The new Apple iPhone X comes at a price tag of $999 (Rs 1,02,000) in India. The 256GB model of iPhone X is the most expensive smartphone in the country and the first mainstream handset with a higher price tag than Rs 1,00,000. If you have that kind of cash lying around, there are many less expensive alternatives (iOS and Android) in the market. Let us help you choose a good smartphone in your price range. Read more to find about our list of 5 Best Alternatives For Apple iPhone X
While many flagships from LG, Google, etc are about to hit the Indian market, let’s take a look at the currently available products. There are plenty of options that won’t cost you thousand dollars.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
While Apple has also launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the new handsets offer minor upgrades over previous year’s models at a higher price. If you can live without wireless charging, iPhone 7 Plus is a better choice for you.
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus comes with almost identical dual camera setup as iPhone 8 Plus and pretty fast A10 Fusion processor. It is also water and splash resistant. The Apple handset features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD (1,080 x 1,920pixels) resolution and pixel density of 401ppi.
Camera features include optical image stabilization (OIS), f/1.8 aperture, six-element lens, and a LED flash. The handset come in three storage variants – 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. Other features include two stereo speakers, Lightning port, and Siri voice assistant.
Apple iPhone SE
The small form iPhone model costs third of the new iPhone X. The Apple iPhone SE offers a combination of good design, performance and battery backup. It features a 4-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 640 x 1,136pixels. The Apple handset is powered by a 1.84GHz dual-core processor along with M9 co-processor, 2GB RAM and PowerVR GT7600 graphics engine. It runs iOS v9.3 operating system.
On the camera front, the iPhone Se sports a 12MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture. It is backed by a 1,642mAh li-polymer battery that offers up to 14 hours of talk-time. The small handset comes in multiple color options. Other features include a fingerprint sensor on the front.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution (1,440 x 2,960pixels), a pixel density of 568ppi, and Corning Gorilla Glass v5. It is powered by Samsung Exynos 9 Octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. The 64GB internal storage can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB). It runs on Android v7.0 (Nougat) operating system.
On the camera front, the Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 12MP Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor camera with Phase Detection autofocus (PDAF), Dual Pixel autofocus, optical image stabilization (OIS) and a dual LED flash. There is also an 8MP front camera for selfies and video calls. The Samsung flagship is backed by a 3,000mAh li-ion battery with quick charging support. Other features include a headphone jack, USB Type-C port, iris and facial recognition technology.
The latest ‘flagship killer’ from OnePlus comes with an OLED display and dual rear cameras. The OnePlus 5 64GB sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass v5. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 chipset, 6GB/ 8GB RAM, and Adreno 540 GPU.
On the camera front, the dual camera setup combines a 16MP sensor and a 20MP camera. Cameras features include 4K video recording, high dynamic range mode (HDR), exposure compensation, ISO control, digital zoom, auto flash, digital image stabilization, face detection and touch to focus. There is also a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Android (7.1.1 Nougat) smartphone is backed by a 3,300mAh Li-polymer battery with dash charging support.
Honor 8 Pro
The Honor 8 Pro comes with a powerful configuration, dual cameras, and big battery. It features a 5.7-inch full HD IPS LCD screen with a pixel density of 515ppi. The Honor handset is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset along with 6GB RAM and Mali-G71 MP8 GPU. The 128GB internal storage can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 128GB).
On the camera front, the Honor 8 Pro features two 12MP cameras on the back. Camera features include a Phase Detection autofocus (PDAF), and a dual-LED flash. There is also an 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. It is backed by a 4,000mAh Li-polymer battery with quick charging support. Other features include a fingerprint scanner on the back.