It is very hard to find which phone will suit our budget with all latest features inbuilt. And many times we get confused finding the same. With so many options available in the market these days, it gets very difficult to decide for which handset we are ready. If you’re looking for the best smartphone, you’ve come to the right place. We will help you out sorting this confusion and make it easy for you to decide. Read our article below to know more.
HOW TO DECIDE THE BEST CHEAP SMARTPHONE FOR YOU
Always first decide what are your requirements and then look for the smartphone according to it. You need to look for a smartphone which completes your list of requirements. Like, if you are looking for a phone which is for business purpose or gaming purpose or for any casual one, then you need to think accordingly. Android or IOS smartphone, you need to decide first. iPhones are pretty expensive phones but they have a fast processor and very good security features. And Android also provide good battery backup and good hardware design.
You should also look out for premium features, such as a fingerprint sensor, waterproofing, or an excellent camera.
We will help you out in this by providing you the best smartphones with latest features and specifications.
1. iPhone X
The most “luxurious” one!
Release date: October 2017 | Weight: 174g | Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm | OS: iOS 11 | Screen size: 5.8-inch | Resolution: 1125×2436 | CPU: A11 Bionic | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 64/256GB | Battery: 2716mAh | Rear camera: 12MP+12MP | Front camera: 7MP
This one has to be on the list. Although this phone is pretty expensive it can be an option for you. As this phones give you so much of luxury itself. It’s got an all-new shape, the notch at the top but it’s the best iPhone that’s ever been made too (as long as you don’t miss the headphone jack).
Screen: The 5.8-inch OLED screen is the best display Apple has ever crammed into an iPhone. It’s far ahead of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for so many reasons: the sharpness, the quality, the fact that it fills the whole front of the phone, and the color reproduction.
Battery life: The iPhone X’s battery life is pretty good but it’s by no means best in class. If you’re a very heavy user you might struggle to last more than 12 hours but for most users, it’ll comfortably last a whole day.
Camera: Cameras on iPhones have always been superb, and the iPhone X is no different. The camera on the X is often stunning, delivering still shots that are rich in detail. Perhaps not quite as brilliant as the Pixel 2 XL, but still right up there with the best.
Mini verdict: This is the phone to buy if you want to treat yourself to a high-end handset – a little extra per month for something you really enjoy taking out of your bag or pocket is worth it (if you can afford it). After all, it is Ok to show off a little!
2. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Leading the best smartphone in android
Release date: March 2018 | Weight: 189g | Dimensions: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm | OS: Android 8 | Screen size: 6.2-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 | CPU: Snapdragon 845 / Exynos 9810 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Battery: 3,500mAh | Rear camera: Dual 12MP | Front camera: 8MP
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is a pretty big smartphone that’s designed for big hands – and it takes the very best of what’s on the smartphone market and puts it together in a compelling package that we’ve loved testing, despite the strong competition on the following pages. The size is although very big, but when held in hands it looks pretty awesome as the design and style of the phone are very gorgeous. The sleek body of the phone makes it look more beautiful.
Screen: The Super AMOLED 6.2-inch display has been measured as one of the very best around right now, with super colors, great dynamic range and, essentially, the very best viewing experience you can have on a mobile phone.
Battery life: The battery life on the S9 Plus is better than that seen on the smaller S9, thanks to the 3,500mAh battery in the Plus model – although it’s probably the weakest part of the phone, not offering as much life as we’d have liked.
Camera: The camera on the Galaxy S9 Plus is among the best on the market, and the dual-aperture capability offers some startlingly good snaps when things get a little darker.
3. Huawei P20 Pro
The best phone Huawei has ever made
Release date: April 2018 | Weight: 180g | Dimensions: 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm | OS: Android 8.1 | Screen size: 6.1-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2240 | CPU: Kirin 970 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 4,000mAh | Rear camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP | Front camera: 24MP
The Huawei P20 is simply the best smartphone that the brand itself has ever produced, and it’s giving the problem to the top of our charts. Huawei has done so much improvement in this phone, and it deserves an equal place in the same league as Samsung and Apple as a top smartphone choice.
