Top Five Budget Smartphones for 2016

Looking for the top five budget smartphones for 2016 to save some money when buying a cell phone?  It is quite hard to find someone nowadays who does not use a smartphone. This wonders of human advancement are extremely useful and increase our productivity quite a bit.

Here we shall be discussing the top low-end/ budget-oriented smartphones which can prove to be quite helpful in your day-to-day life. The price quotation of being a budget phone is a cost within $0 to $250.

So without further ado, here are top 5 budget smartphones available right now:

Xiaomi Mi 4i:

People are saying that the Xiaomi is doing for China what Sony did for Japan. Mostly Chinese produced technologies are not considered to be good, but no one can say that about the Xiaomi line of phones. They have attained international status, and their Mi 4i is giving quite a competition in the budget area.

The phone on paper:

Screen:

Screen size-                        5.0 inches

Screen resolution-           1080 x 1920 pixels

Camera:

Front:                                    5 MP, f/1.8

Back:                                     13MP with LED flash, f/2.0

Memory

Internal memory:            16GB or 32GB, no support for micro SD

RAM:                                     2 GB

Processor-                          Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 and Quadcore 1.0 GHz Cortex A53

OS                                          Android v5.0.2 lollipop

Sensors                       Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery                                 Non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery                           

Price                                      $180

Moto G 3rd Gen:

Motorola has earned quite a name for itself in the budget category with its Moto G and Moto E lineup. Here is the latest iteration of the Moto G line-up and it is a bang for your buck. The device IPX7 certified water resistant and looks quite premium.

The phone on paper:

Screen:                                

Screen size                         5.0 inches

Screen resolution            720 x 1280 pixels

Camera:

Front:                                    5 MP, f/2.2 auto-HDR

Back:                                     13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Memory

Internal memory:            8GB variant & 16GB variant, micros SD card supported

RAM:                                     1GB for 8gigs variant and 2GB for 16gigs variant

Processor                            Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53

OS:                                         Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Sensors                       Accelerometer, proximity sensor

Battery                                 Non-removable Li-Ion 2470 mAh battery

Price                                      $160

OnePlus X:

OnePlus wowed the market with its release of OnePlus 1 back in 2014. Now though their OnePlus 2 has arrived as the successor to the throne, the OnePlus X makes quite a place for itself in the budget category.

The phone on paper:

Screen:

Screen size                         5.0 inches

Screen resolution            1080 x 1920 pixels

Camera:

Front:                                    8 MP, f/2.4

Back:                                     13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash

Memory

Internal memory:            16 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

RAM:                                     3GB

Processor                            Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400

OS:                                         Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)

Sensors                                            Accelerometer, gyro, proximity

Battery                                 Non-removable Li-Po 2525 mAh battery

Price                                      $240

WileyFox Swift:

A well built, feature packed handset having a comfortable design language and a fresh OS is how you define WileyFox Swift. Moreover, did we mention that gives great performance and an excellent battery life? Also, it comes at a budget price of below $150.

The phone on paper:

Screen:

Screen size                         5 inches

Screen resolution            720 x 1080 pixels

Camera:

Front:                                    5 MP

Back:                                     13MP Samsung S5K3M2 BSI, dual-LED flash

Memory             

Internal memory:            16GB, SD card up to 32GB

RAM:                                     2GB

Processor                            Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916 quad-core @ 1.2GHz

OS:                                         Android OS, Cyanogen OS v 12.1

Sensors                       3D G-sensor, proximity, ambient light, Gyroscope, E-compass

Battery                                 2500 mAh removable

Price                                      $129

Lumia 640 XL:

If you fancy yourself a Windows Phone, then the best one in the budget category will be the Lumia 640 Xl. It is more of a phablet than a phone and it is one of the best if the not the best camera experiences that you can get in the budget area.

The phone on paper:

Screen:

Screen size                         5.7 inches

Screen resolution            720 x 1080 pixels

Camera:

Front:                                    5 MP

Back:                                     13 MP, f/2.0, 28mm, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash

Memory

Internal memory:            8 GB internal with Micro SD upto 128

RAM:                                     1 GB

Processor                            Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

OS:                                         Windows Phone 8.1 upgradable to Windows 10 mobile

Sensors                       Accelerometer, proximity, compass, sensor core

Battery                                 Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Price                                      $190