‘5G’ is the next big thing that is expected to roll out in India by the beginning of the year 2022. So, when people think of buying a smartphone that costs around 30,000 today, they want their phone to have 5G connectivity so that they don’t have to think about changing their phones next year itself. To fulfill this need, companies are launching most of the new smartphones with 5G connectivity features. Today, you can own a smartphone with 5G connectivity even if your budget is less than Rs. 30,000. Below is a list of the best 5G smartphones available in India that cost between 20,000 to 30,000.
Note- The following article covers 5G smartphones between 20k to 30k. If you want to buy a 5G Smartphone for less than Rs. 20,000, click here for buying guide.
1. OnePlus Nord 2 5G
OnePlus launched this affordable new ranger as a successor to OnePlus Nord that was launched last year. OnePlus Nord 2 5G has a premium design with a glass back panel and is available in 2 color shades- Grey Sierra and Blue Haze. It features a Fluid AMOLED display with a pixel density of 409ppi and a triple camera setup. It has a good battery life and comes at a decent price starting at Rs. 27,999 for those who want to own a 5G smartphone. Its only drawbacks are that it doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack and runs on Integrated ColorOS.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Specs
|Display- 6.43-inch Fluid HDR+ AMOLED 90Hz refresh rate||Front Camera- 32MP|
|Processor- Dimensity 1200 AI||Weight- 189g|
|RAM- up to 12GB||Dimensions- 159.12 x 73.31 x 8.25mm|
|Storage- up to 256GB||Battery- 4500mAh, 65W Warp Charging|
|Software- Android v11||5G Bands- 1,3,28, 40,41,78,79 SA/NSA|
|Rear Camera- 50MP+8MP+2MP||Variants Available- 3 (6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, 12GB+256GB)|
2. Xiaomi Mi 11X 5G
Xiaomi launched this 5G smartphone in India with a new MIUI 12.5 enhanced update that brings all-new algorithms ensuring smooth performance, improved RAM management, and fixes a couple of lock screen issues. Xiaomi Mi 11X 5g also has an updated Android security patch (August 2021 version) and has a super-fast 120Hz refresh rate with slim bezels and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Connectivity features of the device include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, 5G, and a Type-C port. Its pricing starts at Rs. 24,239 and it is available in 3 color options- Celestial Silver, Cosmic Black, and Lunar White.
Xiaomi Mi 11X 5G Specs
|Display- 6.67-inch HDR10+ Super AMOLED 120Hz refresh rate||Front Camera- 20MP|
|Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 870||Weight- 196g|
|RAM- up to 8GB||Dimensions- 163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8mm|
|Storage- up to 128GB||Battery- 4520 mAh, 33W fast charging|
|Software- Android v11||5G Bands- 77,78 Sub6|
|Rear Camera- 48MP+8MP+5MP||Variants Available-2 (6GB=128GB, 8GB+128GB)|
3. Realme X7 Max 5G
Realme launched X7 Max 5G sometime around June this year and the company claimed that it has developed this new model based purely on consumer feedback and so it aims to offer the latest features at affordable prices. X7 Max 5G comes with a much smaller box and the Realme logo and slogan as one unit.
It has a textured matte finish except for a thick, glossy off-center stripe that encloses the camera module and new boxed logo. It is lighter in weight and isn’t slippery at all. It comes with IPX4 splash-resistant rating and a ‘Quick Return Bubble’ that lets you minimize games while waiting for rounds to begin and then jump back in. The slight drawback comes up in the camera department wherein daylight photos are decent but low-light performance is weak. It is available in 3 colors- Asteroid Black, Mercury Silver, and Milky Way (purplish gradient) and starts at a price of around 24,000 in India.
