Best budget smartphones of 2019: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A50 and others

This year, manufacturers finally realized the fact that even making a really attractive budget smartphone, they will not alienate those users who are willing to pay more. Therefore, we have formed a whole segment of budget devices that correspond to their status only with the price, but definitely not with the list of features.

Redmi Note 8 Pro

After the Redmi Note 7 Pro remained exclusive to the Chinese market, although it offered noticeable advantages over the regular version, the company decided not to joke with its fans around the world anymore and offered the Note 8 Pro for the mass market.

Here, too, there was a fly in the ointment in the face of the MediaTek Helio G90T single-chip system, but this did not spoil the holiday for unbiased users. Excellent design, a good screen with a TUV Rheinland certificate, sufficient performance and autonomy made the Redmi Note 8 Pro one of the most attractive devices of the second half of the year.

Honor 9X

As the Redmi Note 8 line improved the previous generation, so the Honor 9X made its Honor 8X more attractive. Its main feature against the background of competitors at the same price is the screen without cutouts. The front camera here is framed in the exit block.

But the main drawback — not particularly productive processor Kirin 710F. However, a good screen, sufficient autonomy and an affordable price tag justify it.

Redmi Note 7

And with this smartphone, the year began, and it was he who managed to become a real bestseller. Decent design, excellent screen, sufficient performance with a Snapdragon 660 processor at the core, fast charging of the 4000 mAh battery and the most affordable prices. At the time, he simply had no competitors. Although NFC was not enough.

Samsung Galaxy A50

The only non-Chinese smartphone with a decent set of characteristics. Here is a good AMOLED screen, and Exynos 9610, and the main camera with a resolution of 25 MP and a aperture of f/1.7 and, very importantly, an NFC chip, which is not in every device at this price can be found.The A50 was the most popular smartphone in Europe in the second quarter of this year.

Meizu Note 9

The reputation of Meizu in Russian-speaking countries will have to be restored for a long time, but the company's devices do not get worse from this. The Meizo Note 9 is the latest smartphone in a once-popular line with decent specs, but still controversial software.

Here is the optimal Snapdragon 675, an IPS matrix and a very nice price tag. Unfortunately, despite its commitment to the classic design, there was no drop-shaped cutout in the budget model, and there is no NFC here, but otherwise a very decent device.