Best Smartphones in Under Rs 40,000

Best Smartphones To Buy Under Rs. 40,000

The most popular smartphone buying guide for best smartphones in under Rs 40,000, we think it’s time to deal with the higher high-end segments, starting at less than Rs 40,000. OnePlus products have long dominated. For most buyers, the choices are limited but simple; however, we now have a long enough list of phones to guarantee a new lead.

The Mi 11X Pro is one of the most popular new smartphones in 2021, and it has caused a sensation with its extremely competitive price and impressive specifications. Since the recent release of OnePlus 9R, OnePlus is still a household name in this field. The launch of Reno 5 Pro 5G this year surprised us because it is one of the thinnest and lightest phones in this segment without much compromise. Older models from Xiaomi, OnePlus and Samsung are also on our list because they have aged a bit. It’s good now.

If you are not sure whether a smartphone with a price of less than Rs 40,000 is right for you, read our some of the best options, in no particular order.

Best Smartphones in Under Rs 40,000

Phones under Rs. 40,000Price in India (as recommended)
OnePlus 9RRs. 39,999
Xiaomi Mi 11X ProRs. 39,999
OnePlus 8TRs. 38,999
Samsung Galaxy S20 FERs. 37,990
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5GRs. 36,999
Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5GRs. 35,990

OnePlus 9R

OnePlus 9R - Best Smartphones in Under Rs. 40000

OnePlus 9R is an impressive option to buy for India fans, which comes less than the price of OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. This is a minor change of OnePlus 8T, with a new SoC and a different coat of paint. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC in 9R is essentially a modified version of last year’s Snapdragon 865+ SoC, and provides a slight performance improvement. However, there hasn’t been much change since 8T-OnePlus 9R still offers 65W fast charging, the same camera, a bright 120 Hz display and software.

OnePlus 9R Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid v11
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
Sim BandwidthGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Launch DateApril 14, 2021
Custom UiOxygenOS 11
Weight189 grams
ColoursCarbon Black, Lake Blue
Screen Size6.55 inches
Display TypeFluid AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
Screen Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density402 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
ProcessorOcta-core (1x3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
Ram8GB and 12GB
GraphicsAdreno 650
Card slotNo
Internal8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB
ExpandableNo
Main Camera48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS 16 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.6", 1.0µm 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)/td>
Video Recording[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
FeaturesDual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06", 1.0µm
Video Recording[email protected], gyro-EIS
Camera FeaturesAuto-HDR
Audio JackNo
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
WifiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFCYes
RadioNo
TypeLi-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Quick ChargingFast charging 65W
USB Type-CUSB Type-C 3.1

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro - Best Smartphones in Under Rs. 40000

Mi 11X Pro grabs the title flagship killer from OnePlus’ because it offers true flagship quality at the lowest possible price. You will get a more advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, a vibrant 120Hz AMOLED display and an impressive camera. Excellent design, bright screen, good sound quality stereo speakers and even simple dustproof and water resistance of IP53 level. The spam nature of MIUI is arguably our biggest criticism of this phone, and the fact that it gets very hot while charging. This is what you can ask for at this price.

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid v11
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
Sim BandwidthGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Launch DateApril 23, 2021
Custom UiMIUI 12
Weight196 grams
ColoursCelestial Silver, Lunar White, Cosmic Black
Screen Size6.67 inches
Display TypeSuper AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
Screen Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels FHD+
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density395 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass 5
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
ProcessorOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
Ram8GB LPDDR5
GraphicsAdreno 660
Card slotNo
Internal128GB and 256GB
ExpandableNo
108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.52", 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide) 5 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (macro), 1/5.0"/td>
Video Recording[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240/960fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10+
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Front Camera20 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.4
Video Recording[email protected], [email protected]
Camera FeaturesHDR
Audio JackNo
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
Wifi2×2 Wi-Fi 6, Support WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.2, A2DP, LE
NFCNo
RadioNo
TypeLi-Po 4520 mAh, non-removable
Quick ChargingFast charging 33W
USB Type-CUSB Type-C 3.1

OnePlus 8T

OnePlus 8T - Best Smartphones in Under Rs. 40000

Even after the release of OnePlus 9R, OnePlus continues to sell 8T at a lower price. OnePlus 8T is still a sturdy smartphone with very good performance, 5G support, a large display, a good camera, and of course one of the best customized Android versions on the market. This phone has small issues and low light camera performance is average. If you want to save some cash with 9R, it is still on the list of best smartphones in under Rs 40,000.

