Smartphones have undoubtedly become an indispensable part of our everyday lives, a device that we simply cannot live without. Although some smartphones today can be quite costly, there are also affordable alternatives available that offer great value for your money. Moreover, as new models are constantly being released frequently, previous models have become great steals thanks to their reduced prices. Here are some of the best value for money smartphones to look out for if you are on a limited budget.
Chinese smartphone giants, Huawei first entered the high-end smartphone scene in 2012 and they are unlikely to leave anytime soon with their recent achievement. Huawei has just announced that they have shipped more than 10 million copies of their flagship Huawei P9 and P9 Plus’ worldwide – making them the first models in Huawei’s inventory to achieve this remarkable feat. Despite a slow international market in terms of smartphone sales in 2016, this impressive result has proven that Huawei’s decision to invest in international markets is paying off handsomely. The announcement was made by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) in a press release released at the end of December 2016.
The smartphone industry is ever evolving, with manufacturers constantly introducing new features to impress consumers and gain an upper hand on competitors. One of these features that has successfully gained the attention of consumers is the inclusion of watermarks on pictures taken by the smartphone’s camera.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1.3 GHz|
|Display diagonal||12.7 cm (5")|
|Display resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card type||MicroSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|RAM capacity||2 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||32 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||4.2|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||8 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery capacity||2300 mAh|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Support for contact groups|
|Audio formats supported||AAC,AMR,APE,AWB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA|
|Video formats supported||3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MP4,TS,WMV|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
Renowned for designing highly innovative smartphones that are perfectly balanced, Huawei ascends as one of the most leading brands in the world of electronics. Continuing its ascent to the top of the market, its Huawei Honor 3C has been crowned as among the best budget smartphones in the market.
Boasting super slim and sleek design, the Huawei Honor 3C is all about being comprehensive, compact and certainty. Despite sporting a fairly basic design, it is absolutely incredible to witness such high level of craftsmanship in it. In fact, it is well-designed with emphasis on ergonomics. This means that you can hold it comfortably with only one hand.
At the same time, it also provides solid grip so that it does not slip off your hand easily. At thickness of just 9.2mm, the Huawei Honor 3C is really slim and compact for you to put inside your forget without any issue. Not only that, this Huawei is exceptionally tough as well despite being a budget smartphone. Its surprisingly robust body means that it can withstand harsher punishments.
Featuring a 5 inch IPS display screen (1280 x 720 resolution), the Huawei Honor 3C provides gorgeous visuals for your viewing pleasure. At the same time, it boasts sharper images that come with better color saturation and high color accuracy. Among all budget smartphones in the market, this Huawei model can be said to be one of the best as it contains excellent display screen.
Moreover, it possesses IPS technology that enables you to enjoy that same display quality even when watching from other angle. As such, you will be to show the contents of your display to your family and friends who will enjoy its gorgeous visuals.
Do not let its label as a budget smartphone to mislead you as the Huawei Honor 3C houses the incredible 8MP rear camera which snaps exceptional quality pictures effortlessly. Furthermore, you will be getting images with high level of depth and details. Such quality has already made this Huawei model to stand out from the rest of budget smartphones. Unsurprisingly, its 5MP front camera is equally impressive as well. It is able to snap lovely selfies that still look sharp and clear at the same time.
Incorporating a highly capable quad core processor, the Huawei Honor 3C can tackle any given task without experience any lag. Its 2GB RAM ensures that you will be having uninterrupted mobile experience even when you are running several applications simultaneously.
With its two SIM slots, you can hold one GSM or WCDMA Sim on one slot while the other only supports GSM SIM. This proves to be handy especially when you are traveling. In conclusion, the Huawei Honor 3C smartphone proves to be amazing even among other budget smartphones.