5 Best Mobile Phones Under 30000

Are you looking for the best phones under 30000? No worries!! 

This detailed blog will help you find the best smartphone that suits your needs and budget.

Hello, I am Kartik Goyani, a tech enthusiast and Tech lover. After Testing and researching many phones, I caught the 5 best smartphones Under 30000 currently available in the market.

An average of three new smartphones are launched in India every day among 95 brands, according to the 91 Mobiles report. Users cannot evaluate all these smartphones and decide which is right for them.

But don’t worry, as I am here to help you. I have mentioned the 5 best smartphones below. One thing I want to make clear for you is that I listed the phones based on the value of the money it provides. That doesn’t mean that the No 5 Phone is not better than No 1.

It can depend on your Usage. So to make the choice easier for you. I also mentioned the specialty of a phone. Some phones can be best at the camera, and others can be best at gaming. The perfect Phone does not exist. 

You can buy a phone from our referral links shown below in the table if you think this blog is helpful to you. You won’t have to pay extra, but we may earn a small commission. 

If you don’t buy a phone online or our mentioned list below, here are some benchmarks you should consider while buying a smartphone under 30000.

So let’s get started!!

What Can You Expect From Phones Under 30000?

  • The handset must have a minimum refresh rate of 90 Hz – 120Hz
  • A Phone Should have a minimum of Dimensity 8200 or Snapdragon 870 Processor
  • The Antutu Score should be over 8 lacs
  • Minimum 6GB RAM and 128GB storage should be available on the Phone
  • Last but not least, the Phone should be 5G compatible

Which smartphone You should Buy under 30000?

No Model Best For Price Buy Now
1. POCO F5 All-Rounder Phone,
Gaming, Multitasking
₹29,999
Buy
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2. iQoo Neo 7 All-Rounder Phone, Gaming ₹28,999
Buy
3. OnePlus Nord 2T Compact, Brand centric ₹28,999
Buy
4. Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus Camera ₹29,999
Buy
5. Nothing Phone 1 Unique Style ₹29,999
Buy
Best Phones Under 30000

1. Poco F5

If you want a flagship feature phone at an affordable price, then this is the best Phone you can buy right now for under 30000.

Yes, Poco F5 launched recently at the effective price of 29,999 INR for the base variant with 8 Gb ram and 256 Gb Storage. 

This Phone is the successor of the Poco F4, which was already a good phone. But this Phone outranked all other smartphones in this price range.

Design: First thing that I noticed in this smartphone was its weight. I was shocked that this Phone has a 5000 mAh Battery and only 180gm weight. It is because the body is made from polycarbonate. The overall design is excellent.

The Phone comes with 2 colour options, black and white. I loved the black colour, which comes with a matte finish.

Display: What if I told you that this Phone has an even better display which you get in a 50-60K range smartphone. Yes, It’s true. It features a 6.67’’ FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The Display has Gorilla Glass 5 Protection. 

But you may ask what it has better than even flagship smartphones?- It has 12 – Bit Display with built-in Dolby Vision, HDR 10+ & Wide – Wine L1 support, which is the same as you get in flagship smartphones.

Camera: The Phone has a camera setup as Poco F4 with a primary camera of 64 MP, 8 Mp Ultra wide and 2 Mp macro camera. The Camera Quality is Decent and enough, which you expect in this price range.

The front has a 16 Mp Selfie camera, which also works well.

Battery: Poco F5 Features a 5000mAh battery, which supports a 67-watt fast charger inside the box. A full charge can easily survive for 1.5-2 Days,

Performance: Poco F5 is the first smartphone with Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 based on 4nm. While Playing games and performing some high-quality tasks like video editing, there was not a single performance issue in this smartphone, 

You can play games like COD & BGMI in high settings. It scores around 9 lakhs Antutu score, Amazing.

