Cheapest Flagship you can Buy Today – Still Fast but very Affordable

Powerful Flagships that costs around $200 or maybe less, these Flagships might be a bit old but they are still blisteringly fast and great for Power Users and Gamers alike.

The Lenovo Zuk Z2 is a compact Flagship at just 5.0 inches, it is perhaps the smallest you can buy. But this small Flagship packs a powerful Snapdragon 820 which still offers great gaming at 1080p. The Sub$200 price mark makes this the best value Smartphone currently available.

What makes it good?

  • Small, probably the smallest and Powerful Smartphone available
  • If you want a Snapdragon 820 Smartphone at less than $200? Then this is your best bet
  • Powerful Specs, Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB RAM
  • Great Gaming and Multitasking Performance
  • Runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • The screen is good, 1080p with good color production and contrast levels, also good legibility on direct sunlight
  • Good battery life
  • Supports USB Type C
  • Utouh Fingerprint Support

Cons?

  • Unlike other Flagships currently released, this phone only has eMMC storage instead UFS (Universal Flash Storage) which is faster
  • Camera Quality isn’t particularly the best, pretty average by Flagship Standards
  • Samsung Sensor not on par with other SonyIMX BSI sensors

Where you can buy? The Lenovo Zuk Z2 retails at $195

 

The Leeco Le 2 Max is big, and at 5.7 inches, it is considered already a Phablet. But what this phone offers is a Ultra high Pixel 2K Retina Display, Snapdragon 820 and UFS (Universal Flash Storage Drive), all for less than $250. This smartphone also offers the latest CDLA (Continuous Digital Lossless Audio), which by far offers the best audio Quality around.

What makes it good?

  • Premium All Aluminum Finish
  • Powerful 21 megapixel camera (Great Quality Shots)
  • 4 GB RAM and 32 GB UFS 2.0
  • Gorgeous 2K QUAD HD Display
  • Great Gaming and Multitasking Performance
  • Very fast and reliable WiFi Connectivity
  • CDLA (Continuous Digital Lossless Audi0) – Audio Quality is superb, best for Audiophiles
  • Ultrasonic Metal Fingerprint Scanner (10/10 accuracy)
  • Good Call Quality (Clear and Natural Sounds)
  • Infrared Blaster (Universal Remote)
  • No Bloatware installed, which is a good plus

Cons?

  • Awful OS, I mean it looks and feels ancient when compared to MIUI
  • Lack of customizability of the UI, very basic in terms of functions and features
  • No upgrade support (OTA), since I had this phone, never had I updated it, since there was no updates
  • The SonyIMX214 Camera is average, graining on video and works well only on absolute good lighting
  • Camera Performance lacks overall depth of colors and pale contrasts
  • 3100mAh battery is very frugal, 2K display and Snapdragon 820, you already know the combination

Where you can get? The LeTV Leeco Le 2 Max retails at $219 (Sale price until March 20)

 

 

Xiaomi Mi5, not the new Mi5s but just the Standard one. It still a great value for the price. This is also the older one with an OIS  (Optical Image Stabilizer) on its camera. So image quality as well as video is still top notch. It comes with the Snapdragon 820 with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB UFS. Basically, the features from the new Mi5s except for the camera and chipset is identical to this one.

What makes it good?

  • Premium Build Quality (Glass Rear Shell)
  • MIUI System (supports Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
  • Great Gaming and Multitasking Performance
  • 5.15 inch IPS, 1080p FHD Display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 16 MP Sony IMX298, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), DTI (Deep Transition Isolation) Technology, 4 Axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), 4K Video Recording, Sapphire Lens
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Home Button)
  • Supports NFC, Miracast (Wireless Display)
  • Dual Band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB Type C (reversible Connector)
  • built-in 3000mAh (Quick Charge feature)

Cons:

  • Camera not as good as the SonyIMX378 of the Xiaomi Mi5s but it does have OIS on 4K

Where can you buy? The Xiaomi Mi5 retails at $229 (Use Coupon Code: mi5GB32)

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