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Best smartphones under 30,000

There are countless options when it comes to picking a smartphone in any price bracket. With Make In India concept, more and more international companies are setting up their plant in India. Every manufacturer is trying to provide the highest specifications under a price limit. Presently, you can find some devices rocking the flagship specifications under a fraction of the price. Online retailers are responsible for flash sales. As a matter of fact, the devices are selling like hot cakes. We have shortlisted some of the best devices priced under 30,000. Note: Our list only includes devices that fall between the price range of 20,000 and 30,000.

  1. One Plus 3T: Not many phones offers the flagship specs under a fraction of their price. However, One Plus is the exceptional case. They are the real flagship killers in the market right now. As a matter of fact, they are the only one focusing on value for money with their outstanding spec sheet and user experience. It’s no wonder that how this company has grabbed a major portion of sales figures. One Plus 3T is beautifully constructed with a unibody metal construction with all the high-end hardware you could possibly imagine. Furthermore, with the outstanding specs, you are also getting one of best user experience with their Oxygen OS. Presently, the One Plus 3T is priced at about 29,999 INR. However, you can surely expect some discount during the sales in e-commerce websites.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 2.35 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64 GB built-in storage, not expandable
  • dual SIM (dual standby)
  • 16 MP rear camera, 16 MP front-facing camera
  • 3,400 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (upgradeable to Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
  • 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm, 158 grams

2.Honor 8: The device comes with a beautiful glass and metal unibody construction. However, you might be thinking that this is common in today’s scenario. But it still looks stunning and feels great in hand. In addition, the device supports a Full HD 5.2 display with the vivid panel and great viewing angles. You are also getting plenty of onboard storage with a decent amount of RAM, gaming and heavy tasks won’t be an issue anymore.

Furthermore, for memory buffs, the device is offering expandable memory capability. Now here we come to the camera department of the device, Honor 8 is rocking a dual camera setup of 12 MP cameras on the back. Accordingly, they are proven to provide stunning images with no noise at all. On the other hand, you are getting a 8 MP in the front, a perfect setup for selfies. Presently, Honor 8 is priced at 29,999. However, you can surely expect some discounts during sales season.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch LTPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 2.3 GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor
  • Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32/64 GB built-in storage, further expandable via microSD up to 256 GB
  • single SIM
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front-facing camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (upgradeable to Android 7.0 Nougat)
  • 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm, 153 grams

3.Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro: It is nothing astonishing to acknowledge the fact that Samsung is the pioneer in making Android phones. With their S series, they have literally wiped out every Android contender of the market. Galaxy C7 has been cleverly priced to compete in the 30,000 INR market. As a matter of fact, C7 is quite good when it comes to competing with other in the same category. You are getting a proper 5.7-inch Full HD display for the best video experience. In addition, performance has been the major issue with Samsung devices in the past but not anymore. Samsung has fitted decent storage capacity with plenty of RAM. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about proper multitasking anymore. Finally, C7 Pro offers a good battery life with 3,300 mAh battery in its backpack. Presently, C7 Pro is priced at just 27,990 INR.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB built-in storage, further expandable via microSD up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • dual SIM (dual standby)
  • 16 MP rear camera, 16 MP front-facing camera
  • 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 156.5 x 77.2 x 7 mm, 172 grams

4.Oppo F3 Plus: If you are looking for a phone with a massive display then this is the one to choose. Presenting Oppo F3 plus with a humongous 6-inch Full HD display. In addition, the phone features a solid construction for better in hand feel. You can also expect some stunning battery life as the phone ships with a massive 4,000 mAh battery.

Apart, from all of this OPPO is known for making awesome camera phone. So, F3 Plus is no exception, as a matter of fact, the device comes with a dual front facing cameras for a wider perspective. The company is promoting the phones with the tagline “selfie expert”. Furthermore, you are getting a 16 MP shooter in the back and dual camera setup in the front with a 16 MP and 8 MP sensor. F3 is perfect for self-portraits or group selfies. Presently, Oppo F3 is priced at around 29,000 INR.

