10 Best Face Unlock Phones in India 2019 (From 10000 to 90000)

Last Updated on 2018-12-17 by Shivam Setia

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Looking for a phone that can be unlocked with your face? You are at the right place. In this post, we have covered the top 10 best face unlock phones available in India as of 2019. Best phones from top brands like Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, Honor, Motorola, Redmi have been covered in this article. Most of the phones just use the front camera to take pictures and match it and unlock your phone. Apple iPhone X is the only phone which comes with dedicated hardware which handles face unlocking with great accuracy. 

These phones are priced between Rs. 10000 and 90000. Whether your budget is under 15000, 20000, 25000, 30000 or 40000, you will find a phone here. Face unlock feature has been a trend in 2018 and all these phones have been launched recently in the last few months. You will see that they come with other latest features as well like bezel-less notch displays of 18:9 or 19:9 aspect rations and some phones also have dual cameras to take portrait mode bokeh effect pictures.

If you are on a tight budget then take a look at our list of best face unlock phones under 10k to 15k. Phones on this list also have decent hardware configuration suitable for medium to heavy users. If you use multiple apps or use your phone for gaming then also these phones would work well for you.

Let's go through the review, pros cons and specs of best face unlock phones. Links to Flipkart and Amazon are also provided with prices. Prices and availability keep changing so please check the latest price by clicking on links provided.

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Here's the list of 10 Best Face Unlock Phones in India 2019 (From 10000 to 90000)

1. Honor 8X 128GB

Honor 7X was a decent smartphone with a decent display, average camera and battery and looks were not that great as well. The Honor 8X improves in all areas and is a much better package. It comes with a large 6.5-inch notch display with very thin bezels all around. The overall size of the phone is the same as any other 5.5-inch phone with 16:9 aspect ratio display. The display is bright and sharp with good colors and viewing angles. For the price, it is a very nice display and won't disappoint you. 

The back of the Honor 8X is made of polycarbonate and has a reflective dual tone design which looks very cool. Design-wise, this is clearly the best smartphone under 15000. The in-hand feel is also good and the phone feels premium.

The Honor 8X is powered by Kirin 710 processor which is an octa-core chipset running at 2.2GHz. For multitasking, there is 6GB of RAM and for storing pictures, songs, videos there is 128GB of storage. The processor and RAM combination is sufficient for medium to heavy usage and the phone doesn't lag even while switching between a lot of apps. 

The Honor 8X comes with a large 3750 mAh battery which would last for 1 to 1.5 days with medium usage. With low usage, you can get even 2 days of backup. 

On the camera side, we have a dual 20MP+2MP setup on the rear and 16MP camera on the front for selfies. Portrait mode pictures can be taken from both front and rear cameras. The camera performance in daylight conditions is good. Pictures look nice with good amount of details. Color reproduction is decent and edge detection also works well in portrait mode. The low light performance is good but not great. Honor has also added plenty of AI features which do improve the camera performance in certain cases. 

Overall, Honor 8X is a great smartphone and is priced very well. It offers great value for money and is one of our favorite in under Rs. 15000 category of smartphones.

Honor 8X 128GB is one of the best phones under 90000
Storage-RAM128GB-6GB
Display6.5 inch LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080P
Back Camera20MP+2MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3750 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
Processor2.2GHz Kirin 710 Octa Core
Weight177 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design
Gorgeous Display
Plenty of RAM & Storage
Good Performance
Big Battery
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 8X 128GB is around Rs. 18999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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2. Vivo V9 Pro

Vivo V9 Pro is the successor of last year's Vivo V9 which was one of the bestsellers in the 20000 segment. Surprisingly, V9 Pro comes with better specs at a lower price. It is not like a lot have changes but still, small changes and lower price makes it a good option in 15000 to 20000 segment.

Vivo V9 Pro has a large 6.3-inch notch display on the front with minimal bezels. The display has Full HD+ resolution and the overall quality is good with nice colors and viewing angles are decent. On the back, we have a reflective design in Nebula Purple variant which looks very cool. If you don't like the flashy design then you can go for the normal black color variant.

