Festive season means splurging, and if you have been saving all your best bounties to buy a high-end premium smartphone this Diwali, then we are here to help. After listing our best picks across price segments, today we are listing the best smartphones worth buying, priced between Rs 40,000-Rs 50,000. Also Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000
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Best from Apple last year, the iPhone 7 is one of our top picks for the sheer amount of premium build quality, features, camera prowess it brings. Available well under a budget of Rs 50,000, including the 128GB storage model, the iPhone 7 features 4.7-inch HD LED display with 326ppi, which is claimed to be 25 percent brighter than its predecessor.
It is equipped with an A10 Fusion 64-bit quad-core SoC paired with M10 co-processor and 2GB of RAM. On Apple’s website, the prices start at Rs 49,999 for the base model. However, you can head to any of the authorized online stores or offline resellers to purchase it at lower rates and exchange deals. RELATED: Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: The best. Period.
One of the newest Android smartphones, and also an ‘inspiration’ for the second-generation Pixel phones, the HTC U11 features a 3D liquid glass design, but what makes it special is that it comes with the Edge Sense technology that allows you to squeeze its sides for app shortcuts.
Available at Rs 49,999, HTC U11 is equipped with a 5.5-inch quad HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and 3,000mAh battery. There’s also a recently launched Solar Red variant of the smartphone. ALSO READ: HTC U11 review: Utopia in the making
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Before the current Galaxy S8 lineup, Samsung reserved the spilling display charm for the ‘edge’ devices. The Galaxy S7 edge continues to retain its special spot in the premium segment. Priced at Rs 38,900 for the 32GB model, and Rs 43,900 for the 128GB version, the Galaxy S7 edge offers a 5.5-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display and runs Exynos 8890 octa core SoC with 4GB of RAM under the hood. What sets Samsung’s line of flagship smartphones from the competition is that it offers dual-SIM capabilities, and storage expansion abilities despite the premium price tag. RELATED: Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge to soon get Galaxy Note 8 UI: Report
Sony Xperia XZ1
If you are one of those who absolutely swore by Sony’s camera excellence, then the Xperia XZ1 could be your major purchase this festive season. Priced at Rs 44,990, the smartphone features a design language similar to the Xperia XZ Premium. There’s a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) HDR display, and under the hood, Qualcomm s Snapdragon 835 SoC is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For optics, there’s a single 19-megapixel rear camera along with a 13-megapixel front camera. ALSO READ: Sony Xperia XZ1 first impressions: Great camera, not so great design
Google Pixel XL
If you think the newer Pixel phones are over your budget, but you want to own a smartphone which is certified as one of the best by DxoMark, then you could settle for last year’s Pixel XL. Available at Rs 39,999 for the 32GB model and Rs 49,490 for the 128GB model.
In addition to a 5.5-inch quad HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 3,450mAh battery, you also get Google Assistant built in the phone. The digital assistant is aimed at making your daily scheduling for alerts, weather update, and hands-free texting easier. ALSO READ: Ok Google, your Pixel smartphones are impressive
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