10 | 40 MP
RAM12GB
Battery5000 mAH
Operating systemAndroid Exynos 2100
ProcessorOcta-core
Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the best flagship phone ever by the brand ticking all the necessary boxes. Just one lack is there that no charger in box. Apart from that it strides with best camera technology, performance, battery life, design and display feature. It is perfect phone for everyone without having any age preference.

iPhone 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best and biggest iPhone ever made by Apple. It promises fast performance and a massive display. It is a complete package of fast processor and a very good camera set-up.

Design:

Key characteristics of the Pro Max is the more mature color it comes in such as Graphite, Gold, Silver and Pacific Blue. 12 Pro Max is the biggest phone in the list of iPhones but despite the size it still fits well in the hand. The square edges on the iPhone, it actually feels slightly larger in hand. The body of the 12 Pro Max is designed with ceramic shield, tougher than any smartphone glass. Also, it is featured with industry-leading IP68 water resistance.

Display:

All the models in the iPhone 12 range are packing OLED displays. The 6.7 inches screen size is really looking impressive. Ceramic Shield is added to make it four times less likely to crack in the event of a drop. Apple is also claiming the iPhone 12 range is scratch resistant, thanks to a ‘dual ion exchange’ process. It has 6.7″ Retina XDR OLED screen of 1,284 x 2,778 PX resolution, 458ppi, 800 nits and 120Hz touch sensing. HDR10, Dolby Vision support and wide color gamut.

Performance:

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is launched with iOS 14. Its A14 Bionic chipset is already leading the market. Apple has ever made its more powerful chip with 5G support installed in iPhone 12 Pro Max. It also comes with Magsafe support which is a magnetic ring hidden in the rear casing of the iPhone 12 range, and you can easily clip chargers, cases and accessories onto the iPhone – opening up a realm of possibilities. With 6GB of RAM and an upgraded GPU, device is ticking every box when it comes to multitasking. The deivce available in three variant with 128, 256, and 512 GB memory capacity.

Camera:

The upgrade in iPhone 12 Pro Max is its camera, three 12 MP camera with ultra-wide, standard wide and 5x optical zoom. Night mode is also available for the ultra-wide sensor. The iPhone 12 Pro Max’s ability to record movies in 4K HDR at 60 FPS. The LiDar sensor on the iPhone 12 Pro Max adds capability to take Night Mode portraits, and the photo effects are far clearer.

Battery:

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the one to go for if you want best battery life. It gives up to 20 hrs of video playback and up to 12 hrs with streamed video. It has 80 hrs power back up for audio playback. The 20W adapter or higher which you have to purchase separately is best suited for fast charging. With this recommended adapter it has fast charging capability up to 50% in around 30 mins. You’ll get USB-C lightening cable comes along with the box.

Key Specification:

Screen Size6.7″
CameraTriple 12MP | 12MP front camera
RAM6GB
BatteryNA
Operating systemiOS | Apple A14 bionic
ProcessorHexa-core
Verdict

If you’re looking for the best iPhone on the market, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is it: The iPhone 12 Pro Max is a strong device with the longest battery life. On an iPhone the camera is top-notch. The device is the biggest of Apple phones. If you want the big screen and battery, you’ll love it. And if you want a more easy-to-hold iPhone, stay away from the 12 Pro Max.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is another phone from the brand which is making up to the list of best available smartphones available in market. This is not just a smartphone; it is a power phone. Galaxy Note 20 Ultra hopes to attract users with a more sophisticated approach and promises of plus-sized productivity.

Design:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra looks are iconic. The mystic bronze color is classy, without mattering the distance or light in which you view it from. Apart from mystic bronze it is also available in mystic black. The Note 20 Ultra is a big phone and cannot be handled one-handed. The device got Corning Gorilla glass protection on front and back. It is the most advanced scratch protection available. It also comes with IP68 water and dust resistance with a weigh of 208 grams.

Display:

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra took the display to the next level. Curved 6.9 inches Dynamic AMOLED display with refresh rate 120Hz. It is also certified by HDR10+ giving display resolution of 3088×1440. The HDR10 video will spoil every other smartphone display for you.

