Top smartphones for the ratio of "price-quality"

Looking at the prices of today's flagships, you think the market has gone crazy. Is it already impossible to buy a quality gadget at a reasonable price? You can - and the models of our top 10 are proof of this.

Russian buyers of equipment still believe in the immutability of the following primitive proportion: the higher the price of a product, the higher its quality. Although in the mobile market this law has long been in effect "in so far as" - the cost of a product here depends on the brand, technical characteristics, how much the manufacturer had to spend on advertising, and many other variables. The quality of the gadget as a pricing factor is far from the top of the list.

The current market situation is the most favorable for buying an inexpensive but high-quality smartphone. Check out our ranking of smartphones - and you will find out which of the devices in 2019 will justify every ruble invested in them.

10. Meizu M2 Note

  • Processor: 8-core MediaTek MT6753, 1300 MHz
  • Memory (RAM/User): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Display: 5-inch diagonal, FullHD resolution
  • Cameras (rear / front): 13 MP / 5 MP
  • Battery: 3100 mAh

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The company Meizu, which probably already fell in love with the fans of the Krasnodar football club, is a real master in producing high-quality and inexpensive smartphones. The M2 Note model is close to the standard in terms of terms of the price / quality ratio: for a very small amount of 11 thousand rubles, the buyer gets a gadget with a modern 8-core processor from MTK, support LTE and a large bright FullHD screen.


  • High performance.
  • Powerful autofocus rear camera.
  • OTG support - USB flash drives can be connected to the smartphone.
  • 4G module present.


  • Wide bezels around the screen.
  • The kit does not include headphones.
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9. BlackView BV5800 Pro

  • Processor: 4-nuclear MediaTek MT6739, Taching frequency 1500 MHz
  • Memory (operational / user): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Display: Diagonal 5, 5 inches, resolution HD +
  • chambers (main / frontal): 13 MPIX + 0.3 MPIX / 5 MPIX
  • Battery: 5 580 mAh

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BlackView BV5800 Pro It was checked on the strength of the American military - and nevertheless, it is one of the best protected smartphones 2019. The point here is not so much in the protection, how much in the price and functionality of the device - the model BV5800 Pro is also worth the same as analogs without an armor-piercing shell. At the same time, the Gadget from BlackView supports Wireless charging and is equipped with a module NFC - such "chips" and on more expensive devices can not always meet.

Advantages :

  • Powerful battery.
  • Modern OS (Android version 8.1).
  • Quick Charging Support 5V / 2A.
  • Double camera with Sony lenses.
  • The presence of a recognition system in the face.
  • Protection according to the IP68 standard.
  • Widescreen display with the aspect ratio of 18: 9.

Disadvantages :

  • Saved on the chipset, put old.
  • Large weight - 253 grams.

8. DooGee S60

  • Processor: 8-nuclear MediaTek Helio P25, clock frequency 4 × 2.5 GHz + 4 × 1.6 GHz
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 6 GB / 64 GB
  • Display: Diagonal 2 inches, permission FullHD
  • Cameras (Basic / Frontal): 21 MPIX / 8 MPIX
  • Battery: 5 580 mAh

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The user who has doubts as an assembly doogee S60, is worth it to read, which harsh test drive has been subjected This machine, and see the corresponding video. DOOGEE S60 - Reincarnation of the legendary Nokia 3310 in a new format, with a large display and premium characteristics; Judging by the results of experiments, this smartphone will survive atomic war, and the ice age.


  • Compliance with the IP68 standard.
  • Quality assembly.
  • Massive amount of RAM.
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protecting the front.


  • The price is too high for a smartphone of a little-known company.
  • The design does not cause a “wow effect”.

7. Ulefone S10 Pro

  • Processor: 4-core MediaTek MT6739, 1300 MHz
  • Memory (RAM/User): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • (Rear / Front): 13 MP + 5 MP / 5 MP
  • Battery: 3350 mAh

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People who refuse to buy Ulefone S10 Pro because of a little-known brand, lose a lot - so say users who buy this smartphone all the same decided. This is a device that is “in trend” - it has a large screen with a “ unibrow ”, a dual rear camera that allows you to shoot in portrait mode, an effective data protection system (dactyloscope + face recognition system). In addition, the Ulefone S10 Pro has something that many modern devices still lack - a powerful speaker that “yells” so that it never occurs to the user to move the volume slider above half.

