Realme X7 Pro 5G top shot showing back and camera
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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 X7 Pro

Realme’s smartphone portfolio continues to get more impressive with every release. The company has a handful of different ranges on the go at the same time, with the X-series toeing the affordable flagship line. The Realme X7 Pro is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus processor, backed by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, to deliver top-level performance.

You’re also getting a quad rear camera setup here, featuring a 64MP main shooter (IMX686), 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro sensor, and 2MP monochrome camera. The phone’s biggest selling points though, are the beautiful Full HD display with a 120Hz refresh rate and superfast 65W charging. Realme has been among the first to bring premium features to their relatively affordable devices, and the X7 Pro is no different. It’s definitely one of the best phones you can get for under 30,000 rupees in India.

Realme X7 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Dimensity 1000 Plus
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 8, and 2MP
  • Front cameras: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Xiaomi Mi 11X

The India-exclusive Mi 11X series, comprised of the Mi 11X Pro and standard Mi 11X, is almost a carbon copy of the Redmi K40 line that didn’t launch in the country. While the Pro edition gets flagship specs and understandably higher price point, the standard Mi 11X manages to sneak on to this list of the best phones under 30,000 rupees.

The Mi 11X keeps some high-end features though. You get a display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a huge battery and fast-charging capability, and an IP53 rating for water resistance. The biggest differences are when we look at what’s under the hood. The Mi 11X Pro gets a Snapdragon 888 and a 108MP primary shooter, while the Mi 11X gets the Snapdragon 870 and a 48MP main camera. If the Mi 11 Ultra is a little too expensive, the Mi 11X is the affordable flagship you’re looking for.

Xiaomi Mi 11X specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 870
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, and 5MP
  • Front cameras: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,520mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy F62

Samsung adds to its F-series of phones, developed in conjunction with Flipkart, with the F62. The newest addition to the range impresses on the specs side of things and has a huge selling point that makes it worth buying.

Its performance and features put the phone at par with a slew of mid-rangers in this price range. The Exynos 9825 (that powered the Galaxy Note 10 series) returns, and you get 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The quad-camera setup includes a 64MP primary shooter and you get a 32MP camera up front. Since it’s Samsung, it’s not surprising that you also get a gorgeous Super AMOLED display.

The big selling point, and I do mean big, of the F62, is its battery. Samsung manages to pack in a tablet-level 7,000mAh battery into the relatively sleek phone. You’ll certainly not have to worry about battery life with this device. Its battery capacity alone makes the Galaxy M51 one of the best phones you can get for under 30,000 rupees.

Samsung Galaxy F62 specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 7,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Poco X3 Pro

The Poco X3 Pro (and the standard X3) is the company’s first completely original design since the launch of the F1. The phone packs all the specs you need and brings with it one feature that truly differentiates it — no ads.

The Poco X3 Pro earns its Pro moniker by upping the processing power when compared to its sibling, with the Snapdragon 860 on board. Fitting in with the rest of the phones on this list, you also get a Full HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a huge 5,160mAh battery.

Imaging is handled by a 48MP primary shooter as well as an 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro snapper, and another 2MP depth sensor. Over on the front is a 20MP selfie shooter. The phone even adds an IP53 rating and delivers a whole lot of value.

The Poco X3 takes on the likes of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and the Realme 7 Pro. It might not have the camera setup of the former or the superfast charging of the latter, but its huge battery and cheaper price point might be enough to tip the scales in its favor.

Poco X3 specs

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 860
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,160mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

It’s been a long time since Redmi updated its Note series in India, with a year-long gap between the excellent Note 9 Pro Max and its successor. It’s been well worth the wait though, and the company has another winner on its hands with the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.

One of the complaints with the 9 series was the lack of high refresh rates, and Redmi makes up for that with the Note 10 Pro Max boasting a Super AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The quad-camera setup on the back is headlined by a 108MP shooter, with a 16MP front-facing unit. The processing package, backed by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, keeps everything running smoothly, and the large 5,020mAh battery ensures you don’t have to worry about running out of juice.

The competition is heating up in this space, but Redmi keeps with its aggressive pricing strategy to bring the fight to its rivals. When pit against devices with similar specs, the Note 10 Pro Max is at least a couple of thousand rupees cheaper, if not more, and that’s one of many reasons behind the phone maker’s continued success.

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 732G
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 108, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,020mAh
  • Software: Android 11

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.