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

By Deepti | Updated: April 9, 2021 10:05 AM 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.

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.

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.

Vivo X50 Pro 5G 49990

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CHIPSET

8GB + 128GB

ram/storage

48-megapixel micro-camera super-sensitive main camera + 13-megapixel portrait lens + 8-megapixel periscope Telephoto lens + 8 million pixel wide-angle macro lens

camera

4315mAh

battery

Vivo has launched its new smartphone Vivo X50 Pro 5G which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G along with Eight-core processor and Adreno 620 GPU. The phone supports Funtouch OS 10.5 based on Android 10.0 Operating System. On camera front, Vivo X50 offers 48-megapixel micro-camera super-sensitive main camera + 13-megapixel portrait lens + 8-megapixel periscope Telephoto lens + 8 million pixel wide-angle macro lens. The Rear camera features include Night view, portrait, photo, video, panorama, dynamic photo, slow motion, short video, 48 million, professional mode, time-lapse photography, super moon, AR cute shoot document correction. The rear main camera also supports anti-shake of the micro camera, the rear periscope supports OIS anti-shake, and the rear wide-angle lens and portrait lens support EIS video anti-shake. The video recording feature of this newly launched smartphone supports up to 4K HD video capture, support for 4K, 1080P, 720P video capture and slow motion shot up to 1080P. For clicking great selfies, the company has given 32 million pixels with f/2.45. The front camera mode includes Night view, portrait, photo, video, panorama, dynamic photo, slow motion, short video, AR cute shot. The battery of Vivo X50 is powered by 4315mAh with 33W charging capacity. The price of Vivo X50 Pro 8GB+256GB is Rs 49,990 in India.

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.

Vivo IQOO 3 36990

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8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

ram/storage

48+13+13+2 MP

camera

4440 mAh

battery

IQOO 3 launched in India on 25 February 2020 with 5G connectivity after Realme X50 pro. The latest phone comes in Quantum silver, Volcano orange, and Tornado black colors. The phone powers 4440 mAh battery with 55W fast charging support. It can charge the phone up to 50% in 30 minutes. IQOO 3 sports 6.44-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with HDR10+ enabled. On the camera front, the latest phone offers 48-megapixel primary shooter. Depth sensor, 13 megapixels telephoto shooter, 13 megapixels wide-angle camera are the main features of the camera. IQOO 3 powers by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and will support 12GB of RAM. The additional in-built Fingerprint sensor is an essential feature. The company packs Ultra Game Mode for gaming enthusiasts along with the onboard touch-sensitive buttons, which are known as Monster Touch buttons. Other than these essential features, this latest phone comes with Carbon Fiber VC Liquid Cooling technology that can cool down the temperature by 12 degrees Celsius. IQOO 3 runs on Android 10. The phone will go on sale from 4 March 2020 via Flipkart and iqoo.com. The price range varies depending upon the variant. The 8GB + 256GB version will price at Rs 39,990. Whereas, for the 8GB + 128GB variant, the price will start at Rs. 36,990. The top-end model with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage will cost Rs 44,990.

OnePlus 8 44999

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CHIPSET

8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage

ram/storage

Rear camera has 48 Megapixels with Sony IMX689 Sony IMX586 Sensor with f/1.75 along with 2 Megapixels of f/2.4 Macro Lens, 16 Megapixels of f/2.2 Ultra Wide Angle Lens.

camera

4300 mAh (non-removable)

battery

One Plus 8 launched with 6.55 inches Fluid AMOLED display along with Resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels 402 ppi and aspect Ratio of 20:9. This latest phone supports sRGB, Display P3 and has screen protection of 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. Other features include Reading Mode, Night Mode, Vibrant Color Effect. OnePlus 8 powers by OxygenOS based on Android 10 and runs by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. It brings Adreno 650 GPU with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The phone is powered by 4300 mAh (non-removable) battery with X55 5G Chipset. The battery of OnePlus 8  supports 30T Fast Charging (5V/6A).

OnePlus 8 price starts with 44,999 on its official website. The 12 GB RAM + 256 GB Storage variant is available in ₹49,999. On camera front, OnePlus 8 Rear camera has 48 Megapixels with Sony IMX689 Sony IMX586 Sensor with f/1.75 along with 2 Megapixels of f/2.4 Macro Lens, 16 Megapixels of f/2.2 Ultra Wide Angle Lens. The front or selfie camera has 16 Megapixels with f/2.45 and Sony IMX471 Sensor. OnePlus 8  has Dual LED Flash and Multi Autofocus ( All pixel omni-directional (PDAF+CAF). It doesn’t have any Optical Zoom. Other video features include CINE aspect ratio video recording, UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Micro , Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, Cat&dog face detection&focus, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image.

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

Top Mobile Phones and Prices Prices
OnePlus 9 5G 49999
Asus ROG Phone 5 49999
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 49999
OnePlus 8T 42999
Vivo X50 Pro 5G 49990
Xiaomi MI 10 5G 49999
Apple iPhone SE 2020 42500
Vivo IQOO 3 36990
OnePlus 8 44999

Top Comparisons

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Samsung Galaxy F02s
Samsung Galaxy F02s

8,999

Samsung Galaxy F12
Samsung Galaxy F12

10,999

POCO X3 Pro
POCO X3 Pro

18,999

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

17,999

Realme 8
Realme 8

14,999

Vivo X60 Pro Plus
Vivo X60 Pro Plus

69,990

Vivo X60 Pro
Vivo X60 Pro

49,990

Vivo X60
Vivo X60

37,990

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

64,999

OnePlus 9R 5G
OnePlus 9R 5G

39,999

OnePlus 9 5G
OnePlus 9 5G

49,999

Samsung Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A72

34,999

Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy A52

26,499

Micromax In 1
Micromax In 1

10,499

Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5

49,999

Samsung Galaxy M12
Samsung Galaxy M12

10,999

Motorola Moto G30
Motorola Moto G30

10,999

Motorola Moto G10 Power
Motorola Moto G10 Power

9,999

Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G
Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G

25,990

Oppo F19 Pro
Oppo F19 Pro

21,490

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

18,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

15,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

11,999

Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A

8,999

Realme Narzo 30 Pro
Realme Narzo 30 Pro

16,999

Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5

7,199

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

23,999

Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12

12,999

Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.4

13,999

Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4

11,999

Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme X7 Pro 5G

29,999

Realme X7
Realme X7

19,999

Vivo Y31
Vivo Y31

16,490

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Tecno Spark 6 Go
Tecno Spark 6 Go

8,499

Vivo V20 2021
Vivo V20 2021

24,990

Vivo Y20A
Vivo Y20A

11,490

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G9 Power
Motorola Moto G9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G 5G

20,999

Vivo V20 Pro
Vivo V20 Pro

29,990

Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi 10T

35,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9i
Xiaomi Redmi 9i

8,299

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

39,999

Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10

9,999

Vivo V20 SE
Vivo V20 SE

20,990

Vivo V20
Vivo V20

24,990

Micromax In 1b
Micromax In 1b

6,999

Micromax In Note 1
Micromax In Note 1

10,999

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

42,999

Samsung Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy F41

15,499

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

1,29,900

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

1,19,900

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini

69,900

Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12

79,900

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

13,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

16,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

22,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

6,799

Vivo Y20
Vivo Y20

12,990

Xiaomi Redmi 9
Xiaomi Redmi 9

8,999

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3

13,999

Motorola Moto G9
Motorola Moto G9

11,499

Realme C15
Realme C15

9,999

Realme C12
Realme C12

8,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20

77,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

9,999

Oppo Reno4 Pro
Oppo Reno4 Pro

34,990

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

5,499

Realme 6i
Realme 6i

12,999

Asus Rog Phone 3
Asus Rog Phone 3

46,999

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord

24,999

Infinix Smart 4 Plus
Infinix Smart 4 Plus

7,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

10,999

Samsung Galaxy M01s
Samsung Galaxy M01s

9,999

Vivo X50 Pro 5G
Vivo X50 Pro 5G

49,990

Vivo X50 5G
Vivo X50 5G

34,990

Realme C11
Realme C11

7,499

Poco M2 Pro
Poco M2 Pro

13,999

Realme X3
Realme X3

24,999

Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme X3 SuperZoom

27,999

Tecno Spark Power 2
Tecno Spark Power 2

9,999

Oppo A12
Oppo A12

9,990

Oppo A52
Oppo A52

16,990

Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A21s

15,999