Apple has slashed pricing of the iPhone XR to boost sales in the world's second-biggest smartphone market. The handset now starts at Rs 59,900 for the 64GB base model. Post the discount, the prices of 128GB and 256GB iPhone XR will be Rs 64,900 and Rs 74,900 respectively. For HDFC debit and credit card holders get some an extra cashback bringing the cost down to Rs 58,400 for the 128GB model, while the 256GB variant will be available at a price of Rs 67,400. The HDFC cashback will be offered to customers who pay the complete amount in one go. The cashback is also valid for people who opt for 1-2 year EMI transactions.
While the new pricing for the iPhone XR finally makes it worth, there are a bunch of Android smartphones on the market that you can consider. Here are some of them...
The Galaxy S10e is the more pocket-friendly variant of the S10. It features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display and is offered with 6GB RAM. The smartphone is powered by Samsung's Exynos 9820 processor. You don’t get the triple camera setup here instead a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor paired with a 16-megapixel fixed focus sensor on the back. On the front, you get the same 10-megapixel camera as the Galaxy S10.
This Galaxy S10e is being offered in just 128GB inbuilt storage in India, which will offer expansions using a microSD card. This one comes with a regular capacitive fingerprint sensor unlike the in-display fingerprint sensor seen on the other two S10 smartphones. It also comes with a smaller 3,100mAh battery while the rest of the features remain the same. The Galaxy S10e is priced at Rs 55,900.
OnePlus 6T is a hot selling product and ships with a Snapdragon 845 processor. It is offered in three variants -- 6GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage, 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, and 8GB of RAM with 256GB storage. There's a 6.41-inch display with a waterdrop style notch and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There is also an in-display fingerprint reader. At the back, there is a dual camera setup, with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and 20-megapixel secondary sensor, both of which have an f/1.7 aperture. The camera supports OIS and EIS and 480 fps slow-mo videos. On the software front, OnePlus 6T ships with OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9:
The Galaxy Note 9 features a 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, and it is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Samsung's Exynos 9810 processor. Samsung is offering two variants of the smartphone - one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and the other with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. A microSD card slot with support for up to 512GB is also present.
In terms of optics, the dual rear camera setup includes a 12-megapixel dual pixel sensor along with a wide-angle lens that has a variable f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture and a 12-megapixel sensor with a telephoto, f/2.4 autofocus lens. Both sensors are powered by dual OIS (optical image stabilisation) and support features such as 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. For selfies, there is an 8-megapixel sensor backed by an f/1.7 aperture, autofocus lens.
The Note 9 features a 4000mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging. The company claims that it is the biggest battery the company has added in the Note series. The phone coupled with IP68 certification, iris scanning, fingerprint sensor and face unlock. On the connectivity front, you get dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), USB Type-C, NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Oppo Find X:
Oppo’s flagship comes loaded with features like a curved 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels, along with a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 percent. Oppo claims that the smartphone comes with a Panoramic Arc Screen which is built by combining two pieces of seamless glass together, giving the Find X a panoramic view. Also, the Find X runs on ColorOS 5.1 which is based on Android 8.1. Oppo’s flagship supports 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Type-C connector with OTG support, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC and more. However, 3.5mm headphone jack has been given a miss.
Oppo Find X comes with three cameras in the front and back combined. The dual cameras on the back include a 16-Megapixel and a 20-Megapixel sensor. The camera sensors are AI-enabled and have an aperture ratio of f/2.0. Additionally, the sensors also come with technology for depth-of-field effects and enhanced stability. Interestingly, the lenses pop out of a mechanical slider as and when required. As per the company, the slider in question endured a rigorous durability test and can even beyond 300,000 slides. At the front is a 25-megapixel 3D camera with an aperture rate of f/2.0 for selfies, video calling, etc. Features like Geotagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama are present as well.
There is no wireless charging present on the Find X but it does get a 3,700 mAh battery which supports Oppo’s VOOC quick charging system. Other features include AI-enabled 3D cameras and hardware assisted face unlock system. Since there is no under-display fingerprint sensor on the Find X, facial recognition is the only biometric way to unlock the device.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
The device sports a large 6.39-inch QHD+ (1440x3120) curved OLED display with a 3D glass on the front and back. The rear panel comes in a gradient Twilight, Emerald Green and Black colours. The device is powered by the company's latest Kirin 980 chipset that is based on a 7nm process and comes with dual NPU. It is also offered with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with support for expandability up to 256GB via microSD card. The Mate 20 Pro offers an in-display fingerprint sensor and 3D facial recognition as biometric options.
In terms of optics, the Mate 20 Pro is its triple rear camera system on the back that Leica-branded. Includes a 40MP wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 20-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. The cameras also support laser and phase detection auto focus as well as AIS (AI-based stabilisation). On the front, the Mate 20 Pro sports a 24-megapixel 3D depth-sensing camera.
The handset also houses a 4,200mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge support and also supports 15W wireless charging and Huawei is offering its wireless charger in India. Connectivity options for the Mate 20 Pro include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS and USB Type-C support.