If you are looking for a great smartphone that is under $700, but do not want to contend with a simple low-range or mid-range handset, we can offer you some really great options.
Let’s take a look at four of the best smartphones from top manufacturers:
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is the most cost-competitive device from Samsung’s S21’s premium lineup. It is the smallest phone in the collection but is not much more different than its expensive siblings.
The phone has a beautiful matte design and comes in four gorgeous colors: Phantom White, Phantom Grey, Phantom Pink, and Phantom Violet. The smartphone has a 6.2-inch full HD+ resolution Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 which provides 5G support. It has 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of fast UFS 3.1 internal storage as well as a One UI 3.1, which came out with the Android 11 update.
The phone has an excellent camera system. The back has a triple camera system that comprises a 12MP main sensor with OIS, a 12MP ultrawide lens, a 64MP telephoto lens with OIS, and 1.1x optical zoom. The front has a 10MP camera which is perfect for taking selfies.
The S21 is equipped with a 4000mAh battery with a 25W fast-charging support. It also comes with a face unlock feature and fingerprint scanner.
Google Pixel 5 5G
The Google Pixel 5 5G is an affordable phone with a beautiful compact design with an aluminum back and matte finish. The device comes in two color options, including Just Black and Sorta Sage.
The phone has a 6-inch OLED display with full HD+ resolution with up to 120Hz variable refresh rate and an always-on display and HDR10+ support. The phone is IP68 water-resistant and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdrgaon 765G processor and is equipped with an 8GB RAM and 128GB of Universal Flash Storage 2.1. The performance is average since the phone is not as snappy as other more expensive smartphones.
However, it comes with a great set of camera for taking photos. It has a 16MP ultrawide lens and a 12.2MP dual sensor with OIS. The front comes with a single 8MP camera. The phone can record 4K videos up to 60fps.
The Pixel 5 operates on stock Android 11 and offers a clean software experience with quick software updates and security patches. It comes with a 4080mAh battery life with 18W fast charging support and also support 5W reverse charging and 12W wireless charging.
The iPhone 11 is an upgraded version of iPhone XR, and boasts faster speed and a better battery life. The camera comes equipped with Night Mode that allows you to take photos in dim light and an ultrawide lens for extra details. With two sensors on the back, you can now take panoramic snaps along with normal main images. Another great feature of the iPhone 11 is its ability to edit 4K footage at 60fps.
The phone has a similar design to the popular XR with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD with the iconic rounded corners, aluminum body, and giant bezels. The iPhone 11 has the same feel as the older phones, including the iPhone 6, 7, and 8; however, its screen now takes up most of the front of the phone.
The phone runs on an Apple A13 Bionic processor, 4GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of internal storage, which gives it a smooth experience. It also comes with a 3110mAh battery, which will sustain your phone for a day if you are using heavy apps; however, the battery life is shorter than the other phones we have mentioned in the list.
OnePlus 8 Pro 5G
The OnePlus 8 Pro 5G was a flagship product last year; however, its price has now dropped, offering great value for money. The phone comes with a smooth 6.78-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a 1440×3168 screen resolution. The phone supports a 12HZ refresh rate and HDR10+ certification and offers an amazing display quality. It is equipped with a punch-hole notch for the front camera and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and has 12GB RAM with up to 256GB of fast UFS 3.0 internal storage. Although the product was launched last year, it still boasts high performance and a smooth gaming experience.
The phone comes with Android 10 with OxygenOS 11 skin.
The 8 Pro 5G has a four-camera setup on the rear that comprise a 48MP ultrawide lens, an 8MP telephoto lens with OIS, a 5MP Color filter camera, and a 48MP main sensor with OIS. It also has a 16MP selfie on the front and comes equipped with a face unlock and fingerprint scanner.
With a 4510mAh battery, the phone offers great battery life. It also supports 30W fast charging, 3W Reverse wireless charging, and 30W Fast wireless charging.
If you are looking for a phone that does not require a lot of compromises, the above four devices deserve a close look.