Best budget phones in 2020

We round up the best affordable phones that money can buy, with all of their pros & cons.

#7 LG Stylo 5
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#6 Sony Xperia 10
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#5 Nokia 7.2
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#4 Moto G7
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#3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
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#2 Samsung Galaxy A50
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#1 Google Pixel 3a
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[00:00] Intro
[00:14] #7 LG Stylo 5
[01:01] #6 Sony Xperia 10
[01:39] #5 Nokia 7.2
[02:15] #4 Moto G7
[02:53] #3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
[03:48] #2 Samsung Galaxy A50
[04:26] #1 Google Pixel 3a

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50 Comments

  1. Blue Line on January 18, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Since smartphones and laptops are literally (or almost) comparable in price to each other now, just grade budget phones like you do for laptops.
    > $800 and over (flagship territory for smartphones; high-quality laptops)
    > $550 to 800 (upper mid-range for smartphones; decent quality laptops for everyday needs)
    > $300 to 550 (mid-range smartphones that are on the affordable side; budget-grade laptops sit around this price)
    > Anything under $300 US for smartphones is pretty much budget grade. The specs on those phones are not going to be as impressive as the ones that you find on the midrange phones.

    Example of a true mid-range phone is probably the Galaxy A71, as a baseline with good battery life and decent performance for a mid-ranger.



  2. dato 17 on January 18, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    realme x2 ????



  3. Ten Minute Tokyo 2 on January 18, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    DOOD!



  4. Shannon Worsley on January 18, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    omg i rlly need a phone and you sound like a nice guy and i was wondering can you send me a phone? Because mine got stolen . and i go places where my parents are and they have to check in with me and i always have to use my friends or a complete strangers phone, so im asking you please send me a phone



  5. labo kibet on January 18, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    lenovo k5 pro,,,best performance n very cheap



  6. tik tok Balkan on January 18, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    lol in Bosnia the xiaomi redmi 8 is 309 bam (155 dollars ) 4 g ram 64 g memory



  7. Ala Bala on January 18, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    We didn’t see Xiaomi Mi 9T and many other nice budget phones … terrible ranking !!!



  8. pubokiazm on January 18, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    mi note 8. best bang for your buck!!!



  9. シアン Wølf on January 18, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Him: *talks*

    Me I *wonder* how much the phones *cost*



  10. THE DUKE on January 18, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Huawei mate 20 x has a stylus. I’m watching this video on mine now



  11. Wasif Ahsan on January 18, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    This more feels like a Midrange phone video.



  12. lightyagami77777 on January 18, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    "Budget"



  13. NaanayqwApers Mizzygem on January 18, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Best budget phones in 2020
    188,539 views



  14. Abhishek Kumar on January 18, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Where is realme 3 pro. I bought it for appx USD 185 around same time. Specs 6/128 SDM 710 with with fine camera and battery.



  15. Rave _GameZ on January 18, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Anyone else noticed he looks like the Medic from TF2



  16. imoraleaznigah on January 18, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    this dude said 279$ is dirt cheap for a phone! lol gotta be joking



  17. K TweZi on January 18, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Yeah I’m really impressed with Motorola! I just broke my E5 plus which was badass had loudspeakers a 5000 milliamp battery Gorilla Glass water resistant I was fast with the processor. I can’t find them no more they put out a second version of them that didn’t have Gorilla Glass and I don’t think they were water resistant. They got the G8 plus out now internationally. I’m curious if you can unlock it in the states? oh and I say fuck the Google pixel phone because you think your phone is being hacked and watched now. you’ll be able to do nothing without that shit going straight to NSA! Privacy is a very big issue to me and it should be to everybody else too!



  18. I am not has smart L e M o w on January 18, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Steve jobs looking rough these days



  19. Chandra Gyaan on January 18, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Plzzz….review on mMicromax IN Note 1 and 1b…

    In note 1:-. https://youtu.be/PLAuC8SSs2o



  20. Cianna Coleman on January 18, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Two things: Why does everybody keep talking about the “look” of the phone? The display and cameras are what matter externally because every whole should be in a protective case. Second for everybody who keeps talking about none of these being “budget” you seem to think you can get a decent smart phone for under $100 (is that even possible?). I agree that I would not put all of these in the budget category since for me I think it is $300 and under but even half decent tech is going to cost you



  21. Yam Tam on January 18, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    When did remote become that wide ? 😂



  22. Alusine Kargbo on January 18, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Huawei Nova 5T is what?



  23. kamil baughman on January 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Yeah these are not budget 300 plus dollars is really expensive



  24. Ize Real on January 18, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    *170 dollars is dirt cheap to you? You must be a millionaire*



  25. PhoneArena on January 18, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Check out the New Best Budget Phones Late 2020!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjRzQTFeWG4



  26. Ty Fooo on January 18, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    0:16 its not dirt cheap my tcl10xl is 120$and better



  27. Ankur Singhal on January 18, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    These are not budget phones !!!



  28. PerfectMachine on January 18, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    i would replace the note 8 pro with the a 50, but besides that, a pretty solid list



  29. Cloudz Gmz on January 18, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    I can’t get over how he sounds SO much like Bruce banner LOL



  30. Zedet on January 18, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Title: Best budget phones in 2020.

    Date: Nov 29, 2019.

    Me: WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT!

    Also me: My life is a lie…



  31. keshav mukundan on January 18, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    excuse me i am asking for the BeSt PhOnEs BTW
    not only cheapest
    gtfo



  32. C R A Z E D on January 18, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    The first phone is mine



  33. Oba Moba on January 18, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Тъп Българин



  34. LazyAndBeyond on January 18, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    None of them sadly are better than getting an old flagship
    Get a lg v40, better than every phone listed in everything (apart than camera of 3a but still very close and u got 2 extra cams in v40) for 200$
    If u want cheaper get g7, same CPU (sd 845) one less camera (no telephoto just normal and ultra wide) lcd instead of oled (even tho lcd it’s still the best lcd ever put to a phone, it beats the budget oleds u find in these phones), a little bit smaller battery (3000vs3300) for about 150$ or less



  35. Lechuga 68 on January 18, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Why isn’t the Microsoft windows phone here



  36. Jordyn Brown on January 18, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Is there phones under 50$?



  37. Amiru-kún on January 18, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    3 xiamoi redmi note 8 pro i need this



  38. Jaydenboyproductions 1 on January 18, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    These phones cost like 300 400 so you must think that is disrespect



  39. Igspaghett on January 18, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Where can i buy cheap slaves????



  40. Luke Scywalker on January 18, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    This guy looks like the scout from tf2



  41. Rad on January 18, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    The best budget phones are last years flagships.



  42. Wasif Ahsan on January 18, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Budget here in Bangladesh is 110EUR



  43. Finlay Sharpe on January 18, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    A budget phone video should include price points ffs



  44. Hani on January 18, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Playspeed: Set to 1.25

    Thanks me later.

    Guy takes ages to speak



  45. Douglas Martin on January 18, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Some of the phones are not budget, they are mid range.



  46. Lechuga 68 on January 18, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Why isn’t the Microsoft windows phone here



  47. Vasanth Sithambaranathan on January 18, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    You have misunderstood the term budget phones



  48. Charles Eldredge on January 18, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Did you include the prices? I heard the price, 170, in the first phone you covered, but not on the others.



  49. vintaqe_ vibez on January 18, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Actually i don’t have money 😭



  50. Hadrian Z on January 18, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    These are not budget phones!