Apple iPhone 12 Mini, Asus ROG Phone 5s to iQOO 9 5G- Technology News, Firstpost



Our list of phones under Rs 50,000 this month is full of handsets with top-notch processors, top-notch designs and high-quality cameras – pretty much everything you’d expect from a flagship smartphone, really. There are quite a few newcomers to this list compared to last quarter’s. Time to meet them.

Best phones to buy under Rs 50,000 in India

Apple iPhone 12 Mini

The smallest of Apple’s iPhone 12 series phones is still available under Rs 50,000; its 64 GB storage variant. The Apple iPhone 12 Mini is great for one-handed operation. And it’s not just about a smaller size, but the availability of a true flagship in a compact form factor without skipping an important feature of its bigger sibling is what makes it special. It is powered by the A14 Bionic chip that powers the entire iPhone 12 series.

The Apple iPhone 12 Mini is pretty much the iPhone 12 in a smaller housing. The display is even sharper than the 12 in terms of pixel density, thanks to the compact Full HD+ 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display. Two 12MP cameras (primarily with OIS and an ultrawide shooter) on the back offer top performance in various lighting conditions and can also shoot excellent videos. It was launched with iOS 14 and can be easily upgraded to the latest iOS 15.

Price Apple iPhone 12 Mini in India: Rs 49,999 for 64GB storage

Asus ROG Phone 5s

The Asus ROG Phone 5s is pretty much the ROG Phone 5 with an even faster processor and is sold for the exact price. Apart from a powerful processing hardware, the phone has various optimizations and improvements to give the gamers a premium gaming experience. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888+ SoC, and you get the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant in this budget. This phone runs Android 11 with ROG UI.

The large 6.78-inch Full HD+ 10-bit AMOLED display has a 144Hz refresh rate, is HDR10+ compliant and can get up to 1200 nits bright. While this phone is primarily aimed at mobile gamers, the rear camera department is more than decent. It consists of a 64 MP primary camera, 13 MP ultrawide shooter and a 5 MP macro camera. The Asus ROG Phone 5s retains the large 6000 mAh battery for long, uninterrupted gaming sessions, and even better, the included 65W fast charger can fully charge it in less than an hour.

Asus ROG Phone 5s price in India: Rs 49,999 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

The newly launched Motorola Edge 30 Pro is another mighty impressive option in this budget that offers some top notch features. This phone is powered by Qualcomm’s fastest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and it comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The 6.7-inch Full HD+ OLED display boasts a 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ compliance and the ability to display over a billion color tones. There is Corning Gorilla Glass protection against scratches on the front and back.

The photography department on the Motorola Edge 30 Pro is powered by a 50MP primary camera with OIS. You get another 50MP camera for ultra-wide photography and a 2MP depth sensor. As if that wasn’t enough, Motorola has opted for a 60MP front camera to chase the selfie crowd. The 4800 mAh battery lasts more than a day with average use and supports 68W fast charging and 15W fast wireless charging. This phone runs Android 12 right out of the box and like most Motorola phones, you get a clean and almost standard user interface.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro price in India: Rs 49,999 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage

OnePlus 9

The price of the OnePlus 9 has dropped considerably and even its top variant can score with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage within our budget. This phone is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chip. It has a 6.55-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ compliance. The phone has an elegant design with a glass body that is protected on the front and back by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The rear camera department isn’t as versatile as the Pro variant, but you also get Hasselblad color calibration here which does make a difference. Photography is handled by a 48MP primary camera, a 50MP ultrawide camera with autofocus – one of the best ultrawide cameras on phones, and a 2MP mono camera. The cameras manage to shoot impressive images with natural colors in different lighting conditions.

A 16MP front camera in a small hole at the top of the screen does well with selfies and video calls. The 4500 mAh battery lasts more than a day with moderate use, and the included 65W Warp charger drains it in about half an hour. The phone has been launched with OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 and the Android 12 update with OxygenOS 12 is already available.

OnePlus 9 price in India: Rs 44,999 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage; Rs 49,999 for 12GB RAM / 256GB storage

iQOO 9 5G

Here is another fully loaded device from the Vivo sub-brand. The new iQOO 9 5G is also powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888+ chip, and you get 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The 6.56-inch HDR10+ compatible Full HD+ AMOLED display has a 120Hz refresh rate and can display a billion shades of color. The phone runs on Android 12 with FunTouch OS 12.

The rear camera department here is quite interesting. You get a 48MP primary camera with Gimbal stabilization, accompanied by a 13MP ultra-wide camera and a 13MP 50mm professional portrait camera, which is particularly interesting. You get a handy 16MP front camera for selfies and video calls. The iQOO 9 5G packs a 4350 mAh battery that will last a day of average use, and the included 120W fast charger claims to charge it fully in just 18 minutes. Yes, you read that right!

iQOO 9 5G price in India: Rs 42,990 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage; Rs 46,990 for 12GB RAM / 256GB storage

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