'Despite this, the Moto E remains an impressive phone that puts rival low-cost smartphones well and truly in the shade. '
'Basically, Motorola still hasn't figured out how to make good cameras for low-end smartphones. '
'Like its predecessor, camera quality disappoints.'
'The surface is very reflective though and the pixel density isn't helping for sharp images.'
'polished overall experience'
'It’s easily the most impressive phone available under $300, and it doesn’t force you to make the compromises that are commonly required by cheap phones. '
'Mesmerizing IPS-based display'
'While the software and audio hardware are great, the Idol 3 is not a smartphone you’ll pick for its visual design. '
'The Lumia 640 is one of the most capable affordable phones currently available, which is why we gave it a TrustedReviews award at this year’s Mobile World Congress.'
'Distinctive Lumia design with bright color options. '
'Something completely new for the Lumia 640 is a front-facing camera.'
'Large 5-inch screen'
'It looks great, has class-leading battery life and we love its light, bloatware-free approach to Android.'
'And with the new Moto E, Motorola has crafted one of the most compelling budget smartphones yet. '
'The new Motorola Moto E is proof that a cheap phone can be good, too; you're getting reasonable performance, a sharp display and LTE connectivity for $150, unlocked.'
'competent, affordable smartphone'
'Updated with Motorola’s newest Mobile Computing System, which is comprised out of a natural language processor, contextual computing chip, and a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM, we’re seriously impressed by the Moto X’s super snappy responsiveness. '
'this smartphone doesn’t need flashy casing to prove outstanding.'
'If you've made it this far, you've already discovered that the Moto X compares pretty favorably to premium phones like the One M8 and the Galaxy S5. '
'The G Flex 2 is a refreshing approach to smartphone design, but it doesn't mask a phone that's behind the smartphone curve.'
'One thing is clear though: it's distinct, it's unique, it's something a little different - so why not go for a curved model'.'
'The 720p screen was no match for its competition, the phone was too unwieldy, and it had an exorbitant price tag. '
'LG made sure the G Flex2 is the sort of phone that turns heads, but the company also seemed content to play it safe with the software.'
'In a market full of unwieldy phones, it is refreshingly good to come across a mobile that's actually handy.'
' The Xiaomi Mi 4i packs some fairly impressive hardware, including a 5-inch full-HD display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a solid compact build while still sticking very close to the lower end of the cost spectrum. '
'Sound quality is the most responsive in the mid-range frequency.'
'With decent hardware and a price tag of around ?300, it is a solid phone. '
'Video recording quality is bad.'
'It will feel comfortable to most users and the Xperia M4 Aqua is very thin and light for a mid-range phone at 7.3 mm and 136 g.'
'the upper half of the rear of the phone became noticeably hot after just a few minutes of even ordinary use.'
'The Honor 6 Plus is fairly slim at 7.5mm but the weight of 165g is above average.'
'Looking at the competition, the Honor 6 Plus' screen is not that bright.'
'And true to the Honor brand's affordable promise, the 6 Plus comes with a low price. '
'The display is bright and blacks are impressive.'