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Top 10 Best Android Indian Smartphones – March 2016 Edition

March 24, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

10. Meizu MX5

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Meizu MX5 is certainly not the latest and greatest from Meizu, but it is still more than a capable handset, and it is quite affordable in India. Meizu’s PRO 5 flagship is still not available in India, but it is expected to arrive soon enough. The Meizu MX5 features a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 3GB of RAM, and it is fueled by the Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor by MediaTek. This smartphone is also made out of metal, and it costs around Rs. 15,999 ($239) in India.

9. Google Nexus 5X

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The LG-made Nexus 5X is one of the two current Nexus smartphones. This handset ships with stock Marshmallow pre-installed, and it is significantly more affordable than the Nexus 6P. The Nexus 5X also sports a very, very capable 12.3-megapixel snapper (same sensor as in the Nexus 6P), and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor. The Nexus 5X can be purchased for around Rs. 24,000 ($359) in the country.

8. OnePlus X

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OnePlus X is OnePlus’ mid-range offering. This handset was announced last year, and is a more affordable alternative to the OnePlus 2. This smartphone sports a 5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 3GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor. OnePlus X is made out of metal and glass, and is is quite affordable. This smartphone can be purchased for Rs. 16,999 ($254) in India directly from OnePlus.

7. Motorola Moto X Style

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Motorola Moto X Style is still Motorola’s flagship device. This phablet has been out in the market for quite some time now, and it costs around Rs. 27,000 ($404) in India. The Moto X Style features a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, 3GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core SoC, just like the Nexus 5X. This handset ships with Android Lollipop, but it is upgradeable to Android Marshmallow, and it sports an almost stock build of Android.

6. LG V10

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The LG V10 is one of LG’s highest-end offerings, it was actually LG’s flagship until the LG G5 launched. The LG G5 is still not available in India, so the LG V10 is the next best thing. This handset sports great build, it is quite durable, and it offers a secondary ‘ticker’ display. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core SoC, and it ships with 4GB of RAM on board. The LG V10

5. YU Yutopia

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YU Yutopia is YU’s current flagship. This India-based company has introduced the Yutopia as the ultimate flagship with an affordable price tag, and it’s quite a solid phone. The Yutopia is made out of metal, while it sports the Snapdragon 810 SoC on the inside, which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and a 5.2-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display. The phone ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop with Cyanogen OS on top of it, in case you were wondering.

UPDATE: We were just informed that YU Yuphoria is no longer available for sale in India, sales are on hold for whatever reason. We are trying ot get more details.

4. Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 isn’t the latest and greatest offering by Samsung, but it is still one of the best phablets out there. This device sports a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor. The 16-megapixel OIS snapper is available on the back of the device, and the S Pen stylus ships along with the phone. The Galaxy Note 5 can be purchased in India for around Rs. 48.000 ($718), so it is not exactly the most affordable device on this list.

3. OnePlus 2

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OnePlus 2 is OnePlus’ flagship, and one of the most affordable flagships out there. This device is fueled by the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor, along with an Adreno 430 GPU for graphics. It ships with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and it is available through Amazon India. The 3GB model comes with 16GB of internal storage and costs Rs. 20,999 ($314), while the 4GB of RAM variant ships with 64GB of native storage and is priced at Rs. 22,999 ($344).

2. Google Nexus 6P

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The Nexus 6P is Google’s flagship handset. This phablet features a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core SoC. Android Marshmallow comes pre-installed, and its 12.3-megapixel snapper is more than capable of capturing great images. The device is made out of metal, and it costs around Rs 40,000 ($599) in the country.

1. Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

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The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones are Samsung’s all new flagship devices. These two devices are quite similar, but also different at the same time. Unlike the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S7 Edge sports a bigger 5.5-inch display, and its display is curved on both sides, while the Galaxy S7 sports a standard form factor. These two phones are made out of metal and glass, and they sport the latest specs out there. The Galaxy S7 costs Rs. 49,000 ($733) in India, while the Galaxy S7 Edge is priced at Rs. 56,900 ($852).