A selection of low-cost Android smartphones for the beginning of 2020

While the cost of flagship Android smartphones smoothly passes over $ 1,000, ordinary users want something much more budget-friendly. Fortunately, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive phones running the Android OS that will more than suit those who approach spending wisely.

Inexpensive is a very relative term. It means completely different numbers for different people depending on their income and habits. For this reason, we present a selection of good Android phones, the prices of which range from 500 to 140 dollars. Thus, most users will find here what suits their personal budget.

Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 3a — $480 /$400

If you want to buy a mid-range smartphone, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL models should be at the top of your list. The most impressive thing about them is that they offer almost the same camera quality as a regular Pixel 3. The hardware, combined with excellent software features, and especially the Night Sight mode, allows you to get photos that are far superior to what you can expect from phones in this price range.

Both phones are similar in terms of specs. They both run on a Snapdragon 670 processor, and they have 4 GB of RAM built in. That's impressive, a little less than the Snapdragon 845 you get in the Pixel 3 phones, but still more than enough for the average user. Both models feature a headphone jack and an Active Edge feature that lets you quickly call up Google Assistant by squeezing the edges of the phone. The main differences between them are the size of the display and the battery capacity.

The lack of wireless charging and IP rating can be attributed to the disadvantages, as well as the plastic back cover, but with such a price tag, these disadvantages can not be taken into account.

Pixel 3a Features:Screen: 5.6 inches, Full HD+Chipset: Snapdragon 670RAM: 4 GB Internal memory: 64 GB Main Camera: 12.2 Mpfrontal Camera: 8 MPBattery: 3000 mAh Battery: Android 9.0 Piecharacteristics Pixel 3A XL:Screen: 6.0 inch, Full HD + Chipset: Snapdragon 670RAM: 4GB Internal Memory: 64GB Main Camera: 12.2 MP Front Camera: 8 MP Battery: 3000 mAh Battery: Android 9.0 PieNokia 7.2 — $350 < p>

What makes the Nokia 7.2 one of the best budget phones is the combination of solid features, attractive design and excellent software. The device runs Android One-a standard, clean version of the OS from Google.

Nokia 7.2 is built on the basis of the Snapdragon 660 chipset with 4 GB of RAM. The device is equipped with a very solid triple main camera and a fingerprint scanner, which is located just below on the back cover. Other features and features worth mentioning include a 6.3-inch Full HD + display, a 3,500 mAh battery, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Features:Screen: 6.3 inches, Full HD+Chipset: Snapdragon 660RAM: 4 GB Internal memory: 128 GB Main Camera: 48, 8 and 5 MP Front Camera: 20 MP Battery: 3500 mAh Phone: Android 9.0 PieSamsung Galaxy A50 - $300

Many reviewers considered the Galaxy A50 one of the best mid-range devices from Samsung in many years. It offers decent specs, great design, and a versatile triple camera setup.

The phone features a large 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, a full-screen fingerprint scanner, and a 4,000 mAh battery. It supports internal memory expansion and offers a standard headphone jack.

Features:Screen: 6.4 inches, Full HD+Chipset: Exynos 9610RAM: 4 GB Internal memory: 64 GB Main Camera: 25, 8 and 5 MP Front Camera: 25 MP Battery: 4000 mAh Battery: Android 9.0 PieMoto G7 - $300

Next on our list of the best budget smartphones is the Moto G7. Its characteristics are not something extraordinary, but the phone has something to offer the average user. It features a Snapdragon 632 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage.

It has a built-in dual main camera, which allows you to add a bokeh effect to your photos. The screen with a diagonal of 6.2 inches is surrounded by relatively thin frames, the 8-megapixel front camera is located on a small "eyebrow".

Moto G7 offers excellent software-almost pure Android.

Features:Screen: 6.2 inches, Full HD+Chipset: Snapdragon 632RAM: 4 GB Internal memory: 64 GB Main Camera: 12 and 5 MP Front camera: 8 MP Battery: 3000 mAh Battery: Android 9.0 PieSamsung Galaxy A20 - $250

This is the second and last Samsung device on our list of the best budget smartphones. The device offers more modest specifications than the Galaxy A50, but it is also slightly cheaper.

The 6.4-inch screen has HD +resolution. On the back panel there is a dual camera, from which you can hardly expect megakachestvo in low light conditions, but, in general, it is not bad.

Other features of the device: 32 GB of expandable internal memory, a 4000 mAh battery and Android Pie with the Samsung One UI interface.:Screen: 6.4 inches, HD+Chipset: Exynos 7884RAM: 3 GB Internal memory: 32 GB Main Camera: 13 MP and 5 MP Front Camera: 8 MP Battery: 4000 mAh Battery: Android 9.0 PieSony Xperia 10 - $250

Like Sony's flagship phones, the Xperia 10 features a 21: 9 aspect ratio display. This is a mid-range phone based on the Snapdragon 630 chipset with 3 GB of RAM on board.

It offers a standard headphone jack, which is unfortunately missing from many expensive smartphones, and features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The internal memory is 64 GB and can be expanded with a microSD card.

Features worth mentioning include a dual main camera and a 2870 mAh battery with fast charging support. All this combined makes the Xperia 10 one of the best budget phones on the market.

Features:Screen: 6.0 inches, Full HD + Chipset: Snapdragon 63RAM: 3 GB Internal memory: 64 GB Main Camera: 13 and 5 MP Front camera: 8 MP Battery: 2870 mAh Battery: Android 9.0 PieMoto G7 Play— $200

< /p>Moto G7 Play offers quite a lot for very modest money. This is a relatively compact device with a 5.7-inch HD display and a large "eyebrow". It runs the Snapdragon 632, the same chipset as the more expensive Moto G7.The phone features a 13-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It runs Android Pie with an interface from Motorola that is so minimal that we might as well call the Moto G7 Play a device with a clean Android OS on board.

Unfortunately, it only has 2 GB of RAM, which isn't great if you're focused on multitasking, but should meet the basic needs of less demanding users. The phone features a water-resistant nanocoating, but is not waterproof. This is one of the best devices in its price range.

Features:Screen: 5.7 inches, HD+Chipset: Snapdragon 632RAM: 2 GB Internal memory: 32 GB Main Camera: 13 MP Front Camera: 8 MP Battery: 3000 mAh Battery: Android 9.0 PieNokia 2.2 - $140

This is the latest and most inexpensive smartphone on our list. Nokia 2.2 will not impress you with its characteristics, but it is still a great device at a fairly modest price. It is based on the MediaTek Helio A22 chipset and offers 2 GB of RAM combined with 32 GB of internal memory.

What makes this model stand out is that it is one of the few phones that still has a removable battery. The device offers a stylish, modern design with a relatively high screen-to-body ratio. Nokia 2.2 is part of the Android One program, and this means that the phone runs a clean Android OS.

< /p>Features:Screen: 5.71 inches, HD+Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22RAM: 2 GB Internal memory: 32 GB Main Camera: 13 MP Front Camera: 8 MP Battery: 3000 mAh Battery: Android 9.0 Pie