10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 40000 India Mar 2017

10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 40000 India Mar 2017 – If you are looking for a smartphone strictly in the range of Rs, 30,000 to Rs. 40,000. Here are the 10 Best High end Flagship smartphones worth considering. We are not adding any smartphones below 30K (1-2 exceptions) to keep the list more about smartphones in higher range.

While so much is happening in the low end budget mobile space the question comes is there a need to buy a Flagship high end  smartphone?

Answer is Yes, while we have Xiaomi or Lenovo offering good low end mobiles, still it totally make sense to invest in a high end smartphone like Google Samsung C9 Pro or One Plus 3T.

There are many reasons to do that, however the Most compelling are :

  1. Premium Built Quality and User Experience.
  2. After sales service and quality control for the premium smartphones.
  3. Great Camera Quality and long term use with balanced specs.

By being balanced I mean, you play a 3D game and your Octa-core starts heating up, it just restarts for no reason, call quality is poor, hangs and not work smoothly despite the specs, screen is high resolution but still look crappy, poor color reproduction. Camera is 13 MP and clicks as grainy, low quality photos like a 5 MP smartphone.

An Apple or a Google Nexus may have some issues but definitely quality control is much better on premium smartphones, and if you are someone, who like a beautiful screen to read articles, click better family pictures, play games, watch HD videos, you will never be satisfied with a low end smartphone.

Lets check out the 10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 40000 India in March 2017.

1. Huawei Honor 8

Price Rs. 29,999

Dual Camera Kirin 950 Powered Huawei Honor 8 Launched in India

Huawei launched the Huawei Honor 8 in India on 12 Oct’16. The Dual camera smartphone comes with stunning glass back cover design. The glass build is similar to what you may have seen on a Samsung S7.

The smartphone is priced at Rs. 29,999.

Apart from the Dual rear camera, Honor 8 offers 4GB RAM, 5.2 Full HD display & HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset.

Key Specifications Huawei Honor 8:

  • Display : 5.2 inch IPS LCD FHD (1080×1920) (~423 ppi)
  • Chipset : Octa core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz
  • OS : Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Emotion UI 4.1
  • GPU : Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • Storage : 32/64 GB internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB via SD card(second sim slot)
  • Primary Camera : Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, 35 mm, laser autofocus, dual LED flash
  • Secondary Camera : 8 MP, f/2.4
  • Sim : Dual Sim (LTE,LTE)
  • Finger print Sensor : Yes
  • Battery Capacity : Li-pol 3000 mAh
  • Weight : 153 grams
  • Dimensions : 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm
  • Fast Charging : Yes

Check latest Price for Huawei Honor 8

2. Apple iPhone 6s

Price Rs. 42,500

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Even after the launch of iPhone 7, lots are finding great value in the iPhone 6s. The iPhone 6s comes with ultra fast A9 chipset and can compete with most smartphone like Samsung S7 or OnePlus 3 as far as performance goes.

The iPhone 6s camera may not be as good as a Samsung S7 but on the positive side iOS offers incredible experience and simplicity which Apple fans love.

Well, iPhone 6s’s revolutionary 3D touch display stands out and offer a unique experience. It offers 4.7 inch 3D display, A9 chipset, 2 GB RAM & great Sony lens.

iPhone 6s can be purchased close to Rs. 40,000.

Key Specifications Apple iPhone 6s:

  • Chipset : Dual core Apple A9 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz
  • Display : LED-Backlit LCD HD Capacitive touch screen (750×1334) (~326 ppi)
  • OS : iOS9, upgradable to iOS 10.1
  • GPU : Hexa core PowerVR GT7600
  • RAM : 2 GB
  • Storage : 16/32/64/128 GB internal storage & no SD card support.
  • Primary Camera : 12 MP, f/2.2, 29 mm, Phase detection autofocus, dual tone flash
  • Secondary Camera : 5 MP, f/2.2, 31 mm, HDR, Panorama, 1080p @60 fps
  • Sim : Single Sim (3G/4G) (LTE)
  • Finger print Sensor : Yes
  • Battery capacity : Non-removable Li-ion 1715 mAh battery
  • Dimensions : 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
  • Weight : 143 grams
  • Fast charging : No

Check latest Price for Apple iPhone 6s

3. OnePlus 3T

Price Rs. 29,999 (64 GB),  Rs. 34,999 (128 GB)

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The OnePlus 3T is one of the best value for money smartphones under 40K. The smartphone is launched in December 2016.

