Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung calls its Galaxy M51 the “battery monster” and it is true. The Galaxy M51 comes equipped with a massive 7,000mAh battery, which is the highest battery capacity included in any Samsung Galaxy smartphone. If you are looking for the best battery life on a smartphone, then the Galaxy M51 is definitely the best option. We were able to run the smartphone for around 2 days on a single charge. Charging was also fast, as it comes with a 25W fast charger.
Samsung Galaxy M51 flaunts a large 6.7-inch display with full-HD+ resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. There is a hole-punch display on the top, which is seen in most smartphones nowadays.
Samsung has chosen the Snapdragon 730G chipset to power the Galaxy M51 and it performs well. The Samsung Galaxy M51 is available in two variants, including 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage in the base variant and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage in the high-end variant. 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. 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 beautiful in its new color options and is 7.38mm thin. If you prioritize design over other things, the V20 might suit you. Up front is a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor. At the top is the dewdrop notch.
The Vivo V20 gets three color options, out of which only the Sunset Melody color option gets a gradient finish. You get a glass back on the Vivo V20, which makes it feel more premium. The phone comes with a triple camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a macro camera, and a 2-megapixel mono camera. It has a 44-megapixel selfie shooter with i-autofocus.
Powering the Vivo V20 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, which is paired with 8GB of RAM. There is only one configuration available with 128 GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 1 TB. Vivo phone comes with Android 11.
Vivo V20 SE
The Vivo V20 SE was launched right after the Vivo V20 but is actually very different. This smartphone has been launched at a low price, so it gets a lower resolution camera sensor and a different processor. It comes equipped with a 6.44-inch AMOLED display like the Vivo V20 and also gets an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Powering the Vivo V20 SE is 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 good enough to keep normal usage users happy, but heavy usage users may find it inadequate.
The V20 SE comes with a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera that supports macro photography and a 2-megapixel bokeh lens. It is equipped with a 32-megapixel selfie shooter that shoots some decent pictures in different lighting conditions. 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.
OnePlus Nord is the budget offering from OnePlus, which brings the same software experience as the OnePlus 8 and the camera also matches the flagship series to a great extent. The good thing for the fans is that the company has introduced OnePlus Nord at an aggressive price. OnePlus has kept amoled display, warp charge fast charging and good battery in this phone. However, compared to the flagship series, the company has also made some cuts in it, such as its chipset and build quality. The OnePlus Nord still gets glass at the back, but instead of a metal frame, a plastic frame is included, which looks like metal.
OnePlus Nord comes equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset. However, Nord does come with 5G support, which is currently not a handy feature in India, but it won’t make you feel left behind in the future. Its app and gaming performance is good. It captures good pictures and videos in 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 great and the single speaker performs average, but doesn’t disappoint. One impressive feature of OnePlus is the ability to shoot 4K selfie videos at 60fps, which even the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro can’t.
Redmi K20 Pro
The Redmi K20 Pro has gradually moved into the sub- 25,000 range. It is a powerful smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera module. It gets a large 6.39-inch display without a notch or hole-punch. The selfie camera has a 20-megapixel resolution and is housed in a pop-up module.
The Redmi K20 Pro is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, which was the flagship processor until last year. Redmi K20 Pro is available in two variants – 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. During the 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 the phone supports 27W fast charging, but you only get an 18W charger in the box.
The triple rear camera setup of the Redmi K20 Pro includes a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. The primary camera takes great pictures in good light and the details are also good. There is a slight barrel effect in the pictures taken with the wide-angle camera. Low-light camera performance was decent but zooming in showed fine grains in the output.
The Redmi K20 is a well-designed smartphone and at this price point can still outperform some of the recently launched devices. The Redmi K20 gets the same design as the Redmi K20 Pro, with a glass back and a strike gradient pattern on the back. The 6.39-inch AMOLED display is good. It has a pop-up selfie camera, which gives a full view of 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 storage. The second one gets 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. This phone does not have a microSD card slot to expand the storage, so you have to choose the variant based on your requirement. It performs very well, although it can be compared to devices that come in the sub-Rs 20,000 price range.
Xiaomi has given a triple camera setup at the back in the Redmi K20 and a 20-megapixel selfie shooter on the front. We noticed that the performance of the camera was very good and the details in the pictures also came out better. There is also an improvement in the wide-angle camera. The performance of the low-light camera was a bit sluggish. Selfies were good, but the selfie camera is a bit slow to come up. This phone also gets a 4,000mAh battery and it gives good backup.