Be nothing, OnePlus or Samsung, there are plenty of good smartphones under Rs 35,000 in India.
by Abhik Sengupta:
It’s no longer just smartphones priced under Rs 35,000 on average, and there are plenty of options to choose from. There are a large number of options for customers depending on their requirements – be it productivity, gaming or camera. In this segment, we also have Nothing’s Phone (1), which comes with built-in LED lights. Not only does the phone look good, but it also offers decent cameras and a clean Android software experience if that’s your priority. In this case, we are listing five phones under 35,000 rupees which should suffice for most customer requirements.
Readers should note that all phones listed below are 5G enabled.
None Phone (1): The Nothing Phone (1) is a productivity-focused smartphone that offers a decent camera system (also practical). It is also among the few devices in this segment that support wireless charging. Other than that, there is 33W fast charging support, but the box does not include a charger.
However, if your priority is gaming, the Snapdragon 778G+ chipset can handle most games, but there are better options to consider.
Nothing Phone (1) price in India starts at 33,999 rupees for the 8GB RAM + 128G storage option.
Poco F4 5G phone: If you are looking for a simple looking smartphone, the Poco F4 5G is a good option to consider. If you’re looking for its best option, there’s 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM, which is more than enough to handle most apps. The phone also comes with a Snapdragon 870 chipset, which is great for handling heavy games.
Apart from that, it offers a great viewing experience, thanks to its 6.7-inch AMOLED display that supports Dolby Vision. The Poco F4 5G also offers 67W fast charging, and a charger is included in the box.
The Poco F4 5G price in India has been set at Rs 33,999 for the 12GB + 256GB storage option.
iQoo Neo 6 5G: If you are not a fan of MIUI Android OS, iQoo Neo 6 is a good alternative for Poco F4 5G. The phone offers somewhat similar performance, but there is support for 80W fast charging.
The iQoo Neo 6’s camera system is pretty decent, and it can take sharp selfies, which we found during our review. In low light, the AI camera beautifies the skin tone – a common limitation among many Android phones. However, it’s a good idea to consider if your priority is gaming and a great spare battery.
The iQoo Neo 6 5G price in India has been set at Rs 33,999 for the 12GB + 256GB storage option.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: If you are a Samsung loyalist, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is an option to consider. At the very least, the benefit of using a Samsung smartphone will be that users can create their own ecosystem with buds, tab, laptop and watch – unlike the Apple ecosystem, which is expensive.
The Galaxy A53 5G comes with a vibrant display that offers a refresh rate of 120Hz. There’s also a 64MP primary camera with OIS, and Samsung claims the phone offers up to days of battery life. Similar to Nothing Phone (1), there is no charger in the box. Overall, a good buy if you enjoy reading and watching reels and movies on the phone.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G price in India has been set at Rs 33,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option.
OnePlus Nord 2T: Similar to the iQoo Neo 6 and Poco F4, the OnePlus Nord 2T offers fast charging, although it has a better build quality.
It packs a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset, which has been modified to prevent the phone from overheating. Other than that, the phone has a clear 6.43-inch screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR 10+ certification. Another benefit of buying a OnePlus phone is that you don’t get unnecessary third party apps. However, the company has been a little off track with its software updates, so keep that in mind.
OnePlus Nord 2T price in India set at Rs 33,999 for 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option.