Today, no one can do without mobile communications. With its help, you can call your family and friends, friends, solve some work issues, call a taxi and so on at any suitable moment. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to buy a flagship device, so they prefer cheaper devices.

The range of smartphones is quite wide in digital equipment stores — there are devices that are very cheap or quite expensive, which can cost a hundred or more thousand rubles. However, it should be borne in mind that even among the inexpensive price category there are quality devices. Therefore, we decided to rank the best smartphones under 5,000 rubles, which have a long service life. We decided to start this review with some useful tips — they will definitely help you when purchasing such a budget device, since most of them are not of very good quality.

How to correctly choose a smartphone under 5,000 rubles?

First of all, I would like to note that you should not expect such a cheap device to have super high performance or gorgeous photographs. In most cases, such devices are suitable for children or for people of age. They are usually very easy to set up and have a clear interface.

The design of modern smartphones is such that cheap products are practically no different from expensive ones. If you choose a smartphone of a low price category wisely, you can even pick up a device that, in terms of its characteristics, will not be inferior to gadgets from the middle segment.

Choosing a good budget smartphone

The amount of RAM and hard drive in cheap smartphones is usually small, but even these features will be enough to perform basic tasks. These devices usually work on the basis of TFT, IPS or TN matrices. They are not too bright, have not very large viewing angles, but they are very convenient to use.

Be sure to pay attention to the capacity of the battery. It is best to give preference to lithium-ion products. They are able to withstand more recharge cycles than other types of batteries. One of the highlights is the battery life. It is desirable that the battery capacity is between 3,500 and 5,000 mAh. Such low figures are due to the fact that the performance and speed of the devices is low, which, combined with a not too bright display, will not lead to excessive charge consumption.

In principle, you can not pay special attention to the camera. With its help, it will be possible at best to get relatively clear pictures in good lighting conditions, the quality of the video will clearly be below average, and if there is a lack of light, it is unlikely that anything can be seen in the photographs. Smartphones of this type are not suitable for gamers, as these applications require high processor performance, a decent amount of RAM and a good display.

When we chose models to be included in the ranking of the best smartphones under 5,000 rubles, we relied mainly on these points. However, some other factors were taken into account: value for money, as well as user reviews. I would like to believe that after studying this review, you will be able to choose the most suitable device.

10 best smartphones under 5,000 rubles in 2022

10. DOOGEE X90

DOOGEE X90 photo

This gadget is equipped with a display with a diagonal of 6.1 inches — the largest screen among all the devices presented here. It is not surprising that the device is made in a Chinese factory. The model is equipped with a MediaTek MT6580 processor, the frequency of which is 1.3 GHz. This allows, together with 1 GB of RAM, to provide quite decent performance of the device. The built-in internal memory in the smartphone is 16 GB, there is a slot for installing a microSD flash drive. The main camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels, while the front camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels — due to it, you can take quite clear and beautiful selfies.

The case is made of high-quality plastic, although the build quality is a little lame. When you press the back panel, extraneous squeaks are heard. The battery capacity is 3400 mAh, with a slight load, the device is able to work for two days. The display has quite decent color reproduction, the brightness is good, so all the information will be normally visible even under direct sunlight.


  • Quite good display brightness;
  • Maintains battery charge well.
  • The quality of the front camera is decent.


  • The operating system is not very fast;
  • Quiet speaker.

Smartphone DOOGEE X90

9 Alcatel 1 (5033D)

Alcatel 1 (5033D) photo

One of the lightest models on the Russian market — the weight of the smartphone is only 134 grams, so it is practically not felt in the palm of your hand. The sensor is able to recognize only two simultaneous touches, but even in this case it is very convenient to manage. The back panel is plastic, has a matte coating, so it is not slippery at all. The diagonal of the display is comfortable — the smartphone fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The device is based on the operating system Android 8.0.

The device is not expensive at all, so a number of negative points are quite understandable. First of all, the clock speed of the processor is only 1.28 GHz. The smartphone is equipped with a TFT display, the diagonal of which is 5 inches, the resolution does not even reach the HD format — it is 960×480 pixels. RAM is only 1 GB with 8 GB built-in. For basic applications, these features are enough, but you will have to forget about games. The battery capacity is only 2,000 mAh, the case is made of plastic.


