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The 10 best Budget phones for 2018

Are you in the market for a cheap smartphone? Then you're in luck, as we've got the best low-cost handsets lined up for you right here.

In the past, the term cheap phones was usually a warning rather than a tempting proposition, with shoddy build quality, sluggish performance, laughable screen resolution and woeful cameras are typical features on such handsets.

Today the market abounds with top budget phones that of great quality, great screen resolution, awesome performance and large battery capacity.

While the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8, and iPhone X, and LG G6 amongst others steal headlines around the world, there's a lot of intriguing (and cheap) stuff going on in the world of budget phones.

Here's a selection of our favorite cheap phones.

Not worried about the cost? Check out our best phone list

FERO AURA A4502 - ANDROID 6.0

Fero A4502 has a 4.5inch screen display, with 480*854 IPS display resolution capable of handling the display of 16 colours.

It has a 512MB Ram, 8GB internal storage capacity with an ability to support up to 32GB external Memory.

The 3000mAh Lithium-ion battery capacity is just perfect for a phone of this screen size.

The 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor allows it to zoom and presents you smooth usage without dragging and lagging.

Your pictures for future reference are easily taken care of by thr 5MP back camera with flash  and 2MP front camera which are both perfect for fairly good quality images and video even if you need to take your picture in the dark.

Unlike its predecessors A5001 and A5002, the A4502 offers you a bigger screen view with an operating system of android 6.0 firmware Marshmallow, added to that is as much as 40GB of both internal and external storage capacity.

You stay connected to the internet as the phone affords you 2 Sims on both 2G and 3G WCDMA. The WLAN is equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11 //gn, and Wi-    fi hotspot for easy tethering with your other gadgets.

FERO MOBILE A5001 8GB-1GB RAM

Yet another from Fero Mobile, the Fero A5001has a 5.0inch display, 8 GB internal memory and 2000mAh battery capacity. Although smart in it’s own place, it has a 5MP with LED flash back camera and a 2MP Front camera for quality capturing of photo and video. Streaming is at ease as the 1.2Ghz Quad Core processor is more than capable of the job with its 1 GB RAM or 2Gb RAM as the case may be, with its 8GB internal storage affords you a smooth ride.

Although with this memory capacity, we will have expect it to come with a large battery capacity, but it will do fairly well with its 2000mAh lithium ion battery. Due to this average capacity battery, you can get a power bank especially if you travel a lot as backup.

Its 5.0 screen display of 480*854 IPS resolution, with 16 color capacity is just good to go. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

This Fero A5001 has the same specs and features as the A5002 except that the A5002 has larger battery and camera capacity.

FERO ROYALE X1 - 3GB RAM & 16GB ROM

The Royale series are the best set of Fero smartphones with beautiful designs and cool feature. They come in great specs. Let’s see what they get top offer…

The Fero Royale X1 comes with a 5.0 inches HD screen with super imaging technology giving you great viewing angles. The 3GB RAM couples with the 1.3GHzQuad Core Processor conveniently handles multiple tasks and running of application at the same time giving you a great gaming experience for a long time as the large storage battery of 4000mAh Lithium technology is there to back you up. This beast never disappoints.

The 16GB internal storage makes for easy storing of your apps and files and the capacity to drive as much as 128GB of external SD makes room for dealing with huge media files.

There is no need to strain as you have with you a 5.0inchec screen that comes with 720*1280 HD resolution.

The phone has the capacity for a 4G technology making streaming smooth without buffering under load. Other features are the light sensor and the proximity sensor the phone came with, what a great phone.

GIONEE A1 LITE 5.3-INCH HD - 3GB, 32GB ROM 

Gionee A1 Lite is one of the 2017 high-end smartphones with 3GB Ram, 32GB internal storage memory, Android 7.0 Nougat, 20MP main back camera and 13MP front selfie camera, all running on 4000 mAh battery.

This phone offers you more for less as it is an high spec phones running on a 3GB RAM with great features. It has a 5.3-Inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, big enough and fits into your pocket perfectly offers you great visual for all you require of it.

