10 Best Phones under Rs 30,000 – Rs 35,000 in India (2018)

best phones under 35000

Which are the best phones under Rs 35,000?

We’ve compiled a list of 10 best mobile phones under Rs 35,000 for this month. These phones should continue to get latest Android updates (Android 8.0) in the months to come and shouldn’t have problems running the most intensive games. They are also equipped with decent cameras to deliver good quality images.

Also, check the list of top 10 phones under Rs 30,000 and the top 10 phones under Rs 40,000. These phones are compatible with 4G LTE network offered by Airtel and upcoming ones such as Vodafone, Idea and Reliance, so no worries 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, we’ve highlighted our top 3 picks in this budget at the beginning of the list. So here are the top phones under 35k in India for this month.

These are the top 10 smartphones under Rs 30,000 – Rs 35,000 in India (2018):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 35,000*

 

1. Honor View 10

Honor View 10

What’s good:
Honor View 10 has been discounted in India. It actually sells for a higher price abroad. Then it comes with an AI chip. You also get top of the line processor, RAM and internal storage. This is flagship material phone and at this price, honestly it’s a steal.

 

What could have been better:
No sir, nothing.

 

  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight 172g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display 6 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Kirin 970
  • GPU Mali-G72 MP12
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera Dual: 16 MP (f/1.8) + 20 MP
  • Secondary camera 13 MP (f/2.0)
  • Battery 3,750mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual rear camera
  • + Internal storage
  • + RAM
  • + Android 8.0

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2. Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)

samsung galaxy a8

What’s good:
Galaxy A8 looks great. No, honestly it does. It also comes with 6GB RAM, a dual front camera setup and 64 gigs of memory. Samsung should be updating it to Android 8.0 soon hopefully too.

 

What could have been better:
No sir, nothing.

 

  • OS Android 7.1.1
  • Weight 191g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Display 6 inch, sAMOLED
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53), Exynos 7885
  • GPU Mali-G71
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP (f/1.7)
  • Secondary camera 16MP+8MP (f/1.9)
  • Battery 3,500mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual front camera
  • + Rear camera aperture

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3. OnePlus 5T

oneplus 5t

What’s good:
The evolved version of OnePlus 5T now sports a larger 18:9 display in the same body. The cameras have been improved too and there are two of these on the back. Then OnePlus is known for flagship level hardware including top of the line processor, RAM, and internal memory.

 

What could have been better:
We understand their decision to go with 1080p display, but a 2K display wouldn’t have looked bad.

 

  • OS Android 7.1 – Nougat
  • Weight 162g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 6.01 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU Adreno 540
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera Dual 16 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8″) + 20 MP, (f/1.7,1/2.8″)
  • Secondary camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.1
  • + Internal storage
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
  • + Dual camera
  • – Screen could have been 2K

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LG G6

best phones under 35000 - LG G6

What’s good:
While it has a Snapdragon 821 (which is a good processor), it is LG’s flagship phone for 2018. As a result expect premium build, more Android updates and good support. Also, LG is known for its dual cameras. The internal memory is also more than adequate.

 

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 163g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Dual-core 2.35GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 821
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera Dual 13 MP,f/1.8, OIS,1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual rear camera
  • + Internal storage

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Honor 8 Pro

honor-8

What’s good:
Talking in terms of specs, the Honor 8 Pro is a much better buy than the OnePlus 5. Why? Because it’s got a 2K display, more internal memory, same RAM and a bigger battery for a considerably lower price. This is flagship material phone and at this price, honestly it’s a steal.

 

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 184g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch, LTPS
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Kirin 960
  • GPU Mali-G71 MP8
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera 12MP dual cameras, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual cameras
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
  • + Display
  • + Internal memory

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HTC U Ultra

HTC U Ultra

What’s good:
HTC U Ultra is confirmed to get updated to Android 8.0. We like the dual screen setup and the main screen is also a 2K display. Then it’s got 64 gigs of internal memory which is more than sufficient.

 

What could have been better:
It’s got a hybrid slot, so choose between SIM2 or a microSD card.

 

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 170g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Dual-core 2.35GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 821
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera Dual 12 MP, f/1.8, OIS,1/2.3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 16MP
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal storage
  • + Secondary display, 160 x 1040 pixels
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

 

 

LG V20

lg v20

What’s good:
One from a premium brand, the V20 was LG’s flagship phone for 2016. As such, expect couple of more Android updates. Also, the camera aperture is large enough to allow good low light photography. We like the dual screen setup and the main screen is also a 2K display. Then it’s got 64 gigs of internal memory which is more than sufficient.

 

  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Weight 174g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 820
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/1.8, OIS + 8MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,200mAh, removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual rear camera
  • + Dual screen
  • + Display
  • + Internal memory

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Samsung Galaxy S7

best smartphones under 40000 - SAMSUNG Galaxy S7

What’s good:
It’s Samsung’s flagship from 2016. It would surely be updated at least to Android 8.0. Also, it comes with a 2K display. Expect good camera performance, since Samsung is using the same sensor in the S8.

 

What could have been better:
It comes with a hybrid SIM slot.

 

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 152g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.1 inch
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Quad-core 2.3GHz Mongoose & Quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 Exynos 8890
  • GPU Mali-T880 MP12
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/1.7, OIS, 1/2.5″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1/7, 1/4.1″ sensor
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Display
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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HTC 10

best phones under 35000 - htc 10

What’s good:
We like the 2K display and the fact that has been already updated to Android 8.0.

 

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 142g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 820
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/1.8, OIS 
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Display

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Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

best phones under 35000 - a9 pro

What’s good:
Yes, it’s a Samsung. It’s got a huge battery, more than enough RAM, large storage and a nice front camera. All those seem like this phone’s best features to us.

 

What could have been better:
Snapdragon 653 in this budget doesn’t look too great.

 

  • OS Android 7.1
  • Weight 189g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Display 6 inch, S AMOLED
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Snapdragon 653 Octa-core Octa-core (4×1.95GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4GHz A53)
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/1.9, OIS, 1/2.8″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 16MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Front camera
  • + Internal memory
  • – Processor

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