TOP 10 Best Phones Under 30000 (30k) in India 2018

Updated on 2018-04-16 by Geetansh Arora

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If you are looking for a mobile phone under 30000 or 30k range then you are at the right place. We have compiled a list of top 10 best phones under 30000 available in India as of Arpil 2018. We have included all latest phones including the Moto X4 and Honor View 10 which were launched recently.

All these smartphones under 30000 have high-end hardware and are capable of handling heavy usage with ease. You will see 4 to 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage in these mobile phones. The processor inside is Snapdragon 821 or Snapdragon 835. Both of these chipsets are very powerful and are being used in flagship devices of 2016 and 2017. 

Regarding the design, you will see metal build in most of the phones. All these phones are sleek and look premium. On the camera side, you will see dual camera setup on the back which has been the trend in 2017.  You will see some stunning looking bezel-less display phones as well. If you need excellent battery backup then go for smartphones with a battery of 4000mAh or above.

Nokia 8 recently got a price cut of Rs. 8000 and is now available for around 29k. We have added it to our list because of its great performance and excellent build quality.

We have included ratings in this list for every smartphone so you can see which phones better than others in camera quality or battery backup or performance. 

Let's take a look at the review and ratings of best phones under 30000 in India.

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1. Nokia 7 Plus

7 Plus

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 13MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3800mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black Colors

Best Price ₹25999



Brief Review:

When we saw all new Nokia 6, we knew HMD isn’t gonna stop there and here we have one more - The all new Nokia 7 Plus. Announced in February 2018, Nokia 7 Plus aims to consolidate HMD’s ground in the under 25000 smartphone segment. As always, Nokia 7 Plus speaks volumes about Nokia’s commitment to design and build supremacy. It is built with 6000 series Aluminium and has copper edges looks amazing and feels amazingly solid in hand. As is with other Nokia smartphones, the pursuit of durability and sturdiness often lets ergonomics down.

Nokia 7 Plus has the all-new 18:9 aspect ratio with almost no side bezels but considerable ones on top and bottom. There’s a 6-inch, Full HD+1080 x 2160 pixels, IPS LCD display packing 403 PPI. There’s some protection with Gorilla Glass 3 on top. At the back, we have the same iconic vertical cutout for the camera and the flash with emblazoned Zeiss branding. Nokia 7 Plus has a dual camera setup, followed by a circular cutout for a fingerprint scanner.

Let’s talk about the performance of Nokia 7 Plus because the guys at HMD have been bailing on that previously. The Nokia 7 Plus has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 at its heart backed by Adreno 512 for gaming. There’s a big 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, which makes the operation swift and smooth. The storage is expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB. In the numbers game, the superb performance of this smartphone is pretty evident - 141822 on AnTuTu 7 Benchmark and 1641, 5920 on GeekBench single and multi-core tests respectively. These numbers are certainly better than smartphones like Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 Pro and Oppo R11s.

Photography is one thing we expect a Nokia smartphone to be excellent at. There’s not one but dual camera setup on Nokia 7 Plus to give fodder to our excitement. There is a 12 MP sensor which is the main lens and 13 MP sensor being the telelens for optical zoom. The camera has gyro EIS(Electronic Image Stabilization), dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom along with the very famous Carl Zeiss Optics. The camera is undoubtedly one of the best we have seen in the bracket, It takes great low-light shots with low levels of noise and great detail. On the front, there’s an equally impressive 16 MP (f/2.0, 1.0 µm) sensor which guarantees great looking selfies.  If you want a great camera on a smartphone and avoid spending fortunes on flagships - Nokia 7 Plus just might be for you.

The camera app of Nokia 7 Plus has options for HDR mode, Bothie mode that allows capturing pictures from both front and rear camera together, beautification mode, and a Pro mode. Like the Nokia 8, Nokia 7 Plus comes with OZO Audio technology that captures the right sounds and reduces the noise while capturing videos.

Nokia 7 Plus runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, under Google’s Android One Program - which means timely and hassle-free updates to pure stock Android on Nokia 7 Plus. HMD promises the Android P and Q updates to Nokia 7 Plus as they are out. We really admire the stock Android experience and mixed with timely updates - Nokia smartphones are really doing great in software.

