Today we dive in the seas of smartphones the average user doesn’t consider usually. The reason being the higher price but features that make you go wow. 2017 has been a terrific year for tech so far and surely, we have received a lot of good products from different companies. This one is for them. So here presenting the best smartphones under Rs 30000.
OnePlus 3T (Gunmetal, 6GB RAM + 64GB memory) – Rs. 29,999
Honestly, were you expecting anything else at the top? OnePlus has succeeded in winning the heart of every smartphone enthusiast out there. Launched in 2016, OnePlus 3T was titled ‘Flagship Killer’ and has completely lived up to its name. With features that make a buyer question their sanity, OP3 deserves this spot.
For those not acquainted with the OP3 (if that’s even possible), allow us. The OP3T comes with Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro (2.35 GHz) quad core processor, Adreno 530 GPU and wait for it, 6GB RAM! Yes! 6GB. If there is a company that knows the meaning of overkill it is OnePlus. The overload of RAM helped the company make its mark in the smartphone market and quite rightly so OP3T beat every test that was thrown at it. Internal memory that is shipped with the phone is 64GB which is expandable up to 128GB.
The camera department matches the speed area hand in hand. OP3T comes with a 16MP rear camera with updated optical image stabilisation technology from the OP3 and high-speed autofocus. The front camera is also of 16MP made of durable sapphire glass and is capable of low light photography. Both the cameras can record resolutions up to 4K and the rear camera also includes modes such as Slow Motion, Time Lapse, Custom tools etc.
To display this all the OP3T comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD AMOLED display and 401 ppi density. The battery in this setup is sadly little low compared to other phones with only 3400 mAh being provided. However, dash charge technology is available that charges the phone from 0 to 60% in 30 mins flat. And now you see why we gave OP3T the first spot. If you’re in love right now we won’t blame you. Go ahead and buy it or you can wait for OP5 which is going to launch later in the year. (More on that as it develops)
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Moto Z Play with Style Mod (Black, 32GB) – Rs. 25,999
Up next in our list of Best Smartphones under Rs 30000 is the Moto Z Play. The Moto Z play is Motorola’s initiative to introduce customization in smartphones. The Moto Z Play comes with the option to attach custom mods provided by Moto that enhances the phone’s performance. The mods in question are 3 and are – Hasselblad True Zoom MOD which provides a better camera to the phone, JBL SoundBoost MOD which allows a custom powerful speaker to be set behind the Z Play & Insta-Share Projector MOD which like its name is a projector.
These mods can be easily clipped on the phone and can be removed easily. However, the major problem Moto didn’t see here in India is the price. These mods in question are actually quite expensive with the Zoom lens going all the way to Rs. 20,000 which is quite high. Although even besides the mods, the Moto Z Play is actually a very good phone and solid competition to smartphones out there and now with the announcement of the new Moto Z2 Play, you can expect the Z Play to get even cheaper.
The Moto Z play comes with Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core Processor with 650 MHz GPU which is actually very powerful and good news for any mobile gamers out there. The RAM accompanying the phone is 3GB and internal memory provided is 32GB. The 5.5 inch Full HD display with 403 ppi and fingerprint reader contribute to the aesthetics of the phone. Powering this all is a 3510 mAh battery which is also equipped with Moto’s TurboPower Charging that supposedly provides 8 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging.
If you’re a fan of customization and can afford the Moto Mods then the Z Play is something you should buy without an instant. But even for buyers who can’t afford the mods, the Z Play is pretty impressive and we would wholeheartedly recommend it in our list of Best Smartphones under Rs 30000.
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Oppo F3 Plus (Gold) Selfie Expert – Rs. 29,999
Even though Oppo is not as popular as mainstream companies like Moto or OnePlus, it still has also seen a trend in the market and acted on it. The Oppo F3 Plus like the Z Play is catered for a specific kind of audience and in this case, it is the selfie lovers.
So, starting with the F3 Plus’s strongest point we jump into the camera section. The F3 Plus comes with 3 cameras. That’s right! 3. The Rear camera is 16MP with a custom Sony sensor with 4K support and low light photography. The front camera is where things take a turn. The front camera or cameras, in this case, is a combination of two 16MP+8MP dual front cameras with a wide-angle lens that lets you shoot photos and videos with an angle as wide as 120 degrees. More added features in the cam setup include sensors that guide light towards them to prevent distortion and facial recognition which automatically opens up the wide-angle camera if 3 or more people are present. Like other companies, Oppo realised the importance of uniqueness and went with it.
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Peeking under the hood we see the F3 Plus with 1.95GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor and 4GB RAM which is decent in speed and gets the job done. The custom Color OS by Oppo also makes things faster. Internal memory is 64GB which expands till 256GB. The screen is also quite big with the display being 6 inches with Full HD support. The powerhouse of the F3 Plus is a 4000 mAh battery that also comes with Oppo’s custom VOOC flash charge which provides 2 hours of talk-time in 5 minutes of charging.
Selfie lovers look no further and go for the F3 Plus. Taking the cameras aside the Oppo F3 Plus is still a very good phone.
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Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL-1A031IN (Black) – Rs. 24,999
The Asus Zenfone 3 is a style quotient that is made with looks in mind. The 2.5 D 5.5 inch Full HD glass touchscreen with a viewing angle of 178 degrees is a beauty to behold. The design has been constructed in such a way that compliments the overall looks and the stylish finish the model has achieved.
The Zenfone 3 comes with 2GHz Qualcomm 8953 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. The camera section holds 16MP as primary with a Sony sensor and 8MP as front both of them being capable of Full 4K capture. The 3000 mAh battery is decent at best so expect it to run out on you in the middle of the day if you’re a demanding user. Other standard features include dual sim capabilities & 1 Year Asus Warranty.
Loyal fans of Asus go right ahead and click the link below to buy it as Asus Zenfone 3 makes our list of Best Smartphones under Rs 30000 in India.
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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro (Navy Blue, 64GB) – Rs. 25,990
A repeat mention, the C7 Pro is a combined example of beauty and brains. The C7 Pro is a full metal unibody phone with 2.5 D curved glass construction design and 7mm thickness. It is a very small phone that still manages to throw quite a few punches at mid-range benchmarks and tests.
The C7 Pro comes with 2.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory which is expandable up to 256GB. The phone also features dual sim mode for users who just can’t get it done with one.
The cameras consist of 16MP front and rear cameras with f/1.9 aperture lens. Both the cameras are capable of night time capture and recording of quality till 4K. Samsung’s custom camera software provides more modes and customization options for the aspiring photographer. You can now observe your photos in finer detail through the 5.7 inches Full HD sAMOLED Display which comes with 386-pixel density. Powering this phone is a 3300mAh lithium-ion battery which is again not very impressive as chances of the phone folding under pressure are always high.
The Galaxy C7 Pro is a hell of a phone and remains one of your personal favourites. Go ahead and buy this without question and worries.
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So, these were our picks for the best smartphones under Rs 30000. Premium users don’t you worry. Expect a list going even further soon!