BEST CAMERA MOBILE PHONES UNDER 30000 IN INDIA

If you want a purchase a great camera phone in India, check out this list. Here, we list smartphones available to buy in India with camera ratings of 8 or above, priced under Rs. 30,000. This means, all the devices on this page will offer great photo and video quality to users, from the front or rear cameras, both. The list has been arranged as per rating and recency of launch. You can also expect a great overall experience from the smartphones on this list, as they have an overall rating of 8 or above.

If you didn’t find what you were looking for on this page, try our other useful camera phone pages – Best Camera Phones Under Rs. 15,000, Best Camera Phones Under Rs. 20,000, and Best Camera Phones Under Rs. 25,000. You can also check out our helpful Compare Phones and Phone Finder tools.

Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G has launched in India with a relatively-expensive price tag. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G successor finds itself in the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge price category, courtesy of the upgrades on offer.

The phone comes with a glass back and a 120Hz AMOLED display. The 6.67-inch screen is flat and has a hole-punch cutout. Its headlining feature is the 200-megapixel primary camera. The triple-camera setup also features an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera.For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel front camera.

The Note 12 Pro+ 5G runs on the Android 12-based MIUI 13, which is a bummer considering rivals are shipping with Android 13.The phone features a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC. It has up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage on offer.

Another HyperCharge feature that the premium Note gets is 120W fast charging support for the 5000mAh battery.

Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G Specifications
Display 6.67-inch, 1080x2000 pixels
Processor MediaTek
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4980mAh
Rear Camera 200MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Specifications
Display 6.50-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 8MP
Front Camera 32MP

The most noticeable change in the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G compared to its predecessor is its design. It's also a lot lighter at 177g. The 6.4-inch AMOLED display is vibrant and has satisfying levels of brightness. It has a 120Hz peak refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus for protection. The Galaxy S21 FE 5G gets the same Exynos 2100 SoC as seen in the flagship S21 series. It also comes with Dolby Atmos, an IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, and wireless charging.

It's a no-nonsense value flagship that does everything you ask of it, and does it well. What I liked most about it was the low weight, which made it very comfortable to carry in my pocket or hand. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G supports HDR10 playback and apps such as Netflix recognise this ability too. The overall camera experience is similar to that of the Galaxy S20 FE 5G, which is to say, they are very dependable.

If you haven't already snagged the launch offer and bought the Galaxy S21 FE 5G, I'd say the Galaxy S20 FE 5G offers far better value right now. It's practically the same as the new model, so you really aren't losing out on anything. The Galaxy S21 FE 5G will make more sense once its price drops and the Galaxy S20 FE 5G is phased out of the market, but till then, I'd recommend getting the older model instead.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Specifications
Display 6.40-inch
Processor octa-core
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 8MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, or Fan Edition, promises the most popular features of the flagship Galaxy S20 family at a much lower price. You get the same Exynos 990 processor, plus a 6.5-inch full-HD+ 120Hz Super AMOLED screen and a 4500mAh battery. The body is polycarbonate but this phone still feels premium, and is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance. You get plenty of high-end features including stereo speakers and wireless charging. The three rear cameras are all practical and deliver great results in the daytime, though the ultra-wide one does suffer a bit at night. Video and stills both came out looking good, and the camera app offers plenty of modes and settings to experiment with. Battery life is somewhat disappointing but Samsung's One UI software is quite good and the display is great for videos and games. The phone does get a bit warm in use but is otherwise a satisfactory premium option.   

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Specifications
Display 6.50-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Samsung Exynos 990
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 8MP
Front Camera 32MP

The LG G8X ThinQ sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a tiny water drop notch at the top. The bezels are thin on the sides of the display while the bottom chin is slightly thicker. It has a dedicated Google Assistant button and is among the few phones to still retain the 3.5mm headphone jack. LG also bundles a dual screen accessory with the device which helps connect a similar display to the phone.

The LG G8x ThinQ smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and it comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. It packs in a 4,000mAh battery and has support for fast charging. The LG G8X ThinQ runs LG UX 9.0 on top of Android 9 Pie. The device also has a Hi-Fi DAC feature and supports DTS:X 3D Surround sound. It offers good performance and the device is capable of handling anything you throw at it.

LG has stuck with a dual-camera setup on the LG G8X ThinQ with a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 13-megapixel wide-angle-camera. The phone clicks decent photos in daylight and low-light photos were also good. Video recording is another strong point for the LG G8X ThinQ.

