Tag Archive: Budget


Xiaomi brings dual cameras to the budget segment with the Mi 5X

The Mi 5X offers the same camera setup as the Mi 6 for half the cost.

Xiaomi switched up its dual camera strategy with the Mi 6, offering a phone with a standard 12MP sensor paired with a secondary 12MP telephoto lens. The company is now bringing the same camera configuration to the budget segment with its latest phone, the Mi 5X. The Mi 5X also offers 2x lossless zoom, but the phone will be sold for just $  [Read More…]

Moto E4 vs. Moto G5: Battle of the budget phones

Motorola has stuffed the budget market full of great phones, but does the low-end Moto E4 hold its own against the G5?

This year has been one of overhaul for Motorola’s budget lineup, as evinced by the debut of six handsets in the C, E and G lines. They all share aesthetic similarities, but are are staged linearly, each appealing to a different segment of that entry-level market.

The Moto G refresh came first, at Mobile World Congress,  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 450 chip aims for speed and battery life on a budget

Qualcomm is bolstering its value line of systems-on-a-chip with the new Snapdragon 450.

As it has already twice this year, Qualcomm is introducing another so-called platform, a catch-all for its Snapdragon chips that power so many smartphones and tablets today.

This one, the Snapdragon 450, is aimed at budget phones, and aims to introduce a number of efficiency upgrades to help low-cost devices last all day like their mid-range and high-end rivals.

The platform is now built  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay comes to the budget segment with the Galaxy J7 Pro

Samsung is aggressively expanding Samsung Pay in India.

After launching Samsung Pay in India earlier this year, the South Korean manufacturer is now making its digital payments service more accessible by bringing it to the budget segment —with the Galaxy J7 Pro the first device to feature the service. Samsung also rolled out another device in the Galaxy J series — the Galaxy J7 Max — which offers Samsung Pay Mini for UPI and Paytm transactions.

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Budget Coolpad Defiant arrives at T-Mobile on June 16

T-Mobile subscribers looking to purchase an affordable smartphone will soon have a new option. The carrier confirmed it will start offering the budget-friendly Coolpad Defiant starting on June 16. The handset will also be available for purchase from MetroPCS, although no exact release date was shared yet. The Coolpad Defiant brings low-end specs to the […]

IFROGZ’s new Impulse Duo & InTone Wireless Earbuds offer quality audio on a budget

Audio specialist IFROGZ is expanding its earbuds portfolio with the addition of the new Impulse Duo and InTone wireless models. Both models are competitively prices, in a bid to bring quality wireless audio to the masses. For $ 49.99 customers can get the Impulse Duo wireless bundle which feature dual, dynamic 6mm neodymium drivers in each […]

Moto C Plus vs Nokia 3 (Ultra Budget Smartphone Showdown)

We’d all like a Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6, but for some of us spending $ 600+ on a smartphone just isn’t an option. The good news is that today the smartphone market has something to offer for every customer, even on low budgets. The recently unveiled Moto C Plus and Nokia 3 are two […]

Moto G5 Plus vs. Honor 6X: The ultimate budget battle

Just because the big-name phones get all the attention, that shouldn’t preclude excellent devices like the Moto G5 Plus and Honor 6X from getting their fair shake. At under $ 300 each, both phones certainly have trade-offs compared to their more expensive counterparts, but each manages to bring a certain something, from fantastic performance and software to superb battery life and great camera optics, to make them worth your time.

At least that’s what Jacklyn says in her latest  [Read More…]

Blu R1 Plus review: A refreshed approach to the budget handset

After having launched its “$ 50 phone”, the R1 HD last summer, Blu is back with a new take on its entry-level handset experience. Remember the unlocked one that was sold to Amazon Prime customers for the price of a decent steak dinner? Indeed, the R1 Plus is a slightly refreshed version of the device but […]

Moto G5 Plus review: The new standard for budget phones

The quick take

The Moto G5 Plus is an awesome little phone, and that it’s available for just over $ 200 is one of its greatest assets. Things could have gone either way for the Motorola brand under Lenovo, but it seems that the Moto G line has maintained what made it great in the first place: excellent hardware coupled with simple, unencumbered software, and a price tag that screams value.

The Good Solid  [Read More…]