12 best smartphones under 10,000 rubles

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.

Many people believe that they do not need a smartphone with impressive functionality and amazing speed. Usually, these people need such a device only to make calls, write messages and access the Internet. In this case, there is no point in overpaying. Why save up a large sum or take, what was still missing, a loan if you can buy some inexpensive device, the cost of which does not exceed 10,000 rubles? Of course, competition in this price range is extremely high, so you can easily buy a device that will fail after a few months. But that's why there is an online magazine – it will introduce you to the best models in the above price segment. Our rating includes only smartphones that are available on the Russian market and have a long service life. Of course, they all have one or another disadvantage, but most often it is quite possible to come to terms with them.

Rating of the best smartphones under 10,000 rubles

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best smartphones under 10,000 rubles 1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4 / 64GB RUB 10 939
2 Honor 7C 32GB 9 350 rub.
3 Meizu M6 Note 16GB RUB 8,450
4 Vivo Y81 RUB 9,990
5 Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) RUB 6,489
6 Nokia 3.1 16GB RUB 10 889
7 Samsung Galaxy J4 (2018) 32GB RUB 8,990
8 LG X Power K220DS RUB 7,990
9 Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) RUB 7,290
10 Alcatel 3V 5099D RUB 6,590
11 Honor 7A Pro RUB 7,990
12 Xiaomi Redmi 5A 32GB RUB 7,229

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4 / 64GB

Rating: 4.9

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4 / 64GB

One of the most popular smartphones in many Chinese marketplaces. Hundreds of buyers buy it for you every day. And many people then leave positive reviews. How could it be otherwise, if the device has a good dual camera, a high-resolution display, a decent amount of memory and a capacious battery? However, the smartphone costs more than the figure we declared – about 10,000 – 12,000 rubles. Nevertheless, during various sales, the price tag is noticeably reduced – at this moment it is impossible to refuse a purchase.

In this rating, gadgets with a wide range of colors will often be found. In this case, the buyer can choose from five color options. Most of the bezel is taken up by a 6-inch LCD. It is made using IPS technology. This means that the user is waiting for realistic colors that cannot be called oversaturated, as well as maximum viewing angles. The screen resolution is 2160×1080 pixels. For such a diagonal, this parameter can be called acceptable – you will definitely not notice pixelation. And you might already have figured out that the display has an aspect ratio of 18: 9. Most of all, this should please those who have already got used to working with two applications simultaneously – here you can write to the messenger without any problems, while watching some video at the same time.

Above the display installed here, you can see a large number of sensors and a front camera lens. There is also a flash, which helps when shooting in low light conditions. The user is waiting for 13-megapixel images. Video with the help of the front camera is written in resolution Full HD. Well, if you turn the smartphone over, you can see two lenses. They have f / 1.9 and f / 2.0 apertures. The main matrix here has a 12-megapixel resolution, while the resolution of the auxiliary does not exceed 5 megapixels. Such a camera does not cope perfectly with portrait shooting, but it is better than some other competitors with a similar price tag. It is a pity that the manufacturer did not dare to install more advanced matrices, which is why 4K video recording is not available to the user.

A powerful processor is usually required to process images from a dual camera. Here it is present – it is an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, the clock frequency of which reaches 1.8 GHz. The games use the graphics accelerator Adreno 509. Even under the metal body of the device there are 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. This is already a lot, but you can also find a version on sale, which even includes 6 GB of RAM! In short, you shouldn't be surprised that the device scored more than 115 thousand points in AnTuTu Benchmark. This is one of the few smartphones in this ranking that almost never requires you to lower the graphics settings in heavy games! Note that the manufacturer has not forgotten about the memory card slot – the maximum operating system Android 8.1 is capable of recognizing a 128 GB drive. It's a shame that this slot is combined with a place for a second SIM-card. However, the built-in storage will be enough for most buyers.

Another important feature of the smartphone is the lithium polymer battery, the capacity of which has been increased to 4000 mAh. It could take a whole night to recharge such a battery, but the process is greatly accelerated by Quick Charge 2.0 technology. It is because of the battery that the gadget weighs 181 g, which will frighten many girls. The large size of the device also influenced the weight. But on the other hand, there was a place for both a 3.5 mm audio jack and a fingerprint scanner located on the rear panel. Face scan unlock is also available here, but it looks less reliable. A micro-USB connector is used to connect a charger and synchronize with a computer. Yes, it is outdated. But this smartphone was developed back in the days when only top models received USB Type-C.

