1.- Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
One of those chosen by many users. It is not my favorite, but many choose it because it is a cheap mobile and because it is from Samsung. In addition, although its technical characteristics are not of the highest level, it does stand out for having a metallic design, which together with the fact that it is a Samsung mobile makes it a best seller. Its price is only 185 euros. Something that does stand out about this mobile is its 5.2-inch screen, with an HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels that is not Full HD, it is true, but that does have Super AMOLED technology, like the best Samsung phones . In addition, it has an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and 2 GB RAM. Its internal memory is 16 GB. We find a 13m megapixel main camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. And we cannot forget that it has Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
2.- Huawei P8 Lite
The best-selling mobile of 2016 was also a mobile that was launched the previous year, in 2015. It has been so successful that a Huawei P8 Lite 2017 has been launched. But we are not talking about this year’s version, which is more expensive , but of the version so sold. The Huawei P8 Lite has a 5-inch screen with HD resolution, a design reminiscent of the large Huawei smartphones, with a metal frame, but a plastic back cover. Its processor is an eight-core Huawei Kirin 620, with a 2 GB RAM. Its camera is 13 megapixels. And it must be said that it is not the best mobile on the current market. But its price is 165 euros. The mobile works fine. And it has been a best seller, so it is always a good choice.
3.- BQ Aquaris X5
This is another one that I would not choose for myself today, but that when it was launched I liked it and that it could be a good option for a user who only wants a mobile that works well without thinking much about its technical characteristics. The mobile has a 5-inch screen with HD resolution with an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 processor. Its RAM memory is 2 GB, with an internal memory of 32 GB. Its main camera is 13 megapixels, and its front camera is 5 megapixels. In my opinion, it is better than the Samsung Galaxy J3. And its price is 180 euros. Although as I say, it would not be my initial option either.
4.- UMIDIGI Max
This option is interesting, but only for a tech-savvy user. It is a little known brand. But the mobile is very balanced with this price. Its screen is 5.5 inches with a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Its processor is a MediaTek Helio P10. It is not the best of MediaTek, but it is at the level of the ones on this list, and even improves them. Its RAM memory is 3 GB, and its internal memory is 16 GB. In addition, its battery is no less than 4,000 mAh, improving on all the others, and it has a 13-megapixel main camera, with an 8-megapixel front camera. Its price is 176 euros. It would be one of the ones I would buy.
5.- Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) is another very interesting option. The mobile has a small format screen, 4.7 inches, with an HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. Its processor is a Samsung Exynos 7578 quad-core. Its main camera is 13 megapixels, with a 5 megapixel front camera. In this mobile, the most remarkable thing is its screen, with Super AMOLED technology, but above all its design, inspired by that of the Samsung Galaxy S6, with a glass back cover, and a metal frame. Without a doubt, another great option for those who want a Samsung mobile, although they will have to pay 190 euros.
6.- Motorola Moto G4 Plus
And yes, I know that I said five mobile phones, but I want to mention one more than the one I would buy, and that is more expensive than the previous ones. It is a little more expensive than those 200 euros of price that we have said, but the truth is that it makes up for it. The Moto G4 Plus is one of the best mid-range phones that was launched last year. The mobile has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, with eight cores, being of a higher level than the others on this list. In addition, its screen is 5.5 inches with a Full HD resolution. And all this with a fingerprint reader, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. It will receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat, which is also remarkable. But the key is that the 16-megapixel camera it has was one of the best cameras that has been integrated into a mobile over the past year. With a price of 209 euros, it is undoubtedly the best option.