With the arrival of Christmas you may be thinking about renewing mobile. You may be writing the letter to the Magi or Santa Claus for someone who needs a new mobile. If you have any questions with the best phones for less than 250 euros, these are our best recommendations.
The mid-range has become a competitive segment. Unless you are a smartphone enthusiast, in this price range you can find mobiles capable of satisfying your needs. The experience of using these devices is more than enough to satisfy most users, and we tell you which ones we recommend.
Mobile phones for less than 250 euros: Honor 8X is the most complete
It is a mobile that we analyzed a few days ago and that has fascinated us. Honor is a brand that generation after generation is more powerful in the mid-range, and the Honor 8X It is an exponent of authentic power in the range of 250 euros.
It has a gigantic screen that occupies almost the entire front and a lot of battery, which makes it a perfect mobile for games, navigation and playback of multimedia content. It has a great performance, its design is beautiful and has features such as headphone jack with FM radio, NFC and microSD card. Perhaps what we liked least about this terminal is the absence of fast charging and its camera, which is not the best we can find for this price.
Features and analysis of the Honor 8X
- screen IPS of 6.5 inches and 1080 x 2340 resolution | 19.5: 9
- Processor: Hisilicon Kirin 710
- 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
- Rear: 20 MP f / 1.8 PDAF + 2 MP f / 2.4
- Lead: 16 MP f / 2.0
- Drums 3750 mAh
- Android 8 Oreo with Emui 8.2
- Features to consider:
- Micro SD
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Face unlock and fingerprint reader
- Main absences
- It does not have USB C
- Absence of fast charge.
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Your best alternative: Xiaomi Mi A2
The Xiaomi Mi A1 became very famous for being a team with good performance, Pure Android, good updates and a reduced price. The Mi A2 is one of its two successors, and stands out for offering much more power and a much better camera.
This mobile represents the best of Xiaomi with the Android system as designed by Google. A mobile that is already being updated to the latest version of Android and where everything just works. It has some shortcomings, such as the lack of NFC to pay with the mobile and the lack of headphone jack and microSD card. If you don't care about those absences, it is surely the best mobile in this price range.
Features and analysis of the Xiaomi Mi A2
- Screen: 5.99 inches (2160 × 1080 px) Full HD + with 2.5D glass
- Processor: Snapdragon 660
- RAM: 4GB
- Internal memory: 64 GB (there is also 32, but we do not recommend it).
- System version: Android One version 8.1 Oreo (the update to Android 9 Pie has already started)
- Rear: 20 Mpx with LED flash with f / 1.75 aperture (1.25μm pixel size) and 12 Mpx with f / 1.75 aperture (2μm pixel size)
- Lead: 20 Mpx with f / 2.2
- Drums: 3010 mAh with quick charge QuickCharge 3.0
- Features to consider:
- Android One
- Mobile with great performance and power.
- Main absences:
- Headphone jack
- MicroSD card
- NFC for mobile payments.
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Other alternatives of interest
If these two options do not convince you, there are other alternatives that although in general they are a little below, they are still excellent mobiles with unique virtues that are worth being highlighted.
Xiaomi Mi 8 lite
It was recently presented and is already at a reduced price. This is the Lite version of the flagship of Xiaomi, inheriting its same design. As for technical features, it is a mobile very similar to the Mi A2, only in this case we have the customization layer of MIUI instead of Android One.
Beyond the differences between MIUI or Android One, the experience between the Mi 8 Lite and the Mi A2 is similar. The Mi 8 Lite has a worse camera, but better battery and microSD card slot.
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Another mobile that we like very much of Xiaomi is the Redmi Note 6 Pro, which has managed to be the best selling mobile of Amazon. If your budget is more limited, it is the Xiaomi that you should consider.
Samsung Galaxy A6
Samsung has raised the bar this year with the Galaxy A, and the A6 is a mobile that we can recommend. It is one of the few Samsung phones that bet on metal, has the same performance as the 2018 A8 and has a Samsung Super AMOLED screen. If you are looking for a compact mobile you want the screen to be good, the Galaxy A6 is very worthwhile.
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Another mobile with Android One that although in general lines is a little below the Mi A2, also has its virtues. Being a mobile with Android One, the comparison with the Mi A2 is inevitable, having both the same system.
The Nokia 6.1 has less power than the Mi A2, but its performance is good enough. The quality of construction is magnificent, the autonomy is somewhat better, and has all the features that the Mi A2 dispenses with. It has headphone jack with FM radio, support for microSD cards and NFC connectivity to pay with the mobile. In addition, it is already updated to Android 9 Pie.
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