The Best Camera Phones Under 30000 – Top Selfie Camera Phones in India

by Oct 22, 2019

Nowadays, a good camera is one of the most important parameters by which the customers judge a smartphone and decide if they want to buy it or not. So, the pressure is on the smartphone manufacturers to provide the users with the best camera they can but without making them pay hefty amounts.

The prices of the latest flagship smartphones are breaking the glass ceiling. Be it an Apple or a Samsung, the average price of the high-end smartphones is amounting to Rs. 70,000. The Indian masses are hesitant of splurging out this huge amount for a smartphone. The solution – budget companies are rolling out a series of smartphones that have almost similar features and performance at practically half the price.
If you are looking for a smartphone with a camera that captures world-class images then you have come to the right place! Here we will be listing out the smartphones that have good quality cameras but are under Rs. 30,000.

The 6 Best Camera Phones Under 30000

1.

Redmi K20 Pro

Redmi K20 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.39" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Triple 48 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB | 8GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Overview

Available in a range of colours, the Redmi K20 Pro is the flagship smartphone for Xiaomi which sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset. The device runs on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system and MIUI 10 which has useful features but at the same time is full of spam notifications. With a 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage that is expandable to 512 GB via a microSD card slot, the device is fit for loading with files and documents.

Similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro the Redmi K20 Pro is an all-screen phone of 6.39 inches with a pop-up selfie camera, a triple rear camera, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The triple rear camera has a primary 48 MP sensor, 13 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and an 8 MP tele-photo sensor. The pop-up selfie camera is of 20 MP. The selfie camera has a sapphire glass covering and comes with various features that help in clicking perfect selfies. The camera captures sharp images during the day and the portrait images clicked were good and managed edge detection well.

The Redmi K20 Pro comes with a 4,000 mAh battery which allows the phone to work for almost a day and a half. The phone is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which safeguards the phone from any scratches.

Additional Features

  • Dual sim – The phone is equipped with dual sim port allowing the user to operate two numbers at a time.
  • Face and fingerprint unlock – With the face unlock and in-screen fingerprint unlock, the phone allows the user to unlock the phone in various ways.
  • AMOLED display – The Redmi K20 Pro is the first Redmi phone which has an AMOLED display.

Verdict

The Redmi K20 Pro is rightly the flagship product of the Redmi range and is packed with a lot of features at an affordable price. The pop-up selfie camera and the AMOLED display are the firsts for the Redmi range.

The cameras at the back of the phone work well in most of the lighting conditions and the 4.000 mAh battery works well for a day and a half which is very much acceptable.

What We Loved

  • Excellent battery life
  • Very good performance
  • Eye-catching design
  • Versatile cameras
  • Value for money

What We Didn’t Like

  • Camera pop-up is slightly slow
  • 4K video quality could have been better
2.

Vivo V15 Pro

Vivo V15 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.44" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Quad 48 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4100 mAh

Overview

The Vivo V15 Pro claims to have a promising camera for a mid-range smartphone. With three rear cameras and one pop-up selfie camera, this smartphone captures some amazing pictures at almost every time of the day. The shots captured in broad daylight have great details and those clicked indoors with limited lighting also pretty impressive as well.

The edge detection of the portrait mode can under-deliver at times and also, the wide-angle mode can capture decent close-ups but only in proper lighting. The selfies clicked with the 32 MP camera are also impressive, capturing every detail. An add-on feature in the camera app is the wide range of beautification options along with Live images, Pro Mode, Portrait Lighting and AR Stickers.

Sporting a 6.39-inch Ultra FullView display with FHD+ (2340x1080 pixels) screen and a bezel-less screen, the Vivo V15 Pro has evolved with time. The smartphone is backed by a 3,700 mAh battery which with the support of power-efficient hardware and software allows it to last for a day. Supporting a dual-engine fast charge, the smartphone reaches 100% from 10% in almost an hour and a half.

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE with 6 GB RAM and runs on FunTouch 9 operating system. The Vivo V15 Pro is a dual SIM smartphone and comes with 128 GB internal storage which is expandable to 256 GB with a dedicated microSD Card slot. For security, the smartphone is equipped with an in-display scanner.

