10 best smartphones under 8000 rubles

In a number of countries, including Russia, there is such a practice that a new, powerful flagship smartphone of a well-known brand is not only a useful multifunctional device-assistant, but even an element of prestige, status thing. This consumer thirst is especially evident in relation to Apple electronics – iPhone, iPad, MacBook. In the vast majority of cases, the user simply does not need the lion’s share of the device functionality and power. Today’s special rating and review the editorial board of Expertology devoted to smartphones that are the epitome of practicality – maximum functionality and power for a minimum of money. We’ll take a look at 10 models under 8000 rubles, which our experts have identified as the best in their segment.

Rating of the best smartphones to 8000 rubles

Ratingplaceproduct nameprice
Rating of the best smartphones under 8000 rubles1Vivo Y817 990€
2Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 3/32GB8 290€
3Samsung Galaxy A107 995€
4Honor 8A7 940 €
5HUAWEI Y6 (2019)7 640 €
6Nokia 5.1 16GB8 190€
7Meizu M6T 3/32GB7 140€
8Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2/32GB6 190€
9Xiaomi Redmi Go 1/8GB4 830€
10Fly Power Plus 50003 800€

Vivo Y81

Rating: 4.9

Vivo Y81

And first on the list, we take a look at a striking product from one of the world’s largest Chinese electronics manufacturers, Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd. Vivo Y81 – a smartphone with respectable features and almost flawless reputation among many users around the world.

The first thing you can not ignore in this model is the size – 75×155.06×7.77mm at 147g. Of course, such dimensions determined the size of the screen. Indeed, the diagonal here is outstanding – 6.22 inches. Resolution – 1520×720 with a pixel density parameter of 270/inch and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The screen, of course, capacitive, supports multikasaniya and auto-rotate “picture”, as well as all subsequent gadgets included in the review. Plastic case. Controls are mostly on-screen buttons, except for volume control, power on and off.

At the heart of the entire computing system is a powerful central processing unit with eight processing cores. Provides 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory. You can use flash cards with up to 256GB capacity. On the software part of the basis for the software is the Android OS version 8.1.

This model offers a wide range of capabilities for comprehensive communication. For example, there are two slots for SIM cards of mobile operators with the order of functioning DSDS (alternating – one radio module for two “sims”). Wide coverage of generations, standards and technologies of cellular communication – from GSM900 to 4G LTE. There are also wireless modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fifth generation. There is a navigation module that works with the three most popular satellite systems – American GPS, Russian GLONASS and in addition the Chinese BeiDou. Micro USB interface is used for charging. Battery capacity – 3260 mA⋅h.

Given the apparent “budget” smartphone, you should not expect it to superpowers by shooting photos and videos. However, the developers have taken care that the cameras were at least kind. Rear main frame – 12Mpix with an aperture of F/2.20 and a miniature flash, plus a front – 5Mpixel. The leading camera also supports macro mode. You can also shoot video, listen to audio tracks in MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, FM-radio. Headphones are connected via a standard 3.5mm.

Additional features: dialing and voice control; proximity and light intensity sensors; compass; flashlight mode.

The package of the smartphone also includes a cable with USB-MicroUSB plugs, power adapter, a stud for removing the SIM card, protective film on the screen.


  • Screen size and resolution;
  • image quality;
  • 2 sim cards;
  • good cameras;
  • autonomy.


  • Virtually no suitable accessories on sale – saves Aliexpress.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 3/32GB

Rating: 4.8

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 3/32GB

The second number in our rating we will consider another smartphone from one of the most recognizable and popular Chinese brands in the world – Xiaomi, and it is not just anything, but Redmi Note 4 – one of the brightest representatives of the Redmi line. Sales began in January 2017.

