The Gadgets 360 Best Mobile Phones page is the single best resource for the top-rated smartphones in India. Here, we list smartphones that have received an overall rating of 8 or higher in Gadgets 360’s exhaustive, extremely in-depth reviews. Phones on this comprehensive list were launched in the past one year. Considering all this, it is safe to say that if you choose any phone on this list as your next purchase, you will not be disappointed.
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The iPhone 13 Pro Max is Apple's biggest iPhone, but it doens't have any advantages over the iPhone 13 Pro in terms of features, unlike in previous generations. It's heavy and unwieldy, but the big display is great for games and the increased battery capacity allows for nearly two full days of regular use. The display gets a 120Hz refresh rate, but there's still an unsightly notch that interferes with movies. Performance is great thanks to the A15 Bionic SoC. You can choose betweeen 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options. The main new features are camera-related: Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles. The camera hardware has also been improved, compared to the previous generation. You can now take macros and the optical zoom goes up to 3X. Although incredibly expensive, the iPhone 13 Pro Max represents the best of the best in the iPhone lineup.
The iPhone 13 Pro has all the same hardware as the iPhone 13 Pro Max except for a smaller battery and display. You get sensor-shift stabilisation for the primary camera, and for the first time, you can take macro photos. Optical zoom also goes up to 3X. Apple has introduced new camera features, Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles. Beyond that, the new A15 Bionic SoC delivers excellent performance. Storage goes up to 1TB, though the top-end variant is extremely expensive. The 120Hz ProMotion display is a big improvement but there's still an awkward notch that can be distracting. Games and apps run very well, and the stereo speakers are also quite good. Construction quality is excellent and the iPhone 13 Pro is easier to hold and use than its bigger sibling.
The iPhone 13 mini is unique (other than the iPhone 12 mini) since every other manufacturer has given up on smaller-sized premium smartphones. It's easy to carry around and use, but you might find the screen a bit cramped for reading on, and battery life does suffer a little. There's more than enough power thanks to the Apple A15 Bionic SoC. Storage starts at 128GB and goes up to 512GB, but this phone is expensive. The cameras are excellent, capturing good detail in the daytime and at night. You can't take macro shots though. The screen doesn't have a high refresh rate, and the notch can be distracting, but everything looks bright and crisp.
The iPhone 13 brings a few subtle updates compared to the iPhone 12, but you might find that the previous year's model offers better value. This phone has a bright, vibrant 6.1-inch OLED screen, but with only a 60Hz refresh rate and an annoying notch. The A15 Bionic SoC provides more than enough power for gaming and heavy apps. The cameras are versatile and deliver great quality for stills as well as video, plus you get the same Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles features as on the more expensive iPhone 13 Pro. Battery life is good, but not great. iOS 15 keeps everything running smoothly. You can choose between 128GB, 256GB and 512GB of storage. The iPhone 13 mini is equivalent in terms of features and performance.
The Vivo X70 Pro+ is a premium flagship smartphone that finally checks all the boxes. Unlike the Vivo X60 Pro+, the X70 Pro+ offers everything a premium smartphone should have along with some unusual camera features.
The curved-edge display has been upgraded to a 120Hz, 1 billion colour, WQHD+ resolution panel which delivers natural-looking colours and high brightness. It also offers HDR10 and HDR10+ support for video streaming.
The phone loses the faux leather back of the X60 Pro+ in favour of an elegant matte-finished glass back that remains smudge-free. It also has a matte-finished metal frame along the sides.
With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ processor, software and overall device performance was not a problem. Games ran smoothly without any hiccups and the phone did not get hot during gameplay.
Camera hardware and performance have taken a noticeable leap. OIS is offered on all four rear cameras and they ensure not just good quality photos but also great-looking video.
One glance at the iQoo 7 Legend and it makes quite an impression. The unique colour combination (inspired by BMW's racecars) not only looks good, but also feels premium with a well-polished metal frame and a matte glass back. The 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED display combined with the well-optimised Funtouch OS ensures a fluid software experience. Gaming is handled well with excellent heat management. No matter which camera you choose, the image quality is quite good. This includes the wide-angle camera, which doubles up as the macro camera and shoots close-ups with excellent detail. Surprisingly, it's the ultra-wide angle camera that underperforms in low-light shooting conditions. With a relatively small 4,000mAh battery, the iQoo 7 Legend never lasted beyond a day, but with a 66W charging adapter in the box, charging speed was jaw-dropping, going from 0-100 per cent in just 31 minutes.
The Mi 11X Pro sports a big 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a1 120Hz display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and the back. The Mi 11X Pro has an IR emitter on top and an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance. The design looks flashy and has a big camera module at the back which protrudes quite a bit.
The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor that is paired with 8GB of RAM. You get 128GB and 256GB storage options but these aren’t expandable. Xiaomi ships the Mi 11X Pro with MIUI 12 on top of Android 11. It does have preinstalled apps that occasionally push spammy notifications. The Mi 11X Pro has a 4520mAh battery and has a 33W charger in the box.
You get a triple camera system with a 108-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a 5-megapixel “telemacro” camera. These cameras offer good performance in moist lighting scenarios for the price. If you are looking for a good allrounder with flagship performance, the Mi 11X Pro will appeal to you.
The Realme GT isn’t a flagship killer but it is a premium all-rounder. Priced starting from Rs 37,999, the Realme GT lacks features like an IP rating and wireless charging but still turned out to be a good all-rounder. With its top variant available only in a Racing Yellow vegan leather finish, it is aimed at the youth who want a no-frills performance-oriented smartphone. It has a Super AMOLED display with a high refresh rate that will appeal to gamers. There’s a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and plenty of RAM, so this phone is more than capable of handling the most high-end games. The cameras also perform quite well for still photos and video recording. Battery life is good, and the 65W charger that’s included in the box charges this phone very quickly.
OnePlus hasn't gone too crazy with the design of the OnePlus 9 Pro. It uses a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display which the company claims cuts power consumption by up to 50 percent compared to the previous model. It's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, and is available in two varaints. I was happy with the accuracy of the in-display fingerprint sensor, and I also like the fact that the edges of the display are slightly less curved compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro, which helps in preventing accidental touches.
What's new is faster wireless charging. OnePlus has introduced its Warp Charge 50 wireless charger, which as the name suggests, can now wirelessly charge the 9 Pro at up to 50W. The OnePlus 9 Pro does have brand new rear sensors, which are said to be custom-developed with Sony.You can now shoot 8K 30fps stabilised videos or up to 4K 120fps. Oddly, there's no 1080p 120fps option. All these improvements make the OnePlus 9 Pro yet another solid OnePlus flagship, worthy of its Pro badge.
