Top 5 Best Smartphones From 15,000 to 30,000 Rupees in India

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The Indian mid-range and budget smartphone market is rapidly exploded in recent years and seems like it will continue for upcoming time. Taking about  2019 we have already seen some amazing phones that impressed the customers with their price-to-performance ratio. The brands like redmi, realme (Oppo sub division) with their phones such as Redmi’s Note 7 Pro, K20, K20 Pro and Realme 3 Pro and Realme X. We’ve Compiled a list of best smartphones that you can consider between the budget of 15,000 rupees to 30,000 rupees. Here is the list (All phones are ranked according to price).

1. Redmi Note 7 Pro (Price:14,000+ rs):

Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the most sold smartphone in this price range, only on flipkart it has over 3 Million+ hits. It comes with glass body design, rear mounted fingerprint sensor that’s accurate and fairly fast and face unlock is also present. Redmi heavily marketed it as a camera centric phone as it was first with Sony’s flagship smartphone camera sensor IMX-586 which has whopping resolution of 48 million pixels (48 MegaPixels) and also has a depth sensor at the back. However, It was not that great while capturing 48MP Shots, there is noticeable delay and there is not much of difference between details of picture between 12MP and 48MP Shots. This may be caused by Snapdragon 675, which is Qualcomm’s mid range processor and is fairly good for performance and gaming. It has 6.3” IPS Grade display with dot notch which produces good colors and fairly bright. This phones comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 Support, but only contains the 10watt adapter in the box. It has MIUI Loaded skin on the top of android 9.

SpecificationDescription
Body Dimension/TypeHeight: 159.21mm Width: 75.21mm

Thickness: 8.1mm Weight: 186g

SoC11nm Octa-Core Snapdragon 675 (2.0 Ghz) with Adreno 612 GPU
Storage/Memory4+64 / 6+128    Supports storage expansion up to 256GB

eMMC 5.1 flash storage

Camera(s)2x back: (Main: SONY IMX 586 48 MP with f1.79 aperture, 5MP Depth sensor) Features: 1.6μm large pixel (4-in-1 Super Pixel)*, PDAF, Steady handheld night photography, AI Portrait mode, background blurring, Single-tone flash, Low light enhancement, Standard HDR, Auto HDR,Video stabilization (EIS), Burst mode, Panorama mode, Face recognition, AI Dynamic bokeh, AI Studio lighting

Video:

4K, 30fps, 1080p, 60fps/30fps, 720p, 30fps, 720p slow motion, 120fps,

1080p slow motion, 120fps,

1x front: 13 MP Shooter Features: AI Portrait mode, background blurring

AI Beautify,  Face recognition,  Selfie timer,  HDR, AI Studio lighting*

AI Scene detection

Rear camera: 33 scene categories

Front camera: 12 scene categories

Camera 2 api supported by default

Battery/ChargerIn Box 10watt charger, supports QC 4.0

Battery: 4000mAh

ScreenCorning Glass  5, 16cm (6.3) FHD+ Dot Notch Display

19.5:9 aspect ratio

Resolution: 2340×1080 FHD+, 409 PPI

PortsHeadphone (3.5mm) Jack, Type C Reversible
SIM/Network TypeDual 4G+VoLTE Supported (simultaneously), Hybrid slot
ConnectivityBluetooth 5

Dual Band WIFI (5Ghz)

Wireless Display Support

AuthenticationFace Unlock+Fingerprint
SensorsGyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass, Ambient light sensor, IR blaster
SAR ValueIndia SAR 1g limit: 1.6 W/kg

Head: 0.962 W/kg

Body: 0.838 W/kg (distance 15mm)

 

2. Realme 3 Pro (Price: 14,000+ rupees):

It is best offering of Realme for the budget-midrange segment. It comes with Snapdragon 710 which is built on 10nm process which is slightly efficient than SD 675. Instead of numbers they launched the phone with 16MP IMX 519 Sensor Shooter at the back with 5MP Depth sensor and 25MP Selfie Camera which also fair enough . The best thing about this phone is it comes with VOOC 3.0 Power adapter inside the box which has output of 20watt.

