Best Android Phones for India 2020
Looking for the best smartphone you can get in India? We took a look at everything on the market in 2020 and compared premium, midrange, and budget options. These are the best smartphones for India in early 2020.
Best Premium Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
Samsung’s Galaxy Note series represents the best of what Samsung has to offer. The Note has the best display, best specifications, and best cameras of Samsung’s phones each year. Unlike previous years, Samsung launched two Galaxy Note smartphones this year: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. A lot of people complained about the specifications for the new Note 10, positing that they were a “downgrade” from the Galaxy S10+. After using the new Note 10 phone since launch, I can tell you that this notion is not only false, but that the Galaxy Note 10+ is probably the best phone on the market right now.
Before you get on my case, let me explain my view. The cameras on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ might not be the best on any phone. It doesn’t match the Huawei P30 Pro’s incredible zoom and night mode. It doesn’t have the same, fluid 90Hz display as the OnePlus 7 Pro. It doesn’t even have a headphone jack like the Galaxy S10+ did. What it does have, though, is an amazing camera setup that works for almost everyone, the best-looking display I’ve seen on any phone, and the best speakers I’ve ever heard on mobile. Everything it does right more than makes up for the shortcomings and its incredibly high price.
Best Midrange Phone: OnePlus 7T
OnePlus finally delivered its most powerful punch with the OnePlus 7 Pro, doing justice to its “Never Settle” motto. This OnePlus flagship was one of the best smartphones to be released in the first half of 2019, and continues to be used as a benchmark in comparing the performance of several newer releases. OnePlus also launched the OnePlus 7 alongside the Pro variant, a phone that delivered similar performance in a reliable package and a cheaper price tag, but without some of the fancier bells-and-whistles. Now, OnePlus is bringing back those bells-and-whistles with the launch of the OnePlus 7T: the newest SoC, a higher refresh rate display, faster charging, updated vibration motor, and a new triple rear camera setup housed within a unique circular camera module.
Best Budget Phone: Realme X2 Pro
No conversation about the smartphone brand Realme is complete without citing their phenomenal growth. Ever since it launched last year, Realme has skyrocketed and evolved from an underdog catering to the sub-$150 segment into a major threat to other brands. The company has recently announced a mesmerizing new smartphone – the Realme X2 Pro, which happens to be their first true flagship phone. After anchoring its position in lower price segments, Realme is hoping to solidify its name in the affordable flagship category by promising unchallenged performance for a highly competitive price.
The Realme X2 Pro, beyond any doubt, is currently the best priced flagship currently available. Previously, the spot was arguably held by the Redmi K20 Pro (Mi 9T Pro) and we even hailed it as the “reimagined” flagship killer in our review. But Realme X2 Pro snatches it away with an upgraded chipset, faster storage, better display, all-around superior camera setup, and the meteoric 50W charging – all at an astounding price. While the last one is the best part of the phone, the Realme X2 Pro still feels like one of the most well-equipped phones priced under $500.