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Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

Android smartphones have become an integral part of our lives and we can seldom live without it. It is the ease, the beautiful design, exceptional features and the connectivity with the world that an Android smartphone brings with it that excites us and makes us want it. In this age of connectivity, smartphones have certainly helped in bringing the world together. As the technology got better and better over the years, we have seen a transition of mobile networks from 2G to 3G and now 4G while 5G network is not too far away. Communications are only getting faster and faster day by day and we need smartphones that have the latest features and connectivity. Today, we will be looking at some of the Top 10 Budget 4G Android Smartphones of 2015. Phones that offer 4G connectivity with some exceptional features at an overwhelming price. This post is going to be your guide to help you find out the best 4G Android smartphones which are hot sellers in the mobile world.

We will be taking you through 10 mobile devices which are in random order and also tell you why you need to buy them.

Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

Moto G 3rd Gen

Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

Key Features of Moto G (3rd Generation)

  • IPX7 Water Resistance
  • 13 MP Primary Camera
  • 5 MP Secondary Camera
  • 2470 mAh Long-Lasting Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) Processor with 1.4 GHz Quad-Core CPU, Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU
  • 4G LTE
  • 5 inch, 720p HD (1280 x 720), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop) OS
  • Dual Sim (GSM + LTE)
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

Let us start with the very popular and kind of oldest brand among the list of phones we will be looking at today- Motorola. Motorola had almost lost their market in the most part of the world and had disappeared as a brand from the mobile market. This was until the Moto G 1st Gen came along and helped them gain markets again. The Moto G was arguably the first budget Android smartphone which offered some awesome specs at an affordable price. This was not the only reason the Moto G was such a hit in most of the markets, but it had the brand name of Motorola which had gained people’s trust before the evolution of the Android smartphones.

Motorola has done some great work building the Moto phones. The 1st and 2nd Gen were a great success and their successor the 3rd Gen Moto G has not failed to impress us. The 3rd Gen Moto G is one of the best budget phones in the world right now. This phone sports a 5 inch 720 x 1280 display and runs a quad-core processor and with a sufficient 2GB of RAM which makes it powerful thus resulting in a smoother user experience. The Moto G 3rd Gen is water resistant which is a rare sight when it comes to budget phones and of course, it comes with 4G connectivity. The 13MP rear and 5MP front camera and a battery which is sufficient to power this 5-inch device for a day makes Moto G 3rd Gen a complete package.

So, if you are planning to buy one, take our word and just go for it. We promise that you won’t regret it.

Lenovo K3 Note

Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

Key Features of Lenovo K3 Note

  • Android v5 (Lollipop) OS
  • 5.5 inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels
  • 2900mAH lithium-ion battery
  • Dual Standby Sim (LTE + LTE)
  • 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 (MediaTek MT6752 64-bit 4G LTE) 64-bit Octa-Core Processor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 13 MP Primary Camera
  • 5 MP Secondary Camera
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

To tackle the competition in the market, mobile manufacturers sell their devices at an aggressive price. Lenovo did the exact same thing with the K3 Note when it was made available for sale. A 5.5 inch 1080P screen phone at an exceptional price of around $150 caught the eye of most of the consumers which resulted in huge sales within seconds of its launch on eCommerce websites.

The Lenovo K3 Note comes with a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 octa-core 64-bit capable processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear and 5MP front camera, 2900mAh Battery, Android Lollipop OS with 4G connectivity. What more can you ask for from a smartphone which sells at such a reasonable price? Lenovo K3 Note is just a powerhouse of a phone and packs everything that any mid to high range phone might have. It has a nice screen, great sound, great performance and the camera quality is good. The only thing that Lenovo should have focused on is the battery which is a bit disappointing when it comes to powering a 5.5-inch device. But, as we said, we can’t ask for more at a price tag like this.

Meizu M2 Note

Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

Key Features of Meizu M2 Note

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop (Flyme OS 4.5)
  • 5.5 inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels
  • Dual Standby Sim (LTE + LTE)
  • 1.3GHz MT6753 Octa-Core processor
  • Mali T720 MP3 GPU
  • 13 MP Primary Camera
  • 5 MP Secondary Camera
  • 3100mAH lithium-ion battery
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 128 GB

Being one of the top Chinese smartphone manufacturers, Meizu has sold around 9 million units worldwide so far. Providing value products at an affordable rate has been the mantra of these Chinese manufacturers who always introduce some exciting products in the market.

One of the exciting devices by Meizu is the Meizu M2 Note which also happens to be the successor of the very popular Meizu M1 Note. The Meizu M2 Note has a fantastic 5.5 inch full HD screen which is very bright, colorful and comes with great viewing angles. Hardware wise the M2 Note packs a 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor, clocked at 1.3 GHz, backed by the Mali-T720MP3 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. Being 4G LTE enabled you can also access 4G internet with the M2 Note. The 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera are good and give nice and colorful pictures.