Additional Features

  • AMOLED display – The Vivo V15 Pro is packed with the amazing AMOLED panel with vivid colours and high contrast.
  • Google Assistant button – For the ease of the user, the Vivo V15 Pro is built with a Google Assistant button on the left edge.

Verdict

The Vivo V15 Pro is a bundle of high-end features at a moderate price. The FullView display allows the user to watch videos and play games, though it does not support HD streaming. The configuration of the smartphone provides phenomenal performance when it comes to multitasking or playing games. The camera delivers good shots in daylight as well as in low light. The data storage of the smartphone is good.

What We Loved

  • Notch-free display
  • Excellent camera performance
  • Battery backup
  • Great performance
  • Good internal storage

What We Didn’t Like

  • No Type-C port USB
  • Does not support HD streaming
3.

OPPO F11 Pro

OPPO F11 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.53" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 48 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB | 6GB | 6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Overview

The Oppo F11 Pro is packed with a dual-camera setup both in the front and the rear. The rear camera consists of 48 MP + 5 MP lens along with 16 MP lens for the pop-up front camera (though Oppo prefers to call it “rising camera”). The shots captured in the daylight give clear, detailed shots with minimum grain. The portrait mode is quite good with effective background blurring and the images captured of still objects or people in focus come out clear and sharp. The front camera captures good pictures in the day as well as night but the distant objects in minimal lighting are smudged out. The front camera is also equipped with portrait mode which gives satisfactory results both in day and night.

The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 and comes with a 6.53-inch full HD+ (1080x2340 pixels). The size of the phone makes it lean towards the heavier side so it may feel like a task to handle the phone initially. Powered with a 6 GB RAM and a storage of 128 GB, this phone is good for videos and games. The F11 runs on 4,000 mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging.
With dual SIM card slot and a dedicated microSD card slot, the smartphone is convenient for the users. A peculiar feature of the Oppo F11 Pro is the protruded camera. As the camera protrudes a little from the body, the phone tends to wobble when placed on a flat surface.

Additional Features

  • Driving and riding mode – The F11 comes with a Driving and Riding mode fall under the Smart Driving setting. The driving mode readies the phone for Bluetooth connection whereas, the riding mode mutes all notifications except the incoming calls.
  • Screen brightness compensation setting – The screen brightness compensation setting allows the user to unlock the phone even when it is pitch-dark by turning the screen white and illuminating the face.

Verdict

The Oppo F11 Pro is genuinely a pro in terms of performance. With a strong battery backup and an impressive camera, this smartphone does justice by falling under the flagship category. It proves its worth and premiumness by fulfilling a user’s expectations.

What We Loved

  • Good display
  • Nice camera
  • Impressive battery backup
  • Great performance

What We Didn’t Like

  • Huge device
4.

OPPO Reno2 Z

OPPO Reno2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.53" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Quad 48 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Overview

The Oppo Reno 2Z is packed with rear quad camera setup which is perfectly assembled under the glass so there are no bumps. The rear camera has a 48 MP lens and the pop-up front camera has a 16 MP lens. In daylight the images captured have good details and sharp colours. And while clicking close-ups, the smartphone is able to separate the object from its surroundings, creating a good bokeh effect. Images captured in low-light seem to be impressive but there is a lack of details when they are zoomed in. The night mode therefore, helps in capturing detailed and clearer images at night.

The portrait mode of the Reno 2Z has a good edge and also allows you to adjust the level of blur before clicking the picture. The selfies captured also have good details when in good light but the images captured in dim-lighting lack details. But this can be rectified by using the screen flash in dim light.

This smartphone is powered by MediaTex Helio P90 SoC making it one of the few phones to sport this processor. A full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) 6.5-inch AMOLED display, giving good viewing angles and a vivid display. The smartphone runs on Android v9.0 Pie operating system and has an 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage.

The smartphone has a large screen but is still comfortable to handle. The Reno 2Z sports an optical in-display fingerprint sensor. There is also a Type-C port along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Reno 2Z packs a 4,000 mAh battery and goes beyond a day and a half with regular use. It also supports the VOOC 3.0 fast charging which charges the device in 80 minutes.

Additional Features

  • Camera modes – The smartphone is packed with a number of modes in its camera like the ultra-dark mode, dazzle colour, HDR and the ultra-steady video.

