Budget phones for first-timers

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 17 Jun 2020
Budget phones for first-timers
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If you are looking for a phone for first-timers, then you should probably get a budget smartphone that can deliver on all fronts of basic necessities. This will help the user get used to the different features of a smartphone but would not deprive them of certain features like having a good camera setup or a good processor. Keeping these things in mind, here is a list of four budget smartphones that are ideal for a beginner, and can be bought via Amazon. Do note that these products have been selected based on their listed features.

Redmi 8A Dual

The Redmi 8A Dual is a budget smartphone with ample features, making it a good choice for first-timers. To start with, it has a dual-camera setup (13+5MP) at the back and an 8MP front-facing camera. It has a 6.22-inch dot-notch display with a pixel resolution of 1520x720 pixels, which should give you a decent viewing experience. In terms of memory, it comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which you can further expand up to 512GB using an external microSD card. It runs on a 1.95GHz Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor and supports Android Pie OS, which should allow you to use most of the newer apps with ease. One of the best features of this smartphone is that it has a 5000mAh battery, which should give you a day’s power under optimal use, as claimed by the brand. Finally, it supports fast charging as well through the 18W adapter with a Type-C cable that you get along with the smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi A3

The Xiaomi Mi A3 is ideal for first-timers who want a stock Android OS as this smartphone uses the stock version of Android Pie OS without any additional skin from the brand. It has a 6.08-inch AMOLED display with a pixel density of 282ppi pixel density, which should give you a decent visual.  In the camera department, it comes with a triple camera setup at the back with a 48MP primary camera and a 32MP front camera, which is not so common in smartphones in this segment. Furthermore, it has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory (expandable up to 256GB). The 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor used in the smartphone should allow you to use the common apps with no lags. Finally, it has a 4030mAh battery, which should allow you to use the smartphone for a whole day under optimal usage.

Realme C3

Here is an ideal smartphone for first-timers as you get all the top features of a smartphone without burning a hole in your pocket. The Realme C3 has a big 6.52-inch FHD+ display, which should be able to give you a good gaming and viewing experience. It has a powerful 5000mAh battery, which should help the smartphone last for a day on a single full charge, as per company claims. Furthermore, the smartphone has a dual-camera setup at the back with a 12MP primary camera and a 5MP front camera as well.  It runs on the octa-core Helio G70, which should be able to give you a decent performance at this price point. Finally, it has a powerful combination of memory thanks to a 4GB RAM and a 64GB internal memory.

Nokia 2.2

The Nokia 2.2 is a budget smartphone from the brand that is ideal for first-timers who want a compact smartphone. It has a display size of 5.71-inches, making it quite easy to hold in your hand. Moreover, the FHD display should be able to deliver good performance in terms of your viewing experience. In the camera department, it uses a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front camera. The smartphone runs on a 2 GHz Cortex A53 processor and 2 GB RAM, which should give you a decent user-experience while using any of the basic applications. Furthermore, you get 16GB of internal memory which you can further expand to 400GB with the use of an external SD card.

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