Buying a smartphone with flagship specifications is a dream of every techie even if his pockets are not deep enough to afford it. Thanks to the entry of an army of Chinese smartphone manufacturers in India, there are various smartphones with compelling specs, offering worthy Android experience, available within the price range of 20,000 to 30,000 INR.
With the refreshed line-up of new budget flagships, the mid-range flagship wars are fierce than ever and there are many aiming for the “best budget phone under 30,000 INR”. So, who wins? Well, we are still deciding that, but here are the top contenders worth considering.
Also read: Best Smartphone Under Rs. 15,000 In India
OnePlus (first impression) has done away with its invite system for its smartphone, at least that’s the case with Oneplus 3. The latest flagship smartphone from this Chinese manufacturer boasts off a 5.5-inch AMOLED display and Qualcomm’s best Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset.
The phone comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Like its predecessors, it too features fingerprint sensor clubbed with the home button. it runs on latest version of Oxygen OS which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Apart from a top of the line specs, what OnePlus really did well is they worked on its esthetics. New metal-clad design (wow no chamfered edges dude) looks really appealing and feels equally good in hand.
- Sharp display
- Premium chipset
- Appealing design
- No MicroSD card
- No removable battery
LeEco is the latest (among all those brands mentioned in this article) Chinese behemoth to foray into India. The company has made long strides in India banking on its strategy of delivering alluring hardware specifications at truly disruptive prices.
LeEco recently announced its new flagship Le Max2 (FAQ). Apart for its spec-sheet, which in its self very tempting, what really set LeEco devices apart is LeEco Entertainment EcoSystem which includes music, movies, live tv and cloud storage. So LeEco Le Max2 offers 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820, astonishing 6Gigs of RAM and 64GB internal storage for 29,999INR.
That’s not all, there is another 4GB RAM and 32GB variant of Le Max2 for those who can really afford shell out money on 6GB varients. So all those who are looking for the best smartphone under 25K should have Le Max2 as their obvious choice.
- LeEco Membership
- Excellent 2K display
- Superior Lossless audio
- Headphone not included in package
- Non-removable battery
- No Quick Charge 3.0
Xiaomi was the first company to launch a Snapdragon 820 chipset based smartphone in India. The Xiaomi Mi 5 (first impression) is has a sleek design with metal rim fixed with glass Gorilla Glass 4 on both front and back. It looks and feels good in the hand. However, Xiaomi has only launched the based variant in India (out of the three it launch in China). Still, it is worthy enough to feature in our list of best smartphone under Rs. 25,000 in India.
- Great camera hardware
- Great design
- Rapid charging Support
- No microSD expansion
- Non-removable battery
- No FM radio
Mind you, this list of best smartphones is not only about Chinese smartphone manufacturers and their phones. All devices in listed here made it into the listed based on their performance just like Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016). The 2016 variant of Galaxy A7 has a built quality equivalent to any flagship in the market. It comes with 5.5-inch gorgeous S-AMOLED display which is calibrated exceeding well. What’s really gives it an edge over its predecessor is a fingerprint sensor and camera with optical image stabilization capability.
- Excellent built quality
- Beautiful Display
- Improved Camera
- No 4K video
Clean, consistent performance is what many users are precisely looking for in a smartphone and that is what makes Nexus 5X(full review) a very worthy contender to feature in this list. It is a smaller and more affordable Nexus offered by Google and LG.
Though under the hood, specs of Nexus 5X are nothing as compared to other monsters in the list, but we all know Nexus phones are more than the specs-sheet. With its decent hardware, Nexus 5X offers true Android experience, in a compact form factor.
- Great Performance
- Excellent display
- Good Camera performance
- Latest Android updates
- Speaker Quality