Smartphone game in 2017 has changed drastically. With all the leading smartphone companies driving towards improving the camera quality of their phones, it is safe to say that 2017 is the year of Dual Camera smart phones.

With all those things in mind, with all the companies launching multiple smartphones in a single year, one can easily be confused when deciding to buy a smartphone.

So this is the ultimate guide to smartphone buying in 2017.

Priced Under ₹10,000

  1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4- ₹9,999

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4  
Display5.5-inch Full HD(1080x1920)
Rear Camera13MP
Front facing camera5MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM2GB, 3GB
Battery4100 mAh
Storage32GB(Expandable)

Pros-

  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Display

Cons-

  • Difficult to buy due to Flash sales
  • No Android 7.0 Nougat

2. Moto E4 Plus- ₹9,999

Moto E4 Plus 
Display5.5-inch HD(720 x 1280)
Rear Camera13MP
Front Facing camera5MP with flash
ProcessorMediaTek MTK6737
RAM3GB
Battery5000 mAh
Storage32GB(Expandable)

Pros-

  • Battery Life
  • Front facing flash
  • Speakers
  • Near to Stock Android UI

Cons-

  • Camera
  • Performance

 

3. Xiaomi Redmi 4- ₹6,999(2GB RAM), ₹8,999(3GB RAM)

 

Xiaomi Redmi 4 
Display5-inch (720 x 1280)
Rear Camera13MP
Front facing Camera5MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 435
RAM2GB|3GB|4GB
Battery4100 mAh
Storage16GB|32GB|64GB (Expandable)

Pros-

  • Very budget friendly
  • Build Quality
  • 4100 mAh Battery
  • 13MP camera

Cons-

  • Heavy
  • Android 6.0

 

Priced under ₹20,000

  1. Moto G5 Plus-  ₹14,999(2GB RAM) |  ₹15,999(3GB RAM)

Moto G5 Plus 
Display5.2-inch Full HD(1080x1920)
Rear Camera12MP
Front Facing Camera5MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM3GB|4GB
Battery3000 mAh
Storage16GB|32GB(Expandable)

Pros-

  • Camera(f/1.7 aperture)
  • Build Quality
  • Near to stock Android UI
  • Android 7.0 out of the box

Cons-

  • Slippery
  • Low light camera performance
  • Performance not better than the Redmi Note 4

 

2. Redmi Note 4-  ₹12,999(4GB RAM)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 
Display5.5-inch Full HD(1080x1920)
Rear Camera13MP
Front facing camera5MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM4GB
Battery4100 mAh
Storage64GB(Expandable)

Pros-

  • Performance is better than the Moto G5 Plus
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Value for money

Cons-

  • Difficult to buy due to Flash sales
  • No Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Camera Quality not up to the mark

 

3.  Honor 6x-  ₹11,999(3GB RAM) |  ₹13,999(4 GB RAM)

Honor 6X 
Display5.5-inch Full HD(1080x1920)
Rear CameraDual 12 MP + 2 MP
Front facing camera8MP
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 655
RAM3GB|4GB
Battery3340 mAh
Storage32GB|64GB (Expandable)

Pros-

  • Vibrant display
  • Good battery backup
  • Dual Camera Setup
  • Good camera performance

Cons-

  • Not suitable for high-end gaming
  • Loudspeaker is not loud enough

4.  Galaxy J7 Pro- Will be on sale soon

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 
Display5.5-inch Full HD(1080x1920)
Rear Camera13MP
Front facing camera13MP
ProcessorExynos 7870 Octa
RAM3GB
Battery3600 mAh
Storage64GB (Expandable)

Pros-

  • Samsung Pay
  • Super AMOLED Display
  • IP54 Splash Proof
  • Great Brand Value

Cons-

  • No Fast Charging

5.  Xiaomi Mi Max 2- Will be on sale soon

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 
Display6.44-inch Full HD(1080x1920)
Rear Camera12 MP
Front facing camera5 MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM4GB
Battery5300 mAh
Storage64GB/128GB (Expandable)

Pros-

  • Dual stereo speakers
  • Great design
  • Large battery
  • USB Type-C

Cons-

  • Screen size is too big
  • No OIS
  • Using the same processor found on the Redmi Note 4

 

Priced under ₹30,000

1. Honor 8 Pro-  ₹29,999

Honor 8 Pro 
Display5.7-inch QHD(1440 x 2560)
Rear CameraDual 12MP
Front facing camera8MP
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 960
RAM6GB
Battery4000 mAh
Storage128GB(Expandable)

Pros-

  • Dual camera setup
  • QHD Display
  • Battery life
  • Very well priced

Cons-

  • Gets a little bit warm easily (Not overheating)
  • Heavily themed UI

 

 

2. OnePlus 3T-  ₹27,999(64GB Storage)

OnePlus 3T 
Display5.5-inch FullHD(1080 x 1920)
Rear Camera16MP
Front facing camera16MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM6GB RAM
Battery3400 mAh
Storage64GB/128GB

 

Pros

  • Super fast Fingerprint sensor
  • Near to stock Android UI
  • Amazing performance
  • Dash Charging

Cons-

  • Display could have been QHD
  • No memory card slot

3. Moto Z2 Play-  ₹28,999

Moto Z2 Play 
Display5.5-inch FullHD(1080 x 1920)
Rear Camera12MP
Front facing camera5MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 626
RAM4GB
Battery3000
Storage64GB(Expandable)

Pros-

  • Super AMOLED Display
  • Moto Mods

Cons-

  • Low light performance of the camera is not up to the mark
  • Expensive Moto Mods
  • Over Priced

 

 

Priced under ₹40,000

1. OnePlus 5-  ₹32,999(6GB RAM) |  ₹37,999(8GB RAM)

OnePlus 5 
Display5.5-inch FullHD(1080 x 1920)
Rear CameraDual 16MP+20MP
Front facing Camera16MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM6GB/8GB
Battery3300 mAh
Storage64GB/128GB

Pros-

  • Dual camera setup
  • Near to stock Android UI
  • Excellent performance
  • Dash charging
  • Super fast fingerprint sensor

Cons-

  • Non-expandable storage
  • 1080p Display
  • 8GB RAM variant is overpriced

2. LG G6-  ₹37,000

LG G6  
Display5.7-inch QHD(1440 x 2880) 18:9 aspect Ration
Rear CameraDual 13MP+13MP
Front facing camera5MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM4GB
Battery3300 mAh
Storage64GB(Expandable)

Pros-

  • Very premium design
  • 18:9 aspect ratio HDR Display
  • IP68 certified dust/water proof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes.
  • Durable

Cons-

  • It still comes equipped with an older processor(Snapdragon 821)

 

 

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