7 budget smartphone brand alternatives to Huawei

Huawei Technologies, a Chinese multinational technology company that provides telecommunications equipment and sells consumer electronics including smartphones, was banned by Google following instructions from the USA government.

This was a big blow to the Huawei users since the majority of them live and breathe Android. So are you a Huawei user, or had plans on getting a Huawei phone prior to the ban? Here are seven alternatives to Huawei budget smartphone brands you can look at.

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See Also: What happens to existing Huawei users


Samsung is a South Korean electronics company which sells televisions, household appliances, and mobile devices. These devices run on the Android operating system. Samsung provides both high end, midrange, and budget smartphones. Examples of budget smartphones produced by Samsung include Samsung Galaxy A10, Samsung Galaxy J2, Samsung Galaxy J4, Samsung Galaxy M10 among others.


Infinix Mobile is a Hong Kong-based smartphone manufacturer founded in 2012 by Transsion Holdings. Infinix devices run on the Android operating system. It offers a variety of budget smartphones like Infinix Smart 3, Infinix Hot 7 Pro, Infinix Hot 7, Infinix Hot 6, Infinix Note 4, Infinix Note 5 among others.


Tecno Mobile is a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer which is based in Hong Kong. It is also a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings and its business is focussed on Africa and the South Asian market. Tecno has a variety of budget smartphones which include Tecno F1, Tecno Pouvoir, Tecno Spark 2, Tecno Spark 3 among others.

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Itel Mobile was launched in 2007 by Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings. It claims its focus is on delivering cost-effective and high specification mobile devices. Itel has a variety of budget smartphones which include Itel S13, Itel A16, Itel S32 LTE, Itel P33 among others.

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Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp Ltd, commonly referred to as Oppo, is a Chinese consumer electronics and mobile communications company, known for its smartphones, Blu-ray players and other electronic devices. Oppo Mobile has a variety of budget smartphones which include Oppo F3 plus, Oppo F1, Oppo Mirror 5, Oppo F5, Oppo A5s among others.


Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese electronics company that makes and invests in smartphones, mobile apps, laptops, and related consumer electronics. It has a variety of budget smartphones which include Xiaomi MI Play, Xiaomi Redmi Go, MI A2 Lite, Redmi 6A among others.


Nokia is one of the oldest brands still existing in today’s market. It produces a variety of smartphones ranging from high end to mid-range to budget phones. Some of their budget smartphones include Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 plus among others.


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