High-end smartphones from different companies are getting released every day and they are equipped with powerful features and functionalities. But those phones are really expensive. Owning a smartphone is the desire of most of the youngsters as these devices are used not only to make calls or to text, they are used for many other things as well. So, what if your budget is limited, and you want to have a smartphone? Do not worry, because you can get one of the best budget smartphones available in the market that come with some really awesome features. Here is a list of the best budget smartphones.
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18ZTE Blade V
Available for £81.99, ZTE Blade V is one of the cheapest smartphones of 2015. The manufacturer ZTE is the Chinese firm that might not be as popular as some other companies, but if the price and available features are considered, this phone is really worth having. Equipped with 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor, Android Jellybean, 4inch display, 5MP rear camera this smartphone is a really great device.
17Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
This is another phone in the category of best budget smartphones that you can get for £140. Though it is not comparable with the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, it’s running on android Jellybean and it’s equipped with the 4-inch display, 5 MP rear camera, 1GHz dual-core processor this set is not bad at all. Also, microSD card slot lets you expand the memory to a great extent. So, if you are looking for a fancy set in an affordable range, it can be a great option for that.
16Nokia Lumia 620
Nokia Lumia 620 is a great device that comes in colourful plastic covers and this is the main attraction point for the young people. The plastic construction is really helpful because it saves the set from being damaged in case it falls down. The only issue is the battery, but to be honest, every smartphone has battery issues. The starting price of this device is £99.99.
15Sony Xperia P
This is a very stylish and sophisticated device that comes with 3.5-inch screen, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 5MP camera. Its price is £79.99. It lets the users’ access to the apps, and they will also have great options for games and productivity. The front camera is perfect for video calling. But unfortunately, there is no SD-card slot, though 4GB storage is enough for day to day use.
14Huawei Ascend Y300
Huawei Ascend Y300 is another great smartphone that you can get just by paying around £100. The features and functionality are pretty good, especially when compared to its competitors. The camera might not be good enough to capture high-quality images, but it includes most of the editing features that are offered by the competitors. So, if you are on a tight budget and want to own an average kind of smartphone, consider this device.
Blackberry is without a doubt a good brand that is well settled and brings out sophisticated smartphones, which are perfect for the office uses. Z10 was released as a flagship few years back, but there was a sudden drop in the price. Well, this was an issue of company’s financial state, but this is a good deal if you want to own a smartphone for £159.95. Packed with a 4.2-inch display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 8MP rear camera and 2MP front facing camera this set is a fantastic one in such a price range.
Moto G is the amazing device from Motorola and it’s not expensive. If you look at the specifications, the Smartphone is ahead of many sets. Overall 4.5-inch display with 720×1280 resolution, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5MP back camera and 1.3 MP front facing camera made this device a great option in £120.
11Nokia Lumia 520
Available for just £69.95, Nokia Lumia 520 is just perfect for the students who want the smartphone to be able to finish many tasks. This phone is perfect for making calls, messaging, media, capturing photos and day to day activities. The screen comes with the ok resolution and size wise, but the front camera and NFC are not present in the phone. Overall, this is a great smartphone to have in this excellent price range.
10Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)
One of the best smartphones in our list is the Moto 3rd Gen. An exceptional and by far the most attractive and comfortable in our list of budgeted smartphones. The 5’ inch large HD screen is amazing and has a 13-megapixel rear camera. The phone is water resistant and has a long battery life. It has a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and operates on Android 5.1.1. It comes at an affordable price of $179.99.
9BLU Life One X
A newcomer to the world of budgeted mobiles BLU Life One X comes with a 5.2 HD display, microSD expansion, a super-fast CPU of MediaTek MT6753 and a 2900mAh battery for that long battery life. It has a 13 megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel front camera if you love capturing moments. For an amazing phone, we would definitely pay more but it comes at a shockingly great price of $149.99.
Huawei has finally entered the US markets and has come up with a great smartphone. This dual sim phone just comes for $200 and is loaded with features.
It is an all-metal build phone with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It has a 5.5’ inch large display, 16 GB storage, Snapdragon 616 processor and you can expand your memory up to 128 GB. The battery is 3000mAH and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. It also features a 13-megapixel camera.
7Vodafone Smart Ultra 6
The super-sized Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 is a remarkable smartphone for its price. Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 costs just $136 on Vodafone’s PAYG service. It is an incredible handset and has a 5.5inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 615 processor and a 13-megapixel camera. It’s tied to Vodafone, but you won’t find a good smartphone cheaper than the Smart Ultra 6.
The S930 is another handset that is worth buying. The smartphone sports a giant 6-inch 720p display (making it Lenovo’s largest smartphones to date). Lenovo S930 runs on Android 4.2 and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor; it has 1 GB of RAM. Some of its other features include an 8 GB of expandable internal memory, 8 MP rear camera, 1.6 MP front-facing camera, and a 3000mAh battery. You can buy the Lenovo S930 just for $119.
5Huawei Ascend Y530
Huawei Ascent Y530 comes with a 4.5’ inch screen and a Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU. It is enabled with an internal memory of 4GB and an extended memory of 32 GB. It has a Removable Li-Ion 1750mAh battery and comes in the funky colour of white, blue, pink and black. It is priced at $108.
4ZTE Blade Vec 4G
The phone runs on Qualcomm MSM 8926, 2.3GHz and Android Kitkat 4.4. The display is 5’ inches HD, has a strong battery of 2300mAH and a memory of 16 GB. The phone is already loaded with Google and the users can add as many home screens as they want. It is priced at $193.
3Microsoft Lumia 640
The Microsoft Lumia 640 is the perfect Windows phone for those on a budget. Lumia 640 has a great battery life and a 5’ inches 720p screen, its funky colours make it stand out from the all other smartphones. It also comes with the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 and will soon be upgraded for free to Windows 10 Mobile. It is a wonderful phone that fits in your budget. Its latest offer online is just for $29.9.
2Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 has a 4.7’ inch screen, 720p HD display. It has the quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and a 1.5 GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and an extended microSD slot, front facing speakers dual that sound pretty impressive, and two cameras. One 13 megapixel rear and a 5mp front camera in the front. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and a 2000mAh battery. Idol 3 is a sleek phone that runs great, sounds wonderful, looks premium but costs low $179.
1ASUS ZenFone 2
Like many computer ASUS ZenFone 2 runs an Intel processor, rather than what most Android phones are powered by. The phone comes with a superior look, feel, and impressive specs, all for only $199. It has a 5.5’inch 1920 x 1200 Full HD display, a 1.8 GHz quad-core Intel processor with 2GB of RAM, 13 megapixel rear and 5 MP front cameras, 16GB of internal storage, a powerful 3000mAh battery and supports 4G LTE on all GSM carriers. It is powered by the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, and ASUS come in four colours – Silver, Gold, Black and Red. Priced only for only $199.