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Best value phones that you can buy this Christmas

Not everyone is a fanboy and not everyone buys the best phone avaialble in market. Most of look at ‘value for money’ that a phone offers, a.k.a VFM. It doesnt matter if you are in highly developed country or in a developing country. VFM is still high up in the list whe none purchases a product. Here is a list of most VFM phones that one can buy this Christmas. If you also want to know which are the overall best phones that you can buy right now, head to our ‘Smartphone Recommendation List‘ page. Head to this page for recommended Android applications list.

Absolute Best Value phone

Poco F1

Flipkart (₹19,999);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. Cheapest smartphone with powerful SD845 chipset
  2. 6.18” FullHD display with minimal bezels
  3. Huge 4000mAh battery
  4. Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845
  5. Unbelievable pricing
  6. 4GB RAM or 6GB or RAM + 64GB storage
  7. nanoSIM + nanoSIM/microSD card slots
  8. IR sensor based face unlock
  9. 12mp + 5mp dual rear facing camera ; 20mp front facing camera
  10. Bluetooth v5, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  1. Questionable customer service
  2. Flash sale circus
  3. LiquidCool technology not that effective
  4. Slow OS updates
  5. No water proofing, even on the top end model

Other value phones

Asus Zenfone Max (M1)


Flipkart (₹7,499);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 5.5” 720p IPS display.
  2. 4000mAh battery gives long life.
  3. Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 is a capable mid range phone.
  4. 32GB or 64GB of storage
  5. 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
  6. Up to 2TB microSD card
  7. 13mp + 5mp rear camera setup
  8. 8mp front selfie camera
  9. Android 8 Oreo pre-loaded
  1. No fast charging, takes lot of time to charge that battery.
  2. Camera app is primitive and not every effective in image processing.

Asus Zenfone Max (M2)

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Flipkart (₹9,999);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.26” 720p IPS display.
  2. 4000mAh battery gives long life.
  3. Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 is a capable mid range chip.
  4. 32GB or 64GB of storage
  5. 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
  6. Up to 2TB microSD card
  7. 13mp + 2mp rear camera setup
  8. 8mp front selfie camera
  9. Android 8 Oreo pre-loaded
  1. No fast charging, takes lot of time to charge that battery.
  2. Camera app is primitive and not every effective in image processing.

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. Camera app is primitive and not every effective in image processing.

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. Flash sale circus
  2. No fast charging.
  3. No NFC.

Redmi Note 6 Pro

Flipkart (₹13,999);

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.26″ FullHD display with minimal bezels
  2. Huge 4000mAh battery
  3. Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset
  4. Price
  5. 4GB RAM or 6GB of RAM + 64GB storage
  6. microSD card slot
  7. Dual SIM card slots
  8. Fingerprint sensor
  9. 12MP + 5MP rear camera setup
  10. 20MP + 2MP dual front camera setup
  11. MIUI 9 OS
  1. Customer service is a hit and miss.
  2. Glass protective cover on display is brittle, handle with care.
  3. Flash sale circus.
  4. micro-USB port.
  5. Android 8.1 Oreo.

LG G7 ThinQ

Flipkart (₹32,990);
LG G7 ThinQ

The GoodThe Bad
  1. 6.1” 3120 x 1440 pixel QHD+ display
  2. Dual SIM card slots
  3. 6GB of RAM
  4. Huge 128GB storage, upto 2TB microSD
  5. Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset
  6. Dual 16mp rear cameras takes stunning photos
  7. 8mp front camera can be used for high quality video calls/selfies
  8. Boombox Speaker with DTS:X 3D Sound and Hi-Fi Quad DAC
  9. IP68 dust and water resistance
  10. MIL-STD-810G military standard build.
  11. Quick Charge 3.0 Fast charging
  12. Wireless Charging
  13. Amazing audio quality
  1. Very slow updates
  2. Hybrid SIM/microSD slot
  3. Below average battery life

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
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Amarendra

Co-Founder of GadgetDetail, gadget lover, addicted to American TV shows, fan of Ferrari and Federer, Bengalurian, FOOD LOVER, multiplex hater.

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