Best 256 GB Internal Memory Mobile Phones

256 GB Internal Memory seems to be the upgrade of the year with most buyers looking to invest in the latest 256 GB internal memory smartphones. However, if you are still looking for the best 256 GB internal memory mobile phones and cannot decide which one to buy, here’s a list of phones with 256GB of internal storage. We list down the best 256 GB Internal Memory phones in India, which offer the right combination of connectivity and performance. These 256 GB Internal Memory mobile phones offer the right balance between performance and build quality. Although the prices of the best 256 GB of internal storage mobiles mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 26th Feb 2021, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.
1.

ONEPLUS 9 PRO

OnePlus 9 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3216x1440 pixels) resolution AMOLED curved display with LTPO backplane 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. 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. The 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.

Pros

  • Industry-leadig display accuracy for sRGB and DCI-P3.
  • Excellent performance.
  • Reliable battery life thanks to 65W charging.

Cons

  • Camera app and tuning need more work.
  • Morning Mist finish attracts fingerprints.
Specifications
Screen Size:6.7" (1440 x 3216)
Camera:48 + 8 + 50 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 64999
2.

GALAXY S21 ULTRA

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra brings with it high-end specs. It gets a 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED panel which features a 3200x1440 resolution and a pixel density of 551ppi. The display also offers an Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate for improving the experience while playing games. It is an Infinity-O display that also features a punch-hole cut-out for the single front camera and is HDR10+ certified. The screen also has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra features the Exynos 2100 chipset which has been paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. The Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 108MP primary camera sensor with Phase Detection Auto Focus and optical image stabilisation (OIS). This is paired by a 12MP (F/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor with dual-pixel autofocus, and a 120-degree field of view. The phone is powered by a big 5,000mAh battery with support for 25W wired fast charging, 15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse charging.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.8" (1440 x 3220)
Camera:108 + 12 + 10 + 10 | 40 MP
RAM:12 GB
Battery:5000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Samsung Exynos 2100
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 105999
3.

ONEPLUS NORD

OnePlus Nord is fast, smooth and generally flaw-less. It offers a 6.44-inch display with FHD+ resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate and is protected using a sheet of Gorilla Glass 5 to protect it against scratches and cracks. Powering the OnePlus Nord is the Snapdragon 765G which is paired to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for fast performance. The OnePlus Nord also offers a number of software optimisations, including the ones for the display which combined with the panel's support for fast 90Hz refresh rate help the OnePlus Nord offer smooth scrolling between menus and improved responsiveness within all scenarios, including games. The OnePlus Nord comes with four cameras at the back. This set-up includes a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 5MP depth sensor. The dual setup on the front includes a 32MP main and an 8MP wide-angle camera.

Pros

  • Compact form factor
  • OxygenOS UI offers smooth usability
  • HDR-supported display

Cons

  • Small screen not cut out for gaming
  • Snapdragon 765G only offers 10-12% improvement
  • Half-day battery
Specifications
Screen Size:6.44" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:48 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4115 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G
Processor:Octa-core
Out of Stock ₹ 27978
Available ₹ 27999
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4.

IQOO 3

The iQOO 3 offers a 6.44-inch Full HD+ 20:9 E3 Super AMOLED panel with 2.5D curved glass. It also supports HDR10+ video playback and has a high 800 nits of average brightness and a peak of 1200 nits. The iQQO 3 also offers a high touch response rate of 180Hz, as opposed to 60Hz found on most competing phones. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset paired to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for fast performance. The chipset is energy efficient and helps improve the phone's battery life while the high amount of RAM promises smooth performance. The hardware is further supplemented by interesting gaming first features like the Ultra Game Mode which offers a game space where users can toggle features such as blocking background calls and notifications and giving precedence to allocating resources for ensuring high frame-rates during the gaming session. Additionally, the iQOO 3 comes with pressure-sensitive Monster Touch Buttons for enhancing the experience of playing games on the device. The phone offers a big 4440mAh battery that supports 55W of fast charging. The IQOO 3 also gets a quad-camera set-up which includes a 48-megapixel main sensor.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.44" (1080x2400)
Camera:48 + 13 + 13 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4440 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Processor:Octa-core
Price:₹34990
5.

ONEPLUS 8T

OnePlus 8T brings a premium design and a feature set that includes a built-in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with a host of connectivity options. The OnePlus device uses an Octa-core core Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ chipset sat next to a high amount of RAM to ensure the device runs smoothly even during the most memory-intensive applications. For storage, we have 256GB of internal storage on the top-end variant that can not be expanded further. The battery on the device is a powerful 4500mAh pack to support it's 6.55-inch screen, with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 at 402 PPI. OnePlus 8T boasts a dual primary camera of 48 + 16 + 5 + 2 megapixel and 16 megapixel front Camera. The Smartphone has a low camera aperture of f/1.8. It also supports high dynamic range(HDR) imaging.

Pros

  • 30 minutes to fully charge
  • Flat display has less glare and colour shift.
  • Doesn't overheat when stressed

Cons

  • Primary camera uses a two-year-old sensor.
  • Bulky and thick form factor.
  • Lacks ingress protection.
Specifications
Screen Size:6.55" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:48 + 16 + 5 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 38999
Available ₹ 42399
6.

MI 10

Xiaomi Mi 10 features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution display that uses a Super AMOLED panel topped with Gorilla Glass 5. The screen supports 90Hz high refresh rate that ensures a smooth experience and is certified for HDR10+ playback. It has a punch-hole cutout in the top-left corner for the selfie camera that gives the display a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is also home to an optical fingerprint reader. The Mi 10 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G support and an octa-core CPU that is paired with Adreno 650 GPU, 8GB RAM and upto 256GB UFS 3.0 storage options to choose from. It runs on the latest version of MIUI 11 which is based on Android 10. The Mi 10 is fitted with a 4,780mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging, both wired and wireless. It also supports 5W reverse wireless charging out-of-the-box. In terms of design, it comes with a premium finish that is complemented by an aluminium chassis. The phone measures 9 millimetres at its thickest point and weighs 208 grams.

Pros

  • Sharp and detailed photos
  • Stellar gaming performance
  • Bright, vibrant display
  • Day-long battery life

Cons

  • Bloatware and spam notifications
  • Boosted colours in binned images
  • 108MP photos have a smaller plane of focus
Specifications
Screen Size:6.67" (1080 x 2340)
Camera:108 + 13 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4780 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 44999
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7.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 FE

The phone comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with a 120Hz refresh rate and punch-hole. Underneath the hood, there's Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage that is further expandable via a microSD card slot. As for the cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G comes with a triple camera set-up that houses a primary 12MP wide-angle camera, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and up to 30x Super-Resolution Zoom. For selfies, the Galaxy S20 FE comes with a 32MP lens. Apart from these, connectivity features on the phone, we have support for 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and USB Type-C port for data transfer and charging duties. The phone also includes an in-display fingerprint sensor for security.

Pros

  • Looks great
  • Powerful performance
  • Good cameras

Cons

  • Only 15W charger in-the-box
  • No curved display
Specifications
Screen Size:6.5" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:12 + 8 + 12 | 32 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 36490

List of Best 256 GB Internal Memory Mobile Phones

Best 256 GB Internal Memory Mobile Phones Seller Price
OnePlus 9 Pro Amazon ₹64999
Galaxy S21 Ultra Flipkart ₹105999
OnePlus Nord Tatacliq ₹27978
iQOO 3 N/A ₹34990
OnePlus 8T Amazon ₹38999
Mi 10 Amazon ₹44999
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Amazon ₹36490
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