The smartphone market has numerous options. And although the most popular ones are the high-end brands like Samsung and iPhones, there is something for everyone.
If you are looking to buy a budget smartphone in 2021, below is a list of the mobile devices that provide the most value for their price. While each of them costs less than PKR 25,000, they all have features you will also find in the premium models. As a result, they are all suitable for your normal everyday activities.
Top Budget Smartphones
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The Nokia G20 is a top budget smartphone device with a decent price. It has a 48MP rear camera and 8 megapixels selfie camera. While these cameras are not top of class, they are quite good for the phone’s price range, especially since there is an ultra-wide angle camera lens, too.
The device has a strong battery that can last up to three days, even though it takes only 3 hours 45 minutes to reach full charge. What’s more? It has spatial surround sound, IPS LCD screen with a size of 720 X 1600 pixels, a fingerprint scanner, and a USB Type-C.
It also has two sim slots, two storage options: 68 and 128GB, and the Android 11 operating system.
Tecno Camon 17
The Tecno brand is one of the most notable budget phone brands in the world and its Camon 17 model is a good example. It features a 16MP (+ 2MP macro and 2MP depth) back camera. And in the front, it has an 8 MP selfie camera.
The Tecno Camon 17 has a strong, 5,000mAh battery that can last a long period without the need to charge. Also, it has a 7-inch display with 720 X 1640 resolution, as well as a fingerprint, proximity, accelerometer, and ambient light sensors, among others. Its USB type is B and it runs on Android 10.
Finally, this device has two nano SIM slots, an internal storage of 128GB, and a RAM size of 6GB.
The RealMe C21 is yet another top phone of 2021 that is affordable. While its camera isn’t impressive: it features a 13MP main camera, (alongside a 2MP B&W lens, and 2MP macro lens) and a 5 MP selfie camera, it is commensurate with its price.
It has a strong battery with 5,000 mAh capacity. On top of this, it has reversable charging technology.
There are two options for you to choose from: a 32GB storage cum 3GB RAM and a 64GB storage cum 4GB RAM. Also, it has dual SIM slots as well as a MicroSD slot that’s expandable up to 256GB.
Samsung Galaxy A02
Samsung is one of the best and most popular mobile phone brands in the world. While they are more popular for their high-end, premium offerings, they also have some eye-catching budget devices.
For 2021, the Samsung Galaxy A02 is worth mentioning. The device features a 13MP (+ 2MP macro) main camera and a 5 MP selfie camera. Its battery life is strong with a capacity of 5,000mAh.
This device runs on the Android 10 OS. You can choose between the single or dual SIM device. The single SIM can only accommodate a nano SIM while the dual SIM has both a nano SIM and a dual stand-by.
Furthermore, there are two storage options you can choose from: the 32GB internal storage or 64GB internal storage device. Both devices come with 3GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi brand is one of the most recognizable mobile devices brands in the world today. And the Redmi 9 perfectly represents what they stand for: quality at an affordable price.
The device has a quad camera setup with a main sensor of 13MP camera, an ultrawide lens of 8MP, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. Also, it has an 8MP selfie camera. It also has a resolution of 1080 X 2400 pixels. And with a 5020 mAh battery, you can rest assured about its longevity between charges.
It comes with a 64GB storage and a 4GB RAM. It runs on the Android 10 OS and has a USB Type C. By the way, it features dual SIM ports.
The Vivo Y12 is yet another top device whose price won’t cut a hole in your pocket. Like most devices within its price range, it has a 13MP (+ 2MP depth) rear camera and spots an 8MP selfie camera. Its battery capacity is 5,000 mAh. As a result, it can go several days before needing to be plugged in again. Even better, it utilizes reverse charging.
With an octa-core processor, it is strong and can take on many processes. However, it runs the Android 10 OS. Also, it has a 64GB storage capacity and 4GB RAM.
OnePlus Nord N100
Nord is a OnePlus smartphone and this already speaks to its quality. Like the other devices on this list, OnePlus Nord N100 is a device whose value outweighs its cost. It comes with a 5,000 mAh, non-removable battery with fast charging technology and is a dual SIM device.
It has a triple camera configuration at the back. The main camera is a 13MP wide camera followed by a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. As a result, the device can capture accurate and stunning images. At the front, it has an 8MP selfie camera.
Further, the OnePlus Nord N100 device features two SIMs. It runs on the Android 10 OS and utilizes a USB Type-C. Finally, it has fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, and gyro sensors, among others. We really recommend this budget device!
The final top smartphone available for a budget on our list is the RealMe C25s mobile device. With a triple camera setup of 48MP, 13MP, and 2MP, it has the best camera setup of all phones on this list. However, its selfie camera is 8MP and it has a resolution of 720 X 1600 pixels.
Apart from the camera, this device also has one of the strongest batteries of devices in its price range with a Li-Po battery of 6,000 mAh. What’s more? It uses reverse charging technology. Also, the RealMe C25s has dual SIM slots and fingerprint, proximity, and accelerometer sensors.
Finally, it runs on the latest Android 11 OS and utilizes a USB Type-C.
We are well aware that there are several other cheaper options available but this list for those who want to buy a phone and keep it running for at least another two years and not feel outdated in the fourth year as well. For those who already have a smartphone and are looking to buy accessories, please check out our listicle on the places to buy legit accessories in Pakistan.