Top 10 Phones under Rs 40,000 – Rs 45,000 in India (2017)

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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.

Just to clarify, phones with hybrid SIM slot allow you to either place a second SIM or a microSD card, but not both at the same time, so it’s a disadvantage.nexus

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 (2017):

*Top 3 picks around Rs 45,000*

1. Apple iPhone 7

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  • OS iOS 11
  • Weight 138g
  • Display resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display 4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Quad-core 2.34 GHz A10
  • GPU PowerVR Series7XT
  • RAM 2GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/1.8, 1/3″ sensor, OIS
  • Secondary camera 7MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 1,960mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Brand
  • – Display could have been 2K
  • – Non expandable memory
  • – Makes sense to buy around 40k

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2. Nokia 8

Best phones under rs 40,000 in India - nokia 8

  • OS Android 7.1
  • Weight 160g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.3 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU Adreno 540
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera Dual 13MP, f/2.0, OIS
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,090mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor
  • + Internal memory
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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3. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

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  • OS Android 7.1
  • Weight 185g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display 5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU Adreno 540
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.0, 1/2.9″ sensor, OIS
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,400mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Design
  • + Processor
  • + Internal memory
  • + RAM
  • – Display resolution could have been 2K

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Apple iPhone 6s

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  • OS iOS 11
  • Weight 143g
  • Display resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display 4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • 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

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 157g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • 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
  • + Curved display
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
  • – Overpriced for being last year’s flagship

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Apple iPhone 6s Plus

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  • OS iOS 11
  • Weight 192g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 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 2,750mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Brand
  • – Display could have been 2K
  • – Non expandable memory
  • – Internal memory

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LG G6

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  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 163g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Dual-core 2.35GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 821
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera Dual 13 MP,f/1.8, OIS,1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual rear camera
  • + Battery
  • + Internal storage

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Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel

  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight 168g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Dual-core 2.35GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 821
  • GPU Adreno 540
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1/2.3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor
  • Battery 3,450 mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – Non expandable memory

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Google Pixel

Google Pixel

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 143g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.inch AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Dual-core 2.35GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 821
  • GPU Adreno 540
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.0, 1/2.5″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor
  • Battery 2,770 mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – Non expandable memory
  • – Display could have been 2K

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OnePlus 5

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  • OS Android 7.1 – Nougat
  • Weight 153g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU Adreno 540
  • RAM 8GB
  • Camera Dual 16 MP, f/1.7 + 20 MP, f/2.6
  • Secondary camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.1
  • + Internal storage
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
  • + Battery
  • + Dual camera
  • – Screen could have been 2K

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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 stabilization, which helps in reducing blur.