Best 5 cheap smartphones: How to choose, What to check and all must have features

    Best 5 cheap smartphones: This is how you can pick a great phone under Rs. 15000. Know all details.

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Oct 27 2022, 18:48 IST
    Motorola Moto G52 Quick Review in pictures: Best under Rs. 15000 now?
    Motorola Moto G52
    1/6 Motorola Moto G52 comes with a 6.6-inch FHD+ pOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz and touch sampling rate of 360Hz. The bezels are the slimmest in the segment. The display looks great and goes bright enough outdoors. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    2/6 The Moto G52 brings back MyUX modification elements on top of the stock Android-like interface. It allows you to tweak certain elements to get a customised user experience, such as fonts, icons, design elements and more. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    3/6 Motorola Moto G52 relies on the Snapdragon 680 4G chip to power itself. You can get it with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB uMCP storage. The phone runs fine when dealing with simple tasks but it struggles highly with games. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    4/6 The Moto G52 relies on a 5000mAh battery that delivers easily up to two days of stamina on a single charge. The phone comes with a 33W charger in the box that takes over an hour to do a full charge. (Amritanshu/HT Tech)
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    5/6 The Moto G52 offers a 50MP + 8MP + 2MP triple camera setup on the back. The 50MP main camera impresses with its dynamic range and detailing in both day and night, while the 8MP ultra-wide camera works nicely in daylight. The 16MP front camera is decent in terms of its output. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Motorola Moto G52
    6/6 The Motorola Moto G52 starts at Rs. 14,499 for the 4GB/64GB variant, while the 6GB/128GB variant costs Rs. 16,499. The phone comes in grey and white colours. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    Best 5 cheap smartphones: How to pick out a better phone for yourself. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    Best 5 cheap smartphones: If you are interested in buying a smartphone that does not cost a bomb, you have come to the right place. In an era where smartphone buyers face the problem of plenty, it becomes quite difficult to choose your next smartphone. After all, almost all of them seem appealing on paper with tall promises but may turn out to be a potato in reality. Even though the phone manufacturers want you to buy the more expensive models, there are some good phones to choose from.

    Hence, if you want to choose your next budget smartphone under Rs. 15000 and are seeking tips to do that, keep these in mind.

    How to choose the best cheap smartphones under Rs. 15000

    - The most crucial thing with modern smartphones is longevity. Cheap smartphones are barely good for a year or two before they start acting up. Hence, you need to ensure it has the latest specifications to go that extra year.

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    - Your phone needs to have a powerful processor inside. Today, the Snapdragon powered phones in this price are usually slow, while MediaTek Helio and Dimensity powered phones tend to be faster overall.

    - Your phone should have the latest version of Android installed. With cases of cybercrimes increasing, ensure that your phone has access to latest security updates, and latest OS versions, if possible. Budget phones usually get one OS update in their lifetime.

    - The user interface should be free from bloatware. Motorola phones tend to have the least amount of bloat and pre-loaded apps, whereas Realme and Xiaomi phones are littered with adware.

    - Ensure a strong build quality on the phone. Most phones in this range have plastic unibody design and hence, you need to check which one has basic features like water repellant body and drop protection.

    - A good battery life is a necessity. Most phones in this price range have a 5000mAh battery and a USB-C port for charging. Hence, these phones can easily last well over a day. Ensure you get at least 18W wired charging support for a quicker refill.

    Top 5 cheap phones under Rs. 15000

    Here are our top picks for smartphones under Rs. 15000

    - Samsung Galaxy F42 5G

    - Redmi Note 11 6GB/128GB

    - Redmi Note 11 SE

    - Realme 9i 5G

    - Motorola Moto G52

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    First Published Date: 27 Oct, 18:47 IST