There are phones which are flagship grade and also provide good value for money. Many people are not aware that a superphone can be had at low prices as they look to the familiar Samsung’s and Apples when searching for a flagship phone. Well there are a few phones which might not have the brand awareness of other competitors but are of flagship quality and specs which match the best phones but are priced 25% to 35% less compared to well known flagships. So what do consumers have to lose when they are getting a good deal.
Should you be worried about the quality?
You can rest assured that the phones mentioned below are top notch and will give even the top flagships a run for their money. These phones have been coming out for years now and getting accolades from tech reviewers and consumers alike time and again.
So the phones are…
Huawei Honor 9
This phone has a 5.15 inch Full HD display (~428 ppi pixel density), Android 7.0 Nougat ,Kirin 960 processor which is only used in Huawei’s top phones and which ranks high in performance benchmarks. It is very close to the Snapdragon 835 in performance.The rear dual cameras are solid performers ,a 12 megapixel sensor for normal pics and 20 megapixel sensor for black and white pics but we had prefer if the other sensor could shoot telephoto or wide angle pics which it can be argued is more practical in day to day scenarios instead of a sensor which shoots monochrome. The selfie cam is 8 megapixel f2.0 which should be good enough for taking selfies. It comes with either 64 GB with 4GB RAM and 128 GB with 6 GB RAM.All in all its a phone with premium build quality, good cameras, very good screen and a very powerful processor which should be priced for around $450 as the phone has just been released by Huawei.
The OnePlus 5 has a 5.5 inch Full HD screen(~401 ppi pixel density),latest Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box, superb build quality(very similar to the iPhone 7 plus),dual cameras at the back one which is 16 megapixel for normal pics and 20 megapixel for telephoto pics for taking pictures with blurred background. The front camera has a very high resolution of 16 megapixel which should be more than enough for taking selfies and the processor is Snapdragon 835 which is arguably the most powerful in the market right now. It comes with either 64 GB with 6GB RAM and 128 GB with 8 GB RAM. So with this phone you get excellent build quality, the best processor in the market ,very good performing cameras(but lacking OIS which could have made it even better in low light )and the latest Android 7.1.1 with a custom skin (Oxygen OS) which has very good community support.
Xiaomi Mi 6
The phone has a 5.15 inch Full HD display (~428 ppi pixel density),latest Android 7.1.1 nougat, the latest Snapdragon 835 processor which is the most powerful processor by Qualcomm, dual 12 megapixel cameras one for normal pics and one for telephoto pics and the camera also comes with OIS which helps in taking good low light pictures and a front 8 megapixel for selfies.It come in 64GB or 128 GB with 6GB of RAM with a price of around $450.
All the three phones are comparatively priced less than the flagship phones by Apple and Samsung (iPhone 7,iPhone7 plus,Galaxy S8,Galaxy S8+)and should provide solid value for money.All the three phones have the best smartphone processors in the market, Solid Cameras and are of premium flagship grade build quality with copious amounts of RAM and storage and also with the latest Android Software. So if you are out looking for an affordable flagship then you should definitely give these phones a look.