Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
In a number of countries, including Russia, the practice has developed that a new, powerful flagship smartphone of a well-known brand is not only a useful multifunctional assistant device, but even an element of prestige, a status item. This consumer thirst is especially evident in relation to electronics Apple – iPhone, iPad, MacBook. At the same time, in the overwhelming majority of cases, the lion's share of the functionality and power of the device is simply not needed by the user. Today's special rating with a review was dedicated to smartphones, which are the embodiment of practicality – maximum functionality and power for minimum money. We will consider 10 models not more expensive than 8,000 rubles, which our experts have identified as the best in their segment.
- Rating of the best smartphones up to 8000 rubles
- Vivo Y81
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 3 / 32GB
- Samsung Galaxy A10
- Honor 8A
- HUAWEI Y6 (2019)
- Nokia 5.1 16GB
- Meizu M6T 3 / 32GB
- Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2 / 32GB
- Xiaomi Redmi Go 1 / 8GB
- Fly Power Plus 5000
Rating of the best smartphones up to 8000 rubles
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best smartphones up to 8000 rubles||1||Vivo Y81||RUB 7,990|
|2||Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 3 / 32GB||RUB 8,290|
|3||Samsung Galaxy A10||RUB 7,995|
|4||Honor 8A||RUB 7,940|
|5||HUAWEI Y6 (2019)||RUB 7 640|
|6||Nokia 5.1 16GB||RUB 8 190|
|7||Meizu M6T 3 / 32GB||RUB 7,140|
|8||Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2 / 32GB||RUB 6,190|
|9||Xiaomi Redmi Go 1 / 8GB||RUB 4,830|
|10||Fly Power Plus 5000||RUB 3 800|
And first on the list, we will consider a striking product of one of the world's largest Chinese electronics companies Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd. Vivo Y81 is a smartphone with respectable characteristics and an almost impeccable reputation among many users around the world.
The first thing that cannot be ignored in this model is the dimensions – 75×155.06×7.77mm and weighs 147g. Of course, such dimensions determined the dimensions of the screen. Indeed, the diagonal is outstanding here – 6.22 inches. The resolution is 1520×720 with a pixel density of 270 / inch and an aspect ratio of 19: 9. The screen, of course, is capacitive, it supports multi-touch and automatic rotation of the 'picture', like all subsequent gadgets included in the review. The body is plastic. Control is carried out for the most part by on-screen buttons, except for volume control, on and off.
The entire computing system is based on a powerful central processing unit with eight computing cores. Provides 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. You can use flash cards up to 256GB. In terms of software, the basis for the operation of the software is the OS Android version 8.1.
This model offers ample opportunities for all-round communication. So, there are two slots for SIM cards of cellular operators with the order of functioning of DSDS (alternate – one radio module for two 'SIM cards'). Wide coverage of generations, standards and technologies of cellular communication – from GSM900 to 4G LTE. There are also 5th generation Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless modules. There is a navigation module that works with the three most popular satellite systems – the American GPS, the Russian GLONASS and, in addition, the Chinese BeiDou. Micro USB interface is used for recharging. Battery capacity – 3260 mAh.
Given the obvious 'budget' of the smartphone, one should not expect superpowers from it in terms of taking photos and videos. However, the developers have made sure that the cameras are at least solid. The rear main one is 12MP with an aperture of F / 2.20 and a miniature flash, plus the front one is 5MP. The master camera also supports macro mode. You can also shoot video, listen to audio tracks in MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA formats, listen to FM radio. Headphones are connected via a standard 3.5mm jack.
Additional functions: dialing and voice control; proximity and light intensity sensors; compass; flashlight mode.
The complete set of the smartphone also includes a cable with USB-MicroUSB plugs, a power adapter, a pin for removing sim cards, and a protective film on the screen.
- screen dimensions and resolution;
- image quality;
- 2 sim cards;
- solid cameras;
- there are practically no suitable accessories in the free sale – Aliexpress saves.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 3 / 32GB
The second number in our rating is another smartphone of one of the most recognizable and popular Chinese brands in the world – Xiaomi, and this is not anyhow, but Redmi Note 4 is one of the brightest line representatives Redmi. Sales began in January 2017.
The dimensions of the device are slightly different from the above-described model – 76x151x8.45mm with a weight of 165, but the screen is smaller – 5.5 ”. Glass and metal prevail in body materials. The design is typical for 99% of modern smartphones, that is, 'none'. Available in two colors – black and gold. The type of matrix here is one of the most progressive – IPS with characteristic maximum viewing angles. Resolution – FullHD 1920 × 1080 with 16: 9 aspect ratio.
