Are you looking for a new Android smartphone with high-end features and you have a budget of up to Rs 30,000? Well, there are many high-end smartphones available in the Indian tech market from multiple brands which fall under the price of Rs. 30,000. Smartphones under Rs. 30,000 now come with a decent performing platform, smart features as well as excellent camera quality. These best mobiles under 30,000 are not just well-priced, but these smartphones can even offer premium metal designs, solid build quality, spanking display, flagship class performance, long battery life, latest OS version and even some of the phones are capable of capturing DSLR-like Photography under Rs. 30,000. Now the question is, what is your big priority and which phone is the best among them? Here’s we have shortlisted the best smartphones available in the Indian market between Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 to fulfil your buying priority.

  1. OnePlus 3T

If your budget is limited to 30,000, the best smartphone to buy is the OnePlus 3T. The OnePlus 3T is the successor of company’s previously announced OnePlus 3. OnePlus 3T smartphone was launched in India back in December 2016 and is one of the best Android smartphones with solid upgrades. OnePlus 3T scores well on all fronts including its premium build quality, spanking display, solid battery performance and excellent camera quality. And If you are planning to buy an overall best smartphone in this budget (under 30,000), nothing beats the OnePlus 3T.

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OnePlus 3T Specifications:

Phone Model OnePlus 3T
Display 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) Optic-AMOLED display with scratch resistance Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
Processor 2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor
RAM 6GB LPDDR4
Internal Memory Storage 64GB, Not expandable
GPU Adreno 530
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with company’s proprietary OxygenOS 3.5.3 custom UI skin
Camera Rear Camera: 16-megapixel primary camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, OIS and EIS, and PDAF autofocus

Front Camera: 16-megapixel camera with Samsung 3P8SP sensor and f/2.0 aperture

Connectivity Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS/Glonass, USB OTG, a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Type C port and Fingerprint scanner
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Battery 3400mAh non-removable with Dash charging support
Colours Gunmetal and Soft Gold
Dimensions 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4mm (height x width x thickness)
Weight 158 grams
Price Rs. 29,999

 

  1. Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro was launched in April 2017 and now it is one of the bestselling smartphones for Samsung in the Rs. 30,000 price range. The major highlights of the smartphone are its Super AMOLED display, Always-on display and Samsung Pay support. The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro looks incredibly premium (specifically the Navy Blue variant) thanks to its full-metal unibody with slim tapered edges.

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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Specifications:

Phone Model Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
Display 5.7-inch Full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED 2.5D Curved Glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
Processor 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor
RAM 4GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB, Expandable up to 256GB
GPU Adreno 506
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Camera Rear Camera: 16-megapixel with f/1.9 aperture, PDAF and a dual-LED flash

Front Camera: 16-megapixel with f/1.9 aperture

Connectivity Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM), 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Type-C, and Fingerprint scanner
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE
Battery 3300mAh battery with fast charging support
Colours Navy Blue and Gold
Dimensions 156.5 x 77.2 x 7mm
Weight 172 grams
Price Rs. 25,990

 

  1. Honor 8

Huawei Honor 8 smartphone was launched in October last year and one of the best smartphones under Rs. 30,000 in India that comes with a dual rear camera setup. With its dual camera setup, the Honor 8 can able to capture some really good and crispy images in normal and low lighting conditions. On the other hand, the Honor 8 sports an impressive metal and gorgeous glass unibody construction, giving it an overall premium look.

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Huawei Honor 8 Specifications:

Phone Model Huawei Honor 8
Display 5.2-inch LTPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 screen resolution
Processor 2.3 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core processor
RAM 4GB
Internal Memory Storage 32GB, Expandable up to 128GB,
GPU Mali-T880 MP4
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 custom UI skin
Camera Rear Camera: 12-megapixel dual rear cameras with f/2.2 aperture, 1.76-micron pixel size, 6P lens, Laser Auto Focus and dual tone LED flash

Front Camera: 8-megapixel with f/2.4 aperture

Connectivity Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, USB OTG, A 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Type-C port, Fingerprint sensor and IR sensor (infrared)
Network 4G voLTE
Battery 3,000mAh with fast charging
Colours Sapphire Blue, Pearl White and Sunrise Gold
Dimensions 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm
Weight 153 grams
Price Rs. 18,999

 

  1. Moto Z2 Play

Lenovo-backed Motorola has recently launched its powerful Moto Z2 Plus smartphone in the Indian smartphone market at a price tag of Rs. 27,999. And now the smartphone is becoming the fourth best option as one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs. 30,000. The Moto Z2 Play looks like a really promising device as the device sports a metal unibody design with a metal frame all around giving it a premium look. Like its predecessor (Moto Z Play), the Moto Z2 Play also supports Moto Mods accessories for powerful sound, extra battery backup, wireless charging, and full-on gameplay controls. Moto Mods are modular accessories that can be attached to the 16 magnetic pins located at the back panel of the smartphone. The new Moto Mods consist of JBL SoundBoost 2 with 2 x 3V stereo speakers TurboPower Pack with a 3490mAh battery, Moto Shells with wireless charging and a new Moto GamePad for handheld gaming. However, if you are looking for an overall good smartphone in this budget (Rs. 30,000), the Moto Z2 Play is also a good buying option.

