The Best 5 Budget Smartphones of 2016
There are so many smartphones available in the market that offer so many features and outstanding deals. These phones come with all sorts of price range with most of them costing $800 or even a $1000. But there are many smartphones that are affordable and have the best to offer to its users even in low price.
So if you love saving some money or are conscious about your budget then the following are the best five budget smartphones for you that are under $600
1. Motorola Moto G
The Moto G is a budget smartphones with some great features. It’s a sub-$300 phone that boasts an IPX7 waterproof rating, a feature that many phones around the $1000 mark have yet to integrate. Though it is not considered as high-powered smartphone on the market, but its functionality is more than adequate for the price.
The third generation Moto G features a 13MP rear camera with a colour-balancing dual LED flash and 5MP front camera. The Gorilla Glass-protected HD display is a sizeable 12.7cm. Though it comes with 16GB internal memory it can be expanded with an optional microSD card up to 32GB. The Moto G is also 4G compatible, which very few smartphones offer.
2. OnePlus 3
The OnePlus 3 though with a highly limited availability in Australia has a great range of budget smartphones, from its OnePlus One, to the OnePlus 2 to the even cheaper OnePlus X. But the OnePlus 3 is the most ‘premium’ of its range, at the best price.
The OnePlus 3 boasts a fully metal construction for a truly premium look and feel, completed by the 15cm 1080p display. It also packs in a whole 6GB of RAM, and running a mod of Android called Oxygen OS, the OnePlus 3 is fully optimised to run nice and smoothly. Its 16MP rear camera can even shoot in RAW, while the front-facing camera boasts an impressive 8MP.
OnePlus 3 comes with 3000mAh battery that can run out in a day when overly used but overall this smartphone is quite a competitor in market when compared to other phones.
3. Xiaomi Mi5
The Mi5 from Xiaomi is a great high-end budget phone though difficult to find in Australia.
It is an impressively powerful phone, built around the same Snapdragon processor as the new LG G5 or Samsung Galaxy 7. The metal and glass body has a premium feel, though the ‘pro’ version has a ‘marble-textured’ ceramic finish. $425 will get you the standard 32GB model, going up to $490 for the 64GB model, or $575 for the 125GB Pro model.
4. Kogan Agora 6
The Kogan Agora 6 is the newest, cheapest phone made by Kogan, that you can buy for $179. According to Kogan Agora boasts “amazing performance and features normally found in a phone many times the price of the Agora 6”.
It does have a large, 5-inch HD display which is uncommon in cheaper phones; 2GB RAM; and a 1.3 GHz OctaCore processor. Although it only has 16GB of internal storage, it has the option of adding a microSD card up to 32GB, something some of the more expensive phones on this list offer.
One step up from the Agora 6 is the Agora 6 Plus, a $349 phone that Kogan says is comparable to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7.
5. iPhone 5s
You will find that Android users have plenty of options when it comes to budget phones, but iOS don’t have so many options. All of the iPhones available at retail right now will set you back more than $800 when bought outright – but if you wish to have an iPhone then why not a bit older version. Yes three year old iPhone 5s is the best phone to talk about as budget phone
With a 1.7GHz dual-core A7 ARM processor, 1GB of RAM, dual-band 4G/LTE, an 8MP camera with dual flash and a 1570mAh battery, the specs of the 5s are obviously nothing special these days.
Now it is your choice to pick any of the above for your budget