There is a big 3800mAh battery, which is great for the smartphone to be up all day long and when you do need to charge - there’s USB-C based fast charging to sweeten the experience. Nokia 7 is built with all the major connectivity features including VoLTE and Bluetooth 5.0. The smartphone is very robust in build and would hardly take a dent and has an IP54 rating which is better than nothing for protection against water. Don’t know about IP ratings? Here’s an amazing-amazing article.

Nokia 7 Plus would cost ₹ 25,999 which is again Nokia-grade overpriced. There are some amazing alternatives but If you want to go with amazing build quality and some supercool Zeiss shots, Nokia 7 Plus won’t disappoint. You can pre-book the phone on April 20th and it will go on sale on April 30.

Strong build quality, Powerful Chipset, Perfect Camera Images, Android One makes it one of the best phones under 30000.

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2. OPPO F7

F7

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.2 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 3400mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Red, Silver Colors

Best Price ₹21990



Brief Review:

Its 2018 and Notch-iness is all over the mobile world, thanks to Apple for being such a force. (Phew.) Oppo launched F7 in March 2018 and added one more device to the list of Androids sporting the infamous iPhone X notch design. The smartphone is all about modern design with bezels pushed to the ends and that cute little notch up top, guess what, Its looks very much like the iPhone X. The smartphone has a giant 6.2- inch, LTPS IPS LCD display with a 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution, packing a pixel density of ~405 PPI, we don’t need to say now that the display is just gorgeous. Even with that giant display the smartphone is just 7.8mm thick and weighs 158 grams, and fits comfortably in hands. There are some bezels up top and bottom. The display is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5. The build is fairly solid, a plastic unibody design. The notch houses the selfie camera and a bunch of other sensors.

Under the hood, Oppo F7 has a MediaTek Helio P60 running the cause. Helio P60 appears to be a very capable SoC on paper with 8 cores out of which 4 are high-performance Cortex A73s while the other 4 are high-efficiency Cortex A53s, all clocked at 2.0GHz. To serve all your gaming needs there’s a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, which is not as good as Adreno on Snapdragons but gets the job done. Oppo F7 comes in two variants with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage and the other one having 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The specifications are really impressive and give good vibes about this smartphone.

The smartphone runs on Android Oreo out of the box with Oppo’s age-old ColorOS skin on top, which just doesn’t make the cut. When put under tests, the Oppo F7 scored as follows - On GeekBench 4, 1533 in single core drives and 5845 in multi-core. On AnTuTu, the Oppo F7 scores around 137000. The smartphone overpowers Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro in both GeekBench and Antutu. The smartphone has power and responsiveness, It works smoothly in everyday tasks and gaming isn’t a problem as well.

Talking about cameras, as Oppo calls Itself a camera ‘expert’, the device features a single 16MP, a f/1.8 sensor with LED flash at the back and a large 25MP,f/2.0 sensor at the front for selfies. Oppo seems to have really shown some confidence in single sensor setup this time as the results show, the camera outperforms Vivo V9, another notch-featuring contemporary. The low-light shots are great thanks to the wider aperture on the Oppo F7. The story continues with the selfie camera as well. The shots are rich, vibrant and well balanced. As there’s no secondary rear sensor, Oppo uses software tricks for the much-touted bokeh effect, which as you would have guessed doesn’t hit the spot.

The smartphone packs a 3400mAh battery, which is pretty average now-days, we are devastated that this neo-modern smartphone from Oppo shows no signs of fast charging, hell there’s MicroUSB 2.0 instead of USB-C. Thankfully, there’s a headphone jack. And to your caution, there’s no IP rating on this one so keep it as far from liquids as possible.

The smartphone is priced at ₹ 21,990 and It is not the best deal around but It is certainly one of the satisfying ones at the price. Oppo is giving a gorgeous smartphone with decent features at the price, but the nature of the market demands more. We hope Oppo improves upon the pricing and some other features of the smartphone like fast charging and Snapdragons maybe? No doubt, Oppo F7 is a decent buy and presents a viable option in the 20k range.

Large Bezelless Display, Powerful Chipset, Good Camera Perormance, Dedicated MicroSD makes it one of the best phones under 30000.