Most of all, the smartphone is pleased with the number of wireless modules. The device received support for LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac standards. This means that the user can even watch 4K videos online! Transferring music to a wireless headset or speaker is carried out via Bluetooth 5.0. There is also an infrared transmitter that turns a smartphone into a TV remote control. And the Chinese manufacturer has traditionally forgotten about the NFC chip. But the product is equipped with a gyroscope, which makes it possible to use it in a virtual reality helmet.

Advantages

  • The latest version of the operating system is installed; Many color options for the case;
  • A good IPS display is used;
  • Decent front camera
  • Relatively good rear camera
  • There is support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 4G networks;
  • A powerful processor is used;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • Installed a capacious battery with support for fast charging;
  • Fingerprint scanner not forgotten.

disadvantages

  • The device turned out to be large and heavy;
  • There is no NFC;
  • Micro-USB connector used;
  • Not always sold at a low price.

Honor 7C 32GB

Rating: 4.8

Honor 7C 32GB

The company Huawei does not stop producing inexpensive smartphones either – at one time it was the main competitor Xiaomi. Budget devices are distributed to her under the sub-brand Honor. One of the most popular models in this price segment is now Honor 7C – in Russian stores they ask for 10,000-11,000 rubles for it. This is a candy bar familiar to everyone, the main difference from cheaper smartphones is the elongated display. The 18: 9 aspect ratio allows you to sit on a social network without any problems while watching a movie – you will not feel much inconvenience, since both windows will be wide enough. The operating system Android 8.0, which offers very wide functionality, should also please the user.

The diagonal of the display installed here is 5.7 inches, and it is made using IPS technology. Unfortunately, the Chinese manufacturer decided to save money on the screen. As a result, the display resolution was 1440×720 pixels. At this size, this is very small – if you have regularly used a more expensive device in the past, then there is a high probability that you will notice pixelation.

The front camera lens is located above the screen. Its resolution does not exceed 8 megapixels. In terms of the quality of shooting, the device is a typical average in our rating. The rear camera will please the buyer much more. It consists of two modules, inside of which there are matrices with a resolution of 13 and 2 megapixels. However, this camera is nothing special by modern standards. The main lens has an aperture of f / 2.2, which in the evening does not show itself from the best side, unless you use a dual LED flash. Nevertheless, there are no serious problems with the camera in the morning and afternoon.

On one of the ends of the smartphone, a 3.5 mm audio jack found its place. If headphones are connected to it, then the FM radio becomes available. Regular MP3 music can also be streamed to a wireless headset using Bluetooth 4.2. And it is not necessary to keep songs in the built-in storage, because LTE-A and Wi-Fi 802.11n modules perfectly cope with their online playback. Finally, it should be noted that there is an NFC chip here, thanks to which the smartphone in many ways replaces a bank card.

An eight-core Snapdragon 430 is used as a processor. This is a fairly inexpensive chipset, half of the cores of which are clocked at 1.4 GHz. Some games lack this, so graphics settings often need to be lowered. The device also includes 32 GB of permanent memory (this volume can be expanded by installing a microSD card). But the amount of RAM can be different – smartphones with three and four gigabytes went on sale.

The device is powered by a 3000 mAh lithium polymer battery. The charger is connected via a micro-USB connector. I am glad that the weight of the smartphone does not exceed 150 g – by modern standards, this is very little. The same emotions are evoked by the perfectly working fingerprint sensor located on the rear panel.

Advantages

  • The latest version of the operating system is used;
  • Three body colors to choose from;
  • The screen is made using IPS technology;
  • Relatively good rear camera
  • Decent front-end;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • There is NFC;
  • LTE networks are supported;
  • Decent amount of memory;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner.

disadvantages

  • The plastic case will not suit everyone;
  • Low display resolution;
  • Micro-USB connector used.

Meizu M6 Note 16GB

Rating: 4.8

Meizu M6 Note 16GB

Not a single rating of inexpensive smartphones can do without products Meizu. This Chinese company is still focused on the budget segment. One of her most popular creations bears the name Meizu M6 Note – for this device in Russian online stores they ask 9000-10000 rubles. It is made in the style of the previous generation Samsung smartphones. That is, on the front panel of the smartphone there was a place not only for the 5.5-inch display, but also for the physical Home key, which has a built-in fingerprint scanner. This is a very convenient design – you don't need to reach the back panel with your index finger to unlock the device. As for the color of the case, the buyer has four options available – from traditional black to bright yellow.

An IPS panel is used as a screen. This means that the user is waiting for the maximum viewing angles and realistic color reproduction. You can't find fault with the resolution either – it is 1920×1080 pixels. However, some of our readers will notice that the aspect ratio of 16: 9 is not suitable for working with two applications at the same time. This is true, but when watching videos on YouTube, you will not see annoying black bars.

