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.


OnePlus 11R Specifications
Display 6.70-inch, 1080x2412 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The iQoo 9 Pro is a solid offering in the premium segment and it comes packed with features and impressive core hardware. There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset which offers ample performance whether its regular use or even hardcore mobile gaming.

The 6.78-inch AMOLED display is geared towards gaming with a 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate but is also quite colour accurate and delivers deep blacks when viewing videos. The loud stereo speakers also sound quite immersive.

Camera performance is top notch. All three cameras perform well in daylight and in low light. The primary camera’s gimbal stabilisation also works well for daylight video recordings, but quality drops a bit when shooting at night.

The iQoo 9 Pro’s 4,700mAh battery easily lasts a day and bit more on a single charge and charges up very quickly using the bundled 120W charger. There’s also 50W wireless charging using the company’s proprietary charging dock. While the phone looks good and feels premium, an official IP rating is missing and could be a deal breaker for some.

iQOO 9 Pro Specifications
Display 6.78-inch, 1440x3200 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4700mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 50MP + 16MP
Front Camera 16MP

Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G Specifications
Display 6.74-inch, 1240x2772 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4600mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 32MP + 8MP
Front Camera 32MP

Vivo V27 Pro Specifications
Display 6.78-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 8200
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4,600mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 50MP

Tecno Phantom X2 Specifications
Display 6.80-inch
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 9000
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 5160mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 13MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

​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
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

Best Mobile Phones Under 40000 in India (22 August 2023)

Best Mobile Phones Under 40000 in India Price in India
OnePlus 11R Rs. 39,991
iQOO 9 Pro Rs. 39,990
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
List of Best Mobile Phones Under 40000 in India, last updated on 22 August 2023
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