LG G8X ThinQ Specifications
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 13MP
Front Camera 32MP

LG isn't a big player in the smartphone market anymore but is still trying. The new LG G8s ThinQ was first unveiled at MWC 2019 but has launched in India several months later, so it now competes against several newer and more feature-rich models. The styling is dated, especially with the extra-wide notch, although that was necessary to fit in a Time-of-Flight 3D sensor and infrared dot emitter for security. Build quality is excellent though, and you get an IP68 rating plus Gorilla Glass on the front and back.

LG has overstuffed this phone with software features and customisations. Air Gestures are particularly gimmicky and we found them frustratingly difficult to use. There's a lot of bloatware and unnecessary animation that seems to bog this phone down a bit. However, performance in games and benchmarks was pretty good.

The display is impressive and we liked the stereo speakers on the LG G8s ThinQ. Battery life was just average. The three rear cameras take excellent shots, even in very low light.   

LG G8s ThinQ Specifications
Display 6.20-inch, 1080x2248 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3550mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 13MP + 12MP
Front Camera 8MP

The Galaxy S10e is the smallest and lightest of the three new Galaxy S10 models at 150g. It feels incredibly comfortable to hold and the rounded edges aren't abrasive on the skin. The aluminium and glass back is a bit slippery when used with one hand, and this phone does attract fingerprints easily.

The Samsung Galaxy S10e has a 5.8-inch full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, with HDR 10+ certification. At the back of the phone, we noticed some more cutbacks compared to other Galaxy S10 models. It ditches the telephoto camera so you only get the main dual-aperture, 12-megapixel sensor and the 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle one.

It has the Exynos 9820 octa-core SoC, alogn with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Galaxy S10e also features AKG-tuned stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, an IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, and a whole bunch of sensors.

General app and UI performance is great. Games ran very well, even high-end ones such as PUBG Mobile. Thanks to the powerful SoC and lower screen resolution, the Galaxy S10e easily managed to drive them at the highest settings. The Galaxy S10e has a 3100mAh battery, which is the smallest of the series, and that has a noticeable effect in everyday use. We typically managed to get roughly 17 to 18 hours of actual battery life.

The phone captures detailed landscapes and macros in daylight, with good dynamic range and colours. The camera app is easy to use and has a novice-friendly layout. Live focus works well, with good edge detection. You can even add background blur effects.

Samsung Galaxy S10e Specifications
Display 5.80-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 9820
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3100mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 16MP
Front Camera 10MP

The Samsung Galaxy S10 was launched alongside the Galaxy S10E and the Galaxy S10+. This smartphone sits right between the other two devices and has a 6.1-inch display. This display has QHD+ resolution but you can change the resolution of the display panel. It also has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner which is super quick to unlock the smartphone. The sixe of the device is perfect for single-hand use. It also has a hole-punch design at the front.

Powering the Galaxy S10 is the Samsung Exynos 9820 SoC that is very capable and can run most apps and games on the app store. This powerful SoC is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which makes it very easy for multitasking with this smartphone. Samsung ships this device with One UI running on top of Android 9 Pie. Samsung has also preinstalled a couple of apps on the device.

The Galaxy S10 packs in a 3400mAh battery and manages to deliver over one day of battery life. It sports a triple camera setup at the back onsisting of a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, 12-megapixel wide-angle camera and 16-megapixel ultra wide camera. The device delivers excellent photos in the day, macros also turned out very well as the phone manages good edge detection. Low-light camera performance is impressive as well and the phone does a good job at keeping noise low.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Specifications
Display 6.10-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 9820
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3400mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
Front Camera 10MP

The new Galaxy Note 9 has much the same hardware and cameras as the Galaxy S9 Plus. The main thing that sets the Galaxy Note 9 apart is its S Pen, which now has added Bluetooth connectivity and can be used as a single-button Bluetooth remote control. Samsung's Experience UI is highly customised but feels smooth and natural to use, with several thoughtful ways to use the S Pen. This phone is a bit too large and heavy, but it has a huge 6.4-inch screen with curved edges and a 4000mAh battery that could last you up to two days. The cameras are great, and Samsung's app gives you a lot to play with. If you want to spend this much money and can live with the bulk, the Galaxy Note 9 delivers a top-class experience.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications
Display 6.40-inch, 1440x2960 pixels
Processor Samsung Exynos 9810
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 12MP
Front Camera 8MP

