Top 10 48MP Camera Smartphones [Rs 10,000 To Rs 50,000] [Redmi, Asus, Motorola, Vivo, OnePlus & More]
The craze for 48MP camera smartphones continue to grow in the country. Currently, the 48MP sensor remains the most sought after camera lens in country and probably worldwide. From top devices to mid-end flagships, all are after the 48MP sensor.
The Sony IMX 586 48MP lens is the original imaging sensor which contributed majorly to the hype.
Samsung launched its own budget 48MP sensor to stitch up images and offer HQ pictures as original 48MP sensor. Even later Sony launched another budget version of the original 48MP lens, the Sony IMX 582 sensor, recently used in Redmi K20.
The 48MP lens does help to capture a lot of detail, while the rest depends on post image processing.
There are several smartphones available currently in India featuring a 48MP lens as their primary sensor.
Let’s check out the top 48MP smartphones available currently in the country.
Redmi Note 7S [Under Rs 12,000]
The newly launched Redmi Note 7S takes the next spot replacing the standard Redmi Note 7. The new Note 7S from Xiaomi is currently the cheapest 48MP camera smartphone in India. It packs in the same 6.3-inch Full HD+ notched display in an 19.5:9 aspect ratio with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Redmi Note 7S is powered by Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
At the back, Redmi Note 7S comes with a dual camera setup featuring a 48MP main sensor coupled with a 5MP secondary depth sensor. Do note, it’s the Samsung ISOCELL GM1 48MP sensor, and not the Sony IMX 586 one.
Up front, Note 7S sports a 13MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture supporting AI Beautification, HDR and more. The whole package is backed by a 4,000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging (without the brick inside the box) running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI 10.
Redmi Note 7 Pro [Under Rs 15,000]
On top of the list we have the much-popular Redmi Note 7 Pro, one of the current best smartphones you can under 15,000 rupees. Backed by some top flagship-level features and specs, Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a premium glass design body on the out sandwiched between Corning Gorilla Glass 5 body.
Redmi Note 7 Pro on top has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ dot notch display. The smartphone runs on Snapdragon 675 processor with on MIUI 10 top based on Android 9 Pie backed by a 4,000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charge.
At the back, Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a dual camera setup comprising of the 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor as its primary lens coupled with a 5MP secondary depth sensor. The smartphone is available starting at just Rs 13,999 via Flipkart.
Motorola One Vision [Under Rs 20,000]
The just launched Motorola One Vision is the latest to join the 48MP smartphone list in the country. Starting at Rs 19,999, the new Moto device runs on Google’s Android One program offering Pixel-like seamless user interface. The device comes with a 48-megapixel primary camera along with a 5-megapixel secondary sensor on the back.
Moto One Vision flaunts a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with 21:9 aspect taller display ratio and 3D Corning Gorilla Glass on the back. Up front, Motorola One Vision has a 25-megapixel selfie camera.
Motorola One Vision is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9609 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB built-in storage. The storage can be further expanded with an external microSD card. The device runs on Android 9.0 Pie with guaranteed upgrade till the next two versions, Android Q and Android R. It houses a 3,500mAh battery supporting 15W fast charging technology.
Vivo V15 Pro [Under Rs 30,000]
The official Vivo smartphone from the recent edition of IPL comes with a rear three camera system including a 48MP primary lens. The Vivo V15 Pro uses a Samsung ISOCELL GM1 48MP sensor and not the Sony IMX 586 sensor. The smartphone uses pixel binning technology to transform the standard 12-megapixel resolution photos to 48MP pictures. It’s the same technology uses by Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S.
The images captured by the 12MP lens capture images in 48MP resolution in the pro mode.
Vivo V15 Pro features a triple rear camera setup additionally with a 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor and a 5-megapixel depth unit. Up front, the smartphone packs in a 32-megapixel sensor inside the pop-up sensor. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 675 processor with up to 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage starting at Rs 26,990.
Asus 6Z [Under Rs 32,000]
Asus recently unveiled its much-awaited flagship in the country, the Zenfone 6 as Asus 6Z with the unique flipping camera. It comes with a 48MP camera dual camera system inside the flipping camera module. It’s the original 48MP Sony IMX 586 lens, which doubles as a rear and front camera. The unique technology has been used to offer a full-screen display.
