On recent times, we have seen our markets get flooded with enticing cheap smartphones. In India, the Freedom 251 started this trend by selling the Android device at Rs. 250. Docoss is another manufacturer that made public the X1, which goes for just Rs. 888.
We are not sure whether these companies are after making no profit and they just want each person to have access to a smartphone or they are setting a backbone for their establishment.
Here are some reasons as to why you should desist from buying cheap smartphones:
They are likely “frauds”
One thing to note is that getting an effective smartphone at low prices is something that is not easy to come by. The most likely explanation is that the smartphones are just fraudsters with the intention of ripping off the buyers. Even though the price is low, what is the essence of purchasing a device that will not serve you anything?
Poorly built devices
Do you expect to get a phone that will serve you faithfully for a year or 5 if you so desire at a cheap cost? Well, you better think twice about that.
The hardware specification may be obsolete
It will be very common for you to get outdated hardware specs associated with these cheap smartphones. You will get a low resolution such as 800×480 or an internal storage that is not even genuine. You will be happier if you bought a feature phone.
We are living in a generation where phone manufacturers are competing against each other and constantly releasing software updates for its customers. These cheap smartphones are unable to get these kinds of updates, leaving you at the mercy of hackers. Your phone may have a security glitch that cyber thieves can exploit.
These cheap smartphones are known to be able to access the Internet only for the first 3 or 4 months and after that they become function-less.
Therefore, before you make the decision to buy them, sit down and ask yourself whether it is really worth the risk.