Best Smartphones Under 35000 (October 2020)

Are you looking for really good smartphones under Rs.35,000? Well, the smartphone market is already flooding with new phones every week and you could land up in many options with smartphones having top line specifications such as high performance, excellent cameras, flagship processors and much more under Rs.35,000.

Here is a list of top phones under Rs.35,000.

Best phones under Rs.35000Price in India (approximate)
OnePlus 7Rs.32,999
Google Pixel 3ARs.30,999
OnePlus 7TRs.34,999
OnePlus 6Rs.34,999
Realme X2 Pro Master EditionRs.34,999

OnePlus 7

Specifications

Battery3700 mAh Fast Charging (5V 4A)
ProcessorAI Snapdrago 855 Qualcomm Octa- core 7nm
CameraDual Camera (48MP + 5MP), 16MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size6.41″ Optic AMOLED Display
Display Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Weight182g
Storage8GB + 256GB
ExpandableNo
ColorsMirror Gray, Mirror Blue and Red
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemOxygenOS based on Android 9

OnePlus 7 has accounted as one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs.35000. Its 8GB + 256GB variant is priced at Rs.32,999 which comes under your budget. With its high storage capacity, OnePlus 7 provides a powerful and immersive gaming experience. The phone features a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display with FullHD+ resolution in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered with AI Snapdrago 855 Qualcomm Octa- core 7nm processor with OxygenOS based on Android 9 OS. It has a battery capacity of 3700 mAh which supports fast charging. Photos shot on the OnePlus 7’s new 48 megapixel rear camera, appear clear, crisp, and vibrant. New software algorithms bring out the details of low-light photos and optimize brightness for a crystal-clear image no matter the time of day. It has fingerprint unlock and face unlock options. Another advantage of this phone is the enabled NFC.

Pros

  • Stunning design and performance
  • Excellent software
  • Good Camera performance
  • Fast charging and Stereo speakers
  • Fast in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Allows Face unlock
  • Supports NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Allows Night mode photography
  • Lag free app performance

Cons

  • No wireless charging support
  • It is not water resistant
  • Does not have expandable memory slot
  • No audio jack
  • No LED notification light

Google Pixel 3A

Specifications

Battery3000 mAh battery, 18W Fast Charging
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 670 Octa-core
Camera12.2 MP Dual-pixel Camera, 8MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockNo
Display Size14.22cm (5.6″) display
Display Aspect Ratio18.5:9
Weight147 g
Storage4GB + 64GB
ExpandableNo
ColorsCleary Whie, Just Black, Puple-ish
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie

For the last three years, Google’s Pixel phones have been the pinnacle of the Android phone experience. The Pixel 3a comes with 4GB + 64GB storage with Google photos, Google Assistant for screening calls, and 18W fast charging 3000mAh battery that can give you 7 hours of use on a 15-minute charge. It is priced at Rs.30,999 and accounts as one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs.35,000. It has 5.6 inch display with Full HD + OLED panel. Its 12.2MP dual pixel camera brings excellent imaging and video experiences. The Pixel 3A is not water or dust resistant, but one thing it does gain from being a mid-ranger is a headphone jack, which will likely please audiophiles and fans of convenience in general. It is available in three amazing colors, Just Black, Clearly White and Purple-ish.

Pros

  • High performance and high quality cameras
  • Has a headphone jack
  • It has high transfer speed
  • Supports NFC
  • Built with stereo speakers
  • Has powerful call screening AI options
  • Supports 5G

Cons

  • No wireless charging support
  • It is not water resistant
  • Does not have expandable memory slot
  • No LED notification light
  • No dust resistance
  • No face unlock feature

OnePlus 7T

Specifications

Battery3800 mAh, Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
Camera48MP Ultra wide triple camera, 16MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size6.55″ Fluid Display
Display Aspect Ratio20:9
Weight190g
Storage8GB + 128GB
ExpandableNo
ColorsGlacier Blue and Frosted Silver
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemOxygenOS based on Android 10

The OnePlus 7T is now priced at Rs.34,999 which has a storage of 8GB + 128GB and is making it one of the best value phones to buy under Rs.35,000. The OnePlus 7T comes with 3800mAh massive battery and Warp Charge 30T charger. It has got a 6.55-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90-Hz refresh rate for a smooth, flicker-free visual experience. There’s a tiny drop notch at the top that hosts a 16 MP camera for selfies. The design is quite elegant with a metal frame and a glass body protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back. It has a triple camera setup with a 48 MP primary camera that supports optical image stabilization and pixel binning. The versatile camera setup shoots some impressive images in different modes and lighting conditions. The OnePlus 7T is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship SoC, Snapdragon 855+, and has the Oxygen OS which is still one of the best Android UIs around.

Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • Gorgeous display
  • Elegant looks
  • Extremely fast charging
  • Good Audio output
  • Premium Glass Design.
  • 90 Hz Display with HDR 10+ support.
  • Fastest 855+ Processor.
  • Good Camera performance.
  • Oxygen OS
  • Quick and Regular updates
  • Liquid Cooling Technology to reduce heat.
  • No trouble in running heavy Android games
  • Supports NFC

Cons

  • No official IP rating
  • No headphones jack
  • No wireless charging
  • No expandable memory
  • No water resistance

OnePlus 6

Specifications

Battery3300 mAh Fast Charging (5V 4A)
ProcessorSnapdragon 845 Qualcomm
CameraDual Camera (16MP + 20MP), 16MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size6.28″ Optic AMOLED dispaly
Display Aspect Ratio19:9
Weight117g
Storage6GB + 64GB, 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB
ExpandableNo
ColorsMirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White and Red
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemOxygenOS based on Android Oreo

OnePlus 6 is an exciting smartphone with great product design which is priced at Rs.34,999 for its 6GB + 64GB high storage variant. With its high performance and elegance, It has emerged as one of the best smartphones under Rs.35,000. It is available in Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White and Red colors. Featuring a 16MP + 20MP dual camera system, the OnePlus 6 captures excellent pictures with great detail in all light conditions. With optical image stabilization, you are assured of blur-free images every single time. Furthermore, the 16MP front-facing camera shoots excellent selfies to capture special moments. It has fully immersive 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2280 x 1080 pixel resolution. it is featured with excellent battery capacity of 3300mAh supporting fast charging. It is built with Water-Resistant properties. It is powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor running up to 2.8 GHz with OxygenOS based on Android Oreo.

Pros

  • Super fast charging battery with extended life
  • Stunning glass body design
  • High quality display with seeming sharpness
  • Has AMOLED display featured with reading mode, Deep blacks, high contrast, light on eyes, etc
  • Excellent hardware performance
  • Good video recording
  • Supports NFC
  • Has LED notification light

Cons

  • No wireless charging
  • No stereo speakers
  • No expandable memory
  • No IP rating
  • No telephoto/wide angle lens in rear

Realme X2 Pro Master Edition

Specifications

Battery4000 mAh fast charging
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Octa-core 7nm
CameraQuad Camera with 20x Hybrid Zoom (64MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP), 16MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size6.5″ (16.63cm) dew-drop fullscreen
Display Aspect Ratio20:9
Weight199g
Storage12GB + 256GB
ExpandableNo
ColorsRed Brick, Concrete
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemColorOS 6.1 based on Andriod 9 Pie

The Realme X2 Pro Master edition with an impressive quad-camera system and excellent performance is now priced at Rs.34,999. It is perfectly elegant on the outside and ultra-powerful on the inside, with Qualcomm’s flagship processor—the Snapdragon 855 Plus. It is equipped with 64MP Hawk-eye Quad Camera, 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display, and 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge. It comes in two amazing colors, Red Brick and Concrete. It has 6.5-inch(16.63cm) dew-drop fullscreen FHD+ Super AMOLED Display with 2400×1080-pixel resolution at 402 ppi surrounded by Gorilla Glass 5. It has a screen refresh rate of 90Hz. Realme X2 Pro runs on ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie. It has a storage of 256GB and RAM of 12GB. Its 4000mAh battery lasts your phone charge a day long.

Pros

  • High screen refreshing speed
  • Classy design
  • High internal performance
  • Supports NFC
  • Has fingerprint unlock and face unlock options
  • High quality battery with fast charging capability
  • High storage capacity
  • Supports Night mode
  • Supports reversible connector with type-C charging port
  • Has notification light
  • No heating issues

Cons

  • No expandable memory
  • No OIS assistance for main camera
  • It is not water resistant
  • It is not dust proof
  • No Infra red port
  • Does not support 5G connectivity

Ready to spend 35K for a smartphone? Why not check the best high end smartphones too? You could also avail one of the best high end smartphones by just adding some extra amount to your budget.

Honorable Mentions

Phones under Rs.35000Price in India (approximate)
Apple iPhone 7 128GBRs.34,900
Oppo Reno 2Rs.33,549
Lenovo Z6 ProRs.32,999
Redmi K20 ProRs.26,999
Samsung Galaxy A70sRs.30,500

Apple iPhone 7

Specifications

Battery1960mAh battery
Processor2.34GHz quad-core Apple A10 Fusion processor
Camera12MP Rear Camera, 7MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockNo
Display Size4.7″ Retina HD display
Display Aspect Ratio16:9
Weight138g
Storage2GB + 128GB
ExpandableNo
ColorsBlack, Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, Jet Black
SIM ConfigurationNano SIM
Operating SystemiOS 10

Apple iPhone 7 is one of the most affordable iPhones in the market priced at Rs.34,900. It was launched in 2016, which is powered by an A10 Fusion chipset. The phone was shipped  with iOS 10, but can also be upgraded to iOS 13. It is powered with features like system-wide dark mode, Sign in with Apple, wipe-supported keyboard, redesigned Apple apps like Reminders, Mail, Music and so on. Its new Home button no longer moves and it’s totally solid, just like newer MacBook trackpads. 3D Touch is present on the iPhone 7’s display, and the display itself is improved. The 4.7 inch display is a sharp, bright, and beautiful LCD. The 12MP rear camera provides a wonderful photographic experience.

