10 Best Smartphones Under 35000 and 40000 in India 2018

Updated on 2018-06-01 by Geetansh Arora

Best Flagship Level Smartphones Under 35000 to 40000 in India

Looking for a flagship smartphone but don't want to spend Rs. 50000, 60000 or 70000? We have a list of best smartphones under 35000 and 40000 for you. The list is updated as of June 2018. These smartphones can be called as budget flagships as the price is much lower than other flagships but the hardware is same. The Recent launches like OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 have been included in this list because of its great all-around performance. 

So what do you get in these flagship level smartphones? You will see 4GB/6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage. The processor on these phones is Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 or Snapdragon 835 or 845 which are really powerful and can handle heavy games and multiple apps with ease. On the camera side, you will see a lot of mobile phones with dual camera setup which can take DSLR quality photos with depth/bokeh effect also known as portrait mode.

A lot of phones also have an 18:9 bezel-less display also known as infinity or full view display. Notch display trend is taking over so you will some of the phone with 19:9 aspect ration and notch displays.

Most of the phones on this list will cost you between Rs. 35k to 40k. We have added few cheaper options as well as Honor 8 Pro which will cost you around 25k. Honor 8 Pro is a really good phone with great performance, sleek design and excellent camera.

Let's take a look at best smartphones under 35000 to 40000.

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1. Huawei Honor 10

Honor 10

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM
  • 5.8 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 24MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • 3400mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Midnight Black, Phantom Blue, Colors

Best Price ₹39999



Brief Review:

Honor 10 from Huawei comes at a time of OnePlus 6 launch and is poised to give a good competition to the same. While the OnePlus 6 remains Amazon exclusive, the Honor 10 is being sold exclusively via Flipkart. Coming to the display part, this smartphone has a 5.84 Fullview Full HD Plus display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and has a notch design. The colour and clarity on this Honor 10 display is absolutely amazing and is one of the finest seen till date. You would have a good experience watching videos or viewing your photos.

On the design side, Honor 10 has a glass body design with an aluminium frame that looks very premium. The back of the phone gives different colour tint when seen from different angles and has a 2.5 glass protection. Honor claims that it has stacked more than 15 layers of glass over each other to achieve it. The back has an Honor logo and AI Camera embedded indicating that the camera has AI capabilities.

Much of the design and display, let us take about the performance now, Honor 10 is powered by Kirin 970 processor which scores a massive 213000 on the antutu benchmark. This score lies midway of the OnePlus 5T (powered by Snapdragon 835) and the recently launched OnePlus 6(powered by Snapdragon 845). The performance is simply amazing with no lag or any bug, crash or any issue faced with any level of multitasking. 

Let us now discuss the most important part of Honor 10, the camera.  It is a camera-centric phone with AI capability on both the front and rear camera. The shutter speed is very fast and the camera clicks the images almost instantly. It auto-detects the object in the image and changes the colour and the sharpness on the basis of AI analysis. The rear camera is a dual camera with a 16MP monochrome sensor + 24MP RGB sensor and has all the features of portrait shots, AI shots, pro mode, moving pictures mode to click different types of the photograph and a lot more. The quality of the camera images is just amazing and you would love it all the time. The image clarity is perfect, the sharpness is perfect and is one of best camera phone for a budget of 30000. On the rear camera, there is a feature to adjust the aperture and before clicking the photos.

On the front camera of Honor 10, we have a 24 MP sensor with a 1.8 um pixel size which is higher than seen in any front camera and hence clicks beautiful low light images. The camera images are again stupendous and you will not have any reason to dislike it whatsoever in any condition. The front camera also has AI mode, pro mode and beautification mode. The AI can recognize more than 500 scenarios in 22 different categories in real time and also had the capability of subject recognize like building, sea, lake etc. You also have the option to enable/disable the AI at any time.

Honor 10 has a battery pack of 3400 mAh that keeps it alive for a minimum of a day with normal usage. Heavy usage can somewhat skid the backup timings to less than a day but the fast charger will be available for your rescue which can charge 50 percent in just 24 minutes while the full phone charging takes approx 90 minutes. There is a headphone jack, a Type C port and a speaker at the bottom. There is no IP rating so protect your phone from any damage by dust and water.

