Best budget smartphones of 2017

Today in the smartphone market you will find a huge number of inexpensive (budget) smartphones. Moreover, the choice is so wide that the eyes run up. In this review, we will consider the most interesting budget devices in the price-quality category. As for the cost of devices, we will set the maximum mark at the level of 15 thousand rubles. At the same time, we will not forget to tell in our review about less expensive smartphones that can be bought on the Russian market.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TL 16Gb

For the new season, ASUS decided to prepare an inexpensive, but at the same time very cool device, where there are literally all the chips from older models. What kind? Bend your fingers: a stylish metal case, an excellent 5.2-inch screen with HD resolution, a good 13 MP camera with LED flash, a powerful battery as much as 4130 mAh, support for LTE, OTG and even a fingerprint scanner! How do you like this option?

Used processor – MediaTek MT6737T, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, there is a slot for a memory card.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 148g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737T
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4130 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro (Prime) 3GB + 32Gb

We can not pass by Redmi 4 Pro (Prime) 3GB + 32Gb from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. Why? Because it is one of the most inexpensive devices in our market with very interesting characteristics. This is not a flagship yet, but a powerful enough smartphone.

The diagonal of the screen is 5 inches, the resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels, that is, Full HD. As a processor, the manufacturer uses the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal. Of course, there is support for memory cards.

Among the additional features we note: a good 13 MP camera, a metal case, a fingerprint scanner, LTE support, a capacious 4100 mAh battery.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 156g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M5 16Gb

Excellent budget smartphone from Meizu. Let the word “budget” not bother you – in terms of the characteristics, the Meizu M5 can put a lot of more famous and expensive competitors in your belt.

The manufacturer decided to use a 5.2-inch screen – a non-standard, but interesting solution. The display resolution is 1280 × 720 pixels. The smartphone is powered by an 8-core MediaTek MT6750 processor, and the RAM capacity is 2 GB. Not so bad for a budget, isn’t it?

The case is plastic, has smooth contours and many shades.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 138g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3070 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone Go ZB450KL 8Gb

Another ASUS smartphone, only this time the screen diagonal is much smaller – 4.5 inches. Perfect for those users who need a small device.

Display resolution – 854 × 480 pixels, processor – 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, built-in memory – 8 GB, RAM – 1 GB. There is support for memory cards up to 128 GB. The capacity of the removable battery is 2070 mAh. A good 8 MP camera is installed.

Interestingly, this budget device has LTE. The color of the back cover can be chosen to your taste.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 854 × 480
  • Weight: 135g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2070 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) SM-J510F / DS

Samsung is one of the most well-known companies producing mobile devices, including smartphones, and for many users the brand is very important, all the more so. At a cost, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) just fits into 15 thousand rubles (somewhere it costs 13 thousand, somewhere – 16 thousand).

Screen size – 5.2 inches, resolution – 1280 × 720 pixels, processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, there is a slot for a memory card. The case design is classic and in this we see a big plus – it suits an audience of any age. The color of the case, by the way, can be chosen at your discretion.

As always, Samsung has an asset, a good 13 MP camera, a fairly powerful 3100 mAh battery, there is LTE support, the matrix is ​​Super AMOLED.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 32Gb

Another Xiaomi – high-quality and quite powerful device for little money.

The screen diagonal is 5.5 inches, the resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels, a powerful 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor (MT6797), 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory are installed. There is support for memory cards.

A good camera is 13 MP, a powerful battery is 4100 mAh. There is support for LTE, a fingerprint scanner is installed. Case – metal.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

LG K10 LTE K430DS

Good “budget” from the company LG. And if before this smartphone was unlikely to fall into the current review, given its high price at the start of sales, now it has fallen by almost half, and for the current price of the LG K10 LTE K430DS we are very interested.

First of all, the non-standard screen diagonal is 5.3 inches, the typical resolution is 1280 × 720 pixels. Processor – MediaTek MT6753, 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal. Yes, not so much, but the price of the device is low.

Note the high-quality display, as well as good sound in the headphones.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 140g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6753
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1.5 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

HTC Desire 620G

This may not be the newest device from HTC, but it fits perfectly into our review. In addition, HTC is famous for its quality smartphones. Desire 620G is no exception.

This is a 5-inch smartphone with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, dressed in a beautiful plastic case, the color of which you can choose yourself. Battery capacity – 2100 mAh.

Processor – 8-core MediaTek MT6592, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, support for memory cards.

The device, though not the most powerful, but balanced in all respects. And inexpensive, no less important.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6592
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2100 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Huawei Honor 5A

A very nice inexpensive device from Huawei. The device is 5-inch, the usual resolution for this size is HD. Processor – MediaTek MT6735P, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory + slot for a memory card. There is support for LTE, a good 13 MP camera, two SIM cards.

The case is of a pleasant appearance, with several colors to choose from. It is interesting that the battery is removable, that is, you can optionally change it yourself. By the way, its capacity is 2200 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 140g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735P
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2200 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Highscreen Easy F

Highscreen novelty of the season and, quite possibly, a future hit. Why? The cost of this device is surprisingly low, although the smartphone is very good..

It’s worth starting with the diagonal of the screen and the resolution – here it is 5 inches and 1280 × 720 pixels. Matrix of very good quality for such a budget smartphone.

Processor – 4-core MediaTek MT6580, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. Of course, there is a slot for a memory card. Camera – 2 MP, there is a front camera, support for 3G. Battery capacity – 1700 mAh.

The back cover looks great, and its color can be chosen. There is even a cool orange tint.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 854 × 480
  • Weight: 108g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580
  • Memory capacity: 4 GB
  • RAM capacity: 512 Mb
  • Battery capacity: 1700 mAh
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

ZTE Blade X3

Device from ZTE. One of its main features is a 4000 mAh battery, respectively, with autonomy a complete order.

Screen size – 5 inches, resolution – HD. Processor – MediaTek MT6735P, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory + slot for a memory card. Camera – 8 MP, there is LTE support, which will certainly be important for those users who actively use the Internet.

The color of the case can be chosen as you wish..

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 161g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735P
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

DOOGEE X5 Max

For those who need an inexpensive smartphone with a good battery, we can offer you to pay attention to the DOOGEE X5 Max. This is a 5-inch smartphone with HD resolution, the cost of which at the time of writing is about 5 thousand rubles.

The installed processor is a 4-core MediaTek MT6580, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal, there is a slot for a memory card. Camera – 5 MP.

Among the unusual features, we note a powerful 4000 mAh battery, as well as the presence of a fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No