The cheapest smartphone on Android 2018

In this review, we’ll talk about the ranking of the cheapest Android smartphones. We note right away that these are the simplest devices and you should not expect a miracle. Also recall that sometimes smartphones appear on sale for only 990 rubles. However, these are promotional products, they appear as abruptly as they disappear from the sale. As a rule, you can purchase promotional smartphones from large sellers and telecom operators like MTS, Beeline, Megafon or Tele2. There are no such devices in our review, since there are no stocks at the time of writing..

Archos 40 Helium 4G

Not the most modern Android device, but interesting in that it supports 4G (LTE), which is still rare in this price category.

Otherwise, the smartphone is quite typical for this class: 4-inch display, Spreadtrum SC9830 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of ROM, two cameras, a memory card slot, support for two SIM cards. Android version is not the latest – 5.1.

  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 800 × 480
  • Weight: 110g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC9830
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1500mAh
  • Camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Fly FS458 Stratus 7

The cost of new items from Fly starts at about 2500 rubles. For this money, the user gets a 4.5-inch display, a plastic case (its color can be chosen upon purchase), two cameras with a resolution of 5 MP and 2 MP, a MediaTek MT6570 processor, 8 GB of internal memory. A little opaque – only 512 MB, but let’s not forget that we are talking about the least expensive smartphones on the market.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 854 × 480
  • Weight: 124g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6570
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 512 Mb
  • Battery capacity: 1750 mAh
  • Camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

BQ-4072 Strike Mini

This smartphone has several interesting features. Firstly, he got Android 7.0, which will certainly be important for part of the audience. And secondly, the back cover of this smartphone is metal, which is much less common in this price range than we would like.

The BQ-4072 Strike Mini supports two SIM cards, 3G, it has 2 cameras, a 4-inch display, a Spreadtrum SC7731 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM.

  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 800 × 480
  • Weight: 128g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1300 mAh
  • Camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Micromax Q346

The main feature of this smartphone from the Indian company Micromax is the case design. The cover itself is plastic, but the colors are chosen in such a way that it seems as if metal is in front of you. But no, it’s plastic. And the lid is a bit like Apple’s device, which is also great.

The device received a screen with a diagonal of 4.5 inches, a resolution of 854 × 480 pixels, a Spreadtrum SC7731 processor, 1 GB of operational and 8 GB of internal, a high battery capacity of 1700 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 854 × 480
  • Weight: 109g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1700 mAh
  • Camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Digma Linx A400 3G

One of the cheapest devices on the market in general.

A smartphone running Android 5.1 works, it has a 4-inch display, two cameras (the rear, however, has a low resolution of 0.3 MP), a Spreadtrum SC7731 processor, 4 GB of internal memory and 512 MB of RAM, a plastic case, support for memory cards.

  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 800 × 480
  • Weight: 107g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Memory capacity: 4 GB
  • RAM capacity: 512 Mb
  • Battery capacity: 1400 mAh
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

ZTE Blade L110

The popular ZTE smartphone, however, is slightly more expensive than many competitors, but can be found cheaper on sale.

ZTE Blade L110 received a 4-inch display with a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels, two cameras, a MediaTek MT6735 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, a memory card slot, there is support for GPS and two SIM cards.

  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 800 × 480
  • Weight: 110g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1400 mAh
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Fly FS408 Stratus 8

Almost all modern smartphones are endowed with two cameras: rear and front. If with the help of the rear we can take photos of everything that we see around, then the front is usually used either to create a selfie or for video communication on instant messengers. So, in the Fly FS408 Stratus 8 there is no front camera, but this is only one of the reasons for the cheapening of the device. In addition, some users do not use the front-end at all – never.

Fly FS408 Stratus 8 received a 4-inch display, MediaTek MT6570 processor, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB ROM, memory card slot.

  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 854 × 480
  • Weight: 109g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6570
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 512 Mb
  • Battery capacity: 1300 mAh
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Digma Linx C500 3G

One of the cheapest budget smartphones that got a 5-inch display. The resolution, however, is not very high – 854 × 480 pixels, but it’s great.

A smartphone based on the Spreadtrum SC7731 processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal memory works, there is support for memory cards, as well as GPS. Two cameras, battery capacity – 1800 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 854 × 480
  • Weight: 138g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Memory capacity: 4 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1800 mAh
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Alcatel U3 3G Dual sim

The new device from Alcatel in a budget class. Newbie got a nice plastic case.

The screen size is 4 inches, resolution is 800 × 480 pixels. There are two cameras, their resolution is low. The processor uses MediaTek MT6570, and the memory capacity is 512 MB and 4 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded with a memory card slot..

There are two SIM cards, and the Android version is 6.0.

  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 800 × 480
  • Weight: 102g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6570
  • Memory capacity: 4 GB
  • RAM capacity: 512 Mb
  • Battery capacity: 1500mAh
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Digma VOX A10 3G

This smartphone is interesting in that it uses a not quite standard 4.2-inch screen, while the claimed resolution is 1280 × 768 pixels, which is very, very cool for such a small display.

The device is based on the Spreadtrum SC7731 processor, it has 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of ROM, there is support for memory cards, GPS, two cameras, two SIM cards.

  • Screen Size: 4.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 768
  • Weight: 125g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Memory capacity: 4 GB
  • RAM capacity: 512 Mb
  • Battery capacity: 1400 mAh
  • Camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No