Honor 10 has an internal memory of 128GB, has dual sim usage but no SD card to expand the memory. Though we believe, 128 GB of internal storage would be very much sufficient for most of the users. For unlocking, Honor 10 has a face unlock feature and a fingerprint unlock. The fingerprint sensor is on the front which is embedded on the display itself, on the glass part at the bottom of the screen. Both the methods of unlocking are very accurate and are super quick. This smartphone runs on EMUI 8.1 which is a custom skin based on Android Oreo 8.1. The UI has some bloatware but is smooth is usage. There is no app drawer by default but can be added from settings.

There is one small shortcoming we observed was at the time of gaming. After 15-20 minutes of gaming, there was some heating observed but it could be due to some optimization and Honor can fix with a quick software update.

Overall, Honor 10 has stunning looks clubbed with great usage and camera performance. It is a good competitor to the OnePlus 6. Both Honor 10 and OnePlus 6 misses out on some points like wireless charging, Quad HD display, IP67 or IP68 certified for water and dust proof to be a flagship killer. But the pricing of 32999 and some launch discounts make it an attractive buy and a good value for money smartphone.

Beautiful Design, Superb Performance, Impressive Camera, Fast Charging makes it one of the best smartphones under 35000 - 40000.

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2. OnePlus 6 64GB

6 64GB

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 6.3 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP+12MP Dual
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3300mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Mirror Black, Midnight Black, White Colors

Best Price ₹34999



Brief Review:

From OnePlus One in 2014 to OnePlus 6 in 2018, OnePlus has come a long way. OnePlus One was a stunning device with flagship specs at less than half the price. Things have changed a lot from then. OnePlus used to have no advertising budget and the OnePlus One offered very high value for money. Now, OnePlus spends a good amount on advertising and the price is going up every year. The price has increased by around 70% in last 4 years but OnePlus has managed to build a following so people don't really seem to mind the price increase. Let's talk about the latest OnePlus 6 now.

OnePlus 6 is probably the most beautiful phone made by OnePlus. The mirror black variant has a glass back and looks gorgeous. It is a bit slippery though which is obvious because of the glass back. There's also a Midnight black color and White color as well. The display on the front is 6.28 inches AMOLED panel with 19:9 aspect ratio. OnePlus has jumped on to the notch trend. If you hate the notch then there's an option in settings to remove it. The resolution of the display is still Full HD 2280x1080p. The display is sharp, bright and vibrant and we have no complaints. The display is covered by Gorilla Glass 5 which will protect it from scratches.

The cameras on the OnePlus 6 are same as the ones on OnePlus 5T. The pixel size has improved though which means low light pictures would be better. There is a f/2.0 16MP selfie camera on the front with 1um pixel size. There is EIS on the front camera as well which means videos will be stable. The front camera performance is good with good amount of details and accurate color reproduction. You can also take bokeh/portrait mode selfies from the front camera. The front camera is also being used for face unlocking which seems to work well.

The camera setup on the back is 16MP+20MP dual setup with same f/1.7 aperture. OnePlus is not using any telephoto lens or wide angle lens as the second sensor. The secondary sensor is just there to increase the level of details and improve low light performance. The primary 16MP sensor has both OIS and EIS which means the stabilization will be excellent. You can also record 4K videos at 60FPS and slow-motion videos are also supported at 240FPS 1080p and 480FPS at 720p. The camera performance of the OnePlus 6 is excellent. The portrait mode shots have a decent amount of blur with good edge detection.

The hardware inside the OnePlus 6 is very powerful. You get the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset with 6 or 8GB of RAM and 64, 128 or 256 GB of storage depending on which variant you choose. The device is blazing fast. The apps open and close really quick. No matter what kind or how many apps or games you open and use, you won't notice any kind of lag on this device. The performance is visible in benchmark scores as well. The OnePlus 6 scores around 270000 on Antutu Benchmark which is one of the highest scores as of May 2018. On Geekbench, OnePlus 6 scores around 2500 on a single core and around 9000 on multi-core. 

