5 Powerful Smartphones Under $200

With the influx of high-end smartphones on the market, you may be wondering if you can have a piece of these nifty gadgets for a low price. Although the shelves are dominated by expensive Samsung and Apple phones, you can still get a powerful device for as low as $200. Check out our list of affordable smartphones below:

Huawei Ascend W1 – $198

Despite its low price, the Huawei Ascend W1 performs the nature of a powerful gadget – as a mobile phone, multimedia platform, gaming peripheral, and internet portal.

Notwithstanding the fact it is behind on certain aspects, the pocket-friendly phone’s strength lies on its battery life. It offers a no lag user interface that runs on a dual core Snapdragon S4 chip. You can get this phone as low as $21 on a 24-month contract.

HTC Inspire 4G – $184.49

Compared to the company’s high-end mobile line, the HTC Inspire 4G is very different when it comes to its hardware and design. The developers still maintained its clear camera, HTC Sense, and S-LCD display on this budget phone.

As its name suggests, the 4.3-inch device lets you use 4G, a fast speed for web browsing. Overall, this device is an absolute joy to use because its interface compliments the Android prowess when it comes to performance.

LG Optimus L9 – $189.99

The LG Optimus L9 is a spin-off from the company’s L-series lineup that is known for having a sleek design and affordable prices.

The 4.5-inch smartphone is clocked at 1GHZ dual-core processor and running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Made from bits and parts of its other LG siblings, the slim gizmo is a great balance between features and price.

Apple iPhone 3G – $150

Finally, an iPhone that is within our pocket’s reach. For a 150-dollar, this smartphone offers you a bright and clear 3.5-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 320. However, the display is not yet covered and sealed with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, making it prone for smudges and dust.

The iPhone 3GS has a plastic finish as opposed to the original aluminum chassis of its predecessors. Since the device is manufactured by Apple, it’s safe to say that it sports one of the most advanced touchscreen operating system.

BlackBerry Torch 9800 – $179

Of course, BlackBerry still knows how to play their cards. Despite the new BB 10 OS, the older models can still deliver and the Torch 9800 can attest to that. Dubbed as the businessman’s workhorse, this quality gadget has an internal storage of 4GB, with 5-megapixel rear camera, Blackberry 6.0 OS, HTML browser and dual keyboard. Apart from the slider’s buttons, it has a capacitive touch screen that allows for QWERTY keyboard typing.

One of the phone’s strengths is versatility. The internet connectivity of all BB products relies on EDGE. Your service provider bought a particular connection from RIM to get this data.

Among the list of budget-friendly devices we presented, which one would you consider? Do you other affordable phones in mind? Tell us all about it.


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