The operating system is busy processing what is happening on the display Android 7.1. Well, its work itself is provided by an eight-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. The clock speed of half of its cores reaches an impressive 2 GHz. There is also a graphics accelerator – this is Adreno 506.With such a chip, the device is capable of boasting about 61 thousand points in the AnTuTu benchmark. The result is far from outstanding, but for a gadget with such a low price tag, this is a very decent level. Contributed to its receipt and 3 GB of RAM. Against this background, 16 GB of built-in storage is unpleasantly surprising. This will not be enough quickly enough, because of which you will have to insert a microSD memory card, abandoning the second SIM card.

If we continue talking about all sorts of sockets, then we cannot fail to note the fact that the company Meizu does not rush into experiments, refusing to use a 3.5 mm audio jack. The Chinese believe that the buyer should be able to connect wired headphones without using an easily lost adapter. There is also a micro-USB port on the case. Yes, it is slowly becoming obsolete, but this connector is still used in budget smartphones. A charger is connected via this socket. Once every one and a half to two days – a 4000 mAh battery provides a very long battery life. There is also support for fast charging technology – if not for it, this model would not have made it into our rating.

Some smartphone buyers focus exclusively on the camera when making their choice. If we talk about the back module, then it is double. It includes matrices with a resolution of 12 and 5 megapixels. The physical size of the main sensor is 1 / 2.6 “, which is quite good (in compact cameras and action cameras, only a slightly larger matrix is ​​used). In terms of photo quality Meizu, the M6 ​​Note hardly differs from its 'classmates'. And in terms of video shooting, it even surpasses them, because the picture here can be recorded in 4K resolution! In short, it's hard to find fault with the rear camera. And to the front one too, because it includes a 16-megapixel sensor and an f / 2.0 aperture.

It remains to add that everything is in order with the Meizu M6 Note and with the wireless modules. The device supports LTE networks and Wi-Fi 802.11n. For sound transmission, Bluetooth 4.2. And only the lack of NFC causes some chagrin.

Advantages

  • Excellent dual camera with f / 1.9 aperture;
  • Four colors of metal body to choose from;
  • Good IPS display
  • Not the largest sizes;
  • Decent front camera
  • There is support for LTE;
  • Capacious battery with fast charging support;
  • Decent amount of RAM;
  • Installed a powerful processor;
  • Built-in fingerprint scanner.

disadvantages

  • The weight of the smartphone is 173 g;
  • There is no NFC chip;
  • Little permanent memory;
  • A micro-USB connector is being used.

Vivo Y81

Rating: 4.8

Vivo Y81

A few years ago, only those Russians who actively followed the development of these devices knew about smartphones Vivo. Now the brand has become more famous, as it is actively promoted in the Russian market. Basically, the company's assortment consists of fairly expensive smartphones, but there are exceptions to this rule – a striking example of this is Vivo Y81, which sells for 10,000 rubles. Now it is one of the most affordable alternatives to the 'apple' iPhone X. There is also a cutout at the top of the display, which houses the front camera, earpiece and a pair of auxiliary sensors. If you look at the bezel from afar, it can be confused with that of the jubilee iPhone or its followers.

Unfortunately, active use of the smartphone is returning from heaven to earth. It immediately becomes clear that this is a typical budget creation. The display here is made using IPS technology. This means that you should not wait for perfect black colors – the neckline will interfere even in complete darkness. Even more confusing is the resolution, with a huge 6.22-inch diagonal, which is only 1520×720 pixels. Each inch of the area of ​​this screen consists of only 270 pixels, which can be considered far from the best parameter (but it cannot be called lousy either).

The display here occupies 83% of the front panel surface. That's a lot, but the front camera still found a place. However, only for the most basic. It includes an f / 2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor. In short, this device was definitely not created for selfie lovers. However, the main camera here is also not outstanding. It consists of a single lens that hides an f / 2.2 aperture and a 13-megapixel sensor. The buyer is waiting for images and video, average by modern standards, recorded with a resolution Full HD and a frequency of 30 frames / s.

Against the background of the cameras used here, it may seem that the Chinese manufacturer chose the other components at the same level. However, this is not quite true. An eight-core MediaTek Helio P22 is used as a processor. This is a relatively inexpensive chipset, but its 2 GHz clock speed allows it to run any modern games. Of course, in some of them you will have to lower the level of graphics (mainly due to the PowerVR GE8320 video accelerator), but there is nothing to worry about. The smartphone also has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of permanent memory. Not bad, many buyers won't even bother using a microSD card.

