The holiday season is coming up and before that there’s the Black Friday. And if you are looking for a good smartphone but don’t really want to make a hole in your pocket, there are some budget phones under $200! Sure, you cannot expect top tier features or specs in them but they can get things done. For that price, you might have to compromise on either the display, or camera, or performance or the battery. But hey, for that price, you won’t complain. Furthermore, with the Black Friday coming up, you might get these phones even cheaper! And since there are tons of phones to choose from, we’re here to make it easier for you. Here are the 10 Best Smartphones under $200 Black Friday 2016
Now, this list includes smartphones with average specs and features. If you’re looking for something high-end, I suggest you look somewhere else. Also, if you’re looking for something really budget, like something below $100, I again suggest you look somewhere else. Now, have a look at the 10 Best Smartphones under $200 Black Friday 2016
1) Motorola Moto G4
First up on 10 Best Smartphones under $200 Black Friday 2016, is the Motorola Moto G4. Now you might not be surprised to see this phone here because it is one of the best from Motorola after all (for budget phones). It features a 5.5″ 1080p Full-HD display which offers good picture quality and colors. It is powered by a Snapdragon 617 SoC supported by 2 GB RAM, which makes it quite a powerful phone. Camera stands at 13 MP rear and 5 MP front which is pretty sweet! The battery is also quite impressive at 3000 mAh.
The storage you get at this price level is 16 GB but it is expandable upto 256 GB. The phone runs on Android 6.0.1 but lacks the Moto maker feature to customize your phones in the way you want as other Motorola devices. You will find the best gaming experience in it for a phone that’s just $200.
2) ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL
Next up on 10 Best Smartphones under $200 Black Friday 2016 , is the ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser, the cheapest of the ASUS Zenfone 3 lineup. It features a 5.5″ Fulll-HD 1080 p display on a metal design body. This phone is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC supported by 2 GB RAM, which makes it powerful enough. Cameras are good at 13 MP primary and 8 MP secondary. It features 32 GB onboard storage with a microSD card expandable option upto 128 GB.
For something under $200, you can get a lot in this phone. A metal body with good enough specs, and good camera quality. You cannot go wrong with this one. You can get it now for $1 less than $200 for now.
3) OnePlus X
OnePlus is known for top-notch specs with very aggressive pricing on it’s phones. So, the OnePlus X can give you some of the best specs you’ve ever seen in a phone under $200. The OnePlus X features a 5″ Full-HD AMOLED display on a great glass-body. The phone is stunning to look at and comfortable in the hands. It is powered by Snapdragon 801 supported by 3 GB RAM. That alone makes it the most powerful phone on this list of 10 Best Smartphones under $200 Black Friday 2016. Also, it has 13 MP primary and an 8 MP front camera.
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The battery may not be as impressive at 2525 mAh, but it’s not that small. Storage is limited to 16 GB on the phone but has microSD card slot for expansion. Runs on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS covered by Oxygen OS. Unless you want a bigger phone, this is the one to go for. You can have it now for less than $198.
4) Sony Xperia XA
To get a Sony smartphone in under $200 is something in itself and one as good as the new Sony Xperia XA. The phone is great to look at and also has a good build to it. It features 5″ HD display (720 p) on a bezless body for more view. Powered by Mediatek MT6755 Helio 10 SoC and supported by it’s 2 GB RAM should make it powerful enough. It has 13 MP primary camera and 8 MP front camera and since they’re Sony’s Exmor camera, they are one of the best.
The battery is less impressive at 2300 mAh, but it can last for a day. Also, it features 16 GB of phone storage expandable upto 256 GB with a microSD card. It runs on Android OS 6.0.1 and has planned upgrade to Android 7.0. For now, you can have this phone for around $199.
5) Huawei Honor 5X
Next in 10 Best Smartphones under $200 Black Friday 2016, we have one by Huawei. Huawei is known for some of the best phones in the affordable price range. Similarly, the Huawei Honor 5X provides some great specs for something under $200. It is powered by Snapdragon 616 and is supported by 2GB RAM. It features a Full-HD 5.5″ display on a full metal body and also has a fingerprint scanner at the back. Also, it possesses 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera as well. In addition, the battery life is great at 3000 mAh.
