Best Premium Mobiles in India (May 2022)

By Sushant Talwar | Price Updated on 18-May-2022

If you are looking for the best premium mobile phones to buy in India right now, chances are you are 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 Feb 2022, 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.

iPhone 13 Pro Max price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.7" (2778 x 1284)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 12 + 12 | 12 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4373 mAh

The new iPhone 13 Pro Max models are built around Apple's new in-house A15 Bionic SoC, which has a 6 core CPU with two high-performance and four efficient cores, plus a 16-core Neural Engine. The device also gets improved brightness, and also gets Apple's ProMotion 120Hz refresh rate feature. Among other feature, 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 and 1.9um sensor pixels.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.7" (2778 x 1284)
Camera : 12 + 12 + 12 | 12 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4373 mAh
Operating system : NA
Soc : A15 Bionic Chip
Processor : Hexa Core
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.8" (3200 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 108 + 10 + 10 | 40 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    12 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra offers a lot of impressive specs, and a rich feature set to make it one of the best phones in the country right now. The phone comes with a 6.8-inch Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. For cameras, the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a quad camera setup on the back that includes a 108-megapixel primary shooter, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, and two 10-megapixel telephoto shooters.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.8" (3200 x 1440)
Camera : 12 + 108 + 10 + 10 | 40 MP
RAM : 12 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Processor : Octa
Mi 11 Ultra price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.80" (1440 x 3200)
  • Camera
    Camera
    50 + 48 + 48 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    12 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra measures 8.4 millimetres in thickness and weighs 234 grams. It is also IP68 certified which makes it resistant to dust and water ingress for 1.5 metres for upto 30 minutes. It has a slightly raised island camera module on the back that houses the triple cameras along with a bunch of sensors and a secondary mini display. The Mi 11 Ultra features a 6.81-inch QHD+ (3200x1440 pixels) resolution AMOLED 3D curved display. The display supports upto a 120Hz refresh rate and has a punch-hole notch cutout for the selfie camera. It is capable of producing upto 1 Billion colours and is HDR10+ certified along with Dolby Vision support. 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, three performance cores running at upto 2.42GHz and four power-efficient cores clocked at upto 1.80GHz. This is paired with Adreno 660 GPU that is responsible for handling the graphics duties 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.

pros Pros
  • Very impressive output from all three cameras.
  • Supports 67W wired and wireless charging.
  • A well-balanced design.
cons Cons
  • Excessive heating issues.
  • Very poor display calibration.
  • Ships with only a 55W charger in the box.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.80" (1440 x 3200)
Camera : 50 + 48 + 48 | 20 MP
RAM : 12 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G
Processor : Octa-core
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OnePlus 9 Pro price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.7" (1440 x 3216)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 8 + 50 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh

The OnePlus 9 Pro 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+ (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 Pros
  • Industry-leadig display accuracy for sRGB and DCI-P3.
  • Excellent performance.
  • Reliable battery life thanks to 65W charging.
cons Cons
  • Camera app and tuning need more work.
  • Morning Mist finish attracts fingerprints.
SPECIFICATION
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
Vivo X80 Pro price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.78" (3200 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    50 + 48 + 12 + 8 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    12 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4700 mAh

The Vivo X80 Pro features a 6.7-inch WQHD+ resolution 10-bit AMOLED display with LTPO3 that supports refresh rates between 1Hz to 120Hz and supports HDR10+ playback. The screen is curved along the edges and has a punch-hole notch cutout in the centre for the 32MP selfie camera. It measures 9.1mm in thickness and weighs 219 grams with a metal-glass build. The Vivo X80 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and is paired with upto 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and upto 256GB UFS 3.1 storage options to choose from. It runs on Funtouch OS 12 which is based on Android 12.

pros 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 Cons
  • Funtouch OS is loaded with bloatware
  • UI needs refinements
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.78" (3200 x 1440)
Camera : 50 + 48 + 12 + 8 | 32 MP
RAM : 12 GB
Battery : 4700 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform
Processor : Octa
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.78" (1080 x 2448)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 13 + 5 | 24 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    12 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    6000 mAh

The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate has minimal bezels on the top and bottom and is slightly longer than the previous generation. The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate has a metal-glass construction measuring 10.29 millimetres in thickness and weighs 238 grams. Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate features 6.78-inch Full HD+ (2448 x 1080 pixels) resolution display that uses an AMOLED panel sourced from Samsung. The screen supports up to 144Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate and offers upto 1200nits brightness. The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with an octa-core CPU running at upto 2.84GHz with Adreno 660 GPU. This is paired with a massive 18GB of RAM. It runs on Android 11 based ROG UI out-of-the-box. The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate has triple cameras on the back headlined by a 64MP primary camera based on an IMX686 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 125-degree field-of-view and a 5MP macro camera.

pros Pros
  • Plenty of gamer-centric features.
  • High-quality display.
  • Heavily customisable.
cons Cons
  • No IP rating.
  • Average camera performance.
  • Easy to break.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.78" (1080 x 2448)
Camera : 64 + 13 + 5 | 24 MP
RAM : 12 GB
Battery : 6000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888
Processor : Octa-core
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    7.6" (1768 x 2208)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 12 + 12 | 16 + 10 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    12 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4400 mAh

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 features a 6.2-inch AMOLED display on the outside that supports a resolution in 2262x832 pixels. Inside, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with a a 7.6-inch foldable AMOLED panel which supports a resolution of 2208x1768 pixels. The display also hides a 4MP in-display camera. Compared to the Z Fold 2, the phone gets faster refresh rates on both the screens as they support 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 888 SoC. This is paired to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. The foldable smartphone packs a 4,400mAh battery that supports 25W charging.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 7.6" (1768 x 2208)
Camera : 12 + 12 + 12 | 16 + 10 MP
RAM : 12 GB
Battery : 4400 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G
Processor : octa
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List Of Best Premium Mobiles In India (May 2022)

Best Premium Mobiles in India Seller Price
iPhone 13 Pro Max Croma ₹ 126,990
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Croma ₹ 109,999
Mi 11 Ultra Amazon ₹ 69,999
OnePlus 9 Pro Croma ₹ 49,999
Vivo X80 Pro Flipkart ₹ 79,999
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Flipkart ₹ 57,999
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Croma ₹ 149,999
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