Dec 02 AT 7:40 PM Dima Aryeh 4 Comments

BenQ releases two budget phones, surprisingly not that bad

BenQ F3 A3

I don’t know how many people recognize the name BenQ. Here in the US, the brand is synonymous with budget and cheap, despite being popular in other parts of the world. Really, most of us have never heard of BenQ making any sort of smartphones. But they have released two brand new smartphones in Taiwan that are budget focused, but not really that bad.

The higher end model is the BenQ F3, which comes with a 4.5-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage with a microSD slot, a 13MP f/2.2 camera with zero shutter lag, and a 2,100 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2.2, which isn’t too old. The lower end model, the A3, has the same specs aside from the 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Play processor, a 2,000 mAh battery, and an 8MP camera, along with Android 4.1.2 in tow. Yes, 4.1.

These seem like quite weak specs, especially the low end qHD display, but the prices are pretty reasonable. The higher end F3 goes for $270, while the lower end A3 goes for $200 in Taiwan. The prices may not be Moto G low, but they’re still low enough to catch some customers in BenQ’s home country. However, it’s doubtful that we’ll see these devices in the US. Tell us what you think!

Via: Engadget
Source: BenQ F3, BenQ A3

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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