8 best smartphones under 7,000 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.

Modern smartphones don't have to be expensive. Of course, the most famous are the flagships, the cost of which exceeds 30 thousand rubles. But budget devices are in the greatest demand – any sales consultant will confirm this. It's just that such models are not heard. Sometimes even the customers themselves forget the name of the smartphone they are using! And since the budget price segment is the most successful, our online magazine should definitely tell about its best representatives. So, the best smartphones are presented to your attention, the cost of which is within 7000 rubles!

Rating of the best phones up to 7,000 rubles

Nomination a place Name of product price
TOP best phones up to 7000 rubles 1 Xiaomi Redmi 5A 32GB RUB 6,870
2 Huawei Y5 2017 6 370 RUB
3 Meizu M6 16GB RUB 6,570
4 LG K7 (2017) X230 RUB 5,969
5 Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime SM-G532F RUB 7,109
6 ASUS Zenfone G552KL RUB 5,971
7 Honor 7A RUB 6 582
8 Nokia 2 Dual sim 6 370 RUB

Xiaomi Redmi 5A 32GB

Rating: 4.9

Xiaomi Redmi 5A 32GB

The first place in the rating of the best smartphones under 7,000 rubles is one of the most affordable devices among those produced by the Chinese company Xiaomi. For 6000 – 7000 rubles. the buyer will receive a device with a 5-inch HD-resolution screen on the front panel. The display was created using IPS technology, so you don't need to worry about viewing angles. Also on the front side is the front camera. However, it turned out to be quite simple, as a result of which this module is suitable only for video calls. But the same cannot be said about the main camera – it has a resolution of 13 megapixels and an aperture of f / 2.2. Although you shouldn't expect great image quality – the module has some limitations.

At least three versions of the smartphone have gone on sale, differing in body color. In terms of technical characteristics, all these options are exactly the same. In any case, the device will have an LTE module, thanks to which high-speed data transmission is realized. As for Wi-Fi, it is limited by the 802.11n standard, which may not suit some owners of modern routers. Nothing bad can be said about the navigation module – it supports work with both American and Russian satellites. Also installed wireless modules include Bluetooth 4.1. But the manufacturer decided to forget about NFC – you can't replace a bank card with a smartphone.

As a processor, a quad-core Snapdragon 425 is involved, the clock speed of which reaches 1400 MHz. Also under the case are 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory. Of course, one day this will not seem enough, so the Chinese have endowed their creation with a microSD card slot.

Perhaps this is a very good device. Yes, some of its characteristics are not as good as we would like. But it cannot be said that the device can greatly disappoint the buyer. No, it fully justifies its cost.

Advantages

  • Decent rear camera; \ Quite a decent amount of memory;

  • Weight does not exceed 137 g;

  • Good navigation capabilities;

  • The built-in processor is not the worst;

  • There is support for LTE;

  • Relatively good LCD display.

disadvantages

  • Not the best front camera

  • There is no NFC;

  • Not the most recent version of the operating system;

  • The battery life cannot be called high.

Huawei Y5 2017

Rating: 4.8

Huawei Y5 2017

The second place in the rating of the best smartphones up to 7,000 rubles goes to a wonderful device from a Chinese manufacturer. It has balanced performance and low cost. On its front side there is a 5-inch display made using IPS technology and having a resolution of 720p. The screen has good sensitivity, so there are no control problems. Android 6.0 is used as an operating system here – this version is unlikely to be outdated in the coming years.

As befits almost any Chinese smartphone, the Huawei Y5 2017 has two SIM card slots. The difference from most competitors is that these slots are supplemented with a slot for a microSD card. The latter may well come in handy, because the amount of built-in memory here does not exceed 16 GB. As for the RAM, there is 2 GB of it here, which is the optimal parameter for a budget device.