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is slightly taller and heavier than the S8+, but simply feels better built and more solid in your hand. The 6.3-inch Quad HD+ display is gorgeous and produces excellent contrast. The S-Pen now has a finer tip and is IP68 certified. You can use it to create hand-drawn GIFs, translate words, and search the web with Bixby Vision. This phone is powerful too thanks to the Exynos 9 Octa SoC and 6GB of RAM. The dual rear cameras are a first for the company and let you do things like Live Focus, which adds a pleasing bokeh effect behind your subject. The main sensor delivers excellent detail, both in daylight and at night. Battery life could have been better and we struggled to get a full day’s worth of usage out of each full charge.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications
Display 6.30-inch, 1440x2960 pixels
Processor Samsung Exynos 8895
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3300mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera 8MP

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the smaller of the two options launched as the company's 2017 flagship. Its main attraction is a nearly borderless screen with a taller than usual aspect ratio. In terms of industrial design, this phone is absolutely stunning, with curved glass and a futuristic look. However, the fingerprint sensor is forced into an awkward spot and grip takes some getting used to. Performance is top notch thanks to an Exynos 8895 SoC, and the cameras produce stunning stills. This is a worthy flagship phone, if you're willing to spend this much.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications
Display 5.80-inch, 1440x2960 pixels
Processor Samsung Exynos 8895
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Rear Camera 12MP
Front Camera 8MP

Apple iPhone 6s Plus Specifications
Display 5.50-inch, 1080x1920 pixels
Processor Apple A9
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2750mAh
Rear Camera 12MP
Front Camera 5MP

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ appears to be nothing more than an elongated S6 Edge at first glance but dig a little deeper and you’ll find some nifty additions. The new additions include 4GB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.2 on the hardware front, for a bit more future-proofing. Samsung has also added Pro mode in the camera app which now lets you save pictures in RAW format as well as give you manual options to adjust your photo, before you take the shot. The new Live Broadcast feature also lets you livestream to your YouTube channel. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a well-rounded phone but Samsung is charging a premium over the S6 Edge, which makes you think twice before taking the plunge.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Specifications
Display 5.70-inch, 1440x2560 pixels
Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Rear Camera 16MP
Front Camera 5MP

Huawei's latest flagship smartphone under the 'Honor' brand is the Honor 6 Plus and it boasts of dual 8-megapixel cameras on the rear. Huawei's claim that these cameras can capture pictures as good as a DSLR may not be true but it is a great shooter nonetheless. It can shoot some really great low-light shots with good amount of details. Huawei has also managed to improve upon the design of the Honor 6. The overall performance of homegrown Hisilicon Kirin 925 SoC inside the phone is also really good. If there is one thing lacking with the phone it has to be the audio performance. Also, the Honor 6 Plus could have benefited greatly if it had a lower price tag.

Honor 6 Plus Specifications
Display 5.50-inch, 1080x1920 pixels
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 925
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3600mAh
Rear Camera 8MP
Front Camera 8MP

Nokia Lumia 1520 Specifications
Display 6.00-inch, 1080x1920 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
RAM 2GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3400mAh
Rear Camera 20MP
Front Camera 1.2MP

OnePlus Nord 3 5G Specifications
Display 6.74-inch, 1240x2772 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 9000
RAM 16GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera Unspecified

Honor 90 Specifications
Display 6.60-inch, 1200x2664 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 200MP + 12MP + 2MP
Front Camera 50MP

Realme 11 Pro+ Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 2400x1080 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 7050
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 200MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

Some of the features of the Nothing Phone 1 that really stand out are its premium build quality, vibrant display, good primary camera, and clean Android experience. The glyph lights are a nice differentiator but you may or may not find them actually useful for daily use. The one thing that needs the most improvement right now is the secondary cameras, especially in low light. Video recording could also benefit from better stabilisation and features.

Phones such as the Xiaomi 11T Pro and iQoo 9 SE offer better specs and features for a simialr price. However, if you want a phone that looks completely unique while still having all the essential features, there's nothing quite like the Phone 1 right now.

Nothing Phone 1 Specifications
Display 6.55-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 50MP
Front Camera 16MP

Oppo Reno 8 Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 2400x1080 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 1300
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G comes with minor upgrades over the previous model. Its design mostly remains the same as before, but has some minor changes around the back, which includes a new layout for the cameras.

