How much are you will­ing to spend on a smart­phone? Con­sid­er­ing that a mod­ern smart­phone prac­ti­cal­ly com­bines sev­er­al dif­fer­ent devices in one, it is not worth sav­ing on it. But not every­one strives to chase the most expen­sive nov­el­ties. The aver­age price of smart­phones on the mar­ket can range from 10 to 30 thou­sand rubles, and flag­ships can cost 2 or even 3 times more. But we are sure that find­ing the per­fect device is much eas­i­er if you pay atten­tion to the char­ac­ter­is­tics and not to the fash­ion. Thus, it is quite pos­si­ble to lim­it your­self to a rea­son­able price frame­work. It is in order to help you save mon­ey that today we will look at sev­er­al mod­ern smart­phones, the price of which does not exceed 15,000 rubles, but the char­ac­ter­is­tics are able to sup­port even com­plex tasks, and the func­tion­al­i­ty is wide.

Source: XDA Devel­op­ers

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T

The Xiao­mi name has long been syn­ony­mous with afford­able smart­phones. Afford­able, but no less qual­i­ty. One exam­ple is the Xiao­mi Red­mi Note 8T, a flag­ship smart­phone released in 2019. Red­mi Note 8T received a pow­er­ful, though not the lat­est Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 665 proces­sor with 8 cores. In addi­tion, the mod­i­fi­ca­tion we have cho­sen has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. Such char­ac­ter­is­tics allow the smart­phone to per­fect­ly cope with games and any 3d appli­ca­tions, while at the same time leav­ing enough mem­o­ry to store pho­tos, files and books. The Android 9 oper­at­ing sys­tem is com­bined with the MIUI user inter­face, which in turn allows numer­ous cus­tomiza­tion options to suit your taste. The smart­phone allows you to use two SIM cards, although it does not leave the pos­si­bil­i­ty to use a mem­o­ry card. The dis­play, like on oth­er Xiao­mi mod­els, is bright and sat­u­rat­ed. Its diag­o­nal is 6.3 inch­es, and the res­o­lu­tion is 2340x1080. This is pos­si­ble thanks to the aspect ratio of the dis­play 19.5:9. The body design is frame­less, and the screen occu­pies most of the front pan­el.

Man­u­fac­tur­ers paid spe­cial atten­tion to the device’s cam­era, it con­sists of four sen­sors, the main of which has a high res­o­lu­tion of 48 megapix­els. Thus, you get not only detail, but also the pos­si­bil­i­ty of using dig­i­tal zoom.

The front cam­era drop is also present, with a res­o­lu­tion of 13MP. The smart­phone is capa­ble of shoot­ing 4K video and slow motion.

The bat­tery is also a pleas­ant sur­prise, 4000mAh is enough for the active use of the smart­phone dur­ing the day. Addi­tion­al fea­tures include an in-dis­play fin­ger­print scan­ner, Android Pay, and fast charg­ing.

Xiao­mi Red­mi Note 8T is a real find.

Source: CNET

Samsung (A505F) Galaxy A50

Per­haps the main rival of most mid-range smart­phones is Sam­sung. Yes, yes, the com­pa­ny is con­fi­dent­ly hold­ing not only in the top of the best, but also in bud­getary posi­tions. And the main mer­it in this belongs to the Sam­sung Galaxy A50 smart­phone, cre­at­ed in 2018. The device runs on the “native” Sam­sung Exynos 9610 proces­sor, which is not infe­ri­or to com­peti­tors in terms of its capa­bil­i­ties. The Galaxy A50 isn’t a gam­ing smart­phone, but it’s great for day-to-day tasks. The A50 received the same spec­i­fi­ca­tions as the 8T — 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. Of course, this is enough for him. Sim­i­lar­ly, the smart­phone also runs Android 9 and sup­ports 2 SIM cards, but the sec­ond SIM card slot can be used as a mem­o­ry card slot.

Anoth­er dif­fer­ence that makes us pay atten­tion to the smart­phone from Sam­sung is the 6.4‑inch AMOLED dis­play. It is larg­er than the Xiao­mi 8T, has a res­o­lu­tion of 2340x1080 and incom­pa­ra­ble col­or repro­duc­tion. Sam­sung is famous for its dis­plays and the A50 is clear­ly no excep­tion. The design of the smart­phone, in gen­er­al, is not much dif­fer­ent from oth­er peers — this is the same frame­less body with a drop cam­era. The front cam­era, by the way, has a high res­o­lu­tion of 25MP, which allows the user to take great self­ies. The main (the main of the three) rear cam­era received the same res­o­lu­tion. In gen­er­al, you can absolute­ly guar­an­tee high-qual­i­ty pho­tos with the Sam­sung Galaxy A50.

