Smartphones today are becoming more and more important in our lives and manufacturers definitely understand this and launch newer devices at mouth-watering prices, making it difficult to buy the right phone for you.

To help you with just that we did a ton of research by going through reviews from many reputed websites so you all the information you need in one place.

So sit back and read through all the work that we have done to help you find the best phone under 30000.
 

Best smartphone under 30000

Asus Zenfone 5z

Asus Zenfone 5z: A pleasing Deal

Bringing a flagship smartphone experience at true flagship killer budget, the Asus Zenfone 5z has taken OnePlus' tried and tested formula to hit back at them. The result is a device that has a great display, superb performance from the Snapdragon 845, the picture quality from the OIS enabled cameras, good battery, fast charging, and the superb glass design are all that people look for in their phones and for the price, it’s hard to fault the Asus Zenfone 5z.

Pros

  • Superb pricing

  • Snapdragon 845 processor

  • Gorgeous design and build

  • Superb 6.2-inch display

  • Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the display

  • 64GB storage with microSD support

  • Optically stabilized camera with wide angle option

  • 4K 60fps option

  • Quick Charge 3.0 support

  • Fast Charger, Cover, and earphones provided inbox

  • Great stereo speakers

Cons

  • Has the love it-hate it notch

  • Notch hide option looks like an afterthought

  • Uses the older Quick Charge 3.0 standard

  • Stock Android would have been better

  • No details of software support after Android P

  • Camera lags behind the OnePlus 6

  • Wide angle camera produce low-resolution photos

What’s missing?

  • AMOLED display

  • Water resistance (No IP certification)

  • Dedicated microSD card slot

  • Quick Charge 4.0 (has only QC 3.0)

  • Selfie flash

  • IR Blaster

  • Dedicated DAC

  • Wireless charging

  • Super slow motion video

Where to buy it?

If you want (6GB ram/64GB internal storage) purchase it on Flipkart
If you want (6GB ram/128GB internal storage) purchase it on Flipkart
If you want (8GB ram/256GB internal storage) purchase it on Flipkart

Best smartphone under 30000

LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7 ThinQ: Sleek and sufficient

Pros

  • Gorgeous build and design

  • Powerful processor

  • Amongst the best displays on a phone

  • Excellent speaker and Quad DAC

  • Good camera experience

  • IP68 water resistance

  • Wireless charging support

Cons

  • Tiny battery

  • Ugly software skin

  • That notch!

  • Camera experience goes down in low light

  • Over-processing in some photos

  • EIS cannot due used for 4K

What's it missing?

  • AMOLED display

  • IR blaster

  • Super slow motion video

  • Dedicated MicroSD card slot

  • Stereo speakers

Where to buy it?

If you want (4GB ram/64GB internal storage) purchase it on Flipkart
If you want (6GB ram/128GB internal storage) purchase it on Flipkart

Best budget smartphone under 30000

Poco F1

Xiaomi's Best Budget Phone, yet: Poco F1

Poco F1 came about as a flagship-killer’s killer with its unbelievable price and excellent hardware specifications, making it probably the best bargain ever. is quite possibly the bargain of the century.

The hardware includes an FHD+ display, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6/8GB of RAM and storage variants ranging from 64GB to 256GB. The cameras also perform well in fact in a blind test conducted by famed tech Youtuber MKBHD, it managed to beat the iPhones and Pixels of this world.

Not everything is rosy though with the software having a few bugs, the lack of HD video playback in Amazon Prime and Netflix and the screen bleeding issues. Ultimately it comes down to the performance per rupee and the Poco F1 simply delivers crazy value at that making it the best budget smartphone under 30000. While the Poco F1 starts at Rs.21,000 you can pick up the Armoured variant for under Rs.30,000. Read more about how it performs in our best smartphone under 25000 article.  

Pros

  • Great display

  • Best in class gaming performance

  • Stereo speakers

  • USB Type-C connector and 3.5 mm jack for audio

  • Dual 4G VoLTE support

  • 18W fast charging

  • Good battery life

  • Armoured edition looks sweet

Cons

  • Stock Android would have been better

  • Hate or Love notch

  • Some units have touch and screen bleed issues

  • Large chin on the front panel

What's it missing?

