Not everyone can afford the premium prices of the latest smartphones flying here and there, that’s why some smart manufacturers have produced budget smartphones that are pocket-friendly and affordable.
By being affordable, that does not mean, the bells and whistle of premium phones are not available for the cheap smartphones on this list. However, you can’t expect all the premium features on these phones but you will still be getting value for money. So without wasting much of our time, let’s dive straight into the list.
1) Budget Smartphones- Moto G6
You can capture and learn more about the world around you with the Moto G6 32 GB smartphone from Motorola. With the Moto G6, you can satisfy your concern by just showing the 12 MP and 5 MP dual rear cameras at an object or landmark and watch as the G6 begins to try and recognize it, when the G6 figures it out it’ll automatically ask if you want to learn more.
It can scan in text from a real document to text blocks, you can then copy these blocks into texts, emails, notes and more. The front-facing 8 MP camera is pretty intelligent too instead of using a password you can use the camera to open your Moto G6 with nothing but your good looks.
When it comes to photos and video, the rear cameras can catch some marvellous pics, as well as videos in up to 1080p HD resolution, get inventive with your videos by using the slow motion or time-lapse modes, on the front the camera can take wide-angle selfies.
2) Budget smartphones- Huawei P20 Lite
The Huawei P20 lite is the next on our list of budget smartphones. The Huawei P20 lite provides a little iPhone X design magic at a third of the price but with limited notch compatibility and subpar performance.
The smartphone somehow manages to feel a bit expensive, the P20 lite has a glass back and an aluminium frame for rigidity, the smartphone has a very smooth and clean layout with no antenna lines at the back.
Smartly blended dual cameras and minimal screen borders up front, the glass back looks and feels superior and helps the p20 lite stand out from the hordes of metal-clad mid-range smartphones. The 5.8 4-inch display dominates the front fillet of the smartphone, it has a notch at the head which is quite small.
There is a choice in the settings menu to hide the notch which the screen area on both sides of it the glass back panel houses the vertically piled cameras and there’s a centrally placed fingerprint sensor that is quite fast and accurate.
3) Budget Smartphones- Realme 1
Moving on with the list of budget smartphones for 2019 is the Realme 1, the Realme 1 has an 18.9 display with up to 6 GB of RAM, a fibreglass body with a unique design and Android 8.1 Oreo right out of the box.
The phone seems to have been explicitly designed to be a Redmi Note 5 pro killer, it has a fibreglass body with a glossy diamond cut effect on the back. The company says that there are 15 tangent planes carved onto the rear panel to reflect light in several ways and make the phone look like a diamond.
While the design is undoubtedly unique and attractive, it might come across as a bit ostentatious and gaudy to some, the Realme 1 has a non-removable 3410 mAh battery and runs colour OS 5.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Connectivity options incorporate dual 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11, AC Bluetooth 4.2 and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, you further get FM radio and GPS.
At a time when the industry is shifting towards USB type-c, this smartphone practices the age-old micro USB port for charging and data transfers. The phone supports dual standby for volte.
4) Budget Smartphones- Nokia 6.1
On any list of budget smartphones you will likely come across Nokia 6.1, Created from a single piece of aluminium, the Nokia 6.1 highlights diamond-cut edges, a long-lasting series 6000 unibody construction and charming two-tone anodizing, the frames robust nature is joined by a damage-resistant Gorilla Glass 3.
The Gorilla Glass shields a 5.5 inch IPS Full HD 1920 by 1080 display with a cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio. It also emphasizes a 16 MP fast focusing PDAF rear camera with high-quality optics as well as an 8 MP front-facing camera.
The sole dual sight mode lets you seize all the action by using both the back and front cameras concurrently, this results in a split-screen video that you can share through Facebook live or YouTube live all within the camera app.
for your standard videos, the Nokia 6.1 supports a remarkable 4k Ultra HD video resolution, the device runs on android 8.0 Oreo operating system and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 2.2 GHz octa-core processor as well as 3GB of LP ddr4 Ram.
