Best 10 budget smartphones at Aliexpress 2020

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Many people want to get high quality and cheap smartphone on AliExpress. There are a lot of models. It is necessary to read many reviews to choose the best model and to decrease risks. We solved to help you in your searching for your smartphone here. You will get TOP-10 phones on AliExpress. All of them have a high quality and the price is lower, than here. Let’s divide the goods into the 4 categories: below $60 USD, below $100, below $150, below $200 and below $300. Other models are not cheap in fact, that’s why they are not in the list.

If you are lack of the TOP list, you may look through the list of the best smartphone stores on AliExpress.

Category Below $60

Cubot J5


The model is perfect for kids. They can play with it easily. The price is 55 USD only and there is no worry if the phone is broken while playing. In spite of a fact of low price, YouTube and games are able use on the smartphone. Sound is rather loud. Camera is equal to the price and there is no need to demand something extraordinary. If you are short of money, you may purchase the smartphone for yourself. But even Instagram will work incorrect after watching through several photos. That is so due to 1 Gb of RAM memory. It is the best model on AliExpress for the amount.


Category Below $100

Cubot Note 20


The body of the smartphone is easily soiled. It is better to take a normal case immediately. The model is equipped with an HD+ screen with a fairly correct color rendering. There are two cameras, but in fact only one of them works normally. The photo quality is quite good. But the video is rather poor. There is no camera stabilization. The microphone recs sound very poorly.

The sound of the main speaker system is quieter than the average. It is quite normal already if you use headphones. The fingerprint scanner is slowing down. You can check social networks, chat, watch videos and play. That is enough for a child or an elderly parent.


Xiaomi Redmi 9A


That is the most budget phone from the Redmi company at the moment. According to the annual tradition, the screen size is again larger than the previous model 8A — 6.53 "vs. 6.2".

The fingerprint scanner wasn't used in this model. This is not surprise, the model is still cheap. Some people may be pleased that there is a slot Jack 3.5 for headphones. The battery is 5,000 mAh as in the previous model, which means that the charge will last for a long time. The manufacturer uses IPS screen, viewing angles are not very wide, but it is not worth putting it in the "disadvantages" for such money. Photo is rather good when it’s light, but it is better not to take photos at night.

Who can purchase the mobile phone? The model is created for people with low demands or children. It doesn't exactly look like a modern youth phone. But the model is in the TOP list of the smartphones below 100 USD.


Realme C11


The first important thing is a nice design and a comfortable rear grooved back surface. It doesn't slip in your hand. Manufacturer proposes IPS screen with HD+. But it is equipped with 2GB of RAM only. You will not be able to use it simultaneously with several powerful applications. This phone is suitable only for those who used something even more ancient, and now solved to understand what a smartphone is. It is better to use for elderly parents and grandparents. Moreover, the speaker system sounds normal. You can watch something on YouTube.

Camera lets to get high quality images if there is enough light. All the disadvantages are compensated by a 5000 mAh battery. It is really great power. The same YouTube with one charge can be watched for 18-20 hours.


Category below 150$

Such devices can be offered for both: children and parents, but they should be ready to reduce their demands. These phones are able to cope with everyday tasks normally.

realme C21


The smartphone is equipped with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. This means that it will be enough for standard daily tasks. The 5000 mAh battery suggests that the charge will hold as well as on many well-known models from Xiaomi. The screen is only HD+, but it is enough for the price.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 9


There are different memory characteristics for this model, both 3/64 and 4/128, but the latter is already higher than $ 150. The screen size is 6.53". Not everyone likes so huge smartphones, but there's no getting away from it. The maximum brightness in the sun is not enough. Everything is visible, but it is a little dim. It is not necessary to consider this device for games on high parameters.

The speaker volume is enough for comfortable video viewing. The camera is not perfect: it gives good photos if there is enough light, but you should install Google camera for making photos when it’s dark. The battery gives 18 hours of video viewing.




Its first advantage is a high quality stereo system. It will be difficult to find a device with such sound quality for the price. The screen is FULL HD+, but the color reproduction and brightness is not very high.

This device is not for playing games. NFC is absent and it is disadvantage too. The camera is not perfect and works like most of its competitors in this price segment. Despite the fact that the battery has 6000 mAh, the smartphone demands a lot of power. It will be working for 14-15 hours in video mode, which is worse than the models above. This gadget is good if to purchase it before $ 150. If you find it more expensive, then there is no reason to buy it.


Category Below $200

Redmi Note 9S


You can purchase 4/64 version only for the price, that’s why it is better to focus on it.

You can read everything on the display despite the sun effect, so the brightness margin is good. The screen is IPS. The Snapdragon 720G processor pulls many games at high settings. The high quality camera is a great advantage too. It gives quite good pictures in low light. The sound quality is not bad, but not perfect. The battery lets watching YouTube up to 20 hours.


Redmi Note 8 Pro


The fingerprint scanner is better. None of the above models is even close to this. The smartphone is powerful. There are Helio g90t processor and 6Gb of RAM, which allow you to play absolutely any game. The speaker system is loud enough. The sound is pleasant. NFC is here too. The camera has a good quality and you can get almost perfect picture in any time. The video has a good electronic stabilization system. The microphone recs sound well. The 5,000 mAh battery allows you to watch videos for 14-15 hours without recharging.


Category Below 300$

The category is ambiguous. Main differences are the features of camera and high speed. If you are not interested in it, you may don’t read the information.

realme 7


The first advantage of the model is a fingerprint scanner, which is built into the side button. It works instantly. Speaker system is not perfect. You will get Full HD + screen, IPS, 120 Hz in this smartphone. The brightness is average, but you can read everything in the sun.

The Mediatek 800U processor lets to play with high options. There are versions for 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM and the phone works great in both cases. The camera shows decent results even if there is lack of light. The 5000 mAh battery at 50% brightness can pull up to 15 hours of video.


Redmi Note 10


The design is rather beautiful, especially the glossy back cover. But it means you should purchase the case to save your gadget. The first thing that surprises is the AMOLED screen in this price range. Of course, this can be written as an advantage. But the absence of a light indicator is a great disadvantage. The Snapdragon 678 processor, unfortunately, is not very suitable for mobile gaming at high settings.

Camera lets to get detailed photos if there is enough light. Night shooting in normal mode is normal but there is nothing good if you choose the night mode, the quality would be the same. Stereo system works well. NFC was not installed here. The battery holds up to 20 hours of video viewing.




The main disadvantage of this phone is the body. Not everyone loves glossy plastic because of its soiling. So, if you decide to stay with this model, you need to buy a good case right away. Moreover, the unevenness of the back cover due to the healthy module of the protruding camera can also be compensated for only with a cover.

The fingerprint scanner on the unlock button may seem awkward, but you get used to it quickly. Moreover, it works well. In general, the smartphone itself turned out to be a direct competitor to the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Since in many ways it repeats it. It is strange that Xiaomi made such an oversight, because in some POCO stores it is now a little cheaper and in general it is a little more pumped up: a slightly more powerful processor, a 120 Hz screen, stereo speakers, the camera takes clearer pictures both day and night, sound during video is recorded a little better. The battery generally does the same.

We can safely say that this is a hit of 2020-2021 in this price range in terms of the ratio of price and offered buns. If the minus with the body does not bother you, then feel free to take it.


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