In the segment of cheap phones, Samsung has never been considered a leader, but the company has its advantages. You can choose a smartphone from a little-known Chinese brand, and technically it will be better than Korean devices, but you should understand that buying a phone from Samsung, you get a brand, high-quality assembly, good support in Russia and, most importantly, high-quality software. It is the last point that will become key for many when choosing a device.
Cheapest Samsung Galaxy Phones
Even in budget phones, Samsung uses its proprietary One UI shell. For example, the recently introduced Galaxy A01 has Android 10 installed with OneUI 2.0 shell – the same is used in the flagship Galaxy S10. Will cheap Chinese phones provide such high-quality software? Of course not.
Samsung Galaxy A01 – entry-level smartphone
Samsung on December 17 – just over a month ago – introduced the Galaxy A01. This is an entry-level budget smartphone for children, teenagers, students. It is equipped with 16 gigabytes of built-in and 2 gigabytes of RAM, a Snapdragon Snapdragon 439 processor, a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 720 by 1560, while the pixel density is 301 ppi, which is pretty good – you will not notice the pixels on the screen. The main camera in the device is dual (13 + 2 Mp), supports video recording in FHD quality at 30 frames per second, there is a 3000 mAh battery.
In Russia, the phone is priced at 7,990 rubles. For this money, even Xiaomi does not offer anything more attractive on the Russian market. For example Redmi 8a for 9 thousand rubles received the same processor, and the screen, due to the larger diagonal, is less clear at the same resolution. Obviously, the Galaxy A01 is the more interesting option. I propose to discuss the novelty in Telegram.
Samsung Galaxy A10 – a good budget for 9 thousand
For 9 thousand rubles, you can purchase the Galaxy A10. The phone is equipped with a 6.2-inch screen with a resolution of 720 by 1520 pixels. The pixel density is not very attractive – only 271 ppi. It has an Exynos 7884 processor, 2/4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. On the back is a 13-megapixel main camera with an aperture of F / 1.9 and phase detection autofocus, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3400 mAh battery.
The Galaxy A10 doesn't seem to be any better than the A01. At least, it is not entirely clear what the consumer should pay 9 thousand rubles for. We get a not very modern Android 9 and outdated One UI 1.0 shell. In AnTuTu, the smartphone is gaining 88 thousand points, which roughly corresponds to the level of the Galaxy A01. It may be useful for some to have 32 gigabytes of memory, but in my opinion it is not worth it.
Samsung Galaxy A30S – colorful AMOLED
For 14 thousand rubles through the official Samsung website, you can buy A30S – this is the cheapest phone from the company with a Super AMOLED – screen. I managed to use it for a while, and, to be honest, you don't expect to see such a high-quality matrix in such a budget device. In terms of color rendering, the screen is no worse than the flagship Galaxy.
A30S received a 6.4-inch screen with a resolution of 720 by 1560 pixels, the pixel density is 268 dpi, which is very weak, but in live use, the low resolution due to the colorful screen is not very striking. The main camera in the device is triple (25 Mp + 8 Mp + 5 Mp), and the front one is 16 Mp. Also note the 4000 mAh battery. It should be enough for a day of use.
Undoubtedly the A30S is not cheap, but it is probably the most balanced phone from the company. It offers 3 or 4 gigabytes of RAM and 32, 64 or 128 gigabytes of internal storage – the choice is yours.
Samsung Galaxy M30s – when the camera comes first
This is the cheapest Samsung phone for those looking for a good camera. The device is equipped with a triple module, one of which is 48 megapixels. We should also mention Super AMOLED – a screen that will fully reveal all the colors of the picture. The device, of course, is not that cheap. It is priced at 17 thousand rubles for the version with 64 gigabytes of RAM, but here there is also a FullHD screen resolution, which is important. If you're willing to ditch the Galaxy A01 and borrow the M30s, for example, you won't regret it. Yes, you will overpay 9 thousand by buying the more expensive M30s, but believe me, it's worth it. It is better to buy M30s than to suffer afterwards with A01.
If you have already chosen which device you are going to buy, share your decision in the comments, even if we are not talking about Samsung.