Best Smartphones under 40000 rupees in India (July 2022)

Here is the list of hand-picked Best Smartphones under 40000 in India. We have smartphones from Oneplus and from Vivo Iqoo and more to come.
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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

OnePlus 10R 5G

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Review

  • 150 Watt Fast charging
  • Good AMOLED Display
  • Good cameras
  • Good battery life
  • Solid Performance
  • 150 Watt fast charging only on Higher variant
  • No Iconic Alert Slider
Rs. 38,999
in stock
as of July 3, 2022 5:27 am
Amazon.in

Oneplus announced its new Oneplus 10r smartphone in India. The smartphone is the successor to last year’s Oneplsu 9r. The new Oneplsu 10r comes with MediaTek 8100 processor, 150-watt fast charging that can charge your device 0-50% in just 5 Min (Only on Higher variants), Good rear and front cameras, 120Hz AMOLED display and comes with oxygen 12 out on top on Android 12 out of the box.

Source: MediaTek 8100 max vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Nano Review

Specifications of Oneplus 10R

  • Dimensions: 163.3×75.5×8.2mm
  • Weight: 186g
  • Display: 6.7-inch (2412×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 120Hz AMOLED display with up to 950 nits peak brightness
  • Processor: Dimensity 8100-Max 5nm processor with Mali-G510 MC6 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • OS: Android 12 with OxygenOS 12
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear camera: 50MP rear camera with Sony IMX766 sensor, f/1.88 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 119° Ultra Wide Lens with Sony IMX355 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 2MP macro camera with GC02M1 sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 4K 30fps video recording
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with Samsung S5K3P9SP sensor, f/2.4 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio
  • Network Support: 5G SA/ NSA (n1/n3/n5/n8/n28A/n40/n41/n77/n78 bands), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1 + L5)/ GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 80W SuperVOOC fast charging
  • Battery: 4500mAh battery with 150W SuperVOOC fast charging
Buying Options

One plus 9rt is the best alternate option if you are looking for the best premium look smartphone

The OnePlus 10R 80W is available in Sierra Black and Forest Green and is priced at Rs. 38,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model and Rs. 42,999 for the 12GB + 256GB model. The OnePlus 10R 150W model is only available in Sierra Black in a 12GB + 256GB configuration and costs Rs. 43,999. The smartphone will be available via Amazon.in

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Realme GT Neo 3

Realme GT Neo 3 smartphone
Rs. 36,999
Rs. 38,999
in stock
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Realme also announced its new Realme GT Neo 3 smartphone which is just a Oneplus 10r. The specifications of Realme GT Neo 3 Oneplsu 10r are the same and the pricing is almost very similar. The Realme GT Neo 3 also comes with 7000 instant discounts on SBI cards.

The Only difference between these smartphones is design and UI. Realme GT Neo has a different Neo design compared to Oneplsu 10r Oneplsu 10r comes with Oxygen OS which is clean and neat and Realme GT Neo 3 comes with Realme UI.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 163.3×75.6×8.2mm
  • Weight: 188g
  • Display: 6.7-inch (2412×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 120Hz AMOLED 10-bit display, up to 1000Hz instant touch sampling rate, 100% DCI P3 color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: Density 8100 5nm processor with Mali-G510 MC6 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage, 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • os: Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear camera: 50MP rear camera with Sony IMX766 sensor, OIS, f/1.88 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 119° Ultra Wide Lens with f/2.25 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with Samsung S5K3P9 sensor, f/2.45 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor with heart rate monitoring option
  • Sound: USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio
  • Network Support: 5G (n1/n3/n5/n8/28A/n40/n41/n77/n78), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS (L1 + L5)/ GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery : 4500mAh battery with 150W UltraDart fast charging
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 80W Super VOOC fast charging


iQOO 9 SE

Rs. 33,990
Rs. 39,990
in stock
as of July 3, 2022 5:27 am
Amazon.in

iQOO announced its new iQOO series smartphones in India. The one we are talking about now is the lower variant of three that comes with the name SE meaning smaller edition.

Talking about the device it comes with 6.62 inches Full HD AMOLED 120Hz refresh rate display, Powered by Qualcomm SD 888 processor, 8GB of base variant ram, 48 MP rear camera, 16 MP front camera, 4500 Mah battery with 66-watt fast charging. Overall if you are looking for a small and compact phone without compromising its performance, the iQOO 9 SE is the best choice for you.

  • Small and compact design
  • Good display
  • Good performance
  • Good cameras
  • Good cameras
  • Dimensions: 163.22×76.4x 8.39mm
  • Weight:197g
  • Display: 6.62-inch (2400×1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 20:9 aspect ratio screen with HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate, 105% NTSC color gamut, up to 1,300 nits brightness, MEMC
  • Processor: Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12GBLPDDR5 RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • OS: Android 11 with Funtouch OS 12
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano) (No sd card support)
  • Rear camera: 48MP camera with IMX598 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, LED flash, OIS, 13MP 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 2.5cm macro option, 2MP mono camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Sound: USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, Hi-Fi audio
  • Network Support: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4,500mAh battery with 66W superfast flash charging

IQoo 7

Rs. 39,990
Rs. 44,990
in stock
as of July 3, 2022 5:27 am
Amazon.in

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 were 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

Motorola Edge 20 Pro

Motorola Edge 20 Pro smartphone
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Rs. 32,999
Rs. 45,999
in stock
Flipkart

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 a 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.

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 color, DCI-P3 color 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)
  • Network 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

Mi 11T Pro

Xiaomi 11T Pro
Rs. 37,999
Rs. 49,998
in stock
as of July 3, 2022 5:27 am
Amazon.in

Xiaomi has announced its new Xiaomi 11T pro 5G smartphone in India. The display and the charging speeds are the biggest highlights of the smartphone. It has a 6.67′′ FHD+ 120Hz AdaptiveSync AMOLED flat display with TrueColor, HDR10+, 1000 nits peak brightness, Dolby Vision, and DisplayMate A+ ratings, Support for Xiaomi HyperCharge 120W technology, which charges 100% in 17 minutes.

Talking about the other specifications of the smartphone. It is powered by Snapdragon 888 processor, 108MP main rear camera, 16mp front, Dolby Sound, and 5000 mah battery.

Mi 11T pro specifications

  • Dimensions: 164.1×76.9×8.8mm
  • Weight: 204g
  • Display: 6.67-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED screen with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 800 nits (typ) / 1000 nits max brightness, Dolby Vision, MEMC, P3 wide color in Pro model, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Processor: Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • OS: MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11, MIUI 13, and Android 12 Confirmed. Promises 3 Android OS updates and 4 years of security updates.
  • Rear camera: 108MP rear camera with 1/1.52″ sensor, f/1.75 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 120° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 5MP telemacro AF (3cm-7cm) camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
  • Sound: No Headphone jack, USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, SOUND BY Harman Kardon
  • Network Support: Dual SIM (nano + nano), 5G SA/NSA (n1/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/66/77/78) Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1 + L5), NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge

Launch Offers

  • Up to Rs. 5000 instant discount with Citi cards and EMI
  • Additional exchange offers up to Rs. 5000

Oppo Reno 7 pro

Oppo has announced its new Oppo Reno series smartphones in India. It comes with a new design with flat sides that looks really good. The smartphone is also slim and has unique lighting around the camera module that lights whenever the phone receives a call, message or when charging your phone.

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Rs. 39,999
Rs. 47,990
in stock
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The other best thing about this smartphone is the cameras. It comes with a 50MP rear camera that takes really good shots and a 32 Mp selfie camera also with great camera capabilities.

Talking about the other specifications of the smartphone, It comes with a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 90hz refresh rate, powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Max processor, 4500 Mah with 65-watt fast charging.

Overall if camera and design is your highest priority along with standard gaming, Oppo Reno 7 pro is the best choice for you.

Source: Nano Review
  • Design: New design with flat sites, with nice 3D “breathing” lights around the camera module, Dual SIM (nano + nano). In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 158.2×73.2×7.5mm
  • Weight: 180g
  • Display: 6.55-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 90Hz AMOLED display, up to 1000Hz maximum touch sampling rate, up to 920 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: Octa-Core MediaTek Dimensity 1200-MAX 6nm processor with ARM G77 MC9 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 12GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • OS: Android 11 with ColorOS 12
  • Rear camera: 50MP rear camera with 1/1.56″ Sony IMX766 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 118.9 Ultra Wide Lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP macro camera  with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 32MP front-facing camera with 1/2.74″ Sony IMX709 sensor f/2.4 aperture
  • Sound: USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers
  • Network Support: 5G SA/ NSA (n1/3/5/7/8/38/41/28A/28B/77/78), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS L1+L5/GLONASS/Beidou/NavIC, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4500mAh battery with 65W ultra-fast flash charging, PD/QC

Also see: Oppo Reno 7 vs Oppo Reno 7 pro


Realme GT

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realme-GT-5G
Rs. 37,999
Rs. 40,999
in stock
Flipkart

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 differentiates 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 lightweight design that weighs 186 g. It comes with an 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 color 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Overall best smartphone under 40000

As you can see each smartphone has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Choose a smartphone based on your needs as we listed above.

Best smartphone for Gaming under 40000

Every smartphone listed above can run games pretty well. You can choose any of them. I would suggest iQOO 7, Realme GT, Oneplus 9R, iQOO 9 SE

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