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15 Best Smartphones Under ₹30000 You can Buy in India (2021)

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The smartphone market is very dynamic at this point in time. Every day new features are coming into the market. Nowadays, there are many companies that provide high-end specs at a lower budget.

If you are looking to buy a phone which has some of the best features then going for a model at around Rs. 30,000 is reasonable. Here are some smartphone models which are under Rs. 30,000 and have some of the best features in the market.

These devices can be found online as well as offline depending on availability. All these devices can vary between Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000.

Here Are the best Smartphones Under ₹30,000 with Specs, Pros & Cons:

 1. OnePlus 7 (6GBRAM and 128GB Storage)

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  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Primary Camera: 48MP + 5MP
  • Secondary Camera: 8MP
  • Display Size:6.41 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 3700 mAh

Pros:

  • OnePlus 7 shines when it comes to its cameras.
  • Cameras are capable of capturing good quality images.
  • Latest Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor.
  • The display is Smooth and Great
  • Android Oxygen OS.
  • The 3700mAH battery lasts long.
  • In-display fingerprint scanner.

Cons:

  • No separate jack for headphones.
  • Design Look Like the same as the previous models.
  • Other companies have been able to provide a no-notch display at this price point.

This model of OnePlus7 costs the same as LG V40 ThinQ i.e Rs. 29.999.  The OnePlus 7 comes with a three-camera setup. Two rear cameras and one front selfie camera.

The rear cameras are 48MP + 5 MP while the front camera is 16 MP. It is packed with the latest Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor which clocks at 2.84 GHz. The phone comes with a 6.41-inch waterdrop notch display. It supports fast charging.

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2. Redmi K20 Pro (6GB RAM and 128GB Storage)

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  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Primary Camera: 48MP + 13MP + 8MP (AI Triple Rear camera)
  • Secondary Camera: 20 MP Pop-up selfie camera
  • Display Size: 6.39 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 4000 mAh

Pros:

  • The performance of the smartphone is pretty decent.
  • No-notch display.
  • Pop-up selfie camera.
  • Fast charging.
  • The 6.39-inch AMOLED display works well.

Cons:

  • The selfie camera isn’t up to the mark
  • The primary camera should have been better.
  • It does not have expandable storage.
  • Should have supported wireless charging.

Redmi K20 Pro is one of the latest models released by Xiaomi. It is the flagship killer that provides high-end specs at a lower price range.

It comes with a 20MP pop-up selfie camera and a 48MP + 13MP + 8MP triple camera setup one of which is a wide-angle camera. It comes packed with the latest Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor. Redmi K20 Pro has a 4000mAH lithium-polymer battery which provides a good battery life.

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3. OnePlus 6T(6GB RAM and 128 GB Storage)

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  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Primary Camera: 16 + 20 MP
  • Secondary Camera: 16 MP
  • Display Size: 6.41
  • Battery Capacity: 3700  mAh

Pros:

  • Supports fast charging which is a decent feature.
  • The camera quality of OnePlus 6T is pretty good.
  • The display is nice and the color accuracy is good.
  • The in-display fingerprint scanner is faster than many other models.

Cons:

  • There isn’t any great change from OnePlus 6
  • An ultra-wide camera or a dedicated telephoto lens could have been better.
  • No stereo speakers.
  • No slot for micro SD card.

This version of OnePlus 6T comes at a price of Rs. 26,999. The design is similar to OnePlus 7 rather the design of OnePlus 7 is the same as OnePlus 6T. Here again, there is a waterdrop-notch display.

The phone comes with a three-camera setup. The rear cameras are of 20MP + 16 MP while the front camera is of 16 MP. It has a 6.41-inch optic AMOLED display and a 3700mAH battery.

It packs a 2.84GHz Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor. It comes with Android Oxygen OS which is based on Android 9.0.

