The 11 Best Phones Under 35000 and 40000 in India 2019

Updated on 2019-04-26 by Geetansh Arora

Looking for a budget flagship phone in 35000 to 40000 price range? This list if for you then. Here we have covered specs and features of the 11 best phones under 35000 and 40000 available in India as of May 2019. Premium looking phones with great cameras and big batteries from brands like Samsung, OnePlus, LG, Oppo, Vivo and Asus are covered here. All these phones come with powerful hardware for gaming and multitasking. You will 4 to 6GB RAM and 64 to 128GB of storage on these phones with dual or triple rear and front selfies cameras.

1. Oppo F11 Pro

F11 Pro

Specs:

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.5 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 48MP + 5MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Aurora Green, Thunder Black Colors

Oppo F11 Pro is a gorgeous looking device with good performance, great cameras and excellent battery backup & charging as well. The only disappointing thing is the chipset which is not a deal breaker though. If you need a beautiful phone with latest features under 25000 then F11 Pro is a good option.

Pros like Gorgeous Design, Beautiful Display, Excellent Battery Backup, Fast Charging make it one of the best phones under 40000.

Pros: What's great?

  • The phone is well built and looks gorgeous. It is one of the best looking phones of 2019.
  • The camera performance is great and phone takes beautiful pictures.
  • 4000 mAh battery provides good backup and charges really fast as well.

Cons: What's bad?

  • Helio P70 is not a good choice for a phone in this price range.

Oppo F11 Pro Ratings

Performance Rating of F11 Pro is 8/10

Performance

Design Rating of F11 Pro is 10/10

Design

Battery Rating of F11 Pro is 9/10

Battery

Camera Rating of F11 Pro is 9/10

Camera

Software Rating of F11 Pro is 7/10

Software

Value for money rating of F11 Pro is 8/10

Value For Money

2. Vivo V15 Pro

V15 Pro

Specs:

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.4 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • 3700mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Topaz Blue, Ruby Red Colors

Vivo V15 Pro is an interesting smartphone which looks beautiful, comes with a gorgeous AMOLED display, has funky features like pop-up camera and triple rear camera. The performance of the phone is great and you won't face any issues in gaming or multitasking. If you have a budget of 30000 and need a balanced phone with latest features, V15 Pro is for you.

No Notch Bezel-less Display, Great Camera Performance, Powerful and Efficient Processor, Good Battery make it one of our favorites in this range.

Pros: What's great?

  • Camera performance is great and Pop-up selfie camera works flawlessly.
  • Snapdragon 675 is a powerful processor and handles games and multitasking really well.
  • This is a real bezel-less display with no notch and very thin bezels.
  • In-display fingerprint sensor is very fast and accurate.
  • The 3700 mAh battery gives good backup.

Cons: What's bad?

  • The phone comes with a Micro USB port which is disappointing considering that even budget phones are now coming with USB Type C ports.
  • The 29K price is a big high considering that you can get proper flagships like LG G7 at that price.

Vivo V15 Pro Ratings

Performance Rating of V15 Pro is 9/10

Performance

Design Rating of V15 Pro is 9/10

Design

Battery Rating of V15 Pro is 9/10

Battery

Camera Rating of V15 Pro is 9/10

Camera

Software Rating of V15 Pro is 7/10

Software

Value for money rating of V15 Pro is 8/10

Value For Money

3. Honor View 20

View 20

Specs:

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM
  • 6.39 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 48MP + 3D Sensor
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Blue Colors

At around 38000, Honor View 20 is a great option if you need a phone which looks great, takes excellent pictures and lasts long. If you need IP rating, Wireless Charging, and MicroSD slot then this is not for you. LG G7 is an excellent option which doesn't look as good but comes with plenty of features and is a proper flagship. If you are a OnePlus fan, then the 6T is a good option at a similar price.

Positives like Stunning Back Design, Powerful Kirin 980 Chip, Excellent Camera Performance, Smooth Multi-tasking make it a great option under 35k to 40k.

Pros: What's great?

  • The reflective back design looks stunning.
  • The Kirin 980 chipset is very powerful and handles every task with ease.
  • Both front and rear camera perform really well in day light and low light conditions.
  • Battery backup is excellent and it charges very fast as well with the charger provided.

