Six Best Smartphones Under 40,000 In India: Price & Detailed Review

Karamchand Rameshwar - Mar 15, 2021

Six Best Smartphones Under 40,000 In India: Price & Detailed Review

Are you looking for powerful smartphones in the sub-Rs. 40,000? Here are the best smartphones under 40000 you can buy in India.

The flagships are getting more expensive, but you can still find high-end smartphones in the sub-Rs. 40,000 price range. Most flagships coming from big brands like Apple, Samsung, Sony ... are getting much more expensive because new products often come with a lot of "good value" improvements. However, you can still find a few smartphones from many brands that are more affordable, but still offer most of what you can find in those flagship devices. Here are the best smartphones under 40000 you can buy in India.

OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord is not as powerful as other phones on this list, but the phone is also much more affordable than them. If you are looking for an all-around phone with great design, the OnePlus Nord is a wonderful choice.

Oneplus Nord Display
OnePlus Nord is one of the best smartphones under 40000 available for purchase in India.

The OnePlus Nord is equipped with a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen, supporting Full HD + resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The screen has a 90Hz refresh rate, is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Under the display, there is a fingerprint sensor for biometrics security.

Moving to the back, OnePlus Nord brings with itself a system of 4 cameras arranged vertically and placed in the top left corner. The rear camera cluster includes a 48MP main sensor with an aperture of f / 1.75, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 105-degree viewing angle, a 2MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth sensor for portrait shots.

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The device has dual selfie cameras on the front and 48MP quad cameras at the back.

It has a 32MP dual camera (main) + 8MP (ultra-wide-angle) placed in the dual punch-hole on the front. The phone comes with a 4,115mAh battery, that supports Warp Charge 30T fast charging technology with a maximum capacity of up to 30W.

Inside, OnePlus Nord owns the hardware power comes from Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G processor, combined with LPDDR4x RAM up to 12GB and UFS 2.1 internal memory up to 256GB. The device supports 5G network connection, uses a USB-C connection port, and comes pre-installed with Android 10 operating system with OxygenOS 10.5 interface running on top.

The OnePlus Nord price in India is set at Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model, Rs. 27,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model, and Rs. 29,999 for the top-end 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option.

Realme X2 Pro

Next on the list is the Realme X2 Pro, which was announced in India last November. Despite that, this is still one of the smartphones with the best specs for the price. Specifically, the device is equipped with a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, which is very powerful in the sub-Rs. 30,000 price range. The phone has a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen, supporting Full HD + resolution, and a 90Hz refresh rate.

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With a powerful Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, the Realme X2 Pro is among the best smartphones under 40000 available in India.

As for the camera, it gets a 64MP main camera paired with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 13MP telephoto lens, and a 2MP depth-sensing camera at the back. On the front, the phone has a 16MP camera for taking high-resolution selfies. This Realme flagship also has a large 4,000 mAh battery with 50W fast charging support.

Vivo iQOO 3

Vivo's iQOO sub-brand has also become a place for gamers who want to get a powerful smartphone. With the iQOO 3 model, you get the power of Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 that comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage (UFS 3.0) for just Rs. 36,999.

Vivo Iqoo 3
Vivo iQOO 3 is one of the best smartphones under 40000.

Vivo iQOO 3 also boasts a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen that offers Full-HD+ resolution. It is equipped with a 16MP selfie camera inside the punch-hole. Around the back, the phone gets a quad-camera cluster that comprises a 48MP Sony IMX582 main sensor, a 13MP telephoto lens with 20x digital zoom, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 13MP wide-angle camera. It also has a large 4,500mAh battery that charges with 44W ultra-fast charging technology over a USB-C port.

OnePlus 7T

If you a fan of the OnePlus brand, the OnePlus 7T will be the right choice for you. The smartphone is actually available for Rs. 34,999 or Rs. 37,000, but it offers a powerful performance of the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset along with 8GB RAM and 128GB / 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage.

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Oneplus 7T. It is one of the best smartphones under 40000.

It also shines with a large 6.55” Fluid AMOLED with a 90Hz refresh rate. As for photography, users will have a multi-lens experience with the main 48MP sensor aided by a 16MP ultra wide-angle sensor and a 12MP telephoto sensor on the back of the device as well as a 16MP camera on the front for selfies. Finally, the OnePlus 7T is powered by a 3,800mAh battery with 30W fast charging support and runs Android 10-based Oxygen 10.

Xiaomi Mi 10 - most powerful smartphone under 40000

Xiaomi Mi 10 was announced alongside the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro early last month and is slated to come to India at the end of this month. The handset is priced at around Rs. 41,000 for the base variant, which is slightly higher than the Rs. 40,000 mark. However, it is worth spending the extra Rs. 1,000 as it is significantly upgraded over its predecessor.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Back best smartphones under 40000
Xiaomi Mi 10 is Xiaomi's latest flagship with the powerful Snapdragon 865 SoC and is also one of the best smartphones under 40000 you can buy.

The handset comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with 89.8% screen-to-body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 and supports a 90Hz refresh rate as well as a 180Hz touch-sensing rate. It has Android 10-based MIUI 11 pre-loaded to take care of the software side of things and a 4,780mAh battery under the hood to fuel the phone. It supports multiple charging standards, including 30w fast charging technology, 30W fast wireless charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging. There is also a fingerprint sensor hidden under the display for biometric authentication.

Under the hood, it gets power from the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 SoC, aided by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.0 storage. You can get up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, but you have to pay much higher than Rs. 40,000. In terms of camera, it is equipped with a quad-camera setup on the rear and a 20MP selfie camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. As for the rear camera setup, it consists of a 108MP main sensor with PDAF, OIS; a 13MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture, a 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP portrait camera with f/2.4 aperture.

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