Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

5 best low-cost smartphones for Christmas 2018

A smartphone is the best gift you would give to your teenager this Christmas. Since their inception, mobile phones have evolved significantly. In addition to telephony, these devices now have several uses because they have top-notch cameras, internet connectivity and so on.

Better yet, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get these features, mainly due to technological advances. The following are the five best budget smartphones (sub $200) that offer features you would find in a flagship gadget.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite (Redmi 6 Pro)

The standout feature of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is its 5.84-inch notch screen. With a full HD resolution, this screen renders superb and crisp images. This smartphone has dual rear cameras (12MP+5MP), as well as a single 5MP selfie shooter. Other notable features include 3GB RAM, 32GB storage capacity, dual SIM support, and 4G internet connectivity.

The 3GB version of this phone goes for around £135/$170.

Realme C1

The Realme C1 boasts of an impressive 6.2-inch notch screen with a 720p HD resolution. Storage space is available in abundance, as the user can expand the capacity to 256GB to complement the inbuilt 16GB. Regarding cameras, the Realme has two rear shooters (13MP+5MP) and one selfie camera (5MP). This smartphone runs on Android 8.1.

The Realme C1 goes for $150.

Samsung Galaxy J6

Similar to most Samsung devices, the Galaxy J6 is an excellent performer. With a 3GB of RAM, you can easily multitask without experiencing any lags. This phone can also serve as a media player thanks to its large 5.6-inch screen with Infinity Display as well as a massive 32 GB in storage capacity. The Galaxy J6 has a single rear camera with a resolution of 13MP. On its front, there is an 8MP selfie shooter with a LED Flash for low-light photography.

The Galaxy J6 (3GB/32GB) is available for £135/$170.

Huawei Honor 9 Lite

If you want a cheap phone with a premium feel, go for the Huawei Honor 9 Lite. The smartphone boasts of high-end build quality, as it is made of glass with an aluminium frame. The inbuilt features are equally as good, with a 5.65-inch screen with full HD resolution. Photo enthusiasts will fall in love with this phone because it has dual camera combination (13MP+2MP) both in front and at the back. The Honor 9 Lite has 3GB RAM and a storage capacity of 32GB.

The Honor 9 Lite goes for £160/$200.

Oppo A3s

Oppo is renowned for excellent cameras, an area in which the A3s doesn’t disappoint. On the back, it has a dual (13MP+2MP) shooter, while the selfie camera has an 8MP resolution. Also, it has a 6.2-inch notch screen as well as 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space.

The Oppo A3s costs £120/$150.

A tight budget isn’t reason enough to prevent you from getting a smartphone this holiday season!

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