Best Premium Mobiles in India

If you are looking for the best premium mobile phones 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 OnePlus. 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 smartphones you can buy in India right now. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list of latest premium mobiles in India given below have been updated as of 26th Feb 2021, the list of best premium phone in India itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.
1.

APPLE IPHONE 12 PRO MAX

Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max is arguably Apple's most premium phone to date. It has a massive display and add to that the fastest processor and best camera, and you have a beast of a phone. In terms of specifications, the iPhone 12 Pro Max features a big 6.7-inch OLED display. Under the hood, it is powered by the company's new A14 Bionic chipset which promises improved overall performance and faster machine learning with its next-generation Neural Engine. The A14 Bionic adds impressive gains to the iPhone 12 Pro Max when compared to the performance of iPhone 11 series. The chipset helps ensure that the new iPhone offers better performance per core for single as well as multi-threaded applications. The iPhone 12 Pro Max gets a better triple camera set-up with 12-megapixel F1.6 primary camera, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera along with a LiDAR sensor. The iPhone 12 Pro Max also gets some extra features to improve photography performance on the device.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.7" (1242 x 2688)
Camera:12 + 12 + 12 + TOF 3D | 12 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:NA
Operating system:IOS
Soc:Apple A14 Bionic
Processor:Hexa-core
Available ₹ 129900
2.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 20 ULTRA

The Note 20 Ultra brings with itself a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 3088x1440 pixels. This display is not only big, but also looks great because of its high pixel density and good dynamic contrast. Note 20 Ultra will feature a 108-megapixel main camera sat next to a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera that supports 5x true optical zoom. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also comes with a 4,500 mAh pack for long lasting battery life. The Note 20 Ultra also gets the S Pen support with five new gestures. The S-Pen on the phone also supports reduced latency which is down to 9ms -- from 42ms on the previous version of the S Pen. This makes the S Pen feel more responsive, and when paired to the fast 120Hz, the display helps make it flow like a breeze on the Note 20 Ultra's display.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.9" (1440 x 3200)
Camera:108 + 13 + 12 | 40 MP
RAM:12 GB
Battery:4500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
Processor:Octa-core
Out of Stock ₹ 95000
Available ₹ 104999
Available ₹ 104999
3.

VIVO X50 PRO

The Vivo X50 Pro comes with a large 6.56-inch Super AMOLED display with an FHD+ ratio of 2376x1080p. The X50 Pro is protected by SCHOTT Xensation Up 3D glass on both the front and rear. This should allow from a great video watching and gaming experience as the large screen is nearly bezel-less with only small punch-hole in the top corner that houses the 32-megapixel front camera that takes some detailed and sharp selfies which will surely up your selfie game. The display on the device also also supports HDR10+ that promises richer colours and higher dynamic range. The device also offers a 90Hz refresh rate that should offer a much smoother scrolling and transitions. It can also help with gaming as the device will be able to make the most of games that support high frame rates. At the heart of the vivo X50 Pro is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC that packs Qualcomm’s own Kryo 475 cores. This chipset is manufactured using the 7nm process, which offers better performance as well as efficiency as compared to those build using 10nm or 14nm processes. It also packs an Adreno 620 GPU that is said to offer 10% faster graphics rendering as compared to the standard Snapdragon 765 SoC.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.56" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:50 + 13 + 32 + 8 | 32 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4315 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 49990
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4.

ONEPLUS 8 PRO

The OnePlus 8 Pro is the company's most premium phone to date. It offer powerful hardware, big display and impressive cameras. Of the three, the cameras are arguably its biggest selling point as the phone gets a primary 48MP Sony IMX689 lens sat next to another 48MP ultra-wide lens which boasts of a 120-degree field of view. The third lens is an 8MP telephoto one with a 5MP colour filter lens. For selfies, there's a Sony 16MP lens. Under the hood, it uses the Snapdragon 865 SoC which the company has paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage depending on your model and variant of choice. However, the biggest highlight of the device is the big Fluid AMOLED panel that's 6.78-inches in size and can churn up to QHD+ resolutions at 120Hz. The panel is also rated for a pixel density of 513ppi and an aspect ratio of 19.8:9. There's also support for vivid HDR10+ support for improving visual experience while watching movies and playing games.

Pros

  • Slick 120Hz QHD+ display
  • 48MP utlrawide camera is the best in this segment.
  • Sustained and stable gaming performance.

Cons

  • UI freezes randomly.
  • Dark Mode sometimes inverts colours.
  • Excessive blue tint in photos.
Specifications
Screen Size:6.78" (3168 x 1440)
Camera:48 + 8 + 48 + 5 | 16 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4510 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 54499
Available ₹ 54999
Available ₹ 54999
5.

ASUS ROG PHONE III

The Asus ROG Phone III has gaming DNA through and through, whether it's in the choice of components or the phone's design. The ROG Phone III brings all that that one would expect from a premium flagship. It’s powered by a high-end Snapdragon processor with a high refresh rate screen and a high-capacity battery to boot. The phone is built around a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC at its heart, paired with high amount 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. It has a 144Hz OLED display which makes not just gaming, but also using this phone in general a very fluid experience. The phone comes with Air Triggers to help you score better in your game, and a USB Type-C port on the side so that a charging cable never gets in the way of your gaming session. For cameras, the ROG Phone III comes with a triple camera setup that consists of a primary 64MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 125-degree field-of-view and a 5MP macro camera. On the front, there is a 24MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The rear cameras are capable of recording in 8K UHD at 30FPS and 4K UHD at up to 60FPS with support for OIS and EIS. The battery on this phone is a massive 6000mAh unit, again designed to let you game for hours upon hours.

6.

GALAXY S21 ULTRA

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra features one of the biggest displays available on a phone right now. This is a 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED panel which features a 3200 x 1440 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. 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
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7.

XIAOMI MI 10

Xiaomi Mi 10 comes with a premium finish that is complemented by an aluminium chassis. The phone measures 9 millimetres at it’s thickest point and weighs 208 grams. It 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.

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
8.

SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 2

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is as premium as premium gets. The phone comes with two displays, with the inner screen housing a punch-hole selfie camera. The outer display is big, and now covers almost the entire area of the front of the phone, instead of just a part of it as we saw on the original Galaxy Fold. The panel here is 6.23-inches in size capable of HD+ resolution. This panel sports a 25:9 aspect ratio. The panel also uses a punch-hole instead of a notch on the Galaxy Z Fold. In terms of cameras, the phone brings three lenses with the primary being a 12-megapixel lens paired to another 12-megapixel Super Dual Pixel lens. The third lens in the set-up is a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. The front camera on the phone is a 10-megapixel lens for clicking pictures. For hardware, Samsung's latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset. This has been paired to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS storage. As for the battery, Samsung is has equipped the phone with a 4500mAh battery. The phone also supports wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, and 25W wired charging.

Specifications
Screen Size:7.5" (1536 x 2152)
Camera:64 + 12 + 16 | 10 + 8 MP
RAM:12 GB
Battery:5000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 149999

List of Best Premium Mobiles in India

Best Premium Mobiles in India Seller Price
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max HappiMobiles ₹129900
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Tatacliq ₹95000
Vivo X50 Pro Tatacliq ₹49990
OnePlus 8 Pro Tatacliq ₹54499
Asus ROG Phone III N/A
Galaxy S21 Ultra Flipkart ₹105999
Xiaomi Mi 10 Amazon ₹44999
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 HappiMobiles ₹149999
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