Not everyone can afford to buy the latest Samsung Galaxy flagship device or the iPhone. Keeping aside the price, most people aren’t avid phone users. If you are willing to pay around $1,000 for a mobile device, you will obviously expect some value out of it. These flagship devices are marketed towards power users, who want maximum computing power for the best in class entertainment or a screen that offers 4K video playback in the palm of your hand. However, what if you just want a device that offers basic connectivity and access to common communication apps? In that case, there’s really no need to pay so much money for a flagship device. A budget phone will do the job just fine. Here are the best budget phones in the market right now.
OPPO Find 7
The Android market space is filled with different phones, and OPPO was a relatively late entry. However, the company has quickly managed to establish a foothold in the market. Today, OPPO delivers an extensive array of budget phones and high-end devices to customers all over the globe. The OPPO Find 7 might not be the latest device right now, but it certainly manages to hold its own in the market. It ships with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and has a 13 MP primary camera and a five MP secondary camera. The Snapdragon 801 processor is good enough to handle certain low-end games and offer smooth performance when you aren’t running a lot of apps. If you want a phone that offers convenience and affordability in a single package, this is your best option.
Motorola Moto X
The Moto X was like a breath of fresh air when it was first introduced. Motorola, the company that redefined the world of mobile computing with its RAZR and Droid line of phones, had fallen considerably behind other manufacturers. Therefore, the releases of Moto X and G were widely anticipated. The company felt that it was turning a corner, and so it was. The phones shipped with vanilla Android, a far cry from the bloated skins that Motorola had been using in other devices. It has a 5.7-inch display with a QHD screen and is powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor and three GB of RAM.
Few companies have managed to make such an impact on the world of mobile computing as OnePlus. The original OnePlus was a huge success, and the OnePlus 2 doesn’t disappoint either. The company actually sends out invitations to buyers owing to manufacturing constraints and high demand. The phone is affordable (around $300), yet delivers the specs of a $600 device. It’s got dual cameras, a 5.5” display, and is powered by Snapdragon 810. The rear camera is a 13” shooter, while a five MP camera sits in the front. It’s a great choice for people who want a high-powered device, but don’t want to pay a lot of money for it. However, getting your hands on the phone might be a little bit difficult owing to the high demand.