Diwali – the festival of lights – is an opportunity to express your love by showering gifts to special ones. If you are planning to gift smartphones to near and dear ones, here’s a shopping guide to help you decide the best ones to pick. We’ll break this post into different sections based on the pricing of the phones. Read on!

Expensive, Above INR 30,000

If you don’t have any budget constraints, you would want to pick the best phone that’s available out there. Google Pixel XL, Moto Z, and HTC 10 are good options to choose from. Let’s review the specs for these phones –

1. Google Pixel XL  [INR 67,000]

  • 1.6GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 821
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB storage
  • 12.3MP primary camera, 8MP front camera
  • 5.5inch 1440×2560 resolution display
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 3450mAh battery

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2. Moto Z [INR 40,000]

  • 1.8GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB storage
  • 13MP primary camera, 5MP front camera
  • 5.5inch 1440×2560 resolution display
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 2600mAh battery

Motorola Moto Z

3. HTC 10 [INR 41,000]

  • 1.6GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 820
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB storage
  • 12-Ultrapixel primary camera, 5MP front camera
  • 5.2inch 1440×2560 resolution display
  • Android 6 Marshmallow
  • 3000mAh battery

HTC 10

Less Than INR 30,000

If your budget is within 30,000 but more than 15,000, there are actually quite a few smartphones out there that are really good. First up on our list is the affordable, feature-rich OnePlus 3. Unlike the other phones mentioned above, this one features a whopping 6GB RAM!

1. OnePlus 3 [INR 27,999]

  • 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820
  • 6GB RAM, 64GB storage
  • 16MP primary camera, 8MP front camera
  • 5.5inch 1080×1920 resolution display
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 3000mAh battery

Android 7.0 Nougat Update Confirmed for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 2

2. Asus Zenfone 3 [INR 26,800]

  • 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB storage
  • 16MP primary camera, 8MP front camera
  • 5.5inch 1080×1920 resolution display
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3000mAh battery

asus zenfone 3

3. Huawei Honor 8 [INR 28,999]

  • 1.8GHz octa-core Kirin 950 processor
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB storage
  • 12MP primary camera, 8MP front camera
  • 5.20inch 1080×1920 resolution display
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3000mAh battery

huawei-honor-8

Best Phones Under 15000

First up on our list of smartphones available for less than INR 15,000 is the Moto G4 Plus.

1. Moto G4 Plus [INR 12,999]

  • 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB storage
  • 16MP primary camera, 5MP front camera
  • 5.5inch 1080×1920 resolution display
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 3000mAh battery

Moto G4 Android Nougat Update

2. Xiaomi Mi Max [INR 14,999]

  • Hexa-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72)
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB storage
  • 16MP primary camera, 5MP front camera
  • 6.44inch 1080×1920 resolution display
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 4850mAh battery

xiaomi mi max

3. Lenovo ZUK Z1 [INR 13,000]

  • 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801
  • 3GB RAM, 64GB storage
  • 13MP primary camera, 8MP front camera
  • 5.5inch 1080×1920 display
  • Android 5.1.1 Marshmallow
  • 4100mAh battery

Zuk Z1