You are looking for a flagship phone with premium features and thinking of a price tag above ₹50,000 in India, it means that you will probably go with Apple iPhone, Google, or anyone like that. But the question is, is it really necessary to spend that much on features which you can enjoy under ₹30,000?
In the past, you may have bought a sluggish mobile phone, with an average performance and a camera that can be outperformed by a webcam. But now, the situation altogether is in favor of your wallet. Currently, the mid-range smartphones are coming with a camera that is sufficient to satisfy your general needs unless you try to participate in the photography competition and performance which stands by you for a lasting period.
At present, if you are willing to spend around ₹30,000 so you will be able to enjoy various premium functions like pop-up selfie camera of Vivo and quad-cameras of Samsung Galaxy, which right now, even an iPhone cannot deliver.
Here, we provide you the information about your next phone after thorough research and experiments. We try and give all the specifications of the device like cameras, performance, battery life, software, and hardware so you get to choose your smartphone wisely.
So, check out the list of best smartphones to buy under 30,000 in India.
1. Realme X3 SuperZoom
The Realme X3 SuperZoom sports a telephoto camera in periscope style and is the first we’ve seen in this price range. The telephoto camera is designed to provide you with a 5x optical zoom and up to 60x hybrid zoom with 8MP. During the day, the camera output is really good but not that much at night. There’s Night mode to help with the latter, which is pretty good. The 64-megapixel primary camera allows you to capture some beautiful portraits in the daytime but struggles a little while in dark. The X3 SuperZoom is capable of capturing video at 4K and the output is decent in the daytime but could be better at night shooting.
The Qualcomm 855 + SoC snapdragon processor powers this smartphone for smooth performance for uninterrupted multitasking. The phone is equipped with an LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, so it feels smooth while navigating through your Instagram. The battery life is pretty good too. The Realme X3 SuperZoom is diligently designed to create a stylish appeal. Stereo speakers are missing but the single bottom-firing speaker gets incredibly loud. The phone is supported by an Android 10-based, Realme UI.
|Realme X3 SuperZoom Specs|
|Processor Type||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+|
|Display||6.60-inch and 1080×2400 pixels|
|Storage Capacity||256 GB|
|Primary Camera||64MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP|
|Front Camera||32MP + 8MP|
2. Vivo V19
The Vivo V19 is another, selfie-centered smartphone after V17. Vivo has been concentrating on the product’s design and quality and the V19 feels like a flagship unit. The frame of this smartphone is built with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for a premium finish. Even Vivo provides this device in fun colors.
The AMOLED display is 6.44-inch and has Full HD+ resolution and clear performance. It has good viewing angles, so when it is outdoors the screen is getting light enough. Vivo is also offering a Vivo V19 in-display fingerprint scanner which makes it easy to unlock the apps and smartphones. Vivo V19 is equipped with a weak Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC processor. The 8 GB RAM makes your daily tasks manageable.
It has a rear quad-camera setup and a selfies dual-camera setup. The camera record is quite impressive, and that the settings seemed user-friendly. The performance of the camera is great during the daytime, and the phone easily detects the edges while using the bokeh mode. While using the camera in low-light, you can somehow manage clicking pictures; however, do not even try to shoot videos in the night mode, or else you will be utterly disappointed.
|Vivo V19 Specifications|
|Processor Type||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712|
|Rear Camera||48 MP + 8MP + 2 MP + 2 MP|
3. Oppo Reno 3 Pro
Oppo Reno 3 Pro made its entry into the Indian market in March 2020. This smartphone has an AMOLED 6.4-inch display along with a fingerprint scanner in the display, making it one of the premium devices. The users can purchase this flagship device in Auroral Blue, Midnight Black, and Sky White. The phone has been made available in 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB & 256 GB variants. An octa-core MediaTek Helio P95 SoC processor supports this smartphone.
The Oppo Reno 3 Pro is equipped with a powerful 4025 mAh battery. The battery can be charged by 30W VOOC charging to let you power up your device on the go. On top of Android 10, it runs ColourOS 7. The AMOLED display has comfortable viewing angles and the fingerprint scanner in the display is fast for unlocking the apps and mobile phone. It also has the face unlock function that can be used to unlock your smartphone device.
It is equipped with a quad-camera configuration at the rear with a 64-megapixel main sensor (f/1.8 aperture), an ultra-wide-angle 8-megapixel camera with a 119-degree angle of vision, a 13-megapixel telephoto lens, and a mono camera of 2 MP.
