Smartphones don't have to be expensive anymore, at least not if you decide to take a look at HTC's Desire 626. Previously the Desire line is better known over in Europe and Asia, but now it's here in the states as well in all of it's affordable glory. It's got a comfortable fit in your hand, and despite the plastic casing it doesn't feel particularly cheap. This phone retails for around $200, which makes it worth checking out for the price point alone.
It's a change of pace from the "flagship" HTC phones we've gotten used to, and that isn't a bad thing at all.