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Best Cheap Android Smartphones [February, 2015]



If you’re in the market for an affordable yet quality smartphone you have a lot of options available in early 2015. There are tons of decent budget smartphones to choose from this year, ones that are worth the money. There are many expensive flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 or  Nexus 6, but budget devices like the popular Moto G, which was recently replaced by a new Moto G 2014, is one of many to make our list below.

Those trying to decide on a new smartphone that didn’t get one during the holidays, don’t worry, as we have you covered. It’s a daunting task if you’re not up with the latest news, but our list below has everything you need to know. If you’re looking for some of the best cheap Android smartphones, ones that aren’t awful, we’ve outlined a few good choices below.

Read: Best Android 4.4 KitKat Smartphones Under $200

While we’ve yet to see any major new phones in 2015 aside from a few BLU options, most are the same that were available late last year, but that’s not a bad thing. There are also devices from recent years that are now starting to become lower in price as they age, like the Galaxy S4, LG G2, and even the LG G3. Below we’ve detailed a few excellent cheap Android smartphones, or options for those who don’t want to sign a 2-year contract.


Premium devices like the new Galaxy Note 4 or Google’s Nexus 6 are awesome looking phones, but they’re extremely expensive and out of reach for many potential buyers. That said, you can always get a payment plan or buy one of the many options we’ll share today. We’ll rundown a few of those below. Most are new smartphones for those on a budget, not just old phones that have received heavy discounts.

Not everyone can spend $599 or more, or want to sign a new 2-year contract for the Galaxy S5 or the iPhone 6. If you’re one of the millions looking for a better and cheaper route, read on.

Everyone is different, and each buyer has different needs or wants. With that said, we’ve gathered a few excellent options in no particular order below for those seeking a wallet-friendly smartphone for 2015. One that isn’t a pile of junk. These are a few the editors here at Gotta Be Mobile deemed acceptable enough to make the list. Lets get started with a few of your best choices here early in 2015, and we’ll update as more manufacturers release phones this year.

Moto G 2nd Gen (2014)

Moto G 2nd Gen (2014)

The original Moto G in 2013 was one of the best phones of the year, and Motorola's most successful smartphone to date. It was only $179, and offered an excellent experience for those on a tight budget. In 2014, the all-new Moto G (2nd Gen) is bigger, better, and has front facing speakers all for the same low price. Yes, the same price.

The new Moto G should be the first choice for most buyers, and is our #1 choice. It offers a 5-inch 720p HD display, Quad-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM, 8/16GB storage options, an improved 8 megapixel camera, front facing speakers, and 8 custom backplate colors all for $179.

Read: New Moto G Hands-On

The link and video will tell you everything you need to know about this impressive budget-friendly stock Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphone. It doesn't have 4G LTE, but does support 4G HSPA+ from AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM carriers, so it is the best options in 2014. If not the best for under $200. Oh, and it is already running Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google's latest version of Android. Motorola already updated many Moto G units, so get one and enjoy the best budget Android around.

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