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10 Best Phones Under 30000 to 40000 in India (JUNE 2021)


Do you ever look at the mobile prices and think to yourself ‘oh I wish I could still get a premium mobile for 30k-40k. 

What if I told you that you actually can? Don’t want to believe me? Well, let us play the wish-granting genie to your Aladdin today. Here is a list of the 10 best smartphones under 40,000 and 30,000 in India that are to help you get your money’s worth.

Best Smartphone Under 40,000 

OnePlus 7: From an attention-grabbing design to battery backup, display, hardware, etc. it has features that would give any high-end phone a run for its money making it ideal for high-end mobile gaming, movies and Netflix  (pretty much anything you can throw at it).

Best Smartphone Under 30,000 

Vivo V15 ProIf you are looking for something cheaper, the Vivo V15 Pro is where your search ends. With a selfie pop-camera and triple rear cameras, it gives you more than what you would expect in a mobile less than 30k.

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Top 3 Phones Between 30,000 to 40,000 

Best Smartphone Under 40,000

#1: OnePlus 7

Often known as the best alternative to the more expensive iPhones, OnePlus mobiles have stormed the Indian market. Thus it comes as no surprise that their newly launched 7 is already one of the best-sellers (even upstaging the OnePlus 6T).

OnePlus 7 (Mirror Grey, 6GB RAM, Optic AMOLED Display, 128GB Storage, 3700mAH Battery)
  • Rear Camera - 48MP (Primary) + 5 MP (Tele-photo) | Front Camera - 16MP
  • 16.2814 centimeters (6.41-inch) multi-touch capacitive touchscreen with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • Memory, Storage and SIM: 6GB RAM | 128GB internal memory | Dual SIM dual-standby (4G+4G)

What we like

The precise curves and the shiny, glossy finish of the Mirror Black variant gives it the look and feel of premium mobile (we’d bet our money on you getting a few compliments).

This design ensures the 6.41-inch Full-HD display has a higher screen to body ratio so you get more viewing area. This makes watching movies, Netflix or even playing PUBG a whole lot more immersive than before.

Protecting that display and the mirror back panel from shattering to pieces and costing you thousands of rupees because of one moment of clumsiness or a slip is the Corning Gorilla 6 Glass.

The 2.84GHz Snapdragon 855 Octa-Core Processor and 6GB RAM are a lethal combination of speed and power that will turn you into the ultimate mobile gamer (OnePlus 7’s gunning for the win and now, so should you).

Also, so your Instagram and Snapchat followers always get to see the best of you, the OnePlus 7 is equipped with an excellent 48MP + 5 MP dual rear camera and a 16MP front camera.

The rear camera comes with an f/1.7 aperture that helps capture crisp and clear images. Add to that the Nightscape 2.0 and you can capture the beauty of the surroundings even in low light with great clarity (because night photography has its own charm).

And with so many photos, videos, movies, and music on-board your mobile, a good amount of storage is a must and 128GB is just that or you can also go for the 256GB variant.

Now, with all that power and space, it would be a bummer if the mobile needed constant charging, right? Well, not the OnePlus 7. With 3700 mAH battery, this baby will be by your side the entire day on a single charge. But in case you do run out of battery, the Dash Charging ensures you have it back within an hour and 30 minutes.

Lastly, the mobile supports dual 4G Sims and has both facial recognition and on-screen fingerprint scanner so you have access to all the apps, games, etc. within seconds.


The major drawback of the OnePlus 7 is the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack (that’s one iPhone similarity it could have done without) which means you can only either charge or listen to music. On the bright side, there are tons of cheap Bluetooth earphones/headphones you can turn to for good music.

Also, storage cannot be extended but you can go for the 256GB storage and 8GB RAM variant as well. 

Lastly, the phone isn’t water resistant and cannot be wirelessly charged either which isn’t a big deal because phones weren’t meant to swim and wireless charging also keep you away from your mobile.

Tip: In case you want to up the battery life of the mobile, turning off the adaptive battery mode can be helpful so do try it out. And if you find it helpful, do drop a comment below.


