The Best Affordable Smartphones of 2020-Reviews and Top Picks

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The year 2020 was the toughest year for all of us. The world went to complete lockdown for months and every one of us was locked and bound to do our respective duties from our respective premises without real human interaction. 

We started using online platforms like Netflix, Amazon prime, and even other channels for our entertainment. Online Games were part of the entertainment, mode of earning money through smartphones for many who lost their daily wage jobs due to the shutdown of various medium and small scale companies. 

Smartphones were also helpful for the government to handle the unexpected situations of the pandemic in 2020. Various healthcare apps were launched to support people in understanding the importance of restrictions and security measures, Grocery and Food delivery mobile apps were the ones helpful in sharing necessities of food in need. 

Smart education has also become the need for this year. Students and teachers started practicing new and smart ways to learn and teach through video conferencing. Various online mobile apps played major roles for the students who are preparing for competitive exams and are in higher studies or were thinking to get degrees in 2020.

As we can imagine how smartphones and smart devices were played major roles in this crucial time. The smartphone makers have launched devices for everybody. Here we are going to compare the features of the best affordable smartphones launched in 2020  

Samsung Galaxy M31s 

Samsung has launched the M31 series of android phones at an affordable price segment comprising a battery of 6000 mAh paired with a 25w charger, 6 GB RAM, and 128 GB internal memory storage expandable up to 512 GB. The Quad camera setup with a 32 MP front camera and rear camera of 64 MP is enough to convince you to go for this smartphone. 

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 6.5inch
  • Battery Power in mAh: 6000
  • Rear Camera: 64MP+12MP+5MP+5MP
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal Memory: 128 GB
  • Extendable Memory: 8 GB 
  • Processor: Exynos 9611
  • Other Accessories With Handset Box: Travel Adapter, USB Cable, Ejection Pin, and User Manual

Pros

  • The Rear and Front Cameras are wonderful.
  • The smartphone is very handy and tough.
  • UI is amazing and smooth

Cons

  • The Gaming experience is not so good.
  • Overheating Issues  

Motorola One Fusion+

Motorola One Fusion+ is an all-screen front without any notch or hole-punch smartphone with the experience of enhanced brightness, and improved contrast. The smartphone is a package of 5000 mAh battery and 128 internal storage with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G powerful processor.

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 6.5inch
  • Battery Power in mAH: 5000
  • Rear Camera: 64MP+8MP+5MP+2MP
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Memory: 128 GB
  • Extendable Memory: 8 GB 
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  • Other Accessories With Handset Box: 18 W Turbo Power Charger, Protective Cover and Film, USB Type C Cable, SIM Tool, Guides

Pros

  • Battery life is good.
  • The processor is powerful.
  • Pure Android 10 OS

Cons

  • Video Quality is not so good.
  •  Charging is slow  

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

The Redmi Note 9 pro max comes with a 5020 mAH battery with a 33W charger coupled with MIUI and Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core processor enables this smartphone for low power consumption and large battery life. Capture photos and save your memories with a 64 MP rear and quad camera.

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 6.67inch
  • Battery Power in mAh: 5020
  • Rear Camera: 64MP+8MP+5MP+2MP
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal Memory: 64 GB 
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • Other Accessories With Handset Box: Travel Adapter, USB Cable, Ejection Pin, and User Manual

Pros

  • The Cameras are good.
  • The processor is powerful.
  • Fast Charger and all-day battery life

Cons

  • The smartphone is big and bulky.
  •  Various unwanted apps are preinstalled.  

Realme X2

Realme X2 is nearly identical to the Realme XT variant of this brand comes with corning gorilla glass 5 protection to secure your smartphone from external damage or scratches. The smartphone runs smoothly with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor and 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal Storage.    

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 6.4inch
  • Battery Power in mAh: 4000
  • Rear Camera: 64MP + 2MP +2MP
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal Memory: 128 GB
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  • Other Accessories With Handset Box: Adapter 5V 6A, USB Cable, Important Info Booklet with Warranty Card, Quick Guide, SIM Card Tool, Screen Protect Film, Case

Pros

  • The cameras are good.
  • The gaming experience is good
  • Processor is powerful

Cons

  • The battery cannot last more than a day.
  •  Video recording in low light is not possible.

Vivo V17

Vivo V17 is a stylish, lightweight, and good looking smartphone. Powered with a 4500 mAH battery and Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE gives it good battery life paired with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Quad camera with the 48-megapixel primary capture clear photos in the day and as well as in the night.        

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 6.44inch
  • Battery Power in mAH: 4500
  • Rear Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Internal Memory: 128 GB
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE
  • Other Accessories With Handset Box: Earphones, Type-C to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, SIM Ejector, Protective Case, Protective Film (applied) and User manual

Pros

  • The Front Camera is really good.
  • The smartphone is lightweight.
  • The UI is user friendly.

Cons

  • Video Recording is average in low light.
  • Unwanted Pre-installed apps cause issues.

Why you should buy these smartphones

These smartphones are shortlisted after going through the features in a similar price range segment of the target market in India. The customer reviews and feedbacks have given us insights into the performance of processors, camera quality, a different version of android operating systems helpful for running multiple apps, video recording, and heavy gaming. 

Before choosing a smartphone create a checklist of features that are most important for you whether it’s large battery life, internal storage capacity, style, or technical specifications, and then easily shop them online or select EMI options.