TOP 10 Best Smartphones Under 40000 to 50000 in India

Last Updated on 2018-09-03 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. LG G7+ ThinQ

LG G7+ ThinQ is LG's flagship phone of 2018 and it comes with a beautiful design and powerful hardware. LG has aggressively priced it in India and it competes with OnePlus 6. The display on the G7+ is a 6.1-inch panel with Quad HD+ resolution. No other phone offers Quad HD+ resolution at this price. The display is very sharp with great color reproduction. It is a notch display with thin bezels all around which helps to keep the device size small. 

The LG G7+ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset which is flagship processor which excellent performance. There is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage on this device. Plenty of RAM and powerful processor is a perfect recipe for a smooth lag free experience. Apps open fast and switching between them is a breeze. Gaming performance is incredible as well. 

The G7+ ThinQ comes with a dual 16MP+16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. The dual camera has a 16MP Super Wide Angle lens (F1.9 / 107-degree) and a 16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71-degree)]. The wide-angle lens lets you capture a lot more as compared to the standard lens. If you are taking a group shot, the wide angle lens would come handy. Also, the wide aperture helps to gather more light and improves the low light performance. It also uses AI to detect scenes and change settings accordingly. Overall, it is a great camera phone.

The battery inside the phone is just 3000mAh so you can expect a day of backup with it. Other features include, IP68 rating which means you don't have to worry about water or dust. The phone supports wireless charging as well. The audio experience on the G7+ is excellent. Whether you are listening to songs on the phone speakers or earphones, you will love it. It is way better than any other phone in this range. 

LG G7+ ThinQ is priced at 39990 in India which is same as OnePlus 6 128GB price. LG G7+ ThinQ is a better option because it is a true flagship with IP rating, wireless charging, Quad HD Display. All these things are missing in OnePlus 6. Go for it if you are looking for a great phone under 40000.

LG G7+ ThinQ is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM128 GB-6 GB
Display6.1 inch IPS Capacitive
ResolutionQuad HD+ 3120 x 1440 Pixels
Back Camera16MP + 16MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Weight
Pros
Gorgeous Display
Great Design
Powerful Processor
Great Performance
Excellent Cameras
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

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2. Asus Zenfone 5Z

Asus has aggressively priced its flagship phone Asus Zenfone 5Z in India. It is 5000 less than the most affordable flagship: OnePlus 6. Asus Zenfone also offers similar hardware. The screen on the front is 6.2 inches large notch display with a resolution of Full HD Plus. The display has rich colors, good contrast, and viewing angles. It is a lovely display. 

The back has a reflective design which looks cool. The phone is slim and lightweight and is easy to use. It is a bit slippery, so putting a case on would be a good option.

There is a 12MP+8MP dual rear camera and 8MP front selfie camera. Both front and rear cameras can take portrait mode pictures. Bokeh effect pictures look nice with proper edge detection is good and a decent amount of background blur. The 12MP camera sensor is a color sensor and the 8MP sensor is wide angle lens. You get a much wider field of view with the secondary sensor. The camera performance of the phone is great. Images look sharp and crisp with a good amount of details. 

The chip inside the 5Z is Snapdragon 845 which is a flagship processor of 2018 which excellent performance. 5Z comes with 6-8GB of RAM and 64-128-256 GB storage options. Plenty of RAM and a flagship processor means the performance of the phone is top notch. It will be able to handle all kinds of apps without any issues. Playing heavy games like PUBG is a great experience. 

5Z comes in 3 variants, 6GB 64GB at 29999, 6GB 128GB at 32999 and 8GB 256GB at 36999. All variants provide excellent value for money. Go for it if you are looking for a flagship phone under 30000 to 35000.

