5 Best Smartphones Under Rs 40000 in India

Smartphones are not just the need of the hour; they make for your style statement too. While the amazing high-end specifications are the backbone of every smartphone, the gorgeous looks on top add icing to the cake. But the problem is, you do not get everything when under a specific budget, you either have to compromise with the looks and feel or the features. So here we have compiled a list of the 5 best phones under Rs. 40,000 available in the Indian smartphone market that are just the perfect pieces and come at affordable mid-range prices. So now you do not need to compromise; you get the much needed specifications and features along with the beauty that makes everybody cast an eye on it every time you have it in hand.

Most of the smartphone manufacturers have their flagships in and around the same price tag and they tend to offer their best features, be it in terms of RAM, internal storage, connectivity options, camera quality, latest processor, etc. The major smartphone players in the Indian marketplace are always in the race to give you the best but you need to analyse your requirements and priorities yourself before going for any smartphone. A lot of rumors and promises relating to the quality of the smartphones often turn out to be false and you should be aware of it. The list below contains some of the best flagship phones that you can avail under a retail price of Rs. 40,000 and have the peace of mind that lasts long. A number of these have personally been tried and tested by our analysts and we are sure we could give you a helpful insight into their usefulness and functionality. Now is the time to go for a smartphone that’s really smart and provides value for your money.

1) Apple iPhone 6

  • Non expandable memory
  • Slightly overpriced
  • 16 GB of Internal storage
  • Brand Value
  • Ecosystem
  • Excellent camera quality
  • Super smooth performance
  • Excellent touch response
  • Butter smooth OS and decent battery life
 Spec Apple iPhone 6
CPU Dual-core 1.4 GHz, Apple A8 processor, GPU: PowerVR GX6450
Screen Size 4.7 inch, 750 x 1334 pixels
Operating System iOS 9.3 OS
RAM 1 GB
Primary Camera 8 MP Primary Camera
Secondary Camera 1.2 Megapixel
Internal Storage 16 GB
Expandable Memory Not available
Battery Non-removable, 1,810mAh
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
 Apple iPhone 6 Specifications, Price & Review Flipkart store Apple iPhone 6 16 GB Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 36,499
amazon store Apple iPhone 6 64 GB Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 37,190

2) Huawei Nexus 6P (64 GB)

  • Non expandable memory
  • lacks OIS
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
  • Excellent camera (especially the front camera)
  • Gorgeous WQHD display
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Excellent performance and battery life
 Spec Huawei Nexus 6P (64 GB)
CPU Quad-core 1.55GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A57 Snapdragon 810, GPU: Adreno 430
Screen Size 5.5 inches, WQHD (1440 x 2560 pixels)
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
RAM 3 GB
Primary Camera 21 MP
Secondary Camera 8 Megapixel
Internal Storage 64 GB
Expandable Memory Non expandable memory
Battery Non-removable 3,450mAh battery
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
Huawei Nexus 6P (64 GB) reviews Flipkart store Huawei Nexus 6P (64 GB) Rs. 38,999
Amazon store Huawei Nexus 6P (64 GB) Rs. 39,399

3) Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

  • Expensive
  • no microSD slot
  • Lacks Note features
  • Great camera quality
  • Fantastic display
  • Speedy performance
  • Premium design
  • Fast user experience without overheating

Incase you are ready to add some extra money to your budget, then the 32GB variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is available for a price tag of Rs. 42,900 in Indian market.

 Spec Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 Exynos 7420 Processor, GPU: Mali-T760MP8
Screen Size 5.1 inches AMOLED, 2K (1440 x 2560 pixels)
Operating System Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS
RAM 3 GB
Primary Camera 16 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP front Camera
Internal Storage 32 GB
Expandable Memory Not supported
Battery Non-removable 2,600mAh battery
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 40,900
amazon store Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 40,900

4) Sony Xperia Z5 Dual

  • lack of optical image stabilisation
  • average front camera
  • Display could have been 2K
  • Lag-free performance
  • Decent battery life
  • Dust and Waterproof
  • Good 23MP rear camera
  • Memory expandable up to 200GB
 Spec Sony Xperia Z5 Dual
CPU Quad-core 1.55GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A57 Snapdragon 810 Processor, GPU: Adreno 430
Screen Size 5.2 inches, Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Operating System Android v5.1 (Lollipop) OS
RAM 3 GB
Primary Camera 23 MP rear Camera
Secondary Camera 5.1 MP front facing Camera
Internal Storage 32 GB
Expandable Memory Yes, memory expandable up to 200GB
Battery Non-removable 2,900mAh battery
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
Sony Xperia Z5 Dual Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Sony Xperia Z5 Dual Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 37,000
Amazon store Sony Xperia Z5 Dual Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 39,780

5) Asus Zenfone Zoom

  • Full HD display (could have been 2K)
  • Overpriced
  • Design and looks
  • No NFC
  • 4GB RAM (better multi-tasking)
  • 128 GB internal memory
  • Good Camera with 3X Optical Zoom
  • Decent performance
 Spec Asus Zenfone Zoom
CPU Quad core 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3590 Processor
Screen Size 5.5 inches, Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Operating System Android v5.0 (Lollipop)
RAM 4 GB
Primary Camera 13 MP (supports 3x optical zoom)
Secondary Camera 5 MP front Cam
Internal Storage 128 GB
Expandable Memory Yes
Battery 3,000mAh (non-removable battery)
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
Asus Zenfone Zoom Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Asus Zenfone Zoom Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 34,999
amazon store Asus Zenfone Zoom Specifications, Price & Review N/A


Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is also a good smartphone for the price segment especially for those who prefer windows phones under 40000 INR.

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