Flagship smartphones are enough to go around. Everyone’s clambering over each other to get a taste of the latest, big-boy devices out there. Little do people realize that going for a budget pick can still get them most of the features they’re looking for in a phone at half the price.

If you’re one of those who want to be smart about your purchasing, consider checking out the helpful listicle we’ve prepared encompassing the best budget smartphones of 2023.

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Motorola Moto G62

Don’t count Motorola out of the game yet. The company is still trickling smartphones out and the Moto G62 is specially tailored for the mid to low-range market. This device comes out with a well-built, clean body that exudes a premium feel in both touch and looks. Motorola also added a generous battery to keep you unworried for at least a day with regular work. There’s a superb always-on display even though the screen is LCD rather than the typical OLED.

Where this device may lose points in build, it makes up for it in software. Motorola has taken extra precautions to make the UI smooth with minimal bloatware. The Moto G62 sports triple cameras at the back with a whopping 50 MP main camera that is perfect for taking daytime shots.

Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro

Admittedly, this phone isn’t perfect. There’s a big battery to help you last throughout the day, but that feature makes it bulky. In the camera and UI department as well, there’s still a lot to be desired. Basically, what we’re trying to say is that nothing is top-notch in this phone, but it is a jack of all trades. The phone gets your stuff done, and you won’t feel left out in any department as far as features are concerned. You’ll get almost all of them. They are just not the best of them. Perhaps for this reason, the Poco X3 Pro competed strongly and eventually won “Best Budget Smartphone for 2023.”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

The Note 10 Pro can be considered an upgrade of the Poco X3. And with good reason too! The display is crisper, and the camera buffed up substantially. Delving more into the details of the screen, there’s a refresh rate of 120 Hz right out of the box.

The screen itself has good real estate that stretches out to a total of 6.67 inches. For the camera, users get 108 megapixels working tirelessly to bring a premium experience when capturing photos or taking videos.

Extra goodies like 33W fast charging and an IR blaster elevate this device to new heights but also keep a humble price tag on it.

Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G

It’s the era of 5G. 2022 saw lots of ISPs slowly trudge into 5G territory and now we’re convinced that 2023 will only carry the trend forward. To keep up with the eventual battery drain that 5G will bring with it, the Poco M4 Pro packs a big 5000mAh battery and a screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. 33W fast charging helps you get back in the game with minimal time wasted.

RealMe C35

This one was a wildcard by Xiaomi. The RealMe C35 doesn’t look like a budget phone from any angle, but we’ll let you know it is. There’s an incredible 1080P display packed into a slim, straight body that is probably inspired by iPhone technology. If you choose to pay extra, the memory on this device can be upgraded to 128 GB—double of that which Xiaomi offers on the basic version.

Oppo A54 5G

The Oppo A54 5G is a low-cost smartphone that excels in various categories, including an appealing design, 5G, a 48Mp quad-camera, and a big 5000mAh battery that outperforms even the most costly phones on the market.

Of course, it is not without flaws. Despite the amazing battery life, 10W charging is slow in this day and age. Despite the camera’s night mode is excellent, the user experience of capturing images may be improved to be easier and cleaner.


And that’s a wrap on our picks for the top budget phones available in the market. Many of the devices listed can be found online on sale during the holiday season. Do check out sites like Amazon and Best Buy to find amazing deals that will definitely slash a few bucks off of these. Be smart, and save money!


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