The Nokia 8 Sirocco and Huawei P20 Pro are the newest arrivals to our top 10 best Indian smartphones list. These two handsets had become available for purchase in the country within the last month or so, and as you can see, one of the two phones actually managed to squeeze its way to the top three devices on our list. As far as the rest of the list is concerned, things remain pretty much similar to last month, the Galaxy S9 is still leading the pack, while the Galaxy Note 8, Pixel 2 (XL), and the OnePlus 5T are still highly-ranked here. If you’d like to know more, check out the list down below.
10. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is the latest handset that Xiaomi announced to date, but that phone is still not available to purchase outside of China, which leaves us with its predecessor, the Mi MIX 2. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is still more than a compelling smartphone, it comes in both 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, while it sports really thin bezels, and is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor. The Mi MIX 2 does not sport a display notch, and it features a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display. If you’re interested in getting the device, you should know that its price pricing starts at $399.99 on GearBest.
9. Honor View 10
The Honor View 10 was announced at the end of last year, and it has been available in India for quite some time now. The Honor 10 is about to arrive to the country in a couple of days, though even when it arrives, the Honor View 10 will stand by it, side by side, as the two phones are fueled by the same SoC, and do have similarly powerful specs. The Honor View 10 is fueled by the Kirin 970 64-bit octa-core processor, while it comes in both 4GB and 6GB RAM variants. The device features a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display, while you will find 16 and 20-megapixel cameras on the back of this device. The Honor View 10 is priced at Rs. 29,999 ($445), and it is available from Amazon India.
8. Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are still available in India, and they’re still quite compelling devices, despite the fact the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus arrived to the market already. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are made out of metal and glass, while the two phones are fueled by the Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core SoC in India. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus look the same, and they ship with 4GB of RAM on the inside. The Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD+ display, while the Galaxy S8 Plus sports a larger, 6.2-inch QHD+ panel, both of these display used AMOLED technology, and the two phones sport really thin bezels. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are priced at Rs. 45,600 ($676) and Rs. 48,223 ($715) in India, and can be purchased from Amazon India.
7. Nokia 8 Sirocco
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is the most powerful Nokia-branded smartphone that HMD Global released to date. This phone was announced it had been introduced during this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). This device is made out of metal and glass, while it sports a curved display. The Nokia 8 Sirocco features a 5.5-inch QHD P-OLED display, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while it is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor. This phone sports a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and it includes ZEISS’ optics. Android 8.0 Oreo comes pre-installed on the Nokia 8 Sirocco, and the device actually sports stock Android, as it is a part of Google’s Android One Project. The phone is available at Flipkart for Rs. 49,999 ($740).
6. LG V30 Plus
The LG V30 Plus is no longer the most powerful handset LG released, but the LG V30S ThinQ and LG G7 ThinQ are not yet available in India, while the LG V30 Plus is still more than a compelling device. The LG V30 Plus’ price dropped since the launch of the two aforementioned devices, so if you’ve been interested in getting it, this may be the best time to do it. The LG V30 Plus is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor, while it sports a 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display. The phone includes 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and it features 16 and 13-megapixel cameras on its back. The LG V30 Plus is currently priced at Rs. 39,990 ($593) in India, and you can get it from Amazon India.
5. OnePlus 5T
The OnePlus 5T is still OnePlus’ flagship, though the OnePlus 6’s announcement is right around the corner, as the phone is coming in just a few days. That being said, the OnePlus 5T is still on sale via Amazon India in the country, while you can still buy it from GearBest as well. This phone is made out of metal, it sports a dual camera setup on the back, and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor. The phone comes in both 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, while it packs in a 3,300mAh battery which supports OnePlus’ Dash Charge fast charging. The phone’s 8GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 36,999 ($548, refurbished) on Amazon India, a 6GB RAM variant is not available on Amazon India, while the phone is no longer available on GearBest in general.
4. Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the latest and greatest Google has to offer. These two phones have great cameras, amongst the best out there, and they’re both fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor. The Pixel 2 XL comes with noticeably larger display, and thinner bezels, while the Pixel 2 is quite compact, but it also has rather small display for today’s standards, and quite chunky bezels. Both phones offer front-facing stereo speakers, and both devices ship with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The Pixel 2 is currently priced at Rs. 49,989 ($741) on Amazon India, while the Pixel 2 XL costs Rs. 53,999 ($800).
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Galaxy Note 8 was announced back in August last year, and it is made out of metal and glass. It is no longer the most powerful device this company has to offer, as the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus arrived, but it’s still quite powerful, not to mention that it’s the latest device which comes with an S Pen stylus. The Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Exynos 8895 in India. The phone does offer IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, while you will find two 12-megapixel cameras on the back of the phone. The Galaxy Note 8 is priced at Rs. 51,900 ($769) in India, and you can purchase it from Amazon India.
2. Huawei P20 Pro
The Huawei P20 Pro is Huawei’s new flagship which was announced back in February, and it comes with three cameras on its back, while Leica’s lenses are also a part of the package. The Huawei P20 Pro is also regarded as one of the best camera smartphones out there, while the phone is fueled by the Kirin 970 64-bit octa-core processor. The Huawei P20 Pro features a 6.1-inch fullHD+ AMOLED display, while it offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Android 8.1 Oreo comes pre-installed on the phone, along with Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) 8.1 skin. The phone is priced at Rs. 64,999 ($963) in India, and you can buy it from Amazon India.
1. Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 Plus
The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are Samsung’s new flagships, the two devices are made out of metal and glass, and were introduced back in February. Both of them feature a fingerprint scanner on the back, while the Galaxy S9 Plus is a more powerful handset, it not only comes with an extra camera on the back, but also 6GB of RAM, compared to Galaxy S9’s 4GB of RAM. Both phones sport QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity displays, though their size is different, the Galaxy S9 Plus’ panel is larger. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are available from Amazon in India, and are priced at Rs. 55,699 ($824) and Rs. 62,345 ($922).