The OnePlus 3T comes with 5.5 Inch AMOLED Display and Full HD resolution with 1920*1080 pixels. The smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.35 GHz. There is Adreno 530 GPU to ensure great gaming and general performance. The One Plus 3T succeeds the OnePlus 3 which was also exceptional value for money.

The OnePlus 3T comes with 6 GB of Ram and has 64 GB / 128 GB of internal storage, depending on the variant you purchase.

Key Specifications for OnePlus 3T:

  • Chipset : Quad core Qulacomm Snapdragon 821 chipset clocked at 2.3 GHz
  • Display : 5.5 inch AMOLED Display with
  • RAM : 6 GB
  • OS : Android Marshmallow 6.0 up gradable OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Storage :64 GB/ 128 GB internal storage.
  • GPU : Adreno 530
  • Primary Camera : 16 MP Rear camera, OIS, laser autofocus, dual-tone LED flash
  • Secondary Camera : 16 MP front selfie camera,
  • Sim: Dual Sim (4G/3G) (LTE & VOLTE)
  • Finger print sensor : Yes
  • USB TYPE C Connector- YES
  • Battery Capacity : Non-removable Li-ion 3400 mAH battery
  • Dimensions : 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight : 158 grams
  • Fast charging : Dash Charging, Yes

Check latest Price for OnePlus 3T.

5. Samsung Galaxy S7

Price Rs. 43,400

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Samsung Galaxy S7 is the perfect Android smartphone with decent battery life, best camera, great looks and excellent user experience.

The OLED display and camera on S7 is unmatched by any rival, even the more expensive iPhone 7 is no match. Google Pixel is a very close competition. After recent price drop from Rs. 48,900 to Rs. 43,900 it is a great smartphone to own.

Key Specifications Samsung S7 :

  • Display : 5.2 inch SuperAMOLED capacitive touch screen (1440 x 2560) (~577 ppi)
  • Chipset : Quad core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor (or) Octa core Exynos 8890 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz
  • GPU : Adreno 530 or Mali-T880 MP12
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • OS : Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Storage : 32 GB internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB via SD card
  • Primary Camera : 12 MP, f/1.7, 26 mm, auto phase detection autofocus, OIS
  • Secondary camera : 5 MP, f/1.7, 22 mm, dual video call, HDR
  • Sim : Single / Dual Sim (4G/3G) (LTE)
  • Finger print sensor : Yes
  • Battery capacity : Non-removable Li-ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Weight : 152 grams
  • Dimensions : 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
  • Fast Charging : Yes

Check latest Price for Samsung S7                                                    

6. HTC 10

Price Rs. 41,000

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HTC 10 competes with the Samsung S7 and offers great display, best audio and near stock android UI. If you are not a fan of glass build smartphones, HTC 10 can be a tempting option with all metallic build and very premium design.

This device boasts a 5.2 inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820 chipset, 12 Ultra Pixel camera.  The smartphone also has got a price cut from launch price of Rs. 52,999, by approx. Rs. 10,000.

Key Specifications for HTC 10:

  • Chipset : Quad core Qulacomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset clocked at 2.15 GHz
  • Display : 5.2 inch Super LCD5 Capacitive touch screen (1440×2560) (~565ppi)
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • OS : Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Storage : 32/64 GB internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB via SD Card
  • GPU : Adreno 530
  • Primary Camera : 12 UP, f/1.8, 26 mm, OIS, laser autofocus, dual-tone LED flash
  • Secondary Camera : 5 UP, f/1.8, 23 mm, OIS, autofocus, HDR, 1080p
  • Sim : Single Sim/ Dual Sim (4G/3G) (LTE)
  • Finger print sensor : Yes
  • Battery Capacity : Non-removable Li-ion 3000 mAH battery
  • Dimensions : 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm
  • Weight : 161 gms
  • Fast charging : Yes

Check latest Price for HTC 10

7. LG G5

Price Rs. 29,999

Best Smartphone Under Rs 40000 India

LG in 2016 focused on the modular design. LG G5 friends or modules enable it to have enhanced features and performance. The LG G5 also comes with Dual Rear camera

This benchmark device flaunts a 5.3 inch Super LCD5 touch screen, removable battery, modules. The smartphone is available for a price of Rs. 40,999.

