If you thought the past few months have been crazy when it comes to phone launches, you’re absolutely right. The smartphone industry has been busy with every mainstream brand launching a bunch of new phones, and things are just getting started. September and October are expected to be the busiest of them all with OEMs like Realme, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo launching a series of smartphones before the festive Diwali season.Earlier this month, Apple announced its iPhone 11 series, which will launch in India on September 27. We have Google and Huawei getting ready to bring their latest flagship phones over the next few weeks as well. With so many phones crowding up the market in India, we try to pick out some of the best of them from different price segments to help you decide which phone you should buy.Best phones under Rs 10,000Realme 5: Rs 9,999Realme 5 was launched in India recently alongside the Realme 5 Pro. These are some of the first quad camera phones to launch in the budget segments. The Realme 5, in particular, is the only phone to offer four rear cameras under Rs 10,000, which makes it a unique phone already. In addition to this, the phone also sports a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1600) dewdrop display, a crystal design, Snapdragon 665 SoC and a large 5,000mAh battery. Redmi Note 7S: Rs 9,999With the Redmi Note 7S, Xiaomi brought the trendy 48MP camera to the sub-Rs 10,000 segment. The dual camera setup on the back includes a 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor paired with a 5MP depth sensor. The Redmi Note 7S also offers a fast Snapdragon 660 chipset and Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. It houses a 4,000mAh battery and sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ Dot Notch display.advertisementNokia 4.2: Rs 9,499The Nokia 4.2 recently received a price drop in India and can now be found under Rs 10,000, which looks right. If you’re looking for a pure, stock Android experience and the surety of receiving monthly security updates, the Nokia 4.2 is the one to consider. HMD Global has been doing well in delivering timely updated to its portfolio, and the Nokia 4.2 has also been confirmed to receive Android 10 in Q1 2020. Additionally, the phone also touts a waterdrop display and a dedicated Google Assistant button.Best phones under Rs 15,000Xiaomi Mi A3: Rs 12,999Xiaomi hasn’t launched a lot of new phones in the sub-Rs 15,000 this year, but the ones that it has are pretty great options even now. The Mi A3, for example, is an Android One phone from the company that runs on stock Android Pie. It is a great option for Mi fans who want something cleaner than MIUI. The Mi A3 also comes with a Snapdragon 665 SoC, Gorilla Glass 5 on the back, 48MP triple camera system and a 4,030mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.Realme 5 Pro: Rs 13,999Realme 5 Pro is the second half of the Relame 5 series and the successor to the Realme 3 Pro. It also highlights a quad camera setup which includes a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The Realme 5 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 712 SoC and features a 6.3-inch FHD+ Dewdrop display. It also houses a 4,035mAh and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging. Motorola One Action: Rs 13,999Motorola has been focusing a lot on its One-series in India. Phones under this lineup, like the One Action, have offered stock Android One software along with some unique features. With the One Action, you’re getting a 21:9 CinemaVision Full HD+ display, which is the perfect aspect ratio for watching movies and TV shows. The smartphone also comes with an Action Camera for video creators who are looking for a GoPro-like camera experience.Vivo Z1 Pro: Rs 14,990The Vivo Z1 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 712 phone and it is also one of the most affordable phones to offer a punch-hole display. The Vivo Z1 Pro sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ screen, houses a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging and a triple camera setup. It also sports a 32MP selfie camera and runs on Android 9 Pie with Funtouch 9.0 on top.Best phones under Rs 20,000Realme XT: Rs 15,999The newest entrant to the sub-Rs 20,000 segment is the Realme XT. Realme has launched a bunch of terrific mid-range phones and the Realme XT is one of them. It is the only phone in its segment to offer a 64MP quad camera setup. In addition to a high-resolution main camera, the Realme XT also offers an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. It also offers a premium Gorilla Glass 5 design and is powered by a Snapdragon 712 SoC. The Realme XT packs a 4,000mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging.advertisementOppo K3: Rs 16,999Oppo K3 is very similar to the Realme X in a lot of ways. It also comes with a notchless AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera and Snapdragon 710 SoC. The K3 features a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) Super AMOLED display and supports an in-display fingerprint sensor. It sports a 16MP dual camera setup rather than a 48MP camera as seen on the Realme X. The K3 also houses a 3,765mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging.Best phones under Rs 50,000Redmi K20 Pro: Rs 27,999The Redmi K20 Pro is still the cheapest Snapdragon 855 smartphone available in the market. Additionally, the K20 Pro also brings a unique glass design with flame-like gradient finish on the back, notchless AMOLED display, a pop-up camera, 48MP triple rear camera setup and 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support. It is also worth noting that the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro come with MIUI 10 with fewer ads compared to typical Redmi phones.OnePlus 7: Rs 32,999The OnePlus 7 is also an affordable Snapdragon 855-powered smartphone. It gets mostly the same internals as the Pro model while the design is similar to the OnePlus 6T. The OnePlus 7 offers a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display along with a 48MP dual camera setup. The smartphone houses a 3,700mAh battery with 20W fast charging support. OnePlus 7 Pro: 48,999If you’re willing to spend a lot of money for a OnePlus phone, then it doesn’t get better than the OnePlus 7 Pro. It gets the best features OnePlus has to offer, right from a 90Hz QHD+ display to a Snapdragon 855 SoC to a 4,000mAb battery and 30W Warp charging.iPhone XR: Rs 49,900With the recent price drop on iPhones, the iPhone XR is now at its most affordable and attractive yet. It now falls under Rs 50,000, which makes it the best iPhone to spend your money on. While it offers an LCD display rather than an OLED panel, everything else about the iPhone XR is all flagship. It is powered by a blazing fast A12 Bionic chipset and will soon get updated to iOS 13. It also has the best battery life on an iPhone, until the iPhone 11-series releases.Best phones money can buySamsung Galaxy Note 10+: Rs 79,999Samsung’s most premium Galaxy Note phone is worth buying if you plan to use the S Pen. The S Pen now comes with more use cases thanks to a new Air Actions feature that lets you wave the stylus in the air to perform certain actions. The Note 10+ flagship offers a stunning 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED with ultra thin bezels. It also comes in a new Aura Glow gradient colour and is powered by an Exynos 9825 chipset. The Note 10+ also gets a large 4,300mAh battery and a quad camera setup, among other things. Huawei P30 Pro: Rs 71,900Until the Pixel 4 comes out, we will continue to rank the Huawei P30 Pro as the best camera phone out there. The quad camera setup includes a 40MP RYYB main camera that is terrific in low-light, a 20MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom (50x digital zoom) and a ToF camera. The P30 Pro also features a 6.47-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) OLED display and is powered by a fantastically efficient Kirin 980 chipset. It runs on Android Pie and offers a stellar battery life with support for 40W fast charging.advertisement
Brescia have been hit with a partial stadium closure following racial abuse aimed at Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic, although the punishment is suspended.The midfielder hit the winning goal in a 2-1 victory for the Serie A champions on Tuesday but was reportedly subjected to chants of “zingaro”, which in English translates as “gypsy”.Bosnia-Herzegovina international Pjanic subsequently condemned “demented racists” in a post on Instagram about the incident. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Serie A disciplinary chiefs stated in a bulletin on Friday that Brescia’s ‘Curva Nord’ section of their stadium would be closed for one home game; however, it added that the punishment has been suspended for a period of 12 months.Earlier this season, Cagliari avoided punishment from the league after Inter striker Romelu Lukaku was racially abused.Lukaku was subjected to monkey chants, yet it was ruled by the sporting justice panel of the Italian FA that there was too much shouting and whistling to identify the “discriminatory” nature.Former Juventus striker Moise Kean also suffered the same abuse at Cagliari last season, before joining Everton this summer.The recent Serie A game between Atalanta and Fiorentina was also suspended for a short period after racist insults were aimed at Viola defender Dalbert.Roma this week banned a fan for life after sending Juan Jesus racist messages via social media.Dear @ASRomaEN, we’re all on the same side. Together, we’re building the Serie A TIM team against racism: we’ve been eagerly awaiting the name of your Ambassador for 3 weeks!— Lega Serie A (@SerieA_EN) September 27, 2019″Are you really serious about tackling racism in Italian football, @SerieA? It’s time for zero tolerance,” Roma posted on Twitter on Friday.The Lega Serie A account replied, suggesting Roma had been slow off the mark themselves in one respect, stating: “Dear @ASRomaEN, we’re all on the same side. Together, we’re building the Serie A TIM team against racism: we’ve been eagerly awaiting the name of your ambassador for three weeks!”Juventus trail early league leaders Inter by two points as they seek to retain their domestic title despite what appears to be a serious challenge from Antonio Conte’s side. The Bianconeri host SPAL 2013 in their next league outing, before a Champions League meeting with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.