TOP 10 Best Smartphones Under 40000 to 50000 in India

Last Updated on 2018-06-22 by Shivam Setia

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This article is for those who don't settle for mediocre smartphones and need the best. Here we have covered the top 10 best smartphones under 40000 to 50000 in India. These smartphones have a ton of raw power to handle any task you throw at them. Whether you multitask a lot or you use a lot of heavy games, these phones won't disappoint you. All latest smartphones launched in 2018 or before that are covered in this list. The price of phones on this list varies from around Rs. 30000 to Rs. 50000.

You will see that these phones are running on chipsets like Snapdragon 835, Snapdragon 845 or Apple A10. RAM inside the smartphones is 4GB to 6GB and internal storage is from 64GB to 128GB which is more than enough to store all kinds of data in your smartphone.

The display size varies from 4.7 inches on the iPhone to 6.3 inches on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. So if you like small phones for one hand usage or if you like large phones to get immersive experience while watching movies or playing games, you will get both here.

The cameras on these mobile phones are the best cameras available on smartphones. The camera resolution numbers will look normal like 12MP or 16MP, but clarity wise these cameras are way better than what you see in mid-range smartphones. Plus, most of them have support for 4K video recording as well. Most of the cameras have OIS(Optical Image stabilization) so even if you are walking or moving, your videos won't be shaky.

Let's take a look at the best smartphones under 40000 to 50000 in India. 

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Here's the list of TOP 10 Best Smartphones Under 40000 to 50000 in India

1. Nokia 8 Sirocco

With Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia enters the flagship grade smartphone range. Sirocco completely justifies the Nokia branding with the top-notch design and quality. It is premium when you hold it in hand and has stainless steel built that is again brilliant. It comes with a 5.5 inch POLED display with a Quad HD resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels. The display is simply a masterpiece when it comes to quality, colour reproduction.

It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor and has 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage. It scores heavily around 207000 on the AnTuTu Benchmark which is equivalent to the Kirin 970 processor seen in Huawei P20 Pro. The performance is smooth with no lag, heating observed while using a lot of apps together and playing high-end games.

On the camera side, it has a dual rear camera of 12MP and a 13MP sensor which supports optical image stabilization. The camera clicks beautiful images with perfect saturation and colour temperature. The OIS enables you to click stable images and prevents any shaky images. The front camera has a 5MP sensor is a decent performer and also supports bokeh effects. Again it is not the best for a flagship but a decent performer for the price of under 50000.

Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with the Google Android One program and runs Stock Android 8.0 Oreo with promised and early updates to Android P and Android Q. It has a battery of 3260 mAh which would be just sufficient for a day. The smartphone supports fast charging and can charge half the phone is just 30 minutes. It also supports Wireless charging, an add-on to what other smartphone offers in this price range. To protect your phone from dust and water, this smartphone has an IP 67 certification. 

Overall, it is a great combination of every great feature you look for in a smartphone. Though not powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 in 2018 but is a beast for a pricing of 50k.

Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM128 GB-6 GB
Display5.5 inch P-OLED
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 13MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery Capacity3260 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0
ProcessorSnapdragon 835
Weight177 gm
Pros
Super Solid Build Quality. Stylish Looks
Quad HD Display
Beautiful Camera Images
Stock Android. Android One.
Fast Charging. Wireless Charging. IP67 Certified.
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Nokia 8 Sirocco is around Rs. 49999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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2. OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6 has one of the best designs and performance when it comes to the budget flagship smartphone. This smartphone is the successor of OnePlus 5T and was launched in May 2018 and has been a sensation like other OnePlus smartphones.

It comes with 6 inch AMOLED panel display which has a Full HD Plus resolution. The display is vibrant and is the best you would see for a phone in the budget of under 40k. The aspect ratio is 19:9 with a notch design. The phone looks amazingly great with a glass back and you cannot get your eyes off it.

OnePlus 6 is powered by the industry best and most powerful mobile processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which has the Antutu Benchmark Score of 270000 and easily beats any other smartphone in the industry. It is backed by 6 GB of RAM and the performance is super smooth. You can easily play multiple games, run multiple applications and do anything but there is no sign of lag or issues with the smartphone.  It has 64 GB of internal memory and there is also a 2nd variant which has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory and can be checked here.

