Top mobile phones to buy this mother’s day

With mother’s day this weekend, you have less than two days to get a present. These days smartphones are a good gift choice and also a thoughtful one, as it will help you be connected to your loved one, any time of the day.

DH lists some of the top phones in multiple price bands so that you can pick according to your budget needs.

Apple iPhone XR: Last year, Apple launched three mobiles– iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. Among them, the latter iPhone XR is the best. It has long-lasting battery life, big bright display, world’s most powerful processor for a mobile, top-notch camera and also costs less, compared to the other two.
Key features:

Display: 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina HDR screen, True Tone Display, the pixel density of 326 ppi (pixels per inch)

Processor & storage: 7nm class 6-core Apple A12 Bionic + 8-core Neural Engine + 4-core GPU & 64GB/128GB/256GB

Main camera: 12MP wide-angle sensor (F1.8 aperture), Optical image stabilisation, 5x digital zoom, Wide colours capture for photos and live photos, Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow sync, Portrait mode with advanced Bokeh and depth control (F16-F1.4), Portrait Lighting with three effects (Natural, Studio, Contour), Smart HDR for photos, 4K video, slo-mo and more

Front camera:True Depth camera with 7MP sensor, F2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, Wide colour capture for photos and Live photos, Smart HDR for photos, Portrait mode with advanced Bokeh and Depth control, Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono), Extended dynamic range for video at 30fps, Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p), 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps for 60 fps, Animoji and Memoji

Battery:  Up 25 hours talk time, up to 15 hours Internet use, close to 16 hours video playback, up to 65 hours of audio playback, supports fast-charge, it can fast charge from zero to 50-percent in 30 minutes

Price: 64GB (MRP: 76,900 & with offers, it costs Rs 53,900); 128GB(MRP: 81,900 & with offers, it costs Rs 58,400); 256GB(MRP: 91,900 & with offers, it costs Rs 67,400);

Samsung Galaxy S10e
Though Galaxy S10e is the low-cost model among the standard Galaxy S10 and S10+ series, it still offers same powerful processor, decent battery life and praiseworthy camera and you won’t miss the other two much and also, it’s compact form factor will impress the mothers with small hands.

Samsung Galaxy S10e; picture credit: Samsung India

Key features

Display: 5.8-inch  Full HD+ Flat Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 438 PPI (pixels per inch)

Processor, RAM & storage: 7nm class 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz) in US, China and select markets or 8nm class 64-bit Samsung Exynos 9820 Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 2.3 GHz + 1.9 GHz) in India and other select markets. It comes in 6GB/8RAM (LPDDR4X) with 128GB/256GB storage + microSD slot option (up to 512GB)

Main: Dual camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation)- Wide-angle 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77-degree)+ UltraWide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°) with  0.5X optical zoom, up to 8X digital zoom

Front: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80-degree)

Battery: 3,100mAh with fast charging and wireless charging support

Notable add-ons: Wi-Fi 6 (faster internet connection and speed), Bluetooth 5, cash-less Samsung Pay via Near Field Communication (NFC) and MST(Magnetic Secure Transmission), fingerprint sensor on the power button and the device also supports face unlock

Price: 6GB RAM+ 128GB storage for Rs 55,900

OnePlus 6T
Under Rs 40,000 segment, OnePlus 6T is best among rival brands and it is also a good alternative to expensive Samsung and Apple mobiles.

OnePlus 6T; picture credit: OnePlus

Key features:

Display: 6.41-inch full HD+ (2280x1080p) Optic AMOLED screen with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6 shield,

Processor, RAM and storage: 10nm class 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU with Adreno 630 GPU, 6GB/8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1)

Main: 16MP with Sony IMX519 sensor, 1.22 µm pixel size, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), CDAF (Contrast Detection Auto Focus), F1.7 aperture + 20MP with Sony IMX376K, F1.7 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) with dual-LED flash, AI Scene Detection, Portrait, Pro mode, Night mode, Panorama, HDR, HQ, Studio Lighting, RAW image

Front: 16MP with Sony IMX371 sensor, 1.0µm pixel size, Fixed focus, F2.0 aperture, Portrait, HDR, Screen flash, studio lighting, face retouching, smile capture

Battery:3,700mAh (non-removable) with Fast Charging (5V 4A)

Security: Face unlock and fingerprint sensor

Price: MRP is Rs 37,999 for the base model, but it can be bought for less on Amazon. It offering cash backs and exchange deals on select RAM+ Storage versions.

Vivo V15 Pro

Under Rs 30,000, you can bet on the Vivo V15 Pro. The highlight of the device is its camera and having used it for more than two weeks, I was impressed with the camera and the battery life. Even the design language is praiseworthy. The gradient finish on the back is an instant eye-turner.

Vivo V15 Pro; picture credit: Vivo India 

Key features:

Display: It offers  6.39-inch FullView full HD+ display with true FullView screen, as the company has incorporated front-camera on the top side with pop-up mechanism

Processor, RAM, and Storage: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and Android Pie OS

Main: Triple camera module (48MP + 8MP +5MP) with HDR, Portrait, AI scene detection, full HD video recording, 4K video recording

Front: 32MP pop-up camera with wide-angle Field-Of-View

Battery: 3,700mAh with fast charging support

Price: Rs 28,990

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

Under Rs 20,000, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is the ideal choice, as it offers great camera hardware, more than a day’s battery life under mixed usage and premium build quality.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro; picture credit: Xiaomi India

Key features:

Display: 6.2-inch full HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shield (front & back) and P2i coating the surface helps the device survive accidental water splash and even rains

Processor, RAM & storage: 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core with Adreno 612 GPU, 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage

Camera: 48MP (with Sony IMX586 sensor, F1.79 aperture) + 5MP (F2.4 aperture) dual rear camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) and  AI Portrait mode, dual-tone LED flash and a 13MP front snapper with AI Portrait mode

Battery: 4,000mAh battery with fast charging capability (also supports third-party charger with Quick Charge 4.0)

Security: Supports face unlock and fingerprint sensor

Price: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage-Rs 13,999 and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage-Rs 16,999

Xiaomi Redmi 7

Under Rs 10,000, Xiaomi’s Redmi 7 is the best of the lot both in terms of visual appeal and also internal hardware.

Xiaomi Redmi 7; picture credit; Xiaomi India

Key features:

Display: 6.26-inch HD+ (1520x720p) with 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection with P2i certification

Processor, RAM & storage: 14nm class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core with Adreno 506 GPU, 2GB/3GB, 16GB/32GB storage and Android Pie-based MIUI 10

Camera: Dual-primary shooter on the back– 12MP (with 1.12µm pixel size, f2.2 aperture) + 2MP depth sensor with PDAF (Phase Detection AutoFocus), AI scene detection, dual-LEd flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. On the front, it houses an 8MP selfie snapper with AI Portrait mode, AI beauty 4.0 and palm shutter

Battery: 4,000mAh

Price: 2GB RAM + 16GB storage- Rs 7,999 and 3GB RAM + 32GB- Rs 8,999

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