Inside the V9 Pro, there is Snapdragon 660 chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It runs on FunTouch OS 4.0 which is a bloated version of Android 8.1. Vivo tends to add a lot of stuff which makes it bloated and not easy to use. If you are coming from a Stock Android phone, you might find it difficult at first but you will get used to it. The performance of the phone is decent and it is able to handle switching between multiple apps and games with ease. 

On Camera side, we have a dual 13+2MP rear camera setup and 16MP front selfie camera. The rear secondary lens is a depth sensor for bokeh effect pictures. The front camera also takes portrait mode pictures with a single lens. The camera performance of the rear is good but not great. Pictures look good for everyday use but are not that detailed. Dynamic range is not great either. The selfies from the front camera look nice. Vivo has plenty of beauty modes, filters, and stickers built inside the camera app so if you are into those, you are going to like V9 Pro.

The battery inside the V9 Pro is 3260 mAh and will last for a day with normal usage. The phone weighs just around 150 gms and is easy to use. It also comes with a transparent case inside the box. 

If you like Vivo and need a phone at a price of around 15000 which looks different and has powerful internals then you can consider V9 Pro.

Vivo V9 Pro is one of the best phones under 90000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display16.0 cm (6.3 inch) TFT
ResolutionFHD+ 2280 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3260 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE 1.95 GHz Octa-core
Weight150 g
Pros
Beautiful Display
Nice Reflective Back
Powerful SD660 Processor
Decent Camera Performance
Cons
Bloated Software
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

The price of Vivo V9 Pro is around Rs. 15990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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3. Vivo V11 Pro

Vivo V11 Pro is the successor of Vivo V9 which was launched earlier this year. Vivo V11 Pro is a big upgrade over V9 and brings flagship features to the midrange. The phone is lightweight and easy to hold. It is not a metal body which helps to keep the weight low. The back has a color gradient and is black on the upper half and blue on the lower half. The back looks really nice. 

The display on the front is 6.4 inch Super AMOLED panel. Vivo has added a very small notch which houses the front camera. The bezels are thin all around and the display of body ratio is over 91% which is incredible for a midrange phone. The display panel is gorgeous with punchy colors and good viewing angles. The phone looks very premium overall.

Under the display, there is a fingerprint sensor. This is a 4th gen under-display fingerprint sensor. It is still not as fast as normal fingerprint sensors but it is close. There is also IR face unlock feature so you can unlock the phone with your face in low light conditions as well. 

The camera on the back is dual pixel 12MP sensor with 5MP depth sensor to take portrait mode pictures. The front camera is a 25MP sensor. Both cameras take excellent pictures in daylight conditions and good pictures in low light conditions. The camera performance is comparable to the flagship phones. The video recording isn't great though. We hope Vivo improves video recording with a software update. It would be great to see EIS and 1080p at 60FPS on the V11 Pro.

The V11 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor which is a powerful midrange chipset. There is 6GB of RAM to handle the multitasking and 64GB of storage. The phone performs well with no lag in the day to day usage. You can also play heavy games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 without any issues.

The battery inside the V11 Pro is 3400 mAh and would last for a day on medium usage. The display is AMOLED so you can use dark wallpapers to increase the battery life. 

Overall, Vivo V11 Pro is a great smartphone and we are impressed by the performance and features. If you are looking for a smartphone at a price of around 25k, this is the phone you should buy.

Vivo V11 Pro is one of the best phones under 90000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display6.41 inch Capacitive Multi-touch Super AMOLED
ResolutionFHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity3400 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
Processor2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE
Weight156 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design
Gorgeous AMOLED Display
Great Cameras
Good Performance
IR Face Unlock
Cons
Average Video Recording

Price and Available Offers

The price of Vivo V11 Pro is around Rs. 25990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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4. Honor 9N 64GB

Honor 9N is very similar to Honor 9 Lite. The main thing that has changed is the display. Honor 9N comes with a notch display which is a trend these days. The display size is 5.84 inches and the resolution is Full HD Plus. It is a nice display with good colors and viewing angles. The overall glass design of the phone gives it a premium look. Because there is no metal and the battery capacity is just 3000, the phone is very lightweight and easy to use. The glass back looks great but it is very slippery so having a case would be a good choice to protect the phone.

