Best phones under Rs 50,000 in India 2023

Realme GT 2 Pro in the hand
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The price bracket of Rs. 50,000 doesn’t move as fast as the mid-range of the affordable smartphone segment.

Here you’d ideally find two categories of phones in this price range - these are either the stripped-down or Lite variants of the flagship devices that look to offer you the same flagship experience but at a slightly lower price point.

These phones are mostly from top-tier brands like Samsung, Apple etc and include devices like the Galaxy S21 FE and iPhone 11 among others.

The second category is phones from brands that are primarily known for affordable phones but when they try to break these shackles and try to offer their best, that’s when you get phones like Realme GT2 Pro, Xiaomi 11T Pro, iQoo 9T, etc.

Of course, we also have OnePlus, which comes somewhat in the middle ground between these two.

iQoo 9T in Alpha colour variant

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iQoo 9T


Release date: August 2022
Display: 6.78-inch AMOLED, 120Hz
Resolution: 1080 x 2400
Processor: Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
RAM: 8GB / 12GB
Storage: 128GB / 256GB
Rear camera: 50MP + 13MP + 12MP
Front camera: 16MP
Battery: 4,700 mAh
OS: Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 12
Weight: 206 g
Thickness: 8 mm

Reasons to buy

Flagship performance at a budget
Great display
Fast charging speed
Well-controlled thermals

Reasons to avoid

Bloatware in OS

 iQoo 9T is iQoo’s latest flagship smartphone in India, and it comes with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, Snapdragon’s flagship SoC that offers the best performance on the Android side. That makes the iQoo 9T one of the most powerful smartphones available on the market currently.

It does not just offer the best performance; it is also feature-packed. iQoo 9T comes with a 6.78-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and a Samsung E5 panel that supports up to 1500 nits of brightness. 

The triple camera setup consists of a 50MP primary GN1 sensor with OIS support and a duo of 13MP ultra-wide and 12MP telephoto sensors. There is support for the 120W super fast charging we saw in the previous iQoo flagship, which charges up the 4700mAh battery in 20 minutes.

OnePlus 10T

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Display: 6.7" FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz
Processor: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
RAM: 8/16GB
Storage: 128/256GB
Rear camera: 50+8+2MP
Front camera: 16MP
Battery: 4800mAh
Charging: 150W