The price of a smartphone is such a loose concept that it ranged from two thousand rubles to two hundred and even more. Every time they buy a smartphone, almost everyone thinks about what to choose. This does not apply only to fans of a particular brand, who simply buy a new device with their favorite logo and use it perfectly until the time comes to change something. For those who do not get hung up on one manufacturer, I have prepared this collection, in which I have included those devices that I consider to be the best in their category. It may seem standard to some, but there are not so many smartphones in it. At the same time, there is plenty to choose from, so I want to share my opinion.
Up to 40,000 rubles, you can buy a lot of good smartphones.
In this article, I have collected five smartphones that deserve attention. They are no longer new and some of them are quite peculiar, but it is impossible not to note that they are cool and worth their money one hundred percent. It's just that the market has developed so that last year's devices are only slightly inferior to new products, but sometimes they cost up to two times cheaper. Although, some manufacturers understand this and are in no hurry to reduce the price. Especially if it was not very high initially.
OnePlus 7T is probably the best OnePlus
Compared to the OnePlus 8, last year's model seems very cool. Perhaps she looks even more attractive. This smartphone came out about six months ago and therefore it is still possible to buy it, but the price has already become significantly lower.
OnePlus 7T can be compared not even with the “eight”, but with its Pro-version. So the price difference will be even more impressive, but you still get a 6.55-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate. A triple main camera will also be good, and 8 GB of RAM will only complement the image of a modern smartphone. Moreover, until now, not all manufacturers in this price segment offer such characteristics.
And this smartphone is also recognizable.
It will also have the OxygenOS shell that many consider the best. I myself, if I close my eyes to a couple of shortcomings, am very pleased with her.
After the release of OnePlus 8, the price of the 7T has dropped by about 5,000-10,000 rubles, depending on the seller. Will it be much cheaper to buy it? Not a fact, but it will surely grow old all this time.
There may be a rumored OnePlus Z coming out soon, but most likely it won't compete with the OnePlus 7T.
Realme X2 Pro – fast and inexpensive
Realme is a smartphone that runs ColorOS, just like OPPO. This is not surprising given its origins. It is difficult to compare it to the OnePlus 7T, as they are quite similar in their capabilities. And they cost about the same.
Main Camera Realme X2 Pro has four modules. The battery was installed with a capacity of 4,000 mAh with 60W fast charging. The display diagonal is 6.5-inches and it is AMOLED with a frequency of 90 Hz. All this is ensured by the powerful Snapdragon 855 Plus processor.
Realme X2 Pro is very good for its price.
There is nothing more to say about this phone. It's just cool and nice to hold in your hand. However, if you want to know in detail about it, you can do it from our review with examples of photos and a detailed story about the device itself.
Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL are some of the best
What if you could get all the cool features of a Google Pixel phone for less than about £ 30,000. It turns out that this is possible.
Last year, Google released a lighter version of its flagship and the “a” postscript. She immediately tore the templates (and not only) and gave people the opportunity to buy the almost full-fledged Google Pixel 3, which we talked about earlier, but much cheaper. For example, the camera of a “state employee” sometimes gave even better pictures in comparisons than the older brother.
Not only is the picture quality phenomenal for a mid-range phone, but you also get Night Sight, Super Res Zoom, Portrait Mode, and other Pixel-exclusive features.
Anyone who has used the Google Pixel 3a will understand how good it is.
It might make sense to wait a bit until the Google Pixel 4a comes out, if we wait at all, but prices are unlikely to change much. Yes, and the new product until it reaches our counters, can greatly increase in price.
Google Pixel 3a comes in two flavors – 3a and 3a XL. The main differences of the XL version will be a display increased from 5.6 to 6 inches and a more capacious battery – 3,700 mAh versus 3,000 mAh. Both smartphones will run on Snapdragon 670, and the RAM will be 4 GB.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 – it turns out it's not that bad
After the official Russian price Xiaomi Mi 10 was announced last week, I reconsidered my attitude towards some of its other devices. While the mainstream Mi series from Xiaomi is shifting towards the premium segment of the market, the Note series still offers cool tech at an affordable price.
A feature of the Mi Note 10 is the 108MP camera, which provides good results. Formally, the smartphone has five cameras, but I would say that there are only four full cameras. This will be more correct.
Many people love this smartphone very much.
Despite the mid-range chipset (Snapdragon 730G), the Mi Note 10 still looks pretty good. It also has a headphone jack, and many argue that it has excellent battery life, although I would rate it as slightly above the market average. The 5,260 mAh battery is good, but not only it determines the autonomy.
There is also Poco F2 Pro, which is on the verge of the price segment under consideration and is more expensive than Mi Note 10, but it will already have a Snapdragon 865 and a moving front camera.
Apple iPhone SE 2020 – cheap iPhone
This year the company Apple showed the second generation smartphone iPhone SE, which costs less than 40,000 rubles, but offers top-end hardware features. I already talked about it on one of our sites. Let him have only one camera, but this only affects additional modes, such as TV and performance. The rest of the camera shoots very well. And the novelty also runs on the same processor as the iPhone 11 Pro, and even beats the Snapdragon 865 in some performance tests.
iPhone SE 2 will definitely find a lot of fans.
The only downside to the iPhone second-gen SE is its outdated design with thick bezels and a Home button on the front. The last device with this design was iPhone 8 in 2017. But the novelty has water protection of the highest standard and wireless charging.