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8 Best Smartphones Under ₹35000 in India [November 2020]

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When you have a budget to spend around 35,000 then you will either be focusing on getting a Flagship Killer smartphone of this year or a Flagship Smartphone of last year. This segment is not congested and you will not find a lot of options to choose from. Compiling the list of all the best smartphones available we have prepared this list so you make the perfect buying decision.

Previously we have made a list of smartphones focusing on the mid-range under 30,000 and the budget range which is under 25,000. Now continuing the series this list focuses on the best smartphone which is available under 35,000. 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 ₹35000 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. OnePlus 7T

OnePlus 7T
Image Source- https://www.oneplus.in/7t

OnePlus has been consistent in keeping their phone updated with the latest technology and trend. The 7T was launched in September 2019 as an upgrade to the OnePlus 7 and offers some slight improvement in the design and specifications. The design on the front is exactly the same however we have a new camera setup on the back.

On the front, you have a large 6.55 inch Fluid AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 Pixels. The display has a notch for the front camera and the speaker grille and it also supports HDR10+ and 90Hz refresh rate. The front and back glass is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.

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The OnePlus 7T is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855+ processor paired with Adreno 640 GPU. It is a flagship processor so you can expect excellent performance out of it. The device runs on Android 10.0 out of the box with OxygenOS 10.0.7 Skin on top. When it comes to memory configurations you have 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB.

The new module on the back includes a triple camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor, 12MP telephoto lens, and a third 16MP ultrawide sensor. Some other features of the camera include OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), 2x optical zoom, and HDR support. On the front, you have a 16MP selfie camera also with HDR support and gyro-EIS.

The phone includes several connectivity features such as Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD, GPS, NFC, USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. In terms of battery, you have a 3800 mAh battery inside along with 30W Wrap charging support.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
Ram and Storage128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.55 inches (1080 x 2400 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 48 MP + 12 MP + 5MP | Front 16 MP
Battery 3800 mAh

2. OnePlus 7

OnePlus 7

Every year OnePlus upgrades it’s phone to the latest hardware and launch a new flagship killer. This year OnePlus launched two smartphones the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. The Pro variant features a great design overhaul the normal OnePlus 7 packs the same old design as the OnePlus 6T from last year. We have a Front and Back Glass with an aluminum frame which looks really great.

The Phone features a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. You have a 19.5:9 aspect ratio here with 402 PPI density. You also have a Teardrop-shaped notch for the front camera and the speaker grille. The notch helped the device achieve a screen to body ratio of 85.5%. You also have Corning Gorilla Glass protection. In terms of security, the phone has an under-display fingerprint sensor.

The OnePlus features the latest hardware, you get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset Paired with Adreno 640 GPU. You get the top of the line performance and the phone is available to buy in two variants. 6GB RAM + 128 GB Storage and 8GB RAM + 256 GB Storage. Internal Storage is also not expandable. The phone is available in two different color variants; Mirror Gray and Red.

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The cameras on this phone are really great. You have a dual-camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary sensor with (f/1.7) Aperture, Wide-angle with PDAF and OIS and a 5 MP secondary sensor depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera also features Dual LED Flash, HDR, and Panorama. On the front is where you have the single 16 MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture, Gyro EIS and Auto HDR feature.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. The Phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Oxygen OS 9.5.5 Skin on Top. In terms of battery the OnePlus 7 packs a 3700 mAh battery with 20W dash charge support.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Ram and Storage256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.41 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 48 MP + 5 MP | Front 16 MP
Battery 3700 mAh

3. OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T is a flagship killer from last year. The phone was launched in October 2018 and features a Front and Back Glass with an aluminum frame. The design here is amazing, You get a tall display on the front and the back has a gradient finish. You have several color options to choose from: Thunder Purple, Mirror Black, Midnight Black.

The Device features a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The screen has an 85.6% screen to body ratio, thanks to the teardrop notch. The aspect ratio here is 19.5:9 and you get a nice 402 PPI density. The display is also well protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. In terms of security, the device has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Inside, the phone packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset paired with Adreno 630 GPU. The performance on this phone is top-notch and the phone sells in a few different configurations such as 6/8 GB RAM + 128GB Storage and 8GB RAM + 256 GB Storage. The Internal Storage is not further expandable so keep that in mind.

Talking about the camera the OnePlus 6T has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a combo of 16 MP primary sensor, Wide Angle with f/1.7 Aperture, PDAF, and OIS and a 20 MP secondary sensor with an f/.7 aperture, and that too is a wide-angle one. The rear camera also has dual-LED flash, HDR, and Panorama Support. On the front, you have a single 16 MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture, Auto HDR, and Gyro EIS.

