Jun 24, 2020 News
People are always on the lookout for the best smartphone they can get nowadays in the best value possible. In a country like Pakistan, it’s to be noted that most people lie within the mid-range and middle-class segments, and so not everyone is capable of affording high-end flagships like the latest Samsung or Apple. The latter might still see some sales with its latest phones because of the loyalty users have towards Apple, but mostly people are only able to afford mid range phones - and they’re looking for the best ones out there. Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of the best smartphones under 40000 Pakistani Rupees that you can buy for yourself!
(For the complete specs of each device, click on the hyperlink on the name of the device)
Xiaomi has been putting out some banger phones in the past few years or so, and they’ve had a huge focus on the mid-range market, and providing the best specs in mid range prices. The same follows with the Note 9S, as you get a lot of great features in this phone for a price tag of 40000 rupees. Redmi offers amazing build quality, as there is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back of this device, which is impressive at this price point. You also get a Snapdragon 720G inside the phone, with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage - all of which will help enhance your gaming experience, which will be extremely smooth. The cameras are above-par as well, with a quad camera setup in the back; you’ll get crisp and detailed photos with the phone. All in all, we consider the Redmi Note 9S to be the best phone for the price it comes with.
Realme is a relatively new player in the game, but has solidified its place in the market as one of the best mid range phones you can buy for yourself. Realme is probably the only phone that offers a 90Hz display at this price, which is impressive to say the least. Moreover, you get the same 720G chipset on the phone as with the Redmi Note 9S - however, you do get less RAM, with the phone boasting a 4GB/128GB setup in the memory and storage situation. Build quality is a bit off in comparison to the 9S, as there’s no glass on the back, but that’s subjective for most people. If you’re okay with the lower RAM, a phone whose name isn’t as cemented as the others on the list, and the slightly outdated design of a vertical camera module, then this phone is a fantastic option if you want a 90Hz display under 40000 rupees.
The Nova 7i is a phone with incredible hardware capabilities inside, but perhaps gets overshadowed by the flaws in the software side of things. The 7i is the first Huawei mid range device to feature the Kirin 810F chip, and move on from the 700 series. This chip allows the phone to score over 310,000 on Antutu, which is seriously impressive at the price the phone comes with. The design looks sleek as well, with a minimalistic gradient at the back, and a punch-hole cut out in the front. The only issue with this phone is the lack of Google Play Services, which is a bummer. People who are thoroughly impressed by the specs of this phone will find a way around the Google ban, but most of the audience won’t welcome the exemption of Google services from the phone.
Yes, we know that this phone is slightly older than the other models on this list, but the Redmi Note 8 Pro is still one of the best phones you can get for around 40,000 rupees, and that’s saying something. The phone has top notch gaming performance, as it features a MediaTek Helio G90T, which is a gaming chipset in itself. Camera quality is amazing as well, with images coming out detailed and with plenty of dynamic range. The fact that this phone has such great value for money, even today, is the major reason why it’s so popular amongst the masses.
The A31 is a newcomer in the market, with the phone being announced not more than a couple of months ago. The phone packs a MediaTek Helio P65, which is a decent chipset, but not upto the mark of G90T or the Snapdragon 720G as we see on other phones in the list. You’ll also get a 5000 mAh battery with 15W charging, which isn’t too shabby, but not really upto the mark at this price point as well. However, you do get the Samsung software experience, with regular updates and a trusted device platform that won’t do you wrong at all. If you can manage to play PUBG on low settings, then go ahead with this one!
All in all, every single phone in this list is good for the price, but some are better than the others, and that’s why we think the Redmi Note 9S is the best bang for your buck at this price range, and you’ll be satisfied completely with its performance in all departments.
(Note: some phones may be a couple thousand rupees above 40,000, but they were still good picks and we had to include them in the list.)