Ameya DalviSep 16, 2021 10:42:20 IST
The competition for places in the under 40,000 rupee segment in India is a bit too tough at the moment. Choosing just five handsets in this crowded segment turned out to be nearly impossible. Therefore, we have chosen not five, but eight smartphones for you this month. There is a full package, starting with a few handsets with Snapdragon 888 SoC, sufficient RAM and storage, one with a 108MP camera and high refresh rate AMOLED displays is a given. So let’s see which phones have been selected this month.
Best Phones To Buy Under Rs 40,000 In India
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G
Xiaomi’s Mi 11X Pro 5G packs a handful of features you’d expect from a true flagship device, starting with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 SoC. You have 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. You also get a 108 MP camera on the back to capture awesome photos in different modes and lighting. It comes with an 8 MP ultra-wide shooter and 5 MP macro camera, as well as a 20 MP front camera for selfies and video calls.
The display here is equally impressive. You get a 6.67-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10 + compliance, and theoretical brightness of 1300 nits. The screen and glass back of the phone are protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The included 33W fast charger promises to fully charge the phone in under an hour. The Mi 11X Pro runs Android 11 with MIUI 12 in addition.
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G price in India: Rs 39,999 for 8 GB of RAM / 128 GB of storage
OnePlus 9R / 8T
Again, both OnePlus twins are on our list. I call them twins because the OnePlus 8T and 9R are almost identical, with a few differences. You get their 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variants in this budget, with the 8T selling for Rs 1,000 less. Both phones feature 6.55-inch Full HD + Fluid AMOLED displays with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10 + compliance. There is a 16 MP selfie camera located in a small punch hole at the top. The metal frame and glass body protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 gives both phones a stylish look.
You get four cameras on the back with a combination of a 48 MP main camera with OIS, a 16 MP ultra-wide shooter, a 5 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP mono camera. . The cameras manage to capture sharp images in different lighting and modes. The main camera can also be smartly used to capture high quality zoom photos. Both phones are 5G capable, and while the OnePlus 8T is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chip, the 9R has a slightly faster Snapdragon 870 SoC. Their 4,500mAh batteries keep phones powered for over 30 hours of moderate use, and the 65W Warp charger delivers them in just 40 minutes. Both phones run OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box.
OnePlus 9R price in India: Rs 39,999 for 8GB RAM / 128GB storage
OnePlus 8T price in India: Rs 38,999 for 8GB RAM / 128GB storage
Probably the sleekest phone here, the Vivo X60 is just 7.4mm thick. And there is more than its beauty. Let’s start with the rear cameras with Zeiss optics and click on some great photos and videos. The 48 MP main camera, 13 MP ultra-wide camera, and 13 MP telephoto lens for 2X optical zoom do a commendable job in different modes. The 32 MP front camera is good enough to impress selfie enthusiasts.
Then the 6.56-inch Full HD + dynamic AMOLED display, HDR10 + compatible with its 120Hz refresh rate is simply excellent. It’s protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Just like the OnePlus 9R, this phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, and you get either 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, or 12GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. in this budget, following a recent drop in prices. Despite its slim body, you get a 4,300mAh battery that lasts for more than a day of moderate use, and a 33W fast charger is present throughout. The phone runs Android 11 with the FunTouch 11 user interface.
Vivo X60 price in India: Rs 34,990 for 8GB RAM / 128GB storage; Rs 39,990 for 12 GB of RAM / 256 GB of storage
iQOO 7 5G / iQOO 7 Legend 5G
Two phones from Vivo’s iQOO sub-brand retain their place on this list. The iQOO 7 5G is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip, and you have a choice of two variants with 8GB or 12GB of RAM with 256GB of internal storage. Yes, an 8GB / 128GB variant is available, but don’t worry if you’re on a budget of Rs 35,000-40,000. Its 6.62-inch HDR10 + compatible Full HD + AMOLED display has a refresh rate of 120 Hz for smooth scrolling in compatible applications.
The 48 MP main camera has OIS and is accompanied by a 13 MP ultra-wide camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. The 13 MP telephoto lens found in the iQOO 3 has been ignored, but the addition of features far outweighs this loss. Its attractive price makes the iQOO 7 5G a must-have choice in this budget. The phone runs Android 11 with FunTouch OS 11.
If you need more processing power and a few extra features, you can also get the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of the iQOO 7 Legend within this budget. It has a more powerful Snapdragon 888 SoC and a 13 MP telephoto lens for 2X optical zoom. However, you’ll have to shell out an extra Rs 8,000 compared to the iQOO 7 with similar storage.
IQOO 7 5G price in India: Rs 33,990 for 8GB RAM / 256GB storage; Rs 35,990 for 12 GB of RAM / 256 GB of storage
IQOO 7 Legend 5G price in India: Rs 39,990 for 8GB RAM / 128GB storage
Asus ROG Phone 3
Hello players! The Asus ROG Phone 3 is now available for less than Rs 40,000. This phone is powered by Qualcomm’s previous flagship, the Snapdragon 865+, and comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. . ROG Phone 3 features a 6.6-inch Full HD + AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and 270Hz touch sample rate. It also supports true 10-bit color gamut with the HDR10 + compliance and a nominal maximum brightness of 650 nits. The phone runs Android 10 with ROG UI. The Android 11 update has just started.
The 5G-compliant ROG Phone 3 has a large 6000mAh battery for long gaming sessions. The included 30W fast charger with support for QuickCharge 4.0 allows for quick refueling. The phone also has a pair of stereo speakers with dedicated amplifiers as well as plenty of gaming features and optimizations. The camera department is more than capable with a 64 MP main camera, an ultra-wide camera from 13 MP and a 5 MP macro camera, all of which capture impressive photos and record videos up to 8K resolution.
Asus ROG Phone 3 price in India: Rs 39,999 for 8GB RAM / 128GB storage
Apple iPhone SE (2020)
The mid-size variant of the Apple iPhone SE (2020) with 128GB of storage is available within this budget, and for a few thousand rupees less this quarter. The Apple iPhone SE 2020 edition is rather a successor to the iPhone 8 with a much more powerful processor. It’s powered by Apple’s previous flagship A13 Bionic chip that you get with all iPhone 11 series phones. This phone is a good option for those who prefer the old iPhone design with newer hardware.
It has a 4.7-inch Retina LCD display with a pixel density of 326 PPI, typical of most iPhones. You get the consistently reliable 12 MP camera with OIS on the back and a 7 MP selfie camera. This dust and water resistant iPhone, rated IP67, runs iOS 13 and can be upgraded to iOS 14. If you want to try your hand at the iOS platform without breaking the bank, the Apple iPhone SE is a good option.
Apple iPhone SE (2020) price in India: Rs 34,999 for 128 GB of storage