If you are looking to buy a smartphone under Rs 30,000, you can find many good smartphones. This is because festival seasonal sales are already going on Amazon and Flipkart. Not only this, but many good smartphones have been launched in the past few months. So, indeed, you can get discounts. Let us look at which smartphones you can get in this price category without further ado.

The Best Smartphones Under Rs 30,000 to Buy in India

These are some of the best smartphones you can consider buying regardless of sales, but we have mentioned the sale price, including all discounts and offers.


One of the best smartphones at the price of Rs 31,499, and there is no doubt that the company has always been focusing on the best gaming phones and performance-centric devices. It even has motion controls, game display enhancements, and 4D game vibrations, and the device’s design is top-notch. However, it is also suitable for videos and photos.

OnePlus 10T

Consider buying this for under Rs 36,249, and it is similar to the OnePlus 11R. It does have a flat AMOLED display. You can also buy the OnePlus Nord 3 for the price of Rs 30,249, bundled with Rs 2,199. The OnePlus 11R costs Rs 35,499 in India. It doesn’t have one of the most optimized cameras, but it is suitable for general purposes.

Realme GT 2 Pro

Undoubtedly, a year-old flagship smartphone beats the latest mid-range smartphone in all categories. This device is currently available for Rs 26,999, and this is one of the best options. It comes with a 6.7″ LTPO AMOLED display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1, and a unique paper-like design.

While considering that the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 has slightly overheating issues, it does have a more stable performance than most mid-range smartphones. Up front, the camera is also excellent; this device is excellent for its price. Realme GT2 Pro is already running on Android 13, and the company did announce Realme UI 5.1 based on Android 14 by the end of this year.

Google Pixel 6a

This device is well-known for its excellent camera performance and clean software experience. It comes to everyone’s mind, despite the Pixel 8 series being launched, but as a camera, it beats all the phones in this price range. The price of the device is $25,999, which is a great deal. Everything on the device is excellent; there is nothing to worry about. Because of its compact body, you may sometimes see minor jitter, lag, or even warmth. Battery backup could be better, but other things are suitable for the general audience, especially regarding the camera.

Moto Edge 40

So, if you have been looking for a cleaner software experience, this device is available for Rs 23,999. The device has a 144Hz POLED display, a great design, and fantastic performance with Dimensity 8020 Soc. Well said, this device is one of the few smartphones that comes in handy but also provides an excellent overall experience, including performance and media consumption. Due to the compact form factor, the device’s battery life could be better, and the camera is also decent for general purposes.

Also, the device will receive two years of Android updates, but the company needed a better timeline or track record to fulfill its promises. Alternatively, you can also go for the Moto Edge 40 Neo. Continuing with Moto, especially for a more value-for-money device, this device just launched with a similar experience.

Poco F5

This device provides one of the best performances in its segment. During the sale, it is available for Rs 20,999. The best thing about this device is its performance; it comes with the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 SoC. Gamers should definitely consider buying this smartphone, which is also suitable for media consumption. However, the software experience could be better, while the camera is average but good for performance-centric users.

Nothing Phone 1

Last year, the flagship most-hyped smartphone came with unique features and clever marketing. You can get this device for the price of Rs 25,999. It is suitable for everyone, and it is close to the Pixel as well. The display is good, and the SoC on this device is still one of the best-performing mid-range SoCs, and above all, NothingOS is refreshing.

Samsung Galaxy A34

This device is currently available for Rs 24,999, and it has an amazing-looking design for the price. Samsung’s devices are always said to have the best display. It features a 6.6″ sAMOLED 120Hz refresh rate. Also, the device’s battery is remarkably enduring, and the camera also stands out with some vibrant photos. This is not a gaming-centric or performance-centric device. For other purposes, it is going to provide satisfactory results. What makes this unique is that the software support on this device is one of the best, with four years of Android updates, and the UI is clean. Alternatively, you can buy the Galaxy F54, which is available for Rs 23,499 and offers similar features but a better battery and a reliable 108MP OIS camera.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

If you want the most value-for-money device, consider checking out the Galaxy S21 FE, which costs Rs 29,999. With that, you are going to have a flagship-like experience without needing to spend a crazy amount. Despite its age, this device is still suitable, especially regarding the camera, because it has the most versatile, well-optimized, and feature-packed camera. It is the only phone with a dedicated telephoto lens and 4K@60fps video recording with OIS enabled. One of the best things is that the device will also get the Android 15 update. The performance of the device is decent with the Snapdragon 888.

IQOO Neo 7

They are doing a fantastic job, especially regarding the device’s performance. Their devices offer value for money. The latest IQOO Neo 7 is one of the best in its price range, available for Rs 26,500. For the price, it has a 4nm dimensity of 8200 SOC, which is good and quite capable of handling games. The screen is also good, and the camera is decent for general use. However, the Android experience could be better. Alternatively, another IQOO Z7 Pro is available for Rs 21,999, but the performance on this one is slightly downgraded.

Honor 90

Recently launched smartphone, the device is available for Rs 28,249, and the best thing about it is that it offers a flagship-level display with a peak brightness of 1600nits and 10-bit colors. Also, the design is quite gorgeous and comfortable to use. Regarding performance, it has the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, and the software is also quite refreshing. There are some issues with the camera. It performs very well but requires a couple of updates to provide better portraits.

Vivo V29 Pro

Here, you can get this device for the price of Rs 36,499. For this price, it makes a reasonably compelling case for itself. It always prioritizes design and camera. At the back, it looks much better with a matte finish. Even the camera is impressive in this segment, and there is a circular LED for better camera performance.

Oppo Reno 10 Pro

It is currently available for Rs 38,500 and is all about the design and camera. It has an excellent OIS, which takes great pictures. Additionally, the display is excellent, but for this price, the performance could be better overall, but it can handle daily tasks. Expect everything to be normal in games.

Nothing Phone 2

This is available for Rs 38,999, which offers a flashy design. One of the best things is the refreshing Nothing OS, which is even good at capturing images.

Google Pixel 7a

This is available at a massive discount of Rs 34,499, and you can expect good battery backup and gaming performance. It does great with the camera and is one of the best handy phones at this price. You can also go for the Pixel 7, currently available for Rs 40,499.

iPhone 12

So, these are our top picks for smartphones to buy in each segment. To avoid buying Android, you should get the iPhone 12, which is available for Rs 40,999. It is three years old, making this device great for handling everyday tasks efficiently. Build quality is also among the best in this category, and things are stable across this price range.

The camera on this device is reliable. The iPhone 12 is a good buy even after all these years. These are our best recommendations, which we can think of buying at Rs 40,000 in India during the Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Big Billion days.