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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 May 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 May 2019:

  • 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
  • ZenFone 5Z

    ASUS ZenFone 5Z

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2246 pixels, 6.2 inch
    • Memory: 128GB expandable, 6GB 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
    • Android 9.0
    Cons
  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    Samsung Galaxy S8

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1440 x 2960 pixels, 5.8 inch
    • Memory: 64GB expandable, 4GB RAM
    • Processor: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) Exynos 8895
    • GPU: Mali-G71 MP20
    • Camera: 12MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 155g
    Pros
    • Android 9.0
    • Display
    Cons
    • RAM
    • Internal storage
  • Vivo V15 Pro

    Vivo V15 Pro

    • 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 512
    • 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 612
    • Camera: 12MP+13MP, 20MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,500mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 180g
    Pros
    • Android 9.0
    Cons
  • Vivo X21

    Vivo X21

    • OS: Android 8.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2280 pixels,6.28 inch
    • Memory: 128GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260) Snapdragon 660
    • GPU: Adreno 512
    • Camera: Dual 12MP + 5MP back, 12MP front
    • Battery: 3,200mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 156g
    Pros
    • In-screen fingerprint scanner
    Cons
    • Processor
  • Oppo F11 Pro

    Oppo F11 Pro

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.53 inch
    • Memory: 64GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Mediatek Helio P70 Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz + 4×2.0 GHz)
    • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
    • Camera: Dual 48 MP + 5MP, 16MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 190g
    Pros
    • Android 9.0
    • Battery
    • No notch
    Cons
  • Vivo V15

    Vivo V15

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.53 inch
    • Memory: 64GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Mediatek Helio P70 Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz + 4×2.0 GHz)
    • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
    • Camera: Triple 12 MP + 8MP + 5MP, 32MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 190g
    Pros
    • Android 9.0
    • Battery
    • No notch
    Cons
  • Vivo V11 Pro

    vivo v11

    • OS: Android 8.1
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.4 inch
    • Memory: 128GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 660 Octa-core (2.2GHzx4 + 1.8GHzx4)
    • GPU: Adreno 512
    • Camera: Dual 12 MP+ 5 MP, 25MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,400mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 156g
    Pros
    • In-screen fingerprint scanner
    Cons
    • Processor
  • 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
  • Samsung Galaxy A9

    Samsung Galaxy A9

    • OS: Android 8.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2220 pixels, 6.3 inch
    • Memory: 128GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) Snapdragon 660
    • GPU: Adreno 512
    • Camera: 24MP+8MP+10MP+5MP quad camera, 24MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,800mAh
    • 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 845 is the best processor in this budget, followed by the Snapdragon 710. Kirin 970 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.