10 Best Premium Smartphones Under 50000 to 80000 in India 2018

Last Updated on 2018-09-03 by Shivam Setia

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This article is for our users who want the very best smartphones available in India. We have covered a total of 10 smartphones on this list of best smartphones under 50000 to 80000. You will find smartphones under 60000 and 70000 as well if that's your budget.

All these phones are flagship smartphones of Apple, Samsung and Google, Huawei. They have very powerful chipsets inside with 4 to 6GB of RAM and 64 to 128GB of storage to store all your music, videos, documents and pictures. 4 GB of RAM can handle a ton of apps with ease. 

The cameras on these mobile phones are incredible. They can take excellent shots in daylight as well as low light. For video recording, they have OIS which stabilizes the video. Most of these phones support 4K video recording. Phones like Samsung S9, Huawei P20 Pro with a triple camera and other latest flagship launched in India are covered here.

You will see that most of the phones on this list are IP67 or IP68 rated which means they are water and dust proof. You can throw them into water or mud and they will work fine. On charging side, you get wireless charging on some of these devices where you have to just keep the phone on charging pod instead of plugging in the cable.

Let's take a look at the best phones under 50000 to 80000 in India.

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Here's the list of 10 Best Premium Smartphones Under 50000 to 80000 in India 2018

1. LG G7+ ThinQ

LG G7+ ThinQ is LG's flagship phone of 2018 and it comes with a beautiful design and powerful hardware. LG has aggressively priced it in India and it competes with OnePlus 6. The display on the G7+ is a 6.1-inch panel with Quad HD+ resolution. No other phone offers Quad HD+ resolution at this price. The display is very sharp with great color reproduction. It is a notch display with thin bezels all around which helps to keep the device size small. 

The LG G7+ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset which is flagship processor which excellent performance. There is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage on this device. Plenty of RAM and powerful processor is a perfect recipe for a smooth lag free experience. Apps open fast and switching between them is a breeze. Gaming performance is incredible as well. 

The G7+ ThinQ comes with a dual 16MP+16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. The dual camera has a 16MP Super Wide Angle lens (F1.9 / 107-degree) and a 16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71-degree)]. The wide-angle lens lets you capture a lot more as compared to the standard lens. If you are taking a group shot, the wide angle lens would come handy. Also, the wide aperture helps to gather more light and improves the low light performance. It also uses AI to detect scenes and change settings accordingly. Overall, it is a great camera phone.

The battery inside the phone is just 3000mAh so you can expect a day of backup with it. Other features include, IP68 rating which means you don't have to worry about water or dust. The phone supports wireless charging as well. The audio experience on the G7+ is excellent. Whether you are listening to songs on the phone speakers or earphones, you will love it. It is way better than any other phone in this range. 

LG G7+ ThinQ is priced at 39990 in India which is same as OnePlus 6 128GB price. LG G7+ ThinQ is a better option because it is a true flagship with IP rating, wireless charging, Quad HD Display. All these things are missing in OnePlus 6. Go for it if you are looking for a great phone under 40000.

LG G7+ ThinQ is one of the best phones under 80000
Storage-RAM128 GB-6 GB
Display6.1 inch IPS Capacitive
ResolutionQuad HD+ 3120 x 1440 Pixels
Back Camera16MP + 16MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Weight
Pros
Gorgeous Display
Great Design
Powerful Processor
Great Performance
Excellent Cameras
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

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2. Nokia 8 Sirocco

With Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia enters the flagship grade smartphone range. Sirocco completely justifies the Nokia branding with the top-notch design and quality. It is premium when you hold it in hand and has stainless steel built that is again brilliant. It comes with a 5.5 inch POLED display with a Quad HD resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels. The display is simply a masterpiece when it comes to quality, colour reproduction.

It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor and has 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage. It scores heavily around 207000 on the AnTuTu Benchmark which is equivalent to the Kirin 970 processor seen in Huawei P20 Pro. The performance is smooth with no lag, heating observed while using a lot of apps together and playing high-end games.

On the camera side, it has a dual rear camera of 12MP and a 13MP sensor which supports optical image stabilization. The camera clicks beautiful images with perfect saturation and colour temperature. The OIS enables you to click stable images and prevents any shaky images. The front camera has a 5MP sensor is a decent performer and also supports bokeh effects. Again it is not the best for a flagship but a decent performer for the price of under 50000.

Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with the Google Android One program and runs Stock Android 8.0 Oreo with promised and early updates to Android P and Android Q. It has a battery of 3260 mAh which would be just sufficient for a day. The smartphone supports fast charging and can charge half the phone is just 30 minutes. It also supports Wireless charging, an add-on to what other smartphone offers in this price range. To protect your phone from dust and water, this smartphone has an IP 67 certification. 

