Everyone wants a flagship like experience but most of the times our wallet gives out midway. So here we are with a list of best smartphones for the people who always wants the best in the hand but don’t want to cross that 50k price tag. Below are the ‘worth-it’ phones investing the money in with top-end performance.
1: Samsung Galaxy S7:
I know this is from the yesteryear, but it did very well that time and is now available for around Rs.37,000/-, in either Gold, Silver or Black colors. S7 certainly looks part of premium flagship with its eye-catching glass design complemented by the qHD Super AMOLED panel which is still rare in current flagships. It is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 chip which despite being a generation old can be compared with current Snapdragon’s flagship processors. It also has an impressive 12-MP 4K camera with f/1.2 aperture, and you can also shoot under-water photos as it is ip68 certified. With very thin bezels you also get a front facing fingerprint scanner.
2. Honor 8 Pro:
For flagship like performance, large qHD display and fingerprint scanner one is the best bet, priced very competitively at just around 29,940/- for 6GB RAM and 128G storage variant. The 8 pro comes with killer hardware under the hood, it is powered by the Kirin 960 chip is a very capable performer with big RAM and huge storage, this is certainly claims it place as a true flagship. Added to that the dual cameras are quite competent with the monochrome RGB setup pulling off some impressive looking shots in well-lit and outdoor locations. If low-light shooting isn’t your top priority then there are very few flagships that can beat the performance of the Honor 8 Pro.
Not everyone liked the Honor’s EMUI and things missing of 2017 generation, stock Android, quick updates and off-course the qHD panel then the next phone might fit the bill.
3. Nokia 8:
Good looks, strong build and dependable name of NOKIA makes a strong place in this list as one of the best smartphone of 2017. It brings you stock Android experience with regular security patches on top. The camera performance is very good with dual 13-mp cameras powered by the famous Carl Zeiss optics. The ip54 splash proof rating might come in handy. The flagship snapdragon 835 chipset, 6GB of RAM and 128G of storage makes Nokia 8 a strong top-end phone with other bells and whistles like Corning Gorilla glass 5, Bluetooth 5, USB type-C and a fingerprint scanner.
4. LG G6:
Before moving to the top of the list here’s a special guest, the LG G6. On papers the G6 is very impressive with some very well rounded specs design being a 2017 flagship. It has a Snapdragon 821 coupled with 4GB of RAM, a 2K display as well so expect performance to be a little less than the else on this list. What’s interesting on this device is the dual camera set-up with both 13-mp lenses and beautiful display might be the reason you want to consider this one.
5. OnePlus 5T and Mi Mix 2:
Now to be the part of the best squad of 2017, you’ve got to have an 18:9 display. The next two phones fit the top positions perfectly, the OnePlus 5T and Mi Mix 2. Armed with top of the line Snapdragon 835 chip, huge RAM and great cameras this is battle which is very close to call.
You’ll love the ceramic back and the overall design language on the Mi Mix 2, it does come with its own set of things including a very weird placement of the front facing camera at the right bottom corner of the chin. The MIUI software is love it or hate it thing. The overall performance and the experience on the OnePlus 5T might feel tad smoother and faster. But I want to give the top position to OnePlus 5T because of its impressive camera setup which performs great at well light conditions and beat everyone in the competition even in the low-light situations.
So readers, let us know what you think what’s your top pick. Keep coming back!