Bud­get 2018: how to work hard and save big with a cut-price phone

The ca­pa­bil­ity of bud­get smart­phones has shot up over the last year. But are they now re­al­is­tic re­place­ments for flag­ship mod­els? Adrian Weck­ler looks at the four best mod­els

Irish Independent - Business Week - - Technology -

IN a month’s time, Ap­ple will launch its new­est iPhone, spark­ing an an­nual wave of up­grades and hol­i­day wish lists. But ri­val smart­phone man­u­fac­tur­ers have qui­etly re­leased a dif­fer­ent, al­most as in­trigu­ing, batch of smart­phones this sum­mer: pow­er­ful ul­tra-bud­get mod­els.

Nokia, Mo­torola and Huawei have led the charge, launch­ing mod­ern hand­sets that look and feel like ex­pen­sive de­vices but that cost un­der €200. Here’s a look at four of the best bud­get mod­els.

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