Top 5 Best Smartphones for Under $150 – January 2023

Best Smartphones $150

It’s a new year and we’re back with our top 5s starting from the more affordable of them all. In this list we’ll indeed check out the best smartphones currently on sale for under $150; keep reading!

Best Smartphones for Under $150

1. Redmi 12C

This month we kick off with the recently launched Redmi 12C. The low-end phone from Redmi comes with the powerful (for the range) MediaTek Helio G85 CPU; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

The Redmi 12C then features a quite large 6.71-inch panel with HD+ and a 5MP selfie camera in the notch at the front. Meanwhile on the back we find a 50MP main camera paired with a 2MP macro lens

Finally, the Redmi phone comes with a large 5000mAh battery, there’s a 3.5mm audio jack and it has a fingerprint scanner.

2. Moto G31

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Also coming with the powerful MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, we have the Moto G31. The CPU is then coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

The Moto G31 is quite compact compared to the Redmi 12C, coming with a small 6.4-inch display with Full HD+ resolution.

Photography wise, 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 integrates a 5000mAh battery, there’s NFC support, plus a 3.5mm audio jack.

Best Smartphones for Under $150

3. Realme C33

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Next on the list we have the Realme C33 which comes with an almost as powerful Unisoc Tiger T612 chipset; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

The Realme C33 packs an averagely sized 6.5-inch screen with HD+ resolution. As for cameras, the handset sports a 50MP main camera paired with a 2MP depth sensor. At the front there’s a 5MP selfie cam.

Lastly, the entry-level phone from Realme packs a large 5000mAh battery and there’s a 3.5mm audio jack.

4. OnePlus Nord N20 SE

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Another great option for under $150 is the OnePlus Nord N20 SE launched back in August of 2022 which can now be found for said price tag. The handset packs the good MediaTek Helio G35 CPU; along with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

As for the display, the smartphone features a 6.56-inch IPS display with HD+ and a notch for the 8MP selfie cam. Meanwhile on the back the Nord N20 SE features two cameras including a 50MP primary sensor and a 2MP portrait sensor.

Finally, the OnePlus Nord N20 SE packs a 5000mAh capacity battery and it supports a faster than average 33W charging technology.

Best Smartphones for Under $150


Last but not least, we have the UMIDIGI C1 Max coming with the quite good Tiger Unisoc T610 chipset; along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The C1 Max by UMIDIGI encases a 6.52 inch display with HD+ resolution and a notch for the 8MP front camera. On the back, we find a 50MP main camera and a 2MP camera depth sensor.

Finally, the C1 Max comes packing a large 5150mAh capacity battery and it has a 3.5mm audio jack.

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

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