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Buying a New Phone? These are the Best Phones in Every Budget

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Written by Sushil Sharma

Buying a phone is difficult. Everyone wants the best phone they can get in a certain budget. Android, the most popular mobile OS, offers tons of choice in each budget segment, which somewhat makes the decision making more difficult. It’s a simple equation, more choices equal to more confusion.

If your are planning to buy a new phone and have already set a budget in mind, here are the best phones that you can buy in every budget, ranging from 5,000 to 30,000 and above. Check the devices in their respective budget categories before choosing your smartphone this year. We know that you won’t regret it going through our smartphone choice.

Best Phone Under $80

5000 is the minimum amount that you have to spend in order to get a decent phone that is capable of performing day to day tasks like calling, texting, emails, and browsing; that’s it. Here’s our pick:

Micromax Yu Yunique

yunique

  • Screen size: 4.70 inch
  • Resolution: 720×1280 pixels
  • Storage: 8 GB, expandable up to 32 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Rear Camera: 8 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 2 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • Battery: 2000 mAh

Best Phones between $80-$150

This is one the most competitive price range and finding the best phone in this range is very challenging. Here are our picks:

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

redmi

  • Screen size: 4.70 inch
  • Resolution: 720×1280 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Rear Camera: 8 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 2 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • Battery: 2200 mAh

Lenovo K3 Note

k3

  • Screen size: 5.5 inch
  • Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Processor: Octacore Mediatek MT6752
  • Battery: 2900 mAh

Coolpad Note 3

coolpad

  • Screen size: 5.5 inch
  • Resolution: 720×1280 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 64 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Processor: Octacore Mediatek MT6753
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Fingerprint sensor

Best Phone Between $150-$230

This is the price range where usability meets budget. Phones in this range are considered the budget phones that are capable of performing all the day to day tasks without any lag as well as play some graphics intensive games with low graphics. Here are our picks:

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition

moto-g

  • Screen size: 5 inch
  • Resolution: 720×1280 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.1.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • Battery: 2470 mAh with TurboPower charging

Best Phones Under $230-$300

Here are our picks:

Moto X Play

x-play

  • Screen size: 5.5 inch
  • Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB/32 GB, expandable up to 128 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Rear Camera: 21 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.1.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • Battery: 3630 mAh

OnePlus X

oneplus-x

  • Screen size: 5 inch
  • Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 128 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 8 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.1.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Battery: 2525 mAh

Best Phones Between $300-$450

This price range has seen a lot of competition in 2015. Choosing a phone in this price range is a difficult task. Here are our picks:

Motorola Moto X Style

x-style

  • Screen size: 5.7 inch
  • Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB/32 GB, expandable up to 128 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Rear Camera: 21 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.1.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

OnePlus 2

oneplus-2

  • Screen size: 5.5 inch
  • Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB/ 64 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB/4 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • Battery: 3300 mAh

LG Nexus 5X

5x

  • Screen size: 5.2 inch
  • Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB/ 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Rear Camera: 12.3 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Battery: 2700 mAh

Best Phones Above $450

From here the range of flagship phones begins. Here are our picks

Samsung Galaxy S6

s6

  • Screen size: 5.1 inch
  • Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels
  • Storage: 32 GB/64 GB/128 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.0.2, upgradable to 5.1.1
  • Processor: Exynos 7420
  • Battery: 2550 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge & S6 Edge + are also amazing phones with almost similar specifications.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

note-5

  • Screen size: 5.7 inch
  • Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels
  • Storage: 32 GB/64 GB/128 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.1.1
  • Processor: Exynos 7420
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

LG G4

g4

  • Screen size: 5.5 inch
  • Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels
  • Storage: 32 GB, expandable up to 128 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 8 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.1.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

iPhone 6S

6s

  • Screen size: 4.7 inch
  • Resolution: 750×1334 pixels
  • Storage: 16 GB/64 GB/128 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Rear Camera: 12 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • OS: iOS 9, upgradable to 9.2
  • Processor: Apple A9
  • Battery: 1715 mAh
  • Force touch

Huawei Nexus 6P

6p

  • Screen size: 5.7 inch
  • Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels
  • Storage: 32 GB/64 GB/128 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Rear Camera: 12.3 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 8 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • Battery: 3450 mAh

LG V10

v10

  • Screen size: 5.1 inch
  • Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels
  • Storage: 64 GB, upgradable up to 200 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 Megapixels
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • OS: Android 5.1.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

So, those are some of the best phones for every budget.

  • Bolubás György

    And the meizu pro 5

    • Meizu Pro 5 is definitely is good phone worth its price. We would include it in our list. Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

    • Sushil Sharma

      Thanks for recommending it. It looks really good, I will add it in the list.