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OnePlus 7T Pro, Galaxy Fold, Oppo Reno 2 & Other Smartphones That Left Us In Awe This Year

Phones Of The Year
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Phones Of The Year

2019 was a year of technology as a lot of companies showed optimism with their mind-blowing smartphones. In a race to win over their customers, various smartphone brands promised the ultimate smart experience with features like pop-up selfie camera, 20x zoom, 5G and foldable screens. While the much-awaited devices like Apple 11 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, OnePlus 7T Pro were reviewed highly, disappointment came from the Google flagship when the company said Pixel 4 and 4 XL won't launch in India. Since smartphones have become an integral part of out lives, here's a list of all the devices launched this year that deserve reconsideration.

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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

Price: Rs 1,09,900 (64 GB) | Rs 1,23,900 (256 GB) | Rs 1,41,900 (512 GB)

With 6.5-inch screen and rounded corners, Apple's new premium device that launched in September along with two siblings is nothing less than a visual delight. It comes with Super Retina XDR OLED display. All the storage variants come in 4GB RAM.

Powered with Apple's faster A13 bionic chip, the smartphone sports a triple-camera system with 12MP ultra wide, wide and telephoto cameras. The 12MP TrueDepth front camera click good quality images with features like Portrait Mode, 4K video and Slo-Mo. The TrueDepth camera in Apple's flagship can ensure facial identification for secure authentication. The device also has fast charge with 18W adapter, and wireless charging facility.

The tech company claims that the device is splash, water and dust resistant (rated IP68) at a maximum depth of four metres for up to 30 minutes. It comes in four smart colours - Silver, Gold, Midnight Green, Space Grey.

iPhone 11 Pro, which also has a triple camera set-up, is available in the similar colour and storage variants as Pro Max. The company also launched an update to the iPhone XR - iPhone 11 in three variants - 64GB at Rs 64,900, 128GB at Rs 69,900 and 256GB at Rs 79,900. It will be available in Purple, Green, Yellow, Black, White and PRODUCT (RED).

Want to know the detailed review, click here.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
3/11

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Price: Rs 79,999 (12GB/256GB) | Rs 89,999 (12GB/512GB)

This is one of Samsung's highly-rated flagship phones. Powered with Samsung's Exynos 9825 octa core, Gorilla Glass 6 protect the front and back of the 6.8-inch device. The screen is dynamic AMOLED HDR10+ display with 3040 x 1440 pixel resolutions. With an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner and ultra-thin bezels, the smartphone sports a 4,300mAh battery and 15W Qi wireless charging (reverse charge). The IP68 rating that keeps the device dust and water resistant.

Quad camera (12MP + 12MP + 16MP + ToF 3D sensor) and 10MP front camera are the highlights of the device. This device has a glossy finish and comes in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black. The unique S-Pen features make it even fun.

Check out the review of this blazing-fast smartphone.

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OnePlus 7 Pro & 7T Pro
4/11

OnePlus 7 Pro & 7T Pro

Price: 7 Pro - Rs 48,999 (6GB + 128GB) & Rs 52,999 (8GB + 256GB) | 7T Pro - Rs 53,999 (8GB + 256GB)

OnePlus 7 Pro, which launched in July, has a massive 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display, multi-touch capacitive touchscreen with 3120 x 1440 pixels resolution. Powered by the 2.84GHz Snapdragon 855 octa core processor, the device has a powerful 4000 mAh battery and an in-built Warp Charge technology that can charge the smartphone in 20 minutes.

The OnePlus device is protected by 3D Corning Gorilla Glass, and has in-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, electronic compass, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and Laser sensor. It has a rear, triple camera setup - 48MP (primary) + 8MP with 3x optical zoom (tele-photo) + 16MP (ultrawide) - and comes with a 16MP pop-up front camera. The phone is available in Mirror Gray, Nebula Blue and Almond colours.

The complete review will impress you further.

The recently-launched OnePlus 7T Pro is like an elder brother to 7 Pro. Available only in Haze Blue colour, the 6.67-inch smartphone has 90Hz fluid display with 3120 x 1440 pixels resolution. This, too, has a triple rear camera (48+8+16MP) with telephoto and ultrawide angle lenses, and a 16MP selfie camera. With a slightly bigger battery - 4085mAH, the device boasts of a 2.96GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus AI Engine octa-core chipset. It comes with an Oxygen OS based on Android v10 operating system.

Also, check out the stylish 7T Pro McLaren Limited Edition in 12GB RAM and 256GB storage at Rs 58,999.

OnePlus 7 comes in two options - 6GB + 128GB at Rs 32,999 and 8GB + 256GB at Rs 37,999, and 7T is available in two variants - Rs 37,999 (8GB + 128GB) and Rs 39,999 (8GB + 256GB).

