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You have not had to spend thousands of shekels for a long time to enjoy a smartphone that includes advanced capabilities, along with an impressive design. Just before returning to school, we have collected the cost-effective devices for you

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Let us help you choose a smartphone up to NIS 1,500

You have not had to spend thousands of shekels for a long time to enjoy a smartphone that includes advanced capabilities, along with an impressive design.

Just before returning to school, we have collected for you the most affordable devices you can find in stores.

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Niv Lillian

Friday, 23 July 2021, 18:42 Updated: Saturday, 24 July 2021, 09:44

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(Photo: Walla! Technology, Yinon Ben-Shoshan)

The smartphone market in Israel is flooded.

News for the mornings new models are coming out, some Chinese manufacturers are replacing models at a faster rate than you are changing socks, and there is a selection selection, to the level that the business is already becoming very confusing.

So we at Walla Technology come to the rescue: if you are looking for a new smartphone in the range of about NIS 1,500, this is the article for you.

In contrast to the top phone segment (NIS 4,000 and up), where there is not much choice (although this is also changing), the top and middle segment is flooded with models, and recently the selection only expanded with the entry of brands like Rilmi and Opo (both from the same house) into Israel, and the other brother Theirs, ViVo which is also on its way to the Holy Land.

So we have selected for you five phone models that in our professional opinion are good and successful, and overall provide a successful overall user experience in all sections, and have no significant drawbacks, and of course, support fifth generation.

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OnePlus Nord CE 5G

Section editor Yinon Ben-Shoshan called this phone "the new king of the middle market," and the nickname is justified.

Admittedly, it exceeds the NIS 1,500 mark in the NIS 100 (its official price is NIS 1,599), but from these additional shekels it is definitely worthwhile:

Oneplus Nord CE 5G (Photo: Walla! Technology, Yinon Ben-Shoshan)

You get a 6.43-inch device that looks great, with a Fluid AMOLED screen that is usually found in more expensive phones (FHD resolution) and a refresh rate of 90 Hz, a Snapdragon G750 processor with a maximum speed of 2.2 GHz, 256 GB of storage (no space for an external memory card) and -12 GB of memory.

Of course, there is fifth-generation support, an excellent photo setup with a 64-megapixel main camera, and a front-facing selfie camera with HDR support, a fast, high-quality fingerprint reader under the screen, Android 11 in the fairly clean Oxygen version of OnePlus and a 4,500mAh battery with fast charging.

For 1,600 shekels - that's a lot of value.

For those who want to save NIS 200, there is an 8 GB version of memory (definitely enough) for NIS 1,400.


The Oppo A94, also made by BBK, the Chinese corporation that also makes the OnePlus above - is a facelift of the previous model, the A93 which is also marketed here.

The A94, which is also sold at a market price of NIS 1,500-1,600, is a kind of more popular version of the Nord CE: it is also 6.43 inches, it has a Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels, 8 gigabytes of memory and 128 GB of storage.

OPPO A94 (Photo: Walla! Technology, Yinon Ben-Shoshan)

What's more, it does not have a memory card slot, which is a bit unfortunate.

There is support for a fifth generation, but the processor is a bit more modest, from Mediatech (which has recently risen and grown), the Dimensity 500U, which is manufactured in a 7-nanometer process and won praise, at a clock speed of 2.84 GHz.

In terms of photography it is a bit more modest too, with a 48 megapixel camera, and judging by the performance of the previous model, the A93 I tested myself and has the same photo setup - its night photography is a bit lame, but in most shooting situations it will deliver the goods.

You'll also get an under-screen fingerprint reader, a traditional headphone jack, a 4,300mAh battery and a 30-watt fast charger (although we recently saw a performance of 65-watt chargers and up, and suddenly 30-watt seems slow to us ...).

Xiaomi POCO F3

When I talked about companies putting out and announcing new models for the mornings, I looked at you Shiomi.

This company announces so many models, and each model has between three and four sub-models at different pricing levels, which is sometimes just hard to keep up with ...

Shiomi has risen to prominence thanks to its ability to pack strong hardware and sell it at a low price.

In some of their latest models the business has started to limp a bit in my opinion, but their POCO series (separate sub-brand) is a kind of return to the sources: top hardware at an underpriced price.

The POCO is aimed at gamers on the go or anyone who wants a device with strong performance, but does not want to pay too much.

