Best Cheap 4G Phones: Five of the Best PhonesToday I'll be sharing information about the top cheap 4G-LTE enabled smartphones available out there.
Although in Nigeria today, its sad but I must tell you this which I'm sure you will agree with me on if you have observed. There is no mobile network operator that truly offers us 3.5G/3.75G internet connectivity option.
I use MTN and Airtel on my android device and to be honest, the highest download rate I have experienced when downloading with 3G HSPA enabled is sadly 231kb per second which is not even up to the highest rate the EDGE connectivity option can go(238kb/sec). So I was actually downloading at EDGE rate by Standards ignorantly feeling the speed like Usain Bolt(lol) not knowing I was entitled to even much more than that (21mb/sec).
End of story...So here are the top cheap devices that offer 4G LTE connectivity.
Don't expect to see an iPhone 5/6 here(Remember I said CHEAP).
Besides, not only are they cheap, but they are also powerful devices with beautiful specs.With that in mind let see the top 5 of them.
5 Sony Xperia E3 (N30,000 - N38,000)-
The Xperia E3 is Sony's most affordable 4G smartphone. It has a 4.5-inch (480*854 pixels) and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor backed up by 1GB of RAM. The Xperia E3 comes pre-loaded with the latest version of Android KitKat and the slim and lightweight
exterior (8.5mm and 143g) is available in a choice of White, Yellow, Red or Black.
Storage weighs in at 4GB, but thankfully is expandable using microSD cards and you also get a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing snapper for video calling.
Overall, it's a great value 4G handset with a quad-core processor and a solid all-around spec
but it's a shame Sony couldn't include a 720p display.
4.Nokia Lumia 735 (N40000 - N50,000)
The Nokia Lumia 735 is a new addition to the Lumia range and comes pre-loaded with the Windows Phone 8.1 and the brand new Lumia Denim update. It's set to cost around £200
when it lands in the UK later this month and that gets you a surprisingly well-rounded
The Lumia 735 is a selfie specialist thanks to a front-facing wide-angle 5-megapixel snapper,
which is backed up by a solid rear-facing 6.7-megapixel camera with Zeiss optics and an LED
flash. It's also got a spacious 4.7-inch 720p display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core
processor and 1GB of RAM.
Its design is a little plasticky compared to higher-priced smartphones, but for the money, it
probably delivers the best specification of any smartphone on this list. And it's still a pretty thin and lightweight device that can be matched to your mood thanks to interchangeable back
The Windows platform itself is now much more enticing than it used to be and assuming you
aren't locked into the Android or iOS platforms then the Lumia 735 is one of the best cheap 4G
smartphones in the world.
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3.Moto G with 4G (N30,000-N38,000) –Great value.
The Moto G is Motorola’s most successful phone ever and with good reason. It combined solid specs (a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM), with a large, high
quality 4.5 inches 720 x 1280 display, an attractive build, the latest version of Android and a low
All it was really missing was 4G LTE and a microSD card slot, both of which have been added for a new version dubbed, logically enough, the Moto G with 4G. Its one remaining Achilles heel is the camera, which at 5 megapixels isn’t great, but then this is a £150
phone so it’s more than forgivable.
It's a really tough call for Android lovers to choose between the Sony Xperia E3 and the Moto G.
Motorola's smartphone has a better display and a superior front-facing camera, but it's a pretty chunky device at 11.6mm and a new version is just around the corner whereas the Sony is a brand new smartphone.
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2.Google Nexus 5 (N70,000 -N80,000)
Admittedly at such price, the Google Nexus 5 isn’t exactly cheap, but it is fantastic value for
money, as with a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM it has the specs you’d expect
from an N100,000 upward handset.
Add to that a stunning 4.95 inches 1080 x 1920screen with a pixel density of 445 pixels per inch, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 support (as well as 4G LTE of course) and it really is approaching the full package. Its 8-megapixel camera is pretty average for a high-end phone and there’s
no expandable storage.
Not to mention the fact that being a Google device you always get updated to the latest version of Android first. If you want a high-end 4G handset on a tight budget then this is undoubtedly the one to go for.
In fact, even if money is no object the Google Nexus 5 is still well worth considering, it’s that good.
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1.HTC Desire 610 (N40,000-N50,000)
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HTC Sense and camera capabilitiesThe HTC Desire 610 is another mid-range Android smartphone with 4G LTE support. But it
has a couple of advantages over other smartphones in this price bracket and the first is
that it comes with HTC's software including the excellent HTC Sense user-interface and
Additionally, it has a very decent 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flashbacked up by
the HTC's superb Zoe camera software.
Music playback is also great because the Desire 610 has HTC Boomsound audio technology and that makes it the smart choice for music lovers.
HTC has also managed to include a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor
and 8GB of onboard storage (expandable using microSD cards). Overall, HTC's smartphone is a very well rounded smartphone and a good choice, especially for those looking for a good camera or to blast out the latest tunes.
In conclusion.I believe that the best cheap 4G phone on the market today is the Nokia Lumia 735, which at just N45,000-N50,000 delivers a well-rounded specification with a spacious 4.7-inch 720p display, a quad-core processor and a solid 5 mega-pixel selfie camera. You also get the very latest version of Windows Phone 8.1, which delivers an experience that is now equally as good as Apple
iOS or Google's Android.
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