Some of us might be thinking of changing our smartphones to a newer device, however, we’d also prefer not to pay an arm and a leg for them. Thankfully, there are plenty of budget smartphones out there that offer good value for money.
With Christmas just around the corner, this celebration marks our quick approach to the end of the year. Alongside it, we’ve got the last of the smartphone events coming our way – Apple’s iPhone 13 has just been released and, soon enough, we’ll get our hands on the much-anticipated Google Pixel 6.
Both these devices will pave the way for the 2022 market, with newer smartphones attempting to one-up their innovations and with those innovations, will come price tags to match.
However, even with Black Friday incoming, some of us are still not able (or just willing) to pay Apple and Google prices. So the only other option is to look into the budget market and trust us when we say there’s plenty of innovation to be had there as well.
We have compiled a list of smartphones that will not break the bank and, hopefully, this information will also help you make a purchase you’ll be happy with.
Please note that the prices mentioned in this article might differ, depending on which online retailer you choose to purchase from. For clarity, we have always mentioned the lowest price we could find online, for the devices mentioned below.
Realme 8 5G
The entry level segment of the market, which is dedicated to smartphones that are able to provide basic functions that can make the difference, when compared to an older generation smartphone, begins with the Realme 8 family.
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This device is perfect for someone who is looking for the basics and is not particularly interested in using the phone for gaming or battery-heavy apps. If you’re after a phone that fulfills your daily needs and you’re not the type to spend every few minutes checking social media, this is the device for you.
The device has a large FHD+ display with AMOLED technology, a 64MP main camera with 4K recording and a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset under the hood.
On the front, we’ll find a 16MP selfie snapper.
It has 4GB of LPDDR4X Ram, 64GB of UFS 2.1 internal memory as well as the ability to expand it via microSD. The 5G module inside the phone supports 5G DSDS.
Other features include Android 11 , Realme 2.0 interface, GPS , NFC and Bluetooth 5.1.
Price: the 64GB/4GB Ram version will only take you back $180
Poco is a sub-brand of Chinese giant Xiaomi, which is very affordable and performs quite well.
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