The mobile phone market is ever-expanding, with new handsets being released every day. The wide array of options can confuse you and make the selection hard. Finding a no-hanging mobile phone becomes even more difficult when you have a specific budget to follow. 

So, to help you get an excellent phone with the best processor and RAM we bring to you the ultimate list of the best phones under ₹30,000. Today, we will talk about the best phone under 30K and some of the best phones under 30000 to 40000 budget. 

Disclaimer – The prices of all the phones under INR 30000 listed in the article are subject to fluctuation, so there’s a high probability that the price may differ a bit at the time of your purchase.

Let’s jump straight into the topic and see what the list has to offer!

Top 15 Best Mobile Phones Under ₹30,000 in India

Here’s a quick overview of the best phone under 30K!

Best Phone Under 30000PriceRatings
Nothing Phone (1)₹29,9994.4
Vivo V23 5G₹29,5004.4
IQOO Neo 7 5G₹28,9004.3
Oppo Reno7 5G₹28,1664.3
Oppo Reno8 5G₹26,9994.2
Motorola Edge 40₹26,9994.2
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G₹25,9994.1
Realme 11 Pro+ 5G₹25,9994.1
Oppo F21s Pro 5G₹25,9994.1
Samsung Galaxy F54 5G₹24,9994
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G₹24,9994
Poco F5 5G₹23,9993.8
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G₹23,9993.8
Xiaomi 11i 5G Hypercharge₹22,8903.7
Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G₹22,2483.6

1. Nothing Phone (1)

Nothing Phone1

Launched in the year 2022, Nothing Phone 1 has been an incredible handset in terms of display, design, camera, performance, and battery life.  For the price of ₹29,999, it meets all the parameters that a mid-range flagship phone should have; so we have placed it at the top of our best phone under 30000 list. Available in two configurations, the Nothing Phone 1 has the following specifications. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.55-inch AMOLED Display 
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778G + 5G
RAM 6 GB and 8 GB
Storage128 GB and 256 GB
Average Battery Life14 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Impressive storage and faster RAM speedDoesn’t have a charger in the box
Build quality is quite strongThe selfie/front camera is average
Exceptional performance while multitasking

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

It is best for multitasking and comes in very handy for travel enthusiasts because of its long battery life. Though not designed specifically for gaming, Nothing Phone 1 gives a smooth gaming experience. 

2. Vivo V23 5G

Vivo V23 5G

Equipped with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, Vivo V23 5G is indeed one of the best phones in terms of storage, functionality, and camera quality. The battery backup can easily keep you going for around 8 to 10 hours with daily activities. The stunning looks of this phone will make the heads turn due to its crystal layer and Fluorite AG glass. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.44-inch Full HD+ 
ProcessorOcta-Core MediaTek Dimensity 920
RAM 8GB
Storage128 GB
Average Battery Life10 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Has next-level camerasLacks stereo speakers
Smooth performance and amazing displayDoesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo speakers
Impressive cooling system

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

Available at a price of ₹29,500 this phone is best for people who love mobile photography and of course vloggers. Overall, this phone brings good value for money. If you are looking for a mid-range flagship phone, Vivo V23 5G can be a good option. 

3. IQOO Neo 7 5G

IQOO Neo 7 5G

The 6.78-inch display of IQOO Neo 7 5G with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution will immerse you in its beautiful visuals. Unlike IQOO Neo 6 the IQOO Neo has a newer Bluetooth version and supports higher wattage charging. Powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8200 this phone provides superfast performance with smooth functioning. Furthermore, this phone gives a satisfying gaming experience. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.48-inch 
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 8200
RAM 8 GB
Storage128 GB
Average Battery Life7 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Has surprisingly super bright 1300nits panelLacks ultra-wide lens
Supports 120W fast chargingMediocre cameras
Good for gaming with 90 FPS supportThe build quality can be improved

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

Good for game freaks, IQOO Neo 7 5G can be considered a gamers’ paradise who prefer mobile gaming. The powerful processor does not compromise with the speed and functioning even while gaming. A decent gaming mobile for ₹28,900 price is definitely a steal deal.  

4. Oppo Reno7 5G

Oppo Reno7 5G

Oppo Reno7 5G is another masterpiece in terms of cameras and build quality. This phone features a 64MP primary camera, 8MP and 2MP supporting cameras along with 32MP sensors for selfies. The triple camera setup and glossy build will make you addicted to its looks. Available in two different variants, Oppo Reno7 5G facilitates the following specifications. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.43-inch FHD 
ProcessorOcta-Core MediaTek Dimensity 900
RAM 8 GB
Storage128 GB
Average Battery Life17 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Amazing battery backupNight photography mode needs improvement
Has NFC support along with carrier aggregation supportLacks stereo speakers
Impressive cameras

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

The Oppo Reno7 5G is a classic choice for mobile photographers. The speed, performance, and display make the Oppo Reno7 5G the best phone available only at ₹28,166. 

