25,000BDT may be a budget segment for first world countries, but in Bangladesh it signifies an ideal price point for buying smartphones. Here are five smartphones that everyone should consider while buying phones within this price range.
1. Redmi Note 5 AI (6GB Version)
The Redmi series of phones are Xiaomi’s answer to low-range phones. Ever since the arrival of this series, Xiaomi completely dominated the this market segment, especially in Asian markets. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the best within this range, especially the 6 GB version. Featuring Qualcomm’s in-house Kryo cores, the SoC offers class-leading performance in this range. The phone is backed with Xiaomi’s very own MIUI, a custom android ROM featuring plenty of features and gestures. Which is why 6 GB of RAM helps with these tasks. The phone can be found within 25,000 BDT in Bangladeshi markets. An 18:9 display and a mammoth 4000 mAh battery offers amazing value in this price-point as well.
2. Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is another great smartphone in this price range, running Samsung’s TouchWiz ROM. The smartphone is already a year old, but the design is a breath of fresh air. Granted the display up front is a traditional 16:9 display but it’s a Super AMOLED with bright and vibrant colors. The SoC is the Exynos 7870 Octa, offering average battery life. The camera and design is eye-catching, and probably the main reason consumers choose this smartphone in this price range. The smartphone can be found for around 22,000BDT in the market.
3. Huawei Nova 3e
The Huawei Nova 3e is one of the decent smartphones in this range offering official warranty. With official warranty the phone can be found for around 26,000BDT, a smudge above our specified budget. Featuring excellent camera performance and above average battery life, the phone runs Huawei’s very own EMUI ROM with a lot of useful gestures. Battery is 3000 mAh which is average and adequate for a full day of usage. On of the main attractions are the dual cameras which put it a class above its competitors. The beautiful Fullview screen up front is absolutely amazing, and makes the phone look absolutely breathtaking. However, the phone takes a hit in performance as it still uses Huawei’s entry level Kirin 659 processor paired with 4 GB of RAM.
4. Tecno Camon X Pro
The Tecno Camon X Pro is another excellent option that offers excellent day-to-day performance. The power efficiency of the Mediatek Helios P23 is great, thanks to the massive 3750 mAh battery. Multitasking is a breeze with 4 GB of RAM. The stars of the show are the cameras, both rear and front. Both of the cameras have LED flashes, with the rear having a 24 megapixel camera and the front camera with 16 megapixel. And if we haven’t mentioned it yet, the phone dons a 6 inch 18:9 FHD display. Pretty cool.
And if none of these options intrigue you, wait for the Xiaomi Mi 6X. The camera is brilliant, but the price is way too much at the moment. Hopefully, the hype will settle down in a month or two and the phone will be affordable enough.