Best Phones Under 30000 Rs in India

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By Dhriti Datta | Price Updated on 01-Mar-2021

Even as premium segment smartphones are becoming more expensive by the day, smartphones across other segments are now more affordable than ever. This is true for the under Rs 30,000 segment of the smartphone market which now has plenty of products that offer high-end specs, including flagship-class high refresh rate displays, powerful cameras, premium design schemes, big batteries and several premium features like wireless charging and water resistance.

OnePlus Nord
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.44" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4115 mAh

Priced comfortably within this budget segment is the OnePlus Nord. It is a phone that promises a flagship-like experience at the fraction of what one would expect to pay for a flagship device. However, its price tag that's well under the 30,000 mark is no indication of the phone's capabilities. Its usage experience is fast, smooth and generally flaw-less -- something you'd expect from a more expensive phone like the OnePlus 8T currently retailing at a higher price point in the market. The OnePlus Nord has the 6.44-inch display with FHD+ resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. It is protected using a sheet of Gorilla Glass 5 to protect it against scratches and cracks. One of the core reasons behind the impressive performance of the OnePlus Nord is its powerful chipset, the Snapdragon 765G. Hidden underneath the hood, this chipset from Qualcomm helps the phone perform without a hitch and handles gaming as well as tasks of daily use easily. The OnePlus Nord also offers a number of software optimisations, including the ones for the display which combined with the panel's support for fast 90Hz refresh rate help the OnePlus Nord offer smooth scrolling between menus and improved responsiveness within all scenarios, including games. The OnePlus Nord comes with four cameras at the back. This set-up includes a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 5MP depth sensor. The dual setup on the front includes a 32MP main and an 8MP wide-angle camera. OnePlus Nord also comes with powerful cameras that may not be the best in the business, but still offer more than enough value to justify the price of the device. Overall, the OnePlus Nord is possibly one of the most rounded off phones in the list and comes highly recommended if you are looking for a device under Rs 30,000.

pros Pros

  • Compact form factor
  • OxygenOS UI offers smooth usability
  • HDR-supported display

cons Cons

  • Small screen not cut out for gaming
  • Snapdragon 765G only offers 10-12% improvement
  • Half-day battery
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.44" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 48 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM : 8 GB
Battery : 4115 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G
Processor : Octa-core
Vivo V20 Pro 5G
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.44" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 | 44 + 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

In line with other upper mid-range Vivo phones we've seen lately, the V20 Pro 5G is a phone that has design and camera as its main focus points. For the former, the V20 Pro 5G borrows elements from the more expensive X50 series of flagships as it comes with a premium design language that involves the use of premium materials such as metal and glass. The V20 Pro 5G also features a design that also makes it one of the slimmest in the market. It also features a dual-step designed camera module that houses the phone's powerful triple-lens set-up at the back which includes a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. The Vivo V20 Pro 5G boasts of a dual front camera with 4K@60FPS video recording capability, which should appeal to video bloggers. The Vivo V20 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 765G processor that we have previously seen on the OnePlus Nord. It directly competes with the Nord in the way that it also features a dual-selfie camera on the front and supports fast charging out-of-the-box. The V20 Pro is powered by a 4,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging out-of-the-box. Apart from this, the V20 Pro features a 6.44-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display that uses an AMOLED panel. As mentioned above, there is a wide notch upfront that houses the two selfie cameras and the screen is also home to a fingerprint reader. The phone also brings a vibrant AMOLED panel that's 6.44-inches in size and can handle HDR content. Overall, the Vivo V20 Pro 5G is a very good choice if you are looking to buy a phone under Rs 30,000 that can easily pass off for a device that looks much more refined than what you'd expect from the price point.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.44" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 | 44 + 8 MP
RAM : 8 GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G
Processor : Octa-core
Mi 10i
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.67" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    108 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4820 mAh

