The best smartphones up to 12,000 rubles in 2017

The category of smartphones up to 12 thousand rubles largely overlaps with smartphones up to 10 or even up to 15 thousand rubles. Why? The fact is that the cost of one model can radically vary in online stores. Somewhere it costs 10 thousand, and in another store – all 15 thousand. In this review, we tried to collect smartphones for you, the average cost of which is 12,000 (in some cases 13,000) rubles.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 32Gb

This is one of the best smartphones on the market based on price-quality-function criteria..

See for yourself: 5.5-inch screen, Full HD resolution, 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor (MT6797), 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, memory card slot, metal case, fingerprint scanner, powerful 4100 battery mAh, 13 MP camera, etc..

As for the cost, the device can be found for a price of about 10 thousand rubles, although the “officials” have it much higher.

  • 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

Meizu M3 Note 32Gb

The main competitor of Redmi Note 3, including in cost. We warn you right away – the “official” M3 Note is several thousand rubles more expensive than in unofficial online stores, where it is easy to find and buy for the same 12 thousand, or even cheaper.

The smartphone is very similar to its competitor: a 5.5-inch screen, the same resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, a good 13 MP camera, a powerful MediaTek Helio P10 processor, exactly the same amount of RAM and internal memory, a metal case, a fingerprint scanner … Serious differences – in appearance and firmware.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10
  • 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

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TL 16Gb

A great novelty of the season of 2017 from ASUS. This 5.2-inch device with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels can be a real hit in the market. And why? Because for little money, ASUS offers a quality device. Please note that the average price at the time of writing the article ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TL 16Gb is 13 thousand rubles, but there are shops where the device can be bought cheaper even 12 thousand.

Processor – MediaTek MT6737T, 2 GB of RAM, 16 internal memory, there is a slot for a memory card. The camera is 13 MP, the battery capacity is as much as 4130 mAh, there is a fingerprint scanner, the body is metal, the color of which can be chosen.

  • 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

Lenovo Vibe K5

Lenovo has a cool smartphone for reasonable money. This is a 5-inch smartphone with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, which is content with a metal case.

The processor used is an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 415, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory + a slot for a memory card, a 13 MP camera, support for LTE, etc..

Of the unusual chips, we note two speakers on the back cover that allow the smartphone to sound great.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 142g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 415
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2750 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

LG X style K200DS

Judging by the name, the manufacturer made the main bet on the style. Indeed, the LG X style K200DS looks modern and stylish. As for the characteristics, they are not the most revealing.

The screen diagonal is 5 inches, resolution is the usual HD, the processor is the 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, 16 GB of internal memory, 1.5 GB of RAM. There is support for LTE, a good 8 MP camera, high speed system, Android 6.0.

Battery capacity – 2100 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 121g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735P
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1.5 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2100 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Honor 4C Pro

The smartphone that we wrote about more than once or even not two. Good quality device from Huawei Honor at a nice cost.

This is a 5-inch smartphone with HD resolution, the processor is a 4-core MediaTek MT6735P, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, there is support for memory cards. Camera – 13 MP, there is support for LTE. Battery capacity – as much as 4000 mAh.

The color of the case can be selected: white, gold or black.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735P
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

HTC Desire 628

For 12 thousand rubles, you can become the owner of HTC Desire 628. This is a good balanced device at a low price, and HTC, as you know, knows a lot about the production of good smartphones.

Screen size – 5 inches, resolution – 1280 × 720 pixels, processor used – 8-core MediaTek MT6753, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory. Battery capacity – 2200 mAh, camera – 13 MP, there is support for LTE.

The colors of the case are bright and stylish, you can choose the option to your liking.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 142g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6753
  • 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 Power Five EVO

An interesting solution, which we also mentioned last year. The main feature of Highscreen Power Five EVO is a powerful 5000 mAh battery!

But the rest of the smartphone is not bad. So, it uses a 5-inch screen with HD resolution, an 8-core MediaTek MT6753 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of main memory. Of course, there is support for LTE.

Despite the capacious battery, the smartphone was not so “thick” – the thickness is only 9.6 mm.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6753
  • 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