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

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 35,000*

 

1. Honor View 10

best phones under 35000 - 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. Moto Z2 Force

Moto Z2 Force

What’s good:
Another reliable phone from Motorola’s stables that’s been packed with all the bells and whistles this budget demands. First things that come to mind are a QHD display, 6GB RAM, dual cameras and a shatterproof screen.

 

What could have been better:
We wish it came with Android 8.0 out of the box. The battery while not small, isn’t exactly large either.

 

  • OS Android 7.1
  • Weight 143g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU Adreno 540
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera Dual 12 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.9″)
  • Secondary camera 5MP (f/2.2)
  • Battery 2,730mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + QHD display
  • + Dual rear camera
  • + RAM
  • + Shatterproof display

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3. Nokia 8

Best phones under rs 35,000 in India - nokia 8

What’s good:
Nokia 8 is among the first phones to get updated to Android 8.0. Talking in terms of specs, it has been decently equipped with top of the line processor, dual cameras and a decently large internal memory.Oh, and the QHD display too.

 

What could have been better:
No complains when it comes to the specs and the asking price.

 

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 160g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.3 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU Adreno 540
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera Dual 13MP, f/2.0, OIS
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,090mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor
  • + Internal memory
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

↑ back to the top 10 list

 

 

Apple iPhone 6s

best phones under 35000 - iphone-6s

What’s good:
iPhone 6s is still a very relevant phone. It’s a decent upgrade over the iPhone 6 and offers respectable specs.

 

What could have been better:
When you decide to buy an Apple iPhone you should be aware of the fact that it comes with a non-expandable memory, close to 720p display resolution and a singe SIM slot. It is also quite old now, so that’s there. Plus at 37k, it sounds like a bit overpriced.

 

  • OS iOS 11
  • Weight 143g
  • Display resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display 4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor 1.84GHz dual core Apple A9
  • GPU PowerVR GT7600
  • RAM 2GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 1,715mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Brand
  • – Display
  • – Non expandable memory

↑ back to the top 10 list

 

 

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

best phones under 35000 - mi mix 2

What’s good:
Mi Mix 2 seems like an underdog. It’s one of the most good looking phones available in the market, has specs similar to the OnePlus, but doesn’t get enough credit. It comes with top of the line processor, has rather too much RAM and storage and a near bezel-less design.

 

What could have been better:
Xiaomi decided to stick with a 1080p+ display on this one instead of the more popular 2K in this segment. Also, the front camera seems to be mediocre when looking at the specs.

 

  • OS Android 7.1
  • Weight 185g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display 5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU Adreno 540
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.0, 1/2.9″ sensor, OIS
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,400mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Design
  • + Processor
  • + Internal memory
  • + RAM
  • – Display resolution could have been 2K

↑ back to the top 10 list

 

 

OnePlus 5T

best phones under 35000 - 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
  • + Internal storage
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
  • + Dual camera
  • – Screen could have been 2K

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Samsung Galaxy A8+ (April 2018)

best phones under 35000 - 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:
The processor is at best mediocre and doesn’t do justice to this budget.

 

  • 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
  • – Processor

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LG G6

best phones under 35000 - LG G6

What’s good:
While it has a Snapdragon 821 (which is starting to show its age), it is LG’s flagship phone for 2017. 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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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

best phones under 35000 - Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

What’s good:
If curved displays is your thing this is the only phone in the budget that can get you those. The phone is decent otherwise, although it’s starting to age.

 

What could have been better:
With S9 around the corner, we wouldn’t want to invest in a two year old phone unless it’s selling for around 35k.

 

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 157g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.5 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
  • + Curved display
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Honor 8 Pro

best phones under 35000 - 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.

 

What could have been better:
If for the same price, get the Honor 10 View instead. Period.

 

  • OS Android 8.0
  • 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
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Dual cameras
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
  • + Display
  • + Internal memory

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