Operation Vivo Y81 is provided by the operating system Android 8.1. All applications function here without any problems. Including online video viewing is possible – this is facilitated by Wi-Fi and LTE modules. To connect a wireless headset, the standard Bluetooth 5.0 is used, presented literally a year before the release of this model. But the NFC chip is missing here, as well as the infrared transmitter. This causes some sadness. Like the micro-USB connector, the wire into which it is far from always possible to insert the first time. But on the other hand, the 3.5 mm audio jack pleases – the same manufacturer begins to abandon it when creating more expensive smartphones.

Perhaps the main disadvantage of this model is the lack of a fingerprint scanner. If, in theory, your smartphone can get lost or stolen, then it is better to look for another device. Or, immediately after the purchase, unlock by PIN-code.

Advantages

  • The latest version of the operating system is used;
  • Weight does not exceed 147 g;
  • The screen has maximum viewing angles;
  • Not the worst rear camera;
  • There is support for LTE;
  • Decent amount of permanent and random access memory;
  • A sufficiently powerful processor is installed.

disadvantages

  • No fingerprint sensor;
  • Plastic case;
  • Display resolution is not very high;
  • The notch at the top of the screen can get in the way;
  • Unpretentious front camera;
  • Micro-USB connector used.

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018)

Rating: 4.7

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018)

Another smartphone running Android 8.1. And this is one of the cheapest devices in this rating – its cost in Russia does not exceed 8 thousand rubles. For this money, the buyer gets a solid device, on the front panel of which there is a 5.45-inch display. The side frames practically did not decrease, so the smartphone turned out to be very large – it will look ridiculous in a woman's hand. The metal body of the smartphone is painted in three colors – gold, blue and black. On it you can find two familiar connectors – micro-USB and 3.5 mm 'mini-jack'. Connecting headphones to the latter will activate the FM radio, which several of the models discussed above are deprived of.

Returning to the screen, it was created using IPS technology. Therefore, the buyer is waiting for the maximum viewing angles, but far from ideal black colors. The display resolution is 1440×720 pixels. With such a diagonal, this can be considered an acceptable parameter, but nothing more.

Under the body of the smartphone there are 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory. Perhaps this can be considered the main disadvantage of the device. Perhaps it is worth overpaying a couple of thousand rubles to get a device with a large amount of RAM and ROM? You can also find fault with the processor, which is a quad-core MediaTek MT6739. Its clock speed does not exceed 1.5 GHz, and therefore heavy applications will experience some problems. And the graphics accelerator PowerVR GE8100 does not show itself from the best side. In short, this gadget was definitely not created for games.

Against the background of the characteristics discussed above, the fact that there is no fingerprint scanner is no longer surprising. The manufacturer offers to protect personal information using a pattern or PIN. Or store it somewhere in the 'cloud'. Files are uploaded and downloaded quickly enough, for which we should thank the support for Wi-Fi 802.11n and LTE. Not forgotten by the manufacturer and Bluetooth, which is required to connect wireless speakers and headsets. But the Chinese had to give up NFC, again for the sake of economy.

On the back of the smartphone is a 13-megapixel camera with an f / 2.0 aperture under the lens. In the dark, a dual LED flash will definitely help. The camera creates images that are average by modern standards, and the video is recorded in the resolution Full HD and with a frequency of 30 frames / s. As for the front camera, it is interesting only for the presence of a flash. As for the rest, you don't need to expect anything interesting from the 5-megapixel module.

In this case, the manufacturer did not build in any very large battery. He relied on a 3020 mAh battery, as a result of which, even with a metal case, the device weighs only 142 g. Perhaps, some buyers will make a choice in his favor precisely because of this parameter.

Advantages

  • There is a separate slot for a microSD memory card;
  • Three colors to choose from;
  • Very light weight;
  • The screen is created using IPS technology;
  • Relatively good rear camera
  • There is support for LTE;
  • Low cost.

disadvantages

  • Little own memory;
  • Unpretentious front camera;
  • There is no NFC;
  • Weak processor;
  • Micro-USB connector is used;
  • No fingerprint scanner.

Nokia 3.1 16GB

Rating: 4.6

Nokia 3.1 16GB

HMD Global offers several low-cost smartphones under the Nokia brand. The most recent of these is Nokia 3.1. The device was announced in May 2018. When designing it, we had to go for certain restrictions. For example, the manufacturer decided to abandon the fingerprint scanner. In fact, there is nothing to worry about – many users have long been accustomed to unlocking using a PIN or pattern. Some people would gladly replace this sensor with an NFC chip. And the manufacturer seemed to have heard them – Nokia 3.1 does support NFC. Therefore, a smartphone can be used in the manner of a bank card.

