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Best smartphones to buy under Rs 30,000 in November 2018

There are numerous great upper mid-range (and even flagship) smartphones to choose from.

  • Published: November 5, 2018 1:14 PM IST
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To woo buyers during the ongoing festive season, major e-tailers are running exciting promotions on just about every product sold on their platform. Obviously, this includes smartphones as well, so this is probably the best time to buy one.

If you have a budget of Rs 30,000, there are plenty of great smartphones you can consider. While most of them are upper mid-range devices, some even have flagship-grade hardware. Want to know more? Here are the best smartphones under Rs 30,000 you can buy in November 2018.

Xiaomi Poco F1

Xiaomi’s Poco F1 offers insane value for money. If you got for the top-of-the-line variant, you get 8GB of RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, all for Rs 26,999. This version also comes with 256GB of internal storage, 6.2-inch FullHD+ notched display, and dual-camera setup. The smartphone’s backed by a 4,000mAh battery.

Asus Zenfone 5Z

Currently available for Rs 27,999, the middle variant of Asus’ Zenfone 5Z features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard storage. There’s a 6.2-inch FullHD notched display up front, along with an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. The dual-camera setup at the back features a 12-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor. A 3,300mAh battery (with fast-charging support) rounds off the spec sheet.

Vivo V11 Pro

The highlight of Vivo V11 Pro is undoubtedly its ‘waterdrop’ style display notch, which is far less obtrusive than regular display notches. Having a price tag of Rs 25,990, Vivo’s V11 Pro also comes with an under-display fingerprint sensor. Powering the smartphone is a Snapdragon 660 SoC helped by 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. The V11 Pro’s dual rear camera setup is made up of a 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors, with a 25-megapixel front-facing snapper handling selfie duties.

Oppo F9 Pro

If Vivo V11 Pro’s in-display fingerprint sensor isn’t your thing, take a look at Oppo F9 Pro that comes with a ‘conventional’ rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Priced at Rs 23,990, the smartphone features a 6.3-inch FullHD+ display with a ‘waterdrop’ notch, MediaTek Helio P60 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The dual-camera system at the back features a 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors, and up front, there’s a 25-megapixel selfie shooter.

Samsung Galaxy A7

Samsung’s first smartphone to have a triple-camera system at the back, the Galaxy A7 features a 24-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor, and a 5-megapixel sensor. Up front, there’s a 24-megapixel selfie camera. Currently available at Rs 26,990, Samsung Galaxy A7 features an Exynos 7885 SoC, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone, which comes with a 6-inch FullHD+ display, sports a 3,300mAh battery, and runs Android Oreo out-of-the-box.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

It may have been superseded by the sliding Mi MIX 3, but Xiaomi’s bezel-less Mi MIX 2 is still a great flagship smartphone. Available at Rs 22,999, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone comes with a 6-inch FullHD+ display and a 12-megapixel rear camera, in addition to a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.

Huawei Nova 3

Huawei Nova 3 is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Currently available at Rs 29,999, the funky-looking smartphone has a 6.3-inch FullHD+ notched display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The Nova 3 features a dual-camera system at the back, comprised of a 16-megapixel sensor and a 24-megapixel sensor. There are also two front-facing cameras, one 24-megapixel and one 2-megapixel. Huawei Nova 3 has a 3,750mAh battery.

Honor Play

If you’re looking for a gaming-centric smartphone, take a look at Honor Play, which features Huawei’s ‘GPU Turbo’ technology. The smartphone comes with a 6.3-inch FullHD+ notched display and a Kirin 970 SoC. The top-end variant, priced at Rs 23,999, features 6GB RAM and 64GB on-board storage. Honor Play has two cameras at the back – 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel – in addition to a 16-megapixel selfie snapper

Samsung Galaxy A8+

Powered by an Exynos 7885 chipset, Samsung Galaxy A8+ comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone, which is currently available at Rs 23,990, features a 6-inch FullHD+ display without a notch. For imaging, the Galaxy A8+ sports a 16-megapixel rear camera, as well as a dual camera setup at the front, comprised of a 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors.

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Honor 10

Having a (current) price of Rs 24,999, Honor 10 features the Kirin 970 SoC. There’s also 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Up front, you get a 5.84-inch FullHD+ notched display, as well as a 24-megapixel selfie camera. At the back, there’s a dual-camera system, comprised of a 16-megapixel and 24-megapixel sensors. The smartphone’s 3,400mAh battery comes with fast charging support.

You Might be Interested

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

32999

Android Nougat with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core 2.45GHz 64-bit Processor
12 MP with IMX386 sensor, 4-axis OIS, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, PDAF, HDR
Huawei Nova 3

34999

Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
Kirin 970
Dual 16MP + 24MP
Oppo F9 Pro
Android 8.1 Oreo
MediaTek Helio P60
Dual - 16MP + 16MP
Honor Play

19999

Android 8.1 Oreo
HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core SoC
16MP + 2MP
Xiaomi Poco F1

20999

Android 8.1 Oreo
Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC
12MP + 5MP
Vivo V11 Pro

25990

Android 8.1 Oreo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa core SoC
12MP + 5MP
Honor 10

32999

Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.1
Kirin 970 octa-core SoC
Dual Cameras - 24MP + 16MP
Samsung Galaxy A7

23990

Android 8.1 Oreo
Exynos 7885 octa-core
24MP+8MP+5MP
  • Published Date: November 5, 2018 1:14 PM IST