Smartphones today are not just trendy. They are also very useful. It seems like smartphones are very popular for both the aged and the youth alike. If you don’t have one yet, you need to get one for you either for your personal pleasure or for business use.
Today, there are many options available for people who are ready to spend lavishly for their smartphones and also for those who want to save but still want to enjoy the benefits of the latest technology in mobile phones.
You’ll find many emerging brands today with many great and attractive options. Most of them even offer enticing features at affordable costs. So below is a list of top 10 budget Android smartphones this year. Read on.
MOTOROLA MOTO G
The best budget smartphone today is Moto G from Motorola. It costs around£135. The quality is great. It has decent cameras, excellent scree ad an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean that will be soon upgraded to 4.4 KitKat. The only issue with this smartphone is that it lacks 4G support and has limited storage.
MOTOROLA MOTO E
Second most pocket friendly smartphone comes from the same fence, Moto E from Motorola. Yes Motorola has set a new benchmark for budget smartphones with their Moto G but it has gone even lower on price with the introduction of Moto E.
NOKIA LUMIA 520
Third to the list is Nokia Lumia 520. This is great for those looking for cheap smartphones. Although it does not include all the features we are looking for in a smartphone, it capably handles those features that are the most important. Its operating system is Windows Phone 8. Although it’s great feature wise, it still lacks apps. If you don’t mind sacrificing some performance, then this phone is a good option to buy.
Sitting on the 4th spot is EE Kestrel. I like this phone even if I don’t like the design much as well as the build quality. I don’t like the user interface but when it comes to other features, it has a lot going for it. 4G connectivity is not yet available UK-wide, at least the hardware required to enjoy this phone is now available for those who are tight on their budget.
NOKIA LUMIA 620
Another affordable smartphone from Nokia, Lumia 620 is a Windows Phone 8 device. If I will to rate this smartphone, I will give it a four out of five in terms of features.
HUAWEI ASCEND Y300
This is a no-frills smartphone with few things to get excited about when it comes to features. However, this phone does the basics very well with its Android 4.1 software. It has a usable battery life at really low price. This is one of the budget smartphones I may recommend buying if you are looking for quality.
HUAWEI ASCEND G 300
After Huawei Ascend 300 is another affordable smartphone from Huawei and that is Huawei Ascend G 300. It is one of the best budget Android smartphones that outperforms every smartphones within the price range.
NOKIA LUMIA 624
Sitting on the 8th spot is Nokia Lumia 624. I don’t like the appearance much being a big and brightly colored handset but performance wise, this Windows Phone 8 handset can perform well. This is a great buy for those who are looking for a 4G capable smartphone that is budget friendly.
ZTE BLADE V
On the 9th spot is ZTE Blade V. The price is extremely low but the performance indeed is well. It has a good design and respectable screen but the software and cameras are not as good.
ZTE BLADE 3
This phone is well-built and stylish for its price. However, the performance is not so good. If you are willing to spend a little extra, buy a Huawei Ascend G330 instead.