The operation of the device is provided by the operating system Android 8.0. Importantly, it is devoid of a proprietary shell, which usually wastes RAM so that mom does not grieve. Also among the advantages of the gadget is the weight not exceeding 138 g. Of course, to achieve it, we had to reduce the battery capacity to 2990 mAh. But even with this parameter, the device stably 'survives' until late in the evening, unless you run games on it. However, the buyer will quickly realize that this smartphone was not created for games – the capacities of the eight-core processor MediaTek MT6750 are often not enough, you have to greatly reduce the level of graphics. But the most serious limitation is 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory. The buyer will definitely need a microSD card. But it does not always help, because some applications refuse to be transferred to an external drive. Perhaps most of all Nokia 3.1 attracts with high-speed data transfer. On the street, you can use support for LTE-A of the fourth category, spending the traffic available according to your tariff plan. Well, at home you can connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi. Importantly, it supports the 802.11ac standard, thanks to which you can watch online even 4K video.

The IPS-display installed here is capable of boasting a pixel density of 310 PPI. But not because of the high resolution (it is 1440×720 pixels), but thanks to the modest 5.2-inch diagonal. Surprisingly, it is Nokia 3.1 that is one of the most compact models in this rating, and this is despite the rather wide side frames.

If we talk about the rear camera, then you are unlikely to be in for any surprise. The usual module with a 13-megapixel matrix and f / 2 aperture is installed here. The quality of the photos is not bad, nothing more. The same words are true for the 8-megapixel front camera.

Advantages

  • There is support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE;
  • There is an NFC chip;
  • Compact size and light weight;
  • Not the worst rear camera;
  • The front-facing camera does not cause any particular complaints;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Decent IPS display
  • A fresh version of the operating system is installed;
  • Choice of three body colors.

disadvantages

  • Battery capacity is not very high;
  • Micro-USB connector used;
  • No fingerprint scanner;
  • Out of memory.

Samsung Galaxy J4 (2018) 32GB

Rating: 4.5

Samsung Galaxy J4 (2018) 32GB

The South Korean company Samsung is trying not to forget about people who are not ready to spend more than 10,000-11,000 rubles on a smartphone. Especially for such consumers, the next Galaxy J4 was released in 2018. This is a two-SIM device with a moderately large display. Importantly, the screen was created using the technology AMOLED. This means that it has low power consumption, and black colors are true here. The 5.5-inch display has a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This is a little, but not too little. Well, the standard aspect ratio should appeal to anyone who prefers not to be distracted while watching videos on YouTube.

The smartphone went on sale in three color options. On the back of the smartphone you can find a 13-megapixel camera lens. In fact, this is a standard module that does not have optical stabilization and other improvements. The aperture here is open to f / 1.9, which allows you to take good photos even in very difficult conditions. Also, the camera is able to shoot high-quality video in resolution Full HD – in this regard, the device surpasses many of its competitors in this price segment. Well, as for the front camera, it evokes much less emotion. It uses a simple 5-megapixel module, which is used mainly for video communication.

All photos and videos are very quickly uploaded to some social network, even if you are out of Wi-Fi range. However, even very cheap smartphones now have LTE support, so you shouldn't be very happy about this. But the NFC chip could become a distinctive feature of this model. However, it is not here, so one of the potential buyers will move on to considering some other device. There is no infrared transmitter here either, which, however, is much less annoying. Well, to connect a wireless headset, Bluetooth is used 4.2. The 3.5mm audio jack has not gone anywhere either. If you connect traditional wired headphones to it, you can activate the FM radio, which has recently become a rare guest in South Korean smartphones. The second connector on the body of the device is micro-USB. The energy from the mains adapter is directed through it towards the battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh.

Under the plastic casing of the Galaxy J4 (2018) is a quad-core Exynos 7570 processor, which is quite capable of solving basic tasks. Well, it's better not to run heavy games on such a smartphone – the Mali-T720 MP2 graphics accelerator has certain problems with them. The device also has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory – the minimum volume by modern standards. Unsurprisingly, the largely limited smartphone did not have a fingerprint scanner at its disposal. But on the front panel there is a Home key, which you just want to use as a fingerprint sensor.

Advantages

  • The latest version is installed Android;
  • The screen was created using technology AMOLED;
  • Decent rear camera
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Implemented support for LTE;
  • Long battery life.

disadvantages

  • Weight is 175g;
  • Display resolution is not very high;
  • Not the best front camera
  • There is no NFC;
  • No fingerprint sensor;
  • A weak processor is built in;
  • Low memory;
  • A micro-USB connector is being used.

