We like flagship phones. However, We are all the time a little involved when we take one with us. Summertime is full of such potentially phone-ruining occasions, so if you’re worried concerning the safety of your thousand-dollar pocket computer, consider grabbing one of these cheap alternatives as a backup.
The sun could also be slowly setting on Moto’s smartphone empire under Lenovo’s stewardship. However, the brand remains to be a big name within the budget space. For just $130, you may snag a Moto e5 Play, equipped with a Snapdragon 425 and two gigs of RAM. It’s an odd duck in that the unlocked and numerous carrier versions have hardware variations; the model Verizon sells has a fingerprint scanner, for instance, while most others do not. It also costs over MicroUSB, which is not ideal. Nonetheless, it does all the basic phone stuff you’d need while you’re tenting or whatever.
The Nokia 3.1 is in the identical performance boat as the above e5 Play. It is about as basic as a smartphone will get, with a low-powered chipset (this one’s a Mediatek, though) two gigs of RAM, and a MicroUSB port. It is still a lot capable of making calls, sending texts, and streaming media through apps like YouTube and Spotify.
It will cost you a bit greater than 3.1. However, the Nokia 6.1 is a bit bigger and a bit more capable, with a Snapdragon CPU and an extra gig of RAM. Plus, it is got USB-C. The 3.1’s strong suits carry over here — the 6.1 is solidly constructed and will see you through a full day of use with ease. It is still got a lackluster camera, however good luck finding a new phone under $200 that does not.