  • IR blaster

  • NFC

  • Metal or Glass build

  • Waterproofing or water resistance (No IP rating)

  • Camera OIS

  • Useful Secondary camera (No optical zoom, wide angle)

  • 60fps video recording

  • Super slow motion video

  • Dedicated DAC

  • Dedicated MicroSD card slot

  • Wireless charging

  • 2K resolution display

  • Stereo speakers

  • Doesn’t support HD Playback for Netflix and Amazon Prime (Lacks Widevine L1 certification)

Where to buy it?

If you want (6GB ram/64GB internal storage) purchase it on Flipkart
If you want (6GB ram/128GB internal storage) purchase it on Flipkart
If you want (8GB ram/256GB internal storage) purchase it on Flipkart
If you want (6GB ram/128GBArmoured Edition ) purchase it on Flipkart

If you want (8GB ram/256GB internal storageArmoured Edition ) purchase it on Flipkart


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How we selected?

We started by looking at suggestions from reputed websites to see what they had suggested. We collected a few picks from them and moved to our next step.

We kept tracking the new phone launches in the past year and made sure to add the best sellers on Amazon and Flipkart. We then went through their specifications and features while analyzing the reviews from verified customers and established technology websites like Gsmarena, Phonearena and Notebook Check.
 

Best smartphone under 30000- in detail

Asus Zenfone 5z: Why it is so good?

Specifications

Design & Build: Glass back, Notch and premium build

Asus smartphones over the year have had a family design to them with the concentric circular pattern on the back being a signature. Their Zenfone 5z doesn't deviate from this norm but merely add glass to the mix and two really premium colours- Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver.

The premium feel is further enhanced by the metal frame, the chamfered edges and minimal bezels. Also while it is premium to look you cannot mistake the stark resemblance to the Fruit iPhone X (people who saw the live stream will understand this joke)

Glass back and minuscule bezels: Asus Zenfone 5z

Given that the bezels are minuscule you need to put the camera, earpiece, and sensors somewhere, so you end up with a notch on the top of the display. Ever since the notch appeared on the Essential phone and was popularised by the iPhone X, it has been a thing of controversy, some love it and many hate it. But apparently, it is a symbol of premium design and that's why Asus has given it here.

The volume rocker and power buttons are at the side and are easy to use and ergonomically placed. The fingerprint sensor is found at the back flanked by the Asus logo. You still get the headphone jack (thank you Asus!) and a USB-C port at the bottom. You also have a hybrid dual sim slot with support for microSD cards up to  2TB.

Despite having glass on both the front and the back you get Gorilla Glass protection to prevent your phone from getting scratches but as we know the downside of using glass is your phone becomes a fingerprint magnet and very slippery. Thankfully Asus does provide a silicon case in the box.

While you have scratch protection what it lacks is any sort of IP rating to protect it from light splashes of water or even true waterproofing. Having this would have completely sealed the deal in Asus' favour.

Software: Skinned but smooth

With many manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, and Honor, prefer to skin their phone's software. Asus too is no different. With their ZenUI and Zen apps, Asus hasn't really been known for their software. ZenUI has previously been slow, heavy and often gimmicky in design. But since Asus' last two phones - the Zenfone Max Pro and Zenfone 5z, ZenUI has been toned down quite a bit and while it still looks gimmicky it is fast and smooth to use.

While you do get the Google suite of applications like  Photos, Sheets, Docs, Chrome, Calendar, Drive, and Maps pre-installed, you also have a ton of  Asus branded apps like File Manager, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, WebStorage, Selfie Master, ZenMotion, Game Genie, Mobile Manager and ZeniMoji. Off all these, some are un-installable thankfully.

If you compare the Zenfone 5z with its main rival the OnePlus 6, the Zenfone cannot hold a candle next to the OnePlus' Oxygen OS which looks more modern, thoughtful and refined. ZenUI looks like a mismatch of colours, poorly designed icons and menus but at least Asus has managed to make it fast. There is even a software called OptiFlex which learns your usage patterns and then keeps the most used apps in memory to speed up app launches.

Given the phone is launched in 2018 and almost everyone is talking about AI, Asus surely doesn't want to be left behind. Their launch event talked a lot about AI camera, AI app suggestions, AI charging, AI ringtone and more. One cool AI feature is where the phone changes the colour temperature of the display based on the light temperature of your surroundings, this is a feature found on the True tone displays of the Apple iPad.

