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4G phones on a budget -Our recommendations for great 4G phones less than AED 600

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With more affordable data packages from Du and Etisalat, most of us are using mobile data on our smartphones.

Given our increasing propensity to want everything faster, it is likely most of you want a faster internet experience on your smartphones too. The best option is to buy a 4G phone.

Wait, aren’t these your high end phones like the iPhones, and flagships from Samsung, HTC et al?

Not really, there are surprisingly good 4G smartphones that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Here are our recommendations for fast 4G smartphones if you are on a budget

Before we proceed, the caveat is that these phones may not have bestest ever camera, the fastest ever processor and any other crazy contraptions or pointless bells and whistles. But they are all capable performers who have proven their mettle as good daily use phones.

And the best part is that, all these phones are less than AED 600.

Without further ado, here we go.

Huawei P8 Lite Dual SIM – The all round champ.


This beautifully crafted smartphone from Huawei comes with a gorgeous 5 inch screen, powered by the Kirin 620 Octa-core processor. It has a 13 megapixel shooter and a 5 megapixel selfie cam. You get 16 gigs of onboard storage that can be supplemented by a microSD card( upto 128 GB supported). So no more worries about running out of space here.

This is our top pick from features perspective. This offers a great deal of features, style and functionality for just AED 599. You can buy it here 

Lenovo A7000


Nipping close to the P8 Lite, is the Lenovo A7000. Though it doesn’t feel as premium as the Huawei offering, it more than makes up by offering greater screen real estate. This has a 5.5” screen and is the world’s first smartphone to have Dolby Atmos. We haven’t had a chance to check the sound quality ourselves, but we’re sure it’s gonna be better than most smartphones.

Camera duties are performed by 8 and 5 megapixel shooters. It is powered by a MediaTek Octacore processor with 2 gigs of RAM for snappy performance. It can support 2 SIMs. On the storage front, it falls much below the P8 Lite bringing only 8GB onboard and a max of 32 GB of SD card storage.

On the price front, the A7000 becomes more persuasive with a tempting AED 489 price tag. Get yours with a 1 Year warranty here.

HTC Desire 510 4G


This is for those of you who are really strapped for cash, but need a decent 4G. It’s specs are way below the others with a Snapdragon 410, a 4.7” screen, only 1 GB of RAM, 5 MP camera and only single SIM.

This comes at an attractive price tag of just AED 349. Wow! Grab it now.

So  here is our first round up of ultra fast, ultra affordable phones. What would you choose? Tell us in the comments

( Note: All prices are at the time of publication, with prices from Yallashop.)

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