Its processor has been upgraded to a Dimensity 1300 SoC, which brings some performance improvements. The display remains the same as before and offers a 90Hz refresh rate.

The phone offers OxygenOS 12.1 which is based on Android 12. It has minimal bloatware and comes with just one preinstalled third-party app. Software performance is smooth and it all feels fluid thanks to the 90Hz display.

Gaming performance is quite good as well. The phone still lacks a macro camera unlike the original Nord, but the primary camera can shoot decent close-up images. Low-light performance is quite good. Battery capacity remains the same as before, but OnePlus has amped up the charging to 80W.

OnePlus Nord 2T 5G Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 1300
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Pixel 6a is a big upgrade and a step up from the Pixel 4a, which was Google’s last smartphone to make it to India. It packs in plenty of upgrades over the previous model but also a higher price tag.

Its design utilises glass for the display and a plastic panel for the rear, both of which are held together by an aluminium frame. While it feels solid, it's far from premium since the plastic panel is a massive smudge and dust magnet.

Software performance does not feel as fluid because of its 60Hz refresh rate display, but you do get the latest and greatest from Google which is Android 13 with no added bloatware.

Camera performance in all kinds of lighting conditions is top-notch, but video quality seems a bit lacking. Battery life is good for a day’s worth of use but charging is quite slow.

Google Pixel 6a Specifications
Display 6.10-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Google Tensor
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4410mAh
Rear Camera 12.2MP + 12MP
Front Camera 8MP

The Realme GT Neo 3 (150W) aims to offer an improved experience over the GT Neo 2 with a focus on gaming, but ends up falling a bit short of expectations in its attempt to offer more features.

Its design remains similar to the GT Neo 2, with some minor modifications to its finish. Performance with its MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC seems to have taken a bit of a hit when compared to what the competition offers. Gaming performance is good but not the best in this segment.

Camera performance is good both in daylight and in low light and it’s mainly down to the new OIS-enabled sensor from Sony. But it’s not as good as what the competition offers.

The 150W model offers a 150W charger in the box which does a good job of charging the smartphone quickly, but heats up the phone quite a bit.

Realme GT Neo 3 (150W) Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 2,120x1,080 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 8100 5G
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The new design of the Oppo Reno 7 looks nice. The rounded frame and curved edges of the back gives the phone a sleek aesthetic. The Reno 7 also gets the same laser-etched pattern on the back like on the Reno 7 Pro, which looks good and does’t attract fingerprints. The 6.4-inch AMOLED display is similar to the one on the previous phone. It has a full-HD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Oppo hasn’t bothered refreshing the SoC in the Reno 7 as it’s still the MediaTek Dimensity 900, along with has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The software experience of the Oppo Reno 7 is identical to the 7 Pro. Day-to-day performance has been solid so far with the Oppo Reno 7. The SoC is plenty powerful for handling the usual productivity and social apps. The bump in battery capacity to 4,500mAh (from 4,300mAh) seems to have made a noticeable impact on battery life.

It’s a good phone overall without any glaring faults but just know that there are better feature-packed offerings available online, that offer a lot more bang for you buck.

 

Oppo Reno 7 5G Specifications
Display 6.40-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 900
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Xiaomi 11T Pro is a solid offering that’s hard to ignore at the lower end of the premium smartphone segment. While it’s not high on design, it makes up for this with raw performance and is almost a good all-rounder. It’s attractive price tag and added features (compared to the competition) make it an even sweeter deal.

The smartphone’s chassis is made of a polycarbonate mid-frame, sandwiched between two sheets of glass. Its AMOLED display showcases accurate colours and is also Dolby Vision certified. Accompanying the display is the stereo sound with Dolby Atmos support, which makes for an immersive video streaming experience.

Performance is not a problem thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC inside and the same goes for gaming performance. Battery life is also top notch and lasts up to two days of casual use on a single charge. What’s more impressive is the charging speed with the 120W fast charger that comes in the box.

Camera performance is also up there with the rest. Video recording quality is quite good, and the camera also offers HDR recording options. However, the quality of selfies in low light were well below the mark.

Xiaomi 11T Pro Specifications
Display 6.67-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Motorola Edge 20 Pro is the top-of-the-line smartphone In the Edge 20 series. It has a 6.7-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. This smartphone is slightly thicker than its younger sibling, the Motorola Edge 20. The device is well built and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back and an aluminium frame in between. It is IP52 rated for dust and water resistance.

