Superhero phones for even less: meet The Ultra Affordables!
Richard Howard • August 13, 2020
This summer, a team of superhero phones called The Amazing Affordables have been saving buyers from the scourges of drab, underpowered “feature phones” and expensive high-end phones. With the build quality and capabilities of far more expensive phones at incredibly affordable prices, the world has embraced these new heroes.
Now, out of The Affordables’ headquarters at Ting Mobile, there comes a new breed of mobile superhero. At under $200, these affordable phones are even more inexpensive than their teammates and the savior of anyone on a tight budget who still wants a brand name upgrade with fun features. Introducing: The Ultra Affordables!
Samsung Galaxy A11 aka “The Hawk” – $179
Or $11/month with Affirm financing
In the past, most affordable phones offered low-quality single-lens cameras. For shutterbugs on a budget, The Hawk is here to save the day. The Galaxy A11 boasts a 13MP main camera, an ultra-wide camera and a depth sensor for beautiful portrait shots. Those shots will look great on the 6.4” HD+ Infinity-O display. The big 4,000 mAh battery will keep you going all day and can be topped up in a flash thanks to the included fast charger. Its bigger brother the Galaxy A51 may be the super-phone with the gift of super-sight, but the A11 has got some pretty darn good eyes itself.
Motorola moto g fast aka “Kid Swift” – $199
Or $12/month with Affirm financing
The moto g fast is another superhero phone that defies the expectations set by mere mortal phones. A common gripe about affordable phones has been their underpowered processors. Townspeople rejoice: the dastardly villains Slowdown and Long Load Time have been vanquished by the speedy Kid Swift! A Qualcomm octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM means snappier performance and better multitasking than many of its direct competitors in this price range, as well as a nice upgrade for those with aging mid-range phones.
Like the rest of The Affordables, the moto g fast is no one-trick pony. A 6.4” HD+ screen provides high-quality images, while an AI-assisted 16MP main camera, ultra-wide lens and a macro camera get you a variety of great shots. A large, fast-charging battery ensures you’ll always have the juice to enjoy all these features.