5 Best Phones under Rs 30000 (May 2016)

New month and here is the updated list for you. Do you wish to buy the best feature loaded mobile phone of May, 2016 which offers solid performance like the high-end flagship phones or if you are looking for the best smartphone between Rs.26,000 to Rs.32,000 price range, then here is our latest list of 5 best phones to buy in India within Rs 30,000 price tag for the month of May, 2016.

Moto X Style, HTC One E9 Plus, Samsung Galaxy A8, LG Google Nexus 5X (32 GB) and HTC One ME are certainly the best phones under 35000 INR. The list is updated every month by replacing outdated or inferior smartphones with better phones.

1) Moto X Style

  • The battery is not user replaceable
  • TFT display (no IPS OR AMOLED)
  • Slightly bulky and thick
  • Excellent performance
  • Great camera quality
  • Good battery life
  • Well built body
  • Water splash proof

Motorola has launched Moto X Style, the best alternative to Moto Turbo and the bigger 6 inches Nexus 6 smartphone. Due to the humongous success of recent models of Motorola Moto series, people have great expectations and they have succeeded in keeping their customers happy and a reason to smile with the latest flagship model Moto X Style. Though it’s slightly thick and bulky, it’s so far the most stylish handset of Moto Series with metallic sides. Like their predecessors, Moto X style also offers premium back covers which are available in different colors and textures.

Moto X Style is powered by 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 Hexa Core Processor coupled with 3 GB RAM. The combination of processor and ram enhances gaming, multitasking and overall performance. It sports a big 5.7 inches Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display with TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It manages to produce a decent 520 ppi pixel density. Although the display is great, they should have used a IPS or AMOLED display instead of TFT.

Coming to camera quality, it’s equipped with a 21 MP camera on the rear side with dual-LED flash and a 5 MP front facing camera with LED flash for high quality selfie shots. Both cameras are capable of shooting awesome high quality pictures. Bright and vivid 4K video recording is also available. Moto X Style comes with 4G LTE Support and also has water repellent nano-coating to protect from water drops. It’s backed by a decent Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with quick charging features. However, the battery is not user replaceable.

Overall it’s a great smartphone to buy in India within Rs. 30,000 price range and is a real value for money with all-rounder qualities.

 Spec Moto X
CPU 1.8 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 Hexa Core Processor
Screen Size 5.7 - inches, TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen
Display 1440 x 2560 pixels, Quad HD (~520 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), Moto X Style is now available on Marshmallow
RAM 3 GB RAM
Primary Camera 21 megapixels with dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera 5 megapixels front facing camera with flash
Internal Storage 16 / 32 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 128 GB
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with quick charging technology
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
 Moto X Style Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Moto X Style Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 26,999
flipkart store Moto X Style Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 28,999

2) HTC One E9 Plus

  • Average battery life
  • Stunning crisp and clear display
  • Buttery smooth performance
  • Unmatched camera performance
  • Boom sound speakers
  • Great ergonomics

The HTC One E9 Plus is a power packed performer paired with an award winning design and an incredible display. The HTC One E9+ dual sim adapts the iconic look of the award-winning HTC One series with new metallic accents and a chamfered edge. It has a 5.5 inch 1440 x 2560 px display. The QHD display gives a perfect treat for your eyes. You will enjoy detailed graphics, crisp images and saturated colors, all with ultra-sharp resolution. Under the hood, the HTC One E9 Plus has a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795M chipset paired with a 3GB RAM and PowerVR G6200 graphics unit. The 20MP rear camera and the 13MP ultra pixel front camera does its job perfectly. It runs on the latest Android v5.0 Lollipop OS topped in HTC Sense UI 7.0. The E9 plus delivers a buttery smooth performance. It has got a 32GB of inbuilt memory and an expandable memory card slot. This machine has almost all the sensors available. It offers an unmatched sound experience delivered by the HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio, 5.1 Surround Sound. It is powered by a 2800 mAH Battery.

 Spec HTC One E9+
CPU 2 GHz Mediatek MT6795M Octa Core Processor
Screen Size 5.5-inch capacitive touchscreen
Display 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
RAM 3 GB RAM
Primary Camera 20 megapixels, 5376 x 3744 pixels
Secondary Camera 13 megapixels front facing camera
Internal Storage 32 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 128 GB
Battery Li-Polymer, 2800 mAh
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
 HTC One E9 Plus Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store HTC One E9 Plus Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 27,590
amazon store HTC One E9 Plus Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 27,590

3) Samsung Galaxy A8

  • No Major Cons
  • Stunning display
  • Lag free performance
  • Full metal body
  • Finger print sensor
  • Excellent battery life

Samsung Galaxy A8 is the thinnest smartphone launched by the company. With its gorgeous body, full metal design and super narrow bezel, it is the slimmest Galaxy ever. The phone is designed perfectly providing a full metal body. It has a 1.8 GHz + 1.3 GHz, Octa Core Snapdragon 615 processor for high performance alongside a 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM. There is an expandable memory card slot of 128 GB. You can customize the way you use your phone with the Galaxy A8’s hybrid SIM slot, which lets you make use of a Nano USIM or a micro SD card. Either operate with two different phone numbers at once or add memory with a Micro SD card. The A8 has a 5.7 inch screen with a full HD display and a pixel density of 386 PPI. The phone runs on Android Lollipop version 5.1. The SUPER AMOLED Display have better response, and consume significantly less battery thereby increasing the battery life. Equipped with a 16 MP rear and 5MP front camera – both featuring f/1.9 aperture – the Galaxy A8 has all your photography and video needs covered. With the HDR function, you can capture brighter, clearer images even in low light conditions. It’s quick, responsive, powerful camera is perfect for capturing spectacular shots any time of the day or night. It is given life by a 3050 mAh battery.

