Top 10 android Smartphones & Tablets of 2018

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The mobile technology has been expanding its outreach for years. The trends provide us with a great variety from great features in small budgets to premium quality devices that we use in our daily life. Hence, here are some of the topmost economic and most premium Android smartphones and tablets of 2018.

Top 10 most economic Android smartphones

All the phones listed here are proven to give the highest value for money starting from as low INR. 7499. The special abilities of each handset will also be highlighted including suggestions for selecting phones based on hardware and software priorities. Let’s get started from the least priced smartphone

10. Realme C1 (INR 7,499)

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This is the phone which is an allrounder in every aspect by delivering decent specs at a very aggressive price. Nothing can beat this phone in this price range. Available in (2/16) GB as a storage option.

Highlights

  • Snapdragon 450 octa-core chipset
  • Dual rear cameras (13+2 MP) as well as 5 MP front camera with AI functionality
  • Fast Fingerprint unlock as well as best in class face unlock
  • Massive 4230Mah battery with AI power management
  • 19:9 aspect ratio notched 6.2-inch display with HD+ resolution

9. Asus Zenfone M2 (INR 9,999)

And here comes the game changer, the very powerful phone with an excellent camera and even with a stock android!! Great battery life and everything just under 9999 rupees. Available on Flipkart and with 3/32 and 4/64 GB ram options.

Highlights

  • Snapdragon 632 Octa-core chipset
  • Dual rear cameras (13+2 MP) as well as 8 MP front camera.
  • Fast Fingerprint unlock as well as face unlock
  • Massive 4000Mah battery.
  • 19:9 aspect ratio notched 6.2-inch display with HD+ resolution
  • EIS and 4K video support.

8. Realme U1 (INR 11,999)

This is the heads turner and contains all the awesomeness and style you need with a super powerful chipset and excellent AI capabilities. Best selfie camera till date on a budget smartphone and some decent battery life.

Highlights

  • MediaTek helio P70 octa-core chipset with Dedicated AI processing unit
  • Dual rear cameras (13+2 MP) as well as 25 MP AI front camera.
  • Fast Fingerprint unlock as well as face unlock
  • 3500Mah battery.
  • 19:9 aspect ratio notched 6.3-inch full HD+ resolution LTPS LCD display.

7. Realme 2 Pro (INR 13,990)

Here comes a phone which is a trendsetter and the first ever phone to bring that super small dewdrop notch in a lower budget segment and which looks spectacular and has no match at this price point. But that’s not all this phone is all about. It also has the super powerful processor and a great set of cameras.

Highlights

  • Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset with AI.
  • Dual rear cameras (16+2 MP) as well as 16 MP front camera setup.
  • Fast Fingerprint unlocks as well as face unlock.
  • Dewdrop notched 6.3-inch full HD+ resolution LTPS LCD display.
  • 3500Mah battery.

6. Nokia 6.1 plus (INR 14,999) (Android One)

And here comes the legend after ages with the pure stock android and with a phone under the Android one program. A phone which looks and feels super premium and it is powered by a powerful processor and decent cameras. Well under the android one program, this is the phone you would like to have your hands on.

Highlights

  • Snapdragon 636 octa-core chipset
  • Dual rear cameras (16+5 MP) as well as 16 MP front camera setup.
  • USB type C for relatively fast charging.
  • Fast Fingerprint unlock as well as face unlock
  • 19:9 aspect ratio notched 5.8-inch full HD+ resolution LCD display.
  • 3060Mah battery.

5. Redmi Note 6 pro (INR 14,999)

This is the fully loaded package when it comes to almost everything. Being a successor to the legendary Redmi note 5 Pro, there’s nothing much to complain about. Although there is no upgrade to the chipset in comparison to its predecessor, the set of cameras on this one is simply jaw-dropping.

Highlights

  • Snapdragon 636 Octa-core chipset
  • Dual rear cameras (12+5 MP) as well as (20+2) MP front camera setup.
  • Supports QUALCOMM quick charge 3.0
  • Fast Fingerprint unlock as well as face unlock
  • 19:9 aspect ratio notched 6.26-inch full HD+ resolution LCD display.
  • Massive 4000Mah battery.

4. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (INR 12,999)

This is the unbeatable all-rounder which has simply no substitute in terms of practicality and user experience. With 2-day battery life, super powerful chipset and extra strong glass protection and a super aggressive price too. And guess what!! It comes with stock android. This leaves nothing more to say. It destroys the competition.

Highlights

  • Snapdragon 660 octa-core AIE chipset
  • Dual rear cameras (12+5 MP) as well as 13 MP front camera setup.
  • Fast Fingerprint unlock as well as face unlock
  • 19:9 aspect ratio notched 6.26-inch full HD+ resolution LCD display.
  • Corning gorilla glass 6 protection.
  • Massive 5000 MAH battery.

3. MI A2 (INR 13999)(Android One)

The great and super popular A series of phones from MI under the android one program have been ruling the market and our hearts since it has launched the first phone named A1. Well, this is the worthy successor of the same. With sadly no headphone jack but everything else simply extraordinary, there’s nothing much to complain about and so much more to love and keep loving. Especially after the super price cut.

Highlights

  • Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset
  • Dual rear cameras (12+20 MP) as well as 20 MP front camera setup.
  • Supports QUALCOMM quick charge 3.0
  • Fast Fingerprint unlock as well as face unlock
  • 19:9 aspect ratio notched 5.99-inch full HD+ resolution LCD display.
  • Massive 3010 MAH battery.

2. Honor Play (INR 19,999)

When you want to go extreme in gaming and keeping it pocket-friendly too, here is something Honor must honour you with. The flagship Kirin processor with Extreme Graphics Turbo Acceleration, decent cameras, great display and crazy fast charging capabilities and Ultra high definition sound output. This is worth buying.

Highlights

  • Kirin 970 octa-core chipset with GPU Turbo for Higher FPS
  • Dual rear cameras (16+2 MP) as well as 16 MP front camera setup.
  • 9V 2A Fast Charge technology.
  • Fast Fingerprint unlock as well as face unlock
  • 19:9 aspect ratio notched 6.3-inch full HD+ resolution LCD display.
  • Massive 3750 MAH battery.
  1. Poco f1 By Xiaomi (INR 19,999)

Imagine having the fastest available processor, coupled with a minimum of 6 gigs of ram, A liquid cooling technology for efficient gaming, a notch, excellent cameras, Superb battery life, extremely capable IR face scanning and much more in the price of what, 19999…!!! This phone has created history. The biggest earthquake in the history of the smartphone industry. A device to be remembered, a device which screams power. This is the phone which has nothing in compromise…it is simply magic.

Highlights

  • 2.8 GHz Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset with liquid cooling technology.
  • Dual rear cameras (12+5 MP) as well as 20 MP front camera setup.
  • Supports QUALCOMM quick charge 3.0.
  • Fast Fingerprint unlock as well as face unlock
  • 19:9 aspect ratio notched 6.1-inch full HD+ resolution LCD display.
  • 4000 MAH battery.

Top 10 premium Android smartphones and Tablets

All the phones listed here are proven to give the most premium smartphone experience. The special abilities of each handset will also be highlighted including suggestions for selecting phones based on hardware and software priorities. Let’s get started from the least priced smartphone

10. Asus Zenfone 5Z (INR 24,999)

This the phone with all the power packed features. This flagship killer from Asus definitely deserves the place in the premium phone segment, And at this price point, there’s nothing much to complain about and the design simply makes you go WOW…!!

Highlights

  • 2.8 GHz Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset with liquid cooling technology.
  • Dual rear cameras (12+5 MP) as well as 20 MP front camera setup.
  • Supports QUALCOMM quick charge 3.0.
  • Fast Fingerprint unlock as well as face unlock
  • 19:9 aspect ratio notched 6.1-inch full HD+ resolution LCD display.
  • 4000 MAH battery.

9. Huawei MediaPad M5 Android Tablet (INR 51,700)

There are really few flagship tablets available in the Android platform, and this beast surely deserves the place in the premium tablet segment. This one ticks all the boxes when it comes to practicality and immense power, super crisp 2K display and some super pure sounding 360 Degree sound system.