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3. Vivo V9

V9

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.3 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • 3260mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Gold, Black Colors

Best Price ₹22990



Brief Review:

Vivo V9 is the latest smartphone launched by Vivo on 23rd March 2018. Vivo has always been focused towards the selfie camera, but this time, in addition to the Selfie Camera, Vivo has come up with many new features and yeah the notch as well. In terms of design, V9 looks mesmerizingly beautiful with a bezel-less display of 6.3 Inches Full HD+ display having 1080 x 2280 resolution. It is a FullView Display panel with19:9 aspect ratio (90% Body to Screen Ratio) and a notch at the top similar to iPhone X, but is smaller and narrower.

Talking about the specifications, Vivo V9 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 which scores approximately 67000 on the Antutu Benchmark Score. It has 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256 GB with a dedicated SD card slot and Dual sim usage.

In the camera department, Vivo V9 has a rear dual sensor of 16MP and 5MP which is placed vertically on the back. The Rear Camera produces perfect bokeh shots and uses AI techniques to improvise on the images. The dual camera has a wide angle lens so you can capture more in a single shot.  You can even shoot first and focus later, transforming every photo into an artistic masterpiece.

The front camera is a 24 MP sensor and reflects the inclination of Vivo towards Selfie, the selfie also supports depth/bokeh effect using Artifical Intelligence(AI) .V9 comes with AI Face Beauty that uses Machine Learning to find users' age, skin tone, sex and other features to "truly represent the person beauty". It also features a Selfie Lighting feature as was seen in iPhone X. So you will never be short of a great camera and selfie images anytime. It also has AR stickers for selfies which is just like Snapchat filters.

Vivo V9 also puts emphasis AI Smart Engine that is responsible to handle storage and app launching based on user behavior and AI Attention Scanning that lowers the volume of notification when the user is looking on the display. In terms of unlocking, it comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back and also supports face unlocking that again uses AI and Machine Learning (AI Face Access) that improves the accuracy of the Face Unlock Feature. Both the methods work smoothly and have very good accuracy.

On the Software front, Vivo V9 runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 which is a custom skin built over Android Oreo 8.1. The UI is clean and comes with many software features to ease your day to day activities. The battery of Vivo V9 is rated at 3290mAH and given the big screen size it lasts only for a day. Fast Charging is supported in Vivo V9 with the mobile getting fully charged in less than 1.5 hours  The battery is not a huge one to keep the check on the thickness and weight which just measure 7.9 mm and 150gm respectively. Vivo V9 is not water resistant or dust proof as it does not have any IP rating.

So if you are looking for a great camera setup and Fun of AI in your life, you can go for it, there is only one small disappointment that it runs 2 years old Snapdragon 626 which has been preceded by Snapdragon 630 and 636. Still, the overall performance is good and you won't face any lags while multi-tasking or gaming.

It is available both on Flipkart and Amazon at 22990 with different offers which can be checked on the links above. Overall, it is a great looking smartphone with excellent cameras. Go for it if your budget is around 25000.

Launch Offer on Flipkart: Flipkart is offering extra 2000 off on exchange. Plus, 5% instant discount (Rs. 1150) if you pay with HDFC cards. 0% Interest EMI also available.

Launch Offer on Amazon: Amazon is also offering extra 2000 off on exchange. Plus, 5% cashback in Amazon Pay if you with any credit or debit card. 0% Interest EMI also available.

 

Great Design and Looks, Cool Camera Features, Supports Fast Charging, Dedicated Sd card slot makes it one of the best phones under 30000.

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4. Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus

Galaxy A8 Plus

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP + 8MP Dual Camera
  • 3500mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Gold Colors

Best Price ₹32490



Brief Review:

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus is an Amazon Exclusive Product and another budget flagship smartphone that comes with latest features and upgrades. Samsung is finally following the Bezel Less (18:9 Aspect Ratio) trend and this smartphone supports a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display. This phone comes with a unibody metal design which has very premium design and build quality, you would simply love it holding in the hand. The display also looks good with vibrant colours and good viewing angles. This Samsung Smartphone also supports an Always On Display which looks beautiful.

Let us now check the performance, camera and other important aspects of this phone.

Samsung Galaxy A8+ is powered by an Octa-core Exynos 7885 which has an Antutu Benchmark Score of 132496 which lacks way behind when compared to a similarly priced OnePlus 5T (Antutu 1,70,000) which has a 2017 best Processor(Qualcomm Snapdragon 835). In the speed test, obviously, OnePlus 5T wins by a margin but in the normal day to day usage you will not find any issues with the multitasking as the smartphone is powered by a 6GB of RAM (good work from Samsung for moving from 4GB to 6GB in mid-range flagship devices). It comes with an internal memory of 64GB with a dedicated SD card slot and dual sim feature so you can expand the memory and use it as a proper Dual Sim smartphone

Let us now look at the camera of this Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus, it comes with a single rear camera sensor of 16MP (f/1.7) and on the front, it has a dual sensor setup of 16MP and 8MP. So it looks like Samsung it focussing on the selfie-centric phone and ditching the trend of having a dual camera setup at the back.

The rear-facing camera performed really well in the outdoor lighting conditions with the images being sharp and good color reproduction but in the artificial lighting conditions, it struggles a lot of time and the images are blurry as the phone does not support Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) which is really saddening considering the price point this phone comes at. The other disappointing aspect of the rear camera of Galaxy A8 Plus is that it does not support 4K video, which should have been available at this price point. 

While when it comes to a front camera, with the dual camera setup it is capable of bokeh effects and it comes with live focus where you can adjust the blur of the background, it has full view to capture images from the full 6-inch screen and the performance is also great, you certainly get better selfie than other phones in this price range.

On the software front, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus comes with Experience UI as was seen in Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Samsung Note 8. With 6GB of RAM, the performance would be smooth with this UI and you would find easy and swift usage. The gaming performance is also perfectly smooth with no heating at all observed in the heavy games.

On the back of the phone, there is a fingerprint sensor which is really fast and accurate and unlocks the phone in a snap but the position of the sensor is somewhat little above the comfort level of your hand. you would have to stretch a bit to get your finger reach to the sensor. This Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus also supports face unlocking, where it uses the front camera to unlock, it is fast but not secured enough as on the iPhone X which has a dedicated hardware for face unlocking.

Talking about the most important aspect of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus is the IP rating as this phone is IP68 Certified making it completely dust and water resistant giving you a peice of mind. Know more about IP68 here. 

In the battery department, this phone supports a 3500mAH battery which easily lasts for over a day in normal usage. The battery life is certainly 20% higher than the OnePlus 5T as the processor in Samsung Galaxy A8+ is weaker than on the OnePlus 5T and hence lesser power requirements.

In the box, you get an in-ear style headset, Type C USB cable and a plastic case, and a fast charger which supports (9V 1.6A or 5V 2A). So the Galaxy A8 Plus supports fast charging and can charge a phone in less than 1.5 hours.

On the speaker side, it comes with a single speaker that is located near the power on-off button. The speaker performance is brilliant, it is stable and quite loud and feels perfect while gaming, watching videos etc.

We would recommend this only if you are looking for a Samsung Smartphone that has brilliant build quality, a fairly good selfie camera and IP68 protection. It is a big no if you are looking for a phone with a good rear camera, you can look at OnePlus 5T or Honor View 10, which have an equivalent build quality and design but are not IP68 Certified.

Also if you are looking for a Samsung flagship device, you can take a look at Samsung Galaxy S7 which is around 2 years old now but is a more practical device in all the departments and still has that shine of a premium phone with one the best camera and build quality. You can get it from Flipkart for around 25000 now (it was launched at Rs 60,000) and has a good value for money.

Premium Build and Design, Dual Front Camera, Supports Fast Charging, IP68 Certified makes it one of the best phones under 30000.

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5. Honor View 10

View 10

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 5.99 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 20MP+16MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • 3750mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Blue, Black Colors

Best Price ₹29999



Brief Review:

Huawei has been quite the underdog in India, over the past few years but has been not slowed down on their approach by getting more affordable and value for money smartphones, the Indian population lives. Honor View 10 is another significant smartphone by Huawei following that approach. Huawei launched Honor View 10 in November 2017 and Its a real delight. It is going to be available in India as Amazon exclusive from 8th Jan 2018.

Honor View 10 features a metal unibody design, with a big 6-inch, Full HD+ display at 18:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, summing up a pixel density of 403 PPI. The display is an LTPS LCD, truly gorgeous. With that 2017- style edge to edge display, the overall design of the smartphone is no less than stunning

Let’s talk about power, Honor View 10 packs a mean punch with HiSilicon Kirin 970 powering the device, It is not a Snapdragon and we miss it too, but Kirin 970 is another face of true power, Huawei’s homegrown Kirin 970 is a true flagship grade SoC with an eye towards AI as future. Kirin 970 is an octa-core SoC with 4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 and 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores. For handling the graphics workloads, Kirin 970 packs an impressive Mali G72 MP 12 as GPU, and It exudes serious power.

