The best Android smartphones under 400 euros

To get a good smartphone, you can dig deep into your pocket, but you don’t have to. There are many mid-range cell phones that deliver a very good overall package and that cost less than 400 euros. GIGA shows you which smartphones you can access with a clear conscience.

Manufacturers like Xiaomi and Samsung are not to be sniffed at if you are after a mid-range smartphone. You don’t necessarily have to do without 5G technology either. So if you are looking for a new cell phone whose inner workings are convincing and yet no more than 400 euros costs, we recommend the following models.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G

OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Gray Sierra) - 8 GB RAM 128 GB storage - 2 year warranty

OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Gray Sierra) – 8 GB RAM 128 GB storage – 2 year warranty

With the Nord 2 5G OnePlus shows, as the name suggests, that you can get a future-proof smartphone for less than 400 euros with 5G cellular technology can get. As with its predecessor, the OLED display impresses with its rich colors. In the Nord 2 5G, the beats MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Ai, a fast eight-core processor that was specially developed for OnePlus. Together with the high graphics performance, gaming on the smartphone is a lot of fun.

With the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, a good half an hour is enough, then the smartphone is fully charged again (Image: GIGA).

Judged again Stiftung Warentest (10/2021) the camera only with one satisfactory. Although with the Nord 2 5G one optical image stabilizer that automatically compensates for unwanted movements during the recording good lighting conditions for good pictures necessary. But if you can refrain from it, you still get a successful smartphone with the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, whose battery performance is also convincing.

By the way: If you want to take a little more money into your hand and are fans of the good old arcade games, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G has recently been launched in a PAC-MAN edition. Unpacking should already be a lot of fun.

operating system OxygenOS 11.3 based on Android 11
Display
  • 6.43 inch AMOLED DotDisplay
  • 2.400 x 1.080 Pixel
  • 90 Hz
processor MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Ai
RAM 6-12 GB
Internal memory 128 or 256 GB (not expandable)
Camera
  • 32 MP front camera
  • 50 MP main camera
  • 8 MP Ultraweitwinkel
  • 2 MP Mono-Objektiv
battery pack 4,500 mAh (quick charge function, wired)
particularities
  • no protection from water
  • no jack connection
  • optical image stabilizer
  • 5G capable

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (Bronce), Kopfhörer, 6 GB RAM 64GB Speicher

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (Bronce), headphones, 6 GB RAM 64GB storage

When it comes to mid-range phones, everyone is talking about Xiaomi right now. So it is not surprising that we have the manufacturer on our list. Our editor Peter Hryciuk had already tested the smartphone in May 2021 and concluded that the Redmi Note 10 Pro delivers a very good overall package, above all if you can do without 5G.

With its 6.67-inch display, the Xiaomi is also suitable for larger hands (Image: GIGA).

In terms of performance, the Xiaomi still has some room for improvement, because it can despite the 120 Hz display from time to time to stuttering come in the representation. Again, don’t forget about camera performance. With its 128 MP camera you can take really nice pictures, although the lighting conditions have to be right and the optical image stabilizer is missing.

But above all, the AMOLED display and the generally high-quality workmanship of the smartphone are positive. It also has one as a little gimmick Infrared sensorso that it can be used as a remote control.

operating system MIUI 12 based on Android 11
Display
  • 6.67 inch AMOLED DotDisplay
  • 2.400 x 1.080 Pixel
  • 120 Hz
processor Snapdragon 732G
RAM 6 or 8 GB
Internal memory 64 or 128 GB (expandable)
Camera
  • 16 MP front camera
  • 108 MP wide angle
  • 8 MP ultra wide angle
  • 5 MP Telemacro-Camera
  • 2 MP depth sensor
battery pack 5,020 mAh (quick charge function, wired)
particularities
  • IP53 (protection against dust and spray water)
  • Jack connection
  • Triple-SIM-Slot

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Awesome Black) - 6 GB RAM 128 GB Speicher

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Awesome Black) – 6 GB RAM 128 GB Speicher

Samsung launched several models one after the other with its Galaxy A52 series this year. At first glance, there aren’t many differences between the siblings, but what counts is what’s inside: the latest model Galaxy A52s 5G carries the Snapdragon 778G as a processor and thus four high-speed processor cores. In practical terms, this means that, for example, apps run significantly faster than its predecessors.

With the Samsung A52s 5G you don’t have to do without the jack socket (picture: Samsung).

Those who value the camera are in good hands with the entire A52 series. All models are equipped with a 64-megapixel camera, which is really impressive and also impresses with optical image stabilization. Only with the battery life is the A52-5G model according to Stiftung Warentest with over 42 hours the winner. That A52s on the other hand is 33 hours. Sure, in the end the A52s 5G would be the future-proof variant, but to quote my colleague Peter: “You can’t go wrong with any A52.” (More on this in the detailed GIGA test report of the Samsung A52 5G)

operating system OneUI 3.1 based on Android 11
Display
  • 6.5 inch Super AMOLED
  • 2.400 x 1.080 Pixel
  • 120 Hz
processor Snapdragon 778G
RAM 8 GB
Internal memory 128 or 256 GB (expandable)
Camera
  • 32 MP front camera
  • 64 MP main camera
  • 12 MP ultra wide angle
  • 5 MP Telemacro-Camera
  • 5 MP depth sensor
battery pack 4,500 mAh (quick charge function, wired)
particularities
  • IP67 (dust-tight and protection against brief immersion)
  • Jack connection
  • optical image stabilization

Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro

POCO X3 PRO (Black) - 8 GB RAM 256 GB storage

POCO X3 PRO (Black) – 8 GB RAM 256 GB storage

Yes, we already had a Xiaomi in our article, but since once is not a single one, we have another model up our sleeve that we would like to recommend to you. With a price under 300 euros that is Poco X3 Pro unbeatable and not only that: with the Snapdragon 860 it carries it a stronger processor in itself as the Redmi Note 10 Pro. This brings noticeable advantages in terms of performance.

The Poco X3 Pro also ensures a lot of fun with 3D games (Image: GIGA).

With this model, not only the processor is convincing, but also the battery. It runs at 5,160 mAh according to Stiftung Warentest at normal brightness over 45 hours and is already charged after an hour and a half. But we don’t want to forget the camera quality at this point: with its 48 megapixels, it depends on good lighting conditions, but thanks to the Dual-Video function Film with the front and rear cameras at the same time.

Xiaomi has once again used high-quality materials for the Poco X3 Pro, so that the smartphone makes a really good impression not only on the inside, but also on the outside. Although you have to do without 5G, with the Poco X3 Pro you get a smartphone that you can use its affordable price not looking at.

operating system MIUI 12 based on Android 11
Display
  • 6,67 Zoll-FHD+-DotDisplay
  • 2400 x 1080 Pixel
  • 120 Hz
processor Snapdragon 860
RAM 6 or 8 GB
Internal memory 128 or 256 GB (expandable)
Camera
  • 20 MP front camera
  • 48 MP main camera
  • 8 MP ultra wide angle
  • 2 MP Macro-Camera
  • 2 MP depth sensor
battery pack 5,160 mAh (quick charge function, wired)
particularities
  • IP53 (protection against dust and spray water)
  • Jack connection

You can find more smartphones from other price ranges in these Overviews:

Finally, a note on prices: I expect strong price fluctuations, especially with cell phones. As soon as a new generation appears, the previous series can quickly suffer a drop in price – which means that models that were previously too expensive suddenly fit into your personal budget. Deal events like Black Friday also mess up the price structure. Bargain hunters are always on the lookout for current offers, it’s worth it.

Reference-www.giga.de