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Best budget smartphones

Not everyone can afford at least some expensive phone. Many people prefer to buy a cheap smartphone. If you also do not want to spend on such a purchase a lot of money, then pay attention to our selection. It consists of the best models with a low price tag.

For many years, good smartphones sold at a clearly inflated price. Everything has changed with the popularization of the Android operating system. Now a lot of Chinese companies have entered the market of such devices. This contributed to the fact that a cheap smartphone has become a frequent occurrence. In our regularly updated rating got just such devices. All of them are distinguished by balanced characteristics and a large number of positive reviews, which are left by customers in the vast global web.

Digma Vox S502 3G

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580, 4 cores, 1300 MHz
  • Display: 5.5 inches, IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 4G (LTE) support: no
  • Operating system: Android 5.1

Price: from 5 890 rub.

This smartphone has a very good value for money. Yes, there is no possibility to go online via LTE networks - this is a bit upsetting. But on the other hand, there is a good display here, even if it is not enough stars from the sky. A nice bonus is the FM radio. The main camera, which has an 8-megapixel resolution, also shows its worth. And yet, after buying Digma Vox S502 3G, I want something more. Is the best smartphones should cause such a feeling.

Virtues

  • Not the worst processor;
  • Decent battery life;
  • Relatively good rear camera;
  • Two slots for SIM-cards;
  • Weighs only 138 g;
  • The display was created by IPS technology.

disadvantages

  • It is better not to use the front camera;
  • No proximity sensor;
  • No LTE module;
  • Very little memory.

Oukitel C3

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580, 4 cores, 1300 MHz
  • Display: 5 inches, IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 4G (LTE) support: no
  • Operating system: Android 6.0

Price: from 5 490 rub.

Each budget smartphone is endowed with a specific list of shortcomings. Only the length of this list is different. At Oukitel C3, the list of shortcomings was short. In fact, you can only complain about the impossibility of connecting to 4G networks and a not very capacious battery. The rest of the device deserves the money laid out for its purchase. This is one of the cheapest smartphones with IPS-display. Also, the device pleases with a fresh version of the operating system. Of course, the creators have not forgotten about FM-radio - a rare inexpensive smartphone does without it.

Virtues

  • Very good LCD display;
  • Ability to install two SIM-cards;
  • Relatively light weight (155 g);
  • Stable Android 6.0;
  • Enough powerful processor;
  • Very low price.

disadvantages

  • No light sensor;
  • No LTE support;
  • Not very long battery life.

ASUS ZenFone Go ZB500KL

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 4 cores, 1400 MHz
  • Display: 5 inches, IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 4G (LTE) support: yes
  • Operating system: Android 6.0

Price: from 8 990 rub.

Large companies do not particularly like to produce budget devices. Most often, the output they get terrible products that do not please absolutely nothing. But there are exceptions in the form of ASUS ZenFone Go. This device has GLONASS and LTE modules - this alone makes it stand out from the background of numerous competitors. It also uses a powerful Qualcomm chipset that allows you to enjoy almost all modern games. Everything is in order here and with the version of the operating system - it is impossible to call it obsolete. In short, this model is the main contender to head the top budget smartphones!

Virtues

  • All the necessary sensors are present;
  • 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory;
  • Great processor;
  • Stable operating system;
  • 13 megapixel camera with f / 2 aperture;
  • There is support for LTE;
  • Works with GLONASS satellites;
  • Low weight (150 g);
  • Two slots for SIM-cards.

disadvantages

  • Some copies have a low-quality microphone;
  • The price is no longer the lowest.

Huawei Honor 5A

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735P, 4 cores, 1000 MHz
  • Display: 5 inches, IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 4G (LTE) support: yes
  • Operating system: Android 5.1

Price: from 8 990 rub.

The Chinese company Huawei earns the most money in the production of cellular towers and various wireless equipment. Therefore, it is not surprising that even its cheap Honor 5A has received support for the LTE-A standard. This fact allows you to download data from the network at very high speeds. Also please the buyer should 13-megapixel camera, the aperture of which is disclosed to the value of f / 2.0. No wonder this model got into our rating of smartphones with the best camera ! Despite the budget status, the case of the device is partially made of metal. However, this did not affect the weight.

Virtues

  • Two slots for SIM-cards;
  • Support for LTE-A fourth category;
  • Low weight (140 g);
  • A good processor, though not the most powerful;
  • 16 GB of permanent and 2 GB of RAM;
  • Very good cameras on the back and front panels;
  • Good enough screen.

disadvantages

  • Not very capacious battery;
  • Silent speaker.

LG K3 LTE K100DS

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737, 4 cores, 1100 MHz
  • Display: 4.5 inches, TFT, 480 x 854 pixels
  • 4G (LTE) support: yes
  • Operating system: Android 6.0

Price: from 5 990 rubles.

LG is one of the few large companies that has not abandoned the production of very cheap smartphones. Her LG K3 LTE K100DS can be bought for little money, while the device turned out pretty. But the buyer will definitely be to him claims. First, South Koreans installed a TFT matrix here, suffering from minimal viewing angles. Secondly, the manufacturer did not work on the camera - I don’t feel like taking a 5-megapixel module at all. The rest of the device does not cause any complaints. There is a standard chipset installed, which is more than enough for stable operation of Android 6.0. And the minimum size and weight bring joyful sensations, especially when you see other people have monsters with a 6-inch screen.

Virtues

  • Compact size;
  • The minimum weight (127 g);
  • Support for LTE-A fourth category;
  • Very low cost;
  • The possibility of using two SIM-cards;
  • The latest version of the operating system.

disadvantages

  • The screen is created using TFT technology;
  • Low display resolution;
  • The front camera has a resolution of 0.3 MP;
  • There are not many necessary sensors;
  • Low-power battery.