SpecificationDescription
Body Dimension/TypeWidth: 74.2mm

Height: 156.8mm

Depth: 8.3mm

Weight: 172g (with battery)

SoC10nm Octa-Core Snapdragon 710 (2.2 Ghz) with Adreno 616 GPU
Storage/Memory4+64 /6+64/ 6+128GB    Supports storage expansion up to 256GB

eMMC 5.1 flash storage

Camera(s)2x back: (Main: SONY IMX 519 16 MP with f1.7 aperture, 5MP Depth sensor) Features: Background Blur, Nighscape, HDR, More

Video:

4K, slow motion

1x front: 13 MP Shooter Features: AI Portrait mode, background blurring

AI Beautify,  Face recognition,  Selfie timer,  HDR, Camera 2 api supported by default

Battery/ChargerIn Box 20watt VOOC charger,

Battery: 4045mAh

ScreenSize: 6.3″

Screen Ratio: 90.8%

Aspect Ratio: 19.5 : 9

Resolution: FHD+ 2340 by 1080 pixels

Protection: Corning Glass 5

PortsHeadphone (3.5mm) Jack, Micro USB
SIM/Network TypeDual 4G+VoLTE Supported (simultaneously),

SD Card support (3 slots)

ConnectivityBluetooth 5

Dual Band WIFI (5Ghz)

AuthenticationFace Unlock+Fingerprint
SensorsGyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass, Ambient light sensor
SAR ValueHead SAR: 1.159W/kg. Body SAR: 0.739W/kg

3. Vivo Z1 Pro (Price:15,000+ rupees):

vivo Z1 Pro comes with latest Snapdragon 712 SoC which is incremental version of 710 (2.3 Ghz with Adreno 616 GPU). The phone comes with an IPS Grade screen which has camera hole in it. The phone offers triple camera setup including 6MP + 8MP + 2MP and a 32MP Front Camera. It is advertised as a phone for youth that’s why vivo has tried to make least compromises hence It has triple slot tray for dual 4g and SD card slot. The phone runs on Funtouch over Android Pie. Coming to the battery and charger, it supports QuickCharge 3.0 18Watt charging speed, and has a fast charger in the box, 5000mAh battery is massive and easily lasts for 1.5 to 2days on single charge for a normal user. The key highlights of the phone are the 8 Megapixel ultra wide camera , punch hole display and massive 5000mAh battery with Snapdragon 712. It feels like it’s complete package in respective to its price. You can check the full specs below:

SpecificationDescription
Body Dimension/TypeWidth:77.33 mm

Height:162.39 mm

Depth:8.85 mm

Weight:201 g

SoC10nm Octa-Core Snapdragon 712 (2.3 Ghz) with Adreno 616 GPU
Storage/Memory4+64 / 6+128GB   eMMC 5.1 flash storage
Camera(s)3x back: (Main: Sony IMX499 16 MP with f1.78 aperture, 2MP Depth sensor and 8MP Ultrawide with f2.2) Features: Time Lapse Photography, AI Beauty, Fun Video, AI Filter, Portrait Bokeh,

Video:

1080p,60fps

1x front: 32 MP Shooter

Features: AI Beauty, Fun Video, Portrait Light Effects, Live Photo, Aperture: f2.0, AR Stickers

Battery/ChargerIn Box 18 watt quick charger,

Battery: 5000mAh

Screen6.53 inch full HD IPS Panel
PortsHeadphone (3.5mm) Jack, Micro USB
SIM/Network TypeDual 4G+VoLTE Supported (simultaneously),

SD Card support (3 slots)

ConnectivityBluetooth 5

Dual Band WIFI (5Ghz)

AuthenticationFace Unlock+Fingerprint
SensorsGyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass, Ambient light sensor
SAR ValueHead: 0.752W/kg, Body: 0.402W/kg