A weird touch to the otherwise amazing phone: The weird Notch

Improper Hide notch option (Image is taken from tech2 / first post)

Also present in the software is a feature to hide a notch. That's common, isn't it? Almost all the phones with notches have that so people who detest the notch can hide it. But that's not why we mention it, but because of the rather shoddy implementation as reported by Firstpost.

If you have been following modern smartphones you know along with the 18:9/ 19:9 aspect ratio and notches, rounded corners for the display is a common thing. Now when you do turn off the notch you get a black bar but if you look carefully it doesn't have rounded corners but right angle corners which look odd and certainly an afterthought.

While Asus has promised an update to Android P when it is released and also two years of security updates. They are rather quiet about further software updates.

Hardware: Amazing hardware for the price

Armed with a 6.2-inch full HD+ panel with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a whopping 90% screen to body ratio, Asus surely hasn't skimped on the display. Being an LCD panel you get truer colours and great brightness (550 nits).

But for people who really want to see the most accurate colours, you will be happy to know that the display supports 100% of the DCI-P3 Wide Color Space. For regular folks what that means is it can show more colours and much truer colours. BGR found the display to be top notch with great colour reproduction, good contrast, and deep blacks.

But do note that while it is as good as the Oneplus 6 if not better, the blacks are not going to be as deep as the Super AMOLED of the OnePlus 6. That's why you do not have an always-on display and even the hide notch feature will not be as convincing as the OnePlus. But for an LCD it is a superb panel.

Why is Asus Zenfone a good choice: Our opinion

Powering the phone is the top of the line Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB or 8GB RAM, you also have 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The Zenfone 5z is nothing short of a beast when it comes to performance, matching and even beating most of the competition in benchmarks.

In short, what this means is all apps and games run flawlessly and you can play high-end games for long hours without any lag or dropped frames. The phone also doesn't heat more than normal even during intensive gaming which is a great thing.

Audio quality too is great with a Qualcomm 24-bit DAC, Hi-Res certification, DTS-X support and stereo speakers. BGR loved the audio quality through the earphones which they felt makes this a great phone for listening to music especially from streaming sources like Spotify, Tidal etc.

They also liked the bundled earphones (Hi-Res certified) but felt it wasn't as good as the AKG earphones bundled with the Samsung S8 series phones.

BGR and almost everyone who reviewed the Zenphoen 5Z found the stereo speaker to be a great addition due to its loud and clear sound reproduction. There is also an outdoor mode which increases the Treble to give you a much louder sound. This is one area where most reviewers felt the Asus Zenfone 5z simply outshone the OnePlus 6 by a huge margin.


Note: For audiophiles out there do note that the built-in DAC is a Qualcomm one and not as good as the Quad DAC found on the LG G7 ThinQ in case you were thinking of getting this phone for its audio.

Camera: Good Cameras, just not as good as the OnePlus

The Zenfone 5z comes with a dual sensor camera for the rear and a single front-facing camera. The rear cameras consist of a 12MP Sony IMX 363  f/1.8 sensor and an 8MP 120 Degree Wide Angle camera. Together they can do background blur effects, and the 8 Mpx can take some really cool wide angles shots.

Secondary wide angle cameras are something that is more common on LG phones with most other manufacturers using a depth sensor (Xiaomi, Motorola), zoom sensor (Samsung, Apple) or a monochrome sensor (Honor, Motorola). What's really great is that you have Optical Image Stabilisation (up to 4-stops) and Gyroscope based Electronic Image Stabilisation on both the sensors.

Digit found the camera to be quick to focus and produce good, vibrant photos. They also noted that the dynamic range improved tremendously when using the HDR mode. They, however, did note that the performance is decent at best in low light, where although the images do not exhibit a lot of noise there is aggressive noise reduction. Firstpost found the OIS really did help frame the shots betters in daylight as well as low light conditions where they felt the Zenfone 5z performance better than the OnePlus 6.

You get a pro-mode for the camera and RAW capture has also been added by Asus with a new update along with improvements in audio recording (192 kbps) and HDR mode.

BGR found the AI scene detection to work as promised, detecting pets, greenery, flowers, sky and changing and applying tweaks to improve the image quality. This feature is particularly helpful for beginners who do not know how to quickly fiddle with the white balance and other settings.