Poco F5

Poco F5 Specifications

Display Size6.7 – Amoled Display 
120Hz Refresh Rate
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 [ 4nm ]
OSAndroid 13 & MIUI 14
Cameras (Rear)64 MP Primary Sensor
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 Mp Macro
Cameras (Front)16 MP Selfie
Ram & Storage256GB 8GB RAM,
256GB 12GB RAM
Battery5,000 mAh battery (67W Fast Charging)
Poco F5 Specifications

Poco F5 Pros and cons

Pros

  • Best Display in the segment
  • Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
  • Good Battery life
  • Best Multimedia Experience
  • IP 53 Certified
  • 12 5G Bands
  • Audio Jack included

Cons

  • No NFC Support
  • Decent Camera

Poco F5 Price

Model : 8Gb Ram + 256 Gb Storage – ₹29,999


2. iQoo Neo 7

As per my overall test and comparison, iQoo Neo 7 is the best all-rounder phone under 30000 you can buy today, don’t worry. Here is why I rated it best among others.

iQoo neo 7 is the successor of iQoo neo 6. It was launched in 2022, and coincidentally iQoo Neo 6 was also the top-rated and most-bought smartphone under 30000.

Design: The iQoo Neo 7 has a plastic body with a matte finish which protects the Phone from accidental scratches and smudges. Unfortunately, this Phone has no IP rating, which is the only negative point of this Phone.

Display: iQoo neo 7 has a 6.78-inch FHD AMOLED 120 Hz Display, which also supports hdr 10+. As well as it has 1300 Nits of peak brightness and up to 1200 Hz Touch sampling rate in game mode.

Camera: This is the department where this Phone falls slightly short. It has a 64-megapixel primary rear camera with OIS, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Yes, you got it right, this Phone has no ultra-wide camera, which is expected nowadays in even 10-15K phones.

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The Phone has a 16Mp Selfie camera which works decently. It has some features like a wide Angle selfie camera and HDR.

Performance: iQoo Neo 7 is powered with Dimensity 8200 processor based on 4nm. And that’s why the Phone gives a smooth and lag-free experience while surfing. 

Regarding performance, there is no complaining. You can play games like BGMI and COD in Ultra Highest Settings. In short, you will get a complete gaming experience on this Phone. 

Battery: In terms of Battery iQoo Neo 7 power packs a 5000 mAh battery which you can charge using 120-watt super fast charger. The company claims that 10 min of charging can charge the Battery from 0 to 48%.

iQOO Neo 7 Box
Motorola Edge 30

iQoo Neo 7 Specifications

Display Size6.78 – Amoled Display
120 Hz Refresh Rate
ProcessorMediatek Dimensity 8200 [ 4 nm ]
OSAndroid 13, Funtouch 13
Cameras (Rear)64 MP Primary Sensor
2 MP Macro
2 MP Depth
Cameras (Front)16 MP Selfie
Ram & Storage128GB 8GB RAM,
256GB 12GB RAM
Battery5000 mAh battery (120W Fast Charging)
iQoo Neo 7 Specifications

iQoo Neo 7 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • High refresh rate
  • Bright Display
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Fast charging
  • Wide 5G band support
  • Balanced stereo speakers

Cons

  • Plastic build
  • No ultra-wide lens
  • Average cameras
  • Bloatware included
  • In-OS ads

iQoo Neo 7 Price

Model : 8Gb Ram + 128 Gb Storage – ₹28,999


3. OnePlus Nord 2T

This device can be a good choice for brand-centric people looking for a compact phone with good performance from a brand like One Plus.

One Plus Nord 2T has almost everything features and specifications you need under 30000. It includes a good mid-range processor, a fast charging system, and a Good Display with a capable camera with OIS.

Design: The layout looks neat and unique. At the back, There are two circular cutouts on the camera module, one for the primary camera and one for the ultra-wide and monochrome cameras. 

Featuring anti-glare glass and a soft matte finish, the rear panel feels quite premium. The Phone also features a typical Oneplus alert slider, which is missing even in premium phones.

