Best Smartphones (January 2023) in India

India is a market teeming with smartphones from the budget-friendly category to the ultra high-end segment. There is a phone available for everyone, and the year 2022 proved that. Here, we've listed some of the absolute best smartphones launched in India in the past year. These devices excel in many categories and you can't go wrong with any of them.

  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Highlights
  • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB Storage / 6GB RAM
  • 48MP + 12MP + 12MP Primary Camera, 12MP Front Camera
  • 6.7 inches 1290 x 2796 pixels, Display
  • Apple A16 Bionic (4 nm), Hexa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4323 mAh battery
1,39,900

Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Max is the top-of-the-line product in the iPhone 14 lineup. It features a 6.7-inch 120Hz LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display with HDR10. The guts of the phone pack Apple’s 4nm A16 Bionic chipset, coupled with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM. There is a triple-camera array on the back: a 48MP f/1.8 sensor, a 12MP f/2.8 telephoto sensor, and a 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide sensor. A ToF (Time-of-Flight) 3D LiDAR scanner is also available for depth tracking. In the front, there is a 12MP f/1.9 camera. Power is provided by a 4,323mAh Li-ion battery that supports PD2.0 wired charging and 15W wireless charging with MagSafe. The phone comes in four hues: Space Black, Silver, Gold, and Deep Purple. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the ideal choice if you're looking for a large display and the latest and greatest from Apple.

  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
Highlights
  • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB Storage / 12GB RAM
  • 50MP + 12MP + 48MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 10.8MP Front Camera
  • 6.7 inches 1440 x 3120 pixels Display
  • Google Tensor G2 (4 nm), Octa-core
  • Non removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is a flagship smartphone with a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz LTPO AMOLED display. Running the show is Google’s in-house 5nm Tensor G2 SoC, coupled with either 8 or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The hallmark of the device is Google's software smarts and a healthy update policy that'll keep the device fresh for years to come. The phone has three cameras: a main 50MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.9, a 48MP telephoto sensor with an aperture of f/3.5, and a 12MP ultrawide sensor with an aperture of f/2.2. The device has a 10.8MP camera on the front. Power comes from a 5,000mAh battery that supports 23W wired charging, 23W wireless charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging. The device comes in three striking hues: obsidian, snow, and hazel.

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
Highlights
  • 256GB, 512GB, 1TB storage / 12GB RAM
  • 50MP + 12MP + 10MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 10MP Front Camera, 4MP Under display Camera
  • 7.6 inches 1768 x 2208 pixels + 6.2 inches 832 x 2268 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4400 mAh battery
1,54,999

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is the Korean company’s premium foldable smartphone. Displays come in at 7.6 inches for the main screen and 6.2 inches for the cover screen, both of which are 120 Hz Dynamic AMOLED panels. Running the show is Qualcomm’s 4nm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, coupled with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. There is a triple-camera array on the back: a 50 MP, f/1.8 sensor; a 10 MP, f/2.4 telephoto sensor; and a 12 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide sensor. When unfolded, there is a 4MP under-display camera while the cover display houses a 10MP shooter. The phone gets its power from a 4,000mAh Li-Po cell that supports 25W wired, 15W wireless, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. If you're after a premium foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is the best choice available right now.

  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Highlights
  • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB Storage / 6GB RAM
  • 48MP + 12MP + 12MP Primary Camera, 12MP Front Camera
  • 6.1 inches 1179 x 2556 pixels, Display
  • Apple A16 Bionic (4 nm), Hexa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery
1,29,900

The Apple iPhone 14 Pro features a 6.1-inch 120Hz LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display with HDR10 certification. At its core is Apple’s in-house 4nm A16 Bionic SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. There is a triple-camera array on the back: a 48MP f/1.8 main camera with dual pixel PDAF and sensor-shift OIS; a 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera with a 120˚ field-of-view; and a 12MP f/2.8 telephoto sensor. Selfies are handled by a single 12MP f/1.9 shooter. Power is provided by a 3,200mAh battery that supports PD2.0 wired and 15W wireless charging. The device comes in four finishes: Space Black, Silver, Gold, and Deep Purple.

  • Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G
Highlights
  • 256GB Storage / 8GB, 12GB RAM
  • 50MP + 50MP + 50MP Triple Primary Camera, 32MP Front Camera
  • 6.73 inches 1440 x 3200 pixels, Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm), Octa core
  • Non removable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery

The Xiaomi 12 Pro features a 6.73-inch 120Hz LTPO AMOLED display with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ certification. At its core is Qualcomm’s 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, coupled with either 8 or 12GB of RAM (depending on storage configurations). There is a triple 50MP camera array at the back: a main camera with Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS; a telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom; and an ultrawide camera with a 115˚ field-of-view. Selfies are handled by a 32MP f/2.5 lens at the front. Power is provided by a 4,600mAh Li-Po battery that supports an impressive 120W wired, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless charging.

  • Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Highlights
  • 128GB, 256GB Storage / 8GB, 12GB RAM
  • 200MP + 50MP + 12MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 60MP Front Camera
  • 6.67 inches 1080 x 2400 pixels, Display
  • Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Plus (4nm), Octa Core
  • Non removable Li-Ion 4610 mAh battery

The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is Moto’s flagship smartphone from the Edge 30 lineup. It features a 6.67-inch 144Hz FHD+ P-OLED display with HDR10+. It uses Qualcomm’s 4nm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and, depending on the memory size chosen, either 8 or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. There is a triple-camera array on the back: a remarkable 200MP f/1.9 primary camera with PDAF and OIS; a 12MP f/1.6 telephoto; and a 50MP f/2.2 ultrawide with a 114˚ field of view. There is a single 60MP f/2.2 shooter on the front of the phone. Powering the device is a 4,610mAh Li-Po battery that supports 125W wired, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless charging.

  • OnePlus 10T 5G
Highlights
  • 128GB, 256GB Storage / 8GB, 12GB,16GB RAM
  • 50MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Primary Camera, 16MP Front Camera
  • 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1(4nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4800 mAh battery

The OnePlus 10T 5G is a flagship-grade smartphone featuring a 6.7-inch 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display with HDR10+. It packs Qualcomm’s 4nm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, coupled with either 8 or 12GB of RAM (depending on storage configurations). There is a triple-camera array on the back: a 50MP f/1.8 main camera with PDAF and OIS; an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide with a 120˚ field-of-view; and a 2MP f/2.4 macro lens. There is a single 16MP f/2.4 shooter on the front of the device. Powering the phone is a 4,800mAh Li-Po battery that supports an absurd 150W wired charging. The phone comes in two colors: Moonstone Black and Jade Green.

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Highlights
  • 256GB, 512GB Storage / 12GB RAM
  • 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP Quad Primary Camera, 40MP Front Camera
  • 6.8 inches, 1440 x 3080 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Octa core
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
1,09,999

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is a top-end smartphone from Samsung. It features a 6.8-inch QHD+ 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED display with HDR10+. The processing chops are handled by either Samsung's 4 nm Exynos 2200 or Qualcomm's 4 nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, depending on the market region. The device comes with either 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, depending on the storage configuration (128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB). The phone has a quad-camera array: a 108MP f/1.8 sensor with PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS; a 10MP f/4.9 periscope telephoto sensor; a 10MP f/2.4 telephoto sensor; and a 12MP f/2.2 120˚ ultrawide sensor. There is a 40MP f/2.2 camera on the front. The phone gets its juice from a 5,000mAh Li-ion battery that supports 45W wired, 15W wireless, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has everything under the sun, making it one of the best non-foldable smartphone on the market right now.

  • Vivo X80 Pro 5G
Highlights
  • 256GB Storage / 12GB RAM
  • 50MP + 48MP + 12MP + 8MP Primary Camera, 32MP Front Camera
  • 6.78 inches, 1440 x 3200 pixels Display
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4700 mAh battery

Vivo X80 Pro 5G is the company’s flagship smartphone featuring a 6.78-inch 120Hz LTPO3 AMOLED display with HDR10+. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 runs the show, coupled with either 8 or 12GB of RAM (depending on storage configurations). There is an outstanding quad-camera array on the back: a 50MP f/1.6 wide sensor with PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS; an 8MP f/3.4 periscope telephoto; a 12MP f/1.9 telephoto; and a 48MP f/2.2 ultrawide with a 114˚ field-of-view. On the front rests a 32MP f/2.5 shooter for selfies. The device gets its juice from a 4,700mAh Li-Po battery that supports 80W wired, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless charging. If you want a versatile camera experience with exceptional video shooting prowess, the Vivo X80 Pro 5G is your best bet.

  • Google Pixel 7
Highlights
  • 128GB Storage / 8GB RAM
  • 50MP + 12MP Dual Primary Camera, 10.8MP Front Camera
  • 6.32 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels Display
  • Google Tensor G2 (4 nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4355 mAh battery

The Google Pixel 7 is the smaller sibling in the Pixel 7 lineup. It features a 6.3-inch FHD+ 90Hz AMOLED display. Running the show is Google’s in-house 5nm Tensor G2 SoC, coupled with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The hallmark of the device is Google's software smarts and a healthy update policy that'll keep the device fresh for years to come. The phone has two cameras: a main 50MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.9 and a 12MP ultrawide sensor with an aperture of f/2.2. The device has a 10.8MP camera on the front. Power is provided by a 4,355mAh Li-ion battery that supports 20W wired, 20W wireless, and 5W reverse wireless charging. The device comes in three striking hues: Obsidian, Lemongrass, and Snow.

List of best smartphones (January 2023) in India

best smartphones (January 2023) in India Price
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max 1,39,900
Google Pixel 7 Pro 82,999
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 1,54,999
Apple iPhone 14 Pro 1,29,900
Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G 62,999
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra 59,999
OnePlus 10T 5G 44,999
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 1,09,999
Vivo X80 Pro 5G 79,999
Google Pixel 7 59,400
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