Today, afford­able price is more impor­tant than ever in a smart­phone, and in order for even an inex­pen­sive device to jus­ti­fy its price, it is impor­tant that it be of high qual­i­ty and pro­vide ample oppor­tu­ni­ties. We’ve already looked at the coolest smart­phones of 2020, pow­er­ful and inex­pen­sive, but now it’s time to look at mod­els that can become opti­mal. This means that we are not look­ing for gam­ing per­for­mance, a huge screen or the lat­est fea­tures, but endurance and the abil­i­ty to per­form com­mu­nica­tive func­tions are impor­tant to us.

So we will look at smart­phone mod­els that do not aspire to the top of the rat­ings, but suit their users in every­thing.

Source: Android­PIT

Moto G8 Plus

The first smart­phone, which we will talk about, bare­ly fits into the price range. But that’s what makes it inter­est­ing. Moto G8 Plus is a typ­i­cal exam­ple of an ex-flag­ship, that is, a smart­phone that at one time was an absolute bench­mark for its own brand. Time may have affect­ed the char­ac­ter­is­tics, which have moved from the top-end cat­e­go­ry to the aver­age cat­e­go­ry, but the for­mer flag­ships can­not def­i­nite­ly be denied the guar­an­teed qual­i­ty.

The Moto G8 Plus is pow­ered by an octa-core Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 665 proces­sor and an Adreno 610 video proces­sor. It has 4 GB of RAM, and every­one who deals with smart­phones will imme­di­ate­ly agree that this is enough for most tasks. Well, 64 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry is enough at least for pho­tos and stor­ing nec­es­sary files. If this is not enough for some­one, you can always use the slot for an addi­tion­al mem­o­ry card, the vol­ume of which can be up to 512 GB. Then there will def­i­nite­ly be enough space for both music and cin­e­ma.

Movies can also be viewed on a 6.3‑inch IPS dis­play with a res­o­lu­tion of 2280x1080. The aspect ratio is 19:9, as in most devices, but the image depth real­ly does not upset — 400 pix­els per inch.

Can the Moto G8 Plus han­dle gam­ing? Of course, if you expect high per­for­mance from it in mod­ern mobile fps shoot­ers, you will be dis­ap­point­ed. But with 3D games, he will cope with a bang.

Of course, the capa­bil­i­ties of the Moto G8 Plus do not end there, and the cam­eras need to be men­tioned. The smart­phone has three main cam­eras, with a res­o­lu­tion of 48 megapix­els, 5 megapix­els and 16 megapix­els. This is not so sur­pris­ing in bud­get cam­eras now, but in this case, both the res­o­lu­tion and the qual­i­ty of the cam­eras ben­e­fit the Moto G8 Plus.

In addi­tion to the main ones, there is also a front cam­era with an impres­sive 25MP res­o­lu­tion.

The bat­tery capac­i­ty is 4000 mAh and you can be sure that the smart­phone will with­stand a day of active use. Man­u­fac­tur­ers have not for­got­ten about the wired head­phone jack, fin­ger­print scan­ner and NFC for wire­less pay­ment.

Source: Android­PIT

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T 4/128GB

If you want to get the most fea­tures at the low­est price, Chi­nese smart­phones from giant brands are always a great option. It is they who are able to offer pre­mi­um per­for­mance and pow­er. One such device is the Xiao­mi Red­mi Note 8T. Like the Moto G8, it runs on a Snap­drag­on 665 proces­sor, not the newest but still pow­er­ful. In addi­tion, the RAM is sim­i­lar to the pre­vi­ous mod­el, but a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence appears when we look at the built-in mem­o­ry. Note 8T is a few thou­sand cheap­er, and offers 2 times more giga­bytes. At the same time, there is a sep­a­rate slot for addi­tion­al mem­o­ry, and you can put a sec­ond SIM card.

The dis­play diag­o­nal is 6.3 inch­es with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a res­o­lu­tion of 2340 x 1080.

