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This Friday Gigabyte came out with four good reasons to celebrate. The Gigabyte Classic, Classic Elite, Essence, and Essence 4 all are 3G dual-SIM phones that have a listed price under $100.

This Friday Gigabyte came out with four good reasons to celebrate. The Gigabyte Classic, Classic Elite, Essence, and Essence 4 all are 3G dual-SIM phones that have a listed price under $100.

The best of the lot is the Gigabyte Classic, and despite being an entry-level handset, it’s incredibly capable. Sporting a 5-inch screen with 720 pixel resolution (and 294 ppi), it runs a quad-core Spredtrum chipset, alongside 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD.

It is thinner than the rest of the devices, at 8.6mm, and it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. As for the camera, it boasts an 8 megapixel main camera and 5 megapixel selfie snapper. It’s all powered by 2,000 mAh battery. Obviously, its dual-SIM with 3G connectivity. The listing price is €95.

The Classic Lite also has a 5-inch screen but with a 854 x 480 resolution (or 196ppi).It has the same chipset, but its downclocked slightly, and has only 512MB of RAM. It has the same 8GB storage space that is also expandable. It runs an older version of Android, 4.4. KitKat, though.

As for the camera, it has only 5 megapixels on the back and 2 on the front, but interesting, the battery is a bit bigger, 2,100 mAh. It will cost €75.

The Gigabyte Essence features a smaller 4.5-inch screen with the same 854 x 480 pixel resolution (218 ppi). It also has the chipset as the Classic Lite and it also runs the older version of Android, 4.4 KitKat. In fact, the cameras are also the same.

However, the design of the handset is a bit different. Whereas the Classic Lite is 9.4mm and 145g, the Essence is a bit lighter and slimmer - at 8.8mm and 120g. It will cost only €70.

Lastly, the Essence 4 is the most affordable of the entire line, at only €55. It’s similar to the Essence, but with the smallest screen, only 4-inches, with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution (233ppi).

The Essence 4 has a tiny dual-core MediaTek processor, with the same 512MB of RAM, and only 4GB of storage, but it is expandable. It has a small camera, only 2 megapixels on the back and 0.3 megapixels for the selfie shooter. It has a 1,300 mAh battery.