Need a smartphone on the cheap? Here are the latest and best budget smartphones on the market.
Not all of us have that extra £500 lying around to pick up the latest flagship from Google, Sony, or Samsung, or even pay upwards of £40 a month to keep that phone on contract.
Yes, premium smartphones can do amazing things these days. The latest Galaxy from Samsung, the S5, has a fingerprint sensor, a heart rate monitor and one of the best cameras ever seen on a smartphone so far. But at the end of the day, most of the reasons you use a smartphone (web browsing, emails, social, and navigation) can be found on a far cheaper smartphone.
The cost of standard smartphone technology is ever decreasing, meaning for £200 or less you can get a really decent smartphone. There’s even a $25 Firefox smartphone due out soon! So let’s kick off this list of the top 10 budget smartphones for 2014…
Nokia X – £75
Nokia’s first foray into the world of Android, the Nokia X range (Nokia X, X+ and XL) was announced at Mobile World Congress. "The Nokia X is built on Android open source software. We have differentiated and added our own experience," Nokia head Stephen Elop said.
The Nokia X boasts a modest 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, with 4GB storage and 512MB of RAM. The 4GB of storage isn’t massive, but there’s a microSD card slot for expanding that.
The battery is 1500mAh, which is enough for decent day to day use.
These Nokia’s look sexy, with a unibody design that comes in a range of bright and personal colours like green, red and yellow. You can also opt for black or white if your tastes are not that vibrant. The Nokia X measures in at 115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm and weighs just 128g.
The price? Well the standard Nokia X will cost just £75 on release. That’s a huge bargain from Nokia, considering the quality of its devices.