The best budget smartphones in the summer of 2016

Looking for an inexpensive smartphone? Below is a list of budget smartphones in the summer of 2016.

As technology develops, the best smartphones in the budget segment are constantly being improved. In recent years, among the expensive models there is no significant innovation, so the difference between the price segments is becoming more vague.

And yet the differences between the capabilities of smartphones for $ 150 and flagships from the rating, such as Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple iPhone 6s are available, although cheap smartphones most benefit from saturation of the market and competition.

Motorola Moto G( 3rd Generation)

Price: $ 150

Many have long been familiar with the Motorola brand and are waiting for the appearance of the Moto G4, and while last year's Moto G is the best budget option in the price category of about $ 150.In Russia, the price for a version with 8 GB of internal memory starts from 11 thousand rubles( according to Yandex-Market).

Moto G 3rd generation has an IPS screen measuring 5 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels( 294 ppi), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with four cores and a frequency of 1.4 GHz, a rear camera of 13 megapixels and a front 5 megapixel, the standard of LTE communicationand a battery capacity of 2470 mAh.

There are two versions of Moto G( 2014).The budget has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of flash memory, and another 2/16 GB and costs $ 30 more. If you can afford it, it's better to choose the second option.

In the software part of the device worked on Android 5.1 Lollipop, but has already been updated to 6.0 Marshmallow.

Alternative: Moto G( 2nd generation).Price: $ 130

If you need something cheaper, there is an option in the form of the 2nd generation Moto G, which costs now 10500 r.

In comparison with the younger model, the version of Moto G of 2014 uses similar CPU, screen, 1/8 GB of memory, but it has cameras with lower resolution and a battery of less capacity.

Blu Vivo XL

Price: $ 149

Not minded to buy a smartphone from not the most famous manufacturer can look towards Blu Vivo XL.This may be the best budget option for the price / quality parameter.

With a price of $ 149 Blu Vivo XL has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display 720 x 1280, an 8-core chip MediaTek MT6753 1.3 GHz, 2/16 GB of memory with microSD.The resolution of the cameras is 13/5 Mp, two SIM-cards, LTE and a battery with a capacity of 3150 mAh are supported, which should be enough for more than a day.

Alternative: Blu Dash X2.Price: $ 85

Metal shells are not used on all budget devices yet, but the Blu Dash X2 got an aluminum case. It hides the processor MediaTek MT6580, screen size 5 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1280, memory 1/8 GB, camera 8/2 megapixels. These are not the most impressive characteristics, but one should remember about the low price.

Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3( 4.7 ")

Price: $ 150

The last candidate for the best budget smartphone of the summer of 2016 is the 4.7-inch version of the Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3, which costs 10,000 rubles( Messenger). The

IDOL 3 has a high-quality assemblyfor its price, and a relatively small screen and compact body are attractive for working with a smartphone with one hand. The IPS screen of 4.7 inches has a resolution of 720 x 1280. The chip is a 4-core Snapdragon 410 1.2 GHz memory 1.5 / 16 GB, there is a slot for the memory card. The resolution of the cameras is 13/5 MP, the battery is 2000 mAh, LTE.