It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. paired 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Storage is non-expandable but you do have the option to extend RAM by 2GB.  It packs in a 4,500mAh battery and gets a 30W charger in the box. Motorola ships near-stock Android 12 with few of its customisations in the form of My UX. The Edge 20 Pro is powerful and can run almost every app on the Play Store.

The Edge 20 Pro has a triple camera setup, with a 108-megapixel primary camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera and an 8-megapixel 5X telephoto camera. Photos from the Edge 20 Pro were good in daylight and closeups were better.  Telephoto camera is useful when shooting far away objects. However, low light camera performance was not upto the mark.

Motorola Edge 20 Pro Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 16MP + 8MP
Front Camera 32MP

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is the successor of the OnePlus Nord. It is a part of the affordable Nord series and is affordable compared to the OnePlus 9 Series. The OnePlus Nord 2 sports a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with fullHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and the back, giving it a premium look and feel. 

OnePlus has managed to keep the weight of the smartphone down to 189g. It packs in a 4,500mAh battery and supports 65W Warp charging., the charger is bundled in the box. At the back, it has a triple camera setup, comprising of a 50-megapixel primary camera with OIS, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a 2-megapixel mono camera.

The Nord 2 is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1200AI processor and is available in 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM options. OnePlus offers 128GB and 256GB storage options but these aren't expandable further Just like other OnePlus smartphones, the Nord 2 also gets OxygenOS and it is running on top of Android 11. You also get two years of software updates and three years of security updates. The Nord 2 is a good performer and can handle heavy tasks and apps without any issues. The 4500mAh battery can go for a day and a half without any issues. Charging is super quick and the phone can get topped up from a drained state in just 32 minutes.

Camera performance of the Nord 2 is good for the price. Daylight photos are good but shots from the ultra-wide angle camera aren't great. The Nord 2 manages close-ups and portrait shots very well. Low light camera performance was also good and with Nightscape mode, the phone can click better shots in lowlight. Overall, the OnePlus Nord 2 is a good pick for someone on a budget.

OnePlus Nord 2 Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 1200
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Oppo Reno 6 shares a lot of features with the Pro model, such as the Bokeh Flare Portrait filter in the camera app, 65W fast charging, and a high refresh rate AMOLED display. The design gives off strong iPhone 12 vibes, but it really seems to work in its favour. The 6.42-inch AMOLED display looks very good. It has a full-HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 90Hz refresh rate, and a claimed peak brightness rating of up to 700nits.

Oppo says this is India's first phone to sport the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC which is plenty powerful to handle daily tasks and games at the full-HD+ resolution. The 4,300mAh battery capacity might not sound too impressive, but with day-to-day usage, I was easily averaging more than a full day on single charge. The Oppo Reno 6 misses out on the rear depth camera that the Reno 6 Pro has, but apart from this, it has the same set of sensors on the front and back.

While the Reno 6 is definitely better value than the Pro model, it might be hard to justify buying it after comparing it to the OnePlus Nord 2 and the Poco F3 GT.

Oppo Reno 6 Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 900
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4300mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Realme GT isn’t a flagship killer but it is a premium all-rounder. Priced starting from Rs 37,999, the Realme GT lacks features like an IP rating and wireless charging but still turned out to be a good all-rounder. With its top variant available only in a Racing Yellow vegan leather finish, it is aimed at the youth who want a no-frills performance-oriented smartphone. It has a Super AMOLED display with a high refresh rate that will appeal to gamers. There’s a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and plenty of RAM, so this phone is more than capable of handling the most high-end games. The cameras also perform quite well for still photos and video recording. Battery life is good, and the 65W charger that’s included in the box charges this phone very quickly.

Realme GT 5G Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

OnePlus 8T Specifications
Display 6.55-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

Just like the Vivo V20, the Vivo V20 Pro focuses on design and cameras. The patterns created on the Sunset Melody colorway when light hits the back panel look very funky. The display on the Vivo V20 Pro is once again very similar to that of the V20. It is a 6.44-inch full-HD+ AMOLED panel with Schott's Xensation Up cover glass. Colours are rich, it gets very bright, and there's HDR support too.

Videos look great on the Vivo V20 Pro thanks to the vivid AMOLED panel. HDR videos on YouTube play smoothly. The Vivo V20 Pro is a good phone for gaming since the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G can handle even demanding titles fairly well without overheating. Funtouch OS 11 on the V20 Pro is packed to the gills with shortcuts and customisation options.