The performance is flagship grade, as these are the same internals as Huawei’s current flagships. You won’t observe stutters or lags anywhere, Kirin 970 just kicks every load you can put on it out of the ground. In Antutu benchmarks, View 10 scores around 175000 which is similar to the score of Snapdragon 835. On Geekbench, you will see single core benchmark score of around 1900 and multi-core score of around 6700.

This performer is stacked with a giant 6GB of RAM to make multitasking, a cake walk. The Honor View 10 has 128GB of onboard storage, which is comfortable enough for most users. You do get the freedom of expansion via MicroSD up to 256GB. But it is a hybrid sim slot so you cannot use 2 sim cards with a MicroSD.

Honor View 10 looks robust on the cameras as well with a dual camera setup, the first sensor being a 16MP, f/1.8 and a second 20MP monochrome sensor, coupled with a single-tone LED flash. The camera has great low-light capabilities and depth sensing, all thanks to that second monochrome sensor.

Huawei is pushing hard on AI, even with smartphone photography as the image processing involves a lot of machine learning behind the scenes resulting in clearer, sharper and ultimately better. Much like Google’s efforts with Pixel 2, Huawei is using AI for better depth sensing and portrait shots. The colors are good, the depth effect is decent too.

While It's no closer to the likes of Pixel 2, It tops the camera quality from other offerings in the budget like the much loved OnePlus 5T. On the front, there’s a 13MP, f/2.0 sensor that also produces impressive results. The low-light performance isn’t top notch but good enough in most situations. The front camera isn't a dual camera setup but still, it can take nice portrait mode pictures.

Huawei tries to attract all the audience that loves software, with Honor View 10 being powered by Android 8.0 Oreo, out of the box. But that’s the only thing about software Huawei can boast about. The custom skin by Huawei, called EMUI is no closer to stock and is a lot of clutter and load. It is neither minimalistic nor zappy. Although, EMUI 8.0 is a big stride over the previous editions of Huawei’s custom ROM. Overall the software experience isn’t very pleasing and often feels like an obstruction to efficiency. If you are a fan of minimalism and stock Android, Honor View 10 isn’t going to delight you a lot.

The Honor View 10 packs a decent 3750mAH battery and is capable enough to pull you through the day, with heavy usage you might need a charger or a power bank after 5-6 hours. There’s is fast charging available which can charge your device from 0 to 58% in just 30 minutes. 

If you are wondering whether there is an IP rating for Honor View 10 then you are going to be disappointed. The View 10 is not waterproof or dustproof. Plus, there is no wireless charging as well. Honor should have included these features if they want to compete with true flagship devices.

The Honor View 10 also sports a fingerprint sensor at the front, just where you like it, making a smartphone a bit bigger in comparison to the likes of OnePlus 5T. It also has a face unlock feature but is for namesake as of now, and seriously needs a software boost to be usable.

The Huawei Honor View 10 is priced at Rs. 29,999 and is set to go on sale January 8, 2018, exclusively on Amazon. At the price, Its a good competitor to OnePlus 5T and the Samsung A9. The device impresses with flagship-level performance and features at an aggressive pricing by Huawei.

Solid Build Quality, Flagship Grade Hardware, Good Camera Performance, Smooth Multi-tasking makes it one of the best phones under 30000.

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6. OnePlus 5T

5T

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 6 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 20MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3300mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Midnight Black Colors

Best Price ₹32999



Brief Review:

OnePlus after about 5 months of the launch of OnePlus 5 has launched the most anticipated smartphone ever, OnePlus 5T. The company has basically upgraded the OnePlus 5 making it suite the current market demand while keeping the price same as that of OnePlus 5.

OnePlus 5T comes with a 6-inch bezel-less display, the screen is a Samsung AMOLED panel with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass protection. The colours are vibrant and the screen is bright with a resolution 1080p and 401-pixel density. The hold and grip on OnPlus 5T in hand are smooth and the phone looks perfectly stunning, though it might take a few days for a new user to adjust on the 6-inch screen.

The processor in OnePlus 5T is an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, same as that in OnePlus 5 which is on the expected lines, as nothing exceeds Snapdragon 835 in the market right now. The Antutu benchmark score of One Plus 5T is around 1,70,000 indicating a very strong performance.

