The smartphone market severely spiraled down due to the pandemic but is slowly stepping up. Like most years, 2022 also witnessed several companies coming out with budget, mid-range, and flagship models to cater to the Indian audience. The device’s price has risen due to rising inflation and other macro factors, but this has not stopped some flagship models from selling like hotcakes. In the article, you will find the names of such 5 flagship models that have everything to offer. With that, you can also take the help of the table at the bottom of the article to check and compare the benchmark scores of each model to understand their performance.
iPhone 14 Pro
Apple, like Yin and Yang, has perfected the smartphone formula by offering a synthesis of something new and carrying a bit from its predecessors. Consider the introduction of Dynamic Island, which replaced the notch while retaining the device’s lightness, impressive camera capabilities, and performance. The iPhone 14 Pro comes with a 6.1 in LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display, which supports brightness up to 2000 nits and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and is arguably the best display in the market right now. The device runs on iOS 16 (upgradable to iOS 16.3) and has the A16 Bionic chip, which is capable of handling everything seamlessly, from multi-tasking to gaming. The camera system provided by the iPhone has always been top of the class, and the triple camera setup of the iPhone 14 Pro, which includes 48 MP (wide), 12 MP (telephoto), and 12 MP (ultrawide), is similar. This device almost checks all the boxes you want from a flagship except the battery life, which could have been better. The iPhone 14 Pro is priced at ₹1,29,900 and has the ability to crush any competition at this moment.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
A few days ago, Samsung launched its S23 series at Galaxy Unpacked, where the spotlight was all on the S23 Ultra. But its predecessor, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, is probably one of the most versatile phones in the flagship market. It comes with a huge 6.8 in Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, which supports HDR10+ and has impressive color tones and brightness of 1750 nits (peak). It has an in-built stylus that can be used for painting or writing, and its glass-armor aluminum build with an IP68 rating provides plenty of longevity. It comes out of the box with Android 12 (upgradable to Android 13) and has the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, which has a reputation for being a powerhouse. The chipset not only enhances the performance but further assists the quad camera setup consisting of 108 MP (wide), 10 MP (periscope telephoto), 10 MP (telephoto), and 12 MP (ultrawide) to take stunning snaps in all conditions. The 5000 mAh battery is decent, but charging with a 45W charger feels like taking an infinite amount of time. Available in colors like Phantom Black, Burgundy, Phantom White, and Green, among many others, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is going to cost you ₹1,09,999.
Google Pixel 7 Pro
After a gap of 4 years, Google officially launched its Pixel 7 series in India, and it truly did not disappoint. The Google Pixel 7 Pro’s 6.7 in curved LTPO AMOLED display is stunning and comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 1500 nits of peak brightness. The device ships with stock Android 13, which is not only free of bloatware but also stable and provides the user with a soothing experience. Under the hood is the Google Tensor G2 chip, which performs like a beast and is capable of executing cloud computing with AI and ML in the device itself. The triple-camera setup with 50 MP (wide), 48 MP (telephoto), and 12 MP (ultrawide) is worth every penny, and by tapping into the Tensor chip’s AI and ML algorithms, it provides top-of-the-line images and features. Though it has a 5000 mAh battery, that will not last all day, and this is the only drawback of the device. You can get the Google Pixel 7 Pro at ₹84,99 which is great value for money considering S22 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro.
Vivo X80 Pro
With a protruding camera module and a sleek design, the Vivo X80 Pro rightfully deserves its place on this list. The quad camera module of 50 MP (wide), 8 MP (periscope telephoto), 12 MP (telephoto), and 48 MP (ultrawide) takes stunning photos. Even in low light conditions using HDR, the camera balances perfectly, and no other company is able to compete with this at the moment. The Vivo X80 Pro comes with a beautiful 6.78 in LTPO3 AMOLED display that is capable of providing 1 billion colors and a peak of 1500 nits brightness. Though it comes with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and Android 12 (upgradable to Android 13), the software of the Vivo X80 Pro has some glitches that mar the user experience a bit. The 80 W wired and 50 W wireless charging options are a blessing, and the 4700 mAh battery performs extremely well. At the moment, you can purchase the Vivo X80 Pro for ₹79,999.
OnePlus 10 Pro
OnePlus’s days of being an experimental upstart challenger are long gone, as they are sharpening their vision to give premium brands a run for their lives; a recent example is the OnePlus 10 Pro, which costs ₹60,999. Powered with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the smartphone is equipped with raw power capable of great performance, and OxygenOS 13 sits on Android 12 (upgradable to Android 13). The OnePlus 10 Pro has a 6.7 in LTPO2 Fluid AMOLED display that has a peak brightness of 1300 nits and supports 1 billion colors and HDR10+. Tuned by Hasselblad, the triple camera setup of 48 MP (wide), 8 MP (telephoto), and 50 MP (ultrawide) takes decent snaps when viewed from a price point of view. The 5000 mAh battery can be charged via the 80 W charger from 1–100% in a little over 30 minutes and provides excellent battery backup.
|iPhone 14 Pro||945,794||181,456||246,330||369,673||148,335|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra||912,577||162,478||217,592||388,927||143,580|
|Google Pixel 7 Pro||740,510||120,214||190,322||282,353||147,621|
|Vivo X80 Pro||981,202||165,008||213,638||437,488||165,068|
|OnePlus 10 Pro||856,630||127,428||163,695||431,257||134,251|
The 5 models mentioned in this list have received great reviews from users and can be a great addition to your life. If you are thinking about purchasing or gifting a flagship model to a loved one, you can choose one from the list that fits your budget. Also, try to keep tabs on the official websites, Amazon, and Flipkart, which are surely going to provide great discounts on Holi.