Few would have refused to become the owner of a beautiful frameless Galaxy S8 smartphone or a large Galaxy Note 8, but not everyone can afford such an expensive purchase. Samsung smartphones are one of the best, but their price is one of the highest. Fortunately, there are interesting Samsung Galaxy devices at more affordable prices.
Like many other companies, the South Korean manufacturer produces devices in different price categories. There are budget models, there are representatives of the middle price category for about $ 350. Most of them have the same software capabilities as the flagships.
If you are going to buy a smartphone and are not willing to spend from 50,000 rubles. and more on premium models, below are cheaper options from Samsung. The choice is rich, and therein lies the problem. Samsung produces many different models, and most buyers do not understand how one of them differs from the other, and what has changed in 2017 devices in comparison with the 2016 devices.
Choosing the right smartphone can be hard. We will tell you the details about the best Samsung smartphones at reasonable prices. This article focuses on new smartphones, not second-hand, discounted merchandise. All smartphones presented in the description were released in 2017, not counting the 2016 flagship Galaxy S7.
Samsung Galaxy J7
When it comes to low-cost smartphones, you can recommend any of the line of Samsung Galaxy J. These are larger and significantly cheaper versions of the Galaxy S7, released in 2017.
The device has a large screen with a diagonal of 5.5 inches and a resolution of 720p and 1080p, memory configuration 3/32 GB, a rather large battery 3300 mAh. In general, this is a high-quality smartphone, which, depending on the model, offers different processors and different screen resolutions.
For comparison, the Galaxy S7 has a 5.2-inch screen, while the S8 got a 5.8-inch screen. Galaxy J7 is in the middle between them, depending on the model costs from $ 160 to $ 220. In Russia, Yandex.Market shows the price of 18,100 rubles.
Samsung Galaxy C7
One of the best smartphones on this list. It offers a big screen for those who do not want to spend a lot of money on a mobile device. Used AMOLED panel with a diagonal of 5.7 inches and a resolution of 1080p. The size is the same as the Galaxy Note 7.
C7 received a premium metal design, excellent screen and a decent camera for about $ 340. In Russia, this device with a memory capacity of 32 GB is offered for 20,000 rubles. Other features include a Snapdragon 625 processor , 3 GB of RAM, support for a microSD memory card and a 16 megapixel rear camera.
The smartphone will be able to work for a whole day thanks to a 3300 mAh battery with support for fast recharging.
Samsung Galaxy J5
Every year, Samsung launches a line of budget smartphones Galaxy J3, J5 and J7. Their cost is several times lower compared to the flagship models. When buying, make sure that the Galaxy J devices were released in 2017, and not earlier, because Samsung offers new devices of this series every year.
Galaxy J5 and J5 Prime have a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720p and lower performance. It uses a 4-core processor, a 13 megapixel camera with an f / 1.9 aperture, 16 GB of flash memory and a microSD memory card.
This model can be called a more compact and cheaper version of the Galaxy J7, which we described above. The main difference between them lies in the size and quality of the screen.
Samsung Galaxy A3
5 SE. Galaxy A3 reminds iPhone 5 SE. This is a compact smartphone with a diagonal of 4.7 inches, which can be easily controlled with one hand. Despite this, the developers tried to offer the highest quality interaction with the device. The smartphone has an excellent AMOLED screen, a fast 13 megapixel camera with an f / 1.9 aperture and a premium metal case.
There is IP68 protection against water and dust, a USB-C interface and many other features of more expensive devices. The only disadvantage of the compact size is a small battery with a capacity of 2350 mAh.
Samsung Galaxy J3
Samsung has smartphones and costs less than $ 200. These devices are able to offer excellent software and technical components, backup to the cloud storage Samsung Cloud and a fingerprint scanner . If you want to stay in the Samsung system, but can not afford the Galaxy S8, you can choose an inexpensive model. In Russia, this smartphone can be purchased at a price of 11,800 rubles. You get a 5-inch screen and a good camera. This is where the advantages of the Galaxy J3 end. The amount of flash memory is only 16 GB, but you can increase this value using a microSD memory card.
Samsung Galaxy S7
The most expensive smartphone in this list is the former flagship of the Galaxy S7, which can now be purchased for 27,000 rubles. You will receive the maximum capabilities of Samsung smartphones in 2016 at a price twice lower than the original. There is an excellent AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 5.2 inches and a resolution of 2560 x 1440, one of the best cameras, wireless charging, protection against water and a slot for microSD memory cards.
We can say that at half the price you will get 95% of the capabilities of the modern flagship Galaxy S8. You can not call this flagship cheap, but in terms of price and quality, it is very attractive.