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10 cheap smartphones from makers you've actually heard of

0. phoneArena 18 Jun 2012, 04:07 posted on

Today we have for you a selection of 10 cheap smartphones – smartphones that can be bought for anything between $250 and $130. At the same time, all of them have been made by respectable companies – none of those non-sense Chinese knock-offs...

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posted on 18 Jun 2012, 04:26 1

1. aaronkatrini (Posts: 237; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Quite good phones indeed. But you could've picked other 4 phones rather than "similiar" ..kohh..kohh.identical..kohh...Samsung phones. If i had to pick I would go for the Lumia or the Desire C. Even though the HP Pre 3 for $75 is called stealing.. Damn such a nice phone.. such a nice-goodlooking OS. Ahhh... Hp has gone mad!

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 04:36 3

2. KazEmpire (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


if i had to pick one, my Options would be Live With Walkman Or Lumia 610
Lumia has Best Display and Live Has Best Processing power and Will Have the Best OS. ICE CREAM SANDWICH!

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 04:54 3

5. shac78 (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


I have Live With Walkman. And its already running official ICS from SONY :)

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 07:27 1

11. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Desire c although slower cpu
But ICS , Beats and HTC Sense
Lumia if you like windows phone .
Samsung mini 2 if you want a s3 but could not afford one
WALKMAN for design

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 04:41 3

3. AbhiD (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


How about xperia mini and mini pro???
And u guys should have replaced mini 2 with xperia miro and galaxy y with xperia tipo and tipo dual.
all these xperias have got much better looks, ICS, most possibly better camera, better sound quality, bigger battery and some other little features too...

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 04:48

4. Nick_T (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 May 2011)


We don't really know how much the Xperia miro and Xperia tipo will cost when they launch, which is why we did not include them.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 04:59 3

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


Wtf!! $75 with 1.4ghz procesor!!
I think PA should compare this to iphone4s

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 05:26 4

7. raunak (Posts: 504; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


they dont want 4s to lose, do they? lol jk.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 05:55 1

8. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


$75 for pre 3?
HELL YEAH!

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 06:56 1

9. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I would go for the Nokia 500 just cause I like Symbian and pretty good specs
and by the way PA the 500 has a 1.3 GHz processor after Symbian belle fp1 update

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 07:09 2

10. 3Zs (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Nov 2008)


why didnt you include xperia mini pro? its the same price as live with walkman, has a physical keyboard, Bravia screen tech, FFC and all the rest of the features of live with walkman with means it kicks the crap out of all the galaxies here and the desire C.......hell the xperia mini is even cheaper then live with walkman and a LOT cheaper then desire C!

The xperias rule this price point

furthermore HTC explorer is almost the same price as galaxy y and its again a lot better then Y but didnt get a mention

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 07:43

12. -box- (Posts: 3801; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'd pay a bit more and get the Lumia 710, if it came to it. Good list

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 07:58

13. shnibz (Posts: 155; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


610. -Desire C. -Pre 3

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 08:42

14. Hafiz (Posts: 78; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


what about motorola fire xt ??

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 08:51

15. fsjon (Posts: 119; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)


Where on earth can you pick up the Pre3 for $75? Last time I checked (over the weekend), they are still running for $300+usd!

It did note it is from the firesale...

Picked up a Pre2 with 2 touch stones over the weekend for less than $150. For us tech freaks/tinkerers, we don't really need eco-system, just creative mind and a great community.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 10:17

16. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Are these non contract prices?

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 10:18

17. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I rather buy a better phone used if Im going no contract and get more for my money

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 12:08 1

18. DechyX (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 May 2011)


where can you by the Pre3 for $75????

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 14:02

19. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Lumia or Desire C for me, but 75$ for the Pre would be a steal!

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 15:22

20. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


These must be prepaid/no-contract devices, considering that the Lumia 900 for AT&T is only $99 on-contract...

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 08:18

21. techpost13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Just get a fully unlocked 5'' super AMOLED screen Android 4.1 smartphone, which work with any carrier worldwide, contract free; w dual core 1.4GHz CPU, 8MP dual cameras, Google Play, much more for $169 on KooBay
. .

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 03:04

22. rajcrazy (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Jul 2013)


Samsung is no. -1 brand for making smart phones in the world that promise to give smart phone with additional latest features at lowest online price. I am using Samsung smart phones from last two years. I have no issue from this phone .

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