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Top Snapdragon 888 phones in April 2022: If you have got a budget of Rs. 50,000 to spend on an Android phone, you are looking to witness a great moment. Wonder why? Because 2022 has seen some of the most tempting phones launch at reasonable prices using last year’s mighty powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset. While these phones don’t pack cutting edge tech as this year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagships, there’s still a lot of phone these Snapdragon 888-powered flagship killers offer.
Hence, we take a look at some of the most tempting options from leading brands that use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, and also cost less than Rs. 50,000. This gives us a lot of space to explore, which is why we have picked our top five options that we think you cannot go wrong with. Head down to see our favourites in this segment.
At ₹33,999, the iQOO 9 SE is currently the most affordable phone with the Snapdragon 888 chip. Aimed at gamers, the iQOO 9 SE has got a great spec sheet to impress further. You get a 6.6-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display assisted by an MEMC chip, a 66W fast wired charging solution for a 4500mAh battery, and a 48MP triple rear camera system. The phone runs on Android 12 underneath Vivo’s FunTouch OS 12.
Starting at Rs. 42,990, the iQOO 9 offers notable upgrades over the iQOO 9 SE, matching 2022 flagship specs. You get the slightly faster Snapdragon 888 Plus chip, a 10-bit 120Hz AMOLED display assisted by a stereo speaker setup and a MEMC chip, a 120W fast wired charging solution for a 4350mAh battery, and a 48MP Gimbal assisted main camera along with a 13MP wide-angle camera and a 13MP portrait camera. This one even gets the BMW M colours.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro stands out for its charging speeds, courtesy of its 120W wired fast charging. Starting at Rs. 40,000, the Xiaomi 11T Pro does a 0-100 full charge within 20 minutes. The phone also offers a 10-bit AMOLED 120Hz refresh rate display, a 108MP main rear camera, a brilliant 5MP macro camera, and the humble Snapdragon 888 chip. It isn’t the most exciting looking phone though and the camera lacks good stabilisation.
Starting at Rs. 42,999, the Asus 8Z is the most compact phone you can buy with the Snapdragon 888 chip. It lightweight at 169 grams, has a compact 5.9-inch 120Hz AMOLED display with HDR10+ support, a pair of dual stereo speakers, a decent 64MP + 12MP dual rear camera system, a 12MP front camera, a 4000mAh battery with support for 30w wired fast charging. We reviewed the phone and were impressed with its performance although battery life was questionable .
The Realme GT 5G starting at Rs. 37,999 is one of the more affordable Snapdragon 888 smartphones you can buy. It is also the oldest one here, and does not offer the most specs here. Gamers will find its 120Hz AMOLED display, a 4500mAh battery with 65W wired charging, a 64MP main rear camera, and the latest Android 12 based Realme UI 3.0 experience. The design is plain and the build quality is nothing special.
Yes, the new Edge 30 Pro! Because at Rs. 49,999, you get a Motorola flagship with the more powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, a 50MP + 50MP + 2 MP triple rear camera, a Pixel-like Android 12 experience, 4800mAh battery with 68W fast wired charging, and a 144Hz refresh rate display. If you are after performance, you cannot go wrong with this.
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