The design of the Mi 11 Ultra is stunning. It has an aluminium frame, a curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and a ceramic back. However, all these premium materials contribute to the 234g weight. The back has a 1.1-inch OLED display which can be used to show the battery level, notifications, or even use it as a viewfinder in the camera app.
The main display on the Mi 11 Ultra is easily one of the best out there. HDR videos look good when played locally or even on YouTube. Heavy titles such as Call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends ran smoothly without skipping a beat. Actual battery life was more than satisfactory during the review period.
The areas in which this phone does excel include its excellent build quality, the vivid high-refresh-rate display, all-day battery life, and the very good set of cameras. The relatively spam-free MIUI experience is also refreshing.
The OnePlus 9 still feels solidly built and the plastic frame does look like metal, even though it's not. The alert slider and buttons have good tactile feedback, similar to the ones on the 9 Pro. The OnePlus 9 has a similar 6.55-inch AMOLED display as the 8T. Software is taken care of by OxygenOS 11, which is based on Android 11.
Performance has been very solid right from the get go thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdraogn 888. The display is excellent – colours are vibrant, brightness is very good, and viewing angles are more than satisfactory. The OnePlus 9 delivers very good battery life; a bit better than the 9 Pro in fact, in my opinion.
The cameras on the OnePlus 9 are a big upgrade compared to its predecessor's mainly due to better sensors. The selfie camera is the same one used for the OnePlus 9 Pro, and it's decent but not great. The OnePlus 9 is a good smartphone in its own right, but hard to recommend when you have the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G and OnePlus 8 Pro selling for around the same price.
The design of the X60 Pro+ looks elegant, feels refined, and is surprisingly light. The display looks very nice too. It's a 6.56-inch curved AMOLED panel with a full-HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Vivo X60 Pro+ gets a performance boost over the standard Pro model thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC.
Vivo's custom Android skin called FunTouch OS is now at version 11.1, and is based on Android 11. Performance was blazing quick too. Even with all its bells and whistles, FunTouch OS ran smoothly and was easy to master. The Vivo X60 Pro+ has a decently sized 4,200mAh battery which easily lasted me about a day and a half with my typical usage.
This is a great alternative to the Mi 11 Ultra and the OnePlus 9 Pro, especially if you'll be creating a lot of videos.
Cameras are the main star of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. There's a new-generation 108-megapixel primary camera,12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and two telephoto cameras. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has a mighty impressive set of rear cameras, and all of them have important roles to play, unlike phones with dedicated depth or macro cameras. The selfie camera is also equally competent here.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is also a true-blue flagship with cutting-edge components like the Exynos 2100 5G SoC. It managed to run graphically intensive games such as Call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends at the QHD+ resolution. The Galaxy S21 Ultra also fully supports Samsung's S Pen, which is sold as an accessory.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G doubles up as an excellent device for media consumption. The 6.8-inch AMOLED display gets incredibly bright, and colours look rich and punchy. The 5,000mAh battery capacity is the same as what the Galaxy S20 Ultra had, and easily lasts for more than a full day of heavy to medium usage. The new design makes the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G look way better than previous models. Samsung's new contour-cut design for the camera module is unique, and manages to mask the camera bulge pretty well.
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Specifications|
|Display||6.80-inch, 1440x3220 pixels|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 2100|
|Rear Camera||108MP + 12MP + 10MP + 10MP|
The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G is also very slim and light, measuring 7.6mm in thickness and weighing just 173g. The flattened top has a ‘Designed for Reno' inscription, while the dual-SIM tray, USB Type-C port, and a single speaker are on the bottom. Build quality is also very good, despite this phone having a plastic frame, and the rear cameras barely protrude at all.
The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC, which is built on a 7nm process featuring four ARM Cortex-A77 and four ARM Cortex-A55 cores. It has an integrated 5G modem and supports wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. The Reno 5 Pro runs ColorOS 11.1, which is based on Android 11.
I found the display to be excellent. Brightness was more than adequate, and even under sunlight, content was very legible. In the real world, the Reno 5 Pro 5G is able to handle demanding apps and games with relative ease.
The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G is a good package overall for the price. It has a premium design, a vivid display, long battery life, very fast charging, and fairly competent cameras. Video quality could be improved though, especially in low light, and I would like to see stabilisation at 4K. It wouldn't have hurt to have stereo speakers either.
The iQoo Z5’s starting price is higher than that of the Z3 (which it will soon replace) but competing smartphones in the mid-range are generally more competitive in terms of features. Its design has been slightly improved and it offers better grip, but is still made of plastic.
There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor that’s on par with the mid-range competition and performed well when gaming and even in our benchmark tests. There is a 6.67-inch LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, which works well while playing games, but becomes a smudgy mess very easily. The Z5 finally gets stereo speakers, which worked well both while watching movies or playing games.
Camera performance is decent in daylight but not great in low light. This does not make the Z5 look good, since it has to compete with mid-range smartphones that offer better photo quality as well as performance.
Battery life is excellent, though you do lose out a bit in terms of charging speed. The Z5 certainly does not feel like a solid step up over its predecessor. It does offer minor improvements, but not enough to make it easy to recommend given that competition offers much better at only slightly higher prices.
The Infinix Hot 11S is a gamer-focussed smartphone for those on a tight budget. It offers a high-refresh-rate display that gamers will appreciate, and a decent budget SoC that’s capable of some mid-level gaming.
While the plastic body looks elegant, it has a glossy coating which feels cheap and is a smudge magnet. The display on the other hand is quite good at resisting fingerprints. The large display makes this phone a bit unwieldy, and one-handed use is impossible.
The large display is accompanied by stereo speakers. They work well for gaming and are sufficiently loud. Streaming movies was limited to SD resolution thanks to the limited Widevine L3 certification.
Battery life is excellent, and charging is quick too, which makes this smartphone good for casual users and those seeking a gaming experience on a tight budget.
The Realme GT Neo 2 is a solid contender as a mid-range gaming smartphone. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor offers plenty of raw performance and the phone’s cooling system does a good job of sustaining that performance during long gaming sessions.
The Neo Green finish of the GT Neo 2 does stand out quite a bit and bright neon green colour can be a bit too much for some buyers. Thankfully, Realme offers two other subtle colourways that also look equally unique.
Battery life with the 5,000mAh battery is excellent and easily lasts a day and half even with some gaming sessions. The dual speakers are quite loud and clear and make for an immersive experience while gaming and are loud enough for watching movies as well.
Camera performance is a mixed bag at best. While daylight performance is good, it's not consistent. Low light camera performance isn’t great and the same can be said about video. And this also means that the GT Neo 2 is not an all-rounder.
The Redmi 10 Prime carries the family look and sports a big 6.5-inch full-HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that’s on the plastic frame and quad-camera system at the back.
The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G88 SoC and has either 4GB or 6GB of RAM paired with 64GB and 128GB of storage respectively. The phone packs in a 6,000mAh battery and is capable of 18W fast charging. It runs MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11.
The Redmi 10 Prime packs in a quad-camera setup consisting of a 50-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Daylight camera performance was average but lowlight camera performance was below average. The Redmi 10 Prime offers better performance than its predecessor but does not offer the same value.
The Realme 8s 5G looks nearly identical to the Realme 8 5G. It has a 6.5-inch display with thin bezels on the sides but a slightly thicker chin. The Realme 8s 5G has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Realme 8s 5G has a triple camera module which protrudes enough to cause the device to rock when kept on a table.
Powering the Realme 8s 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G processor, and is paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Both variants have 128GB of storage which is expandable using the dedicated microSD card slot. Realme also has a Virtual RAM feature which lets you use 5GB of storage to extend RAM. You get a 5,000mAh battery and a 33W charger in the box. Battery life on the Realme 8s 5G was good, and it can last beyond a day quite easily. Charging the 5,000mAh battery with the supplied 33W Dart Charger got the phone to 94 percent in an hour.
Realme 8s 5G has a triple camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 2-megapixel B&W portrait camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It managed good photos in daylight but the lack of an ultra-wide angle camera makes it less versatile than some of the competition. Lowlight camera performance was average though Night mode helped improve the output.
The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion sports a 6.7-inch OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and a centred camera hole punch. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner,a dedicated Google Assistant button and is IP52 rated. You get a triple camera module at the back which protrudes significantly.
Powering the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion is the MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor and it’s paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Both variants get 128GB of storage. Motorola ships the Edge 20 Fusion with Android 11 and its lightly skinned MyUX interface on top. The UI feels like stock Android and is further customisable.
The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion sports a triple camera setup consisting of a 108-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, this phone has a 32-megapixel front camera. Camera performance on the Moto Edge 20 Fusion was good for daylight and closeups. Lowlight camera performance appeared smoothened. The Edge 20 Fusion offer clean Stock Android and will appeal to purists on a budget.
The Samsung Galaxy A52s is a quality mid-range smartphone with a premium price tag. This makes it a hard sell, both to a premium smartphone buyer and someone who is looking for a solid mid-range smartphone.
The Galaxy A52s is positioned higher than the Galaxy A52 because it has a faster display, a new and updated processor with better overall performance, and 5G.
While its design is identical to that of the Galaxy A52, it retains the IP67 rating which appears to be the only standout feature against its competitors. The upgraded 120Hz display keeps up with the competition and offers deep blacks, while its stereo speakers deliver loud and clear sound.
Camera performance is quite good in daylight, but low-light photos and videos leave a lot to be desired. Battery life is quite good and charging speed is average, even though some competing smartphones priced much lower do better.
The mid-range smartphone market is becoming more crowded and Realme’s GT Master Edition is a quality offering at a competitive price with a unique suitcase-like design. Meant to replace the X series of smartphones, the GT series is a new lineup from Realme, and the GT Master Edition packs a punch. There’s a high-quality 120Hz Super AMOLED display which is good for gaming and watching movies on. There aren’t stereo speakers but you do get a 3.5mm headphone jack. Powering the gaming experience is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor, which is a worthy upgrade over the 768G and is on par with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200. Camera performance is quite good in daylight but is only saved by the Night mode in low light. Battery life is quite good for a slim mid-range smartphone and charging is quite fast, going from zero to 100 percent in about 35 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is priced way lower than the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but it's still an expensive phone and sits in proper flagship territory. The big design change is the new dual-tone look and the larger outer display or cover screen. The main 6.7-inch display is a Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with the same resolution as the previous model, only now it has a 120Hz maximum refresh rate.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Some of the OneUI software tricks that we saw on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 have been modified for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is definitely more manageable than the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in your hand. Games look and run great on this phone. If you give the sensors adequate light, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 can capture good details and colours.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 makes a strong style statement and feels refined enough for everyday use. If you don't fuss about the cameras or battery life too much, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 could be a fun little smartphone to add to your digital life.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the company's most ambitious, productivity-centric smartphone yet. This phone is a little bit slimmer than its predecessor when unfolded and the overall weight is a bit lower at 271g (vs 282g), but it's still just as chunky in its folded state. The outer display or ‘cover screen' on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is more or less the same as it was on the Galaxy Z Fold 2, except that it now supports an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. The main attraction is of course the folding 7.6-inch AMOLED display which has a higher resolution of 2,208x1,768, along with HDR10 playback and a 120Hz refresh rate.
You get a top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC plus ample RAM and storage. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 also supports Samsung's S Pen ‘Fold Edition' and the new S Pen Pro. It's also now IPX8 rated for water resistance. Samsung's own apps are already optimised for multi-window use but the company has also collaborated with others including Spotify for better experiences on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
If you're someone who wants to live on the bleeding edge of tech, then the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is possibly the most refined foldable in the market right now.
The Micromax In 2b may not be a jack of all trades, but it’s good at a few things, which increases its value over competing smartphones. The phone’s back is made of plastic but is practical in terms of design and does not gather fingerprints and smudges. Its display is sufficiently bright and shows decent colours, keeping in mind its entry-level price tag. In terms of hardware, it goes with the basics, but offers a Unisoc T610 SoC, which has only made it to a few smartphones globally. Surprisingly, the processor turned out to be quite the performer, doing well not just in regular use, but also for some budget gaming, which is unheard of in the entry-level smartphone segment. With Android 11 and no third-party apps and bloatware, the software experience was quite smooth. Camera performance was strictly average and the same can be said about video. The 5,000mAh battery easily got me one and half days’ worth of use with some gaming, which is quite good. Charging was a bit too slow with the bundled 10W charger, and it took over 3 hours to complete the charge.