The battery-life of Oppo Reno 3 Pro is quite good, as it lasts a day and a half on a single charge and normal use.
|Oppo Reno 3 Pro Specifications|
|Display||6.40-inch, 1080×2400 pixels|
|Processor Type||MediaTek Helio P95|
|Rear Camera||64MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP|
|Front Camera||44 Megapixels + 2 Megapixels|
4. Realme X2 Pro
Realme went past the polycarbonate bodies and opted for a metal frame with Gorilla Glass 5 for the X2. The smartphone is slick, so it quickly draws smudges from the glass rear. The earpiece also doubles for stereo sound as a second speaker which is a nice development.
The Realme X2 has a Full-HD+ AMOLED screen measuring 6.5 inches, and a refresh rate measuring 90Hz. It also has narrow borders (along with the bottom chin) around the screen and a fairly shallow notch. The Realme X2 Pro at 8.7 mm carries a quiet of thickness on both the sides. But the curved rear of the device attempts to make up for the thickness. At nearly 200g it is also very heavy but the weight has been distributed evenly.
In India, the users can purchase X2 in various storage capacity and RAM versions. They all are equipped with the Snapdragon 855 + SoC onboard. The phone can handle two Nano-SIMs and is powered by dual 4G VoLTE. It ships on the basis of Android 9 with ColorOS 6.1.
The phone usually runs cool when it comes to efficiency but the sides and back got pretty warm when it came to gaming and even with heavy camera use. The surround sound is also perceptible in videos with Audio encoded by Dolby Atmos. The X2 Pro is powered by a dependable 4000 mAh of power capacity. While checking the battery performance, we observed that this mobile device can run around a day and a half in a single charge.
The Realme X2 Pro features a beautiful blend of sensors at its rear. A 64-megapixel primary cam, 2 MP macro camera, a depth sensor accompanied by a 13-megapixel telephoto. Overall, the quality of the picture is very strong throughout the day and we were satisfied with low-light images too.
|Realme X2 Pro Specifications|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+|
|Storage Capacity||64 GB|
|Selfie Camera||16 Megapixels|
|Main Camera||64MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP|
5. Vivo V17 Pro
The Vivo V17 Pro is designed with two selfie pop-up cameras and four others on the backside of the device. Even after the all-polycarbonate construction it is well built and feels premium. It’s a little bulky but still very convenient. The 6.44-inch AMOLED Full-HD+ monitor is vivid and has a decent color quality and convenient viewing angles. Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is available for safety too.
The fingerprint sensor in the screen appears to be working well enough but face unlock should be used as a last resort and can’t be used as the preferred method to unlock the phone. The handset has two SIM slots without any slot for the microSD card. The android smartphone is designed with a ‘smart key’ button to accomplish different functions and is customizable.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC processor powers this device. The handset is equipped with an 8 GB RAM for smooth gaming and 128 GB capacity to store your data. The SoC is not strong enough for the price but can handle apps and games reasonably well. Please remember that using extended camera use or gaming does make the phone very hot.
The 48-megapixel rear camera takes quantized shots of decent quality both during the daytime and also in dim lighting. There is also a camera for telephoto selling 2x optical zoom. This device also features a depth camera that allows us to capture beautiful bokeh shots. The selfie camera with 32MP captures fun selfies and also facilitates works in low light with Night mode on. The secondary wide-angle 8-megapixel camera allows you to capture a lot of extra people in a single frame.
The battery life with 4100 mAh capacity lasts one and a half days comfortably on a single charge. There is also quick charging, which completely charges the battery within just two hours.
|Vivo V17 Pro Specifications|
|Processor Type||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675|
|Front Camera||32MP+ 8MP|
|Rear Camera||48MP + 8MP + 13MP + 2MP|
6. Oppo Reno 2Z
The Oppo Reno 2Z has a four-camera setup on the rear and is one of the few on the market with the power of MediaTek Helio P90 SoC processor.
The company has decided for a full-HD+ AMOLED 6.5-inch display on the Reno 2 which accommodates a fingerprint scanner in the display. The smartphone is quick to unlock with the fingerprint scanner in-line. The display has no notch, and the phone has a selfie camera pop-up.
The device runs ColorOS with Android 9 Pie and comes with some useful features. There is a certain amount of pre-installed bloatware on the system and it is wise to remove them because they can be a source of spam alerts.
MediaTek Helio P90 SoC is a good performer but at this price point, it does not deliver the same value for money as some other processors. Oppo only offers the Reno 2Z with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage which means only in one version.
Throughout the day, the quad-camera setup at the back lets the Reno 2Z make good images but the output takes a plunge in dim lighting. This also has a night mode that assists in enhancing low-light images. The selfie-shooter lets you capture ready to upload pictures for your Facebook and Instagram.
