There were couple of good handsets launched in the month of August in India. Here is the list of best smartphones as in the month of August 2016 that you can consider buying. Some handsets also got a price cut.

Best Smartphones in India that you can buy (as on 31st August 2016)

Redmi Note 3

This is still the best handset with a very good price tag, most powerful and still in the top list. If you are more into gaming then this is the best you can get for the price.

Redmi 3S / 3S prime

The Redmi 3S and 3S prime were launched in August, the 3S price comes with finger print sensor and the pricing is close to that of Redmi Note 3. I called the Redmi 3S Prime (batman’s Robin), both handsets equality good but Note 3 (batman) is better.

The Redmi 3S is best for Rs. 6,999 better than the Coolpad Mega 2.5D.

best smartphones in India as on august 2016

LeEco Le 2 Grey

Another good handset now available in Grey colour option.

Xiaomi Mi Max

For those looking for a big phone, smaller than a tablet.

Price cut

Xiaomi Mi 5 got a price cut in August – it’s now available for Rs. 22,999 another good premium option.

Best Premium smartphones in India in the month of August 2016

Asus Zenfone 3 is another very good handset – if you look at Redmi Note 3, Zenfone 3 and OnePlus 3 all these handsets are powerful (general + gaming) but if you compare the benchmark the OnePlus 3 is the most powerful. You can buy any of these handsets also includes Xiaomi Mi 5 depending on your budget, looks, likes, features etc.

Huawei P9 with dual primary cameras looked interesting, specially the camera quality, unfortunately I did not get the review unit, so cannot comment on how good the camera is.

And then not to forget the Samsung Galaxy Note7 best option in higher premium category for those who can afford.

Avoid ZUK Z1 for now as ZUK Z2 will be launched soon.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -