LG Escape 2 and LG G Stylo
LG also has a few good cheap phones for 2015. There's the LG Escape 2 with AT&T, and the huge 5.7-inch LG G Stylo on T-Mobile, Boost, and other pre-paid options.
The LG Escape 2 is essentially a mini LG G4. It features a 4.7-inch 720p HD curved display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a micro-SD slot, 8 megapixel camera, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop all for only $179. We'd take the Moto G or ZenPhone over this, but if you like LG, it's a good option and has a smaller screen for those that don't want a big device. The Escape 2 is $179 outright, or $0.99 on contract with AT&T.
The LG G Stylo is an odd device for those that want something bigger, but still on a budget. Basically it's a cheap wanna-be Galaxy Note 4. It comes with a 5.7-inch 1280 x 720p HD display, the same 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an 8 megapixel rear and 5mp front camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It also features a built-in stylus. You'll want a micro-SD card for these phones, as 8GB simply isn't enough.
The LG G Stylo supports 4G LTE and is available on T-Mobile for $289, or from pre-paid carriers like Boost Mobile for only $199. Expect these prices to drop in time for back-to-school shopping too. Personally, I'd spend $90 more and get the OnePlus 2, or $100 more and get the 5.7-inch Moto X Pure Edition (Style)