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Best Budget Phones of 2016

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Just because mobile phone releases such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6S are making waves doesn’t mean you should get one yourself. If you’re on a tight budget and you’re looking for a cheaper handset, there are exciting choices on this end of the market too. While they may not offer the same powerful performance and seamless mobile phone experience as high-end handsets, we found a number of budget smartphones that will give you great value for your money and the only the cost is under £200.

EE Harrier Mini

For under £100, you can enjoy 4G speeds and Wi-Fi connectivity with the EE Harrier Mini. Even if your phone doesn’t have any signal, you can still make calls thanks to the phone’s Wi-Fi calling function. The phone also features a set of decent features including an 8MP rear camera, 2000 mAh battery and 4.7-inch screen.

Nokia Lumia 735

If you’re fond of taking selfies, the Nokia Lumia 735 may be the perfect budget phone for you. With a 6.7MP rear camera and a decent 5MP front camera, the 4.7-inch mobile phone comes handy for everyday selfies and snaps. On the downside, the keyboard may be frustrating and the phone can feel slow at times. Regardless, the phone is a decent buy considering the low cost.

Motorola Moto E (2015)

Motorola has always hit the sweet spot when it comes to budget phones and their Motorola Moto E is one you can never go wrong with. With a set of new improvements and upgrades, the phone features a solid design with a reliable 2,390mAh battery and a decent camera all at a great low price. There’s just one downside. The storage may not be enough at only 8GB.

Sony Xperia T3

If you want a larger phone at a price friendly to your budget, the Sony Xperia T3 is worth looking at. With its large 5.3-inch screen, the budget phone from Sony is making waves in the low-end part of the market. Although there are some disappointments when it comes to the resolution and the limited storage, the phone remains a viable choice especially for mobile users who are looking for a budget phone with a large screen.

Moto G (2015)

In addition to the Moto E, Motorola continues to win the best budget phone game with its Moto G offering. It’s been dubbed the best cheap phone available in the market today and it’s also better than ever thanks to its smart water resistant feature. In terms of performance, you can count on the Moto G to deliver. Other key features includes the 2,470 mAh battery, 13MP rear camera and high quality 5-inch display.

Sony Xperia M4

If you’re looking for a phone with a good waterproof design, look no further than the Sony Xperia M4. This mid-range offering from Sony boasts a set of features you’ll simply fall in love with. For its great low price, you couldn’t ask for more. The phone has a good battery life, great resolution and it’s just under £200 too.

OnePlus X

Saving the best for last, the OnePlus X with its attractive design and bright display is a budget phone that easily stands out from the rest. Now that the phone has dropped its price, it makes the OnePlus X an even more irresistible option. Key features include the 13MP camera, very good battery life and great 5-inch screen. There’s just one downside. With its price tag decrease, it will be harder to get hold of the budget phone.