Sub 170£ Phones with 2GB RAM and 4G LTE support in 2016

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Luckily Android phones are getting cheaper and cheaper and a good quality phone can cost less than 170 . We will be looking today at 3 options that have very similar specs but differ in their details . 2GB of RAM is what you need to be looking for , also 16GB of storage is a very good starting capacity as long as you have an SD card slot to expand it .

Asus Zenfone 5 (A500KL)

The A500KL is the cheapest offer today , it costs just under 80 .
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The A500KL has a reasonably powered CPU and GPU package . The Quad Core Snapdragon 400 at 1.2GHz is very good CPU powered by the Adreno 305 which is a capable GPU . The Adreno 305 can process around 21.6 GFlops which should be enough for most of your daily tasks and gaming . Most games should work well but some graphics intensive games might lag a little bit . With a 720P IPS display and a screen size of 5 inches you will not miss out on a good media consumption experience .With a 2110 mAh Li-Polymer battery The battery life should be reasonable . The A500KL uses an 8 Mega-pixel Sony BSI Sensor . This Sensor should preform well under low light conditions . The Camera is not the sharpest but at the low price of 80 it's a welcomed addition. The phone is factory unlocked giving you the freedom to use it with any SIM card. The A500KL is powered by the ZenUI skin on top of Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop ) . The phone cones with a stranded 16GB of storage expandable with an SD card .

What I like the most about the ZE550ML:

- Very good screen size with Gorilla glass 3 .
- Unbeatable price point .
- Balanced CPU and GPU package .

Wileyfox Swift 4G

The Swift is the second cheapest offer today , it costs just under 130 .
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The Swift has a similar CPU and GPU package to the A500KL . The Qualcomm Quad Core Snapdragon 410 speed is also 1.2GHz and it is powered by the Adreno 306 GPU which is very comparable to the Adreno 305 . With a 720P IPS display and a screen size of 5 inches it offers a stranded package for the price point .With a 2500 mAh battery expect an all day phone usage even with heavy usage .One more thing about the batty , to my surprise it's removable which is a fantastic surprise. A removable battery can be very handy when you have a system crash or when you want to swap the battery on the fly . The Swift uses 13MP camera . The sensor should be a touch better than the A500KL sensor . The phone is also factory unlocked and is also a duel Sim phone. The phone comes with a stranded 16GB of storage expandable with an SD card . Now here is the true selling point of this phone, its the inclusion of the Cyanogen 12.1 OS which is light and bloat ware free . Cyanogen OS is popular for its high customizability and security.

What I like the most about the Wileyfox Swift:

- The inclusion of the Cyanogen 12.1 OS .
- Build Quality and removable Battery .

Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation (16GB)

The Moto G is a classic phone , since the moto G first generation this phone proved to be a fantastic value .Unfortunately for 169 it looks pricey comparing to the other 2 phones in today review but this phone has couple of tricks under its sleeves .
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This Moto G has the same CPU and GPU package as the Swift . With a similar 720P IPS display and a screen size of 5 inches it offers the same viewing experience as the other 2 phones .With a 2470 mAh battery expect an all day phone usage experience . The phone comes stranded with 16GB and it is expandable to 32GB with an SD card . The Phones is IPX7 certified water resistant so if you are living an active life style or you are clumsy on or around water this should be an extra assurance . The phone comes with a fantastic 13 MP shooter , the best in today list and it is actually good enough to be a selling point .The Moto G comes with android 6.0 (marshmallow ) and it is near stock making it the closest to pure android by Google . Also this means swift updates .

What I like the most about the Moto G 3:

- Near Stock android .
- The most complete package in today list .

Conclusion :

I can not but recommend the Zenfone 5 (A500KL) , its price and reasonable specs is unbeatable . It is half the price of the Moto G and it still features a complete list of good specs . On the other hand the Moto G is the better option if you are looking for quality over price .


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