The flippable dual camera module using the 48MP lens doubles as a front and rear camera.
Asus Zenfone 6Z runs on the latest Snapdragon 855 with almost stock ZenUI 6 skin based on Android 9 Pie. The whole system is backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery supporting 27W fast charging support. In India, Asus 6Z is currently available in three storage models starting at Rs 31,999 via Flipkart.
Honor View20 [Under Rs 34,000]
Honor View20 is currently available starting at Rs 34,999, making the Honor device a good option to buy at under Rs 35,000 rupees. The smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup at the back including the popular 48-megapixel primary Sony IMX 586 sensor and a secondary ToF depth sensor. It was the first phone in India to come with an in-display selfie shooter in a punch-hole styled display.
Honor View20 runs on an octa-core Kirin 980 chipset, based on a 7nm process with Dual NPU and GPU Turbo 2.0 technology, coupled with 6GB and 8GB of RAM.
The 6GB RAM base variant comes with 128GB of internal storage, while the 8GB RAM top model comes with 256GB of internal storage. Honor View20 has a 4,000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging and a 25-megapixel upfront.
OnePlus 7 [Under Rs 35,000]
The new OnePlus 7 is currently one of the best smartphones you can buy at under 40,000 rupees in India. The OnePlus 7 starts at Rs 32,999 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model, making it a solid option at under Rs 40,000 with the best of specs and features.
OnePlus 7 runs on OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 Pie, sporting a 6.41-inch full HD+ Optic AMOLED display in an 19.5:9 aspect ratio, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
OnePlus 7 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with the Adreno 640 GPU and up to 8GB of RAM.
At the back, OnePlus 7 features a dual rear camera setup featuring a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor as its primary camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and secondary 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. OnePlus 7 sports a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor upfront running on a 3,700mAh battery with the same 20W fast charging support.
OPPO Reno 10X Zoom [Under Rs 40,000]
The newly launched OPPO Reno 10X Zoom edition comes with a triple rear camera setup including a 48MP lens. On top, the smartphone features a 6.55-inch Full HD+ display without any notch. The company has used a special kind of pop up sensor which works sideways. Up front, there’s a 13MP selfie camera lens hidden inside the fin-styled pop-up module.
Coming to optics, OPPO Reno 10X Zoom edition features a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor at the back.
It’s a three camera system comprising of a 8-megapixel telephoto secondary camera and another 13-megapixel periscope-styled zoom tertiary shooter.
The 10X hybrid zooming technology works fine and mixes up with the versatile camera setup. Under the hood, the system runs on the latest Snapdragon 855 chip coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. OPPO Reno 10X Zoom edition starts at Rs 39,990 in the country.
Black Shark 2 [Under Rs 40,000]
The newly launched Black Shark 2 packs in a punch at under 40,000 bucks. It’s a gaming beast and it packs in all the other important features including optics. The Xiaomi-backed Black Shark didn’t leave any stone unturned with the second generation Balck Shark 2. In spite of being a gaming smartphone, the company has added all the other top features to make it an all-rounder.
At the back, Black Shark 2 comes with a dual rear camera setup including a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 unit paired with a 13-megapixel telephoto lens.
Up front, the smartphone comes with a 20-megapixel front camera. It runs on the latest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855 SoC with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB ROM. Shark 2 has a 4,000mAh battery backing it with 27W fast charging, starting at Rs 39,999 in the country.
OnePlus 7 Pro [Under Rs 50,000]
Finally, at the last we have the new premium flagship killer, the superfast OnePlus 7 Pro. It’s on sale now, and the new-age premium flagship continues has been launched in India starting at Rs 48,999. OnePlus 7 Pro has already been helmed as one of the best smartphones available in the market right now with the best smartphone display and the second-best smartphone camera.
The smartphone uses a three camera system at the back featuring a 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor as a primary lens.
OnePlus 7 Pro runs on Snapdragon 855 featuring a rear triple camera set-up, notch-less display, an in-display fingerprint sensor, pop-up selfie camera and a 4,000mAh battery supporting 30W Warp fast charging.