  • It has a design that will leave people in awe (sleek and sexy)
  • 6.41-inches Full-HD display is perfect for gaming, movies, etc.
  • Protecting the screen and back panel from breaking is the Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • The 48MP + 5 MP dual rear and 16MP front camera are an upgrade over the previous versions
  • 128GB of storage is ideal for even the biggest of playlists
  • It can run 8-10 hours or more on a single charge and it even supports Dash charging
  • This gives you a 50% charge in just about 35-40 minutes
  • The Snapdragon 855 Octa-Core Processor and 6GB RAM provide ample power and memory for multi-tasking.
  • Fingerprint scanner and facial recognition provide easy access to apps


  • Does not support a 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Storage cannot be upgraded
  • It does not have an official IPX water-resistance Rating
  • It cannot be wirelessly charged

Few Alternates:

Alternatively, you can also go or the OnePlus 6T which, by the way, is still one of my favorite phones and very similar to the 7 itself (I’d say the OnePlus 7 is like the OnePlus 6T on steroids).

And if you are looking for something more powerful with a more screen area and the fancy Pop Up camera, the OnePlus 7 Pro is an absolute beast. It also features the Warp Charge that gives you a day’s worth of battery is just 30-minutes or less.

#2: Google Pixel 2XL (Best Camera Phone Under 40000 in India)

Google Pixel needs no Introduction. It has been one of the top mobile brands for quite some time now and even with the release of the 3 and 3XL, 2XL remains an excellent budget alternative to them.

Google Pixel 2 XL (18:9 Display, 64 GB) Black
  • 12.2MP primary camera and 8MP front facing camera
  • 15.24 centimeters (6-inch) capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution
  • Android v8.0.1 Oreo operating system with 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory and single SIM

What we like

Well, if you are a hardcore traveler or a photographer looking for a phone that can deliver professional grade images, Pixel 2XL is just the partner in crime you need (your images will look like a work of art with this baby).

The 12.2MP rear and 8MP front cameras work amazingly well even in low light which is mainly because of the f/1.8 aperture (some the best photographs are shot in candlelight).

Plus, the vastly superior HDR+ gives you detailed colors unmatched by other smartphones so far especially in this price range. But the buck doesn’t stop there.

The 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit Octa-core processor and 4GB RAM also allow you to enjoy uninterrupted game time or multitasking while the crystal clear Full-HD 6-inch display has been designed to keep you hooked with quality colors and contrast.

With a 3520 mAH battery, your phone will easily last about 7-8hours with heavy use. Plus, there’s always the fast-charging so you are never stuck charging your phone for 2-3 hours.

Lastly, the fingerprint scanner at the back and face unlock make accessing the phone hassle-free without compromising on safety


Just like the 7 it also does not feature a headphone jack.

Also, it allows for a single 4G Sim

But the major drawback for me was the storage which is only 64GB and cannot be extended any further.


  • A superior quality camera gives you the best images you can get from mobile in this price range
  • The Pixel 2XL features a 12.2MP rear and 8MP front camera that work like a charm even in low-light
  • It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-core processor and 4GB RAM for seamless operation even when multi-tasking
  • The battery will easily last you for 7-8 hours on a single charge
  • And will fast-charge if need be
  • 6-inch Full-HD display is large and clear enough for movies, gaming, etc.
  • Fingerprint scanner and face unlock making accessing phone hassle-free


  • It does not come with a headphone jack
  • Low storage of just 64GB and cannot be extended
  • Allows only one sim

#3: Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (Best Battery Phone Under 40000 in India)

If you aren’t happy with the battery specs so far, the A9 Pro is sure to bring a huge smile on your face and here’s why.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (Black)
  • 16MP primary camera with f/1.9, auto focus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.8-inch sensor size, geotagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and 8MP front facing camera
  • 15.24 centimeters (6-inch) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 367 ppi pixel density and 16M color support
  • Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with 1.8GHz Cortex-A72 + 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 octa core processor, Adreno 510 GPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB and dual (nano+nano) dual-standby (4G+4G)

What we like

Like I mentioned above, the long lasting battery life (and I mean really long) is the A9’s standout feature. This is mainly down to the 5000 mAH battery, one of the highest you will across in phones under 40000.

So whether you forgot your charger at home or simply hate to carry it along, with the A9 has got you covered (this baby can easily last you for 10-13hours or more on a single charge).

Also, the Adreno GPU in tandem with the 4GB RAM and Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor make the A9 a gamer’s favorite (PUBG or Fornite, it can handle it all).

And obviously, high-end gaming requires a good, immersive display and Samsung hardly ever fails to deliver on that which is why the A9 is equipped with a 6-inch super AMOLED Full-HD display. 