This smartphone has quite good cameras built in. The rear has only an 8-megapixel resolution, but its aperture is opened to f / 2. The pictures cannot be called ultimatum, but they will definitely delight you. The resolution of the front camera is only 5 megapixels, but it is also capable of surprising – at least with the presence of a flash. The operation of the application responsible for shooting, as well as all other programs, is provided by a quad-core processor MediaTek MT6737T. The device also includes a 3000 mAh battery, a decent GPS chip with a digital compass, an LTE module and even an FM radio. Surprisingly, with all this, the device weighs only 150 g.

Advantages

  • The memory card slot is separate;

  • Good navigation chip;

  • There are light and proximity sensors;

  • Both cameras have flashes;

  • Low weight;

  • Decent LCD display

  • Optimal amount of memory;

  • There is an FM radio;

  • Implemented LTE-A support.

disadvantages

  • Not the best processor;

  • There is no NFC;

  • Not the most recent version Android.

Meizu M6 16GB

Rating: 4.8

Meizu M6 16GB

Outwardly, this smartphone most of all resembles the devices from Samsung two years ago. There is also a physical Home button, which is also a fingerprint scanner. Above that key is a 5.2-inch 720p IPS panel. The pixel density of 282 PPI is a perfectly acceptable parameter for a budget smartphone. But the camera used here is more atypical, thanks to which this model got into our rating. The resolution of the camera is 13 megapixels, the details of the pictures are pleasantly pleasing to the eye. You can use this module and engage in video filming. As for the front camera, there is nothing to scold it either – its resolution is 8 megapixels.

Four color options are on sale. The version with a yellow body looks the most interesting – such a device can be bought for a student who loves bright colors. A child will definitely like the device, even he will seem very light – the weight of the device does not exceed 143 g. An eight-core processor MediaTek MT6750 is hidden under the polycarbonate body. This is an unexpected choice of the manufacturer – usually a less powerful solution is used in budget devices. Also, the gadget includes 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory. Communication with the smartphone is provided by modules Bluetooth 4.1, LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11n. A well-functioning navigation chip should also please the buyer – it is not without reason that some taxi drivers make their choice in favor of the Meizu M6. One can only regret the lack of NFC – it is impossible to turn a smartphone into a bank card.

Advantages

  • Low weight;

  • An eight-core processor is used;

  • There is support for LTE;

  • A good front-end is built in;

  • High definition rear camera;

  • Decent amount of memory;

  • Several color options;

  • There is a fingerprint sensor.

disadvantages

  • It is not sold at a low price everywhere;

  • Not very high resolution LCD;

  • There is no NFC.

LG K7 (2017) X230

Rating: 4.7

LG K7 (2017) X230

In the top three in the rating of the best smartphones up to 7,000 rubles – a typical budget smartphone, which has rather weak components at its disposal. This is one of the cheapest devices in our rating – you can buy it in Russian retail for 6500-7000 rubles. The device operates under Android 6.0, and a very inexpensive MediaTek MT6737 is used as a processor. Fortunately, even its power is enough to process a picture with a resolution of 854×480 pixels. This is the parameter that the 5-inch display installed here has. Its main disadvantage is the manufacturing technology. Alas, the viewing angles are far from being maximum here, with certain color deviations the images are almost inverted.

The smartphone has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of permanent memory. This makes it possible to recommend its purchase only to those who really do not need 'smart' features. You simply won't be able to install a large number of applications here. The memory card slot does not help, because many programs require installation exclusively into the built-in storage.

However, this smartphone cannot be scolded exclusively. Despite the low cost, he received the module Bluetooth 4.2. An energy efficient and fairly fresh version of the 'blue tooth' is not always found in such devices. The device also received support for LTE-A, which allows you to download files at a very high speed. Someone may be pleased with the FM radio, which is increasingly forgotten by smartphone manufacturers. Well, the 8-megapixel camera seems to have moved here from the Nexus 4. Not the most, I must say, a bad option.

