Thankfully, this is when the mid-range smartphones come to the rescue and prospective buyers can get a good set of features in devices that cost between Rs 25,000-Rs 35,000. This price segment does not compel the buyer to compromise on many features and does not burn a hole in their pockets. Here is our list of top Android smartphone options under Rs 35,000.
Flagship smartphones provide greater features, such as higher megapixel cameras and quicker CPUs, according to their manufacturers. Smartphone manufacturers are introducing new features and improved photographic capabilities, yet the prices of top-tier handsets are also rising. Smartphones in the flagship category cost between Rs 60,000 and Rs 70,000, while models like the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cost more than Rs 1 lakh.
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 the Xiaomi 11i 5G in all aspects albeit for the battery. The regular 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 primary Samsung HM2 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide shooter and a 2MP macro shooter.
The Galaxy A53 5G has a bigger battery than last year’s Galaxy A52 and comes at a price of Rs 34,499, but you can check for exchange offers to make the deal better. It has a gorgeous 6.5-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED screen with a peak brightness of 830 nits and a brilliant triple camera set-up led by a 64MP primary sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor and a 5MP macro camera. Talking about selfies, there is a 32MP front snapper too.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is an affordable Android device with good features and is also placed under the Rs 30,000 segment. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 sports a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with HDR10+ support and has a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 protection. for imaging, there is a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP macro sensor.
The Realme GT is perhaps the most affordable smartphone that features 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 6.43-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED panel that can handle direct sunlight fairly well with a peak refresh rate of 120Hz. The Realme GT features a 64MP primary camera along with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP macro sensor.
The Poco F3 GT is another capable Android smartphone under Rs 30,000. It comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen that has a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification. There is also a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. For imaging, the Poco F3 GT has a triple camera led by a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP macro camera.