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By Varnika Mahajan

Love it, hate it, you simply can’t ignore a smartphone. The significance of a smartphone knows no bounds now. Thus selecting the best among the best smartphones is no child’s play.

We bring you five advanced smartphones which have created a niche for themselves, marking their dominance in the mobile world:

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the best Android smartphone that money can buy. The device also has state of the art hardware and a great camera making it the best Samsung has offered to date.

The phone is a combination of power and design.

The Galaxy Note 5 is Samsung’s latest flagship. This phablet features a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and is fueled by the Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor. The device also packs in a 16-megapixel OIS camera along with Samsung’s S Pen stylus. The company has also pre-installed a number of software features to complement the S Pen stylus.

Price: Rs.44490.

Buy at Amazon.in

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Samsung Galaxy S6

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This out and out performer hasn’t been able to find any other flagship smartphone competitor this year, therefore, the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ are still amongst the best devices out there.

Not only are they fueled by one of the best SoCs out there (Exynos 7420), but they also come with great design, camera and build.

Price: Rs. 33,900.00 to Rs. 56,700.00

Buy at Amazon.in

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Apple iPhone 6s

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The iPhone 6s is Apple’s Latest smartphone which lives up to its name. The smartphone with the perfect size overall has a great display and the upgraded camera is brilliant. This powerful smartphone with an additional 3D touch is to die for.

Price: Rs.44499

Buy at Amazon.in

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OnePlus 2

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The self-proclaimed 2015 flagship killer qualifies as a good phone. OnePlus has walked the extra mile to get over the Snapdragon 810’s heating issues and added a nice camera to it. If you’re buying a new phone, this would be a good choice since this one of the best VFM smartphones out there.

Price: Rs. 24999

Buy at Amazon.in

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Huawei Nexus 6P

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Made by Huawei, the Nexus 6P has aeronautical-grade aluminum and is available in 3 storage options – 32GB 64GB & 128GB.

The Nexus 6P is one of the biggest surprises of the year since the phone offers one of the best stock Android experiences, along with a great camera, specifications, and a sturdy build. The 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display is available up front while the device also packs 3GB of RAM and is fueled by the Snapdragon 810 SoC.

Price: Rs 38,432

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Samsung or Xiaomi: What rules the Indian Smartphone market? Find out here!

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India currently has over 400 million smartphone users and over 700 million feature phone users. Image: Pixabay

Smartphone market in India is confused! A market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) on Monday crowned Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi with a market share of 29.7 per cent and placed Samsung in the second spot with a share of 23.9 per cent.

Earlier, two global research firms — Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Research and Singapore-based Canalys — in the end of July gave Samsung bigger or almost identical market share with Xiaomi in Q2 2018.

According to IDC’s latest “Quarterly Smartphone Tracker”, approximately one out of three smartphones sold in India was a Xiaomi device in Q2 2018.

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According to IDC’s latest “Quarterly Smartphone Tracker”, approximately one out of three smartphones sold in Indian smartphone market was a Xiaomi device in Q2 2018. Image: Wikimedia Commons

The quarter also marked the first time a smartphone brand (Xiaomi) shipped nearly 10 million units within three months.

Xiaomi also continued to be the number one smartphone vendor in the online smartphone market with 55.6 per cent market share, for the seventh consecutive quarter, said the report.

“Our mission to deliver amazing products at honest pricing has changed people’s lives and started a new chapter in the mobile Internet era in India and I believe we will become an even bigger part of people’s lives,” said Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India.

According to IDC, four out of the top five smartphones in Q2 2018 were Xiaomi smartphones — Redmi 5A, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 — accounting for 26 per cent of overall smartphone shipments.

The Indian smartphone market saw an overall healthy growth of 20 per cent, with a total of 33.5 million units being shipped.

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However, in late July, Hong Kong-based research firm Counterpoint Research said South Korean firm Samsung reclaimed the top spot in the second quarter in India with 29 per cent share against Xiaomi’s 28 per cent. According to Singapore-based market research firm Canalys, Samsung shipped 9.9 million smartphones in India in the second quarter of 2018, registering almost a 50 per cent annual growth rate — its best since the fourth quarter of 2015,

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi also shipped 9.9 million smartphones and this is the best quarter either vendor has had in the country, said the report. Samsung “J2 Pro” was the top model in the second quarter, with 2.3 million units shipped in India.

According to IDC, in the online segment, Huawei with strong shipments of its Honor branded phones climbed to second position with an all-time high of 8 per cent share in online segment in 2Q 2018.

“The market, however, is seeing rapid consolidation at the top end, as the top 5 vendors made up 79 per cent of the smartphone market in 2Q18, marginalising smaller brands,” said Upasana Joshi, Associate Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC India. (IANS)