Since many of us don’t want to bind ourselves with carrier’s contracts the full retail price is one of the most important factors we take into account while purchasing a phone. The rule here is simple, we want capable phones at really low prices. Conscious of the market requirements mobile manufacturers compete with each other to deliver the world the best affordable smartphone. Today we get another pretender to the title, the UMI Rome. Dressed in a slim body case the phone comes packed with great specs including an octa-core processor at just $114.
Looking for a capable contract-free smartphone that won’t cut you already hardly breathing after Christmas shopping frenzy budget to the bone? If so, then you may like to know that Leagoo, a brand that belongs to the Chinese OTEDA group, has just released a new mid-tier smartphone labeled with more than a budget-friendly price tag. Costing as little as $99.99 the SIM lock free Alfa 1 phone comes closed in an attractively looking slim metal body and Android 5.1 Lollipop out of box.
Known primarily as a PC software maker Microsoft doesn’t forget about its budget-conscious customers and releases a budget-friendly handset running Windows 10. Announced back in October the Lumia 550 finally hits the US market. Available without contract for as little as $139, the phone is a great alternative for all Windows enthusiasts on tight budget who want to benefit from the latest edition of mobile Windows platform.
Unlocked Lumia 950 XL is now on sale via Microsoft online store bundled with a free Display Dock valued at $99
There are plenty of Android phones on the market ranging from entry-level to premium devices. Windows Phones fans, however, don’t have that much choice, since the platform is limited pretty much to one brand – Microsoft Lumia. While there were a few lower-end and mid-range Lumias announced this year, the last truly high-end Lumia dates back to early 2014. It’s a long time in smartphone universe, but the wait is finally over and the unlocked Lumia 950 XL is now on sale via Microsoft online store bundled with a free Display Dock valued at $99.
When new smartphones were introduced to the market, they improved user experience in almost every aspect. “Almost” is a key word here. One area that suffered greatly was battery life. First time smartphone users may even feel very disappointed, since the amount of usage time you get on a single charge on a smartphone is way shorter than on a feature phone. Not on BLU’s latest phones, though. The Miami-based manufacturer just announced two new cheap smartphones with huge batteries.
A typical smartphone is not the most durable device in the world. It’s not a problem if the phone spends most of the time sitting on a desk. But what about folks who work in extreme conditions or simply prefer an active lifestyle? Does it mean that they can’t enjoy the benefits of smart technology? Of course not. With such users in mind, rugged phones were invented and one such device made its way to the stores today. Called Cat S40, the unlocked Android rugged phone for AT&T and T-Mobile is now on sale in the US.
Need to replace your smartphone and upgrade to something bigger without having to spend a fortune? Then the Doogee F5 sporting a full-HD display with liquid metal frame and a fingerprint scanner should definitely be on your radar. Breaking the rules saying that quality must come at high cost, the China-based company proves that great hardware doesn’t have to be out of bounds of budget-conscious customer. Distributed by Gearbest the well-equipped Doogee F5 full-HD phablet is sold today at an incredibly low price of $139.99 with no strings attached.
The fact that ZTE recently focused on its US-oriented high-end Axon line of smartphones doesn’t necessarily mean that the company forgot about their more budget-conscious customers. Just the opposite, in order to mark its position on the mid-tier market sector the China-based manufacturer has just released the phablet-like ZTE ZMAX 2 featuring 5.5-inch display and powered by Android Lollipop. Available as a GoPhone prepaid phone offer the handset is open for purchase via AT&T online store priced 149.99 without contract.
A few years back if you couldn’t afford to pay full retail price of a premium smartphone, you basically had only two choices – buy a cheap phone or get the phone you wanted at subsidized price from a carrier. The former was a bit risky, since buying a cheap phone was practically a guarantee of a huge disappointment. The second option wouldn’t have been that bad if it didn’t mean that you would have to stick with one carrier for the next two years. Neither is the case now. The era of two-year contracts is over and cheap phones become handsets you really want to buy.
Have you been thinking about joining Cricket Wireless but couldn’t find the right phone to go with the service? You may want to check again. The prepaid carrier just added two new devices to its portfolio – the LG G Stylo and HTC Desire 626s. Both phones are now on sale via carrier’s local stores and can be ordered online.