The Vivo V20 Pro boasts of impressive camera specifications. For selfies, you get a 44-megapixel primary camera with a f/2.0 aperture and autofocus, and an additional ultra-wide-angle 8-megapixel camera. Compared to the OnePlus Nord, the V20 Pro offers slightly sharper selfies and more interesting shooting modes, however the Nord does have a slight edge when it comes to video performance.

If you're looking for a mid-range 5G smartphone that's not a OnePlus Nord, the V20 Pro gets our recommendation.

Vivo V20 Pro Specifications
Display 6.44-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 44MP + 8MP

Just like the Vivo X50 Pro, the Vivo X50 looks striking from any angle and is easily one the best looking phones I've seen from the company of late. It has a 6.56-inch AMOLED display with a full-HD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ certification. Overall, the Vivo X50 is a very well-built smartphone with a premium in-hand feel.

The Vivo X50 runs the same software as the X50 Pro, Funtouch OS 10.5, based on Android 10. There's a lot that's packed into this custom Android skin, starting with plenty of redundant apps such as Vivo's own app store, browser, and email client — none of which can be uninstalled.

The Vivo X50 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC and performance has been nothing but great. Unlocking the phone is quick and seamless, the interface is always snappy thanks to the high-refresh-rate screen, and multitasking isn't a problem. I found the battery life of the Vivo X50 to be more than satisfactory. Even with light gaming and camera use, I was easily getting at least a day and a half, and sometimes even up to two full days on one charge.

The main rear camera was pretty impressive overall. In daylight, landscape shots packed in plenty of detail, colours were vibrant, and exposure was balanced.In low light, the main camera automatically decreases shutter speed for better exposure. There's a bit of grain, and brightly lit areas can look overexposed, but switching to Night mode fixes both these issues.

Vivo X50 Specifications
Display 6.56-inch, 1080x2376 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4200mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED+ panel, with a full-HD+ resolution and supoorts HDR10+ colour profile. Colours and punchy and brightness level is good. The back of the phone has a polycarbonate layer which resembles glass. Button placement feels ergonomic, and on the left, we have a hybrid dual-SIM tray that can either take two Nano-SIM cards or a single SIM and a microSD card.

The Gaalxy S10 Lite is powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC, which is last year's flagship chip. Performance is very good and the phone doesn't get overly hot when gaming. It features One UI 2.0, which is based on Android 10, however it lacks the India-specific features which we saw in the Galaxy A51. 

The phone has a 4,500mAh battery capacity, which offers enough power to get you through an entire day on one charge. The bundled charger supports 25W fast charging. 

In the back, the main 48-megapixel camera captures good stills, thanks to OIS for better stabilisation. The wide-angle camera also does a good job under good light. The 5-megapixel macro camera also captures very good extreme close-ups. 4K video recording is supported but only up to 30fps. Low light image quality is very good too. 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4,500mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 12MP + 5MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Vivo V17 Pro is a unique offering, with two pop-up selfie cameras and four more at the back. It's well built and looks premium, despite the all-polycarbonate build. It's a little chunky and heavy but still quite manageable. The 6.44-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display is bright, has good colour saturation and viewing angles. There's also Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for protection. 

The in-display fingerprint sensor works well but face unlock is only used as a last resort and can't be used as the primary method for unlocking the phone. The phone has two SIM card slots but nothing for a microSD card. You also get a 'smart key' button which can be customised to perform different functions. 

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC and comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The SoC is a little weak for the price but is fairly capable of handling apps and games. Keep in mind that it does make the phone quite hot with prolonged camera use or gaming. 

The rear 48-megapixel camera shoots good quality oversampled shots in both daytime and in low light. The ultra wide-angle camera captures more in the frame and is also used for shooting super macros. There's a telephoto camera too which offers 2x optical zoom. The V17 Pro also has a depth camera, which helps when shooting bokeh portraits. The 32-megapixel selfie camera captures pleasing selfies and also supports Night mode. The secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle camera lets you get a lot more people in one frame. 

Battery life is very good. The 4100mAh battery easily lasts for a day and half. There's fast charging too, which charges the battery fully in about two hours. 

Vivo V17 Pro Specifications
Display 6.44-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4100mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 8MP + 13MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP + 8MP

OnePlus has taken a bunch of features from the more expensive OnePlus 7 Pro and put them into the OnePlus 7T, which is the successor to the OnePlus 7. To add to this confusion, the older two models have only been on the market for around four months prior to this launch. While some buyers will love having more features and power, there are others who will be disappointed that this company has raised the price of its base model yet again. 

The OnePlus 7T offers three rear cameras - a standard 48-megapixel one, a wide-angle one, and a 2X optical zoom one - along with the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a 90Hz screen, and frosted glass rear panel. These are all premium features, and this phone definitely looks and feels the part, rivalling flagship phones that cost up to twice as much.

You might not like the huge circular camera bump on the rear, and sadly there's no IP rating or wireless charging. There's also still a waterdrop notch cutting into the screen for thefront camera.

Performance is great, especally in games. The cameras are somewhat of a mixed bag, delivering very good results sometimes, but not consistently. This phone also runs Android 10 out of the box, with OnePlus' customised OxygenOS skin. Battery life is good and this phone charges insanely quickly.

New buyers with a budget of Rs. 40,000 will be delighted with the OnePlus 7T but OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro buyers, as well as fans of the brand, might be a little annoyed.

OnePlus 7T Specifications
Display 6.55-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3800mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 16MP + 12MP
Front Camera 16MP

The OnePlus 7 Pro features a brand new design, with a glass back and front and curved sides. The phone feels very premium but’s it’s also very heavy. The Nebula Blue variant looks slick but it’s quite slippery, which makes single-handed use a real challenge. It has a massive 6.67-inch ‘Fluid AMOLED’ display with a QHD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate and support for HDR 10+ content. The display produces vivid colours, deep blacks and has good viewing angles. 

The phone uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, which is said to be more power efficient than the previous one. Performance is excellent as the phone can handle heavy apps and games with ease. The new OxygenOS 9.5 debuts some new features such as Fnatic mode for prioritising games over notifications, an in-built screen recording, screenshot editor and more. 

You also get stereo speakers here, for the first time in a OnePlus device. However, there’s no wireless charging or IP-rated waterproofing. The OnePlus 7 Pro also gets a new camera setup. The main 48-megapixel sensor captures detailed landscapes in both day and night, but we did find the autofocus to be a little inconsistent when shooting macros. The 8-megapixel telephoto camera offer 3x optical zoom, while the 16-megapixel wide-angle camera captures more of the scene in from of you. You also get a 16-megapixel, pop-up selfie camera, which snaps decent selfies. Finally, the 4000mAh battery easily lasts for a full day on one charge and there’s fast charging support too. 

OnePlus 7 Pro Specifications
Display 6.67-inch, 1440x3120 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 8MP + 16MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Vivo Nex is a smartphone from the future which is gorgeous, immensely powerful, and loaded with impressive technologies like the pop up camera. However, the software has niggles, the in-display fingerprint scanner is unreliable, and many flagship features such as waterproofing and wireless charging are conspicuous by their absence. As of now, the Vivo Nex is best looked upon as a technology showcase, rather than owned as a daily driver.

Vivo Nex Specifications
Display 6.59-inch, 1080x2316 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 5MP
Front Camera 8MP

The OnePlus 6 brings a new glass back with your choice of three different finishes, the Snapdragon 845 processor, and a bigger screen with a notch. It takes on today's biggest flagships, some of which cost over twice as much. Performance is great, and the display will keep most people happy. The phone looks and feels good too, and you can definitely show it off. The cameras are slightly underwhelming, and some people will miss the creative options that other manufacturers offer. Battery life was good enough to get us through a full day with some power left over. You don't get all the bells and whistles of a top-end phone, but the OnePlus 6 has more than enough to keep most people happy.

OnePlus 6 Specifications
Display 6.28-inch, 1080x2280 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3300mAh
Rear Camera 16MP + 20MP
Front Camera 16MP

After concentrating only on the high end for a year, Google has decided to launch a new mid-range Nexus phone which will appeal to those looking to upgrade from a Nexus 4 or Nexus 5. The new Nexus 5X, made by LG, brings pure Android 6.0 and the native Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor. It also has a really good camera, a fast six-core processor, and reasonably good battery life. Long-time Nexus fans will have to do without wireless charging though. Despite a few quirks, the Nexus 5X is a solid phone with a lot of appeal.

