best smartphone for 150 euro

What is the Best Smartphone For 150 Euro? The flagship smartphones from the established manufacturers always get the most attention. However, not everyone is willing to pay 500 Euros or more. Many people are actually looking for suitable smartphones in the inexpensive entry-level segment, and the price is obviously one major factor. There is no doubt that on paper the specifications reveal significant differences compared to the super smartphones, especially in terms of performance, display and picture quality of the integrated cameras. However, this does not mean that you cannot be happy with an inexpensive smartphone if you have moderate expectations. We list the best smartphones with a current street price of less than 150 USD/Euros that have been reviewed 

best smartphone for 150 euro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Global – The Best Budget Phone!

Price From: £149.99

If you’re looking for the best feature-packed phone that costs less than £150, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is your best choice.

The 64GB version can be yours for as little as £139.99 during sales, and more impressively, it benefits from many of the same features we see in flagship phones.

In your hand, the dual-glass design feels fantastic and made from scratch-resistant toughened Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides.

But let’s get back to those flagship features I mentioned earlier. The first is the rear camera module which now includes a whopping 48MP megapixel lens similar to what see on the Xiaomi Mi 9.

So if taking ultra-crisp photos is your thing, you’ll love this versatility that this lens offers. We’re also treated to 1080P video at 60fps, 4K @ 30fps and even a super-slow-mo mode which can capture 1080P video @ 120fps.

Performance-wise, the Redmi Note 8 excels thanks to the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. If you’re a gamer, you’ll be happy to know this phone scores 170,000 in the AnTuTu benchmark. If you’re not a gamer, you’ll still love the speedy performance this phone offers.

Connectivity is also spot on with support for the fastest Dual Band AC WiFi, 4x GPS support for superior tracking, an Infrared Remote, USB Type-C, an SD Card Slot, Bluetooth 5 and full UK Network support.

And best of all, this is all crammed into a super-slim 8.35mm body that only weighs 190g. Considering its dual-glass design and huge 4000mAh battery, this is super-impressive.

Compared to last years Redmi Note 7, you’re getting upgraded with a splash resistant nano-coating, improved blue-light eye protection and way better speaker quality thanks to a larger sound chamber.

And it’s for the reasons above that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is our Favourite Budget Phone Choice of 2020!

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Colours Available: Space Black, Neptune Red and Neptune Blue

Tech Specs: 6.3″ FHD+, 1080×2340 resolution, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 409 PPI, Snapdragon 665 (2.2Ghz | 8-cores), 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 18w Fast-Charge 4000mAh battery, Dual-band AC WiFi, Headphone Jack, Android 10 with Full UK Support for 3G + 4G bands.

Samsung A20 Phone

Samsung Galaxy A20 – Budget Super AMOLED Display

Price From: £149.99

Not to be confused with the A20e (which doesn’t benefit from a Super AMOLED display), the A20 is the first of Samsung’s budget smartphones to include Super AMOLED display technology.

If you love candy-popping colour and incredible black levels… then you’ll fall in love with the Samsung Galaxy A20.

The catch? it’s only a 720P display. This means you’re giving up a little crispness in favour of the advanced AMOLED colour reproduction.

You’re also getting a large fast-charge-ready 4000mAh battery squeezed into a super slim 7.8mm thick body. Although this time, the rear of the phone is made from plastic, helping it achieve its featherweight status at only 169g.

If you aren’t already sold on the display, then let’s talk about the impressive dual-camera setup. Samsung has combined a 13MP main camera with a 5MP 123° Wide-Angle lens so that you can frame every scene perfectly. You aren’t getting Samsung’s Galaxy-level camera quality here, but it’s fantastic for the price.

Close to the top of our £150 budget, the Samsung A20 is a great choice for media consumers who value excellent battery life. Just remember that you’ll be paying a small premium for the Samsung brand name, but in return, you are getting Samsung’s epic build quality and no-nonsense warranty program.

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Tech Specs: 6.4″ HD+ Super AMOLED, 1560×720 resolution, 268 PPI, Samsung (1.6Ghz | 8-cores), 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage, 4000mAh Fast Charge Battery, Single-band N WiFi, Android 9 (One UI) with Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 (4G) bands.

Honor 10 Lite

Honor 10 Lite – The Budget Selfie King!

Price From: £129.99

If you find yourself taking more selfies these days, then the 24MP front camera of the Honor 10 Lite is perfect. The low aperture and larger pixel size combined with Huawei’s AI processing chip makes for some epic selfies after a few glasses of wine!

Considering its display (6.21″) and battery (3400mAh) size, it’s managed to stay featherlite at only 162 grams. This combined with its 8mm thickness makes it a beautiful looking phone that’s easy to handle. While you don’t get a rear glass panel, it does means you’re better protected against drops.

