Best Cheap Android Smartphones [2017]

As 2017 moves ahead buyers have more choices than ever before in terms of cheap Android smartphones. Devices like the Moto G, ZTE Axon 7 mini, OnePlus 3 and others. Cheap phones that can easily rival the best of the best. With that in mind, these are some of the outright best cheap Android smartphones you can buy today. Including the new OnePlus 3T and Honor 6x.

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Those who don’t need a high-end Android phone, want to sign a 2-year contract, or pay over $600 for a smartphone do have other options. Millions of users are looking for a cheaper route, and below we’ve round up exactly that.

Read: 5 Best Android Smartphones Under $200

Last year was all about cheap Android smartphones, a trend that continued after 2015 really shook things up. Great devices for $299, $399, or even $439. Manufactures like Motorola, ASUS, LG, Huawei and others come to mind. Here’s our list of some of the best cheap Android smartphones available in 2017 and more are coming soon.

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Buying a premium smartphone like the Galaxy S7 or the Google Pixel is nice, but they’re also well over $600 and out of reach for many. That’s why Motorola and others have pushed back hard in the budget category. The result is more choices than any year prior.

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Users need to be aware of many of the cheap Android phones from small regional carriers, or those that are all over Amazon and eBay for $120. They are typically outdated and don’t offer a good experience. We’ll avoid those and show you a better option.

The devices outlined below are cheap, but still excellent smartphones. They’re actually worth the money, and not junk devices from China that won’t ever see updates. Everyone is different, and each buyer has different needs or wants. As a result we have a good mix that covers everything you’ll need.

Best Cheap Android Smartphones

  • Moto G4 (2016)
  • ASUS ZenFone 3
  • OnePlus 3
  • Huawei P8 Lite
  • Honor 6X Dual Camera
  • Moto E
  • Huawei Honor 5x
  • ZTE Axon 7
  • OnePlus 3T

Above and below are a few the editors here at Gotta Be Mobile agreed were good enough to make the list, in no particular order. Our list informs you of the choices available. Then the slideshow below has all the details you’ll need before making a purchase. Get a great Android phone today without breaking the bank.

Moto G4 (2016)

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Moto G4 (2016)

Motorola's most popular smartphone ever arrived in 2013, and was the Moto G. This phone is still the most successful Motorola smartphone to date. It was only $179, and offered an excellent Android experience everyone could afford. The last two years they've continued that trend and in 2016 the Moto G4 could be their best work yet. Until a G5 arrives. 

Read: Moto G 2015 Review: The Best Budget Phone

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The 2015 Moto G was on this list for a long time, but now the G4 tops it. Coming in a regular G4 option and a G4 Plus with a fingerprint scanner, bigger 5.5-inch display and more all for a wallet friendly price.

The Moto G4 has a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display, the same wide selection of customization, an 8-core processor with 2-3GB of RAM, plenty of storage and a micro-SD card, an improved 13 megapixel camera, front flash, and the G4 Plus even has a front-facing fingerprint scanner.

You can grab the G4 starting at $199, or the G4 Plus for $229. Alternatively, for those REALLY on a budget get the Moto G4 Play for $85 (on sale for $35, seriously). 

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