There are plenty of new budget android smartphones launched in the market in 2016. But choosing the best out of all is not an easy task. If you see the specifications in a certain price range, all will look almost the same. So here we have deeply analyzed all the newly launched android smartphones in 2016 and picked up the best ones for you.
We have considered a lot of factors to pick the top 10 latest android smartphones under $200. We analyzed smartphones specifications, user experience, multitasking performance, after sales support etc. Android smartphones are dominating the market in terms of sales and features due to low price and good hardware.
Moto G4 16 GB
The best android mobile that you can buy under $200 is Moto G4 (16GB variant). For 32GB variants you have to pay $30 more and the price will go above $200. After 3 extremely successful moto g series (G1, G2, and G3) mobile it’s time for the Moto G (4th generation) to rule the android market. In Moto G4 you get the best of Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow and all the upcoming android versions faster then any other smartphone. This is the best thing about this mobile.
Talking about specifications, It has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. You can add up to 128 GB of additional storage with a MicroSD card.
It has 1.5 GHz octa core processor, which easily handles multi-tasking and graphic intensive games of android. It has a 5.5 inch full HD 1080p display. 5.5 inch display is best for smartphones neither too large nor too small.
It takes brilliant photos with the primary 13 MP HD camera and with a 5 MP wide-angle selfie camera (secondary). It is available in two colors black and white. With a turbocharger (included with the mobile) you can charge the mobile very quickly.
Amazon Price: $199 Buy Now
Samsung Galaxy J7
Samsung Galaxy J7 is lightweight and premium look. It is available in 3 color variants Black, White and Gold. I like Gold color variant as it looks more premium and stylish. It has 1.5 GHz Octa core processor powered by 2 GB RAM. 5.5 inches Super AMOLED full HD display.
It comes with Android OS Lollipop (v 5.1). For photography, it has 13MP primary Camera autofocus, LED flash, 5.0MP Front Camera With “LED Flash”.
Samsung Galaxy J7 has 16GB internal memory and external memory is supported up to 128 GB. It is a Dual Sim mobile (micro size).
So there is not much difference between 1st and 2nd one. But due to stock android marshmallow, Moto G4 is on top. Also J7 is priced a bit higher than Moto G4.
Amazon Price: $209 Buy Now
Huawei Honor 5X
Honor 5X (by Huawei) sleek, Robust housing is made with aircraft-aluminum that makes it perfectly ergonomic. It has a fingerprint scanner that can unlock the phone in just 0.5 seconds. You can even tap the fingerprint sensor to take photos and selfies.
Honor 5X is powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop with 16GB Internal memory and 2 GB RAM. Huawei has confirmed Honor 5X upgradation to Marshmallow in upcoming days. A Qualcomm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor gives you a smooth experience during multi-tasking.
Honor 5X has a nano-SIM, a micro-SIM, and a MicroSD card slot for extra storage up to 128GB. It has a 5.5 inch full HD display that can be used even in the glaring sun. It has 16 MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera with awesome picture quality. It is available in four color variants sunset gold, black, dark gray, and daybreak silver.
Amazon Price: $195 Buy Now
BLU VIVO 5 Smartphone
BLU Vivo 5 is the Fifth generation device in the Vivo Series available in white-silver and solid Gold color. It is one of the slimmest phone in this list with 6.9mm housing made with aircraft grade aluminum. It is very compact and handy.
It has 5.5 inch super AMOLED display that gives you immersive view from every angle. It has MediaTek 6753 1.3GHz Octa Core processors which is a little bit weak as compared above mobiles. But on the other hand it has 3 GB RAM that raises its performance standard.
Blu Vivo 5 is powered by Android OS, Lollipop v5.1.You have 32GB of internal memory, expandable up to 64GB via Micro SD Card. VIVO 5 has 13 MP main camera and 5 MP secondary camera for selfie. It has 3150mah battery last longer for a whole day with average usage.
Amazon Price: $199 Buy Now
Oneplus X is built from fire-baked Ceramic that gives it a premium look and feel. It runs on OxygenOS 2.2.0 which is powered by Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop). It is available in two variants Champagne and black color.
