CHOOSING THE BEST BUDGET SMARTPHONE - Nigeria Tech Zone

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When it comes to affordable, yet good smartphones, we are living in a world of plenty. Prices have dropped and software is getting better, which means that inexpensive phones with last year’s parts are still going to serve you well. If you don’t want to spend a fortune and still looking, Android phones – Jiji has the best choice. Here are the top affordable phones to consider.

Best Overall: Moto G5 Plus

Key specs – Processor: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625; Display: 5.2 in 1,920 x 1,080; Storage: 32GB/64GB ; Camera: 12-megapixel; Operating system: Android 7.0; Weight: 155g

The Moto G5 Plus is reliable, sleek, and inexpensive. The excellent 5.2-inch IPS display is vibrant and perfect for watching YouTube videos and surfing the web, and the big 3,000 mAh battery will help keep you going all day long. With an octa-core Snapdragon 625 chip at its disposal, gives as much processing power as phones that are twice the price. The Moto G5 Plus comes in either 2GB RAM / 32GB storage version, or a 4GB RAM / 64GB, and this thing can basically handle anything you throw at it. It runs a very slimmed-down version of Android 7.0 Nougat.

Best Design: Huawei Honor 7X

Key specs – Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659; Display: 5.93in 2,160 x 1,080; Storage: 64GB; Camera: 16 +2-megapixel; Operating system: Android 7.0; Weight: 165g

For a fracture of price you are getting a well-built all-metal phone with a noteworthy design.
The Honor 7X has a 5.93-inch LCD display with a 2160 x 1920 resolution. It’s great for media content, with decent brightness and color accuracy for a phone at this end of the market. IPS technology ensures that viewing angles are decent too. Under the hood, it has Kirin 659 CPU, that runs well where it matters. 4GB of RAM and generous 64GB storage is accompanied by a microSD slot, so you can always expand your storage options by up to 256GB if you so wish.

Best for Battery: Gionee Marathon M5

Key specs – Processor: Mediatek MT6735; Display: 5.5in 720 x 1,280; Storage: 32GB ; Camera: 13-megapixel; Operating system: Android 5.1; Weight: 211g
Despite its weight, the M5 looks quite good. It has relatively slim, narrow frames, and features 5.5-inch Amoled display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It features octa-core chipset Mediatek MT6735, clocked at 1.3GHz along with 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. Its massive 6020 mAh battery scores 25 hours of video playback at medium brightness and should easily last you 3 days of moderate-to-heavy use on a single charge.

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