Huawei Honor 5x
Now for something closer to a premium flagship smartphone, without the high price. Meet the Huawei Honor 5x.
Released in January of 2016, this phone is more than enough for most considering the price. Offering high-end specs like a fingerprint scanner, metal design, and USB Type-C all for $199.
The Huawei Honor 5x has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p Full HD display and a full metal design. Users will enjoy the 13 megapixel main camera and 5MP front camera setup. You also get 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a powerful 8-core processor. It's similar to the Moto E4 only it has a smaller battery and a Huawei software experience that's average at best.
Yes a 1080p HD display, fingerprint scanner, metal design, micro-SD card and a 3,000 mAh battery all for only $199. The only downside this has over the Moto G4 is the Android 7.0 software isn't stock Android. As for colors, it comes in Silver, White, and Gold. It's available from Amazon, Newegg, Huawei and other retailers. If it's out of stock, look elsewhere.
Buy it Now for $199 (On Sale for $168)
If you can afford $249 get the Huawei Honor 6x. It takes the same idea as this phone and makes it even better. We also recommend buying the Nexus 5X on sale. And while older, the OnePlus 2 is a good phone. Another good cheap phone is the LeEco LePro 3.