Now for something closer to a premium flagship smartphone, without the high price. Meet the Honor 7x. A bezel-less phone on a budget from the sister company of Huawei.
The Honor 7X delivers a big 6-inch edge-to-edge screen with small bezels and dual rear cameras all without breaking the bank. It's like a Galaxy S9 or iPhone X but for $200. Seriously.
You'll love the beautiful HD display and full metal design. The biggest feature though is the dual rear cameras. One is 16MP with a f/1.8 aperture, while the second lens is 2 megapixels. This adds stunning photo effects, background blur and more similar to the iPhone 8 or Galaxy Note 8. Basically, the same portrait photography for far less money. You also get 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a powerful 8-core processor.
Additionally, the entire design is a premium metal frame. There's a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that's lightning fast, impressive loudspeakers, and a large 3,340 mAh battery with fast charging. Additionally, It runs Android 8.0 Oreo and might even get Android 9 Pie. The only features missing from this when compared to high-end devices is water-resistance and NFC. But, for $200 you can't really complain. This is almost a complete package, and very tempting.
Additionally, the old Honor 6X is still a great phone and costs even less, if you can't afford $199.
We also recommend buying the Nexus 5X on sale. And while older, the OnePlus 3 is a good phone. Another good cheap phone is the LeEco LePro 3.