In today’s fast-paced tech world, it’s easy for brands to forget that thousand dollar phones are not a feasible reality for everyone.
Be it in an interim device to get you through next month’s pay, or a secondary work phone for tax purposes.
Maybe it’s your child’s first phone? Or a cheap, simple handset for Gran and Pop?
Whatever your reasoning, research asserts there’s still demand for ultra-affordable handsets, plus the pace of technology means they’re more advanced than ever before.
Here’s a list of some cracker sub $200 smartphone deals:
Nokia 2.1 ($199 at JB Hi-Fi)
With a 5.5″ HD display screen, and whopping 4,000mAh battery, the 2.1 leverages Nokia’s old-age smartphone reputation in a new super-affordable design.
The device comes with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) and boasts dual front-firing speakers for louder sound.
Considered the underdog of the smartphone world, LG has remained committed to its smartphone portfolio amidst a league of big boys.
The 5.5″ Q6 boast an 18:9 Full HD+ FullVision Display screen, sleek metal body and the company’s exclusive Square Camera.
Featuring an Android 8 Oreo operating system, 18:9 FullView display and 16MP/2MP dual rear camera, Alacatel has continued to push the boundaries of what ‘cheap’ phones can do.
The device features facial recognition, and incorporates a stylish 3D curved back with gleaming mirrored shine.
The Korean giant has deployed a notable 13MP rear camera and, 5-inch HD display screen for its K8.
With 2.5D Arc glass edges that are smooth to the touch, the device claims to fit comfortably and stylishly into your hand.
Nokia has sought to capitalise on warm nostalgic feelings of old, with the re-release of its colloquial ‘banana phone.’
Incorporating a Qualcomm 205 mobile chip, the phone offers up to 25 days of standby time from a single charge.