Best budget smartphones of 2018

These are the 2018 smartphones that offer the best bang for your buck.

If you're looking for a budget smartphone that doesn't suck, you've come to the right place. You'll find the best value for money budget smartphones listed below.

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Nova 2i
4.25

1. Huawei Nova 2i review: Huawei's best flagship features have been successfully smuggled into the mid-tier

With the $499 price-tag in mind, there’s not a lot out there that can match the Huawei Nova 2i.
Review Date: 25th Oct., 2017
A57 phone
4.50

2. Oppo A57 phone: full, in-depth review

This is a great mid-range phone and yet it's one of the cheapest we've ever tested.
Review Date: 8th May, 2017
A73
3.75

3. Oppo A73 review: The budget smartphone that sets the bar for 2018

As you’d expect out of an Oppo-branded smartphone, the A73 runs gleefully fast, takes generally-good photos and takes well over a day to run out of battery life. However, the difference between this and beefier stuff like the Oppo R11s ...
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A77
4.50

4. Oppo A77 smartphone: Full in-depth review

Oppo has once again redefined the low-end phone by offering a good mid-range model at a very-affordable price.
Review Date: 17th July, 2017
F1s
4.25

5. ​Oppo F1s review: 2016 has another King of the Best Value phones

At under $350 the F1s is a steal. It has features we'd like to see on top-end phones like fast fingerprint unlocking, free case and a three day battery life. Just beware of the camera performance and processing delay with ...
Review Date: 27th Jan., 2017
Xperia XA2
3.25

6. Sony Xperia XA2 review: One last hurrah for OmniBalance

Like most Sony phones. The Xperia XA2 is a good option but it’s not quite the best out there.
Review Date: 25th April, 2018
R11s
3.75

7. Oppo R11s: The iClone you know and love, but not quite the one you deserve

As an alternative to the iPhone 8, the R11s is easy to recommend - the performance is good, the camera rig is nice, it’s got a compelling build quality and slick feel-factor.
Review Date: 1st Feb., 2018
U11 Life
3.50

8. HTC U11 Life review: Stock Android with a so-so camera

The U11 Life is a solid stock Android experience that’s easy to recommend if you can’t stand all the other options or are particularly drawn in by the design and waterproofing.
Review Date: 9th April, 2018
6
4.50

9. Nokia 6 (2018) review: Simple. Solid. Supreme.

This handset is a double-down by HMD on everything that worked in the 2017 model combined with a number of key improvements.
Review Date: 16th May, 2018
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