Entry-Level Smartphone

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What Does Entry-Level Smartphone Mean?

An entry-level smartphone is a low-cost smartphone with few advanced features or a scaled-down version of a mid- or high-end phone. These are usually marketed toward consumers who have fairly basic mobile communication and computing needs.

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Techopedia Explains Entry-Level Smartphone

An entry-level smartphone is usually intended for average users. From a technical perspective, it uses less powerful hardware, with smaller memory and lower storage capacity, and thus runs also on a less powerful operating system, which may be free or open source.

For marketers, an entry-level smart phone is the cheapest model of its class, or the base model, from a given manufacturer. Some entry-level smartphones, however, may share the same design as high-end ones, but with fewer advanced features.

For consumers, an entry-level smartphone may not be as feature rich as a high-end one, but it definitely offers more features than a conventional mobile phone.

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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.