10 Best Smartphones Under ₹30000 in India [July 2019]

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Previously we made a list of best smartphones under ₹20000, ₹25000 in case you want to buy a mid-range smartphone and If you have a budget of around ₹30,000 and looking for the best smartphone to buy? Then you are in the right place. This is the range when you move ahead from the mid-range segment and start getting some upper mid-rangers or last year’s flagships or this year flagship killers. You will find a lot of amazing phones which packs flagship-level hardware.


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Continuing the list, for this article we are looking for phones priced below ₹30,000, we made this list on our personal opinion and listed it down the best smartphones based on price, quality, durability, and more. We have focused more on the phone which you can buy in India and some of these might be available around the globe.

List of Best Smartphones Under ₹30000 in India

Note: If you are not living in India then don’t worry many phones that are listed here are available worldwide, and you can easily order it online. These smartphones are neither in ascending or descending order. All of them are the best in this price range depending on your taste.

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We will be updating the article frequently as new phones are released and are worth including in this list, so make sure to check back again before making a choice.

1. Redmi K20 Pro

Redmi K20 Pro
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The Redmi K20 is a flagship killer smartphone from Xiaomi and was launched in July 2019. The K20 Pro is a great looking smartphone which packs some interesting specifications for its price. This phone directly competes with other phones in the competition which is price much higher than this.

The device features a 6.39 inch Super AMOLED display which has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels. The screen has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.9% screen to body ratio. The display also supports HDR and is well protected by Corning Gorilla Glass from both sides. There is no notch on this phone instead it has a motorized pop-up selfie camera.

The phone is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor paired with Adreno 640 GPU. The phone has the fastest processor which is available right now and can handle all your day to day task, multitasking as well as high-end gaming with ease. There are a couple of different variants available for this phone such as 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256 GB.

You also have a glass back which a unique kind of design, the phone comes in three color variants: Carbon black, Flame red, Glacier blue. Then there’s the Triple rear-facing camera setup with a combo of 48 MP Primary sensor (Wide Angle) with f/1.8 aperture, 8 MP secondary sensor (Telephoto lens) with f/2.4 aperture, and a third 13 MP sensor (Ultrawide) with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, you have a 20 MP motorized pop-up selfie camera.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth, 5.0, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and. USB On-The-Go. The device has a large 4000 mAh battery and in terms of security features, it includes an under-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Ram and Storage256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.39 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 48 MP + 8 MP +13 MP| Front 20 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atFlipkart

2. Xiaomi Poco F1

Xiaomi Poco F1

The Xiaomi Poco F1 comes in 3 different variants and the High-end 8GB RAM variant is one of the best devices you can get under Rs 30,000. Talking about the phone, it was launched in August 2018 and features a 6.18 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. The top of the display has a notch design which houses the front camera and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla glass.

Internally, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled up with Adreno 630 GPU. It comes in three different RAM and Storage variants 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB. The internal memory is further expandable up to another 256GB with the MicroSD card.

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The camera’s on this phone are also great. It has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 12 MP primary sensor and a 5MP depth sensor while on the front it has a single 20 MP camera for taking selfies. The phone runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) out of the box with MIUI 10.2 POCO skin on top. It is also upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie).

The Xiaomi Poco F1 includes a 4000 mAh battery and connectivity options include Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth, FM-Radio, USB OTG, and Type C 1.0 reversible connector.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Ram and Storage6/8 GB & 64/128/256 GB
Display and Resolution6.18 inches (1080 x 2246 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 12 MP + 5 MP | Front 20 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

3. Asus Zenfone 5Z

Asus Zenfone 5Z

The Asus Zenfone 5Z is a flagship device from Asus and was launched in February 2018. The device came as a flagship killer and gives direct competition to the Xiaomi Poco F1 and One Plus 6T. It comes with a great design, front glass, and an aluminum body. The device is also very lightweight, weighing only 165 grams.

The phone has a 6.2 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 Aspect ratio and 402 PPI density. The display has a notch design on top which helped the device achieve a screen to body ratio of 83.6%. The Notch houses the front camera and speaker grill and the display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

The phone is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor paired with Adreno 630 GPU. It comes in three configurations such as 4GB + 64 GB, 6GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256 GB. The storage is further expandable up to 512GB via a MicroSD card but you have to lose your 2nd SIM card as it is a Hybrid Sim card tray.

Talking about camera’s this phone has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 12MP Primary sensor (Wide Angle), an 8MP secondary sensor and Dual LED Dual-tone to flash. On the front, it has an 8MP camera for capturing selfies. The phone has a 3300 mah battery which is decent enough to last you a full day on moderate use and it also comes with 18W fast charger.

The phone runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box with ZenUI 5 Skin on top but hopefully, you will receive an Android 9.0 update soon. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM-Radio, Type C 1.0 reversible connector. The phone comes in a few color variants mainly Midnight Blue, and Meteor Silver.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Ram and Storage256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.2 inches (1080 x 2246 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 12 MP + 8 MP | Front 8 MP
Battery 3300 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

4. Vivo V15 Pro

Vivo V15 Pro

Vivo has been launching a lot of phones with a motorized pop-up camera nowadays and the Vivo V15 Pro is one of them. The Vivo V15 Pro is a great looking phone and was launched in February 2019. It features a great display and an amazing camera.