The dimensions of the device is slightly different from the above model – 76x151x8.45mm and weighs 165, but the screen is smaller – 5.5″. The materials of the body is dominated by glass and metal. The design – typical for 99% of modern smartphones, that is “no”. Comes in two colors – black and gold. The type of matrix is one of the most progressive – IPS with characteristic maximum viewing angles. Resolution – F

    HD 1920×1080 with 16:9 aspect ratio.

    On the multimedia side of the smartphone functionality gives the same opportunities as the previous model. The leading rear camera is characterized by a resolution of 13 MP, aperture F/2 and a standard mini flash, which in the appropriate mode performs the functions of a flashlight. Equipped with auto focus and macro mode. Front “selfies”-camera – 5Mpics with. The limit resolution of MPEG4 video recording by the rear camera is equal to the resolution of the sensor – F

      lHD 1920×1080, framerate 30fps. The smartphone recognizes audio in MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA formats, broadcasts FM-radio. You can connect a headset through a standard jack 3.5mm.

      This model can be based on one of two processors: the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon625, plus Adreno506 video chip, or the 10-core Mediatek He

    • o X20 plus Ma video module
    • -T880).

      The layout of the available memory on board is the same as in the previous smartphone – 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in. Can use external flash cards up to 128GB. Non-removable battery capacity – 4100 mA⋅h. Charges via microUSB. On the software side the basis of the software is Android 6.0.

      Like the first model in the list, Redmi Note 4 allows you to use two SIM cards of mobile operators format microSIM and nanoSIM with a single radio module. Supported the most relevant technologies of mobile communications – from GSM900 to LTE-A Cat. 6 (LTE Advanced). Other wireless technologies: Wi-Fi 802.11n, direct connection of devices to each other via Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth module version 4.1, infrared port, wired microUSB port. Implemented GPS navigation module with A-GPS technology, supported GLONASS.

      Useful auxiliary and service functions: dialing and controlling the device via voice commands, speaker, A2DP profile, fingerprint authorization, a set of sensors that capture proximity and light levels, plus gyroscope and compass.


      • Maximum viewing angles thanks to IPS sensor technology;
      • F
          lHD resolution;
        • the body – glass and metal enhanced strength;
        • performance;
        • storage capacity;
        • high-capacity battery;
        • Fast fingerprint scanner.


        • Many are not satisfied with MIUI for a variety of reasons.

        Samsung Galaxy A10

        Rating: 4.7

        Samsung Galaxy A10

        The third number in the ranking consider a brand new smartphone produced by one of the market leaders – Samsung. In terms of functionality and features this model is closer to the above-described Vivo Y81, but it’s still Samsung, and for many consumers this brand is iconic. This model was announced just “yesterday” – February 28, 2019.

        The size of the smartphone is 75.6×155.6×7.9mm and weighs 168g. Large screen – 6.2″ diagonal resolution of 1520×720, 271 pixels per inch and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The screen plays a little more than 16 million colors. The material of the casing is strong polymer. The design of the smartphone is expectedly minimalistic, without expressive features.

        The multimedia capabilities of the smartphone is almost exactly the same technical profile of the two previous models. Namely: 13MP rear camera with F/1 aperture.90 and mini flash, autofocus, macro shooting, video recording in F

          30fps lHD; 5MP front camera; standard 3.5 mm headphone jack.

          The device just like the two models described above, is adapted for two SIM cards of mobile operators, but only the format nano SIM. The radio module is one for two cards, that is, when you talk on one card, the other will be “out of range. Coverage of standards – from GSM900 to LTE. There is also Wi-Fi standard 802.11n, direct Wi-FiDirect connection for devices bypassing the router, 5th generation Bluetooth and wired USB. There is also a satellite navigation module with support for the three most popular systems – GPS (with support for A-GPS), GLONASS and BeiDou.

          All electronics smartphone is controlled by a central processor with 8 cores. Built-in memory is provided for 32GB, but only 22.6GB available to the user. The RAM capacity is 2GB. Supports large-volume external flash memory cards – up to 512GB.