Performance:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is powered by Exyos 990 SoC chipset with Android V10.0 OS. Not to forget the 12 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage which is expandable up to 1 TB. It is also the first Samsung device in India which is 5G capable. The Exynos-Snapdragon gap widens a lot more during gaming. In almost every case the performance of the phone will meet your expectation. The ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanners are much faster than earlier models from the brand.

The S pen with Note 20 Ultra is having a glossier finish and comfortable to grip. The S-pen has features such as Air gestures, smart select, screen write, AR doodle and navigate through the interface (back, home, recent files) without having to be near the phone. The S-pen can also be used to switch between cameras and shooting modes.

Camera:

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is powered with all the best tools of pro photographer, videographers and editors. It got triple rear camera with 108MP and two 12MP camera. And front camera with 10MP. Though its 5X optical zoom and 50X super resolution zoom makes your photo clearer and pro like effects. For videographers and vloggers, the shooting modes include pro-video mode which can shoot up to 8K resolution in a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio.

Battery:

The 4500mAH battery life gives your Note the power to outlast. The 25W adapter and USB cable type-C which is included in your box has the ability to refuel your Note’s 50% battery within 30mins. The device is well featured with wireless charging and reverse wireless charging as well.

Key Specification:

Screen Size6.9″ (1440 x 3200)
Camera108 + 12 + 12 | 10 MP
RAM12GB
Battery4500 mAH
Operating systemAndroid 10.0 Exynos 990
ProcessorOcta-core
Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a big, beautiful display, a gorgeous design, with plenty of productivity features and cameras that are reliable. If you have the budget, then it is one of the most capable phones you can buy right now.

Vivo X60 Pro+

Vivo is giving competition to other flagships in the market by its X60 series. X60 Pro+ is a great competitor and made his place in best smartphone available in Indian market. Pro+ signifies that it is the Vivo’s top line model.

Design:

The Vivo X60 Pro+ is one of the slimmest flagship phones you can get in the market, which can easily be used with one hand. The Vivo X60 Pro+ continues the compact design form factor in the series, though the twist is the Vegan Leather back. Available in an emperor blue colour it adds a style factor to the phone. It has been observed that the material used is scratch resistant and no discolouring has been observed.

Display:

The 6.56 inches (16.65 cm) screen size with full HD+ AMOLED display, which continues with the dual curved edges as well. The display comes with a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz and 240 Hz. Both resulting a better gaming experience. The phone also has feature calls Smart Switch, where the screen refresh rate is automatically adjusted according to user. The X60 Pro+ is certified with Hi-Res delivering HDR10+ video quality.

Performance:

The Vivo X60 Pro+ is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G which has ultimate flagship chip with 5nm process technology. The OS which has been used in Funtouch 11.1 based on Android v11. The pack contains 12GB RAM which allow it multitasking much easier. The smartphone is available with 256 internal memory which gives vast space to store your personal and official files. In virtual RAM, Vivo has allocated another 3GB RAM to their phone which users can also turn it off manually.

Camera:

The camera on the Vivo X60 Pro+ comes with a lot of promise. It has a 50MO+48MP dual main camera, it is supported by 32MP and 8MP camera. The 48MP is the ultra-wide, while the 50MP is the wide-angle. The 32MP is the 50mm telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom support, while the 8MP camera has the periscope telephoto with 5X optical zoom. The selfie camera or front camera is of 32MP.

The phone has the Zeiss branding as well. The Zeiss T* coating improves the light transmission, reducing reflections, flare and ghost image. X60 can replicate, the swirly bokeh effect of the classic ZEISS Biotar lens for you with ZEISS Biotar portrait style feature.

Battery:

The Vivo X60 Pro+ has a 4200 mAh battery, which should last easily for a day with heavy usage, more than a day with moderate usage. The screen settings at ‘Smart Switch’ though, if you switch to 120 Hz refresh rate, the battery will likely drain faster. The phone supports 55W fast charging, which is there in the box compatible with USB type-C cable. It could get your phone up from zero to 100 in just under an hour.

Key Specification:

Screen Size6.56″ (1080 x 2376)
Camera50+48+32+8 | 32 MP
RAM12GB
Battery4200 mAH
Operating systemFuntouch OS 11.1(based on Android 11)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888
Verdict

The Vivo X60 Pro+ is all making its position in flagship models in smartphones. With all features ticking the boxes it is all set for purchase with a reasonable price. The best feature is its camera ZEISS feature.

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