On the multimedia side, the smartphone's functionality provides the same capabilities as the previous model. The leading rear camera features a 13MP resolution, F / 2 aperture and a standard mini-flash that doubles as a flashlight in the corresponding mode. Equipped with autofocus and complemented by a macro mode. Front 'selfie' camera – 5MP s. The maximum resolution of video recording in MPEG4 format by the rear camera is equal to the matrix resolution – FullHD 1920 × 1080, frame rate – 30fps. The smartphone recognizes audio in MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA formats, broadcasts FM radio. The headset can be connected via a standard 3.5mm jack.
This model can be based on one of two processors: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, plus the Adreno506 video chip, or 10-core Mediatek Helio X20 plus the Mali-T880 video module).
The layout in terms of the amount of memory available on board is the same as in the previous smartphone – 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in. You can use external flash cards up to 128GB. Non-removable battery capacity – 4100 mAh. Charged via microUSB port. From the software part, the OS Android 6.0 acts as the basis for the software.
Like the first model on the list, Redmi Note 4 allows you to use two SIM cards of cellular operators in the microSIM and nanoSIM format with one radio module. The most current mobile technologies are supported – from GSM900 to LTE-A Cat. 6 (LTE Advanced). Other wireless technologies: Wi-Fi 802.11n, direct connection of devices to each other via Wi-Fi Direct, module Bluetooth version 4.1, infrared port, wired microUSB port. A GPS navigation module with A-GPS technology has been introduced, GLONASS is supported.
Useful auxiliary and service functions: dialing and controlling the device via voice commands, loudspeaker, A2DP profile, fingerprint authorization, a set of sensors that fix the proximity and lighting level, plus a gyroscope and a compass.
- Maximum viewing angles thanks to IPS matrix technology;
- FullHD resolution;
- body – glass and metal of increased strength;
- capacious battery;
- fast fingerprint scanner.
- many are not satisfied MIUI for a number of reasons.
Samsung Galaxy A10
The third number in the ranking is a completely new smartphone produced by one of the market leaders – Samsung. In terms of functionality and characteristics, this model is closer to the above-described Vivo Y81, but it's still Samsung, and for many consumers this trademark is significant. This model was announced literally 'yesterday' – February 28, 2019.
The dimensions of the smartphone are 75.6×155.6×7.9mm with a weight of 168g. The large screen is 6.2 “in diagonal with a resolution of 1520×720, an indicator of pixel arrangement in an inch is 271pix and an aspect ratio of 19: 9. The screen reproduces just over 16 million colors. The material for the body is a strong polymer. The design of the smartphone is expectedly minimalistic, without expressive features.
The multimedia capabilities of the smartphone almost exactly repeat the technical profile of the two previous models. Namely: 13MP rear camera with F / 1.90 aperture and mini flash, autofocus, macro shooting, FullHD video recording at 30fps; 5MP front camera; standard 3.5mm headphone output.
The device, just like the two models described above, is adapted for two SIM cards of mobile operators, but only in nano SIM format. The radio module is one for two cards, that is, when talking on one, the other will be 'out of range'. Coverage of standards – from GSM900 to LTE. There is also Wi-Fi 802.11n, direct Wi-FiDirect for devices bypassing the router, Bluetooth 5th generation and a wired USB connector. There is also a satellite navigation module with support for the three most popular systems – GPS (with A-GPS support), GLONASS and BeiDou.
All smartphone electronics are controlled by a central processing unit with 8 cores. The built-in memory provides 32GB, but only 22.6GB is available to the user. The amount of RAM is 2GB. Supports large external flash memory cards – up to 512GB.
The autonomous operation of the device is provided by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 3400 mAh, also non-removable, as in the above model. According to rough estimates, one full charge is enough for 15 hours of talk time. If you just listen to music on your smartphone, the charge can last for 72 hours. The device is charged via the micro-USB port.
Additional functions: loudspeaker, voice dialing and control, light sensor, flashlight mode for flash.
- large screen;
- high-quality image with rich shades;
- fresh model;
- speed of work and performance in general.
- little RAM.
Now, in the ranking of the best smartphones under 8,000 rubles according to the version, we will pay attention to an even more pronounced novelty than the previous model. Let no one be confused by a somewhat incomprehensible trademark – the manufacturer of this smartphone is a corporation Huawei – the undisputed world leader in the production of telecommunications equipment and wearable devices. The model was announced on March 14, 2019, and sales began the next day.
The dimensions of the device are 73.5×156.28×8.22mm and weighs 150 g. The body is plastic, the design is classic. Large screen measuring 6.09 inches diagonally, resolution 1560×720 with a pixel density of 282 per inch with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9.