On the camera side, again this smartphone does an amazing job. It has a dual rear camera of 16MP + 20MP sensor while the front camera is a 16MP sensor. There is support of both OIS and EIS on the rear camera and the front camera has support for EIS. The video recording would be a lot smoother and not shaky with these features. Both the camera have very accurate colour reproduction to what your eyes see and is amazed us. The rear camera also supports 4K video recording and slow-motion videos.

It has a battery rated at 3300 mAh which powers the phone for around one day easily. It comes with a dash charger that can charge your phone up to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and no bloatware so the user experience is best. It also supports face and fingerprint unlocking which are both fast and accurate.

Overall, it is an excellent phone with top-notch performance, beautiful design, amazing camera, dash charging and stock android. It is the best phone you get for a budget of 35000 to 40000.

OnePlus 6 is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display6.28 Inch AMOLED
ResolutionFull HD+ 2280 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera20MP + 16MP Dual Camera
Front Camera16 MP
Battery Capacity3300 mAH
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorSnapdragon 845
Weight177 gm
Pros
Solid Build Quality and Beautiful Design
Most Powerful Chipset and Performance
AMOLED FULL HD Plus Display
Excellent Camera Performance
Fast Charging
Cons

Price and Available Offers

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3. Vivo X21

Vivo X21 is the budget flagship from Vivo but not with a flagship chipset. X21 is a stunning looking smartphone. The large notch display on the front and curved glass back give the phone a very premium look. The display is 6.28 inches large Super AMOLED panel which is vibrant, sharp and bright. The display quality is one of the in this range. The screen to body ratio is above 90% so the phone is not that big even with a large display.

The hardware inside the phone is good but not great. We get Snapdragon 660 processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The RAM and storage numbers are great but we wish the processor was Snapdragon 835 or 845. A flagship processor would have made this smartphone a much better deal. Snapdragon 660 isn't a bad processor at all. It can handle all types of apps and games with ease. It is just that in this range X21 is competing with OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 and both of them come with flagship grade processors.

The camera performance of the Vivo X21 is solid. There is a 2x12MP (Dual Pixel Sensor) + 5MP Dual Rear Camera and 2x12MP (Dual Pixel Sensor) Front Camera. Dual pixel cameras are great for capturing more light and improve the low light performance of the camera. Both rear cameras and front camera of the X21 perform really well in both outdoor and indoor conditions and you won't have any complaints. 

For security, the phone has Face unlock feature and fingerprint sensor as well. The USP of this device is the fingerprint sensor which is present under the display and you won't be able to see it. Vivo has done something very innovative here and this is the first phone in world with under the display fingerprint sensor. Both face unlock and fingerprint sensor are fast and accurate.

The battery is 3200 mAh and will last for a day on single charge. The phone supports fast charging and will fully charge the device in less than 2 hours.

Overall, Vivo X21 is a solid smartphone with stunning looks and good performance. 

Vivo X21 is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM128 GB-6 GB
Display6.28 inch Super AMOLED
ResolutionFHD+ 2280 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera12MP
Battery Capacity3200 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE
Weight156.2 g
Pros
Gorgeous Design
Beautiful Design
Great Cameras
Plenty of RAM and Storage
In Display Fingerprint Sensor
Cons
Snapdragon 660 Chip

Price and Available Offers

The price of Vivo X21 is around Rs. 35990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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4. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a large 6.3 inch Super AMOLED display. It has QHD+ resolution with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio (infinity display) that gives a great look and finish to this phone. Despite being on big screen size, it fits easily in hand. Note 8 is powered by an Exynos 8895 processor which scores around 175000 on the Antutu, an improvement of around 10% over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It has 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which you can expand via hybrid sim slot up to 256 GB.

It has a dual camera at the back with both sensors of 12MP which is a wide-angle camera and clicks great low light photos along with support for 2x optical zoom and autofocus. On the front camera, there is 8 MP sensor to click beautiful selfies. Both the front and rear camera support Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), so you would never have to experience any blur in the photos. Note 8 has a 3300 mAH battery rating which can power the phone for 1 complete day depending on your usage. It runs on Android 7.1.1 (Naugat) and offers a clean software user experience.