Cons: What's bad?

  • The phone doesnot have a IP rating and there is no wireless charging as well.
  • The display of the phone is average at best.

Honor View 20 Ratings

Performance Rating of View 20 is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of View 20 is 10/10

Design

Battery Rating of View 20 is 10/10

Battery

Camera Rating of View 20 is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of View 20 is 8/10

Software

Value for money rating of View 20 is 8/10

Value For Money

4. OnePlus 6T

6T

Specs:

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM
  • 6.41 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 20MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3700mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Midnight Black, Mirror Black Colors

OnePlus 6T is an amazing flagship smartphone that comes with a small upgrade from the OnePlus 6. There is a slightly bigger screen, waterdrop notch design, bigger battery and an in display fingerprint sensor to unlock. If you have a budget of 30000 to 40000, we would suggest you to pick this OnePlus 6T blindly for the great camera, fast charging and smooth operating system.

Things like Snapdragon 845, Superior Looks, Great Camera Performance, Good Battery Backup make it a great performer in this price range.

Pros: What's great?

  • Big AMOLED display with Waterdrop notch display.
  • Snapdragon 845 is a powerful processor that offers good multitasking and speed.
  • Camera has been a great attraction with new features given the pricing of 40k
  • OnePlus 6T comes with bigger battery. Dash charging is something outstanding.
  • InDisplay fingerprint sensor works accurately but a little slower than the rear sensors.

Cons: What's bad?

  • There is no 3.5 mm jack and the box has a converter bundled.
  • There is no support for wireless charging yet.

OnePlus 6T Ratings

Performance Rating of 6T is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of 6T is 10/10

Design

Battery Rating of 6T is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of 6T is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of 6T is 9/10

Software

Value for money rating of 6T is 9/10

Value For Money

5. LG G7 ThinQ

G7 ThinQ

Specs:

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 6.1 inch Quad HD+ Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 16MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Platinum Colors

LG G7 ThinQ offers true flagship smartphone at a price of around Rs. 30000 only You get Snapdragon 845 which is a great processor, the dual camera takes excellent pictures and the audio through the 3.5mm jack and speakers is incredible. It also supports fast charging and wireless charging. Plus, it is also IP68 certified. This is the true flagship killer.

Quad HD+ Display, Snapdragon 845, Brilliant Camera Shots, Perfect Audio Quality make it one of the best phones under 35000.

Pros: What's great?

  • Quad HD Plus display with notch design. Sturdy build quality. Snapdragon 845.
  • Camera performance is extraordinary from both front and rear camera. Competes with the phones in 60k price range.
  • Audio output via speakers and headphone jack is amazing.
  • IP68 certification so it is protected against damages from water and dust.
  • Support fast charging with 18W charger. Also supports Wireless charging.

Cons: What's bad?

  • No stereo speakers available on the phone though the audio quality is good and loud.
  • Clunky UI and slow migration to latest Android updates.

LG G7 ThinQ Ratings

Performance Rating of G7 ThinQ is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of G7 ThinQ is 8/10

Design

Battery Rating of G7 ThinQ is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of G7 ThinQ is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of G7 ThinQ is 7/10

Software

Value for money rating of G7 ThinQ is 9/10

Value For Money

6. Huawei Nova 3 128GB

Nova 3 128GB

Specs:

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.3 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 24MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • 3750mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Colors

Nova 3 is a decent phone with strong build quality and design. Kirin 970 does not overpower the Snapdragon 845 in the OnePlus 6 but does most of the multitasking smoothly. Overall, Nova 3 is a good option if you are looking for a beautiful device but OnePlus 6 has an upper edge in almost all the domains

Beautiful Design, Notch Display, Fast Charging, Dual Front & Rear Camera make it one of the best phones under 40000.

Pros: What's great?

  • Notch display and beautiful glass design at back.
  • Bokeh shots from the camera are perfect. Supports 4K video recording.
  • Face unlocking works in the low light because of IR support along with front camera.
  • Kirin 970 offers decent performance but lags behind the OnePlus powered by Snapdragon 845.
  • Supports fast charging and takes about 110 to 120 minutes for a full charge.

Cons: What's bad?

