Are you having a very hard time choosing the phone you should use next ? Are you trying to get a phone strictly on a budget ? Are you trying to see a list of phones you could consider checking out in the market ? Even if your mind’s/heart’s question was not mentioned here, This post is still for you. Chill let’s get started.

Getting a smartphone nowadays is limited by the available operating systems (OS) which is just between iOS and Android and also limited by one’s financial power or savings. But apart from that, The product options are unlimited by User Interface (UI) and Brands (Vivo, Oppo, etc).

I’m promising you that without professional market and device know-how, you might end up with what I call After-Buy-Regret. So enjoy this short list of the current widely available best you could get.

My cellphone is my best friend, it is my lifeline to the outside world – Carrie Underwood

THE OPERATING SYSTEM (OS) FOR YOU

Before clicking on this post, I expect that you must already be familiar with the OS that fits your person. But let me give a necessary guide for those who aren’t tech addicts.

  • Android is a Google based OS that offers you the ecosystem of extreme freedom and in 2019 – Good security with the added benefit of multiple User Interface to choose from and different manufacturers which translates to unlimited customisations and skins.
  • iOS is Apple based OS that gives you an exceptional premium user experience and feel. The ecosystem is very tight and locked up for the betterment of both the user and Apple’s pocket (Okay…. I’m allowed to joke). There are no big customisations and no alternatives here.

What OS would be better for you ? 

The answer to this question depends on your demands from a smartphone and your personality.

Your Likes/Qualities – Simple, Love belonging with the higher class, Snapchat lover, Little to no care about Ecosystem pros and cons, Don’t mind subscribing for multiple products after paying huge amount for a smartphone, Not adventurous in the world of tech, Not on a tight budget. If you felt a connection with the aforementioned, Then GET AN iOS DEVICE! YAY!

Your Likes/Qualities – Huge battery life lover, On a budget, A tech adventurous person, Making sure you stand out anywhere gadget-wise, Google lover, A fan of ecosystem freedom and using every thing free on the web and off the ecosystem – If you vibed to the aforementioned words, Then I got news for you ūüėČ GET AN ANDROID DEVICE! YAY!

You can always ask about anything you did not understand in the comment section. Don’t hesitate.

Now it’s time to get you a list of phones to check out since you obviously already made your choice on the OS.

Table of Contents

VERY LOW BUDGET SMARTPHONES

We have only android OS devices on the list until Midrange because of the prices of any iPhone that would be a good buy. So please bear with us. There is now budget iPhone that is a good buy for now until we hit the midrange list.

XIAOMI REDMI GO

 

  • 1GB RAM – 8GB/16GB ROM variant available
  • 8MP Main Snapper / 5MP Selfie Snapper
  • 5″ 720p HD Screen
  • 3000mAh
  • Price: About 80 EUR

INFINIX HOT 7

 

  • 1GB RAM/ 16GB ROM – 2GB RAM/ 32GB ROM
  • 6.2″ 720p HD+ Screen
  • 13MP Main Snapper
  • 8MP Selfie Snapper
  • 4000 mAh (Fast Adaptive Charge)
  • Price: About 110 EUR

SAMSUNG GALAXY A10

 

  • One UI based on Android Pie
  • 2GB RAM 32GB STORAGE
  • 6.2″ (720p HD+ Screen)
  • 13MP Main Snapper
  • 5MP Selfie Snapper
  • 3400 mAh
  • Price: About 120 EUR

HUAWEI Y5 (2019)

 

  • 5.71″ (720p HD+ Screen)
  • EMUI 9 based on Android Pie
  • 2GB RAM 16/32GB STORAGE AVAILABLE
  • 13MP Main Snapper
  • 5MP Selfie Snapper
  • 3020 mAh
  • Quad Core 2.0 GHz
  • Price: About 120 EUR

BUDGET SMARTPHONES 

NOKIA 6.1 PLUS (X6)

 

  • Android One
  • 4GB/6GB RAM – 64GB STORAGE SPACE
  • 5.8″ (1080p FHD+ IPS LCD DISPLAY) Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (Back & Front)
  • 16MP + 5MP Main Snapper
  • 16MP Selfie Snapper
  • 3060 mAh (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Read the review¬† Here
  • Price: About 230 EUR

SAMSUNG GALAXY A30

 

  • One UI based on Android Pie
  • 4GB RAM – 64GB STORAGE SPACE
  • 6.4″ (Super AMOLED, 1080p FHD+) Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 16MP + 5MP Main Camera
  • 16MP selfie camera
  • 4000 mAh (15W fast battery charging)
  • Read the review
  • Price: About 230 EUR

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7

 