The battery inside the OnePlus 6 is 3300 mAh battery which is same as the one we saw on OnePlus 5T. The Snapdragon 845 is more efficient than the SD835 but the screen area on the 6 has increased so you will get almost same backup as 5T. On a single charge, it will last for a day with ease. If you are a heavy user then the Dash charging will come to your rescue. It can charge the device to 50% in just 30 minutes which is crazy quick. 

The OnePlus 6 is running on Oxygen OS which is almost stock Android 8.1 with some useful features and no bloatware as all. Powerful hardware and stock android helps OnePlus 6 to deliver great experience.

For audio, there are speakers at the bottom and the 3.5mm audio jack is still there. It is great to see that OnePlus is not throwing the jack away for no reasons as all like some of the other brands did.

The OnePlus 6 comes in 3 variants. The 6GB RAM 64GB storage will cost you 34999, the 8GB 128GB will cost you 39999 and the 8GB 256GB variant will cost you 44999 in India.

Overall, OnePlus 6 is an impressive device. It is not a big upgrade over 5T. The display is larger, the camera is a bit better and the internal hardware is even more powerful. It is a great device but we won't call it a flagship killer because the display is still 1080p, still no wireless charging and still no IP rating. OnePlus needs to work on those areas to make it a true flagship killer. 

Premium Design, Powerful Hardware, Vibrant Display, Great Cameras makes it one of the best smartphones under 35000 - 40000.

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3. Vivo V9

V9

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 6.3 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 16MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • 3260mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Gold, Black Colors

Best Price ₹20990



Brief Review:

Vivo V9 is the latest smartphone launched by Vivo on 23rd March 2018. Vivo has always been focused towards the selfie camera, but this time, in addition to the Selfie Camera, Vivo has come up with many new features and yeah the notch as well. In terms of design, V9 looks mesmerizingly beautiful with a bezel-less display of 6.3 Inches Full HD+ display having 1080 x 2280 resolution. It is a FullView Display panel with19:9 aspect ratio (90% Body to Screen Ratio) and a notch at the top similar to iPhone X, but is smaller and narrower.

Talking about the specifications, Vivo V9 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 which scores approximately 67000 on the Antutu Benchmark Score. It has 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256 GB with a dedicated SD card slot and Dual sim usage.

In the camera department, Vivo V9 has a rear dual sensor of 16MP and 5MP which is placed vertically on the back. The Rear Camera produces perfect bokeh shots and uses AI techniques to improvise on the images. The dual camera has a wide angle lens so you can capture more in a single shot.  You can even shoot first and focus later, transforming every photo into an artistic masterpiece.

The front camera is a 24 MP sensor and reflects the inclination of Vivo towards Selfie, the selfie also supports depth/bokeh effect using Artifical Intelligence(AI) .V9 comes with AI Face Beauty that uses Machine Learning to find users' age, skin tone, sex and other features to "truly represent the person beauty". It also features a Selfie Lighting feature as was seen in iPhone X. So you will never be short of a great camera and selfie images anytime. It also has AR stickers for selfies which is just like Snapchat filters.

Vivo V9 also puts emphasis AI Smart Engine that is responsible to handle storage and app launching based on user behavior and AI Attention Scanning that lowers the volume of notification when the user is looking on the display. In terms of unlocking, it comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back and also supports face unlocking that again uses AI and Machine Learning (AI Face Access) that improves the accuracy of the Face Unlock Feature. Both the methods work smoothly and have very good accuracy.

On the Software front, Vivo V9 runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 which is a custom skin built over Android Oreo 8.1. The UI is clean and comes with many software features to ease your day to day activities. The battery of Vivo V9 is rated at 3290mAH and given the big screen size it lasts only for a day. Fast Charging is supported in Vivo V9 with the mobile getting fully charged in less than 1.5 hours  The battery is not a huge one to keep the check on the thickness and weight which just measure 7.9 mm and 150gm respectively. Vivo V9 is not water resistant or dust proof as it does not have any IP rating.

So if you are looking for a great camera setup and Fun of AI in your life, you can go for it, there is only one small disappointment that it runs 2 years old Snapdragon 626 which has been preceded by Snapdragon 630 and 636. Still, the overall performance is good and you won't face any lags while multi-tasking or gaming.