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4. Samsung Galaxy A70 (6GB RAM and 128GB Storage)

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  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Primary Camera: 64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP
  • Secondary Camera: 32MP
  • Display Size: 6.7 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 4500 mAh

Pros:

  • The display of the phone is good as the colours are bright and vivid.
  • The 4500mAH battery gives the phone a nice battery life.
  • It comes with fast charging and a 25W adapter comes in the box.
  • The camera quality is great in daylight.

Cons:

  • The camera quality degrades in lowlight situations.
  • Night mode is not present.
  • The ingress protection is not up to the mark.
  • Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor.

Samsung’s A-series models are decent and one of the better models is Samsung Galaxy A70. It comes with a triple camera setup at the back and one front selfie camera.

It has a dedicated wide-angle camera at the back. The triple camera set is of 32MP + 8MP + 5MP. The front selfie camera is of 32MP. It comes with 6.7-inch FHD AMOLED display and multi-touch capacitive touchscreen. The external memory can be expanded up to 512 GB. Samsung Galaxy A70 is priced at Rs. 28,990.

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5. Vivo V17Pro (8GB RAM and 128GB Storage)

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  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Primary Camera:8MP+ 48MP+2MP+13MP
  • Secondary Camera: 32MP Dual Popup Selfie Camera
  • Display Size: 6.44 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 4100 mAh

Pros:

  • The camera quality is decent and is able to capture good quality pictures.
  • The display is good and immersive.
  • Given 4100mAH battery long-lasting battery life.

Cons:

  • Snapdragon 675 is not good enough for this price range.
  • The dual camera pop-up selfie camera cannot alone justify the high cost.
  • Facial recognition is not present.

Vivo V17Pro has one main selling point. It has a dual pop-up selfie camera which is of 32MP + 8MP. There are four rear cameras which are of 48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP.

It has a 6.44-inch full HD+ no-notch display. It has a good battery life because it is powered by a 4100mAH lithium-ion battery.  Vivo V17Pro runs on Snapdragon 675 AIE. The price of this model is Rs. 29,990. Let’s see the pros and cons of this phone.

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6. Oppo R17 Pro (8GB RAM and 128 GB Storage)

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  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Primary Camera: 20 MP+12 MP
  • Secondary Camera: 25MP Dual Popup Selfie Camera
  • Display Size: 6.4 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 3700 mAh

Pros:

  • The display quality of the 6.4-inch AMOLED display is good.
  • The custom Color OS has lots of unique features.
  • It supports fast charging which charges the smartphone from 0 to 100% in 35 minutes.
  • The cameras are able to provide decent quality images.

Cons:

  • Other models provide Snapdragon 845 or better at this price range.
  • The 3D TOF camera is not of much use and could have been replaced by a wide-angle or a telephoto lens camera.
  • There isn’t any 3.5mm audio jack.

Oppo R17 Pro is priced at Rs. 29,999. It has a triple camera setup on the back out of which one is the 3D TOF f1.5/f2.4 smart aperture camera.

The display is 6.4-inch and has a waterdrop notch which features the front camera which is 25MP. It comes packed with the Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor.

Oppo R17 Pro features the 3700mAH lithium-polymer battery. It has the Android v8.1. It also supports dual 4G sims.

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7. Samsung Galaxy A50s (6GB RAM and 128GB Storage)

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  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Primary Camera: 20 MP+12 MP
  • Secondary Camera: 25MP Dual Popup Selfie Camera
  • Display Size: 6.4 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 3700 mAh

Pros:

  • The design is nice.
  • The display is big and immersive
  • Supports in-display fingerprint sensor (could be a plus point for many)
  • The custom Exynos processor is gaming-friendly.
  • The battery life is good

Cons:

  • The design is the same as the previous model Samsung A50.
  • The camera quality should have been better.
  • The speaker quality isn’t up to par.
  • It does not support autofocus.

Samsung Galaxy A50s is one of Samsung’s latest smartphones. It is priced at Rs. 22,999. It has a 6.4-inch full HD+ super AMOLED display.

