These are the best cheap Android phones under $100. While smartphones are more expensive than ever before here in 2018, they’re also more affordable. Luckily, $900 phones aren’t your only option. In fact, there are a lot of budget phones available. If you’re on a tight budget but still want a good experience, these cheap Android phones are for you.
In the past, we’ve detailed cheap Android smartphones, but none of them cost under $100. Motorola typically has some of the best phones for budget shoppers. Then, we’ve gathered a few other great options to give buyers more choices than ever before. We’ll continuously update this list throughout 2018.
Not all buyers need a premium flagship smartphone, want to sign a 2-year contract or fork out $35 a month on a phone. Let alone spend $700-$900. You’ll be happy to know some Android phones come in under $100, and they aren’t terrible Chinese devices either. These are capable phones that still deliver a well-rounded and enjoyable experience.
Over the past few years, a lot of cheap Android smartphones have arrived. It’s a trend that isn’t going away anytime soon. Motorola continues to lead the market with some of the best price/performance phones, but the competition is getting better and better. As a result, you have options for under $70 in some cases. Check out our recommendations list, then read on for more details and links to buy these phones in the slideshow below.
Best Android Phones Under $100
- Moto E4
- ZTE ZMax Pro
- Nokia 2
- Moto E4 Plus
- LG Harmony
- Samsung Galaxy J7
- ZTE Tempo X or Go
- LG Tribute Dynasty
Many budget Android phones sold by select small carriers or unlocked on Amazon (or from China) don’t offer a good experience. They run outdated software or are typically awful devices. And while our list doesn’t guarantee a Galaxy S9 or Google Pixel 2 type experience, it’s more than enough for most. These are newer phones with up-to-date software and security.
Considering the budget, these smartphones have plenty to offer. They are cheap devices that are actually worth the money. Of course, everyone has different needs, wants, and preferences. Not to mention you might be tied to a certain network, which is why we’ll cover as many options as possible. These are the best phones available that come in at or under $100.
The Moto G is an icon in the budget category and continues to top our lists. However, when you're looking to spend less than $100, the Moto E4 and E4 Plus are perfect. If you can afford the G5 get one, otherwise consider these phones.
The Moto E4 is an impressive device for the price. You get a nice 5-inch screen, a fast fingerprint scanner, splash-resistance, and nearly stock Android for only $99. Inside there's a quad-core Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD slot for expansion up to 128GB.
You'll also enjoy a decent 8MP camera, 2,800 mAh battery with fast charging and just an overall good experience. It's like a cheaper Moto G5.
This is technically a $130 phone, but you get it from Amazon with ads on the lockscreen for $99. It's unlocked so you can take it to any carrier you'd like.
Even better, the Moto E4 is available from Verizon for only $69.