Quick Budget Smartphones Comparison and Review

Many of us will look for the latest, shiniest, most powerful smartphones. However, there are also many that look for a budget phone with the best value. We have narrowed down to a list that deserves attention and will perform a quick comparison to help you make a better decision. In this article, we will compare the following devices: 


Smartphone Name

Launch Date


Xiaomi Redmi Note 2


From £107.99

Huawei P8 Lite


From £119.99

Nexus 5X


From £177.99

OnePlus X


From £184.99

iPhone SE


From £349.99


Here is a quick table comparison between the devices:

Display: OnePlus X

The OnePlus X is the only budget smartphone that features a Full HD AMOLED panel 1080×1920 display. The AMOLED allows for very deep and true blacks which are very noticeable. The contrast is also very high and colors are very saturated on the display. However, if you are outside a lot, alternatives like the Nexus 5X or iPhone SE may give a better viewing experience under broad daylight with its IPS LCD display screen.


Appearance: iPhone SE

Apple is well known for its luxurious and stylish design of the phone. The aluminum made iPhone SE despite using the previous iPhone 5 frame still delivers a beautiful look especially in new colors such as Rose Gold. If you prefer Android phone, the OnePlus X which is made of glass with metal frame that has micro cuts also gives a very premium look and feel. If you do not like plastic, you can skip the Nexus 5X. Other phones such as Huawei P8 lite has a full metallic body but plastic on the side.


Lowest Price: Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

Clearly, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 stood out among its competitors in terms of price. The device not only has the lowest price among the budget phones but also has one of the best specifications in this relative comparison.


Memory: OnePlus X

If you want large memory, OnePlus X clearly stood out as the top choice. The device has 3GB of ram with an expandable storage slot of 128GB. If you are looking for high storage space, the iPhone SE is certainly very limited and costly in this aspect. 


Battery Life: Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has the longest battery life in relation to other devices at 3060 maH. 


Best Camera: Nexus 5X

We have narrowed down to the iPhone SE and Nexus 5X since their hardware came from the more popular higher end flagship models, the iPhone 6 and Nexus 6P respectively. Apparently, the Nexus 5X did better in outdoors and selfies while the iPhone SE outperformed in close ups, low light and night time. When looking at the price together, the Nexus 5X is the clear winner.


Final Verdict

There’s no single phone which is a clear winner in all areas but OnePlus X did fairly well in several including memory and display aspect. If you are looking for premium design look and feel with good camera, the iPhone SE is highly recommended. If you are just strictly looking at price, Xiaomi Redmi beats them all.


All Budget Smartphones mentioned above are available here with great deals: 

>> Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 <<

>> Huawei P8 Lite <<

>> LG Nexus 5x <<

>> Oneplus X <<

>> iPhone SE <<