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Best looking phones to buy this Christmas

Everyone likes a phone that looks amazing and works really well. But a ‘great looking phone’ may not work well. Among hundreds and hundreds of phones, there are barely handful of phones that look really good and work really well. Here is a list of best looking smartphones that look stunning, have premium look and feel and are proven to have solid performance. Do note that some of these may not have sturdy build quality or camera quality. If you want to know the full list of best phones that you can buy right now (with all round performance), head to our ‘Smartphone Recommendation List‘ page. Head to this page for recommended Android applications list.

Honor Mate 20 Pro

Amazon (₹70,000);
Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.39” 3120 x 1440 OLED display with minimal bezels
  2. Looks breathtakingly and feels premium
  3. HiSilicon Kirin 980 is blazing fast and feature rich
  4. 128GB or 256GB of storage, 6GB or 8GB RAM
  5. 40 MP (RGB) +20 MP (Monochrome) + 8 MP (Telephoto) triple lens rear camera setup takes very good photos.
  6. 24mp front selfie camera
  7. Android 9 Pie pre-loaded
  8. Phone can be used as Wi-Fi bridge
  9. NM card: support up to 256 GB
  10. Huge 4200 mAh battery, very good life
  11. Super fast 40W wired charging.
  12. Under display fingerprint reader
  13. IP68 dust and water resistance
  1. Support can be a ?
  2. A bit overpriced
  3. Slow updates for OS

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Amazon (₹67,900/-); Samsung Store (₹67,900); Flipkart(₹67,900/-);
Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The GoodThe Bad
  1. You cannot get an Android phone that is more functional than this one right now!
  2. 6.4″ 2960 x 1440 pixel QHD+ Super AMOLED display is the best display panel ever made for smartphones
  3. S-Pen functionality is much improved, now acts as Bluetooth remote
  4. Bluetooth v5 lets you connect two bluetooth devices at once
  5. Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is screaming fast
  6. Dual SIM card slots
  7. 6GB or 8GB of RAM
  8. 128GB and 512GB storage options
  9. 12mp+12mp rear camera setup takes stunning photos and videos, primary camera has variable aperture
  10. 8mp front camera can do 1440p videos
  11. IP68 Dust and water resistance
  12. microSD card slot
  13. 4000mAh battery, supports fast charging
  14. Fast Wireless Charging
  15. Better and lighter TouchWiz
  16. Amazing audio quality
  17. Fingerprint sensor, heart-rate sensor, barometer, SpO2
  18. Iris Scanner is super fast
  1. The rear glass panel is brittle, do not use the phone without back case

 

Honor P20 Pro

Amazon (₹60,000);
Huawei P20 Pro

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.1” FullHD OLED display with minimal bezels
  2. Looks breathtakingly and feels premium
  3. HiSilicon Kirin 970 is blazing fast and feature rich
  4. 128GB storage, 6GB RAM
  5. 40 MP (RGB) +20 MP (Monochrome) + 8 MP (Telephoto) triple lens rear camera setup takes very good photos.
  6. 24mp front selfie camera
  7. Android 8 Oreo pre-loaded
  8. Phone can be used as Wi-Fi bridge
  9. microSD card slot for memory expansion
  10. Huge 4000 mAh battery, very good life
  11. IP67 dust and water resistance
  1. Support can be a ?
  2. FullHD resolution on a 6.1″ disply feels like a stretch.
  3. A bit overpriced
  4. Slow updates for OS

 

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Store (₹64,990); Flipkart (₹64,990); Amazon (₹52,900/-);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. You cannot get a phone that looks better than this one right now! Lilac color looks stunning
  2. 6.2″ 2960 x 1440 pixel dual curved QHD+ display is the absolute best
  3. Is nearly as small as other phones with 5.5″ display
  4. Bluetooth v5 lets you connect two bluetooth devices at once
  5. Exynos 9810 Octa chipset is screaming fast
  6. Dual SIM card slots, microSD card slot for expanding storage
  7. 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB storage options
  8. Dual 12mp rear camera setup takes stunning photos and videos
  9. Dual aperture rear camera is unique and takes great low light photos
  10. 8mp front camera can do 1440p videos
  11. Dust and water resistance
  12. microSD card slot
  13. 3500mAh battery, supports fast charging
  14. Fast Wireless Charging
  15. Better and lighter TouchWiz
  16. Amazing audio quality
  17. Iris scanner, Fingerprint sensor, Face detection, heart-rate sensor, barometer, SpO2
  18. Iris Scanner is super fast
  19. New stereo speaker setup is vastly better than speaker on S8/S8+
  1. The rear glass panel is brittle, do not use the phone without back case
  2. Dual Edge display is not everyone’s cup of tea
  3. Hybrid SIM/microSD slot

