More and more consumers upgrading from affordable phones are willing to spend a bit more for more a convenient and premium smartphone experience. All of us rely a lot on these handheld gadgets for both personal and professional reasons and a phone that does what you need it to do efficiently can make your life a hell lot simpler.

Fortunately, several manufacturers are now pushing the envelope and are passing on flagship grade features and experiences to upper mid-range phones. Here, we list some of the best smartphones under 30,000 INR that you can choose from.

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Honor 8 Pro

The Honor 8 Pro is a brave offering from the young brand that ticks almost all the right boxes including the pricing. The Honor 8 Pro oozes premium-ness with an all metal design and is just 6.9mm thick despite featuring a massive 4000mAh battery. The 2K display and dual rear camera further make it the standout smartphone in the list. Equipped with dual 12-megapixel (RGB + Monochrome) sensors, it has the best smartphone camera you can get for under 30,000 INR.

The Honor 8 Pro features a vivid and sharp 5.7-inch display with a built-in DCI-P3 standard for an immersive VR experience. The Octa-core Kirin 960 SoC (updated) paired with 6GB DDR4 RAM, 128GB UFS 2.0 storage, makes it blazing fast. In true sense, if you are looking for a flagship killer under 30K, then the Honor 8 Pro is worth considering.

Honor 8 Pro Specification and Best Price

OnePlus 3T

With the launch of OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 3T has lost some of its charms even though it is one of the better phones available in its price range. The OnePlus 3T arguably feels more premium than the OP 5 and packs a combination of good hardware and software.

The OnePlus 3T is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 chipset coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal UFS 2.0 storage. The 16MP rear camera on the 3T is quite reasonable too. The phone packs a 3300mAh battery with dash charging support.

OnePlus 3T Best Price and full Specification 

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Samsung A5 (2017)

The Samsung A5 (2017) is a compact offering from a familiar brand. It should fit the bill for all those who are looking for a manageable device in the mid-range segment. The metal and glass design ensures it feels and looks classy and is easy to maneuver. On the other hand, the 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 7880 chipset along with 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage ensures that it doesn’t fall short on the performance front.

Samsung Pay on the phone is an added bonus (at least for those of us who don’t like carrying cash. or cards).

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Best Price and Specifications

Moto Z2 Play

Lenovo-owned Motorola recently launched its second generation modular smartphone in India- the Moto Z2 Play. The fact that you can clip modular accessories to the phone adds a  new dimension to it. 

The new modular Moto is powered by Snapdragon 626 chipset with Adreno 506 and 4GB RAM. It packs 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display, 12MP rear, and a 5MP front camera. On the downside, Moto Mods aren’t exactly cheap and the inbuilt battery is not as impressive as others.

Moto Z2 Play Best Price and Full Specifications

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (Upcoming)

Apart from the Honor 8 Pro, the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom is the only phone in the list that features a dual rear camera setup. Having said that, the implementation is entirely different from the aforementioned smartphone. The extra 12MP sensor on the rear has a telephoto lens that’s used for 2.3X optical zoom.

The Zenfone 3 Zoom comes with Snapdragon 625SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The phone boasts of all metal design with 5000mAh battery packed inside.

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Full Specifications

Well, these are our top picks for best smartphones under Rs. 30,000 in India. Few more phones such as Samsung C7 Pro (review), LG V20 and Oppo F3 Plus were in the race but lost out by a small margin.


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