We’re in the era of smartphones and almost every part of our day-to-day operations revolve around the use of a smartphone. Whether it’s for the purpose of communication, staying up to date with the events of the world, studies, or just leisure, there are a thousand and one things your phone can help you with.
There are also a thousand and one phones out there so if you’re a student looking for the best-priced phones with decent specs and performance, read on for our top picks.
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This mid-range successor to the 3a series comes with a snapdragon 730G chipset which is more than capable of handling any student-related tasks you throw at it. It’s reasonably priced so you don’t have to go out of your way to buy one.
Asides from a decent chipset, the pixel 4a scores brilliantly in the camera department, taking good-looking pictures that almost rival those of flagship phones. You get Android 10 straight out of the box and this is subject to an Android 11 upgrade as time goes by. You also get a crisp OLED display that makes viewing on this device extra smooth and vibrant.
As for the downsides of this phone, there’s no water resistance rating so you might want to keep it far from water. The phone also lacks the option to expand its storage.
Another mid-ranger that stands out from its peers, the A52 5G packs a lot of amazing features for its price. Right after the unboxing experience, you get a 6.5-inch super AMOLED display and a refresh rate of 120Hz for the smoothest of screen interactions.
With the snapdragon 750G 5G processor, you get a decent chipset for all your daily tasks. To make this even better is the 6GB RAM provided to further enhance its task execution. Moving on to the cameras, fans will love the 64MP Quad camera set-up that takes the most amazing pictures you can find on a mid-range device.
It packs a 4,500mAh battery, not the best in the game but it more than makes up for it with its fast 25W charging. If you’re a heavy Android user, you might experience some lags in the performance and the device could definitely do better than its current outdoor brightness.
3. POCO M3
The Poco M3 is one of Xiaomi’s responses to the mid-range market. We were immediately wowed by the huge 6,000mAh battery that will definitely appeal to any student who has a lot of tasks on their plate. Its reliable performance is made possible with the market-leading snapdragon chip.
A solid phone with a solid display and price, the 4GB/128GB device has redefined the concept of endurance and reliability. But the hiccup lies in the many bloatware you find on the device. Other than that, you get a brilliant full HD+ display, fast charging, quality camera, and decent stereo speakers
Another Xiaomi device on our list, the Note 10 Pro has a silky punch-hole design that makes for a delightful unboxing experience. It also has a 6.67-inch full HD display for great content viewing, a 120hz refresh rate for smooth navigation, and gorilla glass protection.
We love the combination of 120hz refresh rate and AMOLED display that makes the screen a lovable feature. A quad-camera set-up takes the spotlight in the main build and it definitely delivers brilliantly with the 108MP main camera delivering beautiful picture quality.
Overall performance is good and battery life is excellent thanks to the snapdragon 732g processor and 5020mAh battery respectively. Other features include a 33w fast charger, base storage of 6/64GB which can reach up to 8/128GB in higher models, and the Ip53 water and dust resistance rating.