The best smartphones offer great cameras, the necessary multitasking performance, and autonomy to last a day. There is no perfect phone, each one of us has different needs and desires. Thankfully, this year there are many options for those looking for a new phone.
Phone gaming is a thing, especially when you are on the go. Such is the potential offered by modern phones that have nothing to envy from video game consoles when it comes to enjoying advanced titles such as Fortnite or PUBG Mobile, among many others.
Flagship phones are very desirable; just look at the Samsung Galaxy S20 or the Apple iPhone 11. But not all of us have a huge bank account – the good news is that you don’t need to spend $1,000 to get a phone that combines the best performance with a stunning design. In fact, not only are mid-range phones just as good as their flagship counterparts, they can actually outperform them in key areas.
The best cheap phone is not a question of which device costs less. Since so many cheap phones exist, there’s a lot of competition about which one is best for you.
We’re at a point where the best camera phone can deliver better results than the classic photo camera most of us own! Its cameras give us the ability to take fantastic photos and videos in almost any scenario.
The TCL 10L offers much for the price, but not enough to stand out from the crowd of cheap phones. It features a great display and solid performance. But that’s it; if you value other features like camera and battery life, you should choose the Moto G8 Power.
If you’re on a budget, the Motorola Moto G8 Power is an affordable phone with a huge battery. Improves on the G7 in most departments (performance, display, design), with its only real shortcomings being the modest cameras and lack of NFC.
The OnePlus 8 follows the same philosophy of excellent design and performance. It is more expensive than its predecessors, but raises the bar for budget flagships. While its refinements in design borrow heavily from other flagships, it is undoubtedly a chic phone with beveled edges and a small round punch-hole notch for the selfie camera in the upper left corner. Thanks to the Snapdragon 865 and up to 12GB of RAM, the device offers unparalleled performance while costing less than most flagships, making this the cheapest 5G smartphone for most people.
The OnePlus 8 Pro is a true flagship and OnePlus’s most complete smartphone to date. No more cutting corners. No more “flagship killer” mentality. It features a large, bright screen, long battery life and fast wireless charging, as well as an official IP68 rating. The phone is also blazing fast and features a really good main camera on the back. It is not perfect, but it is a very good smartphone and costs less than many of its competitors from Samsung and Apple.
The new Apple iPhone SE (2020) is a wolf in sheep’s clothing: performance and camera wise it goes toe to toe with all other competitors in its price range – despite having only one camera, portraits with a bokeh effect are amazingly beautiful. The battery life is good but not great and Internet connections via LTE and Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 6) are very fast. Both the design and display are a bit dated but if you are looking for a compact iPhone that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, this is your best option.