it remains one of 2022's best smartphones in the country.
In India, the first half of 2022 has seen some high-quality smartphones hit the market.
Smartphone technology continues to move at a rapid rate.
A touchscreen phone was once considered revolutionary but the inclusion of Artificial Intelligence and high-definition cameras has become the norm today.
The market has returned to some sense of normalcy since the Covid-19 pandemic and with it, come new phones.
Smartphones are packed with technology, including several cameras, fast processors and clear displays.
As we go into the second half of 2022, we look at some of the best smartphones in India so far.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max is powered by an A15 Bionic SoC. This includes a Hexa-core CPU (two cores for high-performance and four efficient cores) and a 16-core Neural Engine.
Compared to previous models, the brightness has been increased while Apple’s ProMotion 120 Hz refresh rate has been added.
The Pro Max has exceptional camera quality, whether you use its telephoto, wide or ultrawide lens.
It comes with iOS 15 and 6GB of RAM.
However, it is very expensive, meaning that many Indians cannot afford iPhones.
Despite this, it remains one of 2022’s best smartphones in the country.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Another top smartphone in India is the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
It is a luxurious phone thanks to its 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED panel and a 3200 x 1440 screen resolution.
The display also has a 120 Hz refresh rate, making for a better gaming experience.
The S22 Ultra is HDR10+ certified and has a single front camera.
It is powered by an Exynos 2100 chipset and has 12GB of RAM as well as 256GB of storage.
An enormous 5,000 mAh battery powers the phone, supporting 25W wired fast charging, 15W wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse charging.
OnePlus 9 Pro
Costing around Rs. 60,999 (£636), the OnePlus 9 Pro has an aluminium-glass body that weighs just 197 grams and is 8.7mm thick.
It is also dust and water-resistant.
The OnePlus 9 Pro has a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3216 x 1440 pixels) resolution AMOLED curved display with LTPO backplane technology.
Thanks to LTPO technology, the OnePlus 9 Pro uses less power.
It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and comes with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage.
The smartphone has four cameras at the rear, including a 48MP primary camera.
It comes with a 4,500 mAh battery that supports rapid wireless charging.
Samsung Note 20 Ultra
The Samsung Note 20 Ultra has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display and a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels.
Because of its high pixel density and solid contrast, the display is large and is visually appealing.
The Note 20 Ultra has three cameras at the rear as well as a 10MP front-facing camera.
It has a 4300 mAH lithium-ion battery ensures that this phone is long-lasting.
The S Pen also supports this smartphone, with a reduced latency of 9ms, compared to 42ms on the previous generation.
This makes the S Pen feel more responsive, and when combined with the Note 20 Ultra’s quick 120Hz display, it makes it flow like a breeze.
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
One of India’s most popular smartphones in 2022 is the Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro.
It can withstand dust and is water-resistant for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 metres.
It has a 6.81-inch AMOLED 3D curved display with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels. It is also HDR 10+ certified and supports Dolby Vision.
The Mi 11X Pro has a punch-hole notch for the front-facing camera.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor powers the phone and it features an octa-core CPU, with a prime core clocking up to 2.84 GHz and three performance cores clocking up to 2.42 GHz. Four power-efficient cores are clocking up to 1.80 GHz.
This is paired with an Adreno 660 GPU, which is in charge of the phone’s graphics.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 has a 6.2-inch AMOLED display with a 2262 x 832 pixel resolution.
On the inside is a 7.6-inch foldable AMOLED display with a resolution of 2208 x 1768 pixels.
A 4MP in-display camera is also hidden underneath the display.
Compared to the Fold2, the refresh rate is much faster, despite both supporting a 120 Hz refresh rate. This is because the Fold3 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 SoC processor.
It is accompanied by 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
This foldable phone has a unique design and is one of India’s top smartphones of 2022 so far.
The Vivo X60 has a 6.56-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.
The display also supports HDR10 and HDR10+.
It has a punch-hole notch for the camera and it comes in three colours – grey, purple and white.
The Vivo X60 runs on OriginOS 1.0, which is based on Android 11.
It is powered by a Samsung Exynos 1080 octa-core processor.
This smartphone has three rear cameras made up of a 48MP primary sensor, a 13MP secondary sensor, and a 13MP portrait sensor. On the front is a 32MP camera.
Costing Rs. 34,999 (£365), it is a reasonably priced smartphone and one of the reasons why it is one of India’s best devices of 2022.
The first half of 2022 has seen some innovative smartphones on the Indian market.
They offer lots of features and have a broad range of prices, meaning that there is a device for everyone in India.
This shows that technology, specifically smartphones, is being developed and launched all year round.
Moving into the second half of 2022, we now look at the smartphones that will hit the Indian market and become popular among users.