Screen: The 6.1-inch display is only Full HD, but that does help with battery life. This is actually probably one of the weakest parts of the phone, as it lacks the color reproduction of its rivals, but it does come with a screen protector pre-fitted, which is a nice touch.
Battery life: The Huawei P20 Pro will get you a day and half of light to moderate use – it goes down after a full month’s effort, filling it with apps, but even still we’re getting a good day’s hard use, which is great.
Camera: The camera is the standout feature on the Huawei P20 Pro, offering three lenses… and they’re actually useful. The resolution is pin sharp thanks to brilliant image stabilization, the software photo optimization is excellent and having that 40MP sensor has been boosted well by Leica for good low light performance.
Mini verdict: The main issue you have to overcome with the P20 Pro is the fact you might not be familiar with the brand, but not only is Huawei a worthy competitor to Apple and Samsung, but it’s the most likely to get the bigger price drops first.
4. OnePlus 6
Camera at its best!
Release date: May 2018 | Weight: 177g | Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm | OS: Android 8 | Screen size: 6.28-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2280 | CPU: Snapdragon 845 | RAM: 6/8GB | Storage: 64GB/128/256GB | Battery: 3,300mAh | Rear camera: Dual 16MP | Front camera: 16MP
The OnePlus 6 represents excellent value compared to its competitors, with a strong package put together for far less money than you might expect given the spec and performance of this thing.
Screen: The negative thing here is that we’re looking at a Full HD display, but it’s a long 19:9 ratio with a notch at the top. Yes, it lacks HDR, but it does have decent OLED contrast ratio – it’s far from shabby to look at.
Battery life: The battery life of the OnePlus 6, despite using the thirsty Snapdragon 845 chipset, is more than decent, with it mostly landing on around 15% left at the end of the day through medium usage.
Camera: A dual 16MP sensor on the back, combined with a 16MP option for the front, means that you’ll get some decent snaps out of this phone. There’s no ‘AI smarts’ to play with here, but ultimately you’re getting some good bokeh modes and impressive low-light work.
Mini verdict: Sure, there’s nothing here that really wows… except the price. The design, screen, battery life, and camera are all more than serviceable, and the operating system is pretty close to stock Android, which will attract many. There’s a lot of power and storage on offer here too, making it an easy recommendation.
5. iPhone 8 Plus
Truly a ‘new’ generation of iPhone!
Release date: September 2017 | Weight: 202g | Dimensions: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm | OS: iOS 11 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: A11 Bionic | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 64/256GB | Battery: 2691mAh | Rear camera: Dual 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
Although iPhone X is the phone to buy from Apple right now, if you’re more of a conservative you’ll love the familiar stylings of the 8 Plus. It’s got a robust camera and all the power of the X, as well as an easier-to-understand interface if you’re a long-time iOS user.
Screen: The 5.5-inch screen is great and includes important upgrades to the color reproduction and the temperature too – so images look more clean and lifelike. It’s not as sharp as the screens on some of the best Android phones but the inclusion of True Tone tech, first seen on the iPad Pro, means you get some great quality.
Battery life: The battery life of the iPhone 8 Plus is good, but not amazing. You’ll normally be able to survive a full day without topping up but on those times when you have the screen fired from morning to night (watching a video or using maps etc), you might find yourself just scraping by.
Camera: The camera on this phone is superb, with two 12MP lenses on the rear combining to deliver great images even in low light, and the double sensors creating some nice, refined blurred-background portrait shots.
Mini verdict: It’s still a top iPhone and perfect for anyone who wants to upgrade but doesn’t want to pay the eye-watering price commanded by the iPhone X. It’s pretty far down the list, true, but that’s more to do with the excellent array of Android phones around, offering a great experience for less money. But if you’re sticking with Apple and don’t want the X’s prices, the iPhone 8 Plus is the right choice for you.
6. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
A giant big-screen for less money!
Release date: April 2017 | Weight: 173g | Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 6.2-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 | CPU: Exynos 8895 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3,500mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP
The Galaxy S8 Plus might be a year old model, but it’s still impressive and the cost is lowering nicely these days.
