Smartphone rankings for a given amount have this one characteristic feature – they change very dynamically, depending on what prices for specific devices are valid at a given time. This ranking was dominated by smartphones from promotional offers, which cost a little more on a daily basis. This means that if you make a purchasing decision early enough, you will be able to buy a very nice smartphone at an attractive price.
Choosing a smartphone in the range from 2,000 to 3,000 PLN, if not for promotional offers, would be very difficult. Manufacturers, as a rule, focus on delivering devices that cost a little less, in the range of PLN 1500-1700, or around PLN 3000, to the market. Intermediate devices are difficult to find, which is hardly surprising.
Modern smartphones, which cost up to PLN 2,000, offer most of the functions that were once reserved only for flagships, at the forefront with great cameras, beautiful displays and 5G connectivity. For this reason, I am convinced that such a device is able to meet the needs of the vast majority of customers.
However, there is still a lot of space where this and that can be done a little better and sometimes even a lot better. It’s just that you have to pay extra for such a luxury. It happens that even twice as much.
The smartphones that I will present in this list are either the former flagship devices or devices from the segment one shelf lower than the flagships. There is a lot to choose from, and The following suggestions will confirm your belief that with the amount of PLN 2,200 you can buy a very nice device that will be perfect for everyday use not only in 2021, but also for the next 2-3 years.
Which smartphone turned out to be the best? In my opinion, the one that, as at the date of publication of this material (10/10/2021), is the best valued in relation to the opportunities offered. Yes, it’s him again.
An (un) expected favorite
It is no surprise that as soon as Samsung decides to offer a promotional offer its most advantageous smartphone in terms of price / performance ratio – Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, this one becomes the favorite of all such rankings without the slightest problem. Could it be otherwise? For the price of PLN 2,199, which is what you currently have to pay for it, with the current market situation, it could not.
Yes, I know it happens Galaxy S20 FE sometimes you can buy it even cheaper, and its price dropped to PLN 1,899. It’s just that at the price of PLN 2199, it is still the most versatile smartphone you can buy.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC chip, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB of data memory, a triple main camera and a 4500 mAh battery with wireless charging are all you can expect from a smartphone at this price. Undisputed, definite favorite.
What if there is no promotion?
What if Galaxy S20 FE will return to its standard price, and the budget allocated to the purchase of a smartphone will not allow it to be purchased more expensive? You can take a look at another Samsung model, also very interesting, despite a much lower price. I mean the model Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G, the price of which is currently PLN 1999However, it happens that in the promotion you can buy it cheaper PLN 200-300.
Here we also find 6GB RAM, 128 GB for data, but the SoC system is a bit weaker – it’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, with 5G connectivity support. We have here quad camera in which the main lens is equipped with optical image stabilization. The battery has a capacity of 4500 mAh and charges with 25 W. It is a pity that it is not wireless.
The screen, like in Galaxy S20 FE, has a diagonal of 6.5 inches and is refreshed at a frequency of 120 Hz. It was made, as is the case with Samsung, in Super AMOLED technology.
Something from Apple’s offer?
2200 zlotys is enough to become the owner of a smartphone manufactured by Apple. At this price, and even PLN 250 cheaper, we will find the cheapest smartphone offered by this manufacturer, which is currently worth buying – iPhone SE 2020.
Its compact dimensions will surely appeal to all those who are looking for a slightly smaller device, and the SoC system Apple A13 Bionic, will ensure very high performance for several long years.
Main camera though just single, offers the quality of photos, which in most lighting conditions turns out to be completely sufficientespecially when we plan to publish photos on social networks and send them to friends for viewing on smartphones and tablets.
iPhone SE 2020 has the possibility of wireless charging, which can be a big help – Apple, with the stubbornness of a maniac, still uses the proprietary Lightning connector instead of the current standard – USB-C.
Chinese relief # 1
A list of smartphones without a proposal straight from China? Not possible. Samsung and Apple smartphones will be opposed by four devices from the Middle Kingdom, and the first will be with him a device equipped with a powerful SoC system – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 with 5G connectivity.
Which smartphone are we talking about? Naturally, Fr. realme GT version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of data memory. At the time of publication of this material, it can be found on the free market for less than PLN 2,000. What do we get in return, apart from unparalleled performance?
Quad main camera, 4500 mAh battery with ultra-fast wired charging (65 W) and AMOLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate. This is a very nice smartphone not only for players.
Chinese relief # 2
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G it is a smartphone that is well known to me. I spent several weeks in his company, and you can read about the impressions of use here. This device can be appreciated, above all, for a nice, large 6.55-inch AMOLED display with 90 Hz refreshing, a fast SoC chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G, nice, triple camera and slim, visually attractive housing.
