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Top 6 Affordable phones You Can Buy in 2021

Top 6 Affordable Smartphones You Can Buy In 2021
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To get an outstanding smartphone, you don’t have to invest a lot. In reality, many of the best budget phones come remarkably close to matching a lot more expensive alternatives. Due to the availability of components at a cheaper rate (contributing to lower mobile prices) while still possessing high-end features these smartphones stand out in an extremely competitive smartphone market.

 Although dropping some decent cash on the modern and finest smartphone can be extremely intriguing, our list of the best smartphones worth around $250 can help you save quite a lot of bucks. Our chosen smartphones are reliable and don’t miss out on functionalities.

If your primary concern is a price, you might not find a more concise overview of budget phones anywhere.

So let’s discover the best 6 affordable smartphones that you can buy in 2021;

1.LG Stylo 6(Price around $220$)

For those looking for a cheap smartphone, the LG Stylo 6 is yet another fantastic choice. As you might have inferred from its title, if you would not want to overspend on expensive phones, it carries a stylus and is a good substitute.

The Stylo 6 is fairly common in terms of specifications. It features 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage (upgradable).

It is assisted by a 4,000mAh battery and a MediaTek Helio P35 processor. Inevitably, the stylus is the real game-changer here, enabling you to quickly navigate applications and make fun drawings on the massive 6.8-inch Full HD+ display.

Compared to the previous phones of this series, the camera is a major improvement. And you’ll get the setup of a triple rear camera and a much improved front-facing 13MP camera.


  • Released 2020, May 20
  • 219g, 8.6mm thickness
  • Android 10
  • 64GB storage, microSDXC
  • Display: 6.8″
  • 3GB RAM
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • MAIN CAMERA Triple 13 MP
  • SELFIE CAMERA Single 13 MP

2. Realme 7 (Price from $230)

Right now, the Realme 7 is one of the best budget phones around, and it’s pretty good. It looks fantastic, runs smooth, and packs a 90Hz display for an incredibly reasonable price. Given you swing for more RAM than the 4GB main, the 7 provides a powerful output, packed at a reasonable price in an elegant look. The cameras are good too although not excellent, there isn’t much to worry about this further than that.


  • Released 2020, October 21
  • 196.5g, 9.4mm thickness
  • Android 10, Realme UI
  • 64GB/128GB storage, microSDXC
  • Display size: 6.5″
  • 4-8GB RAM
  • Battery capacity: 5000mAh
  • MAIN CAMERA Quad 48 MP
  • SELFIE CAMERA Single 16 MP

3. Nokia 5.3 (Price: $200)

For any smartphone that starts at $200 you need to minimize your hopes, but that is when the sneaks into surprise. In this, you have NFC so that you can pay with an application like Google Pay at target stores. HMD guarantees two years of Android version upgrades and also three years of regular security updates. That kind of software support on the phone is rarely inexpensive.


  • Released 2020, April 02
  • 185g, 8.5mm thickness
  • Android 10, Android One
  • 64GB storage, microSDXC
  • Display size: 6.55″
  • 3-6GB RAM
  • Battery Capacity: 4000mAh
  • MAIN CAMERA Quad 13 MP

4. Motorola Moto E6s  (Price: $159)

The Motorola Moto E6s

If you realize how inexpensive the Moto E6s are, it’s impossible not to be amazed by all you get. Considering what the specifications tell you, a field of cheap phones that often cut costs is a performance that in this phone is shockingly great. Although the unique design does a decent job of mimicking more expensive phones, Motorola provided the best possible specs in this powerful handset.

The cameras are a little walloped, but you will be happily surprised if you are determined to be patient. There are sacrifices scattered in the Moto E6s, but these are amazingly easy to overlook for what you pay.


  • Released 2020, April 27
  • 160g, 8.5mm thickness
  • Android 9.0
  • 32GB/64GB storage, microSDXC
  • Display size: 6.1″
  • 2/4GB RAM
  • Battery capacity: 3000mAh
  • MAIN CAMERA Dual 13 MP

5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 $179.99 (3GB/64GB)

The Redmi Note 9 is a decent smartphone if you’re on a strict budget. It ticks a lot of boxes and you can’t disagree with the benefit it gives, though it’s not perfect.

It is well built (although it has plastic covering), not to forget it comes with interesting and useful characteristics, such as a quad-lens camera that typically perform well, except for missing some intricate details. For regular users there are still enough functionalities, we hope for good output from the huge 5020mAh battery life.


  • Released 2020, May 12
  • 199g, 8.9mm thickness
  • Android 10, MIUI 12
  • 64GB/128GB storage, microSDXC
  • Display size: 6.53″
  • 3-6GB RAM
  • Battery Capacity: 5020mAh
  • MAIN CAMERA Quad 48 MP
  • SELFIE CAMERA Single 13 MP

6. Samsung Galaxy M31 (price around 250$)

The Galaxy M31-one of the top 6 affordable phones to buy in 2021, still offers you a splendid Full HD OLED display whilst popping in at the optimum point of our ‘budget phone’ concept, but it does not compromise with its fine selection of cameras and, maybe most amazingly of all, a gigantic 6000mAh battery.

The performance of Samsung should also be praised for its rich set of features and convenient usability. While the major points keeping it back from becoming truly outstanding is its little frizzy performance and a stale design.


  • Released 2020, March 05
  • 191g, 8.9mm thickness
  • Android 10, up to Android 11, One UI 3.0
  • 64GB/128GB storage, microSDXC
  • Display size: 6.4″
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • Battery capacity: 6000mAh
  • MAIN CAMERA Triple 64 MP
  • SELFIE CAMERA Single 32 MP

In 2021, the choice of cheap phones is very large, and you can choose from a rising number of inexpensive smartphones. In recent years, inexpensive phones have come a very long way, many affordable smartphones have better cameras than just a few years ago’s best smartphones. Heavy rivalry in the market for budget phones means companies have stepped up their game to produce great cheap phones that don’t cut any major corners.

What do you think?


Written by Maishah Marsden

Maishah Marsden is the founder of ShopaXo (ShopInKenya.Com) . He is a top Kenyan blogger causally called by his peers as "Life'. If he is not writing your favorite articles, he is with his family. He loves sport and won't mind going on Safari anytime.


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