Best phone under 40000 in India

Smartphones are becoming smarter, more convenient and more useful day by day. A good smartphone can replace a computer, a camera, a gaming console, and many other things. A flagship smartphone has all the features and performance on the top level. All the flagship phones can be divided as best camera phones category, best gaming phones category, and all-rounder phones category.

While buying a smartphone you should take care of some parameters that are essential according to your uses. I have compared every phone under 40000 on the basis of their features, performances, and user feedback and then I have listed some Best phone under 40000 price segments. You can choose one of these which one is best for your use.

The list of best phone under 40000

  1. iQOO neo 3
  2. Asus ROG Phone II
  3. Realme X2 Pro
  4. OnePlus 7T
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite

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1. iQOO 3

best gaming mobile under 30000-40000
iQOO neo 3

Key Specs for iQOO neo 3

Display6.44-inch FHD+ E3 Super AMOLED display
CameraFront (48MP + 13MP + 13MP + 2MP), Back (16 MP)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-core processor
Storage128 GB/256 GB

The iQOO neo 3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-core processor, which is a 7nm processor and the fastest processor in the phones under 40000. It comes with Adreno 650 GPU which enhances your gaming experience.

The phone comes with the latest LPDDR5 RAM of 8 GB/ 12 GB which helps in faster application retrieval and multitasking. The UFS 3.1 based storage increases the file transfer speed and faster than UFS 3.0.

The 4440 mAh battery will provide you endless gaming as well as video streaming for a longer time. The 55W type-C fast charger can charge the battery up to 50% only in 15 minutes.

The 6.44-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display comes with HDR 10+ standard certification which supports High Dynamic Range video contents as well as games and enhances the gaming experience. Both the screen and back is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

The quad-camera setup has a 48 MP main camera, 13MP Telephoto with 20X Digital Zoom, 13MP super wide-angle with 120° & macro camera, and 2MP Bokeh camera. The EIS algorithm performs a real-time image stabilization and can shoot a clear and stable video picture.


Only the cons is the battery capacity.


This phone is listed on the best phone under 40000 (best gaming phone under 40000) because

  • This phone has two monster touch-sensitive buttons which can be used as triggers while playing games and no need to purchase any external triggers.
  • The 4D vibration gives the gameplay a realistic experience.
  • The capsule-shaped data cable will not make any interfere in gaming with charging the phone.
  • The 180Hz touch response rate is 50% faster than the normal screen.
  • Carbon Fiber Vapour Cooling System

If you are searching for a gaming phone then this smartphone is one of the best phones only for gaming and the camera is average. If you want more battery backup with high gaming performance then look at the 2nd one.

2. Asus ROG Phone II

Best gaming mobile under 40000
Asus ROG Phone II

Key Specs for Asus ROG Phone II

Display6.59 inch Full HD+ AMOLED Display
Camera48MP + 13MP Main Camera | 24MP Front Camera
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-core processor
Storage128 GB
Battery6000 mAh

The Asus ROG Phone II comes with a 6.59 inch Full HD+ AMOLED Display with a 120Hz screen refresh rate and HDR 10+ certified. The aspect ratio is 19.5:9 and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

The phone is packed with a flagship 7nm Octa-core processor of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The primary cores are clocked at 2.96 GHz which is the maximum clock speed in this segment. The Adreno 640 GPU gives the best graphical output while playing games or watching videos.

On the back, the phone has a dual-camera setup having the main camera of 48 MP (Sony IMX586) and a 13MP, 125° ultrawide camera with a LED flash. On the front, there is a 24 MP selfie camera. You can record videos of 4K, 1080P & 720P at 30/60 fps from the main rear camera and only at 30 fps from the wide-angle camera. You can also record Slow Motion video (1080p at 240 / 120 fps; 720p at 480 fps). The camera has a 3-axis EIS support which enhances the video quality.

The Asus ROG Phone II comes with dual front-firing speakers with DTS:X Ultra virtual surrounding sound support and a Hi-Res audio certified. The Quad microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology gives Crystal clear audio recording and clear audio input while calling.

The phone has almost all the connectivity options with Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. The LPDDR4X RAM of 12 GB is enough for heavy gaming and multitasking on a mobile.


The phone is best for gaming, if you are a pro gamer or looking for the best phone under 40000 then definitely go for it. The camera quality is good but not compared to other camera phones in this price range.

3. Realme X2 Pro

Best phone under 40000
Realme X2 Pro

Key Specs for Realme X2 Pro

Display6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display
Camera64 MP + 13 MP +8 MP + 2 MP, 16 MP front camera
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus

The Realme X2 Pro comes with a 6.5-inch dew-drop Super AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz and HDR10+ certification. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The latest in-display fingerprint scanner is also there to unlock your phone in a smart way.

On the back, the phone is equipped with a quad-camera setup of a 64 MP main camera (Samsung GW1 Sensor), a 13MP Telephoto lens with 5X Hybrid Optical Zoom, and 20X Hybrid zoom, 8MP Wide-angle (115°) & 2MP Portrait lens. Through the quad-camera setup, you can record videos of 4K, 1080P & 720P at 30 / 60 FPS and slow-motion up to 960 FPS. Both the camera has EIS support.

The flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+Octa core processor is made up of 7nm technology and gives excellent performance. The primary cores are clocked at 2.96 GHz.

