Smartphones have become a necessity to us nowadays. With so many brands in the market, it can be confusing to choose from. They are available in a whole wide range of prices. But usually, users tend to stick to the brands that are most advertised about. But there are other lesser known brands out there to choose from. They are just as good as most of the smartphones we use, but the only problem with them is they are not so much in news as their rivals and are not easily available in retail stores. Although, you can find these brands easily online.
Here's a list of few of the smartphones worth trying the next time you think of changing your device.
1. Huawei Nova Plus :
Manufactured by Chinese mobile manufacturer Huawei, the Nova Plus is a device with good value for money. Huawei has come along way and is one of the best known brands today. The Nova Plus keeps up to the company's image.
It features a 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution, 3GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 625 inside. There's 32GB of space on board along with a microSD card slot. It comes with a 16MP rear camera and runs on Android Marshmallow on board. Priced at £489, the device won't let you down.
2) Nextbit Robin :
The 5.2-inch Nextbit Robin comes with a Snapdragon 808 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal space and 100GB of cloud storage.
The Robin comes with a new type of smartphone OS: one that automatically adapts to your needs (it runs on top of Android), and makes sure you always have free space on your device by shifting unneeded apps and older files to the cloud.
Priced at $299 (about £245) this distinctive looking phone is a steal.
3) Fairphone 2 :
The motto of Fairphone 2 is eco-friendliness and after-sales service which includes the ease with which the device can be repaired. Don't expect much in terms of specifications. There's a 5-inch Full HD screen, 32GB of internal memory which can be expandable using an external memory card, 2GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 801 processor. It costs £440
4) YotaPhone 2
Yotaphone 2 : lookswise awesome, performance wise not so awesome. The smart-looking dual-screen phone with an e-ink screen around the back of the phone, helps you keep an eye on the time and incoming notifications without losing much battery.
The phone comes with a 5-inch display, an 8MP rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 801 CPU and 32GB of storage space and is priced at £230.
5) Meizu MX6 :
Although not easily available inloace retail stores, MX6 is a pretty impressive smartphone 5.5-inch Full HD screen, a 12-megapixel camera, a Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 CPU, 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space, though that's not expandable. It is powered by a 3,060mAh battery and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera too. It is priced at £349.
6) Xiaomi Mi 5s :
Another successful Chinese brand, Xiaomi has come out with some pretty awesome phones - be it in looks or specs. The latest one being the Mi 5s.
It comes with a top-end Snapdragon 821 processor, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage space but sadly no expandable space. The rear camera is 12MP and it is powred by a 3,200mAh battery too. It is priced at $419
7) Oppo R7 :
Oppo, yet another bc Chinese phone maker gives us Oppo R7 which comes with 5-inch full HD screen, Snapdragon 615 CPU, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space which is expandable using an external memory card.hough you can expand that with the help of a microSD card and a 13MP rear camera. It is a sure winner and is decently priced at $399 (about £325).
So, above were a few smartphones which caught our eye. Maybe they would appeal to you too.