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.

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The Google Pixel 3a is positioned as an affordable alternative to Pixel 3. This smartphone promises the same Google Pixel experience but at a relatively affordable price point of Rs. 39,999.

The Pixel 3a sports a 5.6-inch OLED display with full-HD+ resolution. It has three colour profiles which help change the output of the display. It has good viewing angles and punchy contrast. The Pixel 3a gets stereo speakers as well but these aren't front firing like the Pixel 3. The stereo speakers produce a good output but sound tinny at full volume.

Google has opted for a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC which is an octa-core chip. The Pixel 3a comes in one variant only, offering 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which isn't expandable. However Google does offer unlimited photo storage at compressed resolution.

The Pixel 3a has a single Nano-SIM slot but offers dual-SIM functionality via an E-SIM. You can take full advantage of the E-SIM if your carrier supports this functionality.

Being a Pixel smartphone, it runs stock Android Pie with some of Google's customisation on top. Pixel devices are known to get timely software and security updates. With the Pixel 3a, Google promises 3 years of guaranteed software support. The smartphone offers a good user experience and we did not notice any lag or stutter during our usage.

The primary camera is a 12.2-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor just like the Pixel 3. At the front, it has a single 8-megapixel selfie shooter. It gets most of the camera features of the Pixel 3 like Night Sight, Super Res Zoom and Playground. The camera performance is very good and the Pixel 3a manages to deliver crisp shots in most lighting conditions.

Google has equipped the Pixel 3a with a 3000mAh battery that helps it offer good battery life. The search giant also includes an 18W Type-C charger in the box that helps charge the Pixel 3a quickly. We could go on for over a day once the Pixel 3a was fully charged.

For the launch price of Rs. 39,999 the Pixel 3a feels expensive for what it offers. Some of the competitors offer more powerful hardware for lower prices. But if you want the best camera performance under Rs. 50,000, the Pixel 3a delivers on that front.

Google Pixel 3a Specifications
Display 5.60-inch, 1080x2220 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Rear Camera 12.2MP
Front Camera 8MP

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 S10+ is Samsung’s latest flagship for 2019. It has a bright 6.4-inch AMOLED display and has a hole-punch design. While the hole-punch does sacrifice a small portion of the display, it isn't distracting. The display is crisp and gets really bright when outdoors. Samsung has picked the Exynos 9820 to power the Galaxy S10+ and has paired it with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You do have more RAM and storage options available with the top end offering 12GB RAM and 1TB of storage. Samsung ships the phone with OneUI running on top of Android 9 Pie. The software is also optimised to function with the hole-punch display and you get the option to hide the camera hole using a black bar at the top. Performance of the Galaxy S10+ is impressive and it managed to score higher than most other Android smartphones in our benchmark tests. The Galaxy S10+ gets a 4100mAh battery and is capable of delivering over a day with regular use. There are three cameras at the back of the S10+ consisting of a 12-megapixel wide angle sensor, 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor. At the front, it has a dual camera setup consisting of a 10-megapixel selfie camera and an 8-megapixel RGB depth sensor. The S10+ clicks some very good photos in different lighting conditions and the ultra-wide angle sensor does come in handy when clicking landscape shots.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Specifications
Display 6.40-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 9820
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4100mAh
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
Front Camera 10MP + 8MP

The Pixel 3 from Google offers a premium build quality thanks to an aluminium frame and a glass back. The smartphone gets Gorilla Glass 5 protection at the front and the back. It has a 5.5-inch FHD+ display with the 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the phone is a Snapdragon 845 processor. The phone has 4GB of RAM and comes in 64GB and 128GB internal storage options. It is a single-SIM device and has an eSIM. At the back, the Pixel 3 has a single 12.2-megapixel camera along with the LED flash. It sports a dual selfie camera setup at the front consisting of an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel standard lens. It has a 2915mAh non-removable battery and runs on stock Android 9 Pie.

