The Sony Xperia XZ Premium joined the list this month, but other than that, we did not see many changes. The Xiaomi Mi 6 would probably be included in the list down below, but the device still did not launch in India, so the Xiaomi Mi 5 is still included as an option, as it’s quite affordable in India at the moment, and it’s a great alternative to some other smartphones on the list. The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus are still at the very top of the list, followed by the LG G6 and the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. That being said, let’s get started.
10. Xiaomi Mi 5
The Xiaomi Mi 5 was announced way back in February last year, but it still deserves a spot on this list, as its successor still did not reach India. The Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and it is made out of metal and glass. The phone comes in several variants, and it is quite affordable in India at the moment, it is priced at around Rs. 20,000 ($311) in India, but you can also purchase it from GearBest for $224.
9. Lenovo Moto Z
The Lenovo Moto Z is still amongst the most compelling smartphones for Indian consumers. This phone is made out of metal and glass, and it comes with a 5.5-inch QHD display, while it is made out of metal and glass. The device packs in 4GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC. The phone costs around $620 in India, while it can be purchased for $499.99 in the US (unlocked) at the moment.
8. Sony Xperia XZ Premium
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the company’s most powerful smartphone to date. This handset is made out of metal and glass, while it is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core SoC. The device sports 4GB of RAM on the inside, and comes with a 5.5-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) display. The device is priced at Rs. 59,990 ($930) in India, while it can be purchased via Amazon.com for $949 (unlocked)
7. LG V20
The LG V20 was announced last year as LG’s most powerful phablet. This handset has been available out in the market for quite some time now, and it’s one of the very few devices that sports a secondary display above its main panel. The LG V20 sports a 5.7-inch QHD main panel, and a 2.1-inch secondary display, while it also comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone costs around Rs. 45,000 ($700) in India, while you can purchase it from Amazon as well via links provided down below.
6. Honor 8
The Honor 9 is coming soon, but the Honor 8 is still a very compelling offering. The Honor 8 is made out of metal and glass, while it sports a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. This phone is fueled by the Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core SoC, while it packs in 4GB of RAM and a 5.2-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display. The Honor 8 can be purchased for around Rs. 24,000 ($373) in India, while it costs $308 on GearBest. The Honor 8 is also available via Amazon for $349, in case you’re interested.
5. Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge might not be the latest and greatest Samsung has to offer, but they’re still good alternatives for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. In case you’d like to own a Samsung flagship, but you’re unwilling to break the bank for the Galaxy S8 and its ‘Plus’ sibling. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are fueled by the Exynos 8890, and the two devices are priced around Rs. 40,000 ($622) and Rs. 55,000 ($855) in India, while they can be purchased for $465 and $520 on Amazon, respectively.
4. OnePlus 3T
Despite the fact that the OnePlus 5 is right around the corner, the OnePlus 3T is a great option for those of you who are looking for a high-end handset. The device sports a metal body, while it packs in 6GB of RAM and is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core processor. The OnePlus 3T also comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD AMOLED display, and it is priced at Rs. 29,999 ($466) in India. The device can also be purchased via GearBest for $420, and it costs $525 on Amazon.com.
3. Google Pixel / Pixel XL
The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones were introduced last year, and they’re still quite pricey in India. If you’re looking for a pure, stock Android experience, then these two devices are just for you. The two devices are fueled by the Snapdragon 821 SoC, while they pack in 4GB of RAM. The Google Pixel is priced at around Rs. 55,000 ($855) in India, while the ‘XL’ models costs around Rs. 70,000 ($1,088). You can also get them from Amazon.com, and they’re considerably more affordable there.
2. LG G6
The LG G6 is LG’s all-new flagship. This handset is made out of metal and glass, and it comes with a really high screen-to-body ratio. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core processor, and it packs in 4GB of RAM. The LG G6 sports a dual camera setup on the back, and it costs around Rs. 50,000 ($777) in India. The device can be purchased through Amazon.com as well, it costs $555.
1. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8 Plus
The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus are Samsung’s latest flagship handsets. These two phones are amongst the most expensive smartphones out there (not counting luxury phones), but if you’re looking to get really uniquely designed smartphones with barely any bezels, plus all that Samsung has to offer… well, these are the phones for you. These two devices are fueled by the Exynos 8895 SoC in India, and they’re made out of metal and glass. The Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs. 57,900 ($897) in India, while the ‘Plus’ variant costs Rs. 64,900 ($1,006). Both devices are more affordable through Amazon.com, so that’s an option as well.