Here’s a table of all the smartphones we featured on this list. When deciding on a budget device to purchase, I always tell people to first figure out what they want their smartphone to do.
Good battery life? Well, then you should look for a combination of large battery capacity and frugal processor. In this case, the Redmi Note 4 is a pretty good choice because it’s got a large 4,100 mAh battery capacity mated to a frugal 14nm Snapdragon 625 processor. ASUS’s ZenFone 3 Max is also a good choice because it also features a large battery.
Good performance? Well, that’s when you look for hardware specs and software optimisation. The more powerful processors on this list are the MediaTek Helio P20 and the Snapdragon 625 octa-core chips. When it comes to performance, a phone’s OS is also important so a light skin — like the near-stock experience on the Moto M — will be less taxing on your hardware.
One other aspect that many tend to overlook is when it comes to memory expansion. Although all the phones here start at 32GB of internal storage, over the course of the year, 32GB can fill up pretty quickly. So, if you’re looking to expand your storage with a microSD card and are a Dual SIM user, you should really look for a dedicated microSD card slot. The Sony Xperia XA1 and Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime are two examples of phones with 2 SIM slots and a microSD slot. If you don’t go for a phone with a dedicated slot, you will have to give up one of your SIMs or live on the device’s base storage.
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