The Best Samsung Phone under 40000 in India

by Oct 21, 2019

In the recent few years, Samsung has changed it’s budget and mid-range smartphone lineup to a great extent. With a lot of different smartphone brands offering great and standout features, Samsung was a little late to response. If you are in the market to buy a smartphone under Rs. 40000 the choice can be hard to make. Here, in this list, we have compiled some great new Samsung smartphones that fit in the budget and offer some likable features as well.

The 4 Best Samsung Phone under 40000

1.

Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung Galaxy A70
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.7" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Triple 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB | 8GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh

Overview

Samsung’s A-series is a very popular mid-range smartphone lineup which offers premium features and design at half the cost. The Korean giant launched the Galaxy A70 a few months back and have refreshed their lineup.

One of the unattractive things about the A70 is the build quality. The phone is built out of plastic which looks rather cheap although it is solid and reliable. The company could have used metal or glass back as it feels more premium and good to the eye. The back of the phone has a glossy finish to give it a glass feel.

It houses a massive 6.7 inch Super AMOLED Infinity U display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The screen looks great with nice viewing angles, vibrant colors, and a good amount of brightness. The images are crisp and the phone’s adaptive brightness feature is on point. The color temperature of the screen can be adjusted to suit one’s choice.

The A70 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset and an Adreno 612 GPU. A 6 GB of RAM along with 128 GB of storage is paired alongside. The internal storage can be upgraded to 512 GB via a dedicated card slot. The Snapdragon 675 processor has featured on a lot of phones now and is capable of performing everyday tasks without breaking a sweat. The games also run well without any noticeable frame drops or lags.

The phone comes equipped with three rear cameras, there’s a 32-megapixel primary camera owning f/1.7 aperture, aided by an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera owning f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The overall performance of the camera is good and the images taken are sharp and color accurate. The wide-angle camera performs moderately well too and is quick at locking focus. The camera is capable of recording 4K videos @30fps. The selfies taken by the 32-megapixel shooter are decent as well and has full HD video recording support.

The humongous 4500 mAh battery on the A70 can easily last a day once fully charged and 25 W fast charger is being shipped too. It also has an under-display fingerprint scanner which is quite an attraction but is not responsive enough. It runs on Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 9.0.

Additional Features

The One UI is an acceptable and well thought of UI from Samsung. It offers a lot of new features and customizations. The Galaxy A70 has FaceWidgets which controls music and reminders on the lock screen, a Separate app sound that can be used to play sounds from one app on the phone’s speaker, and those from another app through a connected device. It also supports Samsung Pay and Bixby.

Verdict

If you are into large screen phones along with decent performance and huge battery life then Galaxy A70 is a good offering. Other than that the phone doesn’t have much to offer. The A70 feels bottlenecked as the company could have opted for a better processor and some camera enhancements.

What We Loved

  • Excellent display
  • Great battery life
  • Fast charging

What We Didn’t Like

  • Ordinary processor
  • No night mode
  • Plastic back
2.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080 x 2220)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 24 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB | 6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3700 mAh

Overview

When it comes to the high end or the premium segment Samsung is at the top of the charts, but in the recent few years, it has lost its dominance in the mid-tier segment with the arrival of Chinese brands. The Galaxy A8 Star was launched last year and offers some promising specs, but is it worth the price? Let's see!

The phone comes with a 6.28-inch FHD + Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 329 ppi. The display is bright and is viewable under bright conditions and the texts look somewhat sharp. However, the viewing angles are not impressive.
Powering the phone is an octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor based on 14 nm architecture with Adreno 512 GPU and 6 GB of RAM. In everyday situations, the processor feels smooth and there are no stutters when switching between apps or while multitasking. However, modern games tend to lag a little and frame drops are noticeable, other than that the phone does well.

In the imaging department, the A8 star has a 24-megapixel primary camera and a 16-megapixel secondary sensor. The camera has a live focus to adjust the Bokeh effect. In daylight scenarios, the shots taken are good and have a fair amount of details while the autofocus is also fast. In night conditions, the images have a lot of noise and not very clear. On the front, a 24-megapixel selfie camera has an HDR option and takes respectable pictures.

The phone is shipped with a 3700 mAh battery with adaptive fast charging. The battery is just about right to last a day when used mildly but on heavy usage, it just lasts about 12 hours. It runs on Samsung Experience Version 9.0 on top of Android 8.1 ( Oreo).

Additional features

The A8 star has some cool side features which can make using the phone a bit more interesting. It has Smart Stay which keeps the display on while the person is staring at the screen, Games Launcher which is kind of a folder which keeps all the downloaded games in one place, Smart Capture to capture the current screen, Smart alert, and a few more.

