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Best 2018 phones under Rs. 30,000: Snapdragon 845, in-display fingerprint sensor and more

This year has been great in terms of smartphone tech evolution. There are a number of smartphones that were launched this year with new tech like an in-display fingerprint sensor. There was one more good thing that happened in the smartphone industry in 2018- many mid-range phones were launched with flagship-level features this year.

Here we are talking about the best 2018 phones under Rs. 30,000 and these phones come with specs like Snapdragon 845, in-display fingerprint sensor and more. Check out our best picks.

Asus Zenfone 5Z

Asus launched the Zenfone 5Z in India back in July and it became a huge hit. The reason behind this was Zenfone 5Z was the cheapest phone with flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset and 8GB RAM. Apart from offering the flagship level hardware at an affordable price, the other highlights of the phone are 6.2-inch FHD+ notch display, 12MP+8MP dual rear camera with dual-pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS etc. The Zenfone 5Z price in India starts at Rs. 29,999.

Available at Flipkart.

Poco F1

Poco F1

Xiaomi introduced it’s new ‘Poco’ sub-brand in India back in August. The first smartphone from the brand Poco F1 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset at more affordable price thanZenfone 5Z. Apart from this, it also has 6.18-inch Full HD+ notch display, 12MP+5MP dual rear camera, 20MP front camera, and a 4,000mAh battery. The Poco F1 has also got a price cut since its launch and now starts only at Rs. 19,999.

Available at Flipkart.

Honor Play

Huawei’s smartphone brand Honor launched Honor Play in India back in August. Honor touted it as a gaming phone as it comes with flagship Kirin 970 chipset with GPU Turbo technology that results in smoother and faster mobile gaming. Other highlights of the smartphone are 6.3-inch FHD+ notch display and its 16MP+2MP dual rear camera setup. The Honor Play was launched at a starting price of Rs. 19,999 in India.

Available at Amazon.

Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1 was launched in India earlier this month. The highlights of this new phone from HMD are 6.18-inch FHD+ PureDisplay with HDR10 support, 12MP+13MP dual rear cameras with Zeiss optics, Snapdragon 710 chipset, and Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. All these features make Nokia 8.1 a worthy contender in Rs. 30k segment. The Nokia 8.1 price in India starts at Rs 26,999 for the 4GB/64GB model.

Available at Amazon.

Vivo V11 Pro

Vivo V11 Pro

Vivo V11 Pro was launched in India back in September. The mid-range smartphone from Vivo came with some flagship-level features like the in-display fingerprint sensor. Other highlights of Vivo V11 Pro included a new waterdrop notch display which the company called Halo FullView display, Snapdragon 660 chipset, 12MP+5MP rear cameras, 25MP selfie camera, and a 3,400mAh battery. The Vivo V11 Pro price starts at Rs. 25,990.

Available at Amazon and Flipkart.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.