 

Samsung Galaxy S9

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Samsung Store (₹57,900); Flipkart (₹50,000);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. You cannot get a phone that looks better than this one right now! Lilac color looks stunning
  2. 5.8″ 2960 x 1440 pixel dual curved QHD+ display is the absolute best
  3. Is nearly as small as other phones with 5.3″ display
  4. Bluetooth v5 lets you connect two bluetooth devices at once
  5. Exynos 9810 Octa chipset is screaming fast
  6. Dual SIM card slots, microSD card slot for expanding storage
  7. 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB storage options
  8. Dual 12mp rear camera setup takes stunning photos and videos
  9. Dual aperture rear camera is unique and takes great low light photos
  10. 8mp front camera can do 1440p videos
  11. Dust and water resistance
  12. microSD card slot
  13. 3500mAh battery, supports fast charging
  14. Fast Wireless Charging
  15. Better and lighter TouchWiz
  16. Amazing audio quality
  17. Iris scanner, Fingerprint sensor, Face detection, heart-rate sensor, barometer, SpO2
  18. Iris Scanner is super fast
  19. New stereo speaker setup is vastly better than speaker on S8/S8+
  1. The rear glass panel is brittle, do not use the phone without back case
  2. Dual Edge display is no everyone’s cup of tea
  3. Bad positioning of fingerprint Sensor
  4. Hybrid SIM/microSD slot

 

Vivo Nex

Amazon (₹44,990);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. Futuristic looking phone, a real head turner
  2. Price is very competitive
  3. Under display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner
  4. 6.6″ 2316×1080 fullHD Super AMOLED display
  5. Dual SIM card slots
  6. Snapdragon 845 is extremely fast chipset.
  7. 8GB of RAM, 128GB storage options
  8. 8mp front camera can be used for high quality video calls/selfies
  9. Dust and water resistance
  10. Bigger 4000mAh battery, supports fast charging
  11. Fast charging
  1. No dust/water resistance
  2. No NFC
  3. No memory expansion
  4. Average camera performance
  5. Under display fingerprint scanner can be hit and miss sometimes
  6. Service is a ?
  7. FunTouchOS UI on Andorid 8.1 tries too much to be like iOS

 

OnePlus 6T

Amazon (₹38,000);
OnePlus 6T

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.41″ FullHD Optic AMOLED display has minimal bezels
  2. Price tag, best VFM phone
  3. Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is fastest smartphone chip
  4. In-display fingerprint reader
  5. 128GB or 256GB storage, 6GB or 8GB RAM
  6. 16mp + 20mp rear camera setup
  7. 20mp front selfie camera
  8. Android 9 Pie pre-loaded
  9. 3700mAh battery gives good life
  10. Super fast charging, thanks to OnePlus’s Dash Charge tech
  1. Display cannot compete with the likes of S9,G6,P20
  2. No water resistance
  3. OnePlus still won’t provide headset
  4. Above average camera quality
  5. Brittle glass back should be protected with a case

 

Vivo V11 Pro

Flipkart (₹25,900); Amazon (₹25,990);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. Elegant looking phone, a real head turner
  2. Price is competitive.
  3. Under display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.
  4. 6.41″ 2316×1080 fullHD Super AMOLED display.
  5. Dual SIM card slots.
  6. Snapdragon 660 is one of the best midrange chipset.
  7. 6GB of RAM, 64GB storage.
  8. 25mp front camera can be used for high quality video calls/selfies.
  9. 12mp+5mp rear camera setup takes quality photos.
  10. Dust and water resistance.
  11. 3400mAh battery, supports fast charging.
  12. Fast charging.
  13. Very good camera for its price.
  1. No dust/water resistance
  2. No NFC
  3. Under display fingerprint scanner can be hit and miss sometimes.
  4. Service is a ?
  5. FunTouchOS on Andorid tries too much to be like iOS

