2016 has been a great year for smartphones. This year, we have seen some powerful smartphones across price segments that redefined the term value for money, and that’s what we’d be focussing on in this post. Without further delay, let’s get started.
OnePlus 3 / OnePlus 3T
Let’s be honest guys. The OnePlus 2 was a good phone, but not a great one when compared to company’s debut offering. On the other hand, OnePlus 3 lived up to its flagship killer tag as soon as it launched. After it, the company also released the OnePlus 3T as a slight upgrade. It comes with a Snapdragon 821 processor, 16MP front shooter, and a beefier battery – while rest of things remain the same. The devices are among the very few smartphones out there with 6GB of RAM. The OnePlus 3T is priced attractively at Rs. 29,999 for the 64GB model. The brand has also introduced its new 128GB model, for which you have to shell out Rs. 34,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is among the most popular smartphones launched this year. It comes with the Snapdragon 650 processor and two variants of 2GB RAM / 16GB storage and 3GB RAM / 32GB storage. It is a perfect combination of impressive looks and powerful hardware, which can last long thanks to its 4,000mAh battery. The phone is priced at Rs. 9999 and Rs. 11,999 respectively, and remains among our top picks in this segment.
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus
Lenovo’s ZUK Z2 Plus is the most affordable smartphone that sports a 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It’s paired with 3GB / 4GB RAM, and the phone has 32GB / 64GB of internal storage. Priced at Rs 17,999 and Rs 19,999, the handset can give flagships a run for their money.
LeEco Le Max2
LeEco is a company that entered India just this year and has managed to disrupt the whole market. Its flagship, the Le Max2 comes with a 5.7-inch 2k display, 21MP rear camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB ROM. It currently sells at a price tag of Rs 17,999 which makes it one of the best smartphones to own in today’s time.
Moto G4 Plus
Moto G series of smartphones are always looked up to as the best value for money smartphones. Not only do they sell at a reasonable price, but they also come with decent specifications. The latest phone in the lineup, the Moto G4 Plus features some amazing specifications like a 1.5GHz octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 617, 2GB / 3GB RAM, and more. All this along with a fingerprint scanner at a price of Rs. 13,499 made it a worthy contender in the sub-Rs 15,000 category. It also had a great camera, which allows it to rank high in the phone with the best camera in this price range.
These were the best value for money smartphones launched in 2016. If you ask me personally, out of all these, I prefer the OnePlus 3T as it offers the perfect combination of specifications at an enticing price. It truly is a flagship killer. In the midrange, I’d pick the Redmi Note 3.
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