The best smartphones up to 30,000 rubles in 2018

We continue to talk about smartphones of various price categories and today we will talk about devices whose cost you can’t call low – nevertheless 30 thousand is a significant sum. The choice in this category is significant, but we have selected only the best for you. Here is our top smartphone rating up to 30,000 rubles.

Sony Xperia X Compact

Sony’s Compact series is almost legendary. Do you know why? Xperia X Compact is one of the few smartphones with a small display, which is built around a powerful hardware. By the way, the display diagonal is only 4.6 inches, so if you like small smartphones, take a look at this device.

In general, a new generation of Compact has already been released, but that smartphone costs significantly more than the threshold of 30 thousand. But the Xperia X Compact is not so worse (if worse at all), how much cheaper.

The case here is plastic, very stylish, sits cool in the hand. A choice of several different shades. The display has a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, enough for such a display. The device is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM, there is a fingerprint reader.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 135g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2700 mAh
  • Camera: 23 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

LG G6 32GB

The youngest version of the LG flagship unexpectedly appeared on store shelves – the G6 model with 32 GB of internal memory on board (previously only the 64 GB version was available), which favorably affected the cost of the device – it has fallen in price and now costs less than 30 thousand rubles! True, not everywhere.

Recall that the LG G6 is a real flagship with a great display, a stylish case, a cool dual camera, a powerful platform (Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 821 and 4 GB of RAM), waterproof, support for fast charging, Always on Display.

This is one of the most affordable flagships on the market..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2880 × 1440
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

One of the hottest new products from Samsung – the first frameless smartphone in the A line.

The device received a 5.6-inch screen with a resolution of 2220 × 1080 pixels, an Exynos 7885 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM.

Of the features it is worth noting a dual front camera (rear single), excellent shooting quality, water resistance, a separate slot for SIM cards and a memory card.

  • Screen Size: 5.6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2220 × 1080
  • Weight: 172g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7885
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 64GB

A cool gadget from ASUS, which is positioned as a camera phone: the front 13-megapixel is based on the Sony IMX214 sensor, the rear is dual. Both modules have a resolution of 12 MP, the main camera is based on the Sony IMX362 sensor, the name of the second sensor is not known, but it seems to be different. Anyway, the pictures are very good quality.

ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL is built on a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor platform and 4 GB of RAM. And here a powerful 5000 mAh battery is installed, while the case is very thin – only 7.99 mm!

Let not the top level, but a very decent device.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 170g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei P10 Dual sim 4 / 64GB

Huawei’s flagship in person. In official retail it is sold more expensive than the specified 30 thousand, but can be found cheaper (at the time of writing).

Huawei P10 received a very stylish and at the same time laconic metal case. On the back cover are two eyes of the dual camera module, next to them is the inscription Leica. The diagonal of the display is 5.1 inches, the resolution is Full HD, the processor is HiSilicon Kirin 960, the memory capacity is 4 GB and 64 GB (operational and internal, respectively).

The Huawei P10 has a beautiful screen, sound, a powerful platform, communication capabilities, cameras, a good level of autonomy.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 960
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu Pro 7 Plus 64GB

With about 30,000 rubles in hand, you can take a closer look at the flagship from Meizu – Pro 7 Plus. True, for this money you will not receive the device from an official party (at the time of writing).

And this is truly the flagship: a cool 5.7-inch display with a high resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels, a powerful 10-core MediaTek Helio X30 processor, as much as 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM.

But the main feature of the smartphone is on its back – there is an additional screen. It is needed not only to watch time, you can display a picture from a dual rear camera on it and take a selfie. Great isn’t it?

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 170g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X30
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Motorola Moto Z2 Play 64GB

This device is sometimes called a smartphone designer. Why? Motorola Moto Z2 Play – the so-called modular smartphone, to which additional modules are attached, such as a module with 10x zoom or Insta-Share Projector – a module for projecting images on a wall. And Moto Z2 Play has a record thickness of just 5.99 mm! True, the camera module, which is located outside the case, is not taken into account. And still impressive.

The smartphone received a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. There is support for memory cards, quick charge functions, two SIM cards.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB

Not the newest flagship from Samsung is significantly hung up and even in official retail it can be purchased for the same 30 thousand rubles. And that’s great, because at the start of sales it cost almost twice as much. But is it worth it to spend money on it?

Definitely worth it, because it is a real flagship, albeit not the last generation. There is everything that is required of the flagship: a cool design using expensive materials (glass + steel), an excellent 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels, an Exynos 8890 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, one of the best cameras on the mobile device market, good battery life, finally, this is Samsung.

In short, we recommend.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 152g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi6 64GB

Xiaomi’s flagship Mi6 is slowly getting cheaper, and this is good news. But the smartphone turned out cool.

The 5.15-inch display received Full HD resolution, the case is made of glass and metal, the dual camera is clearly visible on its back cover, and the fingerprint scanner is located in the Home key. The processor is, of course, the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the memory capacity is 6 GB and 64 GB (operational and built-in, respectively).

By the way, for a fee you can buy Mi6 in a ceramic case.

  • Screen Size: 5.15 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3350 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Honor 9 4 / 64GB

Honor 9 (the company is a sub-brand of Huawei) is also the flagship, which is similar to the flagship from Huawei – P10, while it is much cheaper.

Honor 9 received a completely different case, which is distinguished by its unusual design, and this does not depend on the color chosen. The processor is the same HiSilicon Kirin 960, the same 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM, a dual rear camera, the diagonal of the display is 5.15 inches.

Honor 9 is a very good flagship smartphone, especially for the money that they ask for it.

  • Screen Size: 5.15 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 960
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Camera: 20/12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

iPhone SE 32GB

This smartphone is already several years old, and if you count the time since the appearance of the iPhone 5, whose case is used in SE, much more has passed. Still, the iPhone SE is quite relevant..

It is suitable for those users who prefer a small smartphone, because the display diagonal is only 4 inches. However, the hardware is completely in order, since SE works on the platform of the iPhone 6S smartphone. The only thing he didn’t get from him was the front camera, but the rear camera passed “by inheritance”. That’s why SE is a very powerful device with a great camera..

Minuses? They, in fact, are not: not the most modern design of the case, as well as the lack of support for memory cards.

  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1136×640
  • Weight: 113g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • CPU: Apple A9
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1624 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 64GB

The new generation Mi Note, which, in fact, has little in common with the previous generation model. So, if Mi Note 2 received a 5.7-inch display, then Note 3 – 5.5-inch. But now there is a dual rear camera.

But the platform is very powerful, although not top-end: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 works together with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The battery capacity is 3500 mAh, the level of battery life is high. There was a quick charge function, USB Type-C, a case made of glass and metal.

Alas, the beginner does not have a mini-jack for headphones.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

HTC 10 Lifestyle

HTC 10 Lifestyle has seriously fallen in value, so, given our users’ love for HTC, we could not get past this smartphone.

He got a full metal monolithic case, a 5.2-inch display with a high resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of main memory + support for memory cards.

Good cameras are installed, there is support for fast charging, a fingerprint scanner. But there is only one SIM card.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 161g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes