With India expected to roll-out 5G connectivity this year, the demand for 5G smartphones is seen growing exponentially. With the lightning-fast service and minimal latency, users will start consuming more data-intensive services like online gaming, streaming videos, music and movies.
In India, there is an array of 5G smartphones under 30K, boasting salient features and providing support for a wide range of 5G bands. Here is a list of the best 5G smartphones under 30K, offering both accessibility and efficiency.
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G is the first phone to bring 120W fast charging support to the country. Featuring a 6.67 inches display, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 px and 120Hz refresh rate, the phone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC boasting an octacore processor. Further, the smartphone has various outstanding features like Dual Sim, 3G, 4G, 5G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, IR Blaster along with 6 GB RAM, 128 GB inbuilt memory. Talking about camera capacity, the handset features triple rear (108MP Main Camera + 8MP Ultra Wide Camera + Macro Camera) cameras, and 16 MP front camera, all backed by a fast charging 4500 mAh mega battery. The battery is claimed to go to 100% in just 15 making it India’s fastest charging smartphone.
Approx. Price in India: From INR 22,499/-
(Including different discount options available on various portals)
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
OnePlus Nord 2 5G is the successor of the OnePlus Nord and is an affordable variant of the OnePlus Series. Featuring a 6.43-inch AMOLED display, and 90Hz refresh rate with a screen resolution of 1080×2400, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is available in 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM, with MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI processor. The smartphone has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which offers it a premium look while weighing only 189 gms. Packing in a 4,500 mAh battery with 65W Warp charging, the phone features triple rear camera (50MP + 8MP + 2MP), and 32 MP front camera. Further, the smartphone runs on OxygenOS, on top of Android 11.
Approx Price in India: INR 29,999/-
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G comes with a 6.60 inch display, and an octa-core processor equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC. The device features 4 rear shooters (48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP) and an 8MP front camera. The smartphone offers good connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, USB Type- C, GPS, 4G, and 3G. The sensors on the device include ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, and fingerprint sensor. The smartphone runs One UI Core 3.1 based on Android 11 and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage with a dual-SIM (GSM) feature and face unlock.
Approx Price in India: INR 21,999/-
Realme GT Master Edition
Realme has introduced the GT series to create high-performance products for mid-range buyers. The GT Master Edition has 5G support, 6.43 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080×2400 px and offers pixel density of 405 PPI. The smartphone uses octa-core Snapdragon 778G chipset paired with 6GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage. The front camera is 32MP, and the 4300mAh battery offers 65W fast charging via USB Type C. Other features include face unlock, headphone jack, and on-screen fingerprint sensor.
Approx Price in India: INR 25,890/-
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G
The device is a rebrand of the Galaxy f52 5G, having a 6.6 inch TFT display with a screen resolution of 1080×2408 FHD + pixel resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate. Samsung Galaxy M52 is powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 778G chip and offers 6GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. It provides microSD card support with a further storage expansion possible up to 1TB. The handset has triple rear cameras (64MP + 12MP + 5MP) and a 32MP front camera. For connectivity purposes, the smartphone has dual SIM support, 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802. 11 b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type- C port and 3.5 mm audio jack.
Approx Price in India: INR 26,999- 29,999/-
While we are yet to enjoy the fruits of the innovative 5G connectivity, these phones are making it accessible to the vast populace in India. Smartphone makers are preparing us for the upcoming technology with a diverse range of 5G smartphones offering salient features and it won’t be long before most of the country boasts of a 5G smartphone in their pockets.