The Motorola Edge 20 is sleek but with a protruding camera bump at the back. Motorola has focused on design making it sling and light at 163g. It has a 6.7-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The device is well built and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back and an aluminium frame in between. It is IP52 rated for dust and water resistance.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. paired 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It packs in a 4,000mAh battery and gets a 30W charger in the box. Motorola ships near-stock Android 12 with few of its customisations in the form of MyUX. The phone offers good performance and will appeal to those who prefer style and performance. It isn’t the best when it comes to battery life though because of the small battery.
The Edge 20 has a triple camera setup, with a 108-megapixel primary camera, a16-megapixel ultra-wide camera and.an 8-megapixel 3X telephoto camera. Photos from the Edge 20 were good in daylight and closeups were better. Low light camera performance was not upto the mark.
The Motorola Edge 20 Pro is the top-of-the-line smartphone In the Edge 20 series. It has a 6.7-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. This smartphone is slightly thicker than its younger sibling, the Motorola Edge 20. The device is well built and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back and an aluminium frame in between. It is IP52 rated for dust and water resistance.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. paired 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Storage is non-expandable but you do have the option to extend RAM by 2GB. It packs in a 4,500mAh battery and gets a 30W charger in the box. Motorola ships near-stock Android 12 with few of its customisations in the form of My UX. The Edge 20 Pro is powerful and can run almost every app on the Play Store.
The Edge 20 Pro has a triple camera setup, with a 108-megapixel primary camera, a16-megapixel ultra-wide camera and an 8-megapixel 5X telephoto camera. Photos from the Edge 20 Pro were good in daylight and closeups were better. Telephoto camera is useful when shooting far away objects. However, low light camera performance was not upto the mark.
Samsung’s Galaxy F22 is a rather basic budget smartphone that goes big on battery life and offers a vibrant 6.4-inch 90Hz HD+ Super AMOLED display, but cuts down on everything else. The 90Hz refresh rate is not useful when it comes to gaming, but definitely makes the software experience feel fluid. The big battery easily lasts two days, but takes more than two hours to charge when using the bundled 15W charger. The camera performance is quite average for its segment, but daylight video quality was good, despite being limited to 1080p. The Galaxy F22’s design can be best described as practical, with a display that is made of Gorilla Glass 5 and a plastic unibody. While the phone comes loaded with many presinstalled apps, Samsung seems to have done a good job of optimising One UI 3.1 to run smoothly even on the base 4GB RAM variant that we tested.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is the successor of the OnePlus Nord. It is a part of the affordable Nord series and is affordable compared to the OnePlus 9 Series. The OnePlus Nord 2 sports a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with fullHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and the back, giving it a premium look and feel.
OnePlus has managed to keep the weight of the smartphone down to 189g. It packs in a 4,500mAh battery and supports 65W Warp charging., the charger is bundled in the box. At the back, it has a triple camera setup, comprising of a 50-megapixel primary camera with OIS, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a 2-megapixel mono camera.
The Nord 2 is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1200AI processor and is available in 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM options. OnePlus offers 128GB and 256GB storage options but these aren't expandable further Just like other OnePlus smartphones, the Nord 2 also gets OxygenOS and it is running on top of Android 11. You also get two years of software updates and three years of security updates. The Nord 2 is a good performer and can handle heavy tasks and apps without any issues. The 4500mAh battery can go for a day and a half without any issues. Charging is super quick and the phone can get topped up from a drained state in just 32 minutes.
Camera performance of the Nord 2 is good for the price. Daylight photos are good but shots from the ultra-wide angle camera aren't great. The Nord 2 manages close-ups and portrait shots very well. Low light camera performance was also good and with Nightscape mode, the phone can click better shots in lowlight. Overall, the OnePlus Nord 2 is a good pick for someone on a budget.
The Poco F3 GT is a successor to the original Poco F1 and focuses on delivering performance. The Poco F3 GT has a premium build quality, it has a metal frame and a glass back. This metal frame has “maglev” trigger buttons which can be engaged by sliders on the side.
You get a big 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has support for HDR10+ and can reach a touch sampling rate of 480Hz while in game turbo mode. Poco has picked the Dimensity 1200 SoC to power the F3 GT and has paired it with 6GB and 8GB of RAM. You do get 128GB and 256GB storage options with this device.
Poco has managed to pack in a 5,065mAh battery and had bundled a 67W fast charger in the box. The phone can go beyond a day and a half on a single charge and did manage to score well in our HD video loop test. The supplied charger too was quick to top the big battery off very quickly.
The Poco F3 GT has a triple camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a. 2-megapixel macro camera. The smartphone delivered average performance in daylight as well as lowlight. The macro camera managed decent details but had a lower resolution.
Overall, the Poco F3 GT is a gaming focussed smartphone that offers very good performance for the price. However, it isn’t a though all-rounder and could do with a few camera improvements.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro boasts of a massive 6.95-inch 90Hz display and stereo speakers, and that helps it stand out from the competition. The big display makes the phone physically larger than some of its competitors. Infinix has picked the MediaTek Helio G95 processor which is a capable SoC focussed for gaming on the device. It is only offered in 8GB RAM and 256GB storage option which makes it a capable device for gaming.
The Note 10 Pro runs XOS 7.6 on top of Android 11 and comes with a fair amount of apps preinstalled. Infinix has also added features on top one of which also allows you to play a video in the background. The Note 10 Pro sports a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel black and white camera. Daylight camera performance was decent but low light performance was strictly average. Infinix Note 10 Pro packs in a 5,000mAh battery that delivers decent battery life and quick charging thanks to the bundled 33W charger.
The Nord CE 5G from OnePlus caters to the lower end of the smartphone market. OnePlus claims that the CE in the name stands for Core Edition since the device is capable of delivering a core smartphone experience. The OnePlus Nord covers all the basics in terms of specifications and also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a holepunch for the selfie camera. It also has a 90Hz refresh rate. The display has good viewing angles and an in-display fingerprint scanner that's quick to unlock. The smartphone is thin and weighs 170gms which makes it comfortable for single-handed use.
OnePlus has picked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor and has 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM options. It is available in two storage variants but storage is non-expandable since it does not have a microSD card slot.
The Nord CE 5G gets a triple camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, and a 2-megapixel mono camera. For selfies, it has a 16-megapixel. Daylight photos from the Nord CE were good but lowlight camera performance needed improvements.
OnePlus has packed in a 4,500mAh battery in the Nord CE which is capable of delivering over a day worth of battery life. It also supports 30W fast charging and comes with a Warp Charge 30T charger in the box.
