LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The phone market has made it simple to find a cheap device that still looks and performs like the high-end models from Samsung, LG to Apple, especially if you’re looking to buy a new smartphone but want to remain on a tight budget.
Undoubtedly, smartphones are necessary in modern life and here are our picks for the top 10 affordable smartphones available in the market.
1)Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
With a fair price tag, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is an entry-level Android smartphone. The HD Super AMOLED display on it appears fantastic. A 1.6 GHz octa-core processor powers the J7 Prime, which performs admirably across the board for the majority of activities.
It also has 16 GB of internal capacity that can be increased by up to 256 GB by using a microSD card.
2) Oppo A21
The Oppo A21 is a smartphone with almost all of today’s modern necessities: It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, and you can use it to check email, surf social media, or stream music. The camera comes with a 16-megapixel resolution, plus there’s an 8-megapixel front-facing one. There’s a 2,300mAh battery in here, which should give you more than enough juice for a full day of work—and even then, it won’t die overnight.
Plus, there are three different storage options: 16GB of internal storage with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with 3GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage with 4GB of RAM.
3) Honor 7X
This $200 smartphone looks more expensive than it is. With an octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage—all in a sleek metal body—this phone is certainly worth considering if you want something higher-end on a low budget. It also comes with Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed, meaning you can take advantage of all the latest features without having to wait for an update.
Its only drawback? The Honor 7X’s camera isn’t quite as good as those found on other similarly priced phones. If you don’t mind sacrificing a bit of photo quality, though, there are a few better options at this price point.
4) Honor 9 Lite
The Honor 9 Lite is a high-end smartphone on a mid-range budget. Packing features typically found in much more expensive smartphones, like facial recognition software and an ultrafast fingerprint scanner, there’s no doubt you can find better phones out there. But for just $250 USD, you’re getting good value for money. It might not be as powerful as some of its counterparts, but it’s hard to deny how well it performs in daily use. Definitely worth checking out!
5) Moto E4 Plus
While you can find smartphones in any price range, some are just good looking than others. If you’re looking for a solid Android phone with a big screen and a cheap price tag, look no further than Motorola’s Moto E4 Plus.
This phone is an Amazon best-seller, and it has more than 3,000 customer reviews. It also comes with two cameras (8 megapixels on the back and 5 megapixels on the front), 16 GB of storage space, and microSD card support. Motorola devices typically come unlocked—meaning they work with all carriers—and most cost under $200 without a contract or carrier agreement.
This specific model sells for about $170 new; if you buy used from eBay or Craigslist, it should cost even less!
6) Nokia 3.1
The performance and battery life of this Android phone are respectable, and the standard Android interface is simple to use. Although it costs $150 unlocked, it’s difficult to gripe about the camera. If you want a dependable device without shelling out a ton of money for a flagship, this is one of our favourite phones you can purchase right now. Nokia has always been a favourite of ours when it comes to midrange phones; their products are consistently dependable, dependable, and work well under pressure.
7) Asus Zenfone Live L1
The Asus Zenfone Live L1 is a 4G LTE phone in our list of best Android phones under $100. Powered by a quad-core 1.3 GHz Snapdragon 415, there’s plenty of power to tackle your daily tasks and entertainment needs. The phone also has a 5-inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 2GB RAM, which is great for watching movies or playing games at 720p resolution.
On paper, its camera setup sounds disappointing at 8MP on both sides, but photos look pretty decent in well-lit conditions. Overall, if you want an affordable smartphone with great battery life and performance under $100, then you should consider getting the Asus Zenfone Live L1!
8) iPhone SE
The iPhone SE may be small, but it’s packed with power. It features a 12-megapixel camera and is Apple Pay enabled, so you can make secure purchases without pulling out your wallet. With an average user rating of 4.8 stars on Amazon, customers are calling it the best budget phone ever made (see reviews). And at $399 for 32GB or $499 for 128GB, it’s one of the most affordable iPhones to date. You can even get it in rose gold!
9) LG Q6
The LG Q6, which has a 5.5-inch Full HD touchscreen and 16GB of internal storage, is a good option for an inexpensive smartphone on AT&T. A 3,000mAh battery with support for rapid charging is also included so you can quickly refuel when necessary.
Depending on whether you select a model with 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage, you can choose between 2GB or 3GB of RAM for the device, which is driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 processor.
In addition to support for the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants, LG also incorporates an FM radio receiver.
10) ZTE Blade V8 Pro
In terms of experience, the Blade V8 Pro is comparable to the Blade X9 Plus from last year but costs less. It has a 64 GB internal storage capacity, an octa-core MediaTek CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and support for microSD cards.
You get a 5.5-inch monitor with HD resolution, a dual-camera setup with 13 megapixels at f/2.0 and 2 megapixels at f/2.4 for depth sensing, and these features. (1,280 by 720 pixels). It can be especially useful when you don’t have time to wait around all day to fill up your phone’s battery. ZTE also claims to have fast charging capabilities but doesn’t specify how quickly it operates.
So, what do you think? Which of these pocket-friendly devices are you going out for?