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Best Android Smartphones Under $200 [2017]

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Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 (4.7-inch)

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Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 (4.7-inch)
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Alcatel, who makes cheap smartphones that aren't all that great, changed things up in 2015. The Idol 3 was surprisingly nice, but as the company got better the new Idol 4 had a higher price tag. Meaning the 3 is still your best bet on a budget.

In late 2015 it announced the Idol 3 with a 4.7-inch display and a wallet-friendly $179 price tag to take on Motorola. It's still available, often for $119, and is still a good phone if you're on a tight budget.

It has a fast quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with 1.5 GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a micro-SD slot. The dual front-facing speakers sound pretty good, and it has two good cameras. A 13 megapixel rear and 5mp front setup. The battery is only 2,000 mAh, so the G4 might be a better route if that's a concern.

The battery is the weakest link, but with a smaller display battery life shouldn't be too bad. This phone is sleek, runs great, sounds good, looks premium and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Buy it Now at Walmart for $119

Or, get the new Alcatel Idol 4 with a free VR headset from Cricket. It costs $200 with an activation but is often on sale for just $99. Otherwise the 4s costs too much for this list. The Idol 3 is still a great all around device. 

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36 Comments

  1. asheen

    09/20/2015 at 10:55 am

    Huawei p8 lite

    Reply

    • Cato

      06/28/2016 at 4:28 am

      thank you!! yes, it’s a great phone for a great price! maybe i am going to buy this one!

      Reply

  2. rony728

    09/21/2015 at 7:00 am

    muy buen post me ayudo a encontrar un smartphone a bajo costo y con buenas caracteristicas, one touch idol 3

    Reply

  3. Anon ymous

    10/25/2015 at 1:22 pm

    LG Leon? It’s even less.

    Reply

  4. Imaqtpie

    11/18/2015 at 9:25 am

    How about Lenovo k3 note?

    Reply

  5. Juanrjorgensen

    02/03/2016 at 6:13 am

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    • Johnny5

      03/10/2017 at 9:36 am

      bull crap…..lets see her account statement

      Reply

  6. kranti patra

    02/12/2016 at 2:04 am

    lava kkt

    Reply

  7. eddie

    02/18/2016 at 3:07 pm

    You skipped over the best option, the Blu Life One (Newest version) $150.
    BLU Life One X – 4G LTE Smartphone

    Reply

    • ROG2000

      03/20/2016 at 5:40 pm

      My friend has one, it is a great phone, but the Huawei Honor 5X is a lot better at $199

      Reply

    • Kazi Begum

      10/08/2016 at 5:10 pm

      How about the Blu Vivo XL for $150
      https://amzn.com/B01AHZUT0S
      16gb storage
      2gb ram
      13MP Main Camera
      5MP Front Camera
      4G LTE
      5.5 Inches

      Reply

  8. ROG2000

    03/20/2016 at 5:39 pm

    The [Huawei Honor 5X] is easily the best phone under $200, at $199.99 (LOL) but it is true.

    Reply

  9. Phone Addict

    04/06/2016 at 2:36 am

    how bout the huwawei y6 it has really good camera quality and it is about 170 dollars

    Reply

  10. jgb

    04/08/2016 at 6:26 am

    I’m so looking for new phone. Storage and cam are real important to me. Any advice? ???

    Reply

  11. Mihai

    05/19/2016 at 11:35 am

    What about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 “Pro”?

    Reply

    • Gerilac

      04/18/2017 at 8:34 am

      Excelent phone, my roommate has it and it’s flawless

      Reply

  12. Palma

    06/03/2016 at 11:42 pm

    The Nexus 5 is amazing and tops most of these phones. Amazing build and the 32g model is going for around 170$ running Android 5.0.21. best phone for the price .

    Reply

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    06/24/2016 at 1:16 pm

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  14. Nourdin Forever

    07/15/2016 at 3:10 am

    don’t forget LG g2

    Reply

  15. nubwaxer (@nubwaxer)

    07/17/2016 at 4:07 pm

    my motorola zn5 came with a 5 mp kodak camera that must come set at 1.2 mp. WTF! i am so stupid i didn’t know you can set the megapixels.
    i just ordered the moto G4 for $200. now i’ll have to take all the pictures i took over the last 4 years all over again.
    i wanted the best camera and at $200 i think i got the best phone/camera possible.

    Reply

  16. xaris

    08/08/2016 at 9:34 am

    Best budget phone very cheap and also very powerful is only the Xiaomi Mi4c don’t believe me? just check by yourself but the only downside for me is the small 5’inch display screen

    Reply

  17. liviaemily_6

    08/17/2016 at 1:21 am

    Why not get a back view omega pro its just $150!

    Reply

    • Kazi Begum

      10/08/2016 at 5:08 pm

      It doesn’t support USA GSM Bands.

      Reply

  18. Rod

    08/31/2016 at 11:28 am

    I need an android with a pretty nice camera and at least with 1.5GB of RAM under that price. What is the best choice?

    Reply

  19. Bodhi

    10/10/2016 at 3:59 pm

    Do not buy the LTZ Blade6…,,,its crap. Only had it 6 months and already fuzzy logic.Nothing works like its supposed to. DO NOT waste money buying this phone.

    Reply

  20. leroy

    12/11/2016 at 11:39 am

    I liked the article until I saw that it was a slide show. why can’t websites just show everything on one page. I refuse to view a slide show on my pc ever. I will also never have anything to do with a website or company that has a slide show and no option to view it on one page.

    Reply

    • anon

      02/27/2017 at 6:52 am

      To force people into load more ads, obviously.

      Reply

  21. SH

    02/15/2017 at 2:33 pm

    Moto G 4 will not recognize SIM card – seeing no response from the company to the many people with this problem – also seeing lots of posts about over heating.

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  22. Anthony M

    02/22/2017 at 5:52 am

    The Moto G4 breaks easily and Motoroloa doesn’t like to honor their warranty. I’ve had their phone three months. It broke before 30 days, I contacted the company and three weeks later they called me back to offer me a refurbished phone for swap but I would have to send in my current phone first. So not only would I be without a phone until they received my phone and then shipped me a replacement but I would be getting someone else’s phone that they repaired. With no recourse I accepted the offer. Its been over a month and the return shipping label still has not appeared.

    Reply

  23. oussama touzni

    03/25/2017 at 6:50 am

    what about the huawei P8 lite ?
    I recommand it strongly

    Reply

  24. mikala

    03/27/2017 at 9:23 am

    can i have a free phone please by the way i love what you do

    Reply

  25. CustomBlend

    03/27/2017 at 8:00 pm

    LeTV LeEco Le Max 2, going for $190 now (Banggood and perhaps other sites). That beauty is hands down miles ahead of any of those listed above. Dont trust any article like this that turns up its nose at Chinese phones, and/or etailers based there. What a shame.

    Reply

  26. Donald Trump

    04/04/2017 at 7:20 am

    This article was written like shit, you should fire this writer.

    Reply

  27. Rakesh

    04/26/2017 at 1:37 am

    Super phone

    Reply

  28. Jennifer

    05/02/2017 at 4:12 am

    Well I own a Zenfone 2 laser ze601kl 6 inch screen phone. You can get new for under 200 dollars. Maybe not working with nougat but that doesn’t slow it down or bother me. I don’t understand why this phone gets no attention. It’s amazing phone. Oh well, I’m not missing out, lol

    Reply

  29. john kim

    05/08/2017 at 10:18 pm

    I have the alcatel idol 3. At one point in time, it bricked, but I found out they have a US -based repair store. I sent it in, and got it back in 2 weeks, for free!

    Reply

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