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Battle Of The Flagships Under Rs 40,000: OnePlus 5 Vs Nokia 8 Vs Honor 8 Pro Vs LG G6

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Gone are the days when you couldn’t expect premium performance from smartphones that didn’t come with a premium price tag. Nowadays, good phones are getting cheaper, and cheap phones are getting better. Flagship devices from the likes of Samsung and Apple continue to cost over Rs 50,000 in India but, there smartphone makers who bring in high quality at a sort of affordable price. Rs 40,000 is not “affordable” by any means, but if you can get a phone as fast and smooth as a Rs 60,000 phone by almost half of it, you don’t have much to complain.

OnePlus 5, Nokia 8, Honor 8 Pro and the LG G6 offer flagship performance and features at a price under Rs 40,000. Each phone has its own USP and areas of performance where it excels. So, if you have a budget of around Rs 40,000 and you want a phone with flagship performance, which one would fit the bill? Let’s find out.

Specifications OnePlus 5 Honor 8 Pro LG G6 Nokia 8
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Display 5.5 inch 5.7 inch 5.7 inch 5.5 inch
Resolution 1920 x 1080 px 2560 x 1440 px 2880 x 1440 2560 x 1440 px
OS Android 7.1 Nougat

Stock Android

Android 7.1 Nougat

EMUI 5.1

Android 7.1 Nougat

LG UX

Android 7.1 Nougat

Stock Android

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Kirin 960 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 6GB/8GB 6GB 4GB 4GB
Storage 64GB/128GB 128GB 64GB 64GB
Expandability No Yes Yes Yes
Water and Dust Resistance  No No IP67 Rating IP54 Rating
Primary Camera Sony IMX 398
Megapixels: 16
Telephoto Sensor: Sony IMX 350
Megapixels: 20
12MP RGB sensor + 12MP Monochrome (black and white) sensor Dual 13 MP (f/1.8, OIS, 3-axis) + 13 MP (f/2.4) wide-angle lens 13MP + 13MP with an f/2.0 aperture
RGB (colour) primary sensor and monochrome (black and white) secondary sensor Carl Zeiss Optics
Battery  3300 mAh 4000 mAh 3300 mAh 3090 mAh
Video 3840 × 2160p @ 30fps

1920 x 1080p @ 30fps

3840 × 2160p @ 30fps

1920 x 1080p @ 30fps

3840 × 2160p @ 30fps

1920 x 1080p @ 30fps

3840 × 2160p @ 30fps

1920 x 1080p @ 30fps

Front Camera  16MP with an f/2.0 aperture  8MP with an f/2.0 aperture 5MP with an f/2.2 13MP with an f/2.0 aperture
Extra Features  Smooth stock Android with subtle OxygenOS tweaks  VR Capabilities Due to QHD display Bezel Less Display Bothie

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All these phones have their own pros and cons.

OnePlus 5

What we like:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Stock Android OS experience
  • Portrait mode in camera.

What we don’t like:

  • Battery size
  • No expandable storage
  • No OIS
  • No water resistance.

Honor 8 Pro

What we like:

  • Display
  • Battery
  • VR capabilities
  • Storage expansion via microSD card
  • Price.

What we don’t like:

  • Chipset is more comparable to the older Snapdragon 821
  • No water resistance
  • EMUI might not hold itself for a long time.

LG G6

What we like:

  • Display
  • Design
  • Camera
  • Water resistance
  • Storage expansion via microSD card
  • Price
  • Professional video features.

What we don’t like:

Older Snapdragon 821

Front camera is only 5MP with an f/2.2 aperture.

Nokia 8  

What we like:

  • Snapdragon 835
  • Display
  • Stock Android OS
  • Nokia’s build quality
  • Carl Zeiss optics
  • Bothie will be practical for people who live stream content
  • Storage expansion via microSD card.

What we don’t like:

  • The most expensive of the four.
  • Nokia’s software is untested as of now.

Buying a smartphone is a big decision and all these phones have their advantages. Choose wisely and let us know if you own any of these phones or are planning to get one.

 

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