5. Oppo Reno8 5G

Oppo Reno8 5G

Oppo Reno8 5G is fully loaded with lots of interesting features. This is the advanced and improved version of Oppo Reno7. It has 35% better performance than Oppo Reno7, along with newer versions of Bluetooth. Furthermore, Oppo Reno8 5G has higher wattage charging and it even has faster storage type. Slow-motion recording at 240fps of Reno7 is the only thing that Oppo Reno8 5G doesn’t have. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.43-inch FHD
ProcessorMediaTek Dimenstiy 1300
RAM 8 GB
Storage128 GB
Average Battery Life8 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Has a strong build and stylish designLacks headphone jack and IP rating
Superfast charging speed and processorHas loads of bloatware
Impressive selfie cameraRear camera setup needs improvement

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

Currently, available at ₹26,999 the Oppo Reno8 5G is best for light gaming, photography, and online streaming. Its AI system booster will keep your screen smoother for almost three years. Most importantly, its 1000Hz ultra touch response will help you easily beat your enemies on the battlefield while gaming. 

6. Motorola Edge 40

Motorola Edge 40

The Motorola Edge 40 will truly impress you with its looks, battery backup, charm, and functioning speed. The design and color choice of Edge 40 are quite different from conventional Motorola phones. This is the thinnest and lightest Motorola phone that you’ll ever find in the market. Furthermore, superfast speed is the most amazing feature of this phone which makes it one of the best phones under ₹30,000 in India.

Key Specifications 

Display6.55-inch 
ProcessorOcta-Core MediaTek Helio G88
RAM 8 GB
Storage256 GB
Average Battery Life18 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Amazing build quality and designHas some overheating issues
Has a refined bloat-free UIThe back panel is hard to clean
Comes with a decent display and IP68 certificationVideo stabilization is not good

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

Best for travel enthusiasts who need a long battery life. All the features of this phone will amaze you, especially the battery life. Best for gamers, travel enthusiasts, and those who prioritize productivity and aesthetics. Grab this phone today only at ₹26,999. 

7. Samsung Galaxy M53 5G

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G

Packed with all the classic Samsung features, the Galaxy M53 5G brings to you a 6.7-inch super AMOLED display, great camera setup, lightning-fast processor, and abundant storage options. From the budget point, this phone is Samsung’s best phone under 30k. From visual experience to gaming experience, everything is excellent and exceeds expectations of phones under ₹30,000. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.7-inch AMOLED
ProcessorOcta-Core MediaTek Dimensity 900
RAM 6 GB
Storage128 GB
Average Battery Life8 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Comes with a super AMOLED display and has 120Hz refresh rateDoesn’t come with a charger
Clicks good pictures and selfies in daylightThe chipset is relatively underpowered as compared to competitors
Has the latest One UI 4.1 and Android 12 setupLacks video stabilization in 4K

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G is a bezel-less phone with great performance and optimal operation speed. The M53 5G is available only for ₹25,999. Its great display, latest software, and decent camera will bring value to your money, hence you can consider investing in it. 

8. Realme 11 Pro+ 5G

Realme 11 Pro plus 5G

With an amazing camera setup, decent speakers, an immersive display, and operating speed, the Realme 11 Pro+ 5G is the jack of all trades. Realme 11 Pro+ 5G brings you the best of the hardware components and the latest software out there in the market for only at ₹25,999. Unlike Realme Narzo N53 and Realme C55, the 11 Pro+ 5G is a promising phone with premium features that fall in an affordable range.

Key Specifications 

Display6.7-inch Full HD+ 
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 7050
RAM 8 GB and 12 GB
Storage256 GB
Average Battery Life17 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Excellent battery life with superfast charging supportThe selfie camera is not perfectly centered at punch-hole
Clicks flagship grade photos from the main cameraLacks EIS for 4K videos
Fast performance with adequate storageDoesn’t provide splash protection

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

Known for its aesthetic color options and strong build, Realme 11 Pro+ 5G is best for students and office-going people who need a phone for performing daily tasks. However, not designed for gaming, this phone provides a mediocre gaming experience, which makes it the best option for those who manage to steal a little time for gaming from their busy schedule. 

