Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
The newest entrant in this segment, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review) embraces the latest bezel-less mania that has swept the smartphone industry. It has an all-metal design, a fairly capable dual camera setup at the rear, face unlock and a crisp and vibrant 5.99-inch display that flows from edge to edge.
Moto G5S Plus
The Moto G5S Plus (Review) is one of the most well-rounded smartphones in this price bracket. It has excellent build quality, a fast and fluid build of Android devoid of unnecessary bloat, an all-metal design, capable internals and a crisp and vibrant 5.5-inch display.While the secondary sensor cannot compare to the likes of the Xiaomi Mi A1, the primary rear camera on the Moto G5S Plus is one of the best in its class. It is available in only one variant, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (which can be expanded via a microSD card) for Rs. 12,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
The younger brother of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is a great option for those on a slightly tighter budget. It has great build quality, a sleek bezel-less design, stellar battery life and a fairly decent set of cameras.
The Redmi Note 5 (Review) is powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor and comes with a crisp 5.99-inch display and a sizeable 4000mAh battery. It is available in two variants – one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage for Rs. 11,999 and one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage for Rs. 9,999.
Xiaomi Mi A1
Almost a year old, this veteran still has the chops to fight it out with the new entrants in this segment. The Xiaomi Mi A1 (Review) has one of the best dual camera implementations in its class, a premium all-metal design and highly capable internals.The Mi A1 is the first smartphone from Xiaomi’s stable to be a part of the Android One initiative and such marries Xiaomi’s stellar hardware with the fluidity and simplicity of stock Android. It is powered by the efficient Snapdragon 625 processor and is only available in one variant with 4GB of RAM for Rs. 13,999.
The younger brother of the Moto G5S Plus is a pretty solid option for someone with a limited budget. The cameras are pretty average but the phone more than makes up for that with great battery life, excellent build quality, an all-aluminium design and a punchy and vibrant 5.2-inch displayThe Moto G5S (Review) runs on a near stock version of Android devoid of unnecessary gimmicks and is powered by the Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card. It is available for Rs. 12,999 online.