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Best Mobile Phones Under ₹30000 in India


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Previously we made a list of the 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 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 listed here are available worldwide, and you can easily order them 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 worth including in this list, so check back again before making a choice.

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Image source – https://www.samsung.com/

The Samsung Galaxy S Series and the Galaxy Note Series have always been high-end smartphone series and coming at a very premium price tag. However, to compete with brands offering entry-level flagship killers, Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and the Galaxy S10 Lite. Out of these, the Note 10 lite comes right under our price bracket.

It has a 6.7 inches Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080×2400 pixels on the front. The display quality here is nice and very much similar to what we see on the premium offering. Although it doesn’t have a high refresh rate feature, it does supports HDR contents. It is also protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is powered by the Exynos 9810 processor paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. It has 128GB of fast UFS 2.1 Internal storage. It runs on Android 11 straight out of the box with One UI 3.1 skin on top. It also comes with an S Pen stylus with features like note-taking and a camera shutter button.

Turning the phone aside, you get a triple camera setup with a combo of 12MP main sensor with OIS, 12MP telephoto lens with OIS and 2x Optical Zoom, and a 12MP ultrawide lens. On the front, it has a 32MP camera for taking selfies. You can also record 4K videos up to 60fps, 1080p videos up to 240fps, and slow-motion videos.

The device has a 4500mAh battery capacity and 25W fast charging support. It can easily get you around 6 hours of Screen-on time on moderate usage. It is secured by an Under display optical fingerprint scanner. Some other features here include Dolby Atmos, AR Emoji, and an Earphone is also included in the box.

Technical Specifications

SoCExynos 9810 (10nm)
RAM and Storage6GB + 128GB | 8GB + 128GB
Display and Resolution6.7-inches (1080×2400 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 12MP + 12MP + 12MP | Front 32MP
Battery4500mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | Bluetooth 5.0 | USB Type-C 2.0

2. Mi 11X 5G

Mi 11X 5G
Image Source – https://www.mi.com/in/mi-11x/

Xiaomi has launched a couple of devices in the Mi11 series. If you can extend your budget, you should definitely get the Xiaomi Mi11X over the standard Mi11. The design here is simple and elegant, and it looks very premium. It has a plain glass back and is available in three color variants Celestial Silver, Lunar White, and Cosmic Black.

On the front, it has a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. The display is one of the best in this price range and supports some other features like the 120Hz high refresh rate and HDR10+ support. It is also going very bright up to 1300nits of peak brightness. The display and the back glass are made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The Mi11X is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Processor paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. This is a flagship 5G processor, which makes the device even more future-proof. It comes with 128GB of fast UFS 3.1 internal storage. On top of Android 11, the phone has MIUI 12 skin on top and soon will receive an update to the new MIUI 12.5 update.

The cameras are also improved as compared to the regular Mi11. On the back, it has a triple camera setup. The main camera is 48MP paired with an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 5MP macro lens. On the front, it has a 20MP camera for taking selfies. The device has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock for security.

The Mi11X has an impressive battery backup. It has a 4520mAh battery inside that supports 33W fast charging support. It also supports Power Delivery 3.0. The battery will surely last you a full day and can be easily recharged from 0 to 100% within 55mins.

Technical Specifications

SoCQualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7nm)
RAM and Storage6GB + 128GB | 8GB + 128GB
Display and Resolution6.67 inches (1080×2400 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 48MP + 8MP + 5MP | Front 20MP
Battery4520mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax | Bluetooth 5.1 | USB Type-C 2.0

3. OnePlus Nord 5G

Oneplus Nord 5G
Image Source – https://www.oneplus.in/nord-specs

OnePlus is known for its flagship killer smartphones. Although they did start with a mid-range smartphone, this is another take after a very long time. The OnePlus Nord seems a very promising smartphone. It is also future proof because of the 5G chipset. Starting with the design, we get a glossy glass back in two color variants Blue Marble and Gray Onyx.

On the front, it has a 6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED display with Full HD+ Resolution. This is one of the best displays you can get in this price range. It has a 90Hz Refresh Rate and is also HDR10+ Certified. Apart from this, it is also protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection. The back glass also has the same protection.

Powering up the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Chipset paired with Adreno 620 GPU and up to 12GB of RAM. The device performs really well, especially the software experience, and you can easily expect a great gaming performance out of this phone. It runs on Android 10 based on OxygenOS 10.5.9 Skin on top.

