TOP 5 Best Smartphones For Under $150 – JANUARY 2022

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We check out the best smartphones currently on sale, splitting them into price ranges. In this article in particular, we’ll be having a look at the best handsets for under $150; keep reading!


1. REDMI NOTE 8 2021

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The Redmi Note 8 2021 is still one of the best phones to get in this price range as it packs the powerful MediaTek Helio G85 CPU; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The handset is also a relatively compact phone with its 6.3-inch IPS display sporting Full HD+ resolution. Meanwhile for photos, we find a 48MP main camera; paired with an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro camera a 2MP depth sensor. In the front, there’s a single 13MP snapper.

Finally, the Note 8 2021 comes with a not-so-big 4000mAh battery that supports a faster than average (for the price) 18W charging. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, infrared emitter and runs MIUI 12 based.


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Next, we have the Realme C21Y coming with the Unisoc Tiger T610; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD).

The Realme C21Y features a larger 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen though at a lower HD+ resolution with a 5MP selfie snapper in the notch at the top. On the back of the device finds its way a 13MP main camera paired with a 2MP portrait mode sensor and a 2MP macro lens.

Lastly, the C21Y by Realme is fueled by a large 5000mAh capacity battery; it features a 3.5mm audio jack and a rear fingerprint scanner.



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Another interesting smartphone in this price range is the latest Ulefone Note 13P which comes with a MediaTek Helio G35 chipset; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

The smartphone brings a 6.5-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and a 16MP front camera placed in the punch-hole at the top. Moving onto the back we find a 20MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture paired with a 2MP macro lens.

Finally, the Ulefone Note 13P packs a 5180mAh; along with NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.


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If all you care about is raw power, the Doogee N40 Pro is the most powerful handset on the list sporting a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset; along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable). While for the display, it brings a large 6.52-inch IPS panel with HD+ resolution.

As for photography, we have four rear cameras including a 20MP main shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. At the front there’s a 16MP selfie snapper.

Finally, the Doogee N40 Pro comes with a massive 6380mAh capacity battery and supports 24W fast charging.



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Last but not least, we have the most economical handset on the list at around $90 – the Blackview A55. The smartphone features a MediaTek Helio A22 CPU; along with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage (expandable).

The A55 then packs a large 6.53-inch panel with HD+ resolution and a 5MP selfie snapper at the top. Meanwhile on the back we have an 8MP main camera and two more 0.3MP sensors.

Finally, the Blackview A55 comes packing a good 4780mAh, a 3.5mm audio jack and even NFC

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