Here are the top-rated smartphones under Rs. 35,000 in India. This list shows you smartphones that have been given a minimum overall rating of 7 out of 10 by detailed and comprehensive Gadgets 360 reviews. This means, any smartphone you see here has scored above-par on our criteria – Design, Display, Software, Performance, Battery Life, Camera, and Value for Money. If you’re looking for a great smartphone experience and your budget is between Rs. 35,000 and Rs. 30,000, you can’t go wrong with any of the devices on the list.

On the Best Mobiles Phones Under Rs. 35,000 page, you will find highest-rated smartphones available in India, in descending order of their overall rating. Alongside each phone, you will find key specifications like display size and resolution, processor make, RAM configuration, storage amount, battery capacity, primary rear camera resolution, and primary front camera resolution. You will also find links to the smartphone’s in-depth review, its full specifications, and other smartphones by the same manufacturer.

If you’re looking for smartphones in a lower budget, check out our Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 30,000, Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 25,000, Best Mobiles Phones Under Rs. 20,000, and Best Mobiles Phones Under Rs. 10,000 lists.

The iQoo 9 SE has a polycarbonate back panel and mid-frame but feels and looks quite premium. There's no official IP rating, but you get two high-quality stereo speakers that sound great while streaming video and playing games.

The phone has a 6.62-inch 120Hz Super AMOLED display, which produces punchy colours and is also HDR10+ certified, which is rare in this price segment.

The software experience with Android 12 is smooth and fluid, but the phone does come with too many preinstalled third-party apps. Gaming performance with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC is top-notch, and the same applies to its 4,500mAh battery, which lasted a day and a half on a single charge in our tests.

Camera performance in daylight is impressive, but we expected better from the ultra-wide-angle camera. The iQoo 9 SE also shoots some good macros, and selfies shot in all kinds of lighting conditions came out nicely.

iQOO 9 SE Specifications
Display 6.62-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 13MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

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
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera 16MP

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
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 50MP
Front Camera 16MP

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
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4410mAh
Rear Camera 12.2MP + 12MP
Front Camera 8MP

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is similar to the older Galaxy A52s 5G but borrows design elements from the new Galaxy S22 series. Thankfully, Samsung retains the older model's IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, making it stand out from the competition.

The new Exynos 1280 SoC delivers budget performance, so those looking for a good gaming phone will have to look elsewhere. The Galaxy A53 5G borrows most of its core hardware, including camera components, from the older Galaxy A52s 5G.

Camera performance is good in daylight but is average in low light. Video performance is quite good but below the mark in low light.

Its 5,000mAh battery lasts two days with casual use. Samsung does not offer a charger in the box, but the phone supports 25W fast charging. Charging speeds are slow when compared to the competition.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Specifications
Display 6.50-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor octa-core
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera 32MP

Design has always been a big talking point for the Reno series and it's no different with the Reno 7 Pro. The glass back of the Oppo Reno 7 Pro has a new finish. Oppo says it has used a new laser process to create hundreds of diagonal micro-etches, which are visible at certain angles. The 6.5-inch AMOLED panel means delivers very good colours and contrast. It's a full-HD+ panel with a 90Hz peak refresh rate and 180Hz peak touch sampling rate, plus Corning Gorilla 5 for scratch protection.

There's a new SoC in the Oppo Reno 7 Pro, the Dimensity 1200-Max from MediaTek. This is basically a standard Dimensity 1200 SoC with two special optimisations made for the Reno 7 Pro. You get ColorOS 12 but this is still based on Android 11, not Android 12. I ran PUBG: New State to test how this phone handles demanding multiplayer games. With all the graphical settings cranked up to the highest allowable limit, gameplay was smooth and the display response was on point.

The flat display, stereo speakers, and improved camera sensors are all welcome changes. Battery life is also solid, and it doesn't hurt to have super-fast charging. If fashionable looks and quirky camera features trump sheer performance for you, then you should be happy with the Reno 7 Pro.

Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G Specifications
Display 6.50-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 1200
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

Best Mobile Phones Under 35000 in India (27 November 2022)

Best Mobile Phones Under 35000 in India Price in India
iQOO 9 SE Rs. 32,990
Xiaomi 11T Pro Rs. 32,990
Nothing Phone 1 Rs. 32,999
Google Pixel 6a Rs. 34,999
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Rs. 30,499
Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G Rs. 34,200
List of Best Mobile Phones Under 35000 in India, last updated on 27 November 2022
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