LG X Power K220DS

Rating: 4.5

LG X Power K220DS

At least some profit for the mobile division of the company LG is brought only by budget devices. For example, LG X Power K220DS is in stable demand. It got into our rating mainly due to the price tag, which does not exceed 8 thousand rubles. It is clear that you should not expect impressive performance from such an inexpensive smartphone. In particular, you should not count on the presence of a fingerprint scanner here – the South Korean manufacturer suggests using either a pattern or a PIN as an unlocking method. Also, the engineers endowed their creation with a micro-USB connector, which one would like to call outdated. The plastic case also gives the budget status. But on the other hand, its use allowed to reduce the weight of the device to 139 g, which is good news.

If we continue talking about the shortcomings, then we should note the amount of memory. 2 GB of RAM is still bearable. But 16 GB of built-in storage is very small, especially for those who like to install a large number of third-party applications. We must not forget that not all programs agree to be transferred to an external drive. By the way, the smartphone recognizes memory cards no more than 32 GB. Even under the body of the smartphone is a very modest quad-core processor MediaTek MT6735, whose clock speed barely reaches 1100 MHz. Do I need to say that such characteristics are completely inappropriate for games?

However, let's take a look at the positive aspects of the smartphone. He also has them. First of all, it begs to mention the battery, the capacity of which reaches 4100 mAh. However, it also has one problem – it lacks support for fast charging. Fewer complaints arise with the rear camera. It has a 13-megapixel sensor, thanks to which you get pretty good pictures. The user should not only write a video, or it should be done only as a last resort. Although the manufacturer announced support for video filming in resolution Full HD, the quality of the resulting material will be far from ideal. Well, the 'front camera' is used here mainly for video communication via Skype or other applications of this kind. It is not recommended to use it for taking selfies.

It remains to talk about the LCD and the wireless capabilities of the smartphone. The 5.3-inch screen installed here is made with IPS technology. It is impossible to find fault with the viewing angles, the color rendition should also suit most buyers. The display resolution of 1280×720 pixels may seem low, but in fact, with such a compact size, it is quite enough. Well, data transfer here is implemented via LTE and Wi-Fi. Of course, you shouldn't wait for NFC or something like that. Not forgotten by the manufacturer only Bluetooth 4.2. However, many buyers will only be pairing the LG X Power K220DS with wired headphones that plug into the traditional 3.5mm jack.

Advantages

  • Three body colors to choose from;
  • Weight is only 139g;
  • Decent IPS display
  • The rear camera could be worse;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Implemented support for LTE networks;
  • Capacious battery built in;
  • Light and proximity sensors are not forgotten;
  • Low price.

disadvantages

  • Old version is used Android;
  • Unpretentious plastic case;
  • Regular front camera;
  • There is no NFC chip;
  • A weak processor is used;
  • Built-in small amount of memory;
  • No fingerprint scanner.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)

Rating: 4.4

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)

One of the cheapest smartphones among those produced by Samsung could not fail to get into our rating. At the same time, we did not pay attention to the devices announced several years ago, but still available on sale. We decided to recommend the readers of the online magazine the latest Galaxy J2. This device is available in two colors. Unlike the models discussed above, it turned out to be very compact. There is only a 5-inch display on its front panel. Even with rather wide side frames, it makes the gadget miniature. You can rest assured that you can reach with your thumb to any element of the interface. The screen was made using technology AMOLED, now such LCD panels are built in by South Koreans even in budget smartphones. The resolution is small – only 960×480 pixels. If you are looking for a smartphone to regularly watch videos, then this model is unlikely to suit you.

Busy here with processing what is happening on the screen Android 7.1. The operating system is assisted by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor. Its clock speed does not exceed 1.4 GHz, but even this is enough to solve most basic tasks. The device also includes 1.5 GB of RAM. Those who like to run a huge number of applications will especially complain about this volume. However, 16 GB of permanent memory simply will not allow you to install many programs. Of course, there is support for external storage up to 256 GB, but not all applications can be moved to a microSD card.

The rest of the characteristics of the smartphone are typical for this price segment. The buyer is waiting for a plastic case and a low weight (153 g). The battery capacity has been reduced to 2600 mAh. But even this parameter is enough for one day of battery life – the energy efficient display should be thanked for this. On the back of the smartphone is the lens of a modest 8-megapixel camera that is not capable of creating masterpieces. An LED flash should help to achieve good photos in the dark. By the way, there is one on the front panel – it often helps out when shooting with a 5-megapixel front camera.