It is available both on Flipkart and Amazon at 22990 with different offers which can be checked on the links above. Overall, it is a great looking smartphone with excellent cameras. Go for it if your budget is around 25000.

Launch Offer on Flipkart: Flipkart is offering extra 2000 off on exchange. Plus, 5% instant discount (Rs. 1150) if you pay with HDFC cards. 0% Interest EMI also available.

Launch Offer on Amazon: Amazon is also offering extra 2000 off on exchange. Plus, 5% cashback in Amazon Pay if you with any credit or debit card. 0% Interest EMI also available.

 

Great Design and Looks, Cool Camera Features, Supports Fast Charging, Dedicated Sd card slot makes it one of the best smartphones under 35000 - 40000.

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4. Moto Z2 Force

Z2 Force

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 2048 GB
  • 5.5 inch Quad HD Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 12MP + 12MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 2730mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Super Black Colors

Best Price ₹29999



Brief Review:

Moto Z2 Force is the next flagship from Motorola which is launched in India on 15th February 2018. This phone comes with various unique features and tries to place itself in an altogether different segment.

On the design front, this phone comes with a unibody metal design(7000 series of Aluminium) which makes it very strong and durable. The display in a Quad HD Display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 Pixels which has vibrant colours and excellent viewing angles. The unique thing about the Z2 force is that the screen in shatterproof and comes with 4 layers of strength and 4 years of shatterproof warranty. (The scratches and other damage due to water are not covered.)

This sleek flagship smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 835 which was the best processor of 2017 and was seen in smartphones like OnePlus 5T. It captures a massive Antutu Score of 180800. This combined with 6GB of RAM makes it a multitasking beast and you won't ever face any lag whatsoever. It has an internal memory of 64GB which can be expanded up to 2TB with a hybrid sim(2 Sim or 1 Sim and 1 MicroSD).

The Moto Z2 Force comes with a Dual rear camera setup which combines a 12MP RGB Sensor and 12MP Monochrome sensor with a Dual-LED Dual-Tone Flash. The camera setup is used to provide a bokeh/depth effect. The images are sharp which look beautiful but sometimes the colors of the flowers or bright colors might look artificial. It supports various modes like selective focus, selective black and white which does the task well. The front camera has a 5 MP sensor and will not disappoint you with its performance.

In the daylight, the camera works very well and produces great saturation and colour reproduction to make the image look perfectly original. The Shutter speed is simply insane with almost no time between the touch and capture of the image. The camera though is not the best in the low light conditions with some scope of improvements as the images are not so sharp. In the video department, the phone supports up to 4K video Recording.

The software experience with the Moto Z2 Force is just brilliant as you get a very close Stock Android UI with very minimum bloatware. The UI is clean, smooth and easy to use. It runs on Latest Android Oreo and you would surely love the user experience the Motorola family brings. The fingerprint sensor is on the front and is very accurate and fast. the sensor can be alternatively used to turn the phone into sleep mode and wake up along with the support of swipe gestures.

This Z2 Force has a very sleek body and is super lightweight, due to which it takes a cut on the battery which has a capacity of 2750 mAh, just enough to support a day for normal usage. It comes with a fast charger of 15W and should be able to completely charge the phone in an hour. While the inbuilt battery is not big, the phone support Moto Mods, which are simply awesome, it takes your experience to a completely different level. The phone has a TurboPower Mod in the box which can be charged independently and support 6220mAh of battery life, so it comes to your rescue whenever you are running out of battery. Motorola also has other mods like Gaming Mod, Camera Mod which can be bought separately but you will love them if you are gaming or camera geek.

Z2 Force misses on the 3.5mm headphone jack and comes bundled with a 3.5mm jack to USB Type C Converter and a headphone. It is resistant to water droplet but is not resistance to water if it falls into the pool. It does not have any IP rating so be careful with Dust and water splash.

So Overall, this phone is a beast in terms of performance with some new features of mods not seen in any other smartphones yer but if you look to explore more smartphones in this price range, do check out OnePlus 5T and Honor View 10.

