The best smartphones up to 40,000 rubles 2019: ranking top 10

Suppose you decide to purchase a new smartphone. Budget – 40 thousand rubles. Is it a lot or a little? At least enough to be enough for the flagship smartphone. But even in this case, you have to think carefully about what exactly to buy – the choice is impressive. And so we decided to offer you our vision of the best smartphones at the price of up to 40,000 rubles.

iPhone 8 64GB

Want an Apple smartphone? So far, only the iPhone 8 falls into this price category, and in the younger version with a screen diagonal of 4.7 inches. By today’s standards, such a smartphone can be safely considered compact..

In fact, this is a major upgrade to the iPhone 7. The main thing that attracts attention is the glass back cover, the new even more powerful processor, and the main camera that shoots even better. In general, in terms of cameras, even not the new iPhone 8 will give odds to many much more modern flagships – it shoots perfectly, even if the modules are single.

What can confuse? We already said about the screen size, so we’ll note not the highest battery life, the lack of a memory card slot, support for only one SIM card.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 148g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1 821 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 7 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy S10e 6 / 128GB

The youngest version in the S10 line, which received a 5.8-inch display and rather compact dimensions – for example, the width of the device is only 69.9 mm.

Interestingly, if in older versions the fingerprint scanner is located directly in the display, then here it is for some reason located in the power button. The first option is more convenient – in our opinion.

In all other respects, this is a real flagship: excess power, excellent cameras, excellent display, fast and wireless charging, a new interesting shell from Samsung.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 69.9 × 142.2 × 7.9 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9820
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/12 MP
  • Front camera: 10 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P30

Many experts have already managed to call Huawei P30 Pro the best smartphone of the year in various categories, but it does not fall into our rating because of the price – it costs more than 40 thousand rubles at the time of writing. But he has a younger version of P30, which has a slightly simpler main camera module, but he shoots just fine.

Among other advantages of the Huawei P30, it is worth noting an excellent 6.1-inch display, a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM, a 3650 mAh battery, optical stabilization, elegant appearance.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3650 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 40/16/8 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9 6 / 64GB

For the money, Xiaomi Mi 9 is one of the best deals in the class.

It captivates a lot: affordable price (relative to many other flagships, of course), a chic 6.39-inch display, a triple camera, excellent for its price group, a huge power reserve thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, support for fast and wireless charging, excellent case design, nimble fingerprint sensor in the display.

What might not suit you? Is that the lack of optical stabilization and a 3.5 mm jack for headphones.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 173g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/16/12 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

LG G7 ThinQ 64GB

The flagship from LG received a new design and, of course, a FullView display – its diagonal is 6.1 inches. Housing boasts IP68 waterproof.

Separately, we mention the 4-channel Hi-Fi DAC Quad DAC – the same is installed in the LG V30. The sound is considered a great advantage of the LG G7 ThinQ – they say that this smartphone is able to replace a high-quality audio player. By the way, LG decided not to refuse the 3.5 mm jack. Bye, anyway.

LG G7 ThinQ also has an excellent display, high quality shooting, a powerful platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 4 GB of RAM.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3120 × 1440
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/16 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy A80

At the time of writing the article in retail, the cost of the Samsung Galaxy A80 is on average slightly higher than 40 thousand, but some stores offer to buy it at a significant discount, so be sure to talk about this device.

And there is something to tell. The Samsung Galaxy A80 uses a single camera module – for both front and rear shooting. Perhaps this has become thanks to the module that flips over when you launch the front camera. Unusual.

This is a powerful smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chip, which also received a large 6.7-inch display. Good and battery capacity – 3700 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 220g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3700 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 48/8 MP + ToF
  • Front camera: dual 48/8 MP + ToF
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi8 6 / 64GB

Xiaomi Mi8 got a decent design, although at the time of release, many compared its back cover with the iPhone X. A double camera module is clearly visible on the back cover – the camera shoots very cool, although it does not reach the famous flagships according to many users.

Other advantages include: the most powerful platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, a large screen with the correct color reproduction, a smart fingerprint sensor, a large amount of RAM, the ability to unlock the desktop in the face of the owner, the presence of an NFC module. And, of course, the favorable cost also applies here..

Since this is not the latest generation of the flagship series from Xiaomi, the device has significantly fallen in price.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2248 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Sony Xperia XZ2

Top-end smartphone from Sony. As you can see, the new corporate identity of the company is used here. By the way, pay attention to the fingerprint scanner – it is much lower than the main camera, so you have to get used to its location. However, this is only a matter of time. As for the camera, it turned out to be quite good, the same applies to the front module.

Sony Xperia XZ2 stands out for its excellent display, high performance, moisture protection, good battery life, NFC module.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 198g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3180 mAh
  • Rear camera: 19 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

OnePlus 6 8 / 128GB

Despite the fact that the company OnePlus essentially produces only one model, it is well known throughout the world: we are talking about one of the most powerful smartphones in the world. Now it is OnePlus 6.

Here you can find: a large 6.28-inch display with a resolution of 2280 × 1080 pixels, a stylish case, cool cameras, a nice shell, really fast battery charging.

Separately, we note the most powerful platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of ROM.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.28 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 177g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/20 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB

Find Galaxy S9 for 40 thousand rubles is more than real. And if you manage to do this, consider it lucky: you got one of the best smartphones in the world.

Bend your fingers: stunning display, powerful processor, advanced biometric authentication capabilities, great appearance, smart shell, some of the best cameras in the world of smartphones, stereo speakers, fast and wireless charging, water resistance.

But if you have a Galaxy S8, then the replacement is in question, because the S8, if it’s easier, then just a little bit.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9810
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Sony’s Compact series continues the tradition – here is a small smartphone in the modern sense of the word. However, the diagonal of its display still grew: from 4.6 inches to 5 inches. But there are no changes in width, since a frameless design is used. In addition, the Xperia XZ2 Compact can indeed be called compact. But the back cover, as before, remained plastic, despite the fact that this is a premium segment smartphone. On the other hand, this plastic is of the highest quality..

The advantages of the model include: high-quality sound, a very nice design of the case, high performance, good cameras. And it’s probably the most compact flagship based on Android.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2870 mAh
  • Rear camera: 19 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB

Galaxy Note 9 costs a lot more than 40 thousand rubles, but Galaxy Note 8 with a strong desire can be found even a little cheaper than the specified cost.

This is a real flagship smartphone without any discounts: the most beautiful 6.3-inch display, very high performance, some of the best cameras on the smartphone market, several methods of biometric authentication, beautiful design.

The cherry on the cake will be the presence of a stylus: this is almost the only smartphone in the world in which you will find a stylus.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 195g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9 Octa 8895
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S 6 / 64GB

Alternative flagship from Xiaomi. First of all, it is interesting because it uses a frameless design and the display occupies almost the entire surface of the front panel. And even more interesting is that the front camera module is not at the top of the screen, but at the bottom!

Other features include a powerful platform (Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 845, 6 GB of RAM), as well as a ceramic back cover.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.99 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 189g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Memory card support: no