Buying a good smartphone these days doesn’t need to cost you the earth anymore. Smartphone prices have decreased globally bringing cheaper, more affordable options to the mass market. But with no shortage of models to choose from, how do you define what’s both a good quality and competitively priced smartphone?
Many phones these days can cost you over $800 when bought outright and in some cases they can even surpass the $1,000 mark. Therefore, to determine whether a device should fall into the “budget” category or not, I’ve chosen to focus on models costing $550 or less. So let’s delve into which are the top models available within this price range as well as why.