The device sports a 6.39 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2316 Pixels. The display has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 404 PPI density. The motorized selfie camera helped the device achieve a screen to body ratio of 84.2%. The phone has a nice design with a gradient back and very minimal bottom bezels. The front glass also houses the under-display fingerprint scanner.

This phone is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Chipset and in terms of GPU, it has Adreno 612. It comes in multiple configurations 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB the internal storage is further expandable up to 256Gb via a MicroSD card. The Gaming performance is not up to the mark but good enough for any day to day task.

The camera’s on this phone are the main attraction. It comes with a triple camera set up on the back the combo includes a 48MP Primary sensor, 8MP Ultrawide Sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, it comes with a Motorized 32MP pop-up camera.

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The phone has a 3700 mAh battery, the phone doesn’t have a Type C port but the battery will easily last you a full day on light usage and it also has 18W fast charging support. Connectivity options on this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, and NFC. It comes in two color variants Topaz Blue, and Coral Red. Software on this phone is also up to date, it comes with Android 9.0 Pie with Funtouch 9 Skin on top.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
Ram and Storage128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.39 inches (1080 x 2316 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP | Front 32 MP
Battery 3700 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

5. Vivo V11 Pro

Vivo V11 Pro

The Vivo V11 Pro was launched in September 2018. It features a 6.41 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels. The screen has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 402 PPI density. It has a Water/Dew Drop style notch for the front camera and speaker grill.

The Vivo V11 Pro was released in September 2018 and has a 6.41 inch Super AMOLED Display with a screen solution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It has a 19.5:9 Aspect ratio screen with a waterdrop style notch on top. The back of the phone is glass and doesn’t come with any protection.

The phone is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled up with Adreno 512 GPU. It comes in few variants 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB and the internal storage is further expandable up to 256 via a MicroS card. A massive 3400 mAh battery is packed with 18W fast charging support.

It features a dual-camera setup on the back with a 12 MP primary sensor paired with a 2 MP depth sensor while on the front it has a single 25 MP selfie shooter. The software runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch 4.5 skin on top. It comes in a lot of color variants Starry Night, Dazzling Gold, Nebula, and Supernova Red.

In terms of security, the phone has an under-display fingerprint scanner technology along with face unlock feature. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, MicroUSB 2.0 and USB OTG.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.41 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 12 MP + 5 MP | Front 25 MP
Battery 3400 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

6. Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1

Nokia is also doing a great job by launching good smartphones in the budget segment. The Nokia 8.1 was launched on December 2018 and features a 6.18 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. The screen is in 19:9 aspect ratio and has a notch design. The screen is also protected by NEG.

Internally, the phone is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Processor paired with Adreno 616 GPU. It comes in two RAM and storage variants 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB and the internal storage is further expandable up to 400 GB via a micro sd card.

As far as the cameras are concerned the Nokia 8.1 comes with a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 12 MP primary sensor and a 13 MP secondary sensor. The rear camera also has dual pixel PDAF and OIS. On the front, it has a single 20MP camera for taking selfies. It comes in a few color variants Blue, Silver, Steel, Copper, Iron, and Steel.

The phone runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box with Android One program so you get 2 years of major Android updates. It has a decent 3500 mAh battery with fast charging support and connectivity options in this phone includes USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB OTG, NFC, and Type C 1.0.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
Ram and Storage4/6 GB & 64/128 GB
Display and Resolution6.18 inches (1080 x 2280 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 12 MP + 13 MP | Front 20 MP
Battery 3500 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

7. Apple iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s

An older iPhone is still a great choice to buy in 2019 if you want a long-lasting device. The Apple iPhone 6s was launched in September 2015 and features a great look and feel. The phone has an aluminum body with a flat back and curves along the edges. The phone is also very light and weighs only 143 grams.

The Display on this phone is not the best but it was one of the best LCD display back in its time. You get a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio with a pixel density of 326ppi. You also get Lon strengthened glass as well as an oleophobic coating in term of protection.

The device is old but still, the iPhone 6s is a very fast device. You get a Dual-core Apple A9 Processor which is clocked at 1.8 GHz. On the GPU side, you have the PowerVR GT7600 (Six-Core Graphics). The phone comes in multiple storage configurations such as 2 GB + 16 GB/32 GB/ 64 GB/128 GB. You can buy this phone in several colors such as Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold.

The camera on this phone does get the job done. You have a single 12 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, and HDR. On the front, you have a single 5 MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture, Face detection, HDR, and Panorama.

Connectivity options here include WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and proprietary reversible connector. The phone runs on iOS 9 out of the box and has already received updates till iOS 12.3. The phone has a small 1715 mAh battery. Other features of this phone include a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and 3D touch.

