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Best smartphones to buy in India under ₹30,000

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Best smartphones to buy in India under ₹30,000
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If you are looking for the next smartphone upgrade that offers you a good balance between things like high refresh rate display, fast charging and 5G support, you no longer have to shell out a lot of money. Thanks to the increasing competition among smartphone makers, the mid-range segment is now filled with plenty of options to choose from.

The sub-₹30,000 segment consists of several devices that offer decent features without burning a hole in your pocket. This segment has smartphone options from all the top companies like Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, among others.

To help you decide which smartphone is the best option for you, we have compiled a list of the best smartphones under ₹30,000 available in India.

How we do our research



Our ranking criteria


We evaluate each smartphone’s feature-set, including things like the display, screen resolution, refresh rate, the processor, camera setup and battery capacity. Additionally, we also consider other variables like how fast the phone can charge, the design of the phone and price.

Things to look for while buying


Some of the things that you need to consider while purchasing a smartphone include the display, processor, camera, battery and fast charging support. You should also check the Android version of the device.

Features comparison



SmartphoneDisplayProcessorPrimary cameraSelfie cameraBatteryProduct link
OnePlus Nord 2 5G6.43-inchDimensity 120050MP + 8MP + 2MP32MP4,500mAhBuy On
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G6.7-inchSnapdragon 778G64MP + 12MP + 5MP32MP5,000mAhBuy On
Mi 11X 5G6.67-inchSnapdragon 87048MP + 8MP + 5MP20MP4,520mAhBuy On
iQOO 7 5G6.62-inchSnapdragon 87048MP + 13MP + 2MP16MP4,400mAhBuy On
OnePlus Nord CE 5G6.43-inchSnapdragon 750G64MP + 8MP + 2MP16MP4,500mAhBuy On
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G6.55-inchSnapdragon 778G64MP + 8MP + 5MP20MP4,250mAhBuy On


OnePlus Nord 2 5G

Best smartphones to buy in India under ₹30,000
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is the successor of the company’s first mid-range device and offers a premium smartphone experience without burning a hole in your pocket. It runs on Android 11 with OxygenOS on top. The device features a 6.43-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset. It features a triple camera setup and you get a 32MP front camera for selfies. It is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charge support. The device comes with a glass back, offering a premium feel in hand.


Samsung Galaxy M52 5G

Best smartphones to buy in India under ₹30,000
The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is a mid-range offering from Samsung that comes with a glasstic back. It runs on Android 11 with the company’s OneUI on top and is powered by the Snapdragon 778G chipset. The device features a 6.7-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It features a triple camera setup at the back and comes with a 32MP selfie camera. The device is powered by a huge 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. The device comes with a huge battery that offers up to 48 hours of voice calls on a single charge.


Mi 11X 5G

Best smartphones to buy in India under ₹30,000
The Mi 11X 5G is a premium device that is equipped with a powerful processor. The device runs on Android 11 with the company’s MIUI on top and is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset. It features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It sports a triple camera setup at the back and offers a 20MP selfie camera. The device is powered by a 4,520mAh battery with 33W fast charge support. The device comes with Dolby Atmos support, offering impressive sound and clarity.


iQOO 7 5G

Best smartphones to buy in India under ₹30,000
The iQOO 7 5G is an elegant device that comes with a minimalistic design. It runs on Android 11 with the company’s Funtouch OS on top and is powered by the Snapdragon 870 chipset. It comes with a 6.62-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It features a triple camera setup at the back and is equipped with a 16MP front camera for selfies. It is powered by a 4,400mAh battery with 66W fast charging support, allowing you to quickly charge your device. The device comes with stereo speakers, offering an immersive audio experience.


OnePlus Nord CE 5G

Best smartphones to buy in India under ₹30,000
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is an affordable offering from OnePlus and is aimed at the lower mid-range segment. It runs on Android 11 with the company’s OxygenOS on top and is powered by a Snapdragon 750G chipset. It features a 6.43-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The device comes with a triple camera setup at the back and a 16MP front camera for selfies. The device is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 30W fast charge support. The phone can be charged from 0 to 70% in just 30 minutes.


Best smartphones to buy in India under ₹30,000
The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is an affordable flagship device from Xiaomi. It runs on Android 11 with the company’s MIUI on top and is powered by the Snapdragon 778G chipset. It features a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It features a triple camera setup at the back and comes with a 20MP front camera for selfies. The device is powered by a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The device is equipped with stereo speakers, offering an immersive experience while watching movies or gaming.

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