Phones are an integral part of our lives and with the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, phones have seen a greater rise in demand in Bangladesh.In this article, I will be listing five decent phones that you can purchase without having to spend a lot of money.
5. Infinix Hot 10 Play @ TK 10,490
The Infinix Hot 10 Play is a good option for a relatively low price. The phone comes in 4 colors and contains 4GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64 GB EMMC 5.1 storage. Its 6.82’’ IPS LCD HD+ display provides great visuals when it comes to gaming or watching videos. The phone has a Mediatek Helio G35 processor and a PowerVR GE8320 GPU installed to it which makes it a very good candidate for running your favorite mobile games. The main camera is 13MP and the front camera is 8MP, both of which are decent for capturing your cherished moments. The phone is also equipped with a 6000 mAh battery which ensures long sessions of gaming and helps you attend your online classes without the fear of your phone battery dying.The phone has an instant fingerprint unlock on its rear.
For its price tag, the Infinix Hot 10 Play is an option that you can consider if you are tight on your budget.
4. Realme C21 @ TK 11,990
The Realme C21 comes with a 6.4” IPS LCD panel HD+ display and a USB type-C port. You can notice the diamond-like design on the plastic rear panel of the phone. On the inside, the phone comes with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64 GB EMMC 5.1 storage, the processor and GPU the same as the Infinix Hot 10 Play. The phone has a Triple AI camera with the primary camera having 13MP resolution and the front camera having 5MP resolution. The Triple AI camera allows users to take very sharp and detailed pictures if proper lighting is present. The camera boosts up color in the photos which means you may not have to edit the pictures as much as you normally would before you post them on social media. You can capture video footage at 1080p, 30 FPS using the camera and the quality of footage is nothing out of the ordinary. The battery has a decent capacity of 5000mAh which can last more than 1 day even after heavy use.
3. Realme Narzo 30a @ TK 12,990
The Realme Narzo 30a is designed to fit any mobile gamer’s preference. Its body frame is entirely plastic or polycarbonate built. The rear panel has a wavy,grippy design which looks quite cool.The phone has a USB 3.0 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.The rear panel also consists of a Dual Camera setup and a Fingerlock which is placed at a convenient place for users and is very responsive. In addition, the phone also has facial recognition which works very well in the presence of substantial lighting. Its display is a 6.5” IPS LCD panel HD+ screen with PPI density 270 which is great for its budget.
However, removal of the water drop notch would make the display look better. The reason any mobile gamer would love this phone is its Helio G85 Gaming Processor which is an octa core processor and can be clocked at 2GHz. This processor along with its 4GB Memory and Mali G52 GPU allows gamers to run games like PUBGm and Asphalt 9 smoothly on this device at medium to high settings and have a fun experience.Furthermore, its 6000mAh battery helps facilitate long gaming sessions without interruption and the phone does not overheat that much over a long period of time. The 18W charger that comes with the phone fully charges the battery within three and a half hours which is understandable considering the large battery. The phone also has a reverse charging system where the Narzo 30a can be used to charge other phones which is a useful feature.
The performance heavy Realme Narzo 30a is a great start for someone who looks to start mobile gaming as It is affordable and is aimed at gaming in particular.
2. Infinix Note 8i – TK 14,990
The Infinix Note 8i feels quite big when it is first held due to its 6.78’ IPS LCD panel HD+ screen. The body frame and the rear panel of the phone is entirely plastic built and the rear panel has a nice glossy texture to it.However, using the phone with one hand may feel like an inconvenience for those with small to medium sized hands. The home button on the right side of the phone acts as the fingerprint scanner too instead of a scanner on the rear panel which is an interesting feature compared to the other smartphones mentioned. The top left of the rear panel contains a quad camera setup with the primary camera being 48MP and the front camera 8MP. There is also a flashlight with the cameras at the back. The camera allows videos to be recorded at 2k, 30 FPS and as such the quality of the video footage is quite decent. This phone also excels at Gaming with its 6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage, MediaTek Helio G80 gaming processor and Mali G52 GPU. Such specifications allow games like PUBGM and CODM to run smoothly at satisfactory graphics settings. For the operating system, the phone has Android 10 XOS 7.1.
1. Xiaomi Poco M2 @ Tk 15,990/16,990
The Xiaomi Poco M2 is the only phone in the list with a Full HD+ display and Its price range does exceed 15000 taka by a little but I thought It would be a huge loss to not list this phone as my number 1 due to the specifications you can find at this price. The phone has a 6.53” IPS LCD panel Full HD+ resolution screen which is quite astounding for a 15990/16990 taka phone.
with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protector. The back has a Quad 13+8+5+2 Megapixel camera and the front camera is 8MP. The specifications are the same as Infinix Note 8i but the Full HD+ display means the processor has to devote some of its energy to the display and therefore gaming performance may be slightly hampered.However, you are experiencing Full HD+ graphics so the slight concession in performance may not bother you. The phone comes in two variants, 6GB RAM and 64GB Storage for 15999 and the same amount of RAM but 128GB storage for 16999.
Is there a phone that you might have added to the list? Let me know in the comments below.