If you are looking for a reliable phone with a price of under $200, it seems that your options are almost slim. However, we do recommend that you use some cheap phone options, such as Samsung and Motorola’s Moto G series phones.
To view our selection of budget smartphones, check the list below. CNET editors have thoroughly reviewed some of the best phone options for less than $200, while others are options that we hope will be used soon. (Once their review is complete, we will also update this roundup.) Please note that unless otherwise noted, we have linked to the unlocked version of each phone, and they should be the largest of the four largest wireless carriers in the United States. Most run.
If the price of the phone shown here or the price of a phone from a supplier exceeds $200, it’s because inventory and prices (usually from third-party resellers) have changed since we originally published this story or the comments linked here .
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As the cheapest phone in the Samsung A series, Galaxy A01 surprisingly offers a lot of cheap phone prices. These include a fast-charging 3,000 mAh battery with up to 25 hours of battery life, a drop-down camera design and a 5.7-inch display. Read our Samsung Galaxy A01 review.
Despite the low 720p screen resolution, Moto G Fast is still a good choice for Motorola. (It is usually discounted to $150.) This cheap smartphone is equipped with a 6.4-inch punch-hole display, triple rear camera setup and Snapdragon 665 processor. read more.
The Galaxy A11 has a 6.4-inch display and three cameras: a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. It also provides a respectable 4,000 mAh battery that can last up to 28 hours and has expandable storage space. It doesn’t have wireless charging, but it does have a coveted headphone jack. Read our first-hand information about the Galaxy A11.
Although it is not as good as the aforementioned Moto G Fast, the Moto E is cheaper and therefore affordable. Motorola is currently priced at $100, it has a 6.2-inch screen, Snapdragon 632 processor and dual camera setup, with a modern and stylish design. For more information, read CNET’s Moto G Fast vs. Moto E comparison.
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The Moto E6 smartphone was launched in July 2019 and is now widely available for $100. It has a 13-megapixel camera, a headphone jack and a 5.5-inch display. Strangely, it also has a Micro-USB port for charging (instead of the newer USB-C). Please read our Moto E6 first.
The mid-range LG K40 Android phone, priced under $200, was launched in 2019 and has a 5.7-inch display, fingerprint sensor and 13-megapixel camera. The phone is powered by an eight-core processor and a 3,000 mAh battery. Read our LG K40 hands-on.
The frequently discounted Moto G7 Play is the most popular affordable Android smartphone. It has a 5.7-inch display, waterproof coating and a 13-megapixel rear camera. For those who like to take pictures, on the front of the phone, you will find a selfie camera flash that can light up all the unforgettable moments. Read more about Moto G7 Play.
As the phone with the longest battery life we tested in 2019, Moto G7 Power can provide you with a full day of service; during the lab test, its 5,000 mAh battery lasted 23 hours and 10 minutes. The phone is also equipped with a 12-megapixel camera, a 6.2-inch display and a fingerprint reader. Read ZDNet’s review of Moto G7 Power.
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