Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung calls its Galaxy M51 a “battery monster” and it is also true. The Galaxy M51 comes equipped with a massive 7,000mAh battery, which is the highest in battery capacity of any Samsung Galaxy smartphone. If you are looking for the best battery life on a smartphone, then the Galaxy M51 will definitely be the best option. We were able to run the smartphone for about 2 days in a single charge. Charging was also fast, as it comes with a 25W fast charger.
The Samsung Galaxy M51 has a large 6.7-inch display with full-HD + resolution and a 20: 9 aspect ratio. There is a hole-punch display at the top, which is nowadays seen in most smartphones.
Samsung has chosen the Snapdragon 730G chipset to power the Galaxy M51 and it performs well. The Samsung Galaxy M51 offers two variants, including 6GB RAM + 64GB storage in the base variant and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage in the high-end variants. The phone gets a quad-camera setup, which includes a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra wide angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The Galaxy M51 runs on Samsung’s OneUI OS based on Android 10.
The main focus of Vivo’s latest V-series is design and camera setup. The Vivo V20 looks gorgeous in its new color options and is 7.38mm thin. If you prioritize design over other things, the V20 may suit you. The front features a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The top of it is Dewdrop Notch.
The Vivo V20 gets three color options, of which only the Sunset Melody color option gets a gradient finish. You get a glass back on the Vivo V20, which gives it a more premium feel. The phone comes with a triple camera setup equipped with a 64-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and macro camera, and a 2-megapixel mono camera. It has a 44-megapixel selfie shooter with i-autofocus.
Powering the Vivo V20 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor paired with 8GB of RAM. Only one configuration is available with 128 GB internal storage, which can be extended up to 1 TB. Vivo’s phone comes with Android 11.
Vivo V20 SE
The Vivo V20 SE was launched just after the Vivo V20, but is actually very different. This smartphone is launched at a low price, so it gets a low resolution camera sensor and a separate processor. It comes equipped with a 6.44-inch AMOLED display similar to the Vivo V20 and also has an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Powering the Vivo V20 SE is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, which is relatively weak compared to the rest of the smartphones on this list. There is 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 1 GB. Its performance is enough to keep users of common usage happy, but heavy use users may find it inadequate.
The V20 SE comes with a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera that can also do macro photography, and a triple rear camera setup with a 2-megapixel bokeh lens. It is equipped with a 32-megapixel selfie shooter which gives some good pictures in different illumination conditions. The Vivo V20 SE runs on FunTouch OS 11, which runs on Android 10. You also get a 4,100mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.
The OnePlus Nord is the budget offering of OnePlus, which brings the same software experience as the OnePlus 8 and also the camera matches the flagship series to a great extent. The good thing for fans is that the company has introduced OnePlus Nord at an aggressive price. OnePlus has AMOLED display, warp charge fast charging and good battery in this phone. However, compared to the flagship series, the company also has some cuts, such as its chipset and build quality. OnePlus Nord still gets glass on the rear, but a plastic frame is included instead of the metal frame, which looks metallic in appearance.
OnePlus Nord comes equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset. However, Nord comes with 5G support, which is not a feature of work in India at the moment, but it will not make you feel backward in future. Its app and gaming performance is good. It captures good pictures and videos in broad daylight and the display comes with HDR 10+ support.
Quality is compromised in low-light and this is the only major weakness of this phone. Battery life is very good and the single speaker performs average, but does not disappoint. One impressive feature of OnePlus is the ability to shoot 4K selfie videos at 60fps, which even OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro cannot.
Redmi K20 Pro
Redmi K20 Pro has gradually come in the sub-25,000 range. It is a powerful smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera module. It has a large 6.39-inch display without a notch or hole-punch. The selfie camera has a 20-megapixel resolution and is set in a pop-up module.
The Redmi K20 Pro works on the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, which was the flagship processor until last year. Redmi K20 Pro is available in two variants – 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. At the time of sale, you can get this phone for less than Rs 25,000. Xiaomi has used a 4,000mAh battery in the Redmi K20 Pro and this phone supports 27W fast charging, but you only get an 18W charger in the box.
The Redmi K20 Pro’s triple rear camera setup offers a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. The primary camera takes good pictures in good light and the details are also good. Pictures taken with a wide-angle camera show a mild barrel effect. The low-light camera performance was good, but when zoomed in, the output showed decent grain (s).
Redmi has 20 well-designed smartphones and can still surpass some of the recently launched devices at this price. The Redmi K20 gets the same design as the Redmi K20 Pro, with a glass-back and strike gradient pattern in the back. The 6.39-inch AMOLED display is good. It has a pop-up selfie camera, which gives full view to the display.
Redmi K20 works on Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset. There are two variants of the device, in which the base variant comes with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage. The second one gets 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. This phone does not have a microSD card slot to increase storage, so you have to choose variants based on your requirement. It performs very well, though it can be compared to the sub-Rs 20,000 devices.
Xiaomi has given a triple camera setup on the rear and a 20-megapixel selfie shooter in the Redmi K20. We saw that the camera’s performance was very good and the details should be better in the photos. Wide-angle cameras are also improved. The performance of the low light camera was slightly lighter. The selfie was good, but the selfie camera is a bit slow to come up. This phone also has a 4,000mAh battery and gives a good backup.