OnePlus 9R, Motorola Edge 20 Pro to Samsung Galaxy S20 FE – Technology News, Firstpost

Three months have passed since we compiled our previous list of phones under Rs 40,000 in India, and most of the handsets we chose then are still advocating for inclusion in this one. It remains a difficult question to choose only five smartphones in this price range. So this time we chose seven. We have handsets with flagship processors, ample RAM and storage, 5G compliance, high refresh rate AMOLED displays, and of course excellent cameras. Let’s see who made the cut this quarter.

Best phones to buy under Rs 40,000 in India

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G

Xiaomi’s Mi 11X Pro 5G comfortably holds its spot and is now available at an even better price. It is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC. You get 8 GB of RAM and the choice between 128 GB and 256 GB of internal storage. A 108MP rear camera takes impressive photos in a variety of modes and lighting. It is accompanied by an 8 MP ultra-wide snapper and a 5 MP macro camera. A 20MP front camera handles selfies and video calls quite well.

The sharp display is one of the standout features of this phone. You get a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ compliance and a peak brightness of 1300 nits. The screen is protected against scratches by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and so is the glass back of the phone. A 4520 mAh battery will keep it running for more than a day with average use, and the included 33W fast charger can fully charge it in less than an hour. Mi 11X Pro runs Android 11 with MIUI 12 on top.

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G price in India: Rs 32,990 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage; Rs 37,490 for 8GB RAM / 256GB storage

OnePlus 9R

The OnePlus 9R continues to be a great all-round player in this segment, and Amazon India is currently offering an additional Rs 3,000 off the phone to sweeten the deal. You can get the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant under 37K. The phone has a 6.55-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ compliance. The metal frame and glass housing protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 make it look elegant. The phone runs OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11, which is still one of the better Android UIs out there.

On the back you get four cameras consisting of a 48MP primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), 16MP ultrawide shooter, 5MP macro camera and a 2MP mono camera. The cameras manage to capture sharp images in various exposures and modes. A 16 MP selfie camera is housed in a small hole at the top of the screen. The OnePlus 9R is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 chip. A 4500 mAh battery will keep the phone powered for more than a day of moderate use, and the included 65W Warp charger will drain it in just about 40 minutes.

OnePlus 9R price in India: Rs 36,999 effective for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage

Motorola Edge 20 Pro

The lesser-known Motorola Edge 20 Pro is another mighty impressive option in this budget that offers some unique features. Also, this phone is powered by a Snapdragon 870 chip and comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The large 6.7-inch Full HD+ OLED display boasts a 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ compliance and the ability to display over a billion color tones. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection against scratches on the front and back.

The star of the photography department on the Motorola Edge 20 Pro is a 108MP primary camera with some pretty impressive support. You get a 16MP ultra-wide camera and an 8MP telephoto camera with OIS that gives you 5x optical zoom. Not to mention the 32MP front camera that is bound to impress the selfie crowd. The 4500 mAh battery lasts more than a day with moderate use and supports 30W fast charging. This phone runs on Android 11 and like most Motorola phones you get a clean and almost standard user interface.

Motorola Edge 20 Pro price in India: Rs 32,999 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage

iQOO 7 5G/ iQOO 7 Legend 5G/ Vivo X60

Two handsets from Vivo’s sub-brand in this list, along with one from the parent company itself. The iQOO 7 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip and you get the 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage variant in this budget. The 6.62-inch HDR10+ compatible Full HD+ AMOLED display has a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling in compatible apps. The rear camera department consists of a 48MP primary camera with OIS. The company will get a 13MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP depth sensor.

If you need more computing power and a few extra features for a 7K premium, and are willing to sacrifice half the internal storage, you can opt for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of the iQOO 7 Legend. It has a more powerful Snapdragon 888 SoC and also comes with a 13MP telephoto camera that gives you 2x optical zoom. Both phones run on Android 11 with FunTouch OS 11 and one can expect two more major Android updates for these devices in the future.

We’re not done yet. Let me present another scenario. If you’re okay with a Snapdragon 870 chip but want the Legend’s rear camera department, you should strongly consider the Vivo X60 for a good Rs 5,000 less than the iQOO 7 Legend. The phone is also much slimmer and more stylish, and features Zeiss lenses for its cameras.

iQOO 7 5G price in India: Rs 32,990 for 8 GB RAM / 256 GB storage
iQOO 7 Legend 5G price in India: Rs 39,990 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage
Vivo X60 price in India: Rs 34,990 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is now available in this budget. This phone has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and is HDR10+ compatible. This stylish handset has an IP68 rating protection. It is powered by Qualcomm’s previous generation flagship chip, Snapdragon 865. It comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The internal memory can be further expanded with a microSD card; a rare feature in premium phones these days. The phone runs on Android 11 with Samsung’s One UI 3.1.

The photography department is quite versatile and consists of a 12MP primary camera with dual-pixel PDAF and OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide camera and an 8MP telephoto camera with OIS for up to 3X optical zoom. Since it is a Samsung S series phone, the camera quality is excellent in different modes. You also have a 32MP front camera to please the selfie enthusiasts. The 4500 mAh battery lasts well over a day with moderate use. It not only supports normal fast charging, but also fast wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE price in India: Rs 36,990 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage

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