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Budget phones: Most important feature

Camera? Processor? Screen resolution? They’re all important to any phone. But when every penny counts, which smartphone feature is most important of all? Jide Akinrinade chops it up with Iyaz Akhtar and Patrick Holland to figure out which smartphone feature you can’t live without if you’re on a budget. Subscribe to CNET: CNET playlists: Download…

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Camera? Processor? Screen resolution? They’re all important to any phone. But when every penny counts, which smartphone feature is most important of all? Jide Akinrinade chops it up with Iyaz Akhtar and Patrick Holland to figure out which smartphone feature you can’t live without if you’re on a budget.

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00:00 Intro
00:30 – 01:03 Must-have features in a budget phone
01:04 – 02:23 Should budget phones use old flagship processors?
02:24 – 04:00 How far apart are budget and flagship phones?
04:01 – 08:05 CNET viewer’s poll
08:06 – 09:58 Best budget phone currently on the market
09:59 – 10:29 Conclusion

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61 Comments

  1. star str

    June 10, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Pixel 4a in india

  2. Suhas Dodmane

    June 10, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Kroenke out

    • jide124

      June 10, 2021 at 2:26 pm

      Absolutely!

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    June 10, 2021 at 2:41 pm

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      June 10, 2021 at 11:39 pm

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  4. John Ekow

    June 10, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Good battery
    Mid range powerful processor
    Great screen
    Great audio (headphone jack is a must)

  5. SRIRAM

    June 10, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Interesting video

  6. Rddubb wright

    June 10, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Battery 4500 90 herts screen good camera plus processure

  7. Brian M

    June 10, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    It’s clear viewers are taking fewer photos than the hosts. Maybe the profession causes a bias in the phones you enjoy.

  8. angel2901

    June 10, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    This is an ad for the upcoming OnePlus.

  9. Eric Hawkins Bash Kid

    June 10, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    What do you do if you have a good phone but you need a new battier (Pixel 1 ) ?

  10. Sweetcraft 557

    June 10, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    NFC good camera and a nice screen and a awesome battery life is the most important for me

  11. Brian B.

    June 10, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Low price + 1080p screen + fastest processor for the money + name brand = good budget smartphone.

  12. El Santo

    June 10, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    I would just get a 1-2 year old flag ship

  13. Lab Rat

    June 10, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    They don’t know what a budget phone means as the cheapest ones they recommend start at $500. Budget in most cases is $0-300 ($300 is high end of budget), which are models like the Samsung A series or lower and LG Models or lesser known brands like Sky device or any phone the person can get for free with a plan that fits their Budget. Key word there is Budget as the phone is only a part of the expense as they still have to worry about the actual phone package they get as well. If you can afford a $500+ phone and the plan, you probably aren’t on a budget where you have to decide between phones or food or rent. Most who are on a budget will tell you that $500 is better spent elsewhere particularly when you can get phones included with the calling plan, those are the phones that should be talked about for the budget category, which calling plans come with the best phones included for free as that is what a truly budget oriented view would be and would also include the most talk text and data they could get for the lowest price per month and the phone is literally the least important aspect of that.
    Only valid questions for the phone are does it make calls, how’s the audio quality, can I watch youtube or netflix or is it good enough to keep the kids entertained for 5 minutes so I can take a break, is there enough storage for music or movies to be stored to entertain the kids or myself when I find myself in a dead zone or don’t want to waste my data plan; is the camera good enough that grandparents and familly will know who it is when you send them the picture they will print out on their 3-5 year old printed which will run out of ink half way through? Does it have Wi-Fi so that I can download and upload with out using the data plan at all? How durable is the phone as the budget phone is what you get your kids with the hope it can survive a year or is cheap enough to replace if they drop it or it somehow falls in a toilet, and hopefully its replaced for free or at least repaired on the cheap? These are the true mark of a good budget phone and the only true features that matter.
    Sorry but when I see people who talk about budgets who demonstrate they have know idea what it means to live on one I get triggered.

    • Graham Evans

      June 11, 2021 at 1:47 pm

      You make a lot of sense my friend ✌🏻

  14. TruthNeverDies676

    June 10, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Cheaper phones be the same as expensive phones.

  15. TruthNeverDies676

    June 10, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Build quality is dumb and no one wants 8 cameras. Go look at the pixeal.

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  17. Martin Pramatarov

    June 10, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    A budget phone is 100-euro device with at least 2GB or RAM, 4000-6000 Mah battery, Android 9, 10 or 11 and whatever camera the producer has put. That’s it.

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    June 10, 2021 at 8:16 pm

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    June 10, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    I won’t even consider a phone if it doesn’t have either expandable storage or 256 GB, I store my music locally, all 75GB of it.

  21. mike m

    June 10, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    S21 At About
    $500.00

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    June 10, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Jide!!!!!!!! Wooohooo. Ok, can I be obvious for a quick second? Seeing a brother doing tech review is ALWAYS really, really cool! Representation matters. Great video overall, I haven’t checked out the Motorola ACE 5G Patrick was recommending so I learned something. Thanks you guys.

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    June 10, 2021 at 10:50 pm

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  24. nuyou21

    June 11, 2021 at 12:10 am

    I hear you, but you seem to forget the just reported top 10 best-selling smartphones worldwide were Apple’s iPhone 12’s. With the more expensive 12 Pro Max taking the top spot. 💯

    • Ghost Dragon

      June 11, 2021 at 8:24 am

      You seem to have forgot that this video was aimed toward best phones under $500 new as what majority of society considers “budget” This isn’t a video about best selling phones overall.

  25. abghere

    June 11, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Dual SIM and NFC

  26. E-ric

    June 11, 2021 at 1:43 am

    I had a Motorola X4 Android One (250.00 price range) and liked it for the most part but the camera was horrible (it may have been my phone, idk) so I replaced it with a iPhone 8+ (under 500.00 price range as it was a discontinued model) and found the camera quality much better.

  27. Cornbreadfed Kirkpatrick

    June 11, 2021 at 1:55 am

    I need an unlocked phone for my Q link free phone service and I have no real money to get one

  28. Brock

    June 11, 2021 at 2:07 am

    5:38 I’m definitely more comfortable with taking camera away instead of build quality (no, I consider glastic with flat screen NOT a downgrade, but I’ll take FHD+ over HD+ screen, and I’m NOT taking anything less than AMOLED screen). I’m more of a gamer, so if you give me a budget gaming phone with bad cameras, I’ll take that over a phone with great cameras but a mediocre chipset, GPU AND low RAM.

  29. Hokgiarto Saliem

    June 11, 2021 at 5:07 am

    Wireless charger agree for first. I like Camera to be the last.

    In 2021 perhaps one rear camera GN2. No need other rear camera. The cost for other rear lens and camera module merge to get GN2 and 8P lens.
    Soc also should be 100% flagship with each 50 80 consept. 80% performance for mid end and 50% price. So the Antutu for flagship and mid end should be arround 20% difference in raw power.

    The thing that flagship should be same as ultra low end phone are 3 years official Android update, 5 years monthly security update. All official. With not official even more to 10 years? Like in XDA custom rom.

    Redmi Note 10 Pro with 108 mpx. But it still has many rear camera. If only all rear camera can join to make a better one main camera like GN2 I will buy it.

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    June 11, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    ppl use the word budget for mid range phones too often so when doing research i find expensive mid range phones its annoying budget is to me cheap like 150

  32. Graham Evans

    June 11, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Security & software updates are most important as well for me. Strange they weren’t mentioned here….

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