WhatsApp is a popular messaging application which can be installed on smartphones that run on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry OS, Nokia Series 40, Symbian and Tizen, so if you have lots of friends and want to chat with them for free, but you don’t have too much money to spend on a high end smartphone, we’ll give you a list of suggestions.
LG Nexus 5
The phone was released back in 2013 and it was created by LG for Google, but after Android Marshmallow was launched, this model was among the first smartphones which received the new version. The Nexus 5 has a 4.95-inch screen supporting 1080 x 1920 pixels, it has a plastic back with a floating arc design and a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 quad core processor clocked at 2.3GHz, which is backed by 2GB. Its cameras are not most advanced ones, offering average quality pictures, and their resolutions are 8MP (with OIS, autofocus and LED flash) and 1.3MP. The battery lasts only 17 hours when making voice calls, but it isn’t sure after how many hours your phone will shut down if you’ll chat only on WhatsApp. The 16GB variant of the Nexus 5 is available for purchase on Amazon at a price of $214.
This low-end phone costs around $70, it runs on java and has a QWERTY keyboard which is perfect for chatting more easily. The device has appeared in April 2013 and it features a 2.4-inch screen which supports 320 x 240 pixels and its internal memory has a capacity of 64MB, which is expandable up to 32GB of RAM with a micsroSD card. It supports only 32MB of RAM and has a 2MP camera on the back, which takes mediocre photos.
Samsung Galaxy Ace
This phone is even older, being launched in 211, but it has a capacitive touchscreen which is very small at 3.5-inch and supports 320 x 480 pixels. It was one of the first phones having their screens protected with Corning Gorilla Glass and it came loaded with Android v2.3 (Gingerbread). Inside, it was placed at Qualcomm MSM7227 Snapdragon S1 800 MHz ARM 11 processor which was backed by an Adreno 200 GPU and 278 MB RAM, while the internal memory supported expansion from 158 MB to 32GB. There was only one camera on the back, of 5MP, but with average results.
Motorola Moto G
The first Moto G mid-range device was launched in November 2013 and it came with a 4.5 inches screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Now, the device runs on Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop) and it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor backed by an Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM, but it has unexpandable internal memory with two variants of capacities: 8GB and 16GB.
Sony Xperia E1
This device was released March 2014 and it looks like one of the classic phones from the Sony Ericsson era. Its display measures 4-inch, being a TFT supporting 480 x 800 pixels which features a scratch-resistant glass on top of it. The E1 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor backed by Adreno 302 graphics and 512MB of RAM, and has a 3.15MP camera on the back. The phone is planned to be upgraded to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat).