Redmi K20 side profile shot showing camera module and gradient

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.


1. Xiaomi 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. The latest and greatest processing package, a beautiful all-screen front, a pop-up selfie camera, triple rear cameras, and an under-display fingerprint scanner ensures that the K20 Pro checks all the 2019 flagship boxes. 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 in India. 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 Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro.


Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro specs

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


2. Samsung Galaxy A70s

Samsung Galaxy A70s - best phones under 30,000 rupees

Samsung continues its hot streak in the budget-friendly segments in India. Between the Galaxy M and the Galaxy A series, Samsung has covered the entire price spectrum of affordable devices from the entry-level to the mid-range. The Samsung Galaxy A70 led the charge in the premium mid-range category, but is being replaced on this list with an iterative update in the Samsung Galaxy A70s.

The upgrade is as iterative as they come. In fact, hardly anything is different between the two, with the only exceptions being the camera and RAM. The primary shooter of the Galaxy A70s is a 64MP unit, compared to the 32MP camera of the A70. The A70s also includes an 8GB of RAM version. Everything else, from the processor to the battery, remains the same.

If you’re okay with the still-excellent cameras of the Galaxy A70, you can certainly save a couple of thousand rupees by buying it.


Samsung Galaxy A70s specs

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear camera: 64MP, 8MP, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


3. Xiaomi Redmi K20

Redmi K20 Pro - one of the best phones under 30000 in india

The Redmi K20 Pro is grabbing all the headlines, but its less-powerful sibling, the Redmi K20, is equally deserving of its place on this list. In fact, the Redmi K20 is far more in line with the other phones on this list, compared to the anomaly that is the Pro edition.

You get a premium mid-range processing package here. The good news though is that not much else changes. The gorgeous design, the pop-up camera, and the under-display fingerprint scanner all remain. The K20 also comes with a 48MP primary rear camera, albeit with a different sensor. If you’re okay with a little less power, the Redmi K20 lets you save a decent chunk of money.


Xiaomi Redmi K20 specs

  • Display: 6.39-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 730
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear camera: 48MP, 8MP, and 13MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


4-5. Oppo Reno 2 Z and Reno 2 F

Oppo Reno 2z back white

Oppo introduced two new additions to the 2nd generation of its flagship Reno smartphones. Apart from the high-end Reno 2, you now have the mid-range Reno 2 Z and the slightly lower-tier Reno 2 F, with the 2 Z the better of the two.

Unfortunately, Oppo goes back to a “standard” pop-up camera with the 2 Z, so you don’t get to enjoy the unique shark-fin popup here. That said, the front-facing shooter remains as capable across the board, and so is the excellent quad cameras on the back. Of course, the phone also hits Oppo’s other highlights apart from the camera. Solid performance, a beautiful design, and a good battery life round out one of the best phones you can get for under 30,000 rupees.

If you’re looking for different colorways or want to save a buck, the Oppo Reno 2 F is also an option. Important features like the display, battery, and cameras remain the same. However, you do get a slower, but still capable, processor and half the built-in storage. The Reno 2 F is 4,000 rupees cheaper than the 2 Z though.


Oppo Reno 2 Z specs

  • Display: 6.53-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P90
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Rear camera: 48MP, 8MP, 2MP, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Oppo Reno 2 F specs

  • Display: 6.53-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P70
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear camera: 48MP, 8MP, 2MP, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


6. Vivo V17 Pro

vivo v17 pro pop up 1

Vivo and Oppo were the first companies to introduce the concept of a pop-up camera, so it’s no surprise that it’s these two that continue to innovate and experiment in this regard. You get the unique shark-fin design with Oppo, and Vivo has two front-facing cameras housed in the pop-up with the V17 Pro.

Of course, the Vivo V17 Pro hits all the other premium mid-range highlights too. A solid mid-range processor, more than enough RAM and storage, a decent battery with fast-charging capabilities, and four cameras on the back. It may seem a touch expensive, but that’s only because some of the competition keeps pushing the boundaries of price vs features. The V17 Pro is a good option with a unique feature that makes it quite compelling.


Vivo V15 Pro specs

  • Display: 6.44-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear camera: 48MP, 8MP, 13MP, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32MP and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


7. Samsung Galaxy A50s

Samsung Galaxy A50 front display in hand

Samsung’s six-month refresh of its popular A-series smartphones continues with the Galaxy A50s. As is the case with the Galaxy A70s above, the A50s isn’t a huge upgrade over its namesake, with the only real bump seen in the camera department.

There’s a token update to the processor and the lower 64GB storage variant has been taken out of the mix. Samsung has upgraded the 25MP primary camera of the A50 to a 48MP shooter, while the rest of the triple rear camera setup is unchanged. The front-facing shooter also gets a bump from 25MP to a 32MP unit. The Galaxy A50s falls at the lower end of the 20,000 to 30,000 price range, and is quite an attractive option with its improved cameras.


Samsung Galaxy A50s specs

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear camera: 48MP, 8MP, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


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 best phones under 10,000 rupees, best phones under 15,000 rupees in India, the best phones under 20,000 rupees, and finally, the best phones priced at under 40,000 rupees.

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