PhoneArena Awards 2013: Best value for money products
Google Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013)
Motorola Moto G
Nokia Lumia 520
3. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)
Yeah, we get it. It's mentioned in the article. Why bother commenting it again? It's not a poll! "Nokia fanboys" SMH.
24. rf1975 (Posts: 249; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Out side the US Nexus are selling at very high price. I bought a Nexus 7 4G 32GB at around 460$ from Hong Kong which is way higher than US.
34. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 158; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)
Which version you got? Europe LTE or USA LTE? How many LTE band it has? I was checking Singapore version and it has only 2 of the 3 (800, 1800, 2600). Thanks.
35. rf1975 (Posts: 249; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
LTE 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 version.
37. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 158; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)
That's Europe version. I wish I can buy it here from USA.
32. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
$69.99 on Amazon makes it the clear winner! :)
2. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)
I humbly submit the DROID Mini for this list. The device is less expensive than the other DROIDs and the Moto X, yet has all the power. It's not a gimped or lower spec'ed model, just smaller in size.
8. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Couldn't agree more. I love the Mini, and the fact that it comes in 3 colors now is pretty sweet.
20. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
Except its price hinders the value, which is what this article is about.
25. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)
The Nexus 5 is $349, the DROID Mini is $399 off contract. Not a whole lot more. On contract, the device is virtually free. It's an option for Verizon customers since the Nexus 5 is not available.
27. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Not a lot more price wise, but you're still getting a lot less. Droid Mini doesn't qualify.
36. JC557 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Depends on who you are. If you need a phone that's small and still has a good resolution then the Droid Mini (and its international variant if there is one) is good for the price. It's battery life is also very road worthy.
The only problem, for me personally, is the glossy back. I don't have a case on my Droid Razr M as it's sturdy and grippy enough on its own. Plus I like the feel of the soft kevlar backing.
6. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
This is the best value for money article, which the iPhone fails miserably at.
7. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
I was waiting on someone to make the comment about the iPhone or apple products in general... SMH
9. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
I think the Galaxy S3 and S4 Mini should have made the list as well. They're not as powerful as their big brothers, but they are still impressive devices for a small hit to the wallet.
14. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I think you're missing the point of this. First off, this is for devices that came out in 2013, so the S3 doesn't qualify. In terms of the S4 Mini, it is not a truly cheap device. It may cost little on contract, but off contract it's a $500 device. These devices all come in at significantly cheaper than that.
16. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
This S3 Mini does I wasn't talking about the original S3.
23. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Even though it only arrived in the States this year, the S3 Mini is also a 2012 device & probably worse value for your money than the S4 Mini. Either way, neither is a truly budget device.
15. trickster_qc (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
what g2ab0e said.
and the S4 mini isn'T worth it's price. the design is nice and it's really well built but the screen is disappointing for a 500$ device.
33. SHAFEEQ (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Are you the son of Bill Gates, 500$ a small hit to the Wallet Huh.?
10. Remmy (Posts: 55; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
IMO, the Xperia SP should also be included in the list, they cost way lower than the S4 Mini and One Mini yet it packs a more powerful hardware and LTE connectivity in some markets.
11. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
This is only the top 3 (or 4 if you separate the nexus') list, and you would honestly place any of the Mini's higher than whats there? Nah, i think PA did a good job here.
12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
The Nexus 4 for $200. Holding it right now baby! :D
13. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
I completely agree with this list. Good picks Phoneareana.
21. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
Umm.. Nexus 5? Top of the line for a budget price?
28. Furbal (Posts: 404; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
I'd say the LG G pro @ 439 (including tax) was a good contender for the att users
31. j.khan95 (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
With due respect,I completely disagree with this list.You have completely ignored chinese brands like xiome,gionee etc or even rebranded chinese phones like micromax in india or qmobile in pakistan.For example in my place gionee elife e6 is avaliable for about 300$ and specs include 1.5ghz quad core processor,2 gigs of ram,1080p full hd display with 32 gig internal storage.along with 13mp primary and 5mp secondary camera respectively.....isn't it a value for money offering..comparev the price of 650$ on s4
38. aravin (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)
Hello, What is that new Motorola Moto G.
Its Rs. 21999/- in ebay.in,
is it best price?