If you are looking for the best smartphone to buy in India right now, chances are you probably searching in the premium segment serviced by the likes of Apple, Samsung and more recently even One Plus. The premium smartphones also take care of the small things that others ignore. Things like water resistance, a stunning display, pro-level cameras and an attractive design. These smartphones are just as much a status symbol as they are stellar pieces of hardware, and while there are a handful of options in the market, these are the best premium flagship phones you can buy in India right now.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is presently the most premium smartphone you can buy. It’s as much a status symbol as it’s a stellar piece of engineering. The most premium iPhone you can buy right now comes with Apple’s Super Retina XDR display which is an OLED display tuned to offer vibrant colours. It’s also the first iPhone to sport a triple camera setup at the back, and it’s hands down the most consistent camera you can get today. The camera setup includes three 12MP lenses – A primary wide lens, an ultrawide lens and a telephoto lens. The camera supports 4K videos at 60 FPS along with slow-motion and even comes with a dedicated Night Mode.
|Screen Size||:||6.5″ (1242 X 2688)|
|Camera||:||12 + 12 + 12 | 12 MP|
|Soc||:||Apple A13 (7 nm+)|
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the company’s second attempt at a foldable smartphone, and this time, Samsung gets quite a few things right. The Galaxy Z Flip is a flip phone with a bendable display. When closed, it has a tiny form factor, but flip it open and it becomes a full-fledged smartphone with a 6.7-inch screen. The Galaxy Z Flip is every bit a flagship smartphone too with the Snapdragon 855+ under the hood along with a dual 12MP camera at the back and a 10MP selfie shooter on the front.
|Screen Size||:||6.7″ (1080 x 2636)|
|Camera||:||12 + 12 | 10 MP|
|Soc||:||Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+|
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the Korean giant’s premium flagship for 2020. The Ultra in the name denotes all the new features that Samsung is offering in the smartphone. That includes a smooth 120Hz QHD+ AMOLED display, the largest ever on a Galaxy S-series smartphone, along with a 108MP primary camera and 5G connectivity. If you’ve been looking for a smartphone with the absolute cutting edge hardware, this is it. The S20 Ultra is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 990 SoC under the hood and offers up to 16GB RAM and 512GB storage.
|Screen Size||:||6.7″ (1440 x 3040)|
|Camera||:||108 + 48 + 12 | 10 MP|
OnePlus entered the premium segment with the OnePlus 7 Pro last year, and just within a year, the company was able to pack in all the features one expects from a premium flagship including small things like water resistance and wireless charging. The OnePlus 8 Pro also rocks a large 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, and unlike the Galaxy S20 Ultra, it can run at 120Hz at QHD+ resolution. The phone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and features a quad camera setup at the back that includes two 48MP sensors, one for standard wide shots and another for ultrawide shots. Apart from that, there’s another 8MP telephoto lens and a colour filter lens. The OnePlus 8 Pro also supports 30W fast wired and wireless charging and is IP68 rated water and dust resistant.
|Screen Size||:||6.78″ (3168 x 1440)|
|Camera||:||48 + 8 + 48 + 5 | 16 MP|
|Soc||:||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865|
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is made for productivity. As one of the best premium flagships available in India, the Galaxy Note 10+ with the S-Pen inside is perfect for doodling or taking notes or making edits on a document. It’s also an excellent camera phone with a quad camera setup that includes a regular 12MP wide lens, another 12MP telephoto lens, a 16MP ultrawide lens and a ToF 3D sensor. The phone also rocks a large 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED display and a large 4300mAh battery with support for 45W wired charging and 15W wireless charging.
|Screen Size||:||6.8″ (1440 X 3040)|
|Camera||:||12 + 16 + 12 + TOF | 10 MP|
The Huawei P30 Pro is the photographer’s premium smartphone of choice. Having collaborated with noted lens maker Leica, the Huawei P30 Pro is one of the best camera smartphones you can buy. With a custom 40MP camera sensor, an 8MP periscope telephoto lens and a 20MP ultrawide lens along with a ToF 3D sensor for portraits. The phone is also water and dust resistant and offers 40W fast charging and 15W wireless charging.
|Screen Size||:||6.47″ (1080 X 2340)|
|Camera||:||40 + 20 + 8 + TOF | 32 MP|
|Soc||:||HiSilicon Kirin 980|
The LG G8X Dual Screen is an unique take on a premium flagship smartphone. It does not make use of a bendable or a foldable display and yet offer a dual screen experience by simply offering an additional case that doubles up as a second display. The second display can be used to duplicate or extend the screen and to open multiple apps and even turn it into a gamepad. The possibilities are endless. It’s also every bit a flagship smartphone with the Snapdragon 855 under the hood along with IP68-rated water and dust resistance and support for fast wired and wireless charging.
|Screen Size||:||6.4″ (1080 x 2340)|
|Camera||:||12 + 13 | 32 MP|
|Soc||:||Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)|