Display: At the Front, nord 2T has a punch-hole display. It features 6.43 Inches FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 90 Hz refresh rate and 180 Hz touch sampling rate. Even outdoors, you will get a better experience as the Display has a peak brightness of 800 Nits.

Camera: Oneplus Nord 2T Features a Triple rear camera with 50Mp + 8Mp + 2Mp. The primary camera takes some fantastic photos with good colour tones with great details. 

In terms of wide-angle cameras, I’m not too fond of them because outdoor and night shots take blurry and noisy pictures. 

The Front has a 32 Mp Camera that gives natural photos after turning off beauty mode.

Performance: Oneplus Nord 3T is based on Dimensity 1300, which is based on 6nm. In benchmark text, it performs well. We tested this device by playing COD and BGMI. You can play games in max settings, and there was not any heat issue while playing games.

Battery: The Phone has a 4500 mAh Battery supporting the 80-watt charger. Using this, you can charge the whole Phone from 0% to 50% in 42 Minutes.

OnePlus Nord 2T Specifications

Display Size6.43 – Amoled Display
90Hz Refresh Rate
ProcessorMediatek Dimensity 1300 (6 nm)
OSAndroid 13 & OxygenOS 13
Cameras (Rear)50 MP Primary Sensor [ wide ]
8 MP Ultra-Wide [ Ultra-wide ]
2 MP [ Depth ]
Cameras (Front)32 MP Selfie
Ram & Storage128GB 8GB RAM,
256GB 12GB RAM
Battery4500 mAh battery (80W Fast Charging)
OnePlus Nord 2T Specifications

OnePlus Nord 2T pros and Cons

Pros

  • Attractive design
  • Good performance
  • Great camera
  • Fast charging

Cons

  • Minor update
  • Weak speaker tuning
  • Average gaming performance
  • No official IP rating
OnePlus Nord 2T
Credit: Trakin Tech

OnePlus Nord 2T Price

Model : 8Gb Ram + 128 Gb Storage – ₹28,999



4. Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus

It is the latest premium Mid-Range Smartphone from Redmi. The Phone’s highlight is that you can get a 200 Mp camera for under 30000. Even it has the fastest charger in this smartphone.

Let’s dive deep into a detailed Overview.

Design: Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus has a glass body at the back side of the Phone. The Phone weighs about 208gms, but still, it feels light and comfortable in hand, all thanks to good weight distribution. The Phone comes with a built-in IP53 rating, which protects the Phone from dust and water particles,

Display: 12 Pro + has a 6.67 inch 120Hz Oled  Display which supports Dolby vision and comes with wide wine L1 Support. In Front, Gorilla Glass 5 Protection protects the Phone from accidental breaks.

Camera: The Phone has a triple camera setup of 200Mp + 8 Mp + 2Mp. As I said in the starting, the USP of this Phone was a 200 Mp Camera. While testing Primary camera captures well-detailed photos with vivid colours. The only issue I found is capturing aggressive images.

The other 2 cameras are just below average. If you can capture the best Photos in 200Mp, why would someone use other small cameras? 

Battery: The Phone comes with a 5000 mAh Battery and supports the fastest charger from redmi. 120-Watt fast charger included in the box.

The company claims that in less than 20 minutes, you can charge this Phone from 0-100%, which is the fastest charging speed in this price segment.

Performance: The Phone is Powered with Mediatek Dimensity 1080, based on 6nm. Playing games, multitasking, etc., runs smoothly on the phone.

