The smartphone industry has been paying more and more attention to the budget market lately, much to the pleasure of consumers everywhere. While many cheaper models used to be cheap in every sense of the world, new models are more powerful, have better features, and are made using better materials.
There is now more choice than ever, which can be both a curse and a blessing. So, we’ve decided to give you a quick rundown of some of the best models on the market to make the job easier for you. Here are some of the best budget Android handsets on the market.
The TCL 10 Pro
TCL recently decided to officially enter the smartphone scene, and they definitely did it with a bang. One of the greatest things about TCL is its lineup of budget models, with the TCL 10 Pro being their flagship.
This phone can be found for under £400 and has 4 back cameras, a borderless AMOLED display with no notch cutout, and a fingerprint scanner built into the screen. We’re talking about features that you won’t even find on the most expensive iPhone. For those with a smaller budget, there is also the TCL 10L that can be found for under £200 and has many similar features. If you want to learn more about TCL phones and their TCL 10 series, you should check out the TCL mobile UK website.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Xiaomi has managed to strike a vein with its few budget releases, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 falls right in line. The first thing you’ll notice is the price of around £200, but it also packs some interesting specs. It has a MediaTek Helio G85 GPU with up to 128GB of internal storage. It also has 4 back cameras, with one clocking in at 48 pixels, which is quite impressive.
If your main concern is money and you don’t care much about the specs, then this could be the smartphone for you. The Nokia 1.3 can be found for under £100 and is a respectable device for its price.
Ok, we understand that 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage doesn’t seem like much, but the Nokia 1.3 runs on a special version of Android that was made specifically for low powered devices. The phone does have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 clocking in at 1.3ghz, which makes it pretty capable for a unit in its category. It’s also nicely built with a replaceable battery, which is a welcome addition.
The Samsung Galaxy M31
Samsung has a wide selection of budget phones, some less impressive than the others. But what really makes this one stand apart is the battery life. The M31 comes with a massive 6,000 mAh battery and will give you up to 6 hours of video playback time. A great option for those on the go. It also has a decent display, good performance, and a 4 camera setup.
All of these phones are great options if you’re looking for something that will be both affordable and performant. Make sure to look those up in detail, and see which ones fit within your cords.