Yup, you might look at the specs and thing the 32GB isn’t enough storage size and your right but on the bright side, it can be easily extended to 256GB using a Micro SD.

The front 16MP rear camera 8MP front camera is ideal for everyday photos and stories and comes with face detection, HDR, Touch Focus, etc. (so you and your friends always look your best in the selfies).

Lastly, even the A9 can be unlocked either through the Fingerprint scanner or it also supports face recognition for the same.


Firstly, it comes loaded with an older version Android i.e. Marshmallow whereas most mobiles come with Oreo and thus it will need to be updated.

Also, it is not waterproof-resistant so make sure you do not let your phone slip into the pool or a bucket of water.

The cameras are not at their best in low-light. Lastly, considering the price range, you would be right to expect a better processor but personally, I had no real trouble with the current one.


  • It has one of the highest battery back-ups
  • The 5000 mAH battery can easily last you for 10-13 hours depending on usage
  • Ideal for gaming as it has a special Adreno GPU Unit
  • Making gaming, watching movies smooth is the 4GB RAM and Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon Processor
  • It comes with a 16MP rear and 8MP front camera that perform well in daylight
  • Storage can be upgraded to 256GB from the mere 32GB offered initially
  • It can easily be unlocked using the fingerprint scanner or face unlock


  • A more powerful processor would have been ideal
  • It is not waterproof unlike most Samsung mobiles
  • Installed initially is Android Marshmallow which will need to be updated

Also Read: Smartphones in India Under 15,000

#4: LG V30+

With so much hype around the OnePlus and Google Pixel, the LG V30+ has kind of sneaked under the radar. But you are solely reliant on features rather than the hype, the V30+ is definitely worth a consideration.

LG V30+ B&O Edition (Silver, 4GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
  • 16MP+13MP dual rear camera with wide angle cine video, graphy mode, manual mode, square camera mode, wide angle selfie | 5MP front camera with wide angle
  • 15.24 centimeters (6.0-inch) P-OLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio, 537 ppi pixel density | 16M color support
  • Memory, Storage and SIM: 4GB RAM | 128GB internal memory expandable up to 2TB | Dual SIM (nano+nano) dual-standby (4G+3G)

What we like

One of the plus points of the V30+ is its storage as it is one of the very few mobiles within this price range to provide 128GB of space. From the heaviest of games to apps to even your favorite music, there is room for everything.

The 6-inch Full-HD OLED display is everything you could have asked for in a display making watching movies, playing games, etc. a surreal experience.

And protecting that screen from shattering is the corning gorilla glass 5 which makes the mobile dust and water resistant (perfect for the clumsy you).

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core Processor and 4GB RAM is just the kind of hardware a powerful mobile phone comes loaded for multi-tasking, gaming, etc.

The 16MP rear camera and 5MP front camera will give you excellent images all day long. And in case you run out of battery with all that clicking and gaming, the mobile charges to 50% in just 30-35 minutes because of the fast charge and also supports wireless charging.

Lastly, the mobile supports dual 4G Sims. Plus, it can be unlocked using face unlock, fingerprint scanner or even voice recognition (now, access your mobile without even having to touch it).


On the downsides, the cameras are not that great when shooting in low light.

Also, it features a battery of 3300 mAH which means it will need to be charged every 5-6 hours but that is where the fast charge comes in handy.


  • Comes with one of the biggest storages on the list with 128GB of space
  • The6-inch Full-HD OLED display provides sharp colors perfect for gaming and watching movies
  • The corning gorilla glass 5 makes the screen dust and water-resistant
  • With the QualcommSnapdragon 835 Octa-core Processor and 4GB RAM and mobile can handle the most ardent of tasks
  • The16MP rear and 5MP front camera provide quality pictures in daylight
  • Battery charges quickly due to fast charging
  • You get quick access to the mobile using the face unlock, fingerprint scanner or even voice recognition
  • It supports dual 4G Sims and wireless charging


  • Cameras are average in low light conditions
  • Battery life could have been better

#5: Apple iPhone 7

Last but the least, in a generation where the iPhone is not just a smartphone but also a status quo, it almost criminal to leave it out. But iPhone 7 isn’t limited to just that, it has some excellent features as well, making it a worthy buy.