  • MIUI 10 based on Android Pie
  • 6.3″ (IPS LCD PANEL, 1080p FHD+ Screen) Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (Back and Front)
  • 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM – 32GB/64GB/128GB Storage Space Available
  • 12MP + 2MP / 48MP + 5MP Main Camera
  • 13MP Selfie Camera
  • 4000 mAh (Quick Charge 4.0)
  • Read the review
  • Prive: About 190 EUR

INFINIX S4

 

  • 6GB RAM – 64GB Storage Space
  • Honeybee UI based on Android Pie
  • 6.2″ (720p HD+ Screen)
  • 13MP + 8MP + 2MP Main Camera
  • 32MP Selfie Camera
  • 4000 mAh (Fast Adaptive Charge)
  • Price: About 170 EUR

 

MIDRANGE SMARTPHONES 

 

ASUS ZENFONE 6

 

  • 6.4″ (1080 FHD+, HDR10, DCI-P3 100%, Screen) Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (Front) Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (Back)
  • Zen UI 6 based on Android Pie
  • Snapdragon 855 – Adreno 640
  • Motorised flip up Camera Module – 48MP + 13MP Dual Camera
  • 5000 mAh (Quick Charge 4.0)
  • Read the review
  • Price: 500 EUR
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NOKIA X71

 

  • Android One
  • 6.39″ (1080p FHD+ Screen)
  • 48MP + 8MP + 5MP (Zeiss Optics) Main Camera
  • 16MP Selfie Punch hole Camera
  • Snapdragon 660 (14nm) – Adreno 512
  • 6GB RAM – 128GB Storage Space
  • 3500 mAh (18W Fast Battery Charge)
  • Price: About 300 EUR

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8/S8+

 

  • Upgradable to One UI based on Android Pie
  • IP68 dust/water resistant
  • 5.8″ 6.2″ (HDR10, QUAD HD, Super AMOLED Screen) Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (Back & Front)
  • Snapdragon 835(10nm) Exynos 8895(10nm) – Adreno 540, Mali G71 MP20
  • 4GB RAM – 64GB/128GB Storage Space
  • 12MP Dual Pixel Main Camera
  • 8MP Selfie Camera
  • USB 3.1
  • 3000 mAh (Wireless Charging + Quick Charge 2.0)
  • Price: About 440 EUR

GOOGLE PIXEL 3A/3A XL

 

  • Google’s OS as it is (First to receive every updates)
  • World best single camera setup on a smartphone (Same Camera with the Pixel 3)
  • 12.2MP Main Camera
  • 8MP Selfie Camera
  • 5.6″ 6.0″ (1080p OLED Display)
  • Asahi Dragontrail Glass
  • 4GB RAM – 64GB Storage Space
  • 3000 mAh, 3700 mAh (18W Fast Battery Charging)
  • Read the Pixel review¬†Here
  • Price: About 500 EUR

APPLE IPHONE 7/7 PLUS

Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus (Refurbished also a good option)

  • IP67 dust/water resistant
  • 4.7″ 5.5″ ( 326ppi, 401ppi)
  • 2GB/3GB RAM – 32GB/128GB/256GB Storage Space
  • 12MP Main Camera
  • 7MP Selfie Camera
  • Upgradable to iOS 12.3
  • Apple A10 Fusion (16nm)
  • 1960 mAh, 2900 mAh
  • Price: About 680 EUR

HIGH END SMARTPHONES

 

SAMSUNG GALAXY S10/S10+

  • One UI
  • 6.1″ 6.4″ (Dynamic AMOLED, HDR10, QUAD HD SCREEN)
  • 8GB – 128GB/512GB Storage Space (Location Based 12GB RAM – 1TB Variant available)
  • Adreno 640, Mali G76 MP12 – Snapdragon 855 (7nm), Exynos 9820 (8nm)
  • 12MP (wide) + 12MP (telephoto) + 16MP (Ultrawide) Main Cameras
  • 10MP (wide) Selfie Camera
  • IP68 dust/water resistant
  • 3400 mAh, 4100 mAh (Fast Charging 15W)
  • Wireless Charging – Reverse wireless charging 9W
  • For the S10, Read the review¬†Here
  • For the S10+ Read the review¬†Here
  • Price: About 900 EUR

HUAWEI P30 PRO

 

  • 40MP (wide) + 8MP Periscope (Telephoto) + 20MP Ultrawide + TOF 3D Camera + 5x Optical Zoom = Main Camera Setup (Leica Optics Lens)
  • 32MP (wide) Selfie Camera
  • 6.47″ (1080p, OLED, DCI-P3, HDR10 Screen)
  • 6GB/8GB RAM – 128/256/512GB Storage Space
  • EMUI 9.1 based on Android Pie
  • Mali G76 MP10 – Hisilicon Kirin 980 (7nm)
  • USB 3.1
  • 4200 mAh (70% in 30mins, 40W Fast Battery Charging)
  • Power Bank / Fast Reverse Wireless Charging
  • Read the review¬†Here
  • Price: About 800 EUR