With cam­eras, the Note 8T is much more inter­est­ing than the Moto, there are only 4 of them. The main one has a res­o­lu­tion of 48 megapix­els, which is quite stan­dard for mod­ern smart­phones. But apart from that, there are three more cam­eras with 8 MP, 2 MP and 2 MP. One of them is for macro pho­tog­ra­phy. Of course, he shoots a smart­phone and pho­tos and videos. The front cam­era is more mod­est than on the pre­vi­ous mod­el, 13MP.

Here, of course, you will have to choose between mul­ti­me­dia char­ac­ter­is­tics and the gen­er­al para­me­ters of the smart­phone. So you will have to take into account the pref­er­ences and pur­pos­es for which you plan to pur­chase the device.

Red­mi Note 8T will do quite well with video, games and many oth­er tasks. Addi­tion­al­ly, it has both a con­tact­less pay­ment pro­file and a phys­i­cal head­phone input.

The bat­tery capac­i­ty was 4000 mAh, but the smart­phone, like numer­ous alter­na­tive options from Xiao­mi, is incred­i­bly hardy. He can guar­an­tee a day, or even a day and a half, of work.

Source: Mighty Gad­get

Realme 6i 4/128GB

On the same prin­ci­ple as Xiao­mi, you can con­sid­er Realme. These smart­phones have gained and con­tin­ue to grow in pop­u­lar­i­ty. There are a lot of mod­els com­ing out, and every­one is try­ing to attract some­thing spe­cial. Plus, in any price cat­e­go­ry, you can eas­i­ly find an option for your­self.

We chose the Realme 6i with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of stor­age. That is, the same para­me­ters as Xiao­mi, only at the price of Realme even cheap­er. And smart­phones have a lot of dif­fer­ences too. Let’s take a clos­er look at what exact­ly is the mat­ter. Realme is not pow­ered by Snap­drag­on, but by Medi­aTek Helio G80. The proces­sor is also not the newest, but it does an excel­lent job if you do not load it with the most mod­ern demand­ing games.

The screen diag­o­nal is 6.5 inch­es with a res­o­lu­tion of 1600 x 720 and an aspect ratio of 20:9. In gen­er­al, despite the screen size, in terms of per­for­mance, it is infe­ri­or to Xiao­mi, the depth, for exam­ple, is only 270 pix­els per inch. But for most users, this will not affect the expe­ri­ence of using a smart­phone.

There are four main cam­eras, as in Xiao­mi, and their res­o­lu­tions are the same as the pur­pose. The front cam­era received 16 megapix­els, which is also gen­er­al­ly not bad.

But a par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ing fea­ture of the Realme 6i is the bat­tery. Here, the smart­phone is not some­thing that is not infe­ri­or to com­peti­tors, but bypass­es them with 5000mAh.

Wire­less pay­ment, head­phone jack, FM radio and a fin­ger­print scan­ner are also pro­vid­ed in Realme 6i.

The design of the smart­phone does not dis­ap­point either, the device looks pre­mi­um and impress­es with its styl­ish body.

Source: techradar

Huawei Honor 10i

Anoth­er fash­ion brand we haven’t men­tioned yet is Huawei. This com­pa­ny always has some­thing to answer the rest, and, I must say, in recent years, Huawei has been doing this impres­sive­ly.

Huawei Hon­or 10i received a HiSil­i­con Kirin 710 proces­sor with 8 cores and 4GB of RAM and 128GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry, stan­dard for today’s selec­tion. Plus a slot for a mem­o­ry card will allow you to add anoth­er 512GB. This will not sur­prise any­one, so let’s move on to the rest of the para­me­ters.

2340x1080, that is, Full HD, this res­o­lu­tion was received by the dis­play of a smart­phone with a diag­o­nal of 6.21 inch­es. The depth of its image, by the way, is high­er than that of all the oth­er com­peti­tors that we have already men­tioned, name­ly 415 pix­els per inch. And the aspect ratio is 19:9.

