The Nokia 4.2 is by far the best smartphone under $200. It has a Quad-Core 1.95GHz processor making apps and games run smoothly. The Android 9.0 Pie OS makes the phones interface easy and fun to use. All this combined with a 5.71″ HD 720 x 1520 display makes this budget smartphone worth buying. Storage is not a problem because the Nokia 4.2 has 32GB of storage expandable to 400GB. Take 4K pictures with the 13 MP Dual camera. This smartphone compares to the Googel Pixel but it sells at a quarter of the price.
Samsung has done it again! It has released a budget smartphone that packs a punch. Combining the Octa-Core processor with 2GB of RAM results in fast Android phone. The Android Pie OS takes the user interface to the next level. Play games on the 5.83″ 720×1560 display, this phone is capable of running most 3D games. The Galaxy A10E has a 8MP camera and a 5MP selfie camera. For a budget smartphone this Samsung goes above and beyond. It has the specs of more expensive flagship phones at a fraction of the price.
3. MOTO G7 PLAY
The Moto G7 Play by Motorola is a great smartphone. How Motorola was able to pack such impressive specs in a phone that costs a bit above $100 is mind boggling. The G7 operates under Android 9.0 Pie. Driven by an Octa-Core 1.8GHz processor with an Adreno 506 GPU this budget phone is impressive. The Moto G7 showcases its power on a 5.7 inch 720 x 1512 display. With 32GB of expandable storage there is space for your pictures, videos and apps. It also takes good photos with its 8MP camera. Good “low low” budget phone.
One of the most popular phones in China is the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. The MI 8 Lite is a powerhouse. Under the hood it features a Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor running at 4×2.2GHz + 4×1.8GHz. With 4GB of RAM you would think this is a laptop not a phone. This beast features a humongous 6.26″ display with a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels. All these specs operate under the Xiaomi version of the Android 8.1 Oreo “MIUI 9.6”. Oh, and did I mention it has a 24MP camera!
For a smartphone that costs under $100 the Nokia 5 is impressive. Its CPU is an Octa-Core 1.4GHz. The Nokia 5 also has a Adreno 505 GPU. With 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The screen is 5.2 inches across and has a resolution of 720×1280. It runs under Android 7.1.1 and is upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie. This is not a flagship phone, and its specs are average, but you can’t get a better phone in the $100 price range. The Nokia 5 is perfect for surfing the web, taking calls, texting and playing basic games.
The Blu Vivo XL4 is another smartphone in the $100 price range. The Vivo XL4 is worth mentioning because of its huge 6.2 inch screen. The display has a resolution of 720×1520 with a 271 ppi density. The rest of the specs are standard with an Octa-Core 2.0GHz CPU and a PowerVR GPU. It does have an impressive 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage expandable to 128GB. Take HD quality photos with the 13MP camera. This Android 8.1 smartphone is perfect to watch movies and play basic games.
Another phone by Xiaomi, the MI A3 is another budget flagship. Perfect to play demanding 3D games without having to pay too much money. Its processing relies on an Octa-Core CPU at 4×2.0GHz + 4×1.8GHz. Its graphics run on the Adreno 610 GPU. With 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage Xiaomi has done it again. Combining quality and affordability. You can admire its power on a 6.01 Inch 720×1560 edge to edge display. The screen is ultra durable gorilla glass. Run your favourite games and apps on Android 9.0 Pie.
Another Nokia makes the cut. The Nokia 2.2 is also worth mentioning in this top ten list of smartphones under $200. Quad-Core at 2.0GHz with a PowerVR GPU. 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. 5.71 inch screen at a 720×1520 resolution. The hardware is basic but good for the price. Play games and apps from the Google Play store on its Android 9.0 Pie OS. This smartphone is well crafted and has a solid build. Recommended for basic games, watching videos, calling and texting.
Samsung is well established and it sells more smartphones than any other company. The main reason for its popularity is the quality of its products. The Galaxy A20 is no exception. Watch your favourite shows on its 6.4 inch edge to edge display at a resolution of 720×1560 pixels. Its hardware includes an Octa-Core 2×1.6GHz + 6×1.35GHz CPU with a Mali-G71 GPU. It has a good 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage expandable to 1TB via a microSD card. Its camera is basic at 13MP. Runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) One. This is a well built phone that is worth buying.
The Redmi Note 7 runs on Android 9.0 Pie with the MIUI 11. The most noticeable feature of the Redmi Note 7 has to be its display resolution at 1080×2340 with 409 ppi. The display is 6.3 inches across and its made of Gorilla Glass. This Xiaomi packs a whopping Octa-Core 4×2.2GHz + 4×1.8GHz processor and has a Adreno 512 GPU with 4GB of RAM. This enables you to play most 3D games available on smartphones. Take the best photos with its 48MP camera and store them on 64GB of memory. This smartphone is the last on the list but don’t under estimate the Redmi Note 7, its worth buying.