Smartphones have become so central to our daily lives that the difference between a good smartphone that just works and a bad one with lots of bugs, can make or break the whole experience for you. While most smartphones have something good to offer, the best phones offer the right balance between the hardware and software, offering lots of computing power and effortless usability. There are a number of good phones in the market, but our list of best mobile phones talks about the top 10 mobiles that can do just about anything. From playing a graphics-heavy game to watching a movie in HDR quality to editing a spreadsheet or making a video, this list is compiled of the best phone in India. The best smartphones are all-rounders in every sense. In the list are top 10 phone, that are devices powered by Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating system, with most flagships running on the latest Android 10. These smartphones take sharp, detailed photos, heavy multi-tasking and a host of features that define cutting edge in mobile technology. Check out our list of the top 10 mobiles to buy in India in 2021.
The Mi 11 Ultra is a flagship smartphone from the house of Xiaomi and it offers top-of-the-line specifications and features that one would come to expect from a high-end premium phone. Though, it is much more affordable than the current crop of premium smartphones available in India. It features a 6.81-inch AMOLED QHD+ display supporting 120Hz refresh rate and is certified for HDR10+ playback offering upto 1700nits peak brightness. The screen is topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass Victus for added protection. It is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 660 GPU. There’s a triple camera setup on the back that is headlined by a 50MP camera with f/2.0 and OIS, a 48MP periscope telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and OIS and a 48MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 128-degree field-of-view. On the front, there is a 20MP camera for selfies. The Mi 11 Ultra has 5,000mAh battery that supports 67W fast wired and wireless charging.
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.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is as premium as premium gets. It also a very good phone to use. This is because it brings with itself a 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED panel which features a 3200x1440 resolution and a pixel density of 551ppi. The panel also gets support for 120Hz refresh rate for improving the experience while playing games. The device comes with a single front camera and is HDR10+ certified. The screen also has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. The hardware on-board the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the Exynos 2100 chipset which has been paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. For cameras, 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.
The Vivo X60 Pro features a 6.56-inch Full HD+ (2376x1080 pixels) resolution AMOLED display with a punch-hole notch cutout. The X60 Pro has a slightly curved display. The display on the device is a 120Hz refresh rate panel and is certified for HDR10+ playback. Additionally, it is topped with Schott Xensation Up cover glass and has an in-display fingerprint reader. The Vivo X60 Pro brings a 48MP primary camera with an f/1.5 aperture, 13MP telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom and 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 120-degree field-of-view. The X60 Pro has a second-generation gimbal stabilization system. The rear cameras can record in 4K UHD at upto 60FPS and there’s a 32MP selfie camera on the front. The X60 Pro has a 4,200mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging out-of-the-box.
OnePlus 8T brings a premium design and a feature set that includes a built-in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with a host of connectivity options. The OnePlus device uses an Octa-core core Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ chipset sat next to a high amount of RAM to ensure the device runs smoothly even during the most memory-intensive applications. For storage, we have 256GB of internal storage on the top-end variant that can not be expanded further. The battery on the device is a powerful 4500mAh pack to support it's 6.55-inch screen, with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 at 402 PPI. OnePlus 8T boasts a dual primary camera of 48 + 16 + 5 + 2 megapixel and 16 megapixel front Camera. The Smartphone has a low camera aperture of f/1.8. It also supports high dynamic range(HDR) imaging.
The Note 20 Ultra is another phone in the list that’s among the best devices in the market right now. The phone brings with itself a big display that’s 6.9-inches in size. The panel is a Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 3088x1440 pixels. The Note 20 Ultra also brings good cameras as it features 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. TThe lights here are kept on by a 4,500 mAh pack. Apart from this, the phone brings with it up to 12GB RAM and plenty of storage to ensure that it runs without any flaws. There’s also support for the new S-Pen which offers reduced latency and improved performance.
Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max is one of the best mobile phones in India right now. It promises fast performance and a massive display. There’s also a fast processor and a very good camera set-up to complete the package. Talking about the specifications of the device, 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.
The OnePlus 8 Pro brings a lot to like about itself. The phone features good cameras -- 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. The phone also gets a lot of other powerful hardware and big, vibrant display. Under the hood, it uses the Snapdragon 865 SoC which the company has paired with a high amount 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.