Highlights

  • HiSilicon Kirin 960 (16 nm) octa-core chipset.
  • (13 MP) rear camera as well as 8 MP front camera setup.
  • 2K ultra vison and 2.5d glass-edge display
  • Curved, sleek design with a slim, lightweight metal unibody
  • 2 Built-in speakers tuned by Harman Kardon – 360-degree surround sound
  • 5100 Mah Battery.

8. Google Pixel 2 Xl (INR 45,499)

Here comes the purest form of smartphone experience right from the creators of the Android world. This is Google’s own masterpiece crafted for the best android experience ever used by mankind. Although this model of google pixel was launched a year ago, it is still worth buying in every single aspect if you want something under 50K.

Highlights

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset(10nm)
    • (12 MP) rear camera as well as 8 MP front camera setup with 1.4 micrometre, Autofocus with Laser + Dual Pixel Phase Detection, Optical + Electronic Image Stabilization, f/1.8 Aperture.
  • Fast Fingerprint unlock as well as face unlock
    • Fullscreen Display, Aspect Ratio: 18:9, 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Always-on Display, 100% DCI-P3 Coverage, 100000:1 Super Contrast Ratio, True Black Level, Full 24-bits Depth or 16.77 Million Colors.
    •  IP67 Water and Dust Resistant
  • 3520 MAH battery.

7. Samsung Galaxy tab S4 (INR 57,900)

The finest creation ever created in the Android world is created by Samsung. This is the Tablet which can outperform almost anything in this world when it comes to an android tablet. The Utterly awesome and massive Super AMOLED display, when paired with the flagship Snapdragon processor and ample amount of storage and ram and gigantic 7300 Mah battery, there is nothing much left to expect from a tablet this practical, slim, and powerful. And yes an honourable mention of those great cameras is mandatory too..!

Highlights

  • 13MP primary camera and 8MP front facing camera
  • 26.67 centimetres (10.5-inch) capacitive touchscreen with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution
  • Android v8.1 Oreo operating system with 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SD835 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory expandable up to 512GB and single nano-SIM
  • 7300mAH lithium-ion battery.

6. Oppo FindX (INR 61,990)

Sometimes when Evolution becomes too mainstream, you need Revolution. Probably oppo went so much out of the box and crafted this Beast and gave it the beauty that makes it utterly irresistible to look and hold and use and so much beyond that..! But First of all, there is the display which is 100% bezel-less..! and this addictive yet rugged sliding mechanism for the front camera and face unlock and rest of the sensors. This is the phone for the ones who seek for so much innovation without compromising on anything.

Highlights

  • 8 GB RAM | 256 GB ROM |
  • 16.26 cm (6.4 inches) Full HD Display
  • 16MP + 20MP | 25MP Front Camera
  • 3730 Li-polymer Battery
  • Snapdragon 845 Octa Core 2.649 GHz Processor
  • Sliding Pop-up Camera
  • Flash Charging with VOOC.

5. Oneplus 6T (INR 37,999)

Ever since this company started, it has always produced a phone which is simply super premium and extremely affordable. Every penny spent on this device screams value and it is just too good to be true. The super fast charging, the flagship processor, close to stock UI and super fast updates and lots and lots of customisations developed for this developer friendly phone makes it so special and definitely deserves an honourable mention in here. It is also one of the few phones which comes with SuperAmoled screen from Samsung.

Highlights

  • Camera: 16+20 MP Dual rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, Super slow motion, Nightscape and Studio Lighting | 16 MP front camera
  • Display: 6.41-inch(16.2 cms) Full HD+ Optic AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution and an 86% screen-to-body ratio
  • Memory, Storage & SIM: 6GB RAM | 128GB storage | Dual nano SIM with dual standby (4G+4G)
  • Screen Unlock: In-screen fingerprint sensor. The OnePlus 6T unlocks in 0.34s for a seamless and intuitive unlock experience
  • Operating System and Processor: OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 Pie with 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor
  • Battery: 3700 mAh lithium-polymer battery with Fast Charge technology.