Strong build quality, Shatterproof Screen, Smooth Multitasking, Dual Camera Setup makes it one of the best smartphones under 35000 - 40000.

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5. Nokia 8

8

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 5.3 inch Quad HD Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 13MP + 13MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • 3090mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Blue, Copper and Gold Colors

Best Price ₹33275



Brief Review:

Nokia 8 is the flagship phone of 2017 from Nokia. Nokia is coming back after a long time and fans like us are excited.

At first look, Nokia 8 looks stunning especially the blue color variant. It has a metal unibody design carved out of Series 6000 aluminum. This is the same material used in iPhone 6 Plus which started the bendgate. Nokia might have used the same 6000 series material but the phone is very durable. Nokia has used a metal frame inside which keeps the phone rock solid. If you still have any doubts take a look at durability check out this video from JerryRigEverything.

Coming to the display, Nokia 8 has a Quad HD 5.3 inch display. The display is very sharp and bright. It is one of the most bright displays because of which the sunlight legibility is great. The display can be set to always on mode where it will display time and notifications. You can change for how do you want to have the always on display. Keeping it low will surely help to get better battery backup. Below the display, we have a fingerprint sensor with navigation keys which are backlit. 

Inside the Nokia 8, we have the latest Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The experience is super snappy thanks to the stock android with no bloatware at all. The device is able to handle heavy games and apps with ease. We did not notice any lag at all. Nokia 8 scores around 175000 on Antutu benchmark which is similar to other flagship devices.

The battery is 3090 mAh which is not great but still, it manages to give a full day of backup with medium usage. Plus, there is fast charging which helps to charge the device from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes.

The camera setup on the back comes with Zeiss branding and is made of two 13MP f/2.0 sensors. One of the sensors is a color sensor and the other one is a monochrome sensor. There is no telephoto lens so you cannot zoom without losing image quality. You can take portrait shots though. The pictures taken from the back camera are very detailed and sharp. You can take black and white shots as well which also have high level of details. The night or low light pictures also look great. Nokia has done a good job with the camera setup of Nokia 8.

The front camera on the front is a 13MP f/2.0 sensor with autofocus. The front camera also performs really well and takes high-quality shots. 

Video recording can be done at 4K 30FPS. While video recording sound is captured through 3 microphones which results in clear recordings. Better than most of the other phones in this price range.

There is a new feature from Nokia where you can record video from both front and back camera at the same time. Nokia is calling it Bothies. We have to wait and see it this trend picks up in future. 

Overall, Nokia 8 is a pretty solid smartphone from Nokia in flagship segment. It is will give tough competition to LG G6 and OnePlus 5 which are selling at similar price point.

Excellent Build Qualty, Gorgeous Display, Dual Back Camera, Stock Android makes it one of the best smartphones under 35000 - 40000.

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6. Mi Mix 2

Mix 2

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM
  • 6 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3400mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, White Colors

Best Price ₹27999



Brief Review:

Xiaomi after its huge success in India over the last one year and is looking to maintain the same taste of success with many new launches and new experiments. Mi Mix 2 is the latest phone to be launched in India on 10th October and will be available exclusively on Flipkart. First sale of Mi Mix 2 will be on 17th October in India on Flipkart.

Mi Mix was the first smartphone with bezel-less display and then Apple, Google, and LG, Samsung followed the trend. Mi Mix 2 also comes with a beautiful bezel-less 5.99-inch IPS LCD display. More than 80% of the front is taken up by the IPS display, which extends to the very top of the handset. There is a very small slit at the top that holds the phone speaker. The phone has rounded sides and edges that perfectly assists in holding the phone. 

Mi Mix 2 holds a 12MP rear shooter which has 4-axis optical stabilization, which clicks really good pictures but fails to impress in the low lighting conditions. It supports 4K video capture mode and comes with the same camera app with beauty modes and effects. Below the rear camera, there is a fingerprint sensor 

The front camera on Mi Mix 2 is a 5MP shooter and to the huge surprise, is placed at the bottom of the front panel. The camera app, though, alerts the user to turn the phone upside down but the feature is not supported with external apps like Snapchat or Instagram. Being on this unconventional position, the front camera is a bit uncomfortable to be used.

