Tag Archive: Budget


OnePlus 6T vs. POCO F1: Which budget flagship should you buy?

OnePlus built its entire business on value. That strategy paid dividends for the brand over the years, but Xiaomi sub-brand POCO is now looking to use that same formula to steal market share in the affordable flagship segment.

POCO F1

Our pick

$ 329 at Flipkart

Pros Groundbreaking value Headphone jack Top-notch internals Two-day battery life Stereo speakers MicroSD slot Notification LED Cons Still on Oreo Large notch No NFC Doesn’t work well in the U.S.  [Read More…]

Alcatel 1X review, an Android Go phone on a budget that keeps you waiting

Android Go phones don’t get the attention that midrange and flagship phones do, but they serve a valuable purpose. Phones such as the Alcatel 1X provide a device with one of the most recent versions of Android at an affordable price. When I say affordable, I really mean it and Alcatel looks to give you as much as they can for a $ 100 phone.

Design and Build Quality

When it comes to a phone that can be picked up  [Read More…]

Grab a fancy new 4K TV or a budget option during Best Buy’s 2-Day Sale

Buy the TV that’s perfect for your situation.

Best Buy’s huge 2-day sale discounts tons of electronics today and tomorrow. You can check out the full sale for deals on Bluetooth speakers, headphones, and computer monitors. But we’re here to talk about TVs. Big screens, tiny screens, and everything in between.

For example, Best Buy is discounting up to $ 1,000 off the Samsung Q6 QLED series. Get the Samsung 65-inch Q6F 4K smart tv for $  [Read More…]

Honor 8X is a budget notchy smartphone coming to the US soon

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor just announced its latest budget smartphone, the Honor 8X is coming to the US. A successor of last year’s Honor 7X, the 8X looks and feels like a flagship, although its internal specs keep it firmly lodged into the mid-range category.

What does the Honor 8X bring to the table? Keep reading to find out.

The Honor 8X is a very good-looking smartphone which features a huge 6.5-inch display with a notch on top and 2,340 x  [Read More…]

Buying on a tight budget? Here’s what your carrier has for under $200

Are you on the hunt for a new smartphone but don’t have much money to spend? Like, seriously, your budget is $ 200 or less.

Maybe you need a new phone to replace something in a pinch. Or, perhaps you’re picking out a first handset for your child or parent. Whatever the reason, sometimes you have needs and don’t have much disposable income.

Not to worry, there’s plenty to choose from out there. While we often look to unlocked phones  [Read More…]

The best budget Android smartphones you can buy right now (September 2018)

You need a new device but (rightly) think spending north of $ 800 is insanity, right? Well, you’re not alone. An entire segment of budget flagship devices has sprung up and they’re surprisingly good! Today we’re taking a look at the best phones you can purchase if you have between $ 300 and $ 500 to spend.

Without further ado, here’s our list.

OnePlus 6

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Blu Vivo XL3 review: Budget friendly affair for the GSM crowd

In what’s become a regular occurrence, Blu is back with another smartphone. Just in the first few months of 2018 we’ve seen the unlocked phone maker introduce devices that range from entry level (R2 Plus) to high end (Vivo X). Recently, the company debuted the Vivo XL3, its first model to run Android 8.0 Oreo.

Priced $ 189.99, it boasts an impressive set of specifications and is a modest improvement over its predecessor. Like all of its Blu brethren the  [Read More…]

Nokia 3.1 review: A great small budget phone with performance problems

Nokia nails the core hardware and features, but comes up short in specs and performance.

We often talk about “cheap” Android phones in reference to devices like the Moto G6, which typically cost about $ 225. But many people don’t even want to break the $ 200 barrier when they’re looking for a phone, whether it’s because they just broke their flagship device and don’t want to spend $ 800 again, or they simply don’t want to  [Read More…]

Moto G6 Play review: The budget battery king strikes again

The Moto G no longer sits in a vacuum, but the G6 Play is still a great option for just $ 200.

There’s no name more recognizable in the budget smartphone category than “Moto G.” Since its launch, the Moto G series has consistently been Motorola’s best-selling product line, taking people aback with great performance at a low price.

When Motorola launched the Moto G4 a couple of years ago, it segmented the series into three sub-brands;  [Read More…]

What is OPPO’s budget brand ‘Realme’ all about?

Despite their meteoric rise in the smartphone industry, not a lot of people have heard about OPPO and their mobile devices. Especially in the Western world.

Yet the company has been selling phones since 2011 and has largely done so in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. But in 2018 OPPO has big plans for expansion, which might even include North America.

Nevertheless for the time being, the company has chosen to focus on the ever-expanding Indian market.

According  [Read More…]