The bat­tery has a capac­i­ty of 4000 mAh, but it can with­stand a lit­tle less than a com­peti­tor from Xiao­mi, since a more advanced dis­play requires more resources. How­ev­er, the smart­phone suc­cess­ful­ly com­pen­sates for the short­com­ings. He received the abil­i­ty to rec­og­nize faces, Sam­sung con­tact­less pay­ment and Android Pay and a fin­ger­print scan­ner built into the screen. The only thing that gives out a bud­get mod­el in a smart­phone is a plas­tic case, but oth­er­wise it is in no way infe­ri­or to top mod­els.

Source: moontechnews.com

Huawei P30 Lite

Smart­phones from Huawei have tak­en a huge step for­ward over the past few years, and some­times it’s amaz­ing to look at what tech­nolo­gies are used in them today, and how well all the ele­ments fit togeth­er. Huawei P30 Lite is a bud­get ver­sion of one of the best smart­phones of 2019, Huawei P30. The smart­phone received a HiSil­i­con Kirin 710 proces­sor. Its capa­bil­i­ties allow us to call the device a gam­ing one, and this indi­cates pow­er and high per­for­mance. The com­bi­na­tion of 4GB of RAM and 128GB of inter­nal stor­age is a nice addi­tion, as oth­er bud­get mod­els are often lim­it­ed to 64GB, take Xiao­mi and Sam­sung men­tioned above. Like them, the device runs on Android 9 with an addi­tion­al user inter­face. Sim­i­lar­ly, the smart­phone sup­ports 2 SIM cards, but one of the slots can be used to expand the mem­o­ry.

But what the smart­phone dis­tin­guished itself in is the dis­play diag­o­nal – 6.15 inch­es with a res­o­lu­tion of 2312x1080 and an image depth of 415 pix­els per inch. The bezels of the smart­phone are quite thin, and the design fol­lows the fash­ion trend of 2019 with a drop cam­era. The front cam­era has received a high res­o­lu­tion of 32MP to pro­vide the user with a real self­ie expe­ri­ence. The main cam­era includes 3 sen­sors, with the main 24-megapix­el. It is worth con­sid­er­ing that the cam­eras on Huawei smart­phones are con­sid­ered among the best, and although the bud­get mod­el did not receive the famous cam­eras from Leica, this does not pre­vent the P30 Lite from tak­ing great pic­tures.

The bat­tery capac­i­ty is 3340 mAh, not as much as we would like, but enough to get you through the whole day with­out recharg­ing. Plus, the abil­i­ty to quick­ly charge great­ly sim­pli­fies the process. The case is made of met­al, thanks to which the smart­phone has a pre­mi­um appear­ance and looks much more expen­sive than it costs.

The fin­ger­print scan­ner is locat­ed on the back, and the device sup­ports Android Pay con­tact­less pay­ment. Huawei P30 Lite is a great choice for any­one who expects pow­er­ful per­for­mance and strik­ing looks from a smart­phone.

Source: techandgeek.com

Motorola Moto G7

Although Motoro­la does not strive to con­quer users with inno­va­tions and orig­i­nal solu­tions, the com­pa­ny def­i­nite­ly man­ages to cre­ate high-qual­i­ty mid-range smart­phones. Moto G7 is anoth­er con­fir­ma­tion of this. The smart­phone is marked in the lists of suc­cess­ful ones, even if it does not occu­py the first lines. How­ev­er, what you def­i­nite­ly can’t refuse him is the com­bi­na­tion between price and qual­i­ty. The smart­phone runs on a Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 632 proces­sor, as expect­ed, this is not a top proces­sor, but suc­cess­ful and time-test­ed. 4GB of RAM allows it to work quick­ly and accu­rate­ly, and 64GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry, expand­able with a sep­a­rate slot, allows you to store any files. Not sur­pris­ing­ly, Moto G7 allows you to use 2 SIM cards at the same time, and the smart­phone runs on the Android 9 Pie oper­at­ing sys­tem.