OnePlus 8T Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid v11
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
Sim BandwidthGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Launch DateOctober 14, 2020
Custom UiOxygenOS 11
Weight188 grams
ColoursAquamarine Green, Lunar Silver
Screen Size6.55 inches
Display TypeFluid AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
Screen Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels FHD+
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density402 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass 5
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G (7 nm)
ProcessorOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
Ram8GB/12GB LPDDR4X
GraphicsAdreno 650
Card slotNo
Internal128GB and 256GB
ExpandableNo
Main Camera48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS 16 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.6", 1.0µm 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)/td>
Video Recording[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
FeaturesDual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06", 1.0µm
Video Recording[email protected], gyro-EIS
Camera FeaturesAuto-HDR
Audio JackNo
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
Wifi2×2 MIMO, Support 2.4G/5G, Support WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
NFCYes
RadioNo
TypeLi-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Quick ChargingFast charging 65W
USB Type-CUSB Type-C 3.1

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE was a hit when it was launched last year because it offers all the basic functions of the Samsung S20 flagship series at a much lower price. With this phone, you can get IP68 rating, wireless charging, flagship and other functions. Exynos SoC, telephoto lens and 120 Hz AMOLED display, priced at less than 50,000 rupees. With the launch of Galaxy S20 FE 5G this year, the price of the previous model further dropped to 37,990 rupees in the online market. If you are not interested in taking 5G trains for the time being, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is still an excellent smartphone at the current price.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid v10
Sim SlotsDual SIM, SIM 1 + Hybrid (SIM or MicroSD)
Sim BandwidthGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Launch DateSeptember 23, 2020
Custom UiOne UI 3.0
Weight190 grams
ColoursCloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud Navy, Cloud White, Cloud Red, Cloud Orange
Screen Size6.5 inches
Display TypeSuper AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
Screen Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels FHD+
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density407 ppi
ChipsetExynos 990 (7 nm+)
ProcessorOcta-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Ram8GB
GraphicsAdreno 650
Card slotmicroSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal128GB
ExpandableMicroSD (Up to 1TB)
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 8 MP, f/2.4, 76mm (telephoto), 1/4.5", PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.0/td>
Video Recording[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS
FeaturesLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Front Camera32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.74
Video Recording[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps (gyro-EIS)
Camera FeaturesHDR
Audio JackNo
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
Wifi2×2 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM
Bluetooth5.0
NFCYes
RadioNo
TypeLi-Ion 4500 mAh, non-removable
Quick ChargingFast charging 25W
USB Type-CUSB 3.2 Gen 1

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G includes with Qualcomm 5G SoC flagship, 144 Hz LCD screen, massive battery and very powerful 108 MP camera that supports 8K video recording. If you can resist the spam nature of MIUI and the weight of 218g, you will fall in love with the value of this smartphone which price is only Rs 36,999. Xiaomi also did not make any compromises with Mi 10T Pro 5G, because the frame is made of aluminum, and Corning Gorilla Glass is on the front, back and camera module.

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid v10
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
Sim BandwidthGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Launch DateSeptember 30, 2020
Custom UiMIUI 12.5
Weight218 grams
ColoursCosmic Black, Lunar Silver, Aurora Blue
Screen Size6.67 inches
Display TypeIPS LCD, 144Hz, HDR10+
Screen Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels FHD+
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density395 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass 5
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G (7 nm)
ProcessorOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
Ram8GB LPDDR5
GraphicsAdreno 650
Card slotNo
Internal128GB
ExpandableNo
108 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33", PDAF, OIS 13 MP, f/2.4, 123˚ (ultrawide), 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1/5.0/td>
Video Recording[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120fps; gyro-EIS
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Front Camera20 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4
Video Recording[email protected], [email protected]
Camera FeaturesHDR
Audio JackNo
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
WifiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE
NFCYes
RadioNo
TypeLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Quick ChargingFast charging 33W
USB Type-CUSB Type-C 2.0

Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G

Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G

Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G is one of the few smartphones that perfectly combines ergonomics and performance. If you hate big and heavy smartphones, the 173g and 7.6mm thick Reno 5 Pro 5G is for you. Just what you need. However, Oppo has hardly committed to making this proposal in other areas. This smartphone uses MediaTek’s powerful Dimensity 1000+ SoC processor and a bright AMOLED display with a 90Hz edge. Camera array, smooth gaming performance and long battery life.

Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid v11
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
Sim BandwidthGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Launch DateSeptember 30, 2020
Custom UiColorOS 11.1
Weight173 grams
ColoursAstral Blue, Starry Black, Starry Dream, Star Wish Red
Screen Size6.55 inches
Display TypeSuper AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+
Screen Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels FHD+
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density402 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass 5
ChipsetMediatek MT6889Z Dimensity 1000+
ProcessorOcta-core (4x2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Ram8GB LPDDR4x
GraphicsMali-G77 MC9
Card slotNo
Internal128GB
ExpandableNo
64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 115˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)/td>
Video Recording[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps; gyro-EIS, HDR
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Front Camera32 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8
Video Recording[email protected], gyro-EIS
Camera FeaturesHDR
Audio JackNo
LoudspeakerYes
WifiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE
NFCYes
RadioNo
TypeLi-Po 4350 mAh, non-removable
Quick ChargingFast charging 65W
USB Type-CUSB Type-C 3.1

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