When we purchase a new smartphone, there is a myriad of features and specs we look for before going with our instincts. From the smartphone’s processor to its RAM size, storage space, and cameras, there isn’t one specific feature that outweighs everything else. However, it is true that we do prioritize features.

For instance, some of us look for the best cameras in a smartphone, provided we are photography enthusiasts, and want a mobile device that can click the best possible images. On the other hand, some of us are addicted to mobile games, and look for the best processors and GPUs, along with decent RAM size and refresh rates.

That said, there are consumers that are loyal to specific brands. Apple users find it difficult to move away from iPhones, while the same can be said about Samsung users or Android users in general. Regardless of what your preferences are, you would want to buy a smartphone that comes with the latest features and technology, but might not act on your wishes because of the phone’s price tag.

This festive season, you can stop worrying about the price of your favorite smartphone, as the Diwali offer phones come with blockbuster deals and discounts. Most of the brands and e-commerce platforms announce Diwali sales, where they offer smartphones with slashed prices and cashback offers. To help you zero-in on a smartphone, we have curated a list of the best smartphone models currently available in the market.

Asus ROG Phone 3

Arguably the best gaming smartphone currently available, the Asus ROG Phone 3 is a power-house in the truest sense. This phone is perfect for avid gamers, as well as casual users that want a flagship phone within Rs. 50,000. It houses a mammoth 6,000mAh battery, and also comes with a cooling apparatus, so you can play your favorite games for hours-on-end.

Furthermore, this phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC and comes with HDR10+ support. ROG Phone 3 flaunts a full HD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and comes equipped with ultrasonic AirTriggers, which act similarly to the physical gamepad buttons while playing games.

OnePlus Nord

OnePlus, in an effort to provide the unique OnePlus experience to mid-range consumers, launched the OnePlus Nord smartphone during the second half of 2020. The smartphone comes in three variants: 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM, and 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor. OnePlus Nord is 5G-enabled and is one of the best 5G handsets currently priced below Rs. 30,000.

Realme X50 Pro 5G

This flagship model from Realme uses the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor, which ensures that the smartphone responds to your every command without any jitters or lags. It is a 6GB RAM phone. With a huge RAM and 128GB internal storage, the smartphone also assures you of quick access and response times, while the 90Hz display lets you play your favorite mobile games with ease.

On the camera front, the smartphone flaunts a quad-rear camera setup with a 64MP primary sensor with a 2X optical zoom camera and allows you to record 4K videos, while the 32MP + 8MP front-dual cameras let you take accurate photos with impeccable clarity.

OnePlus 8

With a curved-edge front and back glass sandwiching the metal frame, OnePlus 8 exudes elegance and brings forth the much-talked-about OnePlus premium feel. The smartphone also flaunts a 6.55-inch AMOLED panel and a punch-hole cutout that houses the front camera.

This model is available in different variants, with the top-end packing 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, which is available for around Rs. 50,000. With the extremely popular 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with optical image stabilization among the four rear cameras, OnePlus 8 can take impressive photos with vivid colours, along with balanced HDR. If you are looking for the best smartphone under Rs. 50,000, the OnePlus 8 is as good as it gets.


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