Gadgets 360’s Best Mobiles Phones Under Rs. 40,000 list shows you the highest-rated smartphones available in India. The list is sorted in descending order of overall rating, and for each phone on the list, you can see key specifications for display, processor, RAM, storage, battery capacity, rear camera, and front camera. Alongside each phone, readers will also find links to other helpful resources for information – such as its in-depth review, full specifications, and a list of other smartphones by the same manufacturer.
As we mentioned, these are the top-rated smartphones under Rs. 40,000 in India, and they have been awarded a minimum overall rating of 8 out of 10 in our review. Despite reviewing hundreds of smartphones each year, Gadgets 360 ensures each device is scrutinised careful, and our verdict is based on a comprehensive look at every aspect of the mobile phone experience. We award individual ratings based on a smartphone’s Design, Display, Software, Performance, Battery Life, Camera, and Value for Money. Thus, you can rest assured that every smartphone on this list is an excellent choice at the price.
This list shows you the best smartphones between Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 35,000. If you’re looking for smartphones in a lower budget, check out our Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 35,000, Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 30,000, Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 25,000, Best Mobiles Phones Under Rs. 20,000, and Best Mobiles Phones Under Rs. 10,000 lists.
The OnePlus 11R 5G offers users a flagship-grade processor, the same primary camera as the 11 5G, and very quick charging — all at a starting price of Rs. 39,999. The OnePlus 11R 5G has a 6.74-inch display with the same curved edges on the left and right as the 11 5G, but with slightly narrower top and bottom bezels.
The OnePlus 11R 5G is powered by the very capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. This processor probably won't deliver the same benchmark numbers as the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but is still plenty powerful for most practical use cases.
The OnePlus 11R 5G will appeal to many OnePlus fans who have been waiting for something similar to the OnePlus 7T to come along — a phone with a proper flagship SoC under Rs. 40,000. If you're someone who plays a lot of demanding mobile games and require good battery life, the 11R 5G does not disappoint. The main camera is also very capable, although the rest of them leave a lot to be desired. I think what many are going to like though is the fact that the 11R 5G looks just like the more expensive 11 5G, giving it more flaunt value.
The Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G is a premium smartphone from the company that is focussed on offering a premium design. The phone has a slim and elegant design that uses glass and metal.
Its display gets quite bright and colours appear vibrant. It features a thin bezel all around that adds to its overall premium appeal. The phone’s display is also HDR10+ certified and it all works as expected when it comes to streaming supported content.
The phone runs Oppo’s ColorOS 12.1, which is based on Android 12. Everything works as expected and Oppo’s O-Haptics vibration system enhances the software experience.
Camera performance in daylight is quite good, but the same cannot be said about the ultra-wide and macro cameras. In low light, the phone captures good photos, but its performance is not consistent. Battery life is quite solid and lasts a day and half on a single charge.
The OnePlus 10R 5G (150W) is the successor to the OnePlus 9RT. The phone’s frame and rear panel are made from polycarbonate and features a matte finish which does not feel premium even though it is good at rejecting fingerprints.
Its AMOLED display packs HDR10+ capability, showcases deep blacks, and gets quite bright. It also features a 120Hz refresh rate and a 720Hz maximum touch sampling rate which is useful for gamers.
The phone has MediaTek’s Dimensity 8100-Max processor which is a customised version of the regular Dimensity 8100. The customisations according to OnePlus are said to improve gaming and AI performance along with low-light video.
The primary camera's performance is good in daylight, but the ultra-wide-angle and macro cameras are quite average. Battery life is solid and the 150W charging system, a highlight of this phone, works as expected.
|OnePlus 10R 5G Endurance Edition Specifications|
|Display||6.70-inch, 1080x2412 pixels|
|Processor||MediaTek Dimensity 8100 5G|
|Rear Camera||50MP + 8MP + 2MP|
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|OnePlus 11R||Rs. 39,991|
|Oppo Reno 8 Pro||Rs. 39,500|
|Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G||Rs. 39,999|
|Vivo V27 Pro||Rs. 37,999|
|Tecno Phantom X2||Rs. 36,998|
|OnePlus 10R 5G Endurance Edition||Rs. 39,999|
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