Design wise the Meizu M2 Note looks very similar to its predecessor with a unibody polycarbonate design with a glossy finish and rounded edges. The M2 Note runs Meizu’s Flyme OS based on the Android Lollipop 5.1 just like its predecessor.

Being sold at a price point of around $160, the Meizu M2 Note is a device which won’t let you down in any department and can give you the best performance than any phone sold in this price range.

Samsung Galaxy J7

Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

Key Features of Samsung Galaxy J7

  • Android v5.1 (Lollipop) OS
  • 13 MP Primary Camera
  • 5 MP Secondary Camera with Front Flash
  • 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 1.5 GHz Exynos 7580 Octa Core Processor
  • Dual Standby Sim (LTE + GSM)
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 128 GB
  • 4G (LTE) – Cat 4

Moving on to the next, we have the Samsung Galaxy J7 is 5.5 inch Android smartphone which comes with a Super AMOLED display at a resolution of 1280 x 720 Pixels. The phone is powered by 1.5 GHz Exynos 7580 Octa Core Processor along with 1.5GB RAM.

All the Samsung J series has 4G support, and battery greater than 3000 mAh which does a fair job. The 13-megapixel rear shooter with autofocus and a 5-megapixel selfie camera is all you need for taking some great pictures.

Moto E 2nd Gen

Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

Key Features of Moto E (2nd Gen) 3G

  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 4.5 inch TFT LCD Touchscreen
  • VGA Front Facing Camera
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • Android v5.0 (Lollipop) OS
  • Dual Sim (GSM + UMTS)

Available at around $80, Moto E 2nd Gen is truly the cheapest budget 4G phone that you can find on this list. The Moto E 2nd Gen is a compact 4.5-inch device which packs a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC with Adreno 306 graphics. Motorola has also packed 1GB of RAM in the Moto E along with 8GB of ROM which can be expanded up to 32GB.

The phone has a strong unibody chassis which is a bit chunky and overall the Moto E 2nd Gen retains the same body design like the original Moto E. Another great feature of this phone is the 2390mAh battery, which is enough to power the 4.5-inch device. The phone runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and brings you the same experience as the predecessor.

Performance and specs wise the Moto E 2nd Gen is quite impressive and also supports 4G connectivity making it future ready device. The 5 MP rear camera and VGA front camera are a bit of a disappointment when compared to other devices in this category. The absence of flash light on the phone results in poor images in low light and at night time.

Lenovo A7000

Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

Key Features of Lenovo A7000

  • 5.5 inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Android v5 (Lollipop) OS
  • 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6752m True Octa Core Processor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 5 MP Secondary Camera
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dual Standby Sim (GSM + LTE)
  • 4G (LTE) – (Cat 4) 150 Mbps HSDPA

Lenovo launched the A7000 phone during the MWC 2015 event. This device has all the ingredients needed in a mid-range smartphone. Weighing around 140 grams, this Lenovo device has a sturdy polycarbonate body making it feel and look good in your hands.

Now, looking at the specs, the Lenovo A7000 comes with 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, the phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6752m True8Core processor, backed by the ARM Mali-760 MP2 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. The camera on the phone is an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front take decent pictures and also come with different modes. The phones comes with 8GB of internal storage with an option to expand it up to 32GB using the microSD card slot. To power this fairly big phone Lenovo has packed a removable 2900mAh battery which does good job to help survive the phone for longer hours.

An additional feature on the Lenovo A7000 is, it comes with Dolby ATMOS audio enhancements which brings you a rich music listening experience and makes the phone stand out from rest of the competition. You can also enjoy the high-speed 4G LTE connectivity on one of the SIM slots of the phone as the other one supports 2G.

Overall, we can say that the A7000 is a very good looking, light weight device which has a great display and very good battery life. Available at the price point of around $160, the A7000 is a good option.

HTC Desire 626

Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

Key Features of HTC Desire 626

  • 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • 5-inch (12.7 centimeters) multi-touch capacitive touchscreen
  • Mediatek MT6752 Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, 294 PPI pixel density
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB
  • Dual Sim (GSM + LTE)
  • 2000mAH Li-Po battery

An affordable offering by HTC, the HTC Desire 626 is worth spending your bucks on. This budget smartphone from HTC has to compete with some real tough competition mainly from the Chinese manufacturers which are bringing in new devices every day into the market. Now, Let’s find out what has HTC packed with the Desire 626 which will help it beat the other competition.

