Galaxy S10 Lite vs Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7T: Who’s The Best Under 40000?

Best smartphone under 40000? Want to know which is currently the best smartphone under 40000 in India? The newly launched Galaxy S10 Lite directly challenges the OnePlus 7T.

Galaxy S10 Lite vs Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7T: Who’s The Best Under 40000?

Is it worth paying 39,999 for Galaxy S10 Lite, so we are comparing it with Redmi K20 Pro, the value-for-money premium flagship.

Both Redmi K20 Pro and OnePlus 7T are doing well in each of their categories.

This is not a price comparison. We are checking out whether these three devices have any big differences or not, and which is the best entry premium flagship smartphone under 40000.

Let’s check out, who’s on top among Galaxy S10 Lite, OnePlus 7T or Redmi K20 Pro.   


Galaxy S10 Lite vs Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7T: Design & Build

Redmi K20 Pro features a mix of glass and metal with a 3D gradient finish at the back with curved sides at back for firm gripping. Redmi K20 feels sturdy and premium, and it’s glossy on the outside.

The OnePlus 7T packs in a triple-camera system inside a circular design packed in a frosted matte finish layer.

It’s a mix of glass and feels metallic on the out as well.

In comparison, the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite has a good build, but misses out on the side frames. Also, Galaxy S10 Lite is also the smartphone of the three to feature a punch-hole display, which means no notch or pop-up sensor.

So the regular OnePlus 7T has the super smooth 90Hz display, upgraded triple-camera set-up, and a new user experience to offer.

The OnePlus 7T has a very premium matte-frosted glass back.

All the three smartphones, OnePlus 7T, Redmi K20 Pro and Galaxy S10 Lite feels good to be held, and the gradient colours are clean and smooth. Of the three, if we had to pick one for design, it would definitely be OnePlus 7T. It’s still the best designed smartphone of the lot.

Galaxy S10 Lite vs Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7T: Display & Viewing Experience

Redmi K20 Pro comes with an 6.39-inch Super AMOLED notch-less display offering a screen to body ratio of 91.2 percent alongwith the pop-up sensor on top. It boasts a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating with an in-display fingerprint sensor beneath.

As an upgrade, OnePlus 7T now comes with the same 90Hz Fluid AMOLED screen as OnePlus 7 Pro, the feature everybody liked irrespective of critics and masses. 7T also supports HDR10+ with 100-percent DCI-P3 coverage.

The OnePlus device offers 40ms touch response and new animation optimisations under the latest OxygenOS, specifically optimised for new gestures on a 90Hz refresh rate screens. The display size has increased to 6.55-inches in an 20:9 aspect ratio along with the water drop notch.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite features the latest Super AMOLED Plus panel. The colours are fantastic delivering very much real-like colors with HDR support, sized at a wide 6.7-inch diagonally with a punch-hole in the middle top of the screen.

Redmi K20 Pro also has a quite vibrant with minimal bezels on the sides with a little chin down under and an in-display optical fingerprint scanner. Plus, the AMOLED helps with the best of darks. 

K20 Pro has no notch, while OP 7T has a water drop notch and Galaxy S10 Lite has a punch-hole. The designs vary, and each has an USP. OnePlus 7T has a superior display over K20 Pro, and S10 Lite almost matches up. But OnePlus 7T offers a more enhanced overall premium viewing experience.

Galaxy S10 Lite vs OnePlus 7T vs Redmi K20 Pro: Hardware, Gaming

Redmi K20 Pro is powered by the last best Qualcomm flagship chip, Snapdragon 855. The SoC is built on an 7nm architecture along with Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU. Redmi K20 Pro in India is available with 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM with 128GB and 256GB storage.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and OnePlus 7T have the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chip.

It has new Kryo cores clocked up to 2.96 GHz with improved GPU performance upto 15 percent. OnePlus 7T comes with the same UFS 3.1 storage as predecessor with 8GB of RAM and utp 256GB of internal storage.

It’s 15 percent faster than the standard Snapdragon 855 on the predecessor.

This won’t be a huge upgrade, but you will find some subtle differences between the successor and OnePlus 7. It can manage everything you throw at it, be it top-end games at higher screen resolution, extensive multitasking or both.

On paper, OnePlus 7T and S10 Lite have an upgraded processor, but in terms of daily performance, all the three devices: Galaxy S10 Lite, Redmi K20 Pro and OnePlus 7T can run high-end games with ease along with extensive multitasking.

There won’t be any significant noticeable difference in terms of day to day use on any three devices, bit it hardcore gaming or rigorous performance.

Galaxy S10 Lite vs OnePlus 7T vs Redmi K20 Pro: Software & UI

Redmi K20 Pro now supports the latest MIUI 11 based on top of Android 10. OnePlus 7T has been the first smartphone in the world to come with Android 10 out of the box. The latest OxygenOS has been upgraded with as many as 370 optimisations.