Realme’s Narzo 30 5G offers some great hardware but cuts corners in some areas to make it all happen. The smartphone uses a vibrant and sharp full-HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also offers a maximum 180Hz touch sampling rate, which combined with the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, makes for a decent gaming smartphone. Realme UI 2.0 runs smoothly with everyday use but comes with several pre-loaded third-party apps. The Narzo 30 5G, just like the Narzo 30 does not offer an ultra-wide-angle camera, which you did get with the previous Narzo 20 series. Out of the three rear cameras, only two are accessible to the user, as the 2-megapixel monochrome camera is only activated when using the Portrait mode. The performance of these cameras is also quite average. Video recording is limited to 1080p @30fps, which is a bit disappointing, given that the more affordable Narzo 30 offers better options. Battery life is quite good, but charging this phone using the bundled 18W charger takes over two hours.
The Oppo Reno 6 Pro is one of the slimmest and lightest phones in its class, and has the looks to go with that. The display is well-spec’d too. It’s a 6.5-inch full-HD+ AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ playback certification, and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. One of the biggest upgrades to the Oppo Reno 6 Pro is the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. Games ran very well too. Despite the slim body, the back of the phone never got overly hot even after extended gaming sessions.
I found the battery life of the Reno 6 Pro to be pretty solid too. I was easily able to get about a day and half of use, which involved lots of video watching and checking social apps. This phone runs the company’s latest version of ColorOS 11.3, which is very similar in form and function to the version we tested on the Reno 5 Pro 5G (v11.1). The camera setup on the Oppo Reno 6 Pro is pretty much identical to that of the Reno 5 Pro, except for the new Bokeh Flare Portrait filter which is fun and works well.
Realme has launched the new X7 Max 5G shortly after the X7 Pro 5G, and this new phone offers a much more powerful SoC but at a lower starting price. The Dimensity 1200 SoC is great for gaming and general productivity. You get a 4500mAh battery and 50W fast charging, with a 65W charger unit supplied in the retail box. Battery life is excellent and you should be able to last well over a single day on each charge. The 6.43-inch Super AMOLED scren is crisp but not the best we've seen. Stereo speakers make games and movies more engaging. Realme UI's default apps do throw up some spammy notifications but there are lots of features too. The cameras are disappointing overall, especially in low light. You also might not like the plastic rear panel which doesn't feel too premium.
The Oppo Reno 6 shares a lot of features with the Pro model, such as the Bokeh Flare Portrait filter in the camera app, 65W fast charging, and a high refresh rate AMOLED display. The design gives off strong iPhone 12 vibes, but it really seems to work in its favour. The 6.42-inch AMOLED display looks very good. It has a full-HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 90Hz refresh rate, and a claimed peak brightness rating of up to 700nits.
Oppo says this is India's first phone to sport the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC which is plenty powerful to handle daily tasks and games at the full-HD+ resolution. The 4,300mAh battery capacity might not sound too impressive, but with day-to-day usage, I was easily averaging more than a full day on single charge. The Oppo Reno 6 misses out on the rear depth camera that the Reno 6 Pro has, but apart from this, it has the same set of sensors on the front and back.
The Realme Narzo 30 is a good budget smartphone keeping in mind the hardware that it offers and its competitive price. The design and finish are a big leap from its predecessor, the Narzo 20, and this phone looks attractive despite being made from plastic. The 90Hz display is a nice addition and makes the software experience fluid. The Narzo 30 is good enough for mid-level gaming, handling most graphics-intensive mobile titles well. However, the phone does get quite hot when stressed. Camera performance is quite average for its segment. The Narzo 30 can take good photos in daylight, but only manages noisy and murky shots in low light. Video performance is decent at best when shooting in 4K. The Narzo 30 with its 5,000mAh battery offers good battery life, managing 1.5 days on a single charge. Charging is relatively quick, going from a dead battery to a full charge in 1 hour and 10 minutes using the bundled 30W charger.
The Moto G60 s the first Motorola smartphone with a 108-megapixel camera and is priced quite aggressively. The Moto G60 is a big and bulky phone measuring 9.8mm in thickness and has a weight of 225g. This makes single-handed use a little tough. It has a big 6.8-inch LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a hole punch at the top that houses the 32-megapixel selfie camera.
Moto G60 is powered by the tried and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor and delivers good performance. It has only one variant in India offering 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Storage is further expandable using the hybrid SIM slot. The Moto G60 houses a 6,000mAh battery which makes it bulky. The battery offers a day and a half worth of battery life but charging time is long as the phone only gets a 20W charger in the box.
The Moto G60 has a triple camera setup at the back but does the job of four cameras. It has a 108-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera that also clicks macros, and a depth sensor. Photos clicked from the Moto G60 were average and not as sharp as some of the other competition in daylight. The ultra-wide angle photos are upscaled to 12-megapixels and had some distortion.
Lowlight photos were also average as the phone failed to get the colour tone right. Night mode does not return a brighter image but fixes the colour tone issue. Motorola ships the Moto G60 with Android 11 with only the Facebook app pre-installed. This is a big plus considering most of the completion has spammy bloatware preinstalled.
The Xiaomi Mi 11X offers the very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC at a surprisingly low price, and the tradeoff is camera quality. While this phone is great for gaming and entertainment, it takes just about average photos and videos in the daytime, while low-light performance is quite below par. You get a big, bright vibrant 6.67-inch 120Hz full-HD+ display and a battery that will easily last you through a full day. There are also some premium touches such as Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, an IP53 rating, and stereo speakers. You can buy the Mi 11X with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, but storage is constant at 128GB. Games run very well, and videos look great on the screen. The 48-megapixel main rear camera is serviceable and the 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera is much weaker, but the surprise standout is the 5-megapixel "telemacro" camera which allows for some very creative shots.
The Redmi Note 10S is a slightly more powerful version of the Redmi Note 10 and both these devices are identical to look at. It has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Redmi Note 10S has stereo speakers and an IR emitter that’s not common on budget smartphones.
The Note 10S packs a MediaTek Helio G95 along with 6GB of RAM, and you get to choose between 64GB and 128GB storage options. It runs MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11. It does have a fair amount of preinstalled apps that occasionally push spammy notifications. The Note 10S has a 5,000mAh battery and comes with a 33W charger in the box.
Xiaomi offers a quad-camera setup on the Redmi Note 10S with a 64-megapixel primary sensor. Daylight shots were average but oversharpened and distant objects appeared blotchy. Close-up and macro shots fared better. Low light shots appeared flat and grainy but had some improvements with Night mode. Overall, the Redmi Note 10S is worth buying over the Redmi Note 10 only for its improved performance.