Key Specifications LG G5:

  • Chipset : Quad core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 clocked at 2.15 GHz
  • Display : 5.3 inches Super LCD5 capacitive touch screen (1440×2560) (~554 ppi)
  • GPU : Adreno 530
  • OS : Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • RAM : 4 GB RAM
  • Storage : 32 GB internal storage, expandable upto 256 Gb via SD card
  • Primary Camera : Dual 16 MP, f/1.8, OIS, laser autofocus
  • Secondary Camera : 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.4” sensor size, 1080p
  • Sim : Single Sim/Dual Sim (4G/3G) (LTE/LTE) & VOLTE
  • Finger print sensor : Yes
  • Battery Capacity : Removable, swapable 2800 Li-ion mAh battery
  • Weight : 159 gms
  • Dimensions : 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm
  • Fast charging : Yes

Check latest Price for LG G5

8. Huawei P9 Dual Camera Mobile

Price Rs. 39,999

Huawei P9 India Launch

Huawei’s latest flagship device co-engineered with German camera manufacturer Leica comes with Dual Camera module. The smartphone is priced at 39,999 in India.

The smartphone comes with a 5.2 inch IPS FHD screen, great camera

Key Specifications Huawei P9:

  • Chipset : Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 955 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz.
  • Display : 5.2 inches Full HD display (1080×1920) (~423 ppi)
  • GPU : Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • Internal storage : 32/64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB via SD card
  • Primary Camera : Dual 12 MP camera, f/2.2, 27 mm, leica optics, phase detection autophocus, dual-tone LED flash
  • Secondary camera : 8 MP, f/2.4, 1080p
  • OS : Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow), Emotion UI 4.1
  • Sim : Single Sim / Dual Sim (4G/3G) (LTE/LTE)
  • Finger print Sensor : Yes
  • Battery Capacity : Non-removable Li-ion 3000 M=mAh battery
  • Weight : 144 gms
  • Dimensions : 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm
  • Fast charging : Yes

Check latest Price for Huawei P9

Moving to the next premium smartphone we have the latest Huawei Google Nexus 6P.

9. Google Nexus 6P

Price – 39,999 (649$)

10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 40000 India

It is a smartphone I would pick up in this price range if I am shopping for a new smartphone. Google Nexus 6P is the flagship device from Google, manufactured by Huawei. Smartphone comes with top of the line hardware and camera.

To offer incredible user experience it runs on stock Android Marshmallow 6.1 and will continue to get the next generation of Google OS releases much faster than other devices.

Google Nexus 6P is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 2.0 Ghz and 3 GB of RAM. Smartphone has metallic design and is quite thin measuring 7.3 mm. Recently Google has also launched the Nexus 6P Special Edition Gold.

Key Specs for Google Nexus 6P

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core clocked @ 2.0 Ghz.
  • GPU – Adreno 430
  • Screen Size – 5.7 inch Quad HD Display(2560*1440) , 518 PPI 
  • Dual Sim – No, Single Nano Sim
  • RAM – 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM 
  • Operating System –  Android Marshmallow 6.0.  
  • Finger Print Scanner – Yes 
  • USB TYPE C – Yes
  • Rear Camera – 12.3 MP (with OIS) and 5 MP Front camera. 
  • Connectivity – 2G, 3G & 4G, WIFI, Bluetooth.
  • Storage – 32 GB / 64 GB internal Storage – non-expandable.
  • Battery Capacity – Li-ion 3450 mAh.
  • Thickness – 7.3 mm
  • Weight – 178 grams 

Check Latest Price for Google Nexus 6P. 

10. Microsoft Lumia 950

Price Rs. 36,699 (580$)

10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 40000 India

10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 40000 India – The Lumia 950 was launched in late 2015 and is the lone Windows smartphone in this list. The Lumia 950 runs on the Windows 10 OS and comes with top of the line hardware specs. The smartphone has 5.2 inch Quad HD Display (2560*1440) resolution with 564 PPI. It is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.

Lumia 950 adds to the experience of using windows on other devices and switching to the mobile seamlessly with the Continuum feature. You can use the dock to use the smartphone as a mini PC by plugging a keyboard and monitor to it.

Microsoft Lumia 950 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 2.0 Ghz and comes with 3 GB RAM. It is available in black and white colors.

Key Specs for Microsoft Lumia 950

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core clocked @ 2.0 Ghz.
  • GPU – Adreno 430
  • Screen Size – 5.2 inch Quad HD Display(2560*1440) , 564 PPI 
  • Dual Sim – Dual Nano Sim
  • RAM – 3 GB RAM 
  • Operating System –  Windows 10 OS.  
  • IRIS Scanner – Yes 
  • USB TYPE C – Yes
  • Rear Camera – 20 MP (with OIS) and 5 MP Front camera. 
  • Connectivity – 2G, 3G & 4G, WIFI, Bluetooth.
  • Storage – 32 GB  internal Storage – expandable upto 200 GB .
  • Battery Capacity – Li-ion 3000 mAh.
  • Thickness – 8.2 mm
  • Weight – 150 grams 

Check latest Price for Microsoft Lumia 950

11. Sony Xperia Z5  Dual

Price Rs. 42,000 ($709)

10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 40000 India

10 Best Smartphone Under Rs 40000 India – We are a bit over budget but it is worth mentioning in this list. A masterpiece, Sony Xperia Z5 is one of the premium flagship smartphones you can buy for excellent built quality with it’s waterproof and dust proof design, stunning camera, triluminous bravia display.

