As we complete the first month of 2020, smartphone makers have started bombarding us with new smartphones every week. The upcoming MWC 2020 is expected to unveil a couple of new smartphones while Apple is preparing its budget iPhone 9 for launch in March.
However, India has witnessed a couple of new phone launches across various price points in January and that has spiced up our list of best smartphones.
In the sub-Rs 40,000, Samsung has come up with two strong offerings to give rival OnePlus some worrying to do. The Galaxy S10 Lite comes across as the best value for money phone Samsung has sold in India so far. The Note 10 Lite follows it close with the added value of the S Pen stylus. Samsung also launched the Galaxy A51 at a cheaper price. Poco also made a comeback with the Poco X2 in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment.
Hence, here’s our list of the best phones you can buy this February.
Best phones under Rs 10,000
Redmi Note 8
The Redmi Note 8 has been the best option under Rs 10,000 for a while now. At Rs 9,999, it offers a premium Gorilla Glass 5 protected glass body, a massive Full HD+ LCD display, 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charging in the box, 48-megapixel quad cameras at the back and a host of stunning gradient colours. It seems that the Redmi Note 8 can be bested by the Redmi Note 9 in the months to come.
The Realme C3 is the latest entry in this segment with an interesting bunch of features. Starting at Rs 6,999, the C3 gets a matte plastic gradient that looks stunning. The phone comes with a powerful MediaTek Helio G70 chipset, a 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual-camera setup and a 5000mAh battery with 10W charging. If you can’t exceed above Rs 7,000, the Realme C3 is a great option to go for now.
Best phones under Rs 20,000:
The Poco X2 raises the bar for sub-Rs 20,000 smartphones. Equipped with a 6.7-inch 1080p IPS LCD display along with a refresh rate of 120Hz, a powerful Snapdragon 730G chipset, a 4500mAh battery with 27W fast charger in the box and an impressive 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 main camera, the Poco X2 is everything you want in an affordable phone. Starting at Rs 15,999, show us one phone that beats this one.
Redmi Note 8 Pro
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is now a few months old but it does all the basic phone stuff just right at Rs 14,999. A high-resolution 64-megapixel quad-camera? Check. A powerful gaming chipset for gaming? Check. A big 6.5-inch display? Check. Big 4500mAh battery with fast charging? Check. The Note 8 Pro offers everything that you would need from a phone. It’s still one of the best built and best-looking smartphones under Rs 20,000.
Everyone’s favourite Realme X2 at Rs 16,999 offers a Snapdragon 730G chipset, a 6.3-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with in-display fingerprint sensor, a 4000mAh battery with 30W fast charging and a 64-megapixel quad-camera setup at the back. Realme has got the looks right with crazy gradient colours and its premium glass body. For those love high-end specifications in a lightweight package, the Realme X2 is a steal.
Best phones under Rs 30,000
Redmi K20 Pro
The Redmi K20 Pro is old by today’s standards but it is in no way a slouch. Empowered with a Snapdragon 855 chipset and a fullscreen AMOLED display with no notch, it is best overall package in the premium segment. The K20 Pro still looks stunning with its unique gradients and its illuminated pop-up selfie camera enhances it appeal. The 48-megapixel triple rear camera setup can do great photography and with the GCam mod, it can impress professional photographers. You can’t get a better deal starting at Rs 24,999.
Realme X2 Pro
The Realme X2 Pro may not be as exciting as the Redmi K20 Pro but it is essentially a cut-price OnePlus 7T. It offers the same Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, a 6.5-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate as the OnePlus but tops it up with a superfast 50W SuperVOOC fast charging that refills the 4000mAh battery in 30 minutes. The camera quality isn’t the best but you do get some useful video features. If you care about fast charging and speedy performance, the X2 Pro is the best you can buy.
The Flip Camera makes the Asus 6Z unique. At Rs 27,999, it offers a unmatched versatility to photographers. The 5000mAh battery keeps the phone up for up to two days. It gets the best LCD display we have seen in a while with extremely narrow bezels. It runs on ZenUI 6 but it’s very close to stock Android with all the useful features from older Asus phones. The 48-megapixel main camera and 13-megapixel wide-angle camera do a great job for both front and rear camera duties.
Best phones under Rs 50,000
The OnePlus 7T is currently the best Android phone you can buy today. Starting at Rs 34,999, the OnePlus 7T offers a Full HD+ 90Hz AMOLED display with a very fast in-display fingerprint sensor. While it uses the same Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, Oxygen OS 10 offers fast but fluid performance with a well-laid out stock-like UI. The cameras are great in most lighting conditions while the 30W charging fills up the 4000mAh battery in almost an hour.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
The Galaxy S10 Lite ups the game in this segment with its unique camera setup. The S10 Lite gets a 48-megapixel main camera supported by Samsung’s Super Steady OIS. This gives the camera extreme stability while shooting videos and photos. Keeping the camera aside, the S10 Lite also has a stunning 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a punch-hole cutout on the top for the front camera. The Snapdragon 855 chipset makes it the most powerful Samsung phone in India while the 4500mAh battery should keep the phone going for an entire day.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
If you have wanted a Galaxy Note without spending a fortune, Samsung has heard you. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has a similar recipe as the S10 Lite, i.e. offering the essential flagship features like a powerful chipset, capable cameras, big battery but with the added capability of the S Pen stylus. The S Pen features are borrowed from the Galaxy Note 9 but the display is borrowed from the Galaxy Note 10. At Rs 38,999, it is the most feature-rich phone you can buy today.
Best phones money can buy
Apple iPhone 11
The iPhone 11 isn’t best iPhone Apple makes but it is the best iPhone when you consider everything. Compared to the Pro variants, the iPhone 11 loses out on the telephoto camera and the OLED display but the rest of the phone is as good as the Pro variants. You get the exceptional A13 Bionic chipset that’s currently the fastest chipset in a smartphone. The battery is big enough to make the phone last for p to two days on a single charge. The cameras are the best for taking photos and shooting videos in any phone. iOS 13 is super secure with quality apps and console-level games. You also get to chose from six colour variants
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
If you want all the bells and whistles in an Android phone, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus is for you. The Note 10 Plus is the most exquisitely built smartphone you can buy today. The 6.8-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display has almost negligible bezels and the S Pen support makes it great for doodling or note-taking. The cameras are great by Samsung standards while the battery is big enough to make it through an entire day with some juice to spare. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus is the only Android phone that will make you feel good every time you use it.