The sub-50K price segment is heating up with a few solid budget flagships. This includes the newly launched OnePlus 8T and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, soon to be here Xiaomi Mi 10T, and the heavily discounted iPhone 11. Each of these phones come with vices and virtues. And, it’s easy to get confused by all the technical texts, and numbers. But, don’t worry. We have taken care of the hard part for you.

Here, we have compared the four phones based on their spec-by-spec differences, and the implicit benefits we have experienced upon usage.

OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Apple iPhone 11 vs Xiaomi Mi 10T Specs

ModelOnePlus 8TSamsung Galaxy S20 FEApple iPhone 11Xiaomi Mi 10T
Display6.55″ FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, GG56.5″ FHD+ AMOLED 120Hz, HDR10+, GG36.1″ 828 x 1792 LCD, True-tone, Wide color gamut, scratch-resistant6.67″ FHD+ LCD, GG5
SoftwareAndroid 11 with OxygenOS 11Android 10 with One UI 2.5iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 14Android 10 with MIUI 12
ProcessorSnapdragon 865Exynos 990A13 BionicSnapdragon 865
Memory8+128GB, 12+256GB, LPDDR5+ UFS 3.0

(Here we are considering the base variant only.)
6+128GB, 8+128/256GB, LPDDR5+ UFS 3.1

(Here we are considering the base variant only.)
4+64/128/256GB, LPDDR4x+ NVMe

(Here we are considering the base variant only.)
6/8+128GB, LPDDR5+ UFS 3.1

(Here we are considering the base variant only.)
Front Camera32MP, 1080p30fps32MP, up to 4K60fps12MP, up to 4K60fps20MP, up to 1080p30fps
Rear Camera48MP main + 16MP ultrawide+ 5MP macro+ 2MP monochrome, up to 4K60fps12MP + 8MP 3x telephoto+ 12MP ultrawide, up to 4K60fps12MP main+ 12MP ultrawide, up to 4K60fps64MP main+ 13MP ultrawide+ 5MP macro, up to 8K30fps
Battery4500mAh with 65W charger4500mAh with 25W charger, 15W wireless, USB PD3110mAh with 18W charger (supplied 5W only), Qi wireless, USB PD5000mAh with 33W charger, USB PD
Misc. thingsUnder display fingerprint reader, USB-C, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFCUnder display fingerprint reader, USB-C, microSD expansion, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, IP68 ingress protectionFace ID, Lightning port, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5, NFC, IP68 ingress protection5G, Side-mounted fingerprint reader, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, USB-C

Display

  • Out of the three, the Xiaomi phone is the only one with an LCD panel. Meanwhile, both 8T and S20 FE are using AMOLED.
  • But, where Mi 10T excels is its 144Hz refresh rate which outruns the smoothness of 120Hz, although the difference would be less apparent.
  • As for the protection on the screen, Gorilla Glass 5 on the OnePlus and Xiaomi phones should be more durable than the GG3 on the Mi10T. This is something to keep in mind if you have butterfingers.

Camera

  • Out of the four, an iPhone is expected to pack the best cameras — both for stills and videos.
  • The rest of the phones are relatively new and hence we reserve our judgments till we use them side by side.
  • Software tuning plays a key role in photo processing and output. Still, the versatility of the sensor setup would also matter. If that’s the case with you, do take a look at the specs table above.

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Software and Performance

  • Right off the bat, the decision becomes easier, if you are inclined towards iOS for its privacy-centric and polished software.
  • Even in the real world performance, the iPhone 11 will beat the rest.
  • Android, on the other hand, has refined a lot over the years. Still, depending on the brand you choose, the respective skin will have the final effect on your experience. But, the general UI and UX can be customized better than what iOS allows.
  • OnePlus is offering Android 11 out of the box and has a decent record in the Android version and security update rollout. That said, Samsung and Xiaomi aren’t bad either in their software support. But, at the moment, they are on an older generation software.

Battery, Connectivity, and Misc. things

  • Albeit the 3110mAh battery is relatively small, the iPhone 11 can clock promising endurance. Android phones, meanwhile, with their larger mAh batteries should also easily get you till the end of the day, and maybe even more.
  • But the iPhone 11 will take like an eon to fill back the tank using the bundled 5W charger. In the meantime, the 65W charger of the OnePlus 8T will amaze you with its speed. And when it comes to that, even Mi 10T’s 33W and Samsung’s 20W can shift into high gear.
  • On the connectivity side, Mi 10T and OnePlus 8T are 5G-ready. But, do you need it…depends on how future-secured you want your phone to be.
  • Among the lot, only iPhone 11 is the one with a lightning port. Others sport USB Type-C.
  • All are WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5+ capable. There are sufficiently armed with all the necessary sensors too.
  • Samsung and Apple offer IP68 ingress protection. The other two have some sort of protection on them, but not officially certified.
  • There are some unique features on all these phones such as Face ID security on iPhone 11, an infrared sensor on Mi 10T, and micro-SD expansion on S20FE.

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Price and Availability

OnePlus 8T

  • OnePlus had priced the 8+128GB model for Rs. 42,999, while the bigger 12+256GB unit will cost you Rs. 45,999 in the country.
  • The 8T goes on open sale via Amazon India starting October 17.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

  • Samsung has priced the S20 FE at Rs. 49,999 for the sole 8GB model.
  • Introductory offers include Rs. 4,000 HDFC Bank Cash Back or Upgrade Bonus of Rs. 3,000. Further, you can also grab E-Store benefits worth Rs. 4,000.

Apple iPhone 11

  • Apple iPhone 11 will start at Rs. 47,999 via Amazon during the Great Indian Festival sale.
  • Meanwhile, if you buy the phone from the official site, it will set you back by Rs. 54,900. But, as a part of the Diwali sale, Apple is offering Airpods free with the purchase. So, that further brings down the effective price.
  • In both cases, you can take advantage of extra discounts, if you happen to have specific bank cards.

Xiaomi Mi 10T

  • Xiaomi Mi 10T is priced at Rs. 35,999 and Rs. 37,999 for 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variants respectively. The Mi 10T is offered in Cosmic Black and Lunar Silver color options.
  • The Mi 10T Pro price in India is set at Rs. 39,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model. It comes in two colors – Cosmic Black and Lunar Silver. It will be available on Mi e-store, Flipkart, Mi Home, Mi Stores, Mi Studio, and offline retail stores.

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