Not very long ago all phones priced above INR 50,000 used to be the best tier-1 flagships. As in 2020, flagships are much more expensive and what you get under 50K are very competent flagship killers or maybe yesteryear flagships.
So, if you have a budget of around INR 50,000, here are some of the best options that you can choose between – depending on your individual taste and preferences, of course.
What to expect from phones under Rs 50000?
- On the Android side of things, you can expect high-end chipsets like Snapdragon 865 or Snapdragon 865+
- At this point in time, it would be safer to go with a 5G phone, but 4G should also suffice through the lifecycle.
- All phones in this budget (that launched in 2020) offer high refresh rate displays.
- Best camera phones are reserved for flagships, but we do have some excellent camera options available in this budget.
- Almost all phones in this budget offer fast charging speeds from bundled adaptors
- Unfortunately, all that money isn’t good enough to get you even the last years’ iPhone flagships. If you want to be a part of Apple’s ecosystem, iPhone XR should be your best bet.
Best Phones Under Rs 50,000 in India in 2020
So, here are the best options along with reasons as to why you should consider them.
1Vivo X50 Pro
Vivo X50 Pro (review) offers flagship-grade camera performance. In fact, thanks to its clever gimbal camera, the X50 Pro can match even the best of flagships when it comes to low light and night-time performance.
The phone is just the perfect size, feels very premium, has a fun periscope-lens zoom camera. Yes, the Snapdragon 765G doesn’t feel like much for the high-end price, but it’s still a great chipset and should suffice for most users. Vivo doesn’t advertise any ingress protection for X50 Pro.
Buy it for the Gimbal camera.
Vivo X50 Pro specs
Display: 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED (HDR10+) 90Hz| Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 octa-core CPU (5G) | RAM: 8GB| Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 13MP+8MP | Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 182g | Dimensions: 158.5 x 72.8 x 8 |Battery: 4315mAh, 33W fast charging
2Asus ROG Phone 3
Asus ROG Phone 3 (review) is the most powerful Android phone around and the low-end variant starts at INR 49,990. The cutting edge hardware it employs includes Snapdragon 865 Plus, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage. A very elaborate heat dissipation system further ensures that there is no throttling even with extended gaming.
The Armoury crate app has extensive customization options and the Game Genie toolbar is perhaps the best there is. The handset further includes a 144Hz AMOLED display, handy Air triggers, USB power pass-through, and the option to attach other gaming accessories. On the downside, the camera performance, however, is mediocre at best.
Buy it for a fabulous gaming experience.
Asus ROG Phone 3 Specs
Display: 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED (HDR10+) 144Hz| Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ octa-core CPU (5G) | RAM: up to 12GB| Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 64MP+13MP+5MP | Front camera: 24MP | Weight: 240g | Dimensions: 171 x 78 x 9.9 mm |Battery: 6000mAh, 30W fast charging
OnePlus 8 starts at 41,999, but you will have to shell out a bit more for 8GB RAM variant. Powered by Snapdragon 865, the 8 is fast and smooth and has a reasonably good camera.
The OxygenOS is not as bloat-free and clean as it used to, but it’s still in good test and enjoys remarkable community support. If you want an all-round mainstream flagship phone, the OnePlus 8 is a great option.
Buy it for the fast and smooth experience
OnePlus 8 Specs
Display: 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED (HDR10+) 120Hz | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core CPU (5G) | RAM: up to 12GB| Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 48MP + 16MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 180g | Dimensions: 160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm |Battery: 4300mAh, 30W fast charging
4Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
Xiaomi Mi 10 is a premium 5G phone with dual-curved edge AMOLED display, competent set of cameras, Snapdragon 865 octa-core chipset, stereo speakers, and a long-lasting 4780mAh battery.
The MIUI software is rich in customization options and even allows you to combine speeds from two different Wi-Fi networks or Wi-Fi with 4G, but it’s also ripe with third-party apps that you don’t need.
Buy it if you are interested in the best from Xiaomi
Display: 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED (HDR10+) 90Hz | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core CPU (5G) | RAM: up to 12GB| Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 108MP+13MP+2MP+ 2MP| Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 180g | Dimensions: 160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm |Battery: 4780mAh, 30W fast charging