Whether it’s the small screen, outdated design, or bland camera setup, the iPhone SE 5G has its flaws despite being an affordable Apple smartphone. For these same reasons, it might not be the best choice for anyone looking to buy a new phone in the Rs 43,900 to Rs 58,900 range. If you don’t like the new iPhone SE, here are some other smartphones that you can buy for around the same price but may offer more value for your use cases, whether it’s better cameras, bigger screens, better designs, or whatever who is before.
Apple iPhone 11
Starting with some of Apple’s own smartphones, we have the iPhone 11. You can grab the 64GB variant at Rs 49,900 and the 128GB variant for Rs 54,900. However, you can grab an additional discount of 4,000 Rs if you buy the phone with an ICICI credit card from Amazon India, which brings it very much into iPhone SE 5G territory. The iPhone 11 is superior to the new SE in every category except once. It has an older processor that doesn’t support 5G, but comes with a better camera setup, a more modern design, and a bigger screen with Face ID. If 5G isn’t as important to you, you might want to check out the iPhone 11.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini
The next choice if you must have an iPhone is the iPhone 12 and 12 mini. They’re priced higher than the iPhone SE 5G, but you get better specs in almost every area. Yes, the new A15 chip in the iPhone SE 5G is newer than the A14 in the 12 series, but every other spec in the 12 beats the iPhone SE. You can grab the iPhone 12 (64GB) for Rs 53,999, while the 12 mini is available for Rs 52,900 (64GB) and Rs 58,900 (128GB). The 12 mini also offers an instant discount of Rs 5,000 if you buy the phone from Amazon India with an ICICI credit card.
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
When it comes to Android options, the new Motorola Edge 30 Pro is one of the most advanced Android flagships, and also the most affordable phone to date with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Priced at Rs 49,999 , the Edge 30 Pro comes with a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 8GB/128GB storage configuration, 50MP + 50MP + 2MP rear camera and 60MP front camera configuration and a battery of 4800mAh.
OnePlus’ newest flagship phone, the 9RT is a feature-rich successor to the OnePlus 9R 2021. It comes with a 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 888 chipset, 50MP+16MP+2MP rear camera and a 16MP front camera setup and a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging. The OnePlus 9RT is priced at Rs 42,999 for the 8/128GB variant and Rs 46,999 for the 12/256GB variant.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 FE 5G succeeds the popular Galaxy S20 FE 5G and comes with upgraded features like a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Exynos 2100 chipset, 12MP+12MP+8MP rear camera and front camera 32MP, 4500mAh battery that supports wireless charging. Priced at Rs 54,999 for the 8GB/128GB variant, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G is also available with a lump sum discount of Rs 5,000 on Amazon India with HDFC Bank credit cards.
Xiaomi 11T Pro
The Xiaomi 11T Pro comes with a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 108MP+8MP+5MP rear camera setup, and a 5000mAh battery supporting 120W fast charging. It is available in three storage configurations starting at Rs 39,999 for the 8GB/128GB variant, Rs 41,999 for the 8GB/256GB variant and Rs 43,999 for the 12GB/256GB variant.
The second phone in the recently launched iQOO 9 series, the iQOO 9 is a performance-oriented device packed with features like a 6.56-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 888+ chipset, 48MP camera setup + 13MP + 13MP and a 4350 mAh battery with 120W Quick Charge. The phone is available for Rs 42,990 for the 8GB/128GB variant, while a 12GB/256GB variant is available for Rs 46,990. Both variants can be purchased for Rs 4,000 less if you are using a credit card to make the purchase.