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10 Best Smartphones Under ₹30000 in India [November 2020]

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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’s flagship killers. You will find a lot of amazing phones which pack flagship-level hardware.

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.

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. Realme X2 Pro

Realme X2 Pro
Image Source – https://buy.realme.com/in/goods/159

The Realme X2 Pro is the company’s take as a flagship killer. The phone gives direct competition to the Redmi K20 Pro and offers some improved specifications. The phone has a gradient design on the back and comes in some amazing color variants such as Lunar White, Neptune Blue, Red Master Edition, and Gray Master Edition.

On the front, we have a 6.5 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The screen has a waterdrop notch design for the front camera and speaker grille. The display is very bright (1000 nits) along with HDR10+ and 90Hz Refresh Rate. It is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.

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The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Processor paired with Adreno 640 GPU. It is a flagship processor from Qualcomm so you will have excellent performance out of it. Talking about the memory the phone starts with 6GB of RAM and goes all the way up to 12GB. The device runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6.1 Skin on top.

On the back, you have a quad-camera setup with a combo of 64MP primary sensor, 13MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, 8mp ultrawide sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you have a 16MP Selfie camera. Other features include Dual-LED flash and HDR Support.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM radio, USB 2.0, and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. One of the main highlights of this phone is the 4000 mAh battery which comes with 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge support. You can charge this phone from 0 to 100% in just 35 Mins.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
Ram and Storage64GB + 6GB RAM, 128GB + 8GB RAM, 256GB + 12GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.5 inches (1080 x 2400 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 64 MP + 13 MP +8 MP + 2MP | Front 16MP
Battery 4000 mAh

2. Samsung Galaxy A70s

Samsung Galaxy A70s
Image Source – https://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-a70s-a707f-8gb/SM-A707FZKWINS/

The Samsung Galaxy A70s is an upgrade to the Samsung’s Mid Range device Galaxy A70. The new device comes with some minor improvement and shares a much similar design. On the back, you have a plain geometrical pattern design and you get to choose from Prism Crush Red, Prism Crush White, and Prism Crush Black color variant.

On the front, the phone offers a 6.7 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 Pixels. The display has an infinity U shaped notch design for the front camera. Since it is an AMOLED display you get the Always-on Display feature and it is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Protection.

The Galaxy A70s is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Chipset paired with Adreno 612 GPU. In terms of software, you get Android 9.0 (Pie) based on One UI skin on top. The device comes in two configurations 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB. Although it is not a flagship processor, you can expect a good day to day performance out of this.

On the back, you have a triple camera setup with a 64MP primary sensor, 8MP Ultrawide sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, you have a 32MP camera for taking selfies. In terms of security, you have an under-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature.

Connectivity features on this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM radio, USB 2.0, and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Inside you have a large 4500 mAh battery inside along with 25W Qualcomm Fast Charging support.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
Ram and Storage128GB + 6GB RAM, 128GB + 8GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.7 inches (1080 x 2400 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 64 MP + 8 MP + 5MP | Front 32MP
Battery 4500 mAh

3. Vivo V17 Pro

Vivo V17 Pro
Image Source – https://www.vivo.com/in/products/v17pro

The V Series smartphone from Vivo is one of the company’s most popular series with tons of smartphones adding to it regularly. The latest in the series is the Vivo V17 Pro which was launched in September 2019. The V17 Pro is not a flagship smartphone from Vivo, this smartphone focuses more on the design and packs one of the best camera setups out there.

On the front, the device has a 6.44 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 Pixels. The screen has a 20:9 aspect ratio design and doesn’t have any kind of notch or punch hole design. You have a motorized popup module for the selfie camera.

The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Processor and Adreno 612 GPU. The phone has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, you also have an option to expand the internal storage for up to 256GB via a dedicated MicroSD card slot. When it comes to software the device runs on Android 9.0 Pie and Funtouch Os 9.1 Skin on top.