Mi Mix 2 comes with a battery capacity of 3400mAH, that can easily last for more than a day, also the phone comes with fast charging and hence the battery backup should never be an issue. It has a fingerprint sensor at the back and performs without any hiccups. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 835 processor, which is one of the powerful processors with an antutu benchmark score of more than 1,80,000.

Mi Mix 2 comes with 6GB of internal RAM and 128GB of internal memory. Multitasking or any heavy operation can never be an issue with 6GB of RAM, while the phone does not support microSD card but we believe 128GB of internal memory should be sufficient for most of the users. 

 The most disappointing thing with Mi Mix 2 is that the phone does not have a headphone jack. You have to use Bluetooth or the Type C port to listen to music.

The powerful Snapdragon 835 with plenty of RAM makes everyday usage super smooth. Gaming on the Mi Mix 2 is excellent as well. The bezel-less display makes it more enjoyable. Mi Mix 2 is a great option for heavy gamers as well.

Mi Mix 2 runs on MIUI 9 which is a skin based on Android 7.1. MIUI performs well but still, it is nowhere near stock android. If you like stock android then using a launcher or installing a custom ROM will be your option.

Overall, Mi Mix 2 is a great phone and is bound to perform really well. The build quality, ceramic body, bezel-less display are all very attractive. The phone only upset over the unconventional placement of the front camera and the other is the removal of the headphone jack.
 
Other options you should consider in this price range are LG G6, Nokia 8, Honor 8 Pro, and OnePlus 5.
 
So, this was a brief review from the Mi MIX 2 launch in India. For more detailed review of the phone, you can look at Android Authority and The Verge.
 

Stunning Design, Gorgeous Display, Top notch performance, Decent Camera makes it one of the best smartphones under 35000 - 40000.

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7. Honor 8 Pro

8 Pro

Features

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.7 inch Quad HD Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 12MP+12MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹19999



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Honor 8 Pro is the latest phone from Honor in budget flagship range. It has an elegant and sleek look and blue colour looks simply gorgeous. On the front, we have a large 5.7 inch Quad HD display which looks great because of its vibrant colours. Above the display, we have a 8MP front camera which works well. On the back, we have a 12MP dual camera setup. One camera is normal and the other one is monochrome. Together they add depth effect to the photos. Overall the camera works well in both daylight and low light conditions. Inside we have a Kirin 960 Octa core chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Kirin 960 chipset is similar to Snapdragon 820 in performance though it is not that power efficient. Overall the chipset plus plenty of RAM is able to handle multitasking easily with no lag. Even though 128GB is a lot of storage, still there is an option to increase it using a micro sd card but you cannot use 2 sims in that case. The battery inside is 4000mAh which is a decent capacity. Honor claims that it will last 2 days for average users and 1.4 days for heavy users which is not bad for a flagship device. Even after going with a big battery, Honor has managed to keep the device thickness at just 7mm. The device also has a fingerprint sensor which is slow as compared to other devices. Maybe Honor will fix it with a software update. 

Overall Honor 8 Pro is a well-balanced budget flagship device which offers a great 2K display, dual camera setup, plenty of RAM and storage, packed into a beautiful metal casing. In this range, you have another great option which is OnePlus 5 which is slightly expensive at Rs. 32999 and has 64GB of storage. If you like the design of Honor 8 Pro and need more than 64GB of storage then Honor 8 Pro should be your choice in this range.

Elegant Design, Smooth Multitasking, Beautiful Quad HD Display, Dual Back Camera makes it one of the best smartphones under 35000 - 40000.

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8. LG G6

G6

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 5.7 inch Quad HD Display 1440p
  • Back Camera: 13MP+13MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3300mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Platinum Colors

Best Price ₹28250



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After failing last year with the G5, LG has gone back to basics and made a more traditional G6. The phone looks great in hand thanks to large display on the front and glass panel on the back. The display has a aspect ratio of 18:9 which is not something we see usually. The wide angle dual back camera work great in day light and low light. G5 was not great in taking pictures but G6 is. 64GB internal storage is enough for most users and those who need more space can put a microsd card. They cannot both sims in that case thanks to the terrible idea of hybrid sim slot. The battery is 3300 mAh non removable. It will last for a day if your usage is moderate otherwise you have to carry a power bank. Overall G6 is a decent device for the price.

