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Ilse Jurrien
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3 affordable Android smartphones in 2017

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Sunday, March 26th 2017 - 06:50 CEST - Comments: 0
T hree affordable Android smartphones to consider in 2017 - If you look at the headlines of today's tech media, you'll see that it's the flagships that constantly steal the show. Half of the internet keeps talking about the upcoming iPhone 8, and the other half won't shut up about Samsung's Galaxy S8, the ultimate flagship phone with the processing power of an older supercomputer. But most people don't need a supercomputer in our pockets - they can make do without the amazing performance and graphics of the ultimate flagship.
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Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime


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Since "affordable" has a different meaning for every individual - for some, it's strictly under $100, while for others, there's more wiggle room - we'll try to cover all the most exciting models for both ends of the spectrum.


Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime (Released)

The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is the textbook case for an affordable smartphone. Its price tag is super friendly (Amazon sells it for $83 contract-free) and it has quite a bang for your buck. Its screen is perhaps its most low-key feature: it has a 4" diagonal, 256K colors, and a 480x800 resolution. Otherwise, it's a decent model, with a 1.2 GHz (or 1.5 GHz, depending on the model) quad-core SoC, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. The LTE model of the phone is delivered with Android 6.0 out-of-the-box, and it even has a decent 5MP camera capable of recording 720p video.


Nokia 3


Nokia 3 (Release date unknown)

Nokia has been the driving force of the smartphone market before the arrival of the iPhone. After that, it has lost a lot of its momentum, falling behind and ultimately selling its mobile phone division to Microsoft. Last year, it finally recovered, returning to the market with a nice tablet, and this year it has shown its worth, presenting several Android-powered smartphones. Nokia 3 will be the cheapest of them all.


For a price tag of around $155 (unconfirmed), the Nokia 3 will have a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC with a 1.3GHz clock, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. Both its front-facing and main cameras will have 8MP sensors. The phone will be delivered with Android 7.0 (Nougat) starting the second quarter of 2017.


Lenovo P2


Lenovo P2 (Released)

Lenovo P2 represents the higher end of the "affordable" spectrum, For a price around $250 (contract-free), the Chinese manufacturer delivers a handset with a 5.1" Super AMOLED screen (full HD), an octa-core, 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with an Adreno 506 GPU, 3 to 4 GB of RAM (depending on the model), 32 of 64 GB of internal storage, a 13MP main camera coupled with a 5MP front camera, and Android 6.0.1 out of the box (upgradeable to Nougat). It is able to handle the more hardware-intensive games, and it's perfect for everyday use.

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