Coming to the Camera performance of OnePlus 5T, it comes with a dual camera rear sensor which is a combination of 16MP Main camera and 20MP Secondary camera. This in terms of number, looks same as that of OnePlus 5, but the 20MP sensor has been upgraded to have a f/1.7 aperture in a bid to improve the low lighting shots from the phone. The front camera of OnePlus 5T is a 16MP sensor, which is exactly the same as that of OnePlus 5. Overall, the OnePlus 5 had an exceptional camera performance in both front and rear camera, but with slight upgradation of the rear camera aperture, OnePlus 5T is also set to click excellent photos in the low lighting conditions.

Commenting on the Gaming performance of OnePlus 5T, it delivers a true flagship performance, with no heating or lag issues observed in our initial testing. With such strong processor and abundant RAM, this cannot go wrong and comes down to the efficiency of the phone, which OnePlus has been really good at.

OnePlus 5T as similar to OnePlus 5, comes in 2 variants. One with 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage priced at 32999, and the second with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage priced at 37999. As per the requirement of your internal memory, the user can choose the variant, while both 6GB and 8GB of RAM should be sufficient for any level of multitasking. Since the screen has been upgraded to a bezel-less display, there is no space on the front to fit the fingerprint sensor and has been moved to the back, it is both accurate and quick, no sluggishness was observed.

OnePlus 5T also comes with 'Face Unlocking', which uses the front camera to puts more than 100 facial spots, but this is not a secure method and is nowhere close to the face unlocking mechanism in iPhone X. This method of using face unlocking just with the use of front camera can be fooled using a picture and also with OnePlus 5T, it is not possible to use the Face Unlocking in the dark because of lack on additional hardware. Face Unlocking on OnePlus 5T  is convenient and fast but is not foolproof. Read about how FaceID works on Apple iPhone X.

The battery size of OnePlus 5T is 3300mAH, which can give a day backup with normal usage, with 6 inches of screen, we are excited to see it lasting for a day. The phone comes with proprietary dash charging which is capable of charging from 0 to 100 percent in just an hour. OnePlus feels that the market for wireless charging is yet to be matured and it restricts the users rather than making them free as the phone cannot be used to play games or call while charging.

OnePlus 5T comes with a very clean Oxygen OS which is based on Android 7.1.1 but OnePlus has promised an upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo) by next year beginning and a beta build by end of 2017.

The only disappointment here is that the phone is not waterproof or dustproof, basically, there is no IP rating, it is neither IP67 nor IP68 certified. We feel that IP certification is important in a phone ranged 30k, we even saw IP68 certification on a phone like Moto X4 in the range of 20K. check out more about IP ratings and certifications.

OnePlus phones have always been a great deal, with OnePlus 5T also following be the trend. With the latest technology, great design, improved camera and perfect build quality make OnePlus 5T a perfect budget flagship phone.

Dual Camera Setup, Smooth Multitasking, Vibrant Display, Good Battery Backup makes it one of the best phones under 30000.

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7. Motorola Moto X4

Moto X4

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 2048 GB
  • 5.2 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 8MP Dual setup
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Super Black, Sterling Blue Colors

Best Price ₹22999



Brief Review:

Motorola Moto X4 was released at an event at IFA in Berlin in September and the phone is set to launch in India on 13th November. With Moto X4, Motorola makes a comeback with its X series phones in the mid-range segment. The phone looks stunning, has a powerful hardware inside and many new features.

Though we call Moto X4 as a mid-range phone its looks and design are extremely premium. The smartphone features a 5.2 inch IPS LCD display and has glass on both front and back and a metal frame in between but lacks a bezel-less display.  The front of the Moto X4 which is protected by a Corning Gorilla glass comes with a fingerprint sensor at the bottom and a front camera of 16 MP at the top. The back of the phone hosts a dual camera setup of 12 MP + 8 MP which protrudes little out from the back panel. 

Motorola Moto X4 comes with an IP68 certified tag, which can keep in Dust and waterproof for up to 1.5 Meters and 30 minutes. Ohh, and one other great news about Moto X4 is the Stock Android experience, currently working with Android 7.1(Nougat) and a planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo).

