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Best smartphones under ₹30,000 in India [July 2017]

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We have already shared our list of best smartphones under ₹10,000 ₹15,000 and ₹20,000 in India. Those lists are good for people who are in the market to buy a phone which doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket, but still offer good overall performance with nice build quality, camera and battery life.

However, if you are someone who doesn’t want to compromise on either aspect of a smartphone and want your phone to look a little more premium while being equally powerful, we have compiled this list of best smartphones under ₹30,000 for you.

ASUS ZenFone 3

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Specifications:

  • CPU: 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 3/4 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Operating System: ASUS ZenUI 3.0 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Display: 5.2-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super IPS display with 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass 3
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP with TriTech laser auto-focus, 6P Largan Lens, OIS, EIS and dual-tone LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB (for 3 GB RAM), 64 GB (for 4 GB RAM)
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 2 Terabyte via microSD card
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Micro-SIM + Nano-SIM / Micro-SIM + microSD card)
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner, IR Blaster
  • Color: Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold, Aqua Blue
  • Battery: 2650 mAh
  • Price: ₹15,999 (with 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage), ₹17,690 (with 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, price differs for different colors though)
  • Buy From: Flipkart

You can check out our ASUS ZenFone 3 review.

Xiaomi Mi 5

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Specifications:

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Operating System: MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Display: 5.15-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) LCD display with Gorilla Glass 4
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP with dual-LED flash, PDAF and 4-axis OIS along with f/2.0 aperture
  • Front Camera: 4 MP
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano + Nano)
  • Other: USB Type-C, Fingerprint Scanner, IR Blaster
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Price: ₹22,999
  • Buy From: Mi.com

You can check out our Xiaomi Mi 5 review.

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Specifications:

  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP with f/1.7 aperture, dual pixel auto-focus + laser auto-focus and dual-tone LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP with f/2.2 aperture
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 2 Terabyte via microSD card
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM / Nano-SIM + microSD card)
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner, Water repellent nano-coating
  • Color: Lunar Gray, Fine Gold
  • Battery: 3000 mAh with Turbo Charge
  • Price: ₹27,999
  • Buy From: Flipkart

You can check out our Moto Z2 Play review.

Honor 8 Pro

Specifications:

  • CPU: 2.4 GHz Kirin 960 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP8
  • Operating System: EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Display: 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) LTPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP RGB + 12 MP Monochrome with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, 4K video recording and dual-LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP with f/2.0 aperture
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card
  • SIM: Dual Hybrid (Nano SIM + Nano SIM / Nano SIM + microSD card)
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner, Infrared Sensor
  • Colors: Navy Blue, Midnight Black and Platinum Gold
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Price: ₹29,999
  • Buy From: Amazon India

You can check out our Honor 8 Pro review.

Vivo V5 Plus

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Specifications:

  • CPU: 2.0 Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Operating System: Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved glass
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP PDAF with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 20 MP + 8 MP with Moonlight LED flash
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner
  • Battery: 3055 mAh
  • Price: ₹22,990
  • Buy From: Flipkart

You can check out our Vivo V5 Plus review.

Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE

Specifications:

  • CPU: A9 Chip and M9 motion co-processor
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: PowerVR GT7600
  • Operating System: iOS 10
  • Display: 4-inch Retina display with 1136 x 640 pixel resolution
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and Dual-LED flash
  • Front Camera: 1.2 MP with f/2.4 aperture
  • Internal Storage: 16/32/64 GB
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC
  • SIM: Single Nano SIM
  • Battery: 1624 mAh
  • Price: ₹26,999 (for 16 GB storage), ₹25,499 (for 32 GB storage), ₹28,990 (for 64 GB storage)
  • Buy From: Flipkart

Apple iPhone 6

Specifications:

  • CPU: A8 Chip and M8 motion co-processor
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • GPU: PowerVR GX4650
  • Operating System: iOS 9 (upgradeable to iOS 10)
  • Display: 4.7-inch Retina display with 1334 x 750 pixel resolution
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP PDAF with dual-LED flash
  • Front Camera: 1.2 MP
  • Internal Storage: 16/32 GB
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC
  • SIM: Single Nano SIM
  • Battery: 1810 mAh
  • Price: ₹29,500 (for 32 GB storage)
  • Buy From: Flipkart

You can check out our iPhone 6 review.

OnePlus 3T

Specifications:

  • CPU: 2.35 GHz Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Operating System: OxygenOS 4.0.2 based on Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP PDAF with OIS and LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16 MP
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM)
  • Battery: 3400 mAh
  • Colors: Gunmetal, Soft Gold
  • Price: ₹27,999
  • Buy From: Amazon India

You can check out our OnePlus 3T review.

Honor 8

Specifications:

  • CPU: 2.3 GHz Kirin 950 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Mali-T880 MP4
  • Operating System: EUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Display: 5.2-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) LTPS display with 2.5D curved glass
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12 MP with f/2.2 aperture, laser auto-focus and dual-tone LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP with f/2.4 aperture
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Connectivity: 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner, DTS Sound
  • Colors: Sapphire Blue, Sunrise Gold, Pearl White
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Price: ₹17,150 (Flipkart), ₹18,990 (Amazon India)
  • Buy From: Flipkart or Amazon India

You can check out our Honor 8 review.

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3 Comments on "Best smartphones under ₹30,000 in India [July 2017]"

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VISHAL GAJANAN GIRI
VISHAL GAJANAN GIRI

nothing come even near to honor8pro!!

Pinky
Pinky

Chinese phone are capturing the mobile field

Liu Min Han
Liu Min Han

Man, every list is dominated by Chinese manufacturers!

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