While the iQoo Z3 does not follow in the footsteps of the gamer-centric iQoo 3, it succeeds as an affordable smartphone that not only looks good, but also offers a good processor considering its price. The iQoo Z3 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G, a mid-range SoC that surprisingly makes it to this affordable smartphone. While the performance of this new SoC is noticeable, it’s not a gigantic leap over the competition. This is where the other interesting hardware bits of the iQoo Z3 come in. There’s a triple-camera setup that performs well in daylight but suffers in low light. The 4,400mAh battery charges to 100 percent in just 60 minutes using the included 55W charging adapter. The 120Hz LCD panel is useful for gamers thanks to its 180Hz touch sampling rate. Factor in that attractive price tag, and iQoo seems to have a solid contender.
Vivo's gimbal camera system was a big hit in the company's X50 series, and it has gotten even better in the latest X60 series. It has a 6.56-inch curved AMOLED display with Schott Xensation Up glass. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 at the back which gives the smartphone superior drop protection.
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC and has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It also has the Virtual RAM feature which allocates 3GB of storage as RAM when enabled.
The gimbal camera system on the Vivo X60 Pro comprises a 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 sensor that physically moves to compensate for minor shakes. It also has a 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a 13-megapixel portrait camera. The Vivo X60 Pro clicks very good photos and should be your first pick if you intend to shoot a lot of videos.
Realme 8 Pro is the successor to the Realme 7 Pro and gets a bold design. It is slimmer than its predecessor and comes in flashy colours. The main change on the Realme 8 Pro is the quad-camera setup at the back which houses a 108-megapixel primary camera. The phone is light and easy to hold.
It sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a hole punch for the selfie camera in the top left corner. The display has full-HD+ resolution and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, with 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. You get a 4,500mAh battery that is capable of fast charging at 50W.
The camera performance is a hit or miss with the Realme 8 Pro. Daylight photos were average and did not have as much detail. The phone does a good job with portrait shots and the macros too were sharp but limited to 2-megapixels in resolution. Camera performance in low light was decent with better details in nighmode.
Realme 8 Pro managed to deliver good battery life and lasted for 26 hours and 14 minutes in our HD video loop test. The 50W bundled charger is quick to charge the phone up getting it to 75 percent in 30 minutes.
The main selling point of the Poco X3 Pro is its Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 SoC, which is a slightly faster version of the erstwhile flagship Snapdragon 855. This makes the X3 Pro perform very well in benchmarks and even in real-world tasks, including high-end games. You should have more than enough power to get through all your day-to-day activities. Battery life is also quite good, but the large battery makes this phone heavy and bulky. You don't get 5G which might make this phone seem to lag behind some of its competitors. The full-HD+ screen has a 120Hz refresh rate. Its quality is serviceable but not as good as some others at this price level. Similarly, the cameras deliver acceptable performance but photo and video quality aren't strong points of the Poco X3 Pro. With its eye-catching design and prominent camera bump, the Poco X3 Pro will appeal to young buyers who want performance above all else.
Xiaomi is raising the profile of its mainstream Redmi Note series with specifications that are sure to grab attention. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a 108-megapixel camera but is otherwise identical to the Redmi Note 10 Pro, and the price difference between the two might not be worth it. This phone has a fantastic 6.67-inch full-HD+ 120Hz HDR10 Super AMOLED display with an embedded front camera. It's bright, crisp, and vibrant. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC and up to 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. There's a 5020mAh battery and you get a 33W charger in the box. The rear 108-megapixel camera takes good shots in the daytime but don't expect incredible detail in distant objects. The 5-megapixel telemacro camera is even more interesting and really does allow for some creative framing. Performance overall in everyday use is pretty good, and so is battery life. The phone heats up a bit when gaming. The body is slim and light, and this makes the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max easy to use and carry around.
With only cosmetic changes and a slightly upgraded processor compared to the OnePlus 8T, the new OnePlus 9R is not very exciting at first. It has been launched exclusively in India because the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro have come in at higher prices. The company could have done more to keep things fresh in the premium segment, but even so, the 9R is a good overall package. It looks slick, and has a crisp AMOLED screen plus stereo speakers. Performance is good in everyday tasks and games run well too. The battery will last you all day, and you get a 65W fast charger in the box. The 48-megapixel main camera takes good shots and Nightscape mode can work very well depending on ambient light conditions. OxygenOS continues to be slick and feature-rich without getting overbearing. The 9R could be a good choice if you're a OnePlus fan, but do keep in mind that there's a lot of competition and you have many other choices.
The Redmi Note 10 isn't pathbreaking in terms of features and specifications for the sub-Rs. 12,000 segment, but it does cover all the bases and offer a few nice extra touches. It's slimmer and lighter than the Redmi Note 9, and debuts a new 'Evol' design language which makes it look quite smart. The 6.43-inch full-HD+ AMOLED screen is a major highlight, producing crisp details and colours that pop. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC which is powerful enough for casual gaming as well as everyday tasks. Battery life is good enough to get you through at least a full day, and charging is quick. The cameras are quite ordinary, with the 48-megapixel primary one taking good shots in the daytime ad acceptable ones at night. The ultra-wide and selfie cameras are also serviceable, but the macro one is just for amusement. MIUI is still full of promotional content and ads, but the company promises to remove these with a future update.
The Galaxy A52 is a part fo the A series and was launched alongside the Galaxy A72. The new Galaxy A52 has a big 6.5-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a hole-punch display. It also has a fast 90Hz refresh rate. The build is mainly plastic which isn't the case with its competition. The Galaxy A52 is IP67 rated and you will find a rubber seal around the SIM tray to help keep water and dust out. The smartphone has a 4,500mAh battery and is manageable for single-handed use. The battery is capable of fast charging at 25W but you only get a 15W charger in the box.
The Galaxy A52 has a quad-camera setup at the back consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The camera performance is acceptable in daylight but the wide-angle camera does not capture as much detail as the primary camera. Close-up were good and the Galaxy A52 clicks some good portraits. The macro camera too was good in delivering a crisp output. Selfies taken from the selfie camera were good and the camera did a good job in most lighting conditions.
The Galaxy A52 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 processor which is a decent processor. It is capable of delivering good performance and coupled with 6GB of RAM, multitasking too is easy. Compared to some of the direct competitors of the Galaxy A52, the chipset feels underpowered.
The 4,500mAh battery delivers good battery life and the phone went for about a day and a half with our usage. Charging times weren't too long either with the charger topping the phone up in about an hour and a half.