Apart from the revised camera, the new home button, the screen, the headphone jack, the other notable external hardware change to the iPhone 7 is the addition of good quality stereo speakers. It comes in Black, Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, Jet Black colors. It comes with 1960 mAh battery and a storage variant of 2GB + 128GB making it one of the best phones to buy under Rs.35,000.

Oppo Reno 2

Specifications

Battery4000mAh
ProcessorQualcomm SDM730G
CameraQuad Camera (48MP + 8MP + 13MP + 2MP), 16MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size16.6cm (6.5”) Multi touch, Capacitive screen
Display Aspect Ratio20:9
Weight189g
Storage8GB + 256GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 256GB
ColorsLuminous Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Pink
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemColorOS 6.1, based on Android 9

Oppo Reno 2 has accounted as one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs.35,000. Its has high internal storage of about 256GB in addition with 8GB RAM and this variant is priced at Rs.33,549. It allows expandable storage upto 256GB with the help of microSD card slot. Reno2’s 48MP Quad Camera is packed with cutting-edge photography technology, which is prepared for any shot you can dream up – near or far, moving or still, day or night. Reno2 offers professional quality video bokeh effect with its pop up camera. Its 6.5″multi touch High definition full screen, provides a better feel in watching videos and playing games. The Qualcomm SDM730G helps deliver a power packed performance even with multiple apps in the background. It comes with a 4000mAh battery which can give you over a day of use.

Lenovo Z6 Pro

Specifications

Battery4000mAh, 18W rapid charging
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 flagship processor
CameraQuad camera (48MP+16MP+8MP+2MP), 32MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size6.39” FullHD
Display Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Weight185g
Storage8GB + 256GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 256GB
ColorsBlack ,Blue
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0

The Lenovo Z6 Pro is one of the impressive smartphones with high end specifications including a 6.39-inch AMOLED display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset priced at Rs.32,999. With its hyper video AI Quad camera, the Lenovo Z6 pro is capable of achieving decent still image quality, with good exposures, acceptable color, and good zoom and bokeh and also offers a dedicated Night mode. This smartphone comes with the in-screen fingerprint sensor which facilitates accurate dynamic focussing. The Z6 Pro features up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. It s a dual-SIM phone with 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port. The phone is powered by a 4000mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge. It offers both fingerprint unlock and face unlock options for ease.

Redmi K20 Pro

Specifications

Battery4000mAh, 27W fast charging
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor
CameraAI Triple Rear camera (48MP + 13MP + 8MP), 20MP Pop-up selfie camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size16.23cm (6.39″) Horizon AMOLED Display
Display Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Weight 191g
Storage6GB + 128GB / 8GB + 256GB
ExpandableNo
ColorsCarbon Black, Flame Red, Glacier Blue
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemMIUI 10

Redmi K20 Pro is one of the premium best smartphones priced at Rs.26,999. It has a stunning design and flagship-grade specifications to offer at a budget price thereby making it one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs.35,000. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is built on 7nm process technology in this smartphone which makes it a blazing fast processor with incredible power efficiency. Its 48MP AI triple camera and 20MP pop-up selfie camera delivers crystal clear pictures no matter what the scene is there by allowing effortless zoom to capture far away objects. The phone camera offers dedicated night mode, motion tracking and cinematic 4k video recording. The 16.23cm (6.39) AMOLED display provides a stunning visual experience. Its 4000mAH high capacity battery allows fast charging with uninterrupted gaming experience. It comes with two variants namely 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB and built with MIUI 10 operating system.

Samsung Galaxy A70s

Specifications

Battery4500mAh, 25W fast charging
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 675 Octa-Core processor
CameraTriple Rear Camera (64MP + 8MP + 5MP), 32MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size17.03cm (6.7″) sAMOLED Infinity-U display
Display Aspect Ratio20:9
Weight187g
Storage6Gb + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB
ExpandablemicroSD, upto 512GB
ColorsPrism Crush Red, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Black
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndroid Pie Samsung One UI

The Samsung Galaxy A70s is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Octa-Core processor and Android Pie Samsung One UI operating system. It has 6.7″ sAMOLED Infinity-U display with 3D prism design and glossy pattern. It comes with 4500mAh 25W super fast charging massive battery that keeps you going throughout a day. It comes in two variants namely 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB offering an expandable memory upto 512GB with the help of a microSD slot. It is priced at Rs.30,500 which accounts into your budget. Its triple camera setup at the rear sets a resolution bump from 32-megapixels to 64-megapixels providing good photographic experience. With all its high end specifications, Samsung Galaxy A70s is one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs.35000.