New Delhi: Flagship smartphones bring better features and their makers claim to bring higher megapixel cameras, faster processors, etc. Smartphone OEMs are bringing new features and better imaging capabilities and the prices of high-end smartphones are also skyrocketing. The flagship category smartphones cost nothing less than Rs 60,000-Rs 70,000 and when it comes to the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the prices top the Rs 1 lakh mark .
Fortunately, this is when mid-range smartphones come to the rescue and potential buyers can get a good set of features in devices that cost between Rs 25,000 and Rs 35,000. This segment of price does not force the buyer to compromise on many features and does not burn a hole in his pockets. Here is our list of the best Android smartphone options under Rs 35,000.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
The Galaxy A53 5G has a bigger battery than last year’s Galaxy A52 and is priced at Rs 34,499, but you can check the trade-in offers to upgrade the deal. It has a gorgeous 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a peak brightness of 830 nits and a brilliant triple camera setup led by a 64MP main sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor and a 5MP macro camera. Speaking of selfies, there’s also a 32MP front snapper.
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G comes at a starting price of Rs 26,999 for the base 6GB RAM / 128GB storage variant. This model is similar to Xiaomi 11i 5G in all aspects but battery. The standard model comes with a 5,160mAh battery that supports a maximum of 67W charging. In terms of imaging, there is a triple rear camera setup led by a 108MP Samsung HM2 main sensor, ultra shooter -8MP wide and 2MP macro shooter.
The Realme GT is perhaps the most affordable smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The base variant comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs 37,999. The Realme GT comes with a panel 6.43-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED that can handle direct sunlight quite well with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. The Realme GT features a 64MP main camera as well as an ultra-wide-angle camera of 8 MP and a macro sensor of 2 MP.
OnePlus NordCE 2 5G
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is an affordable Android device with good features and is also placed in the Rs 30,000 segment. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 sports a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with HDR10+ support and Features a Gorilla Glass 5 layer of protection. For imaging, there’s a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor.
Poco F3 GT
The Poco F3 GT is another capable Android smartphone under Rs 30,000. It comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification. There’s also a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. For imaging, the Poco F3 GT has a triple camera led by a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro camera.