Best-looking Smartphones to Buy in India

Best-looking Smartphones to Buy in India

In 2023, premium-looking smartphones don’t always have a premium price tag attached to them. Once-premium design flairs such as metal frames, curved screens, thin bezels, matte rear panels, and aesthetic-looking camera modules are slowly but surely trickling down to mid-range and even budget phones. For instance, the Realme 10 Pro+, which only costs ₹24,999, comes with a curved display, something that was once only common in the premium segment. Of course, the attention to detail more premium smartphones’ build and design have is still unparalleled, but users don’t need to spend exorbitant amounts of money to get an aesthetically pleasing smartphone now. In 2023, the premium smartphone industry is also seeing improvements in its phones’ build and design, be it the material, grade of display protection, thickness of the phone, and more.

In fact, companies such as Nothing have pushed the bar further by innovating the slightly stale candybar form factor by adding some LED flair, while foldables are overhauling the typical form factor altogether. It is apparent that users not only care about the specifications of the phone but also its design – cue the rising popularity of foldables and the hype surrounding atypical design choices. Phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Google Pixel 7 Pro, OnePlus 11 5G have impressed us with their classy and minimalist design. On the other hand, the recognisable and suave design of Apple’s iPhone 14 lineup also catches the eye. Not just that, even budget devices such as the Realme GT Neo 3, OPPO Reno 8T, and POCO X5 Pro are design champs in the affordable segment – showing us that premium looks have been considerably democratised in India. With that said, if you are looking for a phone that stands out amidst the sea of bland candybar devices, here’s the list of the best-looking smartphones in India.

  • 1.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 5G

Specs Score
8.6/10
Screen Size: 7.6u0022
Rear camera : 50 MP
Storage: 256GB
Battery capacity: 3700 (mAh)
Feature
8.8
Performance
8.4
Value
8.6
Design
8.8
PROS:
  • Beautiful displays, Impressive cameras, Powerful performance
CONS:
  • Bulky design

  • 2.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Specs Score
8.4/10
Screen Size: 6.7u0022
Rear camera : 48 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 4352 (mAh)
Feature
7.6
Performance
8.8
Value
8.4
Design
8.6
PROS:
  • Smooth Dynamic Island animations, Excellent performance, Reliable and versatile camera system, Good battery life, Bright display
CONS:
  • Still an incremental upgrade, No USB-C charging, Quite heavy, Only 20 W charging

  • 3.

Vivo X80 Pro 5G

Specs Score
8.3/10
Screen Size: 6.78u0022
Rear camera : 50 MP
Storage: 256GB
Battery capacity: 4700 (mAh)
Feature
9.1
Performance
8.4
Value
8.3
Design
7.2
PROS:
  • Versatile cameras with impressive performance, Unparalleled camera stabilisation system, Powerful and balanced performance, Bright and vivid display for daily use, Decent battery life, Slim and strong build, Value for money
CONS:
  • Funtouch OS is loaded with bloatware, UI needs refinements

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  • 4.

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Specs Score
8.2/10
Screen Size: 6.7u0022
Rear camera : 50 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 4926 (mAh)
Feature
8.2
Performance
7.9
Value
8.2
Design
8.6
PROS:
  • Brilliant cameras, Gorgeous display, Powerful AI features
CONS:
  • Not for gamers, Pricey affair

  • 5.
Screen Size: 6.7u0022
Rear camera : 50 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 5000 (mAh)

  • 6.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G

Specs Score
8.1/10
Screen Size: 6.7u0022
Rear camera : 12 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 4000 (mAh)
Feature
7.6
Performance
8.2
Value
8.1
Design
8.4
PROS:
  • Compact and Durable, Ease of use, Solid day-to-day performance, Great viewing display, Decent battery life, Flagship-grade main camera
CONS:
  • Evident CPU throttling, DeX support is missing

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  • 7.
Screen Size: 6.8u0022
Rear camera : 50 MP
Storage: 512GB
Battery capacity: 4300 (mAh)

  • 8.
Screen Size: 6.7u0022
Rear camera : 50 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 5000 (mAh)

  • 9.

Oppo Reno 8T

Specs Score
6.7/10
Screen Size: 6.7u0022
Rear camera : 108 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 4800 (mAh)
Feature
7
Performance
6.4
Value
6.7
Design
7.1
PROS:
  • Eye-catching design, 120 Hz AMOLED display, Microscope lens is surprisingly good, Long-lasting battery
CONS:
  • Lacklustre performance for the price, No HDR support on display, No ultrawide lens, Low light photography not up to par

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  • 10.

Poco X5 Pro

Specs Score
7.2/10
Screen Size: 6.67u0022
Rear camera : 108 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 5000 (mAh)
Feature
7.5
Performance
7
Value
7.2
Design
7.4
PROS:
  • Reliable performance, Crisp and vibrant AMOLED display, Long-lasting battery, Attractive looks
CONS:
  • Bloatware, Mediocre camera tuning, Fingerprint sensor is hit-and-miss

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Ankesh Pawan Pandey

Ankesh Pawan Pandey

Ankesh Pandey is a BSc in Information Technology and loves programming and coding. At Digit, he works as a reviewer where he is mostly involved with testing laptops and creating videos for Digit’s Instagram page. View Full Profile

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