Mi 10i is a solid offering from Xiaomi that offers flagship-like features at an affordable price. Priced well under the Rs 30,000 mark, the Mi 10i stands out as an absolute bargain as it offers powerful internals including a 108-megapixel camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor, and a good design all at an aggressive price. The Mi 10i by Xiaomi also flaunts a big 6.67-inch display on the front with support for 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Like the more expensive Mi 10T flagships before it, this display supports Adaptive-Sync which allows it to switch between 6 refresh rate steps dynamically. The phone also uses a sheet of Corning Gorilla 5 for protecting the display. The Mi 10i measures 9 millimetres in thickness and weighs 214.5 grams. It is also IP53 rated which protects the phone from dust and water ingress. Under the hood, the MI 10i hides a lot of impressive hardware as it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 619 GPU. This is paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB UFS2.2 storage. The most interesting feature of the Mi 10i is definitely its camera set-up which is built around a 108-megapixel ISOCELL HM2 sensor. This lens is paired to three other lenses, including an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2-camera macro shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, the phone gets a 16-megapixel sensor. Xiaomi's Mi 10i also promises long-lasting battery life with its 4820mAh battery pack which comes with support for 33W fast charging. The battery is rated to charge up 68 per cent in just 30 minutes and 0-100 in slightly less than an hour. Thus, for the price, the Mi 10i is a very good offering and one that should definitely be considered if you are looking for a phone under Rs 30,000.

pros Pros

  • 108MP camera has impressive output.
  • 120Hz refresh rate display.
  • Nice design with side-mounted fingerprint sensor and IP53 rating.

cons Cons

  • Display is very reflective under strong lighting.
  • MicroSD Card slot takes up secondary SIM Slot.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.67" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 108 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4820 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G
Processor : Octa-core
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iQOO 3
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.44" (1080x2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 13 + 13 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4440 mAh

The iQOO 3 is priced just shy of Rs 30,000, but it offers an experience that's comparable to what you'd expect on a flagship smartphone. The phone features a 6.44-inch Full HD+ 20:9 E3 Super AMOLED panel with 2.5D curved glass. It also supports HDR10+ video playback and has a high 800 nits of average brightness and a peak of 1200 nits. The iQQO 3 also offers high touch response rate of 180Hz, as opposed to 60Hz found on most competing phones. This should be of interest to gamers. Under the hood, the phone again appears crafted for gamers, as it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset paired to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The hardware is further supplemented by interesting gaming first features like the Ultra Game Mode which offers a game space where users can toggle features such as blocking background calls and notifications and giving precedence to allocating resources for ensuring high frame-rates during the gaming session. Additionally, the iQOO 3 comes with pressure-sensitive Monster Touch Buttons for enhancing the experience of playing games on the device. The phone does, however, come with a slightly bloated UI. However, its ill effects are negated because it offers a big battery that supports 55W of fast charging. The IQOO 3 also gets a quad-camera set-up which includes a 48-megapixel main sensor.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.44" (1080x2400)
Camera : 48 + 13 + 13 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 8 GB
Battery : 4440 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Processor : Octa-core
Price : ₹34990
Samsung Galaxy F62
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.70" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 12 + 5 + 5 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    7000 mAh

Galaxy F62 is Samsung's latest mid-range phone that focuses on keeping things simple with its big battery, display and powerful processor. Falling well within the under Rs 30,000 price segment, the Galaxy F62 promises flagship-like performance with its 6.7-inch Full HD+ resolution AMOLED display. This 9.5mm thick phone weighs 218 grams and houses a punch-hole cutout in the top-center for the selfie camera. One of its main features is the presence of the Exynos 9825 processor with a configuration that offers an octa-core CPU running at up to 2.7GHz sat next to a Mali0G76 GPU. The phone offers high amount of RAM and storage, with the latter expandable using a MicroSD card. It runs on Android 11 based OneUI 3.1 out-of-the-box. Samsung Galaxy F62 comes with a 64MP primary camera set-up that also houses a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth sensor and a 5MP macro camera. On the front, there is a 32MP selfie camera for selfies. However, the biggest highlight of the F62, and possibly the biggest reason why it should be considered for purchase under the Rs 30,000 price segment is its large 7,000mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging.

