Xiaomi MI 11X | The Mi 11X features the best display and chipset on a smartphone under Rs 30,000. The smartphone comes with a flagship-grade Snapdragon 870 SoC, a 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED display, a 48 MP triple-camera setup, a 4520 mAh battery with 33W charging support.
Vivo V21 5G | The Vivo V21 5G features a MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, an E3 AMOLED panel, a 64 MP triple-camera setup with OIS, and a 44 MP selfie camera with OIS. The V21 5G is the only smartphone on this list with OIS on the front and main cameras.
Realme X7 Max & Realme X7 Pro | The Realme X7 Max is definitely the second most powerful on our list. It features a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G SoC, a 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED display, a 64 MP triple-camera setup, and super-fast 50W charging support. The Realme X7 Pro is a more premium version of the Realme X7 Max, although the latter does offer an upgraded chipset.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G | The OnePlus Nord CE 5G was the latest addition to India’s mid-range 5G segment. The Nord CE brings a Snapdragon 750G SoC, a 90Hz AMOLED panel, a 64 MP triple-camera setup, and a 4500 mAh battery with 30W charging support. The Nord CE 5G also offers the added benefit of having excellent software.
Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G | The Oppo Reno Pro+ is a well-rounded 5G smartphone that offers solid performance across the board. It features a MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, an AMOLED panel, and a 48 MP quad-camera setup, a 4310 mAh battery with 50W fast-charging.
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G | The Xiaomi Mi 10i may not be the most powerful on our list, but certainly is the pick of the lot in the camera department. The Mi 10i boasts a 108 MP quad-camera setup, a 120Hz LCD panel, a 4,820 mAh battery, and 33W fast-charging support.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G | The Galaxy M42 5G is the most affordable Samsung 5G phone in India. The M42 5G features a Snapdragon 750G SoC, a 48 MP quad-camera setup, an HD+ Super AMOLED display, and a 5,000 mAh battery. The M42 5G may be lacking in hardware but benefits from One UI, Samsung’s custom skin.
iQOO Z3 | The recently launched iQOO Z3 in India as the first mid-range handset in the company’s portfolio. And as a mid-range smartphone, it definitely has an impressive spec sheet. With a starting price of Rs 19,990, the iQOO Z3 is the only smartphone on our list with a sub-20K price tag. However, it also offers a ton of competitive specifications like a Snapdragon 768G SoC, a 120Hz LCD panel, a 64 MP triple-camera setup, a 4,400 mAh battery, and 55W charging support.
Moto G 5G | The Moto G 5G is an affordable 5G phone with decent hardware and class-leading software. The device comes with a Snapdragon 750G SoC, a 48 MP triple-camera setup, an IPS LCD panel, and a 5,000 mAh battery with 20W fast-charging support. The Moto G 5G may not be the most appealing device on the hardware front, but offers the best software of any phone on our list.
iQOO 7 | While the iQOO 7 is slightly above the Rs 30,000 mark, you can get a Rs 2,000 discount when paying via ICICI Bank credit cards or EMI transactions. The iQOO 7 features a Snapdragon 870 SoC, an FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED panel, a 4,400 mAh battery with 66W fast-charging support, and a 48 MP triple-camera setup with OIS. The iQOO 7 uses an intelligent display chip that delivers enhanced frame rates and helps convert SDR gaming to HDR.