Best Budget Phones to Buy in 2024

Despite having innovative features, being longer-lasting, and being a popular choice, not everyone can afford flagship phones or is willing to spend over $1K for a phone. These people only use their phones for basic calling, texting, browsing, and light social media use. They never play any games or do photo/video editing.

Ever since the introduction of smartphones, budget phones have had terrible performance, cameras, and battery life. But this has semi-recently changed when Samsung introduced their A series in 2014 and Xiaomi introduced the POCO brand in 2018. The market for budget phones has grown a lot, and now it's easy to find great budget phones, especially in emerging countries like China and India.

(It's permitted to include phones from previous years. This list states the best budget phones to buy this year in 2024 when this list was created. Please exclude feature phones as they're outdated and unreleased phones as they cannot be bought.)
The Top Ten
1 Samsung Galaxy A05 6.7-inch Full HD+ screen, Helio G85 processor, up to 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, a micro SD card slot, and a 5,000 mAh battery.
2 Google Pixel 7a 6.1-inch OLED display, Google Tensor G2 processor, 8GB RAM, 4385 mAh battery.
3 Sony Xperia 10 V 6.1-inch display, Snapdragon 695 5G processor, 6GB or 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 48MP main camera, 5000mAh battery.
4 Apple iPhone SE (2022) 4.7-inch IPS LCD display, Apple A15 Bionic processor, 2018 mAh battery, available in 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB storage variants.
5 Xiaomi Redmi A3 MediaTek Helio G36 octa-core processor, up to 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, supports microSD cards up to 256GB, 5000 mAh battery.
6 Motorola Moto G Play (2023) 6.5-inch TFT LCD display, MediaTek Helio G37 processor, 4GB RAM, 5000 mAh battery.
7 OnePlus Nord N30 5G 6.72-inch IPS LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor, 108 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP camera, 5000 mAh battery.
8 Nokia C210 6.3-inch IPS LCD display, Snapdragon 662 processor, 13 + 2 MP camera, 3000 mAh battery.
9 Asus Zenfone 9 5.9-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 CPU, up to 16GB RAM, available in 128GB or 256GB storage variants.
10 BLU G53 6.5-inch display, Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 3x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 5000mAh battery.
The Contenders
11 Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
12 Samsung Galaxy A03s
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