The main selling point of this phone is the cameras, you have a Quad rear-facing camera setup with a combo of 48MP primary wide-angle sensor, 8MP secondary ultrawide lens, 13MP telephoto lens and a 2MP depth sensor for taking portrait mode. On the front, the phone has a motorized pop-up camera with a dual-camera setup of 32MP and an 8MP sensor.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM radio, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. The phone has an under-display fingerprint scanner for security and comes in Crystal Black, Crystal Sky, and Midnight Ocean color variant.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
Ram and Storage128GB 8GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.44 inches (1080 x 2400 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 48 MP + 8 MP +13 MP + 2MP | Dual Front 32MP + 8MP
Battery 4100 mAh

4. Lenovo Z6 Pro

Lenovo Z6 Pro
Image Source – https://www.lenovo.com/in/en/smartphones/z-series/Lenovo-Z6-Pro/p/PPIPPIZ6904

The Lenovo Z6 Pro is a flagship device from Lenovo which was launched in April 2019. One of the best things about this phone is an amazing design and an affordable price. You have a front and back glass design with a gradient color scheme. The phone is available in three different variants Red, Blue, and Green.

The Z6 Pro has a Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels. The screen has a notch for the front camera and the speaker grille. It is a 19.5:9 aspect ratio display which supports HDR10 support. It also has some kind of protection but the exact version is not specified.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor paired with Adreno 640 GPU. The phone runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with ZUI 11.1 Skin on top. It comes in a lot of memory configurations starting with 6GB + 128GB and goes all the way up to 12GB + 512GB.

Talking about cameras, you get a quad-camera setup on the back with a combo of 48MP primary sensor, 8MP telephoto lens, 16MP ultrawide sensor, and a 2MP dedicated macro camera. Other features include OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Dual LED flash, and HDR. On the front, you have a 32MP Selfie shooter also with HDR support.

Connectivity features on this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD
GPS, FM radio, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. You also have a large 4000 mAh battery along with 18W fast charging support. Apart from this, you have an under-display optical fingerprint scanner and Dolby Atmos Surround sound.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Ram and Storage128GB + 6GB RAM, 128GB + 8GB RAM, 256GB + 8GB RAM, 512GB + 12GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.39 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 48 MP + 8 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP | Front 32 MP
Battery 4000 mAh

5. Oppo Reno2 Z

Oppo Reno2 Z
Image Source – https://www.oppo.com/in/smartphone-reno2-z/

The Oppo Reno series is known for its great cameras. In this year Oppo has expanded the series by launching a lot of smartphones in the mid-range segment. The Reno2 Z was launched in August 2019 at an amazing price point. It has got an even better design than other Reno smartphones, On the back, you can see the full black design with a gradient blue color at the corners.

On the front, you have a large 6.53 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels. The screen has the 19.5:9 ratio and complete bezel-less design. You have a motorized pop-up solution for the front-facing camera. The display and the back are also protected by corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The device is powered by the Mediatek MT6779 Chipset and PowerVR GM9446 GPU. In terms of memory, you get 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. When it comes to software the phone has Android 9.0 Pie on board with Color Os 6.1 Skin on top.

Cameras on this phone are also amazing. You get a quad-camera setup with a combo of 48MP primary wide-angle sensor, 8MP secondary ultrawide sensor, a third 2MP sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. You also have a dual-LED flash and Gyro EIS feature. On the front, the phone has a 16MP motorized pop-up selfie camera for clicking selfies.

Connectivity features are Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM radio, and
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Security options include under-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock feature. You have a large 4000 mAh battery over here with VOOC flash charge 3.0 fast charging support.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek MT6779 Helio P90 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage256GB 8GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.53 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 48 MP + 8 MP +2 MP + 2 MP | Front 16 MP
Battery 4000 mAh

6. Asus Zenfone 6Z

Asus Zenfone 6Z
Image Source – https://www.asus.com/in/Phone/ASUS-6z/Tech-Specs/

The Zenfone 6z is the latest flagship device from Asus launched in May 2019. It has a premium design with gradient finish on the back and comes in two different colors – Midnight Black, and Twilight Silver. Just like every other phone has its own solution for the bezel-less design, Asus has introduced a Flip camera module for both front and a rear-facing camera.