Note 8 is a perfect phone you would love for performance, it has a big display that gives a great user experience of watching entertainment content and playing games. A perfect Samsung lover choice for a budget of under 70000.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display6.3 inch Super AMOLED
ResolutionQHD+ 1440 x 2960
Back Camera12+12 MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3300 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim (Hybrid)
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7.1.1
ProcessorExynos 8895 Octa Core 2.3GHz
Weight195 gm
Pros
Quad HD+ AMOLED Display
Powerful Chipset
Brilliant Camera Performance
Smooth Multitasking
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is around Rs. 67900. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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5. Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 is a beautiful piece of innovation from Samsung. It has a 5.8 inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD+ resolution, the screen looks stunning with 18:9 aspect ration(bezel-less or infinity display) and natural colours and perfect contrast.This phone is powered by Octa-Core Exynos 8895 that scores around 175000 on the Antutu, around 10% higher than the Snapdragon 835 so you imagine the kind of performance beast this phone is. This phone has 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of inbuilt memory that you can expand up to 256 GB with a hybrid sim slot.

On the camera department, Samsung will not ever disappoint you in the flagship where it has a 12MP rear sensor and 8 MP front sensor, the camera sensor allows you to click perfectly amazing photos. The camera app has various modes and filters for you to play with the photos. It has a selective focus mode that lets you blur the background via software processing. The multitasking and gaming performance is super smooth and easy flowing and you can throw anything at it to be responded back in a moment without any delay. 

This phone has an IP68 certification which can keep it safe from damage caused by dirt or water. The good news is that the phone has a USB type C port and supports fast charging and fast data transfer. The phone has Samsung proprietary Bixby voice assistant that allows to you talk to your phone and get the tasks done on your commands.

Galaxy S8 pack three sensors which can be used for unlocking, it has a fingerprint scanner, face recognition and even an iris scanner.

Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.8 inch Super AMOLED
ResolutionQuad HD+ 2960 x 1440 pixels
Back Camera12MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7
ProcessorExynos 8895 Octa Core 2.3GHz
Weight
Pros
Stunning Display
Performance Beast
Great Camera Images and Features
Smooth Multitasking
IP68 Certification
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Samsung Galaxy S8 is around Rs. 49990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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6. Apple iPhone 7

iPhone 7 is a 4.7-inch smartphone with Retina HD Display. It is a small sized phone that fits comfortably in the hand. iPhone 7 is powered by A10 processor which has an Antutu Score of 150000 much better than Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. It has 2 GB of RAM and comes in variants of 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB internal storage variant. It is a single sim phone with no SD card slot to expand the storage.

The camera of the rear is a 12 MP sensor with quad-LED true tone flash. The rear camera features Optical Image Stabilization(OIS), Panorama mode, 4K video recording and slow-motion recording. The front camera has a 7 MP sensor and clicks beautiful selfies. The images from both the camera have natural colour tone and click clear pictures even in low lighting conditions.

This phone runs on iOS 10 operating system and is water resistant and dust and splash proof. It supports advanced stereo speakers having audio output twice as that of the iPhone 6. The battery is rated at 1950 mAh which can keep it alive for just about a day given the phone has smaller screen size and efficient chipset, but in the longer run, the battery might not last for a complete day.

Apple iPhone 7 is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM32 GB-2 GB
Display4.7 inch LED-backlit IPS
ResolutionRetina HD Display 1334 x 750 Pixels
Back Camera12MP
Front Camera7MP
Battery Capacity1960 mAh
ConnectivitySingle Sim
SoftwareiOS 10
ProcessorApple A10 Fusion 64-bit processor and Embedded M10 Motion Co-processor
Weight138 g
Pros
Powerful A10 processor
Great Camera Features
Smooth Multitasking
Speaker Output
Cons
Battery Life

Price and Available Offers

The price of Apple iPhone 7 is around Rs. 43999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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7. Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Apple latest products have got great new features and powerful chipset, but the older ones like iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus look attractive given the price cut they have got. iPhone 6s Plus has a 5.5-inch Retina HD display and has seek design build out of 700-grade Aluminium that gives a strong build feel. It uses Apple A9 processor that is very powerful and scores around 123000 on the Antutu. It has 2GB of RAM and comes in different models having internal storage of 32GB, 64GB and 128 GB. iPhone does not have an SD card slot and is single sim device.

The rear camera on this iPhone is a 12MP sensor with Auto Focus and Flash and has support for 4K video recording. The front camera has a 5MP sensor which clicks beautiful selfies. It is given that the camera performance is brilliant and needs no words for appreciation for the quality of images iPhones offers. It has a battery rated at 2750 mAh that keeps the phone powered up for one day. The fingerprint sensor on the front is very accurate and fast.

Needless to say, the phone is great on performance in all the departments but has a single sim so if you are looking for an Apple phone but with a budget of under 40000, iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone 7 can be your choice.

