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Weekend poll: What price do you consider a 'budget' phone?

Weekend poll: What price do you consider a 'budget' phone?

We tend to throw around a lot of names when talking about the pricing categories for phones, and the market has changed a lot in the last five years. Back then, a thousand-dollar smartphone would have been obscene, and here we are in 2020 talking about phones that cost twice that. With prices for flagships trending upwards, I'm wondering if that's also changed what our readers consider a "budget" phone.

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Moto E7 Plus leaks reveal massive chonker of a battery

Moto E7 Plus leaks reveal massive chonker of a battery

Motorola may not be the same company it was when it gained renown under Google's ownership, but it still does a pretty good job when it comes to budget devices. The Moto E line offers some of the cheapest (non-garbage) phones available in the US, and now we have a look at the upcoming Moto E7 Plus, which promises to be a longevity champ with an absolute chonker of a battery.

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Samsung unveils the Galaxy M51 with an enormous 7,000mAh battery

Samsung unveils the Galaxy M51 with an enormous 7,000mAh battery

If you look beyond the flagship Galaxy S and Note series, Samsung’s got a pretty interesting collection of budget and mid-range smartphones, many targeting markets outside the US. The lower-end Galaxy M series just added a new member to the family, called the M51, which takes heavy design inspiration from the Galaxy A51 we checked out recently. The mid-ranger comes with a gigantic 7,000mAh battery that dwarfs nearly all mainstream phones on the market right now.

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OnePlus is working on an entry-level phone with a Snapdragon 460 and 6,000mAh battery

OnePlus is working on an entry-level phone with a Snapdragon 460 and 6,000mAh battery

OnePlus launched one phone per year during its early days, but it has since expanded its portfolio significantly. From a top-tier flagship to truly wireless earbuds, the company seems to be exploring all kinds of markets, and there’s seemingly no stopping it with a smartwatch apparently on its way. With Nord, OnePlus recently delivered its first mid-ranger in years to much fanfare, and it’s reportedly about to step into the budget segment with a phone codenamed Clover.

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Poco unveils M2 Pro with Snapdragon 720G and hefty fast-charging battery for under $200

Poco unveils M2 Pro with Snapdragon 720G and hefty fast-charging battery for under $200

Xiaomi’s spin-off brand Poco started off with a spec-packed handset for less money but soon shifted to even more modest price segments to appeal to a broader userbase in markets like India. The last mid-ranger from Poco was the X2, and now the brand is bringing an even cheaper model. The latest entrant to the category is the Poco M2 Pro, which is an ambitious phone from Xiaomi costing a little under $200 in India.

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Samsung's upcoming A21s phone leaks with a rumored starting price of €199

Samsung's upcoming A21s phone leaks with a rumored starting price of €199

Someone call the plumber because Samsung has sprung another leak. Coming on the heels of the Galaxy Fold Lite rumors, it looks like a new contender from Samsung will be entering the budget arena soon. The A21s allegedly features a 6.5-inch hole-punch display, 48MP camera sensor, and a low price tag.

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Moto G8 Power Lite launches with Android 9 Pie, MicroUSB, and 720p screen

Moto G8 Power Lite launches with Android 9 Pie, MicroUSB, and 720p screen

Motorola's product strategy for the past few years has been to release a phone at every price point imaginable. The Moto G8 was announced last month, while the G Power and G Stylus just went up for pre-order, and now another G8 model is here: the Power Lite.

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Samsung publishes photos and specs of the upcoming Galaxy A11

Samsung publishes photos and specs of the upcoming Galaxy A11

Although there has been no formal announcement yet, Samsung just published almost all the details regarding its upcoming Galaxy A11 phone, including plenty of photos and nearly complete specs. The A11 will sport an unnamed 8-core chipset, 6.4" HD+ (720p) TFT display with a hole-punch camera cutout, a big 4,000mAh battery, and three rear cameras.

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LG’s new budget K series phones have quad cameras, large batteries, and USB-C

LG’s new budget K series phones have quad cameras, large batteries, and USB-C

LG originally wanted to present its 2020 lineup during MWC, but with the event canceled due to coronavirus concerns, the company has decided to release the update to its entry-level K series ahead of the designated show date. All three phones, the K61, K51S, and the K41S, will come with 6.5-inch screens, 4,000mAh batteries, a Google Assistant button, and a quad-camera array consisting of a "standard" lens combined with a super-wide, a macro, and a depth sensor. The K61 goes up to an impressive 48MP on the primary camera.

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Nokia 2.3 comes to the US for just $129 with two-day battery and microUSB port

Nokia 2.3 comes to the US for just $129 with two-day battery and microUSB port

If you're looking for an affordable Android device that packs all the essentials, the Nokia 2.3 could have been a good option. Unfortunately, it wasn't officially available in the US until now, but HMD just announced the phone's upcoming release in North America.

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