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6 beastly phones you can buy for less than $400

Published Jan 22nd, 2015 1:15PM EST
Huawei Honor 6 Plus vs. Xiaomi Mi Note vs. OnePlus One
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The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus might be the best-selling phones currently available in stores, but there are also plenty of other options available for smartphone buyers looking to get a powerful mobile device at a fraction of the iPhone 6’s cost. Forbes has put together a list of six handsets that can be purchased right now, or that’ll be available in the near future, for far less than either iPhone 6 version.

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At $399, the Huawei Honor 6 Plus is a 5.5-inch Android handset that features a Full HD display, 3GB of RAM, three 8-megapixel cameras (one on the front and two on the back) and a 3,600 mAh battery.

The list also includes the recently launched Xiaomi Mi Note, a phablet meant to take on the iPhone 6 Plus. Supposed to cost just around $370 in China, the Mi Note will offer users a 5.7-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 6.95mm profile.

The “old” OnePlus One, which costs $349, features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 3,100 mAh battery.

Priced at $300 and introduced at CES 2015, the Archos Diamond 50 packs a Full HD display, 2GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel camera and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The $199 Asus Zenfone 2 was also announced at CES, having been one of the most interesting handsets revealed at the show. The phone happens to be the first handset to launch in a 4GB RAM version (though not the $199 model), and should sport a 64-bit Intel processor, a Full HD display, 13-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3,000 mAh battery.

The Microsoft Lumia 830 is the only non-Android handset on the list and may also be the least powerful among them. The handset costs $350 and features some interesting specs, including a 5-inch HD display, a 10-megapixel PureView camera, Qi wireless charging, microSD card support and a replaceable battery.

More details about these powerful and affordable handsets are available at the source link.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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