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The best budget smartphones

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

For many years, good smartphones have been selling at clearly overpriced prices. Everything has changed with the popularization of the Android operating system. Now many Chinese companies have entered the market for such devices. This has contributed to the fact that a cheap smartphone has become a frequent occurrence. Our regularly updated rating included just such devices. All of them are distinguished by balanced characteristics and a large number of positive reviews that are left by customers in the vastness of the global web.

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DOOGEE X70

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580, 1300 MHz
  • Display: 5.5 inch, IPS , 1132 * 540 pixels, 18.5: 9
  • Support 4G (LTE): no
  • Operating System: Android 8.1

Price: from 3 950 rub.

Doogee X70 is a very cheap smartphone with some shortcomings, but also a number of positive aspects. It will appeal to those who are very limited in money, but want to buy a more or less modern outwardly device with a powerful battery, which is 4000 mAh. It is important to understand that up to 5-6 thousand rubles, a capacity of 2600 mAh is considered a high rate.

The model has a modern large-format screen with a bang-shaped cutout, a fingerprint, face unlock, a dual 8 + 5 megapixel rear camera, a 5 megapixel front camera. The case is plastic, the cover is removed - the battery can be changed in case of breakage, the slot is combined. Memory - 2/16 GB, chipset - MediaTek MT6580. The device does not support LTE, which will upset fans to surf the Internet, and also has a poor screen resolution.

Advantages:

  • Powerful removable battery .
  • Beautiful appearance.
  • Finger and face protection.
  • Dual camera with adequate photo quality for its price tag.
  • 2 GB of RAM is an excellent indicator for its price tag.

Disadvantages:

  • Low screen resolution.
  • No LTE.
  • The sensor is not too sensitive.
  • Weak chipset.

Inoi 2 Lite 2019

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580, 1300 MHz
  • Display: 5 inch, IPS, 854 * 480 pixels, 16: 9
  • Support 4G (LTE): no
  • Operating System: Android 8 Go

Price: from 2 990 rub.

Inoi 's low -cost smartphone is a device that more than matches its price tag and even surpasses it. First of all, it attracts appearance - the smartphone is available in two body options: with a glossy IML coating, popular with leading smartphone manufacturers, and with a matte finish that protects the smartphone from slipping on smooth surfaces. At the same time, the small size makes comfortable use with one hand to any user, both a child and an adult. The model is made in four shades, while the device is painted with a smooth transition between colors, it looks much more interesting than the vast majority of available competitors. The device received a classic screen of small size, with a low resolution it is enough for a diagonal of 5 inches.

The device is running a chipset from MediaTek in combination with 1 GB of RAM. Built-in memory to choose from - 4 or 8 GB . The manufacturer promises to launch most games, of course, the most difficult ones only at the minimum settings. The main camera is 5 megapixels, the front camera is 2 megapixels. A pleasant fact is the presence of light sensors and proximity. Autonomy Inoi 2 Lite 2019 is represented by a 2250 mAh battery. This is not enough, but enough for a working day. An important plus of the model is separate slots for two SIM cards and memory, you can install MicroSD up to 64 GB.

Advantages:

  • Great look.
  • Quality materials and assembly.
  • Separate microSD slot.
  • The small sizes.
  • There is enough performance to run undemanding games.
  • For its price, the smartphone takes good pictures.
  • 4 color options.

Disadvantages:

  • No LTE.

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Meizu C9 Pro

  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC9832, 1300 MHz
  • Display: 5.45 inch, IGZO, 1440 * 720 pixels, 18: 9
  • Support 4G (LTE): yes
  • Operating System: Android 8.1

Price: from 5 300 rub.

C9 Pro is one of the most adequate phones with an inexpensive price. Meizu made the model cheaper by using a chipset from a not-so-popular brand, did not make a dual camera and removed the finger scanner. Can this be attributed to the serious shortcomings of the budget device - hardly. At the same time, the device received 3/32 GB of memory, which not every more expensive smartphone has. The 3000 mAh battery lasts for a full day, and sometimes more if you save. The front and main cameras - 13 megapixels each, write in the reviews that they do not reach this value, but as a whole they shoot with dignity for their price tag. Also, the device has good optimization - proprietary firmware is installed without unnecessary programs, which positively affects performance.

Advantages:

  • Good autonomy.
  • Great for its price memory.
  • Adequate performance.
  • Good camera front and rear.
  • OS without unnecessary software.

Disadvantages:

  • You can complain about the lack of a fingerprint.
  • An unpopular processor manufacturer.
  • Slot for SIM cards and memory combined.

Meizu M6T

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750, 1300 MHz
  • Display: 5.7 inch, IPS, 1440 * 720 pixels, 18: 9
  • Support 4G (LTE): yes
  • Operating System: Android 8.1

Price: from 5 450 rubles.

For those users who find the C9 Pro small and the chipset is not trustworthy, it makes sense to look at another model from Meizu. In the M6T, the company offers an 8-core processor from MediaTek, a choice of memory 2/16 or 3/32 GB, a dual main camera 13 + 2 megapixels, a front module 8 megapixels. There is a fingerprint scanner in the smartphone. Battery - 3300 mAh. The whole thing is packed in a plastic case in one of four bright colors - yellow, red, blue, black.

Advantages:

  • Powerful chipset.
  • Dual camera with good image quality.
  • Fingerprint sensor.
  • Several body colors to choose from.
  • There is a notification indicator.

Disadvantages:

  • Under load, the battery runs out very quickly.
  • The minimum memory version periodically slows down - many recommend overpaying for an older device.
  • Slot for sim and microSD combined.

TECHNO POP 1S Pro

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739, 1280 MHz
  • Display: 5.5 inch, IPS, 1440 * 720 pixels, 18: 9
  • Support 4G (LTE): yes
  • Operating System: Android 8.1

Price: from 5 400 rub.

POP 1S Pro is a device that you can safely call perfectly balanced for its value. There is nothing super cool, but there are no weak points, that is, you don’t have to choose what to sacrifice. The case is plastic, the screen without cutouts, but with a modern aspect ratio of 18: 9. Single cameras, the main - 13 megapixels, front - 5 megapixels. The processor is weak, but LTE supports it, and it’s quite enough for everyday tasks. Memory - 2/16 GB. Battery - 3000 mAh. There is a fingerprint protection.

Advantages:

  • Good battery capacity.
  • The small sizes.
  • Loud speaker.
  • Fingerprint protection.
  • Nice camera.

Disadvantages:

  • The microSD slot is combined with a sim.

Xiaomi Redmi 7A

  • Processor: Snapdragon 439, 1950 MHz
  • Display: 5.45 inch, IPS, 1440 * 720 pixels, 19.5: 9
  • Support 4G (LTE): yes
  • Operating System: Android 9.0

Price: from 5 600 rub.

Xiaomi's new product is a powerful eight-core processor in conjunction with 2/16 or 3/32 GB memory, a capacious 4000 mAh battery, a separate slot for a memory card up to 256 GB. The model was released in 2019, so it received the current version of Android, which is also nice. The main camera is 13 megapixels, the front camera is 5 megapixels. Both have AI support. The device did not receive fingerprint protection, but it regularly unlocks the screen in the face. The smartphone is released in four colors - two shades of blue, black and red, but in the official retail of Russia there are only classic blue and black. Like the older Redmi released in 2019, the novelty has P2i protection - a coating that repels water droplets. Not to be confused with IP - immersion in water 7A will not survive. In general, the model for its price is very successful, the traditional Xiaomi flaw in most devices is the lack of NFC .

Advantages:

  • Powerful modern processor.
  • Memory selection.
  • Actual Android.
  • Separate microSD slot.
  • Water repellent coating.
  • Big battery.

Disadvantages:

  • There are no serious minuses.

ZTE Blade V9 Vita

  • Processor: Snapdragon 435 , 1400 MHz
  • Display: 5.45 inch, IPS, 1440 * 720 pixels, 18: 9
  • Support 4G (LTE): yes
  • Operating System: Android 8.1

Price: from 5 980 rub.

For its little money, the Blade V9 Vita is a very interesting device. It was released in 2018 and it already has a changer - V10, but this does not detract from the merits of the previous version. The gadget received an eight-core processor from Qualcomm, has 16 or 32 GB of ROM and 2 or 3 GB of RAM. The case is made of plastic with a soft touch coating. The smartphone does not look ultramodern, but at the same time it lies perfectly in the hand and does not slip, and also is not covered by fingerprints. For some, this is much more important than a beautiful appearance. Of the nice features - the presence of NFC, a fingerprint, face unlock. All this got a dual rear camera - 13 + 2 megapixels and a front camera of 8 megapixels. The battery is 3200 mAh. Even in the minimal version of memory, the phone is interesting and competitive.

Advantages:

  • Small case with non-slip coating.
  • Memory selection.
  • The presence of NFC, a fingerprint, a face scanner.
  • Nice dual camera.
  • Processor from Qualcomm.

Disadvantages:

  • The younger version of 2/16 GB sometimes slows down.
  • Combined slot.
  • The background blur mode works rather mediocre.

