Cheap smartphones: The best devices to 400 euro

Cheap Android smartphones have been around for less than one hundred euros. Here you will find a market survey of budget smartphones in the graduations to 100 euros, 200 euros, 300 euros and 400 euros. update: In preparation for the Honor 9 we have the Honor 8 removed. The OnePlus 3T is no longer available, and the OnePlus 5 still too expensive for the list. We have inserted in the 400 euro section cheaper alternatives from China and updates all prices.

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The cheap smartphones on this list ...

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  • ...are not tied to a contract.
  • ...have no branding.

The best smartphones to 100 euros

Lenovo B

What is special about the Lenovo B? Lenovo brings now its cheap smartphones now also to Europe and wants to shake up especially the entry-level and middle class. The particularly compact Lenovo dominated LTE and is only 4.5 inches small. It has 8 GB of memory and a MicroSD slot.

Lenovo BThe Lenovo B is the best new smartphone from Lenovo. / © Amazon

We had the Lenovo B briefly in the newsroom and were able to gain their first impressions. according to the price, the device is sluggish, but still the software does not look good. For little more you get the still favorable smartphone Moto E from 2015 with 8 Gbytes and MicroSD slot, which acts especially in terms of software significantly more mature.

Media MarktLenovo B€ 89.99To the shopcheaper notebooksMotorola Moto E (2015)€ 79.99To the shop

Of course, you also can be a smart phone access with the contract and keep the purchase price at 100 euros. But the advantages and disadvantages thereof, and alternatives are explained below.

Cheap smartphones to 200 euros

Honor 5C

What is special about the Honor 5C? The favorable Honor smartphone looks great and has a very good price-performance ratio. It has 16 GB of memory and a MicroSD slot.

  • Honor 5C in the test
AndroidPIT Honor 5C 0273The Honor 5C looks really chic. / © AndroidPIT

The Honor 5C qualifies as an affordable smartphone in the middle class. Only the display and the camera it shows weaknesses. but you can get good everyday performance and above all a great battery life. If your looking for a cheap smartphone with good pace, you are clearly right the Honor 5C.

Cheapest offer: Honor 5C

Best pricecomputeruniverse.net171.41 €To the shopCompare prices

Lenovo Moto G5

What is special about the Lenovo Moto G5? The Moto G5 is the latest version of the very popular Moto-G series and picks up right up where the old models have stopped: A lot of technology at an affordable price. It has 16 GB of memory and a MicroSD slot.

  • Lenovo Moto G5 in the test
AndroidPIT lenovo moto g5 1144Even when the G5 aufällige camera is now available. / © AndroidPIT

The Moto-G series is now very well known and Motorola and Lenovo has managed so shake up the lower middle class really. Even the Moto G5 should tie right there and is absolutely convincing in our test. Especially the little change from the original Android interface is fun and makes for a cheap smartphone with uncharacteristic good performance. The new G5 brings another treat: The battery is replaceable!

Cheapest offer: Moto G5

Best priceeBay119.99 €To the shopcheck24.de€ 149.00To the shopCompare prices

Lenovo Moto E4 Plus

What is special about the Lenovo Moto E4 Plus: The new Moto smartphone impresses with a property: the huge battery. With 5000 mAh he is one of the largest, the you can currently get in a smartphone.

  • Lenovo Moto E4 Plus: Large battery and nothing behind
moto e4 plus camera backYou need a large battery? Then you will not get around the E4 Plus. / © AndroidPIT

The Moto E4 Plus can in hardware not keep up entirely with the Moto G5, has it but a huge ace up its sleeve: The 5000 mAh battery makes it the ultimate long-distance runner. While the rest of the hardware is not one of the strongest and therefore does not provide for the fastest performance, but is the normal everyday life of a not quite as demanding user by loose. The camera is for this price range in order. If your recognized as especially in the long battery life, you are absolutely right.

Cheapest offer: Moto E4 Plus

Best pricecheck24.de173.96 €To the shopCompare prices

Cheap smartphones to 300 euros

Honor 6X

What is special about the Honor 6X? The predecessor Honor 5X was in its price hard to beat, the Honor 6X sets here one more. Good workmanship, a dual camera and a surprisingly good battery life makes it an affordable smartphone in the upper middle class. It has 32 GB of memory and a MicroSD slot.

  • Honor 6X in the test
AndroidPIT honor 6X 2988again the Honor 6X is the middle class under pressure. / © AndroidPIT

Two days of battery life, a brilliant display and a reliable fingerprint sensor make the Honor 6X for sale tip of the middle class. In terms of software updates Honor is one of the first in this price category. For Honor 6X there Android Nougat only half a year after release by Google.

Cheapest offer: Honor 6X

Best priceeBay161.09 €To the shopMedia Markt Online Shop179.00 €To the shopCompare prices

Galaxy A3 (2017)

What is special about the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)? The Galaxy A-series brings a lot of high-end models in Samsung's the middle class. The new A3 feels much more expensive than it actually is. It has 16 GB of memory and a MicroSD slot.

  • Galaxy A3 (2017)
AndroidPIT Galaxy a3 2017 4749The Galaxy A3 (2017) is great processed and feels for high-end. / © AndroidPIT

The latest generation of Galaxy A3 does many things right. The workmanship is very good, and Samsung has the smaller Galaxy A smartphone donated many new features, for example, there is now also a fingerprint sensor. Even a swim in the clear water can from the compact 4.7-inch device; Another premium feature that is hinabgesickert into the league of cheap smartphones. Even if you do not want to spend quite so much money, you must here make a few concessions to the high-end class.

