The cheap smartphone category under the $400 price tag includes tons of devices, such as the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, iPhone SE--to name a few.

Not just that, the top phone makers like Samsung, and Google also have something to offer for folks who are tight on a budget.

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Cheap Smartphones for Tight Budget

It is also worth noting that phone manufacturers have been releasing budget devices now and then as the market continues to grow. However, it has resulted in creating countless choices for those looking for their cheap phone. As such, it has become difficult to choose the perfect budget smartphone.

That said, this list of the top 5 best cheap smartphones could help narrow down the crowded space of budget offerings.

Top 3 Best Cheap Smartphones Under $400

Without any further ado, we've listed down some noteworthy budget smartphones that cost under $400.

iPhone SE 2020 ($300)

Apple's budget smartphone, the iPhone SE 2020, may seem out of place in the list due to its dated design and limited specs, but it is still the best route to own a cheap iPhone.

Not to mention that the iPhone SE 2020 still does a fine job in most essential features, like taking photos, battery life, and speed.

As per The Verge, the cheap iPhone carries a familiar design, which has been tried and tested as first seeing the light of day in the six-year-old device, the iPhone 6.

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As such, expect the bezels of this device to be larger than anything that is being sold today, along with the tiny 4.7 inch LCD screen.

Although the looks of its undoubtedly dated, Apple still stuffed in a next-gen A13 Bionic processor that does not disappoint in performance as the iPhone 11 also sported it. Also, don't expect this device to feature 5G connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G ($279.99)

As the name suggests, this Samsung budget phone provides 5G support, along with other facets, including long battery life, capable cameras, and a slightly modern design, according to PCMag.

The large 6.5-inch display of the Galaxy A32 5G is just right for 2021, but the dewdrop selfie camera module slightly makes this cheap phone

The highlighted feature of the A32 5G is its impressive 5,000mAh battery life that could last for days in moderate usage.

Meanwhile, the Samsung phone sports a MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G chipset along with 4GB RAM.

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OnePlus Nord N10 5G ($299)

Another 5G-capable budget phone on the list is the OnePlus Nord N10 that flaunts a 6.46-inch LCD along with a 90Hz refresh rate, according to GSMArena.

This cheap OnePlus device sports a Snapdragon 690 5G processor along with 6GB RAM, which is enough to power moderate to light tasks.

What's more, the Nord N10 5G also features a 64-megapixel main shooter that does the job well in daylight.

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