The best smartphones today cost hundreds of dollars — even some mid-range models seem prohibitively expensive. It may seem impossible to find good, affordable smartphones today, but in fact, you can find good smartphones under $100 if you know where to look. Here are the top five smartphones for $100 or less that we’ve found.
1. Moto G4 Play
The Moto G Series is well known for its reliable, low-cost smartphones. As one of the top smartphones under $100, this model has an impressive array of features. You get a Snapdragon 410 processor with 2GB Ram, 16GB of internal memory expandable to 256GB and a five-inch HD display with an 8-megapixel rear camera. You do have to be a Prime subscriber to get this phone, and you’ll have to be content with lock screen ads unless you want to pay an extra $50 bucks or so.
2. Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime
If you’re looking for an Android phone that really feels like an Android phone for under $100, you may want to pick up the Galaxy J3 Prime. This phone comes with Android 7.0 Nougat installed and features an entry-level 1.4 GHz quad-core processor with 1.5 GB of RAM and the look and feel of a more expensive Samsung phone.
3. LG K7 4T K330 LTE
This LG phone comes in very reasonably at under $94, and you can find it from T-Mobile at Amazon.com. It features a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor that comes with 1.5GB Ram and 8GB internal storage expandable to 32GB. You also get a five-megapixel rear camera and a five-megapixel front camera. This phone runs Android 5.1 and operates on T-Mobile’s GSM network. You’ll enjoy good network connectivity with this phone, but if smartphone games are your thing, you may want to try a phone that can run them more smoothly than this one.
4. Samsung Galaxy On5
It may surprise you that a company that offers so many high-end phones has so many low-end ones as well, but the Samsung Galaxy On5 phone is a nice little phone for only $100. You get a 1.3 GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor with 1.5 GM RAM, a 720×1280 five-inch display and an 8-MP rear camera and 5-MP front camera. It comes with 8GB internal storage expandable to 128GB, runs Android 5.1, offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB, OTG, FM, 3G and 4G connectivity — you can even operate it with one hand.
5. LG X Power
If you measure how much battery life you get for your money as an indicator of smartphone value, you’re going to love the LG X Power. For under $100, you get a 4,100mAH battery capacity, which you’d be hard-pressed to find in any other phone at this price point. This is a slim, lightweight phone that has 2GB of RAM, a 5.3-inch HD display and a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor. The standard phone’s internal storage is 16 GB, expandable to 32GB, and an impressive 13-megapixel rear camera with a 5-MP front camera.
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