Best Budget Smartphones in 2021|5 Best Cheap Smartphones

Best Budget Smartphones in 2021|5 Best Cheap Smartphones

👉5 – Moto G Power (2021) –
👉4 – Nokia 5.4 –
👉4 – TCL 10L –
👉3 – Samsung Galaxy A51 –
👉2 – iPhone SE –
👉1 – Google Pixel 4a –

As smartphones have become more advanced and affordable, there are so many options, each with certain strengths and weaknesses. Choosing the right budget model to suit your needs can be a little tricky.

In this video, we’ll be comparing the 5 Best Budget Smartphones that are designed for different kinds of users. We will take into account performance, features, and price; so you can decide which is best for you. All the products on our list were selected based on their own inherent strengths and features.

We’ll be comparing the Moto G power, TCL 10L, Samsung Galaxy A51, iPhone SE, and the Google Pixel 4a; which are all great options if you’re in the market for a budget smartphone.

We’ll break down which Budget Smartphone is best for you, and what you can expect to get in return for your money. We’ll help you decide if one of the models on our list seems like a great purchase.

0:00 – Intro
0:24 – Moto G Power
2:09 – TCL 10L
3:50 – Samsung Galaxy A51
5:34 – iPhone SE
7:20 – Google Pixel 4a
9:06 – Conclusion

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  1. Tech Dad on May 8, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    There is no way a video of budget phones in 2021 can be made and the Redmi Note 10 Plus not be mentioned… hands down one of the best ‘flagship killers’ made in 2021

  2. TobyIKanoby on May 8, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    number 5 170$ and number 1 350$, I am sorry, I just checked that and didn’t bother watching anymore, a comparison like that just doesn’t make any sense. Then you have lots of other brands that might fit in between and get better ‘points’.

  3. dan yeoman on May 8, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I had a Motorola Moto E5 and it was the worse phone I ever owned. Never again will I get a motorola phone,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  4. Pinoy Car Talk on May 8, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    LOL lots of cheapskates in the comments hahaha people who want a steak for a Big Mac

  5. John Compton on May 8, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Motorola takes care of everything when it comes to the big batteries and essentially using of a smartphone. While Samsung has a better display in camera, and I believe far superior for gaming.

  6. 2Kirass on May 8, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    I see Iphone, I dont trust you. You should hear yourself when you describe it, BIG red flag.

  7. ReaptheWhirlwind on May 8, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    These are not budget

  8. Minerva Owl on May 8, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Wait a minute, buddy: "Budget" is $100, even for "flagship," because nothing more is justifiable on pragmatic/rational grounds.

  9. Tim Travasos on May 8, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Not impressed by the cost vs performance of any of these phones .

  10. So What on May 8, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    I love the Motorola shake to turn on the flashlight feature! I have to have a Motorola phone because of it. I love that feature really handy and use it every day at least once!

  11. Richard on May 8, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Helpful information, but I wish you and other reviewers would approach each phone exactly the same. Sometimes you mention a feature for one phone but don’t mention its presence or absence for another. The information is not presented in the same order for each phone, either. It would be better to decide which features are important to highlight for all the phones, go in order by feature, and explain for each phone if the feature is present and its characteristics. After your speedy review, I have been left still not sure whether some phones have head phone jacks, for example, which is something I want. I wish all the reviewers could slow down in their delivery and leave out superlatives. An example is the battery. Some you give specs for and say how long a charge will last, then for another, you just say its "solid." I am having such a hard time deciding on an affordable replacement phone, and no reviews have yet helped me make a decision. Thank you for your effort, though.

  12. Tom Freer on May 8, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    $500 ain’t budget…

  13. Trevor - on May 8, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    I was expecting to see phones between $50 and $150. (The cheapest one on the list is $179.) I think your definition of "Budget" and "Cheap" are very different from mine.

  14. APBT06 on May 8, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    My 2nd gen se is a piece of shit. I don’t even want another iPhone after this.

  15. Daniel Mantilla on May 8, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    You and me have a different understanding of the term "budget"

  16. intelin123 on May 8, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Amoled display is garbage

  17. gaming knight111t on May 8, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    there are multiple moto g power which one is the one you are revewing?

  18. Marlo Sevilla on May 8, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Wait 400dls is low budget? wow my low budget is max 200dls

  19. Taneisha Miller on May 8, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Don’t think you understand the term "low budget"

  20. jelleyjelley madalinemadaline on May 8, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Maak het plaatje compleet met groene bloemen. Er zijn groene bloemen

  21. hello plz on May 8, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Why do you not talk about the nokia

  22. Amine Stormtrooper on May 8, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Impressive review for a small channel. Thanks!

  23. AJ B on May 8, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    This video is useless just go to Walmart and I promise you’ll find a budget phone just got a nice Lil driod and 1 month of unlimited service for $50

  24. carlos perez on May 8, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Moto G power system OS gobbles up most of the 32 gigs of internal memory. Stay away from this one.

  25. Duncan Wynn Jr on May 8, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    The Moto G Power and the TCL 10L may be budget devices, but the other 3are midrange and have no place in a budget smartphone video. The 10L does look interesting though…

  26. winterberry on May 8, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    The Moto G Power is a good phone
    I can attest to it

  27. SerenoOunce on May 8, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Budget and mid-range are two different things. Waste of time

  28. JFS on May 8, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    yeah ok

  29. New Leaf on May 8, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    What happened to budget kings chinese phones, xiaomi, redmi, poco, oppo, oneplus, realme.