 It runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS) and Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 Processor which ensures stability and optimal performance,  give you more advantages to enjoy and explore more about the latest features and functionality that Android OS offers.

With a 3GB random access memory (RAM) and 32GB built-in storage memory that enables you to store media files, apps, and games, it also allows you to extend the storage capacity up to 64GB using a micro SD card.

The super camera gives you more power  to do more with the  front and back camera featuring a 20MP Main camera + 13MP front camera, with this smartphone you can caption awesome images even from a far distance or on a low light.

Infinix Hot 5 Lite - 1GB RAM - 16GB ROM - Android 7.0 Nougat - 4000mAh battery

Infinix Hot 5 Lite (X559) is a new smartphone from Infinix packed with many great features such as  running on Android 7.0 Nougat, dual sim, 4000 mAh battery, 16GB internal storage memory 1GB RAM, 5.5-Inch HD display, 8MP main camera and 5MP front camera.

With Infinix Hot 5, you get enjoy more for less because the Infinix Hot 5 smartphone is reliable and affordable. The Android 7.0 Nougat comes with all the latest features you might be waiting for coupled with a strong long lasting battery that will keep you busy for days even when heavily used.

The 1GB Random Access Memory gives you the power to handle more work at a time conveniently while the 16GB internal storage also allows you to install and keep your games, apps and other documents with ease.

INFINIX NOTE 4 4G LTE - 16/2 GB - 13MP, 4300 MAH

This comes with the latest Xcharge 4.0 technology and large 4500mAh battery that can last longer and keep your connected always.

The Infinix NOTE 4 PRO also comes with 5V5A low-voltage DC charging technology which increases charging efficiency to 96% when compared to the 88% in Infinix NOTE 3, according to Infinix mobility a quick 30-minute charge swiftly replenishes the battery of your NOTE4 Pro to give you enough power for the day. The Xcharge 4.0 reduces the loss of current conversion and reduces heat from charging to provide better overall efficiency and safety

It comes with a screen of 5.5-Inch HD, with a ROM: 16 GB; RAM: 2 GB; Expandable By SD Card: Up To 128 GB, holy cow. The CPU: Quad-core Cortex 1.3GHz running on OS: XOS based on Android M gives you’re the experience of a life time coupled with Camera: 13MP (Rear); 5MP (Front) camera, the beast runs on 4G Network.

INFINIX SMART SERIES - 16 ROM - 1GB RAM - 5.0" - 3060MAH BATTERY

Infinix smart X5010 is a portable smartphone with 4.5-inch size screen size, runs on 1GB RAM, and comes with 16GB internal storage memory. The 3060 mAh long lasting battery and Android 6 Marshmallow operating system.

What made Infinix smart x5010 one of the most desiring smartphone to buy is its price as this smartphone is cheap and yet come with lots of promising features and functionalities.

With 1GB Ram you still use heavy duty games and apps on Infinix smart x5010 while the 16GB Ram internal storage helps you to store your files such as mp3 videos and other documents.

The 8MP camera with LED Flash and Autofocus is also a steal for a budget smartphone of this kind because it can give good images with the 8MP camera with LED Flash and Autofocus. with a Battery capacity of 3060 mAh makes it last longer and serve you the way you want depending on how you use it, but no matter how you use it the 3060 mAh battery capacity is still not bad considering the price of the phone.

INNJOO F5 ANDROID TABLET

Innjoo F5 is an affordable Android tablet which offers users the benefits of a smartphone at the same time. The entry-level slate boasts 3G calling capability and is powered by a quad-core processor for decent user experience.

This tablet does not offer anything exciting by way of cameras. You will find on the rear a measly 2-megapixel snapper with LED flash. Chances are you will consider the 0.3-megapixel (VGA) sensor for selfies even more disappointing. Obviously, the Innjoo F5 is no tablet for photography enthusiasts.