4. Realme X (Price:17,000+ Rupees):

realme x

After It’s launch in China, it is the one of the most awaited phones of 2019 in India, the phone shares some of the features with Realme 3 Pro such as it’s SoC, memory and storage, Charging speeds etc. Most importantly the most wanted upgrade is it’s AMOLED Screen with 91% screen to body ratio with popup selfie camera and an optical in-display fingerprint sensor. It carries 2 cameras at the back including 48MP (IMX-586) and 5MP Depth Sensor. One thing is to note it comes with UFS 2.1 instead of EMCC storage, which prevents the SoC from limiting its capabilities. We’ve provided the full specifications below:

SpecificationDescription
Body Dimension/TypePlastic

Width:76 mm

Height:161.2 mm

Weight:191 g

SoC10nm Octa-Core Snapdragon 710 (2.2 Ghz) with Adreno 616 GPU
Storage/Memory4+128 / 6+128GB   UFS 2.1
Camera(s)2x back: (Main: SONY IMX 586 48 MP with f1.7 aperture, 5MP Depth sensor) Features: Background Blur, Nighscape, HDR, EIS,

Video:

4K, slowmotion, timelapse

1x front: 16 MP Shooter Pop-UP

Features: AI Portrait mode, background blurring

AI Beautify,  Face recognition,  Selfie timer,  HDR, Camera 2 api supported by default

Battery/ChargerIn Box 20watt VOOC charger,

Battery: 3765mAh

ScreenSize: 6.53″ AMOLED

Screen Ratio: 91%

Resolution: FHD+ 2340 by 1080 pixels

Protection: Corning Glass 5

PortsHeadphone (3.5mm) Jack, Type-C USB Port
SIM/Network TypeDual 4G+VoLTE Supported (simultaneously)
ConnectivityBluetooth 5

Dual Band WIFI (5Ghz)

AuthenticationFace Unlock+Fingerprint
SensorsGyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass, Ambient light sensor

 

5. Redmi K20 (Price:22,000+ rupees):

Redmi k20

The most hyped phones of the 2019 Redmi K20/K20 Pro both comes with exact same design, display, cameras, the only difference is between the SoCs and their pricing. The K20 Comes with Snapdragon 730 (2.2GHZ with Adreno 618 GPU). The phone feels premium in hand even it comes at the mid range price due to its class back and gradient fire pattern. The popup camera includes an led indicator in it  which glows on a receiving a notification and taking selfies which looks cool.

SpecificationDescription
Body Dimension/TypeAll body Glass

Height: 156.7mm

Width: 74.3mm

Thickness: 8.8mm *

Weight: 191g

SoCSnapdragon 730 (K20)

Snapdragon 855(K20 Pro)

Storage/Memory6+128GB   UFS (K20 AND K20 PRO)

8+256GB (K20 PRO)

Camera(s)3x back: (Main: 48 +8+13MP) Features: Background Blur, Night Mode, HDR, EIS, 4K

Video:

4K, super slowmotion videos, timelapse

1x front: 20 MP Pop-UP Shooter f2.2

 Features: f2.2, AI Portrait mode, background blurring

AI Beautify,  Face recognition,  Selfie timer,  HDR, Camera 2 api supported by default

Battery/ChargerIn Box 18watt QC 3.0 charger,

Battery: 4000mAh

ScreenSize: 6. 39″ AMOLED 1080p

Protection: Corning Glass 5

PortsHeadphone (3.5mm) Jack, Type-C USB Port
SIM/Network TypeDual 4G+VoLTE Supported (simultaneously)
ConnectivityBluetooth 5

Dual Band WIFI (5Ghz)

AuthenticationFace Unlock+Fingerprint
SensorsGyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass, Ambient light sensor

6. Redmi K20 Pro (Price:28000+ rupees):

This phone is Redmi’s most premium cum expensive offering, which comes with the snapdragon 855 which blazes through games and apps. The screen to body ratio is amazing, it’s almost all screen phone. However it doesn’t have stereo speakers like POCOFONE F1 but still it offers great price to performance ratio. For the full specification you can read from the chart shown above.

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