Realme X7 Max 5G Specs
|Display-6.43-inch Super AMOLED 120Hz refresh rate||Front Camera- 16MP|
|Processor- Dimensity 1200||Weight- 179g|
|RAM- up to 12GB||Dimensions- 158.5 x 73.3 x 8.4mm|
|Storage- up to 256GB||Battery- 4500mAh, 50W fast charging|
|Software- Android v11||5G Bands- 1,28, 40,41,77,78,79 SA/NSA|
|Rear Camera- 64MP+8MP+2MP||Variants Available- 2 (8GB+128GB, 12GB+256GB)|
4. Realme GT Master Edition 5G
Launched in August 2021, Realme GT Master Edition 5G is known for its camera features. It helps you capture stunning pictures with a triple camera setup having 64MP primary and 32MP selfie cameras. It has a pixel resolution of 2400 x 1080 for immersive gaming and movie viewing experience along with an aspect ratio of 20:9 to give crystal clear visuals while video viewing. It also features a magnetic induction sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, gyro-meter, and acceleration sensor. GT Master Edition 5G starts at a price of around Rs.25,887 in India and comes in 3 color options- Voyager Grey, Luna White, and Cosmos Black.
Realme GT Master Edition 5G Specs
|Display-6.43-inch Super AMOLED 120Hz refresh rate||Front Camera- 32MP|
|Processor- Snapdragon 77G||Weight- 186g|
|RAM- up to 8GB||Dimensions- 159.2 x 73.5 x 8.7mm|
|Storage- up to 256GB||Battery- 4300mAh, 65W fast charging|
|Software- Android v11||5G Bands-|
|Rear Camera- 64MP+8MP+2MP||Variants Available-3 (6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB)|
5. Oppo Reno 7 5G
Oppo launched Reno 7 Series in the early part of the year 2022. The series has 2 devices- Reno 7 and Reno 7 Pro, both being 5G capable. The Oppo Reno 7 is the one which falls in the category of phones between Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000 in India. The smartphone has a slim and light body with a vibrant display, good battery life, fast charging, and a dedicated microSD card slot. It has a decent camera setup and a fuss-free performance in most of the departments. There are no stereo speakers and the video recording could have been better but that can be ignored.
The Oppo Reno 7 5G comes in Starry Black and Startrails Blue colors and the price starts at Rs. 28,999 in India.
Oppo Reno 7 5G Specs
|Display- 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED 90Hz refresh rate||Front Camera- 32MP|
|Processor- MediaTek Dimensity 900||Weight- 173g|
|RAM- 8GB||Dimensions- 160.6 x 73.2x 7.8mm|
|Storage- 256GB||Battery- 4500mAh, 65W fast charging|
|Software- Android v11||5G Bands- 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41,66,77,78 SA/NSA|
|Rear Camera- 64MP+8MP+2MP||Variants Available- 1 (8GB+256GB)|
6. Vivo V23 5G
The Vivo V23 5G was launched on 5 January 2022 for the Indian market. It is an affordable mid-range phone with a dual selfie camera and color-changing design. It gives a premium feel for the price range but the rear camera is a little weak. Otherwise, it is an allrounder with good performance, stylish design, and good specs to stand out among its competitors.
The Vivo V23 5G comes in Sunshine Gold and Stardust Black colors and the price starts at Rs. 29,990 in India.
Vivo V23 5G Specs
|Display- 6.44-inch HDR10+ AMOLED 90Hz refresh rate||Front Camera- 50MP+8MP|
|Processor- MediaTek Dimensity 920||Weight- 179g|
|RAM- up to 12GB||Dimensions- 157.2 x 72.4 x 7.6mm|
|Storage- up to 256GB||Battery- 4200mAh, 44W fast charging|
|Software- Android 12||5G Bands- 1,3,5,8,7,20,40,41,77,78 SA/NSA|
|Rear Camera- 64MP+8MP+2MP||Variants Available- 2 (8GB+128GB, 12GB+256GB)|
7. Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G
Xiaomi launched 11i HyperCharge 5G in the 1st month of 2022 and the response to the device has been good. It comes with a 120W fast charging capability, crisp AMOLED display, and loud stereo speakers. It is sleek and lighter than other Xiaomi phones.
Although it has too many pre-installed apps and average low-light camera performance these are not too big flaws. It comes in Camo Green, Stealth Black, and Purple Mist colors. The price starts at Rs. 26,999 in India.
