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Top smartphones under Rs. 30000 in January 2022: Xiaomi 11i, iQOO 7, Vivo V23

Top smartphones under Rs. 30000: With some new additions from Xiaomi, Samsung in the recent past, here are our top picks
By AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
Updated on Jan 18 2022, 05:18 PM IST
Top smartphones under Rs. 30000: You can get 120W charging, 120Hz display, and a lot more for this price. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
Top smartphones under Rs. 30000: You can get 120W charging, 120Hz display, and a lot more for this price. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Top smartphones under Rs. 30000: If you have been in the market for a new smartphone that costs less than Rs. 30000, you have come to the right place. Lately, the Indian smartphone space has seen new additions from Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo and a few others. On the other hand, price cuts for more expensive models have dropped them to this price category, which now gives more reasons celebrate for buyers.

Hence, if you have to buy a new smartphone without spending a penny over the Rs. 30,000 mark, here’s what you can do.

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Top smartphones under Rs. 30000 in January 2022

Xiaomi 11i HyperChargeFrom Rs. 26,999
iQOO 7From Rs. 29,999
Oppo Reno 6From Rs. 29,990
Vivo V23 From Rs. 29,990
Samsung Galaxy M52 5GFrom Rs. 29,999
Realme GT Master EditionFrom Rs. 25,999

Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge

The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge starts at a price of 26,999 for the base 6GB RAM variant.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge starts at a price of 26,999 for the base 6GB RAM variant.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Price: From 26,999

One Reason to Buy: 120W fast charging

The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge is currently the only option that charges extremely fast. The 120W charging system in its Boost Charging mode can do a full recharge within 20 minutes. Other than the charging, the HyperCharge also impresses with its smooth performance, decent cameras, and a nice AMOLED display experience. The design is reminiscent of the Redmi Note series phones but the rest of the package is a solid choice.

iQOO 7

iQOO 7 is available at a price of Rs. 29,990.
iQOO 7 is available at a price of Rs. 29,990.

Price: From 29,999

One Reason to Buy: Performance

The iQOO 7 is the fastest phone in this segment you can buy today. The Snapdragon 870 chip in this phone is ideal for mobile gaming and just about any resource intensive task. The 120Hz AMOLED display with its MEMC chip is another good feature while the triple rear cameras are among the best in this segment. Mobile games, look no further.

Oppo Reno 6

The Oppo Reno 6 was the first of many phones to use the iPhone-inspired flat design. (David Delima/HT Tech)
The Oppo Reno 6 was the first of many phones to use the iPhone-inspired flat design. (David Delima/HT Tech)

Price: From 29,990

One Reason to Buy: User Experience

The Oppo Reno is one of the prettiest phones you can buy at this price. You get an iPhone 12-inspired design with fancy colour gradients, good cameras, fast performance courtesy of the Dimensity 900 chip, and a quick 65W wired charging. Not the most powerful phone here but definitely impresses with the overall user experience.

Vivo V23

The Vivo V23 offers a dual selfie camera setup.
The Vivo V23 offers a dual selfie camera setup.

Price: From 29,990

One Reason to Buy: Selfie cameras

The Vivo V23 looks a lot like the Oppo Reno 6 but tops its off with a faster Dimensity 920 chip, a 50MP + 8MP dual selfie camera system, an even fancier colour changing back, and Android 12-based FunTouch OS 12 experience out of the box. The 44W wired charging isn’t the fastest and FunTouch OS 12 isn’t the most polished Android experience, but the overall package is sweet for someone considering a fun smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G

The Galaxy M52 5G offers the best display experience in this price range. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
The Galaxy M52 5G offers the best display experience in this price range. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Price: From 29,999

One Reason to Buy: Display

The Galaxy M52 5G is currently the only option if you seek a solid display experience. The 120Hz AMOLED screen is bright, vivid and smooth, making it one of the best screens to enjoy on a phone within this price. The Snapdragon 778G inside keeps the One UI experience fast and pleasant, while the rear cameras hold up great in most lighting conditions. Watch out for the average battery life and a plasticky boring design.

Realme GT Master Edition

The Realme GT Master Edition gets a suitcase-like design (Image: GT Master Edition Explorer) (Realme China)
The Realme GT Master Edition gets a suitcase-like design (Image: GT Master Edition Explorer) (Realme China)

Price: From 29,999

One Reason to Buy: Display

The Galaxy M52 5G is currently the only option if you seek a solid display experience. The 120Hz AMOLED screen is bright, vivid and smooth, making it one of the best screens to enjoy on a phone within this price. The Snapdragon 778G inside keeps the One UI experience fast and pleasant, while the rear cameras hold up great in most lighting conditions. Watch out for the average battery life and a plasticky boring design.

Realme GT Master Edition

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Price: From 25,999

One Reason to Buy: User experience

The Realme GT Master Edition with its suitcase-inspired rear is easily the most eye-catchy phone you can buy today. Other than the design, the slick Snapdragon 778G-backed performance paired to the 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED display and a decent battery life with fast wired charging is something to consider. Sadly, the cameras aren’t on par with the rest of the phones in this price bracket.

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First Published Date: 18 Jan, 04:05 PM IST
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