It’s not a study period now. So when buying new smartphones, students wouldn’t pay much attention to the features that traditionally they do. We mean students have various requirements for smartphones and most of them come from their occupations. But now, they may buy smartphones with larger battery (because they travel more), with a gaming processor (because they have more time to play games), with modest features (because they are waiting for flagship models coming at the end of the year), etc. So we decided to collect a few smartphones that should match students requirements for the moment.
Best Smartphones For Students
Realme GT Master
The Realme GT Master Edition looks like a travel suitcase. It also adopts the industry’s first 3D plain leather craft.
On the front, it carries a 6.5-inch Samsung AMOLED screen. It supports a 120Hz refresh rate with a three-speed adaptive adjustment, a 480Hz touch report rate, 1100nits maximum brightness, COP packaging technology, an HDR 10+ support, and a 10240-level dimming and DC dimming.
Under the hood, we have a Snapdragon 870 processor. It is paired with up to 12GB of memory, which can transform to a 19GB memory through memory expansion technology.
In other aspects, the Realme GT Master Edition supports 65W super-fast charge. So the 4500mAh battery will charge in less than an hour. There are also two stereo speakers, linear motors, NFC, etc.
On the front, we can also find a 32MP Sony sensor, while on the opposite side, there is a matrix-style three-camera. It includes a 50MP + 16MP + 123-degree ultra-large field of view lenses combination.
The company requires 3199 yuan for the 12+256GB version.
Poco F3 GT
The Poco F3 GT sports a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a Full HD+ resolution, a refresh rate of 120Hz, a touch sampling rate of 480Hz, 10bit colors, and 500nits brightness. The front is also protected by has Gorilla Glass 5.
Inside, we have a Dimensity 1200 processor, which delivers a superior mobile experience. It will ship with LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. Plus, there is a 5,065mAh battery that supports a 67W fast charging (USB PD 3.0 and Quick Charge 3.0). Our protagonist also has mechanical gaming trigger buttons, and it features an X-linear motor that delivers in-game vibrations. As you guess, we are dealing with a gaming smartphone. So it’s reasonable that it comes with a respectable a heat dissipation system with graphene, graphite, and a vapor chamber. RGB lighting encompasses the rear-mounted camera setup.
As for photography, the phone sports a 16MP selfie camera. Apart from this, on the back, we have a 64MP main camera with an aperture of f/1.65, an 8MP super-wide lens that offers 120-degree FOV, and a 2MP macro camera.
The Poco F3 GT will set you back INR 30,999 (about $416) for the 8GB RAM+256GB ROM model.
OnePlus Nord 2
The OnePlus Nord 2 comes with a 6.43-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a top-left punch-hole cutout for the front camera. Like the previous model, it is covered with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The screen has an HDR10+ certification and hides a fingerprint scanner.
Honestly, this and the model above are direct rivals. So many features will be identical. Say, the OnePlus Nord 2 comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI SoC as well. The device offers up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Also, we have a 4,500mAh battery with a support for 65W fast-charging.
In terms of optics, the phone comes with a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary camera with OIS. There are also 8MP ultrawide module and a 2MP monochrome unit. For selfies and video calls, the device packs a 32MP front camera.
The OnePlus Nord 2’s 12GB + 256GB model costs INR 34,999 (~$470).
Best Cameraphones for Students
When saying cameraphone we don’t mean the camera resolution only. Instead, we take into consideration innovations in the camera part or the price over camera performance ratio.
Huawei Nova 8i
Though this phone can’t be considered as a cameraphone in the sense we used to understand it, we couldn’t ignore this model.
On the front, we have a highly appealing chassis with a 6.67-inch edgeless LCD display. It adopts a punch-hole screen design and offers an impressive FHD+ resolution of 2376 x 1080 pixels. Plus, it supports a touch sampling rate of 180Hz. This ensures a smoother touch response while playing mobile games.
As for the main camera, it comes with a 64MP main camera (f/1.9 aperture), an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, along a 2MP macro unit. Thus, we are dealing with an entry-level smartphone with four cameras. On the opposite side, it carries a 16MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture.
Inside, the Huawei Nova 8i features a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor. The Nova 8i ships with 8GB of RAM and offers 128GB of built-in storage capacity. Also, we have a 4,300mAh battery with a 66W fast charging support.
The 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM model retails for about $312.
OPPO Reno 6
Our protagonist carries a 6.4-inch 2.5D high-sensitivity screen, which supports a 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the phone carries a Dimensity 900 mid-range chip. The OPPO Reno 6 comes with a linear motor, a VC liquid cooling heat dissipation, a 4300mAh battery, which supports 65W super flash charging. However, we choose this handset not for these features.
The OPPO Reno 6 features a 32-megapixel water-light lens on the front and three rear cameras. As you understand, the high-res selfie camera is the main reason for its appearance on this list. The main camera has a 64MP resolution, while the secondary cameras are 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and 2-megapixel macro lenses. This camera module supports AI glow video, super video image stabilization, mobile time-lapse video, multi-scene video, AI ID photo, Soloop instant recording and other functions.
The OPPO Reno 6 12/256GB version is priced at 3199 yuan ($501).
VIVO S10 Pro
The VIVO S10 Pro has a 6.44-inch display that uses Super AMOLED technology and offers an impressive FHD+ resolution. This wide notch hosts two front camera including a 44MP primary sensor and an 8MP ultrawide lens. On the back, we can find a 108MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro lens.
As for hardware, the phone packs a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC. Aside from that, it is backed by a 4,000mAh battery that supports 44W charging.
The highest 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM S10 Pro comes at CNY 3,399, which converts roughly to about $525.
Low-End Smartphones for Students
Samsung Galaxy F22
The Galaxy F22 comes with a 6.4-inch sAMOLED display. It has an HD+ resolution, an aspect ratio of 20:9, and a refresh rate of 90Hz. Under the hood, the phone carries a MediaTek Helio G80 processor, coupled with 4 GB / 6 GB of RAM. Furthermore, the phone offers an ample 64 GB / 128GB of built-in storage space for you to save your favorite multimedia files. The phone comes with a 6,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.
The camera on the rear includes a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and two 2MP cameras ideal for depth and macro shots.
The Galaxy F22 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM variant comes at INR 14,499 (about $195).
The Nokia C30 smartphone comes with 6.82-inch HD+ display with a 720×1600 pixel resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core processor and runs Android 11 Go Edition. The handset offers 2GB/3GB of RAM and 32GB and 64GB internal storage. This 4G smartphone houses a 6000mAh battery with 10W fast charging.
Nokia C30 sports a dual rear camera, which includes a 13MP main sensor and a 2MP secondary shooter. There is also a 5MP selfie camera on the front.
Nokia C30 comes in Green and White colors and its price starts at 99 euros.