5G is the future and we can expect an array of 5G phones coming in the near future all around the world. Yes, already there are a few 5G smartphones out there, limited to only certain markets, but we can expect a whole lot more phones joining in on that list. However, the earlier estimation that only flagship devices will be the ones to receive 5G first is now proving to be wrong. After Qualcomm launched their mid-range Snapdragon 765/765G chipsets, several devices have been announced with 5G connectivity but in the mid-range segment. Specifically Chinese smartphone manufacturers were the first ones to board this train. However, these mid-range devices are not extremely budget specific devices. These are the high-end mid-range 5G phones under 30000 INR that have grown in immense popularity in recent years.
The gap between a mid-range and a flagship now is narrower than ever and these premium mid-range devices are the cause of that. So in this article, we are going to take a look at the best 5G mobile phones under 30000 rupees that one can buy in 2021, without making many sacrifices in terms of design, hardware and performance in comparison to a flagship.
List of 5G Phones Under 30000 in India
|5G Phones||Price in India|
|Realme X7 Max 5G||Rs. 26,999|
|OnePlus Nord 5G||Rs. 29,999|
|Realme X7 Pro||Rs. 26,999|
|Mi 11X||Rs. 29,999|
|Vivo V21 5G||Rs. 29,990|
|Vivo V20 Pro||Rs. 29,990|
|LG Wing||Rs. 29,999|
|iQOO 3 5G||Rs. 29,900|
|Realme X50 Pro 5G||Rs. 24,999|
- You can also check out all 5G phones under 20000 rupees.
Below we have discussed some highlighted features of select 5G smartphones
Realme X7 Max 5G
Realme X7 Max is India’s first Dimensity 1200 powered phone. Realme already offers 5G phones under an affordable budget segment in the Indian market. Now with the launch of X7 Max 5G, they have joined the premium mid-range 5G section. You can grab the base variant at Rs 26,999. The highest variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB Storage costs Rs 29,999. The X7 Max comes in Asteroid Black, Mercury Silver and Milky Way colours. Other features include a 6.43-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED display, In-display fingerprint sensor, 4500mAh battery, 50W fast charging and Dual-SIM 5G support.
OnePlus Nord 5G
OnePlus’s mid-range Nord smartphone comes with 5G connectivity. At present, in the Indian market, it is the cheapest 5G phone that packs Qualcomm’s 765G chipset. The OnePlus Nord 5G will be available on Amazon from August 4, 2020. As far as pricing is concerned, we get a 6GB+64GB variant at Rs. 24,999 and 8GB+128GB variant at Rs. 27,999. There is also a 12GB RAM variant with 256GB storage that costs Rs. 29,999. Talking about its main specifications, we see a 48MP primary rear camera, FHD+ Fluid AMOLED screen of 6.44-inch, 90Hz refresh rate, 4115 mAh battery, Android 10 with OxygenOS 10.5.
Realme X7 Pro
This new device from Realme features a 6.55 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a single camera punch hole at the top left corner. It is a curved display from Realme here, and the falling screen on the sides results in a screen to body ratio of 91.06%. This phone comes with a quad-camera setup, consisting of a 64 MP primary camera lens, an 8MP Ultra-wide angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP retro portrait lens. The punch hole on the front features a 32MP camera lens with an f/2.45 aperture. In terms of battery, we see a 4500 mAh battery with 65W fast charging. The device is fueled by MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000+ 5G processor. The X7 Pro arrives in India with a price tag of less than 30000 INR.
It comes with a 6.67 inch FHD+ AMOLED 120Hz screen with a single camera cut out for the front camera. This is the first Mi series phone to ship with the Snapdragon 870 which supports both SA and NSA sub 6Ghz networks. Mi 11x features the latest 48MP rear camera with 1/ 1.2″ Sony IMX582 sensor with a 1.79 aperture, paired with an 8 MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP telemacro camera. It comes with a 4,520 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly with a 33W fast charger. The base 6GB + 128GB model is priced at Rs 29,999 while the highest 8GB + 128GB variant is priced at Rs 31,999.
Vivo V21 5G
This new 5G handset from Vivo features a 6.44-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a single camera dot design in the centre. It has a 44MP camera with a decent angle of view. On the back, we see a 64 MP main camera lens, an 8 MP wide-angle lens and a 2 MP macro camera. Inside we have the MediaTek Dimensity 800U (MT6873V) 7nm processor. It packs in a 4000 mAh battery with support for 33W quick charging. The Vivo V21 5G is priced at around 30000 Rupees for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage version.
Realme X50 Pro 5G
It comes with a 6.44-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED with a refresh rate of 90Hz. It has a dual-camera punch hole at the top left corner featuring a 32MP + 8MP setup. On the back, we have a quad-camera setup with a 64MP Samsung GW1 primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide sensor, 12MP telephoto lens and a 2MP B&W depth sensor. Inside the Realme X50 Pro 5G, we have the Snapdragon 865 chipset with support for SA and NSA sub 6Ghz networks. It packs in a 4200 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly with the box included 64W SuperDart charger. It takes the device from 0 to 100% in just 35 minutes. The base 8GB + 128GB variant is priced at around 24,999 INR while the highest 12GB + 256GB variant cost 30,999 INR.