Choosing a smartphone with Snapdragon, Full HD+, NFC and fast charging-affordable, but functional

A modern smartphone no longer needs to cost more than $500 to avoid hanging up in everyday tasks. Today, even devices for $ 200-300 do not fail when working in any applications and are able to run most of the games from Google Play.

But with the increased performance, manufacturers began to distinguish flagships due to other features: protection from moisture and dust, cool cameras, built-in ultrasonic fingerprint scanners and sometimes unnecessary 12 GB of RAM or 2K screens.

Affordable smartphones differ only in their compromises. We have identified those that do not suit us, and decided to build devices that can boast of the following:

A screen with a Full HD resolution — the same Xiaomi Mi A3 could become a hit, but it received a screen on which, at this resolution, it is quite possible to see pixels, so only Full HDNFC — where is it in 2019 without the ability to use a smartphone for contactless payment? Yes, in the budget Xiaomi and Meizu they are not enough, but because it will be interesting to see the performance of Snapdragon 665 and older-there could be a popular Snapdragon 660, but it is already obsolete, so it makes sense to consider more advanced solutions. And yes, MediaTek with Kirin no one ruled out fast charging — it is unlikely that the current generation of batteries will be able to provide more than 2 days of operation, but the ability to charge the device to 100% in an hour and a half or even less-pleasantly Redmi Note 8 Pro

One of the most popular smartphones of the second half of this year. "State employee", which was able to cram everything that allows you to continue to consider it a budget:

The MediaTek Helio G90T gaming system (Gcam was recently ported to it, so there is even less reason to worry)NFC accumulator for 4500 mAh with fast charging 4 cameras with a main sensor for 64 MP Average price-15-16 thousand rubles

Galaxy A50

Galaxy A50 — the main competitor of low-cost Chinese smartphones, which, of course, is Samsung, but can do a lot for little money.

Here is a good design, a good SuperAMOLED screen, a fairly productive Exynos 9610 processor, a good amount of memory, NFC and a 4000 mAh battery.

The same "Chinese" look more attractive on paper, but if you are skeptical about young Chinese companies, then the A50 is a great choice this year/

The average price is 15-16 thousand rubles

Mi 9T

Mi 9T-the smartphone that is recommended to take dissatisfied Note 8 Pro, adding a couple of thousand. The device really seems almost perfect, only if you do not need only the flagship.

Here is a good AMOLED screen without cutouts and other things, a minimalistic design, a fingerprint scanner in the display, a stable Snapdragon 730, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and three cameras with the main Sony IMX582 sensor at 48 MP. There is still MIUI, but there is room for"creativity".

Average price — 20 thousand rubles

Google Pixel 3a

The first "budget" smartphone in the Google line, which retained the main feature of the rest of the Pixel-a cool camera.

A Chinese smartphone with such characteristics would cost 1.5 - 2 times cheaper, but this is Google. But here is a classic design with large frames on the top and bottom, a recognizable design, just one (but what!) camera and Snapdragon 670.

There are also disadvantages. For example, someone may not have enough 4 GB of RAM or 64 GB of storage, and 3700 mAh is not a stable 4000 mAh, but if you are looking for a" clean " Android OS with updates for several years and a good camera for adequate money (for a top manufacturer), then do not pass by.

The average price is 28 thousand rubles

Motorola One Vision

Motorola had a chance to take its place in the market, but somehow they managed to bury it. As a result, only some of the manufacturer's devices attract attention, but the shaky state of the company only repels, threatening to deprive further updates.

< /p>OneVision is a smartphone running on "pure" Android, with a camera hole in the display, a screen with an aspect ratio of 21:9, Exynos 9609 and a dual camera with a 48 MP main sensor (f/1.7).

Average price — 22 thousand rubles

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

It was logical to assume that this collection will be a lot of Xiaomi smartphones. The Mi 9 SE is a younger version of the Mi 9, which was introduced at the beginning of the year. It is smaller than the flagship, received a less productive processor, but otherwise very similar.

Here is the same main camera protruding from the body and a cutout for the front one. The Snapdragon 712 is responsible for the performance, and the screen is only 5.97-inch, made using Super AMOLED technology. The main camera is triple with the main sensor resolution of 48 MP. The main disadvantage is the 3070 mAh battery, but there is an 18-watt charge.

Average price — 17 thousand rubles

realme XT

A fresh novelty from a manufacturer that is just gaining popularity in Russia. The XT is a very beautiful smartphone with a Snapdragon 712 on board. It has a large 6.4-inch AMOLED screen and as many as 4 cameras with a main sensor with a resolution of 64 MP. And the 4000 mAh battery supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging.

The average price is 20 thousand rubles

Mi 9 Lite

Completes the selection of another Xiaomi. This is the global version of the CC9 introduced in China. The focus is on the appearance and the front camera, but the filling meets our requirements.

Here is a standard 6.39-inch screen with a built-in fingerprint scanner, Snapdragon 710, good cameras and NFC.

Average price — 15-16 thousand rubles

Any flagship of the past years If the new version of the OS is not an important factor for you to choose, then you can pay attention to the top smartphones of major manufacturers over the past few years. Here you can find Samsung (Galaxy S8-S9), Huawei (P20), OnePlus (6, 6T), LG (V40 ThinQ) and others.

No one bothers to pay attention to the Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9T Pro or Honor 20, but we considered smartphones with compromises, and these models are still almost flagships, so even with their price tag, they were not in this selection.

Write your options. How else could you offer smartphones to meet these requirements? Or what do you pay attention to when choosing a new device?