The smartphone market is full of aggressively priced flagship killers and value-for-money smartphones. But if you’re looking for the absolute best in terms of performance and camera chops, you will need to shell out upwards of Rs 50,000. At this price range, you get the best flagship devices across the spectrum. So, without further ado, here are the best 5G smartphones over Rs 50,000 that you can buy right now.
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Google Pixel 7
Price: Rs 56,000
Priced at just Rs 56,000, Google Pixel 7 is one of the most affordable flagships you can buy right now. The Pixel 7 gets a 6.3-inch AMOLED display which has a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz. It is powered by Google’s very own Tensor G2 chipset. The unique camera band at the back houses a 50MP primary shooter and a 12MP ultrawide lens. The telephoto lens is available exclusively on the Pro variant (review), which is currently priced at Rs 81,000. Read our review of Google Pixel 7 here.
OnePlus 11 5G
Price: Rs 57,000
After the OnePlus 10T failed to make any waves last year, OnePlus cleaned up its act and released one of the better flagship smartphones this year – the OnePlus 11. Priced moderately at Rs 57,000, the smartphone gets a 6.7-inch LTPO3 Fluid AMOLED display, UFC 4.0 storage, Gorilla Glass protection, and the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The rear camera module comprises a 50MP primary lens, a 48MP ultrawide lens, and a 32MP telephoto lens. Read our review here.
iQOO 11 5G
Price: Rs 55,000
Vivo’s subsidiary iQOO is a relatively new player in the smartphone industry but is already capturing headlines for putting out flagship killers every year. This year’s iQOO 11 boasts a 6.7-inch LTPO4 AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 144Hz and HDR10+ support. Powering this smartphone is Qualcomm’s flagship SoC, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The rear camera unit on the iQOO 11 consists of a 50MP primary shooter, a 13MP telephoto lens, and an 8MP ultrawide lens. Read our review here.
Moto Razr 40
Price: Rs 59,999
The newly launched flip phone from Motorola has a lot going on for it. At Rs 60,000, it is one of the cheapest foldables on the market. It gets a 6.9-inch pOLED inner display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The 1.5-inch cover display on the outer panel also has a 144Hz refresh rate. Its elder sibling, the Razr 40 Ultra, gets a larger 3.6-inch cover display. Moto Razr 40 is powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC. It gets a 64MP primary camera along with a 12MP ultrawide sensor.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Price: Rs 1,25,000
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is truly the best that Android has to offer. We reviewed the smartphone earlier this year and were amazed by its power and excellent camera performance. The Galaxy S23 gets a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with HDR10+ support and a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC that has been specially customised for this year’s flagship Samsung devices. The rear camera module on the S23 consists of a 200MP primary shooter, a 10MP periscope telephoto lens, another 10MP standard telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultrawide lens.
iPhone 14 Pro
Price: Rs 1,29,900
Apple’s 2022 flagship, still remains one of the best 5G smartphones you can buy this year. iPhone 14 Pro features a 6.1-inch LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. Apple’s in-house A16 Bionic chipset powers the Pro and Pro Max variants. The two entry-level variants get 2021’s A15 Bionic chipset. Another new thing on the Pro variants is the ‘Dynamic Island’ which replaces the notch on the display. This pill-shaped cutout houses the selfie camera and can be used as a notification and quick access bar for certain apps. Read our full review here.
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Price: Rs 80,000
Closing out this list is the Xiaomi 13 Pro. This smartphone is packed with exciting hardware and features. The most talked about highlight of the smartphone is its 1-inch sensor for the primary 50MP camera. We reviewed the Xiaomi 13 Pro when it came out and were really impressed by this sensor’s performance. As you’d expect, Xiaomi 13 Pro is a complete monster in low-light photography. The level of detail that the 1-inch sensor is able to capture is simply stunning. In terms of performance, the Xiaomi 13 Pro is a powerhouse, thanks to the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. It may not get all the headlines but the Xiaomi 13 Pro is one of the best smartphone releases this year.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Price: Rs 1,54,999
The newly launched Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The foldable is available in three RAM and storage variants – 12GB + 256GB, 12GB + 512GB, and 12GB + 1TB. The 1TB variant is priced at Rs 1,84,999 in India. The Fold5 retains much of the same design as its predecessor. It features a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display with a resolution of 2,176 x 1,812 pixels. The cover display is a 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X unit with a resolution of 2316 x 904 pixels. The rear camera array consists of a 50MP primary shooter, a 12MP ultrawide lens, and a 10MP telephoto lens.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5
Price: Rs 99,999
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 gets a new larger cover display. The 3.4-inch AMOLED cover display almost spans edge-to-edge. The inner display is a 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex unit with a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the Flip5 packs the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The rear camera unit on the Flip5 consists of a 12MP primary shooter and a 12MP ultrawide lens.
These are the best 5G smartphones over Rs 50,000 that you can buy right now. If you’re looking for a foldable, we’d suggest waiting for a few months until the Pixel Fold comes out. Many other smartphone manufacturers (like OnePlus) will be coming out with their folding devices later this year. Until then, Samsung remains the undisputed foldable champ with the Galaxy Z Fold5.
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