Apple iPhone 7 (32GB) - Silver
  • 12MP primary camera with optical image stabilisation, Quad-LED True Tone flash and Live Photos, 4K video recording at 30 fps and slow-motion video recording in 1080p at 120 fps, 7MP front facing FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash
  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) Retina HD 3D Touch capacitive touchscreen display and home button with 1334x750 resolution and wide colour, Splash, water and dust resistant
  • iOS 10 and iCloud operating system with A10 Fusion chip with integrated M10 motion coprocessor, 32GB internal memory and single Nano-SIM

What we like

The iPhone 7 is another one of my camera favorite mobiles under 40000. The 12MP rear camera features image stabilization, 4k recording, slow-motion, etc. while the front 7MP camera makes facing timing with far of loved ones a delight.

And being an iPhone you would expect it to look and feel premium, and the iPhone 7 does not disappoint. But apart from good looks, it is also the durability that makes the iPhone premium.

This stems from its dust and splash-proof build and top that, it is also water-resistant (the perfect mobile for all those pool parties or water park visits).

The 4.7-inch Full HD display lets you enjoy movies and TV shows to the fullest and is also brighter and clearer than previous versions.

The 3D touch gives you on the go access to all important apps like the camera, gallery, etc. (now everything will be just a click away).

Powering the iPhone 7 is iOS 10, 2GB RAM and M10 Coprocessor which. These together are ideal for everyday browsing, music, movies, etc.

And lastly, the iPhone 7 has a 1960 mAH battery is good enough to last you about 6-8 hour on a single charge.


Well, to start off it, as it is quite evident, considering the other phones on the list iPhone 7 lacks both power and space and thus not suitable for high-gaming as it may drain out quickly or hang.

With 32GB of space, I feel like my hands are tied. Yup, you can always opt for either 128GB or 256GB variant but will cost you well over 50k.

Also, it does not come with a headphone jack.

But considering the fact that most of us use a MacBook for work the iPhone 7 and iPods are just the arsenal you need for the ultimate work package (after all, connecting an android to a MacBook can be really tedious).


  • Comes with a 12MP rear and 7MP front camera
  • Its Rear camera comes with hi-tech features like image stabilization, slow-motion 4K recording, etc.
  • The front camera makes face timing with your loved ones a happy experience with excellent image quality
  • The battery lasts for 6-8 hours
  • M10 CoProcessor and 2GB RAM are suitable for everyday use
  • 3D touch provides quick access to all the important apps
  • The mobile is water-resistant and dustproof
  • Its 4.7-inch Full-HD display is brighter and clearer than previous iPhones
  • Looks and feels just an iPhone should (a touch of class)


  • 32GB of storage is less considering the price
  • Not ideal for high-end gaming like PUBG and will drain faster or worse, hang
  • Does not have a headphone jack

Best Smartphone Under 30,000 

#1: Vivo V15 Pro (Best Camera Smartphone Under 30,000)

If you are looking for a top-notch camera phone under 30k the Vivo V15 Pro will not disappoint. Here’s more about its camera and other important features below.

Vivo V15 Pro Topaz Blue, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage
  • Display:  16.23cm(6.39) FHD+ Ultra Fullview Super AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.64%Screen to body ratio ; Applications: Newspoint, Amazon, Paytm, UC Browser, WPS Office ; Quick charging: Yes Fast, 24 % in 15 minutes ; user replaceable: No
  • Pop-Up Selfie Camera: 32MP Pop-Up Selfie Camera with AI Face Beauty, AI portrait composition,Bokeh Mode, AI body Shaping, Portrait light effect, AR sticker, Video face beauty, Gender detection
  • Triple Rear Camera: 48 Million Quad Pixel Sensor (12Million Effective Pixel)+8MP+5MP with AI Super Wide Angle, AI Face Beauty, AI portrait composition,Bokeh Mode, AI body Shaping, Portrait light effect, AR sticker, Video face beauty, Gender detection


Pop up selfie cameras are the latest trend in the mobile industry as they can capture great details and allow for more screen space and it does not get any better than the 32MP the V15 Pro comes with.

But that’s not all, this camera is also equipped with AI Beauty and AI Portrait so you can step your selfie game and leave your friends and family in awe with eye-popping image quality.

And that isn’t limited to the front camera.

With triple rear cameras (out of which one is a 48 Million Quad Pixel Sensor camera) and features like AI Face Beauty, AI portrait composition, Bokeh Mode, etc. the cameras give you picture quality and details even professional photographers would be proud of.

It also has an AI Super Night Mode so you clear and bright pictures even in low light. For this, the camera clicks and combines images at different exposures and then combines them together for the best results.

