Xiaomi just introduced its crazy concept phone, the Mi Alpha, coming with a display that wraps all around to the back of the device, but of course, the company also keeps working on its bread and butter mid-range and entry-level phones. Thus, Xiaomi has just launched the Redmi 8A in India, pairing a USB-C 18W fast-charging 5,000mAh battery with a Snapdragon 439, which could allow for quite long browsing and video-watching sessions. Read More
Prime Day is upon us and the deals are coming fast and furious. Here's a budget phone sale that caught our eye — the Moto G7 can be had for two Benjamins right now, down from $300 when Ryan reviewed it just a few months ago. Also on sale are its younger siblings, the G7 Power and G7 Play.
Last month, Samsung promised that more of its recent A-series phones would arrive in the US over the coming weeks. Following Verizon picking up the A50, another one is here: The Galaxy A10e has surreptitiously arrived at AT&T's digital storefront for $210 outright or $7 a month, bringing a notched 5.83" 720p display, 8-core Exynos SoC, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery. Read More
In the realm of US budget phones, Motorola is one of the dominant players. Back in April, the company announced several new devices, which included the new Moto E family. The US already saw the E5 Play and E5 Plus, but now we're getting the regular E on TracFone (and its subsidiary brands). Best part? It's just $100. Read More
If you need a cheap phone, then this deal might be for you. Amazon has the Prime Exclusive LG Stylo 4 for just $209.99 right now, making for a nice $40 in savings (despite what the product page says, it's been $249.99 for a few months now). Read More
There aren't very many good budget phones in the United States. There are a few standouts, like the Nokia 6.1 and Moto G6, but most pale in comparison to budget devices sold in Asia and parts of Europe.
Alcatel, a sub-brand of TCL, is somewhat well known in the United States thanks to the hordes of inexpensive phones it sells through prepaid carriers (like MetroPCS and Cricket). The company's phones usually aren't anything special, but the recently-announced Alcatel 7 piqued my interest.
The Alcatel 7 has a 6-inch 2160x1080 2.5D display, a 4,000mAh battery, and USB Type-C. At a retail price of $179.99, it seems like good value on paper, even though it's a MetroPCS exclusive. Read More
There is perhaps no better analogy to describe BLU phones than, "You get what you pay for." While the company's phones are often great values on paper, updates are non-existent and security problems are not unheard of. BLU is now trying to change that, starting with the launch of its new Vivo XI+ flagship. Read More
The Galaxy On5 was a budget phone from Samsung, released in India in 2015. It received mostly poor reviews, and MetroPCS in the United States started selling the phone in late 2016. Today Samsung announced a sequel, the On6, which will go on sale in India on July 5. Read More
Alcatel is bringing the budget-friendly 3V to the U.S. next week for an attractive $149 price. This phone has many of the buzzword features, like face unlock and an 18:9 display, and more for that low, low price. It's unlocked and will work on GSM carriers. Read More
The first phones running Android Go, a lightweight version of Android designed for budget devices, were announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. ZTE, Nokia, Alcatel, and others were the first OEMs to jump on board. Now it appears Meizu might be next, according to the company's head of marketing. Read More