However, there is a category of users who cannot be advised S10 Pro - these are gamers. The gadget from Ulefone has a rather weak processor, so performance is not his forte.

Pros :

  • Great sound (AW8736 DAC on board).
  • The presence of a face unlock system.
  • Good autonomy (1.5 days at medium load).
  • Pure Android 8.1.
  • Dual rear camera.
  • The presence of a fingerprint scanner.

Disadvantages of :

  • Due to "Bangs" are not visible for some notifications.
  • No notification indicator.

6. Nubia V18

  • Processor: 8-nuclear Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, clock frequency 2000 MHz
  • Memory (operational / user): 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Display: Diagonal 6,01 inch, Permission FullHD +
  • Camera (Main / Frontal): 13 MPIX / 8 MPIX
  • Battery: 4000 mAh ​​

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But y Nubia V18 with performance full order. This is generally one of the most powerful smartphones in the budget segment - the SNAPDRAGON 625th version processor and 4 GB of RAM correspond to the speed. The volume of storage RAM is 64 GB - this is 4 times more than that of the average segment representative.

Nubia V18 is not only power, but also beautiful. Designers ZTE were bored for glory - the gadget is thin (7.75 mm) the metal case, and I want to take in your hand. The screen is huge, almost completely devoid of frames - and although it takes only 78% of the front surface, it seems that this value is much more.

Advantages :

  • Large reserve of RAM.
  • Metal design.
  • Examine screen with a resolution of FullHD +.
  • Availability of unlocking system in the face.
  • Cream Battery.
  • The presence of a dactylconic sensor.
  • Two-band Wi-Fi.

Disadvantages :

  • No module NFC.
  • Does not support quick charging.
  • Android outdated version (7.1).


  • Processor: 8-nuclear Hisilicon KIRIN 659, clock frequency 2360 MHz
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 3 GB / 32 GB
  • Display: Diagonal 5.65 inches, resolution 2160 × 1080
  • (Main / Frontal): 13 MPIX + 2 MPIX / 8 MPIX
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

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Huawei P SMART - Solid "middle journal" without delights, which for its own, quite reasonable cost is able to offer a modern user everything that may be needed. Tired constantly look for a wallet card? Pay with the phone - there is NFC. Want to download the new season of your favorite TV series? Thanks to LTE Cat 6, which provides data transfer speed up to 300 Mbps, you have to spend just 15 minutes. How long haven't updated an instagram profile? Take a snapshot with the fashionable effect of blurring the background and share them with subscribers.

The smartphone is attractive externally, and even the logo of the front, which looks extremely slaughtered, does not spoil in the general picture. The main advantage of the apparatus experts unanimously refer to the display. From the bright FullHD screen with the aspect ratio of 2: 1 really eye does not tear off.

Advantages :

  • Widescreen display with FullHD resolution.
  • The performance "at the level" - the corporate processor KIRIN is responsible for it.
  • Double Camera, allowing you to take photos with a blurred background.
  • Support LTE CAT 6 (data load speed - up to 300 Mbps).
  • The presence of the NFC module.
  • Metal case.

Disadvantages :

  • mediocre autonomy - More than a day, the smartphone is missing.
  • Combined SIM card slot.

4. BQ 6015L Universe

  • Processor: 8-nuclear Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 3 GB / 32 GB
  • Display: Diagonal 6 inches, resolution 1528 × 720
  • Camera (Main / Frontal): 13 MPIX / 16 MPIX
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

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The flagship of the Russian company BQ looked very worthy for its price, even when it was released and its cost was above one and a half times. After 8 months, Universe settled in the segment to 10 thousand rubles, and now people who, having an indicated amount prefer to buy other devices, it is quite difficult to understand.

"Space" smartphone is more suitable for the women's audience, since it is very attractive externally. The case of the device has a mirrored 3D coating and rounded edges - looking into the rear face, you can easily fix the makeup. The front surface is almost completely occupied by the screen - the developers decided to abandon such a controversial decision as monobrow, preferring teardrop-shaped cutout for the front camera, and hit the mark.

Technically, the device is also equipped with the right equipment. An NFC module, a face recognition system, and a Qualcomm "gaming" processor are rarely found on budget smartphones - especially at the same time.

Advantages :

  • Large U-shaped screen with 19:9 aspect ratio.
  • NFC module present.
  • Fast front camera with high resolution.
  • Rear camera equipped with phase focus.
  • The presence of a face recognition system Face Unlock (works instantly).
  • Good performance.
  • OTG support - You can connect a USB flash drive to the phone.

