Today, flagship phones from Samsung, HTC and LG have great features including the latest hardware, camera and added features like fingerprint sensor. But not all people might require these high end premium phones which offer stunning camera, fingerprint sensors, water proof design and lot more. There are many budget smartphones which provides the basic features like good amount of storage, good display and processor along with a decent camera.
Not long ago, it is not possible to get a good smartphone for less than $400, but things have changed drastically in the past couple of years and we have seen some great devices from Motorola and also the new ASUS Zenfone 2 released this year. So in case you are looking to buy a new budget smartphone and do not want to go with a contract, here are some of the best devices below $200 and contract free.
ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML)
The device sports a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with Corning gorilla glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor and comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The device runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop). It supports Dual SIM and connectivity features include 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. On the camera end it features 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera. It also packs a 3000mAh battery. The device comes for $199 which is an attractive pricing for this category.
Moto G (2014)
The Moto G (2014) comes with 5 inch HD display, 1280 X 720p and has Corning Gorilla Glass protection.The device runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core processor with 1GB RAM and it comes with 16GB internal storage which is expandable via MicroSD card. The new Moto G also comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box. There is also improvements to the camera in the form of 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. It also packs a 2,070 mAh battery.It is priced at Rs 10,999.
Moto E (2015) 4G LTE
The Moto E 2015 features a 4.5 inch qHD display and is powered by a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad Core Processor. There is 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, up from 4GB on the first gen. . The new Moto E also comes with water resistant coating and also has front camera, which was missing in 1st generation model. The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. On the camera end it features 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera. It also packs a 2390mAh battery.It is priced at Rs 7,499.
BLU Vivo Air
The device sports 4.8″ Super AMOLED LCD HD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on front and back. It is powered by 1.7GHz Octa-Core Processor with MALI 450 GPU and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. It has 16GB internal memory with 1GB RAM. On the camera end it features 8 MP primary camera and 5 MP secondary camera. It also packs a Non-removable Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery. It is priced at $179.95.