Unlocked One Touch Idol 3 4.7, one of the best budget smartphones today is now on sale in the US and Canada
Back in March Alcatel announced the Unlocked One Touch Idol 3 4.7, one of the best budget smartphones in its class. The manufacturer promised that the phone would be available in two versions – with a huge phablet-size screen and a smaller more compact one. For the past few months, however, only the phablet model was on sale. It changed today with the unlocked OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 arriving in stores in the US and Canada.
Remember the ZTE Axon Pro? Introduced in July, the phone is now on sale in the States. Labeled with a price tag of $450 this high-end phone is available SIM lock free and without contract via various online retailers, including Amazon, Newegg and eBay. Its buyers may pick among three color options: silver, gold and blue. If you’re looking for a phone with killer specs and a respectable pricing, the ZTE’s newest flagship smartphone should be on your radar.
Last month AT&T started to sell the Microsoft’s Lumia 640 XL, today the carrier’s line-up gained another offering, the Lumia 640. Being a smaller brother of the 5.7-inch phablet, the more compact Lumia 640 comes with LTE connectivity, Cortana and Windows Phone 8.1 out of box. The phone is already available via AT&T GoPhone prepaid service labeled with a price tag of $79.99. After Metro PCS and T-Mobile, AT&T is third US carrier that added the Lumia 640 to its offer.
ZTE Axon is coming to the US with super-quick focus camera, high-end video camcorder and Hi-Fi audio recorder
Making another big step in conquering hearts of the North America customers, yesterday during the NYC press conference, ZTE introduced a new premium-class smartphone targeting at the States. Called the ZTE Axon the handset offers its future users cameras for super-quick focus, high-end video capture and Hi-Fi audio recording. Already available for pre-order this unlocked contract-free phone is scheduled to be shipped on July 27th.
Known for delivering devices with respectable specs at really competitive price, BLU becomes more reputable and recognizable brand in the mobile market. To keep on with the trend, the Miami-based manufacturer started to sell the nicely-specced Blu Life One Dual-SIM smartphone introduced in June 2015. Pre-sale on the unlocked phone begins today and can be yours as little as just $99 without contract with shipping scheduled on July 17th.
All those of you who started to doubt that the Sony Xperia Z3+ would ever be available on the US market can now heave a sigh of relief. After weeks of nervous awaiting the update to the Xperia Z3 hits the US shore. You can purchase the unlocked version of the phone via Amazon in four color options with its price starting from $645 without any long term contracts.
If you are in the market for a new Windows Phone handset and don’t have too much money to spare, we have great news for you. The Lumia 535 is now on sale in the US through Microsoft Store and boy is affordable. The phone cost just $149 and is available unlocked and without contract. Microsoft also throws in free shipping and free returns in case that device won’t meet your expectations.
Two months ago Huawei unveiled its latest flagship, the P8, that debuted accompanied by its bigger phablet sibling, the P8 Max. Today the manufacturer added another device to the P8 line-up, the Huawei P8 Lite. Being the most compact of the all three phones, the P8 Lite comes as an affordable and hence slightly trimmed down alternative to the P8. The unlocked phone compatible with any GSM carrier, such as AT&T or T-Mobile, is now on sale in the US via third party retail stores.
BLU Products, the US based company that specialize in delivering high-quality devices for cheap, added today a new phone to their line-up, meet the BLU Studio C. Featuring pretty powerful specs as for a budget device, the phone comes unlocked with a 3,000 mAh battery and Android 5.0 Lollipop. It appears to be a really competitive offering, especially when we consider its extremely low price tag of 99 bucks.
We don’t see many Asus phones in this part of the world. It seems that the Taiwanese manufacturer prefers other markets and as a result US customers have very limited choice when it comes Asus-made handsets. To be more exact, the company sold only two smartphones in the US in the past – the Padfone X and Padfone X Mini. Starting today, however, a third device is joining the team. Called Asus Zenfone 2, the unlocked phone is now on sale in the US via third-party retailers.