No doubt you’ve seen your friends firing off free messages and snapping photos with their phones, filling up timelines on the social media apps that they always have with them. You may well want to get involved yourself, but feel wary about splashing out on an expensive, high-end handset like the Samsung Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8).
If so, there are plenty of other options, giving you a powerful smartphone to start you off without breaking the bank. Here are some of the best, and most affordable, handsets Dialaphone has on offer.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3
A great all rounder, Samsung’s handset brings you the power of the Galaxy range in a cut-price package. With Android Jelly Bean you’ll have full access to Google’s mobile world, bringing you hundreds of thousands of apps to get to grip with.
Nokia Lumia 620
Windows Phone power makes sure you’re connected all of the time, bringing you updates, messages and social notifications as they happen. The Live Tiles interface is a rainbow of colour, and Nokia’s powerful handset is both compact and very capable indeed.
Sony Xperia E1
Sony is one of the most iconic names when it comes to tech, and the firm brings its legacy right up to date with the Xperia E1. With the Walkman music app you’ll have your tracks with you wherever you go, making this the ideal handset for any music lover.
Motorola has set the bar higher for affordable smartphone power with the Moto G, a brilliant handset that puts high-end features in a cut-price package. With a bright, 4.5-inch display and 5 megapixel camera this is one of the best Android devices on the market, made even better with an upgrade to the latest Android KitKat software.
Once you’ve got your hands on a new smartphone, take a look at our multitude of app reviews to find out exactly what you can get it to do.