best budget phones

A couple of years ago, the smartphone market provided a limited number of choices to the customers looking for new phones. Samsung and Apple were the only credible options back then and both the companies held their fair share of monopoly on the market. Then came the Chinese brands, which aimed to facilitate the users with the best budget phones having high value for money.

Giving higher specs in a lower price range seemed unfathomable once, but these companies pushed their limits with their best offerings in order to capture the budget category which constituted a huge portion of the overall market.

Resultantly, if you need to buy a budget smartphone now, you’ll have a number of options to choose from. Luckily we have made this further easier for you to decide. Here is a list of the best budget phones you can buy right now.

Nokia 6

Nokia 6

It is one of the first phones that HMD Global, a Finnish company, produced with Nokia branding after they acquired the mobile division of Nokia. Nokia 6 comes with Qualcomm’s entry-level processor and is one of the most preferable options among best budget smartphones. The phone comes with stock android which makes its UI clean and smooth.

The phone is available for Rs. 19,990 in Pakistan.

  • Display: 5.5 inches
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB (expandable via microSD card using sim slot 2)
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP (f/2.0)
  • Front Camera: 8MP (f/2.0)
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Xiaomi Redmi 4X

Xiaomi Redmi 4x

Xiaomi has been focusing on its budget and midrange lineup and has succeeded in producing some of the most affordable phones with great specs. Redmi 4X is no different, it comes as an upgrade to the Redmi 4, with an improved chipset.

Powering up just a 5-inch display, the phone has 4100mAh battery which is huge enough to last more than one day even with heavy usage. With its decent specs and high value for money, Redmi 4X has definitely earned its place among the best budget phones.

Redmi 4X is available in Pakistan for Rs. 18,900.

  • Display: 5 inches
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB (expandable via microSD card using sim slot 2)
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP (f/2.0)
  • Front Camera: 5MP (f/2.2)
  • Battery: 4100mAh
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.1.2 (Nougat)

Infinix Hot 6 Pro

Infinix-Hot-6-Pro

Infinix is a Hong-Kong based smartphone maker that has been in the game for 5 years now. It mainly focuses on budget and midrange devices. Hot 6 pro is the most recent smartphone from the manufacturer.

The phone, launched in July 2018, comes with a 5.99-inch display which is powered by a huge 4000 mAh. The reason that we placed the phone on the third spot in our list is the low-end processor. The phone houses a Snapdragon 425 which may not be suitable for heavy gaming, however, should be enough for media consumption and multi tasking in day to day usage.

Infinix Hot 6 Pro is available in Pakistan for Rs. 20,000.

  • Display: 5.99 inches
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB (expandable via microSD card)
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • OS: Android Oreo

Oppo A71(2018)

Oppo A71(2018)

The self-proclaimed selfie expert, Oppo, has launched the updated version of the last year’s A71. The major update included the shift of the processor from last year’s Mediatek 6750 to Snapdragon 450, which is known for its power efficiency.

A71 (2018) comes with the AI selfie features that we first saw on the Oppo F5. The phone is definitely worth every penny you will spend on it.

Oppo A71 (2018) can be bought in the Pakistani market for Rs. 18,000.

  • Display: 5.2 inches
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB (expandable via microSD card)
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP (f/2.2)
  • Front Camera: 5 MP (f/2.4)
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • OS: Android 7.1 (Nougat)

Honor 7A

Honor 7A

Honor has recently launched its lineup of budget phones for 2018 among which the Honor 7A really has a wow factor to it. By the looks of the phone, you won’t be able to judge whether it’s an upper midrange or a budget phone.

Honor 7A has performed well in our real-life tests. The phone has a solid build quality and decent specs and as far as best budget phones go, you cannot go wrong with Honor 7A.

You can buy Honor 7A in Pakistan for Rs. 19,000.

  • Display: 5.7 inches
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB (expandable via microSD card dedicated slot)
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP (f/2.2)
  • Front Camera: 8 MP (f/2.0)
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • OS: Android Oreo

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