Would you consider buying a 5G smartphone? Here is a list of the best 5G phones available in India for under Rs. 40,000. All of the phones on this list are currently on the market in the nation and have achieved a comprehensive review score of 8 or above from Gadgets 360. We have listed links to the full specifications, entire review, and other phones by the same manufacturer alongside each phone’s rating and crucial specifications.

1. OnePlus 11R 5G

With a starting price of Rs. 39,999, the OnePlus 11R 5G provides users with a flagship-grade chipset, the same primary camera as the 11 5G, and extremely quick charging. With a 6.74-inch display and significantly smaller top and bottom bezels than the OnePlus 11 5G, the OnePlus 11R 5G sports the same curved edges on the left and right.

The extremely capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC powers the OnePlus 11R 5G. Although it definitely won’t get the same benchmark results as the most recent Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, this CPU is still more than capable for the majority of real-world use scenarios.

Many OnePlus fans who have been hoping for a phone with a real flagship SoC under Rs. 40,000, akin to the OnePlus 7T, would be attracted to the OnePlus 11R 5G. The 11R 5G does not let you down if you play a lot of demanding mobile games and need a long battery life. Although the other cameras leave much to be desired, the main camera is likewise extremely capable. The fact that the 11R 5G looks exactly like the more costly 11 5G, giving it more flaunt value, is what I believe many people are going to prefer, though.

Display6.70-inch, 1080×2412 pixels
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Battery Capacity5000mAh
Rear Camera50MP + 50MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
PRICERs 39,999

2.Vivo V27 Pro 5G

Vivo V27 Pro mobile was launched on 1st March 2023. The phone comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate 6.78-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels (FHD+). It comes with 8GB, 12GB of RAM. The Vivo V27 Pro runs Android 13 and is powered by a 4,600mAh non-removable battery. The Vivo V27 Pro supports proprietary fast charging.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Vivo V27 Pro on the rear packs a triple camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel primary camera; an 8-megapixel camera, and a 2-megapixel camera. It has a single front camera setup for selfies, featuring a 50-megapixel sensor.

The Vivo V27 Pro runs FunTouch OS 13 is based on Android 13 and packs 128GB, 256GB of inbuilt storage. The Vivo V27 Pro is a dual-SIM mobile that accepts Nano-SIMmobile. The Vivo V27 Pro measures 164.10 x 74.80 x 7.40mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 180.00 grams. It was launched in Magic Blue and Noble Black colours. It bears a glass body.

Connectivity options on the Vivo V27 Pro include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.30, USB Type-C, 3G, 4G , and 5G with active 4G on both SIM cards. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

Display6.78-inch, 1080×2400 pixels
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 8200
Battery Capacity4600mAh
Rear Camera50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera50MP
PRICERs 37,999

3. Motorola Edge 30 Pro

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is the first smartphone in the new Edge 30 series. It sports a massive 6.7-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. Motorola has added stereo speakers into the mix, which will improve the overall content watching experience. The Edge 30 Pro has a glass back that makes it feel premium in the hand. However, it has a plastic frame that feels odd. It weighs 196g which is definitely noticeable, and its IP52 rated body is splash resistant.

The Edge 30 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The Edge 30 Pro packs in a 4,800mAh battery and has support for 68W fast charging. Motorola also ships a compatible charger in the box. The company has launched only one configuration of the Motorola Edge 30 Pro with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It runs Android 12 with Motorola’s custom My UX skin on top.

Motorola has gone for high-resolution camera sensors all around. This phone sports a triple camera setup at the back consisting of a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, it sports a 60-megapixel shooter on the front. 

Display6.70-inch, 1080×2400 pixels
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Battery Capacity4800mAh
Rear Camera50MP + 50MP + 2MP
Front Camera60MP
PRICE Rs 34,999

4. Moto Edge 30 Fusion

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion aims to strike the right balance by offering flagship-grade hardware wrapped inside a premium body. The phone sits between the Motorola Edge 30 5G and the Motorola Edge 30 Pro, which were launched earlier this year. Priced at Rs 42,999, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

In terms of design, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion features a glass back and an aluminium frame. The phone has an IP52 rating for water and dust resistance. The device offers great in-hand field due to its slim and lightweight form factor. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion measures about 7.45mm and is only 175 grams heavy.

Software performance is also quite good. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion runs on the Android 12-based MyUx skin to offer a near-stock Android experience. On top, you get some useful customisation options, such as Moto gestures, wallpapers, etc.

The phone promises smooth performance with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC. It also packs a 4400mAh battery with support for 68W fast charging out of the box.

Camera performance is a bit shaky as the phone struggles to get the right skin tones when clicking human subjects. Otherwise, the main camera does a good job.

Display6.55-inch, 1080×2400 pixels
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888+
Battery Capacity4400mAh
Rear Camera50MP + 13MP
Front Camera32MP
PRICE Rs 34,999

5. Poco F5 5G

Poco F5 5G is an undeniable powerhouse at this price as it delivers raw performance that comes close to Qualcomm’s flagship 8 Gen series SoCs. This, coupled with the good heat management makes the F5 5G an excellent option for anyone looking for a powerful smartphone for gaming. Other areas where the F5 5G excels are its display, good battery life, and slim design. I just wished it felt a bit more premium like its predecessor did. Overall, if you’re looking for a powerful gaming smartphone at around Rs. 30,000, the F5 5G is worth considering.

Display6.67-inch, 2400×1080 pixels
ProcessorSnapdragon 7+ Gen 2
Battery Capacity5000mAh
Rear Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
PRICE Rs 32,999

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