  • No OIS support in the camera. May get fixed with a software update
  • No IP rating on the Nova 3. No NFC support.

Huawei Nova 3 128GB Ratings

Performance Rating of Nova 3 128GB is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of Nova 3 128GB is 9/10

Design

Battery Rating of Nova 3 128GB is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of Nova 3 128GB is 9/10

Camera

Software Rating of Nova 3 128GB is 8/10

Software

Value for money rating of Nova 3 128GB is 9/10

Value For Money

7. Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB

Poco F1 256GB

Specs:

  • 8 GB RAM | 256 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.18 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Graphite Black, Steel Blue Colors

Poco F1 from Xiaomi has a perfect recipe for success. It bundles the best processor, features best camera in the pricing on 20k which is close enough to the OnePlus 6, best battery life and a small compromise with the looks and the polycarbonate body. At the budget of 20k, you cannot get anything better the Poco F1.

Pros like Powerful Snapdragon 845, Outstanding Camera Performance, Liquid Cooling, Huge Battery Life make it one of our favorites in this range.

Pros: What's great?

  • Poco F1 is a true powerhouse and offers super smooth performance and multitasking with Snapdragon 845
  • The camera performance is amazing and outstanding from both rear and front camera. Best Camera under 25000.
  • Supports Liquid cooling that allows the processor to work at full efficiency by maintaining the temperature.
  • IR based face unlock to unlock the phone even in dark. Gesture recognition support in the software
  • Huge battery life of at least 1.5 days with medium usage. Supports Quick Charge 3.0 and bundles fast charger.

Cons: What's bad?

  • There is bezel above the notch and a huge chin as well.
  • No Optical Image Stabilization in the camera.

Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB Ratings

Performance Rating of Poco F1 256GB is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of Poco F1 256GB is 7/10

Design

Battery Rating of Poco F1 256GB is 10/10

Battery

Camera Rating of Poco F1 256GB is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of Poco F1 256GB is 8/10

Software

Value for money rating of Poco F1 256GB is 10/10

Value For Money

8. Vivo Nex

Nex

Specs:

  • 8 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM
  • 6.6 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black Colors

Vivo Nex is a great smartphone with some technology rich innovative features. If you are looking for a smartphone with beautiful display, strong performance, perfect camera then this phone is a perfect phone for our budge of 40000. It has a great value for money score and a perfect budget flagship.

Beautiful AMOLED Display, Snapdragon 845 Powerhouse, Perfect Camera Shots, Feature Rich Smartphone. make it a great option under 35k to 40k.

Pros: What's great?

  • Beautiful notch display and quality. The ultra bezel less screen looks amazing.
  • Snapdragon 845 at heart with 8 GB of RAM gives a strong boost the performance.
  • Front motorised camera and the rear dual camera click perfect shots.
  • Feature rich phone with in-display fingerprint, screen soundcast and much more.
  • Massive 4000 mAH battery keeps it powered for around 1.5 days. Supports Fast Charging.

Cons: What's bad?

  • No IP rating. So keep it protected from water and dust.
  • Motorship camera elevation somewhat affect the long term durability.

Vivo Nex Ratings

Performance Rating of Nex is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of Nex is 10/10

Design

Battery Rating of Nex is 9/10

Battery

Camera Rating of Nex is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of Nex is 8/10

Software

Value for money rating of Nex is 9/10

Value For Money

9. Asus Zenfone 5Z

Zenfone 5Z

Specs:

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 6.2 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 8MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • 3300mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Silver, Blue Colors

Asus Zenfone 5Z is a perfect and complete practical phone. With a powerful processor, top notch build quality and beautiful camera images and design, it is a well placed budget flagship phone from Asus. It supports AI features, fast charging as well as face unlocking. Certainly one of the best phones and a solid competitor for OnePlus 6.

Positives like Solid Build Quality, Perfect Camera Images, Powerful Performance, Fast Charging make it a great performer in this price range.

Pros: What's great?

  • Beautiful notch design with solid build quality.
  • Excellent camera shots with both front and rear camera. Supports 4K recording.
  • Super smooth performance with Snapdragon 845 and huge RAM.
  • AI features like AI charging, AI Camera, AI boost etc ensures perfect usage of the phone.
  • Supports fast charging with USB Type C cable. Face unlocking and fingerprint unlocking are smooth and fast.

