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Best non-gaming phones under ₹50000: Most of the times, internet listicles choose the best phones purely on the basis of specifications and specifications alone. The ones that emerge as the winners in these lists often end up being good only for those who seek a gaming phone. However, there is a majority that seeks a good all-rounder phone doing everything nicely. And for less than Rs. 50,000, there are some great “non-gaming” phones that focus solely on the user experience rather than just running a game at its best graphics settings.
This list includes all the recently launched phones from top brands like Nothing, Apple, Google, Samsung and Oppo. Note that we have reviewed most of these phones and experienced them ourselves over a long course of time. Hence, these are not just based on the specs and features alone.
Best non-gaming phones under ₹50000
Nothing Phone (1)
Price: Starting from Rs. 32,999
The Nothing Phone (1) is currently our favourite of this batch. Other than its standout design and those strikingly good Glyph lights, this is a well-rounded phone that does all smartphone stuff nicely. It has got a bright and smooth 120Hz OLED display, a clean iteration of Android, good battery life, decently fast charging, and a set of well-tuned cameras. Honestly, the Nothing Phone (1) gets so many things right and is our top recommendation for anyone seeking a quality smartphone experience.
Price: Rs. 43,999
The Pixel 6a stands out with its superior Android experience – that and timely Android updates are a bonus. The Pixel also stands out with its unique dual tone design. Inside, you get the powerful Google Tensor chip that runs everything fast. The OLED display is good to look at and the 4410 mAh battery is another bonus. The 18W charger may be slow but you have those brilliant tuned 12MP + 12MP dual rear cameras that churn out some good looking still photos.
Price: Starting from Rs. 41,990
No list is complete without an iPhone and ours is graced by the iPhone SE 3rd Gen. The iPhone SE looks old and uses several dated components to keep its price low, including its tiny 4.7-inch LCD display. However, the A15 Bionic chip offers great performance and you have a pair of reliable cameras on the front and back. The phone is built supremely and even supports IP67 water and dust resistance certification. The iOS 15 experience is sublime and it is likely to be supported until iOS 20. Watch out for the battery life though.
Price: From Rs. 41,999
The Samsung Galaxy A73 gets all the basics right. The phone comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The One UI experience is great although the bloatware needs to be watched out for. The phone also offers great battery life and a reliable set of cameras. You also get IP67 certification on this one! This then is the safest choice for most people.
Price: Rs. 45,999
The Oppo Reno 8 Pro is actually the current Oppo flagship in India but it is undoubtedly a solid phone to use. The Reno 8 Pro has a beautiful 120Hz OLED display with very slim bezels. The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Max chip can run every app and game with ease, while the battery life is excellent; don’t forget the fast 80W charging. Its cameras are its best part, constantly giving bright and well lit photos in all lighting conditions.
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