Best old flagship smartphones to buy in 2019: Samsung Galaxy Note 9, iPhone XR and more

In the age where flagships cost upwards of Rs. 60,000, many people consider buying an older flagship. Here are the best ones available.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might still be a better option than the Galaxy Note 10.

Flagship smartphones come with the best set of specifications coupled with some extraordinary features. However, they usually carry a huge price tag, which is unbearable by most people around the country. So, going in for a previous year flagship might make sense at times as they get a price cut over time. Here are the best old flagship smartphones to buy in 2019.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 does not feature a triple camera setup, it is one of the best flagships of 2018. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is powered by the Exynos 9810 octa-core processor. The device packs in 6GB or 8GB of RAM coupled with 256GB or 512GB of onboard storage. It is currently available in India at a starting price of Rs. 67,900.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Mate 20 Pro features a triple camera setup at the back.

While the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is almost a year old now, it still comes with a plethora of features. The Mate 20 Pro is powered by the Kirin 980 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. It also features a high resolution notched display upfront. It is currently available with a price tag of Rs. 49,990.

Apple iPhone XR

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Apple iPhone XR is available in a variety of colour options

At a starting price of Rs. 58,999, the Apple iPhone XR brings a ton of premium features. The smartphone comes with the Apple A12 Bionic chipset, which is currently the fastest mobile processor. Apart from that, it brings the smooth iOS experience for a relatively cheaper price when compared to the iPhone XS. It even has features like Face ID and multiple colour options.

Poco F1

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Xiaomi Poco F1 brings flagship-grade performance to the table.

While the Poco F1 might not look like a true flagship from the outside, it does from the inside. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. It packs in up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Xiaomi Poco F1 is currently available at a starting price of Rs. 17,990.

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Honor Play

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Honor Play comes with flagship grade hardware at a relatively lower price

If you want to save money and still get a flagship experience, the Honor Play will be just the right choice. The device is powered by the Kirin 970 chipset and comes with up to 6GB of RAM. It runs on EMUI build on top of Google's Android Pie. Honor Play is available at a starting price of Rs. 11,999.

Google Pixel 2.

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Google Pixel 2 still makes a great deal.

Even though the Google Pixel 2 is quite old, it still packs in a lot of power under the hood. It also comes with a glass body which gives it a premium feel. However, it lacks features like wireless charging. Google Pixel 2 is currently available at a starting price of Rs. 35,990.


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