Great Bargain Smartphones

It’s almost impossible to go anywhere without seeing people using their smartphones these days. Some people are so caught up in the fad that they can’t be without their mobile for even a minute. And, they MUST have the newest, coolest product on the market, regardless of the price.

For many more of us, the idea of owning a smartphone certainly is appealing, but paying £600 or more for a mobile just simply isn’t in the budget. Here are five quality smartphones that are much easier on the pocketbook, and you won’t be embarrassed to carry about.
Nokia Lumina 620 – Here is a great little smartphone for under £100. The 620 is a sleek and simple Windows 8 Phone that’s perfect for anyone looking for an attractive, easy to use phone. The smaller 520 version is available from only £69.99!

Both phones offer decent sized displays with adequate resolutions. They are by no means flashy, but work great for straight phone services and texting, as well as reasonable networking, and decent photos.

Don’t look for many of your favorite extras, either – especially on the 520. NFC, a compass, flash and front facing camera are all sacrificed for cost effectiveness. Obviously, not the most smashing phone on the market, but quite nice for the price.
ZTE Blade V – Currently only available through Virgin mobile, the Blade is ZTE’s attempt to break into the budget smartphone market, as their high-end models aren’t having great success.

With the Blade V, the Chinese company has produced a respectable handset starting at just £81.99.

The specs are quite impressive, including a 1.2 GHz processor and 5Mp rear camera. It comes with 4GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to an additional 32 GB through its microSD slot.

Unfortunately, the performance can be a bit shaky and will occasionally lag; and the picture quality can be a little poor in dark light. However, it’s still a decent phone for £100, and it looks pretty slick, too.
Huawei Ascend Y300– Again, this is perhaps not the flashiest phone on the market, but it is without question a solid smartphone from a reputable company, and still comes in just under £100.

This handset also comes with 4GB of internal memory, expandable up to an extra 32 GB through the microSD slot. The display is decent, and the camera produces respectable snaps. In addition, the photo software comes with many unique filters and features.
Sony Experia U – As you would expect from a Sony product, the Experia certainly has the slick look of a high-end phone and can cost as little as £79.99.

The display is a little disappointing at only 3.5”, and unfortunately it’s still running the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android, but these are still more than appropriate for a good smartphone experience.

The front facing camera works for VGA quality video camera, and the 5Mp front camera is rather impressive. Again you would expect this from Sony, as well as great sound, and the Experia delivers.

Unfortunately, it is limited to the internal 4GB of memory, because no expansion slots are available.
Motorola Moto G – Quite simply, the best value smartphone on the market today. It comes with a brilliant 4.5 inch HD display, a 1.2 quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 5Mp front camera, and a 1.3 MP rear camera.

In short, this phone has the hardware and performance of many top end phones, and it is all offered from just £119.80. It isn’t necessarily the sleekest looking phone available, but if you are willing to sacrifice style for performance, this is a stellar phone.

Unfortunately, NFC and 4G functionality are also not available, but remember, high end handsets cost at least four times more than this phone. You have to give up a few flairs for that kind of savings.

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