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Best Premium Smartphones in India under Rs 50,000 in 2021

By Deepti | Updated: September 15, 2021 3:06 PM IST

If you are planning to take your next smartphone in the premium range, then these smartphones under Rs 50000 range can be one of your top list. Smartphones ranging from latest gaming ROG Phone 5 to OnePlus smartphone are included in this list. Sensor cameras and artificial technology has been used in these smartphones. Samsung and OnePlus continue to hold on to the market of low-end premium flagship smartphones today. While other makers have managed to do well in the premium segment with some seriousness. These smartphones are coming up with powerful processor, strong battery, and unimaginable camera features. They are not just showcasing the next-generation technology to its users, but also standing disparate in terms of its specifications and features. Along with Xiaomi, companies like Vivo are among the five largest smartphone brands in India.  Here's a compilation of Best Premium Smartphones in India under Rs 50,000 in 2021. Brands like OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, and some others are dominating the segment of premium range.

Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G 39990

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MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC

CHIPSET

12GB

ram/storage

64MP+8MP+2MP+2MP

camera

4,500mAh

battery

Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G phone works on Android 11 based ColorOS 11.3. It has a 6.55-inch full-HD + (1,080x2,400 pixels) curved AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. This phone is equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor, which is paired with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. For photography, the quad rear camera setup has been given in Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G, whose primary camera is 64 megapixels, 8 megapixel secondary sensor, 2 megapixel macro and 2 megapixel mono camera, which is equipped with a color temperature sensor. For selfies and video calling, it also has a 32-megapixel camera, which is located at the top-left corner of the curved display in the hole-punch cutout. Talking about connectivity, the option of Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G is also the same as the base variant. However, instead of the Z-axis motor, the X-axis linear motor has been replaced in this phone. The battery of the phone is 4,500 mAh, with which 65 W fast charging support is available. Furthermore, it is 7.6mm thin and 177 grams heavy.

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G 39999

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

CHIPSET

8GB

ram/storage

108MP + 8MP + 5MP

camera

4520mAh

battery

Mi 11X Pro is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and runs on MIUI 12 is based on Android 11. The smartphone is launched with a 6.67-inch touchscreen display along with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The company has launched this mobile phone in two storage variants including 8GB+128GB which is priced at Rs 39,999 and 8GB+256GB which is priced at Rs 41,999 in India. As far as the camera features are concerned, the company packs Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro with a 108-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.75 aperture; an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture along with an autofocus. For clicking beautiful selfies and video calling, there's a 20-megapixel front camera with an f/2.45 aperture. To power this phone, there's a 4520mAh battery which supports proprietary fast charging. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and side mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone comes in three color options including Celestial Silver, Cosmic Black, and Lunar White colors. The connectivity options on the Mi 11X Pro include Wi-Fi 802.11 Yes, GPS, Bluetooth v5.20, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G. It measures 163.70 x 76.40 x 7.80mm and weighs 196.00 grams.

OnePlus 9 5G 49999

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

CHIPSET

8GB

ram/storage

48MP+50MP+2MP

camera

4,500 mAh

battery

OnePlus 9 5G features a 6.55-inch full-HD+ Fluid AMOLED display along with 20:9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate. It has a resolution of 1,080x2,400 pixels. The smartphone is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and runs on Android 11 with OxygenOS 11 on top. OnePlus 9 5G is launched in two storage variants including 8GB+128GB which is priced at Rs 49,999 and 12GB + 256GB storage variants which is priced at Rs 54,999 in India. As far as camera features are concerned, the company has launched this mobile phone with triple rear camera setup that houses a48-megapixel Sony IMX689 primary sensor, with an f/1.8 lens and electronic image stabilisation, a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 Freeform lens and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. For clicking beautiful selfies and video calling, there's a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 selfie camera at the front, with an f/2.4 lens. The company has equipped this smartphone with multi-layered cooling system called the OnePlus Cool Play along with protection of 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The phone also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor along with other sensors including accelerometer, dual ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. OnePlus 9 packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 65T fast charging. There's a Dolby Atmos support with dual stereo speakers in OnePlus 9 5G. The phone measures 160x73.9x8.1mm and weighs 183 grams.