Technical Specifications

SocDual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Ram and Storage16/32/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM
Display and Resolution4.7 inches (750 x 1334 pixels)
CameraRear 12 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 1715 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

8. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

The Mi Mix series from Xiaomi was a one step ahead of moving toward the bezel-less display. The Mi Mix 2 was launched as the successor to the popular Mi Mix and comes with some great improvements. The phone was launched in September 2017 and features an aluminum body with a ceramic back. The phone looks really great and has a premium feel to it.

On the front, it has a 5.99 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The screen has an 18:9 aspect ratio with 403 PPI density. The top and the sides are complete bezels less and there’s the bottom chin which houses the front camera. It helped the device achieve an 80.8% screen to body ratio. You also have Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Protection.

The Mi Mix 2 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core chipset which has 4 cores clocked at 2.45 GHz while the other 4 cores are clocked at 1.9 GHz. In terms of GPU, the device features Adreno 540. The phone sells in a lot of different configurations such as 8 GB RAM + 128GB storage or 6 GB RAM + 64/128/256 GB Storage.

The phone features a single 12 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, and Panorama support. The rear camera also features PDAF, and 4 Axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) On the front, you have a single 5 MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity options in this phone include WiFI 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, Type C 1.0 reversible connector. The phone has a 3400 mAh battery along with 18W Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support and in terms of software the phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with MIUI 10 skin on top which is upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
Ram and Storage128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
Display and Resolution5.99 inches (1080 x 2160 pixels)
CameraRear 12 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 3400 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

9. OPPO R17 Pro

OPPO R17 Pro

The R17 Pro is an amazing device by the Chinese Manufacturer OPPO and features some of the flagship features at an affordable price. The phone looks great when it comes to design and build quality. You get an aluminum frame and a glass back, the back has a nice gradient look to it.

On the front, you have the tall 6.4 inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The screen has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with 402 PPI density. You also have a Teardrop-shaped notch on the front which houses the front camera and the speaker grille. The notch also helped the device achieve an 85.9% screen to body ratio.

The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Octa-Core Chipset which has 2 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz while the other 6 cores are clocked at 1.7 GHz. On the GPU front, it has Adreno 616. There are two variants of the phone available; 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128 GB. You can also further expand the internal storage up to 256GB via a microSD card.

Camera’s are one of the major attraction of this phone. You get a Triple rear-facing camera setup with a combo of 12 MP Primary sensor, 20 MP secondary sensor, and a 3rd TOF 3D camera. On the front, it has a single 25 MP camera for clicking selfies. Other features of the camera consist of Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, Dual LED flash, HDR, and Panorama support.

Connectivity options in this phone include WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, Type C Reversible connector, and USB OTG. The phone has a decent 3700 mAh battery along with a 50 W SuperVOOC Flash charging technology which can charge your device from 0 to 40% in just 10 Mins. On the software side, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with ColorOS 5.2 skin on top.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
Ram and Storage128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.4 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 12 MP + 20 MP + TOF 3D Camera | Front 25 MP
Battery 3700 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

10. LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7 ThinQ

LG has been releasing a lot of incredible smartphones from the past few years and the LG G7 ThinQ is one of them. The G7 ThinQ is the company’s flagship from last year, it was released in May 2018. The LG G7 features a fantastic build quality and packs a lot of improvements from its predecessor. The phone has glass on both the side and an aluminum frame, the back has a plain color design. You can choose from New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, and Raspberry Rose.

On the front, it has a 6.1 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. The display also has a notch which houses the front camera, some sensors, and the speaker grille. The screen has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 564 PPI density. You also have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection for both front and back glass, additionally, you also have IP68 Water/dust resistant.

Inside, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with Adreno 630 GPU. The phone has 4GB RAM & 64GB Storage. You can also further expand the storage if you want up to 1 TB via a Hybrid Sim Card Slot.

Cameras on this phone are also great. You get a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 16MP Primary sensor which is wide-angle and has PDAF & laser Auto Focus and OIS. The secondary 16 MP sensor is an ultrawide-angle. Other features include LED flash, HDR, and Panorama.

Connectivity options in this phone include WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM Radio, Type C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB OTG. The phone has a 3000 mAh battery which is decent but you also get 18 W Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Support. The LG G7 ThinQ runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and is upgradable to 9.0 Pie.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Ram and Storage 4 GB RAM + 64 GB Storage
Display and Resolution6.1 inches (1440 x 3120 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 16 MP + 16 MP | Front 8 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

Final Words

It is always tough to Device when you have a lot of options and most of them have similar specifications. Though this is a narrowed down list but still if you face difficulty picking up your right smartphone then there are few things you should consider Display, Camera, Software, Design, and processor. Things always look good on paper but the best way to find out is to try out yourself. I recommend you to visit any nearby store and check out all the features yourself and decide whether it’s a perfect buying decision.

So there you go guys, Our list for the best smartphone you can get under ₹30,000. Now if you have a suggestion or we missed something then don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below.

4 COMMENTS

  1. what is your opinion about one plus 5t and honer view 10?

    which one is better than another one?

    which one is more preferable?

    • Hello Bebo,

      Personally, I will prefer OnePlus 5T as it has Qualcomm processor and all the bells and whistles you will need in a smartphone right now.

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