You can get incredible photos in many conditions, the screen is pin-sharp and it’s just boosted a couple of places in this list thanks to a nifty price drop this week.
Screen: The 6.2-inch screen, actually called an Infinity Display by Samsung, spills to the edge of the phone, and is a well-made fusion of glass and metal. It feels great in the hand, thanks to a rolling design – and like the other Galaxies in this list, is water-resistant too, to an IP67 level.
Battery life: The battery life is superior on the Galaxy S8 Plus compared to the Galaxy S8 (obviously) and also the Galaxy S9 (more surprising), thanks to having a larger power pack in there without much more work to do – it’ll easily last most people a day or so.
Camera: The camera is a top fusion of auto mode and pro settings for those that like to dig a little deeper – the quality of the snaps is more often than not pin-sharp, and the screen quality really highlights your photos. It lacks the dual sensor and low-light capabilities of the S9 Plus, but it’s a terribly good performer for those that don’t need the highest-of-high-end smarts.
Mini verdict: Don’t let the age put you off – this is still an immensely powerful phone with a strong spec list. The screen, camera, and design are still premium, and while not as good as the S9 Plus, it’s a lot a cheaper thanks to being on sale for longer.
7. Samsung Galaxy S8
Last year’s top phone is still in the demand!
Release date: April 2017 | Weight: 155g | Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 5.8-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 | CPU: Exynos 8895 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP
The Samsung Galaxy S8 looked space age when it was launched last year, and the Galaxy S9 apes it in many ways. It’s not the top phone in Samsung’s range anymore, but it’s jolly close and it seems that retailers are starting to discount it both SIM-free and on contract, which is why it’s jumped up our list.
Screen: The screen was the very, very best on the market and is still now a top performer, coming with the elongated, 18.5:9 ratio that stretches impressively up and down the phone – very similar to that on the current Galaxy S9. With powerful color reproduction and contrast ratio that makes everything look clear and crisp, it’s also got the QHD resolution that we expect from all the top phones.
Battery life: The battery life, despite being smaller than in previous devices from Samsung, is still pretty decent. It’s not amazing, but it’s not very far from the performance of the Galaxy S9 and will last around a day… although you might want a little top up, which can be achieved quickly through a wireless charger or the speedy adapter in the box.
Camera: The camera is still very strong, despite being usurped by the S9 – the auto mode offers clean, crisp and clear shots every time and combined with screen quality makes you want to show off your best snaps. There’s an easy-to-use pro mode as well to get the best out of your snapping.
Mini verdict: This is the phone to go for if you want a strong performer and don’t mind it’s a little older. As such, it’s much cheaper than it was at launch and thus offers fantastic value for money.
8. Honor 10
A well-performing phone for less money
Release date: May 2018 | Weight: 153g | Dimensions: 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7 mm | OS: Android 8 | Screen size: 5.84-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2280 | CPU: Kirin 970 | RAM: 4/6GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 3,400mAh | Rear camera: 16MP + 24MP | Front camera: 24MP
The latest Honor phone offers a decent specification list while keeping the price exceptionally low – and it looks great while doing so too.
Screen: The Honor 10 screen has the… you’ve guessed it: a notch at the top! It’s an LCD screen so lacks the punch of the OnePlus 6 or Galaxy S9, for instance. It’s also ‘only’ Full HD, but for the price, it’s excellent and more than does the job.
Battery life: You probably won’t get a full day’s battery life out of this phone every day, but for the most part it’s pretty decent. Not the best on the market and we’re used to Honor slugging more battery into its handsets, but at 3,400mAh it’s a touch too small.
Camera: The Honor 10 struggles here a little, although the 16MP + 24MP sensors work well in tandem. Some of the AI modes worked very well together at times, but it wasn’t always processing and improving the picture in the way you’d want before showing it to you.
Mini verdict: Honor phones are often the same – but that’s no bad thing. This is a brand that’s challenging the incumbents, and while it’s admittedly not the prowess of some of the incumbents on this list, it’s worth checking the phone out now – you’ll never expect the lovely split screen colors on the back.