Best Budget Phones of 2016 Under $200: ‘Xiaomi Redmi Note 3,’ ‘OnePlus X,’ ‘Motorola Moto G4’By Raymond Crisostomo, UniversityHerald Reporter
Tech giants like Apple and Samsung have always been dominators in the smartphone showground. But this doesn’t mean that smaller companies like Xiaomi, OnePlus and Motorola aren’t making a good fight and in making exemplary products for consumers.
In fact, some of the budget-friendly smartphones are coming from these smaller manufacturers. Here are some of the best phones under $200 in 2016.
Sporting at a price of $150, “Xiaomi Redmi Note 3” is a pretty decent device that fits the hand. The phones run with a 2GHz MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor with a powerful VR Rogue G6200 GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
The smartphone has a unibody frame that makes it more sturdy but feels very light at 164 grams. It also has a gently curve on its sides and comfortable gripped with its 8.7mm thickness.
“Xiaomi Redmi Note 3” has a 5.5-inch display panel with a Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. Its decent big screen has also a LeEco Le 1S which is a pretty different variant among other Xiaomi smartphones.
In terms of camera, it has a five-megapixel front-facing camera and a rear camera with 13 megapixels. The battery is also pretty impressive sporting at 4000 mAh that should probably last although the day.
“OnePlus X” is the best smartphone that OnePlus is currently offering as its flagship. The smartphone has a five- inch screen with 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 16GB of internal storage and a standard 3GB of RAM.
The smartphone only weighs at 160 grams with a dimension of 140 x 69 x 6.9mm. In terms of the camera, it has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera and a 13-megapixel rear camera.
Its battery capacity is only 2525 mAh – a little lower from other available smartphones. With its great design and decent specs, the device is priced at $200.
“Motorola Moto G4” run in a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with 2GB of internal storage and just 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. Its battery capacity is 3000 mAh battery that is decent enough to last a day.
The smartphone has a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution. It also has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and 13-megapixel rear camera. The device weighs only 155 grams with an entire dimension of 153 x 76.6 x 9.8mm.
“Motorola Moto G4” is priced at just above $200.
Although these smartphones do not boast with the same specs of Samsung S7 or iPhone 7, they sure still are best phones under $200 in 2016 that bring a great deal of specs and design with a far lower cost for consumers.