Buy an inexpensive but good smartphone: top 2018 ranking

So, you decided to buy a smartphone for yourself, and it must be inexpensive, but worthy, for example, with a powerful battery or a good camera. Of course, the question immediately arises – what, in fact, to get? We have prepared for you a list of the most interesting models. The opinion is exclusively subjective..

Meizu M6 16GB

New from Meizu, which is already on sale. This is a 5.2-inch smartphone with a plastic case, which, however, is easy to confuse with metal and this, you see, is great. By the way, there are several colors for the user’s choice.

Despite the budget, the smartphone received a fingerprint scanner, which is traditionally for the company located in the Home key. We also remind you that this is also an mTouch touch key that supports gestures.

Processor – MediaTek MT6750, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, there is a slot for a memory card. The battery capacity is 3070 mAh, which is quite good for this device.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 143g
  • 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

Huawei Y3 2017

If you need an inexpensive, but good smartphone up to 5,000 rubles or a little more, you can turn your attention to Huawei Y3 2017. Of course, this device does not have enough stars from the sky in terms of power, performance or the presence of functions found on expensive touch devices, however and the price is appropriate.

Huawei Y3 2017 received a 5-inch display with a resolution of 854 × 480 pixels, a MediaTek MT6580M processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, memory card support, good appearance, a removable back cover, under which there are two SIM card slots and one for a memory card, good cameras by the standards of the class. It’s a pity that there is no 4G support here.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 854 × 480
  • Weight: 170g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580M
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2200 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Alcatel A3 XL 9008D

This smartphone from Alcatel is good in that it already has a 6-inch screen, and if you take into account the cost of the gadget, then this is an offer that has no analogues!

Although the screen is large, the resolution is not too high – 1280 × 720 pixels. But there is a 4-core Mediatek MT8735 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM, a memory card slot, two cameras, there is support for LTE and two SIM cards, and a fingerprint scanner is clearly visible on the back of the plastic case.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Mediatek MT8735
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL 2 / 16GB

This device from ASUS has two interesting features. Firstly, this inexpensive smartphone received a dual rear camera, which in itself is a rarity in the class of budget devices (at the time of writing). And secondly, the smartphone boasts very powerful 5000 mAh batteries! And if only this: Asus PowerMaster power management technology allows you to show your smartphone the real wonders of autonomy! Regarding the autonomy of the ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL there are few equal at all.

The device itself, however, is not the most powerful. So, here we use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, and a screen diagonal of 5.5 inches with HD resolution.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 181g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Honor 6A

In fact, Honor is a division of Huawei, so often these two brands are combined together, but their smartphones are different. Honor 6A is an inexpensive budget device with a cool appearance, which is clearly noticeable in the image. The back cover, by the way, is metal, although there are plastic inserts.

The smartphone received a 5-inch display with HD resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, a memory card slot, two very good cameras, a fast fingerprint sensor, a capacious 3020 mAh battery, a relatively recent version of Android.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 3 / 32GB

The life cycle of this model is coming to an end, but it is still very relevant, and besides, it is inexpensive and has a lot of advantages. Which?

For example, the Xiaomi brand itself can be attributed to the merits – if few people had heard about it before, now it is probably easier to find those who heard about it, and the smartphones themselves are quite high-quality. The Redmi Note 4X has a metal case, a relatively large 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, and a memory capacity of 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. Of course, there is support for memory cards.

The battery here is excellent – with a capacity of as much as 4100 mAh, there is a fingerprint scanner, two cameras, although the quality of the photos is typical for this class.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • 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

Sony Xperia L1 Dual

Every year we see more and more Sony smartphones in the class of low-cost devices. Xperia L1 – another new product.

The smartphone is dressed in a plastic case that looks, you can say, in the typical style of the company. The screen diagonal is 5.5 inches, the resolution is 1280 × 720 pixels, the processor uses MediaTek MT6737T, and the amount of RAM is 2 GB (ROM – 16 GB). The battery capacity is not the largest – 2620 mAh, but in terms of autonomy, according to reviews, this is a complete order. There is support for NFC, USB Type-C, there is even a quick charge function!

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737T
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2620 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 2 / 16GB

Budget device from Xiaomi. The smartphone is inexpensive, which means you don’t expect such “expensive” options as the quick charge function or fingerprint sensor, but it does its job perfectly. In addition, the Redmi Note 5A received a large 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The battery capacity is 3080 mAh, and the case is plastic.

The peculiarity is that with a great desire, this gadget can be purchased up to 7000 rubles. Well, isn’t it cool?

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3080 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone Live ZB501KL 32GB

It is indicated that this is the first smartphone in the world that is optimized for online broadcasting in real time, which should especially interest bloggers. Live ZB501KL is equipped with a front camera with increased photosensitivity and a soft LED flash, and the image that the camera gives out in real time can be decorated with additional functions. Dual microphone used.

The device received a metal case, the color of which can be chosen, a 5-inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 32 GB of internal memory, 2 GB of RAM. And the smartphone turned out to be light – only 120 g.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 120g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2650 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Nokia 3

The youngest model in the Nokia line at the time of writing. And the most inexpensive.

The smartphone has an interesting design, a nice back cover made of plastic, high-quality assembly. There is a 5-inch display with HD resolution, a 4-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, there is support for memory cards. There is a good screen, a high level of communication capabilities, NFC support, a good level of software optimization.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2650 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Motorola Moto C Plus 16GB

Low-cost solution from Motorola – a company that returns to the market with a large number of new smartphones.

The smartphone turned out to be nice, even despite the fact that the case is plastic: the rear camera module with a flash looks very cool, enclosed together, as well as the company logo.

Perhaps the main feature of this device is a powerful battery, as much as 4000 mAh, which will certainly allow a 5-inch device running on the basis of the MediaTek MT6737 processor to show excellent battery life results.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

BQ-5037 Strike Power 4G

Budget from BQ with interesting solutions and low cost.

The smartphone has a powerful battery – a capacity of 4000 mAh, which is very, very good by the standards of the class. True, this affected the dimensions: the thickness of the case is 10.2 mm. It’s not so much, but it’s worth considering.

Screen size – 5 inches, resolution – HD, processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, RAM – 1 GB, internal – 8 GB. The case is metal, there are plastic inserts. The back cover is removed, under it there are slots for SIM cards and a memory card.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 179g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes