Best Budget Smartphone for 2021 | Fixermanme Tech Blog

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April 3, 2021

Best Budget Smartphone for 2021

What is the best phone to buy if you do not want to spend a fortune on but will still provide you with decent performance while ensuring decent quality photos? This is a question relevant to a lot of consumers in the market these days, whether they are looking for a cheap yet functional second phone or to use as their primary phone without having to spend money on unnecessary features that you will not use. The good news is that this is a growing market and there is a great option of phones available for people to choose from without having to spend $1,000. Here we will look at some of the best budget phones in the market and highlight their best features for you.

Moto G

Starting the list off, this is the cheapest possible phone we can recommend, and it is the Moto G Power, or the Moto G8 Power in Europe priced at less than 250 dollars. The moto g power offers a gigantic 5 000 milliamp hour battery that could last you as long as three days without the charger. It is our 2020 battery life champion not just among budget phones among all phones in general. Plus, it does not stutter, and it takes decent photos too, but it is a bit on the bulky side. It runs on clear android 2.0 with just a few useful additions by Motorola. There are cheaper phones that you can buy sure, but we have found that if you go with an even cheaper phone you will inevitably run into issues and will regret not spending a bit more.

Pixel 4A

Now if you are not looking for just the cheapest round, we recommend spending just a bit more and buying the google pixel 4a. The pixel 4a has got a mind-blowing camera great dynamic range. The pixel 4a is the budget phone with the best camera around and it shoots great photos at night too with the dedicated nightside mod. It also runs on clean android that performs very smoothly, plus there is no bloatware. The downside with it is the uninspiring plastic design but for all else this phone is an amazing deal.

iPhone SE

Next up on the list we have $400 phones, and this is where competition gets fierce. There are two big names here and the first one is the apple iPhone SE 2020 edition. The phone looks just like the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 6 but under the hood it is powered by the apple A13 chip that you have on flagship iPhone. While it has just one camera, it shoots flagship photos with it and industry leading 4k video. The new iPhone SE comes with touch ID and big bezels on the front, but it is a thin and lightweight device a delight for compact phone lovers. The big downside with it is battery life, which just melts when you watch videos or play games but if you are not a gamer or a heavy user you will be just fine with it.

The other big 400$ phone that you should know about is the One Plus Nord. Unfortunately, this phone is not available in not available in all countries at the moment. It is actually currently sold out in Europe but if you can get it is a steal. It features a modern-day design with a gorgeous big AMOLED screen that supports 90 hertz fast refresh rate for those super smooth moves plus it has got a fast in-screen fingerprint reader a clean interface a very capable camera. Thanks to the 4100-milliamp hour battery inside you have a solid amount of juice too. The One Plus nord also comes with super-fast charging and stands way above the competition in this price range.

One Plus 7T

Next up on the list is another One Plus phone but this time it is the One Plus 7t. It costs just 450 dollars and features a 90hz AMOLED screen as well for super-fast performance. It has got fast charging, a triple camera system on the back including two times zoom telephoto lens. This phone is one of the most underrated devices right now and undeservedly so. It might be last year’s model, but it is absolutely a great budget phone this year.

Samsun Galaxy A51

Last but definitely not least we have the Samsung galaxy A51. This phone costs a lot less in Europe where you get the 4g version but the 5g version of this phone that sells for $500. While it is a higher price than what you pay in other markets, having 5g gives you super-fast connection speeds and makes the phone future proof. The A51 also comes in a beautiful, slim, and elegant design. It features a large AMOLED screen with incredible colours and while it lacks modern features like a fast refresh rate screen or super-fast charging. It is a super solid performer we have also grown to appreciate the new Samsung one UI interface which has quite a few options that you just do not have in stock android.

So, there you have it our selection of the best budget phones you can get right now which one is your favourite and why or do you have a favourite that we have not mentioned let us know!