The fact is that not everyone can afford to pay $800 for a fancy smartphone that is currently trending on the market, especially a student living on a tight budget. In reality, you can get your hands on a smartphone that is high-quality for less than $300 without making large sacrifices when it comes to design, hardware, and features. You can find a phone that fits your preferences, like camera quality or battery life, for a decent price. In this article, we are going to present you with the list of the best cheap phones that you can buy.
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Nokia 6 is a phone that you can buy for a very cheap price, and get amazing specs. This includes a 16MP camera, an amazing 5.5’’ full HD display, and 4G LTE speed. It’s a phone that surely isn’t going to break down soon after you have bought it, as it is built from 6000 series anodized aluminum. Its enticing polish and diamond-cut edges add to the beauty of its build. The phone has a full HD IPS laminated display including up to 85% color reproduction. It also has a great sound due to Dolby Atmos speakers with a 7.2W peak output.
One thing that makes OnePlus 3T a great solution is the combination of latest specs and a great price. Their first two phones weren’t as good, but OnePlus 3T proves that third time is the charm. A lot of budget smartphones claim that they are able to compete with Samsung, LG, and Google, but the fact is that most of them fail to do so. However, OnePlus 3T succeeds at this, by providing you with a phone that has a Snapdragon 820 processor and 6GB of RAM. Next to that, its aluminum chassis makes it look and feel like a premium phone.
Moto G5S Plus
With Moto G5S Plus, you get a great phone with a 5.5’’ full HD screen, 4GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. There is 32GB of storage, and a MicroSD card slot if you require more. It can handle multitasking and some light gaming just fine, but, as Personal Digital experts suggest, if you are looking for a smoother experience, then you might want to consider a more intensive solution. The camera is its weakness, but it can still take quite decent photos in proper lighting. It is dual-lens with 13 megapixels. The front-facing camera has the standard 8 megapixels. The battery packs enough power for a full day with 3,000mAh.
If you want a competent yet the cheapest iPhone out there, then iPhone SE is the solution for you. It’s a hybrid between 5S and 6S. From 5S it takes a 4’’ display and the ease of one-handed use. On the other hand, it has the great performance of the 6S, with the A9 processor. The phone has one of the best cameras that you can find, with a 12-megapixel sensor. It can take 4K videos as well. There is support for Live Photos, and you also get Siri, Touch ID and NFC for Apple Pay. The battery is only 1,642mAh, but the fact that it powers a smaller display means that its endurance is above average. On the downside, the front-facing camera is only 1.2 megapixels, and there is no 3D touch.
Honor 5X is a great phone made out of aluminum alloy and has a brushed metal back. Here you will find the fingerprint scanner. A great feature is that you can program the scanner so that different fingers start up different apps. It has a 5.5’’ display, a Qualcomm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor, and Android 5.1. This makes it a great solution for video games. It also a dual-SIM phone with slots for microSIM and nanoSIM, providing up to 128GB of space, as an addition to its 16GB internal storage.
If you are on a student living on a tight budget, and cannot afford to buy an expensive and fancy smartphone, worry not. You should know that there is a variety of solutions out there for you that don’t cost as much, yet provide you with good specs. Try out one of the 5 phones listed in this article.
Steven Clarke is a digital marketing specialist/business consultant. In his spare time, he likes to write about his ideas and share them with the world. Steven is a regular contributor to several websites.