In sub-Rs. 50,000 segments for smartphones today, you can expect first-class components and features from Android camp and a few older ones iPhone models too. There are a number of Android smartphones with the top shelf of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, and features like IP rating and wireless charging are things you can expect. Cameras are also making a big leap forward and most smartphones in this segment provide above average performance.
Our list below has phones from Samsung,, Vivo, and OnePlus which are all priced starting above Rs. 40,000 and a little older, but still very suitable Apple iPhone 11, which is now sold in this category. You can also look at the higher-end variants of powerful smartphones that actually start from below Rs. 40,000 as Mi 11X Pro,, iQoo 7 Legend, and OnePlus 9R. You can find a complete list of such phones in our sub-Rs. 40,000 driver.
If you are wondering which phone you should upgrade to under Rs. 50,000, we cover you. Here is a list of some of the best smartphones to look at in this price segment.
The best phones under 50,000
|Phones under Rs. 50 000||Rating of widgets 360 (out of 10)||Price in India (as recommended)|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G||9||Rs. 47 999|
|I live X60 Pro||9||Rs. 49 990|
|OnePlus 9||9||Rs. 49 999|
|iPhone 11||9||Rs. 49 999|
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G offers a great balance between features, performance and price, all backed by a trusted name in the smartphone space. This is basically a Galaxy S20 FE with a top 5G SoC, which is not bad at all, considering how good the 4G version is. This is the only phone in this segment that offers a suitable IP68 rating for water resistance, wireless charging and a very good set of cameras, including a 3X telephoto camera.
The display is lively and striking, the design is modern, and the software is easily one of the best on the market right now. The only thing we want to be better is the loading speed. 25W fast charging isn’t bad, but when others in the segment support up to 65W, it doesn’t look as fast compared.
I live X60 Pro
Vivo’s gimbal system was a big hit in the company’s X50 series and got even better in the latest X60 series. The I live X60 Pro is priced slightly below Rs. 50,000 and has a slim body, with excellent workmanship, a bright 120 Hz display and solid overall performance. The gimbal system uses multi-axis stabilization of the sensor and is easy here, as it allows you to capture stable videos with GoPro quality. You don’t get all the premium boom you can expect, such as IP rating and wireless charging, but it’s still the best option in this segment if you plan to shoot a lot of videos.
The OnePlus 9 didn’t get very favorable reviews when it launched because just like OnePlus 8, the company decided to give him fraternal treatment. Despite the plastic case and the lack of wireless charging and IP rating, it is still a reliable contractor. Ergonomics are better than OnePlus 9 Pro due to the lighter and thinner body. The ultra-wide camera captures sharp images without distortion, and gaming performance is first-class. If you don’t want to spend on 9 Pro, but want something better than 9R, OnePlus 9 is not a bad choice.
Apple ‘s official starting price for iPhone 11 is Rs. 54,900, but you can find it at online retailers for just under Rs. 50,000. Keep in mind that this is just the base model, but it’s still an iPhone and not very old. The iPhone 11 introduced an ultra-wide camera of Apple’s non-professional models and features the powerful A13 Bionic SoC. Since this is an iPhone, you should expect to receive timely software updates for at least a few more years. The cameras are great, the battery life is excellent and comes in a variety of colors.
Asus ROG 5 phone
Our list usually includes phones that we have tested and evaluated, and although our review of Asus ROG 5 phone forthcoming, we think it is worth mentioning in our list as we have spent considerable time with a unit not sold at retail. Available from just under Rs. 50,000, which is not a bad price for the type of phone you receive. Mobile gamers are the main target audience of the ROG Phone 5 and it boasts a deceptive cooling system, programmable shoulder buttons and an impressively bright and fast AMOLED display.
Even if you don’t play games, there are many things to enjoy. It has a massive 6000 mAh battery, excellent build quality and what looks like a decent set of cameras. If you are a person who plays a lot of mobile games, then a phone like ROG Phone 5 is worth checking out.