The camera on the Honor 9N is a dual 13MP+2MP sensor for taking portrait mode bokeh effect shots. The front camera is a single 16MP sensor and it can also take bokeh effect pictures. The camera performance is good in good lighting conditions. Under low light indoor conditions, the performance is average.

The battery on this phone is 3000mAh and you can expect just a day of backup on a single charge. Heavy users might need to plug the device in the evening. 

The phone comes in 3 variants: 3GB 32GB, 4GB 64GB and 4gb 128GB. The first one is priced at 11999, second at 13999 and the 128GB storage variant is priced at 17999. The middle variant 4GB 64GB is the most balanced one and provides the best value for money. The Kirin 659 processor with 4GB of RAM is a good configuration to handle multitasking and gaming. Performance wise, the Kirin 659 chipset is similar to Snapdragon 625. 

Go for Honor 9N if you are looking for a notch display phone under 10000 to 15000 Rs. If notch display is not a requirement then Asus Zenfone Max Pro or Redmi Note 5 Pro are better options.

Honor 9N 64GB is one of the best phones under 90000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.84 inches TFT-LCD
Resolution2280 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8
ProcessorKirin 659 Octa Core
Weight152 gm
Pros
Gorgeous Design
Good Display
Decent Camera
No Lag
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 9N 64GB is around Rs. 13999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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5. Xiaomi Poco F1 128GB

Pocophone or Poco is Xiaomi's sub-brand and the Poco F1 is their first smartphone. Poco F1 looks like any other mid-range device but it packs solid flagship grade hardware. The display on Poco F1 is 6.18 inches notch display with 19:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution. There are bezels above the notch and there are bezels at the bottom as well so the device doesn't look as premium as OnePlus 6 and that's the only negaitve point of this device. The back is plastic and it is boring as well. 

Let's talk about the exiciting part which is the internal hardware. Poco F1 packs the flagship processor Snapdragon 845. The pricing of Poco F1 starts at 20999 and it comes with a Snapdragon 845 chipset which is incredible. The most affordable handset till now was Asus Zenfone 5Z and the Poco F1 is priced 9000 lesser that that.

There are 3 variants available: 6GB-64GB, 6GB-128GB and 8GB-258GB. The 6-64 variant is priced at 20999, the 6-128 variant is priced at 23999 and the highest variant with 8GB 256GB is priced at 28999. Even the lowest variant provides 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which will be more than enough for most of the users. 

Xiaomi Poco F1 runs on MIUI. The UI has changed though, thanks to the Poco launcher. It looks more like Stock Android now but it is not. There are a lot of customizations and it is still bloated with extra apps. Still, powerful chipset and plenty of RAM ensures that there is no lag even with the heaviest games like PUBG which run smoothly on Poco F1. The F1 also has liquid cooling which helps to keep the temperature in control to prevent throttling. 

The camera on the rear is 12MP+5MP dual camera. The 5MP depth sensor helps in taking portrait mode pictures with blur effect. The front camera is 20MP and takes excellent selfies. Overall camera performance is great. Pictures are sharp and detailed with good colors and brightness. 

The battery inside the F1 is 4000 mAh which is great and is one of the best you would find on modern day flagships. It would last for 1.5 days easily with medium usage. 

Overall, Poco F1 is an incredible smartphone which provides excellent value for money. If you are a power user and need the best hardware at 20-25k price, Poco F1 should be your choice.

Xiaomi Poco F1 128GB is one of the best phones under 90000
Storage-RAM128 GB-6 GB
Display6.18 inch IPS
ResolutionFHD+ 2160 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera20MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Weight180 g
Pros
Snapdragon 845 Processor
Big Battery
Good Camera
Great Price
128GB Storage
Cons
Average Looks

Price and Available Offers

The price of Xiaomi Poco F1 128GB is around Rs. 23999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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6. Oppo F9 Pro

Oppo F9 Pro is the successor of Oppo F7 which was one of the notch display phones under Rs. 20000. The F9 Pro comes with a new kind of waterdrop notch. It is really small and provides a much larger display area. The bezels all around are thin and screen to body ratio is above 90%. The display is beautiful. It has rich colors with good saturation and contrast levels. 

