As you probably already know, the next Tuesday, the 19th, Father’s Day is celebrated . And if you’ve come this far, you’re probably looking for a new cell phone to surprise the person who gave you life on this special day. I’m wrong?
If so, you have reached the perfect place. Taking advantage of the fact that Father’s Day 2018 is approaching, and that smartphones are already an essential part of anyone’s day-to-day life, we wanted to help you in the arduous task of finding a suitable mobile phone to give away next Monday, selecting some of the best that can be found today in the market , organized in different categories, depending on the preferences of each one.
12 mobile to give away on father’s day and not to make mistakes
For those who “just want to use WhatsApp”
Not everyone needs a smartphone over 1,000 euros to be happy. In fact, few of those present would take advantage of a telephone whose price is close to four figures. If we talk about parents, it is easy to find those who only need a telephone that allow them to use the most basic applications, such as WhatsApp, Facebook and some other tool more . In that case, these are the best options:
Despite taking about a year in the market, the Nokia 3 is still a very good option within the input range , thanks to the unbeatable support that HMD Global has proven to offer to new phones under the Nokia brand.
While its specifications are not to shoot rockets, The Nokia 3 is one of the few low-end devices that has been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo . In addition, with the definitive update to Android 8.1 you will receive the functions of Android Go , the system version for phones with 1 GB of RAM or less.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
We travel to China, although if we leave home. And is that The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A , one of the latest launches of the company, is available for purchase in Spain, with official warranty and technical service.
There is not much to tell about this terminal, beyond remembering that we are one of the low-end phones with the best value for money , which stands out for its 5.5 inches HD screen, and a very elegant metallic design.
For less than 150 euros
The middle range has made it very clear to us that it is not necessary to spend a fortune to have a more balanced telephone . And if there is someone who really knows about this segment, it is the Chinese brands, capable of offering terminals at the height at reduced prices, which they do not even exceed 150 euros , like these two:
Xiaomi Redmi 5 / Redmi 5 Plus
If there are two phones that reign in the mid-range today – without counting a certain model of Xiaomi with Android One – those are the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. And is not for less. This terminal duo was the first of the company in Join the fashion of reducing screen frames , maintaining an extremely reduced price.
For its screen, design, performance and battery, Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus from Xiaomi They can be two of the most successful options on this Father’s Day.
Huawei P9 Lite 2017
In its eagerness to flood the market of devices traced among themselves, Huawei presented us in the middle of last year P9 2017, a renewed and improved version of its successful P9 Lite released in 2016 . The main differences with respect to the previous generation, resided in its visual section, since this new model adopted a new body of aluminum and much more elegant glass.
It is also a more powerful terminal, thanks to the processor Kirin 650 that, accompanied by 3 GB of RAM , brings life to the 5.2-inch Full HD screen.
|Huawei P9 Lite 2017||€ 146.00||TO BUY|
|RRP € 199|
For demanding parents
If we go up a step in the price, the thing gets really serious. And it is that we enter the segment known as “medium-premium range”, They offer characteristic features of the high range at considerably reduced prices. Within this category, the truth is that any option can be good, although these are two of those that we like the most:
Xiaomi Mi A1
Is there really something left to tell about the Mi A1? For many, the first Xiaomi phone with Android “pure” Thanks to the Android One initiative, it is at the same time, the best phone created by the Chinese giant in its history , and is that its value for money, combined with the stability of Android in its stock edition, and continued support for at least two years, make it the perfect choice for a price close to 200 euros.
BQ Aquaris X Pro
The one that really is an expert in creating quality phones with “pure” Android is the Spanish BQ, and the Aquaris X Pro is your last bet for the medium-premium range .
