The best Entry-Level and Affordable Smartphones
Are you looking for a cheap/affordable smart phone that won't cost you an arm and a leg?
but importantly will still get you all the features and benefits of New flagship models in 2022, then look no further. We've added some amazing deals on affordable smartphones to solve this problem, most new smartphones can cost up to $900 or even more and most people can only get these new devices on contract but we have a few notable smartphones that can get the job done and save your wallet at the same time.
The most well know entry on our list is the Samsung A series which was designed to make smartphones more affordable to the general public, The first-generation Galaxy Alpha was released back in 2014 as an entry level and flagship in both smartphones and tablets, as of 2020 almost all of the Galaxy A series devices are available to most countries.
To give you an idea our list of top 10 entry level smartphones features 3 devices from the Samsung galaxy A series, from the seventh and eighth generation releases in 2021 and 2022 series.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy A series in September 2020 with increased RAM and more storage options, camera upgrades and larger screens, the A series has 12 devices in total, the Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, and Galaxy A72.
In August 2021 Samsung released the 2022 Galaxy A series which featured even larger screens and further camera upgrades as well as new color options, on all nine models Galaxy A03 Core, Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A13 , Galaxy A13 (5G), Galaxy A23 , Galaxy A33 (5G) , Galaxy A53 (5G) , Galaxy A73 (5G)
The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is the cheapest 5G smartphone currently available on the market, and features a FHD+ 90Hz LCD display with1080x2400px resolution, Similar devices in the same price category only boast a 60Hz displays. Samsung have also added a 128 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM, and topped it off with a 48 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera all powered by a 5,000 mAh capacity battery.
The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is the cheapest 5G smartphone currently available on the market, and features a FHD+ 90Hz LCD display with1080x2400px resolution, Similar devices in the same price category only boast a 60Hz displays. Samsung have also added a 128 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM, and topped it off with a 48 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera all powered by a 5,000 mAh capacity battery.
There are a few brands that specialize in affordable smartphones but regrettably aren't as widely well know as others.
TheZTE Blade A31 Lite comes in first with the lowest priced smartphone on our list in 2022, and is the most affordable entry level mobile phone from ZTE as well as on our list. The ZTE Blade A31 Lite is the small version of the Blade A31 and features a 5 inch screen with 480x960 pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. While the ZTE Blade A31 Lite has only been given 1 GB RAM it does benefit from a larger 32 GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 64 GB with an SD Card. A notable benefit of the ZTE Blade A31 Lite is the 1.4GHz quad-core CPU which is surprising for its price range, the A31 Lite also comes 4G enabled and is supported on all LTE networks. All for just $65.99!
While The TCL 20Y Helio P22 Smartphone doesn't hit the under $100 mark it does feature better specs in most entry level smartphones, like 64 GB of inbuilt internal storage and 4 GB RAM, TCL has also provided a 720x1600 Pixel resolution on a 6.52 inch IPS screen. This is unexpected in an entry level smart phone because IPS technology is one of the most leading LCD technologies available on Smartphones in 2022. Out of the box the TCL 20Y Helio P22 Smartphone runs on Android OS v11.0 and only costs $135.99!
realme might be less widely known as a brand but they are following the league of other smartphone makers like Samsung, Honor and Motorola in releasing ultra-budget smartphone. The Realme C11 only has 32 GB internal storage but can be expanded up to 256 GB with an SD Card and coupled with 2 GB RAM. Realme has added a 6.52 inch HD+ display with a 720x1600 pixel resolution, and an Eye Comfort mode which will reduce blue light from the screen. The realme C11 has a price tag of $139.99 which is definitely value for money if you are looking for an entry level smartphone that has some advanced features.