Best Budget Smartphones of 2018

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Fact: an average smartphone is designed to last for about two years.

Reason: The high-turnover smartphone market.

As the features keep getting better and better, the budget smartphone is a trend that is quickly catching up with users. If you are also looking for a smartphone in Pakistan under PKR 20,000 range then you have many options. Below are some great devices under under 20k range.

Moto E4

We ware starting the list with Motorola. The Moto E4 offers a bunch of exciting features including a stylish and slim design. This device has 2GB of RAM and runs on the quad-core processor. When it comes to the battery life, with its 2800 mAh removable battery, this phone provides decent results. The device comes with packed with Android Nought and 16GB of internal storage. You can increase the storage with a MicroSD card. Camera is decent enough to take pictures with its 8MP rear facing lens. One downside? No fingerprint – but hey! this device is all yours for less than PKR 10,000 –


Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

Powered by an Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU processor with 3GB RAM & 32GB storage, Redmi 5 Plus is a great buy. With a screen ratio of 18:9 and 3 colors to choose from, this one is slowly making its position strong in the Pakistan mobile market. The best feature is the battery of this smartphone which is 4,000mAh, not to forget the awesome rear 12MP camera which comes with dual tone flash.  All this for a price that is just slightly under PKR 20,000, seems like a good deal?


Huawei Y7 prime 2018

With Y7 Prime, Huawei brings it users a trendy and sleek designed phone, which has a metallic feel to it. The budget smartphone has a 5.9 inch IPS LCD display and a 13MP + 2MP rear end camera. The front facing 8MP camera lens is separate with a tone flash. With the 18:9 aspect ratio, like many phones being released this year, you also get a fingerprint scanner and a facial recognition feature as well. Gamers, this phone has an Adreno 505 GPU, so no more game lag. With Android 8.0 out of the box, and a 3,000 mAh battery backup to seal the deal, this is a great budget smartphone in Pakistan


Infinix Hot S3

Infinix, a popular brand in the Middle East, has been making its way in the Pakistan Mobile arena for quite some time now. With their Hot S3 budget smartphone, it looks like they are here to stay. Hot S3 offers its users a good 13MP front camera a powerful 4,000mAh battery with more lucrative features. The front facing camera is a whopping 20MP with Dual flash light. The devices comes with the now trending 18:9 display ratio, with thinner bezels; the phone looks modern and gives a tough competition to all the others in this range especially because of its Face ID and fingerprint scanning. If you are looking for something trendy and with competitive features, while staying in a budget, then this one is for you. You can get this smartphones in Pakistan for approx. PKR 20,000



OPPO is famous for their selfie phones, and yes they deliver what they offer. So this budget smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor and Android Nougat 7.1. The camera is 8MP front camera with an AI beautification feature and a read-end 13MP camera. Like most smartphones, the OPPO A83 also has a screen split feature, which allows you to run two apps at the same time. A83 is equipped with a massive 3180mAh battery, 3GB RAM and 32GB Storage space. You can get your hands on this budget smartphone in Pakistan for less than PKR 20,000.


Nokia 5

Think Android Nougat with 5.2″ screen, fingerprint sensor, 13MP auto-focus camera and 4 colours to pick from. Advance Telecom, the usual go-to place for Nokia has the device for less than PKR 20,000, just right for a budget price. With the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform, the smartphone is a beauty to behold with its 2GB of Ram, 16GB of internal storage and an integrated 3000 mAh battery.


OPPO A71 2018

Just like the OPPO A83, this budget smartphone is also equipped with an AI beauty recognition technology, which essentially means that every selfie is going to be fabulous. OPPO A71 comes with a 13MP front facing, auto focus and LED flash camera. Powered by the latest Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450, Octa-core processor with clock speed of 1.8 GHz and 16GB internal space, you should not let this device slide by especially when its under PKR 20,000


Huawei Honor 7C

When it comes to making excellent budget smartphones, its Huawei & no one else. With Honor 7C, you get a dual-SIM sleek designed phone with Android 8.0 right out of the box. The Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 chipset together with the Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 and 3000 mAh battery make this a great buy. You also get 32GB internal space, 3GB RAM, dual camera setup of 16MP and 2MP and 8MP camera – all for a price of PKR 20,000.


Vivo V7

A great addition to Vivo is the selfie focused V7. The device is powered by the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 and boasts a powerful 3000mAH battery running  Funtouch OS 3.2, which is somewhat a combination of the best features of iOS and Android. The V7 comes with face recognition feature, massive 24MP selfie camera, dual-SIM, 32GB storage and 4GB RAM. The phone is currently priced as slightly out of budget range but we think its a great buy nonetheless if you can spare some more cash.



These are some of the best budget smartphones in Pakistan right now. Which budget smartphone would you prefer? Hit the comments below.


  1. These are well performing and good smartphones at best budget. These phones are featuring all your needs like a good camera, smooth performance, battery backup, data storage etc. You can check more budgeted smartphones at Smartphones at

    • Thank you for pointing this out. The prices were correct at the time this article was written and proofed. Yes, priced have increased. We’ll make sure, it goes back into verification for prices.


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