2015: Top 5 smartphones under Rs. 30000 ($450)

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It’s that time of the year when we roundup all our favorite smartphones from the year into various categories and 2015 has been a year of budget phones from makers like Motorola to OnePlus taking part in the competition and thus our first article from the lot will be the Top 5 smartphones under Rs. 30000.

1. OnePlus 2

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OnePlus 2 might not have kept up to the hype that was created by OnePlus and its fans and it may have failed to be the Flagship Killer but still it is the best phone in its price range and thus will top this list.

It comes with neat features like Fingerprint scanner, USB Type C, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Dual SIM and Laser auto focus.

OnePlus 2 is also one of the few phones with Qualcomm’s current flagship – 810 Octa core processor.

Also OnePlus’s Oxygen OS gives full customization control to its users or rather power users.

Display 5.5 inch IPS
Camera 13 Mega Pixels + 5 Mega Pixels
RAM 4 GB
CPU 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 810 64-bit Octa Core Processor
GPU Adreno 430
Battery 3300 mAh
Software OxygenOS based on Android Lollipop 5.1.1

Complete specifications available here

Buy OnePlus 2 at Amazon

2. Nexus 5X

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LG Nexus 5X is one of my personal favorites. Although it was released as an update to LG Nexus 5 from 2 years back it offers all the features a Nexus user will expect from Pure Android Feel and fast updates.

According to me this year Google used Nexus 5X to reach the market of mid segment as it didn’t wanted to lose upon the customers who were disappointed with the price of their flagship phone Huawei Nexus 6P.

Nexus 5X has almost all the features the 6P possesses from the Nexus Imprint (Fingerprint Scanner) to USB Type C.

The only disappointment I have with the Nexus 5X is the 2GB RAM. It would have given a hard time to its competitors if it had just one more Gig of memory.

Display 5.2 inch IPS
Camera 12.3 Mega Pixels + 5 Mega Pixels
RAM 2 GB
CPU 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 808 Hexa Core Processor
GPU Adreno 418
Battery 2700 mAh
Software Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Complete specifications available here

Buy LG Nexus 5X at Flipkart

3. Moto X Style

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Motorola with an aim to make a flagship phone which is not priced like other flagships in the market started the Moto X series and has been quite successful in doing the same.

The only complaint which users had in common with Moto X was its camera, it was not addressed in the second edition of the X series but Motorola finally found the fix to the problem and has released this year’s phone with remarkable cameras, Moto X Style has also taken its place in the list of some of the best cameras competing with phones like Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6.

Moto X Style is also one of the phones which is known for its design and build quality.

Display 5.7 inch QHD
Camera 21 Mega Pixels + 5 Mega Pixels
RAM 3 GB
CPU 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 808 Hexa Core Processor
GPU Adreno 418  600 MHz
Battery 3000 mAh
Software Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Complete specifications available here

Buy Moto X Style at Flipkart

4. Nexus 6

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Nexus 6 is one of the best phones from last year, it is also one of the best phablet one can get in this price range.

As I said earlier in this article Motorola phones feel great in hand because of the build quality they have. Nexus 6 is not a small phone and can feel a bit uncomfortable to use with one hand to the users with small hands.

Camera might not be the best feature on this phone as it has the camera from last year and Motorola started getting mature about cameras this year.

Battery is one of the major plus on this one because it has an AMOLED display and can give surprising results when used properly.

Display 5.94 inch QHD AMOLED
Camera 13 Mega Pixels + 2 Mega Pixels
RAM 3 GB
CPU 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 Quad Core Processor
GPU Adreno 420
Battery 3220 mAh
Software Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Complete specifications available here

Buy Nexus 6 at Flipkart

5. Droid Turbo

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Droid series has been one of the most popular series by Motorola since it started. Droid turbo possesses a total different design pattern when compared to other Motorola phones.

Droid Turbo supports turbo charging and Motorola has claimed that it can charge for 7 hours of use in about 15 minutes.

Droid also has a massive battery of 3900 mAh which makes it one of the best when compared in terms of battery.

Basically Droid Turbo is a phone for those who want a premium design in a not so premium price.

Display 5.2 inch QHD
Camera 21 Mega Pixels + 2 Mega Pixels
RAM 3 GB
CPU 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 Quad Core Processor
GPU Adreno 420  600 MHz
Battery 3900 mAh
Software Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Complete specifications available here

Buy Droid Turbo at Flipkart

Hope this article helps you in your dilemma of buying the best smartphone under Rs. 30000.

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  • avinash venkat

    Nice review bro …very detailed and exact descriptions.. Way to go bro

    • Thank you will keep writing more such articles.

  • Great Roundup. Nice write.