9. Oppo F21s Pro 5G

Oppo F21s Pro 5G

The octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor of Oppo F21s Pro 5G gives it a thundering speed and facilitates the operation speed. Oppo offers 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, and to prevent storage issues it also provides an expandable storage option. The overall experience with this phone is quite satisfactory. You can consider buying it if you are a college student or a mobile photographer. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
RAM 8 GB
Storage128 GB
Average Battery Life12 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
The design and build quality is greatMediocre chipset according to price range
Battery life is also impressiveLow light shots may disappoint as they are not up to the mark
Good processor and daylight camera performanceDoesn’t have stereo speakers

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

The Oppo F21s Pro is best for mobile photography and vlogging. Furthermore, the amazing battery backup and display quality of this phone make it a good option for content consumption. In terms of camera, the F21s Pro is the best Oppo phone in the phones available at a price of ₹25,999. 

10. Samsung Galaxy F54 5G

Samsung Galaxy F54 5G

Samsung Galaxy F54 5G houses a 6000mAh massive battery and Full HD+ display to make it ideal for video streaming and content consumption. Specifically not designed for gaming, the octa-core chipset powered by Samsung provides a smooth gaming experience. Furthermore, the triple camera setup ensures all your memories are captured forever in HD quality. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.7-inch Full HD+ 
ProcessorOcta-Core Samsung Exynos
RAM 8 GB
Storage256 GB
Average Battery Life7 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Has a sensitive screen and an amazing displayDoesn’t have a charger inside
The overall performance is decentThe charging speed is also relatively slow from other phones of a similar price range
Excellent camera setup

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S23 5G, the Samsung Galaxy F54 5G provides premium hardware and software components at an economical price of ₹24,999. Best for light gamers and photography enthusiasts. 

11. Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G features Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G processor to ensure a smooth operating speed and performance. One can never go wrong with a Xiaomi phone when looking for a mid-range flagship phone.  Considering its price, features, camera quality, display, audio, and battery life we can say that MI 11 Lite NE 5G is so far a very decent phone under the 30000 range. 

Key Specifications 

Display66.5-inch AMOLED with Dolby Vision
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G
RAM 8 GB
Storage128 GB
Average Battery Life12 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Comes with an impressive 90Hz 10bit AMOLED displayMediocre speakers and audio quality
Supports 33W fast chargingLacks OIS support and 3.5mm jack
Well protected with Gorilla Glass 5Night photography mode needs optimization
Amazing camera setup

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

With Dolby Vision’s stunning video quality, this phone is best for content consumption. The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G uses TrueColor technology and a 10-bit color depth, 1.07 Billion colors to display accurate colors. The HDR10+ incredible dynamic range of Xiaomi 11 Lite will totally immerse you in its beautiful visuals. Easily available at ₹24,999 the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is fully packed with all the mid-range flagship features. 

12. Poco F5 5G

Poco F5 5G

Poco F5 5G gives a premium hands-on feel with its sleek design and attractive looks. This is the upgraded version of Poco F4 5G, and its strong build quality makes it a classic mobile at ₹23,999 range. Unlike the Poco F4 5G, it has a 23% longer battery life, the latest Bluetooth version, and a 500mAh larger battery capacity. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.67-inch FHD
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen2
RAM 8 GB
Storage256 GB
Average Battery Life17 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Astonishing display and buildHas a preinstalled bloatware
Sleek and classy designNot good with gaming
Impressive stereo speakers

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

The great battery backup and display make the Poco F5 5G a perfect option for students and office-going people who cannot charge their phones frequently. Its smooth and fast processor makes it worth your money. 

13. OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

Nothing can match the level of OnePlus when it comes to speed and camera quality. OnePlus has a great image as a phone manufacturing brand that provides impressive hardware and software components at an affordable range. OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is one such exemplary mobile under 30000. This phone features a superfast MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G processor, a great camera setup, and an HD display. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.43-inch 
ProcessorOcta-Core MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G
RAM 6 GB
Storage128 GB
Average Battery Life16 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Surprisingly long battery backupDoesn’t have stereo speakers
Great camera selection with clean UILow-light camera performance needs improvement
Stylish looks and strong build

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

Best for mobile photography and content consumption, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G makes a good option for selfie addicts and vloggers under ₹23,999 range. This phone houses all the classic hardware and software components that the best phone under 30K should have. 

