In a world that’s quickly moving away from contracts, cheaper phones are becoming more popular. Though many carriers have gotten rid of contracts entirely, payment plans on phones aren’t very different and still tie you to one carrier with paying a big sum of money as the only way out. So budget phones are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., like they already are in other parts of the world.
Huawei has announced its newest smartphone, the SnapTo. It’s a budget phone meant to provide all the great features of a higher-end device without the high costs. It features a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera with 720p video recording, a 2,200mAh battery, and an SD card slot. And best of all, it woks on both AT&T and T-Mobile LTE.
On top of that, it gets a few software features over Android 4.4 KitKat. Huawei’s skin is pretty, but it offers a few extras. Hitting the volume button down twice will launch the camera when the screen is off, allowing you to more quickly take photos. And there are a bunch of editing tools for photos, though those can be found on the Play Store.
The device is currently available for pre-order on Amazon for $179.99, and next week it will be available on sites like Best Buy, Newegg, Fry’s, and Huawei’s own site GetHuawei.com. That’s a pretty low price for the hardware, and a very accessible price to the public. What do you think of Huawei’s new budget smartphone? Leave a comment!