- Critic Rating: 4/ 5User Rating: 4.5/ 5Read MoreSamsung Galaxy Note 9 is the latest phablet in Galaxy Note series launched by the South Korean mobile maker. The smartphone features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 18.5:9 display ratio and capacitive touchscreen with QHD+ resolution of 1440x2960 pixels. Powered by 1,7GHz Exynos Octa core processor, the device runs on Android v8.0 Oreo operating system. It packs 6GB RAM coupled with 128GB internal storage. There is also an 8GB variant that comes with 512GB onboard storage. The device is backed by a 4,000mAh battery. For imaging duties, the smartphone boasts of a 8MP selfie shooter with f/1.7 aperture on the front. On the back, the Galaxy Note 9 features a dual camera setup of 12MP primary camera and 12MP secondary camera with f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G, 4G and 4G VoLTE.
- Critic Rating: 3.5/ 5User Rating: 4.5/ 5Read MoreThe OnePlus 6 smartphone has a 6.28-inch FullHD+ Optic AMOLED screen with 19:9 aspect ratio. It comes in two variants based on their RAM and storage options -- 6GB+64GB and 8GB+128GB. Powered by the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 processor it comes with a dual rear camera setup. This setup comprises of a 16MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and Sony IMX519 sensor and a 20MP secondary camera with Sony IM376K sensors. At the front there is a 16MP Sony IMX371 sensor. As for the battery, there's a 3300mah non-replaceable battery with company's own Dash Charging tech.
- Critic Rating: 4/ 5User Rating: 4/ 5Read MoreGoogle Pixel 2 XL is the 2017 flagship ‘Made by Google’ smartphone that was launched for a price of Rs 73,000. The Google Pixel 2 XL sports a 6-inch QHD display and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. The smartphone will also be among the first to receive the latest Android P update. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit Octa Core Processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The phone sports 12.2 mega pixel rear camera and an 8 mega pixel front camera for selfies. The phone has a long-lasting and fast-charging battery of 3,520mAh.
The Google Pixel 2 XL doesn’t support external storage support and the smartphone comes with 64GB of internal storage. However, Google is offering unlimited online storage for photos and videos. Google assures a minimum three years of OS and security updates. Additionally, there is two years of warranty on the Pixel 2 XL.
- Critic Rating: 3.5/ 5User Rating: 5/ 5Read MoreThe Huawei P20 Pro is one of the most expensive smartphones that Huawei has ever launched. Priced at Rs 64,999, the Huawei P20 Pro competes against the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. Its main USP is a three-lens rear camera setup for superior camera performance. The three-lens setup includes a 20MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 aperture along with a 40MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 aperture and an 8MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture. There’s also a 24MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The Huawei P20 Pro comes with a ‘notch display’ similar to the one found on the Apple iPhone X. There’s 6-inch full HD+ OLED screen. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 interface and is powered by an octa-core Kirin 970 processor with 6GB of RAM and comes with 128GB of inbuilt storage.
- Critic Rating: 4.5/ 5User Rating: 4.2/ 5Read MoreApple iPhone X is the company's tenth-anniversary iPhone. The company's most-expensive smartphone to launch so far, the special edition smartphone brings many new features to iPhone portfolio. These include FaceID and a brand new design, sans the home screen. The smartphone comes with Super Retina edge-to-edge display. It has 458 ppi (resolution of 2,436 x 1,125 pixels), the highest pixel density in an iPhone ever. Larger than the all-new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X comes with a 5.8-inch OLED screen. iPhone X is also the first time iPhone to sport an OLED display. The HDR display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10.
iPhone X comes with an all-glass front and back. It features what Apple claims is "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone in silver or space gray, while a highly polished, surgical-grade stainless steel band seamlessly wraps around and reinforces iPhone X. A seven-layer color process allows for precise color hues and opacity on the glass finish, and a reflective optical layer enhances the rich colors, making the design as elegant as it is durable, while maintaining water and dust resistance."
