India’s smartphone market today is filled with remarkable brands and unbeatable models. From the age-old titans, Apple and Samsung, to the newbies like OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo, Redmi, and others, the market has evolved to adopt a new, value-oriented trend.
Reports show that the newer players are a force to be reckoned with as the Chinese smartphone brands OPPO and Vivo, are in a race to capture the top spots.
As it stands, in Q1 2019, Xiaomi leads the charts with 31% market share, with Samsung at a close second with 24% market following. However, the brand to watch out for is Vivo as it currently holds 15% of the market share, which is 105% increase from its Q1 standings in 2018. This incredible growth poses a threat to the number 2 spot, and with time, analysts suggest that Vivo mobiles will secure that ranking.
The success of these Chinese brands is mainly attributed to the innovation they offer at a given price point. Some of the latest Vivo, Redmi or OPPO mobile phones are priced around the Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 and house flagship technology.
For example, the latest Redmi mobile phone, the Note 8 Pro, is expected to be priced at around Rs. 15,000 and sports high-end features such as a 64MP Quad-rear-camera setup coupled with a 20MP front camera, while being powered by an Octa-Core processor.
The value for money in these devices is off the charts, thus justifying the company’s hold on the market.
Now that you have an overview of the leaders and top contenders take a look at some standout models from the two mammoth brands, OPPO and Vivo, vying for the number one spot.
1. Vivo Z1X
Price: Rs. 18,990
Storage: 64GB/ 128GB
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
Display Size: 6.3-inch
Camera: 32MP Front and 48MP+ 8MP + 2MP Rear
This Vivo mobile is at the front line of innovation for the brand as it sports best in class components and features. It is offered in two striking colors, phantom purple, and fusion blue, and has a 2.5D shape design to add to its allure.
In terms of display technology, it has a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED panel with a screen-to-body ratio of 90%, allowing for incredibly immersive viewing experience.
This enhanced display is also due to the fact that Vivo has adjusted the 32MP front camera to be placed at the center of the screen so that the notch isn’t in the way.
In addition to its powerful front camera, it also has an AI-backed triple rear camera setup that has a 48MP Sony sensor coupled with an 8MP wide-angle and 2MP depth sensor.
This lets you capture perfectly detailed, and color corrected images and record video in HD. Its powerful Snapdragon 712 AIE processor works harmoniously with the Adreno 616 GPU to give you an amazing gaming experience at this price point.
2. OPPO Reno 2
Price: Rs. 36,990
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Display Size: 6.55-inch
Camera: 16MP Front and 48MP+8MP+13MP+2MP Rear
This OPPO mobile is built to push the boundaries of technology and harness maximum performance. For example, the in-built storage on this phone is 256GB, allowing you to store a lot more data compared to most of its competition.
Further, it has a nimble 8GB RAM module that is complemented by the snappy Snapdragon 730 processor that makes multitasking swift and seamless.
However, the standout feature of this device is camera technology, which is supported by AI algorithms for optimal functioning. It has a 16MP front camera that has the all-new AI beauty mode and Portrait Mode 2.0 that enable you to click the best selfies.
As for the rear cameras, it has a 48MP Sony primary sensor coupled with a 13MP telephoto lens, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP mono lens. This configuration is powerful, and it allows you to capture images under varied light settings, which always has a near life-like output. The telephoto lens can also zoom up to 20x and digitally zoom 5x while maintaining the quality of the picture.
3. Vivo V15 Pro
Price: Rs. 23,990
RAM: 6GB/ 8GB
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
Display Size: 6.39-inch
Camera: 32MP Front and 48MP+8MP+5MP Rear
This phone is the perfect fit for photography enthusiasts and casual users alike. With its 32MP front camera, you can click selfies in any setting and have them enhanced optimally thanks to the in-built AI beauty sensor.