The multimedia potential of a smartphone here is similar to the three considered solutions, but a little more interesting. So, the rear leading camera is almost the same – 13Mpix with an aperture of F / 1.80, mini flash and autofocus. But the front selfie camera has a higher resolution – 8MP. It also supports FullHD high-definition video recording, audio formats MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, plus FM radio. Standard 3.5mm headset output.
The electronics of the smartphone are controlled by the central processor MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) on eight cores. Video subsystem – PowerVR GE8320. The operating system is minimal – only 2GB, and many users mark this as 'back to back'. Built-in memory – 32GB. Similar to the previous model, large external flash cards are supported – up to 512GB. The software part is controlled by the latest operating system Android 9.0.
For cellular communication, the device allows you to use simultaneously two SIM cards of the nano SIM format with alternating mode. Supported standards – from GSM900 to LTE-A Cat. 4. Other wireless technologies – Wi-Fi 802.11n standard, Wi-Fi Direct for direct communication between devices, Bluetooth version 4.2. NFC module is a nice bonus. There is also a satellite navigation unit with GPS (A-GPS cold start) and GLONASS support.
The smartphone receives power from a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3020 mAh. Charging is carried out via the micro-USB interface.
Additional functions: loudspeaker, voice dialing and control, A2DP profile, flight mode. There is also a pair of sensors – illumination and proximity. There is a compass and a fingerprint scanner.
The delivery set of the smartphone also includes a USB cable, a charger, a SIM card ejector, a standard protective case.
- large screen;
- high-quality image;
- high resolution front camera;
- fresh model;
- there is an NFC module.
- little RAM.
HUAWEI Y6 (2019)
Now let us give a place in our rating to another product of the Chinese corporation HUAWEI, and now it will be a smartphone that the company produces under its own trademark. Here we see the coincidence of most of the technical parameters with the previous model. Like the one described above, this device was presented to the public in the current 2019.
Device dimensions – 73.5×156.28x8mm, weight – 150g. The case design is classic, the smartphone is produced in three colors – brown, blue, black. Screen dimensions – 6.09 inches with a resolution of IPS-matrix 1560×720, a pixel density of 282 and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9.
For mobile communications, a widespread scheme of using two sim cards on one radio module is implemented here. The sim card format is nanoSIM. Quite a wide range of standards coverage – from the longest-range GSM900 to the advanced 4G variant – LTE-A Cat. 4. wireless communication for short distances in general the same profile as the described models – Wi-Fi 802.11n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2. There is a micro-USB connector. The satellite navigation module is compatible with three systems – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou. A-GPS technology is also present.
One-to-one multimedia potential repeats the technological profile Honor 8A: 13 and 8 megapixel cameras with all the same add-ons – flash, macro, aperture type, etc. The same ability to record high quality FullHD video.
Key elements of electronics: central processing unit MediaTek Helio A22 on four cores with a frequency of 2 GHz. Video subsystem – IMG PowerVR. The RAM is still quite small – 2GB, the built-in memory is 'standard' for this group of 32GB models. External flash memory cards up to 512GB are recognized. As for the 2019 smartphone, the latest OS Android 9.0 is expected to be installed here.
This model has all the same additional support and service functions as in Honor 8A, including fingerprint authorization. Autonomy is provided by a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3020 mAh.
The package bundle of the smartphone is slightly expanded: the phone itself, a USB cable, a charger, a device for removing sim cards, a protective film for the screen, the back panel is already covered with a protective film from the factory.
- Screen size;
- image quality;
- loud, high-quality sound of built-in speakers;
- new Android;
- good optimization and, as a result, good autonomy.
- there are complaints about the quiet sound in the headphones.
Nokia 5.1 16GB
Further in the rating of the best inexpensive smartphones under 8,000 rubles according to the version, we will consider a brand model that can easily cause a fit of nostalgia in a significant part of the target audience. This is the legendary Nokia, which was the undisputed market leader and the benchmark for quality before it burst into the market iPhone and a new era began.
Despite the fact that only the name remains of the 'same' Nokia, and the current owner is pursuing a rather controversial policy, Nokia smartphones still show decent quality and capabilities. Model 5.1 was announced at the end of May 2018. The phone is pleasantly pleased with some important functional and technical features.
The physical dimensions of the smartphone are not much different from the above models: 70.73×151.1×8.27mm dimensions and 153g by weight. The design is the same ordinary, three color options are available: brown, blue, black. A nice design feature is the metal body made of aluminum alloy.
