Top 5 Best Smartphones for Under $150 – December 2022

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With winter holidays approaching, it’s time to start picking a present for yourself or somebody dear to you. If you need among those who need a new smartphone and you have budget of $150, keep reading as in this article you’ll find the 5 best smartphones currently on sale under said price.

Best Smartphones for Under $150

1. Realme C33

Just like last month, let’s get the ball rolling with the powerful – for the price range – Realme C33. Realme‘s entry-level phone is indeed powered by a Unisoc Tiger T612; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. For an AnTuTu score of over 220k.

The Realme C33 also comes with an averagely sized 6.5-inch screen with HD+ resolution. Camera wise, we find a 50MP main camera paired with a 2MP depth sensor. While at the front there’s a 5MP selfie cam.

The C33 by Realme packs a large 5000mAh battery and there’s a 3.5mm audio jack.


It’s not as powerful as the Realme C33, but the UMIDIGI C1 Max is definitely a great alternative for around $100. The handset comes with the quite good Tiger Unisoc T610 chipset; along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The smartphone features a 6.52 inch HD+ display screen with 1600 x 720 pixel resolution and a notch for the 8MP front camera. On the back, we have a 50MP main camera and a 2MP camera depth sensor. Finally, the UMIDIGI C1 Max is fueled by a 5150mAh capacity battery and it has a 3.5mm audio jack.

3. Blackview Oscal C80

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Another good option in this price range is the Blackview Oscal C80. The smartphone is powered by an Unisoc Tiger T606 chipset and, incredibly enough, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

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The Blackview Oscal C80 comes with a 6.52-inch IPS display with HD+ resolution which even sports a 90Hz refresh rate. As for cameras, we have a 50MP primary sensor coupled with a 0,3MP depth sensor. Meanwhile in the notch at the front there’s an 8MP selfie cam.

The Oscal C80 is fueled by large 5180mAh capacity battery with support for 18W fast charging. The 3.5mm audio jack is present.

Best Smartphones for Under $150

4. Redmi 10 2022 NFC

Next, we have one of the few smartphone to feature NFC, which is quite rare in this price range – the Redmi 10 2022 NFC. The smartphone packs the good MediaTek Helio G88 CPU; along with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Screen wise, we find a 6.5-inch IPS display with a higher Full HD+ resolution sporting a punch hole for the 8MP selfie cam. One the back the smartphone features a total of four cameras including a 50MP primary sensor, coupled with an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP portrait sensor and a 2MP macro camera.

The Redmi 10 2022 NFC packs a 5020mAh capacity battery and it supports 18W fast charging. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, an infrared emitter and NFC.

Best Smartphones for Under $150

5. Moto G31

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Last but not least, we have yet another device which manages to pack NFC for under $150 – the Moto G31. Motorola’s entry-level phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G85; coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The Moto G31 is a more compact device packing a smaller 6.4-inch display with Full HD+ resolution.

As far as photos are concerned, the handset packs a 50MP main sensor, a 8MP ultra wide lens and a 2MP macro camera. Meanwhile at the front there’s a 13MP selfie snapper.

Finally, the Moto G31 is fueled by a 5000mAh battery and – as previously mentioned – there’s NFC support, plus a 3.5mm audio jack.

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

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