The Best Phones to Buy

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As of May 2021, there are more than 3.5 billion active users on the planet, which is a massive figure to be proud about. With such a large population, it’s no wonder that smartphones make up an important part of our life. Not only do they connect us with what we might need and want but they also help keep us entertained and informed. But what can you get from your smartphone?

What makes the best smartphones for your needs? There are many factors, not limited only to the quality of battery, speed, and processor (or chipset in some cases). The main ones that matter are screen size, memory, camera, RAM, storage, performance, cost, power, longevity, durability, and other features. You’ll find this list will help you with several factors when choosing the top android phone for yourself.

1) Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Samsung came out with their flagship model in 2017 but has been backpedaling ever since. They promised that the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G would bring better specs, a smoother viewing experience, a lower price tag, faster charging, and longer battery life, among other things. Now that this device is finally released, the question remains whether or not the model one should purchase should be the same. However, for the sake of the consumers, I recommend you go for the new version of the Samsung Galaxy S21 device. It will give an average user who likes to watch movies in 4K at 60fps the opportunity to do so. With its latest hardware, the company promises to deliver improved performance and improved capabilities to the Galaxy S21 5G. Its 6-inch display makes it perfect for watching movies and playing games. On the rear end, the device comes with 64GB of RAM, 128GB of Internal Storage, 32MP front Camera, and 5,000 mAh Battery. If you are looking for a great Android phone, Samsung’s Galaxy S21 cannot be beat.

2) Xiaomi Mi 11i/Mi 11 Power

The second pick in our top three choices comes from Xiaomi, a global brand of phones. A lot of people might not be aware of it but you can actually buy any two models of these devices. So basically it will be either the Mi 11i or the Mi 11 power. Both models have pretty much everything that you need to live and do. For instance, they both have a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset (which is currently used by most of the mobiles in India) along with 8GB of RAM. Whereas the one under consideration has 12GB of RAM with 256GB of internal storage. The other important thing is that both the Xiaomi MI 11i and Mi 11 power come with LiDAR technology. And you get stereo speakers as standard and 6.43 inches LCD AMOLED panel with 20:9 resolution. And if you like the idea of having a good-looking OLED panel, then the Xiaomi MI 11i is for you. Weighing just 1,250 g, it measures 159.39 x 76.4 x 7.8mm – it weighs less than a pound and feels quite sleek to hold.

3) OnePlus 9 Power

Another brand that we came to know over a year ago is the OnePlus. Yes, the original OnePlus was unveiled in 2016 but due to manufacturing delays and high demand, it never became a launch candidate. Ever since they announced their first device, the brand is trying their very best to release something worthy of the name OnePlus. This time around, the company is working hard to introduce a similar look to the first one. What I found interesting is how the box design looks like a classic OnePlus device, all done up in black and white color scheme. You get a glass slab to the top left corner, USB-C ports, and a microSD slot. One major difference from the previous model being the addition of Warp Charge 65 wireless charging. The OnePlus 9 Power does offer two models at the starting price of Rs 19,990 for 8GB + 128GB variant and Rs 22,490 for 4GB + 256GB. Both models come with quad rear cameras setup, 16GB RAM, 5000 mAh battery, and NFC support.

4) Apple iPhone 13

Apple is yet again coming up with a mobile phone. At the moment, the iPhone 12 is available with 4GB RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. That device is still the king of most smartphones out on the market. All the latest updates are rolled into the newly launched iPhone 13, giving users a big advantage. Every fan loves a good-looking iPhone and the fact that apple is releasing the newest model gives them plenty of reasons to love. Like every time, the iPhone 13 is another incredible device packed with great specifications and features. The iPhone 13 series includes three models, iPhone 13 Mini for Rs 34,900; iPhone 13 Pro for Rs 54,900; and iPhone 13 Pro Max for Rs 89,900.

5) Nord Mobile G50

Nord is yet another player in the world of smart phones. But once again, Nord has chosen to go with the popular G20 model. Coming this time, they have upgraded their flagship by adding an 8GB RAM + 256GB option available in the country for Rs 23,499. While the base 2GB + 32GB memory variant costs Rs 18,999, the 4GB + 64GB option for Rs 25,999 costs Rs 29,999. Along with the extra RAM and a bigger capacity, the G50 is now a part of the company’s offerings. In terms of hardware, it has a Snapdragon 865 chipset. And yes, even though it is cheaper than some competitors, the Nord Mobile G50 isn’t only a budget offering but also offers decent battery life and has excellent connectivity options. The company hopes to improve upon its last-generation model and the latest model is definitely worth checking out.

6) TCL 10E 5G

TCL is the name synonymous with reliable products. From one side you get an affordable package in form of 10E, and from the other, you find some amazing features and benefits. In the case of the TCL 10E 5G, it is the ultimate upgrade: it boasts a Full HD IPS-display, Helio E85 GPU, 6000mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G, 4800 mAh and QHD+ display. It is available in Black and Red colour options and starts at Rs 49,499 for the basic configuration. The larger Rs 61,499 variant adds a Quad Rear Cameras setup, 4600 mAh battery, 45W charger, and 40W fast wired Ethernet connectivity that brings seamless connectivity to your device for online video calls etc.

7) LG G5 ThinQ

This beast belongs to the category of ultra-slim devices. The LG G5 model uses Android 11 out of the box and is manufactured using MIL-STD-810H certification which means that it meets military safety standards. The phone has a narrow rectangular design that covers a single front panel with 6.43 inch AMOLED panel with FHD resolution. In terms of specs, it’s got 4800 mAh battery and runs on Android 11 OS. It is currently available in Orange colour, Green and Gold colour variants, depending on the kind of content you wish to put on your device.

8) Huawei P30 Lite

This is one of those Android devices that is almost impossible to overlook. Being one of the most powerful flagships in the market, the current model has the octa-core M1 Plus chip coupled with Mali-G77 Mali GPU. It gets a gorgeous 6.58 inch HDR AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate along with a 144Hz touch sampling rate. Additionally, the device comes with a 4,300 mAh battery. Despite running Android 11.0, the Huawei P30 Lite is really a complete tablet and it is capable enough to host multiple apps, e-books, and web pages simultaneously. Thanks to Huawei’s robust ecosystem, you can choose between the range of different P series models. Let’s have a glance of the upcoming model which is set to arrive in February 2022: G9, H7, Z6, and W7, among others.

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