pros Pros

  • Good, reliable performance.
  • Excellent battery life.
  • Fast and accurate fingerprint sensor.

cons Cons

  • No HDR support.
  • Average cameras.
  • No rubber seal around SIM tray.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.70" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 64 + 12 + 5 + 5 | 32 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 7000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Exynos 9825
Processor : Octa-core
Price : ₹23999
Samsung Galaxy A71
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.70" (1080x2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 12 + 5 + 5 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Samsung's Galaxy A71 comes with a premium design and offers one of the best displays found on a mid-range Samsung phone right now. But the phone also brings a lot more than just its gorgeous Infinity-O display. Samsung Galaxy A71 offers a 6.7-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED Plus display with Infinity-O cutout. The Galaxy A71 features a Qualcomm mid-range SoC for running graphic-intensive games and handling other apps and multitasking. The phone also goes big on security features as it includes an in-display fingerprint scanner. Other important features of Samsung Galaxy A71 include the presence of the Samsung Pay app, Knox Security solutions, and more. The Galaxy A71 also offers a quad camera set-up with a 64-megapixel primary sensor, 5-megapixel depth sensor, 5-megapixel macro sensor, and 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. The rear camera promises support for features including UHD recording, AR doodle, Crop Zoom, and Super Steady Video. The Samsung Galaxy A71 is powered by a long-lasting 4,500mAh battery with 25W Super-Fast charging. For software, the phone will come with One UI 2 based on Android 10 and will also support a full version of Samsung Pay.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.70" (1080x2400)
Camera : 64 + 12 + 5 + 5 | 32 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Octa-core
Processor : NA
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Google Pixel 4a
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.81" (1080x2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 | 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3140 mAh

The Google Pixel 4a is every bit a marquee device from Google as much as it is an affordable mid-ranger this time. By not using flagship hardware, Google managed to tone the price down, making the Pixel experience, and more importantly, the Pixel camera accessible to more people. The 4a features a 5.8-inch Full HD+ resolution display that uses an OLED panel. The screen has a punch-hole cutout in the top-left corner for housing the selfie camera and has minimal bezels on the sides. The Pixel 4a feels tiny in the hands but thanks to minimal bezels, the display seems large enough. Google Pixel 4a uses soft-to-touch plastic back but without the dual-tone style as on the Pixel 3a. It measures 8.2 millimetres in thickness and is lightweight at 143 grams. There is a fingerprint reader placed in the middle for faster unlock speeds. Like the previous Pixel phones, the Pixel 4a will also focus heavily on the cameras. However, it does so by keeping the hardware to the minimum. The phone gets a square camera module on the back, but only with a single lens fitted inside it, The module features a 12.2-megapixel dual pixel phase detection rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and a 77-degree field of view. This has been sat next to an LED flash. The Pixel 4a is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G with an octa-core CPU clocked at upto 2.2GHz and Adreno 618 GPU. This is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Pixel 4a is equipped with a 3,140mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

pros Pros

  • Ergonomic, compact form factor.
  • Snappy, responsive UI
  • Effortlessly good camera

cons Cons

  • No ultrawide or macro in the camera setup.
  • Battery life not as good as other mid-range smartphones
  • No gaming mode to silence notifications while gaming.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 5.81" (1080x2340)
Camera : 12 | 8 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 3140 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730
Processor : Octa-core
Moto G 5G
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.7" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

