Published: Saturday, 14 August 2021 01:37
Need great a phone for $200 or less? Take a look at this list of our favorite affordable picks. Lynn La, Brian Bennett July 17, 2021 5:00 a.m. PT
- Samsung Galaxy A01 Jump to details $100 at Best Buy
- Motorola Moto G Fast Jump to details $170 at Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy A11 Jump to details $99 at Walmart
- Motorola Moto E Jump to details $70 at Best Buy
- Motorola Moto E6 Jump to details $110 at Amazon
- LG K40 Jump to details $130 at Best Buy
- Motorola Moto G7 Play Jump to details $150 at Amazon
- Motorola Moto G7 Power Jump to details $156 at Amazon
If you crave a reliable phone that's $200 or cheaper, you've come to the right place. Here are a few budget phone options available that we recommend. Some of these choices have been fully reviewed by CNET editors, while others are ones we hope to get our hands on soon. (We'll update this roundup once their reviews are up as well.) Note that we've linked to the unlocked version of each phone where available, and they should run on most of the big four US wireless carriers, unless specified otherwise.
If the price of the cell phones shown here or at the vendor is more than $200, it's because inventory and pricing (often from third-party resellers) has shifted since we originally published this story or the review linked herein.Get the CNET Now newsletter Spice up your small talk with the latest tech news, products and reviews. Delivered on weekdays.
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Samsung Galaxy A01Angela Lang/CNET
As the cheapest of Samsung's A series of phones, the Galaxy A01 surprisingly offers a lot for the cheap phone price. That includes a fast-charging 3,000-mAh battery for up to 25 hours of battery life, a tear-drop camera design and a 5.7-inch display.
Read our Samsung Galaxy A01 review.
$100 at Best Buy
Motorola Moto G FastPatrick Holland/CNET
Despite its low 720p screen resolution, the Moto G Fast is still a good value from Motorola. (It's often discounted to $150.) This cheap smartphone has a 6.4-inch hole-punch display, a triple-rear camera setup and a Snapdragon 665 processor.$170 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy A11Samsung
The Galaxy A11 features a 6.4-inch display and three cameras: a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel wide-angle shooter and a 2-megapixel depth camera. It also offers a sizable 4,000-mAh battery for up to 28 hours of battery life and expandable storage. It doesn't have wireless charging, but it does have an oft-coveted headphone jack.
Read our Galaxy A11 first-take.
$99 at Walmart
Motorola Moto EPatrick Holland/CNET
Though it's not as good as the aforementioned Moto G Fast, the Moto E's even cheaper price tag makes it affordable. Currently $70, it has a 6.2-inch screen, Snapdragon 632 processor and dual-camera setup in a modern, sleek design. And for more information, read CNET's Moto G Fast vs. Moto E comparison.$70 at Best Buy
Motorola Moto E6Lori Grunin/CNET
Launched in July 2019, the Moto E6 smartphone is now available for $110. It features a 13-megapixel camera, a headphone jack and a 5.5-inch display. Oddly enough, it also has a Micro-USB port for charging (rather than the newer USB-C).
Read our Moto E6 first take.
$110 at Amazon
LG K40Andrew Hoyle/CNET
Available for under $200, the midrange LG K40 Android phone debuted in 2019 and features a 5.7-inch display, a fingerprint sensor and a 13-megapixel camera. The phone is powered by an octa-core processor and a 3,000-mAh battery.
Read our LG K40 hands-on.
$130 at Best Buy
Motorola Moto G7 PlaySarah Tew/CNET
The often discounted Moto G7 Play is a favorite affordable Android smartphone. It has a 5.7-inch display, a water-repellent coating and a single 13-megapixel rear camera. For those who like to take a lot of selfies, on the front of the phone you'll find a selfie camera flash to brighten up all those memorable moments.
Read more about the Moto G7 Play.
$150 at Amazon
Motorola Moto G7 PowerSarah Tew/CNET
As the phone with the longest-lasting battery that we tested in 2019, the Moto G7 Power can last you the whole day; during lab tests its 5,000-mAh battery lasted 23 hours, 10 minutes. The phone also features a 12-megapixel camera, a 6.2-inch display and a fingerprint reader.
Read ZDNet's review of the Moto G7 Power.
$156 at Amazon
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