XIAOMI MI 9

 

  • 6.39″ (Super AMOLED, DCI-P3, HDR10, 1080p Screen)
  • Snapdragon 855(7nm) – Adreno 640
  • 6GB/8GB RAM – 64/128GB Storage Space
  • MIUI 10 based on Android Pie
  • 48MP (wide) + 12MP (Telephoto) + 16MP (Ultrawide) = Main Camera Setup
  • 20MP Selfie Camera
  • 3300 mAh (Quick Charge 4+)
  • Read the review¬†Here
  • Price: About 500 EUR
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ONEPLUS 7 PRO

  • 6.67″( fluid AMOLED, Quad HD, HDR10, 90Hz, DCI-P3 Display)
  • Oxygen OS 9.5.8 based on Android Pie
  • Adreno 640 – Snapdragon 855(7nm)
  • 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM – 128GB/256GB Storage Space
  • 48MP (wide) + 8MP (telephoto) + 16MP (Ultrawide) = Main Camera Setup
  • Motorized pop-up 16MP (Wide) Selfie Camera
  • USB 3.1
  • 4000 mAh (30W Warp Charge)
  • Read the review¬†Here
  • Price: About 700 EUR

GOOGLE PIXEL 3/3XL

  • 5.5″ 6.3″ (P-OLED, DCI-P3 100%, HDR, QUAD HD Screen Display)
  • Get Google’s update as soon as they come out
  • Snapdragon 845(10nm) – Adreno 630
  • 4GB RAM – 64GB/128GB Storage Space
  • 12.2MP (wide) Dual Pixel Main Camera Setup
  • 8MP (wide) + 8MP (Ultra wide) Selfie Camera
  • USB 3.1
  • IP68 dust/water resistant
  • 2915 mAh, 3430 mAh (18W Fast Charging / Fast Wireless Charging)
  • Read the review¬†¬†Here for the Pixel 3 and for the 3XL click Here
  • Price: About 960 EUR

APPLE iPHONE XR

 

 

  • 6.1″ (326ppi, True-Tone, Wide Colour Gamut, 120Hz touch-sensing Display)
  • IP67 dust/water resistant
  • Apple A12 Bionic (7nm) – Apple 4-Core Graphics
  • 3GB RAM – 64GB/128GB/256GB Storage Space
  • 12MP (wide) Main Camera
  • 7MP (standard) Selfie Camera
  • Face ID
  • 2942 mAh (50% in 30mins, 15W Fast Charging)
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • Read the review¬†¬†Here
  • Price: About 850 EUR

APPLE iPHONE XS/XS MAX

 

  • 5.8″ 6.5″ (458ppi, Dolby Vision, HDR10, Wide Colour Gamut, 3D Touch, True Tone, 120 Hz touch-sensing Display)
  • IP68 dust/water resistant
  • Apple A12 Bionic (7nm) – Apple 4 core Graphics
  • 4GB RAM – 64GB/256GB/512GB Storage Space
  • 12MP (wide) + 12MP (telephoto) 2x Optical Zoom = Main Camera Setup
  • 7MP (Standard) TOF 3D Selfie Camera
  • 2658 mAh, 3174 mAh (15W Fast Charging)
  • Face ID
  • Read the review¬†here for the X and¬†Here for the XS Max
  • Price: About 1300 EUR

 

FINALLY……

Now we are done with the vigorous list, The next step is this:

Get on YouTube, Check out your favourite in the aforementioned phones.

Check your budget and it would not be bad saving up for a smartphone (Don’t forget that)

Go to a nearest smartphone shop – See if the device you liked is on display, Check it out and just get something that vibes with you.

These phones up there are a summary of the most reputable best you can get and don’t forget to ask any question in the comment section.

Most of the phones up there may not be available in your country or state. So don’t hesitate to check out good deals on:

Let us know what you think about your next device or the list in the comment section.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Such a great article, this will go long way to helping people make informed decision on which phone to buy, thank you techlius

    • It'z Imohimi Julius

      Thanks. Do tell your friends about us.

  2. Paragon Charles

    That’s a very brilliant and helpful demonstration, to creating awareness, for selecting an affordable and at the same time, lovable communication companion, for an amount within reach.
    Kudos Man

  3. Educative! I don’t need to be a tech guru to get me something nice. Good work man! Don’t stop!

  4. Very good article, very elaborate and helpful. Thanks

  5. Nice write up to help guide us on the best phones that fits our budget and requirement, kudos. Please also give the equivalent price in Naira too next time. Thanks

  6. Nice write up to help guide us on the best phones that fits our budget and requirement, kudos. Please put the equivalent price in Naira too next time. Thanks

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