 Spec Samsung Galaxy A8
CPU 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Processor
Screen 5.7 - inches, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Display Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)+ 386 ppi pixel density
Operating System Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop) | UI - TouchWiz
RAM 2 GB RAM
Primary Camera 16 Mega pixel, LED flash
Secondary Camera Front Camera is 5 MP without flash
Internal Storage 32 GB
Expandable Memory microSD expandable upto 128 GB (uses a Sim slot)
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
 Samsung Galaxy A8 Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Samsung Galaxy A8 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 25,990
amazon store Samsung Galaxy A8 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 25,990

4) LG Google Nexus 5X (32 GB)

  • Battery life could have been more
  • Supports single SIM card and has limited storage
  • No wireless charging as was available in the 2013 model
  • Supports fast charging - 4 hours of use in 10 minutes of charging
  • Great picture quality of both the cameras
  • Android v6.0 Marshmallow
  • Fingerprint scanner

Google Nexus 5X is one of the phones that despite being available at a fair price of around 23 thousand in the Indian market, has been quite successful in establishing itself as a flagship product of the LG company even though it isn’t. Supporting 2 GB RAM and either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage (as per buyer’s choice), this phone may seem as an average item, but the large screen, superb camera quality, high quality video recording and fingerprint reader greatly increase its value. Not to mention the looks and feel of the smartphone that are quite impressive.

Coming to the specifications of the phone; sporting a 5.2 inch screen, the choice of memory in this phone is limited to either 16 or 32 GB and there is no slot to increase the memory by inserting a memory chip. Google Nexus 5X is powered by 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. It supports 4G-LTE network on its single SIM card slot. The 12.3 MP primary camera does more than its standard and the image quality is great. The front facing camera is 5 MP and is a boon for the selfie lovers who get to take amazing pictures with the front camera in surprisingly high qualities. The non-removable battery with a capacity of 2700 mAh is good enough to take you places.

The specifications that the phone is offering is hard to resist for a smartphone freak who wants the latest. If the minute drawbacks can be ignored, it is one of the best buys under the 30,000 price tag. The recent reviews about this phone have mostly been positive. LG’s slightly older flagship LG G3 and the 6-inches phablet Motorola Nexus 6 are also decent phones for the price range and a good alternative to Google Nexus 5X.

 Spec LG Google Nexus 5X (32 GB)
CPU Hexa Core,1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
Screen Size 5.2 - inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Display Full HD, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~423 ppi)
Operating System Android v6.0 Marshmallow, UI- Stock Android
RAM 2 GB RAM
Primary Camera 12.3 megapixels, dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera 5 megapixels front facing camera
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
Expandable Memory Not supported
Battery Li-Po 2700 mAh battery (Non-removable), Fast charging supported
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
 LG Google Nexus 5X (32 GB) Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store LG Google Nexus 5X (32 GB) Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 27,589
amazon store LG Google Nexus 5X (32 GB) Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 28,509

5) HTC One ME

  • Slight heating problems arising out of a few devices
  • No fast charging option
  • Great image quality of both the cameras
  • Memory expandable up to 2 TB
  • Combination of rich looks with latest technological features
  • Commendable battery life

Released in the June of 2015, HTC One Me has a 20 Megapixel main camera with auto focus, BSI sensor, video recording and HTC ultra-pixel front facing camera that is good enough to attract anyone who has a connection with tech and specs. This one is perhaps the best phone to buy when you have the budget of around 30K to spend. It is a mix of absolute beauty with high end technical specifications. The lightweight design and rich looks are hard to miss.

Having a weight of just about 155 grams, HTC One Me sports a 5.2 inch screen, perfect to hold! It supports 4G-LTE network and has two SIM card slots that can be used simultaneously. The RAM is 3 GB while the internal memory is an impressive 32 GB. Worth mentioning is the fact that the internal memory can is expandable up to 2 TB with the help of a dedicated memory slot. The 20 MP primary camera has an aperture of f/2.2, 28mm with autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The 4 MP secondary camera is also great with the capability of HDR and taking perfect selfies under low light conditions. Fingerprint sensor is present along with the other basics and the Non-removable Li-Po 2840 mAh battery ensures you get the maximum juice out of it for longer periods of time.

All in all, HTC One Me is one of those premium smartphones under Rs. 30,000 that have a much higher value in terms of their offerings. As per the reviews on various sites, this phone is performing exceptionally well and buying one will not put you into trouble.

 Spec HTC One ME
CPU 2.2 GHz, Octa-core Mediatek Helio X10 Processor
Screen 5.2 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Display Quad HD, 1440 x 2560 pixels (~565 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android OS, 5.0.1 (Lollipop), UI - HTC Sense UI 7.0
RAM 3 GB RAM
Primary Camera 20 Megapixel, Dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera 4 MP, HTC ultra pixel front facing camera
Internal Storage 32 GB - Internal Storage
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 2 TB
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 2840 mAh battery
 Online Store Availability
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 HTC One ME Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store HTC One ME Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 31,490
amazon store HTC One ME Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 29,199

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