Moto G 5G offers excellent bang for the buck, in the sub 30K segment. The Moto G 5G is an affordable offering which comes with features like Full HD+ screen, triple cameras, Snapdragon processor with 5G support and a high-capacity battery. For the price, the Moto G 5G emerges as a capable phone with a large display and 5000mAh of battery pack. The display on the Moto G 5G is a 6.7-inch Full HD+ panel with a punch-hole cutout in the middle for the selfie camera. This gives the screen a 20:9 aspect ratio with the screen being certified for HDR10 playback. The Moto G 5G measures 9.9 millimetres in thickness and weighs 212 grams. Moto G 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor with an octa-core CPU running at up to 2.2 GHz speeds and Adreno 619 GPU. This is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with support for microSD cards. The Snapdragon 750G processor is not just a 5G chip, but also a very fast and capable processor to ensure smooth operation and zippy performance across all the popular mobile games. The Moto G 5G also offers a triple camera setup with a primary 48MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 118-degree-field of-view and a 2MP macro camera. The rear camera promises to record in 4K UHD at 30FPS and is backed by an electronic image stabilization (EIS) system.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.7" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 48 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G
Processor : Octa-core
Redmi K20 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.39" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 13 + 8 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Despite being slightly dated, the K20 Pro is still one of the best Redmi phones to buy under Rs 30,000 in India. It’s a flagship level smartphone with the Snapdragon 855 under the hood along with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. For games, the Redmi K20 Pro gets an Adreno 640 GPU. The Redmi K20 Pro offers a triple camera setup on the back which consists of a primary 48MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera. There is a front-facing 20MP camera housed within a pop-up mechanism on top for selfies. The rear cameras can record in 4K UHD at upto 60FPS and slow-motion videos in 1080p at 960FPS. The Redmi K20 Pro features a 6.39-inch in tall AMOLED Full HD+ resolution panel with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. There are hardly any bezels on the front of the device, and no notch. The Redmi K20 Pro features a 20-megapixel front-facing camera that's housed inside a pop-up mechanism. The Redmi K20 Pro brings with it a 4,000 mAh capacity battery with Sonic Charge capabilities. It also gets a smart switch from Wi-Fi to 4G networks for smooth connectivity and zero lag.

pros Pros

  • Eye-catching design
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Impressive 48MP camera

cons Cons

  • Camera blows out highlights and HDR mode too aggressive
  • HDR playback only on YouTube
  • Weird keyboard positioning that requires getting used to
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.39" (1080 X 2340)
Camera : 48 + 13 + 8 | 20 MP
RAM : 6GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Processor : octa
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Realme X7 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.55" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh

Realme X7 Pro is another winner that stands out as a value for money offering. The Realme X7 Pro comes with a 6.55-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, up to 240Hz touch sampling rate for an improved gaming experience. The display uses a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and can touch a peak brightness of 1,200 nits with 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 wide color gamut for an immersive visual experience. The Realme X7 Pro gets a punch-hole cut out for the selfie camera which houses a 16MP selfie lens. The display supports 120Hz high refresh rate and is covered by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 and also home to a fingerprint reader under the screen. It measures 8.5 millimetres in thickness and weighs 184 grams. Under the hood, it also offers powerful hardware as the phone is powered by the octa-core Dimensity 1000+ SoC and Mali-G77 graphics processor. In terms of optics, the Realme X7 Pro comes with a quad rear camera setup. However, its most interesting feature is the presence of a big battery that supports super-fast charging. The X7 Pro is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging out-of-the-box. Realme claims that the phone can go from 0-100% in 35 minutes. For the price, the Realme X7 Pro is a very good offering under the Rs 30,000 segment as it offers pretty much everything that one could ask for from a phone under the price point.

pros Pros

  • Impressive display.
  • Good gaming performance.
  • Battery life is good.

cons Cons

  • Display heats up while gaming.
  • Macro camera difficult to use.
  • A fingerprint magnet.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.55" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek Dimensity 1000+
Processor : Octa-core

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iQOO 3 N/A ₹34990
Samsung Galaxy F62 N/A ₹23999
Samsung Galaxy A71 Tatacliq ₹27498
Google Pixel 4a flipkart ₹31999
Moto G 5G amazon ₹21490
Redmi K20 Pro Tatacliq ₹23990
Realme X7 Pro HappiMobiles ₹29999
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