Smartphones up to 20,000 rubles. 2017 year

Here is another article from a series of guides on choosing the best smartphones in various price categories, and today’s material is devoted to interesting gadgets costing from 15 to 20 thousand rubles. As always, first we describe the general characteristics. The smartphones considered today support 4G networks, are equipped with a screen with a diagonal of 5 to 5.5 inches, 2 or 3 GB of RAM, a drive of at least 16 GB, a battery with a capacity of 2500 to 3000 mAh and a main camera with a resolution of at least 13 Mp

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Camera phones

First, we will talk about a specific and rare class today – camera phones. Compared to competitors, they stand out, among other things, for their photographic capabilities.

LG X Cam

Price: 17990 rubles. Buy LG X Cam.

LG X Cam belongs to the X-line. This model was equipped not only with solid cameras, but also with hardware that can provide fast operation: the eight-core MediaTek MT6753 chipset with a frequency of 1.1 GHz, a 5.2-inch display with Full HD resolution, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory (supports microSD cards up to 2 TB). On the back of the device are two cameras with sensors with a resolution of 5 and 13 megapixels. But most importantly, one of the cameras (5 megapixels) is super wide-angle. Thanks to this solution, you can take panoramic photos, plus the quality of pictures taken with a 13 megapixel camera increases. An 8MP front-facing photo module takes great selfies. There are also many shooting modes.

Lenovo Vibe Shot

Price: 19990 rubles. Buy Lenovo Vibe Shot.

The model with the talking name Vibe Shot was introduced back in 2015. The camera phone boasts several advantages, the combination of which makes it one of the best in the class. Firstly, the Lenovo Vibe Shot has an excellent 5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, which, with not the largest diagonal, allowed engineers to achieve a high pixel density of 441 ppi. Secondly, the smartphone has an almost flagship stuffing: 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable internal memory, an eight-core Snapdragon 615 processor, LTE-A support and GPS and GLONASS navigation modules. Thirdly, Lenovo Vibe Shot has excellent cameras: the main one with a 16 MP sensor and an 8 MP front camera. Note the convenient and simple camera application that allows you to take cool pictures. And Vibe Shot today pleases with an unusually favorable ratio of price and quality. Interested in? Then you can readfull gadget test .


HTC Desire 830 Dual SIM

Price: 15090 rubles. Buy HTC Desire 830 Dual SIM.

HTC Desire 830 Dual SIM attracts attention due to the stylish case, a large 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels and high speed, which is provided by the eight-core Helio X10 processor (1.5 GHz), high-speed LTE-A module, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. The latter can be expanded using a microSD card. HTC did not stint and installed here its 4-megapixel front camera, made using UltraPixel technology and a 13-megapixel main camera with autofocus, flash and aperture F2 lens.

Huawei P9 Lite

Price: 16,290 rubles. Buy Huawei P9 Lite.

Over the past two years, Huawei has literally jumped above its head and took a place in the top 3 smartphone manufacturers. P9 Lite is a representative of the new generation of Huawei smartphones and a lightweight version of the flagship P9 . The device is enclosed in a beautiful slim case, on the front panel of which there is a bright display with Full HD-resolution and a diagonal of 5.2 inches. The “heart” of the smartphone is a proprietary HiSilicon Kirin 650 processor with 8 processing cores, a Mali-T830 MP2 graphics accelerator. The amounts of RAM and internal memory are 2 and 16 GB, respectively. There is support for LTE-A and a slot for memory cards up to 128 GB. Battery capacity is 3000 mAh. The cameras are no frills, but they cope with their work 100%. The resolution of the main module is 13 megapixels, the front – 8 megapixels.

Lenovo Vibe S1

Price: 16800 rubles. Buy Lenovo Vibe S1.

Lenovo Vibe S1 is an ideal choice for selfie lovers, because over its 5-inch screen with Full HD-resolution there are immediately two front cameras of 8 megapixels. This not only improves the quality of the selfie, but also makes it possible to use unusual filters, post-focus and many other creative tools. The 13MP rear camera (F2.2) shoots better than the dual front camera. As for the rest, Lenovo Vibe S1, of course, is not the flagship, but it tries to match its photo capabilities: the device is built on the basis of an eight-core MediaTek MT6752 processor with a frequency of 1.7 GHz, and it is helped by 3 GB of RAM, a 32-GB drive with support for microSD cards up to 128 GB It is worth mentioning a very nice design: the smartphone is available in white and blue, plus its glass back panel looks very impressive.

Highscreen Boost 3 SE Pro

Price: 16990 rubles. Buy Highscreen Boost 3 SE Pro.

In the last guideWe have already talked about the Russian company Highscreen and the Boost 3 SE smartphone. Today we will talk about the Boost 3 SE Pro model, which, as the name implies, has more advanced characteristics. For example, Highscreen Boost 3 SE Pro received a larger amount of RAM (3 GB versus 2) and a twice as large drive (32 GB). Other equipment Highscreen Boost 3 SE Pro “inherited” from Boost 3 SE: 5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, a MediaTek MT6753 processor with a frequency of 1.3 GHz and a fast LTE-module. Photo and video shooting in Highscreen Boost 3 SE Pro remained at the same high level: there is a front and main camera with a resolution of 5 and 13 megapixels, respectively. When you buy this smartphone, you will get two batteries: the first at 3100 mAh will provide a day of confident operation, and the second (thicker) at 6900 mAh will add another couple of days. With a second battery, the size of the smartphone will increase, so you have to use another cover from the kit.

Honor 6X

Price: 16990 rubles. Buy Honor 6X.

Honor is a Huawei brand specializing in smartphones. Company motto: For The Brave ( Eng. “For the brave” ). But to acquire their smartphone, you don’t need either courage or a large amount of money. These devices stand out for their excellent value for money. Honor branded devices sometimes even surpass Huawei gadgets. Honor 6X is an original device, which, thanks to several chips, does not need advertising. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, an eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor, GPS and GLONASS modules, a 3340 mAh battery, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. Honor 6X uses such non-trivial solutions as a dual main camera (12 + 2 megapixels), which allows you to capture images in wide aperture mode. The smartphone pleasantly cools the hand with an all-metal thin body.

Alcatel Idol 4 6055K 16GB

Price: 17990 rubles. Buy Alcatel Idol 4 6055K 16GB.

If most of the above smartphones stand out with something, then the Alcatel Idol 4 6055K does not have any original features. This is just a very fast smartphone in a quality case from a well-known manufacturer. Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and wireless support according to the LTE-A standard make it fast. To make it easier for everyone to use, there is 16 GB of internal memory (+ microSD up to 128 GB), a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels (424 ppi) and a Wi-Fi 802.11ac module. The resolution of the main camera is 13 megapixels, the front camera is 8 megapixels.

Neffos X1 Max

Price: 17990 rubles. Buy Neffos X1 Max.

Neffos X1 Max also stands out from the competition, but not with some crazy features or revolutionary features, but simply with a good price-performance ratio. Perhaps no other smartphone on the market can offer 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, a 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution, a powerful eight-core processor (MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755), and good 5 cameras and 13 megapixels, as well as support for 4G networks.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

Price: 17990 rubles. Buy Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016).

Those who care about the brand and appearance of the smartphone should take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy J7. This device in an elegant aluminum case captures the eyes with a stylish design, and thanks to a balanced iron it is comfortable to work with. The 5.5-inch display of the smartphone with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels does not overload 2 GB of RAM and an octa-core processor with a frequency of 1.6 GHz, and even does not require large energy consumption from the battery at 3300 mAh, allowing the Galaxy J7 to work longer than competitors . The pluses include cameras with a resolution of 5 and 13 megapixels with aperture F1.9 for each of them.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL

Price: 18,990 rubles. Buy ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL.

We are used to the fact that ASUS smartphones have good cameras, and the 13MP Zenfone 3 Laser camera does not disappoint:

  • there is ultrafast laser autofocus, which determines the distance to the object in three hundredths of a second;
  • electronic stabilization eliminates the slightest jitter during video recording; lens aperture equal to F2;
  • implemented PixelMaster technology.

