June 19, 2024


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OnePlus Nord 2, Poco F3 GT among top choices

From 5G support to in-display fingerprint scanners, and more such features that were once limited to premium phones are now available on mid-range smartphones. The current mid-range smartphone line-up has plenty of options to make you drool, but choosing the best one for you could be a big task. So, if are you on the lookout for a new smartphone under Rs 30,000? There are over 10 smartphone options to choose from, and that would require some of your time for research. Well, we are here to help.

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From a broad list to a select few, we have done it for you. In this article, we have shortlisted the best smartphones under Rs 30,000 you can buy right now. So, without wasting more time, let’s jump to our list.

OnePlus Nord 2

OnePlus Nord 2 is the company’s latest Nord series smartphone in India and comes with 5G support. It packs some impressive specs under the hood, like MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI chipset powers the device. The smartphone features a 90Hz AMOLED display and packs a 50-megapixel triple camera setup. Backing the device is a 4500mAh battery unit along with Warp Charge 65 support. In addition, the Nord 2 comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and packs a USB Type-C port.

Our verdict: We liked the OnePlus Nord 2 a lot. It has a solid on-paper spec and also delivers excellent performance. It starts at Rs 27,999 and is among a handful of devices in this price segment that will get regular software updates, and that’s one thing that goes in its favour.

Poco F3 GT

The Poco F3 GT is another excellent package for smartphone enthusiasts in this price segment. However, this one is more focused on gamers. It comes with a slipstream design with Maglev triggers that come in handy during gaming. It also features RGB Glow at the back around camera placement. On paper, the Poco F3 GT and Nord 2 come with almost identical specs. It is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, features a 64-megapixel primary camera, and packs a 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging support.

Our verdict: The Poco F3 GT is an excellent package that also appeals to the gaming community. On paper, it has a solid spec sheet. We liked the slick design, hand feel, and battery life of the Poco F3 GT. It is a performance-driven smartphone but one that may appeal more to gaming enthusiasts than the regular buyer.

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Realme X7 Pro

Realme X7 Pro is another capable option under Rs 30,000. At a starting price of Rs 26,999, the Realme X7 Pro packs enough bells and whistles to keep the spec-obsessed users happy. It features a 120Hz AMOLED display, 64-megapixel Sony sensor, 5G support, Dimensity 1000+ processor, and features a slim body weighing 184 grams. In addition, the Realme X7 Pro comes with a vapour cooling system and packs dual stereo speakers.

Our verdict: Apart from the appealing design, the Realme X7 Pro offers a balanced package. It is a solid smartphone option for casual gaming, clicks decent photos and should last over a day with heavy usage.

Mi 11X

Mi 11X is another 5G enabled smartphone that starts at Rs 27,999. It offers a balanced spec sheet, which means you won’t get the best chipset in the segment, but it offers enough to satisfy you. It features a 120Hz AMOLED display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor. There’s also Dolby Atmos dual speaker support. At just 7.8mm, the Mi 11X is sleek and weighs 196 grams. It packs a 4520mAh battery and comes with 33W fast charging support. In addition, the handset comes with a 48-megapixel primary camera and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Our verdict: The Mi 11X offers a decent design and offers excellent overall performance. However, the cameras aren’t the biggest highlight of this smartphone. However, it packs an excellent display and provides a good battery life.

Oppo Reno 6

The Oppo Reno 6 is another 5G smartphone on our list and comes with the company’s signature Reno Glow design. It also sports an ultra-slim retro design. The handset packs a 64-megapixel primary sensor and comes with a 32-megapixel selfie camera. It is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 900 and offers decent gaming and overall performance. It provides 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 support and comes with a 90Hz AMOLED display.

Our verdict: If you like the iPhone 12 design but can’t buy it, then the Oppo Reno 6 could be the next big possibility. It features a beautiful design along with a bright display and good cameras. However, the software on the handset needs some polishing. At Rs 29,990, the Oppo Reno 6 is a good option under Rs 30,000.

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