Of course, there is no fingerprint scanner here. The manufacturer did not forget about the proximity sensor – and thanks for that. He also built an FM radio into his creation, which is activated when a wired headset is connected. A micro-USB connector is used to connect the charger. Internet access is carried out via Wi-Fi 802.11n and LTE. There is also support for technology Bluetooth 4.2. There is nothing more interesting to say about the wireless modules. However, this is where the whole story about the smartphone as a whole ends.

Advantages

  • There is support for LTE;
  • Not very heavy;
  • The screen is made using technology AMOLED;
  • Compact dimensions;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Both cameras are equipped with flashes.

disadvantages

  • Simple plastic body;
  • Very little memory;
  • Low display resolution;
  • No fingerprint scanner;
  • Battery capacity could be higher;
  • Micro-USB connector used.

Alcatel 3V 5099D

Rating: 4.3

Alcatel 3V 5099D

Another very inexpensive smartphone in our ranking. In Russian retail, it is sold literally for 8,000-10,000 rubles. Therefore, this is a great option for those who do not want to spend a lot of the family budget. The customer can choose from three body colors: black, blue and gold. The body, as you might guess, is made of plastic. At the same time, the smartphone weighs a lot – about 155 g. And this is not connected with the battery, the capacity of which can be called standard. Large dimensions led to great weight. The manufacturer decided to install a 6-inch display here. I am glad that its resolution is 2160×1080 pixels – in this regard, the device is not inferior to the leaders of our rating. The pixel density of 402 PPI allows you to enjoy watching videos and high-quality photos. You can do this even outdoors, because there are no complaints about the brightness of the backlight. The display was created using IPS technology, so the viewing angles were maximized.

The operating system is Android 8.0. With this firmware, you can comfortably work with two applications at the same time. Including this contributes to the aspect ratio of the screen 18: 9. But the processor at such moments works almost for wear and tear, because it uses a weak quad-core solution, the clock frequency of which does not exceed 1.45 GHz. And 2 GB of RAM is not the best amount of memory for running a large number of applications. The smartphone also includes 16 GB of permanent memory. You can also find a version with twice the amount of built-in storage on sale, but it will also cost more.

Alcatel 3V is a rare case when a smartphone for 8000 rubles. has a fingerprint scanner. It is located on the rear panel, it works without any complaints (but slower than sensors installed in more expensive devices). The device also includes an FM receiver, which can only be activated by connecting wired headphones. Among the connectors, there are only 3.5mm 'mini-jack' and micro-USB. As for the built-in wireless modules, this is a standard set: Bluetooth 4.2, LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11n.

Of course, a modern smartphone cannot do without a camera. Here it is even a double module! However, you shouldn't count on adequate work of the auxiliary two-megapixel matrix. The main sensor has a resolution of 12 megapixels – the quality of the resulting images depends only on it. Video recording here is carried out in resolution Full HD and with a frequency of 30 frames / s. It has a smartphone and a front camera – it already consists of one lens, under which a matrix with a resolution of 5 megapixels is hidden.

Advantages

  • Decent rear camera
  • Three colors to choose from;
  • The latest version of the operating system;
  • Good IPS display
  • There is an FM radio;
  • LTE networks are supported;
  • Low cost;
  • There is a fingerprint sensor.

disadvantages

  • Unpretentious front camera;
  • There is no NFC;
  • There is a weak processor;
  • Low memory;
  • A micro-USB connector is being used.

Honor 7A Pro

Rating: 4.3

Honor 7A Pro

Another inexpensive smartphone in our ranking. This model was produced by forces Huawei, and its cost is approximately 9,000 – 10,000 rubles. On store shelves, you can find three versions of the device, painted in different colors. As an operating system, you will get a fresh Android 8.0 anyway. The device is dual-SIM, but the second slot is used by many buyers to recognize a memory card. The fact is that 16 GB of built-in storage is not the kind of volume that allows for chic.

The device is powered by an eight-core Snapdragon 430 processor. This is a budget solution, half of the cores of which operate at a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz. In games, the video accelerator Adreno 505 is activated. Of course, its power is often not enough, you have to reduce the level of graphics. The gadget also includes 2 GB of RAM. These and other components, together with the plastic case, led to a 150-gram weight – it's neither more nor less.

The picture is displayed here on a 5.7-inch display, created using IPS technology. The maximum viewing angles are good news. However, in this price segment, almost all smartphones are endowed with an IPS-screen, only its resolution differs. Unfortunately, this parameter is small here, it is 1440×720 pixels. But pixelation is invisible to the naked eye, so you should not worry too much about this.

