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2024 Android Phones Worth Checking Out That Won’t Break The Bank
Nord N30 5G
While OnePlus isn't among the best-known Android phones on the U.S. market, the Chinese-based brand has proven itself as a reliable option with models like the Nord N30 5G.
For its $300 price tag, the Nord N30 5G can handle basic tasks without any issues thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor, 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM.
Galaxy A14 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G may cost less than $200, but this smartphone offers enough to cater to the budget-conscious user while remaining relevant.
Shipped with 64GB of storage, 4GB RAM, and the Samsung Exynos 1330 SoC processor, the A14 is a basic entry that was promised four years of Android updates after it launched.
Pixel 7a
Whereas many cheaper Android devices have to sacrifice luxuries like wireless charging, Google kept a few features for its budget-friendly Pixel 7a.
This $500 smartphone features a 6.1-inch screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, 128GB storage, 8GB RAM, and a 65MP primary camera lens.
Galaxy A54
While it has a higher price tag than the A14, the Samsung Galaxy A54 is an upgrade to the lower-cost device in every way while still remaining budget-friendly at $450.
The 6.4-inch device is made from durable Gorilla Glass 5 and is equipped with either 6 or 8GB RAM and either 128 or 256GB of storage.
Moto G Pure
Low-cost Motorola phones tend to dip too low in quality, but the Moto G Pure is an exception, as it can deliver just the performance you need at less than $160.
Its 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage aren't great for more advanced applications, but the octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 processor is more than enough for basic functions.