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Reviewing Smartphones – Value Devices

by | Feb 28, 2022 | MyTek Blog, Technology


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Value smartphones don’t have to be badly made or of poor quality. But, to help you get the most out of your money, we’ve created a list of the best value smartphones on the market. You might be surprised about the specs and value packed into these devices. 

Google Pixel 5a

  • Colors available: Mostly Black
  • Price: $449
  • Body features: Aluminum frame, aluminum back, Gorilla Glass 3 front. 
  • Display specs: 6.34-inch OLED, 1,080 x 2,400 (~415 ppi)
  • Operating system: Android 11, Upgradable to Android 12
  • Chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • Memory available: 6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
  • Expandable Memory: Not available
  • Cameras available: Rear – 12.2 MP 27mm; 16 MP 119º; Front – 8 MP 24mm
  • Sounds system: Stereo sound
  • Battery endurance rating: 4,680 mAh (122 hours)
  • Security protocols: Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Miscellaneous features: IP67 dust and water-resistant
  • Other versions available: None

Motorola G Power

  • Colors: Flash Gray, Polar Silver
  • Body: Plastic frame, plastic back, glass front
  • Display specs: 6.6-inch IPS LCD; 720 x 1,600 (~270 ppi)
  • Operating system: Android 11
  • Chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  • Memory available: 4 GB RAM; 64-to-126 GB onboard storage
  • Expandable Memory available: microSDXC
  • Cameras available: Rear – 48 MP wide; 2 MP depth; 2MP macro; Front – 8 MP wide
  • Sound system: Stereo sound
  • Battery endurance rating: 5,000 mAh (~130 hours)
  • Security protocols: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Miscellaneous features: Water-repellent coating
  • Other versions: None

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

  • Colors: Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube Silver, and Prism Cube Blue
  • Price: $250 to $350
  • Body specs: Aluminum frame, plastic back, Gorilla Glass 3 front
  • Display features: 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus, 1,050 x 2,400 (~393 ppi)
  • Operating system: Android 10, upgradeable to Android 11; One UI 3.0
  • Chip: Exynos 980
  • Memory available: 6-to-8 GB RAM; 128 GB onboard storage
  • Expandable Memory available: microSDXC
  • Cameras availabld: Rear – 64 MP 26mm; 12 MP 123º; 5 MP macro; 5 MP depth; Front – 32 MP 26mm 
  • Sound system: Stereo sound
  • Battery endurance rating: 4,500 mAh (98  hours)
  • Security protocols: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Miscellaneous features: 25W fast charging
  • Other versions available: Samsung Galaxy A71; Samsung Galaxy A72

Other Ways to Get Value from Mobile Investments

There are so many value smartphones on the market, but we recommend purchasing one last-generation flagship device. While these devices cost more, they are supported by the manufacturer for a long time and will remain secure in the future. Next week, look out for our smartphone blog series and take a look at some high-end devices.


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Tim Tiller, LMSW

Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.


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