Other specifications also correspond to a rather high level (for its price): an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor (MSM8937), 2 GB of RAM, a 32 GB drive, and LTE-A support.

Sony Xperia XA Dual

Price: 18,990 rubles. Buy Sony Xperia XA Dual.

Like the Samsung Galaxy J7, this Japanese smartphone is more suitable for lovers of fashion devices than those who are interested in advanced technologies. The hardware of the Sony Xperia XA Dual does not cause much enthusiasm: a 5-inch HD display, Helio P10 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, work in LTE-A networks and GPS and GLONASS navigation modules. But Sony Xperia XA Dual takes the soul with its attractive design (frameless design) and good cameras with a resolution of 8 (front) and 13 (main) MP. A nice bonus: Sony left the physical camera shutter button!

In the second quarter of 2017, an update of this Sony Xperia XA1 smartphone will be released, which will replace the XA Dual on the shelves and at the same time remain in the same price category. Read more about the Xperia XA1 in the news .

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64 GB

Price: 18,990 rubles. Buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64GB.

Xiaomi company once again surprises by offering the chic Redmi Note 4 for a nice price. The model is equipped with a bright 5.5-inch Full HD screen, a monstrous ten-core (!) Helio X20 processor with a frequency of 2.1 GHz and a Mali-T880 video accelerator, 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB file storage with expandable microSD cards and a module LTE-A. In addition, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has excellent cameras: a 5-megapixel front and 13-megapixel main cameras with autofocus, flash and aperture F2 lens.

Apple iPhone 5S 16 GB

Price: 19990 rubles. Buy Apple iPhone 5S 16GB.

Attention! In the range from 15 to 20 thousand rubles, you can buy an iPhone. True, the younger model. True, iPhone 5S. By the way, we were not able to find out whether the “native” is a smartphone or its restored version. However, the model has been on sale for more than three years. By the way, it supports the current version of iOS 10. It’s worth talking about the iPhone in isolation from its technical characteristics – everything is decided by optimization and an unsurpassed design. And the rest (with the exception of the camera) does not matter. So, we are talking about a version with 16 GB of internal memory, which imposes certain restrictions (for example, on the number of installed games and applications, photos and videos). The performance of the iPhone 5S after upgrading to iOS 10 is improving. If you are a fan of “apple” technology, but the budget is limited to 20,000 rubles, feel free to take the improved “five”.

BQ Aquaris X5 Plus 2GB / 16GB

Price: 19990 rubles. Buy BQ Aquaris X5 Plus 2GB / 16GB.

Most of the devices presented in this guide have a display with a diagonal of 5.2-5.5 inches. Often, increasing the size of the display makes you compromise – the power of the gadget decreases. However, the BQ Aquaris X5 Plus has a 5-inch Full HD display, an eight-core Snapdragon 652 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. Available for microSD cards up to 200 GB. Battery capacity – 3200 mAh. Note the cameras: the main one with a resolution of 16 megapixels, which is rare at this price, and the front one is at 8 megapixels.

Meizu M3E 32GB

Price: 19990 rubles. Buy Meizu M3E 32 GB.

Meizu is a quality Chinese brand with many years of experience. We have known this company since Meizu MX3. Meizu M3E can be called a slightly simplified and more affordable analog of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. It has the same 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, the same battery with 3100 mAh and the same amount of RAM. Meizu M3E has an eight-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, 3 GB of RAM and a 32 GB drive, which can be expanded with a memory card. Cameras in Meizu usually shoot very well. The M3E has a 13MP main camera and a fast F2.2 lens. The front camera is simpler: 5 megapixels and the lens aperture F2.

ZTE Nubia Z11 mini

Price: 19990 rubles. Buy ZTE Nubia Z11 mini.

ZTE is known for its loyal attitude to Russian users: the company is building a reasonable pricing policy by offering us smartphones with the best price-quality ratio. The Nubia Z11 mini was no exception. For less than 20,000 rubles you will get a 5-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory (+ microSD up to 200 GB), 4G support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and also an 8MP front camera and a 16MP main camera with F2 aperture.

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