The 6.2‑inch IPS dis­play is sur­pris­ing­ly good, deliv­er­ing both bright­ness, detail, and col­or sat­u­ra­tion. Its res­o­lu­tion is 2270x1080, the aspect ratio is, as it is fash­ion­able, 19:9, and the image depth is 405 pix­els per inch. The thin bezels around the screen are bro­ken only by the drop cam­era.

Speak­ing of cam­eras, it is worth men­tion­ing that they are not the main focus of the device, so the main dual received a mod­est res­o­lu­tion of 12MP, and the front one — 8. How­ev­er, the cam­era still allows you to shoot slow-motion video.

The bat­tery capac­i­ty is 3000mAh, but fast charg­ing capa­bil­i­ties and a unique bal­ance of char­ac­ter­is­tics come to the res­cue, thanks to which the smart­phone is dis­charged rather slow­ly.

Fans of mod­ern devices will appre­ci­ate the met­al case, which looks very impres­sive.

The smart­phone has a fin­ger­print scan­ner locat­ed on the back of the case. And espe­cial­ly picky users will be hap­py to know that the smart­phone has received pro­tec­tion from mois­ture and dust, it can­not be immersed in water, but it can with­stand rain and splash­es. The char­ac­ter­is­tics of the Moto G7 are rather mod­est, but if you pay atten­tion to the inex­pen­sive cost of the smart­phone, it becomes clear why it is so appre­ci­at­ed.

Source: Android Cen­tral

realme 3 pro

We decid­ed to com­plete the list with anoth­er inter­est­ing smart­phone from a Chi­nese com­pa­ny. Realme is a lit­tle less known in Rus­sia than Xiao­mi, but this does not pre­vent the brand from gain­ing pop­u­lar­i­ty and gain­ing its por­tion of the mar­ket. All of this is made pos­si­ble by smart­phones that offer top-end fea­tures at sur­pris­ing­ly low prices. Realme 3 Pro is just one of the smart­phones that can offer more than many com­peti­tors.

This mod­el is pow­ered by a Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 710 proces­sor, but what makes it dif­fer­ent from the rest? First of all, offer­ing 64GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry, the man­u­fac­tur­ers took care of a sep­a­rate slot for a mem­o­ry card. At the same time, you can safe­ly use 2 SIM cards. 4GB of RAM is the same as the rest of the devices on today’s list, so there’s noth­ing sur­pris­ing here. Also, the smart­phone runs on the Android oper­at­ing sys­tem, only the inter­face is dif­fer­ent here. Many users note that it is much more sim­i­lar to iOS than oth­er ver­sions of Android.

The IPS dis­play has a diag­o­nal of 6.3 inch­es and a res­o­lu­tion of 2340x1080 is a nice indi­ca­tor, and the screen itself does not dis­ap­point. It is bright and has rich col­ors that are only empha­sized by the oper­at­ing sys­tem. An image depth of 409 pix­els per inch deliv­ers smooth, crisp images.

The cam­era is not par­tic­u­lar­ly sur­pris­ing to users, the res­o­lu­tion of the main dual is 16MP, and although it is able to shoot high-qual­i­ty footage, the res­o­lu­tion lags behind com­peti­tors in many ways. But 25MP on the front cam­era will be a pleas­ant sur­prise for self­ie fans. In addi­tion, the smart­phone offers a night mode, but this is exact­ly what not every com­peti­tor can boast of.

The bat­tery received a capac­i­ty of 4045mAh with the abil­i­ty to quick­ly charge. This is also a fair­ly stan­dard indi­ca­tor, which will not sur­prise any­one.

But the case has a very styl­ish design, thanks to which the smart­phone looks expen­sive and styl­ish, and this will sure­ly please users who choose Realme 3 Pro. Addi­tion­al­ly, it is worth not­ing the pres­ence of such fea­tures as face recog­ni­tion and a fin­ger­print scan­ner on the rear pan­el.

Among bud­get smart­phones, there are many options, some of which are able to give the user the capa­bil­i­ties of flag­ships with­out dif­fi­cul­ty and expense. These are mod­ern high-res­o­lu­tion cam­eras, and con­tact­less pay­ment, and even gam­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics. The main thing is to choose the right bud­get smart­phone, in accor­dance with your require­ments.