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The best cellphones under $250 for 2016 are increasingly coming from a bunch of Chinese startups. 2016 will be the year where these startups which are already very big in China, will start making inroads into the western markets. Prominent among these are Xiaomi, Huawei and the upstart OnePlus.

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OnePlus X

OnePlus X


OnePlus X: The #1 position for OnePlus X in the top cell phone with price under $250 list was generated based on cell phone reviews from sites like PhoneArena.com, TechRadar.com and GsmArena.com. 17 such reviews were considered in all.

Comparison of the Top 5 Cell Phones Under $250 - 2016

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OnePlus X
Huawei Honor 5X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Oppo F1
Samsung Galaxy J5
OnePlus X
Huawei Honor 5X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Oppo F1
Samsung Galaxy J5
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Release Date
Oct 2015
Feb 2016
Dec 2015
Feb 2016
Sep 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
13.0 MP
13.0 MP
16.0 MP
13.0 MP
13.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
1.5 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.0 inch
5.5 inch
5.5 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 2.3 GHz, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72
Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Battery Capacity
2525.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
4000.0 mAh
2500.0 mAh
2600.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

It is hard to believe that a $250 phone can look so good.

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The Honor 5X comes with some impressive hardware, for a sub-£200 device.

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The Redmi Note 3 is a thoughtfully targeted device with a premium metal build, flagship-grade specs, and an iconic MIUI launcher.

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The Oppo F1 is a neat phone, particularly if you're after something that'll keep you away from pricey contracts.

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The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a fine budget smartphone.

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