Best Smartphones In India – October 2017

Quite a few new smartphones were launched in India in the last month or so, and two of those phones managed to appear on our top 10 list. Those two devices are the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and the Honor 8 Pro, the Honor 8 Pro actually did not arrive that recently, but it managed to appear in this list anyway, as it is one of the most powerful Honor-branded phones, and one of the best handsets you can purchase in India at the moment. If you’d like to check out our list, read on.

10. Honor 8 Pro

The Honor 8 Pro is, next to the Honor 9, the most powerful Honor-branded smartphone. This handset is made out of metal, and it comes with a dual camera setup on the back. This handset sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, along with 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The device is fueled by the Kirin 960 64-bit octa-core SoC, and it is currently priced at Rs. 26,900 ($413) in India, and you can purchase it via Amazon India.

9. Moto Z2 Play

The Moto Z2 Play is Motorola’s mid-range smartphone, which sports a rather compelling spec sheet considering its price point. This phone comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 3GB / 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of native storage. The Moto Z2 Play is currently priced around Rs. 25,000 ($384) in India, and it is available via Amazon India, while you can also purchase it via Amazon.com for $545.

8. LG V20

The LG V20 is not the latest and greatest LG V-branded phone anymore, but the LG V30 is still not available in India. The LG V20 is a metal-clad smartphone which sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable storage. The device is fueled by the Kirin 960 64-bit octa-core SoC, and it comes with a 3,200mAh battery, which is removable. The LG V20 costs around Rs. 30,000 ($460) in India, while you can grab it from Amazon for $355.

7. Sony Xperia XZ1

The Xperia XZ1 is the latest Sony-branded flagship. This smartphone sports a 5.2-inch fullHD display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor, and it sports a 2,700mAh battery. The device sports a 19-megapixel rear-facing snapper, while it comes with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. The Xperia XZ1 costs around Rs. 44,000 ($675) in India, though you can buy it for $650 on Amazon.


6. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has arrived to India in its 6GB RAM variant (+128GB of storage). This smartphone sports really thin bezels, a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display, and it is fueled by one of the most powerful mobile SoCs on the market, the Snapdragon 835. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is made out of metal and ceramic, and it is priced at Rs. 35,999 in India ($552), and will become available via Flipkart starting on October 17. You can purchase this phone already, through GearBest, for less than $600, though we’re talking about its 64GB storage variant here.

5. Google Pixel / Pixel XL

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets have been announced already, but they’re not yet available in India, which is why their predecessors are still included here. The Pixel and Pixel XL are both made out of metal, with a hint of glass, and they’re both fueled by the Snapdragon 821 SoC, while they ship with 4GB of RAM. The two devices cost Rs 44,000 ($675) and Rs. 56,000 ($859) in India, respectively, though they’re both available through Amazon.com as well.


4. OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 is OnePlus’ metal-clad flagship, which has been available for quite a while now. This handset is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core SoC, while it sports 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending on which variant you decide to purchase. The OnePlus 5 sports a 5.5-inch fullHD Optic AMOLED display, and its two variants are priced at Rs. 32,999 ($506) and Rs. 37,999 in India ($583). If you’d prefer to buy one of these two phones via GearBest, we’ve included those links down below as well.


3. LG G6

The LG G6 is no longer the most powerful LG-branded phone, the LG V30 took its place, but it’s still more than compelling. The LG G6 sports a 5.7-inch QHD+ FullView display, 4GB of RAM, and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core processor. The device is made out of metal and glass, while it is priced at around Rs. 33,000 ($506) in India. You can purchase this phone via Amazon.com as well for around $500.


2. Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8 Plus

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are, next to the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s most powerful smartphones. These two phones look identical, though the Galaxy S8 Plus is considerably larger than the Galaxy S8. Both phones are fueled by the Exynos 8895 in India, and they both ship with 4GB of RAM. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus cost around Rs. 55,900 ($858) and Rs. 62,000 ($951) in India, respectively. You can purchase these two phones from Amazon.com as well, for $650 and $726, respectively.


1. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Galaxy Note 8 is, much like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, made out of metal and glass. This is Samsung’s flagship phablet, which comes with the S Pen stylus, and it is fueled by the Exynos 8895 SoC. This handset packs in 6GB of RAM, and it comes with a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display. The Galaxy Note 8 is priced at Rs. 67,900 ($1,042) in India, though you can get it from Amazon.com as well, for $925.

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