Chandrakant 'CK' Isi
19th Dec 2016
So far we have covered best handsets under Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000, but if you have saved enough you can consider something even better. In fact, there are phones in this price range that can give a tough time to much expensive top-end devices. Last updated: 19-December-2016.
Price: Rs 28,000
While I wasn't really a fan of the OnePlus One and 2, the company really pulled off an impressive handset in the third iteration. The metal-clad One Plus 3 draws design inspiration from HTC's One series. I must say it is one of the best looking handset in this price range. The phone features a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a slightly curved scratch-resistant glass. It is powered by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit chipset with Adreno 530 GPU. It packs-in whopping 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. WHat's more, it offers you a 16-megapixel camera backed by Sony's sensor. Of course, it comes with a fingerprint sensor, which has become a norm these days. The OnePlus 3 is 4G VoLTE compatible, which means you can you can use it with Reliance Jio. Other features include , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, NFC, and 3000 mAh battery. On the software front, you get Oxygen OS 3.1 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow at its core.
Xiaomi Mi 5
Price: Rs 23,000
Xiaomi's Mi 5 is a great looking device. It has sleek glass body supported by a sturdy metal frame. Xiaomi's built precision is quite amazing. The phone features a 5.1-inch Full HD IPS screen with a gently curved glass. The 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor with Adreno 530 GPU. The phone comes with a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. However, you are going to miss on a microSD card slot. In the photography department, you get a 16-megapixel camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). For selfies, there's a 4-megapixel front-facing snapper. Xiaomi has also thrown-in an Infrared sensor, which comes in handy to control your TV, music system, and even AC. The phone also features a fingerprint scanner placed inside the home button. The dual-SIM handset comes with 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, NFC, and 3000 mAH battery with QIck Charge 3.0 support. As far as the software is concerned, you get Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with MIUI 7 on top.
HTC One A9 (32 GB variant)
Price: Rs 26,000
The One A9 features the iconic design of the HTC One series. It has a premium metal body with curves that fit comfortably in your palm. Unlike most of its smartphones, the HTC One A9 features a stunning 5-inch OLED screen that offers rich colours. While it is not as powerful as the other two handsets in the list, the One A9's Snapdragon 617 chipset handles everything from daily tasks to gaming without an issue. The handset packs in 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. You also get a microSD card slot. It spots a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) for relatively better low-light performance. The phone is Dolby certified. Its fingerprint sensor is embedded in the home button. Other features include a 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, NFC, and 2150 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. The HTC One A9 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense UI.
Best Phones Under Rs 30,000 (December, 2016)
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