Best Phones Under 30000 Rs in India January 2018

Updated 16 - Jan - 2018

The best mobile phones to buy under Rs 30000 in India just happen to be some of the best phones in the market too. At Rs. 30,000, you can today get smartphones that are almost flagship class. These phones offer the best hardware available today along with great cameras and a premium design. That means you’ll be buying premium smartphones, with little by way of compromise. Here are our picks for the best smartphones under Rs. 30,000 in India.




Huawei Honor 8 Pro
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Huawei Honor 8 Pro

If Rs. 30,000 is your maximum budget, the Honor 8 Pro is the best you can get. Huawei’s Kirin chipset is powerful and the phone also has a dual-camera module to boot. The Honor 8 Pro is actually quite close to the OnePlus 5 in most respects, but it will cost you less. It’s certainly the phone to buy in the sub-30k segment.

Huawei Honor 8 Pro - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
6 GB | 128 GB
Display :
5.7 (1440 x 2560)
Processor :
2.4 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 + 12 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
4000 mAH
Soc :
Kirin 960
Available at :
OnePlus 3T
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OnePlus 3T

The OnePlus 5 is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you forget the OnePlus 3T. The Snapdragon 821 is an able chipset and it runs a full stock Android UI to boot. The phone has a great camera and is dependable. At the reduced price, it’s worth a shot.

OnePlus 3T - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
6 GB | 64 & 128 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.35 GHz,Quad
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
16 MP
Battery :
3400 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Oppo F3 Plus
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Oppo F3 Plus

It’s a selfie-centric smartphone, but with the Snapdragon 653 inside, the Oppo F3 Plus is a pretty powerful phone as well. It has 4GB of RAM and a great 6 inch FHD display. We wish it ran on Android Nougat, but it still makes for a good package. It has dual-cameras on the front and a really nice camera on the back as well. It’s worth checking out for sure.

Oppo F3 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
6 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.95 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
16 & 8 MP
Battery :
4000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 653
Available at :
Moto Z2 Play
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Moto Z2 Play

Not a lot has changed in terms of performance and other aspects, but the newest modular smartphone from Motorola has a better camera than its predecessor. It has the dual-pixel camera from the Moto G5 Plus, and regular user experience is as smooth as it was in older Motorola devices. The Moto Z2 Play is a phone worth buying for sure.

Moto Z2 Play - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 4 GB | 32 & 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
Available at :
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018)
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018)

Premium is the word to describe the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018). The device is noticeably underpowered compared to the OnePlus 3T, but it has a decent camera, excellent design and is perfect for compact phone lovers. It’s a viable alternative to the OnePlus 3T and one of the best smartphones under Rs. 30,000.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.9 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
16 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Exynos 7880
Available at :
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is a deceptively good smartphone. If Samsung had priced this one below Rs. 20,000, it would have been the best phone in that segment. It has a better camera than most of its competition and is arguably the best built phone in the mid-range segment. It has an excellent AMOLED screen and even better battery life. Sold? It lacks in the speed department though.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.6 Ghz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
13 MP
Battery :
3600 mAH
Soc :
Exynos 7870
Available at :
Huawei Honor 9i
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Huawei Honor 9i

The Honor 9i is the only phone in India that has dual-cameras on the back and front, and a 18:9 display. It’s priced at Rs. 17,999 and would be one for the selfie lovers too. It’s not the fastest phone out there, but it’ll handle your day to day tasks effectively. It’s a worthy competitor for the mid-ranged buyer.

Huawei Honor 9i - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.9 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
2.36 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 + 2 MP
Front camera :
13 + 2 MP
Battery :
3340 mAH
Soc :
Kirin 659
Available at :
Xiaomi Mi A1
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Xiaomi Mi A1

The first Android One phone from Xiaomi, and the first since the Lava Pixel V1. This is also the only stock Android phone you will find from the Chinese manufacturer. It comes with the promise of Android Oreo and Android P updates, and sports a dual-camera, all at the low price of Rs. 14,999. It is currently the best phone you can buy at its price.

Xiaomi Mi A1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12+12 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3080 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Moto G5 Plus
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Moto G5 Plus

The Moto G5 Plus has slightly inferior camera compared to the Mi A1. It’s also cheaper than most budget phones and is among the few which got updated to Android Oreo. Considering all that, and the fact that it’s smooth and fast, it earns its place on this list. The Moto G5 Plus is amongst the best Android smartphones in the market, and amongst the best smartphones for those with budgets under Rs. 30,000.

Moto G5 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 4 GB | 16 & 32 GB
Display :
5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Huawei Honor 7X
10

Huawei Honor 7X

The Honor 7X replaces last year’s Honor 6X in this list. It offers a better build, decent set of dual camera at the back and a quite reliable battery life. The new taller 18:9 display is the main attraction here which look as good as the Honor 9i.

Huawei Honor 7X - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 32 GB & 64 GB
Display :
5.2 (2160 x 1080)
Processor :
2.36 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 + 2 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3340 mAH
Soc :
HiSilicon Kirin 659
Available at :

Here's is the summary list of Best Phone Under 30,000 Rs in India January 2018

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Huawei Honor 8 Pro29999amazon78/100
OnePlus 3TN/AN/A83/100
Oppo F3 Plus17000amazon74/100
Moto Z2 Play27999flipkart76/100
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018)28990amazon67/100
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro19450amazon74/100
Huawei Honor 9i19999flipkart76/100
Xiaomi Mi A1N/AN/A77/100
Moto G5 Plus11970amazon78/100
Huawei Honor 7X12999amazon74/100