Drawbacks of :

  • Lots of useless software, which cannot be deleted.
  • Insufficient internal memory for combo SIM phone.

3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 octa-core, 2 GHz.
  • Memory (RAM / User): 3 GB / 32 GB
  • Display: 5-inch diagonal, Full HD resolution
  • Cameras (Rear / Front): 13 MP / 5 MP
  • Battery: 4100 mAh

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is a big step forward in compared to the previous model of the line, Redmi Note 4. The new gadget has become more productive, received a capacious battery, a new IMX258 camera module - and turned out to be a smartphone with almost no weaknesses, especially for its very modest price. Note 4X is superbly assembled, looks great and, judging by user reviews on Yandex. Market, it works flawlessly - if the “Chinese Apple” continues to delight us with such devices, it will very soon push the real Apple on the pedestal.


  • Slim case (8 mm) made of metal.
  • Bright and high contrast 2.5D screen.
  • Long battery life (up to 2 days).
  • The presence of a fingerprint sensor.


  • The memory card slot is combined with the second SIM slot.
  • No NFC module - payment via Android Pay Not to do.


  • Processor: 8-nuclear EXYNOS 7884, clock frequency 1600 MHz
  • Memory (operational / user): 3 GB / 32 GB
  • Display: Diagonal 6.4 inches, resolution 1560 × 720
  • Camera (Main / Frontal): 13 MPIX + 5 MPIX / 8 MPIX
  • Battery: 4 000 mAh

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Smartphones from Samsung rarely include in ratings like our - the quality of Korean gadgets is excellent, but the price even considering this, as a rule, remains overestimated. Because it is Samsung, and not some Ulefone there (the latter is not inhabited).

But in 2019, Samsung went against the principles and united its rules J (budget) and a (average price segment). It turned out 3 apparatus - inexpensive, rather functional and... the same from the face. The younger model - Galaxy A20 - balances on the verge of two price segments. This smartphone clearly likes those who experience sympathy for the MI MIX line and the key criterion for choosing a smartphone considers the size of the display - 6.4 inches is a record of this rating. True, the main disadvantage of the apparatus grows from here: the developers, unfortunately, did not take care of the screen resolution - the pixel density is clearly low 268 PPI, and users in responses complain that the display "Gens."

Advantages :

  • Large display made using SuperamOLLED technology.
  • The presence of the NFC module.
  • Slim case.
  • Superwatching double chamber (123 °).
  • Fast charging support (15 W).
  • The presence of a system recognition system.
  • Decent productivity for the budget apparatus.
  • Separate slot for the MicroSD card.

Disadvantages :

  • mediocre front camera.
  • Low screen resolution - HD + is clearly small for 6.4 inches.

1. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 ZB602KL 3/32 GB

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 8-core
  • Memory (RAM / User): 3 GB / 32 GB
  • Display: 6-inch diagonal, 2160×1080 resolution
  • Cameras (rear / front): 13 MP + 5 MP / 8 MP
  • ) Battery: 5000 mAh

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In fact, the main disadvantage of this device from Asus is its name - it seems that even the company's employees themselves are already lost in the alphanumeric heaps. And it seems to be more difficult to develop a powerful and inexpensive gadget with excellent autonomy than to hire a specialist-namer - but not for Asus.

Slogan “Live while playing!” focuses on the key advantage of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. The smartphone is equipped with an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, which is manufactured using a 14-nm process technology and is 1.5 times faster than the previous generation chipset - Snapdragon 625. In AnTuTu, this gadget received 116 thousand parrots - for comparison, other devices of the same price segment "waddle" in the region of 70-80 thousand. Zenfone Max Pro M1 can "drive" in games at full capacity, without fear that you will have to constantly look for an outlet - the gadget has a capacious battery, which, according to tests, will "endure" 12 hours of continuous gaming process.

Advantages of :

  • Powerful processor from Qualcomm.
  • Excellent autonomy - 35 days in standby mode.
  • Full HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
  • Metal case.
  • A dual camera capable of capturing 4K video.
  • Front camera with LED flash.
  • Presence of an NXP smart audio amplifier.
  • Separate slot - no need to sacrifice a SIM card for a flash card.
  • NFC module present.
  • A fingerprint scanner capable of recognizing even wet fingers.
  • Clean Android Oreo 8.1.


