We behold flagship phones, but in reality usually prefer to save money by opting to purchase a device with a lower shelf. There is always a choice dictated by lack of funds – often simply speaks our common sense. Because at the moment smartphones that get a reasonable amount missing. On what positions pay attention to? Meet my TOP-10.
We have reached a pleasant time. Today, even having to release only 500 zł, barely a scale pricing of mobile devices, we can already pick in the proposals. I will try to introduce you to phones that I think represent the best value for money and equipment. I shared my picks on three categories: 500 zł to 1000 zł and more than 1000 zł. Two remarks at the beginning: 1. I take into account only phones available officially in the Polish distribution. I realize that literally all of my candidates will be able to crush for the profitability of many a Chinese invention described by Paul, but the guide is directed to users seeking equipment from a trusted source, the actual guarantee implemented in our country. 2. Do not take my suggestions As of the end. The fact that I did not mention a phone does not mean it is bad. Just my opinion there is such a good ratio of equipment / value for money, as the items that appeared in the text.
Up to 500 zł
For 500 zł can already buy a curious phone, holding the most necessary functions. This is in my opinion also the first ceiling from which we should seriously think of a smartphone with Android. Below, 400 zł safest choice will always be Windows Phone. Why? First of all a question of liquidity and the stability of the system. In the case of Microsoft, we have a guarantee of trouble-free operation even in the cheapest, most vulnerable device. With Android while sometimes different.
Motorola Moto E 2 genee.
Motorola in recent years has become a benchmark of quality in terms of budget phones. Moto E is the cheapest handset in the company's offer, but offers at the same time very rich equipment. Practically in every aspect of this proposal is the best, if we take into account the price, which currently fluctuates around 500 zł. LTE connectivity, 64-bit Snapdragon 410, the newest Android and nice 4.5-inch screen is the greatest strengths of this model. It is now one of the most powerful phones in its category, offering reasonable fluency and speed of the system, and the smooth operation of virtually all games. Position without a doubt commendable, regardless of what you intend to use it. Except maybe making selfie – check here the next of my candidates.
Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM
This phone recently tested for you Michael. It smarfton, in the hierarchy of Microsoft's devices occupying between the model 535 and 640. As for its price has very extensive facilities – a 5-inch HD display, 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front – but the processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 ) to not be particularly efficient. The standard for Lumii we are dealing here with a nice housing and high quality workmanship (Michael complained on the creaking structure under pressure). You should not complain about also the quality of the display and battery life.
Kruger & Matz Live 2 LTE
At the end of last year in the pages of gsmManiaKa it published a review of Live 2 LTE, which he wrote Amadeus. I had the pleasure of testing version of the phone without a 4G modem and with full conviction, I believe that both models of phones is recommendable. Nice design, 5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 400, at the end of the 13-megapixel camera with full HD recording – this is the most important features of this handset. The only disadvantage that is worth noting is outdated version of the operating system – Android 4.4 KitKat. If you do not mind, take this model into consideration because it is worth!
Spirit LG 4G LTE
Spirit 4G LTE is true costs a little more than 500 zł (exactly 599 in the official distribution channel, auction +/- 550), but I think it's still worth it and think interest payment. As confirmed reviewed Ark and the opinions of users, to decent equipment with a strong specification. We are here dealing with similar parameters as in the aforementioned Motorola – 410 Snapdragon, 1GB of RAM and Android 5.0. LG better falls but for multimedia. Because it has a larger display (4.7 inches), with higher resolution (1280×720) and better 8-megapixel camera. In addition, many people praised the appearance of the smartphone, which live looks much better than the pictures.
At the moment, for 1000 zł We can already buy a phone which gives a taster of what they offer flagship – the device complete with all the features, what can we expect from a good smartphone. In this price category we have a wide variation in terms of size. The scale starts with 4,7 ', and ends up at 6'. Browsing the models in search of the most cost-effective, remember to measure as high as possible when it comes to class processor. In this case, hardly Get off below Snapdragon 410 and 2 GB of RAM. With such amount is not worth also to look for phones with a screen resolution lower than the HD (1280×720).
Motorola Moto G 3 gene. (2015)
As in the previous category, so here one of the most cost-effective purchases will be Motorola – this time Moto G 3 model generation, the test will soon read in the pages gsmManiaKa. Recently presented the phone offers attractive components (5-inch IPS HD display, 2GB of RAM, Snapdragon 410, 13 Mpix camera, stereo speakers), enclosed in a water-resistant, nice housing. In addition, we have here the latest version of Android – 5.1.1 Lollipop with the prospect of an update. As you read the first reviews, the phone works very quickly and steadily.
