As the season of giving is fast approaching, you might be thinking of buying a gift for someone. Hence, you might be looking for cheaper, yet, powerful smartphones out there. While you can opt to have Apple’s iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, since Note 7 is currently being recalled, giving gifts don’t necessarily mean expensive ones. A simple gift like one of the following phones will surely make someone happy, if you will give it with a big heart.
Motorola Moto G4 or Moto G4 Play
Motorola Moto G4
This year’s Moto G4 is a perfect gift for only $199.99. Moto G4, just like other Motorola devices, comes with Moto Maker, wherein you can customize your handset, the way you want it. It has 5.5-inch screen with water protection feature. It is packed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage and microSD card slot support up to 128GB. The rear camera is 13MP with various capabilities, including professional mode and a 5MP in front. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, which promises an all-day usage, plus the TurboPower that can charge for up to 6 hours of power in just 15 minutes . It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Motorola Moto G4 Play
Much cheaper for only $149.99, Motorola Moto G4 Play comes with 5.0-inch screen and powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor. It has 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You can add up to 128GB of storage with microSD card. It comes with 8MP of main camera and 5MP for the front camera. It has 2,800mAh battery that keeps the phone running throughout the day. It also comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It is available in two color variants, black and white.
Samsung Galaxy J3
With price ranging from $110-$180, surely Samsung Galaxy J3 is a best pick. It comes with 5.0-inch screen with super AMOLED display. It comes with 8MP of rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera. This Android device comes with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB. Now, it comes with a removable 2,600mAh battery and is available in Gold color variant.
Don’t judge J3 because Note 7 was a disappointment not on the design, nor of the features, but with the battery and internal hardware that made it catch a fire. Try Galaxy J3 and you won’t surely regret.
Microsoft Lumia 650
If you want a cheap Windows phone, try Microsoft Lumia 650 for only $200. With a seamless Windows 10 Mobile experience, surely, you will love Lumia 650. It has a 5.0-inch HD720 OLED screen display. Under the hood is Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You can expand its memory using microSD card up to 200GB.
It has 8MP main camera and 5MP wide angle lens in front. Now, it comes with Microsoft features like Cortana, OneNote, Office Apps, Microsoft Outlook, even Skype for Business, Integrated OneDrive and so much more. It is also compatible with other game features like Xbox, DirectX 11, etc. It is powered by a 2,000mAh battery, which gives up to 16 hours of talk time.
Huawei Honor 5X
Still at $200 is Huawei Honor 5X. Though its price is too low, it comes with fast and intuitive fingerprint, and the aluminium alloy built makes it so sexy and sturdy. It has 5.5-inch 1080P Full HD. Under the hood is Qualcomm Snapdragon 64-bit octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. And, if you want additional storage, you can do so up to 128GB via microSD card slot.
It has 13MP main camera with 28mm wide angle lens and 5MP front camera, with 22mm wide-angle lens. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, which gives up to 1.46 days battery life with moderate use. It comes with Integrated SmartPower 3.0 technology that lets you reduce power consumption by 30%. It’s running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Sony Xperia XA
If you want to experience Sony’s amazing cameras, then, have Sony Xperia XA for only $280. It comes with 5.2-inch screen display with curved glass and water-resistant design. It comes with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 64-bit quad-core processor. It has 3GB of RAM with 32GB internal storage, plus up to 256GB external storage via microSD card slot. With the 23MP and 13MP rear and front camera respectively, you can get more vivid and blur-free images. It is powered by the 2,900mAh battery and it’s available in three variants – Forest Blue, Mineral Black and Platinum, depending on the specs you like.
Blu Vivo 5
For just $200 you can have Blu Vivo 5 packed with a 5.5-inch screen display with Vivid HD AMOLED screen + Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It’s powered by 1.3GHz Octa-core MediaTek 6753 processor under the hood, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. It supports up to 64GB of external microSD card.
It has dual-SIM capability and an aluminum finish. It has 13MP main camera with LED flash, while the front comes with 5MP selfie camera with wide angle. A 3,150mAh Li-ion battery keeps it running all day. It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and available in two variants: Chic Gold and Liquid Silver.
There you have it. If you know of any cheaper, yet smart phones out there, do leave a comment below.
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