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 cameras: 32 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 10

OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord rear shot hero off angle

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

Poco X3

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC held in the hand outside to show off the rear side

The Poco 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 Indian variant drops support for NFC but tacks on an enormous 6,000mAh battery as well as 33W charging. Elsewhere, there’s a fast Snapdragon 732G chipset in addition to a 120Hz display.

Imaging is handled by a 64MP primary shooter as well as a 13MP 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 phone faces stiff competition from the likes of the Realme 7 Pro and its fast 65W charging, but the lack of ads easily tilts the scale in favor of the Poco X3.

Poco X3 specs

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 732G
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • 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

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 M51

m51 001

Samsung continues to impress with its budget-friendly M series of smartphones. The newest addition to the range, the Galaxy M51, comes with a feature that helps the phone earn its “monster” tag.

The other specs and features will be familiar when compared to other mid-range options in India. The Snapdragon 730 is backed by up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and headlining the quad-camera setup on the back is a 64MP shooter. 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 Galaxy M51, 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 M51 specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 730
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 7,000mAh
  • 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.