Coming to the secondary wide angle sensor Digit too found it to be a cool addition, but they found the image compression to be higher than usual. This is because while the sensor is an 8MPx one, it is 8MPx in 4:3 and will scale down to 6MPx if you got to a wider 16:9 ratio. Do note that since it is a wide angle you will see some curving along the sides, this is due to barrel distortion of the lens which makes all horizontal and vertical lines curved.

Digit found the Portrait mode to work well, giving you a clean edge detection and applying a quality blur effect.

For selfies, you have an 8MPx front-facing camera with EIS and Asus' Selfie Master software. Digit found the selfie camera to produce vibrant results but a little down in terms of detail. Which they said is something common with most front-facing cameras.

The Asus Zenfone 5z video recording maxes out at 4K 60 fps and 1080p at 240fps. The video recording impressed Digit with its quality. Initially, some Zenfone 5z's had focus hunting issues in the video but Asus has been releasing updates to fix such issues.

Battery & Charging: Good battery life with super fast charging

With a 3300mAH and support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, the Asus Zenfone 5z doesn't deviate a lot from the norm. While a 4000mAh battery would have made things better, the battery it ships with is not bad. With a PCMark battery score of 7-8 hours, it is very good. BGR reported you can easily get through a day with two sims, three email accounts, smartwatch connectivity and heavy use.

In terms of the screen on time, you can easily expect around 7 hours screen on time which is very good for a phone with a flagship-grade processor and an IPS LCD screen. While the phone doesn't support Quick Charge 4.0, you do get support for Quick Charge 3.0 with the charger bundled in the box. BGR India reported that using the bundled 18W charger they were able to go from nought to a full charge in 1 hour 12 minutes, which is superb.
 

Best smartphone under 30000

Detailed look: LG G7 ThinQ

Specifications

The LG G series of smartphones has always remained a niche for a few users out there, users who love great audio, users who prefer the amazing wide-angle shots and people who want to go out into the open with a well-built water-resistant smartphone. The G7 ThinQ is merely the latest in the line of LG’s G series and in the current scenario it is surely one of the most underrated smartphones out there.

The G7 ThinQ is still an LG phone to the core but it comes with more modern design elements like the glass back and a notch upfront. Both the front and the back have Gorilla Glass 5 protection and the phone itself is IP68 certified, so you don’t have to worry if you accidentally spill a glass of water over it. Add to that the wireless charging support and this phone is truly of flagship grade at less than flagship killer price.  

The display on the G7 is gorgeous as always but this time around there is a minor change. LG has moved away from the POLED display to a mLCD unit. Both Gsmarena and Notebook Check found the display to max out near the 1000 nits mark with the brightness boost option checked. The brightness is not uniform though and outputs the highest value only with a white background but even for other content, it is brighter than most panels.

With the boost-brightness turned off the brightness hovers around the 591 nits range which is better than most of the other phones in this segment. The screen can go down to 3.3 nits as well for low light reading and has an impressive (for an LCD) contrast ratio of 2000:1. The screen is accurate as well will 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 gamut and supports HDR 10, Dolby Vision and 12-bit colour, making it amongst the best displays at this price point.

Performance needs are taken care of by the latest in the market- Snapdragon 845 processor that's backed by 4/6GB of RAM and a fast UFS 2.1 storage in 64/128GB capacity. You can even expand your storage with the hybrid dual sim/ sd card slot. Introducing multiple apps and graphics-heavy games doesn’t tax the processor and it can handle it with ease even if the benchmark scores a lower than that of the Asus.

LG G7's Back: Easy to use

Audio on the LG G7 is something to behold starting with the Boombox speaker onboard the phone. It uses the empty space within the phone to create a louder sounding audio something similar to the Apple iPad Pro. Gsmarena found the speaker to be amongst the loudest in the market currently and produce some excellent deep and crisp sound. Do note that the speaker is still a mono unit and not stereo.

The headphone jack is thankfully still present and has become a trademark on LG smartphones. You also have a dedicated Hi-Fi QUad DAC, Bluetooth 5.0, DTS:X 3D, aptX HD and LDAC support for great audio through wired or wireless headphones/ earphones. The LG Music player also supports higher quality audio files over what Android supports.  

The G7 ThinQ uses LG’s custom skin called LG UX which is based on Android Oreo (Android Pie update will be released soon). There are a lot of apps pre-installed that cannot be uninstalled like FB, Instagram, G Health, McAfee Safe Family etc. You also get a ton of customization options for the notch which LG refers to as the second screen.