Google Pixel 3 Specifications
Display 5.50-inch, 1080x2160 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 2915mAh
Rear Camera 12.2MP
Front Camera 8MP + 8MP

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ features a metal and glass design, with tapering edges on both sides. It has a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Touch response and colours are superb and it also supports HDR. In India, the phone uses an Exynos 9810 octa-core SoC and comes with 6GB of RAM a choice of 64GB or 256GB internal storage, which is expandable. The stereo speakers delivers good sound quality and there's wireless charging here too. The main highlight is the camera, which features a variable aperture, super slow motion videos up to 960fps and AR Emojis. Camera performance is good too, especially in low light. There's also a second telephoto lens for shooting portraits and for optical zoom. The 3500mAh battery supports fast charging and should easily last an entire day on a single charge.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specifications
Display 6.20-inch, 1440x2960 pixels
Processor Samsung Exynos 9810
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3500mAh
Rear Camera 12MP
Front Camera 8MP

The Samsung Galaxy S9 features a metal and glass design, with tapering edges on both sides. It has a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Touch response and colours are superb and it also supports HDR. In India, the phone uses an Exynos 9810 octa-core SoC and comes with 4GB of RAM a choice of 64GB or 256GB internal storage, which is expandable. The stereo speakers delivers good sound quality and there's wireless charging here too. The main highlight is the camera, which features a variable aperture, super slow motion videos up to 960fps and AR Emojis. Camera performance is good too, especially in low light. The 3000mAh battery supports fast charging and should stretch an entire day on a single charge.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications
Display 5.80-inch, 1440x2960 pixels
Processor Samsung Exynos 9810
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Rear Camera 12MP
Front Camera 8MP

The iPhone 8 Plus is a larger version of the iPhone 8, with a larger screen and battery, more RAM, and a secondary telephoto camera on the rear. It's powered by the same A11 Bionic processor as the iPhone X, which has been shown to be exceptionally powerful, especially in tests that can utilise all six cores at the same time. The display now supports True Tone which adjusts its colour temperature to match ambient lighting. You get 64GB of storage on the base variant but can choose a 256GB option which costs more. Your only choices of colours this time around are Space Grey, Silver, and Gold. The iPhone 8 models also feature new glass backs to support wireless charging, while maintaining the IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. Fast wired charging is supported but you only get a basic charger in the box. You can get through a full day of use with a little power to spare thanks to the large battery. 

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Specifications
Display 5.50-inch, 1080x1920 pixels
Processor Apple A11 Bionic
RAM 3GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 2691mAh
Rear Camera 12MP
Front Camera 7MP

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 7 Plus Specifications
Display 5.50-inch, 1080x1920 pixels
Processor Apple A10 Fusion
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 2900mAh
Rear Camera 12MP
Front Camera 7MP

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

Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G Specifications
Display 6.67-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 920
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 8MP
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 8GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Samsung Galaxy A52s is a quality mid-range smartphone with a premium price tag. This makes it a hard sell, both to a premium smartphone buyer and someone who is looking for a solid mid-range smartphone.

The Galaxy A52s is positioned higher than the Galaxy A52 because it has a faster display, a new and updated processor with better overall performance, and 5G.

While its design is identical to that of the Galaxy A52, it retains the IP67 rating which appears to be the only standout feature against its competitors. The upgraded 120Hz display keeps up with the competition and offers deep blacks, while its stereo speakers deliver loud and clear sound.

Camera performance is quite good in daylight, but low-light photos and videos leave a lot to be desired. Battery life is quite good and charging speed is average, even though some competing smartphones priced much lower do better.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Specifications
Display 6.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera 32MP

The mid-range smartphone market is becoming more crowded and Realme’s GT Master Edition is a quality offering at a competitive price with a unique suitcase-like design. Meant to replace the X series of smartphones, the GT series is a new lineup from Realme, and the GT Master Edition packs a punch. There’s a high-quality 120Hz Super AMOLED display which is good for gaming and watching movies on. There aren’t stereo speakers but you do get a 3.5mm headphone jack. Powering the gaming experience is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor, which is a worthy upgrade over the 768G and is on par with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200. Camera performance is quite good in daylight but is only saved by the Night mode in low light. Battery life is quite good for a slim mid-range smartphone and charging is quite fast, going from zero to 100 percent in about 35 minutes.

Realme GT Master Edition Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4300mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
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 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G is also very slim and light, measuring 7.6mm in thickness and weighing just 173g. The flattened top has a ‘Designed for Reno' inscription, while the dual-SIM tray, USB Type-C port, and a single speaker are on the bottom. Build quality is also very good, despite this phone having a plastic frame, and the rear cameras barely protrude at all.

The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC, which is built on a 7nm process featuring four ARM Cortex-A77 and four ARM Cortex-A55 cores. It has an integrated 5G modem and supports wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. The Reno 5 Pro runs ColorOS 11.1, which is based on Android 11.

I found the display to be excellent. Brightness was more than adequate, and even under sunlight, content was very legible. In the real world, the Reno 5 Pro 5G is able to handle demanding apps and games with relative ease.