Media MarktGalaxy A3 (2017)289.00 €To the shop

ZTE Axon 7 Mini

That's so special about the ZTE Axon 7 Mini: The mid-range smartphone from ZTE scores when it comes to price / performance. And it brings even stereo speakers as one of the few smartphones.

  • ZTE Axon 7 Mini: What can the mini-Axon?
AndroidPIT zte axon 7 mini 3919The ZTE Axon 7 Mini. / © AndroidPIT

At 5.2 inches, the mini version of Axon 7 is also pleasantly manageable. Above and below the screen are used as the big brother, who is also technically much more equipped, the stereo speakers. Which provide pleasant, and even more spacious, sound. In everyday life, the performance is sufficient, but you should certainly not expect miracles.

Cheapest offer: ZTE Axon 7 Mini

Best pricenotebook cheaper199,00 €To the shopCompare prices

The best smartphones to 400 euros

Xiaomi Mi 6

What is special about the Xiaomi Mi 6? The SP-6 is equipped with the 800-euro smartphones from HTC or Sony, but offered dreutlich preisweter. But it has drawbacks: the LTE band 20 is missing and the firmware with support for the German language have to play your own. It has 64 GB of memory but no MicroSD slot.

  • Xiaomi Mi 6 in the test: An absolutely worthwhile Import
AndroidPIT xiaomi mi 6 0251The Xiaomi Mi 6 is swift as an arrow. / © AndroidPIT

So if you bring a bit of technical know-how and willingness to modding, the Xiami Wed 6 of the tip for you. As a result, you get a quick, inexpensive top smartphone that will give you long-term joy. Through the dual SIM support you also are flexible in the choice of your smartphone tariff.

Pay attention when ordering on the notes to support, customs and shipping fees. Depending on the delivery high, sometimes considerable additional supplements produces differently.

AndroidPIT letv Leeco le per 3 1061Le Pro 3 of Leeco is a cheap alternative pixel. / © AndroidPIT

An even cheaper alternative would be only the Leeco Le Pro 3, the Google pixel comes on the hardware side the next, but can be imported for less than 300 euros. Our Spanish colleague Luis has Leeco Le Pro tested three, and found only the missing jack and the software as a defect point. but the latter can be replaced by Lineage OS is quite simple, since Leeco can you unlock the bootloader bluntly. Moreover, Le Pro supports 3 LTE Band 20th

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Trading ShenzhenXiaomi MI6 - 6GB RAM - 64GB ROM397.00 €to offerTrading ShenzhenLeeco Le Pro 3 - X720 - 4GB - 64GB267,00 €To the shop

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

What is special about the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)? It is a budget smartphone that is strongly oriented towards the high-end smartphone Galaxy S7. This year's version comes in a very stylish design. It has 32 GB of memory and a MicroSD slot.

  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in the test
AndroidPIT Galaxy a5 2017 4814The A5 (2017) looks downright like a S7. / © AndroidPIT

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is one of the most chic smart phones on the market. Especially in black it looks classy. If you like the Galaxy S-class, but does not want to jump right in expenses, which is a low-priced smartphone as a good alternative in the Galaxy A5 (2017). The recommended retail price is 429 euros, several online stores but have been around for more favorable offer.

Cheapest offer: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Best priceTurbado291.00 €To the shopCompare prices

Smartphone with contract: pros and cons

1. Contract mobile phones are more expensive after two years

The entry cost for a new smartphone without a contract are often high, top smartphones cost around 800 euros. Mobile operators have contracts where the customer gets a supposedly low-priced smart phone for one euro. Over the following 24 months - as long usually runs a contract - the customer must then pay off the smartphone. Not infrequently, the buyer during the contract period will pay significantly more than the selling price of the unit.

2. You have apps that you do not want

It must also be remembered that the mobile operator you sold a modified smartphone. Vodafone and Telecom equip their smartphones, for example, with special apps and pre-installed services from. The software, the customer can not remove easily from his device. These apps are called bloatware.

3. Important updates are coming later

In addition, all Android updates always undergo checks by the mobile provider for these smartphones, so that the pre-installed apps and services remain compatible. In addition to Apps are also firmware components that enable services such as Voice over LTE or Mobile Payment. So the advantage of provider smartphones is partly in special services and higher voice quality, which is a disadvantage, however, that operating system updates are delivered in part later.

money001Before you buy a smartphone with contract, you should first check the tariffs. / © AndroidPIT

Smartphones are more expensive to contract as a whole? Not always. The market for smart phones, which come from mobile operators, has changed, and almost every week new offers added - sometimes even very favorable.

You can complete tariffs separately

In order not to pay, so the view is worth it in our list of the best smart phone rates. Here we present you the best deals that are likely to particularly the frequent surfers dropped below you. There you can also quickly check whether a provider suits you. Highly recommended is this list of the best prepaid plans.

How to get more favorable to smartphones?

One tip in finding cheap smartphones is the view of the Amazon Warehouse Deals or the B-Ware Center in Ebay. In addition, there's the second-hand market. But here things are different in terms of warranty and the devices often have signs of use that should be, however, mentioned in the item description.

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What are your recommendations for the cheap smartphone purchase? Shares your tips in the comments with us and all over the AndroidPIT community!