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The best budget smartphones with a good camera

Sometimes it seems that after buying a budget smartphone you can forget about high-quality photography. But actually it is not. In stores you can easily find an inexpensive smartphone with a quite good camera. This is proved by our current selection, consisting of just such models.

Mobile camera modules have a fairly high cost. That is why you will never see in smartphones worth up to 10 thousand rubles the same camera that is built into the top models. However, it should be noted that the fact that any electronic equipment becomes cheaper with time. Now even the budget device can shoot better than the flagships of some 2011. And more, some buyers do not need. Below you will get acquainted with those inexpensive devices that shoot better than others. By the way, you can read about smartphones with the best front-facing camera in a separate collection.

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Wileyfox spark

  • Camera resolution: 8 MP
  • Aperture: f / 2.2
  • Flash: there is

Price: from 6 990 rubles.

Smartphone Wileyfox Spark can be called a treasure trove of compromises. On the one hand, his camera takes great pictures. On the other hand, video using this model makes no sense to shoot, as it turns out to be blurred. Approximately the same words can be pronounced in relation to other characteristics. For example, the device works with the help of Cyanogen OS 13 with regularly occurring slowdowns. But it is necessary to install the “bare” Android on it, as all the brakes disappear. In short, if you are ready to be confused with installing a custom operating system, and you only need photos from the camera, then Wileyfox Spark is the best choice!

Virtues

  • Excellent photos;
  • The presence of a good LED flash;
  • Eight megapixel front camera;
  • Enough powerful processor;
  • Support for LTE-A fourth category;
  • Two SIM slots.

disadvantages

  • Video shooting is not the end of the smartphone;
  • The minimum amount of memory;
  • Not very large viewing angles;
  • Slow working operating system.

Digma Vox S502 3G

  • Camera resolution: 8 MP
  • Flash: there is

Price: from 5 290 rub.

Another inexpensive smartphone with a good camera. The manufacturer does not specify its detailed specifications. But the fact remains that the camera shoots very well, especially on a clear sunny day. But one should not count on good video shooting - like many other budget devices, the Digma Vox S502 3G can easily skip a few frames, and also make the picture blurry. You can also regret the lack of 4G support here - the photos you create will be laid out on the network for a long time. But the device itself almost does not slow down, for which one should thank the optimized Android 5.1. Here you only have to install the application on the microSD card, since the built-in memory here is only 4 GB.

Virtues

  • Stable operating system;
  • Two slots for SIM-cards;
  • Good photos;
  • Good processor;
  • Not the shortest battery life.

disadvantages

  • Very little memory;
  • The simplest two-megapixel front-facing;
  • No proximity sensor;
  • No 4G support.

Huawei Honor 5A

  • Camera resolution: 13 MP
  • Aperture: f / 2.0
  • Flash: there is

Price: from 8 990 rub.

For relatively little money, this device offers a 13-megapixel camera. It removes no worse than even a little more expensive South Korean smartphones. The device even allows you to record good video in Full HD resolution with a frequency of 30 frames / s. But this should be done only with good lighting, otherwise there may be some problems. The high-quality Huawei Honor 5A is also integrated with the front camera - its resolution is 5 megapixels. As for the other characteristics, it is also difficult to find fault with them. The screen has wide viewing angles, the modem supports LTE-A technology, Android 5.1 functions without special brakes. In a word, not for nothing this model got into our rating.

Virtues

  • Well-received photos;
  • Relatively good video quality;
  • High-quality LCD display;
  • Ability to install two SIM-cards;
  • The body is partially made of metal;
  • Supports LTE-A fourth category;
  • A decent amount of memory;
  • Not the worst processor;
  • Good front camera.

disadvantages

  • Not the most capacious battery;
  • Unlocking in some cases takes 3-4 seconds;
  • Not the best sound quality.

BQ Mobile BQS-5050 Strike Selfie

  • Camera resolution: 13 MP
  • Aperture: f / 2.0
  • Flash: there is

Price: from 6 390 rubles.

Some people believe that budget smartphones with a good camera can be produced only by South Korean companies. But in reality this is not the case; basically, such devices leave the assembly line of Chinese enterprises. Moreover, in recent times, even the Russian company BQ Mobile has learned how to produce such good devices! Her BQS-5050 is primarily aimed at people who love to shoot in the genre of "selfie". But this does not mean that the device is able to boast only “front-facing”. Its main camera also has a 13-megapixel resolution, and a wide open aperture allows you to shoot even in low light conditions. Ideal frames are not obtained only due to the lack of experience of Russian programmers - their Chinese and South Korean colleagues are introducing more sophisticated image processing algorithms.

Virtues

  • 13 megapixel front camera;
  • High resolution main camera;
  • High-quality photos with realistic colors;
  • Not the worst processor;
  • Having the ability to install two SIM-cards;
  • Stable Android 6.0;
  • A separate button for taking selfies.

disadvantages

  • Small amount of operational and permanent memory;
  • No 4G support;
  • The light and proximity sensors are forgotten;
  • Quiet and low-quality speaker.

CUBOT Dinosaur

  • Camera resolution: 13 MP
  • Aperture: f / 2.0
  • Flash: there is

Price: from 7 690 rub.

This device is not as cheap as most users would like. We can say that it is on the verge of a budget segment. But he has great characteristics. For example, the screen installed here was created using IPS technology, which speaks of wide viewing angles. Also here is a 4G-module that allows you to use high-speed access to the global web. But the most surprising is 3 GB of RAM - such a volume is rarely found even in more expensive smartphones. As for the camera, it has a 13 megapixel resolution. It shoots very well - the colors are realistic, the illumination is extremely rare.

