Best budget smartphone 2017: The six BEST cheap phones to buy right now

Don’t want to spend too much on a new smartphone? Here are the six best budget phones 2017 has to offer

Best budget smartphone 2017

The current smartphone age is a wonder. Technology is inexpensive than ever, and there is no longer the need of paying huge amounts of money for your annual upgrade of smartphone. Buying a cheaper smartphone would not even disappoint you now.

Now a days you don’t have to pay a lot to have a nice smartphone. Although Google’s Pixel, Apple iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are leading the industry and are pretty expensive. But you can save a lot of money with the listed below best budget smartphones of 2017.

Lenovo P2

Lenovo P2 quickly got the attention of experts for reviewing as it has the best battery life. Battery lasts for 30 hours after a single charge that beats Motorola’s Moto Z play by five hours.

It is a little heavier and weighs about 177 g, but you can bear it appreciating its battery life, display, performance and overall build quality. Also it is budget friendly, if your budget is £200 then get yourself a Lenovo P2.

Specifications include

Processor          Octa-core 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625

RAM                  4GB

Display              5.5in 1,920 x 1,080

Storage              32GB

Camera              13-megapixels

Operating system       Android 6.0.1

Weight                 177g

Alcatel Pixi 4

Alcatel’s Pixi 4 is going to be the cheapest phone on this list but this does not makes it any less of a good choice. Pixi 4 is just for £59 with 5 inch display, Android Marshmallow and a rear 5 megapixel camera.

It is an excellent choice as a second device or a first phone for the kids. It may not perform as industry leading sets but with a tight budget this phone is the right pick.

Specifications include:

Processor            Quad-core 1 GHz MTK6735M

RAM                    1GB

Display                5in 480 x 854

Storage                8GB

Camera                5-megapixels

Operating system    Android 6.0.1

Weight                  169g

Moto G4

This year’s Moto G is larger than last year’s but it is greatly improved. It has an octa-core Snapdgragon 617 chip that makes its speed better than all other budget friendly phones. It has a processing speed of phones twice its price, which is £169.

Its camera is also a step up over the third-generation Moto G, despite using a similar 13-megapixel sensor, and its huge battery provides plenty of staying power. Throw in a beautiful Full HD resolution screen and you’re absolutely laughing.

Its camera is also better than the 3G Moto G. Although it has the same 13 megapixel sensor its battery power provide a lot of staying power. With its amazing Full HD resolution you will love this new Moto G.

Specifications include:

Processor          Octa-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon 617

RAM                   2GB

Display               5.5in 1,920 x 1,080

Storage               16GB

Camera               13-megapixels

Operating system    Android 6.0.1

Weight                  155g

Vodafone Smart Prime 7

If last year’s Smart Ultra 6 was a little big for you then Vodafone’s Smart Prime 7 is new inexpensive device for is available for £75 on Vodafone’s PAYG service. This by far is the best device for users buying a smartphone for the first time.  As it has the Vodafone applications already installed keeping track of you data allowance and managing your bills is easy. Calls and texts can be received through web browser in case of poor signal enabling user to keep in touch with family and friends.

Without a doubt it can’t top the second generation Moto E available for just £80 SIM-free, but its design and display are much better than Moto E. however you may have to buy a microSd card for Smart Prime 7 as its 8GB storage fills up quickly upon installing a few applications.

Specifications include:

Processor         Quad-core 1.3GHz Snapdragon 210

RAM                 1GB

Display             5in 1,280 x 720

Storage             8GB

Camera              8-megapixels

Operating system    Android 6.0.1

Weight                128g

Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen, 2015)

For an extremely low cost and compact Android phone Motorola Moto E is the right choice. It has 4.5 inch display with a little low resolution but has battery life of 13 hours 13 minutes (video-playback test). Overall performance is good and the price is really good.

Specifications include:

Processor         Quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410

RAM                 1GB

Display             4.5in 960 x 540

Storage             8GB

Camera              5-megapixels

Operating system    Android 5.0.2

Weight                 145g


Samsung Galaxy J5

It is Samsung’s budget friendly phone with great performance. It has a very good battery life and a colorful Super AMOLED display. Its camera is not as smooth as Moto G’s sensor but it does display the pictures nicely. It is a great effort by Samsung to cater to low budget users and a great alternative to Moto G.

Specifications include:

Processor        Quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 210

RAM                1GB

Display            5in 1,280 x 720

Storage            8GB

Camera            13-megapixels

Operating system    Android 5.1.1

Weight                146g

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