Asus Zenfone 5Z is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display6.2 inch Super IPS+
ResolutionFull HD+ 2246 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera12MP + 8MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3300 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core
Weight165 gm
Pros
Premium Design
Powerful Processor
Lag Free Performance
Great Cameras
Great Audio
Cons

Price and Available Offers

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3. Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB

Pocophone or Poco is Xiaomi's sub-brand and the Poco F1 is their first smartphone. Poco F1 looks like any other mid-range device but it packs solid flagship grade hardware. The display on Poco F1 is 6.18 inches notch display with 19:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution. There are bezels above the notch and there are bezels at the bottom as well so the device doesn't look as premium as OnePlus 6 and that's the only negaitve point of this device. The back is plastic and it is boring as well. 

Let's talk about the exiciting part which is the internal hardware. Poco F1 packs the flagship processor Snapdragon 845. The pricing of Poco F1 starts at 20999 and it comes with a Snapdragon 845 chipset which is incredible. The most affordable handset till now was Asus Zenfone 5Z and the Poco F1 is priced 9000 lesser that that.

There are 3 variants available: 6GB-64GB, 6GB-128GB and 8GB-258GB. The 6-64 variant is priced at 20999, the 6-128 variant is priced at 23999 and the highest variant with 8GB 256GB is priced at 28999. Even the lowest variant provides 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which will be more than enough for most of the users. 

Xiaomi Poco F1 runs on MIUI. The UI has changed though, thanks to the Poco launcher. It looks more like Stock Android now but it is not. There are a lot of customizations and it is still bloated with extra apps. Still, powerful chipset and plenty of RAM ensures that there is no lag even with the heaviest games like PUBG which run smoothly on Poco F1. The F1 also has liquid cooling which helps to keep the temperature in control to prevent throttling. 

The camera on the rear is 12MP+5MP dual camera. The 5MP depth sensor helps in taking portrait mode pictures with blur effect. The front camera is 20MP and takes excellent selfies. Overall camera performance is great. Pictures are sharp and detailed with good colors and brightness. 

The battery inside the F1 is 4000 mAh which is great and is one of the best you would find on modern day flagships. It would last for 1.5 days easily with medium usage. 

Overall, Poco F1 is an incredible smartphone which provides excellent value for money. If you are a power user and need the best hardware at 20-30k price, Poco F1 should be your choice.

Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM256 GB-8 GB
Display6.18 inch IPS
ResolutionFHD+ 2160 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera20MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Weight180 g
Pros
Snapdragon 845 Processor
Big Battery
Good Camera
256GB Storage
Excellent Pricing
Cons
Average Looks

Price and Available Offers

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4. 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

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5. 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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6. 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

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7. Honor 10

Honor 10 is this year's flagship phone from Honor and it is one of the most beautiful phone made by Honor/Huawei. The phone has a reflective back which looks great. 2.5D glass on the front and back gives it a very premium feel and makes the phone a bit slippery as well. The phone is lightweight and easy to handle. The display is 5.84 inches notch display so the phone size is not large and can be used with 1 hand at times. The display resolution is Full HD+. 

Inside, there is Kirin 970 chipset which is similar to Snapdragon 835 in performance. There 6GB RAM to handle the multitasking and 128GB of storage for storing music, movies, images and other stuff. The hardware configuration is very powerful and can handle all types of applications and games with ease. You won't notice any kind of lag no matter what is your usage.

The battery inside is 3400 mAh with fast charging support. It will last for a day with medium usage. 

The camera configuration of Honor 10 is great as well. Honor is using AI capabilities of Kirin 970 to improve the camera performance of this device. There is 24MP + 16MP dual read camera and 24MP front camera. Both front and rear camera take excellent shots in daylight and low light conditions. Portrait mode shots with bokeh effect look really nice with good edge detection. 

Overall, Honor 10 is a great phone and a solid competitor to OnePlus 6. 

Honor 10 is one of the best phones under 40000
Storage-RAM128 GB-6 GB
Display5.84 inch LTPS
ResolutionFull HD+ 2280 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera24MP + 16MP
Front Camera24MP
Battery Capacity3400 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1.0
ProcessorHuawei Kirin 970
Weight153 gm
Pros
Stunning Design
Beautiful Display
Powerful Processors
Good Camera Peformance
RAM and Storage
Cons

Price and Available Offers

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8. 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

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9. 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

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10. 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

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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.