Top 5 Best Smartphones for Under $150 – August 2022

Best Smartphones for Under $150 – August 2022

Did your smartphone become unusable due to the summer heat? Or maybe it died altogether? Well, then you can quickly “fix” that by getting a very affordable new phone. In this list we’ll be checking out the top 5 best smartphones you can get for under $150; keep reading!

Best Smartphones for Under $150

1. REALME 8 5G

Keeping its first spot on the list we have the powerful Realme 8 5G, which is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700, along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory.

The handset sports a 6.52-inch display that offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a refresh rate of 90Hz and a touch sample rate of 180Hz.

Photography wise, the smartphone sports a 48MP main camera; along with a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP B&W sensor. In front we find a 16 megapixel selfie snapper.

Finally, the Realme 8 5G equips a 5000mAh battery that supports 18W charging, it sports NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.


Also coming with the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset – coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage – we have the POCO M3 Pro 5G.

The POCO M3 Pro 5G then features a large 6.5-inch display with Full HD+, a refresh rate of 90Hz and a punch hole at the center top for the 8MP selfie camera. Meanwhile on the back we find three cameras consisting in a 48 megapixel primary, a 2MP for macros and 2MP for depth data on the back.

The smartphone packs a large 5000mAh battery and support for 18W fast charging. We also find NFC, a 3.5mm jack and even an infrared emitter.

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Best Smartphones for Under $150

3. Redmi 10C

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Next, if your budget is really low, the Redmi 10C is a great option at around $130. The smartphone comes with the powerful (for the price) Snapdragon 680 chipset; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable)

The handset also packs an extra large 6.71-inch HD+ display with a notch at the top for the 5MP selfie cam. Meanwhile behind we find a 50MP main camera; paired with a 2MP depth sensor.

Autonomy wise, the Redmi 10C equips a large 5000mAh capacity battery with support for 18W fast charging; there’s a 3.5mm audio jack, an infrared emitter and even NFC support.

4. Realme C30

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Another affordable device for around $130 is the recently launched Realme C30. The Realme phone is powered by a Unisoc Tiger T612; coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable).

The smartphone then features a 6.5 inches screen with HD+ resolution and a 5MP selfie cam in the notch at the top. On the back we find a single 8MP camera.

Finally, the Realme C30 packs a large 5000mAh battery and there is a 3.5mm audio jack.

Best Smartphones for Under $150


Last but not least, we have an option for those of you who need a tougher phone. In this price range the best option is the DOOGEE S61.

The smartphone is powered by the decent MediaTek Helio G35 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

We then find a smaller 6-inch panel with HD+ resolution display with an 8MP selfie snapper above it. While on the back have a main 20MP camera and a 20MP night vision sensor with a large ring flash.

Have a larger budget? Check out our under $300 and $500 lists!

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1 Comment

  1. August 24, 2022

    I think the Doogee S61 series is of very high value, with the Mediatek Helio SOC