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Top Android Smartphones Under Rs 30,000 (April 2018)

Planning to buy an Android smartphone under Rs 30,000, here are some of the top devices for you.

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Honor View 10

Honor View 10 runs on EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. It is powered by Huawei’s 2.36GHz HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa-core processor with AI capabilities which also powers Huawei Mate 10.  It has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB through hybrid dual-SIM configuration where second SIM slot doubles as a MicroSD card holder.

It features a 5.99-inch full HD+ (2160x1080) IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It sports dual rear camera setup of 16-megapixel RGB sensor and 20-megapixel monochrome sensor with PDAF and LED flash. On the front is a 13-megapixel selfie camera.

The dual-SIM Honor View 10 is backed by a 3750mAh battery which the company claims give 23 hours of talktime. This phone also comes with face unlock feature with which you can unlock the device.

Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm audio-jack, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and 4G VoLTE. It measures 157 x 74.98 x 6.97mm and weighs 172 grams.

Price- Rs 29,999

Available At- Amazon

Colours- Navy blue and black

Mi Mix 2


Mi Mix 2 runs on MIUI 8.0 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. It is powered by Qualcomm’s fastest Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor. It has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage which is not expandable through a MicroSD card.

The highlight of Mi Mix 2 is its bezel-less 18:9 display; it features a 5.99-inch FHD + (2160x1080) full-screen display. According to Xiaomi, the device has the same size as a 5.5-inch display device but due Mi Mix 2’s bezel-less design, users will get more display area. The company has ditched the proximity sensor instead they use ultrasonic technology for that.

It sports a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 image sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF autofocus, 4-axis OIS, and two-tone flash at the rear. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with beauty mode.

Mi Mix 2 is backed by a 3400mAh non-removable battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0. There is a fingerprint scanner below the rear camera, with which you can unlock the device. The handset comes with LTE 4-antenna technology which Xiaomi claims give up to 100 per cent faster 4G service.

Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C, 4G VoLTE.

Price- Rs 29,999

Available At- Mi.com and Amazon

Colour- Black

Nokia 8

Nokia 8 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box which will be upgraded to Android Oreo soon. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB through a hybrid dual-SIM configuration where second SIM slot doubles as a MicroSD card holder.

Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch IPS QHD (2560x1440) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 2.5D curved glass. It sports a dual 13-megapixel rear camera where one works as a monochrome sensor and another as a RGB sensor with optical image stabilisation. On the front is a 13-megapixel selfie camera with display flash, PDAF, and f/2.0 aperture.

There is a feature called ‘Bothie’ where you can shoot from both rear and front cameras simultaneously, you can also livestream the ‘Bothie’ videos to Youtube and Facebook. Nokia 8 has a unibody metal design made up of 6000 Aluminum series.

The dual-SIM handset is backed by a 3090mAh non-removable battery. The home button below the display also doubles as the fingerprint sensor. The handset is IP54 rated splashproof.

Nokia 8 measures 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm. Its connectivity options are- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio-jack, and GPS/A-GPS.  

Price- Rs 28,999

Available At- Amazon

Colours- polished blue, tempered blue, steel

Samsung Galaxy A8+

Samsung on Wednesday (10 January) launched new smartphone Samsung Galaxy A8+ in India. The major highlights A8+ are dual front cameras and Infinity display.

Samasung Galaxy A8+ runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and powered by an Octa-core Exynos 7885 processor coupled with 6GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB through a MicroSD card.

Samsung Galaxy A8+ sports 16-megapixel+8-megapixel dual front camera with f/1.9 aperture with which you can take Portrait selfies. There’s also a Live Focus feature which lets you adjust bokeh effect.

On the rear side is a 16-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture and LED flash. Samsung has also introduced new video digital image stabilisation (VDis) technology and hyperlapse feature.

Talking about the display, Samsung Galaxy A8+ features a 6-inch FHD+ (2220x1080) Super AMOLED Infinity display which has 18.5:9 aspect ratio with lesser bezels. 

The dual-SIM A8+ is backed by a 3500mAh battery and the handset is IP68 rated water and dust resistance. There is a fingerprint sensor below the rear camera which is used to unlock the phone.

Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, and Glonass. Samsung Galaxy A8+ measures 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm and weighs 191g.

Price- Rs 28,990

Available At- Amazon

Colours-gold and black

Honor 8 Pro

Honor 8 Pro runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with company’s Emotion UI 5.1 skin on top.  The handset is powered by Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 coupled with 6GB of RAM. The new smartphone has an internal storage of 128GB which can be expanded up to 256GB through a hybrid dual-SIM configuration; the SIM 2 slot becomes a MicroSD card slot.

The device features a 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440) LTPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass on top. It sports a dual camera setup on the rear with 12-megapixel+12-megapixel sensors, f/2.2 aperture and dual tone LED Flash. On the front is an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Honor 8 is backed by a non-removable Lithium-polymer 4000mAh battery which supports fast charging, it takes only 30 minutes of charging will charge the battery to 35 per cent. The device has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and 3.5mm audio-jack.

The connectivity options of smartphone are- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 Type-C, 4G VoLTE, A-GPS and GLONASS.

Price- Rs 22,999

Available At- Flipkart

Colours- navy blue and black


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