As for the cam­eras, here Huawei’s per­for­mance is slight­ly more mod­est than that of its com­peti­tors. Only 24 MP in the main cam­era, 8 MP and 2 MP in the addi­tion­al ones. How­ev­er, it gives very impres­sive results. Even though this is not Leica, as on the flag­ship mod­els of Huawei, but this does not have a neg­a­tive effect. The focus seems to have been on the front cam­era, which received a res­o­lu­tion of 32 megapix­els. Great option for self­ie lovers.

The tech­ni­cal indi­ca­tor of the bat­tery is again low­er than that of oth­er smart­phones, 3400 mAh. But Huawei is tak­ing Apple’s approach and bal­anc­ing the pow­er con­sump­tion of the oper­at­ing sys­tem and smart­phone func­tions in order to ensure long bat­tery life.

The addi­tion­al func­tions of the smart­phone are the same: NFC, a head­phone jack, a sec­ond SIM card, but only instead of a mem­o­ry card and a fin­ger­print scan­ner.

Source: cnet

Samsung Galaxy M21 64Gb

Among smart­phone users, there is a cer­tain cat­e­go­ry of peo­ple who pre­fer the same brand. There are Apple fans, and there are many of them, there are fans of One­Plus, Huawei and, of course, Sam­sung. For the lat­ter, we have select­ed this ver­sion of a bud­get smart­phone from your favorite com­pa­ny with a mod­ern design and fea­tures.

Let’s start with the fact that the body of the smart­phone real­ly looks impres­sive, like a real pre­mi­um device, with a cam­era drop and a screen that takes up almost the entire front pan­el. The diag­o­nal of this screen is 6.4 inch­es. This is not just IPS, as in oth­er cas­es, but AMOLED, that is, the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion of pre­mi­um screens on Sam­sung smart­phones. Now super AMOLED is installed on the most mod­ern flag­ships. The screen res­o­lu­tion is 2340 x 1080 and the image depth is 403 ppi. With an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, we can say for sure that the image and qual­i­ty of this screen are not in doubt.

In addi­tion, it is worth not­ing the proces­sor, here we have an Exynos 9611 from Sam­sung, a proces­sor with 8 cores. Sam­sung Galaxy M21 has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. This is less than the rest, but it is worth con­sid­er­ing that the price of a smart­phone is almost the same, but the advan­tage lies in the brand and some char­ac­ter­is­tics, includ­ing the screen, which we have already not­ed.

Sam­sung Galaxy M21 received three main cam­eras. We can imme­di­ate­ly say with con­fi­dence that there will be no short­age of either the num­ber of cam­eras or their megapix­els. The res­o­lu­tion of the main one is 48 megapix­els, the addi­tion­al ones are 8 megapix­els and 5 megapix­els. Plus, an addi­tion­al front cam­era with a res­o­lu­tion of 20 megapix­els. The user will have noth­ing to com­plain about.

Bat­tery capac­i­ty is anoth­er char­ac­ter­is­tic of the Sam­sung Galaxy M21 that def­i­nite­ly impress­es most users. While most devices cost 4000 mAh, Sam­sung offers as much as 6000 mAh. In talk mode, the smart­phone can work up to 49 hours, and you can lis­ten to music con­tin­u­ous­ly for 131 hours.

Charg­ing is via USB Type‑C and, of course, the smart­phone sup­ports fast charg­ing. In addi­tion, it has an NFC pro­file for pay­ing with a smart­phone, a fin­ger­print scan­ner on the back and a 3.5mm head­phone jack.

Well, as we found out, smart­phones that can be pur­chased at a very rea­son­able price can be even more func­tion­al. Despite the trend of chas­ing the lat­est devices and the most fash­ion­able fea­tures, do not for­get that man­u­fac­tur­ers pro­vide devices for all price cat­e­gories. So the release year is not the main thing in a smart­phone.

We have cho­sen only a few devices, but there are many more of them, and of course, among them there are cheap­er ones with wide fea­tures, and a lit­tle more expen­sive, but with more mod­ern func­tion­al­i­ty.