The display itself is what you’d expect from a company owned by Huawei. It’s crisp, it’s bright and colours pops vibrantly. Pair this up with the mid-range Kirin 710 processor inside, 3GB’s of RAM and we have a very capable device for both everyday task and gaming.

At this price, there’s got to be a catch right? The first is that the EU version is missing 5Ghz WiFi which is reserved for the china only variant. The 2nd is it’s still using micro-USB making fast charge limited to 10watts.

If you’re looking for a capable photography phone with good performance and a sleek form factor, the Honor 10 Lite has you covered.

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Tech Specs: 6.21″ Full HD, 2340×1080 resolution, 415 PPI, Huawei Kirin 710 (2.2Ghz | 8-cores), 3GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 3400mAh 10w Charging Battery, Single-band N WiFi, Android 9 (EMUI 9) with Full UK Support.

UMiDigi A5 Pro breathing Crystal

UMiDigi A5 Pro – Fantastic Value

Price From: £99.99

You can check out our full UMiDigi A5 Pro Review here where we talk about the epic-value of this sub-£100 smartphone gem.

If a dual-glass smartphone with triple-rear cameras, a full HD display, massive battery life and great connectivity doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what will.

It’s a little heavy compared to some of the competition, but this isn’t a dealbreaker. I won’t go into too much detail as you can check out our full review.

All I’ll say is that the UMiDigi A5 Pro is well-deserving of its place in this best budget phone list.

Available in Space Grey & a Breathing Crystal colourway that loosely imitates the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.

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Tech Specs: 6.3″ IPS, 2280×1080 resolution, 401 PPI, MediaTek Helio P23 (2.5Ghz | 8-cores), 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage, 4150mAh 10w Fast Charge Battery, Dual-band N WiFi, Android 9 with Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 (4G) bands.

Motorola Moto g8 Power Lite

Motorola Moto g8 Power Lite

Price From: £149.99

The lower case ‘g’ isn’t the only strange thing about Motorola’s latest smartphone as it’s lacking in other areas as well. Even so, there’s no denying the excellent battery-life on the g8 Power Lite.

For some, the promise of staying away from your charger for 3-days, all-while carrying a fairly lightweight (200 grams) and slim (9.2mm) phone, sounds bloody fantastic! So you can head across to Amazon now :P.

But, it’s worth pointing out some of the shortcomings on this UK best-selling budget phone. Motorola has been been very frugal with g8 Power Lite.

For starters, it’s missing 5Ghz WiFi which offers much more reliable and faster internet speeds in your home. It’s also using the older micro-USB charging port which only supports 10 watt charging. On the large 5000mAh battery, 15 watts+ charging would be more appropriate.

My final gripe is that the 6.5″ display isn’t full HD. Why have a big, bright & beautiful display only to miss off Full HD clarity. Oh and let’s not forget it’s using last years Android 9 OS without a promise of an upgrade to 10.

But does any of this really matter? For some yes, for others not so much. I’ll let you decide.

Onto the pros, and you’re getting a water repellent design, (like we saw on the moto g7 Play below), excellent GPS tracking, plenty of sensors and it’s running on a bloatware-free version of Android 9.

But, make sure you check out the UMiDigi F2 (competition) below, it blows this phone out of the water, albeit with the same price-tag.

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Tech Specs: 6.5″ IPS, 1600×720 resolution, 269 PPI, MediaTek Helio P35 (2.3Ghz | 4-cores), 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage + optional 256GB SD Card, 5000mAh 10w Fast Charge Battery, Single-band N WiFi, Android 9 with Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 (4G) bands.

UMiDigi A7 Pro Phone

UMiDigi A7 Pro

Price From: £119.99

The kings of budget phones are back at it again with another sub-£100 offering.

Compared to the A5 Pro above, we’re now getting USB Type-C, the faster LPDDR4X 4GB’s of RAM (20% better gaming performance), double the storage at 64GB, and the latest stock Android 10 OS.

It keeps the same premium double-sided glass design, excellent battery life and solid budget performance of its predecessor. But, gets a boost to the camera department with the wide-angle camera now supporting 16MP photos.

It’s a shame that UMiDigi dropped the crystal colourway of the A5 Pro, but even so, this is one difficult under-£100 phone to beat!

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Tech Specs: 6.3″ LTPS, 2340×1080 resolution, 400 PPI, MediaTek Helio P23 (2.5Ghz | 8-cores), 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 4150mAh 10w Fast Charge Battery, Dual-band N WiFi, Android 10 with Full UK Support for 3G + 4G.

Blackview A60 Pro Performance

Blackview A60 Pro – Best Phone Under £75.00

Price From: £74.99

The Blackview A60 Pro makes it onto this list with room to spare at only £74.99. Even at this price-point, we’re still getting a modern waterdrop notch display with impressive brightness levels.

