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.

1. Realme X2 Pro

Realme X2 Pro -- best phones under 30,000

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, the Realme X2 Pro is one of the best phones in the company’s lineup and takes a decent lead over the Redmi K20 Pro.

You get a slightly faster processing package, more RAM if you want it, the arguably better camera setup, fantastic fast charging capabilities, and a beautiful 90Hz display. While I personally prefer the notch-free design of the Redmi K20 Pro, that’s not enough to give it an edge over the X2 Pro. The absolute best part is that you can get it for under 30,000 rupees.

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

2. 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

3. Samsung Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A71 priced at under 30,000Samsung

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 was replaced by the iterative Samsung Galaxy A70s at the end of last year. We now have the successor to both devices in the new Samsung Galaxy A71.

The Galaxy A71 brings key upgrades across the board. From a faster processor and more RAM to even better camera package and the latest version of Android this time around, the phone offers it all. The competition is quite heated in this price range, but Samsung fans will certainly be glad about having a great choice available for them.

Samsung Galaxy A71 specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 730
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

4. Oppo Reno 3 Pro

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Oppo has taken its Reno series from a purely high-end, and unsurprisingly expensive, smartphone to one that falls in the affordable flagship category. Oppo has also moved its focus from experimental designs, like the shark fin pop-up camera of the first Reno, to providing an excellent camera experience overall with the latest in the series — the Oppo Reno 3 Pro.

We have seen devices with dual front-facing shooters before, but the Reno 3 Pro is the first to come with a 44MP unit that is coupled with a depth sensor. You get quite an impressive quad-camera setup on the back as well. The Reno 3 Pro is undoubtedly aiming to be one of the best smartphones for photographers in this price range.

Oppo Reno 3 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P95
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 44 and 2MP
  • Battery: 4,025mAh
  • Software: Android 10

5. Vivo V17 Pro

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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 V17 Pro specs:

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

6. 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.