And with the 120-degree AI Super-Wide Angle Camera, you can capture more people or get a wider view of the mighty mountains in the background (so nothing awesome or important is ever left out).

Components and Gaming 

Apart from that, the smartphone also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE Octa-Core Processor and a 6GB RAM which guarantees you smooth, uninterrupted functioning even when switching between multiple apps.

To further improve the gaming experience there is a special Game Mode 5.0. This mode allows to whitelist calls that should not be automatically rejected,  adjusts the display to suit gameplay and so on.

And making those games lightning fast is the Dual-Turbo which lowers frame-drop by about 300%, in turn, making the whole experience smooth like butter.

A Smart AI

Jovi is no Siri or Alexa but nonetheless knows how to get and will easily find answers to questions, restaurants near you, etc. And lending it a helping is a special version of Google Assistant that has been tailor-made of Vivo.

Other Features

The Full-HD 6.39-inch display has a 92% screen-to-body ratio which means you get maximum viewing area further improving the movie watching or gaming experience.

And even though the battery may seem low your mobile won’t be down and out for long thanks to the dual-engine fast charging which gets the mobile up and running on the double.

Lastly, you can unlock the phone in seconds with the fingerprint scanner located at the back while the 128GB memory gives you ample storage space for all your favorite images, videos, etc.


One of the major flaws with the mobile is the low battery life but fast-charging is helpful, plus, you can buy one of these power banks to ensure the battery never runs out.

Also, for NetFlix users, there’s bad news since you cannot view your favorite TV shows and movies in HD since it has a Widevine L3 license which prohibits HD or FHD videos.


  • The 32MP Pop-up selfie camera is one of the best selfie cameras in mobile at this price range
  • It also comes with 3 rear cameras that deliver excellent quality
  • The AI Super Night mode makes it easy to get excellent images at night
  • It also has a 120-degree AI Super-Wide Angle Camera so you can capture everyone and everything
  • The Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE Octa-Core Processor and a 6GB RAM and good enough for multi-tasking
  • With Game Mode 5.0, your gaming becomes uninterrupted and smooth
  • Dual-Turbo reduces frame-drop to make gaming smooth and fast
  • Jovi can handle basic tasks like finding restaurants, answering questions, etc.
  • The 6.39-inch Full-HD display has a 92% screen-to-body ratio for a better viewing area
  • The dual-engine fast charging ensures your phone recharges on the double


  • Netflix videos cannot be streamed in HD
  • Battery life could have been better

#2: OPPO F11 Pro (Best Battery Smartphone Under 30,000)

I hate it when I have constantly put my mobile on charge after a few games or a couple of hours of non-stop music and if you do too then the OPPO F11 is just the phone you need and here’s why.

OPPO F11 Pro (Aurora Green, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage)
  • 48MP+5MP dual rear camera with normal, video, expert, time-lapse, panorama, portrait, slow-motion | 16MP front camera
  • 16.58 centimeters (6.5-inch) FHD+ multi-touch capacitive touchscreen with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution, 397 ppi pixel density
  • Memory, Storage and SIM: 6GB RAM | 64GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB | Dual SIM (nano+nano) dual-standby (4G+4G)

Battery Life

You don’t want to be stuck charging your mobile all day and with the 4000mAH battery, you won’t have to either. It can easily last up to 6-7 hours even with all the gaming and music so you do not have to carry a power bank all the time.

And when it does run out of battery, charging is quick and completes in a jiffy with its VOOC Flash Charge 3.0.


I am sure are also looking forward to lag-free gameplay without any overheating issues, right? Guess what, the F11 Pro delivers just that with its MediaTek Helio P70 Processor and the 6GB RAM whether you like PUBG or Asphalt.

Furthermore, to boost performance it also comes equipped with the Hyper Boost Technology that optimizes the system based on the app or game, in turn, accelerating performance (you like it fast and fluid, that’s exactly what it is going to be).

And if you thought the 64GB internal memory is not going to be enough you will be happy to know that it can be expanded to 256GB so you never run out of space.


Cameras of the Oppo F11 Pro do not fail to amaze as well. With a 16MP pop-up selfie camera and 48MP + 5MP Dual Rear Cameras, it comes loaded everything needed to deliver professional-grade photographs. 

And that remains true even in low light conditions as the larger sensors allow in more light in order to capture maximum details. 

