What are the best budget friendly smartphones?

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    #1Honor 6X

    Honor 6X

    The Honor 6X is a mid-range smartphone featuring dual-SIM tray for one GSM 4G and another GSM 2G cards. It has dual lens 12MP camera, Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.1, 32Gb of internal memory and 3GB of RAM. 

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    Walter James
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "This is the cheapest, er best budget, smartphone I have found so far. It is Android, but I would prefer iOS, so that is definitely not a highlight for me, but may be for others. It seems to be okay for the price."
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    #2Sony Xperia XZ

    Sony Xperia XZ

    Sony Xperia XZ  is a smartphone that enables the world's first Motion Eye camera. It captures great photos and also allows the user to play the PlayStation games through PS$ remote play. 

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    Christina Thompson
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Smart phones are the norm nowadays. The Sony Xperia XZ is a cheap smart phone that is still relatively competitive for the price tag."
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    #3BlackBerry Classic

    BlackBerry Classic

    The BlackBerry Classic smartphone has 3.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 720 pixels at a PPI of 294 pixels per inch. The BlackBerry Classic is powered by 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8960 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM.

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    James Howell
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Need a smartphone without breaking the bank? Go with the BlackBerry Classic. It has a touch screen display and a very massive processor for what it does. This is an easy to use smartphone that will have you communicating with your friends and family in no time. Perfect for those not trying to spend too much but want the connectivity associated with smart phones."
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    #4Huawei Mate 9

    Huawei Mate 9

    Huawei Mate 9 is a fast processing smartphone. It is also integrated with Alexa voice service. In just one tap you can command Alexa to set your alarm or take an important note. 

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    Cheryl Ramirez
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I was looking for a phone cheaper than an unlocked Galaxy or iPhone, which can cost up to $1000. That's FAR too much for me. I needed something under $500 and finally decided on the Huawei Mate 9. This is my first time owning a Huawei so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. Sure, it lacks a few of the things that higher-end phones have, but those aren't even necessary anyway. This fits my needs perfectly. The only things I have a complaint about are the sound quality and the fact that I can't find as many nice covers are more common phones."
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    #5Samsung Galaxy Note8

    Samsung Galaxy Note8

    Samsung Galaxy Note8 is a wireless smartphone with 6.3" dual edge super AMOLED with HD display. It has 64 GB of internal memory and micro-sd slot for additional. Its 8MP camera is perfect for selfies. 

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    Mildred Reid
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I love this phone. Best phone I have ever had. Has a great camera and also like the size and easy to use. The pen is very to use and the screen if very clear. "
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    #6Huawei P9 Lite

    Huawei P9 Lite

    Huawei P9 Lite VNS is a dual sim phone with 2GB RAM and an SD card slot for additional memory capacity that supports up to 128GB. The screen size is 5.2". 

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    Theresa Fuller
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "The Huawei P9 is a great android phone that works well and can be set up to any carrier. This gives you access to the most updated android os. I switched from iphone to this because iphone shut off our batteries and this keeps a charge and has great camera."
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    #7iPhone SE

    iPhone SE
    The iPhone SE is a budget but powerful smartphone by Apple that features the 4-inch retina display, 12 MP camera and 4K recording quality video, fingerprint sensor and the A9 Apple Chip. It is available in 16Gb, 32Gb, 64Gb, and 128Gb.
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    $257.95

    Joyce Wang
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This gives me all of the information about my search. I couldn't have asked for any different result"
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    #8LG Stylo™ 3 Plus

    LG Stylo™ 3 Plus

    The LG Stylo™ 3 Plus lets users write, create, and play as it combines elegance, productivity, and intuition. It also lets users capture and store special moments in all their bright, bold, and colorful brilliance.

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    $225

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    #9Sansui S73

    Sansui S73

    Sansui S73 is an Android-based smartphone supported by a quad-core processor. This mobile device comes equipped with a 5-inch IPS screen display powered by a 3,000 mAH battery. It comes with an 8GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB.

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    Jane Phillips
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "My husband recently purchased a Sansui S73 phone. It works a lot like my S74, but it was a little bit cheaper. I think it has a little less memory but that's fine for my husband, who really only uses it for checking email and Facebook (and making calls, of course)."
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    #10Huawei Honor 8

    Huawei Honor 8

    Huawei Honor 8 is a phone that has an innovative 12MP bionic dual lenses that serve as your eyes to the world.The body is made of 15 layers of alloy for durability. It also has a long-lasting battery that you can use all day.

