Best premium flagships you can buy right now

By Sushant Talwar | Published 26 Oct 2021 18:17 IST
Best premium flagships you can buy right now
  • OnePlus 9 Pro is one of the most premium phones in India right now.

  • The Galaxy Z Fold 3 offers a unique design at a premium price.

  • Vivo X70 Pro+ comes with cutting edge design which is it's strong point.

Smartphones today are not just accessories anymore. They have become a necessity. We depend on them so much that they have become central to our daily lives. Because of just how much we rely on them, the decision to buy a new smartphone becomes all the more important. Especially, when you're looking for something that's premium in nature and comes with an expensive price tag. 

While most smartphones have something good to offer, the best phones in the market offer the right balance between hardware and software, offering lots of computing power and effortless usability. From playing a graphics-heavy game to watching a movie in HDR quality to editing a spreadsheet or making a video, these all-rounders offer all this and more. And to add to this, these phones in the list can also take sharp, detailed photos, along with offering heavy multi-tasking.

So, let's get to this list of the most premium smartphones that you can buy right now. 

iPhone 13 Pro Max

The new iPhone 13 Pro Max is one of the best phones you can buy in the country right now. It is a powerful device that's built around Apple's new in-house A15 Bionic SoC, with a 6 core CPU. This new chipset also comes with two high-performance and four power-efficient cores, along with a 16-core Neural Engine. 

Additionally, the device also gets an improved display which brings support for Apple's ProMotion technology with an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Among its other features, the iPhone 13 Pro Max also has a new 77mm telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom, an ultra-wide camera that can now take macro shots at up to 2cm from a subject, and a primary wide camera with an f/1.5 aperture.

Mi 11 Ultra 

Next up on the list is Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra which comes in at 8.4 millimetres in thickness and weighs at 234 grams. This flagship from Xiaomi offers a lot to like, including IP68 certification which makes it resistant to dust and water ingress for 1.5 metres for upto 30 minutes. As for the specifications, the Mi 11 Ultra features a 6.81-inch QHD+ (3200x1440 pixels) AMOLED 3D curved display which supports upto 120Hz refresh rate and has a punch-hole notch cutout for the selfie camera. Additionally, it is capable of producing upto 1 Billion colours and is HDR10+ certified along with Dolby Vision support. 

Underneath the hood, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor that is built on a 5nm manufacturing process with an octa-core CPU that has a prime core running at upto 2.84GHz. This has been paired with an Adreno 660 GPU that handles the graphics on the phone along with 12GB RAM and upto 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 67W fast wired and wireless charging. Overall, the Mi 11 Ultra is a super package that is one of the best phones in the country right now. 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a phone that focuses on enabling unique experiences because of its innovation, rather than its hardware. Yet, that does not mean it is basic on the spec sheet. It features a 6.2-inch AMOLED display on the outside and comes with a 7.6-inch AMOLED panel inside which can be folded to save space. But, that's not all. The display also hides a 4MP in-display camera. Compared to the Z Fold 2, the phone gets faster refresh rates on both screens as they support a 120Hz refresh rate. Apart from this, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 follows the same design language that we've seen on previous generation flagship foldables from Samsung. As such, we have a book-like design with a hinge at the centre facilitating the opening and closing of the phone's large foldable display.

Under the hood, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 888 SoC. This is paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. The foldable smartphone packs a 4,400mAh battery that supports 25W charging. All of these combined make the Galaxy Z Fold 3 a phone and tablet all at the same time. Which in turn helps the phone deliver a premium experience and also promises powerful performance.

Oneplus 9 Pro(₹ 49999 at amazon)

The Oneplus 9 Pro is another great phone that needs no introduction. The phone brings with it an aluminium-glass build that measures 8.7 millimetres in thickness and weighs 197 grams. It is also IP68 rated making it resistant to dust and water ingress. Oneplus 9 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD+ curved display with LTPO technology and supports a 120Hz refresh rate. The LTPO technology allows the Oneplus 9 Pro to consume lesser power and gives dynamic refresh rate control ranging from as low as 1Hz to 120Hz. 

Like the OnePlus 9, the 9 Pro is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and is paired with upto 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and upto 256GB UFS 3.1 storage options to choose from. Apart from this, the Oneplus 9 Pro has quad cameras on the back headlined by a primary 48MP camera with a Sony IMX789 sensor that has an f/1.8 aperture and supports EIS. There's also a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP monochrome camera is the same as the standard OnePlus 9. The Oneplus 9 Pro has the same 4,500mAh battery as the OnePlus 9 with Warp Charge 65T support but it also offers Warp Charge 50 fast wireless charging support.

Vivo X70 Pro+

Last, but not least on this list is the Vivo X70 series. It brings with itself the Snapdragon 888+ chipset and offers premium design aesthetics. Apart from this, the X70 Pro+ flaunts a ceramic body on glass, Fluorite AG finish, along with an immersive 3D curved screen. The X70 Pro+ also comes with a cutting-edge design, which frankly is one of its strong points. Apart from this, it comes with a quad rear camera setup that includes a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 48-megapixel secondary lens and Gimbal support. This is sat next to a 12-megapixel portrait sensor, and an 8-megapixel sensor with a periscope-shaped lens and OIS. The phone also comes with a 32-megapixel selfie camera sensor with an f/2.45 lens that is available on the Vivo X70 Pro+.

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About Me: Sushant Talwar is a full-time foodie who reviews cool gadgets and binges on TV shows when he is tired of playing video games. He is also in love with football and thinks Manchester United is a religion Read More

Oneplus 9 Pro Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 23 Mar 2021
Variant: 128 GB/8 GB RAM , 256 GB/12 GB RAM
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    6.7" (1440 x 3216)
  • Camera Camera
    48 + 8 + 50 + 2 | 16 MP
  • Memory Memory
    128 GB/8 GB
  • Battery Battery
    4500 mAh

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