Here’s our mighty lineup of phones under Rs 50,000 this month, including a couple of surprise entrants. It has phones with the most powerful SoC out there, an absolute flagship-level display, and some great cameras too. And we went ahead and chose six smartphones instead of five that we think would be hard to beat on this budget. So here we go.
Best phones to buy under Rs 50,000 in India
OnePlus 9 ProYes, the OnePlus 9 Pro is selling for under 50k at the moment and that makes it a great option for this budget. The phone flaunts a sleek metal frame and glass body protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. It has a 6.7-inch LTPO Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a QHD resolution of 3216 x 1440 pixels. The HDR10+ compatible display can achieve up to 1,300 nits of brightness and display 1 billion colors. The photography department has quite a range, starting with a 48MP main camera with OIS, a 50MP ultra-wide camera with autofocus, an 8MP telephoto camera with OIS for 3.3X optical zoom, and a 2MP monochrome camera. . Hasselblad’s color adjustment makes colors appear much more natural. The cameras manage to capture impressive shots in different modes and lighting. The 16MP front-facing camera housed in a small punch hole at the top of the screen handles selfies and video calls quite well.
The 5G-ready OnePlus 9 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s previous-gen flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC, and you get the 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage variant in this budget. Its 4,500mAh battery lasts more than a day of moderate use, and the included 65W Warp charger charges it in about half an hour. The phone also supports fast wireless charging and has IP68-rated ingress protection. It was launched with OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11. Android 12 update with OxygenOS 12 is now available for this phone. OnePlus 9 Pro Price in India: Rs 49,999 for 8GB RAM / 128GB Storage Realme GT 2 ProWhile the OnePlus 9 Pro offers excellent value for money at the current price, the same cannot be said for its successor. But there is another phone in the market that offers comparable features to the OnePlus 10 Pro and sells for the price of the 9 Pro. Say hello to the Realme GT 2 Pro which we think is one of the best phones under Rs 50,000 in India currently . It is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and is accompanied by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.The design is also quite soothing, thanks to its paper-like biopolymer backing. Another standout feature of this phone is its 6.7-inch 10-bit AMOLED LTPO 2.0 display with adaptive refresh rate ranging from 1-120Hz and brightness up to 1400 nits. It has a Quad HD resolution of 3216 x 1440 pixels (525 PPI pixel density). The HDR10+ compatible screen has a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus to protect it from scratches and cracks. The phone runs Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0. The camera department consists of two 50MP cameras: the main one with OIS and an ultra wide angle shooter that do an excellent job in different modes and lighting. The 3MP micro camera is a very cool addition providing 20X to 40X magnification. The 32MP front camera handles selfies and video calls quite well. The Realme GT 2 Pro has a 5,000mAh battery that keeps the phone going for a day and a half of moderate use, and the included 65W SuperDart charger fully charges it in just around 37 minutes. Realme GT 2 Pro Price in India: Rs 49,999 for 8GB RAM / 128GB Storage Motorola Edge 30 Pro 5G The Motorola Edge 30 Pro 5G is another very impressive option in this budget offering some great features. This phone also has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Its 6.7-inch Full HD+ OLED display boasts a 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and the ability to display over a billion shades of color. There is Corning Gorilla Glass scratch protection on the front and back.The photography department of the Motorola Edge 30 Pro is also loaded, starting with a 50MP main camera with OIS. There’s another 50MP camera for ultra-wide photography and a 2MP depth sensor. And there is more! Motorola has opted for a 60MP front camera to captivate the selfie crowd. Its 4,800mAh battery comfortably lasts for about a day and a half of moderate use and supports 68W fast charging as well as 15W fast wireless charging. This phone runs Android 12 out of the box and, like most Motorola phones, you get a clean and almost available user interface. Motorola Edge 30 Pro 5G price in India: Rs 49,999 for 8GB RAM/128GB storageAsus ROG Phone 5sHow could we forget about gamers? It’s not that previous phones aren’t good enough to play games in high resolution and maximum detail, but the Asus ROG Phone 5s is a specialist in this department. In addition to powerful processing hardware, the phone has various optimizations and improvements to provide gamers with a superior gaming experience. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC, and you get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage to go along with it. This phone debuted Android 11 with ROG UI, and a stable update to Android 12 has already started rolling out.Its large 6.78-inch 10-bit Full HD+ AMOLED display has a 144Hz refresh rate, is HDR10+ compliant, and can get up to 1200 nits of brightness. Although this phone is mainly aimed at mobile gamers, the rear camera department is pretty decent. It consists of a 64MP main camera, a 13MP ultra wide angle camera and a 5MP macro camera. The Asus ROG Phone 5s has a large 6000mAh battery for longer gaming sessions, and what’s better, the included 65W fast charger can quickly charge it when you shower and eat. Asus ROG Phone 5s Price in India: Rs 49,999 for 8GB RAM/128GB Storage iQOO 9 5GOther fully loaded device retains its place on our list. And even better, Amazon India is currently offering an additional Rs 2,000 instant discount on this phone. The Vivo sub-brand iQOO 9 5G is also powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888+ chip, and you get 8GB or 12GB RAM options along with 128GB or 256GB internal storage to go along with it. Its 6.56-inch Full HD+ HDR10+ compatible AMOLED display has a 120Hz refresh rate and can display a billion shades of color. The phone runs Android 12 with FunTouch OS 12.
The rear camera department here is something unique. You get a 48MP main camera with Gimbal stabilization, accompanied by a 13MP ultra-wide camera and a 13MP 50mm pro portrait camera, which is great for portrait shots. The 16MP front camera is more than useful for selfies and video calls. The iQOO 9 5G has a 4,350mAh battery that lasts a day of moderate use, and the included 120W fast charger claims to fully charge it in just 18 minutes. Yes that’s how it is! iQOO 9 5G price in India: Rs 42,990 for 8GB RAM/128GB storage; Rs 46,990 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage Apple iPhone 11 Older two-generation iPhones generally offer good value for money, and the Apple iPhone 11 is currently at that stage. Now you get its 128GB storage variant under 50K. iPhone 11 is the perfect size for one-handed operation. Its 6.1-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD display supports a wide color gamut and is covered with scratch-resistant glass and an oleophobic coating.
It’s powered by Apple’s old flagship A13 Bionic chip which is still a decently powerful processor for whatever task you intend to perform on this phone. You get the two reliable 12MP cameras on the back with the main lens offering OIS and the secondary one capable of capturing ultra-wide shots. As you’d expect from iPhone cameras, performance is top-notch in different lights, and it can shoot some great videos too. The Apple iPhone 11 was launched with iOS 13 and can be easily updated to the latest iOS 15. Apple iPhone 11 price in India: Rs 49,900 for 128GB of storage