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2.JPG
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Xiaomi Black Shark 2.JPG

Price: Rs 39,999 (6GB + 128GB) | Rs 49,999 (12GB + 256GB)

Gaming smartphones have made it big this year, and one of them that captured tech experts hearts was Black Shark 2. The 6.39-inch comes with an amoled display and 2340 x 1080 pixels resolutions. Powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset, the device lasts long with a 4,000mAh battery. It also supports 27W fast charge, and features interesting game-focused software.

On the camera front, it sports a dual rear camera (48MP + 12MP), and 20MP front camera. It runs on stock Android OS and has an in-display fingerprint scanner. The device has large top and bottom bezels, and no headphone jack.

Read the complete review before making the final decision.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
6/11

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Price: Rs 69,990 (8GB + 128GB) | Rs 87,900 (8GB + 512GB - only ceramic models) | Rs 1,13,900 (12GB + 1TB - only Performance Edition ceramic models)

Clicking pictures will be a delight with the triple rear camera (12MP+12MP+16MP), the 5G model will have an additional 3d Depth camera. The dual front camera comes with 10MP selfie camera and 8MP RGB depth camera. It will be 3D Depth Camera in the 5G variant.

It will have a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED, Infinity-O display with 3040 x 1440 pixel resolution, and 5G phones will be 6.7-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED
display. While the Galaxy S10 Plus boasts of a 4100mAh battery, the 5G variant sports a 4500mAh one.

This smartphone's review will not disappoint you.

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Huawei P30 Pro
7/11

Huawei P30 Pro

Price: Rs 71,990 (8GB + 256GB)

With a 32MP selfie camera and a rear quad camera setup (40MP + 20MP + 8MP + ToF sensor), Huawei P30 Pro is a great device for photography lovers. AI-based image stabilisation, which offers 5x optical, 10x hybrid, and 50x digital zoom, completes the setup. It comes with features such as phase detection, contrast-based and laser autofocus.

The devices sports a 6.47-inch OLED Dewdrop display, and is powered by 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC. It boasts of an in-display fingerprint scanner, IP68-certified rating that ensures dust and water resistance, and support for DCI-P3 colour gamut.

P30 Pro is available in two colour options - Aurora and Breathing Crystal. It runs on a 4,200mAh battery with 15W Wireless Quick Charge and 40W SuperCharge support, and reverse wireless charging feature.

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Nubia Red Magic 3S
8/11

Nubia Red Magic 3S

Price: Rs 35,999 (8GB + 128GB)

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Adreno 640, the device boasts a 5000 mAh battery for uninterrupte gaming. The 6.65-inch Full HD display and 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution add clarity to the screen.

The rear 48MP camera has a Sony IMX586 sensor, and comes with a 16MP front camera. The device also comes with sensors like fingerprint, G-sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, proximity, ambient light sensor and sensor hub. It is availabel exclusively on Flipkart.

The review will helo you decide better.

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Oppo Reno 2 20x Zoom
9/11

Oppo Reno 2 20x Zoom

Price: Rs 39,990 (8GB + 256GB)

The new Oppo Reno 2 boasts of a rear quadcam with 20X Zoom (48MP+8MP+13MP) and a 16MP front facing camera. With features like Ultra Dark Mode, Professional mode, Portrait, Night scene, Time-lapse photography and Slow motion, this device makes photograhy fun. This phone brings bokeh effect to videos as well.

Protected Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Oppo's new device is powered by 2.2GHz Qualcomm 730G octa core processor and Adreno 618. It has a 6.5-inch AMOLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution. It runs on Android v9.0 based on Color OS 6.1 operating system. The 4000mAH battery can give a talk-time of nearly 35 hours, claims the company.

Also check out the review for Oppo Reno 10x Zoom.

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Asus ROG Phone II
10/11

Asus ROG Phone II

Price: Rs 37,999 (8GB + 128GB) | Rs 59,999 (12GB + 512GB)

Entering the most-powerful gaming smartphones list, the ROG Phone II is powered by the 2.96 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset and 6000mAh battery.

The 6.59-inch smartphone has a True 10-Bit HDR Amoled display with 120Hz refresh rate (the highest seen on a smartphone). It doesn't have a notch, and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

The gaming beast has a rear camera (48MP + 13MP) and 24MP front camera without a flash, and dual front-firing speakers. It is also equipped with gaming-centric technologies like bidirectional airflow system, 3D vapour cooling chamber, copper heat sink, heat transfer vents among others.

It is available in Black and Red colours. Check out the complete review.

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BONUS: Samsung Galaxy Fold
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BONUS: Samsung Galaxy Fold

Price: Rs 1,64,999 (12GB + 512GB)

Get ready to applaud as the head-turner of the year appears with a massive price tag. After eight years and thousand prototype, the company has managed to move past the flaws and launch its mind-blowing new device - Galaxy Fold. When folded the device has a 4.3-inch cover display, and when opened, it is 7.3-inch.

Powered by 7nm Exynos 9825 octa-core processor and 4380mAh battery, the device has fast charging and wireless reverse charging support.

The smartphone has six cameras - three at the back, one at the centre and two on the front.

Need more details about its performance? Read the review.

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