When buying a new smartphone, an aspiration of any consumer is to find the phone with the best value for money . But getting it is not easy.
If you are looking for a new smartphone at the best price or you want to advise on cheap and complete models to family or friends, we suggest a shopping guide with 13 recommended smartphones if you are looking for the best value for money . We have proposals from 150 euros, and all recommended models have been tested in Engadget.
The best smartphones in relation quality / price for less than 200 euros
Some time ago there were less than 200 euros terminals that did not offer an acceptable use experience even in the entry range of the world of smartphones. Xiaomi, BQ or Huawei are the main responsible for this to be the case.
Xiaomi Mi A2 and My A2 Lite
Almost impossible not to recommend the duo of entry terminals Mi. In both cases they are ideal terminals to recommend to an average user. The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite stands out for keeping the headphone port, important in this price range, as well as for its 4000 mAh battery, another aspect that the average user appreciates a lot. The most interesting version gives us 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory.
As for the Xiaomi Mi A2 , finding it below 200 euros is already possible ( 159 euros ), which ensures an excellent balance in all sections, plus an interesting design. Yes, you lose the port of headphones and accounts with less battery, but in exchange for more RAM and internal memory
Huawei Mate 10 Lite
With more than a year already behind him, remaining below 200 euros revalues the Huawei Mate 10 Lite as a terminal candidate with great value for money.
His body of metal, good finish, large screen of 6 inches and quadruple camera are his arguments against the most current competition. Even his relay, the Mate 20 Lite , will soon be difficult for him if he loses the 250 euros it currently costs.
Redmi Note 7
Although the Redmi Note 6 Pro at 170 euros is a smartphone madness in relation quality / price, for this selection we have preferred the current. The Redmi Note 7 is called to be one more year the best seller of Xiaomi. Reasons are not lacking, including the battery and one of the best cameras in this price range.
This smarpthone with 6.3-inch screen and reduced notch provides a dual camera, 4000 mAh battery and a recommended configuration with 64 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM.
The best smartphones in relation quality / price for less than 350 euros
If we increase our starting budget to buy a new mobile phone with good quality / price ratio , the available models are more varied both in manufacturers and specifications.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
A few months ago, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) , a mid-range high level, cost more than 500 euros. Currently its price is around 350 euros, an opportunity of the few that are in the medium-high range.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 stands out for its system of five cameras , four of them main, something that is not very common in this price range. The rest of specifications are not far from the high range, especially in the SuperAMOLED screen, internal memory of 128 GB, as well as 6 GB of RAM and a 3750 mAh battery.
In hard puga with his brother Honor 10 Lite , this 2019 model Honor 8X is our recommended model in this range. We do it for its huge 6.5-inch screen, careful design (especially in thickness and weight) as well as a battery of the largest in this segment.
The Honor 8X has a dual main camera system, as well as a base configuration with 64 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM.
If we stick exclusively to the specifications in pure numbers, the PocoPhone F1 does not really have competition between the recommended terminals for less than 350 euros.
In practically all its specifications we are facing high-end elements, such as the Snapdragon 845, the internal memory of 128 GB or 6/8 GB of RAM, which guarantees a performance that is beyond the reach of the competition.
Motorola Moto G7 and G7 Plus
Without getting to impress like years ago, the Motorola of the G range are still models with good value for money if we mainly prioritize the Android version, the system updates on time and a good solvent cameras.
The Moto G7 Plus can not compete on a technical sheet with Huawei or Xiaomi models, but with this choice we ensure other aspects that sometimes mark differences on a smaller scale, such as the quality of their cameras or screen. An interesting option is also the Plus version, which comes out for 299 euros and mainly improves the camera.
Samsung Galaxy M20
Always within the price range that we have marked, the Samsung mid-range premiere this 2019 a different model to everything else. Mainly for its 5000 mAh battery, without neglecting the design.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 has the brand’s Exynos 7904 processor, dual camera, 6.3-inch screen (FullHD +) as well as facial and fingerprint unlocking (located on the back).
They are premium high-end but have a “chollo” price
One more year, part of the best smartphones in relation quality / price are high-end models that substantially reduce the price with which they came to market after the presentation of the new models of each brand. For many users they are fully current terminals and, with the new prices, they are almost “bargains” within their ranges.
There is no year in which LGs do not slip into one of its high-end ranges among the most recommended for quality / price ratio. We talked about the LG G7 , its reference terminal last year and that stands out for an excellent design, in addition to a high-level technical sheet.
We have for example a great processor, high quality screen and a double camera of proven solvency that will give us joys for several years.
Huawei P20 Pro
A smartphone of authentic reference last year, in fact the Huawei P20 Pro was first in the category of best smart phone high-end of the Xataka Awards , has seen its price significantly reduced. Recall that started from 899 euros.
Its triple camera with an impressive zoom is still one of the references in mobile photography for its versatility. But it also offers interesting design and high-end features, notable for the internal memory of 128 GB, 4000 mAh battery and 6 GB RAM.
Xiaomi Mi 9
As we advance in ranges, Xiaomi has less presence but of more level. The Xiaomi Mi 9 , manufacturer’s high-end reference, is from the moment of its launch a smartphone with which we get a great value for money within the high range.
With the Xiaomi Mi 9 there is no doubt about performance (Snapdragon 855 with 6 GB RAM) or level of design, and although it is somewhat below other terminals in camera or sound, you always have to look if the price difference really compensates for the use we want to give to the terminal.
Samsung Galaxy S9 +
Buying a Samsung Galaxy S9 + at half the price of last year is not only a unique opportunity but also a sensible one given the slow evolution of the new batch model. If you are looking for power, design, screen quality and great camera, the Galaxy S9 + is a perfectly valid model in 2019.
That is a model last year is really only appreciable in the amount of internal memory available (this 2019 we have jumped to 128 GB in almost all models) as well as in the number of cameras, but the price reduction is surely the best model in relation quality / price among those that cost more than 500 euros.
Along with the model of Xiaomi, the OnePlus 6T is the only high-end range without relief that we can consider within the best terminals in relation quality / price.
This terminal is recommended for those who aspire to have maximum quality on the screen, power without restrictions and reliability in the camera in any circumstance. We also highlight the great performance of your fingerprint reader under the screen and your personal and complete layer on Android.