Samsung has it’s own Samsung’s One UI 2 with multiple layers of bloatware.

Out of the three, OxygenOS is the most sorted and cleanly customised UI.

The new OxygenOS has improved animations, visuals, unlocking speeds, app switches, control in landscape mode and more. One UI or MIUI aren’t bad, but if you are looking for a more stock experience, OxygenOS feels more comfortable to be used being very minimal in nature. 

OnePlus 7T vs Galaxy S10 Lite vs Redmi K20 Pro: Cameras & Photography

Coming to optics, Redmi K20 Pro has a pop-up camera on top with three cameras at the back. On the rear side, Redmi K20 Pro features a Sony 48MP IMX586 primary sensor, 13MP secondary ultrawide lens and a third 8MP telephoto lens.

OnePlus 7T also features a triple-camera system in a circular unit consisting of a 48MP main sensor, 16MP ultra-wide sensor with a 117-degree field of view and a third 2X telephoto camera.

OnePlus 7T also supports macro shots from as close as 2.5cm.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite comes with a similar three camera setup featuring a 48MP primary lens, a secondary 12MP sensor and a 5MP tertiary sensor.

Upfront, Galaxy S10 Lite comes with a 32MP front camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

There’s a new Nightscape and Portrait, also supported by the ultra-wide lens.

OnePlus 7T imaging software has been specifically designed to support Super Stable. It uses the gyroscope and EIS to give the user super steady videos without any shakes.

The OnePlus 7T rear camera can shoot 4K video up to 60fps and super slow motion up to 960fps. 

Up front, Redmi K20 comes with a 20MP selfie sensor inside the pop-up machine and OnePlus 7T has a Sony IMX 471 16-megapixel sensor.

All the three smartphones can take good detailed and sharp pictures in bright light with accurate colours. In poorly lit conditions, both Galaxy S10 Lite and OnePlus 7T manages to click better photos with almost accurate details and colours. 

The dynamic range on the Redmi K20 Pro is good and it captures quite accurate details and produces good colours. The HDR works fine, and the ultra-wide lens works fine. Coming to videography, Galaxy S10 Lite has some good edge here.

OnePlus 7T vs Galaxy S10 Lite vs Redmi K20 Pro: Battery & Fast Charging

Redmi K20 Pro houses a big 4,000 mAh battery backed by AI smart optimization to extend the phone’s battery to last longer supporting 18W fast charging technology. The charge time may vary from 90 to 100 minutes.

Redmi K20 Pro supports upto 27W fast charging, but the box ships with a 18W charger only.

The OnePlus 7T smartphone was introduced with a new Warp Charge 30T technology, which is 23 percent faster than the previous OnePlus 7 Pro’s Warp 30 charging technology.

OnePlus 7T packs in a slightly larger 3,800mAh battery compared to the predecessor.

The new Warp 30T charger can juice up the phone enough in 20 minutes for you to run through the day. OnePlus 7T can be charged from 5% to 100% in one hour and 20 minutes using the latest Warp 30T charger.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite has the biggest battery here, a 4500 mAh unit, which can easily last more than a day on a single charge. Galaxy S10 Lite offers the fastest charging technology of the three, it can go 0 to 100 percent in just 35 minutes.

Galaxy S10 Lite vs Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7T: Pricing & Availability

Redmi K20 Pro is currently available at Rs 24,999 in the country. Redmi K20 Pro is sold in two storage options in the country: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage. The base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 24,999.

The top model in the country, on the other hand with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available for Rs 27,999, available via Flipkart and

Coming to OnePlus 7T India price, the smartphone is also available in two models: the 8GB – 128GB OnePlus 7T at Rs 34,999 in India, and the top OnePlus 7T 8GB – 256 GB model will cost Rs 37,999.

Finally coming to Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite India price, the device is available at Rs Rs 39,999 for the single model with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM.

Galaxy S10 Lite vs Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7T: VERDICT

Redmi K20 Pro with the top-end features onboard do create an attractive option on a budget. At this price Xiaomi have done a good job offering a top device without comprising in any department. 

Similarly, OnePlus has done an incredible job with the latest OnePlus 7T, and certainly makes up for everything this time. 

Coming to the latest Galaxy S10 Lite, Samsung has been able to crunch in all the top-end flagship features into a Lite model, and this device can easily compete with any of the top smartphones in the same price range.

It would be unfair to compare OnePlus 7T and Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite with Redmi K20 Pro just on the basis of price. All these three devices are equally good smartphones, while Redmi K20 Pro misses out a few features, thus the price is justified.

Similarly, the OnePlus 7T and Galaxy S10 Lite are worth the money with the features they offer.

Now coming to the big question, which one to pick between OnePlus 7T and Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite? It does throw in some challenges. Both are good, but under 40,000, the best smartphone overall would be OnePlus 7T, though Galaxy S10 won’t be losing out as well, it’s just a tad behind in some departments.

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