5 Best phones under Rs 35000 (July 2016)

Are you searching for the best smartphone under Rs 35,000 for July, 2016? Then you are at the right place. When it comes to offering the best in class smartphones at the most affordable prices, there are quite a few players out there. With Apple and Samsung always vying for the top spot, Sony, Motorola, OnePlus and LG are also not too far behind. So here we have compiled a list of the top smartphones under the price tag of 35,000 INR that are good to look at, great with their specifications and they perform exceptionally well in order to save the honor of their mother brands. Choose the best smartphone for you needs by comparing the brief review, specs, pros and cons.

  Last Updated: July 08, 2016
Replaced Motorola Moto X Style with the latest OnePlus 3 for the list of best phones under 35,000 Rs.
Added Apple iPhone SE as one of the best alternative to iPhone 6, but highly overpriced.
  May 12, 2016
Replaced LG G3 with LG G4.
  April 02, 2016
Added Samsung Galaxy S6 to the list.

1) Apple iPhone 6

  • Screen to body ratio not good
  • Video sound is mono, no 4K video
  • Non replaceable battery
  • SIRI is smarter
  • Fingerprint sensor is available
  • Active noise cancellation feature available

Apple is perhaps the only brand that offers smartphones that have the least or negligible lag. Of course the looks and brand value are the upper benchmark too, but don’t think the phones ever compromise with their performance parameter. Apple iPhone 6, one of the latest offerings from Apple, is one of those beauties that just can’t be ignored and is capable of making the harshest of tech critics its fan. This 4.7 inches smartphones runs on iOS 8 which is upgradable to iOS 9.2. With 1 GB RAM and the options of 8, 16 and 32 GB internal memories, this phone has a Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based) processor. The most basic version of the phone may be availed at a price of around 34,000 from some sellers online. The primary camera is an 8 MP while the front camera is 1.2 MP. Touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama) are few of the many awesome features this phone offers. Not to mention, Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro sensor, proximity sensor, compass and barometer are available too. It has a non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery, good enough to last a day.

Apple iPhone 6 is an amazing smartphone under the tag of Rs. 35,000 is worth a buy; especially if you want performance at a pace and hate device lags. Class is surely something that comes built-in with Apple’s smartphones. Hopefully, the price will decrease even further at the release of the next one, but there is no harm at buying this beast at this price now.

You can also consider the Apple iPhone SE, which is one of the best alternative to iPhone 6. However, it is highly overpriced.

 Spec Apple iPhone 6
CPU Apple A8, Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based) Processor
Screen Size 5.7 - inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Display Quad HD, 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
Operating System iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 9.2.1
RAM 1 GB (DDR3)
Primary Camera 8 megapixels, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary Camera 1.2 megapixels front facing camera
Internal Storage 16/64/128 GB
Expandable Memory Not available
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)
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Apple iPhone 6 reviews flipkart store Apple iPhone 6 N/A
amazon store Apple iPhone 6 Rs. 34,000

2) OnePlus 3

  • No wireless charging
  • No wireless charging
  • Battery is not user-replaceable
  • Snapdragon 820 processor + 6 GB of RAM + Adreno 530
  • Great gaming experience
  • Excellent heat handling
  • Solid camera
  • Speedy charging
  • Excellent value for money

The OnePlus 3 proves there is no reason why smartphones should cost so much! The successor of the most popular and cost effective OnePlus series smartphones has lot more to offer than most of the big budget flagship smartphones. This time OnePlus has powered its third generation flagship device with the most powerful Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with a massive 6 GB of RAM – triple what the iPhone 6S offers. We can never imagine such configurations with the Apple or Sony or Samsung devices for such a low price tag. For high-end gaming experience, Adreno 530 offers high resolution gaming performance with smooth and lag-free experience. On the software side, it is powered by the latest Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow). It runs a customized version of Android that it calls Oxygen OS that’s pretty much the clean, stock Android software.

Another impressive aspect of OnePlus 3 is its super speedy charging. It also has a very responsive fingerprint sensor which is far better than its predecessors. The device takes only 30 mins to charge to 60% capacity. Also OnePlus has finally said goodbye to the “Invite System”. It is hands down the most value for the money device we have in India with exceptional specifications and features.

 Spec OnePlus 3
CPU 2.2GHz + 1.6GHz Kryo Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad core processor + Adreno 530 (GPU)
Screen Size 5.5 inches, Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Display 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) | Oxygen OS- UI (OxygenOS 3.2.1 update begins rolling out)
RAM 6 GB
Primary Camera 16 MP rear camera with autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Secondary Camera 8 MP front camera
Internal Storage 64 GB
Expandable Memory Not available
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
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OnePlus 3 Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store OnePlus 3 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 28,999
amazon store OnePlus 3 Specifications, Price & Review N/A

3) LG G4

  • Chipset could be better
  • No Quick Charge charger included in the box
  • Great aesthetics
  • Camera quality is awesome
  • Battery life is commendable

This flagship has improved manifold in its current generation, focusing mainly on the camera, screen and design factors. Perchance, the latest version of the LG flagship has not only progressed, but almost has been reborn owing to the extent of improvements. The 3 GB or RAM along with 32 GB of internal memory make sure that you never think twice before storing your files, taking new pictures, installing apps and playing games. The Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 processors help the phone stay calm even while you multi-task and play high-end games. Apart from the fact that is supports only one micro SIM, 4G-LTE support is a consolation and the other brilliant features make up for the absence of a second SIM card slot. The primary camera is 16 MP with flash, while the front camera is an 8 MP one with 2.0 focus. The camera module is really impressive; the sensor is improved, the lens aperture is widened and new options have been added to improve the photography experience. The design has been greatly improved when compared to its predecessor and there is an option to avail a premium leather back cover. The 3000 mAh camera is a great feature given the high-end apps the phone runs.