The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G is a good package overall for the price. It has a premium design, a vivid display, long battery life, very fast charging, and fairly competent cameras. Video quality could be improved though, especially in low light, and I would like to see stabilisation at 4K. It wouldn't have hurt to have stereo speakers either.

Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G Specifications
Display 6.55-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 1000+
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4350mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

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 Realme X3 SuperZoom features a periscope-style telephoto camera, which is the first we've seen in this price segment. The 8-megapixel telephoto camera features 5x optical zoom and a maximum of 60x hybrid zoom. Camera performance is very good during the day, but not so much at night. To help with the latter, there's Night mode, which is quite effective. The main 64-megapixel camera captures good photos in daylight, but struggles a bit in low light. The X3 SuperZoom can record video at 4K and the quality is good in the day, but could be better when shooting at night. 

The X3 SuperZoom uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, which offers plenty of processing power for apps and games. The phone also featrues a 120Hz refresh rate LCD panel, so scrolling through menus feels fluid. Battery life is also solid. The X3 SuperZoom is also very well built and looks stylish. It's mising stereo speakers but the single bottom-firing speaker gets pretty loud. The phone runs Realme UI, based on Android 10. 

Realme X3 SuperZoom Specifications
Display 6.60-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4200mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP + 8MP

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

The K20 Pro is a part of the new K series of smartphones from Redmi. It is the flagship smartphone and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. This smartphone sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED display which makes it the first Redmi smartphone with an AMOLED display. The big display dominates the front of the smartphone and the K20 Pro has a 91.9% screen-to-body ratio. It is a FHD+ HDR panel and has good viewing angles and adequate brightness to be visible outdoors.

Xiaomi has also opted for a unique gradient pattern for the back which helps the device stand out. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection at the front and the back which helps the smartphone resist wear caused by daily use. The Redmi K20 Pro is available in two variants, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage, priced at Rs. 27,999 and Rs. 30,999 respectively.

It sports a triple camera setup at the back consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor and an 8-megapixel tele-photo sensor. It has a 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera. These cameras deliver good photos during the day and we liked the smartphone's macro performance. Portraits were very good and the phone did manage edge detection well.

The Redmi K20 Pro runs MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie. The UI does have useful features but is riddled with spammy notifications throughout the day. The Redmi K20 Pro packs in a 4,000mAh battery that delivers more than a day and a half of battery life. It ran very well in our HD video loop test and we manage to go beyond a day with our usage.

The advantage the K20 Pro has over its competition is in terms of price. It is the most affordable smartphone with a Qualcomm 855 SoC in India. However, Xiaomi's sale model might make it hard to get your hands on one.

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Specifications
Display 6.39-inch, 1080x2340 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 13MP + 8MP
Front Camera 20MP

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

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Specifications
Display 5.60-inch, 1600x2560 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Rear Camera 16MP
Front Camera 3.7MP

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

Sony Xperia Z1 Specifications
Display 5.00-inch, 1080x1920 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974)
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Rear Camera 20.7MP
Front Camera 2MP

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 (28 May 2022)

Best Camera Mobile Phones Under 30000 in India Price in India
Google Pixel 3a Rs. 26,500
LG G8s ThinQ Rs. 29,999
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Rs. 28,499
Google Pixel 3 Rs. 25,500
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Rs. 29,999
Samsung Galaxy S9 Rs. 26,999
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Rs. 29,999
Samsung Galaxy S8 Rs. 28,900
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Rs. 26,999
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Rs. 29,999
Honor 6 Plus Rs. 26,499
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G Rs. 26,999
Oppo Reno 7 5G Rs. 28,999
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Rs. 27,579
Realme GT Master Edition Rs. 25,899
OnePlus Nord 2 Rs. 27,999
Oppo Reno 6 Rs. 29,989
Realme GT 5G Rs. 27,999
Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G Rs. 29,990
Vivo V20 Pro Rs. 25,855
Vivo X50 Rs. 27,990
Realme X3 SuperZoom Rs. 29,999
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Rs. 27,499
Vivo V17 Pro Rs. 27,990
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Rs. 25,980
Vivo Nex Rs. 28,500
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
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Rs. 30,000
Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Rs. 29,999
Sony Xperia Z1 Rs. 27,990
LG G7+ ThinQ Rs. 27,000
List of Best Camera Mobile Phones Under 30000 in India, last updated on 28 May 2022
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