By Aman Rashid: Are you in search of a relatively affordable yet top-notch smartphone that delivers a premium user experience? Well, you’re in for some good news. In India, there are several excellent choices available for less than Rs 40,000. What’s even better is that these devices don’t compromise on features. They boast high-quality cameras, long-lasting batteries, and impressive processing power. Whether you’re an avid social media user, a dedicated gamer, or simply need a reliable smartphone for everyday tasks, this list has something for everyone. While the OnePlus 11R stands out as an exceptional option, there are three other equally impressive choices to consider. Without further ado, here are the finest smartphones you can purchase in India this June, all priced below Rs 40,000.
1. OnePlus 11R 5G
As mentioned in the intro, when you think of a top-notch smartphone with a relatively affordable price — there’s no other phone on the market that’s as complete as the OnePlus 11R 5G. Available at a starting price of Rs. 39,999, this smartphone is loaded with impressive features, including the flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, blazing-fast 100W charging, and an exceptional primary camera that can almost match the quality of the OnePlus 11 5G. The 6.74-inch display boasts curved edges on both sides and slightly narrower top and bottom bezels, contributing to its sleek and stylish design. With up to 16GB of RAM and up to 12GB of virtual RAM, the OnePlus 11R 5G ensures abundant power for most practical use cases. Gamers and heavy users will particularly appreciate its solid battery life and robust processor. Overall, the OnePlus 11R 5G is an outstanding option for those seeking a top-notch smartphone experience without breaking the bank.
2. Realme 11 Pro+ 5G
Making its debut on our list of the best phones, the Realme 11 Pro+ not only stands out as an excellent choice for those seeking a new phone under Rs 40,000, but it also qualifies as a solid contender in the sub-Rs 30,000 range, starting at just Rs 27,999. However, setting aside its attractive price, the Realme 11 Pro+ offers a complete package with its stunning design, immersive display, and reliable performance. The device smoothly handles various tasks, be it consuming multimedia content or gaming, without any noticeable lags or slowdowns. Its battery life is impressive, easily lasting a full day, and the included fast charger adds convenience. Moreover, the Realme 11 Pro+ captures vibrant-looking photos, particularly in good lighting conditions. While the software experience may be a bit bothersome due to the excessive bloatware in RealmeUI 4.0, the positive aspect is that you can uninstall most unnecessary apps and disable unwanted notifications.
3. Vivo V27 Pro 5G
Are you in search of an affordable smartphone that combines style and impressive performance? Look no further than the Vivo V27 Pro 5G, currently available in India for under Rs 40,000. With its sleek profile and elegant design, this phone is a visually appealing choice for those who appreciate both aesthetics and functionality. It effortlessly handles any task and delivers consistent performance in all scenarios. One of its standout features is the camera system, which captures sharp and detailed night shots as well as exceptional daytime photos, making it an ideal choice for capturing wedding moments. While the phone’s speakers could benefit from some improvements, the Vivo V27 Pro overall presents a compelling option for Vivo enthusiasts who prioritize performance.
4. Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
If you’re in the market for a smartphone that packs flagship features without the hefty price tag, the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G is an excellent choice. Resembling the Galaxy S23 line but priced at nearly half the cost, it serves as a compelling alternative for budget-conscious individuals. While the pricing could be more competitive, the Galaxy A54 offers several noteworthy highlights. It sports a stunning 120Hz Super AMOLED display, protected by Gorilla Glass 5, providing a visually impressive experience. Additionally, the phone boasts a triple-rear camera system with a 50MP primary camera and an impressive 32MP front-facing camera housed in a centrally-aligned hole-punch cutout. Remarkably, it is one of the few phones priced under Rs 40,000 that supports 4K video recording from the front camera. With a 5,000mAh battery, the phone ensures solid endurance, and its Exynos 1380 SoC delivers good overall performance.