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Smartphones from Sony, HTC and LG - and this is easy to explain. Devices of well-known companies are overpriced. Nobody calls for their quality, but you can find and cheaper devices with similar characteristics, assembled as scrupulously - it is enough to pay attention to the products of Chinese manufacturers of the "middle hand", like doogee or blackview. "Corrected" Samsung - Koreans in 2019 pleased with an updated A-lineup, which includes inexpensive, but functional models.

Unfortunately, overpayment for the brand is the norm for the current mobile market. However, there is hope that the "Chinese invasion" will change the situation and buyers will understand: give money for loud names - it's stupid.

Excluded from the selection

BlackView BV4000

  • Processor: 4-nuclear MediaTek MT6580A, clock frequency 1300 MHz
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 1 GB / 8 GB
  • Display: Diagonal 7 inches, HD resolution
  • Cameras (Main / Frontal): 8 MPIX / 2 MPIX
  • Battery: 3 680 mAh

Price: from 7,990 rublesBlackView BV4000 - Apparatus Only "With Seeping, With the heat "! This smartphone, submitted only in August 2017, immediately deprived the rest of all fans of protected gadgets. It was on the share of BV4000 that fell to destroy the stereotype, as if all devices corresponding to the IP68 standard and other similar, cumbersome and externally intact. The device from BlackView looks stylish and modern - despite the fact that from the point of view of the strength of the case will give odds to much more expensive protected devices.


  • The capacitance battery with which the smartphone is capable of stretching the month in standby mode.
  • Reliable protection.
  • Cute design and excellent assembly.


  • Low Performance - "Onboard" only 1 GB of RAM.
  • Weak front camera.


  • Processor: 8-nuclear MediaTek MT6750 clock frequency 1.5 GHz
  • Memory (operational / user): 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Display: Diagonal 5 inches, Permission FullHD
  • Camera (Basic / Frontal): 13 MPIX / 8 MPIX
  • Battery: 6 050 mAh

Price: from 11,298 rublesUlefone Power 2 went on sale only in the spring of 2017, but Already deserved the love of Russian users; According to Yandex. Market, this smartphone has 88% of estimates - "Pyats". In the reviews, the active owners of Power 2 call on potential buyers not to worry about the fact that the brand is little known, and boldly prefer Ulefone at the sickness of Samsungam and Sony.

The main advantage of Ulefone Power 2 is an impressive container battery. Just think about these numbers: the smartphone allows you to talk continuously 2nd days, and in standby mode it will exist for fun 2 months!


  • Powerful battery.
  • Support LTE.
  • The presence of fingerprint scanner.
  • impressive performance.
  • Rich equipment, which includes, for example, a ring for holding the device.


  • massiveness - Gadget weighs more than 200 grams.

6. Nubia Z11 MINI S

  • Processor: 8-nuclear Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, clock frequency 2 GHz
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Display: Diagonal 2 inches, Permission FullHD
  • Camera (Basic / Frontal): 23 MPIX / 13 MPIX
  • Battery: 3 000 mAh

Price: from 17 000 rublesNubia z11 mini S is too good for the average price segment - but for some misunderstanding it belongs to it. The main advantage of the gadget - cameras; The user of Nubia is definitely not necessary to remember where his "soapsy" lies. Behind the Sony IMX318 sensor with hybrid autofocus and three-axis stabilization - peephole, to the word, protected by sapphire glass. The self-camera has a resolution of 13 MPIX and includes 5 lenses.

In addition to the Nubia Z11 mini s cameras, it can boast an impressive strict design and large number of different modules and sensors - including dactyloscopic.


  • The best camera in the price segment.
  • Battery supporting fast charging.
  • The presence of NFC and LTE modules.
  • Modern graphics accelerator ADRENO 506.


  • SIM slot combined - you have to choose between the second sim card and the flash card.

5. Huawei P9 Lite 2

  • Processor: 8-nuclear Hisilicon KIRIN 650, clock frequency 4 × 2 GHz + 4 × 1.7 GHz.
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Display: Diagonal 2 inches, FullHD resolution
  • Cameras (Main / Frontal): 13 MPIX / 8 MPIX
  • Battery: 3 000 MAH

Price: from 12,490 rublesPochupar may be alert, that lightweight Huawei P9 in contrast to the original consists not from aviation aluminum, but from simple plastic. Although it is not necessary to worry about this: the Huawei P9 Lite is assembled to the glory, you won't call it climbing.

