On a budget, but still want to enjoy top Android phone features? Here are our top 5 sub $100 Android phones for March 2015.
Chinese Android smartphones have always meant great value, and for 2015 pricing is lower than ever and specifications are on the up. If you are on a budget and looking for an Android phone for less than $100 here are our top 5 phones to choose from.
Landvo’s range of phones are made up of affordable entry-level models, the the Landvo L200 is the most wallet friendly they have launched yet. At only $76 the phone is very accessible, and the OnePlus One styling is sure to impress some buyers.
Specification highlights include a quad-core MT6582 processor, 1GB RAM, 5-inch display and 8 mega-pixel rear camera.
Elephone have launched the new G2 with the usual budget specs, but are also marketing the phone at the type of customer that likes to switch ROMS. The G2 can be loaded with stock Android, Cyanogen, MIUI, EMUI plus others.
Not only are the ROM options impressive but the hardware isn’t bad either. The processor is a Mediatek MT6732 boasting LTE support and 64bit architecture, there is 1GB RAM, 5 mega-pixel rear camera and lots of colour options to choose from.
The Elephone G2 is on pre-sale now for $99.99.
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Mlais have easily made the most attractive phone of the bunch. The M9 comes in either white or black with a narrow body design and 5-inch display.
Processing comes via an octacore MT6592 processor with 1GB RAM, there is also 8GB memory on board plus room for dual SIM and a micro SD card. There is also an 8 mega-pixel main camera and 5 mega-pixel shooter up front.
The Mlais M9 is on sale now for just $99.99
Ulefone Be X
The Be X is another octacore MT6592 phone, this time with a 4.5-inch display, 1GB RAM and 8 mega-pixel rear camera, The phone is very compact in the hand and feels positively tiny in comparison to the larger flagships phone s on offer.
The Ulefone Be-X is available now for just $99.99.
If you are after a bigger screen then Chinese phone maker Maxon offer the X3 with 5.7-inch HD display can be had for $97. The Maxon X3 should normally be priced up at a little higher but at its current low price you get some nice features that the other phones on this list don’t offer.
As well as the larger HD display there is also 2GB RAM, and an octacore MT6589 chipset plus 32GB of internal memory. The front camera is a 5 mega-pixel while the main shooter is 13 mega-pixel with dual LED flash.
Top 5 sub $100 Android phones
As this list is still early on in the year we only get to see one 64bit MT6732 phone make it in to the top 5, with the other phones on the list making use of the older MT6589 chipset. As the year progresses we expect more Chinese phone makers will build budget 64bit phones with LTE support so keep posted for more updates in the future.