          The battery has a 3,400mAh capacity lithium-ion battery, which is also nonremovable, as in the above model. Estimates are that one full charge is enough for 15 hours of talk time use. If only listening to music on the smartphone, the charge may be enough for 72 hours. The device is charged via a micro-USB port.

          Additional features: speakerphone, voice dialing and control, light sensor, flashlight mode for flash.


          • large screen;
          • Picture quality with rich tones;
          • brand;
          • fresh model;
          • Overall speed and performance.


          • little RAM.

          Honor 8A

          Rating: 4.6

          Honor 8A

          Now in the ranking of the best smartphones up to 8000 rubles according to Expertology we will pay attention to an even more pronounced novelty than the previous model. Let no one be confused by a somewhat obscure brand name – the manufacturer of this smartphone is the Huawei Corporation, the undisputed world leader in the manufacture of telecommunications equipment and wearable devices. The model was announced on March 14, 2019, and sales began the very next day.

          The dimensions of the device is 73.5×156.28×8.22mm and weighs 150g. The body is plastic, the design is classic. The large screen size 6.09 inch diagonal, 1560×720 resolution with a pixel density of 282 per inch with a ratio of 19.5:9.

          The multimedia potential of the smartphone here is similar to the three reviewed solutions, but a little more interesting. So, the rear leading camera is almost similar – 13Mpix with an aperture of F/1.80, mini flash and autofocus. But the front selfie camera has more resolution – 8MP. Also supports video recording in high resolution F

            lHD, playback MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA audio formats, plus FM-radio. Standard headset output 3.5mm.

            The electronics of the smartphone is controlled by the MediaTek He central processor

          • o P35 (MT6765) with eight cores. Video subsystem – PowerVR GE8320. RAM is minimal – only 2GB, and this is what many users have noted as “not enough”. Built-in memory is 32GB. Similarly to the previous model, high-capacity external flash cards are supported – up to 512GB. The software is controlled by the latest operating system Android 9.0.

            For cellular communications the unit allows for simultaneous use of two SIM cards of nano SIM format with alternate mode. Supported standards – from GSM900 to LTE-A Cat. 4. Other wireless technology – Wi-Fi standard 802.11n, Wi-Fi Direct for direct communication between devices, Bluetooth version 4.2. A nice bonus is the presence of NFC. There is also a satellite navigation unit with support for GPS (with A-GPS cold start) and GLONASS.

            The smartphone is powered by a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3020 mA⋅h. Charging is via micro-USB interface.

            Additional features: speakerphone, voice dialing and control, A2DP profile, flight mode. There are also a couple of sensors – illumination and proximity. There is a compass and fingerprint scanner.

            The smartphone also comes with a USB cable, charger, a device for removing SIM cards, a standard protective case.


            • large screen;
            • quality image;
            • High resolution front camera;
            • fresh model;
            • There is an NFC module.


            • little RAM.

            HUAWEI Y6 (2019)

            Rating: 4.5

            HUAWEI Y6 (2019)

            Now let’s give space in our ranking to another product of the Chinese corporation HUAWEI, and now it will be a smartphone, which the company produces under the “native” brand name. Here we see the coincidence of most of the technical parameters with the previous model. Like the one described above, this device was introduced to the public in the current 2019.

            Dimensions of the device – 73.5×156.28x8mm, weight – 150g. The body design is classic, the smartphone is available in three colors – brown, blue, black. The screen size is 6.09 inch IPS-matrix resolution 1560×720, pixel density 282 and aspect ratio 19.5:9.

            For mobile communications, the widespread scheme of using two sim cards on one radio module is implemented here. The format of SIM cards is nanoSIM. Quite a wide range of standards – from the most “long-range” GSM900 to the advanced variant of 4G – LTE-A Cat. 4. Wireless connectivity for close range is generally the same profile as the models described – Wi-Fi 802.11n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2. There is a micro-USB connector. Satellite navigation module is compatible with three systems – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou. A-GPS technology is also present.

