Budget Smartphones of 2018 in the Tech Market

Decent budget smartphones are not easy to find, but if you are in search of a mid range smartphone that can function well, you’ve come to the right place.

Are you tired of spending too much on phones just to get a good battery life? Missing Nokia 3310 era?

With the constant change in technology, the tech market is continuously witnessing a lot of new development, and there are so many budget smartphones released every year just to cater to this need. So take a look below at some of the best mid range smartphones currently available in the tech market sold under $200 price tag.

Xiaomi Mi A1

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is one of the famous android Xiaomi phone in the market because of Android One software. The phone which has a derivative design has a 5.5-inch full HD display, and 2.5D curved glass coating. The phone also has a 4GB RAM, a 3080mAh battery that can last more than 24 hours, an internal storage of 64GB, and it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. One unique selling feature of this beautiful midrange smartphone is that it has a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel wide angle lens, and a 5-megapixel front shutter with face recognition.

Moto G5

The Moto G is a good performance budget smartphone that is well equipped in all areas. The phone has a reliable 12MP rear-facing camera, a Snapdragon 430 CPU and a 2 0r 3GB of RAM. The only problem with the Moto G5 is that it is not water resistant, it also can’t be used for mobile payment. However, if you need a fantastic smartphone that can impress your best bet should be buying the Moto G5.

Asus Zenfone 4 Max

This unique Asus phone which is sold at a very low price has a battery life that lasts more than 15 hours. It also gives room for reverse charging using a USB cable. Some of its beautiful features include 720p 5.5-inch screen, 120-degree field-of-view, fingerprint sensor, a 13-megapixel shooter and dual camera.

Asus is best known for the durability and sturdiness of devices.

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Honor 7X

The Honor 7X smartphone comes in an 18:9 aspect ratio, which has a dual-camera setup. The slick metal unibody makes the phone feel like a premium smartphone. The Honor 7X runs on Kirin 659 chipset, which is a major competitor to the Snapdragon 625. This midrange smartphone is an excellent choice for people who enjoy playing with their smartphone but cannot afford the expensive ones.

iPhone SE

The iPhone SE is regarded as the best premium smartphone on a budget with robust design and beautiful camera. The phone is a fusion of the features of both iPhone 5S and 6S. It also has a four-inch display; the camera is one of the best for a phone within this price, it has a 12-megapixel sensor that also takes 4K video. One fantastic thing about this phone is that you can easily make use of it with one hand.  The iPhone SE remains the most competent and cheapest iPhone ever.

Alcatel Pixi 4

The Alcatel Pixi 4  is the cheapest phone on the list, sold for an affordable price, the phone has a 5-inch touchscreen display, a rear 5-megapixel camera, and an Android Marshmallow, a 5-megapixel, Quad-core 1GHz  processors. It is a midrange smartphone for kids or can be used as a second device.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini

The ZTE Azon 7 Mini is a combination of great hardware with affordable pricing. The device features a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 617 processor, 5.2” display (1920 x 1080 pixels), 32GB of memory,  a micro SD slot for cards up to 128GB in size, 3GB of RAM, a hi-fidelity speaker which provides superb audio quality and a slim aluminum unibody design that looks fantastic. One thing you will love about this budget smartphone is the easy to reach fingerprint sensor that is comfortable in hand. It also has the LTE network connectivity that supports all major network carriers in the United States. The battery is said last for more than 15 hours.

Sony Xperia L1

The Sony Xperia is one of the most affordable budget smartphones made by Sony. It features a 13 MP rear camera, a 16 GB of expandable internal memory, a 2 GB of RAM, a quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor, and a 5.5-inch 720p display. It is one of the largest devices on a cheap budget, the only disadvantage of this phone is that it doesn’t provide a fingerprint scanner.

Huawei Honor 6x

The Huawei Honour 6X is the future generation midrange smartphone for your budget. Made with a great camera to capture images both in daylight and lowlight conditions, and an ultra-fast focus time of .3 seconds, the camera also has an extensive aperture range that allows for a high-grade depth of field giving room for creativity. The phone features professional farming complements,  a cutting-edge quality, noise reduction, 8.2mm body made from frosted materials, 2.5D curved glass with premium texture design, an octa-core processor(16nm) and a 3GB RAM, a third generation fingerprint scanner. This phone is perfect for photographers who love to take beautiful photos.

Blu R1 Plus

The Blu R1 Plus is a cheap phone with a big screen. It features a colorful 5.5inch display, a solid 13-MP camera, an aluminum chassis, colorful 5.5-inch display. It also has a 10 hours battery life.

Finally, there are a lot of budget smartphones available in the tech market at present. However, while making your choice, you must be mindful of the phone’s battery life, the camera quality and the durability of the device.

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Hope Ofobike
Hope Ofobike
Hope Ofobike is a graduate of Mass Communication with over 5 years of experience as a digital data journalist with several media organizations. Hope writes for TechVise covering a variety of topics such as insurance and business services.

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