The phone is available in two LPDDRX4 RAM variants, 8 GB/12 GB which makes the phone run smoothly in multitasking and UFS 3.0 based storage of 128 GB/256 GB which provides a faster data transfer speed.

Inside the phone, there are two batteries of 2000 mAh each (total 4000 mAh) and it can be charged up to 100% only in 35 minutes through a 50W (10V, 5A) Type-C fast charger comes inside the box.

The phone comes with Bluetooth 5 and Multifunctional NFC support. The phone has Dual Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos support and dual microphone for noise reduction while calling/voice recording.

The vapor cooling technology reduces the phone temperature produced by the processor while gaming and multitasking. Due to which the performance of the processor remains in peak.


The Realme X2 Pro has both a good camera and good performance. Thus it is listed under ‘the best phone under 40000’ category (all-rounder). If you are not a pro gamer and want a fully packed phone of a good camera and good gaming experience then you can buy this. But if you are a pro gamer and want a phone only for gaming then the first two options are better.

4. OnePlus 7T

Best camera phone under 40000
OnePlus 7T

Key Specs for OnePlus 7T

Display6.55-inch fluid AMOLED display
Camera48 MP + 16 MP + 12 MP rear camera, 16 MP front camera
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
Storage128 GB/256 GB
Battery3800 mAh

The OnePlus 7T comes with a 6.55-inch fluid AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz and HDR10+ certification. You can enjoy HDR videos on Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video on the go. The in-display fingerprint scanner is fast and smooth. The screen comes with TÜV-certified blue-light reduction technology which protects your eyes from the blue lights coming from the screen. The screen and the back are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

The triple camera setup comes with a 48 MP main camera, 16 MP ultra-wide camera of 117° field of view & 12 MP telephoto lens with (OIS + EIS) Image Stabilization which provides a super smooth video recording through the back camera setup. The 16 MP front-facing camera also comes with EIS support. The nightscape mode of both cameras gives the best output.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Octa-core processor is very powerful and provides faster, smoother, and more efficient output with the powerful cores of  2.96 GHz clock speed. The advanced haptic driver of the phone produces natural, satisfying feedback while playing games and gives a realistic gaming experience. The UFS 3.0 based storage makes faster data transfer speed so that you can transfer any large files within less time period.

The dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos 3D support give immersive movies and games, without headphones. The phone comes with a 3800 mAh battery which can be charged by a 30W Type-C warp charger up to 70% only in 30 minutes.


Only the cons is the battery backup, but if you are not travailing a lot then this is not a big problem.


This phone is a camera-centric phone but the gaming experience is also very good. Overall you can say it one of the best phone under 40000 (all-rounder). If you are a camera lover then this phone is best in the camera department.

5. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite

Best Indian phone under 40000
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite

Key Specs for Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite

Display6.6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display
Camera12.0 MP + 12.0 MP + 12.0 MP rear camera, 32.0 MP front camera
ProcessorExynos 9810 octa core processor
Storage128 GB
Battery4,500 mAh

The Galaxy Note10 Lite comes with a 6.7″ Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display. The  On-Screen Fingerprint scanner makes the phone more secure and more fashionable. The main highlight of the phone is the Bluetooth enabled S pen and Airtouch support on it. With the help of the 0.7 mm tip of S pen, you can draw or write smoothly as a pen & paper. The Spen also can be used as a remote while clicking photos, scroll through the photo gallery, or play/pause music.

The phone comes with a 4500 mAh battery and 18W Type-C fast charging support which can charge the phone up to 100% in one hour. The phone has an internal storage of 128 GB and you can extend it up to 1TB with an external SD card. The Exynos 9810 octa-core processor is made up of 10nm technology combined with LPDDR4X RAM of 6GB / 8GB delivers high-speed performance in streaming, gaming, downloading, and multitasking.

On the backside, the triple camera setup has a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, a 12 MP wide-angle camera (123°), and a 12 MP telephoto camera with Optical Zoom at 2x, Digital Zoom up to 10x and an EIS support which provides stable and smooth video output. Through the back camera setup, you can record UHD 4K videos@60fps and slow-motion FHD videos at 240fps & 120fps.

The Galaxy Note10 Lite comes with a Knox security platform that protects your private data from malware and malicious attacks. The phone comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC connectivity options.


The processor is not that much powerful as compared to Snapdragon 855. This phone is not for heavy gaming purpose.


As earlier said this phone is not a gaming phone. But the camera quality is very good and perfect for multitasking. You can say this is the best phone under 40000 as a non-Chinese brand. If you are a professional person then this phone is good for you. And if you are a fan of S Pen and the Samsung brand, then go for it.

The best Gaming phone under 40000 in 2020 ?

The list of best gaming phone under 40000
1. iQOO neo 3
2. Asus ROG Phone II
3. Realme X2 Pro

The best camera phone under 40000 in 2020 ?

What is RAM ?

RAM (Random-access memory) is an extremely fast component that temporarily stores all the information requires to the system right now and in the near future. RAM is insanely fast in accessing that information. More RAM means More data can be accessed simultaneously. So more RAM is required in multitasking and running of heavy applications.

What is EIS and what is OIS ?

EIS is Electric Image Stabilization and OIS is Optical Image Stabilization. OIS is more effective than EIS. OIS is primarily for photo and EIS is only for video.

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