The word “inexpensive” could be a relative one, depending on the consumer looking for bargains in the smartphone category. What could be expensive for one could be a bit cheaper to another consumer if he or she finds what wants concerning quality and price of the cell phone.
The word “latest” could also be subject to some interpretations. Are we talking about the latest in the technology, or in phone design? Normally, branded phones are “latest” in the sense that they use a Quad Core technology with one of the highest megapixel cams, high definition, whatever.
Inexpensive could mean lower priced compared to other branded cell phones, but the latest cheap cellphone in 2019 is yet to come. However, there are signs that cell phone designers and manufacturers are targeting a segment of the global market that wants a relatively inexpensive cell phone with the “latest features.”
Some of these smartphones are in the market right now, like the YBZ Q2 Touchscreen Quad Core 512MB RAM 8GB ROM 5MP Beauty Camera Dual SIM Super-Slim Black Smart Phone. It sells for only $38.44 and can be purchased from LAZADA. You can insert an 8GB memory card inside the phone’s slot. YBZ is an Android 5.1 model.
Or you can try the Best price-Cellphone U9 4.7″ 1G+8G Bluetooth Quad Core Android Dual Sim Smart Phone EU Plug*Bluetooth for $43. It’s not branded, but it comes with features of a standard 5.0 Android model.
Then we have the HUAWEI Honor Play 6 Mobile Phone 1280 x 720 HD Android 6.0 for $103. It is a branded smartphone but compared to the HUAWEI P20 pro that sells for $746; this set is inexpensive if we compare it with standard international price ceilings. While the P20 has more advanced technological features, the Honor Play 6 reflects the essential functions of a smartphone.
There’s the Vivo Y71 3GB – Gold with a slightly higher price tag of $173. This branded phone is a dual SIM smartphone with 6″ FullView HD+ display and capacitive touchscreen, 8MP rear camera, and 5MP front camera. Under the hood, it holds Qualcomm. Compared to the Vivo V7 – Champagne Gold that fetches for $250, the Y71 is practical.
One non-branded smartphone is the “Ultrathin 5.0 Inch Smartphones 5.0MP Camera GPS Dual SIM 1G+8G Phone the US Plug international. Its operating system is Android 4.4.2 with various colors like silver white, rose gold, and blue.
Then we have the Original Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S LT18i Mobile Cell Phone 3G Android, a branded one that sells for $52 which already a grand bargain, considering it is a branded one.
But what about the 2018 Lenovo S5 3G 32G ZUI 3.7 MetalBody Snapdragon625 Octa-core 5.7 that you can purchase from $168 from Ali Express. It has an ultrathin body too like the other phones and is entirely branded.