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Holiday Buyer’s Guide: 5 Hot Phones for Christmas without contract that won’t cost a fortune

ByinPhones Without Contract, Tips & Guides | November 29, 2014

Affordable phones for gift
Still don’t know what to buy for a Christmas gift? Perhaps a smartphone will be a good idea? But, even if we decide to get one, which one to choose? Since the smartphone industry is a rapidly developing business, and today even midrangers come equipped with fast processors, powerful cameras and a 1080p display became something of a standard, the choice is so big that it is hard to pick the right one. In order to help you make a smart decision, we create the list of 5 hot phones for Christmas without contract that will make you loved one happy and won’t cost a fortune.

Hot Phones for Christmas: OnePlus One

OnePlus One With Earphones
Our buyer’s guide opens with the OnePlus One. Released in April 2014 the phone is the first smartphone made by the new, entering the mobile market company, OnePlus. Sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p display and 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 chipset paired with 3GB RAM the OnePlus One was quickly hailed the “2014 Flagship Killer”. Other top-notch features include a 13-megapixel camera, dual front speakers and StyleSwap replaceable back covers. All these is powered by a 3,100 mAh battery. As it comes to software the OnePlus One operates on a version of Cyanogenmod with the company’s unique UI. Prices starting at $379.99 without contract.

Apple iPhone 5S

iPhone 5 S
If for some reason you’re prejudiced against a little-known manufacturer’s first product like the OnePlus One, you may consider buying a legendary slate like for example, Apple iPhone 5S. Featuring 4-inch Retina Display, 8-megapixel camera with True-Tone LED flash, A7 dual-core processor and fingerprint unlocking, the Apple’s last year flagship is one of the best phones released in 2013. Perhaps its 4-inch screen may seem too small as for today’s 5-inch standard, but there are still people who prefer smaller, more pocketable phones. Furthermore, thanks to the aluminum body the iPhone 5S doesn’t only look great but also feels premium and solid and is incredibly light. Prices starting at $320 without contract.

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Moto G 2nd Gen.
Third on our list is the 2014 Moto G. Running Android 4.4 the phone thanks to its dual-SIM variant is a great options for all regular travelers. The slate features a 5-inch 720p IPS LCD display and 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor coupled with 1GB RAM and optional 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage. In addition, it houses a non-removable 2,070 mAh battery and an 8-magapixel main camera accompanied by 2-magapixel front-facing shooter. Price: $154.99 without contract.

HTC Desire 816

HTC Desire 816
Moving on to the next proposition, released this year the HTC Desire 816 is a mid-range slate that houses a great number of top-class specs, like for example, a 5.5-inch Super LCD 720p display and pretty powerful 13-megapixel rear camera combined with 5-megapixel front-facing one. It is also equipped with 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of native storage that can be expanded up to 128GB, which makes the phone a perfect gift for all those who like to store a lot of files and apps on their device. Prices starting as low as $298.99 without contract.

Moto X (2013)

Moto X 1st Gen.
And the last place on our list belongs to the Moto X 2013, which was the Motorola’s last year’s flagship. Running Android 4.2.2 the phone features a 1.7GHz dual-core processor paired with 2GB RAM, 4.7-inch AMOLD. display sporting 720x1280p resolution and 2,200mAh battery. As for the built-in storage capability, there are available two options: 16GB and 32GB. Though the 10-megapixel rear camera is just a decent unit, the Moto X 2013 goes with LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, so it should delight all those who like to surf the net via their phone. Prices starting at $131.99 without contract.

These is all we got for today. Hope you will find our buyer’s guide helpful and that it somehow help you to make a smart gift purchase that won’t ruin your budget.

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