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January 8, 2017 –

So you need to know which us the best phone under Rs 35,000? To help you, we’ve compiled a list of best phones under Rs 35,000 in India for January 2017. These are top of the line flagship material phones that offer superb performance for the asking price. Running 4G internet, playing latest games, low-light camera performance, or simply awesome selfies, these phones should have you covered. You can check the list of best phones under Rs 25,000  and the list of best phones under Rs 40,000 .

Most of these handsets should get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, so we wouldn’t worry about that. So, here goes the list of best smartphones under Rs 35,000.

Best mobile phones under Rs 35,000 in India for January 2017:

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    best phone under 35000 - s6 edge

    • OS: Android 5.1
    • Display: 1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.1 inch
    • Memory: 32GB non expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: Exynos 7420 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
    • GPU: Mali-T760MP8
    • Camera: 16MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 2,600mAh
    • Connectivity: Single SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 132g

    Pros

    Cons

  • Nexus 6P

    best phones under 35000 rs - nexus 6p

    • OS: Android 7.0
    • Display: 1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.7 inch
    • Memory:  64GB non expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 810 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
    • GPU: Adreno 430
    • Camera: 12MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery:  3,450mAh
    • Connectivity: Single SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 178g

    Pros

    • Front camera
    • Android 7.0

    Cons

    • Non expandable memory
    • RAM
  • OnePlus 3T

    best phones under 35,000 - oneplus 3

    • OS: Android 6.0
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch
    • Memory: 64/128GB non-expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 821 Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
    • GPU: Adreno 530
    • Camera: 16MP, 16MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,400mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 158g

    Pros

    • Processor
    • Internal storage
    • RAM
    • Front camera

    Cons

  • Moto X Force

    best phones under 35000 rs - moto x force

    32GB version

    64GB version

    • OS: Android 5.1
    • Display: 1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.4 inch
    • Memory: 32/64GB expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 810 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
    • GPU: Adreno 430
    • Camera: 21MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery:  3,760mAh
    • Connectivity: Single SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 169g

    Pros

    • Shatterproof display
    • Battery

    Cons

  • Apple iPhone 6

    best phone under 35000 - iphone-6

    • OS: iOS 10
    • Display: 750 x 1334 pixels, 4.7 inch
    • Memory:  16GB non expandable, 1GB RAM
    • Processor: Apple A8 Dual-core 1.4 GHz
    • GPU: PowerVR GX6450
    • Camera:  8MP, 1.2MP secondary
    • Battery:  1,810mAh
    • Connectivity: Single SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 129g

    Pros

    • Brand value
    • Ecosystem

    Cons

    • Pretty mediocre specs otherwise
    • Non expandable memory
    • Screen resolution
    • Overpriced currently
    • Two years old
  • Honor 8

    best phone under 35000 - honor-8

    • OS: Android 6.0
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inch
    • Memory: 32GB expandable, 4GB RAM
    • Processor: Kirin 950 Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
    • GPU: Mali-T880 MP4
    • Camera: 12MP dual camera, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 153g

    Pros

    • Processor
    • RAM
    • Dual camera

    Cons

  • OnePlus 3

    best phones under 35,000 - oneplus 3

    • OS: Android 6.0
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch
    • Memory: 64GB non-expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 820 Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
    • GPU: Adreno 530
    • Camera: 16MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 158g

    Pros

    • Processor
    • Internal storage
    • RAM
    • Front camera

    Cons

  • Apple iPhone SE

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    • OS: iOS 10
    • Display: 640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inch
    • Memory:  16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
    • Processor: Apple A9 Dual-core 1.84 GHz
    • GPU: PowerVR GT7600
    • Camera:  12MP, 1.2MP secondary
    • Battery:  1,624mAh
    • Connectivity: Single SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 113g

    Pros

    • Brand value
    • Ecosystem

    Cons

    • Non expandable memory
    • Screen resolution
    • Front camera
    • Overpriced
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

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    • OS: Android 6.0
    • Display: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 6 inch
    • Memory: 32GB expandable, 4GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 652 Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4GHz Cortex-A53)
    • GPU: Adreno 510
    • Camera: 16MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 5,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 208g

    Pros

    • Battery
    • RAM

    Cons

    • Processor could have been better
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 2016

    best phones under 30000 rs - galaxy a7

    • OS: Android 5.0.2
    • Display: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 5.5 inch
    • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: Exynos 7580 Octa 1.6GHz Cortex-A53
    • GPU: Mali-T720MP2
    • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,300mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 169g

    Pros

    Cons

    • Processor could have been better
  • Moto X Style

    Best phones under Rs 30,000 in India | moto x style

    16GB variant

    32GB variant

    • OS: Android 5.1
    • Display: 1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.7 inch
    • Memory: 16GB expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 808 Dual-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53
    • GPU: Adreno 418
    • Camera: 21MP, 5MP secondary with flash
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Connectivity : Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 179g

    Pros

    Cons

    • Overpriced
    • Processor
  • Nexus 5X

    best phones under 35000 - nexus-5x

    • OS: Android 7.0 – Nougat
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inch
    • Memory:  32GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
    • Processor:  Snapdragon 808 quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A57
    • GPU:  Adreno 418
    • Camera:  12MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 2,700mAh
    • Connectivity : Single SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 136g

    Pros

    • Android 7.0

    Cons

    • Non expandable memory
    • RAM
  • Asus Zenfone 3

    zenfone 3

    • OS: Android 6.0
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch
    • Memory: 64GB expandable, 4GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.GHz
    • GPU: Adreno 506
    • Camera: 16MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 155g

    Pros

    • Internal storage
    • RAM

    Cons

Features to expect in the best phones under Rs 35,000:

The best phones under 35000 are usually flagship material from last 6-12 months or match current flagships closely. In terms of display, you’ll find plenty many phones with 2K (QHD) display, while 1080p should be the bare minimum. Snapdragon 820 is the processor to beat in the budget, followed by the Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 810. Snapdragon 6xx series doesn’t seem like a right fit in this budget and you should avoid phones with those processors.

As for the camera, most of them come with large pixel count but look for something with a large aperture and pixel size. 4GB RAM is pretty much the norm for smartphones around Rs 35,000, while you’ll encounter devices with 6GB RAM in this budget too. Lastly, look for something that is scheduled to be upgraded to Android 7.0 at least and comes with at least Android 6.0. Happy shopping.