Xiaomi recently unveiled its much-anticipated smartphone, the Mi Note 2 along with a concept smartphone called Mi Mix at an event in China. However, Hugo Barra, company's vice president for the international market, made it clear that the smartphone will not make it to the Indian shores. You can find more details about it here.
While this news may be a huge disappointment for the potential Mi Note 2 buyers, there's nothing to worry about. Currently, there are a good number of other options available in the market with identical (or better) features at a similar price range.
Take a look at them below.
It appears as if OnePlus has managed to find the perfect balance between price and performance with the OnePlus 3. It has all the features you'd expect from a flagship smartphone and more.
Priced aggressively at Rs. 27,999, it is a no-brainer for those who are looking to own a flagship smartphone that won't burn a whole in your pocket. Having said that, power users look elsewhere for you may have to find a power outlet before the sun goes down.
Motorola's latest offering, the Moto Z is the company's first attempt at commercialising modular technology on smartphones.
Apart from the Moto Mods which is the USP of the Moto Z, the smartphone itself is utterly intriguing. At a thickness of just 5.2mm the smartphone is nicely designed and is quite a head turner. We will even go further to add that it is the best-looking smartphone Motorola has ever made.
In terms of features, the smartphone rocks a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage space, 2,600mAh battery, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The imaging department is taken care of by a 13MP and 5MP cameras (at back and front respectively).
The smartphone is priced at Rs. 39,999 which is slightly higher than the top-end Xiaomi Mi Note 2.
If you like to call yourselves a shutterbug, undoubtedly, Huawei P9 is what you should be looking at. The smartphone, if composed right, is capable of providing stunning images which can be credited to the dual camera setup at the back. For more details on the smartphone click here.
The Huawei P9 ships at Rs. 39,999 and is a perfect choice for those who are looking for a compact and capable smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro is a perfect device who like to consume content on a smartphone. It has great design (melange of glass and metal), impeccable display, and offers great battery life. On the software side of things, Samsung has managed to improve things quite drastically in the recent past. As a result, it delivers a lag-free performance no matter what task you throw at it.
Currently, the smartphone ships at Rs. 36,990 which puts it slightly above the Mi Note 2.
Lenovo Z2 Plus
If you are looking at more affordable options, the recently launched Lenovo Z2 Plus is a pretty decent one to pick. It is worth mentioning the fact that the Z2 Plus is one of the worlds's first smartphones to feature a Snapdragon 820 chipset below Rs. 20,000 price tag.
The compact footprint, excellent performance, a few useful fingerprint scanner features, and decent battery life is what makes this device worth your money.
Note: The above listicle is unordered and various parameters (like size, price, features, and availability) were taken into consideration while collating it.