Remember the times when cellphones were incredibly luxurious pieces of almost magic-like technology? Well, some of them still are. Smartphones like the new iPhone, new Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia Z5 and HTC One, are some of the most expensive handsets in the world, but what if you can’t afford those giants?
That’s when you start looking for budget models. Don’t worry, a cheap smartphone doesn’t have to be a crappy one, it’s just a matter of a brand, using cheaper components, reducing some of the less important parameters like RAM, CPU and storage, and then drastically reducing the phone’s price.
Here are 10 great budget phones that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. If you’re looking to buy a decent smartphone for cheap, these are the top 10 phones your money can buy in no particular order.
OnePlus X ($270)
Let’s keep this straight and narrow. The main pros are: it’s cheap($270), super bright 5-inch AMOLED screen, above average battery capacity, sweet design, decent performance. However, the camera isn’t all that great in dim light.
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua ($200)
Has a great design, waterproof (hence the “nickname” Aqua), and the camera is outstanding. On the other end of the stick we have only 8 gigs of storage, rather short battery life, and needs a better grip.