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You get 16 GB storage in the phone which is expandable upto 256 GB with dedicated microSD card slot. It runs on Android 5.1.1 but is upgradable to Android 6.0.1. This phone looks good, feels good and is priced good. Get it for less than $190 now. \
6) Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7″
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 comes in 2 versions: a 5.5″ one and another with 4.7″ display. The 4.7″ is the cheaper one you can get for under $200. It has 4.7″ HD display and a good design to look and feel as well. It is powered by Snapdragon 410 and supported by 1.5 GB RAM. It’s not the most powerful phone out there but it’s good enough. Also, it features 13 MP primary camera and 5 MP front camera. The battery rests at 2000 mAh, which is not good enough, however.
The storage you get is 16 GB internal with a microSD card slot. It runs on Android 5.1.1 and is upgradable to Android 6.0.1. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is great for listening to music mostly as it features Award-Winning JBL stereo speakers. Not impressive, but good enough. It is available for $199 right now.
7) Nextbit Robin
Next on 10 Best Smartphones under $200 Black Friday 2016, we have the Nextbit Robin and this one is something different. You might not really have heard of it, but it is one of the best you can get for under $200. It has pretty impressive specs, as it has Snapdragon 808 as it’s SoC with 3 GB RAM, which makes it a powerhouse for this price. It features 13 MP primary camera and a 5 MP selfie shooter. There is even a fingerprint scanner on this phone. The battery is 2680 mAh.
It runs on Android Marshmallow and has 32 GB phone memory, but what makes it interesting is it’s cloud storage. It gives you 100 GB of free cloud storage, so, you don’t need to worry about storage with it. The phone also looks different but in a good way too. And it’s available at a huge price slash. Get it now for just $170.
8) Huawei P8 Lite
Another one by Huawei on this list of 10 Best Smartphones under $200 Black Friday 2016. The Huawei P8 Lite is the softer version of the P8 and it has good specs for the price. It features 5″ HD display on a plastic body that kinda looks metal. It is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 620 chipset and supported by it’s 2 GB RAM. This is a good performing phone with some good picture quality in it’s 13 MP primary and 5 MP selfie camera. The battery life is a little poor at 2200 mAh, though.
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It has 16 GB of onboard phone storage and can be extended with a microSD card slot upto 256 GB. It runs on Android 5.1.1 and is upgradable to Android 6.0 but it might cause the phone to under-perform. This phone can really take some great photos. It is available right now for $180 for International version and around $195 for US version.
9) Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is one popular phone due to its good specs on affordable price. This phone has a great battery and a great camera as well. It features a 5.5″ Full-HD display. It is powered by Snapdragon 650 supported by it’s 3 GB RAM. So, you can say it is powerful enough. You get a 16 MP rear camera and a 5 MP selfie camera for some great pictures. The phone goes on and on with a massive 4050 mAh battery. Also, there is a fingerprint sensor at the back.
It gives you 32 GB onboard storage on the phone but also has a microSD card slot for expanding up to 256 GB. It runs on Android 5.1.1 with the Xiaomi’s MIUI 8.0 skin on top. Overall, this one is a great phone for the price. You can get it now for less than $197.
10) ZTE Axon
Last but not the least on 10 Best Smartphones under $200 Black Friday 2016, is the ZTE Axon. Just like the other phones in this list, it’s specs are good enough but not great. This phone is powered by the Snapdragon 801 and supported by 2 GB RAM, which is good enough for performance. It features a 5.5″ Full HD display with some pretty accurate colors. The cameras are 13 MP rear and 8 MP in the front for good picture quality.
The battery is good too, at 3000 mAh. The only downside is that the storage caps out at 32 GB but there is no SD card slot. Other than that, this phone is pretty good for the price of less than $180. However, the price changes according to the color as well.
These were the 10 Best Smartphones under $200 Black Friday 2016. Hope you liked it and made a choice from among these. Maybe there are other good phones for under $200, but these are the ones that got my attention. Anyways, thank you for reading and keep with us for more such information and news.