Are you looking for the best 5G smartphone for yourself in the price range of Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000?
I’ll be mentioning my favorite 5G smartphones in this budget which is mainly under Rs 30,000, as well as some of the smartphones which are popular and recommended by some other tech bloggers.
3 new 5G smartphones are added to this list in the month of October 2021.
Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links(Amazon and Flipkart) of 5G smartphones for those having a budget of Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000. I may earn a small compensation if a new 5G smartphone is purchased using one of them.
The main motive is to cover the best mid-range smartphones so that you can select the best option as per your budget.
Under Rs 30,000(Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000) is a price range in which you’ll find many amazing 5G smartphones, while you’ll find that the 5G smartphone around Rs 15,000 is entry-level 5G smartphones. Things will definitely change in the future, and it is quite possible that the new 5G smartphones may get a little cheaper.
As everyone wants to go for a 5G smartphone, companies are launching new smartphones regularly in the price range of Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000. Just bookmark this page to keep knowing the new popular additions in this price range.
All the new 5G smartphones in the mid-budget range have some pros and cons. I’ll try to cover the most important points and features regarding the 5G smartphone which is a center of attraction for people with a medium budget.
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Best 5G Smartphones in Rs 20,000 and Rs 30,000 (Latest Ones)
Realme GT Neo 2 Gaming Smartphone
If you’re looking for the best smartphone for gaming, then your search should end with Realme GT Neo 2.
This is one of the best smartphones for gaming under Rs 30,000 apart from the Poco F3 GT.
As per the currently available discount offers, you’ll be able to purchase the 8GB/128GB variant under Rs 30,000, while the 12GB/256GB variant may cost you a little more than Rs 30,000.
Do check out the best features and cons of Realme GT Neo 2 before you take the final decision for yourself.
iQOO Z5 5G
iQOO Z5 5G is an all-rounder smartphone.
iQOO Z5 comes with a 6.67-inch display, Octa-Core Snapdragon 778 processor, 8GB/12GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage space, and 5000 mAh battery.
The price of the starting variant is Rs 23,990. You can purchase it at a lower price by making use of the offers.
We have already written a complete post about this new iQOO smartphone. You can purchase it using the below-mentioned link.
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G
Galaxy M52 comes with a 6.7-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor.
It is priced at Rs 29,999, but you can purchase it at a much lower price using the available offers.
Read the complete post about Galaxy M52 5G before making the final decision.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G
If you’re looking for a slim and attractive 5G smartphone within Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 price range, then your search may end with Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G comes with a 6.55-inch display, Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB storage space, rear camera setup of 64MP+8MP+5MP cameras, 4250 mAh battery. An informative post including the pros and cons is already published by me on this blog.
Poco F3 GT
Poco is targeting gamers with this smartphone. F3 GT can be one of the best options for everyone looking for a powerful device. The price of this Poco smartphone starts at Rs 26,999. The rear-facing camera comprises 64MP+8MP+2MP cameras. The battery is a 5065 mAh battery with a 67W fast charging feature.
If you’re confused between the OnePlus Nord 2 and Poco F3 GT, then you can read the comparison written by me.
Moto Edge 20
The newly launched Motorola Edge 20 competes with the OnePlus Nord 2 smartphone and the other 5G smartphones under Rs 30,000. Edge 20 is priced at Rs 29,999.
Some of the main features of Motorola Edge 20 are as follows:
- 6.7-inch AMOLED Display Screen.
- Android 11 operating system.
- Triple rear camera module.
- Octa-Core MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor.
- 4000 mAh Battery.
You can read everything about Motorola Edge 20 before making the final decision.
Realme GT Master Edition
Some of the main features of the GT Master Edition are as follows:
- Full HD+ Display screen of 6.43-inch.
- Snapdragon 778 processor.
- Triple Camera Setup at the Rear Side.
- 32-megapixel front camera.
- 4300 mAh battery.
- Charge GT Master Edition up to 100% in just 33 minutes using the 65W fast charging feature.
Motorola Edge 20 Fusion
Edge 20 Fusion is a value-for-money smartphone and this is my personal opinion. Every individual may have a different thought and I’ll like to know your opinion. The price starts at Rs 21,499. Even if you have a budget of Rs 20,000 for your first new 5G smartphone, then also you should consider Edge 20 Fusion as you’ll need to pay a little extra only. If Motorola will come with a special discount offer in the future, then Edge 20 Fusion will become the best 5G smartphone under Rs 20,000.
Some of the main features of Edge 20 Fusion are:
- 6.67-inch Full HD+ Display.
- 108MP+8MP+2MP Rear Camera.
- 32 MP Selfie Camera.
- MediaTek Dimensity 800U Processor.