At a price well below the assumed minimum – PLN 1799, you can buy a nice smartphoneas long as we do not mind the MIUI overlay. However, you should hurry – the device will probably soon disappear from the price shelves, replaced by a much less attractively priced model – Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 5G.
Chinese relief # 3
Although we still manage to keep the price below PLN 2,000 (this smartphone currently costs PLN 1,899 on the free market), there are still many interesting offers. This ranking would not be complete without a smartphone OnePlus 8, in the variant with 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of memory for data and the SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, which, In contrast to Galaxy S20 FEsupports 5G connectivity.
What else? AMOLED display with a diagonal of 6.55 inches and a refresh rate of 90 Hz, a triple main camera and a 4300 mAh battery with 30 W wired fast charging. An interesting proposition? In my opinion – absolutely.
Chinese relief # 4
It is a smartphone with a special place in my heart. Beautiful, well-made, fast, taking very nice photos, and now also inexpensive. What is this? Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G, which, while preparing for this material, I found on the free market for PLN 2,199, which is just right to fit in the budget.
In return for this amount, we will receive a smartphone in a very attractive housing, inside which there is a SoC system Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with 5G connectivity, 6.5-inch AMOLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate, triple main camera and a battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh, with very fast 65W wired charging.
Apart from Samsung, which I mentioned at the very beginning of the ranking, it is my second favorite.
We know the favorites, but what about the rest?
Which smartphone, among the seven mentioned, is the most interesting? It appears that the position of the Galaxy S20 FE is not able to threaten any of the above-mentioned devices. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at the table comparing the basic components of the indicated smartphones.
I consciously omit it iPhone’a SE 2020. The presence of an iOS smartphone, in my opinion, is not justified here, especially since someone who is looking for an Apple smartphone will probably not even look at it, and those interested in Android devices do not want Apple. So-called obvious obviousness.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S20 FE||Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G||realme GT||Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G||OnePlus 8||Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G|
|Screen||6,5 cala, Super AMOLED, 120 Hz||6,5 cala, Super AMOLED, 120 Hz||6,43 cala, Super AMOLED, 120 Hz||6,55 cala, AMOLED, 90 Hz||6,55 cala, AMOLED, 90 Hz||6,55 cala, AMOLED, 90 Hz|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888||Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G|
|GPU||Adreno 650||Adreno 642L||Adreno 660||Adreno 642||Adreno 650||Adreno 620|
|RAM||6 GB||6 GB||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB||12 GB|
|Memory||128 GB||128 GB||128 GB||128 GB||128 GB||256 GB|
|System||Android 11||Android 11||Android 11||Android 11||Android 11||Android 10|
|apparatus||12 Mpix (OIS) + 8 Mpix + 12 Mpix||64 Mpix (OIS) + 12 Mpix + 5 Mpix + 5 Mpix||64 Mpix + 8 Mpix + 2 Mpix||64 Mpix + 8 Mpix + 5 Mpix||48 Mpix (OIS) + 16 Mpix + 2 Mpix||48 Mpix (OIS) + 13 Mpix + 12 Mpix|
|Camera||32 Mpix||32 Mpix||16 Mpix||20 Mpix||16 Mpix||32 Mpix|
|Drums||4500 mAh, 25 W charging + wireless||4500 mAh, charging 25 W||4500 mAh, charging 65 W||4250 mAh, 33W charging||4300 mAh, 30W charging||4000 mAh, charging 65 W|
|USB||USB-C 3.2||USB-C 2.0||USB-C 2.0||USB-C 2.0||USB-C 3.1||USB-C 3.1|
|Dual SIM||Yes, hybrid||Yes, hybrid||So||Yes, hybrid||So||So|
|3,5 mm jack audio||Not||So||So||Not||Not||Not|
|Biometry||Fingerprint scanner (under the screen)||Fingerprint scanner (under the screen)||Fingerprint scanner (under the screen)||Fingerprint scanner (frame)||Fingerprint scanner (under the screen)||Fingerprint scanner (under the screen)|
|Dimensions||159,8 x 74,5 x 8,4 mm||159,9 x 75,1 x 8,4 mm||158,5 x 73,3 x 8,4 mm||160,5 x 75,7 x 6,8 mm||160,2 x 72,9 x 8 mm||159,6 x 72,5 x 7,6 mm|
|Libra||190 g||189 g||186 g||159 g||180 g||172 g|
|The standard of immunity||IP68||IP67||Lack||IP53||Lack||Lack|
|Price in the open market||2199 zlotys||1999 zlotys||1973 golden||1799 zlotys||1899 zlotys||2199 zlotys|
|Media Expert Offer||Link||Link||Link||Link||Lack||Link|
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