If we were to classify ideally smartphones by price range, the entry-level models would not exceed € 199, but over the years the situation has changed and the prices are not always directly proportional to equipment hardware. And it is also about Chinese competition. It is not uncommon today to come across smartphones far more affordable (below 100 euro), which for some reason they always return useful as a secondary cell to take on holiday, smartphones to be put in the hands of their children or to be used in no easy places instead of the main terminal, which is usually much more expensive. And many of these models have a data sheet than those that until some time ago were defined “entry-level”.
HomTom HT17 Pro
Let’s consider one of the cheapest terminals on the market today: HOMTOM HT17 Pro is pre-order (and will be until August 31) from TOMTOP and only costs € 80, but with the coupon code “LCXHT17Pro” you will pay just over 70 € . It is the lowest price of the entire web, plus you can choose between three colors: white, dark blue and gold. Shipping is free in Italy and in the package will be a EU power adapter, which will allow you to use your smartphone right away.
At this price, you would expect one unwatchable terminal with a mediocre technical details, but it is not so: HOMTOM HT17 Pro integrates a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor 1.3GHz with a Mali T720 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory expandable with a slot for microSD cards up to 64GB. The 5.5-inch screen IPS HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) and makes room for a 5-megapixel front camera, paired with a 13-megapixel rear with LED flash and autofocus. The battery has a 3000 mAh capacity with support for fast charging, while the rest of the equipment includes a fingerprint reader, 4G-LTE (dual SIM dual-standby), WiFi 802.11n and Bluetooth. Runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.