- 5000 mAh Battery.
Vivo V20 Pro
Priced at Rs 29,990, Vivo V20 Pro is one of my favorite smartphones when it comes to looks and selfie cameras. The trendy slim design is definitely one of the pros of this popular Vivo smartphone.
The display screen is a 6.44 inch AMOLED FHD+ display. I tried out the dual front cameras and the features were amazing. It comes with a triple camera setup at the rear side including the main camera of 64 megapixel. The camera comes with a Super Night mode.
It comes out of the box with Funtouch OS based on Android 11 and it is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor.
If you want to purchase a 5G smartphone mainly for its look and selfie camera, then this shall be the best option around Rs 30,000. As per the available offers, you may be able to save Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 on this Vivo smartphone. If there is any new discount offer on Vivo smartphones, then I’ll definitely post about the offer on this blog.
Xiaomi Mi 10i
Everyone has a choice when it comes to the look of the smartphone. I like the backside look of this device the most as it comes with Quad Rear Camera. Also, another pro of this device is that it comes with dual speakers. The display screen is a 6.67-inch Full HD+ screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 7750G processor. 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variants are available. The front camera is a 16-megapixel camera. The price for the base variant starts at Rs 20,999 only. You can read more about Xiaomi Mi 10i before making the final decision.
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iQOO is gaining popularity in India with its Z3 smartphone. The affordable device comes in different variants and the price starts at Rs 20,000 and you may spend a little lower if you find a good offer. iQOO Z3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 768 5G processor and many find it as a good smartphone for gaming. The camera features are decent enough.
Xiaomi Mi 11X
This Xiaomi device comes around Rs 29,000. It comes with a large 6.67-inch screen and a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor. It can be one of the best options if you can spend a little higher in this price range.
This Samsung smartphone is priced at Rs 21,999. It comes with a Quad Camera setup of 48MP+8MP+5MP+5MP. The front camera is a 20-megapixel camera. The display screen is a large 6.6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity U-cut display screen. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Octa-Core processor. M42 comes with 6GB RAM, 128GB internal memory, and 5000 mAh battery. If you don’t want to spend above Rs 25,000 and want a Samsung smartphone, then this device shall be a good option.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G
If you don’t have the budget to go for the costly OnePlus 9T or OnePlus 9R, then you can go for OnePlus Nord CE. It comes with a 6.43-inch display screen and is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor and equipped with 6GB RAM. The rear side comes with a triple camera setup. The front camera is a 16-megapixel camera and it is powered with a 4500 mAh battery. You definitely need to share your opinion about this mid-budget smartphone from OnePlus and do you think that it can be your next smartphone as it comes from the OnePlus brand.
This one from iQOO is priced just a little above Rs 30,000 i.e Rs 31,999. If there is some best discount offer, then you may be able to grab iQOO 7 at a lower price. iQOO 7 comes with a 6.62 inch AMOLED display screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform. It comes with 8GB RAM. One of the best features is 6000mm Graphite Layer Full Coverage Liquid Cooling technology which you may not find in other smartphones in this price range. Don’t forget to check out the latest offer on Amazon as you may find the best deal on this 5G smartphone from Amazon.
Realme X7 Max 5G
Priced at around Rs 31,000, Realme X7 Max 5G can be a good option for you. The price varies as per the offers available. It comes with a triple rear camera setup. The display screen is a 6.43-inch display and it is powered with MediaTek Dimensity processor. The battery is a powerful one as it is a 4500 mAh battery and comes with a 50W fast charger.
I have already compared Realme X7 Max 5G and Xiaomi Mi 11X. Do make the right choice for yourself by reading different posts about all the new 5G smartphones on my blog.
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
If your budget in this price range is the least, i.e Rs 20,000, then one of the options is Samsung Galaxy A22 5G. The 6GB RAM+128GB variant is priced at Rs 19,999, and the 8GB RAM+128GB is priced at Rs 21,999. You may be able to find the best discount or cashback offer currently as the sale has started on Amazon for a few days in August.
The display screen is a 6.6-inch FHD+ screen having a resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels. It is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor. The rear-facing setup is a triple camera setup comprising of 48MP+5MP+2MP cameras. The front camera is an 8-megapixel camera and that is something which disappoints me.
You may be able to purchase the starting variant of A22 5G under Rs 20,000, and you’ll get updates for 2 years which is a plus point.
Also, this smartphone supports 11 5G bands which is again one of the pros of this Samsung smartphone.
I hope that you liked some of the 5G smartphones available in the price range of Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000. Do let me know your favorite smartphone in this price range. Also, any other 5G smartphone may not be in this price range, but you find the look and features to be the most attractive as per its price.