It’s certainly not the slimmest in our list at 9.8mm, but part of the bulk is due to the large 4080mAh battery. This is more than enough to keep this phone going well into its second day.

There are a few corners that have been cut to help keep the cost down. The first is the 16GB of storage, although the A60 Pro does has a dedicated SD card port for expansion.

The second is the lack of fast charge support. This means you’ll be waiting quite a few hours for the phone to fully charge. Not a deal-breaker, but something to consider.

Finally, this lightweight (170g) phone features one of MediaTek’s new Helio A22 chips that offer solid entry-level performance with excellent power-savings. It’s not a phone for power-users, but it’s a great option when compared against the super-budget competition.

If you’re use your phone for calling, messaging, browsing and taking the occasional photo, you can’t go wrong! That’s why it’s one of our favourite budget phones with hundreds of positive reviews by owners.

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Tech Specs: 6.088″ IPS, 1280×600 resolution, 232 PPI, MediaTek Helio A22 (2Ghz | 4-cores), 3GB RAM, 16GB Storage, 4080mAh Battery,WiFi, Android 9 with Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 (4G) bands.

Oukitel C17 Pro

Oukitel C17 Pro – Beautiful & Budget

Price From: £119.99

Taking its design inspiration from Samsung, the Oukitel C17 Pro is the first budget phone to switch up the selfie camera notch for a hole-punch design.

Thanks to this design choice, the 6.35″ IPS display looks awesome, a real eye-catcher. Available in Sunrise, Twilight & Black, the high-gloss super-reflective polycarbonate design is on-trend. And, although the bezels quite big, kudos for Oukitel in copying Samsung so quickly!

Performance is also improved with the Helio P23 Octa-core chip backed up by a healthy 4GB’s of RAM and 64GB’s of storage. Need more space? The C17 Pro also accepts SD cards up to 128GB in size.

It’s also nice to see a Gyroscope sensor included for Maps and VR Games plus dual-band WiFi for more stable connections at home.

If you want a modern gradient design with high-end display aesthetics, then add the Oukitel C17 Pro to your wishlist.

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Tech Specs: 6.35″ IPS, 720×1560 resolution, 270 PPI, MediaTek Helio P23 (2Ghz | 8-cores), 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 3900mAh 10w Fast Charge Battery, Dual-band WiFi, Android 9 with Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 (4G) bands.

Doogee N20 Smartphone

Doogee N20 – Super-Budget Camera Choice

Price From: £94.99

Another fantastic value smartphone is the recently released Doogee N20. At only 8.4mm thick, but with a huge 4350mAh battery (10-watt fast-charge), the design makes no compromises… well maybe one.

The 6.3″ Full-HD display uses IPS tech, is bright, and has excellent viewing angles. While Doogee touts an aluminium unibody, this is actually only the frame of the phone. The battery cover is made from a single piece of moulded polycarbonate. And while not as premium as glass, it does have the benefit of better drop protection.

Available in black, blue and a purple gradient colourway, the £84.99 N20 was a big hit during the festive period.

On the back, we find the triple-camera setup. What’s special is the 8MP 130° Sony wide-angle lens. This is backed up by a 16MP AI-ready main lens, and finally, there’s an 8MP depth sensor. The N20 breaks the mould of what we thought possible from budget camera setups. Selfie-wise, you get a 16MP lens with beauty mode.

While the camera performance doesn’t match the UMiDigi A5 Pro, you benefit from twice the storage plus a nice battery life boost. The N20 a great super-budget choice for those on a tighter budget.

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Tech Specs: 6.3″ IPS, 2280×1080 resolution, 428 PPI, MediaTek Helio P23 (2.5Ghz | 8-cores), 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 4350mAh 10w Fast Charge Battery, Dual-band WiFi, Android 9 with Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 (4G) bands.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Phone

Xiaomi Mi A3 – The Over Budget Choice

Okay, I’m sorry, I snook the Xiaomi Mi A3 onto this list, but, full disclosure it’s slightly over budget. But… it’s seriously worth your attention and it regularly drops below £150 during sales.

So why am I so keen to add the Mi A3 to this list?

The Mi A3 is, for a lot of people, the perfect phone at the perfect price-point. It ticks all the right boxes: Samsung AMOLED Display, Great Cameras, Great Battery Life, Fast Performance, Premium Design and rich connectivity options including an in-display fingerprint reader.

Check out Review Hub’s Top 5 Xiaomi Smartphones for full information on the Xiaomi Mi A3’s key features and their benefits.

If your budget will stretch, then you can’t go wrong with this smartphone. It’s the Mi A2 upgrade that everyone wanted, and Xiaomi over-delivered.

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Tech Specs: 6.088″ IPS, 1560×720 resolution, 282 PPI, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (2Ghz | 8-cores), 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 4030mAh 18w Fast Charge Battery, Dual-band AC WiFi, Android 9 with Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 (4G) bands.

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