In terms of the performance factor, Moto X4 comes powered by 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Chipset, with an Antutu benchmark score of 70,000, a 10% increase over the Snapdragon 625 seen in many smartphones like Mi A1, Moto G5S Plus and Honor 9i. Moto X4 has 4GB of RAM and internal storage of 64 GB which is expandable up to 2TB, so memory and RAM are never going to be an issue. The performance is top notch and no lag experience whatsoever could be seen in our initial reviews.

Motorola Moto X4 had a lot of rumor on the camera specifications which Motorola calls Advanced Dual Rear Camera System, capable of clicking Stunning Portraits and Wide Angle landscapes. The rear camera is a dual camera setup of 12MP + 8 MP, the 12MP sensor uses Dual Autofocus Pixel technology to deliver crisp results in any lighting conditions, and the 8 MP gives a 120 Degree field of view. The rear camera setup has a Dual LED flash and can shoot videos at 4K resolution. The camera is slow and takes time to process the images. Maybe this will be fixed by Motorola with a software update.

The front camera setup of Moto X4 has a wide-angle 16 MP sensor with a LED flash with an adaptive low light mode for perfect selfie even in low light conditions. 

The camera software comes with various features named as Selective Focus(Bokeh) which adds a blur to background or foreground of images while keeping the main subject in clear focus and Selective black and white which allows changing the background or foreground to black and white with the main subject in full color.

Moto X4 packs a 3,000 mAH battery, with turbocharging capability. The battery would last for around a day with normal usage. Also, the phone is sensor-rich and comes with all needed sensors like Compass, Gyroscope etc. 

Apart from the regular specifications, Motorola has added some new taste to Moto X4, which comes with Bluetooth 5.0. With this upgrade, Moto X4 can stream music wirelessly to up to 4 Bluetooth speakers and headphones, whose volumes can be controlled independently.

Moto X4 is a Flipkart exclusive device in India. The 3GB-32GB variant is available at Rs. 20999 and a 4GB-64GB variant is available at Rs.22999. We think the higher variant offers more value for money so you should buy that.

One small disappointment that Moto X4 has that it does not have Radio in it. So you cannot tune in to FM with Moto X4.

Final Verdict, With all these features under its hood, Moto X4 looks like a very promising Mid-range phone, capable of redefining the market as Motorola did with its budget phones. If you are confused about color, then go for sterling blue. Black and Blue both look stunning but we all see a lot of black phones, sterling blue looks something different and is our favorite. 

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Dual Rear Camera, Stock Android Experience, Powerful chipset, Perfect Front Camera makes it one of the best phones under 30000.

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8. Nokia 8

8

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 5.3 inch Quad HD Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 13MP + 13MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • 3090mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Blue, Copper and Gold Colors

Best Price ₹28489



Brief Review:

Nokia 8 is the flagship phone of 2017 from Nokia. Nokia is coming back after a long time and fans like us are excited.

At first look, Nokia 8 looks stunning especially the blue color variant. It has a metal unibody design carved out of Series 6000 aluminum. This is the same material used in iPhone 6 Plus which started the bendgate. Nokia might have used the same 6000 series material but the phone is very durable. Nokia has used a metal frame inside which keeps the phone rock solid. If you still have any doubts take a look at durability check out this video from JerryRigEverything.

Coming to the display, Nokia 8 has a Quad HD 5.3 inch display. The display is very sharp and bright. It is one of the most bright displays because of which the sunlight legibility is great. The display can be set to always on mode where it will display time and notifications. You can change for how do you want to have the always on display. Keeping it low will surely help to get better battery backup. Below the display, we have a fingerprint sensor with navigation keys which are backlit. 

Inside the Nokia 8, we have the latest Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The experience is super snappy thanks to the stock android with no bloatware at all. The device is able to handle heavy games and apps with ease. We did not notice any lag at all. Nokia 8 scores around 175000 on Antutu benchmark which is similar to other flagship devices.

The battery is 3090 mAh which is not great but still, it manages to give a full day of backup with medium usage. Plus, there is fast charging which helps to charge the device from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes.

The camera setup on the back comes with Zeiss branding and is made of two 13MP f/2.0 sensors. One of the sensors is a color sensor and the other one is a monochrome sensor. There is no telephoto lens so you cannot zoom without losing image quality. You can take portrait shots though. The pictures taken from the back camera are very detailed and sharp. You can take black and white shots as well which also have high level of details. The night or low light pictures also look great. Nokia has done a good job with the camera setup of Nokia 8.

