Buying a phone with a big screen won't cost an arm or a leg this year, as even the entry-level will see full-view from at least one phone maker.
An Android phone with a fingerprint sensor and a big screen for under $100? It's possible, but you'll need to make a few compromises.
The mid-range squeeze may well and truly be changing what you get for a low price in the smartphone world, but at least one manufacturer is keen to stamp its name all over value, as Alcatel demonstrates.
The price of smartphones has dropped, and with it the age when phones first enter the lives of children. What phone should they get for Christmas?