The screen size is slightly smaller than that of most of the smartphones presented above – 5.5 ”, but the resolution of the IPS matrix is the highest – 2160×1080 with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. Ultra-dense pixel layout – 439 ppi. Matrix covered with CorningGorilla 3 glass with enhanced scratch resistance.
The configuration of the cellular communication subsystem in this case, as expected, is the most demanded today in the segment of budget smartphones – two sim cards of the nanoSIM format under the control of one radio module. Standards coverage is exactly the same as the previous device, from long-range GSM900 to ultra-fast LTE-A Cat.4. The Wi-Fi module is, of course, present in the smartphone, but here you should pay attention to the supported standard. Here it is 802.11ac, which is capable of transmitting data ten times faster than 802.11n, which is much more common in budget models. There is also Bluetooth 4.2 and an optional NFC module – its availability must be checked at the point of sale. Satellite positioning – GPS and GLONASS.
The configuration of the multimedia profile for this model is almost the same as in all the devices included in the review with the only difference – the leading rear camera has a resolution of 16MP, which is undoubtedly pleasing. All other features and characteristics are similar to the models discussed above.
The electronics are based on the Mediatek Helio P18 processor with 8 cores operating at frequencies up to 2 GHz. Video subsystem – Mali-T860 MP2. With the RAM, the developers did not surprise with anything – the “living wage” is 2GB, and the built-in memory is half as much as any of the above models – 16GB. Additional external memory is recognized in a volume of no more than 128GB. Operating system – Android 8.0.
The smartphone is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. A full charge lasts on average 19 hours of talk time or 52 hours of audio listening.
- metal case;
- increased resolution;
- fast Wi-Fi module;
- increased resolution of the leading camera;
- NFC (optional);
- scratch-resistant glass.
- a noticeable percentage of various complaints about the standard operating system, an update is desirable.
Meizu M6T 3 / 32GB
The rating is continued by the smartphone of another prominent Chinese manufacturer, which in recent years has released a number of noteworthy gadgets in different price groups. The model in question was announced at the end of May 2018, and sales started a month later. There is also a 'slimmed down' version with less memory available at a significantly more affordable price.
The physical dimensions of the device do not stand out in any way against the background of other models: dimensions 73×152.3×8.4mm, weight 145g, body made of shock-resistant polycarbonate. The design is 'none', like most modern smartphones. True, there is a slightly wider selection of body colors – black, red, golden, blue. The screen size is 5.7 ”, the resolution is 1440×720 with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a pixel arrangement of 282 per inch.
The same scheme of connection to mobile operators is used here – two sim cards controlled by one radio module. In terms of standards coverage, the smartphone is slightly inferior to the previous model, but the absolute majority of the user will not notice this difference, since the smartphone, although it does not 'pull' LTE-A of the 4th category, but the standard 4G LTE connection is fully provided. There is also a 'average' Wi-Fi module of the 802.11n standard, module Bluetooth 4.1 and satellite navigation using GPS and GLONASS systems.
What really sets this model apart from others in the review is the presence of two rear cameras with a resolution of 13 and 2 megapixels, respectively. This configuration radically expands the capabilities and potential of the device in terms of photo and video shooting. Aperture of the main camera – F / 2.20. There is a mini flash, autofocus works. The front camera is standard, but with a decent 8MP resolution.
The electronics 'center of everything' here is an 8-core processor MediaTek MT6750, paired with a Mali-T860 MP2 video chip. This version has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. External memory is recognized up to 128GB. The smartphone is powered by a 3300 mAh battery with charging via a micro-USB port.
Service and support functions: fingerprint authentication, flashlight mode, a set of sensors – compass, gyroscope, proximity, lighting level.
- image quality;
- shockproof housing;
- two rear cameras – a significant expansion of the possibilities of photo and video shooting.
- a noticeable percentage of factory defects.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2 / 32GB
Now, in our ranking, we will again turn to the products of the Chinese tech giant Xiaomi and consider another representative of the line Redmi, only much more affordable than the one described above Redmi Note 4 The model was announced in June 2018.
The dimensions of the device and the diagonal of the screen almost exactly coincide with the parameters of the previous model in the rating: 71.5×147.5×8.3mm and a diagonal of 5.45 ”. The device weighs 145g. The resolution of the IPS matrix is 1440×720, more than 16 million shades are reproduced. The pixel arrangement is 295 per inch. The aspect ratio is 18: 9.
A similar configuration of cellular communication for most of the presented models is implemented here – two sim cards on one radio module. There is only one difference that may be important for some consumers. This is an expanded coverage of support for standards – from GSM900 to advanced LTE-A Cat.7 and even VoLTE voice transmission. Other wireless technologies – Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi Direct. All three of the most common satellite navigation systems are supported – GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou.