Asus ROG Phone 5 49999

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

CHIPSET

8GB

ram/storage

64MP + 13MP + 5MP

camera

6000mAh

battery

Asus ROG Phone 5 is launched in India with 6.78-inch touchscreen display along with a resolution of 1080x2448 pixels at a pixel density of 395 pixels per inch (ppi). The smartphone runs on Android 11 and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. This latest gaming phone is launched in three distinct models including the regular ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate which is available under limited edition. Asus ROG Phone 5 is launched with two storage variants including 8GB+128GB which is priced at Rs 49,999 and 12GB+256GB which is priced at Rs 57,999 in India. Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro is launched in single variant of 16GB + 512GB which is priced at Rs 69,999. Whereas, Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is launched with 18GB + 512GB storage variant which is priced at Rs 79,999. Asus ROG Phone 5 is one of the best gaming smartphone in India which is powered by 6000mAh battery that supports proprietary fast charging.

Talking about the camera features, the company has given triple rear camera setup in this smartphone which packs 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a 13-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture. For taking beautiful selfies and video calling, there's a 24-megapixel camera with an f/2.45 aperture. The phone measures 172.80 x 77.20 x 10.29mm  and weighs 238.00 grams. The phone is available in Phantom Black and Storm White colors. For connectivity, this mobile phone has  Wi-Fi 802.11 Yes, GPS, Bluetooth v5.20, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and in-display fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus 9R 5G 39999

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

CHIPSET

8GB

ram/storage

48MP+16MP+5MP+2MP

camera

4,500 mAh

battery

OnePlus 9R 5G is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor and runs on Oxygen OS which is based on Android 11. The smartphone is launched with 6.50-inch display with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The company has unveiled this mobile phone in two storage variants including 8GB+128GB which is priced at Rs 39,999 and 12GB + 256GB storage which is priced at Rs 43,999 in India. As far as camera features are concerned, OnePlus 9R 5G in equipped with quad rear camera setup including 48 Megapixels Sony IMX586, 16 Megapixels Ultra-Wide Angle Lens, 5 Megapixels Macro Lens, 2 Megapixels Monochrome Lens. For clicking beautiful selfies and video calling, the company has given 16 Megapixels Sony IMX471 front camera. The phone is powered by a 4500mAh battery which supports proprietary fast charging. Connectivity options on the OnePlus 9R include Wi-Fi and GPS. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and in-display fingerprint sensor.

Vivo X60 Pro 49990

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

CHIPSET

12GB

ram/storage

48MP + 13MP + 13MP

camera

4200mAh

battery

Vivo X60 Pro is launched with 6.56-inch touchscreen display along with a resolution of 1080x2376 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.8:9. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor and runs on Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11. The mobile phone is launched in single variant of 12GB+256GB which is priced at Rs 49,990 in India. Talking about the camera features, Vivo X60 Pro is launched with triple rear camera including 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.48 aperture; a 13-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 13-megapixel camera with an f/2.46 aperture along with autofocus. For clicking beautiful selfies and video calling, it sports a 32-megapixel front camera with an f/2.45 aperture. To power the phone, the company has given 4200mAh battery which supports proprietary fast charging. The phone is launched in Midnight Black and Shimmer Blue colours. It measures 158.58 x 73.24 x 7.59mm and weighs 177.00 grams. Connectivity options on the Vivo X60 Pro include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.10, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and in-display fingerprint sensor. It supports face unlock.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 49999

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Samsung Exynos 990

CHIPSET

8GB

ram/storage

12MP+12MP+8MP

camera

4500mAh

battery

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes equipped with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and FHD+ resolution. On the front, there is a 32-megapixel selfie camera. You get a punch-hole display design. The rear camera configuration includes a triple-lens setup. The camera system has a 12-megapixel primary wide-angle lens with OIS. As a standard, the second lens is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and the third module is an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with a 3x optical zoom that also has OIS. In India, the device comes powered by Exynos 990 chipset. The smartphone comes with an 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The latter is expandable up to 1TB. The company has added a 4,500mAh battery under the hood. The device supports reverse wireless charging. It is also IP68 rated, meaning water and dust resistant. The handset runs Android 10 out-of-the-box.

