When it comes to the smartphone market, India is one of the most emerging marketplaces for this particular device. Having said that, the penetration of smartphone in India is increasing at a rapid pace the with the arrival of budget smartphone makers such as Xiaomi, Lenovo, and OnePlus.
But here you see, the most competitive price range is Rs 30K to 35K and that’s the toughest area to capture as people with technical interest and power use falls under this category and it’s getting tougher to impress them with every coming day.
So here I’ve come up with a list of smartphones that you can buy under Rs 35000 price tag and remember, these are really the beast when it comes to the performance.
We just can’t imagine this list without a fifth edition of the OnePlus house. Recently launched OnePlus 5 is certainly a performance beast and it has got all the attractions (except for the design) that can influence a potential buyer. And if you don’t care about using a Chinese brand then you can definitely go for this option as it is buttery smooth when it comes to doing multitasking, playing games, and even better than the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 in numerous parameters.
As far as the spec sheet is concerned, it has got the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and comes in 6GB of RAM along with 64GB of storage and 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage with a maximum clock speed of 2.45GHz, and coupled Adreno 540 GPU. It features a 5.5-inch Full HD display (1080×1920 pixels) along with Optic AMOLED display supporting sRGB and DCI-P3 color standards and is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass.
As far as the camera spec goes, it sports a 16-megapixel main camera (Sony IMX398 sensor, 1.12-micron pixels) with a f/1.7 aperture, coupled with a 20-megapixel telephoto camera (Sony IMX350 sensor, 1-micron pixels) with a f/2.6 aperture supported by a dual-LED flash module. On the front, it has a 16-megapixel front camera with a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX371 sensor, a f/2.0 aperture, and EIS. The device boasts 3300 mAH battery that can last you for an entire day even with power use.
It is an underdog at this price range and one of the best smartphones of 2016. Though the device launched last year at the price of Rs 54,999, its performance and features are still capable of giving neck-to-neck competition to the present flagship line-up with a price of Rs 32000.
It features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) IPS Quantum Display, and a secondary display – similar to the LG V10. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and comes with 64 GB that can be further extended via microSD support.
For photography, it has a 16-megapixel primary rear camera (f/1.8 aperture) with an additional 8-megapixel secondary rear camera (f/2.4 aperture) as well. For front camera, it has a 5-megapixel sensor with a 120-degree wide-angle lens and a f/1.9 aperture. Apart from that, the device supports Hi-Fi audio DAC for better music experience and has other supports such as dual sim, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, etc.
I really liked the OnePlus 3T and it is truly a powerhouse and can definitely stand at par with some flagships. The device features the same Full HD Optic AMOLED display that the OnePlus has, it has also got Snapdragon 821 chip and 6 GB of RAM which is still reliable in 2017.
It has a 16 MP camera for producing some decent shots and packs a 3400 mAh battery that can last for around one working day. It is available in 64 and 128 GB variants.
When we say ‘best smartphones’ under Rs 35,000 then we really mean it. If a 4.7-inch display screen size is not an issue for you then you can certainly go for the 32 GB variant of iPhone 6S. The device offers some fluid performance even in 2017, thanks to the hardware and software optimization.
It has a 4.7 inch, IPS display that is running iOS 10 and powered by 1.84GHz dual core Apple A9 with 2GB RAM and PowerVR GT7600 GPU. For photography, it has 12MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor in the rear and 5MP, f/2.2 in the front. It is also backed by 1,715mAh, non-removable battery with 4G connectivity.
The recently launched Moto Z2 Play is the great option to those who are planning to buy a smartphone at the price point of Rs 28,000. The device is capable of offering some great performance output.
It features a 5.5-inch full HD sAMOLED display, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz and supported by 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM that can be further expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card.
For photography, it has a 12MP rear camera with 1.4um dual autofocus pixel, and f/1.7 aperture, laser autofocus, and PDAF. The front camera is 5MP with f/2.2 aperture. The device is backed by a 3,000mAh battery with up to 30 hours running support as claimed by the company. It also has a dual-sim support and turbo power charging support.