The Sony Xperia Z5 comes with a 5.2 inch screen and FHD ultra clear Sony Bravia Display. You absolutely don’t need a 4K display of the Sony Z5 premium. It is powered by the 2.0 GHz  Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core Processor.

Sony Xperia Z5 Dual comes with 3 GB Ram and runs on Android Lollipop operating system upgradable to Android Marshmallow.

The smartphone is just 7.3 mm in thickness and has a good battery with 2900 mAh capacity to power the smartphone with full day of usage.

Sony’s 3D Surround Sound Technology (VPT), Clear Audio+, xLoud Experience adds up to your music listening experience. If money is not a deterrent it is best music smartphone for audiophiles.

Key Specs for Sony Xperia Z5

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core clocked @ 1.82 Ghz.
  • GPU – Adreno 430
  • Screen Size – 5.2 inch Full HD Display(1920*1080) , 423 PPI 
  • Dual Sim – Dual Sim
  • RAM – 3 GB RAM 
  • Operating System – Android Lollipop 5.1 upgradable to Android Marshmallow 6.0.  
  • Finger Print Scanner – Yes
  • Rear Camera – 23 MP and 5 MP Front camera. 
  • Connectivity – 2G, 3G & 4G, WIFI, Bluetooth.
  • Storage – 32 GB internal Storage – expandable to 200 GB.
  • Battery Capacity – Li-ion 2900 mAh.
  • Thickness – 7.3 mm
  • Weight – 156 grams

12. Samsung C9 Pro Large 6.0 Inch Display, 6 GB RAM

Samsung C9 PRO

Samsung launched the Samsung C9 Pro in the Indian market recently. It is the first Samsung smartphone to come with 6 GB of RAM.  Notably, if you are looking for a large display smartphone the C9 pro can be the best choice.

The Samsung C9 Pro comes with 6.0 Inch Super AMOLED Display and has Full HD resolution (1920*1080) pixels.  The smartphone is powered by the super fast Snapdragon 653 Octa Core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and comes with Adreno 510 GPU.

Other Key highlight of the device is it’s 16 Mega Pixel rear camera which comes with f/1.9 aperture lens , PDAF and Dual LED Lens.  The smartphone also has an incredible 16 Mega Pixel front selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture.

Overall it is a great phone with large display and good camera, priced at Rs. 36,999.

Key Specs for Samsung C9 Pro

  • Screen – 6.0 Inch Full HD Display (1920*1080) pixels
  • Processor –Snapdragon 653 Octa Core processors clocked @ 2.0 GHz.
  • RAM –  6 GB
  • Storage – 64 GB , expandable upto 128 GB.
  • Rear Camera – 16 MP rear camera F/1.9 aperture
  • Front selfie camera – 16 MP Front Selfie camera
  • OS  – Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with touch-wiz UI
  • Battery Capacity – 4000 mAh
  • Connectivity – Dual Sim 4G with VOLTE
  • Fingerprint Scanner – Yes
  • USB TYPE C – YES
  • Weight – 180 grams
  • Thickness – 6.99 mm
  • Price Rs. 36,999

Check Latest Price for Samsung C9 Pro.

Summary Best Smartphones under Rs. 40000 India Mar 2017

Sr. No Best Smartphones Under Rs 40000 Price 
1 Huawei Honor 8 Rs. 29,999
2 Apple iPhone 6s Rs. 46,900
3 One Plus 3T Rs. 29,999
4 Samsung Galaxy S7 Rs. 42,800
5 HTC 10 Rs. 41,000
6 LG G 5 Rs. 29,990
7 Huawei P9 Rs. 39,990
8 Samsung C9 Pro Rs. 36,990

 

Which one Do you think is the Best Smartphone Out there Do share in Comments!

There are some great suggestions in the best smartphones with 6 GB RAM and Best smartphones under Rs. 50,000 which you may like to consider before making a purchase.  Also I recently wrote about some of the best smartphones worth buying in the 25K to 30K price range.

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