Virtues

  • All important sensors are present, including a barometer;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • There is support for LTE;
  • Not a bad 5-megapixel front-facing;
  • High resolution main camera;
  • Two slots for SIM-cards;
  • Great photos;
  • Capacious battery;
  • Stable running Android 6.0.

disadvantages

  • Great weight (185 g);
  • Not all items in “Settings” are translated into Russian;
  • Strong heating under load, causing brakes.

SENSEIT A200

  • Camera resolution: 8 MP
  • Aperture: f / 2.4
  • Flash: there is

Price: from 6 490 rub.

Buying a smartphone like the SENSEIT A200 is always a big risk. Little-known manufacturers prefer to save on quality control. As a result, some specimens can be very different from others. If you are lucky, this model will give you a very good camera with fast autofocus and realistic color reproduction. You will also appreciate LTE data transfer, HD display resolution and a capacious battery. But if you get a poor-quality copy, then get ready for problems with the same camera or other components.

Virtues

  • Stable running Android 6.0;
  • A pair of slots for SIM-cards;
  • The optimal resolution for a 5-inch screen;
  • Good photos;
  • Support LTE-A fourth category.

disadvantages

  • The resolution of the front camera could be higher;
  • The amount of memory does not suit everyone;
  • Not the most powerful processor;
  • There is a marriage.

Prestigio Grace R7

  • Camera resolution: 13 MP
  • Aperture: f / 2.0
  • Flash: there is

Price: from 7 990 rub.

For many years, the South Korean company Samsung has been producing camera modules only for its own smartphones. But some time ago, she still started selling them on the side. One of these modules received a relatively cheap Prestigio Grace R7 smartphone. The sensor pleases with high resolution, which allows you to admire decent detail. But the most important feature is the fairly wide open aperture. And here there is a triple (!) LED flash. If it were not for the lack of optical stabilization, then one would think that the camera came here from some flagship.

Virtues

  • High resolution main camera;
  • Enough powerful processor;
  • Decent stock of operational and permanent memory;
  • Good resolution 5-inch screen;
  • It is possible to install two SIM-cards;
  • Android 6.0 is installed;
  • There is a fingerprint sensor ;
  • The speaker is on the end.

disadvantages

  • There are not many sensors needed;
  • Very modest front camera;
  • There are defective copies;
  • There is no support for LTE.

Huawei Y6

  • Camera resolution: 8 MP
  • Aperture: f / 2.0
  • Flash: there is

Price: from 7 039 rub.

Practice shows that now it is quite possible to buy a budget smartphone that knows how to shoot video relatively well. A good example of this is the Huawei Y6. This unit writes an HD-image with a frequency of 30 frames / s. The lack of resolution Full HD plays only a plus - the picture does not stretch and does not blur. As for the photos, they also turn out good, which is facilitated by the aperture that was opened up to f / 2.0. Among the other characteristics, we should highlight the processor created by Qualcomm - a kind of quality mark. For the rest, this is a typical inexpensive smartphone, which has a number of simplifications that you have to put up with.

Virtues

  • The minimum weight (125 g);
  • Good quality photos and videos;
  • LTE support;
  • A decent Snapdragon processor 210;
  • Stable functioning.

disadvantages

  • There are not some important sensors;
  • Slippery body;
  • On sale there are defective copies;
  • Small amount of memory;
  • Not very long battery life.

ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KG

  • Camera resolution: 8 MP
  • Aperture: f / 2.0
  • Flash: there is

Price: from 8 800 rub.

This smartphone got its name in honor of the laser autofocus system, which it is endowed with. Also, engineers from the Taiwanese company tried to minimize the number of optical elements, which had a positive effect on the luminosity. As a result, the camera built into this device is capable of shooting well even in the evening when it is dark around. In such conditions, you can also use a double two-tone flash, which is also present on the rear panel. As for the other characteristics, they are typical for the apparatus, which is on the verge of the budget segment.

Virtues

  • Autofocus triggered in 0.2 s;
  • Very nice photos;
  • Bright flash;
  • There are two slots for SIM-cards;
  • Low weight (140 g);
  • Powerful Snapdragon processor 410;
  • 2 GB of RAM.

disadvantages

  • No LTE support;
  • Only 8 GB of permanent memory;
  • Not the best LCD display;
  • The Android version could be fresher;
  • Short autonomous work.

ZTE Blade L4 Pro

  • Camera resolution: 8 MP
  • Aperture: f / 2.2
  • Flash: there is

Price: from 7 239 rub.

The line of smartphones ZTE Blade is different in that its devices can boast a small thickness. In particular, for L4 Pro, this parameter does not exceed 8.75 mm. For its price, the device has good characteristics. Its screen is made by IPS-technology, and the 8-megapixel camera is complemented by a fairly powerful flash. The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek MT6735P quad-core processor and the Android 5.1 operating system. The main advantage of the device is support for LTE technology, thanks to which the photos created by the integrated camera are sent to the social network almost instantly.

Virtues

  • LTE support;
  • Good shots;
  • The presence of a pair of slots for SIM-cards;
  • Two radio modules (both support 4G);
  • Relatively good display.

disadvantages

  • The processor could be more powerful;
  • Not the latest version of the operating system;
  • Short autonomous work.

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1 comment

  • Although Wileyfox saw in this rating, Spark is not their best model, but the most budget. Value for money quality standards.