Overall, it is a great combination of every great feature you look for in a smartphone. Though not powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 in 2018 but is a beast for a pricing of 50k.

Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of the best phones under 80000
Storage-RAM128 GB-6 GB
Display5.5 inch P-OLED
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 13MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery Capacity3260 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0
ProcessorSnapdragon 835
Weight177 gm
Pros
Super Solid Build Quality. Stylish Looks
Quad HD Display
Beautiful Camera Images
Stock Android. Android One.
Fast Charging. Wireless Charging. IP67 Certified.
Cons

Price and Available Offers

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3. Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro is the first phone launched with a triple camera ditching the trend of the dual camera. It comes with a notch design and has a 6.1-inch AMOLED display which has a Full HD Plus resolution. It looks beautiful with a glass back and offers a clear and bright screen with good viewing angles.

P20 Pro is powered by the Kirin 970 which is the topmost processor from Huawei and performs really smooth and scores around 210000 on the Antutu which is behind the likes of Snapdragon 845 but we did not face any issues in multitasking or gaming. Kirin 970 clubbed with 6 GB of RAM  offers flagship grade performance. It comes with 128 GB onboard storage which is well enough for every user and it does support SD card to expand the storage and you will never require the same.

Talking about the camera, it has a triple rear camera sensor of 8 MP Telephoto sensor, followed by 40 MP RGB sensor and then the 20 MP monochrome sensor with dual tone LED flash. Here the camera shots have perfect colour saturation and quality. The rear camera also supports 4K(UHD) video recording. It supports super slow motion video, portrait mode etc. On the front camera, it has 24 MP sensor that clicks beautiful selfies with each and every minute detail captures perfectly. The camera images are of such great quality that you would not have seen before and completely beats the likes of Pixel 2 XL.

It has a 4000 mAh battery and with such design, it only weighs 180 gm. This battery can power the phone easily for one day and it supports fast charging and has a huge 4A charger in the box. It supports both face unlocking and fingerprint unlocking and both are fast and very accurate.  There are some bezels at the end because of the fingerprint sensor. This phone has IP67 protection so you somewhat protected from dust and water.

Overall, this phone is an outstanding phone if you have a budget of 65000. There is not even a single negative point here and offers everything to the top-notch flagship grade quality.

Huawei P20 Pro is one of the best phones under 80000
Storage-RAM128 GB-6 GB
Display6.1 Inch AMOLED
ResolutionFull HD Plus 1080 x 2240 pixel
Back Camera40MP+20MP+8MP
Front Camera24 MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareEMUI Based on Android Oreo
ProcessorKirin 970
Weight180 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design and Full HD Plus Display
Mesmerising Camera Images
Powerful Performance
Fast Charging
Face Unlocking
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Huawei P20 Pro is around Rs. 64999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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4. 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 80000
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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5. Apple iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.7 inches Retina HD display and an all-glass body that shines and looks beautiful with a colour-matched, aerospace-grade aluminium band. The display has Dual-domain pixels that allow for wider viewing angles. This phone is powered by A11 Bionic Chipset that is very powerful and makes the phone to work smoothly. A11 also supports augmented reality games and apps. iPhone 8 Plus has 3 GB of RAM and comes in 2 variants with 64 GB and 256 GB internal memory. The design, build quality and looks are top grade.

iPhone 8 Plus has a dual rear camera with both sensors of 12MP and brings out gorgeous portrait mode shots and a 7 MP front camera that click beautiful selfies. The dual camera at the back that enables optical zoom, it also supports digital zoom up to 10x for photos and 6x for video recording. This camera also has features like colour filters, optical image stabilisation etc. that add to the beauty and details of the image captures

It has battery rated at 2691 mAh and can provide a  backup of one day. With the glass body, 8 Plus allows support for wireless charging.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus is one of the best phones under 80000
Storage-RAM64 GB-3 GB
Display5.5 inch Widescreen LCD Multi-touch Display with IPS Technology
ResolutionRetina HD Display 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera12MP + 12MP
Front Camera7MP
Battery Capacity2691 mAh
ConnectivitySingle Sim
SoftwareiOS 11
ProcessorA11 Bionic Chip with 64-bit Architecture, Neural Engine, Embedded M11 Motion Coprocessor
Weight202 g
Pros
Wireless Charging
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Apple iPhone 8 Plus is around Rs. 72999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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6. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a large 6.3 inch Super AMOLED display. It has QHD+ resolution with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio (infinity display) that gives a great look and finish to this phone. Despite being on big screen size, it fits easily in hand. Note 8 is powered by an Exynos 8895 processor which scores around 175000 on the Antutu, an improvement of around 10% over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It has 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which you can expand via hybrid sim slot up to 256 GB.

