Best mobiles for less than 200 euros (2021): the opinion of the Xataka experts
Although the flagships are the ones that take the media prominence, a good part of the users continue to choose the good, nice and cheap when buying a mobile and that telephone search for 200 euros is a very common budget.
In addition, rapid development and democratization make it possible for those technologies that yesterday were in the flagship, land relatively soon in more affordable models. After selecting the best phone of 2021 for less than 300 euros, We have asked the Xataka editors who know the most about mobiles and test more models which mobile is the best for less than 200 euros.
Periodic update post: we want to offer you the best phones of 2021 below 200 euros today, that is why we update the article regularly to be aware of the best prices and models
It is for me, without a doubt, the best mobile in value for money on the market, with a 120Hz panel, huge battery, good cameras, a new batch processor …
You can already get it below this price, which seems like a real scandal to me.
It carries the Snapdragon 720G which, despite its name, is on par with the 730 (in fact it surpasses it in some things).
5020mAh battery, side fingerprint reader, quad camera (not spectacular, but you can always install the Gcam). I think it’s hard to get over it.
Poco X3 NFC (6.67 “FHD + AMOLED Screen, DotDisplay, 6GB + 128GB, 64MP Quad Camera, Snapdragon 732G, 5160mAh with 33W Charge, MIUI 12 for Poco, NFC) Cobalt Blue
Jose Garcia Nieto
My recommendation for 200 euros is the LITTLE X3 (196 euros). Its official price is somewhat higher, but it is usually lowered every two by three, so my recommendation, if 200 euros is an unavoidable and insurmountable limit, is to wait for the price to drop and buy it.
For me it is one of the best mobiles in relation to quality / price. That for 200 euros you can get a mobile with 120 Hz refresh rate, a solvent processor, more than enough storage and expandable with microSD and 5,120 mAh battery seems like a joke. The POCO X3 is a safe bet, go.
Another alternative that I would consider would be the Realme 7 (169 euros). Is a very balanced terminal, with a large screen, 90 Hz refresh rate, a Helio G95 processor and even expandable storage with microSD, as well as a good battery. It’s a good thing, no doubt.
realme 7 – 6.5 “Smartphone, 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, FHD + LCD Screen, Octa-Core Helio G95 Gaming Processor, 48MP Sony Quad Camera + 16MP Front Camera. Dual SIM + 1 Micro SD. Mist White
Realme is still a worthy rival to other brands that have been around for longer and also have products with very good value for money in the mid and entry range, and it has been a surprise that in 2020 they returned with what is one of their main mid-range families and with really competitive prices.
We speak in this case of Realme 7 (169 euros), which offers a display with 90 Hz refresh rate, 5,000 mAh battery and fits as affordable mobile for both a standard user and those who spend hours with 3D games.
Another option is the Huawei P40 Lite (209 euros), that shows a more attractive combination than its predecessors from which when testing it we highlight its autonomy and its power, precisely at a very good price.
Huawei P40 Lite – Smartphone 128GB, 6GB RAM, Dual Sim, Emerald Green
By power, 120 Hz screen, a very generous battery with 5,160 mAh, four cameras with up to 64 megapixels and a very attractive design. Xiaomi has many mobiles in this price range, but with the Poco X3 NFC they have hit the nail on the head.
Another option is the Redmi Note 9S (169 euros), with very similar characteristics and a somewhat more stylized design. We have four 48MP cameras, a possibility of up to 128 GB and it is somewhat lighter than the Poco X3.
The Realme 7 (169 euros) is another of the great mobiles in this strip. We have a powerful Helio G95 processor, four cameras with 48 megapixels, a 6.6-inch screen with 90 Hz and an excellent 5,000 mAh battery with 30W fast charge.
A very interesting alternative that still has room for improvement in software and camera, but that by specifications offers a very high level to cost less than 200 euros.
Samsung has always been characterized by its high-end mobiles, but it also has an interesting option for less than 200 euros. It is the case of Galaxy M21 (188 euros), which has dropped in price and is already around 189 euros. It will not be as powerful as other alternatives, but in return we have a excellent 6.4 “FullHD + Super AMOLED panel, a fairly light body and a brutal 6,000 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S – 6.67 “FHD + Smartphone (DotDisplay, Snapdragon 720G, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, 48 MP quad camera, 5020mAh battery) Glacier White [International Version]
It is increasingly difficult to decide on a phone since the competition is fierce, even in the band that is below 200 euros. Manufacturers like Xiaomi and Realme make the difference, there are the Realme 7 or the Xiaomi Poco M3.
The Realme 7 (169 euros) is officially worth 179 euros (6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage), although it is not strange to find it cheaper. It is a mobile with a large screen that maintains sufficient quality, the design is attractive, has power more than enough to start even games like Genshin Impact at medium quality, the autonomy is at an excellent level and even the fast charge is noticeable.
The photographic performance is not that good, it is also somewhat heavy and thick. For me these three are its main flaws.
The Xiaomi Poco M3 (145 euros) is a bit below the Realme 7 without losing excessive performance along the way. Part of the official 149 euros (4/64 GB) with discounts that make the phone even more attractive (https://www.amazon.es/Xiaomi-Poco-M3-Smartphone-Snapdragon/dp/B08NKBTRBQ).
6,000 mAh battery, 6.53-inch screen with FHD + resolution, Snapdragon 662, triple rear camera and a design that is out of the ordinary in Xiaomi. It is one of the phones with the best quality / price ratio that can be found.
Poco M3 – Smartphone 4 + 128GB, 6.53 “FHD + Screen with Dot Drop, Snapdragon 662, 48 MP Triple Camera with AI, 6000 mAh battery, Power Black
Xiaomi has traditionally been the king of the budget ranges but there are other manufacturers improving by leaps and bounds, and one of those manufacturers is OPPO.
Taking a look at its catalog below 200 euros we find the OPPO A5 2020.
A very balanced phone and sufficient in many respects, but with an amazing battery you have to try to believe.
And to continue out of the Xiaomi catalog, which will probably be the brand they recommend, and with good reason, many of my colleagues, it is worth stopping at the Galaxy A30s (189 euros) from Samsung. Again a balanced and solvent phone, with a style very characteristic of the brand and that can be found without much trouble below the target price.
OPPO A5 2020 – Smartphone de 6.5″ HD+, 4G Dual SIM, 3 GB/ 64 GB, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Octacore, cámara trasera 12 Mpx + 8 Mpx (gran angular) + 2 Mpx + 2 Mpx, 5.000 mAh, Android 9, Blanco
To continue offering the best mobile phones that can be bought in 2020 for less than 200 euros according to our experts, this article will be updated regularly. last update: October 2020
In Xataka Selección we publish the best offers in technology, computers and electronics from the main internet businesses. Prices and availability may vary after publication
Note: some of the links posted here are from affiliates. Despite this, none of the articles mentioned have been proposed either by the brands or by the stores, their introduction being a unique decision of the team of editors.