The OnePlus 6 joined our top 10 smartphones in India list, but other than that, the list remains more or less unchanged. The Xiaomi Mi 8 did launch recently, but the device is not yet available in India, nor did we get a chance to test it yet. The LG G7 ThinQ is also not available in India yet, which leaves us with the phones that are listed down below. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are still leading the pack, and are followed by the Huawei P20 Pro and the OnePlus 6. Samsung’s flagship for last year is in fourth place, followed by two Pixel phones, and so on. Check out the list down below if you’d like to know more.
10. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is Xiaomi’s flagship along with the Xiaomi Mi 8. The Mi MIX 2S does not sport a display notch, unlike the Mi 8, and it’s made out of ceramic. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S sports a “chin” below the display. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core processor, while it features 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending on the variant. The device comes with a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display, and Android 8.0 Oreo comes out of the box, with MIUI 9.5. Two 12-megapixel cameras are included on the back of the phone, while it utilizes a 3,400mAh battery. 6GB RAM Xiaomi MI MIX 2S is available for $479.99 from GearBest as we speak.
9. Honor View 10
The Honor View 10 is, next to the recently-announced Honor 10, Honor’s flagship smartphone. The Honor View 10 is fueled by the Kirin 970, Huawei’s most powerful processor to date. The device is made out of metal, while it features a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of storage. The device sports 16 and 20-megapixel cameras on the back, while a single 13-megapixel camera can be found on the phone’s front side. Android 8.0 Oreo comes pre-installed on the Honor View 10, while Emotion UI (EMUI) 8.0 comes on top of Google’s OS. The Honor View 10 is priced at Rs. 29,999 ($445) in India, and it can be purchased from Amazon.
8. Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are no longer the company’s flagship smartphones, but if you’re looking for something similar to the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, but more affordable, well, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus may be the right choices for you. These two phones are made out of metal and glass, and have extremely thin bezels, just like the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Both phones feature a single camera on the back, while both sport curved displays. A rear-facing fingerprint scanner is included on both phones, and these two devices actually look the same as well, though the Galaxy S9 Plus is a larger phone. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are now priced at Rs. 43,900 ($649) and Rs. 66,800 ($987) in India.
7. Nokia 8 Sirocco
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is Nokia’s flagship smartphone, this device is made out of metal and glass, and it sports a curved display. The Nokia 8 Sirocco reminds us a bit of the Galaxy S7 Edge because of its display and frame, but this phone is a part of Google’s Android One project, which means it comes with stock Android out of the box. The Nokia 8 Sirocco features a 5.5-inch QHD P-OLED display, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor, and it ships with Android 8.0 Oreo. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is now available via Flipkart and it costs Rs. 49.999 ($740).
6. LG V30 Plus
The LG V30 Plus may not be the latest smartphone LG had introduced, but it is still one of the best ones, if not the best one. The LG G7 ThinQ came with a number of issues, which maybe makes the LG V30 Plus a better choice still, plus this phone is not that old, to begin with. The LG V30 Plus sports really thin bezels, it is made out of metal and glass, and it comes with a large 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display. The phone features 16 and 13-megapixel cameras on the back, while it includes 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage out of the box. The LG V30 Plus is priced at Rs. 44,990 ($665) in India, and you can purchase it via Amazon India.
5. Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are still Google’s flagship smartphones. Both of these devices are fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor, while both of them come with 4GB of RAM, and a set of front-facing speakers. The Pixel 2 XL sports noticeably thinner bezels than the Pixel 2, but it’s also a considerably larger smartphone. Both phones feature a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and the two phones have been out in the market for quite some time now. Needless to say, both devices come with stock Android out of the box. The Google Pixel 2 is now priced at Rs. 47,140 ($696) at Amazon India, while the Pixel 2 XL costs Rs. 54,999 ($812).
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is no longer the company’s flagship smartphone, but it is still right up there behind the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The Galaxy Note 8 is made out of metal and glass, while it is fueled by the Exynos 8895 in India. The phone sports 6GB of RAM, and it comes with a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy Note 8 is also IP68 certified for water and dust resistance, while it includes the company’s S Pen stylus. A 3,300mAh battery is included in the package as well, and the phone is now considerably more affordable than it was last year, the device is priced at Rs. 59,900 ($886) in India, and you can get it from Amazon India.
3. OnePlus 6
The OnePlus 6 is the newest addition to this list, the device was announced by OnePlus last month, and it has been available for a while now. The device is made out of metal and glass, it is fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core processor, while it comes with 6GB or 8GB of RAM on the inside. The OnePlus 6 sports a 6.28-inch fullHD+ Optic AMOLED display, a 3,300mAh battery which is not removable, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. A dual camera setup is located on the back of this phone, while Android 8.1 Oreo comes pre-installed on the device, along with OnePlus’ OxygenOS. A 6GB RAM OnePlus 6 can be purchased for Rs. 34,999 ($518) in India, while an 8GB RAM model costs Rs. 39,999 ($592).
2. Huawei P20 Pro
The Huawei P20 Pro is the most powerful smartphone Huawei introduced thus far, it sports three cameras on the back, and all three cameras include Leica’s lenses. The Huawei P20 Pro is considered to be one of the best camera smartphones in the market at the moment, and it does include a display notch. The phone features a 6.1-inch fullHD+ AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Huawei’s Kirin 970 64-bit octa-core processor fuels this phone, while the device includes a 4,000mAh battery which is not removable. The Huawei P20 Pro is priced at Rs. 64,999 ($963) on Amazon India.
1. Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 Plus
The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are Samsung’s most powerful smartphones to date. These two phones are made out of metal and glass, the Galaxy S9 sports a single camera on the back, while the Galaxy S9 Plus includes two cameras on its back. Both devices ship with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and the Galaxy S9 Plus is larger and more powerful than its sibling. Not only does it have two cameras on the back, but it also comes with more RAM than the Galaxy S9, 6GB compared to 4GB of RAM. These two smartphones are currently priced at Rs. 55,699 ($824, currently unavailable) and Rs. 59,900 ($885) on Amazon India.