Top 10 smartphones under Rs 30,000 in India (2016) – Best Gadgetry

best phones under Rs 30,000

Looking for the top mobile phone under Rs 30,000? We’ve compiled the list of 10 best phones under Rs 30,000 for this month in India. These include some of the champs of yesteryear. You can expect lag free performance and future update delivery on these handsets. All of them should get updated to Android 6.0, so no issues there.

Not to confuse you with the camera specs listed below. We’ve listed the specs as (megapixels), (aperture), (OIS-if present), (sensor size). Generally speaking, bigger the aperture and sensor size, better is the camera. Which means smaller number in the denominator, the bigger the aperture or sensor size is. For example, f/1.9 is a bigger aperture and than f/2.0. Also 1/2.2″ is a bigger sensor than, say, 1/2.6″. A bigger aperture camera performs much better in low light situations and produces sharper images. It also produces a better brokeh. Also, OIS refers to optical image stabilisation, which helps in reducing blur.

Also, most of these handsets are 4G LTE compatible and should work on Airtel and other 4G networks, so consider this the list of best 4G phones in the budget. So here are the top mobile phones under 30k in India for this month. Also, check the 10 best smartphones under Rs 25,000.

 

10 best 4G smartphones under Rs 30,000 in India (2016):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 30,000*

 

1. OnePlus 3T

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  • OS Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
  • Weight 158g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 821
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″ sensor size
  • Secondary camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,400mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Internal storage
  • + Processor
  • + Android 6.0
  • + RAM
  • + Battery

 

 

2. Moto X Force

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best phones under 35000 rs in India - moto x force
(32GB)

(64GB)

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 169g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.4 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 Snapdragon 810
  • GPU Adreno 430
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 21MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,760mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single  SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Battery
  • + Shatterproof display

 

 

3. OnePlus 3

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  • OS Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
  • Weight 158g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 820
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″ sensor size
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0, 1/3.2″ sensor size
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Internal storage
  • + Processor
  • + Android 6.0
  • + RAM

 

 

Xiaomi Mi 5

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  • OS Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
  • Weight 139g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.15 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Dual-core 1.8 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.36 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 820
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0, OIS, 1/2.8″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 4MP, f/2.0, 1/3″ sensor
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Internal storage
  • + Processor
  • + Android 6.0

 

 

Asus Zenfone 3

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zenfone 3

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS+
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0, OIS
  • Secondary camera: 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000 mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Internal storage
  • + RAM
  • – Processor

 

 

Moto X Style

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(16GB variant)

(32GB variant)

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 179g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 808
  • GPU Adreno 418
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 21MP, f/2.0, 1/2.4″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • Display

 

 

LG G4

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  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Dual-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 808
  • GPU Adreno 418
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/1.8, OIS, 1/2.6″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Display

 

 

Nexus 5X

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  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 136g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.2 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 Snapdragon 808
  • GPU Adreno 418
  • RAM 2GB
  • Camera 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1/2.3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera: 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 2,700 mAh
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Nexus means updates for 2 years at least
  • – Non expandable memory
  • – RAM

 

 

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

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  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight  169g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Display 5.5 inch
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Octa-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 Exynos 7580
  • GPU Mali T720MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.9, OIS
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G + 4G)

Pros and Cons

  • + Dual SIM
  • – Storage

 

 

Honor 8

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honor-8

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, LTPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Octa-core 4×2.3GHz Cortex-A72 + 4×1.8GHz Cortex A53 Kirin 950
  • GPU Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP dual cameras, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.4
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Dual cameras