Verdict

The Oppo Reno 2Z is an amazing device sporting a quad-camera setup and powered by MediaTek Helio P90 SoC. It is a well designed and packed smartphone with an 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. The impressive and sharp pictures make this device worth a try.

What We Loved

  • Impressive camera
  • Good battery life
  • Fast charging

What We Didn’t Like

  • Device is not water/dust proof
5.

Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.4" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Triple 25 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB | 6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Overview

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is equipped with 3 rear cameras with a 25 MP primary sensor coupled with a 5 MP sensor and an 8 MP wide-angle sensor. The selfie camera of the A50 is a treat for selfie lovers as it has a 25 MP lens. The shots captured in the A50 are crisp and deliver vibrant images in perfect lighting however, the images clicked in low-light are just decent. The camera is able to lock images for close-ups and also has an AI-based intelligent scene optimization option.

Along with that, the camera comes with various modes like slow motion, panorama, AR emojis, live images and so on. Similar to most of the Samsung cameras, the A50 camera also tends to keep exposure on the higher side to ensure that the images look good without compromising on the shadows.

The A50 is packed with some premium features like the 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen, and in-display fingerprint unlocking sensor and three rear cameras. As far as the software is concerned, the A50 has the Android Pie-based Samsung’s new One UI. This interface has especially been designed for the longer devices. This smartphone is easier to handle with one hand, has colourful iconography and interesting animations.

There are two variants when it comes to the Galaxy A50 and the only difference between them is the RAM. While one model has a 4GB RAM the other has a 6GB RAM but the storage remains the same at 64GB. The 4,000 mAh battery allows the smartphone to last for almost a day and a half.

Additional Features

  • Samsung Pay Mini – The Samsung Galaxy A50 boasts of Samsung Pay Mini feature which allows UPI money transactions.
  • Digital Wellbeing – The Digital Wellbeing feature allows gives the user detailed usage statistics which allows the user to wind down at night and manage their usage.

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy A50 comes with three rear cameras and a modern all-screen design. The cool design coupled with the AMOLED display and One UI software garners it more points than any other Android phone.

What We Loved

  • Good display
  • Decent camera features
  • Impressive battery life
  • One UI interface

What We Didn’t Like

  • Low-light camera performance can be enhanced
6.

Apple iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    4.7" (750 x 1334)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 12 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB
  • Battery
    Battery

Overview

The Apple iPhone 6s come with a 12 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front sensor. The rear cameras are able to record 4K videos which is a first for any iOS device. A new feature added on to the 6s is Live Photos. Switching on the Live Photo option captures the image as is but with a low-resolution video of the moments leading up to the and a little after the image is captured. The rear camera is a delight especially in broad daylight as the images captured are sharp and detailed.But when it comes to dim-lit environment, the camera under-performs.

The smartphone comes with a 4.70-inch display with a resolution of 750x1334 pixels. Powered by a 1.84GHz dual-core A9 processor, the 6s comes with a 2 GB RAM. The smartphone runs on iOS 9, is powered by a 1,715 mAh battery which is not removable and is packed with 16 GB of inbuilt storage. The iPhone 6s is a sturdy model that is less prone to damage and the overall size of the phone is just right.

The 750x1334 pixel display is good for all purposes, from the apps to video streaming and images all look as good as they are supposed to be. The new introduction is the 3D Touch which allows access to additional features and shortcuts, like previewing mails. Getting used to the 3D Touch might take time but once the user gets used to it, it adds an extra dimension to the way a user interacts with the phone. The 1,715 mAh battery allows the smartphone to easily run for a day.

Additional Features

  • 3D Touch – The Apple iPhone 6s comes with a new feature – the 3D Touch. On hard pressing an icon the user can view shortcuts to the app and even preview mails.
  • Retina flash – This new feature turns the display into a flash which helps in capturing selfies in dim lighting.

Verdict

With updated features like Live Photos, 3D Touch, faster touch ID and improved camera the 6s is surely an upgraded version. The new design with easy handling can be an attractive reason to buy this smartphone.

What We Loved

  • Outstanding performance
  • Good design
  • Retina flash
  • 3D Touch

What We Didn’t Like

  • 16 GB storage as basic model
  • Battery life could be better
  • Camera can be improved for low-lit environment