HOMTOM HT17 Pro

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737, 4 cores, 1100 MHz
  • Display: 5.5 inches, IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 4G (LTE) support: yes
  • Operating system: Android 6.0

Price: from 5 422 rubles.

Now every new company entering the smartphone market faces enormous difficulties. To make your product even someone noticed, you need to greatly reduce its cost. That is why the HOMTOM HT17 Pro, which is relatively good in every sense, is so cheap. It has a good display, created by IPS technology. However, with its diagonal a bit too far, because of what the pixel density was very low. But nothing like this can be said about the RAM, because 2 GB is an ideal volume for such a device. Like buyers and the availability of LTE-A support. A high-quality device and a camera with a 13-megapixel resolution (although an 8-megapixel module is actually used, it should be remembered). If it were not for the Chinese lineage, about which some untranslated menu items speak, this smartphone could be recommended to everyone.

Virtues

  • The latest version of the operating system;
  • Relatively light weight (150 g);
  • Ability to install two SIM-cards;
  • The display was created by IPS-technology;
  • Good cameras;
  • Support for LTE-A fourth category;
  • 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory;
  • Capacious battery;
  • There is a fingerprint sensor ;
  • Very low cost.

disadvantages

  • Silent speaker;
  • There are untranslated menu items into Russian;
  • The screen resolution is not high enough for such a diagonal.

BQ Mobile BQ-5022 Bond

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580, 4 cores, 1300 MHz
  • Display: 5 inches, IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 4G (LTE) support: no
  • Operating system: Android 6.0

Price: from 5 990 rubles.

Smartphone BQ Mobile BQ-5022 Bond is somewhat similar to Sony products. There are also sharp corners here, and the device also weighs quite a lot - 181 g. However, everything else is a typical representative of the budget segment. Like many other budget smartphones, the device from BQ Mobile has the simplest processor by MediaTek by today's standards. Mandatory attribute is FM radio. There is no LTE module here, just as there are not enough stars from the sky and an 8-megapixel camera. The only difference from many competitors is the fingerprint scanner. But it does not work in the best way, sometimes recognizing an imprint not from the first time. It is up to you to forgive a device for all its flaws at such a low cost.

Virtues

  • Two slots for SIM-cards;
  • Availability of fingerprint sensor;
  • The latest version of the operating system;
  • Relatively good processor;
  • Low cost.

disadvantages

  • No light and proximity sensors;
  • No LTE support;
  • Weighs quite a lot;
  • Not very large viewing angles;
  • The battery could be set more capacious.

Lenovo A Plus

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580, 4 cores, 1300 MHz
  • Display: 4.5 inches, 480 x 854 pixels
  • 4G (LTE) support: no
  • Operating system: Android 5.1

Price: from 4 490 rub.

If you are looking for the lowest prices, then you should pay attention to the Lenovo A Plus. This is one of the cheapest smartphones. To achieve such a low cost creators managed by some simplifications. For example, the display installed here is not capable of boasting high resolution. The buyer will have to forget about the networks of the fourth generation. I am glad that the Chinese did not greatly reduce the amount of RAM, which is 1 GB here. But on the other hand, they eliminated the light and proximity sensors, which seriously facilitate the use of such a device. In short, if it were not for the aggressively low price tag - the smartphone would definitely not be included in our rating.

Virtues

  • Very low cost;
  • The possibility of using two SIM-cards;
  • Low weight (146 g);
  • Compact dimensions;
  • There is Bluetooth 4.0;
  • The creators did not reduce the amount of memory to a minimum;
  • Decent processor.

disadvantages

  • There are not many important sensors;
  • Not a very fresh version of Android;
  • Low-quality screen;
  • No LTE support;
  • Bad cameras.

Micromax Q465

  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC9832, 4 cores, 1300 MHz
  • Display: 5 inches, IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 4G (LTE) support: yes
  • Operating system: Android 5.1

Price: from 9 990 rub.

The device from the Indian company pleases with high build quality. The smartphone does not even think to creak when it is compressed. He also has a decent LCD display, created by technology IPS. The 8-megapixel camera installed here is complemented by an LED flash. A powerful processor allows you to run different games, as well as 2 GB of RAM. Nothing bad can be said about the battery, which has a capacity of 3900 mAh. Surprisingly, there is even a fingerprint sensor, which will not allow to unlock the smartphone to another person.

Virtues

  • Good processor;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • The presence of a fingerprint scanner;
  • Very good display;
  • Supports LTE standard;
  • Decent cameras (8 and 5 MP);
  • Two slots for SIM-cards;
  • Weight does not exceed 145 g;
  • Capacious battery.

disadvantages

  • Not a very fresh version of the operating system;
  • Some copies work from a single charge for a very short time.

Lenovo P780

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6589, 4 cores, 1200 MHz
  • Display: 5 inches, IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 4G (LTE) support: no
  • Operating system: Android 4.2

Price: from 7 490 rub.

This smartphone is loved by buyers for a long time. People like the fact that the body here is partially made of metal. And they do not care about the fact that the weight because of this increased to 176 grams. Everything is in order here and with the screen, which is made by IPS technology. The resolution of the main camera is 8 megapixels, which is a typical indicator for a budget device. Only positive emotions are left by the battery, which has a capacity of 4000 mAh. But the front camera of the creators turned out, to put it mildly, no - its resolution does not exceed 0.3 Mp.

Virtues

  • Relatively good chipset;
  • High quality camera;
  • In the creation of the body was used metal;
  • Two slots for SIM-cards;
  • High capacity battery.

disadvantages

  • Only 4 GB of permanent memory;
  • Large enough weight;
  • Horrible front camera;
  • Inflated price for such characteristics;
  • Old version of Android;
  • Indoor communication is poorly maintained.

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