ZTE's new Tempo X for Boost is the most affordable Nougat phone with removable battery

Following up on the affordable Tempo phone it released last year, the second largest non-contract smartphone supplier in the US – ZTE – is now launching the upgraded Tempo X. The screen has grown to 5 inches this time, from 4.5″ in the Tempo, but the X is still a very manageable compact handset.

“Everything you need at a price you can afford” is ZTE’s moto for the X, which made us look at the surprisingly low $79.99 price. Needless to say, you only get the basics at this tag – a quad-core chipset, 5 MP camera on the rear and 2 MP camera up front, a gig of RAM and 8 …


Meet the Xiaomi Mi A1: an affordable mid-ranger with stock Android and fancy dual camera

A few days ago, we reported that Xiaomi is planning to announce an entirely new lineup of phones on September 5. Based on the teasers released at the time, our guess was that the Chinese manufacturer planned to introduce the next Android One phone, a fruit of its collaboration with Google. 

This has indeed happened, as today, the company unveiled its new Mi A1 model during an event in New Delhi, India. At a first glance, Xiaomi seems to have made the A1 specifically for this particular South Asian market, but the phone maker actually plans to introduce …

Deal: Need a great affordable phablet? Unlocked LG V20 (refurbished) is on sale for $279!

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer Expires
LG V20 Verizon Unlocked,
64GB, Titan Gray

Daily StealsRefurbished

$279 ($380)
27% off

N/A

GRAB IT HERE

Looking for a great phablet on a budget? If that’s the case, you’re in luck, as LG’s V20 model is now on sale at Daily Steals. You can currently buy the device in Titan Gray for less than $300 on the e-commerce site. 
Please …

ZTE intros the Blade Z Max: an affordable 6-incher with dual cameras and impressive battery

ZTE has recently gained a lot of popularity for offering some of the best budget handsets on the market right now. And while last year’ Axon 7 flagship did a lot to strengthen that image, ZTE has been consistently putting out a lot of other, lower-profile devices. And this is exactly what we’re witnessing today: the launch of the company’s latest ultra cheap device, known as the ZTE Blade Z Max.

Just like its predecessor, last year’s ZTE Zmax Pro, the Blade Z Max will be offered as a timed exclusive to MetroPCS, and will come at a pretty competitive price …

T-Mobile's affordable Revvl T1 shot in the flesh, and out of the box

UPDATE: T-Mobile actually got onto the leak thread, and revealed all the pricing and release information about the Revvl, which you can see in the screenshot below.
T-Mobile is gearing up to announce one of its most affordable yet pleasant to look at burners smartphones lately, the Revvl T1, and leave it to famed Evan Blass leaker to prostrate its chops in a real photo of the device so budget phone makers know what they will be up against. 
As a reminder, the T-Mobile Revvl T1 announcement is expected to come tomorrow, August 10th, with 5.5″ display carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. …

T-Mobile Alchemy reportedly coming soon as an affordable, dual camera Android phone

T-Mobile is seemingly planning to release a new own-branded smartphone called Alchemy. According to Android Authority, the T-Mobile Alchemy is manufactured by Coolpad (which recently launched the cheap Defiant on T-Mobile), and will “likely” be a budget handset. 

While there’s no word on the features of the T-Mobile Alchemy, the phone is pictured above. Thus, we can see that the device has capacitive navigation buttons, a main dual rear camera (we don’t know if this can take nice photos or not), and a fingerprint scanner. The phone’s rear shell is textured, while the …

BLU readying another affordable smartphone with 3,000 mAh battery

It looks like a BLU R1 HD sequel is now in the works and will probably be officially introduced in the coming weeks. Few details about its specs are available at the moment, but at least we have several pictures showing the smartphone from all angles.

BLU R2 has been recently listed at FCC (Federal Communications Commissions), so it will probably not be long until the smartphone gets revealed. The documents filed at FCC confirm the R2 will be powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.

Also, the affordable smartphone will sport a 5-inch display and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The …

The Bluboo S1 brings an all-screen design and powerful specs at an affordable price

This story is sponsored by Bluboo. PhoneArena’s opinions in this article have not been affected in any way!
                                                                                                                                      …

Maze Alpha up for pre-order: the most affordable bezel-less phone

This story is sponsored by Maze. PhoneArena’s opinions in this article have not been affected in any way!
Disclaimer

About 3 months ago, Maze — a new smartphone manufacturer — teased its debut product, the Maze Alpha. Back then, we didn’t have much information on the handset, and only had a couple of renders to go on, so we knew it will be a bezel-less handset with a dual camera and not much more.

Now, the cat is out of the bag and the Alpha is up for pre-sale. …

Affordable Coolpad Defiant debuting at T-Mobile on June 16, MetroPCS will carry it too

Rumors about a very cheap Nougat-powered phone that will hit the shelves at T-Mobile emerged back in April. A new affordable smartphone called Coolpad Defiant was tipped to arrive at the Uncarrier at some point, but we haven’t heard anything about it until today.

T-Mobile and Coolpad have just confirmed that the long-rumored Defiant will be launched in the United States on June 16. Moreover, MetroPCS will offer the smartphone this summer as well, but no info on the exact release date has been given yet.

Although it’s capable of running Android 7.0 Nougat …