The 30K budget was ruled by OnePlus devices till 2016 but a lot changed in 2017 and we got some great devices to play with. Motorola has 2 great devices, the Moto X4 and Moto Z2 Play to offer in this budget, Honor has the Honor 8 Pro, a device that could finally challenge the undisputed segment leader OnePlus. Check out the complete list to see if we have covered your device on this list.

Moto X4

Motorola’s latest offering in the midrange segment, the Moto X4 comes with IP67 Water and dust resistant which can be seen only in high-end smartphones. This feature sets it apart from other phones in the budget segment. Rest of the specs are also brilliant and this offers value for best value for money and it is available for INR 20,999 for 3GB variant with 32GB storage and the 4GB model with 64GB storage costs INR 22,999 on Flipkart.Moto X4

Full Specification

  • 5.2-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass  protection
  • 2.2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 processor with Adreno 508 GPU
  • 3GB/32 GB & 4GB/64 GB, expandable up to 2TB via micro SD card
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 16MP+8MP(wide-angle) rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture
  • 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1um pixel size
  • 3000mAh battery with Turbocharging
  • IP68 Water and dust resistant
  • Front housing fingerprint scanner
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
  • Thickness 7.9 mm
  • Weight 163g

Oppo F3 Plus 

A selfie-centric smartphone from Oppo, the Oppo F3 Plus comes with Dual Camera set up at the front, one with 16-megapixel and other with 8-megapixel along with flash also it comes with. There is a rear 16-megapixel camera with PDAF and aperture of f/1.7. The device comes with the big 6-inch display with Full HD resolution. It is powered by Snapdragon 653 processor clocked at 1.95Ghz and coupled with Adreno 510 GPU. The device is priced at INR 24,990 on Flipkart.Oppo F3 Plus

Full Specification

  • 6-inch FHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 1.95GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 Octa-core  SoC, Adreno 510 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Internal storage, MicroSD card support up to 256GB
  • 16-Megapixel Rear Camera, Dual PDAF Rear Sensor SONY IMX 398, Aperture f/1.7
  • 16-megapixel Front Camera (Wide Angle) 8-megapixel, 120°wide angles Flash Flash
  • 4000mAh Battery with Charger VOOC Flash Charge
  • ColorOS 3.0, Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Dual nano-SIM, 4G VoLTE Audio EffectDirac GPS Supported Bluetooth 4.1 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz, 5GHz
  • NFC, Distance Sensor, Light Sensor, G-sensor, E-compass, Gyro Sensor
  • Thickness: 7.35 mm and Weight 185g

Honor 8 Pro

A straight rival to OnePlus 5T, the Honor 8 Pro comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, 6GB RAM,
128GB internal storage, dual 12MP rear cameras, dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 4k video recording,
8MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture and 4000mAh battery with fast charging. It is available currently on Amazon for INR 25,999(INR 4,000 off).Honor 8 Pro Colours

Full Specification

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD(2K) 2.5D curved glass display, 515 PPI
  • 2.4GHz Kirin 960 processor, Mali G71 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 128GB
  • 12MP (Monochrome) + 12MP (RGB) Dual rear cameras, dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 4k video recording
  • 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • 4000mAh battery with fast charging
  • Android 7.0 Nougat, Emotion UI 5.1
  • Fingerprint sensor, IR Blaster
  • Thickness:6.97mm and Weight: 184g
  • Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE, VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), BT 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Colours: Navy Blue, Midnight Black, and Platinum Gold

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro 

Samsung announced the C7 Pro with a big 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED 2.5D display in April 2017. The device is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 626 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage, 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, a 16MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture and 3300mAh battery with fast charging. It is now available for INR 24,699 on Amazon.Samsung C7 pro

Full Specification

  • 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED 2.5D display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Protection
  • 2.2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 626 processor, Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal Storage, sd card support up to 256GB
  • 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.9 aperture
  • 16MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 3300mAh battery with fast charging
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Thickness: 7.0mm and Weight: 172g
  • Hybrid Dual SIM , 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C

Zenfone Zoom S

Another camera-centric smartphone on the list, Zenfone Zoom S houses a 12MP SuperPixel camera, 25mm, f/1.7 aperture, 6p lens, 81.8-degree field of view, 1/2.55” type sensor size, 1.4um pixel size Sony IMX362 sensor, OIS, 4K UHD video recording with EIS, RAW shooting (only when updated to Nougat) and the secondary 12MP sensor comes with 2.3x optical zoom, f/2.6 aperture, 1/3.42” type sensor size along with dual tone LED flash. The smartphone is available for INR 25,999 on Flipkart currentlỵ

Full Specification

  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 625 processor, Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB of internal storage.
  • 5000mAh battery with fast charging and reverse charging
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 12MP rear camera, f/1.7 aperture, OIS, 4K UHD video recording with EIS and a secondary 12MP sensor with 2.3x optical zoom, f/2.6 aperture, 1/3.42” type sensor size along with dual tone LED flash.
  • 13MP front facing camera
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Bluetooth 4.2, 4G  VoLTE, GPS.
  • Thickness: 7.99mm and weight 170 grams

LG V20a 

The LG V20a is priced at INR 25,990 on Flipkart and comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum display with 513 ppi and a 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Secondary Display. It comes with a 16MP+8MP dual rear camera with OIS 2.0, f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED Flash, Laser AF, PDAF, 4K recording. The secondary lens is a 120-degree wide-angle lens.
LG v20

Full Specification

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum display with 513 ppi
  • 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Secondary Display
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 64GB  UFS 2.0 Flash storage with microSD card support up to 2TB
  • 16MP+8MP rear camera with OIS 2.0, f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED Flash, Laser AF, PDAF, 4K recording
  • 5MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture, 120-degree wide-angle lens
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 3200mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  • Rear Fingerprint sensor
  • B&O audio
  • 4G LTE, dual-band WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C

Moto Z2 Play

Another one from Moto, the Moto Z2 Play was launched in India in mid-2017 with new moto mods for the price of INR 27,999 on Flipkart. It is sporting a 5.5-inch IPS Full HD display, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor. There are two models options to choose from – 32GB or 64GB storage and 3GB or 4GB of RAM respectively. As we have seen on previous gen Z Play smartphones, the Z2 play also allows attaching Mods at the rear of the device via POGO pins.

Also Read: Moto Z2 Play: Transformers of Smartphones – The Unbiased Review

Full Specifications

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display
  • Snapdragon 626 Processor
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB storage, sd card support up to 200GB
  • 12MP primary camera with a f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel PDAF,
  • 5MP wide-angle with a f/2.2 aperture front camera
  • Android Nougat
  • 3000mAh battery, Turbocharge support
  • Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC, and Type-C USB.
  • Thickness: 5.9mm and Weight: 145g

From modular Moto Z2 Play to weatherproof Moto X4, the under 30K segment has Motorola leading the innovation. But the best value for money smartphone is definitely the Honor 8 Pro with its fantastic set of cameras, powerful specs and great build quality. Do let us know if we missed any smartphone it this list by leaving a comment below or tweeting to us @theunbiasedblog

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