Specs

  • 6-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 1.95 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB built-in storage, further expandable via microSD up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • dual SIM (dual standby)
  • 16 MP rear camera, 16 MP + 8 MP front-facing cameras
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 163.6 x 80.8 x 7.4 mm, 185 grams

5. Nubia Z11: Perhaps you haven’t of the name in India, but believe me Nubia is doing pretty in the rest of the world. Even famous footballer Christiano Ronaldo is promoting the brand in their adverts. Z11 is offering the high-end specs under the price bracket of 30,000. Furthermore, the in-hand feel of the devices is really good, with a near bezel-less display. And the device also has the curved display along the sides.

However, the curved display is not stunning like the Samsung flagships. The Z11 comes feature packed with the high-end components like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 6 GB of DDR3 RAM and plenty of onboard storage. For taking snaps you are getting a 16 MP rear sensor and 8 MP front sensor for self-portraits. Even though the Nubia badge is not so famous in India, you can be categorized as a different person without wearing the tin foil hat. Presently, Nubia Z11 is priced at 28,999 INR.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card up to 200 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • dual SIM (dual standby)
  • 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP front-facing camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 151.8 x 72.3 x 7.5 mm, 162 grams

6.Lenovo Moto Z Play: The History is the witness that Lenovo saved Motorola with the launch of its G series. Presenting Moto Z play, introduced as a modular concept phone. The Moto Z play falls into the mid-range category with their mid-range specifications. However, don’t even think that mid-range specs mean mid-range performance. In fact, Motorola devices are famous or their seamless user experience. Their devices can surely last longer than other smartphone manufacturers due to their no bloatware and stock UI policy. In addition, you can buy several attachments for Moto Z play like JBL SoundBoost. With awesome design and robust build quality, the Moto Z play is priced at 24,999 INR. However, you can surely look for further discounts during online sales.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB built-in storage, expandable via microSD up to 256 GB
  • dual SIM (dual standby)
  • 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 3,510 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (upgradeable to Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
  • 156.4 x 76.4 x 7 mm, 165 grams

7.HTC Desire 10 Pro: The Desire 10 Pro stands as the latest additions to the company’s mid-range series. Accordingly, the phone features a proper robust matte plastic build with metal accents on the sides. Still, the device looks quite premium in my opinion. With its decent in hand feel the phone packs satisfactory specs under its casing. You get plenty of onboard storage along with sufficient amount of RAM. Furthermore, you can also expect decent photography with its 20 MP rear camera and a 13 MP front-facing camera. The Desire 10 Pro promises to last longer with its 3,000 mAh battery. Presently, Desire 10 Pro is priced at 20,990 INR.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 1.8 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor
  • Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 64 GB built-in storage, expandable via microSD up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • dual SIM (dual standby)
  • 20 MP rear camera, 13 MP front-facing camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 156.5 x 76 x 7.9 mm, 165 grams

8.Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Another entry by Samsung into our list. The A5 2017 edition has a robust construction with decent mid-range specs. You are getting a stunning 5.2 inch Full HD panel, a perfect display for watching videos and playing games. In addition, the features plenty of onboard storage along with sufficient RAM (3GB). Furthermore, if you are not satisfied with the onboard storage then you can surely expand it through microSd. The design language remains a unibody construction. Thus you can see the important feature borrowed straight from the flagship series. A5 has an IP68 rating for protection against water and dust. Presently, Galaxy A5 (2017) is priced at around 28,990 INR.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 1.9 GHz octa-core Exynos 7880 processor
  • Mali-T830 MP3 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB built-in storage, further expandable via microSD up to 256 GB
  • dual SIM support (dual standby)
  • 16 MP rear camera, 16 MP front-facing camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm, 157 grams

 

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