Top 10 Phones under Rs 40,000 – Rs 45,000 in India (2016)

best phones under Rs 40000

Which is the best phone under 40000 in India?

We’ve compiled a list of 10 best mobile phones under Rs 40,000 – Rs 45,000 in India for this month. These phones are flagship phones from this year or last year and should continue to get latest updates in the months to come. As for gaming, you shouldn’t have problems running the most intensive games on these handsets. Also, expect all these mobiles to get updated to at least Android 7.0 nougat. We’re also covering some models under priced below Rs 45,000 in the list. Also, check the list of top 10 phones under Rs 35,000.

So here are the 10 best smartphones around Rs 40,000-Rs 45,000 in India for this month.

 

These are the 10 best phones under Rs 40,000 – Rs 45,000 in India (2016):

 

Apple iPhone 6s

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best phones under 40000 - iphone-6s

64GB version

  • OS iOS 10
  • Weight 143g
  • Display resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display 4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor 1.84GHz dual core Apple A9
  • GPU PowerVR GT7600
  • RAM 2GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 1,715mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Brand
  • + Fluid
  • – Display
  • – Non expandable memory
  • – Overpriced

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S7

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best smartphones under 40000 - SAMSUNG Galaxy S7

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 152g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.1 inch
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Quad-core 2.3GHz Mongoose & Quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 Exynos 8890
  • GPU Mali-T880 MP12
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/1.7, OIS, 1/2.5″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1/7, 1/4.1″ sensor
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (4G)

Pros and Cons

  • + Dual SIM
  • + Processor
  • + RAM

 

 

LG G5

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best mobile phones under 40000 - lg g5

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 178g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.3 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 820
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/1.8, OIS + 8MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 2,800mAh, removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Dual rear camera
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
  • + Dual SIM
  • – Battery

 

 

Nexus 6P

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Best smartphones under 40k - nexus 6p

  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Weight 178g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Quad-core 1.55GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A57 Snapdragon 810
  • GPU Adreno 430
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.4
  • Battery 3,450mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Android 7.0
  • + Battery
  • + Front camera

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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best mobiles under 40000 - galaxy note 5

  • OS Android 6.0 (MarshMallow)
  • Weight 171g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 Exynos 7420
  • GPU Mali-T760MP8
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/1.9, 1/2.6″ sensor size
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.9, 1/4.1″ sensor size
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM (4G)

Pros and Cons

  • + RAM
  • – Non expandable memory

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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top phones under 40000 - galaxy s6 edge

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 132g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.1 inch
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 Exynos 7420
  • GPU Mali-T760MP8
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/1.9, 1/2.6″ sensor size
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 2,600mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM (4G)

Pros and Cons

  • + Curved display

 

 

Moto Z

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best phone under 40000 - moto-z

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 136g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Quad-core 2×2.15GHz Kryo + 2×1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 820
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 2,600mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Dual SIM
  • + Aperture on the camera
  • – Battery

 

 

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

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best smartphone under 40000 - iphone-6

  • OS iOS 10
  • Weight 172g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor 1.4GHz dual core Apple A8
  • GPU PowerVR GX6450
  • RAM 1GB
  • Camera 8MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 1.2MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 2,915mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Brand
  • + Fluid
  • – Cameras
  • – Specs are no match against Android devices in the budget
  • -Two generations old

 

 

Moto X Force

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best phones under 35000 rs in India - moto x force
(32GB)

(64GB)

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 169g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.4 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 Snapdragon 810
  • GPU Adreno 430
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 21MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,760mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single  SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Battery
  • + Shatterproof display

 

 

Apple iPhone 6

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  • OS iOS 10
  • Weight 128g
  • Display resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display 4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor 1.4GHz dual core Apple A8
  • GPU PowerVR GX6450
  • RAM 1GB
  • Camera 8MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 1.2MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 1,810mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G

Pros and Cons

  • + Brand
  • + Fluid
  • – Cameras
  • – Specs are no match against Android devices in the budget
  • – Price should be closer to 30k

 

Not to confuse you with the camera specs listed above, we’ve listed the specs as (megapixels), (aperture), (OIS-if present), (sensor size). Generally speaking, bigger the aperture and sensor size, better is the camera. Which means smaller number in the denominator, the bigger the aperture or sensor size is. For example, f/1.9 is a bigger aperture and than f/2.0. Also 1/2.2″ is a bigger sensor than, say, 1/2.6″. A bigger aperture camera performs much better in low light situations and produces sharper images. It also produces a better brokeh. Also, OIS refers to optical image stabilisation, which helps in reducing blur.