But despite the many additions, the skin is terrible to look at especially in a premium device like the LG G7. It looks too gimmicky and comes with a messy settings app, missing gesture controls and overall cheap feel to the downloadable themes and bloatware.

The cameras on the LG perform very well with Gsmarena liking the contrast, colours and dynamic range of the main sensor. They did note some over-processing that gave an oil painting like effect on a few photos. The wide-angle camera too was good with great details and colours and the sheer width of the lens capture so much of the scene.

Low light images do take a slight hit due to aggressive noise reduction which leads to a loss of details. Also while the lens is a bright f/1.6 unit, the pixel size is simply too small to really take in the light. Gsmarena wasn’t too happy with the Super Bright image mode (LG marketing talk for night mode) either, despite it using pixel binning to shoot at 4 MPx. They found the camera to take away any details with noise reduction.

Bokeh effect shots were actually pretty good according to them as the edge detection and bokeh is nice. They found it to offer better bokeh effects than most other smartphones.

The selfie camera according to them was decent with details, good with colours but average on dynamic range.

Video recording goes up to 4K 60fps (with HDR10 recording support) and the OIS does kick in to stabilise the videos too. Gsmarena loved the details of the video capture along with the high dynamic range and excellent contrast. The colour temperature, however, is biased towards the warmer side. Another little tidbit that they mentioned was that the camera can even use EIS to remove camera shake due to movement but it is limited to only 1080p 30fps.

Given the 3000mAH battery and the power-hungry LCD you cannot expect great battery life and according to the PhoneArena, the phones last a day with moderate usage. For heavy users, you may need to top up every night/ evening though.

With their in-house test, they found the phone to deliver a screen-on-time of six and a half hours. Which is at least two hours less than the Asus and almost four hours less than the Poco. A pro-tip to save battery would be to turn off the Always On display mode as that can suck up a lot of your phone's battery.

Phonearena found the charging time of the phone to be 1 hour 47 minutes which is decently fast just not OnePlus fast. Also, a 30 minute of charge on the LG G7 can top up 40% of the battery. Gsmarena found the phone to take a little more than three hours to charge off a wireless pad.
 

Who is our best pick for?

The Asus Zenfone 5z is not much different than its competitors as you have a lot of horsepower for gaming and everyday tasks, a good camera for uploading pictures to Instagram, creating videos for Youtube and the usual stuff. Where it does differ is the audio as you get a much better stereo sound than most other phones, making it a great smartphone to carry on your trips. The battery life too is good enough for the powerful processor and bright display.

The LG G7 ThinQ is for people who want a phone from a more established marque and want a more premium experience. You get a better wide angle on the LG than the Asus, the speakers are better and the audio quality via the headphone jack is miles ahead of what the Asus and Poco can deliver. For the price, you even get a glass back, IP68 protection and even wireless charging support.

The Poco F1 gives you the premium smartphone experience for an even cheaper price. While there are compromises it makes like the plastic body, no OIS in camera, thick bezels and chin, and no specialized secondary camera. If you can work around that and buy the Armoured edition to get a much premium design feel then the Poco F1 is no doubt the bargain here.
 

Who is the competition?

Nubia Red Magic

The Red Magic is a little late to the party with most phones done launching with a Snapdragon 845 processor, the Nubia one comes with a 835. While it is still flagship-grade, it's flagship-grade from a year ago. But the Red Magic comes with an amazing cooling kit with vents that allows you to game on it for really long hours. Also striking looks with the RGB and the single camera which is actually good for photography and stock Android make it a capable gaming phone on a budget (especially when compared to the Asus ROG phone). So overall for the price it does make a great case for itself, just that you know in the near future the older processor may struggle with newer more demanding games.

Samsung Galaxy A8+

The Samsung A8+ offers some rather cool features like full IP68 protection, a Super AMOLED display, a large battery and dedicated sd card slot with dual 4G sim slots. But the processor is more mid-range than flagship and remains the Achilles heel of the A8+. If at all you need the IP68 protection blindly go for the LG G7 ThinQ which has an even more powerful processor than the A8+ and way better cameras.

Mi Mix 2

The Mi Mix 2 is actually one of our favourite phones in terms of design, this phone was one of the first few phones to have a truly bezel-less screen, but unlike others, Xiaomi did not slap a notch on the screen rather they pushed the camera sensor at the bottom into the chin of the phone.

