Top Ten Budget Mid-Range Smartphones in 2018

Smartphones - 24/10/2018


This year has seen a lot of phones being released into the market along with the increasing difficulty of finding a phone that gives you the best bang for yur buck.

Here are the Top Ten Bugdet Mid-Range Smartphones you can get in 2018.

1. Honor 8X

RATING: 4.0/5

Honor 8X

Pros

 Great Battery Life

 Snappy Performance

 Earphone Jack

 Beautiful Design

Cons

 Micro USB

 Mediocre Audio Quality

 Not a Gaming Phone

Buy Now Banggood - $269.99

The Huawei Honor 8X – the latest addition to the mid-range smartphone market and the successor to the Honor 8.

The smartphone is almost entirely made up of glass except its side which are aluminium.

Honor 8X Specs

  • Huawei Kirin 710 Octa-core processor
  • 6.5 inch Full HD Plus (2340 x 1080) IPS LCD Display
  • 20 MP + 2.0 MP Rear Camera and 16 MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 (EMUI 8.2)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Expandable
  • 2G: GSM B2/B3/B8
    3G: WCDMA B1/B5/B8, TD-SCDMA B34/B39
    4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B8, TD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41

Read Full Review


2. Xiaomi Mi A2 (6X)

RATING: 4.2/5

Mi A2

Pros

 Good Camera Quality

 Near Stock Android

 Solid Performance

Cons

 No Expandable Storage

 No Fast-Charge

 Low Brightness

Buy Now BangGood - $244

Buy Now Amazon - $230

Xiaomi brings us yet again another mid-range smartphone device – The Xiaomi Mi A2 or in some cases the Mi 6X.

This phone was released in the third quarter of 2018 and it is a successor the Xiaomi’s Mi A1 which had a lot of success in the smartphone market.

Mi A2 Specs

  • Snapdragon 660 Octa-core processor
  • 5.99 inch Full HD Plus (2160 x 1080)
  • 12 MP + 20 MP Rear Camera and 20 MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 (Android One)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Non-expandable
  • 2G: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8
    3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
    4G: FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20 TDD-LTE B38/B40

Read Full Review


3. Redmi Note 6 Pro (Mi A2 Lite)

RATING: 3.9/5

Redmi 6 Pro

Pros

 Great Battery Life

 Great Display

 Solid Performance

 Earphone Jack

Cons

 Micro USB

 No Fast-Charge

 Mediocre Speakers

Buy Now BangGood - $228.99

Buy Now Amazon - $194.00

Xiaomi keeps on releasing so many affordable android smartphones it is hard to keep up with them – their latest being the Redmi Note 6 Pro.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro's body is a combination of plastic and metal giving you a robust and compact phone that will be able to withstand bump, slips and accidental falls.

Redmi Note 6 Pro Specs

  • Snapdragon 636 Octa-core processor
  • 6.26 inch Full HD Plus (2260 x 1080)
  • 12 MP + 5.0 MP Rear Camera and 20 MP + 2 MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 (MIUI 9)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Expandable
  • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
    4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20, TDD-LTE B38/B40

Read Full Review


4. Umidigi One Pro

RATING: 4.0/5

Umidigi One Pro

Pros

 Supports Wireless Charging

 Earphone Jack

 Beautiful Design

 NFC

Cons

 Low Display Resolution

 Unnatural Bokeh Effect

Buy Now BangGood - $199.99

Buy Now Amazon - $199.99

Buy Now Aliexpress - $149.99

The Umidigi One Pro is one of the most beautiful budgets phones you will ever see. A blueish-greenish-purplish gradient colour back, reflective and coated in plastic and metal that have been well furnished that you could mistake it for glass.

Umidigi One Pro Specs

  • Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763 Octa-core processor
  • 5.99 inch Full HD Plus (1520 x 720)
  • 12 MP + 5.0 MP Rear Camera and 20 MP + 2 MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Expandable
  • 2G: GSM:2/3/5/8 MHz, CDMA:CDMA1X/BC0/BC1
    3G: WCDMA :1/2/4/5/8, TD-SCDMA:B34/B39, EVDO: BC0/BC1
    4G: FDD-LTE:1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/
    20/25/26/28A/28B, TDD-LTE:34/38/39/40/41

Read Full Review


5. Honor 9 Lite

RATING: 3.9/5

Honor 9 Lite

Pros

 Premium Design

 Vibrant Display

 Solid Performance

 Lightweight

Cons

 Micro Usb

 No Fast Charge

 No Corning Gorilla Glass Protection

Buy Now BangGood - $189.99

Huawei – a major contender in the smartphone market – released a budget device earlier this year, the Huawei Honor 9 Lite.

The phone is supported by an aluminium frame and entirely covered by glass – front and bank. This makes the phone look beautiful and premium and has a close resemblance to the iPhone 8.

Honor 9 Lite Specs

  • Hisilicon Kirin 659 Octa-core processor
  • 5.65 inch Full HD Plus (2160 x 1080)
  • 13 MP + 2.0 MP Rear Camera and 13 MP + 2 MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.0 (EMUI 8.0)
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Expandable
  • 2G: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz CDMA BC0
    3G: WCDMA 850/900/2100MHz, TD-SCDMA B34/39, CDMA BC0
    4G: FDD-LTE B1/3/5/8, TD-LTE B38/39/40/41

Read Full Review


6. Ulefone Power 3

RATING: 3.8/5

Ulefone Power 3

Pros

 Superb Battery Life

 Good Gaming Performance

 Solid Performance

 Great Display

Cons

 Mediocre Camera Quality

 No Earphone Jack

Buy Now BangGood - $239.99

The Ulefone Power 3 has a long battery life thanks to its massive battery capacity.