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    Richard McDonald
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "i HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AN IPHONE MAN, BUT THE HUAWEI HONOR 8 MAY HAVE CHANGED THAT. IT HAS A SLICK DESIGN AND DOES NOT BREAK AS EASILY AS OTHER PHONES. IT ALSO HAS A LONGER BATTERY LIFE AND FASTER CHARGING WHICH TO ME IS VERY CRITICAL FOR A PHONE. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CHANGE, THIS PHONE MAY BE THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. "
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    #11Sansui U42

    Sansui U42

    Sansui U42 is an Android-based smartphone designed with a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display. This mobile device comes equipped with a single core processor and a 3.2MP primary camera. It is powered by a 1,450 mAH battery.

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    $43.8

    Kimberly Schultz
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This phone would certainly meet your budget requirements but if you're looking to do anything like what you can do with a new, top of the line smartphone then you will be very disappointed. If you're mostly going to use your phone for phone calls then maybe give it a try, but I would recommend saving your money for something better."
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    #12Lenovo P2

    Lenovo P2

    Lenovo P2 is an Android-based smartphone with full 5.5" HD display and run by Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor. This mobile device comes with a non-removable 5,100 mAh battery. Lenovo P2 has a fingerprint sensor for security.

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    $280

    Madison Bradley
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "such a nice mobile i love that"
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    #13iPhone 6s Plus (16 GB)

    iPhone 6s Plus (16 GB)

    This Rose Gold iPhone 6s Plus (16 GB) is factory unlocked. It comes with easy to use iOS 9, including refinements such as the apps and the foundation system. It has 3D Touch and Retina HD display, accessible thru a LED-backlit widescreen.

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    Carl Harvey
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is not a good solution because the iPhone 6s plus is not a budget friendly smartphone, as it is one of the more expensive phones on the market. If someone is looking for a budget smartphone they're likely looking more for a mid-priced phone like a Motorola or LG. The iPhone is a premium device."
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    #14Zopo Flash X Plus

    Zopo Flash X Plus

    Zopo Flash X Plus is a 5.5" smartphone designed with a front fingerprint scanner. This mobile unit comes with an octa-core processor and 32GB of internal memory that can expand up to 128GB. It comes with a 13MP camera and 3100 mAH battery.

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    Emma Gutierrez
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "This phone isn't bad if you need a phone but you can more than likely, find better. I found it to be slow in charging, the battery drains quite fast, it's just not something I would buy again. It's certainly affordable, the camera works well, it's durable but it just didn't suit my needs at all. For a first time phone buyer, again it's not bad. If you're an experienced phone user, I would look for something else. "
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    #15Apple iPhone 6s Plus (16 GB)

    Apple iPhone 6s Plus (16 GB)

    This Rose Gold Apple iPhone 6s Plus (16 GB) is factory unlocked. It comes with easy to use iOS 9, including refinements ranging from the apps to the foundation system. It has 3D Touch and Retina HD display, accessible thru the LED widescreen.

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    Walter Thompson
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The Apple iPhone 6s Plus (16GB) is not the best budget friendly smartphone on the market. First of all, the technology inside is very outdated, over 3 generations older than the current iPhone on the market. Second, you can get brand new, unused, smartphones in today's market for the same price and with better quality. They may not be name brand like Apple but their inner workings and tech are far superior."
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    #16Sansui SA4021

    Sansui SA4021

    Sansui SA4021 is a smartphone designed with a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display. This mobile device is equipped with a 3.2 MP rear camera and it has a 512MB internal storage expandable up to 32GB. It is powered by a 1,400 mAH battery.

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    Amanda Harper
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I wanted a good phone without having to spend much, but to be honest I wasn't ready to take the plunge on this one. Things have changed so much with smartphones over the past few years that it's now possible to get some incredible features at affordable prizes. This phone is almost a complete unknown to me however, and things like the tiny screen and giant bezel are so outdated as to render the phone almost unusable. Better features can be had for less."
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    #17Sansui S50

    Sansui S50

    Sansui S50 is an Android-based smartphone supported by a quad-core processor. This mobile device comes equipped with a 4.5" touchscreen display powered by a 2,000 mAH battery. It comes with an 8GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB.

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    Jonathan May
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Budget friendly? No. This thing is expensive and not worth the price. Overheating, bad batteries, etc to name a few."
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    #18Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro

    Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro

    Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro is an Android-based smartphone with 5.2" AMOLED screen and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor. This mobile device comes equipped with a 13MP back camera and a 6GB RAM.

