While you like the luxury of a smartphone, large price tags may not suit your budget. With most smartphones costing around £500 and upwards, it’s time affordable smartphones, £200 and under, were reviewed.
Sony Xperia Go
The Sony Xperia Go is a smartphone designed for the active user. Featuring a scratch-resistant display and both water and dust resistance, it is an extremely durable smartphone. However you shouldn’t be fooled by the Xperia Go’s practical nature, it’s still a great looking device. At just £185.99, the Sony Xperia Go is an affordable smartphone that can survive a drop in the fish tank. And the Sony Xperia Go hasn’t finished showing off yet. The Xperia Go features a razor sharp 3.5″ display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, and a dual core 1 GHz processor that gives you fast browsing, streaming and downloads. Featuring a 5 mega pixel camera and high definition video, you won’t have to sacrifice image quality with the Xperia Go. You can post and share through your social networking sites or show it on your TV using DLNA. Although pricier versions of the Xperia will offer a larger screen, higher mega pixel camera, full HD and so on, the Sony Xperia Go is a highly adequate smartphone that is prepared and ready for daily life.
Nokia Lumia 520
The Nokia Lumia 520, is powered by the Windows Phone 8 operating system and comes fully equipped, ready to use in an instance. Pre-installed with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, you can work on the go hassle free. While HERE Maps will give you turn-by-turn directions, the quickest routes and departure and distance times, whether you go by foot, public transport or car. Other features include Nokia Mix Radio, with Nokia Mix you can choose from over 150 mixes or generate your own playlists, filling your day with free music. You can even take your favourite mixes offline and listen when you’re not connected, share them with friends through your social networks, email or via SMS. The Nokia Lumia 520 even features an exclusive digital lenses, you can add motion to your images using Cinemagraph, take multiple photos with a single click using Smart Shoot, and edit effortlessly on the 4″ touchscreen to create the perfect shot. At just £167.99, it’s the super affordable smartphone that has all the features you need.
Blackberry Curve 9720
The Blackberry Curve 9720 is £199.99 and the only smartphone so far to feature a keyboard and a touch screen. The Curve 9720 features a 2.8″ display and the Classic Blackberry Keyboard re-engineered and elegantly designed to help you type faster, more accurately and with little effort. In fact the whole of the Blackberry Curve 9720 is designed with convenience in mind. A dedicated BBM Shortcut Key and BBM Voice allows you to speak to friends for free over WI-Fi, and the multicast feature allows you to share a message with as many networks as you want. You can even share straight from the 5 megapixel camera. In one touch you can choose to send photos to your social networks or via email. With the BBM integrated FM radio, you can listen to radio stations from anywhere and share the station you’re listening to with all your BBM friends via your BBM profile updates. It’s the berry jam packed with great features to increase your productivity. If you like speed, and enjoy using a keyboard, we highly recommend the Blackberry Curve 9720 to you.