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Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. The device runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Oxygen Os 9.0.5 Skin on top. Coming to the battery, the OnePlus 6T has a 3700 mAh battery with 20 W dash charge support.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Ram and Storage256 GB, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.41 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 16 MP + 20 MP | Front 16 MP
Battery 3700 mAh

4. OPPO Reno 10x Zoom

OPPO Reno

The OPPO Reno is the latest flagship device from OPPO and packs a lot of interesting hardware. The main highlight of this phone is the pop-up selfie camera which has its own distinct design. The phone was launched in April 2019 and features a front and back glass and an eye-catching gradient finish on the back which shifts colors when you look at it at different angles.

On the front, it has a tall 6.6 inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. There is no notch on the screen instead you get an almost bezel-less display and a screen to body ratio of 86.8%. The display has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a PPI density of 387. The display is also well protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Powering up the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset paired with Adreno 640 GPU. You can buy this phone in multiple configurations such as 6GB RAM + 128 GB Storage and 6/8 GB RAM + 256 GB Storage. You can also further expand the storage up to 256 GB via a Hybrid Sim Card Slot. The device sells in three different color options: Ocean Green (Fog Sea Green), Jet Black (Extreme Night Black), and Mist Pink.

The main attraction of this phone is the cameras. On the back, you have a Triple camera setup with a 48MP primary wide-angle sensor with f/1.2 aperture, Laser/PDAF, and OIS. An 8MP secondary ultrawide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a third 13 MP Periscope telephoto lens with 5x Optical Zoom, Laser/PDAF, and OIS. On the front, you have a Motorized 16 MP pop-up selfie camera.

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Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. When it comes to security the device has an under-display fingerprint scanner. The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Color OS 6 Skin on top. The battery on this phone is also amazing, you get a large 4065 mAh battery with 20 W VOOC Flash Charge.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Ram and Storage256 GB, 6/8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.6 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 48 MP + 8 MP + Periscope 13 MP| Front 16 MP
Battery 4065 mAh

5. iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8
Image Source – https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-8

The Apple iPhone 8 is still a great choice if you are looking for a small but reliable device in this budget. Although the device was launched in September 2017 it will still continue receiving updates for a couple of years more. The phone has front and back glass with aluminum frame and comes in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Red color variant.

On the front, you have a 4.7-inch Retina IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels. You have the old 16:9 aspect ratio design with large bezels. The screen also features a Wide color gamut, 3D Touch display, and Truetone colors. Apart from this, you have an Ion-strengthened glass with oleophobic coating.

The device is powered by the Apple A11 Bionic chipset paired with Apple GPU. On the software front, the device runs on iOS 11 which is upgradable to iOS 13.3. The device comes in two configurations 2GB RAM + 64GB Storage, and 2GB RAM + 256GB. The iPhone 8 is still capable of running all day to day tasks with ease.

On the back, you have a single camera setup with PDAF, and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). The rear camera also features Quad-LED dual-tone flash and HDR support. On the front, you have a 7MP selfie camera with face detection, HDR and panorama support.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB 2.0, and proprietary reversible lightning jack connector. For security, you get a fingerprint scanner mounted on the home button. Lastly, you have an 1821 mAh battery inside along with 15W fast charging and Qi wireless charging support.

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Technical Specifications

SocApple A11 Bionic (10 nm)
Ram and Storage64GB + 2GB RAM, 256GB + 2GB RAM
Display and Resolution4.7 inches (750 x 1334 pixel)
CameraSingle 12 MP | Front 7 MP
Battery 1821 mAh

6. Honor 20

Honor 20

The Honor 20 is the latest from Huawei and features impressive hardware. The phone was launched in May 2019 and comes in a front/back glass with an aluminum frame. The main highlight of this phone is its camera. it has a Quad Rear Facing Camera Setup. The phone comes in three color variants Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Icelandic White.

The display on this phone is great. You get a 6.26 inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2380 Pixels. The display has the 19.5:9 aspect ratio with 412 PPI density. The Honor 20 is using the Hole-Punch Display to overcome the notch problem. You have an 84.2% Screen to Body Ratio.

The phone is powered by an Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 980 Chipset paired with Mali G76 GPU. The performance here on this phone is comparable to the latest flagship chipset from Qualcomm. The phone is available in only one variant 6 GB RAM + 128 GB Storage. The Honor 20 comes with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Magic 2.1 Skin on top.

The camera on this phone is one of the best in this segment. You get a Quad Rear-facing camera setup with a 48MP Primary Wide angle sensor with f/1.8 Aperture, a 16 MP secondary wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a third 2 MP wide-angle sensor with a dedicated macro camera and f/2.4 aperture and a 4th 2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, you have a single 32 MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity option in this phone includes Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Infrared, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. In terms of security, the device has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Everything here is backed up by a 3750 mAh battery which also has a 22.5 W Fast Charging Support.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Ram and Storage128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.1 inches (1440 x 3120 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 16 MP + 16 MP | Front 8 MP
Battery 3000 mAh

7. 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 OnePlus 6T. It comes with a great design, front glass, and an aluminum body. The device is also very lightweight, weighing only 165 grams.

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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

8. 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 6GB RAM and 128GB 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 Storage128 GB and 6 GB RAM
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 ₹35,000. 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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