Smartphone – High-end

December 11, 2015 — by Digit

Which is the best performing phone of the year under Rs. 30,000? We try to answer that question for you and then some.

Over the past year, smartphones priced between 20 to 30k have classified themselves as flagship killers and why not! If you are looking for the best performing smartphone under 30k, then you need not look beyond this list for 2015. We have reviewed virtually every smartphone launched in this calendar year to bring you the crème de la crème.


The OnePlus Two may not have received the standing ovation its predecessor received but that’s because expectations were set really high. Speaking of raw performance, it has the best benchmark scores in its class. In the 3D Mark Unlimited the smartphone scored 18423 where as in the GFXBench Manhattan on-screen it scored 1351. In Geekbench multi-core it scored 3908. So when it comes to raw horsepower required for something as simple as checking your e-mail or power hungry tasks like running the latest game on a smartphone, the OnePlus Two can handle these tasks with ease. Sticking with the theme of performance, the 13MP rear camera not only clicks great pictures but can also record video in 4K.
Price: Rs.24,999


If you are looking for a smartphone with great build, stellar performance and a fingerprint sensor that works smooth as silk, then the Honor 7 is your weapon of choice. When it comes to benchmark performance, the device lags behind the OnePlus Two considerably. In the 3D Mark Unlimited the smartphone scored 11302 where as in the GFXBench Manhattan on-screen it scored 449. In Geekbench multi-core it scored 3315.
The smartphone has an all aluminum build making it heavy as well as sturdy and that’s a good thing. The 3100mAh battery has the ability to last through one day of heavy use. The rear 20MP camera takes some great pictures.
Price: Rs.22,999



It’s a tie. Kicking things off with the Moto X Style, the smartphone has a 5.7-inch display with a 1440×2560 pixel resolution. The three areas where the smartphone excels are with its stock Android experience, great build and a good camera. Coming to the performance scores of the Moto X Style in Geekbench 3 Multi-Core it scored 3573 where as in GFX Bench Manhattan Onscreen it scored 576.1 and 3D Mark Unlimited it scored 19745.
Price: Rs.29,999

The Nexus 5X on the other hand caters to the audience that doesn’t want a smartphone with a really large display. Just like the Moto X Style, the smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 808 chipset but has 2GB RAM. Even though the Nexus 5X doesn’t have the best camera out there, it is comparable to flagship devices and that is saying something. The 12.3MP camera takes some impressive pictures in low light. It has a 2700mAh battery which is enough considering the package on offer. If you can’t wait for OS updates, then the Nexus 5X is your weapon of choice.
Price: Rs.24,490


All things considered, the OP2 offers the best bang for your buck. Period.