By default, in-display fingerprint scanners are a premium flagship affair. Only the most advanced of smartphones had them. But the shift downwards has started and under-display sensors are now showing up inside budget smartphones.
For the purpose of this list, we are looking at smartphones that cost no more than $350 or €350 at the most. Let’s look at what is available and which is the best.
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Best Budget Smartphone With In-display Fingerprint Scanner In The USA
The United States is almost 100% Samsung territory when it comes to Android smartphones. It is worse now that budget phones with under-display fingerprint reader is in view.
- Samsung Galaxy A54
- Samsung Galaxy S34
- OnePlus Nord CE3
- BLU Bold N3
In the US market, the Samsung Galaxy A54 is unquestionably the best budget smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner. The price starts from $275 or €340.
Best Budget Smartphone With In-display Fingerprint Scanner In Europe, India and elsewhere
In India, China, Europe and everywhere else outside of North America, budget smartphones abound. There are models from phone companies that do not have a presence in the US.
- Xiaomi Redmi K60 Ultra
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro
- Realme 11 Pro
- Infinix GT 10 Pro
- OPPO Reno8 T 5G
Outside of North America, the undisputed best budget smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner is the Redmi K60 Ultra. The price is about €330.
What of the cheapest budget smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner?
The award of the cheapest goes to itel S23+, which is not available in the United States, the rest of North America, or much of Europe. It is mostly available in Asian and African countries. It sells for about €110 only. None of the other really affordable ones – Redmi Note 13 Pro (€180) and OPPO A78 (€200) and are available in the United States either.
In the USA, the most affordable budget smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner is the BLU Bold N3 selling at $250. You can buy it directly from BLU or from an independent retailer like Amazon.