Contributing to that are the Ultra Night Mode and the OIS Image Stabilization Technology that captures crisp images even when there is constant movement. 

Lastly, the cameras are also equipped with time-lapse, panorama, portrait, slow-motion, AI Beauty, etc. to further improve image quality. 

Other Features

With the F11 Pro also you get a 90% screen to body ratio and since the 6.5-inch display is Full-HD you get to enjoy all your movies and TV series 

Lastly, you can use dual 4G Sims in the F11 Pro while the on-screen fingerprint scanner is very accurate and unlocks the mobile in a matter of seconds.


While the Helio P70 performs quite well, a processor like the Snapdragon 675 would have been even faster and handle more load.

Also, there have also been reports of bugs and glitches in the software though I am sure the latest updates should help tackle them. 

Lastly, there is no dedicated Micro SD slot so if you needed more space, you would either have to delete files or sacrifice a Sim for an SD Card.


  • It comes with a 4000mAH battery which lasts for 6-7 hours under heavy usage
  • Charging is lightning fast with VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
  • The MediaTek Helio P70 Processor and the 6GB RAM can handle latest games like PUBG or Asphalt
  • Hyper Boost Technology frees up memory for better performance
  • Internal space can be expanded to 256GB
  • Both front and rear cameras are excellent be it daylight or night 
  • The OIS Image Stabilization Technology helps capture detailed shots while moving
  • It has a large and clear 6.5-inch Full-HD display


  • The Snapdragon 675 would have been a faster choice considering its higher price
  • The software has few bugs and glitches that can be annoying
  • There is no dedicated Micro-SD slot

Alternative Product: Samsung Galaxy M30

Samsung Galaxy M30 (Gradation Black, 6+128 GB)
  • 13 MP + 5 MP + 5MP Triple rear camera | 16MP front facing camera
  • 16.21 centimeters (6.4-inch) FHD+ multi-touch capacitive touchscreen with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution and 16M color support
  • Memory, Storage and SIM: 6GB RAM | 128GB internal memory expandable up to 512GB | Dual SIM (nano+nano) dual-standby (4G+4G)

Does 4000mAH not cut it for you? Then how about taking it up a notch with another 1000mAH? 

Yes, the Galaxy M30 has a 5000mAH battery so if 4000mAH does not seem to last you all day then this sure will do (say goodbye to power banks and wires with this one).

And when it comes this powerhouse of a battery, you won’t be kept waiting too long either as it has a 15W quick charger that gets the job done at a much faster rate.

Apart from the battery, this mobile also has some other decent features as well like 6GB RAM which works smoothly dealing with multiple apps or browsing on multiple tabs.

It also has 128GB internal space which can be expanded to 512GB as and when need be using a Micro SD card.

For a phone costing around Rs 17,000, the front 16GB front camera is also quite good but what really takes the cake here is the 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full-HD Display (you really get your money’s worth with that).


The problem with the smartphone is its triple rear cameras. Don’t get me wrong, they are good but not as good as the Galaxy A50 (reviewed below) or the Vivo V15 Pro so low light photography will lack

Also, it has a less powerful processor in the 1.8GHz Exynos 7904 octa-core processor which can be a bummer and does heat up slightly when playing PUBG or other larger games.


All in all, if you are looking for more a battery power than anything else, the M30 is the smartphone under 30,000 for you.

If you are looking for smartphones on a budget, you can also check out our post on the best smartphones Under 10,000 (trust me, there are a few surprisingly powerful ones here as well).

#3: Redmi Note Pro 7

At number 3 comes one of the latest Redmi mobiles of 2021 and even in this short span of time, the Redmi Note Pro 7 seems to have the features needed to turn into a best-seller.

More about this below.

Redmi Note 7 Pro (Neptune Blue, 128GB, 6GB RAM)
  • 48MP - f1.79, 1.6micrometer (4-in-1), 5MP - f2.2, 1.12mirometer, Primary 6P Lens, Secondary 3P Lens, PDAF, AI Dual Camera
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675,Octa Core, Android Pie 9.0, 4GB RAM 64Gb Internal Expandable UP to 256 GB , Processor 2 x Gold 2.0 GHz + 6 x Silver 1.7 GHz, eMMC v5.1, Body - 2.5D Glass Back, USB Type-C, IR Blaster, Charger - 5V/2A, Super Low Light Mode, Quick Charge 4.0, Dual VoLTE, Two Days Battery, Aura Design, Gradient Reflective Glass Back, EIS for Video Recording, Studio Lighting

What we like

The best feature of the Redmi Note Pro 7 has to be the fact that you get 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and 6GB RAM in a mobile that costs about 20k (trust me, you rarely find such advanced processors in cheaper mobiles).

