Here are the best budget smartphones you can buy on Amazon.
With smartphone hardware evolving, budget phones have become quite powerful and are adept at accomplishing most of the usual tasks — Taking photos, playing games, reading articles, browsing social media and what not. You don’t need to sell a kidney anymore to get a smartphone experience. But not all budget phones are made the same. Some are great, some are good while some are not so good. Here are the best budget smartphones you can buy on Amazon this Diwali —
The Samsung Galaxy M30s features a gigantic 6,000mAh battery. The largest ever on a mobile phone. That ensures the phone will keep running for more than a day. On the back, there’s an enhanced triple-camera setup which includes a 48MP camera along with another wide-angle camera and a depth sensor. The Galaxy M30s also rocks a bright Super AMOLED display, making the overall package quite competitive.
The Poco F1 is one of the fastest budget phones you can buy today thanks to the Snapdragon 845 processor powering it. There’s up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and the dual camera on the back that has steadily improved over regular updates from the company. The Poco F1 sports a 6.18-inch display with a notch that houses a 20MP selfie camera. It also lasts more than day thanks to a 4000mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Mi A3 is the latest Android One phone from the Chinese manufacturer. The Mi A3 packs the Snapdragon 665 inside and a triple-camera stack at the back which also includes a 48MP camera along with a wide-angle and a depth sensor. On the front you get a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with HD+ resolution making the form factor quite compact. There is a 20MP camera housed in the waterdrop notch. The Mi A3 is particularly good if you are looking for a clean, stock Android experience with the promise of regular updates.
The Nokia 8.1 is a premium phone that is not too heavy on the pocket. It has a classy all-glass design and a vivid, bright 6.18-inch HDR display. At its heart is the Snapdragon 710 and up to 6GB RAM. It also runs on pure, stock Android with the promise of upgrade to Android 10. Furthermore, there’s a dual-camera stack with Zeiss optics and Nokia’s own HDR imaging algorithm that results in pretty decent photos.
The Samsung Galaxy M40 is the latest in the series with a punch-hole camera drilled into the display. It frankly looks quite modern. There is also a triple camera stack at the back with a 32MP primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera and another depth sensor. The camera does offer a lot of flexibility while shooting but it’s the Snapdragon 675 under the hood that makes the Galaxy M40 run quite fast. It also doubles up as a good gaming device for the bright uninterrupted display and the fast processor that’s paired with 6GB of RAM.
The Galaxy A-series from Samsung has been churning out some impressive devices and the Galaxy A50 fall somewhere in the middle of the lineup. It sports a lot of useful features found in Samsung flagship phones, including a bright 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display and triple-cameras on the back. There’s also a large 4,000mAh battery to boot.
The Oppo K3 is quite a stylish phone to use. It features a borderless AMOLED display with a pop-up selfie camera along with a gradient colour finish. The Oppo K3 is powered by the Snapdragon 710 making it a good phone to play games on. There’s also Oppo’s signature VOOC 3.0 fast charging that tops up the 3765mAh battery in about an hour.
The Samsung Galaxy M30 is both long-lasting and comes with good cameras on the back. The Galaxy M30 features a massive 5,000mAh battery and a triple-camera setup. There’s also a FHD+ AMOLED display to boot and a gradient colour design on the back. The Galaxy M30 is good for those who want a simple to use interface, reliable cameras and a phone that lasts long.
The Vivo V15 rocks a 32MP pop-up selfie camera and an all-screen display that spans 6.53-inches. There’s a MediaTek Helio P70 SoC that powers a host of AI camera features in the 24MP triple camera stack that also includes an 8MP ultrawide camera and a depth sensor for portrait photos. The V15 Pro also has plent of RAM and storage along with a microSD card slot and dual SIM-dual standby.
When it comes to absolute budget phones, the Redmi Y3 is both a combination of good looks and reliable performance. The phone features Xiaomi’s signature gradient design and sports a 32MP selfie camera that takes well-composed selfies even in low light. The Redmi Y3 is powered by a Snapdragon 632 processor and comes with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
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