Advantages

  • There are proximity and light sensors;

  • Not the worst camera for the price;

  • There is an FM radio;

  • Compact dimensions;

  • Weight does not exceed 143 g;

  • Easy connection of wireless headsets;

  • Implemented support for LTE-A;

  • Low cost.

disadvantages

  • Not the most capacious battery (2500 mAh);

  • The operating system version could be more recent;

  • Very little memory;

  • A weak processor is built in;

  • No NFC chip.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime SM-G532F

Rating: 4.6

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime SM-G532F

Traditionally, budget devices from Samsung are in fact not such. They have a certain markup for the brand, and therefore, with the same characteristics, they are slightly more expensive than competitors. For example, Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime is sold for 7000 – 8000 rubles, although it should cost a couple of thousand rubles cheaper. Nevertheless, many people will buy this particular smartphone, since South Korean products are more reliable than Chinese ones, and Samsung's service centers are all right.

This device turned out to be very small. On its front panel there is a 5-inch PLS-screen with a resolution of 960×540 pixels. The viewing angles cannot be called maximum, but the user will not have any particular problems. It should also be noted that the body of the device can be painted in one of three colors. The official announcement of the smartphone took place a long time ago, so the sixth version Android is installed here as an operating system. However, it is unlikely that it will become obsolete in the next year or a year and a half, and they rarely use budget devices longer.

As befits a modern smartphone, the Galaxy J2 Prime has LTE support. The device also includes wireless modules Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11n. Well, it would be strange if the South Korean device did not work well with GPS and GLONASS satellites. Although it is felt that the power reserve of the quad-core processor is barely enough for displaying navigation applications. And 1.5 GB of RAM is not much. But most of all, 8 GB of built-in storage is disappointing – the buyer will have to abandon the practice of installing a large number of additional programs.

Of course, you shouldn't expect miracles from built-in cameras either. They have a resolution of 8 and 5 megapixels. Take a picture of a person for a contact book – no problem. To organize a video conference in Skype – too. But creating pictures that many users would admire Instagram will definitely not succeed. Also, the lack of a light sensor indicates the budget status of the device, which is why the system will not be able to automatically adjust the brightness of the screen backlight.

Advantages

  • Compact dimensions;

  • There is support for LTE;

  • Good performance of the navigation chip;

  • There is an FM radio;

  • During sales, the price drops to a minimum;

  • Three color options for the device;

  • High reliability.

disadvantages

  • No light sensor;

  • There is no NFC;

  • The minimum amount of memory;

  • Battery capacity is only 2600 mAh;

  • Not the most recent version Android.

ASUS Zenfone G552KL

Rating: 4.6

ASUS Zenfone G552KL

A relatively recent smartphone from a Taiwanese manufacturer. It exists only in black, and Android 7.0 is installed on it as an operating system. Light and proximity sensors can be seen above the 5.5-inch IPS display. There is also a 5-megapixel camera, which is suitable for simple selfies and video calls.

Of course it has a smartphone and a rear camera. But its resolution is only slightly higher – it is 8 megapixels. However, this is the standard for budget devices. The same word can be called the volume of permanent memory, which is 16 GB. As for the RAM, it is installed only 1 GB – this is extremely small, in some cases the buyer will certainly encounter problems. The battery is also typical here – its capacity does not exceed 3000 mAh. The processor's power is also low, but the chipset is at least created by Qualcomm – I think that it will cope with many tasks without any problems.

The gadget is able to receive and transmit data via LTE networks. Wireless headphones are connected via Bluetooth 4.1. The navigation chip works quite well – it understands both American and Russian satellites. But NFC is not here – this chip is generally a rare guest in budget smartphones. But the greatest disappointment for the user will be caused by the screen resolution of 1440×720 pixels – with such a diagonal, I would like more. However, the pixel density is not as low as it might seem – it is 293 PPI. Therefore, the smartphone was included in our rating for a reason.

