There was a time when the world of the smartphones was divided into two distinctive categories. One was of low-cost phones and the other was of high-end ones. Thankfully, that is not the case anymore. The current market is filled with lots of options offering customers smartphones that deliver great performance. In the mid-range smartphone (under Rs 30,000) category we are giving you a list which will end your confusion and can easily become your best friend. With the ongoing festive season, you can easily get these smartphones at a more discounted price. Indeed, it is the time to treat yourself with the phone you were eyeing on, don’t you think?
Well then, sit back and relax while we take you on a trip to find the best phones under Rs 30,000.
Honor View 10
If you are looking for a big RAM and ROM then Honor View 10 is the best fit for you. Priced at Rs 29,999, Honor View 10 comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory. For most users, 4GB of RAM is more than enough. The power-packed beast looks stylish. The phone boasts a 2.36GHz + 1.8GHz Kirin 970 AI octa-core processor, that makes the phone super-fast so that you can do all your daily tasks with a breeze. If you are fond of playing high-end games then its powerful processor and 6 GB RAM, will surely impress you. Operationally, the front camera is selfie heaven. It has an AI-powered 13 MP selfie camera with f/1.8 aperture and it also includes a 20+16 MP Dual rear camera. The phone comes with 3750 mAh mega battery that too with quick charge technology and a Full HD capacitive touchscreen.
Samsung Galaxy A8+
Wouldn’t it be great if your smartphone had the dual front camera? This would mean you can snap awesome pictures. Samsung Galaxy A8+ comes with a dual front camera, 16MP (F1.9) + 8MP (F1.9) with live focus mode, that takes selfies and velfies to another level. For those who need power-packed performance, a combination of 6 GB RAM and 2.2GHz + 1.6GHz Exynos 7885 octa-core processor would be great. It has an expandable inbuilt memory of 64 GB that can go up to 256 GB via a micro SD card. Other features include 16 MP rear camera, 18.5:9 ratio infinity display, and 3500 mAh battery. This weatherproof phone comes with a water-proof and dust-proof feature, which makes it stand above the rest.
If you want a Nokia phone which is ostensibly a match for the best that Samsung, HTC and LG has to offer, then Nokia 8 is a good option. It comes with 13+13 MP Dual rear camera with a 1.12um pixel, f/2.0 aperture, 76.9-degree lens, PDAF, IR Rangefinder, and dual tone flash. It has a front 13 MP selfie camera which comes with PDAF, 1.12um pixel, f/2.0 aperture, 78.4-degree lens, and display flash. In a nutshell, it means that you will be getting crystal clear photos. Its exclusive Dual-Sight mode lets you use both front and back cameras simultaneously for split-screen photos and videos. The combination of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and 4 BG RAM makes the phone super fast! Other features include hybrid SIM slot, 64 GB ROM and 3090 mAh all-day battery.
Apple iPhone 6S
If you love Apple phones and want a phone that has some great features like 3D Touch then Apple iPhone 6S is good for you. So for a great smartphone experience that is consistent and stable, look no further. At a price of Rs 29,200, the phone comes with a 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, 4.7-inch 3D-touch capacitive touchscreen, 2 GB RAM, 32GB ROM, single nano-SIM slot, 1.84 GHz A9 chip, 64-bit architecture dual-core processor and 1715 mAh battery.
HTC One Me
If you are a big selfie lover then HTC One Me’s 4 MP ‘UltraPixel’ front camera is best for taking incredible selfies, even in low light. The phone also has a 20 MP rear camera. The device comes with HTC BoomSound dual front-facing speakers, that bring Dolby Audio Surround alive, adding another layer of immersion to your audio experience. Apart from these, the phone boasts a high speed 2.2 GHz octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 5.2-inch WQHD capacitive touchscreen, and 2840 mAh battery. In all a decent performer but it has the misfortune to fall into a category where Samsung Galaxy S6 is present.
Xiaomi Poco F1
If you want a smartphone that can give tough competition to OnePlus 6T then Xiaomi Poco F1 is the best option available in the market at the moment. It is the cheapest smartphone in the world running Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. The phone features a massive 20 MP front camera, which is best in its class. It can take best ever selfies even in low light. Talking about portrait mode, this is probably the only phone other than Vivo V11 Pro that detects edges properly. On the back, it features a dual 12 MP + 5 MP camera that does a pretty decent job. Poco F1 comes with a variety of other features such as 6.18-inch notch display, 2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor, 6 GB RAM, and 128 GB ROM. Its custom MIUI provides an option to change themes and fonts according to your mood.
LG G2 D802
The device comes with a 13 MP primary camera with LED flash that provides 1920×1080 full HD video recording, 8X digital zoom, dual recording, geo-tagging, face detection, and optical image stabilization. It also has a 2.1 MP front-facing camera. The phone also offers features such as a 5.2-inch full HD IPS capacitive touchscreen with 16M color support, 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and 3000 mAh battery.
Vivo V11 Pro
The craze for selfies is not going anywhere, courtesy the V series by Vivo. Given the kind of competition that is present in the smartphone market, V11 Pro comes with a blend of top-notch specs and revolutionary technologies. It has a 25 MP selfie camera, that takes the best ever selfies. On the back side, it has a dual 12 MP + 5 MP camera that gives an impeccable performance, even in low light. It, however, lacks image stabilization. Its waterdrop notch display is one of its kind, which is also a Super AMOLED one of 6.41-inch. It has an on-screen fingerprint sensor and infrared face detection technology, that makes the unlocking of the phone fun, easy, and super fast. Other features include 6 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE octa-core processor, and 3400 mAh battery with dual engine fast charging.
Just like an iPhone, this too is only for those who love the BlackBerry brand. However, instead of BlackBerry OS, this comes with Android Oreo OS. It has a 13 MP + 13 MP dual rear camera and a 16 MP front-facing camera. Other features include a 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, and a massive 4000 mAh battery.