Best triple camera phones

The goalpost defining affordable, mid-range and premium smartphone segments keeps shifting. In 2019, the premium segment begins beyond 30K which means if that’s the budget you have for your next phone, you can score yourself an upper mid-range phone, yesteryear flagship or perhaps a current flagship killer (हिंदी में पढ़िए).

Though the premium phone market grew by 20 percent last year, the upper mid-range segment saw a hand full of device launches. So, if you want to know what are the best phones available under 30,000 INR, here are the options that you may consider.

1. OnePlus 7

OnePlus 7 (review) is currently one of the most affordable phones with Snapdragon 855 in India. It isn’t remarkably different than the 6T on the outside, but there are significant changes including UFS 3.0 storage, faster in-display sensor, an improved rear camera, and stereo speakers.

The OnePlus 7 starts at 32,999 ₹29,999 in India, which is a really competent price considering what’s on offer.

Display: 6.4-inch 1080 x 2312 | Processor: 2.5 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 128GB, expandable up to 512GB | Software: Android 9 Pie with Oxygen OS | Rear camera: 48MP +5MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 182g| Dimensions: 157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm | Battery: 3700mAh

Pros

  • Performance
  • Design and build
  • Battery mileage

Cons

  • No audio jack
  • Notch

2. Redmi K20 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (review) is currently the most affordable Snapdragon 855 phone around. The feature set includes AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, 4000mAh battery with fast charging, and triple rear cameras.

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The handset flaunts a glass body with an attractive gradient finish and is also one of the most ambitious Redmi phones launched in India so far. This is certainly a great choice for power users and gamers restricted by a budget.

Display: 6.39-inch (19.5:9) Full HD+ AMOLED| Processor: Snapdragon 855 SoC | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 256GB | Software: Android Pie-based MIUI10 | Rear camera: 48MP+13MP+5MP | Front camera: 20MP | Battery: 4000mAh

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Pros

  • Performance
  • Design and build
  • Battery mileage
  • Retains 3.5mm audio jack

Cons

  • Average haptic motor
  • No IR blaster
  • No OIS

3. Samsung Galaxy A70s

Samsung Galaxy A70s (review) brings in all the A-series awesomeness without compromising on performance. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 675, runs the pleasant One UI software, has triple rear cameras, and a gorgeous 6.7-inch AMOLED display.

The 4500mAh battery is aided by 25W fast charging (currently the fastest on any Samsung phone). So, overall, the Galaxy A70s currently represents the best of mid-range Samsung experience.

Display: 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 675 SoC | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 | Rear camera: 64MP + 8MP + 5MP | Front camera: 32MP | Battery: 4500mAh | Weight: 187g | Dimensions: 164.3 × 76.7× 7.9 mm 

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Pros 

  • Excellent display
  • Reasonable performance
  • Camera hardware
  • Big battery and fast charging
  • Refined software

Cons

  • Quite big in size
  • Dated Gorilla Glass 3

 

4. Asus 6Z

The Asus 6Z, that comes with a swanky flip camera, is another great option that’s now available for under Rs. 30,000. The 6Z is powered by Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor has a gorgeous full-view IPS LCD screen, and runs a very refined Zen UI software (almost stock).

The Asus 6Z has two cameras – 48MP primary and 13MP wide-angle sensor – that serve as both front and rear cameras. Within its premium glass-metal body, 6Z houses a massive 5000mAh battery with fast charging support.

Display: 6.4-inch 1080 x 2340 | Processor: 2.5 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 128GB, expandable up to 512GB | Software: Android 9 Pie with Zen UI | Rear camera: 48MP +13MP | Front camera: same| Weight: 190 g| Dimensions: 159.1 x 75.4 x 9.2 mm | Battery: 5000mAh

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Pros 

  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent battery backup
  • Great notch-less display
  • Dedicated card slot and Audio Jack
  • Daylight camera performance
  • Great for selfies

Cons

  • No water resistance
  • Face unlock is a tad slow 

 

5. Redmi K20

Compared to the pro variant, the Redmi K20 has a slightly weaker chipset and a bit downgraded camera hardware, but it’s still a compelling option, even for power users and gamers.

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The Redmi K20 is powered by Snapdragon 730, which is a powerful mid-range chipset, includes an AMOLED display, a pop-up camera, and shares the same design and build as its ‘Pro’ sibling.

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Display: 6.39-inch (19.5:9) Full HD+ AMOLED| Processor: Snapdragon 730 SoC | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 256GB | Software: Android Pie-based MIUI10 | Rear camera: 48MP+13MP+5MP | Front camera: 20MP | Battery: 4000mAh | Weight: 191g | Dimensions: 156.7 × 74.3 × 8.8 mm 

6. Google Pixel 3a

The Google Pixel 3a (review) is a very simple and compact mid-range phone, but its amazing camera makes it a worthy buy.

The Pixel 3a has a great quality AMOLED display, is powered by Snapdragon 670 octa-core chipset, and can be upgraded to Android 10. The new software update also brings dual SIM support (eSIM + regular SIM) to the Pixel 3a phones.

