Top 10 mobiles between EGP 2,000 to 3,500
By Nadia Hussein & Translation by Dina Amir
When you think about buying a new mobile, you usually look for the brand, features and the price. Here in Yaoota, we will help you find the mobile that best suits your needs and budget as well. In this article, you will find various mobile options to match your usage ranging from EGP 2,000-3,500. We will also let you know the pros and cons of every mobile we listed, as well as the price of the mobile now in most of the online stores in Egypt.
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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
– HD screen, good performance and strong body.
– play 3D games smoothly.
– Slow photo capture, which is annoying if you like taking photos quickly.
– Takes a long time to recharge the battery, up to 3 hours.
Asus Zenfone Selfie
|– Dual flash camera, as well as Dual-tone and laser auto focus.
– Slow motion shooting.
|-Dim screen when you use it under the sun.
– Long mobile, with 5.5 inch width and 170gm weight, which makes it difficult to hold in one hand (especially if you have a small hand)
Nokia Lumia 830
|– Rear camera: 10MP with OIS, light sensitivity technology, and auto focus.
– You can transfer apps from internal to external memory
– OS: Windows 8.1 (advantage for people who prefer windows phones)
|– Playing advanced games, with high capacity and graphics, results in slow and unsatisfactory performance for gaming lovers.
– Selfies are not of a good quality.
– Small RAM size.
|– Boom sound loud speakers.
– Good screen performance and brightness, even under the sun.
– You can install the apps directly on the external memory.
|– Limited internal memory, as well as the external memory allowed, which is 32GB.
– Temperature increases when you play games for a long time, or watch high quality videos.
|– Flash with the front camera.
– External memory up to 128GB.
– Long battery life. It’s also removable, in case you like having an emergency battery in case the original battery died.
|– Low sound.
– Limited internal memory and you can’t transfer the apps to the external memory.
– Brightness issues under the sun.
– Slow performance with high graphic games.
– RAM: should have been 2GB, instead of 1.5GB; if you play or use more than one game or app, at the same time, you will notice the slow performance.
Lenovo vibe p1
|– Long battery life. Battery: 5000 mAh.
– Big screen with high resolution, especially in the internal light setting.
– Internal memory up to 128GB.
|– Temperature increases with gaming.
|– Supports Touch ID technology.
– 5.5 inches high resolution screen.
– 3GB RAM, which means you can multitask without worrying. It also has a an Octa core.
– Rear camera with dual flash, good performance in low light setting, and OIS technology.
|– You have to choose between adding external memory or using a second sim card.
– Sound is not good.
|– Upgrade to iOS 9
– Supports Touch ID
– High quality manufacturing
|– No external memory slot, despite the limited storage space.
– 4 inch screen, which is not suitable for some users.
– Front camera takes low-quality pictures.
|– 5.5 inches screen with IPS technology and 1440*2560 pixels resolution which means an extraordinary screen display.
– Dual flash rear camera, OIS, and laser auto focus.
– Video recording with 1080p resolution and 4K as well.
– Long battery life.
|– High mobile temperature when you use multiple apps and under heavy usage.
– Low resolution front camera.
– No Touch ID technology.
– Not waterproof.
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
|– 6 inches big screen, almost the size of a tablet
– Clear display under sunlight
– 13MP front camera with LED flash.
– External memory slot up to 200GB.
|– Not water or dust proof
– Mobile temperature increases under heavy usage
– Relatively heavy
– No 4K video recording.
– No LED light notifications.
– Takes a long time to recharge the battery.
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Screen: 5 inches| CPU: Octa core 1.5 GHz| RAM: 2GB| Internal memory: 8 or 16 GB| Rear camera: 13 MP| Front camera: 5MP| Battery: 2400 mAh| OS: Android Lollipop
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua price starts from EGP 1,948
- Support 4G connectivity. Water and dust proof. Anti-scratch screen.
- Good performance and very good battery life. Graphic card is efficient enough to operate advanced apps and games. You can multitask easily and smoothly.
- Both cameras produce good quality pictures.
- Internal memory 16GB and you can add external memory up to 128GB.
- You may lose capturing some precious moments due to the slow photo capture; If you want instant capture, get another phone.
- Takes a long time to recharge the battery, up to 3 hours.
- Under heavy usage, mobile temperature might rise.
PlayStation app is now available, you can send invitations to other PS players to play together. You can connect Sony Xperia M4 Aqua to PS4, but remote playing isn’t available due to the limitations of this mobile.
Asus Zenfone Selfie
Screen: 5.5 inches |CPU: Octa core 1.5 GHz| RAM: 2GB |Internal memory:16GB
Rear camera: 13MP| Front camera: 13Mp|Battery: 3000mAh| OS: Android 5.0 lollipop.
