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Best Cheap Android Smartphones [2016]

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As 2016 gets under way users have tons of excellent choices that are under $200, and even great phones under $299 that should be on all buyers radar. Great phones from late last year, and even one announced at CES 2016. Manufactures like Motorola, ASUS and LG, Huawei and much more. Here’s our list of some of the best Cheap Android smartphones available right now.

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With this week's Ryzen 5 2600X + Ryzen 7 2700X benchmarks some thought the CPUFreq scaling driver or rather its governors may have been limiting the performance of these Zen+ CPUs, so I ran some additional benchmarks this weekend. Those launch-day Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X Ubuntu Linux benchmarks were using the "performance" governor, but some have alleged that the performance governor may now actually hurt AMD systems... Ondemand, of course, is the default CPUFreq governor on Ubuntu and most other Linux distributions. Some also have said the "schedutil" governor that makes use of the kernel's scheduler utilization data may do better on AMD. So I ran some extra benchmarks while changing between CPUFreq's ondemand (default), performance (normally the best for performance, and what was used in our CPU tests), schedutil (the newest option), and powersave (if you really just care about conserving power). Read more