With 5G going mainstream for smartphones, it is no longer limited to high-end flagship models. Here are some great budget smartphones that are 5G ready.
With 5G networks expanding rapidly worldwide, smartphones with 5G capabilities have seen a rising demand. This has prompted manufacturers to develop smartphone hardware that can offer 5G for mid-tier or budget models. With this flexibility, leading smartphone brands have launched multiple promising models that bring 5G at an affordable price point. The benefits of 5G, such as lower latency, higher capacity, and increased bandwidth, are now available to a much bigger group of users with economically priced 5G phones. We’ve curated some smartphones available on Amazon that offer 5G on a budget while also delivering a good mix of features and specifications.
The Redmi Note 10T features a 5000mAh battery capacity for long hours of use. You can get this capacity charged up faster with 18W charging support. Its 90Hz display delivers fluid animations and videos with supported content, and it can also switch down to 60Hz, 50Hz and 30Hz depending on the content on screen. This improves battery optimisation without sacrificing the visual quality. With UFS 2.2, the 128GB storage available on the phone reduces load times for your apps and files. Its performance is powered by the MediaTek Dimensitiy 700 that keeps your experience lag-free. To deliver the best brightness levels for your environment, the Note 10T uses a 360 degree ambient light sensor to adjust display brightness.
The Snapdragon 480 5G on the Oppo A74 powers one of the most economically priced 5G experiences on a smartphone. Paired with 6GB of RAM, it also keeps your phone lag-free. All the apps that you download at 5G speed can be stored easily in its 128GB of memory. Covering 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, the display on the A74 delivers vivid colours in its visuals. With a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz sampling rate, apps and games with high frame rates can offer extra smooth and responsive animations. Its 5000mAh battery promises up to 13 hours of video viewing and 40 hours of standby time. The 48MP AI Triple Camera setup can capture your memories in impressive detail and quality.
With 55W FlashCharge support, the iQOO Z3 can be charged up to 50% in just 19 minutes and can reach a fully charged state in just 55 minutes. The Z3’s performance is powered by the Snapdragon 768 5G, an octa-core 7nm processor that keeps your usage reliable for daily tasks and gaming. With UFS 2.2 Flash Memory for its 128GB onboard storage, apps and files onboard can open without any lag. Its 120Hz refresh rate renders smoother animations free from blur. With the Extended RAM technology, the Z3 can improve the ability of the phone to handle multi-app scenarios. Weighing just 185.5 grams, this phone feels lightweight and can be easy to handle for most users.
The Mi 10i 5G features a 108MP main camera that can capture a high level of detail for all your clicks. Paired with an ultra-wide, a depth and a macro sensor, the camera setup offers multiple ways to click the perfect pictures for you. The Dual Video mode lets you capture video from front and rear cameras at the same time. Its 120Hz Intelligent AdaptiveSync Display can deliver smooth visuals when needed and switch to 6 different refresh rates to optimise battery consumption without sacrificing smoothness. While the peak brightness of 450 nits for its 6.67-inch display does result in mediocre outdoor visibility, the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection is good to have.