Best Smartphones under 40000 rupees in India 2021 (Updated!)

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 If you are a smartphone enthusiast or looking to buy one for yourself, you might have come across this situation where you were unable to make a decision because of the sheer number of smartphones available in the market. Everyone is confused about the best smartphone in the price range of Rs. 30000/- to Rs. 40000/-. In this article, I will be covering some of the best smartphones currently available in this price range.

Best Smartphones under 40000 rupees in India 2021

1. OnePlus 9R

OnePlus 9R
OnePlus 9R

OnePlus is making a comeback to its under 40000 segment but not with the high-end devices OnePlus offers. Oneplus made a special smartphone for India called one plus 9R to fill that gap. OnePlus 9R is basically the successor of the OnePlus 8t that was launched last year. It was a good phone, to be honest. It has all the requirements needed for a flagship killer. If you are looking to buy a smartphone under 40000 you can get this one.

Specifications of Oneplus 9R

  • Display: 6.55-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 402 ppi 20:9 Fluid AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+, 1100 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Processor: Snapdragon 870 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • Android 11 with OxygenOS 11
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear camera: 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, OIS + EIS, 16MP ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX481 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 5MP macro camera, 2MP monochrome camera, 4K video at 60fps, 720p slow motion at 480fps, 1080p slow motion at 240fps
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with 1/1.43″ Sony IMX471 sensor, f/2.4 aperture, EIS
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 161×74.1×8.4mm; Weight: 189g
  • USB Type-C audio, Dual Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC
  • Battery: 4500mAh battery with Warp Charge 65 Fast Charging (10V/6.5A)

Oneplus 9R -Review

  • Great user experience
  • Powerful performance
  • Fast charging
  • Limited 5G band support
  • Average low-light camera performance
Rs. 36,999
Rs. 39,999
2 new from Rs. 36,999
as of October 17, 2021 1:21 pm
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Price History for OnePlus 9R 5G

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Current Price Rs. 36,999 October 17, 2021
Highest Price Rs. 39,999 June 8, 2021
Lowest Price Rs. 36,999 October 2, 2021
Since June 8, 2021

Last price changes

Rs. 36,999 October 2, 2021
Rs. 39,999 June 8, 2021

2. IQoo 7

Vivo Iqoo 7 legend launched in India. The new smartphone from Vivo sub-brand iQoo is a direct competitor to Mi 11X pro launched in India ( You can check below). The new iQoo 7 legend comes with a 6.62-inch full HD plus AMOLED 120 Hz refresh rate display.

It comes with a 48MP camera with f/1.79 aperture along with 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. It has an In-display fingerprint sensor, Stereo speakers. 5G support. iQoo 7 is powered by a 4000mAh battery with 66W super-fast flash charging.

Both the smartphones are good value for money smartphones under 40000 rupees in India. If you are confused between Mi 11x and Vivo Iqoo 7 legend, Take a look at the comparison between two smartphones which was listed below.

Specifications of Vivo IQoo 7

  • Display: 6.62-inch (2400×1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 20:9 aspect ratio screen with HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate, 105% NTSC color gamut
  • Dimensions: 162.2x 75.8x 8.7mm
  • Weight:209.5g
  • Processor: Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • Android 11 with iQOO UI
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear camera: 48MP camera with f/1.79 aperture, LED flash, OIS + EIS, 13MP 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 13MP portrait camera with f/2.46 aperture, OIS, 2x optical zoom, 20x digital zoom
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, CS43131 amp, Hi-Fi audio
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.2,GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4000mAh (Typical) battery with 66 W ultra-fast flash charging
Rs. 39,990
Rs. 44,990
as of October 17, 2021 1:21 pm
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Price History for iQOO 7 Legend 5G

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Current Price Rs. 39,990 October 17, 2021
Highest Price Rs. 39,990 June 8, 2021
Lowest Price Rs. 38,899 October 1, 2021
Since June 8, 2021

Last price changes

Rs. 39,990 October 2, 2021
Rs. 38,899 October 1, 2021
Rs. 39,990 September 29, 2021
Rs. 39,300 September 28, 2021
Rs. 39,399 September 27, 2021

3. Motorola Edge 20 Pro

Motorola Edge 20 Pro smartphone
Motorola Edge 20 Pro

Moto has announced its new smartphone Motorola Edge 20 pro in India. This is the first time ever moto has announced a smartphone at this price segment that is going to compete against other premium smartphones.

Instead of just sitting on the list, Motorola Edge 20 pro comes with one important thing that sets this smartphone apart from the others. It’s the stock Android experience.

The Motorola software experience is very clean and clean. It’s ad-free and bloat-free. Moto also added few important features like ready play, gestures, and more that are really important.

The display on Moto Edge 20 pro is also really good. It comes with AMOLED Display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and.

The camera also seems to be very promising. The 108 MP takes really good photos in daylight and the other two cameras are also really useful.

If you are looking for a clean, bloat-free experience Motorola is one you should pick. If the OnePlus recent announcement bothers this is only the smartphone you should get.

