Four smartphone models four times cheaper than the iPhone 14

Four smartphone models four times cheaper than the iPhone 14

The correct price. In an uncertain economic context, affording the latest smartphones, such as the iPhone 14 (sold from 1,019 euros), is far from being within the reach of most. Faced with galloping inflation, many prefer to invest only in a basic model. An almost systematic choice, when it comes to a first smartphone for a teenager. Manufacturers have understood this and compete with competitive offers in the segment of smartphones that are sold around 200 euros.

At this price, there is no 5G or advanced photography features. Even less ultra-powerful processor. Or a 120Hz panel to flatter gamers. But as “20 Minutes” has seen, the market for low-cost smartphones is full of versatile devices, with a comfortable screen size and good battery life.

For an XXL screen: Samsung Galaxy A13

The Samsung Galaxy A13 is a 4G smartphone with a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD screen (1,080 x 2,408 pixels), with a careful finish. It is immediately noticeable by its cloud of rear sensors: 50 megapixels; 5 megapixel ultra wide angle; 2 megapixel macro and 2 megapixel depth of field. Not to mention its 8-megapixel wide-angle front sensor.

Like others, the A13 uses technology from the pixel binning for its shots: each pixel on its main sensor is made up of four sub-pixels that absorb more light. On arrival, brighter photos. Wanting to be tough, the A13 packs a 5,000mAh battery and supports 15W charging (not considered fast). The charging block is not supplied. 199 euros (in 64 GB expandable).

The Samsung Galaxy A13.
The Samsung Galaxy A13. – SAMSUNG

Our opinion : If Samsung wants to impress the gallery with a generous a priori photographic section, the results obtained are still quite conventional, in line with what we can expect from a smartphone that is around 200 euros. In Full HD (front or rear), videos are more flattering. Be careful, there is no waterproofing here, and the smartphone slab, which is only 60 Hz, risks leaving video games faded on your end.

For a comfortable autonomy: Oppo A76

With its A76 4G smartphone, Oppo plays the simplicity card. Behind the bluish casing of this terminal with a 6.56-inch screen, a light master key (189 grams) is hidden, with a very flattering design. HD+ (1,612 x 720 pixels), its panel offers a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz.

Its two photosensors (13 megapixels on the one hand and 2 megapixels of depth of field on the other) offer correct results in good light, but can be perfected as soon as night falls. Up front, its 8 megapixels are enough for most selfies. Remarkable point, a 5,000 mAh battery, supported by a fast charge of 33 watts (charging unit included). 229 euros (128 GB expandable).

Oppo A76.
Oppo A76. -OPPO

Our opinion : Attractive with its wide screen, the Oppo A76 obviously makes some concessions to sell its terminal for just over 200 euros: LCD panel and not OLED, very “plastic” manufacturing, mid-section photo and lack of waterproofing. But the great autonomy of this smartphone (2 days according to our tests) becomes here an argument that many others do not necessarily have.

To take care of your selfies: Motorola Moto g32

Full HD + (2,400 x 1,080 pixels), the 6.5-inch LCD screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate of the Moto g32 is one of its arguments. And unlike others of this price, the device is equipped with two speakers. With its three photosensors (50 megapixels: 8 megapixel ultra wide angle and 2 megapixel macro), this all-rounder weighing only 184 grams is also weighted with an octa-core processor (Snapdragon 680, also present in the Oppo A96 and Realme 9i ). Its 5,000 mAh battery is still common to most smartphones in its range. 249 euros (128 GB expandable).

motorola moto g32
The Motorola Moto g32 – MOTOROLA

Our opinion : Among the best equipped in its class, the Moto g32 is also good for selfies, with its 16-megapixel front-facing sensor (vs. 8 more often), with a powerful Portrait mode and plenty of filter proposals. But who can do more, can do less: there is 4G and not 5G.

To shoot in 4K: Poco M5S

little bit? Brand of the Xiaomi group, this manufacturer is committed to the segment of low-cost smartphones, as is the case with this elegant M5S. In a market where low-cost terminals whose screen is only LCD, this new 4G model is shown with a 6.43-inch AMOLED panel (2,400 x 1,080 pixels). This is a definite advantage, guaranteeing a more contrasted image. The other side of the coin, it’s only 60 Hz.

Particularity: the terminal, very light at 179 grams, detects ambient light at 360° and thus adapts its brightness. Equipped with a 64-megapixel main sensor (plus an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, and 2-megapixel macro and portrait sensors), the M5S shoots just in 4K at 30 images/second, a rare feature on an appareil to ce Reward. At the front, a 13-megapixel camera that shoots in Full HD. 249 euros (128 GB expandable).

The Little M5S.
The Little M5S. – LITTLE BIT

Our opinion : Full HD + with an AMOLED screen and two stereo speakers, this smartphone is a good option for heavy video consumers. With its 5,000 mAh battery, its good autonomy of almost two days is an asset, but we regret that Pocco sells the 33 W charger separately, which allows it to charge quickly. However, it is a good point: it is the only smartphone in our selection that benefits from an index of protection against dust and splashes (IP53).

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