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
Credit: Tech Bar

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus Specifications

Display Size6.67 – Oled Display
120 Hz Refresh Rate
HDR 10+
ProcessorDimensity 1080 (6 nm)
OSAndroid 13 & MIUI 13
Cameras (Rear)200 MP Primary Sensor
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP [ depth ]
Cameras (Front)16 MP Selfie
Ram & StorageRam : 6 GB, 12 Gb
Storage: 256 GB
Battery4980 mAh battery (120 W Fast Charging)
Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus Specifications

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 120Hz AMOLED Display for smooth visuals
  • Bright 900 nits panel for enhanced brightness
  • 120W fast charging support for quick charging
  • Good daylight photography capabilities
  • Videos are stable, thanks to OIS
  • Stable stereo speakers for immersive audio

Cons

  • Costly
  • The front camera lacks dynamic range
  • Not suitable for gaming
  • No fingerprint sensor in the Display
  • Plastic frames

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus Price

Model : 8Gb Ram + 128 Gb Storage – ₹29,999


5. Nothing Phone 1

Nothing Phone 1 was launched last year in 2022. It felt a little costlier, but today you can get this around 26,000 to 28000. And in this price range, I think this is a value-for-money smartphone.

Let’s check out some more details. 

Design: The Nothing Phone (1) has a unique design with a semi-transparent rear with exciting features like a wireless charging coil, screws, and LED notification lights. It looks great in white and stealthy in black, but the side bezels are thicker than other phones. It is also rated IP52, which is not the best you get.

The Glyph Interface is a unique feature that uses lights for notifications and can be helpful for phone calls. The lights also indicate the charging status and when Google Assistant is triggered.

Display: Nothing Phone 1  has 6.55 Inch OLED with 120Hz, which supports HDR 10+. The Display is protected with the tough glass of Corning  Gorilla Glass 5. The Display supports up to 700 nits of brightness, which also works great outdoors. 

Camera: The Phone has a dual camera setup of 50Mp + 50Mp. Overall the camera performs well. The ultra-wide camera also captures decent pictures but is not as good as the primary one. The Camera app is also simple and inspired by the iOS app. Some amazing shooting modes include Time Lapse, Panorama, and Expert.

In the Front, a 16 Mp camera works decently as long as there’s enough light. But, In low light, photos are not good.

Battery: Nothing phone comes with a 4500 mAh battery which you can recharge using 33-watt fast charging. Interestingly Phone also supports 15-watt wireless charging and 5-watt reverse wireless charging.

Performance: Nothing phone comes with Snapdragon 778G+ 5G Processor, which is Snapdragon’s go-to processor in this price range.

Earlier, I mentioned that all the phones I mentioned had at least a Snapdragon 870. Although, I have mentioned this Phone 1 because I don’t think everyone needs a performance-centric phone. This processor is capable of playing normal gamings doing other tasks.

Nothing Phone 1

Nothing Phone 1 Specifications

Display Size6.55 – E4 Amoled Display
120 Hz Refresh Rate
HDR 10+
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G ( 6nm )
OSAndroid 12 & MIUI 13
Cameras (Rear)50 MP Wide
50 MP Ultra-Wide
Cameras (Front)16 MP Selfie
Ram & StorageRam : 6 GB, 8 Gb,
Storage: 128 Gb, 256 GB
Battery4500mAh battery (33W Fast Charging)
Nothing Phone 1 Specifications

Nothing Phone 1 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Unique design, IP53-rated
  • Outstanding OLED Display, 120Hz
  • Reliable Battery, fast charging
  • Strong performance, great stability
  • Snappy Android
  • Excellent cameras, day and night

Cons

  • Poor ingress protection
  • Terrible headphone audio
  • Low top speaker volume
  • No fingerprint sensor in the Display
  • Charger not included

Nothing Phone 1 Price

Model : 8Gb Ram + 128 Gb Storage – ₹29,999

Conclusion

We come to the End of the Question of Best Phones Under 3000. After Reviewing all 5 phones, here are the best phones I have filtered according to their functions. Still, if you are confused, then according to me you can buy POCO F5, which is an all-rounder phone, and I am sure that it will fulfil all your needs.

  • Best Allrounder Phone : iQoo Neo 7, POCO F5
  • Best Gaming Phone: – iQoo Neo 7, POCO F5
  • Best Camera Phone: Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, Google Pixel 6A
  • Best Phone For Multimedia and Web Surfing: Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, Nothing Phone 1

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