Last year was all about budget Android smartphones, and while 2016 started off with a new king in the budget market, the trend has continued all year. Buying an excellent smartphone doesn’t mean spending $700 or signing your life away with a 2-year contract. Right now there are countless excellent smartphones under $400, and impressively enough, some pretty great ones for under $200 that all budget shoppers need to know about.
With an expensive new Galaxy Note 7 now official and countless other $600+ smartphones, buyers have a lot of options. If you’re not up on the latest news you won’t know where to look or what phones to consider, and with that in mind our list below shows buyers the cheaper side of Android.
Our list above has a few great smartphones that won’t break the bank, but many of them still cost nearly $300, which isn’t as cheap as we’d like to go. As a result, our list further down will go over everything buyers need to know about some excellent Android smartphones that actually cost less than $200.
Finding a good smartphone is really easy, but finding a great smartphone that’s also cheap, isn’t. There are countless terrible cheap budget smartphones with awful screens, poor performance and terrible battery life. They’re a dime a dozen on Amazon and coming out of China. The Wileyfox Swift came close, which is a super cheap phone, but it can’t quite compete with the others mentioned below.
What we’ll be going over here are smartphones that cost less than $200, but that are actually worth spending hard-earned money on. These are budget smartphones that don’t suck. Of course leading the pack here is Motorola with the stunning Moto G4, but that isn’t all.
Not everyone can afford the fancy aluminum and glass covered Galaxy S7, or want to spend $600 or more on an HTC 10. As a result, you’ll end up searching for something cheaper, and we have exactly what users are looking for.
All of the phones in our slideshow below cost less than $200, yet are still great phones buyers will be happy to use, rather than just dealing with it because it’s all they can afford.