5 best cheap Android phones to watch for in 2014

This past month has seen the launch of some wonderful cheap Android phones and we believe 2014 will reveal more, so here are our 5 best cheap Android phones to watch for in the coming year!

Hasee Ling Ya E50

Hasee have caused quite a stir with the launch of their first ever Android smartphone the Ling Ya E50. The Hasee phone is impressive for a number of reasons including it’s design, low-price, but most importantly it’s well thought out hardware including 2GB RAM!

hasee ling ya e50

Hasee are rumoured to be releasing the E50 on 26th December for just 999 Yuan, which will get you a 5-inch 720p smarpthone with quad-core MT6582 processor, 2GB RAM, 5 mega-pixel front camera, 13 mega-pixel rear and a 2000 mAh battery!

Huawei Honor 3C

Another cheap Android phone, but this time from a better known (internationally) brand! The Huawei Honor 3C is the baby brother of the 3X, but at 798 Yuan, a 5-inch display and hardware close to the might Xiaomi Hongmi the Huawei is well worth a look.

huawei honor 3C

Cheap Android phone buyers will be impressed by the 8 mega-pixel F2.0 main camera, large display, quad-core MT6582 processor and 1GB RAM, but if you did fancy more memory a 2GB RAM version is also available!

Xiaomi Hongmi 2

The Xiaomi Hongmi has been selling amazingly well all throughout 2013, and we can’t see the Beijing based phone maker not launching a 2nd generation version sometime in the next few months.

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According to the whispers we’ve heard from around the rumour mill the Hongmi 2 will have a few updates over the current generation phone including a larger 5-inch display, up to 2GB RAM, update rear camera and possibly even an 8-core MT6592 chipset!

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Infocus M310

The Infocus M310 shares some details with the other cheap Android phones on this list including a handsomely stylish body! The purple version of the phone is particularly fetching, and more so still after browsing over the specifications!


Costing just $132, the InFocus M310 has a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1GB RAM, 8 meat-pixel main camera, Android 4.2 and a generous 2450mAh battery!

Elephone P7 Mini

Elephone are a new phone maker, but with what we have been seeing from the manufacturer we can only expect to see more and more of them as the months roll by!

elephone p7 mini black

As the name suggests the Elephone P7 mini is the smaller version of the regular Elephone P7, however this ‘mini’ phone still measures in at a rather large 5-inch! Hardware is on par with similar phones at this price and includes a 720p display, 1.3Ghz MT6582 processor, 1GB RAM and large 2500mAh battery!

5 best cheap Android phones to watch for in 2014

What do you think of our pick of 5 best cheap Android phones to watch for in 2014? Are you excited about these new cheap smartphone alternatives? Do you have any additional models you would like to have seen on the list? Let us know in the comments section below!

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  1. December 22, 2013

    If only the Hasee has 2300mAh battery, I would buy it without looking at the other ones.

  2. Freeje
    December 22, 2013

    I was just saying that a comparison of cheap phones is needed in a previous article and the next instant, here it is.

  3. shakes1
    December 22, 2013

    will the hasee be available internationally

  4. mikelete
    December 22, 2013

    What about Jiayu G2F? 😉

  5. Ben Liu
    December 22, 2013

    As long as they move away from 4GB internal storage to a 8GB internal storage as a minimum. 4GB has been painful on the THL W8 and took a lot of work around to get working well. No point having a kick ass 8 Core or big.LITTLE latest MTK chip with 2GB of RAM when you cant install anything decent!

  6. John L
    December 22, 2013

    How about doing a summary of the best small android phones for those who still find 5 inch screens to be beyond pocketable…

  7. December 22, 2013

    I’m hoping NEO will follow up the rather good N003 with an 8 core + improved camera. Surely they did one of the best 6589T’s.

    • Mitja Bonca
      December 23, 2013

      I own N003 (E02) and it really is a great phone, especially for this kind of money. I hope they put out a new NEO (N004 I would assume) in 2014. I surely wanna buy it!

  8. Oz
    December 22, 2013

    Inew V3 looks stunning and can get be bought $180-$190 delivered interrnational.

  9. Chris Wong
    December 22, 2013

    Yummy. Meat-pixels

    • Allanitomwesh
      December 24, 2013

      Better than even ultrapixel 😉

  10. Mohammed Lawal
    December 23, 2013

    And where is the inew V3 on this list? I think except that it has a less than 2000mAhs battery, that phone is a better small than most of the entry level phones.

  11. Allanitomwesh
    December 24, 2013

    Infocus looks good 🙂