The Samsung Galaxy A72 features a fresh new design, similar to what we saw with the Galaxy A52. The 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display has a full-HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate, and supports HDR playback. The Samsung Galaxy A72 has an in-display fingerprint sensor, but I found it to be very inconsistent with authentication and a bit sluggish too.
The Snapdragon 720G SoC is quite underpowered compared to the competition at this price, but it's still powerful enough to handle Android 11. Games ran really well too and titles such as Genshin Impact had very playable framerates, with just some mild stutter intermittently. The Samsung Galaxy A72 has a similar camera setup as the Galaxy A52, except that the depth camera has been swapped for a more useful 8-megapixel telephoto camera. Photos captured by the main camera were generally above average under good light. The telephoto camera captured strictly average photos.
If the Samsung name and features such as the IP rating and stereo speakers are what drew you towards the Galaxy A72, I'd suggest buying the Galaxy A52 instead and saving some money.
The Realme Narzo 30A has a dual pattern of sorts with the bottom two-thirds having diagonal lines, while the upper section is plain. You also get a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that is well-positioned and easy to reach. The side-mounted power and volume buttons are conveniently placed too.
The Realme Narzo 30A gets a decently big 6.5-inch display with a tall 20:9 aspect ratio. It has the SIM tray on the left side of the frame and has two Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated slot for storage expansion. The Narzo 30A tips the scales at 207g and is noticeably heavy since packs in a big 6,000mAh battery.
You get a 18W charger which is a neat addition.The Realme Narzo 30A is available in two colour options: Lazer Black and Lazer Blue. You get a more powerful MediaTek Helio G85 SoC that’s paired with either 3GB or 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM, depending on which variant you choose. These variants are paired with 32GB and 64GB of storage respectively. Storage is expandable further upto 256GB using a microSD card.
If this is what your typical usage pattern looks like, then the Narzo 30A should not disappoint. The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner was quick at authentication, and face recognition too did not need more than a single attempt to unlock the smartphone. The Realme Narzo 30A sports a 13-megapixel primary camera and a monochrome portrait camera with an unspecified resolution. At the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera for selfies. The rear camera performance was average in most shooting conditions but the phone did deliver good selfies.
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G is currently the least expensive 5G phone in India with a starting price of Rs. 16,999. The all-plastic body has held up well so far, ergonomics are good, and it doesn't feel very heavy even though it weighs about 194g. The side-mounted fingerprint sensor works very well. All that's needed is a quick tap to unlock the phone. The display is a 6.5-inch full-HD+ LCD panel with good levels of brightness and colour saturation.
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G runs on the MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, which has a built-in 5G modem, and is quite powerful and power efficient. Software on the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G is a bit of a letdown since it's still Android 10 and not 11, which is what many others are offering. Performance of the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G has been pretty solid as the SoC handles multitasking or demanding tasks such as gaming, pretty easily. Battery life is equaly good.
The cameras on the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G are your run-of-the-mill setup. There's a primary 48-megapixel camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The cameras perform decently but low-light performance is weak.
The bottom line is, if you're considering the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G, I'd recommend sticking to the base variant.
Motorola G30 was alongside the Moto G10 Power and is targetted at the budget segment in India. The Motorola Moto G30 has a new design, it has a 6.5-inch display with a dewdrop notch at the top. The frame of the Moto G30 is made of plastic and all the buttons are on the right side.Its volume buttons are higher, and the Google Assistant button is right on top, making it somewhat hard to reach, Motorola offers an IP52 rating for water resistance and the SIM tray has a rubber seal.
Motorola has picked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC and offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You can expand storage using the hybrid SIM slot. The Moto G30 has an HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It has a 5,000mAh battery and gets a 20W charger in the box. Motorola ships the G30 with Android 11 out of the box with a few customisations. The software is clean with no bloatware apps preinstalled on it. Battery performance too is good and the phone can go beyond a day and a half quite easily.
Motorola has equipped the Moto G30 with a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.. Daylight photos clicked from the primary camera had good detail. The ultra-wide angle camera offered a wider field of view but at a loss in details.. the Macro camera lets you go close to the subject but was limited in terms of resolution. Lowlight camera performance was decent in regular mode with some loss in details in the shadows. Night mode was too aggressive making the image unusually bright with blown-out highlights. Video recording tops out at 1080p for the primary as well as the selfie shooter and had stabilisation.
The Samsung Galaxy F62 is a new mid-range smartphone, and only the second model in the recently introduced F series. The back and frame are built from plastic but this phone still manages to feel sturdy. It's a thick phone at 9.5mm, and it's heavier than the Galaxy M51 at 218g. The highlight of the Samsung Galaxy F62 is the Exynos 9825 SoC. One UI looks slick, switching between apps is snappy, and the phone doesn't heat up with regular use. Games run just fine too. Titles such as CSR Racing 2 and Call of Duty: Mobile look great and run well.
Battery life is another big win for the Samsung Galaxy F62. The 7,000mAh battery easily lasted me close to two full days even with heavy usage, which was impressive.The cameras on the Galaxy F62 have been borrowed from the Galaxy M51 too. All the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy F62 do above-average jobs when shooting in daylight. Low-light performance is a little weak, especially when it comes to videos.
If you want a phone that can easily last for more than a day even with very rigorous usage, you should consider it.
The Realme X7 Pro 5G looks quite similar to the Realme 7 Pro, especially the design of the rear camera module. One-handed use is quite comfortable thanks to the slim body and relatively low weight of 184g. The display is one of the highlights of the Realme X7 Pro which is a 6.55-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED panel with an in-display fingerprint sensor, 120Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass 5, and support for HDR video playback.
Another feature worth noting is the use of MediaTek's Dimensity 1000+ 5G SoC which is a power-efficient SoC with strong CPU and GPU performance. The Realme X7 Pro 5G ran smoothly in the short time I had to test it. I didn't notice any unwarranted heating, system lag, or slowdowns of any kind.
The Realme X7 Pro 5G is still running Realme UI 1.0, based on Android 10. There's not much that we haven't already seen. It's still flooded with bloatware, although most of that can be removed. The Realme X7 Pro 5G posted strong benchmark numbers, and games such as Oceanhorn and Call of Duty Mobile ran effortlessly.
The Realme X7 Pro 5G has a familiar camera configuration which we've seen on some of its previous smartphones. You get a 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front, and at the back, there are four sensors which include a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 2-megapixel monochrome camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Daylight performance is good but it struggles to give satisfactory results in low light.