Meizu M2 / M2 Note
Meizu since appeared on the Polish market wins in the category profitability of each new model. Although M2 and M2 Note is not yet officially for sale in our market (this will happen soon), it now can say that they are one of the best choices in price to 1000 zł. Why? Just to look at the specs. Modern and efficient Mediatek processors, large displays with high resolutions, 13-megapixel cameras and high capacity batteries are the most important assets, but that is not the end. Telephones operate under the control of the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop with a very nice and functional overlay Flyme OS, which you can read more in reviews of the Meizu Meizu MX4 and M1 Note. Besides, in my opinion, these are some of the most beautiful models in this price range.
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
M4 Aqua, a sort of successor to the highly popular on our market Xperia M2. Skip two numbers forward in this case is adequate to the technological leap which made this model. While the point of entry, because of the relatively high price (1200 zł) it was not a special occasion, it is now (approx. 1000 zł) is one of the most interesting and most cost-effective proposal. The strongest arguments for Xperia M4 Aqua: efficient, ośmiordzeniowy Snapdragon 615, a solid camera, nice and bright screen and a waterproof casing. More about this phone you can read in the test Michael.
Huawei P8 Lite
"lighter" version of the Huawei P8 is an interesting device that has an attractive specification and using this very elegant look. The heart of the phone is the author, ośmiordzeniowy system HiSillicon Kirin 620, which is supported by graphics Mali-450 MP4 and 2GB of RAM. Of course, on board is Android version 5.0.1 Lollipop with an interesting graphic overlay manufacturer. It is a phone very similar in terms of performance and parameters for the aforementioned Xperia. Our review P8 Lite will read later in the week.
Kazam Tornado 348
Kazama Tornado 348 tested late last year. Then, it cost 1300 zł and had already aroused my sympathy. Now for the phone you have to give less than 800 zł – this price simply must be seen as an opportunity. The device practically does not have any major flaws, and at the same time is nice, fast and efficient. It hurts only the lack of support for the program from the manufacturer in the form of an update to a newer version. Besides, sin pass by this equipment indifference.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Model 640 XL is a very cost-effective purchase, but only for a select group of users. They will not be satisfied with this smartphone gamers (quite obsolete components and low position in the system store Microsoft), or lovers of handy equipment (158 x 82 x 9.0 mm, 171g). It is a phablet, who will fall for it appeal to people who appreciate the screen size (diagonal 5.8) and above all, a good camera (13 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics), which is one of the best in this category. Test Lumii 640 XL appeared on the pages of gsmManiaKa over a month ago.
Over 1000 zł
Looking for your phone in this price range you should be picky. If we give a unit with one salary, we have every right to expect more from him. Here there is no upper bar. In this statement, however, we look at the profitability of purchase. Therefore, we consider the products to ensure the highest level of performance and quality at the lowest possible price. However, regardless of the price (if it is higher than 1000 zł) should not lean over devices with lower-class processor than the Snapdragon 600/615, Android older than the latest and screen with a resolution weaker than Full HD (1080p).
Meizu MX4 / MX5
MX4 is a phone almost perfect, as I wrote in my test smartphone Meizu. Sensational display, deadly performance, great camera, Android 5.0 Lollipop with the overlay Flyme OS. In addition to this nice, stylish and of the highest quality workmanship. What more could you want? Only the memory card slots and a better battery. This is the second, and a number of enhancements is to introduce MX5, so if you do not hurry up with the purchase worth waiting for its Polish premiere. Price "five" is to hover around the 1800 zł.
Allview Pro X2 Soul
Test Pro X2 Soul appeared on blogs manic only a few days ago. So, as I wrote in a review, it is the equipment of the highest quality, with parameters that would not be ignored flagship even with last year. We have here a great Full HD screen, powerful, ośmiordzeniowy processor and the latest Android and a good camera. To purchase motivated by the fact that the price of the device only slightly exceeds the limit of 1000 zł, which for these parameters is quite a bargain.
Huawei Honor 6/ Honor 7
Huawei has quietly growing into a formidable competitor for manufacturers such as Samsung and Sony. Recently, in addition to the release of new models of the P series or Ascend bolstered their ranks as a new sub-brand – Honor. Collect 6 is currently a very attractive proposition for users looking for an inexpensive but solidly made and efficient smartphone. Similarly, as in the case P8 Lite, the performance was entrusted copyright system to Huawei, this time it is, however, higher in the hierarchy 920. Kirin buying Honora 6 we can rely on the highest quality both in terms of how the housing model and performance, and at the same price of little more than 1100 zł .
Asus Zenfone 2
last of my proposals was tested by Antek in June. Zenfone 2 is a phone that offers a lot for very little. The most interesting feature of the device is to implement up to 4 GB of RAM. In combination with modern system of Intel gives you superior performance both on a daily basis, as in the case of fatigue him the latest games. Besides, we have here a nice, although a bit too dark display, 13-megapixel camera and Android 5.0 Lollipop from Zen UI overlay. As for 1150 zł – is better than well.