The best smartphones up to 5,000 rubles in 2020: our top rating

Which smartphone up to 5000 rubles is better to buy? This question is often asked by users. In our opinion, it’s worth adding a couple of thousand rubles – because in the category of up to 7 thousand the choice is much more, not to mention the fact that smartphones themselves are much better. But if the budget is still limited, let’s see what the market offers. Just say that there is a choice, but the characteristics of the devices do not always coincide with the desire of the user.

Xiaomi Redmi Go 1 / 8GB

The cheapest smartphone from Xiaomi in our market. It is interesting not only in cost, but also in Android Go firmware, which was created specifically for smartphones with weak hardware.

I would like to note that this is one of the most profitable applications in the class of ultra-budget smartphones. Here you will find a good 5-inch display with HD resolution, two simple cameras, a pretty plastic case, support for 4G networks, a good platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset and 1 GB of RAM.

There is no fingerprint scanner, of course..

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 137g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 7S

Honor low-cost device with good value for money.

It uses a 5.45-inch screen, a MediaTek MT6739 chip, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM, a 3020 mAh battery, and two single cameras. A choice of several body colors.

Honor 7S is not always sold for 5 thousand rubles, in some stores it costs a little more, but you can find a discount.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.45 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 142g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

DOOGEE X90L

Within 5000 rubles, you can become the owner of the DOOGEE X90L.

It has a rather large 6.1-inch display with not the highest resolution of 1280 × 600 pixels, a dual main camera with a resolution of 5/8 MP, a MediaTek MT6739 chip, as many as 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. Note the pleasant shades of the body.

And there is also a fingerprint scanner and a rather powerful battery with a capacity of 3400 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 600
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 8/5 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei Y5 Lite

Do you want Huawei? For 5 thousand rubles, you can become the owner of a smartphone from this company..

Its characteristics are at the competitor level: the same proven MediaTek MT6739 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM, two cameras with a resolution of 5 MP and 8 MP, a 5.45-inch display. It is important to note that the smartphone supports the simultaneous operation of two SIM cards and one memory card (using a separate slot, not a hybrid).

There is no fingerprint scanner, but as far as we know, in one of the updates support for unlocking the screen in the face appeared.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.45 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 142g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Alcatel 1

Very compact and inexpensive device from Alcatel. One of the most affordable smartphones that supports 4G networks.

A small 5-inch display with a resolution of 960 × 480 pixels was installed, and therefore the device turned out to be very compact – so, the width of the case is only 65.7 mm.

There are two cameras, a MediaTek MT6739 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM, a plastic case, several colors to choose from, and the battery capacity is 2000 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: 134g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Nokia 1

Nokia 1 appeared on sale in early 2018, but is still in operation.

It differs in its compact dimensions, which is not surprising, given the small 4.5-inch display.

The smartphone runs on the basis of the MediaTek MT6737M chipset, the memory capacity is 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM, the battery capacity is 2150 mAh, there is 4G support.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 67.78 × 133.60 × 9.50 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 4.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 854 × 480
  • Weight: 131g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737M
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2150 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Alcatel 1V 5001D

Alcatel 1V 5001D is not only distinguished by its attractive price, but also by its relatively large 5.5-inch display, as well as a large selection of colors. And in general, the device looks great, you can say, even more expensive than its real value.

The screen diagonal is 5.5 inches, the chip is the budget Unisoc SC9863A, the memory is 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of the main one, a 2460 mAh battery is installed.

Note the availability of Android Go firmware.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: 130g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Unisoc SC9863A
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2460 mAh
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

VERTEX Impress Click NFC

As you probably already understood from the name of this model, it received an NFC module. This is probably the cheapest NFC smartphone..

As for the other characteristics, they are unlikely to surprise you: a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 960 × 480 pixels, a dual main camera (5 / 0.3 MP), a 4-core MediaTek MT6580M processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM, battery capacity – 2000 mAh.

Shades of the body can attract – several to choose from, including golden and gray.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: 135g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580M
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 5 / 0.3 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Go 1 / 16GB

The same Xiaomi Redmi Go, but with a large amount of main memory – 16 GB versus 8 GB. Only at the time of writing this article, on average, costs a little more than 5 thousand rubles, so it’s more difficult to fit into the budget.

There are no other differences between the devices. And both support a memory card – if there are problems with a lack of space.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 137g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Meizu C9 Pro

If you can find Meizu C9 Pro for 5000 rubles, this will be one of the best purchases in this segment..

Meizu C9 Pro is notable for its good characteristics: a 5.45-inch matrix, stylish appearance, a 4-core Spreadtrum SC9832 chip, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, a 3000 mAh battery, support for 4G networks.

Surprisingly good cameras were installed (front and rear) – for this price class. It is noteworthy that the resolution of both is 13 MP.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.45 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC9832
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

OUKITEL C10

OUKITEL ultra-budget smartphone, where cost comes first.

OUKITEL C10 looks nice, there are several colors to choose from, including golden or classic black.

It has a 5-inch display, two simple cameras, a MediaTek MT6580 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM.

Please note that OUKITEL C10 did not get 4G support – only 3G networks.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 3 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Digma LINX JOY 3G

Suitable for those users who want to save money when buying a smartphone – Digma LINX JOY 3G is very cheap, but you have to get used to the fact that it does not have some functions.

Which ones? For example, there is no support for 4G networks, and the resolution of the front camera is tiny – only 0.3 MP. However, considering the price, this is normal.

The buyer also receives a plastic case, a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 854 × 480 pixels, a MediaTek MT6580M processor and only 512 MB of RAM.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 854 × 480
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580M
  • Memory capacity: 4 GB
  • RAM capacity: 512 Mb
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 2 MP
  • Front camera: 0.3 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

DOOGEE X90

This is the youngest version of the DOOGEE X90L. What has changed here?

The case design remained almost the same, but bright colors for the DOOGEE X90 are not provided. If you look closely at the back cover, you will notice that the fingerprint sensor has disappeared.

Processor – MediaTek MT6580, the amount of RAM decreased from 3 GB to 1 GB. The battery capacity remained untouched – all the same 3400 mAh. No 4G support.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 600
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 8/5 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

ZTE Blade A3 (2019)

Budget smartphone from ZTE.

He got a 5-inch screen, Unisoc SC9832E chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of main memory, the battery capacity typical for this class is 2000 mAh. But there is 4G support.

Users like compact size, support for radio, Android version 9, good screen for its price.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: 144g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Unisoc SC9832E
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

DOOGEE X55

A nice budget smartphone from DOOGEE received a dual camera with a resolution of 8/8 MP, as well as a relatively large 5.5-inch display.

The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6580 processor, the memory capacity is 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. Not bad battery capacity is 2800 mAh. Unfortunately, there is no 4G support.

The Android version is not the latest – 7.0, but taking into account other features and cost this is unlikely to be a problem.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 640
  • Weight: 182g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2800 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 8/8 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes