There are a bunch of smartphone brands (including Chinese and non-Chinese companies) that often refresh their new offerings every month. And recently, the ‘Under Rs. 30,000 segment’ has seen a lot of new and innovative smartphones which may confuse customers while buying a smartphone. Even there are a lot of options if you want to buy a non-Chinese smartphone under this segment so let’s have a look at it.
Top 5 Smartphones under Rs. 30,000
#1 OnePlus Nord
The much-hyped OnePlus affordable smartphone that was launched in India last month. The glass-rear panel smartphone comes with a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification. Moreover, we get 5G connectivity in this smartphone all thanks to the Snapdragon 765G chipset under the hood and runs on OxygenOS based on Android 10. There is a 4115mAh battery that supports proprietory 30W Warp fast charging technology which juices up the battery by 70% in just 30 minutes. On the rear, four cameras include 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP while we get dual selfie camera on the front which includes 32MP + 8MP.
The OnePlus Nord is available for Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB+64GB variant, Rs. 27,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant and lastly the 12GB+256GB model costs Rs. 29,999.
#2 Realme X3 and X3 SuperZoom
Both the smartphones are powered by last year’s flagship Snapdragon 855+ chipset. The Realme X3 Series smartphones feature a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Moreover, the devices are backed up by a 4,200mAh battery that again supports 30W Dart fast charging technology. And if you are wondering what is different between Realme X3 and X3 SuperZoom then the answer is its camera. Check out the detailed camera specs here.
|Realme X3||Realme X3 SuperZoom|
|Rear Camera||64MP primary Samsung GW1 sensor, f/1.8 aperture||64MP primary Samsung GW1 sensor, f/1.8 aperture|
|8MP 119-degree ultra-wide with f/2.3 aperture||8MP 119-degree ultra-wide with f/2.3 aperture|
|12MP Telephoto lens with f/2.5 aperture||8MP periscope lens with 5X optical zoom and OIS, f/3.4 aperture|
|2MP Macro lens with f/2.4 aperture||2MP Macro lens with f/2.4 aperture|
|Selfie Camera||32MP primary and 8MP ultra-wide camera with 105-degree FoV and f/2.2 aperture||32MP primary and 8MP ultra-wide camera with 105-degree FoV and f/2.2 aperture|
Realme X3 is priced at Rs. 24,999 for the base variant 6GB+128GB and the Realme X3 SuperZoom comes at a starting price of Rs. 27,999 for the 8GB+128GB base variant.
#3 Asus 6Z
The Taiwan-based tech giant launch Asus 6Z last year which is also the successor to Asus 5Z. The Asus 6Z comes with a one of its kind rotating camera mechanism which accommodates 48MP primary sensor and a 13MP secondary camera. Besides, the smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset and features a 6.39-inch FHD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection and 500 nits of peak brightness. There is a 5000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. If you are looking for a non-Chinese smartphone, you can have a look at this smartphone which is available on Flipkart at a starting price of Rs. 27,999 for the 6GB+64GB variant.
#4 Redmi K20 Pro
Xiaomi’s budget flagship smartphone and among those smartphones to be powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC under Rs. 30,000 since its launch. The device bears a glass body with a very cool design and a 6.39-inch full view display. That means we get a pop-up selfie camera on the top which houses a 20MP selfie camera. There is a triple rear camera setup on the back that includes 48MP + 13MP + 8MP sensors. It is equipped with a 4000mAh battery that supports 27W fast charging support, however, you’ll get an 18W charger in the box though. Now the smartphone is available for a starting price of Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant.
#5 Samsung Galaxy A51
Last but not the least, another non-Chinese smartphone that you can consider purchasing is Samsung Galaxy A51. It comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display that houses a 32MP selfie camera. Moreover, the Galaxy A51 is powered by Samsung’s favourite Exynos 9611 chipset but also supports the all-new Alt Z Life feature that takes privacy to a whole new level. There is a quad rear camera setup which includes 48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP. The Galaxy A51 is backed up by a 4000mAh battery which supports 15W fast charging technology. The phone is available on Flipkart at Rs. 23,999 for the 6GB+ 128GB variant and Rs. 25,999 for the 8GB+128GB model.
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