This year many new phones have been introduced to the market with tons and tons of features and performance of the highest level. Whether it is the camera, chipset, RAM, battery, software, or other features, the phones this year have been packed.
Apart from the high end and highly-priced flagships, the budget phones have also shown promising results. Here, we list our top picks for smartphones coming under $200.
Poco M3 is a latecomer of this year and has been an absolute stunner for its price. Even for a small price of $169, this phone packs a lot of features. The company launched two variables with 64GB and 128GB of storage and three colors(yellow, blue, and black).
This phone comes with a Full HD display of 6.53 inches, which is a surprise for this price range as most of the phones with this price range come with an HD display. The phone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The display is powered by a whopping 6000 milliampere battery after which is great when paired with a power-saving Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset. To charge this monster, you get an 18W fast charger, not the best, but it does the job. As for RAM and GPU, it is packed with a 4GB RAM and Adreno 610. The gaming performance of the phone is really good for its price range. You can get a great gaming experience in FPS games like Pubg and Call of duty and Moba games like Mobile Legends.
The front camera is 8mp, while the back camera setup is 48mp with one 2mp wide-angle lens and a 2mp depth sensor. It is not the best but can do a fairly good job in the proper light. As for the sound system, this phone comes with a headphone jack and stereo speakers on both sides.
As for the software, this phone runs on android 10 and MIUI 12.
Overall, this phone is a banger for this price.
Infinix Note 8
Infinix is not one of the names of the smartphone market that a lot of people know of, yet they manage to deliver a lot of features at a small price. This model is launched under two variables Infinix Note 8 and Note 8i, with 64mp and 48mp. All the other features are the same. This model is launched in three colors(Gray, Blue, and Green).
This budget beast comes with a 6.95 inches IPS LCD display juiced by a 5200 milliampere battery. Like Poco M3, the phone comes with a quick to respond side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Note 8 comes with a Mediatek Helio G80 chipset, which has some really great gaming performance and battery saving qualities. When paired with 6 Gigs of RAM and Mali-G58 MC2 GPU, you can get some solid gaming and a jitter-free experience.
The camera setup consists of a total of 6 cameras, with 2 on the front and 4 on the back. These cameras on the back consist of a 64mp main camera, 2mp wide, 2mp depth, and another 2mp ultra-wide camera coming with HDR and panorama options. On the front, there’s a main 16mp camera and a portrait lens. With the camera setup, you can get some awesome photos.
Like Poco M3, this phone also comes with a headphone jack and stereo speakers on both sides.
Infinix Note 9 runs on android 10 and XOS 7.0.
Moto G Power
Moto G Power is another one of the low budget range of Motorola with many quality features. Available in smoke black color, Motorola offers only one color. This phone comes with a lot of mid-range features like Infinix Note 8 and Poco M3. But where some of the features are on par with the other low-budget bangers of this list, in other departments, they have a clear edge over it.
This phone comes with a 1080×2300 display with bright colors and FUll HD + display. To power this display, this phone has a massive 5000mAh battery, which is smaller than the other two but will still keep you going for a long time. The fingerprint sensor of this phone is on the back. It packs 4GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, and Adreno 610 GPU, which are good for gaming if you keep the settings to low. However, the storage is only 64GB, which is lesser than both of the other names on the list.
It comes with a camera setup based on three cameras with the main camera of 16mp, one ultra-wide camera of 8mp, and a 2mp macro camera. The photos from this camera are great, sharp, and detailed.
For the audio setup, this phone also comes with stereo speakers on both top and bottom, an audio jack, and Dolby digital sound. Overall, a good sound set up.
As for its software, this phone runs on Android 10.
Other than these three, there are many other phones that you can buy if you have a low budget, like Xiaomi 9, other Motorola phones, or some android devices just fitting under the 200 dollar price tag. But these three are the clear winners when it comes to performance, camera setup, battery, and chipset.