We are right now in the world recession from past 1 & half years, and this surely hits on the Budget Smartphone segment. Many people who used to buy a decent budget smartphone for around ₹10,000 , now looks around ₹15,000 for a good phone. Even though OEMs didn’t market this segment much this year, it’s still the most popular price range for smartphones.
Today, we are going to list 5 best budget smartphones launched in 2021, which gives you good value without costing much. Do note that this list will be based on smartphones priced between ₹10-20 thousand. So without any more delay, let’s look at TechnoBugg’s Best Budget Smartphones of 2021.
1. Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max:
Like every year, Xiaomi kept the crown of best budget smartphone with Redmi Note 10 Pro or Note 10 Pro Max smartphones. Both are same smartphones with different main camera resolution. It was launched in Q1 of 2021 and is still very relevant in this budget range. It has a good quality AMOLED Display, 120Hz refresh rate, great cameras, and nice battery/charging. Only drawback it has now is Snapdragon 732G SoC, which js still a good SoC but there’s no 5G support. So those who will upgrade 5G comes into the market, this phone is still a good overall package. For more information, Click Here.
2. Moto G40 Fusion:
Motorola made a good comeback this year with some great launches. In this segment the Moto G40 Fusion is a great deal and ideal phone for regular users. It has no bloatware stock UI, 120Hz refresh rate with HDR10 support, huge 6,000mAh battery, ThinkShield for safety & privacy, and decent camera. Some downgrades of this device are very less appealing design, slow charging, extremely large display, and too heavy at 220 grams. Otherwise this one is one of the best and most underrated smartphone in this budget. For more information, Click Here.
3. Poco X3 Pro:
Now comes the device which is ideal for heavy gaming and best performance in this budget. The Poco X3 Pro came in the Q1 of 2021 and still is in demand for some users. It’s USP is the Snapdragon 860 SoC, which is rebranded Snapdragon 855. And that makes it the most powerful device under ₹20,000. It also has UFS 3.1 storage, dual speakers, big battery, 120Hz refresh rate with HDR10, and base variant is 128GB. Only drawback is it’s software, which is not because this device has a very niche users who knows how to install custom ROMs. For more information, Click Here.
4. Samsung Galaxy M32 (4G):
Having a good Samsung smartphone in this budget is a treat itself, and Galaxy M32 has checked many boxes right for a normal user. It has an AMOLED Display with 90Hz refresh rate, 6,000mAh battery, great main camera, and of course brand trust & OneUI. For many, brand trust is an important factor so this phone provides good value for them. Though the design looks relatively old and the processor (Helio G80) tends to heat quite a bit. For more information, Click Here.
5. Realme 8s:
This year was relatively dull for Realme in this range, and maybe that’s because the brand itself didn’t put much efforts. Instead of that, the Realme 8s is a decent smartphone in this segment. It houses new MediaTek’s Dimensity 810 SoC which is 5G ready, and that’s the sole reason this phone’s in this list because currently there are no good 5G phones at this budget (Redmi Note 11T is just launch few days ago and it’s too early to judge that smartphone).
It also has 90Hz refresh rate, and 64MP main camera. Sadly, the other two sensors were just 2MP useless and it don’t even have ultra wide angle lens. We hope that we will see the vintage Realme in 2022. For more information, Click Here.
Here are some other smartphones which were good but couldn’t make into the list:
- Redmi Note 10
- Realme Narzo 50 series
- Moto G60
- Poco M3 Pro 5G
So these were our pick of 5 Best Budget Smartphones of 2021. What do you guys think? Did we skipped any better smartphone? Let us know in the comment section below. & Don’t forget to check out our Best of 2021 series to know other popular products of this year.
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