Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, Lenovo K8 Note, Xiaomi Mi A1, Nokia 6, Moto G5S Plus; Techpads chooses the best phones in India under Rs. 30,000
Just a few months back, one could never have imagined that high performance smartphones, with incredible features, would be available for less than Rs.15,000. With a plethora of options flooding the Indian market in 2017, there are now several amazing options to choose from. If you’re planning on buying a handset in this price bracket, you can expect devices with high-resolution screens, powerful processors, capable cameras, ample RAM and long-lasting batteries. A few phones feature dual cameras too. Here’s a list of the top five picks in probably the hottest segment.
In case you prefer a big brand, the Galaxy J7 Prime is a good option. A well-designed metal body and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass give the phone a premium look. The vivid 5.5-inch full-HD display offers a rich resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and a pixel density of 480ppi makes the text look sharp. J7 Prime offers a large 3300mAh battery. A major highlight is S Power Planning, which can extend battery life. There is also an ultra-data saving mode. This phone is great for watching videos and playing games. It comes with a 1.6GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 7870 SoC, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, an 8-megapixel front shooter and a 13-megapixel rear camera.
If you’re looking for an all-rounder, this is a great option. Powered by a 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X23 10-core processor, this is one of the fastest smartphones in the sub-Rs.15,0000 segment. Its 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel dual cameras on the rear are good for low-light photography and offer depth-of-field effects. The 13-megapixel front shooter is good for clicking selfies. K8 Note runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and will be upgraded to Oreo 8.0, which is a plus. It’s huge 4000mAh battery supports Turbo Charging. The Note 8 offers a 5.5 iFHD IPS LCD display with a high resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, 401ppi, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage and a Music key.
This is a great choice if you’re looking for the best cameras in the sub-Rs.15,000 price range. It has 12-megapixel dual cameras on the rear which can zoom up to 2x and a 5-megapixel front shooter. These cameras deliver very good images in natural and artificial light. Mi A1 also supports slow motion and 4K video recording. Another key feature is an advanced Dirac HD sound system. The Mi A1 runs on Android v7.1.2 and will be upgraded to Android 8.0. This phone offers a striking full-HD 5.5-inch display, a 2GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
This phone has a unibody metal design with great build quality. It sports a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla glass display and a pixel density of 403ppi. It runs on Android 7.1 and will be upgraded to Oreo 8.0. The 16-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front shooter are good for capturing images in natural and artificial light. It packs in a 3000 mAH battery and supports Dolby Atmos, dual speakers and dual smart amplifiers. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC and offers 3GB RAM and 32 GB storage. It also supports NFC and heavy gaming with no lags.
This phone sports an all-metal build. The body has been carved out of a single aluminum block which makes it look premium. The G5s Plus offers a bright and vibrant 5.5-inch full HD display with a high resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. There are two 13-megapixel rear sensors for clicking images in low-light environments and shooting 4K videos and an 8-megapixel front shooter. The G5 Plus has a large 3000mAh battery which supports Turbo Charging. Currently it runs on Android Nougat 7.1 out -of -the-box and will be getting an Oreo update. It offers a 1.4GHz octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage.