The 11 Best Phones Under 35000 and 40000 in India 2019

Updated on 2019-08-04 by Geetansh Arora

Looking for a budget flagship phone in 35000 to 40000 price range? This list is for you then. Here we have covered specs and features of the 11 best phones under 35000 and 40000 available in India as of 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. Black Shark 2

Black Shark 2 is one of the one of the best phones under 35000

Specs:

  • 4GB RAM | 32GB Storage
  • 5.5 inch Full HD+ 1080p
  • Snapdragon 855 Chipset
  • Back Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Upto 128GB MicroSD Expandable Storage
  • Available in Colors

Black Shark is a premium smartphone build with a very powerful hardware and quality and focussed towards gaming. It has a great display with Snapdragon 855 processor to power up your gaming sessions. The camera too is decent which click some natural color photos but the performance could have been better. If you have a under 40k budget and are into gaming, this phone can be your top pick

Pros like Sturdy build quality, Snapdragon 855 powerful chipset, External gaming pods, 1.5 days battery life make it one of the best phones under 40000.

Pros: What's great?

  • Solid design and gaming centric design
  • Excellent gaming performance and multitasking
  • Dedicated cooling system to prevent heating in long gaming sessions
  • 1.5 days backup but would vary with your usage

Cons: What's bad?

  • Camera shots could have been better for 40k price point

2. OnePlus 7

OnePlus 7 is one of the one of the best phones under 35000

Specs:

  • 6GB RAM | 128GB Storage
  • 6.41 inch Full HD+ 1080p
  • Snapdragon 855 Chipset
  • Back Camera: 48MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3700mAh Battery
  • No MicroSD Card Expandable Storage
  • Available in Mirror Gray, Red Colors

OnePlus 7 is an amazing smartphone when it comes to display, performance, battery and charging. The build quality and design and also unmatched however the camera is not the best out in the competition. Overall for under 35000, this smartphone is an overall complete package.

Bright OLED Display, Most Powerful Processor SD855, Supports WARP20 Charging, 1.5 Days of Battery Backup make it one of our favorites in this range.

Pros: What's great?

  • AMOLED display is perfectly bright and offers proper detailing
  • The Snapdragon 855 smashes the record for best performing Android Smartphone
  • Camera is as better as always. The images are sharp with good contrast and detailing
  • Battery at 3700 mAh capacity gives a 1.5 days backup for medium usage. WARP Charge at 20W charges really fast.

Cons: What's bad?

  • No MicroSD card so storage cannot be expanded over internal storage.
  • The headphone jack is missing as in OnePlus 6T.
  • No IP certification to protect the phone from water and dust damage.

3. Google Pixel 3A

Google Pixel 3A is one of the one of the best phones under 35000

Specs:

  • 4GB RAM | 64GB Storage
  • 5.6 inch Full HD Plus 1080p
  • Snapdragon 670 Chipset
  • Back Camera: 12.2 MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • No MicroSD Card Expandable Storage
  • Available in Just Black, Clearly White Colors

Google Pixel 3A has one of the best display and camera with latest stock Android software but it still fails to impress for a very high price point. The processor is very average and the phone misses out on some of the top features from Google. At the under 40000 price point, it would be tough to recommend this phone considering OnePlus 7 unless you are a Google fanboy.

Positives like Bright OLED Display, Powerful Camera, Latest Android Pie, Fast Charging make it a great option under 35k to 40k.

Pros: What's great?

  • The OLED display is bright and is one of the best in industry.
  • Power camera hardware with great software capabilities
  • Latest Android Pie with 3 years of OS updates
  • Supports fast charging with 18W fast charger bundled in the box.

Cons: What's bad?

  • Snapdragon 670 is an average processor and not a good choice for a budget flagship range smartphone.
  • No IP certification is available on the Pixel 3A XL

4. Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung Galaxy A70 is one of the one of the best phones under 35000

Specs:

  • 6GB RAM | 128GB Storage
  • 6.7 inch Full HD+ 1080p
  • Snapdragon 675 Chipset
  • Back Camera: 32MP + 8MP + 5 MP Triple Camera
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • 4500mAh Battery
  • Upto 512GB MicroSD Expandable Storage
  • Available in White, Black, Blue Colors

Samsung Galaxy A70 is the best effort from Samsung to capture its users with under 30000 budget. It has a great display, decent camera, good multitasking, a powerful battery backup with fast charging. However the processor is not the best in price range and the low light shots do not offer much. If you want a Samsung phone and have this budget, you can surely look for Galaxy A70.

Things like Excellent Display Panel, Good Multitasking Capability, Good Camera Pictures, 1.5 Days of Battery Backup make it a great performer in this price range.

Pros: What's great?

  • Excellent AMOLED display panel with best color reproduction.
  • Good camera quality with proper detailing in natural to dim lights.
  • Snapdragon 675 with 6 GB RAM offers good gaming and multitasking experience.
  • 128 GB of internal storage with a dedicated slot to expand upto 512 GB.
  • 1.5 days of battery backup with 25W fast charger in the box.

Cons: What's bad?

  • Low lights shots do not cover best details.
  • Polycarbonate build is not the best for under 30k price point.

5. Oppo F11 Pro

Oppo F11 Pro is one of the one of the best phones under 35000

Specs:

  • 6GB RAM | 64GB Storage
  • 6.5 inch Full HD+ 1080p
  • MediaTek Helio P70 Chipset
  • Back Camera: 48MP + 5MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Upto 256GB MicroSD Expandable Storage
  • 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.

Gorgeous Design, Beautiful Display, Excellent Battery Backup, Fast Charging make it one of the best phones under 35000.

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.

6. Vivo V15 Pro

Vivo V15 Pro is one of the one of the best phones under 35000

Specs:

  • 6GB RAM | 128GB Storage
  • 6.39 inch Full HD+ 1080p
  • Snapdragon 675 Chipset
  • Back Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • 3700mAh Battery
  • Upto 256GB MicroSD Expandable Storage
  • 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 the best phones under 40000.

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.

7. Honor View 20

Honor View 20 is one of the one of the best phones under 35000

Specs:

  • 6GB RAM | 128GB Storage
  • 6.4 inch Full HD Plus 1080p
  • Kirin 980 Chipset
  • Back Camera: 48MP + 3D Sensor
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • None Expandable Storage
  • 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.

Pros like Stunning Back Design, Powerful Kirin 980 Chip, Excellent Camera Performance, Smooth Multi-tasking make it one of our favorites in this range.

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.

8. LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7 ThinQ is one of the one of the best phones under 35000

Specs:

  • 4GB RAM | 64GB Storage
  • 6.1 inch Quad HD+ Display 1440p
  • Snapdragon 845 Chipset
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 16MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Upto 512GB MicroSD Expandable Storage
  • 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 a great option under 35k to 40k.

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.

9. Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB

Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB is one of the one of the best phones under 35000

Specs:

  • 8GB RAM | 128GB Storage
  • 6.18 inch Full HD Plus 1080p
  • Snapdragon 845 Chipset
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Upto 256GB MicroSD Expandable Storage
  • 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.

Positives like Powerful Snapdragon 845, Outstanding Camera Performance, Liquid Cooling, Huge Battery Life make it a great performer in this price 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.

10. Vivo Nex

Vivo Nex is one of the one of the best phones under 35000

Specs:

  • 8GB RAM | 128GB Storage
  • 6.59 inch Full HD Plus 1080p
  • Snapdragon 845 Chipset
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • No MicroSD slot Expandable Storage
  • 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.

Things like Beautiful AMOLED Display, Snapdragon 845 Powerhouse, Perfect Camera Shots, Feature Rich Smartphone. make it one of the best phones under 35000.

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.

11. LG G7 Plus ThinQ

LG G7 Plus ThinQ is one of the one of the best phones under 35000

Specs:

  • 6GB RAM | 128GB Storage
  • 6.1 inch Quad HD+ Display 1440p
  • Snapdragon 845 Chipset
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 16MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Upto 512GB MicroSD Expandable Storage
  • 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

Quad HD+ Display, Snapdragon 845, Brilliant Camera Shots, Perfect Audio Quality make it one of the best phones under 40000.

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.

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

Black Shark 2: 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage, 13MP, 4000mAh Battery
OnePlus 7: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 48MP + 5MP Dual Camera, 3700mAh Battery
Google Pixel 3A: 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 12.2 MP, 3000mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy A70: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 32MP + 8MP + 5 MP Triple Camera, 4500mAh Battery
Oppo F11 Pro: 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 48MP + 5MP, 4000mAh Battery
Vivo V15 Pro: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 48MP + 8MP + 5MP, 3700mAh Battery
Honor View 20: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 48MP + 3D Sensor, 4000 mAh Battery
LG G7 ThinQ: 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 16MP + 16MP Dual Camera, 3000mAh Battery
Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB: 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera, 4000mAh Battery
Vivo Nex: 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera, 4000mAh Battery
LG G7 Plus ThinQ: 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 16MP + 16MP Dual Camera, 3000mAh Battery