  • Display: 6.67-inch (2400×1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED 144Hz display, HDR10+, 10-bit colour, DCI-P3 colour space
  • Dimensions: 163.3×76.1×7.9mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • Processor: Snapdragon 870 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • OS: Android 11
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear camera: 108MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 16MP 119° ultra-wide camera with macro mode, f/2.2 aperture, 8MP periscope telephoto camera with f/3.4 aperture, up to 5x optical zoom, 50x digital zoom, OIS, 8K video recording
  • Front camera: 32MP front camera with f/2.25 aperture, 4K video recording
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Sound: USB Type-C Audio, Bottom-ported speaker, Tuning by Waves Maxx Audio Mobile, 3 Microphones
  • Splash resistant (IP52)
  • Netwrok Support: 5G SA/NSA (Bands 1/3/5/7/8/28/38/41/66/77/78), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2.4GHz/5GHz) MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4500mAh battery, 30W TurboPower fast charging
Rs. 36,999
Rs. 45,999
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Price History for MOTOROLA Edge 20 Pro

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Current Price Rs. 36,999 October 17, 2021
Highest Price Rs. 36,999 October 1, 2021
Lowest Price Rs. 36,999 October 1, 2021
Since October 1, 2021

Last price changes

Rs. 36,999 October 1, 2021

4. Mi 11X Pro

Mi India has announced its new smartphone called Mi11X pro in India under 40000 rupees. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor making it the first to comes with this powerful processor for under 4000 rupees in India. Talking more about the smartphone it comes with a 6.67-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 20:9 HDR10 + display with MEMC, 120Hz refresh rate and comes with 108 MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor and more. It comes with 4520mAh battery with 33W wired QC3 + / PD3.0 fast charging. Overall Mi11 X pro is a Good smartphone for under 40000 rupees in India. The review is coming soon.

Mi 11x pro specifications

  • Display: 6.67-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 20:9 HDR10 + display with MEMC, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
  • Rear camera: 108MP rear camera with 1/1.52″ Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor, f/1.75 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 119° ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 5MP telemacro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 20MP front-facing camera
  • Network support: 5G SA/NSA,Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (Wi-Fi 6E in pro), Bluetooth 5.1 (Bluetooth 5.2 in Pro), GPS (L1 + L5), NavIC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4520mAh battery with 33W wired QC3 + / PD3.0 fast charging

iQoo 7 legend vs Mi 11x Pro

iQoo 7 legend

  • Good Display
  • Fast Charging
  • Excellent Performence
  • Under-Display fingerprint sensor

Mi 11x Pro

  • Good display
  • Excellent cameras
  • Excellent Performence
Rs. 36,999
Rs. 47,999
as of October 17, 2021 1:21 pm
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Rs. 31,999
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Price History for Mi 11X Pro 5G

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Current Price Rs. 36,999 October 17, 2021
Highest Price Rs. 39,999 June 8, 2021
Lowest Price Rs. 36,999 October 2, 2021
Since June 8, 2021

Last price changes

Rs. 36,999 October 13, 2021
Rs. 39,999 October 9, 2021
Rs. 36,999 October 2, 2021
Rs. 39,999 September 14, 2021
Rs. 37,999 September 6, 2021

5. Realme GT

realme-GT-5G
realme-GT-5G

Realme announced its new Realme GT Smartphone in India. This smartphone is very similar to another smartphone at this price that comes with a 120 Hz Amoled refresh rate, Snapdragon 888 processor, and with super-fast charging.

The one thing that differs Realme GT from others is the design. It comes with a leather finish on the back that is soft and very comfortable to hold. Apart from this everything about this smartphone is the same as other smartphones as t this Price range.

The Realme GT 5G is priced at Rs. 37999 for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version in Dashing Silver and Dashing Blue colors and the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage Racing Yellow version costs Rs. 41,999.

  • Design: Leather finish with light weight design thet weighs 186 g. It comes with a In-display fingerprint sensor and with 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Display: 6.43-inch (2400×1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 20:9 aspect ratio screen with HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate, 98% NTSC color gamut, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Processor: Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • OS: Android 11 with realme UI 2.0
  • Rear camera: 64MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, Sony IMX682 sensor, 8MP 119° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.3 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.5 aperture
  • Network Support: 5G SA/NSA (n77/78/79/38/40/41(2496-2690MHz)/1/3/5/7/8/20/28), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.2,GPS (L1 + L5)/GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4500mAh (Typical) battery with 65W Super Dart flash charging
Rs. 37,999
Rs. 40,999
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Price History for realme GT 5G

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Current Price Rs. 37,999 October 17, 2021
Highest Price Rs. 37,999 August 18, 2021
Lowest Price Rs. 35,999 October 3, 2021
Since August 18, 2021

Last price changes

Rs. 37,999 October 11, 2021
Rs. 35,999 October 3, 2021
Rs. 37,999 August 18, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Overall best smartphone under 40000

Oneplus 9R is the overall best smartphone under 40000 rupees in India. It has the best user experience, Best display, and best gaming experience

Best smartphone for Gaming under 40000

iQOO 7 legend is the best gaming smartphone under 40000 because of its gaming-centric features. Oneplus 9R and Mi 11X pro are also the best options

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