In 2017, despite the fact that Apple launched an iPhone for $999 USD, and Samsung effectively following suit, the average price of a smartphone has surprising gone down. Why is that so, you may ask? It’s because of a strong budget segment of Android phones that really make it hard to justify a high price. Today we count down the top 5 budget phones for 2017. Note that for this list, budget means $150-$300 USD, anything below that bracket is considered Low Cost.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
The Redmi Note 4 is one of the bestselling devices from Chinese budget power house Xiaomi. It features a Snapdragon 625 chipset, paired with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, fingerprint sensor and features an aluminum build.
The Nokia 6 is the first phone that HMD Global has launched under the Nokia brand, in other words, the first Nokia phone to run a fully compatible version of Android. It features a Snapdragon 430 chipset along with 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of storage, fingerprint scanner and runs stock Android. It features a good camera and is extremely durable. Bring in the new year with that old school style of the Nokia 6.
- Moto G5 Plus
Still don’t get that nostalgia feel yet? Here’s the Moto G5 Plus, a solid midranger which unsurprisingly features a fingerprint scanner, a Snapdragon 625 chipset paired with ¾ GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of storage. It runs a near stock version of Android with a few helpful features in between.
- Xiaomi Mi A1
The Mi A1 is another great and solid device from Xiaomi, featuring a Snapdragon 625 chipset, paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of Storage, rear mounted fingerprint sensor and runs Android One, in fact the best Android One device currently. It also features an solid dual camera setup.
- Honor 7X
The Honor 7X has had to fill in the big shoes that the 6X wore, and it fits it perfectly. The Honor 7X is the only device on this list that features an 18:9 aspect ratio and doesn’t rely on a Snapdragon chip, instead drawing its power from the Hi Silicon 659 chipset paired with 4 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of storage, dual cameras and excellent battery life.
So that ends our count down for the best budget devices for 2017. As you may notice, the Snapdragon 625 is the most prominent chipset and by all means, it’s an incredibly balanced processor, pushing most demanding games yet light on the battery. This means that all devices listed will offer excellent battery life. Which are you getting? Let us know in the comments section on Facebook and Twitter.