Asus Zenfone Selfie price starts from EGP 2,199
- Big screen with very good display.
- Very good performance with an Octa core processor.
- Dual flash cameras, Dual tone, and laser auto focus.
- It beats Samsung J7 in performance, but Sony C5 Ultra wins.
- 4G connectivity.
- Screen is resistant to scratches.
- Dim screen under sunlight.
- No NFC technology.
- No 2160 pixels video recording.
- Plastic manufactured body, which makes the mobile not durable enough.
- Big size with 5.5 inches screen.
Asus Zenfone Selfie is for someone who needs a good resolution camera, for high quality selfies and affordable price.
Nokia Lumia 830
Screen: 5 inches|CPU: Quad core 1.2 GHz| RAM: 1GB| Internal memory: 16GB| OS: Windows 8.1| Rear camera: 10MP| Front camera: 0.9MP| Battery: 2200 mAh.
Nokia Lumia 830 price starts from EGP 2,199
- Battery survives for 12-14 hours.
- IPS LCD screen with Gorilla 3 glass.
- Very good screen brightness, even under sunlight.
- External memory slot up to 128 GB.
- Good rear camera with various features to enhance performance and photos’ quality.
- You can transfer apps from internal to external memory (which is preferable for many users who like to install a huge amount of apps and games, without being bind by the limited internal memory).
- Good and fast performance; you can surf the internet, play simple games, multitask without any problems.
- Disappointing 0.9 MP front camera that produces unacceptable quality selfies.
- No HDR mode with rear camera.
- Medium performance with heavy, advanced games; a game like Fifa 15, unfortunately won’t be displayed well, and it will take forever to start with foggy graphics and low number of frames, which is very annoying.
Nokia Lumia 830 is convenient for window phone lovers, with a good rear camera; if you like taking selfies, don’t even think about this mobile.
Screen: 5.5 inches| CPU: Octa core with 1.7 GHz| RAM: 2GB| Internal memory: 16GB| Rear camera: 13 MP| Front camera: 8 MP| Battery: 2600 mAh| OS: Android 4.4.4 Kitkat.
HTC 820s price starts from EGP 2,273.
- Very good screen brightness even under direct sunlight.
- It operates your daily tasks smoothly and you won’t experience any delay in running any apps; usually there’s no slow performance as well, even if you played more than one game at the same time.
- Boom sound loudspeakers in the front, which gives a loud sound. Undoubtedly, this mobile is perfect for listening to music.
- Doesn’t have many new features than the previous HTC 820.
- Limited internal memory and the external memory allowed is just 32 GB.
- You can play Asphalt 8 and Modern combat 5, but if you use the highest graphics option, you will suffer from slow performance; using less apps will allow you to experience a better number of frames per minute.
- Slight rise in temperature if you play games for a long time or watched HD videos.
- Front camera doesn’t have many of the features HTC known for and available in the more advanced devices. HTC 820s camera problems aren’t experienced in HTC 820 or HTC 816 though they are cheaper in price.
HTC 820s is mainly for music lover with Boom sound loudspeaker. It has good performance, and an Octa core CPU.
Read HTC 820s review here.
If you’re a fan of HTC brand, you can check HTC One M8 mobile review.
HTC One M8 price starts from EGP 3,199.
Samsung Galaxy J7
Screen: 5.5 inches| CPU: Octa core 1.5 GHz| RAM: 1.5GB| Internal memory: 16GB| Rear camera: 13 MP| Front camera: 5 MP| Battery: 3000 mAh| OS: Android 5 lollipop
Samsung Galaxy J7 price starts from EGP 2,299.
- Dual sim, big screen and good display.
- Both gaming and watching videos are a great experience with smooth performance.
- Very good cameras, plus flash with front camera for taking selfies.
- Long life battery and you can substitute it with another spare one, whenever it dies.
- External memory slot up to 128 GB.
- Limited memory storage and you can’t transfer apps to external memory.
- Brightness issue under the sunlight.
- Low photos quality, taken by the rear camera, in low light setting.
- Slow performance with graphically advanced games.
Samsung Galaxy J7 is suitable for entertainment because of the big screen, you can surf the internet, watch videos, and play games with moderate performance.
Lenovo vibe p1
Screen: 5.5 inches| CPU: Octa core 1.5 GHz| RAM: 2GB| Internal memory: 32GB|
Rear camera: 13MP| Front camera: 5MP| Battery: 5000mAh |OS: Android 5.1 lollipop
Lenovo vibe p1 price starts from EGP 2,564
- It can perform your daily tasks, watch videos, and play games.
