Top phones under 30000 in December 2021: From iQOO to iPhone, it's here

Phones under 30000 in December 2021: These are some of the best smartphones you can buy in December 2021
By AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
| Updated on Dec 03 2021, 12:13 AM IST
Phones under 30000 in December 2021: The iPhone SE 2020 is one of the top options in this price category. 
Phones under 30000 in December 2021: The iPhone SE 2020 is one of the top options in this price category.  (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT tech)

Phones under 30000 in December 2021: If you are looking to spend on a smartphone and your budget does not allow you to cross 30,000, you are reading the right article. India got to see a bunch of exciting launches this year in this price category, with 5G being the buzzword. From gaming phones to camera phones and even an iPhone, this segment has it all.

Top phones under 30000 in December 2021

However, choosing from this wide range of phones can be exhausting, especially if you don't follow the world of tech. Hence, we have picked up some top recommendations that you should look at. These phones offer the best value for their price and will not leave yo disappointed. 

Oppo Reno 6

Price: 29,990

Oppo Reno 6 5G 
Oppo Reno 6 5G  (David Delima/HT Tech)

The most striking to look at. The Oppo Reno 6 resembles the iPhone 13 but with a pretty matte colour gradient. The Reno 6 supports 5G networks courtesy of the Dimensity 900 chip, a 4300mAh battery with 65W fast charging, a 6.4-inch OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, and a 64MP triple rear camera. However, the Reno 7 is expected to launch soon with some performance upgrades.

Apple iPhone SE

Price: 29,999

iPhone SE
iPhone SE (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT tech)

The most affordable iPhone offers the same performance as the iPhone 11. There's no 5G here but the A13 Bionic chip has lots of raw performance to offer. The compact design is comfy and lightweight despite a glass body with IP67 protection rating and wireless charging. However, watch out for the tiny 4.7-inch LCD display and a less-than-ideal battery life.

Poco F3 GT

Price: 28,999

Poco F3 GT 
Poco F3 GT  (Poco)

Mobile gamers should opt for the Poco F3 GT. With its Dimensity 1200 chipset, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, a 120Hz refresh rate 6.67-inch AMOLED display, and a 5065mAh battery with 67W fast charging (phew!), the Poco F3 GT has got all the gaming specs, including dedicated shoulder keys. It looks exciting too with its aggressive gaming design. That said, the 64MP quad cameras are not for photographers.

iQOO Z5

Price: 23,990

iQOO Z5
iQOO Z5 (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)

Another gaming phone but at a much lower price. The iQOO Z5 has got the Snapdragon 778G chip along with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage as standard. You get a 120Hz IPS LCD display that is backed by a 5000mAh battery with 44W fast charging. The 64MP triple rear camera system is fine too but don't expect top-grade performance, which the next phone offers.

Xiaomi Mi 11X

Price: 27,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X
Xiaomi Mi 11X (David Delima/HT Tech)

The Xiaomi Mi 11X is fast and pretty. With its Snapdragon 870 chipset and MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11, you have got a phone that's zippy and can run anything reliably. The 120Hz AMOLED display is great to look at while the 4520mAh battery is adequate for an entire day. It looks pretty too. However, the 48MP triple rear camera setup isn't ideal and the 33W wired charging falls behind what Oppo offers with its phones.

Motorola Edge 20

Price: 29,999

Motorola Edge 20 
Motorola Edge 20  (HT Tech/Amritanshu Mukherjee)

The Edge 20 is renowned for its 144Hz refresh rate AMOLED display and a near stock Android 11 experience – an unbeatable combination. Paired to a Snapdragon 778G chipset and a 108M triple rear camera at the back which also has an 8MP telephoto camera with 3X zoom, this phone is feature rich. However, the 4000mAh battery may not make this last a whole day and the 30W charging system is slow in comparison to the competition.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G

Price: 29,999

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G 
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

The Galaxy M52 5G is another reliable option with the Snapdragon 778G chip. You get a brilliantly vivid 6.67-inch FHD+ display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The 64MP triple rear camera system takes good looking photos while the 5000mAh battery makes it last almost 2 days. Samsung's One UI experience is the best in this class as well. However, you only get a very slow 15W charger in the box, no stereo speakers, and a tacky build quality.

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First Published Date: 02 Dec, 07:55 PM IST
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