At £145 Archos deliver a respectable 4G capable smartphone that doesn’t break the bank.
These phones spare no expense in providing the absolute pinnacle of mobile technology at any given time, with super high speed quad-core processors, lasers and all manner of shiny things that fill up specification lists.
They also tend to cost a lot of cash off-contract, which is why many of them get sold through expensive high-tier contracts from operators.
The other side of the coin though involves manufacturers making high quality handsets at a fraction of the cost; handsets that still manage to tick all the right boxes and deliver a decent experience.
The major names mentioned do play this game with their entry-level and mid-range devices, although it’s usually obvious they’re just trying to make up the numbers. For other manufacturers however, this is the majority of their product range. Motorola have definitely proven it to be a viable business model.