Five best new smartphones under $100
Very often, news from the Android world talks about flagships. It turns out some kind of new product and rushed. Everyone is just discussing whether it is expensive to pay 1000+ dollars for a phone. It's like with sports cars. Everyone is interested in how many hundreds of horsepower they have, but how often they are bought to move around the city. In fact, the most popular category of smartphones in the world are those that are not expensive. It is not clear why inexpensive devices are bypassed, because there is also a lot to choose from among them. Let's remember this time inexpensive Chinese devices from the category of up to a hundred dollars. They are presented quite widely, but we will consider only the best of them.
Realme C3 - a decent budget phone
In our telegram chat and just on the Internet, I often came across the opinion that Realme is the most worthy inexpensive phone. Especially if we consider its specifications against the background of its price.
The entry-level phone of the Oppo sub-brand has very decent specs and a low price tag. These include a fairly powerful MediaTek Helio G70 processor, as well as 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory (expandable with microSD).
As for photography, the Realme C3 comes with two main cameras. This is not often seen in entry-level devices. The camera specifications include a 12MP main camera combined with a 2MP secondary camera that is used to add the bokeh effect. The front camera will be 5 megapixels.
What else attracts attention is the huge display with a diagonal of 6.5-inches and HD+ resolution. The smartphone's battery is also large and has a capacity of 5000 mAh. The device is running a proprietary shell built on Android 10.
Redmi 9A - budget phone from Xiaomi
If you are a fan of MIUI or the Xiaomi brand, the latest Redmi 9A is a smartphone that should please you. Especially considering its price. The Redmi device features a large 6.53-inch HD+ display and a MediaTek Helio G25 processor along with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD).
The main camera of the smartphone is one, and its resolution is 13 megapixels. The front camera is installed at 5 megapixels. The smartphone also has a large 5000 mAh battery. It runs, of course, MIUI 11 based on Android 10.
As a nice feature, we can say that Redmi 9A is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, but it also has a headphone jack.
Huawei Honor Play 3e - inexpensive Huawei
For Huawei fans, we also found a smartphone on our list. This is the affordable Honor Play 3e. The Huawei sub-brand smartphone is equipped with a compact 5.71-inch display and a MediaTek Helio P22 processor. In addition to this, it is given 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory (expandable with microSD).
Photos taken with the smartphone camera are of fairly high quality. The main camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels with an aperture of f/1.8, and the front camera is 5 megapixels.
The modest battery of the device, which has a capacity of only 3020 mAh, can not fail to draw attention to itself, but with this size of the case, it would be difficult to count on more. On the other hand, the display will not be so voracious.
Huawei Honor Play 3e is powered by a proprietary EMUI, which, unlike the previous versions, is built on Android 9. At least, it will be "out of the box".
Ulefone Note 9P
In fact, you can often find that people ask about this brand and are interested in it. It is not as popular as Huawei and Xiaomi, but it also has several good models in its range.
The latest Ulefone Note 9P is one of the most multi-functional devices of those presented in this article. For its price, you get a triple camera with a resolution of 16 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP (depth sensor). Even the camera in the notch on the front boasts an 8MP resolution, which is more than previous models.
The Note 9P runs on a MediaTek Helio P22 processor. It already has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded using microSD.
Other features include a 6.52-inch HD+ display, standard Android 10 as the OS out of the box, a fingerprint scanner on the back, Wi-Fi 5, and a 4500 mAh battery.
Ulefone Armor X7 Pro - an inexpensive rugged phone
In the end, it is worth talking about a protected phone, because many people need just such a device with which they can go fishing and drop it on stones. There's the recently released Ulefone Armor X7 Pro for that. The smartphone is certified IP68 / IP69K / MIL-STD-810G for waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof. I did not test the indestructibility of this phone, but judging by the numbers and certificates, it is immortal.
Armor X7 Pro is equipped with a MediaTek Helio A22 chip, 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory (expandable). All this is powered by a 4000 mAh battery, which provides 430 hours of standby time and 780 minutes of talk time. It also has a compact 5.0-inch HD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a 5-megapixel selfie camera above it.
Finally, it has a 13MP rear camera to take photos in the wild. A fingerprint sensor is located just below it. The phone even has NFC for electronic payments, and much more, including Bluetooth 5.