Oneplus X has 5 Inch full HD AMOLED display (1080p). For brilliant pics it has 13 MP primary camera and 8MP selfie camera with inbuilt customization features such as pixel size, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR etc.
It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor powered by the Adreno 330 GPU that works perfectly during multi-tasking. It has 3 GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. It has 2 slots for Nano SIM card and 1 slot to extend external storage.
Overall the Oneplus X is a good choice but it only lacks in battery. It has only 2525 mAh battery whose performance is below than average.
Amazon Price: $199 Buy Now
HTC Desire Eye M910x
HTC Desire Eye is a superb phone. It has a plastic body, but this plastic isn’t some thin, flimsy sheet that flexes or creaks when you push on it. This phone feels robust and sturdy in the hands. It has IPX7 certification – dust proof and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes.
Desire Eye has 5.2 inch full HD 1080p display that gives immersive viewing experience. It runs on Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) and upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow). This model is a bit older than all the other smartphones, but still it is a good choice.
It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processors and accompanied by Adreno 330 GPU. It has 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal and supports 128 GB external MicroSD card.
HTC Desire Eye has a better selfie camera among all smartphones here. It has 13 MP primary and 13 MP secondary camera with dual led flash on backside. For photography lovers, it’s a pick.
Amazon Price: $199 Buy Now
Samsung Galaxy J5
Samsung Galaxy J5 can be considered as a lite version of J7. J5 looks good and perfect fit in your hands due to curvy edges. It has 5inch 1280×720 Super AMOLED display on which colors look vivid and viewing angle is pretty good.
It is packed with quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and 1.5GB of RAM that put its day-to-day performance and multi-tasking on hassle free. It has 8GB internal memory. You can add upto 64GB external MicroSD card.
J5 is powered by Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop) can be upgraded to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow). For photography, it has 13MP primary with led flash and 5 MP selfie camera. Pictures from both cameras are good as compared to others in this range.
Amazon Price: $157 Buy Now
BLU life XL
Blu Life XL looks pre premium and stylish due to metallic side grills and leather like back finishing. The LIFE XL comes with a bright and vivid 5.5 inch HD display with 720 x 1280 resolution that gives a good view in its price range.
It comes with 13 MP main camera and 5 MP front camera and gives decent pictures in daylight, but in low light camera doesn’t perform as expected but still ok. Battery (2820mah) is also good, last for a whole day with average usage.
It comes with 16GB Internal Memory and supports Micro SD up to 64GB. For multitasking it has 2GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-Bit 1.2 GHz Quad Core With Adreno 305 GPU. This combination gives hang free user experience.
Amazon Price: $140 Buy Now
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3
No doubt Chinese companies are responsible for dropping the prices of flagship companies in the Android market. One such example is Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (4.7 Inch). It is available in two screen sizes 5.5 inch and 4.7 inch.
For 5.5 inch model you have to pay $50 more. So here we are talking about 4.7 inches. It runs on Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow). It has a nice chipset, Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 with Adreno 306 GPU that handle multitasking without hanging.
It has 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory and support 64 GB external memory card. It has 13MP primary and 5 MP camera with flash that gives good pictures. Onetouch has 2000mah battery which gives average performance.
Amazon Price: $148 Buy Now
ZTE Zmax 2
Last mobile in our list of best 10 latest android smartphones under $200 is ZTE Zmax 2. Lookwise, it is ok not much impressive but it has got good hardware at low price, that’s why we have added it here.
It has 5.5 inch HD display (720p). It is bundled with 8MP main camera and 2 MP back camera. Both cameras give fine images. Zmax 2 runs on Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop). There is no update whether Zmax 2 users will get marshmallow or not.
Zmax 2 has 2 GB RAM and Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 with Adreno 306 GPU. To power its hardware it is provided with 3000 mah battery. What more you want in just $110.
Amazon Price: $110 Buy Now
So we have provided you our best picks of latest Android smartphone under $200, you can choose the one that best suits you. If you have any suggestions, queries or doubts do let us know by commenting below.