The OnePlus Nord has a quad-camera setup with a combo of 48MP Main Sensor, 8MP Ultrawide, 5MP Depth, and 2MP Macro Lens. On the other hand, you get a dual selfie camera with a combo of 32MP Main sensor paired with an 8MP Ultrawide sensor. You can also record 4K videos on this device up to 60fps.

This device’s battery performance is impressive; it has a 4115 mAh battery capacity and supports a 30W Dash Charge. It can charge up to 70% in just 30mins. OnePlus Nord is a great mid-range device to buy in this price range, you get 5G support, and the OxygenOs experience is like a cherry on the cake.

Technical Specifications

SoCQualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G (7nm)
RAM and Storage6GB + 64GB | 8GB + 128GB | 12GB + 256GB
Display and Resolution6.44 inches (1080×2400 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 64MP + 8MP + 2MP | Front 44MP
Battery4115mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | Bluetooth 5.1 | USB Type-C 2.0

4. Vivo V20 Pro 5G

Vivo V20 Pro 5G
Image Source – https://www.vivo.com/in/products/v20pro

Vivo has recently upgraded its V Smartphone lineup with the new V20 smartphone series. The series has 4 smartphones, but the Vivo V20 Pro is the most high-end one because of a 5G processor. The back has a gradient color finish and comes in three different color variants Sunset Melody, Midnight Jazz, and Moonlight Sonata.

On the front, it has a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. It doesn’t feature a high refresh rate display; however, it does support HDR10 content viewing. The display is mostly Bezelless and has a small notch cutout for the dual front-facing camera.

The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor paired with 8GB of RAM. It runs on Android 11 out of the box with Funtouch OS 11 skin on top. There is only one memory variant of this device, and it comes with 128GB of Internal Storage. The performance here is very similar to every other smartphone on this list.

Talking about cameras. It has a Triple camera setup on the back with a 64MP primary camera, 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the other hand, it has a dual selfie camera with a 44MP main sensor and an 8MP ultrawide lens. It allows you to capture more in the frame.

The Vivo V20 Pro has a 4000mAh battery inside along with 33W fast charging support. The battery capacity is decent and can last you a full day on light usage. It also has an under-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature for security.

Technical Specifications

SoCQualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G (7nm)
RAM and Storage8GB + 128GB
Display and Resolution6.44 inches (1080×2400 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 64MP + 8MP + 2MP | Front 44MP
Battery4000mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | Bluetooth 5.1 | USB Type-C 2.0

5. Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G

Oppo F19 Pro 5G
Image Source – https://www.oppo.com/in/product/oppof19pro+.P.P1100039

The next device on the list is the Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G. This is a very bold-looking device, and it has a gradient color finish on the back that comes in three color variants Fluid Black, Space Silver, and Cosmo Blue. On the front, it has a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ screen resolution.

The screen is mostly bezel-less and has a punch-hole notch solution for the front camera. The display quality on this device is nice; however, it doesn’t come with modern features like the High Refresh rate. It has an under-display fingerprint scanner and is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.

The device is powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 800U processor paired with 8GB of RAM. It has 128GB of Fast UFS 2.1 internal storage. The performance of this device is on par compared to other devices on the list. It is also 5G capable which makes it future proof. On the software side, it runs on Android 11 out of the box with ColorOS 11.1 Skin.

The cameras are also amazing. On the back, you get a Quad camera setup. The main camera is a 48MP sensor paired with an 8MP ultrawide lens. It also has a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 16MP camera for clicking selfies.

Although the device has a small 4310mAh battery, it is paired with a 50W fast charging support. You can easily squeeze a day’s battery life on light usage, and just in case you didn’t, then you can easily recharge it back to 100% in less than 50mins.

Technical Specifications

SoCMediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G (7nm)
RAM and Storage8GB + 128GB
Display and Resolution6.43-inches (1080×2400 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front 16MP
Battery4310mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | Bluetooth 5.1 | USB Type-C 2.0

6. Realme X3 Superzoom

Realme X3 Super Zoom
Image Source – https://www.realme.com/in/realme-x3-superzoom/specs

The Realme X3 is another variant of their X3 smartphone with only changes in the cameras; there is literally no other changes. The device also comes with an increased price tag for the new and improved camera setup. The device has both front and Glass Back with a wavy gradient pattern design. It comes in two color variants Glacier Blue and Arctic White.