- Huge battery 5000mAh, with watching videos, it can survive up to 20.5 hours.
- Touch ID and NFC technology. It also connects to 4G network.
- External memory slot up to 128GB.
- Medium performance camera.
- You can save only two fingerprints for the mobile to recognize them; sometimes it doesn’t read your fingerprint and asks you to repeat or try again.
- Automatic light sensor doesn’t work well.
- Temperature rises when you play games.
Lenovo vibe p1 is very suitable if you are looking for a long life battery and performing your daily tasks, but be aware of its heavy weight.
Screen: 5.5 inches| CPU: Octa core 1.5GHz| RAM: 3GB| Internal memory: 32GB|
Rear camera: 13MP| Front camera: 5MP| Battery: 3000mAh|OS: Android Lollipop 5
Huawei g8 price starts from EGP 2,999
- Smooth performance with big RAM capacity and strong processor.
- Fast Touch ID is a bonus.
- Long life battery.
- High resolution screen and clear display.
- 13 megapixels rear camera with LED flash, and OIS. Good quality photos in low light setting, due to the dual flash.
- You have to choose between adding external memory card, or using a second sim card, because there’s only one slot for both.
- No fast battery charging.
- Low speaker sound, which is a problem in listening to music, songs, or even watching videos and films; which is a big deal for multimedia lovers.
Huawei G8 allows you to multitask without worrying because of its RAM capacity. It has a dual flash rear camera and OIS.
Read Huawei G8 review here.
Screen: 4 inches| CPU: A7 1.3GHz| RAM: 1GB|Internal memory: 16 or 32 GB|
Rear camera: 8MP| Front camera: 1.2 MP| Battery: 1560mAh| OS: iOS7 upgrades to iOS 9.
iPhone 5s price starts from EGP 3,222.
- Fast performance, high advanced graphics, and high manufacturing quality.
- Finger print technology to open the mobile mock and confirm purchases from App store and iTunes, as well as Touch ID for more safety and privacy for users.
- You can update to iOS9.
- No external memory slot, despite the limited storage capacity.
- No 4K video recording, as well as 1080p videos with 60fps.
- No NFC technology.
- No wireless charging.
- Front camera has a low resolution in comparison to other mobiles in the market.
- 4 inches screen might not be satisfactory for many users, as it’s considered small in comparison to the 5 and 5.5 inches screens.
iPhone 5s performances very well, has an elegant design, and high quality manufacturing from Apple Company.
Read iPhone 5s review here.
Screen: 5.5 inches| CPU: quad core 2.46GHz| RAM: 2GB| Internal memory: 16GB
|Rear camera: 13MP| Front camera: 2.1 MP| Battery: 3000mAh|OS: Android 4.4 KitKat.
LG G3 price starts from EGP 3,199
- Fast performance and easy user interface. Animation works smoothly. You can play games as Asphalt 8 without any delay in the display and it also performs well with multiple apps at the same time.
- Sharp screen display with 534 pixels per inch. Bright lively colors; white is very clear and black is deeper. Perfect brightness as well as the angles of view.
- Dual flash rear camera, OIS, and laser auto-focus.
- 1080p and 4K video recording.
- Battery survives for 10 hours under heavy usage.
- Temperature rises under heavy usage and multitasking though it’s not common in this processor’ category.
- Low front camera resolution.
- No fingerprint technology.
- Not waterproof.
LG G3 has an amazing screen that takes gaming and movies to a whole new level of enjoyment.
Read LG G3 review here.
Sony Xperia C5 ultra
Screen: 6 inches| CPU: Octa core 1.7GHz| RAM: 2GB| Internal memory: 16GB| Rear camera: 13 MP| Front camera: 13 MP| Battery: 2930 mAh.
Sony Xperia C5 ultra price starts from EGP 3,299.
- Front camera: 13 MP with LED flash.
- Dual sim and supports 4G connectivity.
- 6 inches screen, which is almost as big as a tablet.
- Since the screen is big, the keyboard will be clear and big as well.
- Clear screen display under sunlight.
- External memory slot up to 200GB.
- Very good performance.
- Cancelling noise microphone.
- Not water or dust proof.
- Temperature rises when it’s used for long hours.
- Relatively heavy.
- No 4K video recording.
- No fast charging.
- Anti-scratch screen glass, yet it’s not gorilla.
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra has a big screen, almost as big as a tablet, and high resolution front camera with flash. It’s perfect for selfie and entertainment lovers as you can watch movies, play games, surf the internet, and read comfortably from the big screen.
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In the end, pick your new mobile according to your usage and budget; think about your usage and tasks before thinking about the brand. Also consider the disadvantages and see if you can live with them or not because they will affect the tasks you expect your mobile to perform.
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