8 Great Smartphones you can buy with a Budget

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Variety of budget smartphones

Variety of budget smartphones

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Written by – Siyathma at OmeBiz

Smartphones have become a necessity in our life. Moreover, the work life in Sri Lanka has become quite hectic as you have various tasks to do, which just keeps adding on and on, day by day. This is where a smart phone will help you to balance out your work life. Your smartphone could help you organize your daily schedule, set reminders, contact your suppliers or customers, let you read your emails on the go or even using your Microsoft tools.

However, the prices of smartphones tend to be of astronomical amounts in Sri Lanka and it will definitely end up breaking your bank.

Hence, we provide you with a list of the best smartphones that are currently in the Sri Lankan market that you could buy within a budget (Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 30,000), in no particular order. The list would be broken down according to brand name and the smartphones would be selected according to their:

  1. Display
  2. Memory
  3. Battery
  4. Processor

 

E-Tel

E-Tel ICE 02 – Rs. 28,628

E-Tel ICE 02 - Rs. 28,628

E-Tel ICE 02 – Rs. 28,628

Source: Omentra.com

  • Discounted Price on Omentra: Rs. 28,628 (CLICK HERE)
  • Display: 5.5”
  • Memory: Card Slot: Micro SD Memory 128 GB and Internal Memory of 32 GB ROM and 3 GB RAM
  • Battery: Li-polymer 3000mAh battery (Non-Removable) and Talk Time of 8 hours (2G)
  • Processor: Octa Core 1.3GHz, ARM Cortex-A53 64bit Processor

The E-tel ICE 02 was released in April 2017 and the Operating System is an Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Moreover, the primary camera is 13 MP and the secondary camera is 8 MP. What is even more impressive is that there is a fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone and the shutter release of the camera. This sleek, cutting-edge phone comes at an unbeatable price making it one of the best smartphones in the existing market.

 

HTC 

HTC Desire 628 – Rs. 23,836

HTC Desire 628 - Rs. 23,836

HTC Desire 628 – Rs. 23,836

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  • Discounted Price on Omentra: Rs. 23,836 (CLICK HERE)
  • Display: 5” HD
  • Memory: Micro SD Memory up to 256 GB and Internal Memory of 32 GB ROM and 3 GB RAM
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53

The HTC Desire 628 was released in June 2016 with an Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating system. The primary camera is 13 MP and the secondary camera is 5 MP. The phone comes in two colors: Black and White. The Octa-core chipset will surely help do your work faster but a negative aspect would be the battery life of the phone.

 

Huawei

Huawei Y6 II – Rs. 24,924

Huawei Y6 II - Rs. 24,924

Huawei Y6 II – Rs. 24,924

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  • Discounted Price on Omentra: Rs. 24,924 (CLICK HERE)
  • Display: 5.5”
  • Memory: MicroSD and Internal Memory of 16 GB ROM and 2 GB RAM
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53

The Huawei Y6 II was released in September 2016 and the Operating System is an Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The primary camera is 13 MP and the secondary camera is 8 MP. The performance of the phone runs smoothly. The phone comes in six colors; Black, White, Gold, Pink, Yellow and Blue. However, one negative aspect of this phone would be the sound quality.

 

Oppo

Oppo A37 – Rs.21,681

Oppo A37 - Rs.21,681

Oppo A37 – Rs.21,681

Source: gsmarena.com

  • Discounted Price on Omentra: Rs.21,681 (CLICK HERE)
  • Display: 5”
  • Memory: MicroSD up to 256 GB and Internal Memory of 16 GB ROM and 2 GB RAM
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2630 mAh battery
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53

The Oppo A37 was released in June 2016 and the Operating System is an Android 5.1 (Lollipop). Oppo phones are known for their good camera quality. The primary camera is 8 MP and the secondary camera is 5 MP. The phone comes in two colors; Gold and Rose Gold.

 

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt LTE – Rs.26,090

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt LTE - Rs.26,090

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt LTE – Rs.26,090

Source: gsmarena.com

  • Discounted Price on Omentra: Rs.26,090 (CLICK HERE)
  • Display: 5.5”
  • Memory: MicroSD up to 256 GB and Internal Memory of 16 GB ROM and 2 GB RAM
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt LTE was released on July 2017 and the Operating System is an Android 7.0 (Nougat). The primary camera is 13 MP and the secondary camera is 5 MP. The phones comes in two colors: Black and Gold. This phone has had great reviews overall.

 

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime – Rs.18,780

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime - Rs.18,780

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime – Rs.18,780

Source: gsmrena.com

  • Discounted Price on Omentra: Rs.18,780 (CLICK HERE)
  • Display: 5.0”
  • Memory: MicroSD up to 256 GB and Internal Memory of 8 GB ROM and 1.5 GB RAM
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime was released on November 2016 and the Operating System is an Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The primary camera is 8 MP and the secondary camera is 5 MP. The negative aspect of this phone is the limited availability of internal memory. The phone comes in four colors: Black, Gold, Silver and Pink.

 

Xiaomi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – Rs.28,894

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Rs.28,894

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – Rs.28,894

Source: kimovil.com

  • Discounted Price on Omentra: Rs.28,894 (CLICK HERE)
  • Display: 5.5”
  • Memory: MicroSD up to 256 GB and Internal Memory of 32 GB ROM and 3 GB RAM
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
  • Processor: Octa-core 2.0 Ghz Cortex-A53

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was released on January 2017 and the Operating System is an Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) which is upgradable to an Android 7.0 (Nougat). The primary camera is 13 MP and the secondary camera is 5 MP. Moreover, the phone has a fingerprint sensor. The phone comes in four colors: Dark grey, Gold, Black and Lake Blue.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 4X – Rs. 26,829

Xiaomi Redmi 4X - Rs. 26,829

Xiaomi Redmi 4X – Rs. 26,829

Source: gadgets.ndtv.com

  • Discounted Price on Omentra: Rs. 26,829 (CLICK HERE)
  • Display: 5”
  • Memory: MicroSD up to 256 GB and Internal Memory of 32 GB ROM and 3 GB RAM
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
  • Processor:  Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53

The Xiaomi Redmi 4X was released in May 2017 and the Operating System is an Android MIUI8. The primary camera is 13 MP and the secondary camera is 5 MP. Just like the Xiaomi Redmi 4X Note, this phone has a fingerprint sensor as well. The phone comes in three colors Cherry Blossom, Champagne Gold and Frosted Black.

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