budget smartphone 2016

2016 is finally here and there have been many technological advances in the mobile world. Currently, there are many smartphones available in the market both the high-end and the affordable ones. Some of the things that you should look out for when purchasing a new smartphone include;

  • Processor
  • Battery
  • lifeScreen
  • Cameras
  • The manufacturer’s customer service & warranty
  • Software i.e. android , iphone or windows (the android Smartphone offers a wide range of options when it comes to affordability & variety)

If you are planning on getting one and are working on a tight budget, then the following list of affordable smartphones that you can get in 2016 will be of great help to you.

1. Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

This is a great phone that comes with IP68 certification and is waterproof. Its battery has 2400 mAh which is outstanding and that is why it is among the top mid-range smartphones with a good battery. It has a 2 GB RAM, Snapdragon 615 processor, a 13 MP rear camera & 5 MP front camera. It also has a 720p 5 inch display which is a quite big screen.

With all the above amazing features, you can get it at $239 only.

2. OnePlus X

This is another good phone that has been beautifully designed. It comes with excellent features including;
The Snapdragon 801 processorA 13 MP rear camera & 8 MP front camera3 GB RAM2525 mAhA 5-inch screen display

You can get this phone with only $289.09

3. Huawei Ascend G7

This is a very impressive, well built 5.5 inch smartphone that comes with the following features;
A good battery that can last up to 3 days13 MP camera with HDR5.5 inch, 1280 x 720 screen

You can get this phone with less than & 220

4. Wileyfox Storm

Wileyfox is a new Smartphone manufacturer but despite that, its first phone (i.e. Storm) has generated a lot of excitement in the technological markets. This phone comes with a 5.5 inch full HD display3 GB RAMA 20 MP primary & 8 MP secondary cameras. The snapdragon 615 processor on board. It has great performance and it can fit your tight budget.

5. Samsung Galaxy A3

This is another exciting smartphone that you can get even on a tight budget. It comes in a compact design and some of its specifications include;

  • A 4.5 inch 540 x 960 AMOLED display
  • Has a 1.2 GHz quadcore snapdragon 410 processor
  • 1.5 GB RAM5 MP front-facing camera
  • With less than $200 you can get this Smartphone.

    6. Microsoft Lumia 640

    The Lumia 640 is a 5 inch 720p smartphone that runs on windows phone 8.1 OS. It is 4G LTE enabled and has an internal storage of 4 or 8 GB. It also comes with a quad snapdragon processor and you can get it at $100.

    7. Moto G (3rd generation)

    This is another budget friendly smart smartphone that you should consider this year. It;

    • offers a 4G LTE connectivity,
    • has a quad core snapdragon processor,
    • comes with a 5 inch 720 display,
    • either 1 or 2 GB RAM (as per the storage capacity),
    • is water resistant (IPX7).

    Its retail price is $180.


    The following is just but a short list of the budget-friendly smartphones that you can get in 2016. Before purchasing one, go through all its specifications to make sure that it suits your needs. It is also important to go through some of the reviews to see what some of the people who have used them are saying.