You can save your apps and split-screen masterpieces on 32 GB of built-in storage which can be extended via an optional microSD card for an additional 128 GB of capacity.VIEW ON AMAZON
5) Budget Smartphones- Xiaomi MI A1
The Xiaomi MI A1 is one of the budget smartphones you can buy in 2019. It comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. It is powered by two GHz octa-core processor and it comes with four gigabytes of RAM, the phone packed 64 GB of internal storage that can be extended up to 128 gigabytes via a micro SD card.
Coming to the camera specification, the MI A1 packs a 12 MP primary camera on the rear and a 5 MP front shooter for selfies. It runs Android 7.1.2 and is powered by a 3080 mAH non-removable battery.
The phone measures 155.40 by 75.80 by 7.30 in height, width and thickness respectively. It weighs 168.00 grams. Coming to the connectivity options, it includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, infrared USB OTG, 3G and 4G with support for band 40 used by some LTE networks in India.
Sensors on the phone include Compass, magnetometer, proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and gyroscope.
6) Budget Smartphones- Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1
Feel the new generation of dynamic handheld performance and long-lasting battery life with the Asus silver zenfone max plus M1 smartphone from Asus.
This flagship quality smartphone highlights an advanced rear camera setup that comprises a pair of dominant shooters ,one is a standard angle 16 MP lens with an f /2.0 aperture and the other a wide-angle 8 MP lens by a 120 degree field of view for taking panoramic landscapes, group photos or any shot where you just want extra in the frame.
On the front of the phone is an 8 MP selfie camera for all your beauty shot and video conferencing requirements. A series of pixel master modes are available for both front and rear cameras including HDR, pro-super-resolution, beauty mode and extra.
The zenfone max plus m1 is a powerful communication tool and multimedia device, it is provided with an octa-core processor with three gigabytes of built-in RAM in support. For storage purposes, the max plus M1 features 32 GB of memory and incorporates a microSD slot for extra storage.
The zenfone max plus m1 houses a 5.7 inch IPS screen which employs a unique 18:9 display ratio and is intended to deliver robust images and colour depth.
7) Budget Smartphones- Honor 7X
One of the best cheap smartphones on the market right now is the Honor 7x. The honor 7x is a 32 GB smartphone, you get an edge-to-edge 5.9 3-inches performance with an FHD Plus 2160 by 1080 resolution for immersive visuals in supported videos and games.
Talking about gaming, gamers will appreciate the cinematic 18:9 aspect ratio which gives you more real estate for you to view. You get the upper hand in multiplayer or you can enjoy a more extensive display when going solo.
The dual 16 MP and 2 MP rear cameras are designed to instantly capture stunning photos thanks to PDAF technology which focuses the camera quickly so you have a better chance of never missing a memory that will last a lifetime. Portrait mode is intended to provide the optimal settings for professional level results.
Running the Android 7.0 nougat operating system, this phone is powered by an octa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM. You can collect your apps and snaps on 32 GB of built-in storage which can be expanded through an optional microSD card up to 256 gigabytes in size.
8) Budget Smartphones- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
The last, but certainly not the least on the list of cheap smartphones you can buy in 2019 is the Xiaomi redmi Note 5, It highlights a triple camera setup with dual 12 MP and 5 MP rear cameras and one 13 MP front-facing camera.
You can also catch the great-looking videos with Full HD 1080p video capture capabilities from the rear cameras and HD 720p from the selfie side. When it comes to playing videos games or any other app you get to do it on a large and bright display.
The redmi Note 5 packs a large 6-inch ultra-bright display with 2160 by 1080 resolution and 1000:1 contrast ratio. It runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and is powered by a 2.2/1.9 GHz octa-core processor as well as 4 GB of RAM.
You can store your apps, high-resolution selfies, 1080p videos and more on the 64 gigabytes of built-in storage which is expandable up to 128 gigabytes with an optional microSD card.
Those are the best budget smartphones according to our list on the market today while there are many other choices out there and some may fit you better than all of these products, give a wide range of capabilities solid performance and great battery life and can be the right choice for you.