 

OPPO F9

Flipkart (₹18,990);Amazon (₹18,990);
OPPO F9

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.3″ FullHD display
  2. Looks stunning, the diamond back is beautiful
  3. Dual SIM card slots
  4. MediaTek P60 is a very fast and capable chipset
  5. 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage options
  6. 16mp+2mp rear camera setup, 16mp front camera
  7. Dedicated microSD card slot
  8. Bigger 3500mAh battery
  9. VOOC Fast charging is one of the best
  10. Android 8.1 Oreo
  11. Amazing audio quality
  1. Updates rarely happen
  2. No memory expansion
  3. Support is a ?

 

Vivo V9 Pro

Flipkart (₹15,900); Amazon (₹17,990);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. Elegant looking phone.
  2. Price is competitive.
  3. 6.3″ 2316×1080 FullHD IPS display.
  4. Dual SIM card slots.
  5. Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE is one of the best midrange chipset.
  6. 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 64GB storage.
  7. 16mp front camera can be used for high quality video calls/selfies.
  8. 13mp+2mp rear camera setup takes quality photos.
  9. Dust and water resistance.
  10. 3260mAh battery, supports fast charging.
  11. Fast charging.
  12. Very good camera for its price.
  1. No dust/water resistance
  2. No NFC
  3. Under display fingerprint scanner can be hit and miss sometimes.
  4. Service is a ?
  5. FunTouchOS on Andorid tries too much to be like iOS

  

Nokia 6.1 Plus

Amazon (₹15,999); Flipkart (₹15,999);
Nokia 6.1 Plus

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 5.8” FullHD display
  2. Android One enabled
  3. Metal and glass design looks great
  4. Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 is a capable midrange chip
  5. 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM
  6. 16mp+5mp rear camera setup takes great photos
  7. 16mp front selfie camera
  8. Android 8 Oreo pre-loaded
  9. Up to 400GB microSD card expansion
  10. USB Type-C port, fast charging
  1. Average display quality, needs calibration
  2. No water resistance (splash or spill)
  3. 3060mAh battery needs calibration

 

Honor 8X

Amazon (₹14,990);
Honor 8X

The GoodThe Bad
  1. Huge 6.5″ display.
  2. Price, one of the best VFM Phones.
  3. HiSilicon Kirin 710 is powerful, yet, efficient
  4. 64GB of storage, 4GB RAM.
  5. Dual 20mp+2mp rear camera, 16mp front camera
  6. Looks much better than other phones in same price range
  7. Phone can be used as Wi-Fi bridge
  8. Dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion
  9. Dual Nano SIM cards
  10. 3750mAh battery
  1. Support can be a ?
  2. No fast charging

  

Realme 2 Pro


Flipkart (₹13,999);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. Price
  2. 6.3” FullHD Super IPS+ display has very small notch
  3. 91% screen to body ratio
  4. Clean look, better than most other phones in the segment
  5. Dedicated microSD card slot, up to 256GB.
  6. 3500mAh battery gives long life
  7. Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset is powerful.
  8. 4GB + 64GB / 6GB + 64GB / 8GB + 128GB.
  9. 16mp + 2mp rear camera setup
  10. 16mp front selfie camera
  11. Great camera quality
  12. Android 8 Oreo pre-loaded
  1. No fast charging.
  2. No NFC.

  

Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M2)


Flipkart (₹14,999);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 5.99” FullHD Super IPS+ display has minimal bezels
  2. Huge 5000mAh battery gives long life
  3. Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 is a capable mid range chip.
  4. 32GB or 64GB of storage
  5. 3GB or 4GB or 6GB of RAM, pick model with 4GB or 6GB or RAM.
  6. Up to 2TB microDS card, dedicated slot.
  7. 12mp + 5mp rear camera setup
  8. 13mp front selfie camera
  9. Android 8 Oreo stock ROM.
  1. Nothing in particular
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