What are the best budget Android phones?

Perhaps, one of the biggest factors one considers when buying a smartphone is the price. Of course, we want something that gives a lot of bang for the buck, from its display to its camera, we want it superb. So check out this list of budget Android phones that you might be interested in!

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    #1Google Pixel 3a XL

    Google Pixel 3a XL

    The Google Pixel 3a XL is a smartphone offered by Google with a 6-inch OLED display and a maximum resolution of 1080 by 2160 pixels. It is powered by an octa-core processor, a 4GB RAM, and a 64GB internal storage.

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    $479.99

    Howard Allen
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Honestly, I am torn between Google Pixel 3a and this XL. I like XL better just because of the size and the 'expensive' feels when you hold the phone. I feel like it is worth $700 or even more. In term s of the camera and image quality, it can be said this is one of the cheap phones to buy while still taking good photos."
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    #2Motorola Moto G7

    Motorola Moto G7

    Released in March 2019, the Motorola Moto G7 is equipped with a 6.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that is made of Gorilla Glass 3. It is also powered by an octa-core processor and a 4GB RAM.

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    Emma Richards
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Definitely of the best budget android phones. I took a test shot of my friend's Moto G7 and it was surprising to find out that it works in different lighting situations, although it struggled to capture moving objects, which is considerable and understandable. Minimal to almost no lag experienced. Suggesting this cheap phone to all."
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    #3Sony Xperia 10 Plus

    Sony Xperia 10 Plus

    The Sony Xperia 10 Plus smartphone by Sony features a wide-display through its 6.5-inch full high-definition touchscreen. Powered by 4GB RAM, it also has a dual camera with 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel resolutions.

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    Cherry Han
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "You know it's Sony Xperia when its cameras are dope af. It can run on Verizon network. Pretty much a good deal for more than 6.5 inches of a screen display. When you watch a movie on netflix using Xperia 10 plus, it will stretch across the screen. This is another budget phone you should consider."
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    #4Samsung Galaxy S9

    Samsung Galaxy S9

    Samsung Galaxy S9 is smartphone powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of Storage. It also equipped with a 5.80-inch touchscreen display.

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    John Davis
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Not a newly released phone from Samsung but still my top choice for the best android phones ever. The snapdragon processor is still at par on the latest smartphones in the market today, say Huawei mid-range to high-range phones. The fingerprint sensor is so useful."
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    #5OnePlus 6T

    OnePlus 6T

    OnePlus 6T features an expandable RAM of up to 10GB and internal storage of 256GB. It's optic AMOLED display gives users a 6.41-inch screen. The dual camera of this smartphone features one 16-megapixel and another 20-megapixel.

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    $509.99

    Jack Patel
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Hmm would you recommend buying this android phone unlocked? Or should I get it from T-Mobile? What do you think? But honestly, I have read that even if you get this unlocked, AT&T still works in this. I am also thinking of getting the OnePlus 7 too, which one should I?"
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    #6Motorola G6 Plus

    Motorola G6 Plus

    Motorola Moto G6 Plus is the premium version of the new and remodeled G6 series. It comes with a new Snapdragon 630 processor, a large screen of 5.93 inches and a dual camera system of 12.5 megapixels. 

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    Fabiola Enríquez
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Batter life wise, I'd rate it 6 out of 10. Feature wise, hell, i would rate it 10/10!! But then the camera, I don't think I would recommend it. But still this is a budget-friendly android phone so what more can you ask for right? You get what you pay for."
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    #7Nokia 3.1

    Nokia 3.1

    Released in May 2018, the Nokia 3.1 is a smartphone offered by Nokia that runs on the Android operating system. It has a 5.2-inch LCD touchscreen that brims with 16M colors, and an octa-core processor. The RAM is expandable to 16GB.

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    $149.99

    Pranav Gavde
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Okay, upon checking out this list of budget android phones, Nokia 3.1 is by far the cheapest option that I have. I used to own an old-school Nokia phone before. The one that didn't have any touchscreen. And the battery was superb. More than the camera specs and other features, I prefer something that would last a day, and this one I hope would last."
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    #8Nokia 7.1

    Nokia 7.1

    The Nokia 7.1 is an Android smartphone equipped with 5.84-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen and is powered by an octa-core processor with up to 1.8GZz speed. The main camera has a 12-megapixel capacity with Carl Zeiss optics.

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    $349.99

    William Ward
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "If you worry that Nokia 7.1 being a cheap android phone means it is not fully optimized for Google play, you are wrong. I recently bought this and I get full updates from google. Mid-range price, so you don't expect so much from its processor, but still, I am suggesting this to people who are on a tight budget but still wanna get a good one."

Summary

Best What are the best budget Android phones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google Pixel 3a XLElectronics 19 Paid
2Motorola Moto G7Electronics 11 Paid
3Sony Xperia 10 PlusElectronics 6 Paid
4Samsung Galaxy S9Electronics 3 Paid
5OnePlus 6TElectronics 2 Paid
6Motorola G6 PlusElectronics 2 Paid
7Nokia 3.1Electronics 1 Paid
8Nokia 7.1Electronics 1 Paid
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