HTC Desire 626 comes with a 5 inch LCD 3 display 1280 x 720 resolution and 294 ppi. The processor is 1.1 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor packed with Adreno 304 GPU and 1.5 GB of RAM. The internal memory is 8GB which can be expanded using a microSD card. The camera is an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, and a 5 MP front-facing which capture some bright and colorful images. The HTC Desire 626 is powered by a 2000mAh battery which is quite great at this price.

Overall, at the price point of $230, Desire 626 is a nicely designed great looking phone with a powerful battery and 4G LTE support. The only let downs are the slow performance of the device and low-resolution screen. Regarding whether it beats other mid-range category phones or not? Well, though it is a good looking phone with good specs but it’s still way behind what other phones are offering at this price point. HTC needs to start making phones with better specs and price it aggressively.

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

Key Features of Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

  • Android v5 (Lollipop) OS
  • 13 MP Primary Camera
  • 5 MP Secondary Camera
  • Dual Sim (LTE + GSM)
  • 5.5 inch Touchscreen
  • 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 Quad Core Processor
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 64 GB
  • Li-Polymer, 3000 mAh
  • 4G (LTE) – 150 Mbps HSDPA
  • 50 Mbps HSUPA

The next one on our list is the Asus Zenfone 2, this device has proven to be an outstanding value for money smartphone which comes with some powerful hardware and a decent battery. At a price of $300, the Zenfone 2 brings with it some great specs which promise’s some solid performance and a reason to get your hands on this impressive device.

The Asus Zenfone is a 5.5-inch device that comes with a 1080p LCD display which is quite impressive. The processor on the phone is a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 CPU along with a PowerVR G6430 GPU, and a very generous 4GB of RAM.

The phone runs Android Lollipop 5.0 with Asus ZenUI on top of it. The 13 MP rear camera with a dual tone LED flash, f/2.0 and ASUS’ Pixelmaster technology provides more improved shots and videos in low light conditions. Multiple options and modes are available like 1080p video capture, HDR, panorama, white balance, exposure, ISO etc. The 5 MP front camera is a good one for all the selfie lovers and comes with a wide angle lens and other image enhancement features.

The 3000mAh battery is one of the best feature of the Asus Zenfone 2 which helps the phone survive for a complete day with above normal usage. A great battery is a must when you need to power an Intel Atom processor.

Considering all the pros and cons of the Zenfone 2, this is a value for money phone with great hardware and a powerful battery.

ZTE Blade S6 Plus

Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

Key Features of Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

  • Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
  • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus
  • Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
  • Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • 2 GB RAM + 16 GB ROM, microSD, up to 64 GB
  • Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Expandable Storage Capacity to 64 GB

The ZTE Blade S6 Plus is one of the recently released mid-range devices by ZTE. The phone is priced at around $270 and falls in the very competitive mid-range category. When you have a look at the phone, you will notice that this phone has the design and built of iPhone 6. But, it won’t give you the richness and feel of an iPhone 6, the reason its plastic body.

The ZTE Blade S6 Plus features a 720×1080 pixels 5.5-inch HD JDI display. The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) with 2GB of RAM. The phone runs ZTE’s MiFavor 3.0 UI on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. This dual sim phone packs 16GB of built-in storage and also supports expandable storage via microSD card.

The ZTE Blade S6 Plus comes with a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor and LED flash. The front 5-megapixel camera is also present for selfie lovers. For connectivity purposes, the phone comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, 4G LTE, and Micro-USB. To power, this 5.5-inch device a 3000mAh battery is present on the phone.

Overall specs and features of the ZTE Blade S6 Plus look promising and packs all the features one needs in a mid-range or budget smartphone.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5)

Top 10 Budget 4G LTE Android Smartphones 2015

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 5.5-inch LCD screen
  • 1,920×1,080p HD resolution (401ppi)
  • Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
  • Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • 1.2-watt dual JBL speakers

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5) smartphone is one of the best devices so far from the maker Alcatel. This device at the price range of around $250 has the capacity to gain some respect for the manufacturer and also gives a tough time to other phones like the Moto G 4G.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 runs a powerful 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm SnapDragon615 processor which helps it perform flawlessly and giving it an energy-efficient performance. This 5.5-inch device with an IPS screen of 401 ppi comes with a 2GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM along with Adreno405 graphical processor unit to ensure crisp video playback and smooth fluid graphics performance. The 13MP rear and 8MP front camera give nice and sharp images even in daylight. The phone runs an Android 5.0 Lollipop and is powered with a 2910mAh battery.

Overall we can say that the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 overall can be good budget buy with the 5.5-inch large screen, good speakers, firm built, an above average camera at an affordable price.

 

These are what we thought of the Top 10 Budget 4G Android Smartphones of 2015. Hope you find this list helpful and do let us know your thoughts on it.

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