The growing trend in the market for budget smartphones makes them an even more sought-after alternative to the high-end devices. Companies are bringing premium and flagship features to low-end smartphones for people who want to keep the cost down. Here’s a carefully curated list of 6 budget smartphones of 2018 that have some premium features you wouldn’t want to miss out on. For the budget-conscious, you can now buy smartphones on EMI without credit card that ensures you the latest smartphones without being heavy on your wallet.
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List of 6 budget smartphones in Diwali 2018
- Moto G6
- Honor 10
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
- Nokia 6.1
- Samsung J8
- Honor 9 Lite
The Moto G6 looks and feels good for a mid-range phone. If you’ve used a Moto G handset in the past, you would probably recognize a lot of design language that you’re getting on the Moto G6. This is the first time Motorola has used a glass back on the Moto G6. It feels premium in the hand. The rounded corners on the back mean that it sits in your palm comfortably. The rear camera juts out a little and you’ve got a fingerprint sensor just below the screen. It has an 18:9 aspect ratio which is great for a phone that is quite affordable. It also has a 5.7 Inch display with a full HD plus resolution. The design and the specifications make it a great pick in the range of budget smartphones.
The Honor 10 is the new flagship by Honor. Honor decided to go with a slightly compact form factor which helps to easily fit in your hand. If you don’t like very large phones, you will definitely like the in-hand feel of this phone. The octa-core chipset also has AI capabilities. Approximately 3% of the chip is dedicated to AI capabilities and that’s what takes this smartphone to the next level. If you take a look at the back of the smartphone, it says AI Camera. The Honor 10 comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. The camera is the biggest highlight of this device where the rear camera has a dual camera setup with 24MP + 16 MP with an LED flash. The front camera is a 24 MP shooter.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
The Redmi Note 5 has a good build quality with a new screen aspect ratio of 18:9. This smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 625 and even gamers can enjoy the good performance on this device. It has a battery of 4000 mAh and if you are a heavy user, it’ll still last you for an entire day. The camera is the highlight of this device where the rear camera has a dual camera set up, very similar in layout to the iPhone 10. The first is the regular 12 MP camera and the second is a 5 MP shooter, while the front camera has 20 MP and via software, Xiaomi implements portrait mode even with the front camera.
The Nokia 6.1 has an aluminum body with an angular look. The size and back are flat with sharp edges, which allow a good grip. The internal storage has variants of 32 GB and 64 GB and it is expandable to a dedicated card slot. This new model has better speakers and sound quality. The biggest upgrade on the Nokia 6.1 is the improved performance. It runs on a Snapdragon 630 chipset with 4 GB RAM, which is miles ahead of last year’s Snapdragon 430 and runs smoothly even while playing heavy games. It has a 16 MP rear camera with a F/2.0 aperture, an 8 MP front snapperand face detection auto-focus. This year, it comes with a Zeiss branded lens. In good light, the photos are rich in detail and have accurate colors. So overall, the Nokia 6.1 is a solid mid-ranger with a great build quality and a good selfie camera.
The Samsung J8 has an internal storage of 64 GB. It has a Snapdragon octa-core processor with 4 GB of RAM. It has a big 18.5:9 display with dual camera setup at the back and face recognition technology. The J8 has a 6 Inch display that makes the body look tall and narrow. Samsung has opted for a polycarbonate body and it feels well-built. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor. The Galaxy J8 has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Samsung J8 offers you an overall great battery life and a solid build quality.
Honor 9 Lite
The Honor 9 Lite has some flagship specifications. It has an 18:9 aspect ratio with a dual front camera and a glass front and a metal frame. The design feels premium in the hand where the metal sits comfortably with rounded sides and corners. The screen takes the center stage and there is very little bezel going on. It has a full HD screen with a 5.65 Inch screen size that gives you sharp quality pictures. The Honor 9 Lite has two variants with 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage. The camera set up is an interesting one on the Honor 9 Lite, both rear and front of 13 MP with a secondary 2 MP camera. Both rear and front camera can capture depth information. The device comes with a 3000 mAh that will last you an entire day.
Dev Bhatt is the head of digital marketing at OnlyMobiles. And a tech enthusiast who loves to share his reviews and insights to help readers make informed decisions whether they want to buy mobiles on EMI without credit cards or explore the features of latest smart phone models.