OnePlus 8T 42999

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

CHIPSET

8GB

ram/storage

48MP + 16MP+ 5MP + 2MP

camera

4,500 mAh

battery

OnePlus 8T has a full 6.55-inch HD + flat fluid display with 1080x2400 pixel resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. This phone has been launched with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 with internal storage. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset has been given as a processor in OnePlus 8T. The phone already has a 285 percent larger wiper chamber for better gaming experience. To give power to the phone, it has a 4500mAh battery. This phone supports 65 watt charge charge technology. This phone has four rear cameras for photography. It has a 16-megapixel ultraviolet angle lens with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 5-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. The special feature of this phone's camera is that they automatically switch to nightscape mode when needed. This phone has a 16 megapixel camera for selfie. In this phone you will get Oxygen OS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box. It has special features such as Always On Display, Bitmoji, Live Wallpaper and Group Zen Mode. The phone has been launched in two variants - 8 GB + 128 GB and 12 GB + 256 GB. The price of 8 GB RAM variant is Rs 42,999. Whereas, it is priced Rs 45,999 for its 12 GB RAM variant.

Xiaomi MI 10 5G 49999

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CHIPSET

8GB + 128GB

ram/storage

108MP ultra-clear primary sensor + 13MP ultra wide-angle + 2MP depth sensor + 2MP macro lens

camera

4780mAh

battery

Xiaomi Mi 10 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 along with Octa-core processor, up to 2.84 GHz. The phone has Adreno 650 GPU up to 587MHz and the 5th generation AIE processor. Mi 10 comes in 8GB + 256GB variant with LPDDR5 memory and UFS3.0 flash storage. On camera front, Mi 10 brings the Rear camera of 108MP ultra-clear primary sensor + 13MP ultra wide-angle + 2MP depth sensor + 2MP macro lens. The Rear camera features include Portrait mode background blurring, Panorama mode, Pro mode, Photo timer, Leveling, Burst mode, Face recognition, HDR, AI Beautify, AI smart slimming, Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction, and many more. The Rear camera video recording features include Movie frame, Macro slow-motion video, 4K recording, 960 fps slow motion video, 960 fps Smart soundtrack pairing, 15 Seconds Short video recording, Rear Short video smart slimming, Rear video beautify, and ShootSteady video. On front, the phone has 20MP Ultra-clear Front Camera along with Panorama selfie, Full screen camera frame, Palm shutter, Front camera HDR, and many more. 

Apple iPhone SE 2020 42500

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CHIPSET

NA

ram/storage

12MP Wide camera ƒ/1.8 aperture

camera

Fast‑charge capable: Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes,

battery

This newly launched iPhone SE is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB variants. It is featuring a 4.7-inch Retina HD display which is paired with Touch ID and IPS technology. iPhone SE is powered by the Apple-designed A13 Bionic which was first introduced with iPhone 11 series. The phone has a best single camera system with a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture Wide camera. The phone comes with 1334x750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi and contrast ratio of 1,400:1. Other features in display include Wide color Display, True Tone display, Haptic touch, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, and display zoom. The maximum brightness available in iPhone SE is 625 nits.

iPhone SE is Splash, Water and Dust Resistant. On camera front, the phone offers 12MP Wide camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture. Other camera features include digital zoom up to 5x, Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, and many more. The front camera includes 7MP with ƒ/2.2 aperture. It can record 4K videos and 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps. The Fingerprint sensor built into the Home button. The battery of iPhone SE Lasts about the same as iPhone 8 and is capable of fast charging. The battery can charge up to 50% charge in 30 minutes with 18W adapter or higher.

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Summary List of Best Premium Smartphones in India under Rs 50,000 in 2021

Top Mobile Phones and Prices Prices
Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G 39990
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G 39999
OnePlus 9 5G 49999
Asus ROG Phone 5 49999
OnePlus 9R 5G 39999
Vivo X60 Pro 49990
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 49999
OnePlus 8T 42999
Xiaomi MI 10 5G 49999
Apple iPhone SE 2020 42500

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12,499

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69,990

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49,990

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37,990

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64,999

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39,999

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49,999

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34,999

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26,499

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10,499

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49,999

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10,999

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10,999

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9,999

Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G
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25,990

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21,490

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18,999

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19,999

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1,05,999

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11,490