Flagship smartphones might grab the headlines, but not everyone wants to spend big bucks on a new smartphone. In fact, the majority of smartphone sales are still driven by the budget market with almost 60 per cent of all Android smartphone shipments consisting of sub-$US200 handsets, according to IDC.
Until recently, low cost has equalled poor quality in the smartphone space. However, as manufacturers continue to push the envelope in the premium end of the market, the trickle-down effect of technology has resulted in better-quality smartphones at the low end.
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