For all those anxiously waiting for new smartphone models to hit the shelves,  there’s excellent news. This month, some of the most anticipated handsets, for all market segments, have seen light of day. The common factor in all these new releases is their top-notch camera quality. In fact, the better flagship phones in this lot have cameras that can beat DSLRs at their game.  Here’s a look at  the top smartphones that were launched in the month of Febraury.

HTC U11+

The HTC U11+ comes with 6-inch screen that makes this phone a better way to watch movies and play games, and the 18:9 aspect ratio allows the large screen to fit comfortably in the hand. HTC U11+ also supports HDR10 video for vibrant imagery so be ready to stay captivated. HTC U11+ features the highly acclaimed, groundbreaking technology Edge Sense. With a simple squeeze, you can launch the camera and snap photos, call up a voice assistant, open any app and do much more. The handset comes equipped with an even better camera than the HTC U11 with full-sensor phase detection autofocus while HDR Boost technology produces dynamic photographs without slowing down. The new 8MP front camera incorporates the same powerful HDR Boost and noise reduction technology as in the main camera. With HTC BoomSound and HTC USonic earbuds, users can enjoy powerful audio wherever you go. HTC U11+ runs on new Android 8.0 Oreo operating system and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform. HTC U11+ is priced at Rs 56,990


The Honor 9 Lite is a 5.65-inch smartphone with an 18:9 IPS display, designed with dual cameras on both the front and rear and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0. The Honor 9 Lite leads the way in combining value with the all-important wider screen, bezel-less display and a series of high-end features; from the premium double-sided 2.5D glass unibody, 13MP quad-lens camera, a 3000 mAh long-lasting battery with unmatched durability and quality. The phone packs a 13 MP + 2 MP dual-lens rear camera system and PDAF fast focus for picture-perfect photos. It also comes with hardware-level bokeh effects, panorama selfie, gesture control shooting, and built-in effects, which take the selfie game to the next level. The phone features Kirin 659 octa-core processor 3000 mAh battery that allows users to go a whole day on a single charge. Honor 9 Lite is priced at Rs 10,999 for 32 GB variant and Rs 14,999 for 64 GB variant.


The Moto X4 sports 5.2-inch LCD display isn’t an AMOLED screen which gives good brightness levels. The handset is also water-resistant and dust-resistance with IP68 Rating. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and 3 GB of RAM, this smartphone can handle multiple tasks without any lag. On the camera front, it supports 12 MP + 8 MP dual rear camera that lets user capture picture-perfect shots while its wireless audio sharing feature enhances entertainment experience and 16MP front camera for selfie shooters. The phone also features Moto actions that help users control phone only through voice commands. The Moto X4 runs on the Android 7 Nougat OS and offers an enhanced mobile experience while its 32 GB of internal storage space that can expanded to up to 2 TB using a microSD card. Moto X4 is priced at R 24,999.


Infinix Hot S3 comes with 5.65 inch HD+ Display and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB/ 4GB of RAM. The handset runs on XOS 3.0 based on top of Android Oreo. On the camera front, 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, and dual LED flash. The Hot S3 packs in 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card up to 128GB. The Hot S3 is the first Infinix phone to sport a Full View display. Other sensors include Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, Hall Sensor. Infinix Hot S3 is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant and Rs 10,999 for 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant.


The Sony Xperia L2 comes with 5.50-inch touchscreen display for a clear viewing experience. The phone is powered by quad-core Mediatek MT6737T processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone supports 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. On the camera front, the Sony Xperia L2 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear with autofocus, f/2.0 aperture lens, ad 1080p video recording and a 8-megapixel front selfies with 120-degree wide-angle lens. The phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box along with Sony’s custom user interface. The handset is is powered by a 3300mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging. The Xperia L2 have different connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and FM radio. The Sony Xperia L2 is priced at Rs 19,990.