Best Cheap Android Smartphones [May, 2015]

As we push deeper into 2015 more and more excellent cheap Android smartphones continue to be available for consumers. Those in the market for an affordable yet quality smartphone will want to check out our list below. There are tons of decent budget smartphones to choose from, ones that are actually worth the money. If you don’t want or can’t afford a premium new Galaxy S6, devices like the Moto G or ZenPhone 2 are worth consideration.

With summer almost here and most major phone launches complete, many are looking for their next smartphone. It’s a daunting task if you’re not up with the latest news, but our list below has everything you need to know. If you’re looking for some of the best cheap Android smartphones, ones that aren’t awful and complete junk, we have outlined a few good choices below.

Read: Best Android 4.4 KitKat Smartphones Under $200

Aside from the Galaxy S6, LG G4, HTC One M9 and a few others, not too many new budget phones are available. That said, yesterday ASUS launched an impressive phone for $199, which has been added to our roundup. There are also devices from recent years that are now starting to become lower in price as they age, like the Galaxy S4, LG G2, and even the LG G3. Below are a few great cheap Android smartphones, or options for those who don’t want to sign a 2-year contract.


Premium devices like the new HTC One M9 or the LG G4 are awesome phones, but they’re extremely expensive and out of reach for many buyers. That said, you can always get a payment plan or buy one of the many options we’ll share today. Most are new smartphones for those on a budget, not just old phones that have received heavy discounts.

Not everyone can spend $599 and up, or want to sign a new 2-year contract for the Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 6. If you’re one of the millions looking for a better and cheaper route, read on.

Everyone is different, and each buyer has different needs or wants. With that said, we’ve gathered a few excellent options in no particular order below for those seeking a wallet-friendly smartphone for 2015. One that isn’t a pile of junk. These are a few the editors here at Gotta Be Mobile deemed acceptable enough to make the list. Lets get started with a few of your best choices here early in 2015, and we’ll update as more manufacturers release phones this year.

Moto G 2014 (2nd Gen)

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Moto G 2014 (2nd Gen)

The original Moto G in 2013 was extremely popular and Motorola's most successful smartphone to date. Which is saying a lot. It was only $179, and offered an excellent experience for those on a tight budget. Released in late 2014, the all-new Moto G (2nd Gen) is bigger, better, and has front facing speakers all for the same low price. Yes, the same price. It was released in September of 2014.

The new Moto G should be the first choice for most buyers, and is our #1 choice. It offers a 5-inch 720p HD display, Quad-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM, 8/16GB storage options, an improved 8 megapixel camera, dual front facing speakers, and 8 custom backplate colors all for $179 with no contract.

Read: New Moto G Hands-On

The link and video will tell you everything you need to know about this impressive budget-friendly stock Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphone. It doesn't have 4G LTE, but does support 4G HSPA+ from AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM carriers, so it is worth the money. Oh, and it is already running Lollipop, Google's latest version of Android. Motorola already updated many Moto G units, so get one and enjoy the best budget Android around.

Buy the new Moto G

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