Cons: What's bad?

  • No IP rating. So keep it protected from water and dust.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Ratings

Performance Rating of Zenfone 5Z is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of Zenfone 5Z is 9/10

Design

Battery Rating of Zenfone 5Z is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of Zenfone 5Z is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of Zenfone 5Z is 9/10

Software

Value for money rating of Zenfone 5Z is 10/10

Value For Money

10. LG G7 Plus ThinQ

G7 Plus ThinQ

Specs:

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 512 GB
  • 6.1 inch Quad HD+ Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 16MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Platinum Colors

LG G7 Plus ThinQ has refined the under 40000 smartphone with a true flagship smartphone. You get a Snapdragon 845 beast processor, Perfect camera images and impressive audio quality via audio jack and speakers. It also support fast charging and wireless charging. It is also IP68 certified making it the best value for money smartphone under 40k

Things like Quad HD+ Display, Snapdragon 845, Brilliant Camera Shots, Perfect Audio Quality make it one of the best phones under 35000.

Pros: What's great?

  • Quad HD Plus display with notch design. Sturdy build quality. Snapdragon 845.
  • Camera performance is extraordinary from both front and rear camera. Competes with the phones in 60k price range.
  • Audio output via speakers and headphone jack is amazing.
  • IP68 certification so it is protected against damages from water and dust.
  • Support fast charging with 18W charger. Also supports Wireless charging.

Cons: What's bad?

  • No stereo speakers available on the phone though the audio quality is good and loud.
  • Clunky UI and slow migration to latest Android updates.

LG G7 Plus ThinQ Ratings

Performance Rating of G7 Plus ThinQ is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of G7 Plus ThinQ is 8/10

Design

Battery Rating of G7 Plus ThinQ is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of G7 Plus ThinQ is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of G7 Plus ThinQ is 7/10

Software

Value for money rating of G7 Plus ThinQ is 9/10

Value For Money

11. LG V30 Plus

V30 Plus

Specs:

  • 4 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6 inch Quad HD+ 1440p
  • Back Camera: 16MP+13MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3300mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Silver Colors

LG V30+ is a stunning looking device with powerful hardware and decent camera. Plus, you get all latest features like a Full view display, IP68 rating and wireless charging. If you need a fully loaded flagship device under 50000, go for LG V30+.

Beautiful Design, Impressive Display, Powerful Hardware, IP68 Rated make it one of the best phones under 40000.

Pros: What's great?

  • The design of LG V30 Plus is just beautiful. The glass back gives it a very premium look.
  • The Quad HD display on the front is sharp and bright.
  • The internal hardware is powerful and is of flagship grade.
  • The V30+ is IP68 Waterproof and dust resistant. Plus, it has wireless charging as well.
  • The camera performance of both front and back cameras is decent.

Cons: What's bad?

  • The battery backup of the LG V30+ is average. It last 1 day on a single charge.

LG V30 Plus Ratings

Performance Rating of V30 Plus is 10/10

Performance

Design Rating of V30 Plus is 10/10

Design

Battery Rating of V30 Plus is 8/10

Battery

Camera Rating of V30 Plus is 10/10

Camera

Software Rating of V30 Plus is 8/10

Software

Value for money rating of V30 Plus is 6/10

Value For Money

Here is the summary list of The 11 Best Phones Under 35000 and 40000 in India 2019

Oppo F11 Pro: 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 48MP Camera, 4000mAh Battery
Vivo V15 Pro: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 48MP Camera, 3700mAh Battery
Honor View 20: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 48MP Camera, 4000 mAh Battery
OnePlus 6T: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 16MP Camera, 3700mAh Battery
LG G7 ThinQ: 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 16MP Camera, 3000mAh Battery
Huawei Nova 3 128GB: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 16MP Camera, 3750mAh Battery
Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB: 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage, 12MP Camera, 4000mAh Battery
Vivo Nex: 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 12MP Camera, 4000mAh Battery
Asus Zenfone 5Z: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 12MP Camera, 3300mAh Battery
LG G7 Plus ThinQ: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 16MP Camera, 3000mAh Battery
LG V30 Plus: 4GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 16MP Camera, 3300mAh Battery