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10 Cheap 3G Smartphones

By  | 28, May 2014 | 110 Comments



We now know that 3G is is already here and in fact few companies have even introduced their packages to the public, but to get the full taste of 3G, you must have a 3G phone in the first place.

The following are the phones which are considerably cheap and offer a huge bang for your hard-earned bucks.

To keep the list fresh, we’ve tried to add as new phones as possible, although, there are a few exceptions such as the Xperia L.

Moto E

uptown Moto E 10 Cheap 3G Smartphones

Need we say anything more? Moto E is hands down the best starter-range smartphone on the market. The experience, the features and the price make this phone a must have.

You get a 4.3” qHD display to start with, running Android 4.4.2. Hardware includes the respectable Snapdragon 200, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage (also expandable) but the customizations of the OS won’t make you feel that you’re missing out on something.

The camera is horrendous, and there’s only one of it, but at a price of just 100 Euros, this deal is hard to say no to.

 

Moto G

Moto G Dual 10 Cheap 3G Smartphones

And when it comes to mid-range phones, nothing is possibly better than the Moto G. Starting at just about 20,000 PKR (for single SIM Model), the Moto G is a phone definitely worthy of attention.

A 4.5” 720p screen displays Android OS, which just like the Moto E is hardly customized.

Underneath, you’ll get a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage. The storage isn’t expandable but there’s a new version with 4G and microSD slot, though, it will cost much more.

Did we mention there is a dual-sim version too? The Moto G is definitely one of the best phones to come out in the last six months.

Lumia 525

Nokia Lumia 525 10 Cheap 3G Smartphones

To leave an entry-level Windows Phone out of this list will be stupid. While Microsoft’s platform is not quite as mature as Android, all credit to Nokia for churning out so many respectable budget Windows Phones.

The Lumia 525 has a 4” display with modest resolution, as well as a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8227 processor with 1 GB RAM.

A 5 megapixel camera finishes the deal, which will set you back by Rs. 18,000.

Nokia XL

Nokia XL1 10 Cheap 3G Smartphones

I’ve written about the Nokia X quite extensively and while I liked it, its RAM issues certainly hurt the experience quite a bit. The Nokia XL has more RAM and a larger 5” display. It also has a 1Ghz dual-core processor, 5 mp camera and forked Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which heals Nokia’s Achilles Heels: apps.

This phone will set you back by around 17K PKR.

Desire 310

HTC Desire 310 10 Cheap 3G Smartphones

The Desire 310 has a 4.5” display with a quad-core MediaTek processor and 512 MB RAM. You also get 4 GB internal storage and a 5 megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p video. And since it is made by HTC, you can also expect good build quality.

The phone will cost you Rs. 22,000.

Xperia L

Sony xperia l red thumb 10 Cheap 3G Smartphones

This phone is decidedly old now but offers such a great value for money that we had to add it. You’re getting a 4.3” display with acceptable resolution, a dual-core Qualcomm processor and 1 GB RAM. At the back lies an 8 mp camera with HD video. The display, being made by Sony isn’t as good, however.

The phone costs about Rs. 18K.

Xperia C

sony xperia c unboxing 2 1024x682 10 Cheap 3G Smartphones

The Xperia C is one of those big phones which cost surprisingly cheap. It comes with a 5” display with average resolution, and a quad-core MediaTek processor underneath with 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage.

At the back lies an 8 megapixel camera with Full HD video. The Xperia C will set you back by Rs. 23K.

Noir 120

Qmobile Noir A120 10 Cheap 3G Smartphones

Maybe you were expecting this. The Noir 120 comes with a 4” WVGA display, 1 Ghz dual-core processor and 512 MB RAM. At the back sits a 5 mp camera. It costs just Rs. 10,600, and is plugged by Shahid Afridi. What is there that you can ask for more?

Huawei G700

g700 1 10 Cheap 3G Smartphones

The Huawei G700 is a more expensive than others, costing about Rs. 25,000 but has fine specs. You get a 5” display with 720p resolution, quad-core MediaTek processor and 2 GB RAM. You also get an 8 megapixel 1080p camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The OS is thickly-skinned but with Huawei, that is always expected.

Huawei Y530

hw 330817 10 Cheap 3G Smartphones

The Y530 comes with a 4.5” display with modest resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor underneath and 512 MB RAM. At the back lies a 5 megapixel camera, while the OS running is Android 4.3. This phone will set you back by about Rs. 18K.

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  • Naveed

    MOTO G is the best amoung all :)

    • Geekpk

      but has a crap camera.

    • Geekpk

      but has a crap camera.

    • Geekpk

      but has a crap camera.

    • Geekpk

      but has a crap camera.

      • Naveed

        Who says that? The camera is not bad at all .. I have personally seen the phone , display is fantastic and Camera is not bad as well.

        Secondly what do you expect for a low budget phone

      • Naveed

        Who says that? The camera is not bad at all .. I have personally seen the phone , display is fantastic and Camera is not bad as well.

        Secondly what do you expect for a low budget phone

      • Naveed

        Who says that? The camera is not bad at all .. I have personally seen the phone , display is fantastic and Camera is not bad as well.

        Secondly what do you expect for a low budget phone

        • Geekpk

          its a good phone overall no doubt but lacks in camera quality only. Well its a personal preference too i for one dont want a low quality camera so i wont buy this phone for that reason.

          There are some phone in low budget which have better cameras.

          • Imran

            It has one of the most robust Android systems. For me that is a big plus.

      • politically correct

        Please decide whether you need a phone, or a camera. Innovation in phone industry died a miserable death when they started making devices that were more of a camera than a phone. We need pure breed phones, not eunuchs.

    • http://madad.pk www.madad.pk

      10K tak ka koi nahi hai?

      • Guest

        Han Na Janab Q-Mobile Noir 120!

      • koolliver

        dude never buy Q mobile.. its cheap in quality..
        Huawei is far better than q mobile.. recently i bought y320 in about 9500 .. its quite a good phone

        • khan

          Q mobile sochte hi china mobile zehn me ata hai aor mera moOD khraab hojata hai plZ never get q mobile

      • Nokia

        Nokia 301, Price = 8,700

      • Nokia

        Nokia 301, Price = 8,700

    • http://madad.pk www.madad.pk

      10K tak ka koi nahi hai?

    • Alcadeias

      I concur, I have used this phone. With almost 0% bloatware, this phone is very smooth.

    • Bihari.

      Is it available in Pak?

      • Naveed

        Yes ofcourse its available.. Homeshopping.pk has it. . :)

  • Syed

    Moto G is the best. Worst is the Qmobile.

    • Guest

      Correction: Q-Mobile is the worst! Proper nouns do not follow with definite or indefinite article.

    • Guest

      Correction: Q-Mobile is the worst! Proper nouns do not follow with definite or indefinite article.

      • T-Rex

        english ka teacher hai to kya?

        • Advice

          Respect the teachers! he or she gave you knowledge.

      • Syed

        Sahi yah galat but Q mobile all range of phones are worst and no resale value. Check olx in sales section, every person trying to sell it

      • Saad Durrani

        Not exactly. The sentence makes full meaning in narrative sense.

      • Saad Durrani

        Not exactly. The sentence makes full meaning in narrative sense.

  • Syed

    Moto G is the best. Worst is the Qmobile.

  • gem

    U forget to mention huawei honor 3x..22000rs fne

  • gem

    U forget to mention huawei honor 3x..22000rs fne

  • GhareebAwam

    In Mai Cheep konsaa hai bhai, Ghareeb Mulk or Shahana Andaz…

    • Guest

      Q-Mobile
      Noir 120 is the cheapest among the list.

    • Rashid Fahim

      Hahaha, agree with you. Noir 120 ke ilawa koi cheap nahi. Sab se cheap lenay ka yehi hal reh jata hy hmary pas ke koi used le len. :D

    • Rashid Fahim

      Hahaha, agree with you. Noir 120 ke ilawa koi cheap nahi. Sab se cheap lenay ka yehi hal reh jata hy hmary pas ke koi used le len. :D

    • Rashid Fahim

      Hahaha, agree with you. Noir 120 ke ilawa koi cheap nahi. Sab se cheap lenay ka yehi hal reh jata hy hmary pas ke koi used le len. :D

  • Fawad

    Moto phones are not officially available in Pakistan so there is no resale value, why is it in the list ??

    • Shahid Saleem

      When getting married, do you check for resale value? How about when you have children? What about lunch, do you check for resale value when deciding whether to eat at McDonalds or somewhere else?

      I don’t know about anyone else, but when I buy something (TV, laptop, mobile, whatever) I don’t care about resale value, I care about VALUE TO ME.

      • Arslan Ejaz

        WELL SAID….

      • Guest

        Well Said..
        But You Mentioned Only Samsung?
        Because You are sure It has a Better Resell
        So Your Claim of Ignoring Resell is INVALID

        • Shahid Saleem

          What are you talking about? In the past 12 years I have bought Samsung, LG, Nokia, Qmobile, Apple products. I am happy with all except Q. And I have only sold ONE phone and that was after using it for two days because I was not satisfied with quality.