            The multimedia potential is one and the same as the Honor 8A’s technology profile: 13 and 8 megapixel cameras with all the same tweaks – flash, macro, aperture type, etc. d. The same ability to record high quality video F


              Key elements of electronics: the central processor MediaTek He

            • o A22 quad-core at 2GHz. Video subsystem – IMG PowerVR. The RAM is still quite small – 2GB, built-in memory – “standard” for this group of models 32GB. Recognizes external flash memory cards up to 512GB. As for a smartphone for 2019 release, it is quite expected to have the latest Android 9 OS.0.

              This model has all the same additional auxiliary and service features as the Honor 8A, including fingerprint authorization. Battery life is provided by a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3020 mA⋅h.

              The package of the smartphone is slightly extended: the phone itself, USB cable, charger, device for removing sim cards, protective film for the screen, the rear panel is already covered with protective film from the factory.


              • screen size;
              • image quality;
              • performance;
              • The loud, high-quality sound of the built-in speakers;
              • New Android;
              • Good optimization and, as a consequence, a good battery life.


              • come across complaints about the quiet sound in headphones.

              Nokia 5.1 16GB

              Rating: 4.4

              Nokia 5.1 16GB

              Next in the rating of the best inexpensive smartphones up to 8000 rubles according to Expertology consider a brand model that can easily cause a fit of nostalgia in a large part of the target audience. This is the legendary Nokia, which was the undisputed market leader and quality benchmark before the iPhone burst onto the market and a new era began.

              Despite the fact that only the name is left of “that” Nokia, and the current owner pursues a rather controversial policy, Nokia smartphones still show decent quality and capabilities. Model 5.1 was announced in late May 2018. The phone pleases with some important features of functionality and technical specifications.

              The physical dimensions of the smartphone are not much different from the models described above: 70.73×151.1×8.Dimensions 27mm and 153g in weight. The design is just as ordinary, with three color options available: brown, blue, black. A nice feature of the design is the aluminum alloy metal body.

              The screen size here is slightly smaller than in most of the above smartphones – 5.5″, but the IPS matrix resolution is the highest – 2160×1080 with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Ultra-dense pixel placement – 439 pixels per inch. The display is covered by CorningGorilla 3 glass with enhanced scratch resistance properties.

              Configuration of the cellular subsystem in this case, expectedly, the most popular to date in the segment of budget smartphones – two nanoSIM format sim cards under the control of a radio module. Standards coverage is exactly the same as in the previous device: from the long-range GSM900 standard to ultrafast LTE-A Cat.4. Wi-Fi module in the smartphone, of course, is present, but here you should pay attention to the supported standard. Here it is 802.11ac, which can transmit data tens of times faster than 802.11n, which is found in budget models much more often. There is also Bluetooth 4.2 and optionally the NFC module – its presence must be clarified at the point of sale. Satellite positioning – GPS and GLONASS.

              The configuration of the multimedia profile of this model is almost the same as in all the devices in the review with the only difference – the leading rear camera has a resolution of 16MP, which certainly pleases. All other features and characteristics are similar to the models reviewed above.

              Electronics is based on the processor Mediatek He

            • o P18 with 8 cores running at up to 2GHz. Video subsystem – Ma
            • -T860 MP2. With RAM developers did not surprise – “a living minimum” in 2GB, and built-in memory is actually two times less than any of the above models – 16GB. Additional external memory is recognized in size not more than 128GB. Operating system – Android 8.0.

              The smartphone is powered by a 3000 mA⋅h battery. A full charge lasts for an average of 19 hours of talking or 52 hours of listening.


              • metal body;
              • increased resolution;
              • fast Wi-Fi module;
              • Increased resolution of the lead camera;
              • NFC (optional);
              • performance;
              • scratch-resistant glass.


              • noticeable percentage of various complaints on the standard operating system, it is desirable to update.

