Who turns down and inviting opportunity upgrade to his current smartphone especially when you have OEM’s releasing lineups each day? So, that smartphone of yours, you’ve had it for two years and you love it despite the huge crack down the middle from when you dropped it and the bump marks all around the screen edges, so it can be hard to get rid of it.
Budget smartphones requests have unexpectedly skyrocketed in the last few years perhaps due to the impressive pricing with which their flagship counterparts come along with. They are a lot cheaper, comes in pretty impressive specs and totally within your desired budget.
Just as you cannot go for the Huawei Mate 30 Pro due to its price, you have their latest midrange in the form of the Huawei Y7 Prime (2019), just as you can’t go knocking on Samsung door for the Galaxy S10+, you have their other impressive midrange lineups to chose from and vice versa.
At Trillionclues, we’re here to make it as easy as possible by giving you clues to the best smartphones – and, crucially, budget deals and flash sale offers – you can buy right now.
1. Huawei Y7 Prime 2019
Huawei’s newest mid-range release is its best yet!
Weight: 168g | OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo); EMUI 8.2 | Screen size: 6.26-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 450 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/512GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 13 MP + 2 MP | Front camera: 16MP | Colour range: Aurora Blue, Midnight Black, Coral Red
✚ Pre-order comes with free Bluetooth speaker
✚ Impressive experience for a midrange device (Qualcomm SDM450)
✚ Great Battery Life
✚ Impressive design
➖ Old Android OS for a 2019 smartphone
This months best Huawei Y7 prime deals:
2. Nokia 5.1 Plus (X5)
When you don’t need FIVE (5) camera lenses, just make it simple!
Weight: 160g | Dimensions: 149.5 x 72 x 8.1 mm | OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie) | Screen size: 5.86-inches | Resolution: 720 x 1520 | CPU: Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 | RAM: 4/6GB | Storage: 32/64/400GB | Battery: 3060mAh | Rear camera: 13 MP + 5 MP | Front camera: 8MP | Colour Range: Night black, Glacier white, Baltic sea blue
➖ Android 9 Pie upgrade imminent
This month best Nokia 5.1 (X5) deals:
3. UMIDIGI A3 Pro
They never seem to have broken into the Nigerian market yet!
Weight: 185g | Dimensions: 70.2 x 147.2 x 8.5 mm | OS: Android 8.1 | Screen size: 5.7-inches | Resolution: 1512 X 720 pixels | CPU: Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/256GB | Battery: 3300mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 5MP | Front camera: 8Mp | Colour Range: Space grey and Gold
➖ Not so good battery life
➖ Not so popular OEM
➖ Poor battery capacity
4. Soda S2
Weight: g | Dimensions: 157.2 X 76.25 X 8.05mm | OS: Android 8.1 Oreo | Screen size: 6.2-inches | Resolution: 1520 x 720 pixels | CPU: MediaTek MT6762(Hellio P22) | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/256GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP + 2MP | Front camera: 8MP | Colour Range: Black and Gold
➖ Not so great design-wise
Physically, it is a well-built device with a very slim profile. It also feels very lightweight in the hand.
A budget Android smartphone with 3 GB of RAM or 32 GB of storage might be difficult to find. In addition to the generous RAM and storage, this Soda phone has a big edge-to-edge screen, a big battery, a decent processor, as well as a dual camera at the back.
This month best Soda S2 deals:
5. Gionee S8s
Great budget phone or another F205 upgrade in the works?
Weight: 167g | Resolution: 1520 x 720 pixels | Dimensions: 149.1 x 71.65 x 8.75 mm | OS: Android 9 (Pie) | Screen size: 5.86-inches | CPU: Mediatek MT6762 (Helio P22) | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3,000mAh | Rear camera: 13 MP + 5 P | Front camera: 8MP | Colour Range: Gold and Black
✚ Up-to-date OS for a 2019 phone
✚ 3.5mm Headphone Jack
➖ Poor battery capacity
A compelling device that offers value for money mere looking at the specs and features of the Gionee S8s phone against its price. First, it runs Android 9 Pie out of the box. It has a FullView display, dual rear camera, 3 GB RAM for smooth multitasking, as well as 32 GB internal storage.
This month best Gionee S8s deals:
6. Mi Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Simple design with great battery…at a budget price, Yu–mmy!
Weight: g | Dimension: 157.9 x 76.4 x 8.2 mm | Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels | Screen size: 6.26-inches | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 | OS: Android 8.1 | RAM: 3/4/6GB | Storage: 32/64/256GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 12 MP + 5 MP | Front camera: 2 MP + 20 MP | Colour Range: Black, Blue, Rose, Gold and Red.
✚ Good for quality picture taking in low light environment
✚ Overall great performance
✚ Premium gaming experience
➖ A bit costly but definitely worth it
The 3GB/32GB variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro costs $200, while the 4GB/64GB variant goes for $215 (€185). It is officially on sale in India for around Rs. 10,999.
7. Tecno Camon 11 (CF7K)
More of that colour gradient in their future phones we pray!
Weight: 150g | Dimesions: 156.5 x 76 x 5.6 mm | Resolution: 1500 × 720 pixels | CPU: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 | Screen size: 6.2-inches | OS: Android 8.1 Oreo | RAM: 3/4GB| Storage: 32/64/128GB | Battery: 3,750mAh | Rear camera: 13 MP + 2 MP | Front camera: 16 MP | Colour Range: Bordeaux Red, Aqua Blue and Midnight Black
✚ Huge AI upgrade
✚ Overall great performance
➖ Poor battery capacity as always
Great performance for better pictures and video recording. The 3GB RAM variant of the phone costs about $146. In Nigeria, the recommended retail price is N49,500.
This month best Tecno Camon 11 deals:
8. Ulefone Power 3S
PS: It’s actually a P-H-O-N-E, not “FONE” Have you seen the enormous battery?
Weight: 210g | Dimensions: 75.9 x 159.2 x 9.85 mm | Resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels | Screen size: 6.0-inches | CPU: Helio P23 MTK6763 | OS: Android 7.1 Nougat | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64/256GB | Battery: 6350mAh | Rear camera: 13 MP + 5 MP | Front camera: 8 MP + 5 MP | Colour Range: Black and Gold
✚ Dual front and rear camera setup
✚ FaceID and Fingerprint recognition system
✚ Huge battery capacity
➖ Old OS though expecting Android 8.1 Oreo update
➖ Heavy to carry about
A definitive upgrade to the Power 2 and fueled by its massive 6350mAh battery, the Power 3S can last 4 days with ease. With advanced 5V/3A fast charge support, the Power 3S is definitely the one to buy.