Best Mobile Phones in India May 2017

Updated 26 - May - 2017

As technology moves forward and smartphones are become more powerful, their ability to do more has increased. In recent times, flagship smartphones are featuring almost 6GB of DDR4 RAM which more than the RAM available on a normal laptop. While you may be using a 1080p Television at home, the screen resolution on the best smartphones have moved onto 2K. Not just that, the camera quality is coming nearer to DSLRs with each new smartphone. However, all these phone do come at premium price. So, here are the top 10 best smartphones you can buy in India. Our list of the Best Phones to buy in India in for May 2017, offers the right mix of performance and features. Click on each of the recommended top 10 smartphone to read detailed reviews and get more information on the best smartphones in India.




Apple iPhone 7 Plus
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus

The Apple iPhone 7 Plus may look like the iPhone 6s Plus, but apart from the design it is an all new phone. There are two major update to the new iPhone. First the iPhone 7 Plus has a dual camera setup, which takes really good images and second, it is powered by the all new Apple A10 chip. The Apple A10 is supremely fast and leaves all Android competitors behind. Previous iPhone users will also notice the slightly different antenna lines and the addition of a taptic, non-tactile home button. The other big upgrade is the IP67 certification, which makes the device dustproof and water resistant. The day to day battery life is also very good. Specs: Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p SoC: Apple A10 Fusion RAM: 3GB Storage: 32/128/256GB Camera: 12MP + 12MP, 7MP Battery: 2900mAh OS: iOS 10.1

Google Pixel XL
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Google Pixel XL

After partnering with multiple phone makers over the years, Google has finally produced a smartphone which is made by Google through and through. Right from the software of the phone to the design, everything is done by Google. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 powered device is easily the best Android smartphone you can buy today. It offers a very familiar design and a superb 2K display. Google has also incorporated a brilliant camera on the phone which can easily stand against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and even the iPhone 7. If 5.5-inch is too large for you to handle, you can settle for the 5-inch Google Pixel. Specs: Display: 5.5-inch, 1440p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 RAM: 4GB Storage: 32/128GB Camera: 12.3MP, 8MP Battery: 3450mAh OS: Android 7.1

Samsung Galaxy S8
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Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is arguably the most beautiful smartphone on the market today. The Exynos 8895 chipset makes it fast and 18.5:9 Univisium aspect ratio allows the phone to be compact. Samsung went with the same camera as last time, with a few improvements. So, though it doesn’t beat the iPhone 7 Plus’ camera, it’s one of the best out there. In fact, many would find Samsung’s low light prowess better than Apple’s. It’s also a completely waterproof phone, with enough storage and RAM for power users.

Samsung Galaxy S8+
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Samsung Galaxy S8+

For those who like the big screen more, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ brings a 6.2 inch display and QHD resolution. The AMOLED panel looks good and the Exynos 8895 SoC keeps things fast and smooth. With the same camera as the Galaxy S8, this is basically for those looking for an Android smartphone with a big screen. In fact, it’s also the most ergonomic big screen smartphone you can buy today. All things considered, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is amongst the best smartphones to buy today.

Apple iPhone 7
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Apple iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 may not have the dual camera setup as the 7 Plus, but it does carry all the other features directly from the bigger phone. Apple has kept the design similar to last year’s model but changed the tech inside. Like the 7 Plus, the 7 also features the faster Apple A10 chip and the new 12MP rear camera. The display is also brighter and the home button is now non-tactile. The battery life has improved and Apple has also added stereo speakers to the phone. Specs: Display: 4.7-inch, 750p SoC: Apple A10 Fusion RAM: 2GB Storage: 32/128/256GB Camera: 12MP, 7MP Battery: 1960mAh OS: iOS 10.1

LG G6
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LG G6

The LG G6 is a functional and adequate flagship. It runs on the Snapdragon 821 and has 4GB of RAM. LG has focuses on design, making full use of Univisium aspect ratio in making the smartphone compact and easy to use. The Snapdragon 821 is still a fast processor and LG’s dual-camera setup remains as good as it was last year. It’s not quite the best flagship you can buy, but it’s definitely one of the best smartphones on the market today.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung is the first company to bring its flagship smartphone to India. The phone maker has updated the specification sheet and refined the whole glass and metal design it introduced last year with the Galaxy S6 range. Also, the phone is now waterproof and allows microSD cards for upto 200GB. Samsung has employed an all new Exynos 8890 SoC on the new Galaxy S7 Edge which is among the fastest in the business. There is 4GB of RAM and the phone is available in 32GB of internal storage. The new flagship still features an AMOLED display with a 2560 x 1440p resolution but the screen size has been increased from 5.1-inches to 5.5-inches. This has enabled Samsung to increase the battery size from 2600mAh to 3600mAh which is increased the battery life dramatically. The biggest changes in the phone perhaps is the new 12MP dual-pixel camera which is able to good pictures even in low lighting conditions. Specs: Display: 5.5-inch, 1440p SoC: Exynos 8890 RAM: 4GB Storage: 32GB Camera: 12MP, 5MP Battery: 3600mAh OS: Android 6.0

Sony Xperia XZs
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Sony Xperia XZs

Sony’s newest flagship smartphone promises to shoot slow motion videos at 960fps. While that gives it a gimmick to sell on, the phone is also very well designed and faster than many Snapdragon 820-powered phones. The 19 megapixel camera can take good shots and is faster this time, although Sony still needs to perfect this area of its phones. Nevertheless, the Xperia XZs is still amongst the best smartphones out there.

OnePlus 3T
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OnePlus 3T

The OnePlus 3T is here and has grabbed the fourth position on our ‘best phones to buy’ quite easily. It is an all rounder and offers the best performance to price ratio, as long as flagship smartphones are concerned. This is the first time OnePlus has made an all metal smartphone and while the phone is reminiscent of the HTC one M9, it is still a very good design. The device is powered by one of the most powerful SoCs in the market, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. The 16MP camera on the back does not disappoint either and offers PDAF as well as OIS support. Like most flagship devices, the battery isn't that great but it still manages to go on for a whole day on a single charge. Specs: Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 RAM: 6GB Storage: 64/128GB Camera: 16MP, 16MP Battery: 3400mAh OS: Android 6.0.1

Moto Z
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Moto Z

The Moto Z is the only modular smartphone remaining in the market. It costs just about Rs. 40,000 and runs on the flagship Snapdragon 820 SoC, from Qualcomm. It’s a modular device, allowing you to fit Motorola’s various Moto Mods on it. You can put the Hasselblad mod for optical zoom capabilities or attach the JBL Soundboost to get extra audio capabilities. But that’s not all it can do. As a standalone device, the Moto Z is one that just works, and provides top notch performance with a good camera and pure stock Android UI. Specs: Display: 5.2-inch, 1080p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 RAM: 3/4GB Storage: 16/32GB Camera: 12MP, 5MP Battery: 3000mAh

Here's is the summary list of Best Mobile Phones in India for May 2017

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Apple iPhone 7 Plus58000Amazon80/100
Google Pixel XL67000flipkart77/100
Samsung Galaxy S857900flipkart83/100
Samsung Galaxy S8+64900flipkart83/100
Apple iPhone 746985Amazon80/100
LG G641999Amazon76/100
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge50457Amazon87/100
Sony Xperia XZs49990flipkart79/100
OnePlus 3T29999Amazon83/100
Moto Z32999Amazon82/100