Smartphones: Price-performance comparison of mobile phones

As good as possible and as inexpensive as possible – that’s how a new smartphone should be. COMPUTER BILD has determined which mobile phones are convincing with a good price-performance ratio.

If money is no object, check out the smartphone leaderboard. The top devices induce with special equipment, fast processors and filigree design – that makes them expensive. But if you are looking for as much mobile phone as possible for your money, this is the right place for you. You will find the smartphones tested by COMPUTER BILD according to the current test procedure, sorted according to their price-performance ratio, which takes into account the cost of the new purchase and the test score. The lower the price and the better the rating, the higher the ranking. We have discussed some smartphone pricing comparison here is the list below. 

(Value for money) 1st place: Redmi Note 10


At the time of testing, the Redmi Note 10 was an exceptional talent in terms of value for money! There has never been a smartphone with a grade of 2.2 for this course, because the Redmi Note 10 cost around 150 euros. The chip crisis is currently driving prices up and the more stringent rating for battery life pushes the rating down to 2.4. Nevertheless, there is still no way around the Redmi Note 10 if you want a lot of cell phone for little money. The second catch after the price rally is that NFC for contactless payment is missing. The phone’s touch benefits from the good OLED screen, which is sensational in this price range. The charging speed, endurance and photo quality in daylight are even better than the more expensive Redmi Note 10 Pro, which came up short in the Redmi Note 10 vs. Redmi Note 10 Pro comparison test.

(Value for money) 2nd place: Poco F3


The Poco F3 makes a slim and serious impression. The front and back are covered with Gorilla Glass 5, and the Poco lettering is unusually subtle. The 6.67-inch OLED screen is sharp, bright and impresses with high contrast and a 120 Hertz screen refresh rate. The Snapdragon 870 ensures very strong performance. Only the top models with the Snapdragon 888 such as Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra are a bit faster, but also a lot more expensive. In addition to its long runtime and comprehensive camera capabilities, the Poco F3 also scores well on performance. There is no better test grade for the price.

(Value for money) 3rd place: Realme 7


The Realme 7 is a mid-range model with good technology. It has a large battery that can provide enough power to the device’s frugal hardware. The processor doesn’t quite keep up with the competition – but it’s still solid in everyday use. The display and the camera have some weaknesses. The Realme 7 is a decent smartphone for the price.

(Value for money) 4th place: Poco X3 Pro


This is basically a Poco X3 with NFC chip tuned. The faster processor delivers higher performance and ensures the gaming skills that the normal X3 should already offer. But we would expect 5G and a crisp OLED from a real “Pro”. The 6.67-inch LC screen is sharp with 2400×1080 pixels, but it is neither particularly bright nor particularly rich in contrast. In return, the X3 Pro convinces with a very good runtime in the smartphone battery test.

(Value for money) 5th place: Poco X3 NFC


The Poco X3 NFC is not the right candidate for benchmark records, but it is for reasonable equipment in the price range around 200 euros. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t expect a top processor and OLED screen here. The Poco X3 scores with a huge battery, fast operating speed, a particularly fast display and comprehensive photo equipment. If you are looking for a Poco with an even lower entry price, you should take a look at the Poco M3.

(Price-performance) place 6: Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite


The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite is a pleasing smartphone without scoring with any special design features. The screen is simply flat and, thanks to OLED technology, pleases with rich colors and crisp contrast. Even without 5G, the Mi 10 Lite would be worth a look with its extensive camera equipment and decent speed. But the Mi 10 Lite always has 5G, even if the addition is not there. The combination of OLED and the fixed mobile phone standard is rarely cheaper. A chic price tip!

(Value for money) 7th place: Redmi Note 9 Pro


The Redmi Note 9 Pro is convincing with a good performance for the price range and offers a great battery life together with a fast power supply. There is still room for improvement in many areas: a little fewer frames, a higher display brightness, a flatter camera knob, more grip on the back. The advertising in the system settings can be switched off, but that has no place there.

(Value for money) 8th place: Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite


The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite and its Mi 10T siblings represent a revolution in terms of screen. They all have LCDs rather than OLEDs. By emphasizing the high frame rate, Xiaomi positions this weakness as a strength. Even the cheap Mi 10T Lite reaches 120 Hertz (Hz). A Snapdragon 750G is used as the processor, which, for example, gets games going appropriately. Even the cheapest T-model has 5G on board.

(Value for money) 9th place: Oppo A74


The Oppo A74 offers a coherent overall package at a reasonable price. The biggest plus point is the high-contrast OLED display, which proved to be brighter and sharper than the screens of some of the competitors in the test. Running time and loading speed are even great. The camera is enough for good snapshots – and playing around with the macro lens (unfortunately without autofocus). You shouldn’t zoom with it. The pace of work is very slow. Annoying: In the absence of NFC, contactless payment is not possible.

(Value for money) 10th place: Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G


The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G offers exactly what you would expect from a “Lite”. It’s not quite as fast as the Xiaomi Mi 11 and doesn’t have the top camera equipment, but it also costs a lot less. As a 5G version, the fast network is still on board and the sharp and bright OLED display gives no reason to complain. The Mi 11 Lite 5G differs in many details from the 4G version Mi 11 Lite without “5G” in the name. Gorilla Glass 6 instead of 5, Bluetooth 5.2 instead of 5.1, different processor, different front camera, more memory and so on. So there’s more to the surcharge than just a 5G upgrade. The Mi 11 5G is fast and has a really good display.

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