So, it's time to share the best smartphones under RUB 10,000. In this price segment, there are many interesting options. Many people simply do not need an expensive phone, and they are looking for themselves, as a rule, a device in the price segment up to 10 thousand. For this amount, you can get good options that will feel confident in the segment of budget devices. If you have, for example, 20 thousand, we have previously prepared a separate material for such cases.
The best smartphones under 10 thousand rubles in 2020
Samsung Galaxy A10 is a good budget employee from Koreans
Samsung Galaxy A10
The phone is on our list of the cheapest Galaxy devices. For 8,990 rubles, Samsung offers the Galaxy A10. This is an entry-level phone. It features a 6.2-inch HD display and a pixel density of 271 ppi, which is certainly not enough in 2020, but you shouldn't expect more for the money. The device received an Exynos 7884 processor with 8 cores, a Mali video chip with two cores, 2 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal memory, there is support for microSD cards up to 512 gigabytes. The main camera in the device is 13 megapixels, and the battery is 3400 mAh. However, perhaps the Galaxy A01 will seem more attractive against its background.
Samsung Galaxy A01 – the best for its price
Samsung Galaxy A01
You can buy it in stores for 7,990 rubles. In comparison with the A10, it offers 16 GB of ROM, but at the same time runs on Android 10 with the proprietary One UI 2.0 shell. In my opinion, just for the sake of modern software, you can buy the A01. The device supports microSD cards up to 512 gigabytes. For 1000 rubles saved on the purchase of the A10, you can buy a microSD for 128 gigabytes and get such a good phone.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 – standalone but heavy
For about 8-9 thousand rubles you can buy Redmi 8. The device offers a 6.22-inch screen with HD-resolution, a 5000 mAh battery, an 8-core processor. The phone is not bad, but I want to note its heavy weight equal to 188 grams and a thick body with a width of 9.4 millimeters. In terms of numbers, it seems not so much, but when you hold the device in your hands, your hand starts to get tired after 5 minutes of use. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 439 processor and offers 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM and microSD card support up to 1TB. Technically, the phone is better than Samsung's solutions, but software plays a huge role in this segment. By purchasing the Galaxy A01, you get the shell that is installed in the flagships of the Galaxy S20. Meanwhile, by itself MIUI is designed for mid-budget phones and offers users a lot of ads and not very nice design.
Huawei Honor 8A – fans Huawei
Not a bad budget phone from Honor. It is equipped with a Helio P35 processor, 2 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal memory. The device cannot be called optimal for its price. It is priced at 8 thousand rubles, and for this money a more recent A01 is available to us. However, fans Honor should be delighted to have such a phone on the market. This is a basic version, and its main feature can probably be called Emotion UI – a proprietary shell Huawei. As for the rest, you will hardly notice much difference in technical terms between some budget Samsung or Huawei. Even Samsung has already learned to offer interesting solutions in this segment, and everything depends on the software. And in terms of software, as I said above, Galaxy A01 is the best option.
iPhone SE REF – for lovers of compactness
Perhaps among the readers there are fans of compact phones who do not care about the operating system. In this case, buying a restored iPhone SE would be a good option. Of course, in this case, you are unlikely to get the original display, but this is the best option for those who like compactness.
Samsung Galaxy A30S – the cheapest option with AMOLED – screen
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Some stores offer the A30S for 11 thousand rubles, which is more than 10 thousand, but we decided to include the device in the list because it already offers super AMOLED – an excellent quality screen, a 25-megapixel camera, 3 gigabytes of operational and 32 gigabytes of internal memory and a 4000 mAh battery. This is a very balanced device for its money. Of course, FullHD resolution would be here, but, sorry, even in Xiaomi in Mi A3 it uses an HD matrix. By the way, in Russia, the Mi A3 from the 'gray' sellers is estimated at 12-13 thousand rubles, so it does not fit into our budget.
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