The back of the phone has a reflective design. It also has 2 colors with a gradient in between. The phone has a refreshing new look. The fingerprint sensor and a dual camera is on the back. The camera performance is good in both outdoor and indoor conditions. The selfie camera is a massive 25MP shooter and takes excellent selfies and works great for face unlocking as well.

The processor inside is Helio P60 which is a powerful processor and is similar to Snapdragon 660 in performance. With 6GB of RAM, the performance of the phone is excellent with no lag. Apps open fast and switching between them is a breeze. 

The battery is 3500 mAh which will last for a day with heavy usage. The phone comes with VOOC fast charging which provides 2 hours of talktime with just 5 minutes of charge. The fast charger is provided in the box. 

If you need a fresh design with new kind of notch and great cameras then this phone is for you.

Oppo F9 Pro is one of the best phones under 90000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display6.3 inch TFT-LTPS
ResolutionFull HD 2340 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera16MP + 2MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1.0
ProcessorMediatek Helio P60 Octacore 2.0 GHz
Weight169 gm
Pros
New Waterdrop Display
Reflective Back Design
Great Camera Performance
Powerful Chipset
Fast Charging
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Oppo F9 Pro is around Rs. 23990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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7. Oppo Realme 2

Realme 2 is the successor Realme 1 which was launched in May 2018. The 2 is not really a successor of 1 as a lot of things have been downgraded. But, if you consider the under 10k pricing, it is not a bad phone at all.

First, let's talk about design which is the USP of this device. There is a large 6.2-inch notch display on the front with a screen to body ratio of around 90%. This is something we have never seen on under 10000 Rs phones. The display resolution is HD only but it looks decent with good color reproduction and brightness. The phone has a diamond cut design on the back which looks nice as well. Looks wise, this is one of the best phones under 10000 as of Q4 2018. 

Inside, there is a Snapdragon 450 chipset with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage. The 3-32GB variant is priced at 8999 and 4-64GB is priced at 10999. The Snapdragon 450 is a good power efficient chipset with decent performance. With 4GB of RAM, you will see smooth multitasking and gaming. If you need more than 64GB storage then use the dedicated MicroSD slot provided. 

The rear camera is 13MP+2MP. The 13MP is a color sensor and the 2MP is a depth sensor for portrait mode pictures. The front camera is an 8MP shooter. The camera performance is good considering that this is a 10000 Rs. phone. Images look good overall with a decent amount of details and good colors.

The battery inside the phone is massive 4230 mAh which would last for 2 days on medium usage and 1.5 days on heavy usage. Thumbs up to Realme for adding a big battery and still keeping the phone lightweight and easy to use. 

If you are looking for a great looking phone with notch display and dual camera under 10000, then Realme 2 is great for you.

Oppo Realme 2 is one of the best phones under 90000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display6.2 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionHD+ 1520 x 720 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4230 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa Core 1.8 GHz
Weight168 g
Pros
Beautiful Design
Decent Display
Great Battery Life
Decent Chipset
Dual Cameras
Cons
HD Resolution

Price and Available Offers

The price of Oppo Realme 2 is around Rs. 8990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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8. OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T has one of the best designs and performance when it comes to the flagship smartphone segment. This smartphone is the successor of OnePlus 6 and comes with a couple of improvements.

It comes with a 6.41 inch AMOLED panel display which has a Full HD Plus resolution. The display is vibrant and is the best you would see for a phone in the budget of under 40k. The aspect ratio is 19:9 with a waterdrop notch design. The phone looks amazingly great with a glass back and you cannot get your eyes off it.

OnePlus 6T is powered by the industry best and most powerful mobile processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which has the Antutu Benchmark Score of 270000 and easily beats any other smartphone in the industry. It is backed by 6 GB of RAM and the performance is super smooth. You can easily play multiple games, run multiple applications and do anything but there is no sign of lag or issues with the smartphone. It has 128 GB of internal memory and there is also a 2nd variant which has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory and can be checked here.

On the camera side, again this smartphone does an amazing job. It has a dual rear camera of 16MP + 20MP sensor while the front camera is a 16MP sensor. There is support of both OIS and EIS on the rear camera and the front camera has support for EIS. The video recording would be a lot smoother and not shaky with these features. Both the camera have very accurate color reproduction to what your eyes see and is amazed us. The rear camera also supports 4K video recording and slow-motion videos.