Photo Source: Motorola

Moto Z2 Play Specifications:

Phone Model Moto Z2 Play
Display 5.5-inch Full-HD Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top
Processor 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa core processor
RAM 4GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB, Expandable up to 2TB
GPU Adreno 506
Operating System (OS) Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Camera Rear Camera: 12-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1.4 µm pixel size sensor, phase detection and laser autofocus, and a colour correlated temperature (CCT) dual-tone LED flash

Front Camera: 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens, and a dual-LED CCT flash

Connectivity Dual-SIM, 4G voLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS, FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB 3.1 Type-C port and Fingerprint sensor
Network 4G voLTE
Battery 3,000mAh non-removable
Colours Lunar Grey and Fine Gold
Dimensions 156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99mm
Weight 145 grams
Price Rs. 27,999

 

  1. Xiaomi Mi 5

If you want to buy a really good performing smartphone in this price range (under 30,000), nothing beats the Xiaomi Mi 5. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a flagship smartphone from Xiaomi that was launched in India back in March 2016. The major highlights of the smartphone are its Snapdragon 820 processor, 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 camera, and a decent 3000mAh battery. Xiaomi Mi 5 also scores well on all fronts including its premium design, good build quality, excellent battery life, blazing fast performance, spanking display and off course it is excellent value for money.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 Specifications:

Phone Model Xiaomi Mi 5
Display 5.15-inch Full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) display with curved 3D Ceramic glass and 428 PPI pixel density
Processor 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
RAM 3GB
Internal Memory Storage 32GB, Not expandable
GPU Adreno 530
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 custom UI skin
Camera Rear Camera: 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (phase detection autofocus), 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation), dual-tone LED flash and 4K video recording support

Front Camera: 4-UltraPixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and 2-micron pixels

Connectivity Dual-SIM, 4G voLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS/Glonass, NFC, USB OTG, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, IR blaster and Fingerprint sensor
Network 4G voLTE
Battery 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support
Colours Black, White and Gold
Dimensions 144.5 x 69.2 x 7.25mm
Weight 129 grams
Price Rs. 22,999

 

  1. Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

If you want to buy a really good phablet in this price range (under 30,000), nothing beats the Lenovo Phab-2 Pro. The smartphone was launched in India back in January this year. Apart from its huge 6.4-inch screen size, the Lenovo Phab-2 Pro has not 2, not 3 but a grand total of four cameras. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the world’s first Google Tango enabled smartphone that comes with a virtual 3D experience with dedicated sensors based on Google’s Tango technology to enable reality realisation on a smartphone. Phab 2 Pro is the first smartphone to come with depth perception and 3D mapping (the device analyse the shape of the world around it by detecting surfaces and obstacles), motion tracking (PHAB2 Pro sees its own location in 3D) and area learning (tells the smartphone its location) technologies. All this is meant for AR applications like indoor navigation, search, and gaming which help the device understand the world around you. On the other hand, The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro has four cameras, these are the smartphone’s lifeline that makes Project Tango work. The 4 cameras together give the smartphone an understanding that the smartphone can visualise and understand its surrounding objects and environment via sensors.

Image Courtesy: Lenovo

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Specifications:

Phone Model Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Display 6.4-inch QHD IPS display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a 2.5D curved glass coating on top.
Processor 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor
RAM 4GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB, Expandable up to 128GB
GPU Adreno 510
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera Rear Camera: 16-megapixel rear RGB camera with phase detection autofocus

Front Camera: 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1.4um pixel size

A motion-tracking camera and a special depth-sensing infrared emitter for Tango-enabled applications.

Connectivity Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, a 3.5mm audio jack, Dolby Audio 5.1, a microUSB 2.0 port and Fingerprint sensor
Network 4G voLTE
Battery 4050mAh battery with Quick Charge technology support
Colours Champagne Gold
Dimensions 179.8 x 88.5 x 10.7mm
Weight 259 grams
Price Rs. 25,990

 

  1. Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL)

Asus Zenphone 3 ZE552KL is the most premium looking smartphone, you can buy if you have a budget close to Rs. 30,000. When compared to the Zenfone 2, the Zenfone 3 ZE552KL comes with great improvements both in terms of looks and build quality. It comes with a metal body design and a 2.5D curved glass on the front and back with metal frame all around giving it a premium look. The phone also sports a unique concentric circle pattern design at the back, which gives an elegant outlook. The smartphone is currently priced at Rs. 20,990 for its 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory storage variant. The smartphone was launched in India back in August last year.