The onboard storage capacity of 8 GB could have been better as well for a device seemingly built for watching videos. Thankfully, you will be able to add another 32 GB via a micro SD card slot.

It is powered by a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, the Innjoo F5 promises a level of performance that will satisfy basic users the most. The CPU is paired with a Mali-400 MP2 graphics solution and lowly 1 GB of RAM.

The Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system on which the tablet runs is at least decent for the price.

ITEL PRIME 3 TABLET -1703 - 6000 MAH   BATTERY

Itel Prime 3 (Itel It1703) is an upgrade to the Itel Prime 2. It features a 7-inch display with a 5 megapixels rear camera and 2 megapixels front camera. Though a tablet, the Itel Prime 3 supports traditional voice calls.

It has a screen of 7.0-inch IPS Display, 600 x 1024 pixels (169 ppi). The device comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core Processor with 1GB RAM that runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

The 16GB internal Storage makes room for storing files which can be extended as much another 32GB on a memory card. The 5MP Rear Camera and 2MP Front Camera makes for photo enthusiasts to get decent pictures for use.

The phone is 3G compatible and is been powered by a 6000 mAh Battery, that’s is a large capacity battery.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: 75 YEARS JOURNEY FROM PRESS WEEK TO STREET EVENT, STYLE AND ALL

Eleanor Lambert in 1943 launched the first New York Fashion Week known at the time as Prerss Week. Eleanor was the press director of the American fashion industry’s first promotional organization, the New York Dress Institute.

The first edition was called Press Week, which happened to be the first organized fashion week ever, and the aim of Eleanor was to gain attention and drive eyes away from French fashion during World War II because fashion industry insiders were unable to attend the shows in Paris.

The event was meant to get fashion journalists to showcase American designers who had neglected in spite of their fashion innovations.

The Press Week was successful, gaining the attention fashion magazines like Vogue, which were normally filled with French designs, started featuring American fashion and designs.

With the success of this event, from 1950s it was then tagged "Press week of New York".

It became a citywide event known as New York Fashion Week in 1993, being staged in clusters of white tents in Bryant Park.

The New York Fashion Week is held twice a year, February and September, lasting 7 to 9 days per time where international fashion collections are displayed to buyers, investors, the press and the general public.

The Olympus Fashion Week New York, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, MADE Fashion Week and many others are some of the branded events.

The management of Fashion week online collaborate with IMG and FTL Moda to organize and produce this event.

Admission to shows at New York Fashion Week is typically in the form of accreditation, with specific events by invitation only.

BELOW ARE SPECIFIC FACTS

1. Before 1943, American did not have her own established fashion industry as it mainly reproduce items form French fashion houses. This French fashion houses were shut down in 1941 during WWII, this led to the first fashion week and initiation of New York Dress Institute which was funded by royalties received by International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

2. Publicist, Eleanor Lambert reasoned that the best means to promote American fashion was to promote designers, so the first Annual fashion press week was held on July 19, 1943.

3. The first show stole the attention of the Press and journalists and editors were flown in from around America.

4. The 1966 show was hosted by Halston at Bergdorf Goodman gave models the freedom to walk down the runway. This model was revisited by Perry Ellis in 1970 where he showed off his collection. The runway show continues today.

5. During The show in1991, an accident occurred when the roof of the venue cave in crumbling onto the head of popular fashion critic Suzy Menke’s, and almost killing model Anna Bayle. This event didn’t stop the show.

6. The NYFS was not taken seriously for about 50 years. It became a powerhouse in 1993 when special tents at Bryant Park were used. The venue elevated American fashion and make it a household name. it drew massive attention gaining it the required recognition it deserves.

7. In 1998, Helmut Lang moved his headquarters to New York. He decided to show his collection there in September and February, before the other European Fashion Weeks. Donna Karan and Calvin Klein followed, along with the rest of players in the industry.

8. The show held at the Lincoln center made it possible for people to walk around making it easier for street-style photography posing.

This are a few of the interesting facts about the legacy of New York Fashion Week