17 Apr 2019
Top 5 smartphones that have become cheaper in India
As more and more phones continue to get launched in India, many existing models have received price cuts to stay competitive.
In the last couple of months, prices of several best-selling smartphones have been reduced including the iPhone Xr, OnePlus 6T, ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2, and Realme U1.
So, here are our top 5 smartphones that have recently become cheaper in India.
iPhone Xr: The lower-prices flagship iPhone
Apple has drastically reduced the prices of iPhone Xr and it is now available at Rs. 59,900 (MRP: Rs. 76,900).
The phone sports a 6.1-inch HD+ (1792x828 pixels) LCD display and IP67-rated build quality.
It is powered by an A12 Bionic chipset, paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage.
Further, iPhone Xr runs iOS 12, packs a 2,942mAh battery and supports wireless charging.
OnePlus 6T: The premium flagship killer
OnePlus 6T has recently received an attractive price cut and it now retails at Rs. 34,999 (MRP: Rs. 37,999).
The flagship killer features a 6.41-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display, an in-display optical fingerprint sensor, and Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB/8GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB of non-expandable storage, 3,700mAh battery and Android Pie-based Oxygen OS 9.
ASUS ZenFone 5Z: The flagship smartphone
ASUS recently revised the prices of its ZenFone 5Z, bringing the cost of the flagship phone down to Rs. 24,999 (MRP: Rs. 29,999).
It features a 6.2-inch full-HD+ LCD notched display with an aerospace-grade aluminum body.
The phone is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, upto 8GB RAM, upto 256GB internal storage (expandable upto 2TB), Android Pie-based ZenUI OS and a 3,300mAh battery.
Realme U1: The pocket-friendly powerhouse
Realme has also cut down the prices of Realme U1 and it now retails at Rs. 10,690 (MRP: Rs. 11,590).
The phone features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display with 90.8% screen-to-body ratio and 2.5D Gorilla Glass protection.
It is powered by Helio P70 processor, paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of expandable storage.
Further, the phone runs ColorOS 5.2 OS and packs a 3,500mAh battery.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2: The 'unbeatable' budget phone
The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 has also received a price cut and it is now available at Rs. 9,999 (MRP: Rs. 15,999).
The phone features a 6.26-inch full-HD+ display with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, paired with 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage (expandable upto 2TB), a 5,000mAh battery and stock Android Pie.
Apple iPhone Xr is the top-rated single-camera smartphone
According to DxOMark, the iPhone Xr is the top-rated single-camera smartphone. It sports a single 12MP (f/1.8) wide-angle camera with OIS, 5x digital zoom, and a Quad-LED flash. Up front, the notch houses a 7MP (f/2.2) TrueDepth camera and Face ID setup for biometric authentication.
OnePlus 6T also offers good camera performance
OnePlus 6T sports a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 16MP (f/1.7) main sensor, paired with a 20MP (f/1.7) secondary sensor and LED flash - same as OnePlus 6. Up front, the 6T retains its predecessor's 16MP (f/2.0) RGB camera that assists Face unlock feature.
What's the camera like on ASUS ZenFone 5Z?
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z sports a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.7) primary sensor and an 8MP fixed focus secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 120-degree wide-angle lens. Up front, the flagship handset offers an 8MP selfie shooter with EIS and real-time beautification feature.
Realme U1 offers an impressive 25MP selfie camera
Realme U1 sports a dual rear-camera comprising a 13MP (f/2.2) main sensor and a 2MP(f/2.4) depth sensor, paired with LED flash. Up front, the phone features a 25MP (f/2.0) Sony IMX576 sensor with 296 facial detection points and AI-based image enhancing features.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2: For shutterbugs and selfie lovers
The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 sports a dual rear-camera setup featuring a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, paired with a 5MP depth sensor and LED flash. Up front, the phone gets a 13MP (f/2.0) selfie shooter with a dedicated LED flash.