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.
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
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