  • Compact dimensions and low weight;
  • The body is non-slip and fits easily in the hand.


  • Not the best quality display
  • The processor is weak;
  • For multimedia and conversations, only one speaker is used here.

smartphone Alcatel 1 (5033D)

8.ZTE ​​Blade L8 1/16GB

ZTE Blade L8 1/16GB photo

Here is the most budget smartphone among all available on the market today. It operates on the basis of the Unisoc SC7731E processor, whose clock frequency is 1.3 GHz. The display diagonal here is 5 inches, the resolution is rather weak — 960×480 pixels. The device has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The resolution of the main camera is 8 megapixels, and for the front camera this figure is 5 megapixels. The case is made of fairly high-quality polycarbonate, which has a positive effect on the mass of the product — the smartphone weighs only 143 grams.

The main functionality of the device will be enough for calls, messages, instant messengers, social networks and surfing the Internet. The device has a separate slot for a microSD memory card, the maximum amount of which can reach 128 GB. The gadget is based on the Android 9.0 operating system.


  • It is very cheap;
  • The external speaker is characterized by high-quality sound;
  • Support for memory cards up to 128 GB.


  • The operating system sometimes freezes;
  • The proximity sensor is unstable.

ZTE Blade L8 1/16GB

7. INOI 2 Lite

INOI 2 Lite photo

This model was developed by domestic engineers, the assembly is also Russian. The smartphone is equipped with a MediaTek MT6580 processor, its clock frequency is 1.2 GHz. The display diagonal is 5 inches, it operates on the basis of a TFT matrix with a resolution of 854×480 pixels. There is not much RAM here, physical too — 1 GB and 8 GB, respectively. The quality of the cameras is not too high: the main one has 5 MPix, the front one has only 2 MPix. The capacity of the lithium-ion battery is 2500 mAh. The performance is not great, so the battery lasts about 1-2 days.

Many users in their reviews note the laconic design of the device, as well as a decent build quality. The sound of the speakers is very mediocre, so music lovers will certainly be disappointed. The display is characterized by an increased level of durability: even when falling from a considerable height, it will be possible to do without cracks.


  • Removable battery can be replaced if necessary;
  • Good assembly, the display withstands shock loads;
  • One of the cheapest models.


  • Low display brightness
  • Small amount of RAM;
  • Often there are defective devices.

INOI 2 Lite

6. BQ 5514L Strike Power 4G

BQ 5514L Strike Power 4G photo

The gadget is characterized by an increased capacity of a lithium-ion battery — this figure is 5,000 mAh. This is the only model that is equipped with such a capacious power supply. The device is assembled in Russia and has quite an adequate cost. It is equipped with a quite standard and not too fast MediaTek MT6739 processor with a frequency of 1.3 GHz. It has a fairly high-quality display based on an IPS matrix. Its diagonal is 5.45 inches, and the resolution is 1440×720 pixels. RAM could be more — only 1 GB, built-in too little — only 8 GB.

The main camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels, the front one is 8 megapixels — quite decent indicators for such a budget device. The body is made of high quality plastic, equipped with metal inserts. It uses the operating system Android 8.1 Go. The device also has a fingerprint scanner, which is quite stable.


  • Long battery life;
  • Nice appearance;
  • The fingerprint scanner works quickly and flawlessly.


  • The case gets very hot;
  • Built-in and RAM is not enough for full-fledged work.

BQ 5514L Strike Power 4G

5. DIGMA HIT Q500 3G

DIGMA HIT Q500 3G photo

Initially, the smartphone was developed for elementary school students and the adult generation. It was developed by British engineers, but is assembled in Chinese factories. All required functionality is present here. It is convenient to make calls through a smartphone, use a variety of Internet and mobile messengers, there is everything you need for comfortable surfing the Internet.

The cameras here are mediocre, so you can’t count on high-quality pictures. The device works on the basis of a slightly outdated Android 7.0 operating system, and the possibilities here are truncated. However, due to some disabled functions, it was possible to significantly speed up the work of the gadget.


  • Doesn’t drain battery very quickly
  • Easy to operate with one hand;
  • Wide viewing angles and quite high-quality color reproduction.


  • You can connect a memory card up to 32 GB;
  • Often there are defective parts;
  • The kit does not include a charger.


