The best smartphones up to 30,000 rubles in 2019: ranking top 10

Well, if the choice of smartphones up to 20 thousand rubles is so great, then what about smartphones worth up to 30,000 rubles? The choice is really huge, so users often ask what to choose. Of course, someone has their own favorite, but it is often very difficult to choose. We have collected the best smartphones within the specified price, of course, exclusively in our opinion.

Honor 10 4 / 64GB

One of the most inexpensive flagship smartphones. Why flagship? Yes, if only because its most powerful HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor is able to compete with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Appearance is generally a separate conversation, since the Honor 10 looks simply stunning – the back cover shimmers under the sun.

Other advantages include very decent cameras, high-quality display (FullView), support for fast charging, the built-in DAC is announced. Good results show battery life.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 153g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/24 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi9 6 / 64GB

Within 30 thousand rubles, you can purchase the flagship Xiaomi Mi9. Is it worth it?

Mi9 is good in all disciplines: it has an excellent body design and pleasant colors, a smart fingerprint scanner right in the display, an excellent 6.39-inch AMOLED matrix, decent battery life, excellent performance, including due to the top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip finally support for wireless charging (fast is also supported), more than sufficient communication capabilities.

Cameras are good for their price, but protection from water, as well as the 3.5 mm jack, here, alas, no.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 173g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/16/12 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy A70

No, no, this is not Samsung’s flagship smartphone – it even has a plastic case! This is a Series A device that stands out with such interesting solutions as a large 6.7-inch FullView display, a powerful 4,500 mAh battery, support for ultra-fast charging, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, a triple main camera and a fingerprint scanner, which is built into the screen.

Users were satisfied: AMOLED-screen, processor performance, excellent margin of autonomy, good camera, high speed unlock in the face.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 183g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4500 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 32/5/8 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P30 lite

Huawei P30 lite is the youngest model in the P30 line and, of course, the cheapest. Of course, here you will not find the very camera that allowed the P30 Pro to take first places in various ratings, but for the money the device shoots well.

What else is interesting? Case design, beautiful gradient shade, proprietary EMUI firmware with high speed, well-proven HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, 4 GB of RAM and as much as 128 GB of internal memory.

Customers like the display, good sound, good battery life, the presence of the film “out of the box”.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.15 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2312 × 1080
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3340 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 14/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 20 6 / 128GB

On the back of the case of this smartphone there are four cameras at once: the main, wide-angle, for creating digital bokeh, as well as for macro photography. The more cameras, the better? Tests say that the Honor 20 allows you to get pictures of excellent quality, although the “older brother” of the Huawei P30 subjectively shoots better.

As for the rest, this is a rather interesting model in the category of up to 30 thousand rubles. So, the front camera is “inscribed” directly into the display, and the processor is performed by the rather powerful HiSilicon Kirin 980. The memory capacity is 6 GB of operational and 128 GB of internal. There is a quick charge, and the battery capacity is 3750 mAh.

Interestingly, it was decided to add a fingerprint scanner to the power button, which is located on the side of the case.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/16/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Sony Xperia 10 Plus

From the point of view of hardware, the Sony Xperia 10 Plus is hardly distinguished from its competitors, because here is installed the well-known, but by no means the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, and the amount of RAM is 4 GB. And there are no chips like a fingerprint scanner on the screen..

Nevertheless, the Sony Xperia 10 Plus has an important trump card – it is a 6.5-inch display with a 21: 9 aspect ratio. Quite an interesting solution that has already been enjoyed by many customers.

We note the excellent design of the case, a chic screen, high quality materials and workmanship, fast system operation.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2520 × 1080
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/8 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi8 6 / 64GB

The top device from Xiaomi, now the last generation. It differs primarily in its low cost – of course, when compared with the flagships of some other companies.

The case design is completely new – when compared with the previous generation model, although you can hardly call it unique. However, the device looks expensive. Very cool display (FullView) with a diagonal of 6.21 inches, excellent cameras, the presence of NFC, quick unlock the desktop using a fingerprint scanner or in the face, a powerful platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 6 GB of RAM, NFC support – all this Mi8.

Protection from water and dust is not provided, there is no headphone jack – it was not already on the last flagship.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2248 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

iPhone 7 32GB

Surely you are well aware that Apple smartphones are selling well for several more years even after the next-generation model was shown. At the same time, such smartphones are gradually becoming cheaper, but you still cannot call them cheap..

iPhone 7 has fallen in price and can be bought for about 30 thousand rubles. On the one hand, this is a great offer when it comes to the cost of other Apple devices, on the other hand, the model is outdated. However, physically the iPhone 7 can give odds to many modern flagships: it has a very smart fingerprint scanner, an excellent platform and high speed of the system as a whole, very decent cameras, even by current standards, have IP67 waterproof.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 138g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A10 Fusion
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1960 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 7 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi 9T 6 / 64GB

Xiaomi Mi 9T also falls into the category of smartphones up to 30 thousand rubles.