On the front, you get a large 6.6 Inches IPS LCD with Full HD+ Screen Resolution. The Display has a 120Hz Refresh Rate, so you get an overall smooth browsing experience. You can also lower the Refresh rate to save some batteries. Both front and back glass is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.

The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Processor Paired with Adreno 640 GPU and up to 12GB of RAM. This is a flagship processor from Qualcomm, which gives you the best performance in this price range. On the software side, it runs on Android 10 with Realme UI Skin on Top. The new and Improved Realme UI is great and packs a ton of features.

Moving on to the Camera, On this variant, you get a Quad Rear Facing Camera Setup with a 64MP Primary Sensor, 8MP Telephoto Lens, 8MP Ultrwide Lens, and a 2MP Macro Lens. It also has 5X Optical Zoom (Reason Behind the name, Super Zoom), OIS, and 4K Video Recording. While on the Front, it has a dual 32MP + 8MP (Ultrawide) Selfie Camera.

The Battery is a 4200 mAh capacity and offers 30W Fast Charging Support. As said, the Super Zoom variant only has improved in terms of cameras. You are not into clicking pictures; then you can opt for the regular variant. Otherwise, this is also a great deal.

Technical Specifications

SoCQualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
RAM and Storage8GB + 128GB | 8GB RAM + 256GB | 12GB + 256GB
Display and Resolution6.6 inches (1080 x 2400 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 64MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP | Dual Front 32 MP + 8MP
Battery4200 mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | Bluetooth 5.0| USB Type-C 2.0

7. Samsung Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A71
Image Source – https://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-a/galaxy-a71-black-128gb-sm-a715fzkwins/buy/

The Samsung Galaxy A71 doesn’t offer the best performance out of the bunch, but it is definitely a great entertainment device. The device has a Plastic Back with a rectangle pattern shaped design. It comes in several different color variants, such as Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Silver, Prism Crush Blue, and Prism Crush Pink.

On the front, it has a large 6.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a Full HD+ Screen Resolution. The display quality here is amazing, and one of the best in this price range. It also has a center punch hole notch for the front camera. Apart from this, you get Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection.

The Galaxy A71 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Chipset Paired with Adreno 618 GPU and up to 8GB of RAM. It has UFS 2.1 Internal Storage, which gives you fast read and write storage. The device runs on Android 10 out of the box with One UI 2.5 Skin on top. Since this is a huge device, the new and improved One UI allows great one-handed usage.

The cameras are also one of the best In this price range, especially the front camera. On the back, it has a Quad Rear Camera setup with a combo of 64MP Main Sensor, 12MP Ultrawide Sensor, 5MP Depth Sensor, and a 5MP Macro Lens. On the front, it has a 32MP Selfie Camera. The camera also features Gyro EIS and 4K video recording.

The device has a 4500 mAh battery inside along with 25W fast charging support. You can easily get a full day of battery life out of this smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy A71 is a great value-for-money smartphone; however, there are other great options available. You should only go with this smartphone if you are very brand conscious.

Technical Specifications

SoCQualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm) 
RAM and Storage6GB + 128GB | 8GB RAM + 128GB
Display and Resolution6.7 inches (1080 x 2400 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP | Front 32 MP
Battery4500 mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | Bluetooth 5.0| USB Type-C 2.0

8. 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.

We have a 6.5 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels on the front. 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.

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 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

9. 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 improvements 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.

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.

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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 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

10. 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.

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 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.

This phone’s main selling point 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.

This phone’s connectivity options 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

Final Words

It is always tough to Device when you have many options, and most of them have similar specifications. Though this is a narrowed down list but if you still 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. If you have a suggestion or missed something, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below.

Summary List of Best Mobile Phones Under 30000 in India

Best Mobile Phones Under 30000 in IndiaPrice
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite₹ 27,999
Mi 11X 5G₹ 29,999
OnePlus Nord 5G₹ 29,999
Vivo V20 Pro 5G₹ 29,999
Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G₹ 25,999
Realme X3 Superzoom₹ 29,999
Samsung Galaxy A71₹ 29,499
Realme X2 Pro₹ 29,999
Samsung Galaxy A70s₹ 28,999
Vivo V17 Pro₹ 27,380

About Author

Mehul Borichahttps://techrrival.com
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.

3 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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