Honor 7A Pro

  • Processor: Snapdragon 430 , 1400 MHz
  • Display: 5.7 inch, IPS, 1440 * 720 pixels, 18: 9
  • Support 4G (LTE): yes
  • Operating System: Android 8.0

Price: from 5 990 rub.

The 2018 Honor model will delight customers with the octa-core Snapdragon 430, 2/16 GB chipset with a separate expansion slot, a 3000 mAh battery and a face and finger scan function. The main camera is 13 megapixels, the front camera is 8 megapixels. The case is traditionally plastic, the screen is modern with elongated sides, but without cutouts or bangs. The appearance of the phone is more than classic. The diagonal is convenient in order to comfortably watch movies and surf, but at the same time it is quite possible to control the device with one hand. For those who want to buy a smartphone from a famous brand without obvious minuses and for a small amount of money, this gadget is 100% suitable.

Advantages:

  • Powerful Qualcomm processor.
  • Nice camera.
  • Convenient case size.
  • Separate memory slot.
  • Finger and face scanner.

Disadvantages:

  • Are absent.

Realme C2

  • Processor: Helio P22, 2000 MHz
  • Display: 6.1 inch, IPS, 1560 * 720 pixels, 19.5: 9
  • Support 4G (LTE): yes
  • Operating System: Android 9.0

Price: from 6,200 rubles.

Realme is a youth-oriented brand. The manufacturer does not chase high price tags, but makes devices that are accessible to ordinary customers and at the same time make them want to buy them not because there is no alternative, but because they are worth it. The gadget received a large display with a drop-shaped cutout and a plastic case with a geometric texture, which looks at least atypical in the era of widespread gradient. The device is equipped with a dual main camera 13 + 2 megapixels, as well as a front camera of 5 megapixels. There is an eight-core chipset in the phone, 2/16 or 3/32 GB to choose from, a capacious 4000 mAh battery. Pleasantly pleased with a separate slot for a memory card. All this business is running the current Android 9.0 OS. I would like to see a fingerprint or face protection in a smartphone, but even without them the model is more interesting than many competitors.

Advantages:

  • Powerful chipset for its price.
  • Memory selection.
  • Separate microSD slot.
  • Good sound.
  • Good quality photos.
  • Custom drawing on the case.
  • Actual OS.
  • Capacious battery.

Disadvantages:

  • No finger or face lock.

Vivo y91c

  • Processor: Helio P22, 2000 MHz
  • Display: 6.22 inch, IPS, 1520 * 720 pixels, 19: 9
  • Support 4G (LTE): yes
  • Operating System: Android 8.1

Price: from 6 900 rub.

Vivo Y91c is an inexpensive and beautiful phone with a large widescreen display. The device received a drop-shaped cutout for the frontal, and the back is made of plastic with a curved cover. It is very ergonomic and its large screen does not affect usability. The model is made in two colors - blue and red, both look spectacular and will appeal to representatives of both sexes.

The main camera is dual - 13 + 13 megapixels, front - 5 megapixels with support for unlocking the face, which compensates for the absence of a fingerprint. At its inexpensive price, the gadget received a fairly capacious battery - 4030 mAh, which is enough for a day of active use of the Internet. A powerful eight-core chipset works in conjunction with 2 GB of memory, the main drive pleases more - 32 GB.

Advantages:

  • Beautiful body colors.
  • Great ergonomics.
  • Powerful processor.
  • Excellent autonomy.
  • High-quality photo shooting.

Disadvantages:

  • There is no event indicator light.
  • Not enough RAM - but in general no one complains about it.
  • For some users, face unlock does not always work.

Blackview BV5500 Pro

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739V, 1500 MHz
  • Display: 5.5 inch, IPS, 1440 * 720 pixels, 18: 9
  • Support 4G (LTE): yes
  • Operating System: Android 8.0

Price: from 7 500 rub.

The BV5500 Pro is a shockproof phone with IP68 certification. It has quite good parameters - a powerful 4400 mAh battery, a dual camera at the back - 8 + 8 megapixels and a main one - 5 megapixels. In the model of 3 GB of RAM, the internal drive is 16 GB. The advantage is the presence of an NFC module.

It is worth noting that the BV5500 Pro has a younger version - without the Pro prefix. It is cheaper, but it has a number of nuances - 2 GB of RAM, the lack of NFC and LTE, a weaker processor. If the only requirement for the phone is the presence of a protected case and good autonomy, then it is quite possible to choose a younger device and save.

Advantages:

  • A good amount of RAM.
  • Modern OS.
  • The presence of NFC.
  • Nice dual camera.
  • Protection against moisture, dust, shock.
  • Capacious battery.

Disadvantages:

  • No fingerprint.
  • There is little permanent memory.
  • Slot for sim and microSD combined.

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