Over the years, Chinese smartphones have become more affordable and competitive. A few years back, a phone with a fingerprint sensor could only be found on the very high end smartphones such as the iphone 5s. However, times have changed and Chinese manufacturers are now pushing affordable and decently performing smartphones with fingerprint scanners for low prices. Here are the top 5 budget smartphones with fingerprint sensors under 80 USD. 

1. BLUBOO Xfire 2 ($64)s-l1600

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The BLUBOO Xfire 2 is the most affordable phone on our list coming in at $64. It comes equipped with 1GB of ram and 8GB of ROM.

Pros: 

  • streamlined design, feels premium, metal construction
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Expandable memory (up to 32gb)
  • low power consumption screen and processor (MT 6580), makes up for the small battery

Average:

  • 5MP front camera and 8MP back camera
  • 5 inch screen, on the small side
  • 1GB ram and 8GB ROM

Cons: 

  • 720p display (this will be a recurring theme with these budget smartphones)
  • small battery (2150 mAH)
  • no 4g LTE support (this will be a deal breaker for some)
  • android 5.1 (outdated compared to other phones)

For full review by Zi Jin Cheng:

 

2. HOMTOM HT17 ($65)

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The Homtom HT17 is a budget phone that has quite alot of value for the money. It has a decent display and a decent plastic build quality. It doesn’t feel cheap but it’s also not too fancy.

 

Pros: 

  • 3000 mAH battery
  • 5.5 inch display
  • MTK 6737 processors (one of the more powerful processors on this list)
  • fingerprint sensor
  • android 6.0

Average:

  • 5MP front camera and 8MP back camera
  • 5 inch screen, on the small side
  • 1GB ram and 8GB ROM
  • plastic build

Cons: 

  • 720p display
  • no 4g LTE support (it does support regular 4G)

For a full review by TechLineHD:

 

3. LEAGOO M5 ($71)

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Pros: 

  • fingerprint sensor
  • android 6.0
  • 2 GB RAM and 16GB ROM
  • snappy
  • cool fingerprint scanner feture (you can navigate the home menu with the fingerprint scanner)

Average:

  • 5MP front camera and 8MP back camera
  • 5 inch screen, on the small side
  • MTK 6580A processor

Cons: 

  • 720p display
  • no 4g LTE support
  • 3G connections only
  • Ugly plastic back
  • 2300 mAH battery

For a full review by TechUtopia:

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4. Blackview E7 ($73)

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The Blackview E7 is the perfect balance between power, functionality, and beauty. This phone stands out from the rest of the crowd with it’s 4G LTE connection.

Pros: 

  • fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE
  • MTK 6737 Quad core
  • 5.5 inch screen
  • 16 GB ROM

Average:

  • 2MP front camera and 8MP back camera
  • 1 GB RAM

Cons: 

  • 720p display
  • shell material: plastic

5. BLUBOO Maya ($80)

The Bluboo Maya may not have a fingerprint scanner, but we wanted to include this phone as a reference as what can be attained if the fingerprint sensor is sacrificed for other specs.

Pros: 

  • MTK 6580A Quad Core
  • 5.5 inch screen
  • 16 GB ROM
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP Front camera and 13MP back camera
  • 3000 mAH battery
  • Android 6.0
  • beautiful build quality
  • clean UI

Cons: 

  • 720p display
  • shell material: plastic
  • no 4G
  • no fingerprint scanner

Full Review by MobileTechReview:

 

 

 

 

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