Verdict

The A8 star is a good offering from the company with a new look and design and some great features as well. But considering the price at which it comes, there are many other phones which offer great performance, camera, and battery life.

What We Loved

  • Solid build quality
  • Good display

What We Didn’t Like

  • Average battery life
  • Ordinary cameras
  • Slow performance
3.

Samsung Galaxy A50s

Samsung Galaxy A50s
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.4" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Triple 48 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB | 6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Overview

In order to gain a stronghold of the mid-range smartphone segment, Samsung has been launching multiple new series such as M series or A series in a short period. The Galaxy A50s is another newly released smartphone from the company at a very competitive price point.
In terms of design, the Galaxy A50s doesn't offer anything new to the table. It has a polycarbonate back which features a geometric pattern of criss-cross lines all over. The good thing is that the back isn't prone to smudges or fingerprints. The A50s is available in three color variants: Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, and Prism Crush Violet.

It comes with a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 403 ppi pixel density. The brightness and sharpness of the screen are astounding while the screen is readable under direct sunlight. The viewing angles are great considering the price at which it comes.

It is fitted with an octa-core Exynos 9611 processor and a Mali G-72 graphics. There are two options and both have 128 GB of storage but the customer can choose either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM. The phone feels slow and somewhat laggy even when performing common day to day tasks. Heavy apps and games take a while to load.

On the camera side of things, the A50s flaunts a triple camera setup. The primary camera is a 48-megapixel shooter with f/2.0, an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide camera, and a 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth sensor. The images taken during the day are good and color-rich with nice details while during the night the camera fails to deliver and images aren't that good. A 32-megapixel camera on the front takes fair photos as well. It also has a Beautification mode.

It owns a 4000 mAh battery which once fully charged can comfortably last a day. It also comes with a 15 W fast charger in the box. It runs on Samsung's One UI Version 1.5 on top of Android 9.0 ( Pie).

Additional Features

There are lock screen stories available but it also contains some ads too. Along with the Edge Panels feature which can be accessed by swiping inwards from the side of the screen, there is a Game Launcher as well.

Verdict

The Galaxy A50s is a good overall package but doesn't offer anything new or different. It has basic configurations and not so decent performance. The cameras are not much an attraction too. Since brands like Xiaomi, Oppo, and others offer great smartphones at this price it makes the A50s a hard deal.

What We Loved

  • Excellent display
  • Fast charging
  • Decent battery life

What We Didn’t Like

  • Outdated processor
  • Average cameras
  • Ordinary build quality
4.

Samsung Galaxy A9

Samsung Galaxy A9
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080 x 2220)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Quad 24 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB | 8GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3800 mAh

Overview

The Galaxy A9 is another solid build and decent performer from the Korean giant. It has some striking new features of its own which make it even more compelling.

The A9 has an aluminum frame and the back is entirely made of glass. The phone is well built and has a nice finish to it which adds on to the look as well. There are three color options: Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink.

It sports a 6.3 inch Super AMOLED screen having a resolution of 1080 x 2220 and for protection has a Gorilla Glass 5. As with other AMOLED screens, this one too is very bright and sharp. It has an always-on mode which shows date, time along with some other details.
Powering the device is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor which is based on 14 nm architecture paired with an Adreno 512 GPU. The customer can choose either 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM while storage on both the variants remains the same (128 GB). The A9 delivers good and smooth performance and everyday tasks are performed without any issues. Although it isn't as good as the 700 or 800 series of Snapdragon processors.

The company is promoting and heavily focusing on the quad-camera setup of Galaxy A9. It has a 24-megapixel f/1.7 primary camera, which is followed by a 10-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera, an 8-megapixel f/2.4 ultrawide sensor, and lastly a 5-megapixel f/2.2 for depth sensing. The overall performance and the images captured by the cameras are very mediocre and they don't seem to impress to a great extent. However, the 24-megapixel selfie camera performs well and the photos are respectable too.

It features a 3800 mAh battery which is not sufficient and of low capacity. It only lasts for 10 - 11 hours in a full charge and the company should have offered a powerful battery. The phone comes installed with Android 8.0 and can be updated to Android 9.

Verdict

The Galaxy A9 is a satisfactory performer and can pull off everyday tasks like a breeze. However, when put to test lags and stutters are visible. The cameras are a disappointment too and fail to capture great and vivid images. Though the screen is great and texts look good. The software is quite buggy and slows the phone down a little.

What We Loved

  • Decent battery
  • Nice screen

What We Didn’t Like

  • Cameras are bad
  • Slow processor
  • Buggy software