Beautiful Design, Vibrant Display, Very Narrow Bezels, Dual Back Camera makes it one of the best smartphones under 35000 - 40000.

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9. Google Pixel 32GB

Pixel 32GB

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 5 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12.3 MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 2770mAh Battery
  • Single Sim Device
  • Available in Quite Black, Very Silver Colors

Best Price ₹57000



Brief Review:

After making some great Nexus devices, Google discontinued the Nexus series and came up with Pixel. The Pixel and Pixel XL are exact same devices with different screen size and battery size. Now the first thing everyone notices is the design. The build quality of the device is solid but the design is not that great. You might find it little boring as well. The display on the front is 1080p Full HD AMOLED display which is sharp and colorful. On the back we have a 12.3MP camera which is the best smartphone camera till date. It can take some beautiful pictures. The colors are accurate and pictures are very detailed as well. Thumbs up to Google for that. On the inside we have a Snapdragon 821 chipset with 4GB of RAM and there are 2 storage options 32 GB and 128 GB. There is no expandable storage so go with the 128 GB version if you are going to keep a lot of stuff on your phone. The user experience is great overall and you will not notice any kind of lag whatsoever even if use a lot of apps and games. The battery is 2770 mAh which will easily last a day with normal usage. The Pixel XL has a larger battery of 3450 mAh because of its bigger size. The Pixel comes with 5 inch display and Pixel XL comes with 5.5 inch display so depending on your preference you can go with the smaller one or larger one. Overall the Pixel is the best android device out there as of 2016 but we feel it is overpriced. You can get almost same experience from OnePlus 3T or OnePlus 4 which will cost you a lot less.

Excellent Camera Quality, Stock Android Experience, Powerful Processor, Beautiful AMOLED Display makes it one of the best smartphones under 35000 - 40000.

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10. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Galaxy S7 Edge

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3600mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black Onyx, Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Pink Gold, Silver Titanium Colors

Best Price ₹33499



Brief Review:

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has been launched as a flagship phone with Exynos 8890 processor. The phone is similar to Samsung Galaxy S7 in the specification, while S7 edge has better looks and battery. The phone comes with the AMOLED display and is best in class, perfect brightness, perfect color and display. 

Regarding the Camera of S7 Edge, the rear camera is a 12MP shooter while the front camera is a 5MP shooter. The camera performance is best in class, one of the finest image quality in outdoor, indoor or low lighting conditions. It comes with a lot of modes, supports 4K video recording and can also shoot videos in slow motion but in 720p.

The gaming performance of Galaxy S7 Edge is also brilliant, there were no frame drops or lags were noticed. Also, no heating issues were observed while gaming. Samsung has added some features with gaming where you can record gameplay and watch it later. Something, which the heavy gamers would surely like.

S7 Edge supports fast charging but gets slightly warm during the charge, which can be seen on every phone supporting quick charging but there were no heating issues observed during usage. The phone is also IP68 certified and hence is dust and water resistant.

On the shortcomings, the speaker output is not very loud and the phone comes with a hybrid sim slot so if you are dual sim user, you would have to be restricted to 32GB of internal memory. Also, the fingerprint sensor just works fine but is a bit sluggish and not the fastest given to other flagship phones.

Overall Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is one of the best phones which delivers extraordinary on each front, with the great build quality, superior looks, design and performance. The phone though is a bit overpriced, something which is seen in every Samsung smart phone. With a little high premium price, this phone delivers to what it claims. 

S7 Edge is a bit slippery because of its edge like design and glass at the back so you are advised to use a solid back cover to prevent it from shattering on fall.

Some of the other phones in the similar price range and performance which you can look at are iPhone 7 and LG G6.

Please note that the prices of Samsung S7 Edge might slightly vary with the color variants.

Premium Build, Best in class display, Great Camera, Powerful Processor makes it one of the best smartphones under 35000 - 40000.

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