The combination of a sleek and trendy style, smart cameras, adequate storage, efficient CPU with the latest OS make LG G4 the fore-runner of all the present day smartphones in the given range; not just good enough, but quite worth the pennies involved. The battery capacity is really a cherry on the cake.

 Spec LG G4
CPU Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808, Quad-core 1.44 GHz Processor
Screen Size 5.5-inch capacitive touchscreen
Display 1440 x 2560 pixels (~538 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
RAM 3 GB RAM
Primary Camera 16 megapixels, laser autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera 8 MP front facing camera
Internal Storage 32 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (User removable)
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LG G4 reviews flipkart store LG G4 Rs. 36,990
amazon store HTC One E9 Plus Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 37,990

4) Samsung Galaxy S6

  • No micro SD slot
  • Non-removable battery
  • No dust or water protection
  • Wireless charging supported
  • Slim and trendy design
  • Adequate internal memory and RAM
  • Fingerprint sensor and heart rate sensor available

With the release of the latest in line, the S7, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has seen a steep drop in its price and is now very comfortably one of the best 5 smartphones under the price tag of Rs. 35,000 in India. It has a 5.1 inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. S6 supports Samsung pay, the native app for payments directly from the phone. This also is one of the best smartphones that have the minimal heating problem since its chipset is built on a 14nm process which allows similar or higher clock speeds; thus enhancing performance with much less power consumption. This phone has a 3 GB RAM and the internal memory has options to be chosen from 32, 64 and 128 GB which, in some way, make up for the absence of a memory card slot in the phone. The 16MP primary camera has got optical image stabilization and a wide aperture of f/1.9. The 5MP front camera has superior low-light capabilities to brag about. HDR video recording is supported. Along with the other sensors available in most of the smartphones nowadays, Samsung Galaxy S6 has also got the fingerprint sensor and heart rate sensors. The battery is a non-removable 2550 mAh one.

Samsung Galaxy S6 is quite clearly one of those premium phones that anybody would like to buy and when it is available at just around 32,000 INR, there is no stopping the gadget lover in you. It’s worth the buy.

 Spec Samsung Galaxy S6
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz, Exynos 7420 Octa Chipset
Screen 5.1 - inches, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Display 1440 x 2560 pixels, (~577 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
RAM 3 GB RAM
Primary Camera 16 Mega pixel, LED flash
Secondary Camera Front Camera is 5 MP without flash
Internal Storage 32/64/128 GB
Expandable Memory Not supported
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery
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 Samsung Galaxy S6 Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Samsung Galaxy S6 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 33,900
amazon store Samsung Galaxy S6 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 33,900

5) Nexus 6P

  • No wireless charging
  • No optical image stabilization
  • Great specifications for the price
  • Newest Android OS
  • Performance
  • Great loud speakers
  • Outstanding camera quality

Nexus 6P is in our opinion is one of the best smartphones of 2015. Nexus models has always been known for their incredible speed and reliability and overall performance. In particular, this phone stands in the high class, so it’s not every day mid-range phone and it’s also more expensive in that manner.

Nexus 6P packs a huge 5.7 inch AMOLED display with very good viewing angles and brightness. It’s pure enjoyment just looking at this screen. With the 5.7” screen, it’s more like phablet than purely smartphone. On top of that, it boasts of impressive 1440x2560 (2K) resolution with 581ppi pixel density, which makes this screen sharp as never before on any Nexus model. When we talk about overall look, this phone looks very rigid and overall design gives the feeling of holding the very valuable device, and it’s not far from that! It’s 7.1cm thick, or should we say thin? Also, there is Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and it’s the newest Android OS out there.

In terms of raw performance, Nexus 6P phone is simply amazing! The speed of just opening the basic menus to surfing on the internet is admirable and this phone shows no lags or stuttering whatsoever. Under the hood, there is Cortex A57 Quad-Core CPU clocking at 1.5Ghz or 2.0GHz (Indian version). The GPU that allows for unforgettable gaming experience is the newest Adreno 430, and in our tests with high-demanding games, it showed more than decent performance with the aid of its 3GB RAM. On the back, there is 12MP camera capable of recording 2160p videos at 30fps or 720p videos at amazing 240p. Worth mentioning is also a front camera of 8MP, which is more than enough for Skype calls or just selfies.

Moto X Force is also a good pick for the price tag and offers an excellent shatterproof display.

 Spec Nexus 6P
CPU Quad-core 1.55 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
Screen Size 5.7 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and oleophobic coating
Display 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
RAM 3 GB RAM
Primary Camera 12.3 MegaPixels, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Internal Storage 32/64 GB
Expandable Memory Not available
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery
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 Nexus 6P Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Nexus 6P Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 34,499
amazon store Nexus 6P Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 34,399

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