4. BQ 5528L Strike Forward

BQ 5528L Strike Forward photo

The only model in the review, placed in a stylish case made of high-quality metal alloy. The gadget is characterized by a rather productive processor, in particular, even very demanding games can be installed on this smartphone, but it will be possible to work with them only at the minimum settings. Although this model was developed by domestic engineers, it is manufactured in Chinese factories.

The device is equipped with an eight-core processor Unisoc SC9863A. The cameras are capable of producing fairly high-quality pictures due to the high resolution: the main one has 13 MPix, the front one has 5 MPix. The battery capacity is 3,000 mAh. Of the additional elements, there is an infrared port and a fingerprint scanner.


  • You can play even very heavy games, but at minimum settings;
  • Event indicator multi-colored, LED type;
  • The camera takes good pictures.


  • Not fully Russified interface;
  • Too many preinstalled apps
  • Not too much memory is available to the user — only 10 GB out of the 16 GB declared by the manufacturer.

BQ 5528L Strike Forward

3. VERTEX Impress Luck NFC (4G)

VERTEX Impress Luck NFC (4G) photo

In third place in the review of the best smartphones under 5,000 rubles is the only model in the ranking that has a contactless payment module. All payments are made instantly, there were no failures in the operation of this element. As users note in the reviews, the smartphone is able to withstand even significant falls from a height and at the same time not crack, keep the screen working.

The gadget runs on a special adapted Android 8.1 Go platform, it has a stable shell and quite decent performance. It is equipped with a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 854×480 pixels. The resolution of the cameras is insignificant — the main one has only 5 MPix, the front one has only 2 MPix. The battery is also rather weak: its capacity is only 2,000 mAh.


  • There is a stable and reliable contactless payment module;
  • Pretty compact device;
  • The accuracy of the GPS module;
  • There is a separate slot for a microSD memory card with a capacity of 128 GB.


  • Insignificant battery capacity;
  • Weak cameras.

VERTEX Impress Luck NFC (4G)

2. Vsmart Star

Vsmart Star photo

The first model of Vietnamese production in the framework of this rating. The device has a decent amount (for its price, of course) of RAM — 2 GB, users note good performance and speed, as well as excellent build quality. The gadget is based on a reliable and stable Qualcomm 215 processor with a frequency of 1.3 GHz. It is equipped with an IPS matrix with a high resolution of 1520×720 pixels and a screen diagonal of 5.7 inches. The case is made of polycarbonate, the battery capacity is 3,000 mAh. Built-in memory is provided 16 GB. The resolution of the main camera is 8 megapixels, the front camera has 5 megapixels. This allows you to get quite clear pictures, especially with sufficient natural light.

The device has a fast charging function. The interface easily copes with basic functions, does not slow down and does not freeze. The memory card slot is capable of reading drives up to 64 GB.


  • Long period of warranty service — 1.5 years;
  • Normal battery capacity;
  • Interesting appearance;
  • Good build quality.


  • The back panel collects fingerprints;
  • The mobile communication module does not always work stably.

Vsmart Star

1. ZTE Blade A3 (2020) 1/32GB

ZTE Blade A3 (2020) 1/32GB photo

The leaders in the ranking of the best smartphones under 5,000 rubles turned out to be a rather interesting Chinese-made model, which stands out among its analogues with an increased amount of internal storage — as much as 32 GB, while the memory can still be expanded with a microSD memory card with a capacity of up to 128 GB. The device is based on the operating system Android 9 GO.

The display is bright and responsive to touch. The battery here is removable, but not everyone has enough capacity, since the battery capacity is only 2,600 mAh. The case is made of polycarbonate, the gadget has a Unisoc SC9832E processor with a frequency of 1.4 GHz. The resolution of the main camera is 8 megapixels, the front camera has 5 megapixels.


  • Provides the most stable connection;
  • The sensor is sensitive and responsive;
  • Quite compact size.


  • Small amount of RAM;
  • If you do not purchase a case, then the back panel will quickly become covered with a grid of scratches.

ZTE Blade A3 (2020) 1/32GB

In conclusion, a useful video

Our rating of the best smartphones under 5,000 rubles in 2022 has come to an end. If you still didn’t manage to choose the best device for yourself or your loved ones — write to us about it in the comments to this article, we will try to promptly help you in solving this problem.


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