It is also equipped with the Adreno 612 GPU which means whether you are playing PUBG or using multiple apps at once your mobile remains cool as a cucumber and does not lag either.

Furthermore, giving you Instagram worthy images all day long is the 48 MP + 5 MP dual rear camera that adds excellent depth to the images and a wide amount captures details irrespective the lighting around.

The 13MP front camera will also satisfy all your selfie needs without a hitch especially when clicking in daylight.

Another thing that stands out with this smartphone is that it gives you the power to record videos in 4K which gives you unmatched clarity.

Plus, it is backed by Electronic Image Stabilisation which ensures the videos are shake-free (no blur is going to play spoilsport with this baby around).

And if you aren’t already impressed, you should also know that it has a 4000mAH battery which will easily last you an entire day even with heavy use. But what if you do run out of battery?

Well, Quick Charge 4.0 technology ensures it takes under an hour to get your mobile back to at least 50% or more.

Also, just like you would expect from any Mi mobile, their display is top-notch. The 6.3-inch display supports 4K viewing making watching movies and TV shows surreal.

Lastly, whether you unlock the phone via the fingerprint scanner at the back the Face Recognition, their accuracy and quickness mean you will instantly have access to everything you need.


Once again, you will have to choose between either using dual 4G Sims or a Micro SD Card since there is no dedicated slot.

The front camera is a tad disappointing when it comes to clicking in low light but the 48MP rear camera sure does make up for those moments.

But the thing even this amazing 48MP rear camera lacks is that it does not support wide angle images like the Vivo V15 Pro.


  • Comes with a powerful 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor not seen in cheaper phones
  • That in tandem with the 6GB RAM supports all kinds of games and multitasking
  • The Adreno 612 GPU ensures lag-free gaming
  • Allows you to shoot and watch videos/movies in 4k
  • Image stabilization reduces blur and gives you better video quality
  • The Quick Charge 4.0 technology ensures faster than ever charging
  • The 48MP + 5MP Dual rear camera works well in all kinds of lighting
  • The 6.3-inch ultra HD display is surreal
  • The fingerprint scanner and facial recognition are quick and accurate


  • There is no dedicated slot for an SD Card
  • The front camera isn’t that great in low light
  • It also does not take wide-angle images

#4: Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung has been a mainstay in the Indian smartphone industry be it high-end mobiles or mid-range ones like the A50. And if you are wondering why here’s an in-depth take on the Galaxy A50.

Samsung Galaxy A50 (Black, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage)
  • 25MP+5MP+5MP triple camera | 25MP front facing camera
  • 16.21 centimeters (6.4-inch) FHD+ capacitive touchscreen with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution 16M color support
  • Memory, Storage & SIM: 4GB RAM | 64GB storage expandable up to 512GB | Dual SIM with dual standby (4G+4G)

What we like

Samsung cameras have always been known for their excellent quality and the Galaxy A50 does not disappoint either

Firstly, this mobile also has triple rear cameras (25MP+5MP+5MP) which do not fail to capture both depth and details to give you the perfect portrait shots each time (yup, even in dim lights).

If you wanted to shoot the beautiful landscape while ensuring you fit in your entire gang, the 123-degree Ultra-wide lens is just the kind of feature you need.

Secondly, the 25MP front camera lives up to the reputation as well giving you selfies you’d absolutely fall in love with whether it is candlelight dinner with your hubby or a girl’s day out.

And providing the icing on the cherry are features like Slow-Mo, Time-lapse, Panorama, etc. (just the features a traveler would savor).

The A50 also has excellent battery backup since it has a 4000mAH battery which can last a day even with your daily shenanigans.

Oh, and when you finally to hook it to charge, it won’t take up hours as it has a 15W quick charging feature.

Another place Samsung always seem to spend the bulk of their effort and money is on the display and OMG, it sure does hit the bullseye with it.

This Super AMOLED 6.4-inch display does exactly as Samsung proclaim, ‘it re-defines your visual experience’. How?

By giving you Full-HD crystal clear visuals that will leave you gobsmacked whether you are playing games or watching movies on Netflix.

