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Best mobiles for less than 200 euros (2022): the opinion of the Xataka experts

Although the flagships are the ones that take center stage in the media, a good part of the users continue to choose the good, nice and cheap when buying a mobile and that phone search the 200 euros is a very common budget.

In addition, rapid development and democratization make it possible for those technologies that yesterday were in the flagship, land relatively soon in more affordable models. After selecting the best phone of 2022 for less than 300 euros, we have asked the Xataka editors who know the most about mobile phones and test the most models which mobile is the best for less than 200 euros.

Periodic update post: we want to offer you the best mobile phones of 2021 under 200 euros today, that’s why we update the article regularly to be aware of the best prices and models

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Enrique Perez

My recommendation would be the Redmi Note 11 (199 euros). A fairly round mobile at a contained price. Have 90Hz AMOLED display, a powerful Snapdragon 680 processor and a 50-megapixel quad camera.

To this we add a huge battery and a relatively compact design. Pretty good value for money.

The Poco M4 Pro 5G (199 euros) for less than 200 euros is another good option.

With a generous 90 Hz screen, fast charging and 5,000 mAh battery to last for a long day.

The new Realme 8i (169 euros) is a mid-range with a 120 Hz screen, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP camera. At 179 euros it is a great option.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11


Ivan Linares

2022 is bringing news to the range below 200 euros. Even so, my main recommendation is still a 2021 mobile: the POCO X3 Pro (219 euros).

If it’s cheap it gives several laps to the entire current mid-range: it is powerful, offers performance at the level of a high range and has very good autonomy. It is still 100% recommended.

If you are looking for something more recent, the Redmi Note 11 (199 euros) maintains the usual quality of the brand at a very contained price. Its AMOLED screen is worth it, also the general aesthetics of the phone.

Xiaomi Poco X3 Smartphone,6GB RAM 64GB ROM Phone,6.67” FHD DotDisplay Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Octa-Core Processor with NFC Quad Camera (64MP+13MP+2MP+2MP) Global Version(Gray)

Xiaomi Poco X3 Smartphone,6GB RAM 64GB ROM Phone,6.67” FHD DotDisplay Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Octa-Core Processor with NFC Quad Camera (64MP+13MP+2MP+2MP) Global Version(Gray)


Anna Marti

I think that right now I would recommend a Poco M4 Pro 5G (199 euros) or a OnePlus Nord N100 (199 euros), depending on the case.

Depending on what we prioritize, one or the other can compensate us, but they have aspects in common such as a 5,000 mAh battery, a similar diagonal screen or 90 Hz refresh ratebut while the OnePlus has stereo sound, the POCO renounces this although with an NFC chip.

The software is also quite different and it is something that can also influence the decision, usually being something lighter in OnePlus.

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Ricardo Aguilar

My option below 200 euros is the POCO X3 Pro POCO X3 Pro (219 euros).

It is for me, without a doubt, the best mobile in relation quality-price of the marketwith a 120Hz panel, huge battery, good cameras, a new batch processor…

You can already get it below this price, which seems like a real scandal to me.

My second option is the Redmi Note 11 (199 euros), one of the latest additions to the Redmi family. It has an AMOLED screen, a good processor and a huge battery of more than 5,000mAh, a safe purchase.

The best phones of 2021 with high-end specifications at a mid-range price


Joseph Garcia Nieto

I am tired of recommending the POCO X3 Pro (199 euros).

I am often asked about mobiles under 200 euros and I always, always, always recommend the POCO X3 Pro. It is a very solvent device, with scandalous specifications (Snapdragon 860, 120 Hz screen, a capable camera and good battery) and it seems crazy to me that for that money you can get a mobile like that. I honestly wouldn’t think about it.

Another model that seems interesting to me is the Redmi Note 11 (199 euros). Has a AMOLED screen at 90 Hz, Snapdragon 680 processor, a solvent 50 megapixel camera and a generous battery. Part of the 179 euros and it is a highly recommended mobile.


Samuel Fernandez

Xiaomi has traditionally been the king of the economic ranges but there are other manufacturers improving by leaps and bounds, and one of those manufacturers is OPPO.

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Taking a look at its catalog below 200 euros, I would stay with the OPPO A74 (199 euros).

The Snapdragon 662 has proven to be a reliable processor and with 8GB of RAM we will have enough time to last with it. Not to mention that if the battery is already large, 5,000 mAh, OPPO’s autonomy management is even better so we’ll have the phone on for a long time before we worry about where there’s a plug.

And entering the Xiaomi catalog, and more specifically Poco, we must recommend yes or yes the latest model of the line in the economic ranges, the Poco M4 Pro 5G (199 euros).

OPPO A74 - Screen 6.43

OPPO A74 – 6.43 “screen (AMOLED FHD +, 6 GB RAM + 128 GB Storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Quadruple camera 48 + 2 + 2 MP, 5000 mAh with 33 W fast charge) Black [Versión ES/PT]

Updated March 2022 with new models and current prices

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