The display has a waterdrop notch. It sports a 32 MP front camera and has a triple camera setup of 48MP + 5MP + 8MP on the back. It runs on Samsungs custom processor Exynos 9 Octa 9611. The model has a good battery life as it packs a 4000mAH Lithium-ion battery.

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8. Oppo Reno 2 Z (8GB RAM and 256 GB Storage)

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  • Internal Storage: 256GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Primary Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
  • Secondary Camera:  16MP Front Camera
  • Display Size: 6.5 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 4000 mAh

Pros:

  • Design is stunning.
  • The display is big and decent.
  • Good battery life
  • The camera quality is pretty decent
  • low-light imaging in Ultra Dark Mode results in good images in low light.
  • It supports 10x Digital Zoom

Cons:

  • Hybrid sim slot.
  • The phone gets smudges easily and you need to keep wiping it.
  • It can be tough to use in one hand due to the size of the phone.

Oppo Reno 2 Z is one of the latest Oppo models in the market. The main selling point of this phone is its camera. It has got a quad-camera setup on the rear and one front pop-up selfie camera.

The rear cameras are of 48Mp + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP.  The front camera is 16MP. It provides 8GB RAM and 256 GB storage and runs on MediaTek Helio P90 SoC processor. It also has a 4000mAH battery and supports 10x Zoom and features Ultra Dark Mode.

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9. Vivo Nex (Black, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) 

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  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Primary Camera: 12MP+5MP
  • Secondary Camera: 8MP front camera
  • Display Size: 6.59 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 4000 mAh

Pros:

  • The display of Vivo Nex is one of the best in the market. The no-notch 6.59-inch display gives lots of colour vibrancy to the screen.
  • The camera quality of Vivo Nex is decent.
  • It comes with fast charging.
  • The audio quality of the speaker is quite good and the sound is loud.

Cons:

  • There is no expandable storage.
  • The performance of the in-display fingerprint sensor is not up to par.
  • NFC feature is not present.

Vivo’s Nex series the very first series to bring the pop-up selfie camera to the market. It also supported an in-display fingerprint scanner. Currently, the price of Vivo Nex is Rs. 28,950.

The model offers a 6.59-inch full HD+ super AMOLED display which provides a great display quality. It is powered by the Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor and runs Android v8.1 Oreo.

It also has a 4000mAH battery which provides a good battery life.

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10. OPPO R17  (128 GB)  (8 GB RAM)

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  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Primary Camera: 16 MP
  • Secondary Camera:  25MP Front Camera
  • Display Size: 6.4 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 3500 mAh

Pros:

  • The built quality is good.
  • The display feature is up to standard.
  • The front camera is its X factor.
  • The fast charging is decent as it supports VOOC flash charge technology.

Cons:

  • The rear camera is only 16MP.
  • The processor should be than Snapdragon 670.
  • It does not support NFC.

Oppo R17 is priced at 26,499. It comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a 6.4-inch waterdrop notch full HD+ display. It runs on Snapdragon 670 octa-core processor.

The phone is powered by a 3500mAH battery and supports fast charging. The front selfie camera of the phone is 25MP and the rea or the primary camera is 16MP.

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11. Honor View 20 (6 GB , 128 GB )

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  • Internal Storage:  128GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Primary Camera: 48MP
  • Secondary Camera:  25MP Front Camera
  • Display Size: 6.4 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 4000 mAh

Pros:

  • One of the main highlights of the phone is its beautiful design.
  • The battery life is good and it supports fast charging.
  • The camera is decent and up to standard.

Cons:

  • Display is not good being considered as a flagship phone.
  • The 3D TOF camera has limited features.
  • There isn’t any scope of storage expansion.

Honor View20 comes at a price of Rs. 24,999. It has a dual-camera setup on the back with one camera being a 48MP AI camera while the other one is a 3D TOF AI camera. The front camera is a 25MP AI camera.

It is an in-screen or a punch-hole camera so it does not have a notch but the camera is still present as a dot in the display. The processor of Honor View20 is Kirin 980 AI octa-core processor and it runs Android v9 pie.