14. Xiaomi 11i 5G Hypercharge

Xiaomi 11i 5G Hypercharge

The Xiaomi 11i 5G Hypercharge is a record-breaking and best smartphone under 30000. As the name suggests, the Xiaomi 11i 5G Hypercharge supports 120W fast charging, which makes it an ideal phone for people who don’t have time to charge their phones. This phone has an amazing processor and display suitable for content consumption. The only weakness of this phone is its camera, and maybe that’s why it is priced so low. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 952 5G
RAM 6 and 8 GB
Storage128 GB
Average Battery Life15 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Facilitates 120W fast chargingMediocre camera performance
Comes with an amazing displayUnoptimized MIUI performance
Has a 3.55mm headphone jack

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

This phone is best for people who prefer charging their phone when it’s close to death. Available only at ₹22,890 the Xiaomi 11i 5G is a savior of last-minute phone rechargers and a low-price variant for phones under 30000. Simply put, it’s a flagship-level phone from Xiaomi at an affordable price. 

15. Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G

Redmi Note 11 Pro plus 5G

Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G houses a massive RAM and internal memory configuration system to prevent storage-related issues. The processor and functioning speed of this phone will impress you, but the camera quality can set you back. This phone has poor camera optimization that’s why this is the cheapest phone in the best phone under 30000 list. If you ignore the camera optimization, this phone can be a great purchase for completing your daily tasks. 

Key Specifications 

Display6.67-inch AMOLED 
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
RAM 4 GB
Storage64 GB
Average Battery Life8 hours

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Magnificent dual-glass design with a matte finishLacks depth sensor and has a downgraded macro camera
Loud stereo speakers and good audio qualityDoesn’t capture 4K video
Supports incredibly fast charging

Our Verdict – It’s Best for?

Best for light gaming and ultra-fast sharing and downloading, the Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G makes a great purchase for performing simple tasks. Currently, available at ₹22,248 the Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G is a solid Android phone for budget buyers who are looking for a good phone under 30000. 

Best Phone Under 30000 to 40000

The market is full of attractive mobile options, and if you are ready to stretch your budget a bit, you can get some of the amazing flagship phones under the 40000. In case you can amend your budget, you should definitely check out the below-given list of the best phones under the 30000 to 40000 budget. 

Best Phone Under 30000 to 40000PriceRating
OnePlus 11R 5G₹39,9994.4
Oppo Reno10 Pro 5G₹39,9994.4
Nothing Phone(2)₹39,9994.4
Vivo V27 Pro 5G₹37,9994.3
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G₹33,9994.2

These are the top and probably the best phone under 30000 to 40000rs out there in the market. You can check them out and choose any of them if your budget allows you. To guide you about the features of a good phone, we have listed some of the important factors that one should consider while choosing a phone, so let’s take a quick look at them. 

What to Consider While Choosing a Phone?

Finding the best phone under the 30000 budget may look complex, but if you consider some points, you can actually get a good smartphone within this budget. Here are a few things that we take into consideration while rating the phones!

  1. Storage and RAM – Storage and RAM play a crucial role in the smooth operation of a phone, that’s why we recommend mobile under 30000 must have a minimum of 124 GB storage space and 6 GB RAM.
  2. Size – Large phones are hard to handle, and they are more likely to trouble you while typing and swiping.
  3. Camera Quality – A good phone needs to have a good camera, so it’s important that a mobile under 30k must have features like aperture, optical image stabilization, and dual lenses.
  4. Display – Display is another important aspect that people often ignore while choosing phones under ₹30,000. If you want to get a good streaming experience, the display is something that you can definitely not ignore. 
  5. Audio  – To complement a good display, your phone needs to have amazing audio quality and speakers, otherwise you may separately need to invest in a good pair of headphones or earphones
  6. Processor and Operating System – The processor and operating system will ensure the gaming speed and overall performance of the phone, so it’s essential to get the best processor mobile for unrivaled performance
  7. Battery Life – To keep you going for all day without being worried about the charge, your phone needs to have exceptional battery life.

One needs to do detailed research before investing 30,000 rs in a phone. If you consider the above-listed factors, you will definitely get a handset that will never disappoint you. The aforementioned list of the best phone under 30000 gives you some of the best options available in the market under the 30K range. You can take a reference from it and get one for you now. 

People Also Ask 

Q. Which mobile is best for mobile photography under 30000?

Ans: Realme 11 Pro+ 5G is an excellent mobile photography phone under 30,000 rupees. Kudos to its HD quality camera, this phone has become a classic choice for all mobile photographers.  

Q. Is Nothing 1 worth buying?

Ans: Nothing Phone 1 has a premium quality build. Manufacturers feature great software to complement the strong build. It has a great camera and exceptionally good speakers. Overall, this phone has great value for money. 

Q. Which company mobile is best?

Ans: The leading mobile manufacturing companies in India are Samsung, Vivo, Oppo, One Plus, and Xiaomi. But if we have to say which one is the best, the Samsung and One Plus are clear winners because of the innovations they have made in their recent launches. 

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