This shopper-approved smartphone is on sale for just $272 ahead of Black Friday

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Save 15% on this affordable smartphone in time for Black Friday.
Save 15% on this affordable smartphone in time for Black Friday.

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While it can be easy to drop hundreds on the latest in smartphone technology, price isn't the only indicator of a quality device. Often, more affordable options provide all the bells and whistles of the pricey models — but at a fraction of the cost. 

If you're looking to explore options for a new phone, you might want to check out Amazon’s selection of affordable smartphones. With prices that start under $300, models like the UMIDIGI A11 Pro Max Cell Phone are on sale now just in time for Black Friday.

UMIDIGI A11 Pro Max Cell Phone

UMIDIGI A11 Pro Max is on sale for just $272. Image via Amazon.
UMIDIGI A11 Pro Max is on sale for just $272. Image via Amazon.

$272 $320 at Amazon

What is it?

The UMIDIGI A11 Pro Max Cell Phone is one of Amazon’s most affordable smartphones, and it's currently 15 per cent off to boot. Running on the Android 11 operating system, it features a large 6.8” HD screen for brilliant viewing. The phone comes with 4GB (or 8GB for $297) of built-in memory and supports up to 128GB of extra memory, allowing you to store every important moment.

Its sleek design is made with a flat-edged metal frame and anti-fingerprint matte glass back, with bold graphics reading "BEYOND DREAMS" on the exterior. It comes in two shades: mist blue or frost grey. 

This phone also features some great photography capabilities, including an Ultra Wide Macro Triple Camera, a front-facing camera, super night mode settings and panorama mode.

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‘Very impressed with this phone'

Amazon shoppers have been impressed with this affordable smartphone that holds its own against pricy competitors. So far it has earned a solid 4-star rating from hundreds of customer reviews, earning top marks for its "durable" materials and value for money. 

One reviewer called the UMIDIGI A11 Pro Max the "king of budget smartphones" and went on to say that it has a "beautiful" design with "a solid metal frame."

Another reviewer shared that this is an "ideal phone for most users," and comes "at a great price."  

Others noted that this phone comes with a "nice surprise": a clear case and screen protector, meaning it's ready to use as soon as you receive it. 

While some reviewers have reported issues with apps that are closed when in use, or the phone restarting itself, others have noted that a newer firmware update "should resolve this issue."

Final verdict

If you're looking for a cell phone that doesn't break the bank, the UMIDIGI A11 Pro Max Cell Phone may be worth considering. Given that this phone normally retails for $320, shoppers say that it's "definitely worth the money" — especially when you can score it on sale. 

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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