You don’t need to spend a massive amount of money to get a great smartphone these days. The best budget Android phones have high res displays, fast processors and plenty of RAM, meaning they are capable of handling pretty much every task, from shooting HD video to playing the latest games.

Our regularly updated guide shows you the best entry level devices you can currently buy, along with their pros and cons and our rating on their quality and value.

As of January 2015 the Motorola Moto G is by far the best offering available. It has a five-inch, 720p screen with excellent battery life and even gets the latest Android OS updates—it was one of the first phones to be updated to Lollipop.

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