Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 (4.7-inch)
Alcatel makes far better phones than they did a few years ago, and now owns a few spots on this list. Both the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 and 4 are good choices, although the 4 is only available from Cricket.
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 $110, 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 keep that in mind.
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.
Or, get the new Alcatel Idol 4 with a free VR headset from Cricket. It debuted for $200 but costs under $100 most of the time. Switch to Cricket and it's only $49. Otherwise, get it on sale for just $84.