It has a dual camera at the back with both sensors of 12MP which is a wide-angle camera and clicks great low light photos along with support for 2x optical zoom and autofocus. On the front camera, there is 8 MP sensor to click beautiful selfies. Both the front and rear camera support Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), so you would never have to experience any blur in the photos. Note 8 has a 3300 mAH battery rating which can power the phone for 1 complete day depending on your usage. It runs on Android 7.1.1 (Naugat) and offers a clean software user experience.

Note 8 is a perfect phone you would love for performance, it has a big display that gives a great user experience of watching entertainment content and playing games. A perfect Samsung lover choice for a budget of under 70000.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best phones under 80000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display6.3 inch Super AMOLED
ResolutionQHD+ 1440 x 2960
Back Camera12+12 MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3300 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim (Hybrid)
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7.1.1
ProcessorExynos 8895 Octa Core 2.3GHz
Weight195 gm
Pros
Quad HD+ AMOLED Display
Powerful Chipset
Brilliant Camera Performance
Smooth Multitasking
Cons

Price and Available Offers

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7. Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2 is another amazing piece of design and engineering from Google. It has a 5.0 inch AMOLED display with FULL HD resolution which is bright and would have easiness all the time either while watching videos or playing games. Pixel 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory with no option to expand the memory via SD card but comes with unlimited storage in Google Photos.

The rear camera is a 12.2 MP sensor and 8 MP front camera sensor, the camera on Pixel 2 combine both hardware and software to produce images that have vibrant colours and look original to eyes when you are at that place. Even in low light, the camera works with brilliant optimizations to amaze you with the quality of photos.

It comes with an Active Edge feature which allows you to squeeze the phone to get any of the predefined tasks done. This phone runs on Android Oreo 8.0.1 and will provide you the best software experience with no bloatware and smooth experience. The battery on this phone is 2700 mAh which can keep the phone charged for the whole day.

There is no doubt over the performance of this phone in any department. Since it is a flagship phone and comes with an efficient hardware and software that delivers as promised, it comes at a pricing which is under 50000 as of now.

Google Pixel 2 is one of the best phones under 80000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.0 inch AMOLED
ResolutionFull HD 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera12.2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity2700 mAh
ConnectivitySingle Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit Octa Core
Weight
Pros
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Google Pixel 2 is around Rs. 52999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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8. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is another power beast that has a 6.2 inches Super AMOLED display having Quad HD+ resolution. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and offers a stunning visual experience with perfectly aligned colours and contrast. This phone uses a very powerful Samsung owned Exynos 8895 that beats the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 by a margin of around 10 percent. It has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory and has a hybrid slot to expand the storage by up to 256 GB. 

This phone features an exceptional camera with a 12MP rear sensor and an 8 MP front sensor which offers clear pictures with a natural colour tint and various modes and filters for your customizations. The gaming and multitasking are smooth and you will never be disappointed ever by the performance of the phone and comes with strong durability. It has a fingerprint sensor, iris scanner and face detection methods which can be used to unlock the phone. The phone has IP68 certification to keep it safe from dust and water.

S8 has USB Type C port and has a battery rated at 3500 mAH which is able to power the phone for just more than a day given it has a power efficient processor and design, it also supports fast charging and can charge the phone in around 1.5 hours.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is quite similar to the Samsung S8 but packs a larger display and higher battery backup compared to the Galaxy S8. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is one of the best phones under 80000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display6.2 inch Super AMOLED
ResolutionQuad HD+ 2960 x 1440 pixels
Back Camera12MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7
ProcessorExynos 8895 Octa Core 2.3GHz
Weight173 gm
Pros
Beautiful Large Display
Performance Beast
Picture Perfect Camera Images
IP68 Certified
Fast Charging
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is around Rs. 53990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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9. 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 80000
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

The price of Apple iPhone X 64GB is around Rs. 89000. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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10. Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL is the best android phone you can get. It offers excellent build quality, the device looks great and feels comfortable in hand. The hardware inside is the latest and greatest as of 2017. You will notice no lag what so ever. The USP of the device is the camera, it is safe to say that Pixel 2 XL has the best smartphone camera. The only negative is that the phone is very expensive. OnePlus 5T is a great device and will cost you half the price of Pixel 2 XL.

Google Pixel 2 XL is one of the best phones under 80000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display6 inch pOLED
ResolutionQHD+ 2880 x 1440 Pixels
Back Camera12.2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3520 mAh
ConnectivitySingle Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit Octa Core
Weight165 g
Pros
Excellent Build Quality
Beautiful Design
Top Notch Hardware
Excellent Camera
Lag Free Performance
Cons
Expensive
No Headphone Jack

Price and Available Offers

The price of Google Pixel 2 XL is around Rs. 73000. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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That's the end of our list of best premium smartphones under 50000 to 80000 in India. We hope it was useful and you were able to find your next smartphone.