It has a good battery life due to the 4000mAH lithium-polymer battery.

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12. Black Shark 2 (6 GB RAM,128 GB )

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  • Internal Storage:  128GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Primary Camera: 48MP + 12MP
  • Secondary Camera: 20MP Front Came
  • Display Size: 6.39 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 4000 mAh

Pros:

  • The display is decent as the OLED display performs to the best of its capacity.
  • It comes with the Vanilla Android Pie.
  • The battery life is good thanks to the 4000mAH battery.
  • The speakers are loud and the sound is of good quality.
  • The gamepad gives a better gaming experience.

Cons:

  • Display is not good being considered as a flagship phone.
  • The 3D TOF camera has limited features.
  • There isn’t any scope of storage expansion.

If you are a gamer then BlackShark 2 might be a good choice. It comes packed with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor. It has a 6.39-inch OLED display.

It has a dual-camera setup on the back and one front camera. The rear cameras are of 48MP + 12 MP and the front camera is of 20MP. Black Shark 2 is priced at Rs. 29,999. It also comes with a 4000mAH battery.

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13. Asus 6Z (6 GB RAM , 64 GB )

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  • Internal Storage:  64GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Primary Camera: 48MP + 13MP
  • Secondary Camera: 48MP + 13MP Dual Front Camera
  • Display Size: 6.39 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh

Pros:

  • The use of the primary camera as front camera is a good idea.
  • It comes with the latest Snapdragon 855 processor.
  • The phone has a 5000mAH battery which provides a pretty good battery life.
  • The memory is expandable up to 2TB.

Cons:

  • The phone does not have any water resistance.
  • Due to the flip camera setup face unlock takes time.
  • Does not have an in-display fingerprint scanner (this depends on person to person).

Asus 6Z became one of the very first phones on the market to bring a flip camera phone. This way they are not only able to provide a no-notch display but also use the primary camera of the phone as the front selfie camera.

It comes packed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It doe not have an in-display fingerprint scanner. The dual-camera setup is of 48MP + 13MP. The price of Asus 6Z is Rs. 27,999.

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LG V40 ThinQ (6GBRAM and 128GB Storage)

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  • Internal Storage:  128GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Primary Camera: 16MP + 12MP
  • Secondary Camera: 8MP + 5MP Dual Front Camera
  • Display Size: 6.4 Inch
  • Battery Capacity: 3300 mAh

Pros:

  • It is a Penta camera phone.
  • The triple camera setup works well and one can shoot high-quality videos.
  • It comes with Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor.
  • The design is decent.

Cons:

  • The front camera of the phone does not provide good quality images.
  • The 3300mAH battery does not provide good battery life.
  • The colour accuracy of the display is not up to standard given the price.

LG’s smartphone model LG V40 ThinQ is a Penta camera phone. It came around a time when there weren’t many Penta camera phones on the market. The model provides the user with three back cameras of 16MP, 12MP, and 12MP.

The phone has a dual front camera which is of 8MP + 5MP. The 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model of the smartphone costs around rs. 29,999.

The design is decent and the feel is premium. It comes with the Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor and Adreno 630.

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Conclusion:

As said earlier, the phones on this list all pack an amazing punch so you really need to know what you want before making a choice. A word of advice: a lot of you might choose to fall for the EMI offers that are sold by your credit card company. My advice: don’t.

On a credit card, the EMI feature ends up adding an unnecessary interest which makes your smartphone more expensive. Besides, the EMI option is pointless as the whole transaction amount is anyway blocked on your credit limit. What’s worse is that you need to pay interest even if you decide to make a pre-payment during the tenure of the EMI.

Therefore the best thing to do is, if paying by credit card, charge the whole amount to your card and make disciplined payments over 3-4 months to pay it off. It’ll help you avoid unnecessary interest and keep the cost of your smartphone low and affordable.

I hope this list of best smartphones under ₹30,000 helps you in making your important decision. Do let me know in the comments section what phone you choose to buy from this list and what features helped you make the decision to purchase it.

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