The front camera on the front is a 13MP f/2.0 sensor with autofocus. The front camera also performs really well and takes high-quality shots. 

Video recording can be done at 4K 30FPS. While video recording sound is captured through 3 microphones which results in clear recordings. Better than most of the other phones in this price range.

There is a new feature from Nokia where you can record video from both front and back camera at the same time. Nokia is calling it Bothies. We have to wait and see it this trend picks up in future. 

Overall, Nokia 8 is a pretty solid smartphone from Nokia in flagship segment. It is will give tough competition to LG G6 and OnePlus 5 which are selling at similar price point.

Excellent Build Qualty, Gorgeous Display, Dual Back Camera, Stock Android makes it one of the best phones under 30000.

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9. Honor 8 Pro

8 Pro

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.7 inch Quad HD Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 12MP+12MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹29999



Brief Review:

Honor 8 Pro is the latest phone from Honor in budget flagship range. It has an elegant and sleek look and blue colour looks simply gorgeous. On the front, we have a large 5.7 inch Quad HD display which looks great because of its vibrant colours. Above the display, we have a 8MP front camera which works well. On the back, we have a 12MP dual camera setup. One camera is normal and the other one is monochrome. Together they add depth effect to the photos. Overall the camera works well in both daylight and low light conditions. Inside we have a Kirin 960 Octa core chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Kirin 960 chipset is similar to Snapdragon 820 in performance though it is not that power efficient. Overall the chipset plus plenty of RAM is able to handle multitasking easily with no lag. Even though 128GB is a lot of storage, still there is an option to increase it using a micro sd card but you cannot use 2 sims in that case. The battery inside is 4000mAh which is a decent capacity. Honor claims that it will last 2 days for average users and 1.4 days for heavy users which is not bad for a flagship device. Even after going with a big battery, Honor has managed to keep the device thickness at just 7mm. The device also has a fingerprint sensor which is slow as compared to other devices. Maybe Honor will fix it with a software update. 

Overall Honor 8 Pro is a well-balanced budget flagship device which offers a great 2K display, dual camera setup, plenty of RAM and storage, packed into a beautiful metal casing. In this range, you have another great option which is OnePlus 5 which is slightly expensive at Rs. 32999 and has 64GB of storage. If you like the design of Honor 8 Pro and need more than 64GB of storage then Honor 8 Pro should be your choice in this range.

Elegant Design, Smooth Multitasking, Beautiful Quad HD Display, Dual Back Camera makes it one of the best phones under 30000.

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10. Motorola Z2 Play

Z2 Play

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Lunar Grey, Gold Colors

Best Price ₹18999



Brief Review:

Moto Z2 Play is a beautiful phone. It has a full metal construction with a Super AMOLED display at the front. The device is very thin, just 5.99mm thickness overall and 8.5mm if you measure with the camera bump. The obvious disadvantage of thin phones is smaller batteries which is something we do not like. But still, manufacturers are reducing thickness instead of increasing battery capacity.

On the inside, there is a Snapdragon 626 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. 4GB is of RAM will be sufficient for heavy multitasking and if 64GB storage is not enough for you then you can slip in a MicroSD to increase storage.

The camera on the back is 12MP similar to what we have seen on G5 Plus. Camera quality is good and dual focus helps to take some clear shots. There is fast charging which can charge your phone to 50% in just 20 minutes. 

The USP of Z2 Play is compatibility with Moto Mods using which you can add a projector or a camera or a big speaker to your phone. Moto Mods are really cool but slightly expensive.

Moto Z2 Play is a beautiful device with not many negatives. The internal hardware is decent and you get stock Android so performance is super smooth. Go for it if you need a stylish device running on stock android with good cameras and lag free performance.

Beautiful Design, Super AMOLED Display, Good Camera, Fast Charging makes it one of the best phones under 30000.

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So this was our list of best phones under 30000. We hope the list was helpful for our users. We will be updating this list whenever new smartphones are launched. 

Our Favorites Under 30000

Vivo V9 is a great option which comes with a large bezel-less display and great cameras. It will cost you only 23000. 

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Moto X4 is another a gorgeous device with a great dual camera on the back. Plus it is IP68 water resistant as well. The 6GB variant will cost you less than Rs. 25000 

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Go for Vivo V9 is you need a large 6.3-inch smartphone. Go for Moto X4 is you like 5.2-inch size.

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