Best Cheap Android Smartphones [2017]

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Huawei Honor 5x

6 / 10
Huawei Honor 5x
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Announced at the beginning of 2016 and quickly added to this list is the Honor 5x. It's now a year old and the 6X is a better route, but it's still decent. Especially if it's available on sale. 

Read: Huawei Honor 5X Hands-on


The Honor 5x has a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display, an 8-core Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a micro-SD slot to add more. Around back is a 13 megapixel camera, and a fingerprint scanner for security. A fingerprint scanner at this price point is almost unheard of, so that's impressive.

To make things even better, the Honor 5x is made almost entirely of metal, so it's closer to feeling like a premium phone without the high price tag. No cheap plastic, low-end displays or junk cameras here. This is as well-rounded as it gets.

The Honor 5x works on most US 4G LTE bands like T-Mobile, AT&T, Metro, Cricket and more, and will be available January 31st for $199. The only downside to this excellent phone is Android 6.0 Marshmallow is covered in Huawei's own custom interface over stock Android.

Buy it Now for $189 in Grey, Silver or Gold on Amazon.

6 / 10
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