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 28th Mar 2020, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.
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.
|Screen Size||:||6.01" (1080 x 2160)|
|Camera||:||16 + 20 MP | 16 MP|
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.
|Screen Size||:||5.5" (1440 x 2560)|
|Camera||:||12 + 12 MP | 5 MP|
|Soc||:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
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.
|Screen Size||:||5.9" (2160 x 1080)|
|Camera||:||20 & 16 MP | 13 MP|
|RAM||:||4 & 6 GB|
|Soc||:||HiSilicon Kirin 970|
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.
|Screen Size||:||5.99" (1080 x 2160)|
|Camera||:||12 | 5 MP|
|Soc||:||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835|
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.
|Screen Size||:||5.7" (1440 x 2880)|
|Camera||:||13 & 13 MP | 5 MP|
|RAM||:||3 & 4 GB|
|Soc||:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
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.
|Screen Size||:||6" (1080 x 2220)|
|Camera||:||16 | 16 + 8 MP|
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.
|Screen Size||:||5" (1080 x 1920)|
|Camera||:||12 | 8 MP|
|Soc||:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|Motorola Moto Z2 Force||N/A||₹34999|
|Mi Mix 2||N/A||₹35999|
|Samsung Galaxy A8+||N/A||₹32990|
|Google Pixel 128 GB||N/A||₹57000|
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