The best smartphones to buy under ₹30000 in India just happen to be some of the best phones in the market too. At ₹30,000, you can today get smartphones that are almost flagship class. These phones offer the best hardware available today along with great cameras and a premium design.

That means you’ll be buying premium smartphones, with little by way of compromise. Here are our picks for the best smartphones to buy under ₹30000 in India.

10. iPhone 7

Those of you who love the iOS ecosystem and the premium experience you get out of the Apple devices, iPhone 7 is the option you can score under Rs. 30,000. This may be outdated when compared to the latest iterations. However, you can’t go wrong with the performance out of the Quad-core A10 Fusion chipset. You could enjoy iOS 12.1.3 software too.

Notably, this is the phone that kickstarted the whole no headphone jack trend. But this is compensated with a dual speaker audio output. It is also P67 dust and water-resistant certified. The home button is pressure-sensitive and vibrates to return haptic feedback.

Pros

  • Good Camera
  • Smooth performance
  • Water and Dust Resistant
  • Stereo Speakers

Cons

  • Design feels dated
  • No headphone jack

9. Realme X

Realme X  costs less than 20K, unless you consider the Spiderman Special edition, but it’s still a great option for mid-range buyers with moderate needs.

The handset includes an uninterrupted, notch-free AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, an elegant glass-finish body, and USB Type-C port with VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 710 which is still a very capable mid-range chipset, more so for the attractive price.

Pros

  • looks great
  • notch-free AMOLED screen
  • Capable performer
  • Fast charging

Cons

  • No MicroSD card slot
  • Color OS needs improvements

8. Honor View 20

After fresh price cuts, the Honor View 20 offers Huawei’s flagship 7nm Kirin 980 chipset for a very reasonable price. The handset has an IPS LCD screen with a punch hole accommodating the 25MP selfie camera on the front.

The View 20 offers 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 48MP rear camera, runs the latest Huawei software and houses a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support.

Pros

  • Trendy design
  • Excellent performance
  • Long-lasting battery, fast charging

Cons

  • No MicroSD card slot
  • No AMOLED display

7. Samsung Galaxy S9

As a limited period offer, Samsung Galaxy S9 will retail at Rs. 29,999 during the festival sales. The Galaxy S9 has a very premium glass-finish design and a decent set of cameras, and it makes sense at the new discounted price, especially if you prefer compact phones.

Pros

  • Excellent build quality and compact design
  • Stereo speakers
  • Good battery life
  • Snappy all-round performance
  • Very good rear camera
  • Vivid HDR display

Cons

  • Intelligent Scan feels clunky
  • Attracts fingerprints easily

6. Redmi K20

Compared to the pro variant, the Redmi K20 has a slightly weaker chipset and a bit downgraded camera hardware, but it’s still a compelling option, even for power users and gamers.

The Redmi K20 is powered by Snapdragon 730, which is a powerful mid-range chipset, includes an AMOLED display, a pop-up camera, and shares the same design and build as its ‘Pro’ sibling.

Pros

  • Smooth, lag-free performance
  • Appealing design
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • Underwhelming low-light camera performance
  • No expandable storage
  • Slow front camera pop-up mechanism

5. Google Pixel 3a

The Google Pixel 3a is a very simple and compact mid-range phone, but its amazing camera makes it a worthy buy.

The Pixel 3a has a great quality AMOLED display, is powered by Snapdragon 670 octa-core chipset, and can be upgraded to Android 10. The new software update also brings dual SIM support (eSIM + regular SIM) to the Pixel 3a phones.

Pros 

  • Excellent cameras
  • Pleasant notch-less display
  • One of the few light phones around
  • Decent Battery mileage 
  • Excellent software 
  • Stereo speakers and audio jack

Cons 

  • Not for heavy gaming
  • After-sales support network in India needs improvements

4. Samsung Galaxy A70s

Samsung Galaxy A70s  brings in all the A-series awesomeness without compromising on performance. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 675, runs the pleasant One UI software, has triple rear cameras, and a gorgeous 6.7-inch AMOLED display.

The 4500mAh battery is aided by 25W fast charging (currently the fastest on any Samsung phone). So, overall, the Galaxy A70s currently represents the best of mid-range Samsung experience.

Pros 

  • Excellent display
  • Reasonable performance
  • Camera hardware
  • Big battery and fast charging
  • Refined software

Cons

  • Quite big in size
  • Out dated Gorilla Glass 3

4. Asus 6Z

The Asus 6Z, that comes with a swanky flip camera, is another great option that’s now available for under Rs. 30,000. The 6Z is powered by Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor has a gorgeous full-view IPS LCD screen, and runs a very refined Zen UI software (almost stock).

The Asus 6Z has two cameras – 48MP primary and 13MP wide-angle sensor – that serve as both front and rear cameras. Within its premium glass-metal body, 6Z houses a massive 5000mAh battery with fast charging support.

Pros 

  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent battery backup
  • Great notch-less display
  • Dedicated card slot and Audio Jack
  • Daylight camera performance
  • Great for selfies

Cons

  • No water resistance
  • Face unlock is a tad slow

2. Redmi K20 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro  is currently the most affordable Snapdragon 855 phone around. The feature set includes AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, 4000mAh battery with fast charging, and triple rear cameras.

The handset flaunts a glass body with an attractive gradient finish and is also one of the most ambitious Redmi phones launched in India so far. This is certainly a great choice for power users and gamers restricted by a budget.

Pros

  • Performance
  • Design and build
  • Battery mileage
  • Retains 3.5mm audio jack

Cons

  • Average haptic motor
  • No IR blaster
  • No OIS

1. OnePlus 7

OnePlus 7 is currently one of the most affordable phones with Snapdragon 855 in India. It isn’t remarkably different than the 6T on the outside, but there are significant changes including UFS 3.0 storage, faster in-display sensor, an improved rear camera, and stereo speakers.

The OnePlus 7 starts at ₹29,999 in India, which is a really competent price considering what’s on offer.

Pros

  • Performance
  • Design and build
  • Battery mileage

Cons

  • No audio jack
  • Notch

Quick list of Top 5 Best Smartphones to Buy Under ₹30000 :

  1. OnePlus 7
  2. Redmi K20 Pro
  3. Asus 6Z
  4. Samsung Galaxy A70s
  5. Google Pixel 3a
  6. Redmi K20
  7. Samsung Galaxy S9
  8. Honor View 20
  9. Realme X
  10. iPhone 7

Also read Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers Under ₹2000 | 2019.

Final Verdict !

We have come to the end of our review. We hope we have cleared all your confusion regarding the Best Smartphones to Buy Under ₹30000 and will not be disheartened if you buy any of the above from the list. But based on the performance, specs, battery life and price, we will declare OnePlus 7 as our obvious winner.

Also, if you know of a great smartphones to buy under ₹30000 that you think should be covered in this list, do let us know about them in the comments section below.

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