Top 10 Best Indian Android Smartphones – April 2018

Quite a few flagship smartphones launched on a global scale in the last couple of weeks, but most of them are still not available in India. Devices like the Huawei P20 Pro, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, and the Xperia XZ2 are missing for just that reason, even though most of these phones (if not all of them) will arrive to the country in the near future. Having said that, we have compiled a list of top 10 smartphones that are currently available in India, and considering that the three aforementioned ones are still not, you won’t find them on this list, naturally.

10. HTC U11 Plus

The HTC U11 Plus is still the company’s flagship handset, as the HTC U12 did not arrive just yet. The HTC U11 Plus was announced back in November, and it is made out of metal and glass, while it sports rather thin bezels. This smartphone is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core SoC, while it sports a 6-inch QHD+ display. The phone is IP68 certified, and it comes in both 4GB and 6GB RAM variants. A 12-megapixel snapper is included on the back of this smartphone, while you will find an 8-megapixel shooter on the phone’s front side. The HTC U11 Plus is available from Flipkart for Rs. 56,990 ($868), while you can also get it from Amazon.com for $669.99 (both are 6GB RAM variants).

9. Sony Xperia XZ1

The Xperia XZ1 is no longer Sony’s flagship handset, but the Xperia XZ2 is not yet available in the country. Having said that, the Xperia XZ1 is still quite a powerful smartphone, and it is now considerably more affordable than it was back when it launched. The device ships with the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core SoC, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. A 5.2-inch fullHD display is included in this package, while the phone comes with a 19-megapixel camera. Android Oreo comes pre-installed on this device, while a 2,700mAh non-removable battery is also a part of the package. The Xperia XZ1 can be purchased for Rs. 42,400 ($646) on Amazon India, while it costs $485.53 on Amazon.com.

8. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S was announced quite recently, but the company did not bring it to India just yet. Having said that, its predecessor, the Mi MIX 2S is available. This handset is fueled by the Snapdragon 835, and it actually resemble the Mi MIX 2S quite a bit, though it comes with a single camera on the back. This handset also comes with a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display, and it is available in both 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. The phone’s 6GB RAM variants are made out of metal and glass, while the 8GB RAM model sports a ceramic unibody build. All the necessary links are available down below, and the phone’s pricing starts at $519

7. Honor View 10

The Honor View 10 is still the company’s flagship, though the Honor 10 is expected to arrive in a couple of days. Those two devices will actually be similarly powerful, though the Honor 10 will be noticeably smaller. The Honor View 10 is fueled by the Kirin 970 64-bit octa-core SoC, Huawei’s flagship processor, and the device sports a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display. The phone includes 4GB / 6GB of RAM and it comes with 16 and 20-megapixel snappers. A 13-megapixel shooter is included on the phone’s front side, while a 3,750mAh non-removable battery is also a part of the package. The device is available in India via Amazon, for Rs. 29,999 ($457).

6. Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are no longer Samsung’s flagship handset, but they still deserve to be on this list. These two devices are still amongst the best-looking smartphones out there, and they’re still plenty powerful. Both devices are fueled by the Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core SoC in India, while they both sport 4GB of RAM. The Galaxy S8 ships with a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display, while the ‘Plus’ model sports a 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED panel. The Samsung Galaxy S8 can be purchased in India via Amazon for Rs. 46,034 ($701) at the moment, while the Galaxy S8 Plus costs Rs. 57,700 ($879). The two phones are priced at $597.75, and $639.98 on Amazon.com

5. LG V30 Plus

The LG V30 Plus is still LG’s most powerful handset in India, as the LG V30S ThinQ did not make its way to the country just yet. Having said that, these two handsets are extremely similar, so the LG V30 Plus is still a great buy if you’re looking to get the latest and greatest from the company. The device is made out of metal and glass, while it sports a 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. The device comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, and LG’s custom UI, while it is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor. The phone is currently priced at Rs. 44,990 in India, on Amazon India, while you can get it from Amazon.com for $644.50.

4. OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T is the company’s flagship handset, as the OnePlus 6 still did not arrive. The OnePlus 5T is made out of metal, it sports really thin bezels, while it comes with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. This handset also come with a dual camera setup on its back, and it sports a 6.01-inch fullHD+ Optic AMOLED display. The phone comes in both 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, while it packs in a 3,300mAh non-removable battery. The OnePlus 5T also supports fast charging, OnePlus’ proprietary Dash Charge fast charging technology, while the phone is upgradeable to Android 8.0 Oreo, and Android 8.1 Oreo is right around the corner. Both OnePlus 5T variants are available on both Amazon and GearBest, and all the necessary links are included down below.

3. Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are Google’s most powerful handsets to date. The two phones looks noticeably different due to their design, but they include rather similar internals. Both devices are made out of metal, with a hint of glass on the back, while both phones also include a really powerful camera on the back. These two phones, needless to say, come with stock Android, while both are fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor, which was Qualcomm’s flagship processor for last year. The two devices are priced at Rs. 50,618 and Rs. 58,400 in India, respectively. You can buy these two phones from Amazon.com for $519.99, and $798.82, respectively.

 

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Galaxy S9 handsets are Samsung’s new flagship devices, but the Galaxy Note 8 is still more than a compelling choice. This handset is fueled by the Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core SoC in India, while it comes with 6GB of RAM. The device sports really thin bezels, while it is made out of metal and glass, and it offers a dual camera setup on its back. A fingerprint scanner is also included on the back of this smartphone, and the device features a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display, with curved sides. The Galaxy Note 8 is priced at Rs. 67,900 in India (on Amazon), while you can get it for $794.95 on Amazon.com.

1. Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 Plus

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are the latest and greatest handsets Samsung has to offer. These two phones were introduced back in February, and they’re both made out of metal and glass. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are fueled by the Exynos 9810 in India, while the two phones do resemble quite a bit, but the Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a dual camera setup on the back, and it’s more powerful in general, mainly thanks to extra RAM it packs in. The Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S9 Plus offers 6GB of RAM. These two handsets are available both via Amazon India and Amazon.com, and all the necessary links have been included down below.

 

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Kristijan has been writing for Android Headlines since 2014 and is an editor for the site. He has worked as a writer for several outlets before joining Android Headlines, and has a background in writing about Android and technology in general. He is a smartphone enthusiast that specializes in Android applications, and that platform in general. Contact him at Kristijan. [email protected]
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