This model is interesting first of all with a retractable front camera, which, however, is hardly surprising today – this solution is also used on some other smartphones, including Xiaomi itself.

Also of interest is the good shooting quality, given the cost of the smartphone, an excellent AMOLED display, a fairly powerful platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chip, a 4000 mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor integrated into the screen.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 191g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/13 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

iPhone 6S 32GB

Surprised? But after all, the iPhone 6S is still relevant, in addition, it is one of the most inexpensive models in the line of Apple.

The specifications are definitely not impressive: the Apple A9 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM, and there is no memory card slot … But let’s not forget that thanks to proprietary optimization, iOS firmware works extremely fast even with such a seemingly small amount of RAM. Cameras that are front, that are rear, still allow you to get pictures of excellent quality.

And let’s not forget that this is a small smartphone by modern standards, the screen diagonal of which is 4.7 inches.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • CPU: Apple A9
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1715 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi9 SE 6 / 64GB

If the flagship Xiaomi Mi9 seems too big for you, then turn your attention to the Mi9 SE model. From a distance, it is almost impossible to distinguish them, but in fact, the Mi9 SE is noticeably smaller, since it uses a 5.97-inch screen. Accordingly, the case here is also smaller, so the device can even be called compact – by modern standards.

There is no flagship processor in Mi9 SE, but the manufacturer installed Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 – this is also a very powerful chipset, whose power should be more than enough. Although the cameras are not flagship, the Mi9 SE shoots great for its money.

We note an excellent AMOLED screen, a metal and glass case, excellent performance, good battery life, and a cool case design.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.97 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3070 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/13 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy S8

At the time of writing, the Galaxy S8 is by no means the latest top model in the line of the Korean company, but it managed to get cheaper and with a great desire it can still be purchased for 30 thousand rubles or even a little cheaper. Is it worth it?

Without any doubt. You get: a very beautiful smartphone, a frameless case and a large display, a powerful platform based on Exynos 8895 and 4 GB of RAM, some of the best cameras on the mobile technology market (and don’t worry too much about the lack of a second camera in the rear module) , IP68 waterproof, the ability to unlock the screen using both a fingerprint sensor and face recognition device owner.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Meizu 15 4 / 64GB

Flagship from Meizu. Rather, one of the flagships.

It uses a FullView display, although the upper and lower frames are wide. At the same time, the width of the case with a 5.46-inch screen remained small.

The device is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. There is a face unlock feature, decent cameras, a mini-jack for headphones, great sound from the speaker and in the headphones (using a separate SmarPA Cirrus Logic CS35L35 DAC and Hexagon 680 audio chip). We can say that Meizu 15 is a musical device, although for Meizu this is not a curiosity.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.46 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 152g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/20 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Huawei Mate 20 lite

The new device from Huawei, which stands out from the competition (still stands out) by the presence of two cameras both on the front of the case and on the back.

What else? For example, here a large display with a diagonal of 6.3 inches is used, and its resolution is very high – 2340 × 1080 pixels. Works Huawei Mate 20 lite on the basis of a proprietary HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, memory capacity – 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM.

It can be noted a pleasant appearance, good battery life, an excellent front camera, the presence of NFC.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 172g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 20/2 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S 6 / 64GB

This is the third smartphone in the Mi Mix model. As before, it is distinguished by its frameless body, and the front camera is located in the lower part of the body – unusual, but you can get used to it.

Mi Mix 2S – this is the real flagship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 845 and 6 GB of RAM. It supports both wireless charging and fast. Recall that the back cover is made of ceramic.

The smartphone received very decent cameras, a smart shell, a good sound in the headphones.

A very worthy option to buy if you need a smartphone with a good battery and camera.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.99 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 189g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Memory card support: no

OnePlus 6 6 / 64GB

OnePlus smartphones are known as flagship killers. Can OnePlus 6 be called that? This is at least a very powerful device and a real flagship. Alas, its average cost is above 30 thousand rubles, although if you want, you can buy a smartphone for about the specified price.

It stands out for its excellent display, extremely powerful features (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor works together with 6 GB of RAM), fast battery charging, decent camera, cool Oxygen OS shell.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.28 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 177g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/20 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Pocophone F1 6 / 128GB

Xiaomi’s new brand and an alternative flagship: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of ROM, a battery with a capacity of as much as 4000 mAh, fast charging function, good sound from the speakers, the presence of a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a memory card slot.

However, you have to put up with a plastic back cover, the lack of NFC, not the most modern design. However, given the cost, this is an extremely interesting option to buy.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.18 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2246 × 1080
  • Weight: 182g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes