phones under 30,000 -- Redmi K20

There are a lot of great options to choose from when picking a smartphone in India, spread across the price, feature, and specification spectrum. While some popular flagships fall at the upper end of the price range, there are quite a few alternatives available with premium features and considerably lower prices. Here are some of the best phones under 30,000 rupees in India!

Best phones under 30,000 rupees in India:

Editor’s Note: We will continue to update this list as more phones under 30,000 rupees are released in India.


Realme X3 SuperZoom

RealmeX3 Superzoom display showing home screen standing on table

Realme has been gunning for Xiaomi’s crown since the company launched in India. It’s been neck-and-neck so far, with the continuous upmanship quite fun to watch. Taking the fight to Redmi once again, Realme follows up the fantastic X2 Pro with one of the best phones in the company’s lineup — the Realme X3 SuperZoom.

You get a 2019 flagship processor at this price range, up to a whopping 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. Giving the phone its name is a decent camera setup, but it’s the other high-end features that make the phone stand out, like the 120Hz refresh rate of the display. The absolute best part is that you can get it at a price point starting at under 30,000 rupees.


Realme X3 Superzoom specs:

  • Display: 6.6-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855+
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 10

OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord rear shot hero off angle

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As OnePlus went from the “flagship killer” to true flagships in their own right, consumers were clamoring for a more affordable option from the company once again. OnePlus certainly delivered with the OnePlus Nord.

The hype surrounding the Nord was almost overwhelming at times, but with good reason. A solid processing package, a gorgeous new colorway, and OnePlus’ excellent software experience are all available with a phone that is priced at under 30,000 rupees. The Nord also hits all the other highlights that are common in this segment — a quad-camera setup, a high refresh rate display, and super-fast charging capabilities. This has become an increasingly competitive price segment in India, but the OnePlus Nord is well up to the task.


OnePlus Nord specs:

  • Display: 6.44-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 5, and 2MP
  • Front cameras: 32 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,115mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Redmi K20 Pro

Redmi K20 Pro - best phone under 30000 in india

Xiaomi drags its popular Redmi range of smartphones into high-end territory with the Redmi K20 Pro. It offers a powerful processing package, a beautiful all-screen front, a pop-up selfie camera, triple rear cameras, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It’s no surprise that the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro is one of the best phones you can get in India.

What is incredibly surprising is that it’s one of the best phones under 30,000 rupees you can get. The Redmi series is known for aggressive pricing, but this takes things to a whole other level. Even the highest-end model of the K20 Pro is just above 30,000 rupees. If you’re looking for bang for your buck, it doesn’t get any better than the Redmi K20 Pro.


Redmi K20 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, and 13MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Realme X2 Pro

Realme X2 Pro -- best phones under 30,000

Realme’s frantic release cycle means that the Realme X2 Pro already has a successor out in the form of the X3 SuperZoom. However, the X2 Pro remains an excellent option and is definitely still worth considering.

It comes with the same processing package, RAM, and storage options as the X3, and the rear camera setup is actually better, at least on paper. The key feature that makes the X2 Pro stand out against all the competition, including its own successor, is the super-fast 50W charging. This lets you charge the phone fully in just 35 minutes! If fast charging is what you’re after, it doesn’t get any better than this.


Realme X2 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855+
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Poco X2

Poco X2 - best phones under 20,000 rupees

Poco’s first-ever launch, with the F1, was all the rage and really brought home the fact that you could enjoy flagship performance at an affordable price point. It took a while for the company’s next release, and there were major changes along the way. However, the phone certainly delivers, even if the Poco X2 takes things in a new direction.

Poco’s latest continues to compete in the premium mid-range category but with specifications that are par for the course in this price range. Adding flagship features to a mid-ranger is what Poco is known for, and that comes in the form of a great 120Hz display. Solid performance and good cameras, including dual front-facing shooters, round out one of the best phones under 30,000 rupees that you can get.


Poco X2 specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 730G
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20 and 2MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max - best phones under 20,000

If Redmi isn’t setting market trends in the mid-range segment, it certainly doesn’t fail to keep up with them. In fact, there isn’t a whole lot that makes the Note 9 Pro Max stand out from the crowd, at least on the surface. A solid mid-range processor, similar RAM and storage options, quad-cameras on the back, and even a side-mounted fingerprint scanner are features shared with other devices on this list.

Unfortunately, you don’t get higher display refresh rates here. That said, there are a couple of things that make the Note 9 Pro Max different. The front-facing camera is now housed in a centrally-placed punch hole. Redmi isn’t afraid of loud and bold designs usually. However, it goes the opposite route this time around and opts for a classy elegance that looks fantastic. The phone also comes with a larger battery than most other similarly-priced options.

Aggressive pricing remains a strength of the company though. In fact, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max finds its home amongst the best phones under 20,000 rupees. But the phone is such a good option that it’s worth considering even if you’re working with a bigger budget.


Redmi Note 9 Pro Max specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 720G
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 5,020mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy A51

best phones under 30,000 -- the Samsung Galaxy A51

We called the Samsung Galaxy A50 one of the best mid-rangers of 2019. The company is hoping to keep that hot streak going with its 2020 successor — the Samsung Galaxy A51. The device bridges the gap between the more budget-friendly M-series devices and the Galaxy A71, with the A51 falling in the under-25,000 rupees group.

You still get everything you’d expect from a Samsung smartphone. A beautiful display, a solid mid-range processor, an excellent quad-camera setup on the back, a smooth software experience, and good battery life. It’s not as powerful as the A71 and doesn’t have as good of a camera, but if you’re hoping to save a decent chunk of money, the Galaxy A51 is a good option to look at.


Samsung Galaxy A51 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Exynos 9611
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 12, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

That’s it for this roundup of the best phones under 30,000 rupees in India! Looking for more options? Be sure to check out our best phone guide, as well as our guides on the best phones under 10,000 rupees, best phones under 15,000 rupees, best phones under 20,000 rupees, and finally, best phones priced at under 40,000 rupees.