              Meizu M6T 3/32GB

              Rating: 4.3

              Meizu M6T 3/32GB

              The rating continues with the smartphone of another prominent Chinese manufacturer, which in recent years has released a number of noteworthy gadgets in different price groups. The model under consideration was announced in late May 2018, and a month later sales started. A “reduced” version with less memory is also available at a noticeably more affordable price.

              The physical dimensions of the device does not stand out from the other models: the dimensions of 73×152.3×8.4mm, weighs 145g, the case is made of impact-resistant polycarbonate. The design is “null”, as with most modern smartphones. True, here is a slightly wider choice of colors of the body – black, red, gold, blue. Screen size – 5.7″, resolution – 1440×720 with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a pixel ratio of 282 per inch.

              It uses the same pattern of connection to mobile operators – two sim cards under the control of a single radio module. The smartphone is slightly behind the previous model in terms of standard coverage, but the vast majority of users will not notice the difference, because the smartphone does not “pull” Category 4 LTE-A, but the standard 4G LTE provides a full. There is also a “mediocre” Wi-Fi module standard 802.11n, Bluetooth 4 module.1 and satellite navigation systems GPS and GLONASS.

              What certainly distinguishes this model from others in the review is the presence of two rear cameras with a resolution of 13 and 2 megapixels respectively. This configuration radically expands the capabilities and potential of the device in terms of photo and video. Master camera aperture – F/2.20. There is a mini flash, autofocus works. The front camera is standard, but with a good resolution of 8 megapixels.

              “The center of everything” electronically here is an 8-core MediaTek MT6750 processor, working in tandem with the video chip Ma

            • -T860 MP2. This version has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. External memory is recognized up to 128GB. The smartphone is powered by a 3300mAh battery with micro-USB charging.

              Service and auxiliary functions: authorization by fingerprint, flashlight mode, a set of sensors – compass, gyroscope, proximity, light level.


              • picture quality;
              • Shock-resistant case;
              • performance;
              • Two rear cameras – a significant expansion of photo and video capabilities.


              • noticeable percentage of factory defects.

              Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2/32GB

              Rating: 4.3

              Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2/32GB

              Now in our ranking we again turn to the products of the Chinese technological giant Xiaomi and consider another representative of the Redmi line, only significantly more affordable than the above Redmi Note 4. The model was announced in June 2018.

              Dimensions of the device and the screen diagonal almost exactly the same as the parameters of the previous model in the ranking: 71.5×147.5×8.3mm and a diagonal of 5.45″. The device weighs 145g. IPS matrix resolution – 1440×720, reproduces more than 16 million colors. Pixel distribution – 295 per inch. Aspect ratio – 18:9.

              Here is implemented a similar cellular configuration to most of the presented models – two SIM cards in one radio module. There is only one difference, which for some consumers may be important. It’s extended standards support – from GSM900 and up to advanced LTE-A Cat.7 and even VoLTE voice transmission. Other wireless technologies – Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth4.2, Wi-Fi Direct. All three most common satellite navigation systems are supported – GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou.

              The multimedia technical profile of the model is the most common in this segment of modern smartphones: 13Mpix rear leading camera, 5Mpix front. All standard add-ons are available, video recording in F


                Controls the whole system is a 4-core processor MediaTek He

              • o A22 with a frequency of 2GHz. For graphics is responsible video chip IMG PowerVR. The developers have provided for 2GB of RAM, built-in – 32GB. The device recognizes external flash memory cards up to 256GB. The operating system at the time of launch – Android 8.1.

                The battery capacity in this model – 3000mA⋅h, the battery itself is not removable.


                • IPS-matrix with maximum viewing angles;
                • Picture quality, rich colors;
                • A wide range of cellular standards;
                • Performance and speed.


                • Selected subjective remarks.

