These are the best phones you can get for your money right now

Looking for an affordable smartphone? Check out our list

November is definitely the best month to be looking to purchase a smartphone. Not only is Black Friday coming soon, but a lot of new, exciting smartphones have recently become available.

So if you’re looking for a premium phone, but you’re not looking to spend a fortune, here’s a list of devices that might cater to your needs without breaking the piggy bank.

OnePlus 3T

oneplus-3tThe OnePlus 3T is the newest budget-friendly device to make an appearance in the wild. The handset offers a few improvements over the previous OnePlus 3, although it looks quite similar to its predecessor. Here’s what to expect from the phone, coming November 22.

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • Snapdragon 821
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64GB/128GB of internal storage
  • 16MP/16MP camera combo
  • 3,400 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat eventually)
  • Prices start at $439
  • Purchase link: OnePlus

LeEco Le Pro 3

leeco-le-pro-3LeEco is a Chinese media streaming giant that is trying to break into the US market by offering affordable products. The company is hosting a flash sale on November 16 on some of its Android products which include a smartphone. We’re talking about the Le Pro 3. Here’s what the phone is all about.

  • 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • 16MP/8MP camera combo
  • 4070mAh battery
  • All metal build
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Unlocked for GSM carriers
  • $399 price
  • Purchase Link: LeEco

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

xiaomi-mi-note-2The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 was unveiled in China last month. The phablet makes for a pretty great Galaxy Note7 replacement, as it features high-end specs and an unbelievable price. Here’s what you can get.

  • 5.7-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • Snapdragon 821
  • 4GB / 6GB of RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB of internal storage
  • 5MP/8MP camera combo
  • 4, 070 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8.0 on-top
  • Unlocked for GSM carriers
  • Prices start at $509
  • Purchase link: XiaomiGearBest

Huawei Honor 8

huawei-honor-8The Huawei Honor 8 was introduced this summer as a new budget-friendly alternative for customers looking for a great middle-to-upper range phone. The device brings stylish aesthetics to the table, but also a solid list of specs:

  • 5.2-inch LTPS capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • HiSilicon Kirin 950
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB/64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD to 256GB)
  • 12MP/8MP camera combo
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1 on top
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Unlocked for GSM carriers
  • Prices start at $399
  • Purchase Link: HuaweiBest Buy | Amazon | B&H Photo | Newegg

Alcatel Idol 4s

alcatel-idol-4sThe Alcatel Idol 4s was released in July and those buying it today will also receive an extra bundle consisting of VR Goggles, JBL headphones, and a free Incipio phone case. It’s a pretty sweet deal if you ask us, but check out the specs first:

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution
  • Snapdragon 652
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB)
  • 16MP/8MP camera combo
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Unlocked for GMS carriers
  • $399 price
  • Purchase Link: Alcatel | Amazon | Newegg

Motorola Z Play

motorola-z-playCan’t have an affordable smartphone shopping guide without including a Motorola handset, can we? The Moto Z Play was released in September and offers the following:

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution
  • Snapdragon 625
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD to 256GB)
  • 16MP/5MP camera combo
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (planned Android 7.0 Nougat update)
  • 3,150 battery
  • Unlocked for GSM carriers
  • $449.99 price
  • Purchase Link: Verizon | Motorola | Amazon

Samsung Galaxy C7

samsung-galaxy-c7Back in May, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy C7 in China, but as it turns out the device is making it to the states as well. Here’s what you can expect:

  • 5.7-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • Snapdragon 625
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD to 128GB)
  • 16MP/8MP camera combo
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3,300 battery
  • unlocked for GSM carriers
  • $459.99 price
  • Purchase Link: B&H Photo | Amazon
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