A bigger battery means a lot of things: more battery life, more screen time, more talk time and less stress thinking about where to find a power outlet or a phone charger because you device always runs out of battery power quickly.

Ulefone Power 3 Specs

  • Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763 Octa-core processor
  • 6.0 inch Full HD Plus (2160 x 1080)
  • 16 MP + 5.0 MP Rear Camera and 8 MP + 5 MP Front Camera
  • Android 7.0
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Expandable
  • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
    4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20
    (2100/1800/2600/900/800MHz)

Read Full Review


7. Redmi S2/Y2

RATING: 3.5/5

Redmi 2

Pros

 Earphone Jack

 Hybrid Sim and MicroSD Slot

 Quite Accurate Fingerprint Sensor

 Good Camera Quality

Cons

 MicroUSB

 No Fast Charge

 Mediocre Display

 Low Resolution

Buy Now BangGood - $169.99

Buy Now Aliexpress - $189.99

Earlier this year, Xiaomi dropped another device in the affordability category of smartphones – The Xiaomi Redmi S2.

The Redimi S2 also known as the Redmi Y2 is a phone popularly known for its great photo quality even though it is a budget smartphone.

Redmi S2/Y2 Specs

  • Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor
  • 5.99 inch Full HD Plus (1440 x 720)
  • 12 MP + 5.0 MP Rear Camera and 16 MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 (MIUI 9)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Expandable
  • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
    4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20, TDD-LTE B38/B40

Read Full Review


8. Cubot X18 Plus

RATING: 3.0/5

Cubot X18 Plus 4G Phablet

Pros

 Tiny Bezels

 Earphone Jack

Cons

 Micro USB

 Doesn't Support American Bands

Buy Now BangGood - $179.99

Buy Now Aliexpress - $199.99

Cubot is a smartphone company based in Chinaa and like with most other Chinese smartphone companies they try to make the budget phones that give you the best bang for your buck.

Cubot boasts that the X18 Plus has a long battery life, slimmer body and great performance.

Cubot X18 Plus Specs

  • Mediatek MT6750T Octa Core processor
  • 5.99 inch Full HD Plus (2160 x 1080)
  • 20 MP + 2.0 MP Rear Camera and 13 MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.0
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Expandable
  • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
    4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3//B7/B8/B20

Read Full Review


9. Leagoo S8 Pro

RATING: 3.0/5

Leagoo S8 Pro

Pros

 Very Thin Bezels

 Great Display

 Earphone Jack

Cons

 Doesn't Support American Bands

 Mediocre Camera

Buy Now BangGood - $189.99

Buy Now Amazon - $314.99

Buy Now Aliexpress - $184.99

The Leagoo S8 Pro an affordable mid-range smartphone that has based its design on Samsung's Galaxy S8.

Though this smartphone looks almost exactly as the S8 it is a phone that is able to deliver in terms of performance.

Leagoo S8 Pro Specs

  • Mediatek Helio P25 MT6757 Octa Core processor
  • 5.99 inch Full HD Plus (2160 x 1080)
  • 13 MP + 5.0 MP Rear Camera and 13 MP Front Camera
  • Android 7.0
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Expandable
  • 2G: GSM: 850(B5)/900(B8)/1800(B3)/1900(B2)MHz
    3G: WCDMA: 900/2100MHz
    4G: FDD_LTE: (1/3/7/8/20/28a/28b); TDD: B38/B40

Read Full Review


10. Nokia 3.1

RATING: 3.0/5

Nokia 3.1

Pros

 A Robust Smartphone

 Full Day Battery Life

 Android One

 Earphone Jack

Cons

 Micro USB

 Slow Performance

 No Fingerprint

 No Fast Charge

Buy Now Amazon - $159.99

HMD is having a lot of success with their newly designed Nokia phones. Nokia phones were known to be very popular back in the day – phones like Nokia 3310 and Nokia N95.

Enter the Nokia 3.1 – a budget android smartphone. The Nokia 3.1 is a lower-end device of the Nokia family. The specs are not impressive but the construction quality and ease of use is one of the finest.

Nokia 3.1 Specs

  • Mediatek MT6750 Octa Core processor
  • 5.99 inch IPS LCD Display (1440 x 720)
  • 13 MP + 5.0 MP Rear Camera and 13 MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.0 (Android One)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB Expandable
  • 2G: GSM 1800/1900/850/900MHz
    3G: UMTS 1900/2100/850/900MHz, GSM 1800/1900/850/900 MHz
    4G:TD-LTE 2300, FD-LTE 1800

Read Full Review


Post Your Comment


Next Article


Top Ten Business Laptops in 2018 - Top Laptops for the Work Environment

Laptops - 27/10/2018

Lenovo Yoga Read More

Previous Article


MSI GF63 Review - Less Weight, More Battery Life

Gaming Laptops - 08/10/2018

MSI GF63 Read More

Back To The Top