Tag Archive: Budget


The Xiaomi Mi 6 review: A true budget flagship phone

If you’re subscribed to any of the big tech YouTube channels or pay attention to phone reviews, you probably already know how good the Xiaomi Mi 6 is. It’s been the darling of the tech community since its release earlier this year. But, if you’re a casual consumer, do you even know it exists? The […]

ZTE Blade Z MAX – a potential game-changer in the budget smartphone scene (Review)

As I touched on when I went hands on with Metro’s ZTE Blade Z Max a couple weeks back, this phone has a ton of potential to redefine the concept of a budget smartphone. Typically when we think of budget phones, we look to low-end phones from big-name manufacturers such as LG and Samsung; poor […]

T-Mobile’s REVVL vs Moto E4 (Budget Smartphone Showdown)

On the market for a super affordable handset? Maybe you’re looking to buy your first smartphone or maybe you want one for your child or parent. The good news is that the market is abundant with low-end offerings that offer the basic functionalities. T-Mobile’s recently unveiled REVVL is an apt example of such a device […]

Hands on with a potentially game-changing budget phone – Metro’s ZTE Blade Z Max

Going into my first hands-on with a major phone company, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Was it gonna be a room full of people in a formal setting? Was there going to be food? Was it a private hands on, or would there be other bloggers there? Fortunately, it turned out to be […]

ZTE Blade Z Max hands-on: A giant smartphone for any budget

The Blade Z Max is a big phone with a 4,080mAh battery that doesn’t cost all that much.

Don’t turn your nose up at a budget device. For many smartphones users, that’s often the only kind they can afford, and they shouldn’t have to settle.

The ZTE Blade Z Max is one of those devices that may seem like it skimps on features because of its comparatively meager price tag, but it’s a nice little big smartphone  [Read More…]

Budget vs. Mid-range vs. Premium: Exploring the different phone categories

The budget and mid-range phone space is full of great phones, so does that make you less likely to buy a flagship?

The Android space is saturated. There are great phones at every price point, from the $ 70 Moto E4 all the way up to the $ 800+ Galaxy S8+. And while the premium phone segment will always have a place in the market for early adopters and tech enthusiasts, it’s not clear whether the returns are  [Read More…]

Honor 6A hands-on: Premium style, budget price

Honor’s latest budget model is going on sale in the UK. Here’s our first look.

Honor, the sub-brand owned by Huawei, is putting out some great phones. We love the Honor 9, and over the past year or so even the less-expensive models have also been pretty noteworthy.

The latest phone hitting European shores is the Honor 6A, and in the UK it’ll be available to pre-order from Monday, July 31 ahead of a general sale on  [Read More…]

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…]