Advantages

  • Not the worst IPS display, albeit only with HD resolution;

  • Decent amount of permanent memory;

  • Light and proximity sensors are not forgotten;

  • Battery capacity is not the lowest;

  • There is support for LTE;

  • Quite good cameras;

  • Adequate processor.

disadvantages

  • There is no NFC;

  • Little RAM;

  • Only one color available.

Honor 7A

Rating: 4.5

Honor 7A

Another smartphone from Huawei in this ranking. And one more novelty. This is one of the few low-cost devices operating under Android 8.1. At the time of this writing, a more recent version of the 'green robot' simply does not exist! Most of the front side is occupied by a display with a diagonal of 5.45 inches and a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels. This is not to say that this is an ideal parameter for such a large screen, but this does not mean that pixelation is distinguishable to the naked eye. Well, above the display is a 5-megapixel camera lens.

The rear panel is home to a 13MP camera. It's nice that this module is capable of not only high-quality photography. Using this camera, you can also shoot video – the image resolution at 30 frames / s is 1920×1080 pixels.

The resulting video can be quickly sent to a social network. This can be done either via Wi-Fi (802.11n standard is supported as much as possible), or via LTE networks. Also among the wireless modules present here is Bluetooth 4.2. The GPS chip, which supports both the most popular types of satellites, functions without any complaints.

I am glad that the device is based on MediaTek MT6739. The clock frequency of this chipset reaches 1500 MHz, which is enough for most programs and games. And under the body of the product, which can be painted in one of three available colors, there are 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory. The buyer will also receive the opportunity to listen to FM radio.

Advantages

  • The latest version of the operating system;

  • Decent amount of memory;

  • Good performance of the navigation chip;

  • There is support for LTE-A;

  • FM radio available;

  • High definition rear camera;

  • Not the lowest pixel density (295 PPI);

  • Three color options;

  • There are proximity and light sensors.

disadvantages

  • Not the best front camera

  • There is no NFC;

  • Not the best optimization of the proprietary shell.

Nokia 2 Dual sim

Rating: 4.4

Nokia 2 Dual sim

At one time, Nokia left the smartphone market. However, the Chinese company HMD Global began selling devices under this brand soon. One of these devices even made it into our rating. Nokia 2 has an optimal combination of price and performance. For many unassuming users, this device will suit 100%.

The device differs from some competitors by its capacious battery. 4100 mAh – this should be enough for a day of battery life even with active use. The display should also please the buyer. With a small 5-inch diagonal, it has a 720p resolution. This results in a pixel density of 294 PPI. Not flagship numbers, but the device still outperforms many budget competitors. It should also be noted that there is an LTE module here, through which the transmission and reception of data occurs at a very high speed.

As for the rest, we can hardly say anything special about the Nokia 2. It has a built-in minimum amount of memory – 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. The least powerful solution from Qualcomm is used as a processor. The rear and front cameras have a resolution of 8 and 5 megapixels, respectively – the device was created not at all for high-quality shooting. Against this background, it is surprising that the smartphone has some dust and moisture protection – it is certified according to the IP52 standard (do not even think about dropping it into water, the gadget is not afraid only of rain).

Advantages

  • There is an FM radio;

  • Three color options available;

  • The navigation chip is supplemented with a digital compass;

  • Proximity and light sensors are not forgotten;

  • There is support for LTE-A;

  • Decent LCD display

  • Built-in high-capacity battery.

disadvantages

  • Very little memory;

  • Weak processor;

  • There is no NFC chip.

Conclusion

This is the rating of the best smartphones at a price of 7000-7500 rubles. As you may have noticed, all these devices have one or another list of disadvantages. After all, even flagships are not sinless! To determine the choice of a specific device, we recommend that you understand what kind of disadvantages you are willing to put up with. Next, you need to focus on the brand – the more famous it is, the more reliable the device will be (although any company allows a certain percentage of marriage). Happy shopping!


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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