budget

BLU comes out with new Life series of devices for 2015

BLU Products is now a known player in the entry level to mid-range market in the US – this comes from their recent track record of producing bang-for-the-buck devices. With BLU, you know that the specs aren’t going to be that premium, but the phones they produce should do the job. It looks the same with these two new products, the BLU Life One and the BLU Life 8 XL.

ZTE Fanfare budget phone gets picked up by Cricket Wireless

As people are gushing over the Samsung Galaxy S6 over at the premium side of the smartphone spectrum, there is no question that there are also a lot of options over at the budget tier. And Cricket Wireless just added another sub-$100 phone to its lineup to appeal to those who just want a simple phone and no bells and whistles whatsoever – this is the ZTE Fanfare.

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime receives Lollipop update

If you know Samsung from their history, you would be forgiven for thinking that the budget offerings of the Korean smartphone giant will probably never get a taste of Android Lollipop. But Samsung has been surprising us this year, trying to bring back excitement to the brand and doing stuff very un-Samsung-like. First, they updated the budget Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to Lollipop. Now Lollipop has also arrived for another budget device, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime.

Lenovo A3900 budget phone now official

There is very little room at the low niches of the smartphone market, a lot of brands are fighting for visibility in a market that is saturated by cheap phones made with cheap materials and poor specs. What stands out, it seems, are the ones who offer significantly more than others in this tier. The Lenovo A3900 is a phone that has recently been made official by the Taiwan-based outfit, and is looking to find buyers in the budget-friendly area.

Xiaomi launches the Redmi 2A in China, a cheaper Redmi 2

If the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is the Chinese manufacturer’s entry level phone, then what do you say to a cheaper variant of an entry level phone? Well, that’s what the new Xiaomi Redmi 2A is – a poor man’s Redmi 2, if you will. Launched on the occasion of the fifth founding anniversary of Xiaomi in Beijing, it looks like the USD$45 billion-worth company is feeling a little magnanimous and presented the low-end market with a real treat.

Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7-inch tablet aims at budget shoppers

Things are slowing down a bit in the tablet market. One of the areas that continues to post significant growth is the low-end market where people shop on a budget. Typically when Samsung rolls out a new tablet, it isn’t aiming at these budget shoppers but looking to combat Apple and its high price iPad line.

Samsung intros Galaxy J1

The world may be anticipating for the coming of the Samsung Galaxy S6 but the South Korean giant still has other phones to offer. The latest of which is the Samsung Galaxy J1, a budget smartphone that looks attractive with its slim profile and modern design, offering seamless performance at warp speed.

ASUS releases the Zenfone C for Malaysian market

It looks like ASUS’s Zenfone revolution is gaining some traction, with the Taiwan-based tech company releasing a number of its Zenfone-themed models across markets in Asia and the sub-continent of India. Today, we have another Zenfone release to the Malaysian market – another sub USD$100 device to solidify ASUS’s strength in the lower market niches.

ZTE Zinger now available on T-Mobile Prepaid

Ah, Christmas gadget shopping season; the time when people look for a replacement for their older smartphone or a secondary unit (because why not) or an affordable device to give in to your young child's request for their own. If your reasons for Internet window shopping are the latter two, T-Mobile is offering ZTE Zinger, a budget smartphone, for Prepaid subscribers.
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