Google Nexus 5X Specifications
Display 5.20-inch, 1080x1920 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2700mAh
Rear Camera 12.3MP
Front Camera 5MP

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual Specifications
Display 6.00-inch, 1080x1920 pixels
Processor MediaTek MT6752
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2930mAh
Rear Camera 13MP
Front Camera 13MP

The HTC Desire 820s doesn't differ much from the Desire 820, except for the new Mediatek MT6752 SoC under the hood. This makes a massive difference in performance, with the Desire 820s offering excellent performance. It retains the things we loved about the Desire 820, including the decent camera set, the great looks and the dual front-facing speakers. The Desire 820s is HTC's answer to all of the invite-only and flash-sale smartphones that populate the mid-range. It's a smartphone that's easy to buy, easy to like and satisfying to use.

HTC Desire 820s Specifications
Display 5.50-inch, 720x1280 pixels
Processor MediaTek MT6752
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2600mAh
Rear Camera 13MP
Front Camera 8MP

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro is a phablet with a huge 6-inch screen with QHD resolution and quite possibly one with the most compact form-factor. Also, Lenovo doesn't make any compromises with its innards since this is the company’s flagship device at the moment. The phablet is running the latest software with Vibe UI 2.0 skin on top of it and it has a nice trick up its sleeve in the form of allowing users to switch to stock Android if they prefer it.Though we like the device overall, Lenovo could have taken care o the heating issues we faced during testing.

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Specifications
Display 6.00-inch, 1440x2560 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 16MP
Front Camera 5MP

The LG G7+ ThinQ is the company's flagship offering for 2018. It features a 6.1-inch, QHD+ display with excellent brightness and colour saturation. It even supports HDR 10 standard. It's IP68 certified for dust and water resistance and is shockproof thanks to the MIL-STD 810G specification. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. App and game performance is very good but the entire back of the phone gets very warm when stressed. The primary 16-megapixel camera doesn't capture the sharpest stills but its f/1.6 aperture helps it in low-light. The secondary 16-megapixel wide-angle sensor is great for landscape shots and has very good stabilisation for video. The 3000mAh battery offers decent battery life but it's tough to get an entire day's worth of usage on a single charge.

LG G7+ ThinQ Specifications
Display 6.10-inch, 1440x3120 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Rear Camera 16MP + 16MP
Front Camera 8MP

Best Camera Mobile Phones Under 30000 in India (21 February 2024)

Best Camera Mobile Phones Under 30000 in India Price in India
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G Rs. 27,999
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Rs. 26,999
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Rs. 28,499
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Rs. 25,990
LG G8X ThinQ Rs. 29,999
LG G8s ThinQ Rs. 29,999
Samsung Galaxy S10e Rs. 26,999
Samsung Galaxy S10 Rs. 29,999
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Rs. 26,999
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Rs. 27,999
Samsung Galaxy S8 Rs. 28,900
Apple iPhone 6s Plus Rs. 25,990
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Rs. 29,999
Honor 6 Plus Rs. 26,499
Nokia Lumia 1520 Rs. 27,990
OnePlus Nord 3 5G Rs. 28,999
Honor 90 Rs. 27,999
Realme 11 Pro+ Rs. 25,999
Nothing Phone 1 Rs. 28,999
Oppo Reno 8 Rs. 26,990
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G Rs. 28,295
Google Pixel 6a Rs. 26,999
Realme GT Neo 3 (150W) Rs. 25,896
Oppo Reno 7 5G Rs. 29,990
Xiaomi 11T Pro Rs. 28,858
Motorola Edge 20 Pro Rs. 27,490
OnePlus Nord 2 Rs. 27,999
Oppo Reno 6 Rs. 26,590
Realme GT 5G Rs. 26,999
OnePlus 8T Rs. 27,999
Vivo V20 Pro Rs. 25,855
Vivo X50 Rs. 26,999
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Rs. 27,499
Vivo V17 Pro Rs. 27,990
OnePlus 7T Rs. 28,990
OnePlus 7 Pro Rs. 29,999
Vivo Nex Rs. 25,999
OnePlus 6 Rs. 27,999
Google Nexus 5X Rs. 29,990
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual Rs. 29,990
HTC Desire 820s Rs. 25,500
Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Rs. 29,999
LG G7+ ThinQ Rs. 27,000
List of Best Camera Mobile Phones Under 30000 in India, last updated on 21 February 2024
Share on Facebook Gadgets360 Twitter Share Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit
 
 

Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2024. All rights reserved.
Trending Products »
Latest Tech News »