4. Google pixel 3/ Pixel 3 XL(INR 75,378)

Here comes the purest form of smartphone experience right from the creators of the Android world. This is Google’s own masterpiece crafted for the best android experience ever used by mankind. And these two of google pixel devices have created a benchmark in pure android powered smartphones. These phones worth buying in every single aspect.

Highlights

  • 12.2MP rear camera | 8MP+8MP dual front camera
  • 16.0 centimetres (6.3 inches) QHD+ display capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution
  • Memory, Storage and SIM: 4GB RAM | 64GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB | Single SIM
  • Android v9 Pie operating system with 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core processor
  • 3430mAH lithium-ion battery.

3. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 plus (INR 53,110)

There is always a scope for something better, especially when it comes to technology and the creation of devices. The S series of Samsung line-up has always been powered by the flagship Snapdragon chipsets and pushing the limits of that chipset which ultimately moulds into a masterpiece. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ feature a Reimagined camera which takes professional-quality photos using Pro Mode. The Dual Aperture Lens produces stunning super low light allowing you to capture the right amount of light, day or night. Super Slow-Mo captures 4x as many frames per second so you can slow down reality. The innovative AR Avatar feature lets you create an emoji that looks and moves just like you. Seamlessly translate signs, menus or maps in your native language with Bixby Translate.

Highlights

  • 4G LTE Plus Capable
  • 12MP Main Camera; 8MP Front Facing Camera; Dual Camera
  • Super Slo-Mo feature
  • Dynamic Stereo Sound (Tuned by AKG)
  • Infinity display – expanded device screen
  • IP68 Dust and Water-resistant
  • Iris Scanner
  • Secured by Samsung Knox

2. Huawei Mate 20 PRO

There is something called a perfect smartphone. This is simply more than perfect. This is what present is all about. The mere existence of this phone creates a milestone in the entire history of phone manufacturing.

Highlights

  • 40MP Leica triple rear camera with 40MP (wide angle lens)+20MP (ultra wide angle lens)+8MP (telephoto), supports autofocus (laser focus, phase focus, contrast focus), supports AIS (Huawei AI image stabilization) | 24MP front camera with support 3D depth sensing
  • 16.2 centimetres (6.39-inch) Full HD+ OLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution | 538 PPI pixel density | 16.7M colour support | In-screen fingerprint sensor
  • Memory, Storage & SIM: 6GB RAM | 128GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB | Dual SIM (nano+nano) dual-standby (4G+4G)
  • Android +EMUI v9.0.0 operating system with 2.6GHz Cortex A76 + 1.92GHz Cortex A76 + 1.8 GHz Cortex A55 AI Chipset Kirin 980 octa-core processor
  • 4200mAH lithium-polymer battery with TUV safe fast-charge system certification refuel the battery up to 70 per cent in 30 minutes
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase

1.Samsung Galaxy NOTE 9 (INR 67,900)

When there is everything perfect in the world and the present seems too good to be true, the future is born. Which has pushed the limits of what a smartphone can do. There is nothing in the entire Android world which can even be near to hat this legend is about. This is the Galaxy Note 9. The best of Galaxy to make your life easier, allowing you to achieve more in work and life so that you feel ahead of the pack and enabled to do what drives you allowing you to create change. A Remote Control S Pen that takes the power of the S Pen beyond the screen giving you remote controllability via Bluetooth.

Highlights

  • 6.4” QHD Super AMOLED Display
  • Intelligent S Pen
  • Long Lasting 4000 mAh Battery
  • Expandable Memory up to 1TB
  • Dual 12MP Rear Facing Camera
  • 8MP Front Facing Camera
  • Dual Aperture
  • Super Slow Motion Video Capture
  • Camera – Scene Optimizer
  • Camera Flaw Detection
  • AR Emoji
  • Water & Dust Resistant
  • Dolby Atmos Stereo Speakers
  • Fast Wireless Charging
  • Biometric Unlock
  • 4K Video Capture
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Processor
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