“These are the top smartphones available in India, priced under Rs 30,000”
If you were looking to purchase a new smartphone with a budget of Rs 30,000, then you may have realised that there’s plenty to choose from. Phones from Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo and other Chinese brands are currently leading the smartphone market in India. However, in recent months, Samsung has re-entered the mid-range market with some great devices. In this post, we have curated some of the best smartphones that you can buy in India with a budget of Rs 30k. Let’s get started.
The Xiaomi POCO F1 is definitely going to be the star of this price category, until its successor arrives. The POCO F1 offers flagship performance at an unbelievable price, even months after its launch. It features a 6.18-inch IPS LCD display with a notch at the top, and is powered by the powerful Snapdragon 845 processor. Add to that, up to 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, a 4,000mAh battery, dual rear cameras, a 20-megapixel selfie camera, and you’ve got a great VFM device.
Related read: POCO F1 review
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z, although a little more expensive than the POCO F1, also offers top-notch performance at an affordable price. It comes with a 6.2-inch LCD display with FHD+ resolution and is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC. You also get up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage with a pair of cameras on the back and an 8MP selfie shooter. However, the ZenFone 5Z has a smaller 3,300mAh battery.
Related read: ASUS ZenFone 5Z review
Samsung has been stepping up its mid-range smartphone game in recent months. It’s latest M series and A series of phones have brought forth high-end features to budget and mid-range devices. The Samsung Galaxy A70 is one such device, which offers a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, a triple rear camera setup, a 4,500mAh battery, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 675 chipset that’s coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Related read: Samsung Galaxy A70 review
The Vivo V15 Pro is a mid-range smartphone that offers innovative features such as an in-display fingerprint sensor, a pop-up selfie camera, and a trio of cameras on the back with a primary 48-megapixel sensor. This phone is also powered by the Snapdragon 675 chipset, just like the Galaxy A70. The handset gets a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and ships with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage onboard. The pop-up mechanism houses a 32-megapixel selfie camera and there’s a 3,700mAh battery to keep the device running.
Related read: Vivo V15 Pro review
OPPO’s R17 Pro is also a great VFM smartphone. It comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 1080p resolution, a tiny waterdrop notch and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 710 processor, which is paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. This phone also has a triple rear camera setup that includes a 3D TOF sensor. For selfies, there’s a 25-megapixel sensor available up front. A 3,700mAh battery fuels the smartphone and supports 50W SuperVOOC fast charging.
Related read: OPPO R17 Pro review
The Nokia 8.1 is a great smartphone with a premium design and feel. It has a 6.18-inch FHD+ LCD display with a notch at the top. The phone comes equipped with the Snapdragon 710 chipset, just like the R17 Pro. The processor is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. On the back, there’s a dual-camera array and a fingerprint scanner. A 20-megapixel camera is available on the front for selfies. The juice is provided by a 3,500mAh cell. The device runs stock Android 9.0 Pie and you can expect timely software updates.
Related read: Nokia 8.1 review
There you go, these are the best smartphones that are currently available for under Rs 30,000 in India. Which one would you go for?