Best Budget Smartphones to buy

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 28 Feb 2020
Best Budget Smartphones to buy

Looking for all-round performance on a budget? These are your best options.


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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Key Highlights:

  • Quad rear camera with a 64MP primary camera, 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor
  • Good gaming performance thanks to MediaTek Helio G90T SoC and up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage powered by a 4500mAh battery
  • Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides ensures durability

Bottomline: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro covers all the bases and ticks all the boxes in offering a wholesome smartphone experience. You can take great photos with a 64MP camera, which is quite literally the largest camera sensor out there. And you also get options to shoot wider or go closer with an ultrawide and macro lens in tow. The Note 8 Pro is also quite powerful and handles games effortlessly thanks to the MediaTek Helio G90T SoC which is designed for gaming. And with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, multitasking won’t be a problem. The Note 8 Pro is great for anyone hungry for heavy performance and great photos.

Realme XT

Key Highlights:

  • First smartphone in India to sport a 64MP rear camera
  • 20W VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge tops up the battery in no time
  • A Super AMOLED display offers bright and vivid visuals

Bottomline: The Realme XT is primed for photography and then some. The 64MP camera captures the smallest details far away, while the rest of the lenses at the back of the phone give you the choice to capture wide landscapes or go up close to the subject. It’s also a fast performer with the Snapdragon 712 chip under the hood. Gaming, browsing, and watching content is great thanks to a bright AMOLED display and, with support for VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge, it can top up the 4000mAh battery in no time.

Oppo F15

Key Highlights:

  • 48MP quad rear camera setup that includes an 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor
  • Multitasking-friendly MediaTek Helio P70 SoC combined with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage
  • Large 4025mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 fast charging support

Bottomline: The Oppo F15 is for anyone looking for a stylish budget smartphone that lasts the whole day and combines a good camera and a great viewing experience. The quad rear cameras include a 48MP camera capable of delivering sharp, detailed shots while a dedicated night mode improves low-light photos. There’s also a bright AMOLED display, which is good for both reading articles and watching movies. The phone also tops up pretty fast thanks to the included VOOC charger.

Samsung Galaxy M31

Key Highlights:

  • Gigantic 6,000mAh battery makes the phone last well over two days
  • Bright 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display makes content look great
  • 64MP quad camera setup offers a wide array of choices in shooting photos

Bottomline: The Samsung Galaxy M31 with a 6000mAh battery easily lasts over two days even with heavy usage. The Exynos processor inside is good for browsing social media, light gaming and watching content and the OneUI interface offers nifty, useful features for customisation. There’s a bright and vivid AMOLED display that offers a great viewing experience while the 64MP quad rear camera lets you take well-detailed photos.

Nokia 7.2

Key Highlights:

  • Premium matte finish design that looks unique
  • 48MP triple camera setup made in collaboration with Zeiss optics
  • Stock Android interface

Bottomline: The Nokia 7.2 is good for anyone looking for an easy-to-use interface and a premium design. It’s one of the best looking budget smartphones out there and it stays updated with regular updates from Google. It’s also a decent shooter with lenses co-developed by Zeiss Optics that are capable of delivering photos with high dynamic range and details. The 3500mAh battery inside makes the phone last well over a day.

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