The multimedia technical profile of the model is the most common in this segment of modern smartphones: 13MP rear leading camera, 5MP front. There are all standard add-ons, FullHD video recording is supported.
The whole system is controlled by a 4-core processor MediaTek Helio A22 with a frequency of 2 GHz. Responsible for the graphics chip IMG PowerVR. The developers have provided 2GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in memory. The device recognizes external flash memory cards up to 256GB. Operating system at the start of sales – Android 8.1.
The battery capacity in this model is 3000mAh, the battery itself is not removable.
- IPS-matrix with maximum viewing angles;
- image quality, rich colors;
- wide range of coverage of cellular standards;
- performance and speed of work.
- separate comments of a subjective nature.
Xiaomi Redmi Go 1 / 8GB
Now let's pay attention to another smartphone of production Xiaomi, in which the most remarkable thing is its price. Here, even a certain psychological mark has been passed downward – the device is cheaper than 5 thousand rubles. Of course, this price has been achieved through very tangible simplifications. In this particular case, these simplifications have affected the multimedia potential, namely the cameras. But first things first.
Device dimensions – 70.1×140.4×8.35mm, weight – 137g. The screen size is the smallest compared to the previous models in the rating, but it is still quite large – exactly 5 inches. The resolution of the IPS-matrix is 1280×720, the pixel arrangement is 294 per inch, the aspect ratio is 16: 9.
Cellular communication is carried out through one or two sim cards of the nanoSIM format under the control of one radio module. The coverage of communication standards is already somewhat limited when compared with other models in the review, but LTE is still supported at a basic level with frequencies from 700 to 2600 MHz. There is Wi-Fi connection of 802.11n standard, Bluetooth 4.1, satellite navigation GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou.
As already mentioned, the affordability of this model is not least ensured by the installation of a simpler rear camera – only 8MP resolution, F / 2 aperture, plus flash and the ability to record FullHD video. The front camera has a resolution of 5MP, like all the solutions described above.
The central processor in this model is installed Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 on 4 cores. Graphics subsystem – Adreno 308. Frankly the weak point of the smartphone is the volume of built-in and especially RAM – 8 and 1 GB, respectively. That is, resource-intensive applications or any serious games will go with big slips here. Supports external flash memory cards up to 128GB. Operating system – Android 8.1.
The smartphone is powered by a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh. Charging via microUSB port. Additional functions: loudspeaker, voice commands and dialing, light and proximity sensors. The kit includes a USB cable, charger and tools for removing sim cards.
- image quality;
- IPS matrix;
- maximum viewing angles;
- affordable price.
- weak main camera;
- little RAM.
Fly Power Plus 5000
The rating of the best smartphones up to 8,000 rubles, according to the version, is completed by the cheapest device of the well-known Fly brand, which is actually synonymous with inexpensive, sufficiently high-quality and at the same time multifunctional electronics. This model is the cheapest one in our review, it is comparable in performance to the previous one, and in some places it surpasses it.
The dimensions of the device are 71.3×149.5×10.5mm, the weight is 175g. The screen size is 5.45 ”diagonal. Matrix technology – IPS with characteristic maximum viewing angles. The resolution is 1440×720. The pixel arrangement is 295 per inch. The aspect ratio is 18: 9.
The configuration of the cellular communication unit here is exactly the same as for all other smartphones in the review – support for two sim cards of the nanoSIM format with one radio module. The only difference is in the coverage of mobile communication standards – this range is similar to the previous budget model – from GSM900 to LTE with frequencies from 800 to 2600 MHz. An ordinary set of wireless communications – Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.1. Of the satellite positioning systems, only GPS is supported.
The multimedia profile of the smartphone here is almost similar to the above model from Xiaomi – the main camera is 8MP, the front camera is 5MP. There is a mini flash as a supplement to the main camera and autofocus. The maximum resolution for video recording is 1280×720 with a frame rate of 30 frames / sec.
The electronics are controlled by a quad-core processor MediaTek MT6739 with a core frequency of up to 1300MHz. Video chip – PowerVR GE8100. The situation with memory is the same as for the above model – 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in. External memory on flash cards is recognized up to 32GB. Operating system – Android 8.1.
Against the background of the very modest characteristics of the smartphone, here we see one unexpectedly expressive detail – a high-capacity battery of 5000 mAh. The phone can work up to 20 hours in talk mode and up to 330 hours in standby mode. Exceptional autonomy is one of the factors of great demand for this model.
- high-quality image;
- IPS-matrix with all the characteristic advantages;
- exceptional autonomy;
- the most affordable price in the review.
- significant limitations on characteristics.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.