Every time we provide a list with the best smartphones for students, we keep in mind what kind of products students prefer. As a person who communicates with students every single day, I can prove that they have quite different preferences. I mean some of them can afford themselves to buy top-end smartphones, some don’t want to spend much, some focus on the camera, and some do not recognize any other brand but Apple. So every time a new smartphone appears on the market, it has all chances to attract students. In this regard, we have chosen different models that should be what students are looking for.
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Best Entry-Level Smartphones For Students
This is a brand new Samsung smartphone from the M series, which can boast of a few selling points. But as the name implies, you don’t have to expect more from this handset.
The Samsung Galaxy M22 sports a 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display with an Infinity-U style notch on the top. Also, the display comes with a refresh rate of 90Hz. This is one of the most surprising features of this handset.
Under the hood, it carries a Helio octa-core processor with up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. But the latter can be expanded to up to 1TB via a microSD card slot.
Another interesting feature that deserves our attention is the quad-camera with a primary 48MP snapper. There is also an 8MP secondary shooter and two 2MP additional sensors. The front camera has a 13MP resolution.
Lastly, the phone comes with a 5000mAh battery, which supports a 25W fast charging.
Another interesting model from this segment we want to talk about is the Lenovo K13 Pro. Though there are not many features that will make this smartphone ideal for students, it still comes with a few that make it stand out.
Our protagonist sport a Snapdragon 662 chip. And though many think this is for the mid-range models, Qualcomm’s 7 series chips have taken this title long ago. So now, the Snapdragon 6 series chips have nothing worthy to offer against the Snapdragon 7 models. Anyway, the phone comes with a 4GB/6GB RAM and a 64GB/128GB storage.
The waterdrop display has a resolution of 1600 × 720 pixels, which corresponds to the HD+ format.
The rear camera has four sensors, including 64MP, 8MP, 2MP and another 2MP lenses. Like the previous model, it has a 13MP selfie camera. The 5000mAh battery also supports 15W charging.
Best Mid-Range Smartphones For Students
Huawei Nova 9 Pro
Huawei’s Nova series has always been aiming at young customers. In other words, the Nova phones are ideal smartphones for students. But Huawei is going through the hell. So it’s interesting to see whether the company is capable of making good products being in such a hard situation.
The Huawei Nova 9 Pro sports a 6.72-inch large screen. It supports 1 billion colors. The left and right borders are invisible. This handset also supports a 120Hz high refresh rate, and can be adjusted between 60-120Hz.
Also, the Huawei Nova 9 Pro has two 32MP lenses on the front. Thus, the phone is capable of providing a high-definition picture quality. On the opposite side, we have a 50-megapixel super-sensing image unit. Apart from this RYYB-pixel main camera, there is also an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel depth-of-field lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The 50-megapixel main camera’s sensor size is 1/1.56 inches. So the light input is increased by 40%. It is the largest sensor in Huawei’s Nova series.
Other than that, the Huawei Nova 9 Pro is ideal for Vlog recording. The Huawei Nova 9 Pro supports ultra-wide-angle 4K video, low-light video, AIS+3D portrait stabilization, front slow motion and time-lapse photography, 3Mic sound tracking, etc.
As for hardware, we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G chip. Also, it features a 4000mAh battery that supports the first generation of 100W Huawei super-fast charging. Due to the latter, the battery can be fully charged in 20 minutes.
Powerful hardware also requires good heat dissipation. So the Nova 9 Pro comes with a 360-degree surround-type liquid-cooled heat dissipation architecture. It uses a dual VC liquid-cooled heat sink + ultra-high thermal conductivity graphene heat sink, and AI intelligent dynamic adjustment.
More than a year ago Huawei started using its own system. And the HarmonyOS 2 is the biggest highlight of the phone. The latter has a more convenient and smooth communication environment due to the multi-network coordination, dual-network concurrency, multi-device communication sharing, and AI signal prediction.
The Oppo F19s has a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, which also has a 20:9 aspect ratio. The rear camera has a dual-curved design. But such a stylish look doesn’t affect its autonomy. This is the slimmest smartphone coming with a 5,000mAh battery.
Under the hood, the Oppo F19s carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC found on the model above. Anyway, the phone offers a good level of multitasking thanks to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Other key features include a 48MP triple-camera module on the back. Apart from the main sensor, the system also has 2MP for macro photography and 2MP for depth sensing. The punch-hole module hosts a 16MP snapper.
This is another good smartphone for students. The display adopts a hole-punch design. The screen also supports a high refresh rate of 120Hz.
By the way, the iQOO Z5 sports a 6.67-inch LCD display with Full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels). Moreover, the screen offers HDR 10 support, a DCI-P3 color gamut, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, and an aspect ratio of 20:9. As you guess, the screen is the biggest highlight of the phone, which is also TUV Rheinland rated.
The phone packs a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC under the hood. It is coupled with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
There are three rear-mounted cameras on the phone, including a 64MP main camera. Other than that, there is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. The camera supports portrait mode, super night mode, and dual view video. There’s a 16MP front shooter with an f/2.45 aperture for selfies and video calling.
Inside, we also have a 5,000mAh battery, which supports a 44W flash charging. Also, the phone uses a highly efficient VC liquid cooling system for heat dissipation.
Best High-End Smartphones For Students
The Realme GT Neo2 features a 6.62-inch AMOLED full screen (Samsung E4 panel). Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 pseudo-flagship chip. But all these features are regular for models from this segment. The feature that really makes the phone stand out is the new heat dissipation technology.
The Realme GT Neo2 adopts a brand-new heat dissipation black technology, namely diamond ice core cooling system. This is the first model that comes with a diamond heat dissipation material. The total heat dissipation area of the Realme GT Neo2 is as high as 17932mm².
To use the diamond material, Realme has made a breakthrough in making diamond particles with a diameter of 40-50um into a heat dissipation gel. Due to this, the chip can quickly transfer heat, achieving rapid cooling, and increasing the heat dissipation performance.
Apart from these features, we can also mention the 64MP AI triple camera, a 5000mAh battery, and 65W fast charging support.
Xiaomi’s T series smartphones should be good for students because they inherit many features from the original Mi series but cost less. In this sense, the Mi 11T Pro clearly shows how a budget-friendly flagship should look and act.
It comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 1080+ resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. The rest of the display parameters include a 120Hz refresh rate with 480Hz touch sampling rate and HDR10+ support. The display is also quite bright with a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. Lastly, it is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
In terms of photography, the phone comes with a 108MP camera. But there is no OIS support. Moving on, the secondary camera is an 8 MP ultrawide camera, and the 5 MP tele-macro camera is also present here.
Under the hood, our protagonist carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, which is paired with 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
Also, the Xiaomi Mi 11T Pro comes with Xiaomi’s impressive 120 W HyperCharge system. The battery capacity is also large, reaching 5000mAh.
This is the best-looking mobile phone in Xiaomi’s history. Probably, the latest generation of COP packaging technology is what user should give tribute. The latter reduces the chin of the screen to 2.55mm for the first time. This is the narrowest bezel mobile phone in Xiaomi’s history.
Besides, the Xiaomi Civi uses a 6.55-inch micro-curved flexible screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Also, we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor as well as up to 12GB of memory. Thus, though it has a mid-range chip, the large-capacity memory and the top-end display ensure outstanding performance. The front shooter has a 32MP resolution, while the rear camera has a 64MP main camera. There is a 4500mAh battery.