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Which are the best phones under Rs 30,000 in India?

We’ve compiled a list of best phones under Rs 30,000 in India for July 2019. Most of these are flagships from last year and offer solid performance. You can check the list of top phones under Rs 35,000 on our sister site for a slightly higher budget.

All of these handsets are 4G compatible. Of course, these phones will be able to handle your gaming needs smoothly and should offer decent camera performance. So here goes the list of best smartphones under Rs 30,000.

 

Best mobile phones under Rs 30,000 in India for July 2019:

  • Oppo R17 Pro

    OPPO R17 Pro

    • OS: Android 8.1
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels,6.4 inch
    • Memory: 128GB non-expandable, 8GB RAM
    • Processor: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz & 6×1.7 GHz) Snapdragon 710
    • GPU: Adreno 616
    • Camera: Triple 12MP + 20MP + depth camera back, 20MP front
    • Battery: 3,700mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 182g
    Pros
    • In-screen fingerprint scanner
    • OIS, variable aperture camera
    • 50W charging rate
    Cons
    • Android 8.1
  • ZenFone 5Z

    ASUS ZenFone 5Z

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2246 pixels, 6.2 inch
    • Memory: 256GB expandable, 8GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385)
    • GPU: Adreno 630
    • Camera: Dual 12 MP+8 MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,300mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 155g
    Pros
    • Processor
    • Storage
    • RAM
    Cons
  • Xiaomi POCO F1

    Xiaomi POCO F1
    64GB, 6GB RAM

    128GB, 6GB RAM

    256GB, 8GB RAM

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2246 pixels, 6.2 inch
    • Memory: 64/128/256GB expandable, 6GB/8GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385)
    • GPU: Adreno 630
    • Camera: Dual 12 MP+ 5 MP, 20MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 180g
    Pros
    • Android 9.0
    • Storage
    • Processor
    • RAM
    • Battery
    Cons
  • Honor View 20

    Huawei View 20

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2310 pixels, 6.4 inch
    • Memory: 128GB non-expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Kirin 980 Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz & 2×1.9 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz)
    • GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
    • Camera: 48 MP rear, 25 MP front
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 180g
    Pros
    • Battery
    • Processor
    Cons
  • Vivo V15 Pro

    Vivo V15 Pro
    6GB RAM

    8GB RAM

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2316 pixels,6.4 inch
    • Memory: 128GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz & 6×1.7 GHz) Snapdragon 675
    • GPU: Adreno 612
    • Camera: Triple 48MP + 5MP + 8MP back, 32MP front
    • Battery: 3,700mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 186g
    Pros
    • In-screen fingerprint scanner
    • No-notch
    • Front camera
    Cons
  • Nokia 8.1

    Nokia 8.1

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 2280 x 1080 pixels, 6.2 inch
    • Memory: 128GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 710 octa-core 2.2GHzx4 + 1.7GHzx6
    • GPU: Adreno 616
    • Camera: 12MP+13MP, 20MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,500mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 180g
    Pros
    Cons
  • Samsung Galaxy A70

    Samsung Galaxy A70

    • OS: Android 8.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 6.7 inch
    • Memory: 128GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor:Octa-core (2×2.0GHz & 6×1.7GHz) Snapdragon 675
    • GPU: Adreno 612
    • Camera: 32MP+8MP+5MP triple camera, 32MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,500mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 183g
    Pros
    • Battery
    Cons
    • Processor

Features to expect in the best phones under Rs 30,000:

Here’s what to expect from the best smartphones under Rs 30,000. In terms of display, 1080p should be the bare minimum on Android phones. As for the processor, in the Qualcomm camp, Snapdragon 855 is the best processor in this budget, followed by the Snapdragon 845. Kirin 980 is a good processor too. Snapdragon 66x series doesn’t seem like a right fit in this budget and you should avoid phones with those processors.

Speaking about the camera, look for phones that support 4K video recording, have a large aperture and pixel size. Again, megapixels don’t matter beyond a point (which has been crossed already). 6GB RAM is pretty much the norm for smartphones around Rs 30,000. Lastly, look for something that is scheduled to be upgraded to Android 9.0 at least (better, if it is already upgraded). Happy shopping.