Apple iPhone 6s Plus is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM32 GB-2
Display5.5 inch LED Backlit IPS LCD
ResolutionRetina HD Display 1080 x 1920 Pixels
Back Camera12MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity2750 mAh
ConnectivitySingle Sim
SoftwareiOS 9
ProcessorApple A9 64-bit processor and Embedded M9 Motion Co-processor
Weight192 g
Pros
Sleek Design
Very Solid Build Quality
Camera Performance
Cons
Single Sim

Price and Available Offers

The price of Apple iPhone 6s Plus is around Rs. 38999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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8. Google Pixel XL

It's a Google flagship and you can obviously expect it to be a powerful beast along with some great features. Google Pixel XL has a 5.5 inch Quad HD Display which is AMOLED type and makes the screen looks perfectly bright with great colour reproduction. This Google beast is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Processor that has around 150000 Antutu Score and packs a 4GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage. It is a single sim phone and the memory cannot be expanded(which the user may not require as the internal memory is itself 128 GB).

Google Pixel range delivers the best on the camera and has a 12.3MP on the rear and an 8 MP sensor on the front, the camera images are perfect in clarity, sharpness and colour reproduction. This phone comes with an offer on unlimited cloud storage to backup your photos. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system and packs a 2700 mAh battery pack which can give a backup for around one day, this phone has Type C port and supports fast charging.

This flagship focusses on performance and features than the high bloated specifications. The flagship might offer low on specifications but they feast on the quality and efficiency they bring to the table.

Google Pixel XL is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM128 GB-4 GB
Display5.5 inch AMOLED
ResolutionQuad HD 2560 x 1440
Back Camera12.3MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3450 mAh
ConnectivitySingle Sim
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 821 64-bit
Weight168 g
Pros
Quad HD AMOLED Display
Great Camera Performance
Fast Charger
Snapdragon 821 Processor
Cons

Price and Available Offers

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9. Samsung S7 Edge

Samsung S7 Edge is one of the best flagships from Samsung which is now available at an attractive price of under 35000. S7 Edge has a 5.5 inch Quad HD display having a resolution of 2560 X 1440 Pixels, the Super AMOLED display makes the phone look stunning.

This phone has Exynos 8890 processor which has an Antutu Benchmark of 122000 and has 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage which you can expand up to 200 GB using a hybrid sim slot.  It has a 12 MP rear camera with dual pixel technology that clicks photos with no blur and perfect clarity. The front camera is a 5MP sensor which clicks beautiful selfie even in the low light. The camera department is something in which other phones cannot beat the Samsung flagships.

This phone support wireless charging and is IP 68 certified and hence protected against the damage of water and dust. The battery pack on this phone is 3600 mAh that can power the phone for more than a day depending on your usage. The performance, multitasking, camera and user experience are truly amazing and of flagship grade. You would be more attractive towards that One Plus 6 if you are a Samsung fan.

Samsung S7 Edge is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM32 GB-4 GB
Display5.5 inch Super AMOLED
ResolutionQuad HD 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Back Camera12MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity3600 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Marshmallow 6
ProcessorExynos 8890
Weight157 g
Pros
Solid Build Quality
Perfect Camera Performance
IP 68 Certified
Wireless Charging
Value For Money
Cons

Price and Available Offers

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10. Honor View 10

Honor View 10 offers an out of the box experience and comes as a competitor to the Flagship killer OnePlus 5T. View 10 has an infinity (18:9 ) bezel-less display which makes it look beautiful. It has a very high standard build quality of both the hardware and the body, the user experience is very smooth be it gaming or any level of multitasking. This beast also supports fast charging with 50% of battery charge in just 25 minutes.

The dual camera on the back can take some excellent daylight pictures. Images under low-light are okay and not that great. There is 128GB of storage on this phone which is more than enough for most users. The RAM is 6GB so you can run a ton of apps without any lag. It is one of the best phones in this price range of under 30000.

Honor View 10 is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM128GB-6GB
Display5.99 LCD
ResolutionFull HD Plus 1080p
Back Camera20MP+16MP Dual Camera
Front Camera13MP
Battery Capacity3750mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareEMUI 8.0 Android Oreo
ProcessorKirin 970
Weight172gm
Pros
Good Camera Performance
Smooth Multi-tasking
Flagship Grade Build Quality
Fast charging
Cons
Not Water or Dust Proof

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor View 10 is around Rs. 29999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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So that was our list of best smartphones under 40000 to 50000 in India. We hope it was helpful and you were able to find a new flagship phone according to your requirements and budget.