      • Yasir Mahmood

        True,

      • Yasir Mahmood

        True,

      • Yasir Mahmood

        True,

      • Muhammad Aamir

        Congratulation Shahid Saleem to reach 1500 comments :D

        • http://www.infopakistan.pk/ Khurram ShahzAd

          Count doesn’t matter, its the quality which do, Nothing against Shahid Saleem, just saying.

        • http://www.infopakistan.pk/ Khurram ShahzAd

          Count doesn’t matter, its the quality which do, Nothing against Shahid Saleem, just saying.

          • Shahid Saleem

            3423 upvotes, average of over 2 + votes per comment.

            • Guest

              hahahhaha!!

            • Guest

              hahahhaha!!

            • Muhammad Aamir

              No doubt! You are the topper of this blog. No one can defeat you :)

              • Aamir

                It seems he has nothing else to do.

                • Shahid Saleem

                  Correct.

                • Shahid Saleem

                  Correct.

              • Bilal Iqbal

                No one want to be…

                • Muhammad Aamir

                  hahahahhaha……!!! You are absolutely right, I can understand your feeling Bilal Iqbal :D

            • Yasir Mahmood

              Right or Wrong
              But Way You Start Lecture is Amazing :p

      • Bilal Iqbal

        I also agree and never thought about resale… but some people have habit to change mobiles frequently

      • http://facebook.com/najam121 Najam Ul Hasan

        Car Lenge to wO b eSi Lenge jo 12Lac ki Khareed k 1 Lac ki Bikey ? sab k use pe Hota ha, ap har Cheez ko Ragarne pe Yaqeen Rakhte honge :DBut ziada tar Log Khareed k istemal kar k Bech k new Cheezo pe Shift Hojate han

      • http://facebook.com/najam121 Najam Ul Hasan

        Car Lenge to wO b eSi Lenge jo 12Lac ki Khareed k 1 Lac ki Bikey ? sab k use pe Hota ha, ap har Cheez ko Ragarne pe Yaqeen Rakhte honge :DBut ziada tar Log Khareed k istemal kar k Bech k new Cheezo pe Shift Hojate han

        • Shahid Saleem

          Okay, but so what? You’re saying people are as foolish with cars as they are with phones? Not surprised at all.

          I would buy a car that is reliable and will last 15-20 years. Long life with good service is my priority. My only reason for selling cars is when the maintenance cost is too high, which makes it useless to almost everyone except a trained mechanical person who can keep things running. Again, what is important is VALUE TO ME.

          • FBR

            زریعہ آمدنی ؟؟؟

          • FBR

            زریعہ آمدنی ؟؟؟

            • Shahid Saleem

              ???

  • https://www.strikingly.com/mushahid Mushahid Hussain

    Nokia Lumia 630 (16,800 RS) and Nokia Lumia 520 (15,000 Rs) are missing from list and both offer smooth performance!

  • https://www.strikingly.com/mushahid Mushahid Hussain

    Nokia Lumia 630 (16,800 RS) and Nokia Lumia 520 (15,000 Rs) are missing from list and both offer smooth performance!

    • Geekpk

      Nokia Lumia 620 too for 18,000 which will revceive WP 8.1 update too.

      • https://www.strikingly.com/mushahid Mushahid Hussain

        yeah and after WP 8.1 update, it is as mature as Android, or even more than android.

      • https://www.strikingly.com/mushahid Mushahid Hussain

        yeah and after WP 8.1 update, it is as mature as Android, or even more than android.

        • Mian Vicky

          But bro windows apps tu free nahi hoti sb buy krni parti hy tu kia wp8.1 my chal jati hy

          • an

            wp 8.1ma aesa kia khas ha k android peechay hojae?

            • Mian Vicky

              mujhy tu window bakwas lagta hy per opr aik bhai nay likha k wp8.1 android hi ki trah hy

              • https://www.strikingly.com/mushahid Mushahid Hussain

                every app which is free on android is also free on Windows Phone, moreover windows phone is very smooth and user friendly!

    • Geekpk

      Nokia Lumia 620 too for 18,000 which will revceive WP 8.1 update too.

  • Rashid Ali

    What about blackberry z10? It is infact 4G LTE available around 23k.

  • Rashid Ali

    What about blackberry z10? It is infact 4G LTE available around 23k.

  • Rashid Ali

    What about blackberry z10? It is infact 4G LTE available around 23k.

  • joinsaad

    Correction: Huawei y530 is available in less than 15K

  • Arsh

    Huawei y511=12300 ,gright s900=5000/only

  • Sohaib Asif

    You conveniently ignored to mention the price of moto E in PKR and instead wrote 100 Euros while you didnt bother to mention price of Moto G. More importantly forgot to mention whether they are available in Pakistan currently or not especially moto E .