                Xiaomi Redmi Go 1/8GB

                Rating: 4.2

                Xiaomi Redmi Go 1/8GB

                Now let’s pay attention to another smartphone manufactured by Xiaomi, in which the most noteworthy is its price. Here we have even passed a certain psychological mark – the device is cheaper than 5 thousand roubles. rubles. Of course, such a price is achieved at the expense of very tangible simplifications. In this particular case, these simplifications have touched the multimedia potential, namely the cameras. But first things first.

                The size of the device is 70.1×140.4×8.35mm, 137g. The screen size is the most modest against the previous models in the ranking, but still big enough – exactly 5 inches. IPS-matrix resolution – 1280×720, the pixel pitch – 294 per inch, aspect ratio – 16:9.

                Cellular communication is done via one or two nanoSIM cards under the control of one radio module. Coverage of communication standards is already somewhat limited, if you compare it with other models in the review, but LTE is still supported at the basic level with frequencies from 700 to 2600MHz. There is a Wi-Fi-connection standard 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1, satellite navigation GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou.

                As already mentioned, the affordability of this model is not least due to the installation of a simpler rear camera – the resolution of only 8 MP, aperture F/2, plus flash and the ability to record F

                  lHD video. The front camera has a resolution of 5 MP, as well as all of the above solutions.

                  The central processor in this model is installed Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 with 4 cores. The graphics subsystem – Adreno 308. Openly weak point of the smartphone – the amount of built-in and especially RAM – 8 and 1GB, respectively. That is, resource-intensive applications or some serious games here will go with great slippage. Supports external flash memory cards up to 128GB. Operating system – Android 8.1.

                  Powered by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. Charging via microUSB. Additional features: speaker, voice commands and dialing, light and proximity sensors. Includes USB cable, charger and SIM card ejector.


                  • image quality;
                  • IPS matrix;
                  • maximum viewing angles;
                  • autonomy;
                  • reasonable price.


                  • Weak main camera;
                  • little RAM.

                  Fly Power Plus 5000

                  Rating: 4.1

                  Fly Power Plus 5000

                  Completes the rating of the best smartphones to 8000 rubles according to Expertology the most inexpensive device known brand Fly, which is actually synonymous with inexpensive, high quality and at the same time and versatile electronics. This model is the most inexpensive in our review, the characteristics are comparable to the previous, and in some places it exceeds.

                  The size of the device – 71.3×149.5×10.5 mm, weight – 175 grams. Screen size – 5.45″ diagonal. The matrix technology – IPS with the typical maximum viewing angles. Resolution – 1440×720. Pixel distribution – 295 per inch. Aspect ratio – 18:9.

                  The configuration of the cellular block here is exactly the same as in all other smartphones in the review – supporting two sim cards nanoSIM format with one radio module. The only difference is the coverage of mobile standards – this range is similar to the previous budget model – from GSM900 to LTE with frequencies from 800 to 2600 MHz. Ordinary set of wireless connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.1. Of the satellite positioning systems supported only GPS.

                  Multimedia profile of the smartphone here is almost similar to the above model from Xiaomi – the main camera with a resolution of 8MP, the front – 5MP. There is a mini flash as an addition to the main camera and autofocus. The maximum resolution for video recording – 1280×720 with a frame rate of 30 frames / sec.

                  The electronics are controlled by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor with cores up to 1300MHz. PowerVR GE8100 video chip. With memory the situation is the same as in the above model – 1Gb RAM and 8GB built-in. External memory on flash cards is recognized up to 32GB. Operating system – Android 8.1.

                  Against the background of very modest characteristics of the smartphone here we see one unexpectedly expressive detail – the battery of increased capacity of 5000 mA⋅h. The phone can work up to 20 hours of talk time and up to 330 hours of standby time. The exceptional autonomy – one of the factors of the great demand for this model.


                  • quality picture;
                  • IPS-matrix with all the characteristic advantages;
                  • exceptional autonomy;
                  • The most affordable price in the review.


                  • Significant limits on the characteristics.
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