OnePlus now holds the majority share in the premium Android phone market in India, and that’s primarily because the company has consistently managed to deliver phones that work without costing too much. (हिंदी में पढ़े)

The OnePlus 6T is the most expensive OnePlus phone till date, but prices of other flagship phones have also increased over the years.

However, OnePlus sides with some bold choices this year that might not sit well with everyone. This year, there is no 3.5mm audio jack and the trusted capacitive sensor has been replaced by in-display reader which, though being convenient, isn’t as fast or reliable.

If you are finding it difficult to look past these changes and are looking for other available options, here are a few meaningful options that you can consider.

Also Read: 10 things to know before you buy OnePlus 6

1. LG G7 Plus ThinQ

This year, LG’s new flagship is available for a significantly lower price. The LG G7 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset with 128GB of quality UFS 2.1 storage and 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM, which is to say it evenly matches OnePlus 6T when it comes to brute processing force.

Additionally, the LG G7 ThinQ also includes proper water resistance certification, wireless charging, and a sharper QHD+ display. The phone has a smaller 3000mAh battery, though.

LG G7 ThinQ lowest price and specifications 

Pros 

  • Powerful chipset
  • Sharp display
  • Great cameras
  • Water resistant

Cons

  • Mediocre battery capacity

2. Asus Zenfone 5Z

Until the Zenfone 6 arrives, Asus will challenge the OnePlus 6T with its Zenfone 5Z in India. In fact, the Asus Zenone is one of the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone smartphones in India.

The handset has a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display, stereo speakers, and a 3000mAh battery. The Zenfone 5Z has a well-designed software, a competent pair of rear cameras, and offers decent battery mileage.

Asus Zenfone 5Z full specs

Pros

  • Elegant Design
  • Powerful performance
  • Stereo speakers

Cons

  • No water resistance
  • No Gorilla Glass 5

3. Vivo Nex

If you are in the market looking for a OnePlus 6T alternative, in that case, the Vivo Nex should fit your bill. The truly bezel-less design phone as of today is available for an effective price of around 40K which makes it a worthy alternative. 

Apart from excellent innards, the phone comes with an all display front with 91.4 percent screen-to-body ratio, a motorized pop-up selfie camera, piezoelectric earpiece, and third generation in-display fingerprint sensor.

View Vivo Nex Full Specifications and Features

Pros 

  • Gorgeous Display
  • Notch-free
  • Pop-up selfie camera is cool
  • Battery backup

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Software needs a facelift

 

4. Huawei Nova 3

Huawei is mostly active in India via its Honor sub-brand, but that’s gradually changing. The company recently launched Nova 3 and Nova 3i in India, and the high-end of the two, Nova 3, has been designed to challenge the OnePlus 6.

The Nova 3 has a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display (19.5:9) with full HD+ resolution and is powered by octa-core Kirin 970 AI chipset. In India, the handset comes in 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option only. Other highlights include 24MP +16MP dual rear cameras, dual selfie cameras, and a 3750mAh battery.

Huawei Nova 3 lowest price and full specifications 

Pros 

  • Elegant design
  • Battery backup
  • Reasonable cameras for the price

Cons

  • EMUI Software
  • No water resistance

5. LG V30+

The LG V30+ (Review) is one generation behind and is currently selling for Rs. 45,999. You can, however, score it for under 40K during recurring online sale festivals.

The advantages LG V30+ has over OnePlus 6 are its relatively more compact and easier to handle casing, dust and water resistance, wireless charging, and an edge when it comes to audio output. Once again, The LG software can act up at times and might feel a little overwhelming, it’s still one of our favorite custom skins.

OnePlus, on the other hand, costs lesser and has a better camera.

LG V30+ full specs and lowest price

Pros

  • Premium design
  • Solid performance
  • Wide angle dual camera
  • Military grade built & water resistant

Cons

  • No portrait mode

6. Google Pixel 2 XL

You may shun Pixel 2 XL (review) for being bedecked in a plastic casing with those broad bezels, but the phone has its own unique identity. More importantly, it also offers the best smartphone camera in its class and privileged access to all Android developments.

The Google Pixel 2 XL makes for a viable alternative that should appeal to Android enthusiasts that also constitute a significant proportion of OnePlus’ customer base.

Google Pixel 2 full specs and lowest price

Pros

  • Excellent camera
  • Great performance
  • Excellent software support
  • Stereo speakers
  • Water resistant

Cons

  • Limited after sales support in India
  • No dual SIM support.
  • No headphone jack

7. Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s last year compact-flagship, Galaxy S8, can now be bought for under 40,000 INR (Paytm has an attractive cashback offer). The phone is compact, has an excellent camera, an excellent display, and feels thoroughly premium.

It will simply appeal more to people who’d rather have a compact phone that’s up to contemporary standards. After all, OnePlus’s one size fits all approach has its drawbacks.

Samsung Galaxy S8 full specs and lowest price

Pros

  • Looks stunning and is compact
  • Great camera
  • Excellent display
  • Water and dust resistant

Cons

  • Battery backup

8. Vivo V11 Pro

Vivo V11 Pro (review) is one of the affordable OnePlus 6 alternatives that you may consider. The 11 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset, has a decent set of rear cameras, an AMOLED display, and a long-lasting battery.

Vivo V11 Pro review

 

Vivo X21 UD full specs and lowest price

Pros

  • Display
  • In-display fingerprint sensor and fast face unlock
  • Camera performance
  • Dedicated card slot
  • Elegant design
  • Dual 4G VoLTE

Cons

  • Software design needs work
  • No USB Type-C port

 

9. OnePlus 6

If you want to skip OnePlus 6T (Review) because of the missing audio jack or for the lack of a capacitive fingerprint sensor, you may consider buying OnePlus 6 which is still a very competent phone.

It has the same chipset, software, and cameras as the OnePlus 6T. It’s also a hair slimmer and noticeably lighter than the 6T. Moreover, you can buy the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage option for lesser than what you’d pay for OnePlus 6T, and you will get to choose between more color options. The OnePlus 6T is expected to discontinue soon, so you better hurry up.

Pros

  • Excellent Performance
  • Great design and built
  • Software and Battery life

Cons

  • Mono speaker
  • lowlight camera performance

8 Best OnePlus 6T Alternatives you can buy in India

These are some of the best alternatives to OnePlus 6t that you can buy in India. Not all of them can match up to the OnePlus 6T but each offers at least one reason to justify its case. As we move further, more brands are expected to catch up with their flagship killers.

Here’s is the list of Best OnePlus 6T Alternative Phones In India

Product Name Price starting from Available at
LG G7 Plus ThinQ 39,999 Flipkart
Asus Zenfone 5Z 24,999 Flipkart
Vivo Nex 40,990 (after HDFC cashback offer) Amazon
OnePlus 6 (8GB) 34,999 Amazon
Huawei Nova 3 35,999 Amazon
Google Pixel 2 XL 40,990 Flipkart
Samsung Galaxy S8 37,990 Paytm Mall
LG V30+ 34,999 Amazon
Vivo V11 Pro 25,900 Amazon
HTC U11 36,999 Flipkart

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