Also, it has a higher than average screen to body ratio that improves the experience (it is almost all screen and hardly body).

There is a fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone in quick-time but what’s even better is that it comes with 3 slots. This means you can run dual 4G SIMS and yet have a Micro SD.

So while 64GB of internal memory was never going to be enough, this gives you the freedom to expand it to 512GB.

The Exynos 7 Octa 9610 processor is pretty quick and powerful as well. And if you can afford the 6GB RAM variant you run all sorts of apps and games without any overheating or hanging.

Last but not least, the mobile has an IP68 water/dust rating which means it can be submerged in water 1.5m deep for about 30-minutes without any damage.


For all its awesomeness the A50 does lack at some important places as well starting with the RAM.

4GB tends to slow as the number of running apps increases but if you have the budget, you can go for the 6GB variant.

Also, the processor of the Galaxy A50 can support 4K recording but, for now, there is no option to do so.

The use of plastic in the rear of the mobile means Samsung compromises with the build quality and is prone to breakage if it falls but since it is a cheaper mobile, that comes as no surprise.


  • The triple rear cameras capture depth and details unlike most mobiles in this price range
  • The 25MP front camera is pretty good as well in both daylight and night light
  • The 123-degree Ultra-wide lens helps you shoot a wider area
  • With a 4000mAH battery, the charge can easily last you a day
  • The 15W quick charge means the mobile takes less than an hour to reach battery worth 50% to 60%
  • Memory can be expanded to 512GB
  • It supports dual Sims and a MicroSD card as well
  • The Super AMOLED 6.4-inch Full-HD delivers amazing colors and contrast 
  • The Exynos 7 Octa 9610 processor is fast and powerful and thus ideal for all kinds of activities
  • It is water-resistant to about 1.5m for 30 minutes


  • Does not come with an option to shoot 4k videos even though the processor supports it
  • 4GB variant slows down when bulkier apps are turned on
  • Use of plastic in rear body compromises with the build quality

Smartphone Buying Guide

But before you the best smartphone below 30,000 to 40,000 in India, you should consider these factors because the product is not an everyday purchase.

Build Quality

When it comes to the durability of a phone, one needs to check its build quality. And your phone is either made of metal or plastic. Well, there are some different models having glass-coated panels, but they are very limited.

If you’re the one who is prone to dropping his/her smartphone, get a metal or plastic built one because a glass-coated handset will shatter for sure in a go.


The resolution and size of the display clearly depend on how a person uses his/her smartphone.

If you use your phone often then a 5.5-6-inch, full HD or QHD will be just the perfect choice for you. A bigger screen than 6” would definitely make your phone bulky and difficult-to-carry.


OS version, UI, and bloatware are some of the factors that are considered while considering the processing power of a smartphone and it varies from device to device.

If you’re one of the heavy users who need to do multitasking in their phone then a smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 or Snapdragon 820/821 would be the best choice. Otherwise, you’ll be satisfied with MediaTek processors.


Does your smartphone’s camera have a higher number of megapixels? That’s good if it is so but this is not the only factor that makes your phone’s camera better. Other specifications include camera aperture, ISO levels, pixel size, autofocus and much more. So,


Well, technically, a phone has nothing to do with the battery life; it varied from user to user and how he/she uses their smartphone.

Your phone should have a 3500 mAh battery or above if you’re more likely to play games, work on apps, stream videos, etc. On the other hand, if you’re an average or light user, a 3000 mAh battery would be enough for you.


A phone with 16 GB is just a rip-off nowadays where a large part of the phone’s storage is taken from the OS and the pre-installed apps. If you don’t like keeping a number of apps in your device, you can go with 32 GB storage. But those who prefer to keep a larger number of apps likely to go for 64 GB or 128 GB storage.

Operating System: Android oriOS?

Android: They are used by a maximum number of people and of course, for a good reason. You’ll definitely find a number of choices in terms of display size, specs, design, price, and capabilities than iOS. Also, they are an open OS that means you’ll find it a whole lot easier to customize with widgets and launchers.

iOS: No matter you have an older or the latest iPhone, all of them run the updated version of Apple’s operating system. If compared with an android’s features, iOS11 offers you different enhancements with a more useful control center, real files app, and editing of live photos.

A Final Word

A mobile is something we are constantly in touch with. It is the source for most of our communication, learning, and even entertainment and thus having the right mobile can be a game-changers and with our buyer’s guide, you cannot go wrong.

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