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G Specs
|Display-6.67-inch HDR10+ AMOLED Variable refresh rate- 120Hz||Front Camera- 16MP|
|Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Weight- 204g|
|RAM- up to 8GB||Dimensions- 163.7 x 76.2 x 8.33mm|
|Storage- up to 256GB||Battery- 4500mAh, 120W fast charging|
|Software- Android 11||5G Bands- 1,3,5,8,20,28,40,77,78 SA/NSA|
|Rear Camera- 108MP+8MP+2MP||Variants Available- 3 (6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB)|
8. Poco F3 GT 5G
Poco F3 GT 5G is a successor to the Poco F1 that launched back in 2018. The company claims it is meant for gaming enthusiasts in particular. It has a few lines on the back to make it look a little different and feels very good to hold in your hand due to its curved sides. It has a 120Hz refresh rate with a cleaner MIUI experience and gaming buttons on the right side of the phone. MIUI offers plenty of customization options like lock screen or shape of app icons and the pre-installed apps can be uninstalled easily. It comes with a 67W fast charger that takes less than 50 minutes to recharge completely. The only drawback is that the camera performance is not too good. It starts at Rs. 26,999 in India and comes in 2 color options- Gunmetal Silver and Predator Black.
Poco F3 GT 5G Specs
|Display-6.67-inch HDR10+ AMOLED 120Hz refresh rate||Front Camera- 16MP|
|Processor- MediaTek Dimensity 1200||Weight- 205g|
|RAM- up to 8GB||Dimensions- 161.9 x 76.9 x 8.3mm|
|Storage- up to 256GB||Battery- 5065mAh, 67W fast charging|
|Software- Android v11||5G Bands- 77,78 SA/NSA|
|Rear Camera- 64MP+8MP+2MP||Variants Available- 3 (6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB)|
9. Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G was launched on 29 April 2022. It is a 5G capable phone with an AMOLED display and guaranteed software updates. It has a good battery life and runs Dimensity 900 chipset. The device has a plastic body but looks good overall. 5G and 4G can be used on both SIM cards and there are a plethora of other connectivity options as well.
The smartphone comes in Deep Blue Ocean and Mystique Green colors and its price starts at Rs. 26,499 in India.
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Specs
|Display- 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Refresh rate- 120Hz||Front Camera- 32MP|
|Processor- MediaTek Dimensity 900||Weight- 176g|
|RAM- up to 8GB||Dimensions- 164.7 x 77×7.4mm|
|Storage- up to 256GB||Battery- 5000mAh, 25W fast charging|
|Software- Android 12||5G Bands- 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,40,41,66,78 SA/NSA/Sub6|
|Rear Camera- 108MP+8MP+2MP+2MP||Variants Available-3 (6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB)|
10. Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme’s X7 Pro 5G was one of the first smartphones in India to feature MediaTek’s Dimensity series 5G SoCs. It has a good refresh rate, super-fast charging capability, and 1200 nits peak brightness. It has a dual-band Wi-fi ac and a thinner fingerprint sensor. Face recognition works well in low light too. Gaming performance is excellent and it has a vapor chamber cooling system with Dolby Atmos sound system. The only negative spec is the device still running on Android 10 instead of 11. It costs around Rs. 29,999 and is available in 2 color variants- Mystic Black and Fantasy. Read our review here.
Realme X7 Pro 5G Specs
|Display-6.55-inch Super AMOLED 120Hz refresh rate||Front Camera- 32MP|
|Processor- MediaTek Dimensity 1000+||Weight- 183.7g|
|RAM- 8GB||Dimensions- 160.8x 75.18 x 8.51mm|
|Storage- 128GB||Battery- 4500mAh, 65W super dart fast charging|
|Software-Android v10||5G Bands- 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41,77,78 SA/NSA|
|Rear Camera- 64MP||Variants Available- 1 (8GB+128GB_|
11. iQOO Neo 6 5G
iQOO Neo 6 5G is the most recent launch by iQOO in the 5G segment. It launched on 31st May 2022 and comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1080×2400 pixel resolution. It is a sleek smartphone with a host of connectivity options. There is support for Band 40 5G band that is used in India. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset.