On specifications front, the smartphone is powered by the company's A11 Bionic chip. It features a dual 12-megapixel rear camera system with dual optical image stabilization. There's f/1.8 aperture on the wide-angle camera and an f/2.4 aperture on the telephoto camera. There are also new color filters and an improved Apple-designed image signal processor that is claimed to deliver advanced pixel processing, wide color capture, faster autofocus in low-light and better HDR photos. Another addition is a new quad LED True Tone Flash offering twice the uniformity of light and includes Slow Sync. The smartphone comes in two storage variants -- 64GB and 256GB.
- Critic Rating: 4/ 5User Rating: 3/ 5Read MoreApple's 2017 flagship smartphone iPhone 8 is a good buy for Apple fans. Cheapest among the current flagship iPhone range, iPhone 8 comes with 4.7-inch Retina screen. The smartphone runs on the company's latest 10nm A11 Bionic chipset with a 6-core processor (same as iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus). The processor is claimed to be 25% faster than the A10, which powers Apple iPhone 7.
Apple iPhone 8 comes with a single 12MP rear camera. As for the video recording, the iPhone 8 supports full-HD recording at 240 frames per second. The smartphone can shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second. Another feaure that the smartphone shares with its expensive siblings, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, is wireless charging. The Apple iPhone 8 comes in Silver, Space Grey and Gold colour variants. The smartphone comes in two storage variants -- 64GB and 256GB.
- Critic Rating: 4/ 5User Rating: 4.6/ 5Read MoreNeweest in the list, Samsung Galaxy S9 launched earlier this month. Samsung's flagship for the year 2018, the Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch Quad HD + Curved SuperAMOLED display. The smartphone sports the same Infinity Edge display, which the company introduced in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices.
The handset's India variant is powered by the company's own Exynos 9810 processor and runs Android 8.0 Oreo operating system topped with the TouchWiz UI of the company. The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB, and 256GB of storage options.
Talking about the camera capabilities, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor with OIS (F1.5/F2.4) and an 8MP front camera for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is backed by a 3000mAh battery.
- User Rating: 4.1/ 5Read MoreXiaomi Redmi 4 is among the best budget smartphones launched this year. The all-metal body smartphone comes in three variants with a starting price tag of Rs 6,999. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 has a 5-inch HD display of 720x1280 pixel resolution. The 2.5D curved glass design helps improves the overall appearance of the smartphone and it definitely looks better when compared to its predecessor – Redmi 3S. The smartphone is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and it performed really well. There was no heating issue or lag during multitasking and playing games. Xiaomi Redmi 4 is backed by a 4,100mAh battery, which easily lasted us more than a day with moderate usage. The device has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing shooter for selfies. The camera app itself is pretty simple to use and comes with various shooting modes such as Panorama, Manual, Tilt-shift and more. Xiaomi Redmi 4 smartphone comes with an IR blaster and offers all the major connectivity options.
- Critic Rating: 4/ 5User Rating: 5/ 5Read MoreLG's 2017 flagship - G6 - is arguably the best smartphone that the South Korean technology behemoth has ever outed. Equipped with a stunning DolbyVision-compliant display that has a unique 18:9 aspect ratio, LG G6 makes watching HDR video content a feast for the eyes. Delivering processing muscle to the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, augmented by 4GB of RAM. For those who love clicking photos and shooting videos, the G6 has a dual rear camera setup with two 13MP sensors having f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures, as well as a dual-LED flash. Of these, the standard shooter supports OIS and PDAF as well. 4K videos can be shot too. Backing up the whole package is a 3,300mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Major connectivity options offered by the LG G6 include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS and of course, USB Type-C.
- Critic Rating: 3.5/ 5User Rating: 3.2/ 5Read MoreDesigned and developed completely by Google, with HTC as the manufacturing partner, the Pixel XL is a true flagship smartphone that can be considered as the standard bearer of the Android OS. It's powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 chipset and has 4GB of RAM. There are two internal storage configurations - 32GB and 128GB - but unfortunately no microSD expansion. Running Android Nougat and the first in line to get the upcoming Android O, Google Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch QuadHD display, secured with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. For imaging duties, the smartphone includes a 12.3MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. The shooter is complemented by EIS, phase detection and laser autofocus, and two-tone dual-LED flash. Despite lacking OIS, the Pixel XL's rear camera shoots super-smooth 4K and Full HD videos. Having all modern connectivity options like 4G LTE and USB Type-C, it has a 3,450mAh battery.