Best Smartphones Under 30,000

India is currently the biggest prospective market for all things tech, but also among the hardest to dominate. The average consumer in our country is tech-smart. Armed with the tool of YouTube and the wealth of knowledge available on the internet, the Indian smartphone consumer demands the best bang for their buck, no matter the budget.

The smartphone industry has a tendency to lean on the Wow! Factor of latest flagships to sell devices. While these phones look great on the big screens and big shows, very few users actually push their flagship device to its limits. That adds on to the lack of value-for-money factors the segment is notorious for, and your shiny new flagship ends up being more of a showpiece than a workhorse.

Fortunately for us, there’s been a surge of smartphones that offer flagship-level performance for significantly more practical prices. These sub 30-000 smartphones resonate with the Indian consumer because they offer near-top end results without paying a “flagship premium”.

Looking to buy your next phone at 30k but don’t know where to look? Don’t worry, we did the research so you don’t have to. Here are the Best Smartphones under ₹30,000 in April 2019.

Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung has pulled out all the stops with their Galaxy A Series of smartphones and the A70 is a perfect example. Equipped with a gorgeous AMOLED panel, an in-display fingerprint scanner a triple camera setup, the Galaxy A70 is a solid glass on glass handset. The new Samsung One UI, Samsung Knox support and the latest battery and fast charging tech make the A70 a catalyst of Samsung’s budget redemption arc.

Memory: 6 GB , 128 GB

Display: 6.7-inch Full HD

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675

Camera: Rear 32MP +8MP+ 5MP, Front 32MP

Battery: 4500 mAH

Best Smartphones Under 30,000

ASUS Zenfone 5Z

ASUS is traditionally a PC and Laptop maker. Their phone department is rather low-key underrated but they’ve been consistently delivering some of the best performing budget devices for the past few years.

Joining the ranks atop ASUS’s reliable roster, the flagship 5Z offers 2018’s top dog SoC with the stellar dual camera setup, decent display panel, and decent battery life. With its iPhone-esque design and AI-heavy ZenUI 5.0 to run it all, ASUS Zenfone 5Z offers a great all-round package.

Memory: 8 GB, 128 GB

Display: 6.2 inch Full HD+

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Camera: Rear 12MP + 8MP, Front 8MP

Battery: 3300 mAH

Best Smartphones Under 30,000

Nokia 8.1

NOKIA 8.1

With a successful revival and ongoing rebrand, HMD Global’s Nokia is making waves. After ruling the tech news aisles early this year with a flashy Penta-lens PureView phone, Nokia has updated their Top-End 8 series, sans the flagship hardware.

The Nokia 8.1 comes with an updated processor, Zeiss Dual Camera Lenses and an HDR 10-certified display panel inside a glass-metal-glass sandwich. To top it all off, Nokia has partnered with Google’s Android One program, promising regular updates atop the latest Android 9 Pie and buttery smooth performance.

Memory: 4 GB , 64 GB

Display: 6.18-inch Full HD+

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710

Camera: Rear 12MP + 13MP,  Front 20MP

Battery: 3500 mAH

Best Smartphones Under 30,000

Vivo V15 Pro

Vivo v15 proPacking the V15 Pro to the gills with 2019’s biggest hype-generating features yet, Vivo has been somewhat successful in bridging the gap between innovation and practical price points.

The handset features hyped up in-display Fingerprint scanner, a motorized pop-up camera and hence a Super AMOLED bezel-less display, a decent SoC and RAM package, and Vivo’s proprietary fast charging tech, this might be the perfect device for those who want the latest innovation for a decent price.

Memory: 6 GB , 64 GB

Display: 6.39-inch Full HD+

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675

Camera: Rear 48MP + 8MP +5MP,  Front 16MP

Battery: 3700 mAH

Best Smartphones Under 30,000

Pocophone Poco F1 Armoured Edition

Months after launch, there are few smartphones that can boast of longevity and a diehard fan following like the Poco F1. Despite featuring on our sub-20,000 list, the higher end Kevlar Fibre edition makes an appearance here, boasting of lightning-fast performance, a solid build, immense value-for-money and the added advantage of first-in-class liquid cooling.

Xiaomi is expected to update their super-popular Poco range in 2019.

Memory: 8 GB , 128 GB

Display: 6.18-inch Full HD+

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Camera: Rear 16MP + 5MP,  Front 16MP

Battery: 4000 mAH

 

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