The Reno 2Z is bundled with a 4,000 mAh battery which can provide around a day and a half of power consumption. The company also provides a 20W charger to top up the battery in the case.
|Oppo Reno 2Z Specifications|
|Processor Type||MediaTek Helio P90|
|Rear Camera||48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP|
7. Oppo Reno 2
The Oppo Reno 2 is again a part of the Oppo’s Reno 2 Series, launched in India. The device has been designed in a shark-fin module to accommodate the front camera, earpiece, and the 2nd-or mic. The smartphone has a four-camera at the rear and has been equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC processor.
The Oppo Reno 2 features a full-HD+ AMOLED 6.5-inch panel with no notch. The mobile phone also has a fingerprint scanner on the display that checks and unlocks the device easily. The screen includes decent viewing angles, and when used outdoors, is bright sufficiently.
The results and performances of Snapdragon 730 G are quite impressive, as it is able to manage our routine activities efficiently. Oppo has made it available in one smartphone version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of capacity to store your files. You get the option to further extend the capacity but at the sacrifice of the next SIM slot.
It has a four-camera setup at the rear which consists of a 48-megapixel main lens with 20x optical zoom; a 13-MP telephoto sensor and an ultra-wide-angle camera with 8-megapixels. A 2-megapixel-depth camera is the fourth camera on the Reno 2 smartphone. In most lighting conditions, image quality from the rear sensors is pretty decent. The selfie camera is a bit mediocre, often overexposing the shots.
The Reno 2’s 4,000mAh battery offers great battery life and comes with a 20W charger in the package. The flagship phone is powered by ColorOS with Android 9.
|Oppo Reno 2Z Specifications|
|Processor Type||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G|
|Storage Capacity||256 GB|
|Selfie Camera||16 Megapixels|
|Main Camera||48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP|
8. Asus 6Z
The Asus 6Z features the latest specs at an affordable price tag. The flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor powers this android smartphone for advanced performance. Asus 6Z boasts a flip-up camera setup with an IMX586 48-megapixel primary camera and a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens for front and usual clicks. For using face recognition and taking selfies, users have to flip the camera module. Asus has added a few fun features to this mobile device in terms of the camera setup, such as taking panoramas with a single tap or flipping the module while recording a video. You also can manually set its position to take a few uniquely angled photographs.
Asus 6Z has a simple and classic build, featuring a bright brand logo and text on the back. There’s a 3.5 mm audio socket along with the USB Type-C port at the base. Google Assistant is set to trigger an extra button to the right by default but can be reconfigured. The brand has designed the display of this mobile device without a notch and fitted the Gorilla Glass 6 at the front for added protection.
Due to its high-end processor, and enough Space, Asus 6Z delivers amazing performance. The full HD+ screen embraces HDR and, in our experience, has been bright and vibrant. At night, we were slightly disappointed by the cameras, so sometimes the pictures were a bit hazed. Battery life is decent but not great, and we feel positive about Asus’ assurance of two-day use.
At its price, the Asus 6Z is a viable solution and brings a lot of power to a hot product category in the same range around 30000.
|Asus 6Z Specifications|
|Processor Type||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Storage Capacity||64 GB|
|Camera||48MP + 13MP|
9. OnePlus 7
The successor to OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 7 was introduced with the Pro version. The smartphone features a full HD+ resolution 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED screen at the front. The AMOLED display has decent viewing angles, and an option of several display modes. OnePlus selected a dewdrop notch on the 7 that accommodates a camera sensor of 16MP. The OnePlus 7 has the front and rear protection of Corning Gorilla Glass which should help it withstand scrapes.
The OnePlus 7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC that can run any game available today. The OnePlus 7 is available in two storage variants with 6GB and 8GB RAM options and 128GB and 256GB internal storage. This mobile device offers smooth performance on the software front. The phone was snappy for regular success but could manage intense games with ease.
The OnePlus 7 is equipped with a 3700 mAh battery and can provide battery life lasting throughout the day. The company stocks the phone with a 20W charger and is able to completely top up the battery in one hour.
OnePlus 7 features a dual-camera setup on the rear with a 48MP primary sensor and a 5MP depth camera. The camera output was somewhat poor, and the camera suffered under conditions of low light. The phone runs on Oxygen OS 9.5 on the software front, with Android 9.0 Pie.
The OnePlus is all set to fight with the Redmi K20 Pro and Asus ZenFone 6, which were upcoming smartphones when we compared the OnePlus 7.
|OnePlus 7 Specifications|
|Processor Type||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Primary Camera||48MP + 5MP|