Tag Archive: Budget


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…]

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…]

Which budget big-battery phone is for you? Nokia 2.1 vs Moto G6 Play

HMD Global unveiled the 2018 version of the Nokia 6 earlier this year and now it’s doing the same for its budget lineup. So say hello to the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 5.1, which come with key updates to make them competitive in the second half of 2018.

While HDM hasn’t revealed the availability details just yet, we’ll have to assume that only the Nokia 2.1 will be offered in the US. That’s because HDM announced the  [Read More…]

Honor View 10 Review: The budget flagship king?

If you’re looking for a premium smartphone in 2018, you have two choices.  You can walk into a carrier store and throw down $ 800+ on a name you know like Samsung, LG, or Apple. Or, you can save a bit of dough, go with someone you may not have heard of and reap the rewards.

Today, we’re talking about one of those less known phone companies, Huawei. Huawei is a Chinese company that produces some of the best phones  [Read More…]

Demystifying Xiaomi’s budget lineup: Should you buy the Redmi Y2, Redmi Note 5, or the Mi A1?

It’s time to find out what each phone in Xiaomi’s budget lineup has to offer.

Xiaomi releases a lot of devices every year, and most of them tend to be in the budget segment. The Chinese manufacturer is nothing if not shrewd about its launch strategy, and by targeting the sub-₹15,000 segment, it managed to get a leg up over its Chinese rivals.

Xiaomi’s intense focus on this segment means there are seven phones currently sold by  [Read More…]