In the last few years, competition among smartphone manufacturers has made it possible for anyone to get a variety of smartphones to choose from in virtually any reasonable price range. As such, you can get a great gadget that won’t break your bank and which also matches your preferences and specifications.

This post looks at some of the best budget smartphones 2016 offers.

Best Affordable Smartphone 2016 – Asus ZenFone2

Asus Zenfone 2
This smartphone offers flagship-level specifications, coming in a premium build and a seamless software experience. Perhaps a feature that will strike you the most is its 4GB RAM that you wouldn’t expect at a phone going for under $300. However, it has a base model that incorporates a 2GB RAM and other lower features that costs below $200.

Asus ZenFone2 features a powerful quad-core 2.3 GHz Intel processor and comes with 64GB of internal memory. Its base model, on the other hand, has a 1.8 GHz processor and 16GB internal memory. The phone has an impressive 5.5-inch HD display screen that is slightly curved which helps to make it more comfortable when held at hand. It also features a powerful 13-MP rear camera and a 5-MP secondary camera.

In terms of software, the Asus ZenFone2 comes with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. The phone is open for use by a majority of carriers worldwide including both AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.

Best Affordable Smartphone 2016 – Motorola Moto G

Moto G
This is another amazing smartphone that features nearly everything that matters in a smartphone yet available for an incredible price. The phone makes a near-ideal balance between having a great display, attractive build, latest OS and fast performance.

The Moto G features a 720P LCD that is not only bright but also offers impressive viewing angles. The device is equipped with a power-efficient quad-core Snapdragon processor that clocks up to 1.2 GHz. The gadget comes with 1GB RAM that can be insufficient especially for gamers and heavy users. The phone also comes with 8GB worth of internal memory although you can extend it by up to 64GB using a microSD card.

In terms of camera, the device is equipped with an impressive 8MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP secondary camera. The device comes with a non-removable 2700mAH battery that is sufficient enough to last a light user through the day.

Best Affordable Smartphone 2016 – Xiaomi Redmi 2

This is another Xiaomi production that maintains the impressive trend the company has been setting for its recent releases. The gadget offers amazing specs, a smooth software experience and quality build.

The gadget features a 4.7-inch 720p LCD display that is pretty bright and with great viewing angles. In terms of memory, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes equipped with 1GB RAM and 8GB worth of internal storage. It also features a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor that should work pretty well even for medium users. The device features an 8MP rear camera that offers considerably quality pictures. It has a removable 2200mAH battery.


There you have it – a list of the best cheap smartphones 2016 has in store for you. With the growing competition and maturity of the smartphone industry, you no longer have to spend thousands of dollars to enjoy a great smartphone experience. There are still more numerous options available that will hardly cost you $200 yet offering you amazing features.