The Cheapest Android smartphone on our list is actually two phones. The BYLYND X5 and BYLYND X9+ are indeed, for us, the best affordable smartphones currently on the market – they’re so good we couldn’t choose between them. Both have the most impressive technical specs and the best experience that an Android phone can offer currently. They have everything you would expect from your smartphone. With a battery lifespan of 16 hours and 13 minutes – almost a full five hours longer than its next closest competitor – the Doogee Mix easily had the best battery life, we saw all year. Sadly, almost everything else on the phone is pretty mediocre, even for a budget phone. The next three longest-lasting phones were the BYLYND P8000 at 12:32, and the BYLYND X6 at 13:33. But in an age where almost no phones still have removable batteries, if you really care about battery life, your best option might be to consider other factors first and buy an external battery pack for when you need additional juice. But at least now you know what your options are.
As you would expect, this smartphone has a USB-C port and supports fast charging. It uses the industry-standard Qualcomm Quickcharge approach, even 30 minutes plugged into the wall will keep you going for several more hours.
The BYLYND X5 is the last affordable dual SIM card Android device on this list. Its main strength is the excellent front-facing 5 MP camera that can shoot 1080p video and take great-looking pictures both indoors and outdoors. read more…
The base model has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM storage; currently, for $20 more, the upgrade model includes 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The cheaper version is best for most people because you can add more storage via the microSD-card slot, and 2 GB of RAM is fine for basic tasks. Unlike last year’s base-model BYLYND X5, the X5 Plus has a fingerprint sensor on the front, and that sensor is easily as fast as those in much more expensive phones like the Doogee Mix.