iQOO Neo 6 comes in Cyber Rage and Dark Nova color options and its price starts at Rs. 29,999 in India.
iQOO Neo 6 5G Specs
|Display- 6.62-inch AMOLED|
120Hz refresh rate
|Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 870||Weight- 190 grams|
|RAM-up to 12GB||Dimensions- 163×76.16×8.54mm|
|Storage- up to 256GB||Battery- 4700mAh with 80W Flash charging|
|Software- Android 12 with Funtouch OS 12||5G Bands- Band 40|
|Rear Camera- 64MP+8MP+2MP||Variants Available- 2 (8GB/128GB, 12GB/256GB)|
12. Oppo F21 Pro 5G
Oppo F21 Pro 5G launched in India on 12th April 2022. The smartphone boasts a unique design and AI-enabled camera specs. The rear camera module comes with lenses that have round metallic rings that feature orbiting lights to make it look beautiful. The back panel is smudge-proof and has a matte finish. It is apt for gaming and comes with features like Omoji, Split screen, air gestures, and more.
Oppo F21 Pro comes in 2 color variants- Cosmic Black and Rainbow Spectrum. The price starts at Rs. 26,999 in India.
Oppo F21 Pro 5G Specs
|Display- 6.43-inch AMOLED |
60Hz refresh rate
|Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 695||Weight- 173 grams|
|Storage-128GB||Battery- 4500mAh with 33W fast charging|
|Software- Android 11 with ColorOS 12||5G Bands-1,8,28,41,77,78, SA/NSA|
|Rear Camera- 64MP+2MP+2MP||Variants Available- 1|
13. Motorola Edge 20
Motorola launched this Edge 20 Series in July 2021 to make a mark in the sub-Rs. 30,000 category. The Moto Edge 20 boasts of a powerful processor, a higher refresh rate display, better cameras and 5G support. It has a 144Hz refresh rate and is 5G ready. The brand promises software and security updates along with providing IP52 rating and a versatile camera setup on the device.
Although the smartphone has an average battery life and low-light camera performance needs improvement, but it is still a viable option in under 30k price range. The Moto Edge 20 starts at Rs. 24,999 in India and comes in Frosted Onyx and Frosted Emerald options.
Moto Edge 20 Specs
|Display- 6.7-inch HDR10+ OLED |
144Hz refresh rate
|Processor- Snapdragon 778G||Weight- 163 grams|
|RAM- 8GB||Dimensions- 163x76x7mm|
|Storage- up to 256GB||Battery-4000mAh with 30W fast charging|
|Software- Android 11||5G Bands- 1,3,5,7,8,28,38,41,66,77,78 SA/NSA/Sub6|
|Rear Camera- 108MP+8MP+16MP||Variants Available- 2 (8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB)|
14. Realme 9 Pro Plus
Realme 9 Pro+ comes with a crisp AMOLED display, loud stereo speakers, slim and light design and an excellent battery life. It has a good charging speed, impressive low light camera performance but comes with loads of bloatware.
Realme 9 Pro+ has a color changing design in Sunrise Blue finish and allows gamers to play their favorite games seamlessly. Android 12 is colorful and playful and main camera comes with OIS support. The price starts at Rs. 24,999 in India and it comes in Midnight Black, Aurora Green and Sunrise Blue colors.
Realme 9 Pro+ Specs
|Display- 6.4-inch Super AMOLED |
90Hz refresh rate
|Processor- MediaTek Dimensity 920||Weight- 182 grams|
|RAM-up to 8GB||Dimensions- 160.2×73.3x8mm|
|Storage- up to 256GB||Battery- 4500mAh with 60W fast charging|
|Software- Android 12 Realme UI 3.0||5G Bands-1,3,5,7,7,20,28,38,40,41,66,77,78, SA/NSA|
|Rear Camera- 50MP+8MP+2MP||Variants Available-3 (6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB)|