Photo Courtesy: Asus

Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL) Specifications:

Phone Model Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL)
Display 5.5-inch Super IPS+ 2.5D curved glass display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a scratch resistance Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top
Processor 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
RAM 4GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB, Expandable up to 2TB
GPU Adreno 506
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera Rear Camera: 16-megapixel camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, auto focus, f/2.0 aperture, OIS, and 6P Largan lens

Front Camera: 8-megapixel

Connectivity Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, USB OTG, FM Radio, a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Type-C port and Fingerprint sensor
Network 4G voLTE
Battery 3000mAh non removable
Colours Gold, Blue, Black and White
Dimensions 152.5 x 77.3 x 7.6mm
Weight 155 grams
Price Rs. 20,990

 

  1. ZTE Nubia Z11

ZTE Nubia Z11 smartphone is an another good buying option in this budget, which was launched in India back in December 2016 at Rs. 29,999. The Nubia Z11 sports a premium metal unibody design and bezel-less display giving it a stunning look. The main USPs (unique selling point) of the smartphone are its “Pixel Eyes” screen, blazing fast processor, Dolby Atmos Surround Sound technology and excellent 16MP rear camera.

Photo Courtesy: Nubia

ZTE Nubia Z11 Specifications:

Phone Model ZTE Nubia Z11
Display 5.5-inch FHD Bezel-less capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and 2.5D glass coating on top
Processor 2.15GHz MSM 8996 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad core processor
RAM 6GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB, Expandable up to 200GB
GPU Adreno 530 image processor
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Nubia UI 4.0 custom UI skin
Camera Rear Camera: 16-megapixel camera with Sony IMX 298 sensor, PDAF, OIS, an f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. Front Camera: 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture, 5-pieces lens, and an 80-degree wide-angle lens
Connectivity Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/A-GPS/Glonass, NFC, USB OTG, a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Type-C port, IR Blaster and Fingerprint sensor
Network 4G voLTE
Battery 3000mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support
Colours Black and Gold
Dimensions 151.8 x 72.3 x 7.5mm
Weight 162 grams
Price Rs. 29,999

 

  1. Oppo F3 Plus

If you are a Selfie/Groufie lover and your budget close to Rs. 30,000, then Oppo F3 Plus dual selfie-camera smartphone is the best solution for you. The main USP of the Oppo F3 Plus smartphone is its dual front-facing camera setup, one of the camera is a 16-megapixel standard lens and another front camera stands at 8-megapixel with 120-degree wide-angle lens. “One for Selfie, One for Group Selfie”. The front camera also comes loaded with company’s Beautify 4.0 software. Apart from its camera, the smartphone also packs good performance unit and metal unibody design that delivers a true flagship like experience. The Oppo F3 Plus smartphone was launched in India back in March this year at a price tag of Rs. 30,990. But interestingly, Oppo F3 Plus got a price cut recently, and now the phone qualifies as the nine best option as one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs. 30,000. The Oppo F3 Plus is now available in India at Rs. 27,990 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant.

Photo Courtesy: Oppo

Oppo F3 Plus Specifications:

Phone Model Oppo F3 Plus
Display 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) JDI In-Cell 2.5D curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Processor 1.95GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor
RAM 4GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB, Expandable up to 256GB
GPU Adreno 510
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with company’s ColorOS v3.0 custom UI skin
Camera Rear Camera: 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX398 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and dual PDFA autofocus technology, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens and full HD 1080p video recording support

Front Camera: Dual front camera setup, which includes a 16-megapixel 1.3-inch primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with 120-degree wide-angle view for group selfies.

Connectivity Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, 3.5mm audio jack, USB OTG, microUSB v2.0 port and Fingerprint scanner
Network 4G VoLTE
Battery 4000mAh battery with OPPO-designed VOOC Flash Charge technology support
Colours Black and Gold
Dimensions 163.63 x 80.8 x 7.35 mm
Weight 185 grams
Price Rs. 27,990

 

  1. HTC U Play

The HTC U Play is one of the latest additions to the company’s popular and premium U series smartphones. The HTC U Play was originally enrolled its name into the best smartphones under Rs. 40,000 list. But interestingly, HTC U Play got a massive price cut recently, and now the phone qualifies as the 10th best option as one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs. 30,000. The smartphone is now available in India at a price tag of Rs 29,990, which is much lesser than its earlier price (Rs 39,990). The highlight of the HTC’s new line of U smartphones is Sense Companion, a company’s own AI personal assistant based system that learns the user’s daily patterns to provide usage recommendations and friendly advice. The main USPs (unique selling point) of the HTC U Play are its eye-catching look, sharp display, powerful performance, excellent camera quality. HTC U Play was launched in the Indian smartphone market in February this year.

Photo Courtesy:- HTC

HTC U Play Specifications:

Phone Model HTC U Play
Display 5.2-inch Super LCD full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Processor 1.95GHz MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor
RAM 4GB
Internal Memory Storage 64 GB, Expandable up to 2TB
GPU Mali T860
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0 Marshmallow with company’s HTC Sense UI skin
Camera Rear Camera: 16-megapixel camera with 1 µm pixels, BSI sensor, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Auto-focus, dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm focal length

Front Camera: 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and 26.5 mm focal length, Auto-HDR and the UltraPixel mode

Connectivity Dual-SIM, 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS antenna with GLONASS, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, HTC Connect, USB OTG, USB Type-C port and Fingerprint scanner
Network 4G with VoLTE
Battery 2,500mAh battery with fast charging support
Colours Sapphire Blue, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White and Brilliant Black
Dimensions 145.99 x 72.9 x 7.99mm
Weight 145 grams
Price Rs 29,990