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Great budget phone with good camera

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Great budget phone with good camera

What's the best budget phone with a good camera? Looking to buy something outright, without spending an arm and a leg. Any suggestions?
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Oct 28, 2004
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I find iphones have the best cameras.....

Even the older ones - look for an iPhone 7 if you don’t mind used.

Some on RFD’s BST: Cellphones have some good condition/prices.

FS: Nothing at the moment
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iPhone 11 has really really good low light photo!
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Benhermies wrote: What's the best budget phone with a good camera? Looking to buy something outright, without spending an arm and a leg. Any suggestions?
danmartin471 wrote: iPhone 11 has really really good low light photo!
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Jan 17, 2013
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For under CAD400 (phone + duties/taxes), you can get TCL 10L. This is a 2020 midrange phone. 4 rear camera + 1 selfie, 6GB RAM , 64GB storage, Android 10 and micro-sd card slot. B&H Photo handles all the customs clearance, if you select that option.

TCL 10L 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked)
USD$249.99 ( CAD$339.84 )
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... _64gb.html
  • GSM / 4G LTE Compatible
  • 4 x Rear Cameras (48/8/2MP & 2MP Depth)
  • Super-Wide & Macro Imaging
  • Front 16MP Camera with 1080p Video
  • 2.0/1.8 GHz Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core CPU
  • 64GB Storage Capacity + 6GB of RAM
  • 6.53" 2340 x 1080 FHD+ LCD Display
  • Dual Microphones with Noise Cancellation
  • Android 10 Operating System
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Keep an eye on the Google Canada site. They often have sales on Pixel phones especially BF and BD if you can wait that long. They may be clearing out the Pixel 3a due to the 4a coming out soon.
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Honestly when you say budget phone, none of the phones for the budget price have a good camera I find. If you're into entry level mid range territory then your looking at mostly Motorola Moto G lineup of phones which have decent cameras out of the box and better with Gcam apk installed. Other than that the standard for best mid range camera is the Google Pixel 3a.
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stack21 wrote: For under CAD400 (phone + duties/taxes), you can get TCL 10L. This is a 2020 midrange phone. 4 rear camera + 1 selfie, 6GB RAM , 64GB storage, Android 10 and micro-sd card slot. B&H Photo handles all the customs clearance, if you select that option.

TCL 10L 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked)
USD$249.99 ( CAD$339.84 )
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... _64gb.html
  • GSM / 4G LTE Compatible
  • 4 x Rear Cameras (48/8/2MP & 2MP Depth)
  • Super-Wide & Macro Imaging
  • Front 16MP Camera with 1080p Video
  • 2.0/1.8 GHz Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core CPU
  • 64GB Storage Capacity + 6GB of RAM
  • 6.53" 2340 x 1080 FHD+ LCD Display
  • Dual Microphones with Noise Cancellation
  • Android 10 Operating System
I just saw the GCAM examples for this phone and it's pretty good. Very tempting especially when the price eventually drops further. Very nice option. They promise Android 11 and two years of security updates which ain't too bad if they really stay true to their word.
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soleprovider wrote: Where can a Mi 9T Pro be found these days for $395?
Here

That's the Mi 9T. Must have mixed it up with the pro. With all the different phones Xiaomi releases per year/month (week?) and their confusing model naming history, I get spun around pretty quickly.

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