Six fastest phones for all budgets in India

By Hardik Singh | Updated Aug 18 2017
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Performance is often the ultimate criterion for many smartphone buyers. If this holds true for you, the following smartphones are all you need to consider. Our list of best performers have been chosen after an entire year of meticulous testing. To make it easier for you, this list features smartphones from sub-8K to 80K, covering all the price brackets. Let’s begin.

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    Buy Xiaomi Redmi 3S
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Xiaomi Redmi 4
Price: Rs 6,999
Overall: 74/100
Performance: 73/100

Specs:
Display: 5-inch, 720p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16GB
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 4100mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1

Read our Review of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 here.

If the Xiaomi Redmi 4 is still a bit over your budget, you might want to take a look at the Redmi 4A. The phone may not have a metal build, but it still offers pretty good performance for its price. 

 

 

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Under 10K
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (32GB)
Price: Rs. 9,999
Overall: 77/100
Performance: 70/100

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 4100mAh
OS: Android 6.0

Read our review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 here

Another good phone to consider at the price range is the Lenovo K6 Power. The phone sports a 5-inch Full HD display with a 4000mAh battery. Further, the company has already rolled out the Android Nougat update for the device. For even more performance, check out the Lenovo Z2 Plus with Snapdragon 820. However, don’t expect it to get any update beyond Nougat. 

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Under 20K
Honor 8
Price: Rs 18,100
Overall: 72/100
Performance: 63/100

Specs:
Display: 5.2-inch, 1080p
SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 950
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 12MP+12MP, 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0

Read our Review of the Honor 8 here.

If you are looking for phone under 15K with good performance and dual camera, give the Coolpad Cool 1 a try. The Moto G5 Plus is another good option

Read our review of the Lenovo Z2 Plus here

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Under 30K
Honor 8 Pro
Price: Rs 29,999
Overall: 78/100
Performance: 73/100

Specs:
Display: 5.7-inch, 2560p
SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 960
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128GB
Camera: 12MP+12MP, 8MP
Battery: 4000mAh
OS: Android 7.0

Read our review of the Honor 8 Pro here.

At this price range, you might also want to take a look at the OnePlus 3T, while the phone has been succeeded by the OnePlus 5, it is still a pretty powerful device. However, the OnePlus 3T will not be updated to Android O.

 

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Under 40K
Oneplus 5
Price: Rs 32,999
Overall: 83/100
Performance: 92/100

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 16MP+20MP, 16MP
Battery: 3300mAh
OS: Android 7.0

Read our review of the OnePlus 5 here.

Google’s current flagship smartphone, the Pixel is currently selling for less than 40K. The phone offers one of the best smartphone cameras. Another phone to consider is LG’s current flagship, the G6. It offers a waterproof body and a FullVision 2K display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

 

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Rs. 40,000 and above
Samsung Galaxy S8
Price: Rs. 57,900
Overall: 84/100
Performance: 87/100

Specs:
Display: 5.8-inch, 2960 x 1440p
SoC: Exynos 8895
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 12MP, 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 7.0

Read our review of the Samsung Galaxy S8 here

If the Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t to your liking, then you may want to consider Apple’s flagship device, the iPhone 7 Plus. Unlike Samsung’s device, the iPhone sports a dual-rear camera setup with 2x optical zoom. Another phone to consider at this price is the HTC U11. The phone comes with a metal and glass design and like the Galaxy S8, it too comes with its own AI-based assistant. 

 

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