It has a battery rated at 3700 mAh which powers the phone for around 1 to 1.5 days easily. It comes with a dash charger that can charge your phone up to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes. It runs on Android 9 Pie operating system and no bloatware so the user experience is best. The OnePlus 6T comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is a cool new tech but the experience is not that great as of now. The fingerprint is slow and the screen needs to light up first to detect the fingerprint.

Overall, it is an excellent phone with top-notch performance, beautiful design, amazing camera, dash charging, and stock android. It is the best phone you get in the budget of Rs. 35000 to 40000.

OnePlus 6T is one of the best phones under 90000
Storage-RAM128 GB-6 GB
Display6.41 Inch AMOLED
ResolutionFull HD+ 2340 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera20MP + 16MP Dual Camera
Front Camera16 MP
Battery Capacity3700 mAH
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie
ProcessorSnapdragon 845
Weight186 gm
Pros
Solid Build Quality and Nice Design
Powerful Chipset
Beautiful AMOLED Display
Excellent Camera Performance
Fast Charging
Cons
Slow Fingerprint Sensor

Price and Available Offers

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9. Samsung S9

After the great success of Samsung flagships like S7, S8 and Note 8. Samsung has launched its 2018 flagship in S9 with complete improvisation in performance, camera and the design. 

Samsung Galaxy S9 has a 5.8 inch Super AMOLED display which has a Quad HD+ resolution. The screen has perfect looks and brightness and a near bezel-less design which your eyes cannot look off. It is powered by Exynos 9810 processor which scores above 240000 on the Antutu beating the likes of iPhone X, so you can yourself image how powerful and smooth usage this flagship can offer.

The camera has been completely redefined with a 12 MP sensor on the back and 8 MP on the front which takes gorgeous pictures and blue free photos, thanks to the OIS in the smartphone. The camera has been innovated in a way that the rear camera has a dual aperture that adapts and function as a human eye so it clicks perfectly in bright light, low light and even in super low lighting conditions. The camera has a super slow motion for you to capture moments perfectly. The Selective focus mode allows you to blur the background even after clicking the photos. It has AR Emoji stickers that convert your photos into Emoji for the fun you want to have. 

Galaxy S9 is IP68 certified making it water and dust resistant. It also supports face recognition and iris scanning for you to unlock the phone. The battery is rated at 3000 mAh that can keep the phone power up for the one complete day, thanks to the phone efficient display and processor.

If you are looking for a Samsung flagship, it is one of the best phones with latest specifications, design and feature. With a pricing of under 60000, Samsung has made it tough for other flagship competitors of 2018.

Samsung S9 is one of the best phones under 90000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.8 inch Super AMOLED
ResolutionQuad HD+ 2960 x 1440 Pixels
Back Camera12MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8
ProcessorExynos 9810
Weight
Pros
Powerful Chipset.
Perfect Display and looks
Clean, crisp and bright images
Face and iris unlocking
Wireless Charging
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Samsung S9 is around Rs. 57900. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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10. Apple iPhone X 64GB

Apple iPhone X is the most beautiful smartphone right now. The design is just amazing. The bezel-less display on the front is sharp and bright. The back is covered with glass as well. The camera performance is top notch with a very powerful hardware inside. There is nothing wrong with the device except the absence of a headphone jack.

Apple iPhone X 64GB is one of the best phones under 90000
Storage-RAM64 GB-
Display5.8 inch All-screen OLED Multi-touch Display
ResolutionSuper Retina HD Display 2436 x 1125 Pixels
Back Camera12MP + 12MP
Front Camera7MP
Battery Capacity2716 mAh
ConnectivitySingle Sim
SoftwareiOS iOS 11
ProcessorA11 Bionic Chip with 64-bit Architecture, Neural Engine, Embedded M11 Motion Coprocessor
Weight172 g
Pros
Gorgeous Design
Beautiful Display
Excellent Camera
Lag free performance
Cons
No headphone Jack
Expensive

Price and Available Offers

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So that was all we had on best face unlock phones in India 2019. We hope the article was helpful and you were able to find a new smartphone for yourself according to your requirements and budget.