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Top five budget smartphones money can buy (Part I, 2014)

Tony Ibrahim | July 31, 2014
The best value for money smartphones to hit the Australian market this year.

Pros"Well built"4G connectivity"Windows Phone 8.1

Cons"Low resolution screen"No front camera

Price (RRP): $279

1. Motorola Moto G
MOtorola Moto G

Google-owned Motorola nailed the budget smartphone with the Moto G. Not only does the Moto G have the distinction of being a dual-SIM smartphone, but both SIM slots are 3G capable. Nor will you ever feel your needs aren't met by this inexpensive smartphone because its feature set is so well rounded: it's screen has a 326 pixel-per-inch density, there's a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and two capable cameras. Now the Moto G is even better with the option for a single-SIM variant equipped with a 4G modem and a microSD memory slot.

Pros"High density screen"Dual-SIM version available"Well designed

Cons"No NFC

Price (RRP): $249 for the dual-SIM version, $299 for the 4G version.


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