There have always been budget smartphones out there for under $200, but most were absolutely terrible. Finding a Chinese phone for $150 online basically meant you’d get a barely working device, or worse, a dumbphone OS made to look like iOS or Android. However, as of late, things have been changing. Many companies have been releasing solid budget devices. Most notable is Motorola with the Moto G and Moto E.
The Moto G comes in at a surprising $180, with some very solid specs that far exceed expectations. The Moto E is even cheaper at $130. But it looks like Mozilla is about to obliterate both devices in terms of price, as the company is planning to launch a smartphone for only $25 in India.
This device will be powered by Firefox OS, the companies HTML5 smartphone operating system. The company already releases devices at under $100, but a $25 price tag is absolutely insane. It’ll definitely be an accessible price for those who finally want to graduate to a smartphone. Mozilla partnered with Indian manufacturers Intex and Spice to build the phone using Chinese Spreadtrum chips.
It’s hard to believe we’ve hit a time where we can buy a smartphone for less than the cost of a tank of gas. Hell, a 32GB microSD can cost more than that. Of course, such a device really isn’t for us tech enthusiasts. Still, it serves its purpose. Are you interested in getting such a cheap smartphone? Leave a comment!