The main thing is how the Chinese apparatus can boast is photographic abilities. The 13th megapixels will now not surprise anyone - but it can be surprised by photographs made on the camera with such a resolution. According to the quality of the pictures of P9 Lite "will give odds" samsungam A-series, and by the number of settings, options and "twist" - it seems even a professional camera.


  • High-class rear chamber.
  • Smart fingerprint sensor.
  • The presence of the NFC module.
  • Loud speakers.


  • Combined Slot under SIM is a real "Beach" of modern smartphones.
  • A small amount of user memory.

4. DooGee BL7000

  • Processor: 8-nuclear MediaTek MT6750T, clock frequency 4 × 1.5 GHz + 4 × 1 GHz.
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Display: Diagonal 5 inches, FullHD resolution
  • Cameras (Main / Frontal): 13 MPIX / 13 MPIX
  • Battery: 7 060 mAh

Price: From 9,984 rubles, a strong and promising newcomer appeared on the mobile market - the second device from Doogee got into our top at the ratio of "price-quality".

BL7000 is positioned as a gadget for business people. This is spoken by not only a strict design and leather back cover, but also a capacious battery that allows the device to function up to 38 days without recharging - with a smartphone from DooGee you do not risk staying without communication in anticipation of an important call. The photographic possibilities of the BL7000 are impressive - there are no more devices on the market, equipped with 3rd (!) 13 megapixel chambers.


  • Laconic and stylish appearance.
  • High-quality cameras - and in front, and behind the famous SAMSUNG ISOCELL sensors are standing.
  • Cream battery supporting fast charging.


  • No slot under microSD.
  • The smartphone is officially not sold in Russia - it can only be ordered from China.


  • Processor: 8-nuclear EXYNOS 7 OCTA 7870, 1.6 GHz clock frequency.
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Display: 2 inches diagonal, HD resolution
  • Cameras (Main / Frontal): 13 MPIX / 13 MPIX
  • Battery: 3 000 mAh

Price: From 13,570 rublesSamsung It is impossible to be called a "cheap" manufacturer - even within the budget lines of the Korean company, smartphones are from 10 thousand rubles. However, in 2017, Samsung was pleasantly surprised, showing an updated J5, which justifies its price by 100%.

In just a year, J5 turned from a nasty plastic duck in an excellent aluminum swan. Model 2017 can boast a premium metal design and Superamoled-screen, performed using 2.5D technology. In addition, the device received a dactyloscopic sensor, thanks to which the user can pay for purchases by Samsung Pay, and a self-caller's self-chamber.


  • Frontal chamber with high resolution and mass tools for self-processing.
  • Powerful corporate processor.
  • SAMSUNG PAY support.
  • Adaptive display capable of automatically adapt to external conditions.


  • Battery Less Cream than the 2016 model.
  • Low screen resolution.


  • Processor: 8-nuclear Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, clock frequency 2 GHz.
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 3 GB / 32 GB
  • Display: 2 inches diagonal, FullHD resolution
  • Camera (Main / Frontal): 16 MPIX / 8 MPIX
  • Battery: 2 650 mAh

Price: from 14 200 RUDKHOVDA ASUS On its official website, Zenfone 3 Ze520KL "masterpiece of modern engineering art" calls, it does not exaggerate - it's hard to find a smartphone that would look just as beautiful and original. The rear panel of the device decorates the pattern of concentric circles - the mandatory element of the famous corporate zen-design of ASUS, marked with a separate award at Computex 2016. Zenfone 3 Ze520KL housing, made of durable Gorilla Glass glass, has a minimal thickness - only 7.69 mm.

However, the title of the best smartphone on the "price / quality" device from ASUS receives not only for what it looks like - he is also on all hands master. Photographers will delight a 16-megapixel chamber with a triple autofocus, which supports both optical and electronic stabilization at the same time. Game lovers will be delighted when the 64-bit Qualcomm processor is tested, performed by technology 14 nm. Melomanov will impress the sound treated with SonicMaster's audio technology.

Recall that in the rating of the most popular smartphones in Russia, according to Antutu Asus Zenfone 2, ranked second. Zenfone 3 has everything you need to surpass the predecessor in 2017.


  • Original Zen-design.
  • Rich Sound provided by a 5-magnetic speaker.
  • Dactyloscopic sensor recognizing up to 5 different fingerprints.
  • Support LTE CAT 6 - Internet on the smartphone accelerates to 300 MB / s.
  • The presence of a USB Type-C connector.


  • Battery of a small container.
  • No NFC.