    • AK Mustehsan

      In the U.S, Moto E is costing for $130, which is roughly like 12-13k.

  • Ahmad

    O bhai mera htc desire x be iss mei shamil ker lo

    25 ka lia tha 10 ka sell hota hai ab :(

  • Umair Noonari

    Q-Mobile Noir 120 plz koe iska review dey

    Skype id : umair_noonari

  • politically correct

    It is unfortunate that while running with the crow, bloggers forget to discard non-sense phrases. Best bang for the buck means something obvious should we think about it for a minute. For the sake of spoon feeding, it simply means the best prostitute service a given amount can buy. I know the slang was coined by some douche years ago and putrid skunks continue to use it today in popular media. If we do the same, what is the difference between them and we?

    • Shahid Saleem

      Meanings of things evolve over time. Language changes. Get over it.

    • Saad Durrani

      “Bang for the buck” was said by President Eisenhower who wanted defense policy based on nuclear weaponry. Check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bang_for_the_buck

      Plus, you made an error. The last word of your comment should be “us”.

  • Shan

    I think u forget . Huawei g610 u20. It cost 18k . In pk spec 1.2 quad core 1gb ram 5mp rear nd front cam etc..

  • Shan

    I think u forget . Huawei g610 u20. It cost 18k . In pk spec 1.2 quad core 1gb ram 5mp rear nd front cam etc..

  • panjgoori

    You forgot to add BlackBerry Z10 which is available for 23K, and also Xperia SP which is much much better than Xperia C and Xperia L and is also available in market for 23K.

  • Mian Vicky

    Friends main aik mobile buy krny ka soch raha hn per samjh nahi a rahi kon sa buy kron . Galaxy s2 , galaxy s2 hd lte , lg f160

  • Ali Hafeez Azmat

    Can you suggest a shop where I can get Moto G. In Karachi please

  • Ali Hafeez Azmat

    Can you suggest a shop where I can get Moto G. In Karachi please

  • Syed Arslan Tahir

    to buy online in pak try mega.pk

  • Rashid Fahim

    Where is Moto XPRT? I am using it and in low budget it is great phone. Check specs & price for yourself. Although i am not sure its availability in pak. I bought from someone through olx & it was imported. :)

  • Rashid Fahim

    Where is Moto XPRT? I am using it and in low budget it is great phone. Check specs & price for yourself. Although i am not sure its availability in pak. I bought from someone through olx & it was imported. :)

  • Rashid Fahim

    Where is Moto XPRT? I am using it and in low budget it is great phone. Check specs & price for yourself. Although i am not sure its availability in pak. I bought from someone through olx & it was imported. :)

    • Mian Vicky

      Friend main aik mobile buy krny ka soch raha hn per samjh nahi a rahi kon sa buy kron . Galaxy s2 , galaxy s2 hd lte , lg f160 . Or bhai yay jo xprt apny likha hy in mobile my pak ka 3g chal jata hy bcoz my ny review parhy hy k nhi chalta

    • Mian Vicky

      Friend main aik mobile buy krny ka soch raha hn per samjh nahi a rahi kon sa buy kron . Galaxy s2 , galaxy s2 hd lte , lg f160 . Or bhai yay jo xprt apny likha hy in mobile my pak ka 3g chal jata hy bcoz my ny review parhy hy k nhi chalta

  • http://www.prosociallab.com/ www.Prosociallab.com

    Ab 3g use karne k liy 3g mobile to laina pare ga :-)

  • Arif

    Please do a review for 4G phones too

    • mazhar111

      3g to a jay phir 4g walay set b bata dayn gay janab

    • mazhar111

      3g to a jay phir 4g walay set b bata dayn gay janab

    • AK Mustehsan

      All flagship smartphones like Note 3, iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5 (Snapdragon 801 model) are 4G-ready. While all android phones are 3G-ready.

  • Arif

    Please do a review for 4G phones too

  • Mustafa

    Moto E ki jaga Moto G ki Picture ??

  • ali

    MOTO E.
    rocks!!

  • Khan

    Iphone 5c is the cheapset mobile handset supporting 3G 4G 4G LTE and CDMA too.
    It is too CoOl i am in love with this phone GoOna get it soOn :)

    • AK Mustehsan

      iPhone 5C is neither cheap, more of a plastic-version of 5S costing about 40k with out-dated 2011 specs.

  • bilal

    I ‘d rather go for Blackberry z10 in 20k..