Beyond the powerful Snapdragon 626 processor, the X Pro stands out for its design, thanks to a body finished in aluminum and glass ; and for its photographic section, because its 12 megapixel main camera with Dual Pixel technology , offers excellent results, as we saw when comparing it with his little brother, the Aquaris X.
|BQ Aquaris X Pro||€ 251.90||TO BUY|
|RRP € 329|
For those who want a giant screen …
We can not leave aside, either, those who want a phone with the largest possible diagonal of the screen , to enjoy your movies, games, videos and images in a huge panel. While there are more and more phones that approach the six inches of screen, the two that we have chosen They maintain a good value for money , without shooting up to more than 700 euros that can cost a current high-end.
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
One of the latest models presented by the Japanese Sony was he XA2 Ultra , a giant 6-inch-looking premium , with a design that follows the lines OmniBalance of the company, abandoned after the arrival of the new XZ2 and XZ2 Compact.
In addition to a technical section ruled by the Snapdragon 630 and 4 GB of RAM, one of the distinguishing features of this XA2 Ultra lies in its photographic system, formed by two sensors on the front, 16 and 8 megapixels respectively, and a single sensor 23 megapixels in the back.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
But if there is a king among the giants, that is the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with its huge 6.44-inch Full HD IPS panel . However, not only is your screen large: the Mi Max 2 incorporates a 5,300 mAh battery with fast loading, which promises spectacular autonomy even for the most demanding parents.
Best of all, in addition, is that like the other Xiaomi models mentioned here, the Mi Max 2 is sold officially in Spain , at a price that far exceeds 250 euros.
… and for those who prefer compact phones
If, on the other hand, your father prefers a more comfortable mobile at hand, with a body as compact as possible , these two are probably The best options that exist in the market today:
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Yes, I know that the Xperia XZ2 Compact is already among us , but given that this model will not go on sale until April 8, and we do not want your father to have to wait until he has his brand new phone, we decided to include the previous Xperia XZ1 Compact , that with something less than a year of life, is still a small giant of the high range.
Thanks to its small 4.6-inch screen, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is postulated as the best phone on the market with a screen less than 5 inches , thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip and a photographic section worthy of being in the top 10 of the best cameras of the past 2017.
Samsung Galaxy A8
Of course, it is not necessary to go up to 4.6 inches to enjoy an extremely compact mobile. Samsung knows, and only a few months ago he presented us the Galaxy A8 , the terminal that arrived to succeed the A3, A5 and A7, with a renewed design, which introduces a 5.6-inch screen on a body that does not exceed 15 centimeters in height .
To achieve this feat, Samsung has opted for reduce the margins surrounding the screen , the same way it was done in the Galaxy S8 in the first place. And, despite being a phone aimed at the mid-range, the Galaxy A8 adopts functions directly from the most premium phones of the South Korean.
For parents ‘premium’
And for those who want the best of the best, in all aspects, what better than give one of the two phones more top that exist in the panorama android nowadays . In this case, yes, I am afraid that the price will have to be a minor concern, but … what father does not deserve the best?
Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 +
Newcomers from the MWC 2018 in Barcelona, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + They land on the market before Father’s Day to conquer the high-end telephone line. Both models can be purchased from next March 16, so they will arrive on time for this special day.
I do not think it is necessary to remember all the benefits of this Korean phone duo. Just take a look at its details to see that we are facing two of the best phones this year 2018 , with an exquisite design, power in abundance, and a camera capable of competing one on one with the next phone that sneaks into our selection of best phones to give away for Father’s Day.
Google Pixel 2 XL
Presented in 2017, the Google Pixel 2 XL It is the smartphone that every Android lover should have. Gone is the controversy over the alleged failures discovered in the first months of life of the device; to this day, the last telephone made by Google has the best camera ever seen on a smartphone , in addition to a continuous support for three years, or what is the same, updates secured until the year 2020, including monthly security patches.
And the best thing is that it is not only the perfect phone for the most Android fans. Thanks to the simplicity of its software , tuned to the millimeter by Google itself, the Pixels are phones that will offer an unbeatable experience for any user.
And you, are you going to give away a cell phone on this Father’s Day? Tell us which one you have chosen in the comments.
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