Diwali 2016: OnePlus 3, Honor 8, Oppo F1 Plus and more smartphones under Rs 30,000 to check out

We have compiled a list of best smartphones under Rs 30,000 to help you arrive at an informed decision to buy a new smartphone this festive season.


E-commerce giants like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal, are offering online deals on a vast range of products ranging from electronic gadgets to consumer electronics. Each platform claims to offer better and more valuable deals than other. These platforms are using all the mediums from emails to online advertisements, newspaper advertisements, banners and large hoardings to inform you about the fantastic deals.

We previously covered a list of best smartphones under Rs 10,000 to help you with the best deals according to your budget. We have compiled a list of best smartphones under Rs 30,000 to help you arrive at an informed decision to buy a new smartphone this festive season.

OnePlus 3: Rs 27,999

Diwali 2016: OnePlus 3, Honor 8, Oppo F1 Plus and more smartphones under Rs 30,000 to check out

OnePlus 3 Gold

OnePlus 3 is the undisputed champion in the price range regardless of the test parameters. The device has set such standards where we automatically compare devices anywhere near the price range to OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3 stands a clear winner. The smartphone offers Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage in an all metal unibody style with blazing fast DASH charging. Before OnePlus 3, such device attributes were not expected from anything below Rs 30,000. You can check the detailed review for more in-depth tests done on the device.

Huawei Honor 8: Rs 29,699

Honor 8

Honor 8

Huawei Honor 8 is a mid-range device powered by HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset. Also, the smartphone packs a dual-camera module on the back of an extremely well-built phone. Honor 8 does not disappoint in performance or any other department, but it sure isn't the best smartphone in the range. The smartphone is a must buy for people who want better camera performance from their devices in the smartphones below Rs 30,000. The device stands up to OnePlus 3 in the camera performance, and the feature-filled camera app manages to take over OnePlus 3 with its good photos. You can check the review for more details.

Moto X Force: Rs 27,999

Moto X Force

Moto X Force

Moto X Force is a generation old now as it was launched a year back in November 2015. But the great build quality along with decent specs like the Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM and 3760mAh battery help it make to the list of suggested phones under Rs 30,000. Another thing to note is that Amazon is offering a Rs 10,000 discount from the MRP of Rs 37,999. X Force packs a 5.4-inch shatterproof QuadHD display, 64GB internal storage, and a 21MP rear camera. Despite the phone not being top of the line with the processor being almost a generation old from the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Moto brand resonates with the consumers in India. The company has already announced the plans to upgrade the smartphone to Android Nougat 7.0.

LG Nexus 5X: Rs 25,990

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LG Nexus 5X

LG Nexus 5X was the second last Nexus device before the Nexus lineup was scrapped for Pixel. 5X is the best device for people who want to experience Android updates from Google as soon as they are released. The device does not break your bank account to achieve the exclusivity offered by Google for fast Android updates. The smartphone is not a beast regarding specs with Snapdragon 808, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 5.2-inch FullHD display and 12MP camera. But, it is a decent device with a good camera and future-proof features like USB Type-C, fingerprint scanner and Android Nougat 7.0. You can check the review for in-depth analysis and the verdict on the device.

Oppo F1 Plus: Rs 24,990

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Oppo F1 Plus

Oppo F1 Plus was the dark horse of this list. Oppo announced the smartphone in January 2016 and during our review, we were thoroughly pleased by the device from the build quality, design to the battery life. F1 Plus is equipped with MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10, 4GB RAM and powered by a 2850mAh Lithium-Polymer battery. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch FullHD AMOLED display along with a 13MP camera module on the back and a 16MP camera module on the front. You can check the review to help your decision.