Display: 5.6-inch (18:9) Full HD+ AMOLED| Processor: Snapdragon 670 SoC | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP | Battery: 3000mAh | Weight: 147g | Dimensions: 151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm

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Pros 

  • Excellent cameras
  • Pleasant notch-less display
  • One of the few light phones around
  • Decent Battery mileage 
  • Excellent software 
  • Stereo speakers and audio jack

Cons 

  • Not for heavy gaming
  • After-sales support network in India needs improvements

7. Honor View 20

After fresh price cuts, the Honor View 20 (review) offers Huawei’s flagship 7nm Kirin 980 chipset for a very reasonable price. The handset has an IPS LCD screen with a punch hole accommodating the 25MP selfie camera on the front.

The View 20 offers 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 48MP rear camera, runs the latest Huawei software and houses a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support.

Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+ IPS | Processor: 7nm Kirin 980 octa-core SoC | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android Pie-based MIUI | Rear Camera: 48MP+ TOF depth sensor | Front Camera: 25MP | Weight: 180g | Battery: 4000mAh.

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Pros

  • Trendy design
  • Excellent performance
  • Long-lasting battery, fast charging

Cons

  • No MicroSD card slot
  • No AMOLED display

8. Samsung Galaxy S9

As a limited period offer, Samsung Galaxy S9 will retail at Rs. 29,999 during the festival sales. The Galaxy S9 has a very premium glass-finish design and a decent set of cameras, and it makes sense at the new discounted price, especially if you prefer compact phones.

Display: 5.8-inch (18.5:9) QHD+ AMOLED, HDR 10 | Processor: Exynos 9810 SoC | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Software: Android 9.0 Pie | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP | Weight: 163g | Battery: 3000 | Dimensions: 147.69 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm

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9. Realme X

Realme X (review) costs less than 20K, unless you consider the Spiderman Special edition, but it’s still a great option for mid-range buyers with moderate needs.

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The handset includes an uninterrupted, notch-free AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, an elegant glass-finish body, and USB Type-C port with VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 710 which is still a very capable mid-range chipset, more so for the attractive price.

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Pros

  • looks great
  • notch-free AMOLED screen
  • Capable performer
  • Fast charging

Cons

  • No MicroSD card slot
  • Color OS needs improvements

10. iPhone 7

Those of you who love the iOS ecosystem and the premium experience you get out of the Apple devices, iPhone 7 is the option you can score under Rs. 30,000. This may be outdated when compared to the latest iterations. However, you can’t go wrong with the performance out of the Quad-core A10 Fusion chipset. You could enjoy iOS 12.1.3 software too.

Notably, this is the phone that kickstarted the whole no headphone jack trend. But this is compensated with a dual speaker audio output. It is also P67 dust and water-resistant certified. The home button is pressure-sensitive and vibrates to return haptic feedback.

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Pros

  • Good Camera
  • Smooth performance
  • Water and Dust Resistant
  • Stereo Speakers

Cons

  • Design feels dated
  • No headphone jack

Best phones Under Rs. 30,000 To Buy In 2019

These are some of the best options available under 30,000 INR. If you are willing to spend a bit more, you may also consider options like OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T. And if you are curious what another Rs. 10,000 would get you, check out our article on the best phones under Rs. 40,000.

Here’s the summary list of best triple camera phones in India in 2019

Phones Price Score
OnePlus 7 Rs 29,999 86/100
Redmi K20 Pro Rs 27,999 86/100
Samsung Galaxy A70S Rs 28,900 78/100
Asus 6Z Rs 27,999 85/100
Redmi K20 Rs 21,999 80/100
Google Pixel 3a Rs 29,999 81/100
Honor View 20 Rs 27,990 78/100
Samsung Galaxy S9 Rs 29,999 82/100
Realme X Rs 19,999 81/100
iPhone 7 Rs 29, 990 76/100

13 COMMENTS

  1. i must say these tips about mobile phones are quite good and i appreciate you for sharing it with us..thank you ..keep sharing.

  2. Actually i want to the buy new mobile so this post is very helpful for me. after reading this post i decided to buy poco f1 mobile.

  3. Why U people wish to purchase that 3rd class Chinese mobiles those got publicity by paisa wasooli websites.
    Even 48 MP camera of Chinese phone can never compare to 8 MP of Google & 12 MP of Samsung. Chinese 5000 Mah batteries never beat 3000 MAH batteries of Samsung, Sony etc.

    Aakir Brand tho Brand hi hotha hai bhai.

    I feel itz a great insults to keep that third class Chinese mobile in my Hand eben for few minutes.

  4. I’m using Nokia 8.1 for one month. The best display and build quality I’ve ever seen. Its build quality is even better than OnePlus 6t( that I’ve seen). It’s camera quality is even better than OnePlus and Poco. Google camera is working much more better than other devices. The brand told that battery life will be for 2 days. It’s a real matter what I did not think. Overall performance is really good with Snapdragon 710 a 2.2 GHz chipset. HDR 10 display and Android one deserves special mention in this respect. I thought that it was overpriced. But I had full confidence on NOKIA. Now I am realising that It’s really value for money💰. So, I think it’s the best phone in the price range.

  5. Really?? Vivo V11 pro is better than Poco F1?? in dream world? Check out the benchmark scores and compare them.Poco F1 is far better than V11 Pro in almost every aspects.

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