The front of the phone has a large 6.4 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels. You have a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, complete bezel-less design on the front along with HDR 10 Support. The front and back glass is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

Powering up the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset and Adreno 640 GPU. On the software side, Asus has done a great job by giving Stock Android 9.0 Pie based on ZenUI 6. You can buy this phone in several different variants 64GB + 6GB RAM, 128GB + 6GB RAM, and 256GB + 8GB RAM.

Coming to the camera’s this phone has a single camera module for both front and back. You get a flip camera setup with a 48MP primary wide-angle sensor and a 13MP secondary ultrawide sensor. Other features include dual-LED flash, HDR, auto panorama (Using the flip camera motorized rotation), and Gyro EIS.

The connectivity features on this phone consist of Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM radio, USB 2.0, and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. The phone has a large 5000 mAh battery along with with18W Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging support and also features 10W reverse charging support.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Ram and Storage64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.4 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Flip Camera 48 MP + 13 MP
Battery 5000 mAh

7. Redmi K20 Pro

Redmi K20 Pro
Image Source – https://store.mi.com/in/buy/product/redmi-k20-pro

The Redmi K20 is a flagship killer smartphone from Xiaomi and was launched in July 2019. The K20 Pro is a great looking smartphone that 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 a 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)
CameraTriple Rear 48 MP + 8 MP +13 MP| Front 20 MP
Battery 4000 mAh

8. 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

9. Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7
Image Source – Apple.com

The Apple iPhone 7 is the perfect phone if someone is looking for a cheap iPhone. It is one of Apple’s entry-level smartphone and offers some great specifications. The iPhone 7 was launched in September and packs some major upgrade from its predecessor. You have a front glass and aluminum body which is also IP67 dust and water-resistant which is less seen in this price range.

On the front, it has a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels. The screen has the old 16:9 aspect ratio with 326 PPI density. In terms of protection, you have Ion Strengthened Glass as well as oleophobic coating. Some other features of the display include Wide Color Gamut and 3D Touch display.

The phone is powered by the Quad-Core Apple A10 Fusion chipset which is paired with PowerVR Series 7XT Plus GPU. There are three variants of this phone available: 2GB + 32GB, 2GB + 128GB, and 2GB + 256GB. Keep in mind that the internal storage is not further expandable as there is no SD card slot. The iPhone 7 runs on iOS 10.0.1 out of the box and is upgradable to iOS 12.3.

The cameras on the iPhone 7 get the job done. You have a single 12 MP rear-facing camera with f/.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS, Quad-LED dual-tone flash and HDR support. On the front, you have a 7 MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture, face detection, HDR, and panorama support.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB 2.0, and proprietary reversible connector for charging. In terms of security, the device has a fingerprint scanner that is mounted in the Home button itself. The iPhone 7 has a decent 1960 mAh battery which is good enough for all-day usage but when it comes to heavy usage then you might have to charge it twice a day.

Technical Specifications

SocApple A10 Fusion (16 nm)
Ram and Storage32/128/256 GB, 2 GB RAM
Display and Resolution4.7 inches (750 x 1334 pixels)
CameraSingle Rear 12 MP | Front 7 MP
Battery 3000 mAh

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

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.

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Mehul Boricha
Mehul Boricha is the founder of Tech Arrival & Astute Links. He is a computer and smartphone geek from Junagadh, Gujarat, India. He is a Computer Engineer by Education & an Entrepreneur by Passion. Apart from technology geek, he is an audiophile & loves to connect with people.

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  • 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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