People love to change their handsets following the latest trend in smartphone markets.
With so many options it is very difficult to pick the best mobile phone for you so in this article we have listed five of the best budget smartphones you can buy right now. These are some of the latest mobile phones on the market. They are not ranked in any particular order as these mobile phones are at slightly different prices and will therefore be better suited for different people.
- Xiaomi Redmi 4X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, octa core, 1.4GHz
2GB RAM + 16GB ROM/ /3GB RAM + 32GB ROM microSD expandable up to 128GB
5 inch 720p IPS Display
13MP Main Camera f/2.0 aperture, Single LED flash, PDAF
5MP Front Camera, f/2.2 aperture
Hybrid SIM slot
Kicking off this list is the Xiaomi Redmi 4X, a device which is undoubtedly the best for this price point and in our opinion, the best budget smartphone right now. The Xiaomi Redmi 4X has made its claim to fame by offering stellar battery life and fantastic build quality along with a Snapdragon 425 CPU. It’s camera is arguably better than the more expensive Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and the phone is guaranteed to receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat soon.
- Symphony ZVIII
5” 1080p IPS display with 2.5D Glass
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 1.4 GHz 64-bit Octa Core Processor
13MP + 8MP Camera
3GB DDR3 RAM & 16GB ROM, microSD Up to 128 GB
3000mAh Li-Polymer Battery
4G LTE, OTG
Android Marshmallow 6.0
The Symphony ZVIII is the brand’s flagship smartphone. For the price, it is astonishing what Symphony can offer. Not only is the device running on a Snapdragon 430 CPU, it also has a FullHD (1080p) display and 3GB of RAM. The large 3,000 mAh battery will ensure you make it through each day strongly whilst the good build quality will hold the phone together through rough use.
- Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro
5” HD Super AMOLED Display
Spreadtrum SC8830 Quad-core 1.5 GHz
2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, microSD up to 128GB
8 MP, f/2.2 CMOS + 5MP f/2.2 CMOS camera
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Samsung mobile phones may not be as competitive as some of the other companies on this list when it comes to specifications but there is a good reason their brand name is held so high.This is the only phone on this list with a Super AMOLED display which alone gives this phone an edge over the others. Aside from that, Samsung mobile phones are reputed for the reliability of their phones and better resale value than any other Android seller.
- Walton Primo H6+
5.5” HD IPS 2.5D Glass
1.3GHz Quad Core Processor
3GB RAM, 16GB ROM, microSD up to 128GB
13MP BSI + 8MP BSI Camera
Android 7.0 Nougat
Walton’s new phones are shipping with Android 7.0 Nougat and the Primo H6+ is a solid example of a strong budget phablet. For the price, you get 3GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, premium metal build quality and a surprisingly versatile camera. Android 7.0 makes the deal even sweeter as most of the devices on this list are still on Marshmallow.
- Symphony P7 Pro
5.3” HD IPS 2.5D Display
1.3 GHz 64-bit Quad Core processor
3GB RAM & 16GB ROM, microSD up to 64GB
13MP + 8MP Camera
2600 mAh Li-ion Battery
Android Marshmallow 6.0
The Symphony P7 Pro’s specifications are incomparable for the price. While you do get a MediaTek processor, the combination of a large 5.3 inch 720p display and 3GB of RAM make up for it. This is also one of the most affordable phones with 3GB of RAM. The battery capacity may sound a tad lower than the other devices on the list but there is no need to worry as a full day of use is normally achieved on this device. An alternative to the P7 Pro is the Xiaomi Redmi 4A which was previously considered as one of the best budget smartphones.
The WE S1 receives an honorable mention from us as it brings something unique to the table in the form of dual cameras. Android purists will love the close to stock implementation of the OS combined with the solid performance from WE’s latest phone. This is the most affordable smartphone with dual cameras and if that feature interests you, the WE S1 is the way to go.
Written by Alavi Wahid Zaman