Diwali is almost here and most people are going to go gift-hunting soon. One of the best and most relevant products that fits in the gift category is the smartphone. Considering we all have different requirements and tastes, here's a list of devices organized according to different budget preferences.
Few new phones like the Mi Mix 2, Honor 9i and Google's new Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2, have not featured in the list as these devices haven't been launched yet. However, look out for these smartphones once they are launched.
Micromax Canvas Infinity- If one is looking for a good looking phone but is restricted by a budget, the Canvas Infinity is a great device that sports a bezel-less FullVision display with a 18:9 aspect ratio. The device is powered by Snapdragon 425.
Redmi Note 4- The Note 4 enjoys the top position as the best-selling phone online. The device ticks the right boxes and also looks the part when it comes to aesthetics. The Redmi Note 4 is powered by Snapdragon 625.
Honor 8- Honor 8 was initially priced high. However, the device received a few major price cuts after launch which took the price down to Rs 18,633. The device is a great fit for photography enthusiasts and is one of the best dual-camera phone available in the market at this price.
Mi A1- Xiaomi hit a homerun with the MI A1 as the device is a combination of Xiaomi's popular hardware and Google's responsive stock Android. The dual-lens and the premium build quality on the device are just sweet add-ons.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2- The phablet was launched earlier this year and despite its unwieldy size the device became fairly popular with the Indian market. The mammoth 5300mAh battery and an able Snapdragon 625 processor make it a good all rounder.
Samsung Galaxy On Max- One of Samsung's most popular device in the mid-range segment. The On Max gives you a decent camera, more than decent hardware and a reliable brand name to top it all up.
OnePlus 5- OnePlus 5 stole the crown in the online sales segment for second quarter of 2017, beating industry giants like Apple iPhone 7 and even Samsung Galaxy S8.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus- Despite being launched last year, the iPhone 7 Plus still offers a good deal of features with a camera that can out-perform more than few flagship devices of 2017. The new iOS 11 will bring most recent updates to the iPhone 7 Plus. However, the new Portrait Mode found on the iPhone 8 Plus won't make to last year's flagship.
Samsung Galaxy S8+- Samsung's S8+ is one of the biggest hits for the company. The premium looking design and curved display adds to the products USP. Despite the single-lens camera, the phone can perform well in low-light as well as brightly-lit situations.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8- The Note 8 offers a slightly bigger display, an extra camera module and the functionality of a stylus when compared to the Galaxy S8+.
iPhone 8 Plus- Before the launch of iPhone X in India, the iPhone 8 Plus is the latest and greatest from the company. Functionally, the iPhone 8 Plus can do almost everything the iPhone X can but costs much lesser that the latter.