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 decent devices under 20k range.
Galaxy J4 Core
We ware starting the list with Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy J4 Core has 1GB of RAM and runs on the quad-core processor. When it comes to the battery life, with its 3,000 mAh battery, this phone provides decent results. The device comes with packed with Android 8.1 and 16GB of internal storage. You can increase the storage with a MicroSD card. Camera is decent enough to take pictures with its 13MP rear facing lens and 5MP front facing. One downside? No sensor – but hey! this device is all yours for less than PKR 20,000.
Released in 2018 but still good for this year as well.
Moto E5 is powered by an Octa-core 1.40 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU processor with 2GB RAM & 16GB storage. Yes these specs are not that fancy but we are here to give you something worthy of your money. With a 5.7″ screen-size and 2 colors to choose from, this is not a bad pick in the Pakistan mobile market. The best feature is the battery of this smartphone which is 4,000mAh, not to forget the awesome rear 13MP camera and Finger sensor. All this for a price that is just slightly under PKR 18,000.
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 OPPO A3S budget smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor and Android 8.1. The camera is 8MP front camera with an AI beautification feature and two read-end 13MP & 2MP lens. Like most smartphones, the OPPO A3S also has a screen split feature, which allows you to run two apps at the same time. This device is equipped with a massive 4230mAh battery, 3GB RAM and 32GB Storage space. You can get your hands on this budget smartphone in Pakistan for less than PKR 20,000 in either purple or red colour.
Think Android Oreo 8.1 with 4.5″ screen, 5MP rear and 2MP front facing camera and 2 colours to pick from. Advance Telecom, the usual go-to place for Nokia has the device for less than PKR 10,000, just right for a budget price. Although its a very low-end smartphone, and possibly the cheapest on this list, it is a beauty to behold with its 1GB of Ram, 8GB of internal storage and an integrated 2500 mAh battery.
With Honor 7S, you get a dual-SIM sleek designed phone with Android 8.1 right out of the box but in gold colour mostly. The Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and 3020 mAh battery make this a great buy. You also get 16GB internal space, 2GB RAM, camera setup of 13MP and 5MP camera – all for a price of PKR 20,000.
A great addition to Vivo line full screen Y91C which boasts a 6.2″ full screen. The device is powered by the mighty octa-core processor and boasts a powerful 4030mAH battery running Funtouch OS 4.5, which is somewhat a combination of the best features of iOS and Android. The Y91C comes with face recognition feature, a 13MP rear facing lens and a 5MP front facing camera, dual-SIM, 32GB storage and 2GB RAM. The phone is currently priced with our range of under 20k and is available in fusion black colour which in layman term means bluish black. You are supposed to get a case and screen protector in the box when you buy this device, so make sure its part of the price and included in the box.
Infinix Smart 2 HD
Next we have Infinix Smart 2HD. The price tag is much lower, think 13,000 but with that you also get lower end features. You will get 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. The screen size is 6.0″ which is considered a bit big and you will get fingerprint scanner along with facial recognition. Camera lens is 8MP front facing with flash and 8MP rear facing. You get 3,500 mAH battery which is decent enough to run a Quad-core processor.
Last on our list is QMobile Fire. With 5.45″ screen, you get Android 8 (Go) right out of the box. The camera spec is decently gives 5MP facing and 8MP rear end lens. The phone itself is powered by 1.3GHz Quad core processor and 3000 mAH battery. The real good bit is that the device packs 2GB RAM and 16GB storage; giving you the speed and the not too much additional bulk. This could be an ideal smartphone choice for someone who needs a simple yet decently spec device. Did we mention you also get fingerprint scanner unlocking feature?
These are some of the best budget smartphones of 2019 in Pakistan right now. We are not sure if you think these are good enough choice or not, but we think they are.
We got the prices and recommendations from a Karachi mobile market; shop no. A-30 at Saima Mobile Market, Gulistan-e-Johar. You can contact the guy Ibad: +92.302.207.6224 @Qasmani Mobile.
Which budget smartphone would you prefer? Hit the comments below.