Not everyone needs nor wants a flagship smartphone and with the cost of living hitting many hard it is great to see companies offering great deals on smartphones so we can all stay connected with a decent smartphone.

Priced at $179, just a tenth of a flagship smartphone, the Aspera Nitro 2 offers a premium feel with face recognition, fingerprint sensor, a big 6.6-inch HD+ display, all in a new Pearl colour (but there is also a black option for those who prefer the more traditional look).

The Nitro 2 is a dual SIM smartphone with a large 5,000mAh battery, 13MP rear and 8MP front cameras which is a great deal at $179. Aspera has included a lot of functionality inside the Nitro 2 at an extremely affordable and compelling price.

Aspera Mobile MD Allan Roberston said, “having a Nitro 2 means no-one needs to know you are on a budget when you pull out your smartphone. With its sleek, modern design and colours, along with a free slimline protective case this phone looks right at home next to others costing thousands of dollars.”

Aspera state that this is the perfect phone for those who currently have 3G smartphones with the shutdown of the 3G network later htis year it is just a small price to pay to get into the 4G network.

The $179 Nitro 2 is available now from Big W – who have exclusively launched the Pearl model and Mobileciti and will launch shortly in Australia Post and a number of other retailers.