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    Kathleen Moreno
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Lightweight and good memory and battery life. Keep getting messages in Chinese but other than that the phone is good. I thought the price was a little high, but these days all phones are."
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    #19Zopo Color X

    Zopo Color X

    Zopo Color X is a smartphone designed with a 5.5" HD screen display. This Android-based unit has a dual-sim capacity and a 16GB internal memory. It is powered by a quad-core processor and a reliable 2500 mAH battery.

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    Lawrence Young
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "This is a great phone for the money offering a nice HD 5.5" viewing screen that is easy yo use and clear even in bright light. The dual SIM is a great feature that lets you use the same phone for office and personal use voice and data. 6 hours talk time is great for this budget friendly phone."
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    #20Apple iPhone 6s

    Apple iPhone 6s

    This Rose Gold Apple iPhone 6S is a smartphone featuring a smooth, continuous unibody design. It also has 3D Touch, Live Photos, with an A9 chip, 4.7-inch Retina HD display, and advanced cameras.

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    Jordan Cooper
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I would not recommend this iPhone as a budget option at all. You think that it is a great deal but it is just not good. The storage is atrocious, 16gb is not enough space for modern applications. The storage is filled up almost entirely by the latest version of iOS. This leaves you less than 8gb of space for all of your songs and apps. I had it filled up in less than a day. I would highly recommend getting a budget android instead. It will be the same price but you can get one with a microSD slot and put as much storage as you want in it."
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    #21Sansui S74

    Sansui S74

    Sansui S74 is an Android-based smartphone supported by a quad-core processor. This mobile device comes equipped with a 5-inch display powered by a 3,000 mAH battery. It comes with a 16GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB.

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    Paridhi Sen
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a pretty basic phone at a decent price."
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    #22Lenovo Vibe P1

    Lenovo Vibe P1
    Lenovo Vibe P1 is an Android-based smartphone with 5.5" HD display and run by Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor. This mobile device is powered by a non-removable 5,000 mAh battery and comes with a fingerprint sensor for security.
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    Cynthia Ford
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I didn't even know that Lenovo made a smartphone until I bought this one. It is great. It does everything I would like from a phone for a lot cheaper than a top of the line phone. "
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    #23 Sansui Horizon 1S

     Sansui Horizon 1S

    Sansui Horizon 1 is a dual-sim smartphone designed with a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display. This mobile device comes equipped with an internal storage expandable up to 64GB. It is powered by a 3,000 mAH battery.

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    $53.92- Varies by Color

    Victoria Bishop
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Sansui Horizon 1S is a less expensive Sansui smartphone. It comes with 1GB of Ram only, but it can be expanded up to 64 GB. A nice 5 inch screen iwht a 5MP dual camera and 2MP front or selfie camera. A good choice for a budget phone."
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    #24Zopo Speed X

    Zopo Speed X

    Zopo Speed X is a 5" smartphone with a full 1080p HD screen resolution. This mobile unit is designed with a 360-Degree recognition technology and a dual-lens primary camera. This Android-based model is powered by an octa-core processor.

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    Larry Edwards
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Grat phone review"
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    #25Sansui C12

    Sansui C12

    Sansui C12 is an Android-based smartphone supported by a quad-core processor. This mobile device comes equipped with a 3.5-inch IPS screen display powered by a 1,400 mAH battery. It is designed with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.

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    Sean Robertson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I recently bought my son the Sansui C12. He wanted a smart phone, but at his age, I wasn't going to spend a ton on an IPHONE. It has a 3.5 in display and has bluetooth and Wifi capability. It has a 1.0 GHZ processor and a 2 MP camera. Is it an Iphone, no, but it is a great budget phone for a child or those that don't want to pay a lot for a phone."

Summary

Best What are the best budget friendly smartphones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Honor 6XElectronics 13 Paid
2Sony Xperia XZElectronics 11 Paid
3BlackBerry ClassicElectronics 9 Paid
4Huawei Mate 9Electronics 8 Paid
5Samsung Galaxy Note8Electronics 7 Paid
6Huawei P9 LiteElectronics 3 Paid
7iPhone SEElectronics 2 Paid
8LG Stylo™ 3 PlusElectronics 1 Paid
9Sansui S73Electronics 1 Paid
10Huawei Honor 8Electronics 1 Paid
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