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Top 5 Best Smartphones for Under $150 – February 2022

Are you looking for a new daily driver but your budget is quite tight? Well, then you’re in the right place. In this article we’ll indeed be listing the top 5 best smartphones currently on sale for under $150; keep reading!

Best Smartphones for Under $150

1. Redmi Note 8 2021

Let’s kick off with the most powerful smartphone on the list, the Redmi Note 8 2021 coming with a MediaTek Helio G85 CPU; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Being a remake of 2019’s Redmi Note 8, the 2021 edition is relatively compact phone with its 6.3-inch IPS display sporting Full HD+ resolution.

As for photography, the smartphone packs a 48MP main camera; paired with an 8MP ultra wide lens, a 2MP macro camera a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, we find a single 13MP snapper.

Top 5 Best Smartphones for Under 0 – February 2022

The smaller body does impact battery size, that’s why we find a small 4000mAh battery, so not the best option if you’re a heavy user. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, infrared emitter and runs MIUI 12 based.

2. Realme C21Y

Another quite powerful handset is Realme C21Y coming with the Tiger T610 from less known Unisoc chip maker. The chip is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD).

This hardware fuels a large 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen at a low HD+ resolution. As for photos, we find a 5MP selfie snapper in the notch at the top, while behind finds its way a 13MP main camera paired with a 2MP portrait mode sensor and a 2MP macro lens.

The Realme C21Y doesn’t disappoint in the battery department with a large 5000mAh capacity battery. We also find a 3.5mm audio jack and a rear fingerprint scanner.

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Best Smartphones for Under $150

3. Blackview A90

If you aren’t a fan of the notch design in the two smartphones previously listed, the Blackview A90 is a great option as it features a punch-hole front camera in the upper left corner.

The smartphone is powered by a good MediaTek Helio P60 CPU; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable). While for cameras we find a 12MP primary; a 2MP depth lens and a 0.3MP sensor. For selfies there’s a single 8MP snapper.

Finally, the Blackview A90 is fueled by a 4250mAh capacity battery, there’s a 3.5mm audio jack and even NFC.

4. Doogee N40 Pro

Coming with the same MediaTek Helio P60 CPU chipset we find the Doogee N40 Pro, though we see an upgrade in RAM and storage at 6GB and 128GB (expandable) respectively.

The Doogee N40 Pro then features a 6.52-inch IPS panel with HD+ resolution. Meanwhile in the camera department 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.

As for autonomy, the N40 Pro is king as it packs a massive 6380mAh capacity battery and supports 24W fast charging.

Best Smartphones for Under $150


Last but not least, we have the UMIDIGI A9 Pro. The UMIDIGI phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 CPU; along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage (expandable).

The A9 Pro then packs a large 6.3-inch panel with Full HD+ resolution and a notch at the top with a 24MP selfie camera. On the back, we find a total of four cameras including a48MP main sensor, a 16MP ultra wide angle lens, a 5MP depth camera and a 2MP macro lens.

Finally, the UMIDIGI A9 Pro is fueled by a 4150mAh and it has a 3.5mm audio jack.

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