Such inexpensive smartphones usually cannot boast of a high-quality camera. So Honor 7A Pro got a mid-level module. It consists of a single lens, f / 2.2 aperture and a 13-megapixel sensor. There is also an LED flash, which somehow saves the situation at night. If you look at the front panel of the device, you can see the front camera lens. Its resolution does not exceed 8 megapixels, but this is also a very good parameter for such a smartphone.

Unlike most of those sold for 9,000 rubles. smartphones, this device received a fingerprint scanner. You should look for it on the back panel. It also supports LTE-A networks of the fourth category. As for the Wi-Fi module, it only understands the 802.11n standard, just as it is not capable of boasting anything special either Bluetooth. Autonomous operation of this device is provided by a conventional 3000 mAh battery.

Advantages

  • Not the biggest weight;
  • Three color options;
  • A fresh version of the operating system is installed;
  • The screen is created using IPS technology;
  • There is a fingerprint sensor;
  • Decent rear camera
  • Decent front-end;
  • LTE networks are supported;
  • A powerful enough processor is built in;
  • Low cost.

disadvantages

  • Micro-USB connector used;
  • I would like a higher resolution display;
  • No NFC chip;
  • Low memory;
  • Insufficient brightness of the backlight.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A 32GB

Rating: 4.3

Xiaomi Redmi 5A 32GB

One of the lightest smartphones in our rating – the weight of this device does not exceed 137 g. It is also one of the most affordable devices – in many online stores they ask for 7500 rubles for it. At the same time, according to some characteristics, the product of the Chinese company Xiaomi surpasses many competitors if we talk about the budget price segment. For example, engineers have endowed their creation with 32 GB of permanent memory, and therefore not every buyer decides to install a microSD card here. And the color scheme is also pleasing – there are five smartphone options on the market.

A version of the device has entered the international market, which has two slots for SIM-cards and one slot for a memory card. But if you decide to use a Chinese online store, then it is highly likely that you will get a version with a combined microSD slot.

The front panel of this model has only a 5-inch display. However, such a diagonal even plays a plus for the device, making it more compact. The screen is made using IPS technology, so you are unlikely to complain about the viewing angles. The LCD panel has a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. With this diagonal, this resulted in a pixel density of 294 PPI – a very decent parameter. In short, it is difficult to say something bad about such a screen.

Above the display is the front camera lens, which has a modest 5 megapixel resolution. Light passes through an f / 2.0 aperture, making shooting difficult at night. There is no flash on the front panel – only the main camera is supplemented with it, which also does not have any special features. The buyer will find on the rear panel only one lens that uses an f / 2.2 aperture, after which the light is directed towards the 13-megapixel sensor. With the help of such a camera, relatively high-quality video recording in resolution Full HD is possible. I would like to see a fingerprint scanner somewhere here, but its product is devoid.

The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor. With a clock speed of 1.4 GHz, you can understand that it will be difficult for such a chipset to launch some particularly heavy games. But 3 GB of RAM is good news – this is enough to keep a very large number of applications in the background.

Now even such inexpensive smartphones get LTE support at their disposal. Xiaomi Redmi 5A is no exception to the rule. As for the Wi-Fi module, it is the most common here. However, such a smartphone, perhaps, does not require support for the 802.11ac standard. An NFC chip would not hurt, but the Chinese company Xiaomi rarely uses it in their devices. Well, to transmit sound to a wireless headset, Bluetooth 4.1 is used here. You can also connect wired headphones – for this, there is a 3.5 mm audio jack on the case. An infrared transmitter is also present here. It is needed, as you should already know, to control a TV, soundbar or speakers. It remains to add that the capacity of the built-in battery reaches 3000 mAh, and it is recharged via the micro-USB connector.

Advantages

  • A large number of color options;
  • Minimum weight;
  • Compact dimensions;
  • Excellent IPS display
  • Sane rear camera;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Implemented support for 4G networks;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • Affordable price tag.

disadvantages

  • There is no NFC;
  • The front camera will not suit everyone;
  • Very weak processor;
  • A micro-USB connector is being used.

Conclusion

This is a list of the best smartphones, the cost of which is within 10,000 rubles. You've probably noticed that many of the models reviewed have a lot of shortcomings. But you could not help but pay attention to the fact that with many disadvantages of such devices it is quite possible to come to terms. Agree, it's stupid to look for a gadget for a small amount with a powerful processor and a gorgeous camera, and even endowed with a display with a high pixel density.


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.

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