PhoneArena Awards 2013: Best value for money products
posted by PhoneArena Team / Nov 26, 2013, 10:53 AM
Smartphone and tablet buyers come in all shapes and sizes. Some people just go for the biggest, baddest, most expensive device money can buy – you know, the sparkly gadget one can brag with in front of the guys at the office. Others simply pick the cheapest phone or tablet around – something that won't burn a hole through their pocket, yet will run Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja if you give it a push.
However, today's post in the 2013 PhoneArena Awards is dedicated to neither of these groups. Instead, we'll be focusing on devices that offer the best value for money ratio. These are devices providing all the functionality and performance an average user would ever need, and then some, all the while carrying an adequate, justifiable price tag. There's a number of smartphones and tablets on the market that would fit into this category, but today, we're highlighting only the very best of them.
Google Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013)
Motorola Moto G
Nokia Lumia 520
pixel super-sensitive display and a usable, 5MP camera. Today, one can get their hands on a Lumia 520 for under $100, which is a steal. If you're interested in a decent, yet inexpensive full-fledged smartphone, go ahead and check it out.
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posted on Nov 26, 2013, 10:59 AM 26
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Yeah, we get it. It's mentioned in the article. Why bother commenting it again? It's not a poll! "Nokia fanboys" SMH.
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 11:12 AM 32
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Out side the US Nexus are selling at very high price. I bought a Nexus 7 4G 32GB at around 460$ from Hong Kong which is way higher than US.
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 2:29 PM 2
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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.
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 11:12 AM 8
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Except its price hinders the value, which is what this article is about.
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 12:45 PM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 8:54 AM 0
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Where is iphone?
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 11:13 AM 4
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This is the best value for money article, which the iPhone fails miserably at.
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 11:25 AM 34
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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.
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 11:33 AM 0
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.
posted on Nov 26, 2013, 12:06 PM 0
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