With tech forums and the smartphone market teeming with high end smartphones which are obviously beyond the reach of the average user, the ever popular question of budget friendly smartphones never settles down. Although spending a good share of your savings on the latest Samsung Galaxy or the iPhone is quite tempting, level headed people would refrain from such impulse buying. And that is not necessarily a bad thing because if you take down your expectations a notch or two below, there are smartphones that are top-rated, which wouldn’t leave a hole in your pocket.
We have done a comprehensive research and based on this result combined with reviews from hundreds of users, we have put together a list of the three best budget friendly smartphones that will satisfy your craving for the features that you have heard about only in high end devices. So, here is our pick:
Nokia Lumia 620:
Nokia has been at the forefront of budget friendly smartphone revolution across the world. This is exactly why it has conquered a lion’s share of market space in almost all of the emerging world economies. It seems Nokia knows exactly what an average person expects and has put all that into the Nokia 620. There is nothing much you can hold against this Nokia model, as it satisfactorily ticks all the correct boxes. It gives the average user a feel of what the high end phones are like and at the same time provides excellent interface and user experience.
Although users would have loved a bigger screen, harder case and better specifications, there is nothing much you can complain at the price you are getting this budget phone. Keeping the vibrant youth in mind, this model is available in a wide range of attractive colours. Battery is a concern with the Lumia 620, as it is with the majority of the Nokia phones.
Sony Xperia U:
As always, Sony never ceases to amaze with its sophisticated design and appearance that shouts class. If you are looking for a budget smartphone that can also be flaunted as a style statement, this Xperia from Sony is what you need. Although professionally designed, it hasn’t made much compromise in its features or specifications, and at the price this phone is being offered, it is as good a buy as any. Some of its features are
- 5 inch touch screen
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS
- Dual Core 1Ghz processor
- Front VGA camera
- 5MP rear camera
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini:
It has been one of the hottest budget smartphones since a year and the mere fact that it is still a favorite vouches for its huge popularity among budget users. Although there is no comparison with the Samsung Galaxy S3, at the price you pay, it is a very handsome buy. Some of its features include
- 4 inch display
- 1Ghz dual core processor
- Android Jelly Bean OS
- 5MP rear camera
- microSD slot
Apart from the above, there are quite a lot of budget phones out there. However, before you make a decision, ensure that you know the product features and specifications in and out.