Good but Cheap Smartphones
Smartphones are a must have if you want to keep up with email,news, etc. on the go. This does not mean that you can’t get a good phone without spending a fortune. The following phones are around the $400 mark, and a couple that will save you even more.
The $400 Moto G series has set the standard for affordable phones for the better part of the decade, and the latest Moto G5 Plus only continues the trend. This year’s model comes with a cooler and sturdier metal design. It looks cool and feels good in your hand.
Best value in smartphones was the OnePlus 3. Simply put, it had no significant weaknesses: The smooth metal design looks and feels great, the hardware is fast, the software is clean, and the 16-megapixel camera is excellent. It’s a bargain at $400.
The iPhone SE is the best phone on this list for around $400. It is a strong, genuinely compact phone, and nobody makes those anymore.iPhone sets the standard in smartphones and this one is no exception.
ZTE’s $400 Axon 7 is another flagship phone masquerading at a mid-tier price. It runs a tad slower than the OnePlus 3T, but only by a little, and its 5.5-inch 2560×1440 display looks superb. The camera and battery life are strong as well.
The $400 Honor 8 isn’t as strong as the OnePlus 3T or ZTE Axon 7, its glass back is slippery, and its battery doesn’t last as long as most others on this list.
Huawei’s $250 Honor 6X does have a few key selling points. Its 5.5-inch 1080p panel is bigger, a bit more accurate, and much brighter than that of the Moto G5 Plus. Its metal body is thinner, and just as solid.
Its fingerprint sensor is fast. Battery life is also a strength, even if it’s not as long-lasting as Moto’s.
The $230 ZTE Blade V8 Pro Its battery lasts even longer than that of the Moto, it has a larger 5.5-inch 1080p screen, and it has a similar dual-camera setup as the Honor 6X. It also supports faster 802.11ac WiFi, which is lacking on both the Moto G5 Plus and Honor 6X.
So as you can see you don’t have to break the bank to have a good smartphone.