Best Budget Smartphones You Can Buy in May 2017


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Best Budget Smartphones May 2017

There was a time when mobiles phones were only used for the purpose of making and receiving calls. But, that is not the case anymore, smartphones have concurred the tech industry. Today, the smartphone has become an important part of our life.

Today’s phones so-called “smartphones” do a lot of jobs other than just making and receiving calls. Choosing the right smartphone which meets all of your needs is a heck of a job. So, here we are to help you in choosing your right companion (I mean smartphone).

What makes a smartphone great? Well! According to me, there are several factors that make a smartphone great. This factor includes design, display, specs, camera, battery life and software updates. So, considering these, here we have made the list of best budget smartphones in May 2017 which you can buy and stop your search for your perfect companion.

Top 5 Best Budget Smartphones in May 2017

· Moto G5 Plus

moto g5 plus Best Budget Smartphones May 2017

If there to be held an award function for smartphones then the best budget smartphone award for 2017 should go to Moto G5 Plus, hands down. Moto has been quite good in making budget smartphones over many years. Moto G series has been quite a popular among the users, Moto G5 plus is their 5th successor.

It gives you a combination of good camera, battery life, good display, nearly pure stock Android and design which is “neither bad nor good”. It has 5.2-inch full HD 1080p IPS LCD display with 424ppi pixel density and combined with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with nearly pure stock android experience. It houses Octa-core Snapdragon 625 CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz paired with Adreno 506 GPU. Primary camera comes at a resolution of 12 MP which supports 4K recording, the secondary shooter has 5 MP resolution. It contains fingerprint sensor which is placed in the bottom of the front panel.

It is powered by 3000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery which supports Qualcomm’s Quick-Charge technology. It comes with dual sim support and available in 3 variants- 32 GB version with 2GB RAM, 32 GB with 3 GB RAM, and 64 GB with 4 GB RAM.

· Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

Are you a lover of smartphones with big screens? If yes, then this smartphone is for you. It comes with massive 6.44-inch LCD display at full HD 1080p resolution combined with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with MIUI v7, it will soon be updated to MIUI 8. Talking about performance, it contains Snapdragon 652 SoC with octa-core (4×1.8 GHz and 4×1.4 GHz) CPU and Adreno 510 GPU.

It comes with 128 GB of internal storage along with 4 GB of RAM. The primary shooter comes at 16 MP resolution with 4K recording support paired with 5 MP secondary shooter for selfies. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the phone. The battery department contains a massive non-removable Li-Ion 4850 mAh battery, which is enough to keep you going for 2 days without a charge.

· Moto M

Moto M

It is another good budget option from Moto. If the display size of Moto G5 Plus seems bit small to you then it is another best option to buy. It comes with 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with full HD 1080p resolution at 401ppi pixel density. It comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box with near stock android, it is also upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat. The chip selection is a bit different for this phone than above two. It contains Mediatek Helio P10 SoC with Octa-core 1.95 GHz CPU for non-Indian markets. In the Indian market, Moto M packs MediaTek Helio P15 chipset with octa-core 2.2 GHz CPU. Both versions of this chipsets contain same Mali-T860MP2 GPU.

Primary camera comes with a resolution of 16 MP paired with 8 MP secondary shooter. This camera does not support 4K recording. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the phone right below the camera. It is powered by non-removable Li-Po 3050 mAh battery. It supports USB Type-C connector. It comes in two variants- 32 GB with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB with 4 GB RAM. It also supports SD card up to 256 GB which uses sim 2 slot.

· Redmi Note 4

redmi note 4

It is another good option from Xiaomi. It provides good specs at very reasonable price. It comes with 5.5-inch IPS LCD display at full HD 1080p resolution with 401ppi pixel density. The software contains MIUI 8.0 build on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 625 CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz and Adreno 506 GPU. Primary shooter comes with 13 MP resolution along with 5 MP front shooter.

Fingerprint sensor placed on the back of the phone. It packs non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery which supports Qualcomm’s Quick-Charge technology. It also supports SD card up to 256 GB’s which uses sim 2 slot. It is available in 3 variants – 32 GB variants with either 2 GB or 3 GB RAM and 64 GB variants with 4GB RAM.

· Lenovo ZUK Z2

lenovo zuk z2

This phone is also known as Lenovo Z2 Plus in some markets. It comes with 5.0-inch IPS LCD display at full HD 1080p resolution with 441ppi pixel density. The phones come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat, the software contains custom ZUI 2.5. It is powered by Quad-core snapdragon 820 CPU clocks at 2x 2.15 GHz & 2×1.6 GHz paired with Adreno 530 GPU.

It comes with 64 GB internal storage along with 4 GB RAM, no SD card support. The primary shooter comes with 13 MP resolution along with 4K recording support, the secondary camera comes at 8 MP resolution. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the front of the phone. It packs non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery which supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Other feature includes – dual sim support, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.1.

This is our list of top 5 best budget smartphones you can buy in 2017. So, what do you think? Let me know your thoughts on it in the comment section down below.

Best Budget Smartphones May 2017
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi Max Prime
  • Moto M
  • Redmi Note 4
  • Lenovo ZUK Z2

Akshay Bhor

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Akshay Bhor is a techie, webmaster, tech reviewer, cyber security enthusiast and part time blogger from Pune, India.

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