(Photo: Xiaomi)

The POCO F3 is currently just below the NIS 1,500 threshold, and offers a lot:

let's start with the fact that this is a 6.67-inch phone, with 5 gorilla glass on the back and front and dust and water resistance.

The screen is a high-quality AMOLED screen with FHD resolution with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and HDR support.

The processor is a Snapdragon 870 processor from Qualcomm's top series, manufactured at seven nanometers and with a speed that breaks the three GHz threshold (3.2 in the top core).

So in terms of performance this is a monster.

It has two versions, one with 128 gigabytes of storage and six gigabytes of memory, and one with 256 gigabytes of storage and 8 gigabytes of memory.

It has a triangular photo array, with a main camera of 48 megapixels, and the front selfie camera is 20 megapixels, with HDR support.

In addition, it has stereo speakers, a 4500 mAh battery with PD support for compatible chargers, and its own respectable 33-watt charger.

For those who are looking for a multimedia device or a nervous gamer, this is the device for him.

Samsung A52

The Korean cellular giant could not leave the mid-range segment to the Chinese who will gnaw at its sales, so it came out a few years ago, with the mid-range Galaxy A series, which was a considerable success: Samsung's quality, with less money.

One of the devices that has recently won critical acclaim is the new A52, whose recommended price is NIS 1,349.

Like Shiomi and POCO, Samsung, which makes quite a few smartphone components itself, can afford to cram fine hardware into its low-end devices as well, and the A52 is a great example: it's a 6.5-inch smartphone, with a Super AMOLED screen with FHD resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, protected by gorilla glass 5.

Samsung A52 (Photo: Samsung)

The processor is a Snapdragon 750G processor as in Nord CE, and there are three versions of memory / storage combinations here: six gigabytes and 128 storage, eight gigabytes of memory and 128 gigabytes or 256 gigabytes of storage, to choose from.

There is room here for an external storage card (hallelujah!), But it comes at the expense of one of the SIM cards.

And oh, of course, this is a fifth generation device.

Samsung also does not compromise on the cameras, and the main camera here is 64 megapixels, in a square photo array of sensors (12 megapixel wide camera, and two 5 megapixel sensors, for macro and depth).


The front camera (32 megapixels), knows how to shoot in 4K and HDR, which is really impressive for this price level.

You will also get here a built-in fingerprint reader, stereo speakers and a headphone jack, a 4,500 mAh battery with a 25-watt charger, and four colors to choose from (black, white, purple and blue).


Nokia's new series models (letter series) will only be marketed in Israel from the beginning of next week, so we have not tested them yet - but if you are looking for a really cheap phone, which is half the price, but still offers good value - consider Nokia 5.4, the market price His is 850 shekels.

(Photo: Nokia)

There are some compromises here compared to the others, that you would not think otherwise: This is a fourth generation phone, with only an HD screen (720 lines), size 6.39 inches, and LCD-IPS type, but from Nokia's experience the screens generally enjoy excellent sharpness and decent colors. This is where there is room for a memory card, along with 128 gigabytes of storage and four gigabytes of memory.

The processor is a Snapdragon 662 processor with a speed of 2.0 GHz, but the camera system is actually reasonable - 48 megapixels for the main camera, and a camera system for four rear cameras. The front camera is 16 megapixels. The fingerprint reader is fixed in the back in the classic arrangement, and the battery is 4000 mAh. The body is a plastic body, but very handsome relative to the price.

But the big downside of Nokia's phones lies in the software: it's a clean version of Android, Android One, and you have a promise of neat upgrades and software updates for a few years, including an upgrade to Android 11 (the rest of the phone in this review, by the way, already comes with 11).

The Nokia 5.4 may be modest and simple, but it meets all the sections.

realme 8 5G

Another smartphone that comes with advanced specs and a cheap price tag is the realme 7 Pro, also part of the Chinese BBK corporation.

The device is sold in Israel at a price of NIS 1,299, through the official bug network importer.

Since entering the local market, the company has brought with it a fresh breeze to compete in the local cellular market, especially with Shiomi, which has become almost the default of many Israelis for purchasing a new smartphone.

(Photo: realme)

The realme 7 Pro comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 720G processor, 8GB of working memory (RAM) and 128GB of storage memory.

In the photography segment, you can find 4 cameras on the back of the device, with the main sensor being Sony's and 64 megapixel quality.

Alongside this, Rilmi has integrated 65-watt charging support (SuperDart) - a technology that will charge the device from 0% to 100% in just 34 minutes.

In this case, it is a powerful battery with a capacity of 4,500 mAh.

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