The Mi 10i is relatively affordable but still offers a 108-megapixel primary camera, 5G, an IP53 rating, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor. It also has some neat touches including a notification LED, 3.5mm audio socket, and stereo speakers. It's available in three variants, with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Performance in everyday tasks is good, and even gaming posed no problem. The back of the phone doesn't get too warm when stressed. Camera performance was somewhat disappointing in the daytime and at night, especially the fact that the three secondary rear cameras are quite ordinary. 4K video came out looking discoloured and there's no stabilisation. Battery life on the other hand was impressive.
The Galaxy S21+ has a 6.7-inch full-HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate.. It has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front as well as the back and uses a metal frame. The smartphone packs in a 4800mAh battery and does not get a charger in the box. The Galaxy S21+ is IP68 rated just like other smartphones in this series.
The Galaxy S21+ is powered by the Exynos 2100 5G SoC and gets 8GB of RAM. You can choose between 128GB and 256GB of storage but it isn’t expandable. You get Android 11 out of the box with Samsung's One UI 3.0 on top. The Galaxy S21+ offers good performance and also offers good battery life.
There is a triple camera setup with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 64-megapixel telephoto camera. For selfies, it has a 10-megapixel front camera. Camera performance of the Galaxy S21+ is impressive in different lighting conditions and will not disappoint you. There aren’t any major shortcomings with the Galaxy S21+ making it a good pick for those looking for a nice flagship.
The Galaxy S21 has a 6.2-inch full-HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate.. It has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the display and a metal frame but the back is made out of plastic. The smartphone packs in a 4000mAh battery and does not get a charger in the box.
The Galaxy S21 is powered by the Exynos 2100 5G SoC and gets 8GB of RAM. You can choose between 128GB and 256GB of storage but it isn’t expandable. You get Android 11 out of the box with Samsung's One UI 3.0 on top. The Galaxy S21 offers good performance but the smaller battery capacity doesn’t let it last as long as the Galaxy S21+.
There is a triple camera setup with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 64-megapixel telephoto camera. For selfies, it has a 10-megapixel front camera. Camera performance of the Galaxy S21 is impressive in different lighting conditions and will not disappoint you. The small battery and the polycarbonate back are the only major cons for this smartphone.
The Poco M3 is a budget smartphone and is priced under Rs.15,000. It has a 6.53 inch full-HD+ display with a dewdrop notch at the top. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and an IR emitter to control appliances. This smartphone has a triple camera setup at the back. It is quite well designed and looks far more premium than it is actually priced. The rear panel has a textured finish which helps keep fingerprints away.
The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor and gets 6GB of RAM. There are two storage variants available, 64GB and 128GB. Storage is expandable via dedicated microSD card slot and it accepts cards up to 512 GB. It packs in a 6000 mA battery which is good for the price. It has support for 18W charging and gets a 22.5W charger in the box.
The Poco M3 is capable of handling day to day tasks and the battery managed to last for a day and a half. The big battery does help with battery life, but it takes over two hours to charge it completely. With 6GB of RAM onboard it is capable of multitasking very easily. You can play most games but with heavier games, it tends to get warm to the touch. You get a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor on the Poco M3. The camera performance was average overall with the phone managing decent photos in daylight but lowlight performance wasn’t impressive. The Poco M3 does click better photos with Night mode enabled, but it takes about four seconds to take a shot.
|Best Mobile Phones||Price in India|
|iPhone 13 Pro Max||Rs. 1,29,900|
|iPhone 13 Pro||Rs. 1,19,900|
|iPhone 13 mini||Rs. 69,900|
|iPhone 13||Rs. 79,900|
|Vivo X70 Pro+||Rs. 79,990|
|iQOO 7 Legend||Rs. 39,990|
|Mi 11X Pro||Rs. 36,999|
|Realme GT 5G||Rs. 30,499|
|OnePlus 9 Pro||Rs. 64,999|
|Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra||Rs. 69,999|
|OnePlus 9||Rs. 49,999|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G||Rs. 41,999|
|Vivo X60 Pro+||Rs. 57,990|
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra||Rs. 1,05,999|
|Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G||Rs. 35,990|
|iQOO Z5||Rs. 23,990|
|Infinix Hot 11S||Rs. 10,999|
|Realme GT Neo 2||Rs. 30,728|
|Realme 8i||Rs. 13,843|
|Redmi 10 Prime||Rs. 12,499|
|Realme 8s 5G||Rs. 17,999|
|Motorola Edge 20 Fusion||Rs. 21,499|
|Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G||Rs. 35,999|
|Realme GT Master Edition||Rs. 23,990|
|Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3||Rs. 84,999|
|Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3||Rs. 1,49,999|
|Micromax In 2b||Rs. 7,999|
|Motorola Edge 20||Rs. 27,999|
|Motorola Edge 20 Pro||Rs. 34,999|
|Samsung Galaxy F22||Rs. 12,999|
|OnePlus Nord 2||Rs. 27,999|
|Poco F3 GT||Rs. 28,999|
|Infinix Note 10 Pro||Rs. 16,999|
|OnePlus Nord CE 5G||Rs. 22,999|
|Realme Narzo 30 5G||Rs. 15,999|
|Oppo Reno 6 Pro||Rs. 37,990|
|Realme X7 Max||Rs. 26,999|
|Oppo Reno 6||Rs. 29,650|
|Realme Narzo 30||Rs. 13,499|
|Motorola Moto G60||Rs. 16,499|
|Mi 11X||Rs. 25,990|
|Redmi Note 10S||Rs. 12,999|
|iQOO Z3||Rs. 19,990|
|Vivo X60 Pro||Rs. 49,990|
|Realme 8 Pro||Rs. 17,999|
|Poco X3 Pro||Rs. 18,999|
|Redmi Note 10 Pro Max||Rs. 19,999|
|OnePlus 9R||Rs. 39,999|
|Redmi Note 10||Rs. 13,499|
|Samsung Galaxy A52||Rs. 25,990|
|Samsung Galaxy A72||Rs. 34,999|
|Realme Narzo 30A||Rs. 8,999|
|Realme Narzo 30 Pro||Rs. 15,999|
|Motorola Moto G30||Rs. 10,999|
|Samsung Galaxy F62||Rs. 21,990|
|Realme X7 Pro 5G||Rs. 29,999|
|Xiaomi Mi 10i||Rs. 21,999|
|Samsung Galaxy S21+||Rs. 66,999|
|Samsung Galaxy S21||Rs. 54,490|
|Poco M3||Rs. 11,499|
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