But design is not everything and the Mi Mix 2 comes with last years hardware comprising of a Snapdragon 835 processor and a single camera sensor at the back. All that with the price of Rs.30000 it is not as value for money as other Xiaomi products especially the Poco F1. Besides if style is your thing you cannot go wrong with either the Asus Zenfone 5z or the LG G7 ThinQ.  

Nokia 7 Plus

The Nokia 7 Plus is one of the better phones in the Nokia lineup with a stock Android experience and decent cameras, it is often called “the budget Pixel phone”. In terms of specifications, you have 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a Snapdragon 660 processor. But with it being priced at Rs.26000, it's too close to the Asus Zenfone 5z and just not as fast.

Honor 10

Launched around the same time as the OnePlus 6, the Honor 10 brings forth a gorgeous design wrapped in a game-changing colour scheme. The Honor 10 also boasts class-leading AI support courtesy of a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) which truly works in improving your image capture and image editing.

Sadly the Honor 10 still uses the Kirin 970 processor a processor that's getting a little too old in the tooth. Weirdly Honor's love affair with the Kirin 970 doesn't seem to end as they have launched/ are launching even more phones with this very processor in India soon.

Motorola Z2 Force

The Moto Z2 Force is one of those rare moments in smartphones where a smartphone tries something really different but doesn't quite make a mark on the customer. The Z2 with its modular attachments - Moto Mods is one of the most unique points in smartphone design. While the idea hasn't got many sales for the cellphone pioneer, critics love the implementation.

Another little trick up its sleeve is the shatterproof display something even the iPhone added on their 2018 models. But being able to survive drops is not everything and when it comes to everyday use, the smaller than the usual battery, pricey Moto Mods, last years processor, average camera and older style 16:9 display spoil its chances of being a Zenfone or Pocophone beater.

Vivo X21

Vivo phones have always been a one-trick pony kind of affair with only the selfie cameras being the reason people went for them. However, with the X21 there are some interesting developments like the presence of an in-display fingerprint sensor, quad cameras, dedicated audio chipset and a Snapdragon processor.

While all that seems decent enough its only when you see its price above Rs.30,000 that you really wonder why would anyone go for it when you got the OnePlus 6T which offers so much more for a little more money.

Blackberry Key 2 LE

The BlackBerry Key 2 Le brings the same keypad experience of the Key 2 for a more affordable price. For the price, there are many compromises from the processor to the display and the camera. We recommend you skip it as it doesn’t even deliver the full BlackBerry keypad experience as it lacks the keypad scroll feature.

Samsung Galaxy A8 star

Falling into the same boat as the Nokia, the A8 Star is popular merely because of its brand name but it at least does something right to justify its Rs.30,000 price tag. You have a massive 6.3-inch AMOLED panel, 6GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 660 processor, a large 3700mAh battery and good cameras too.

It does lack the IP68 protection found on the A8+ but for Rs.30,000 if you need a phone from a large brand and do not want to spend the extra for a OnePlus which boasts of an AMOLED panel then you can pick up the Samsung A8 Star.

Final thoughts

Asus for quite some time has been known to make great devices but then price them way beyond the reach of most. But with the Zenfone Max Pro and Zenfone 5z, Asus truly seem to have got back its sense. 

Their latest flagship the Zenfone 5z is priced very well, in fact, they just went and pulled a OnePlus on OnePlus undercutting their OnePlus 6 by Rs.5000!! that's no easy task considering they have given the same processor, similar battery, good cameras and a great looking glass back build. The way we see it if you need a smartphone at around Rs.30,000 and you are hesitating to add in another Rs.5000 for the OnePlus, well you now have an option that fits your budget perfectly.

The LG G7 ThinQ is a dark horse in this price segment. It is very well positioned and comes with some unique touches that set it apart from most smartphones in its class. You get an extremely bright display, a powerful processor, wide-angle camera, superb speakers, a headphone jack a fast charging as well. Whether you are an audiophile or love taking photos this is a phone you must look towards.

The Poco F1 appeals to people who love performance and its price it truly the most value for money smartphone. You get the same Snapdragon 845 found on flagships but backed up by a large 4000mAh battery offering excellent battery life. You also get very capable cameras and it is available in multiple variants and colours so you can pick the one that's just right for you.