Best phones under 40000

By Team Digit | Price Updated 26-Apr-2022

The best mobile phones to buy under 40000 in India just happen to be some of the best phones on the market too. At around Rs. 40,000, you can today get flagship class smartphones, which can go head to head with even more expensive smartphones. Most of these phones offer the best hardware available today along with great cameras and a premium design. That means you’ll be buying premium smartphones, with little by way of compromise. Here are our picks for the best smartphones under 40000 in India. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 26th Apr 2022, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.

1. ONEPLUS 5T

  • 6.01" (1080 x 2160) Screen Size
  • 16 + 20 MP | 16 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 3300 mAh Battery

The OnePlus 5T remains the king of the hill as offers a superb all-around performance and go head to head with the likes of the Google Pixel in terms of performance. It also has one of the best camera setups at its price and a dependable battery life. All this makes it the best phone under 40000.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:Snapdragon 835 Octa core (2.45 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:6.01″ (1080 x 2160) screen, 401 PPI
Camera:16 + 20 MP MPDual Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3300 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash, Dust proof and water resistant

2. MOTOROLA MOTO Z2 FORCE

  • 5.5" (1440 x 2560) Screen Size
  • 12 + 12 MP | 5 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 2730 mAh Battery

If you are looking for the best phones under 40K and may want to skip over the OnePlus 5T for some reason, you also take a look at the Z2 Force from Motorola. This phone is an equally good performer as the OnePlus 5T, but its USP is its durability. The phone feature a shattershield display which makes it quite durable and can sustain drops very easily.

Pros
  • Nearly unbreakable
  • Moto Mods support
Cons
  • Poor lowlight performance
  • Late to arrive
  • Shoddy battery life
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core (2.35 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:5.5″ (1440 x 2560) screen, 534 PPI
Camera:12 + 12 MP MPDual Rear camera, 5 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:2730 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

3. HONOR V10

  • 5.9" (2160 x 1080) Screen Size
  • 20 & 16 MP | 13 MP Camera
  • 4 & 6 GB RAM
  • 3750 mAh Battery

If the OnePlus 5T is a little over your budget, the Honor V10 is another good phone one can consider. Powered by the new Kirin 970 SoC, the Honor V10 may not just be as fast as the OnePlus 5T, but come really close. At the same time, it packs a better camera both at the front and rear.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa core
Memory:4 & 6 GB RAM, 64GB & 128GB Storage
Display:5.9″ (2160 x 1080) screen, 406 PPI
Camera:20 & 16 MP MPDual Rear camera, 13 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3750 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash
Price:₹34,990
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4. MI MIX 2

  • 5.99" (1080 x 2160) Screen Size
  • 12 | 5 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 3400 mAh Battery

The Mi Mix 2 is the best looking phone in the sub-40K segment. The phone feature a beautiful bezel-less display, which goes almost edge to edge and only has a small chin. The performance is quite good as it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and features 6GB RAM. The phone also has one of the best battery life we have seen on a sub-40K phone in recent times.

Pros
  • Great, premium design
  • Fast
  • 128GB storage
Cons
  • Camera needs improvement
  • Display begs an AMOLED panel
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core
Memory:6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
Display:5.99″ (1080 x 2160) screen, 403 PPI
Camera:12 MP Rear camera, 5 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3400 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

5. LG G6

  • 5.7" (1440 x 2880) Screen Size
  • 13 & 13 MP | 5 MP Camera
  • 3 & 4 GB RAM
  • 3300 mAh Battery

The LG G6 lost out to the flagships from last year since it did not have the newest SoC at that time, but with the drop in prices this last year phone has made to this sub-40K list. Available for around 30K now, the LG G6 one of the best value for money devices you can buy today. It has a really good display and the camera at the back is commendable.

Pros
  • IP68 Certified: Water and Dust proof
  • Ergonomic
  • Nice display
Cons
  • Sub-par performance
  • Battery life should be better
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad core (2.35 GHz)
Memory:3 & 4 GB RAM, 32GB & 64GB Storage
Display:5.7″ (1440 x 2880) screen, 564 PPI
Camera:13 & 13 MP MP Rear camera, 5 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3300 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash, Dust proof and water resistant

6. SAMSUNG GALAXY A8+

  • 6" (1080 x 2220) Screen Size
  • 16 | 16 + 8 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 3500 mAh Battery

Another phone which has seen a drop in price is this, the Samsung Galaxy A8+. Featuring a Galaxy Note 8 like design and a good battery life, the Galaxy A8+ is a good option for a Samsung lover. The phone does not offer the same level performance as some other phones in this list, but it does feature an IP68 certification.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • IP68 certified
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Sub-par camera quality
  • Average performer
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Exynos 7885 Octa core
Memory:6 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:6″ (1080 x 2220) screen, 411 PPI
Camera:16 MPSingle Rear camera, 16 + 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3500 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash
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7. GOOGLE PIXEL 128 GB

  • 5" (1080 x 1920) Screen Size
  • 12 | 8 MP Camera
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2770 mAh Battery

The Pixel might be a little old now, but the 128GB variant of the phone is still a good deal if you are pure Android lover. It is one of the most compact devices in this list and still has one of the finest cameras we have tested. The is expected to get the next version of Android as well, which flagship phones from 2016 may skip out on. It is available in a 32GB variant as well, which is even more affordable.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad core (2.15 GHz)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 128GB Storage
Display:5″ (1080 x 1920) screen, 441 PPI
Camera:12 MP Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:2770 mAh battery
SIM:Single SIM
Features:LED Flash
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List of Best phones under 40000 (Jun 2022)

Best phones under 40000 Seller Price
OnePlus 5T Amazon ₹ 32,999
Motorola Moto Z2 Force Flipkart ₹ 25,990
Honor V10 N/A ₹ 34,990
Mi Mix 2 Amazon ₹ 32,504
LG G6 Amazon ₹ 24,999
Samsung Galaxy A8+ Tatacliq ₹ 16,750
Google Pixel 128 GB Flipkart ₹ 45,399
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