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 6 is the most expensive OnePlus phone till date, but prices of other flagship phones have also increased over the years. It is still a value-for-money alternative that does most things right.

However, if you are hesitant and looking for other available alternatives, here are a few meaningful options that you can consider instead.

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

1. LG G7 Plus ThinQ

This year, LG launched its flagship for the same price as the best selling OnePlus 6 variant. 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 6 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

Asus has finally launched the Zenfone 5Z in India and challenges the OnePlus 6 head-on. In fact, the Asus Zenone is the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone smartphone in India. The phone comes in three specs configurations and the base variant can be booked for Rs 26,999 if you have an ICICI bank card with you.

The handset has a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display, stereo speakers, and a 3000mAh battery. This could be a serious contender for the OnePlus 6 and is expected to be available at a cheaper price.

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 OnePlus 6 8GB RAM variant 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 Rs 40,990 (with bank offer) 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. Honor 10

Huawei’s Honor 10 has been designed to compete with the OP 6. The handset uses Huawei’s current-best Kirin 970 chipset, has AI smarts, a glass body, 19:9 notch display, and a decent 3400 mAh battery.

Its biggest undoing has to be its EMUI 8.0 software that still can’t hold a candle to the OnePlus’ Oxygen OS. However, if you are fine with Huawei’s custom skin, you can go for Honor 10 and save some money.

Honor 10 full specs and lowest price

Pros

  • Compact and elegant
  • AI Camera
  • Great performance

Cons

  • EMUI Software
  • No OIS
  • No water resistance

6. 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

7. Google Pixel 2

You can shun Pixel 2 (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 makes for a viable alternative that should appeal to Android enthusiasts that also constitute a significant proportion of OnePlus’ customer base. If you don’t mind a 16:9 panel and are looking for a more compact phone, the Pixel 2 is what you should think long and hard about.

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
  • 16:9 display with broad bezels
  • No dual SIM support.
  • No headphone jack

8. 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

9. Vivo X21

Vivo X21 (review) also entered the Indian market with an aim to create a space for itself in what is virtually OnePlus turf. The Vivo X21 is actually first phone in India to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The Vivo X21 is powered by Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. The handset includes a 19:9 notch screen, dual 12MP + 5MP rear cameras, and a 12MP front camera.

Vivo X21 UD full specs and lowest price

Pros

  • Reliable performance
  • Industry first in-display fingerprint
  • Good quality display
  • Dual SIM Dual VoLTE
  • Good Cameras

Cons

  • No Type-C port
  • UI needs improvements

10. HTC U11

The HTC U11 with liquid crystal design is now available for around Rs. 40,000 after a series of price cuts. There is a ‘Plus’ variant as well and that offers an 18:9 screen.

The U11 is the only phone in this list with a front fingerprint sensor. It also has squeeze-able side edges and remarkable audio output.

HTC U11 full specs and lowest price

Pros

  • The liquid crystal design looks good.
  • Front fingerprint sensor
  • Water resistant
  • Edge sense
  • Great camera performance

Cons

  • Battery life

 

10 Best OnePlus 6 Alternatives you can buy in India

These are some of the best alternatives to OnePlus 6 that you can buy in India. Not all of them can match up to the OnePlus 6 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 6 Alternative Phones In India (August 2018)

Product Name Price starting from Available at
LG G7 Plus 39,999 Flipkart
Asus Zenfone 5Z 29,999 Flipkart
Vivo Nex 40,990 (after HDFC cashback offer) Amazon
Honor 10 33,999 Flipkart
Huawei Nova 3 34,999 Amazon
Google Pixel 2 35,990 Flipkart
Samsung Galaxy S8 37,990 Paytm Mall
LG V30+ 34,999 Amazon
Vivo X21 35990 Flipkart
HTC U11 36,999 Flipkart

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