This is the age of cheap smartphones.
A few years ago, you either had to sign a two-year contract with a company or pay close to $700 for a decent handset.
Those days are thankfully gone.
Or at least has changed quite a bit.
Several manufacturers now allow users to buy handsets that not only bring quality specs but also low prices.
There is no need to take out a second mortgage.
No more signing your life away to carriers.
Let’s take a look at some of the best cheap phones in the market today.
Best Cheap Phones
Moto G4 Play
Lenovo has hit the nail right on its head with Moto G4 Play.
It is currently one of the most powerful smartphones in its price range.
Moreover, it has solid specifications and a reasonably familiar design language that Lenovo has a made name for itself with.
The Moto G4 Play comes with a 5.0-inch HD display along with a powerful Snapdragon 410 processor.
This model has 2GB of RAM and an impressive 8MP rear camera.
With Moto G4 Play you can expect great photos on those occasional special moments.
The Moto G4 Play gives the user a removable 2800 mAh battery.
Most of the other manufacturers have left behind the concept of removable battery but not Lenovo.
Nexus 5X (Project Fi Only)
The year 2015 saw Google release two smartphones.
One of them was a high-end smartphone.
The other one, which we want to talk about here, was the Nexus 5X.
It has the excellent Snapdragon 808 processor along with a 2700 mAh battery.
The rear-facing camera is 12.3 megapixels to the good.
Nexus 5X also ships with a fingerprint scanner which is located on its back.
Combine these features with a front-facing speaker and a decent audio setup and you have a smartphone that is truly value for money.
The Nexus 5X runs Android’s latest version.
But the Nexus 5X is not perfect.
It has a very powerful processor but the lack of RAM, 2GB, bogs it down.
There is no microSD card expansion either.
Regardless, the low price of $200 for the Nexus 5X Project Fi version is a great steal.
Plus, this version of Nexus 5X also gives you the opportunity to try out Google’s Project Fi network.
Moto G5 Plus
People looking for unlocked great smartphones on the cheap should look no further.
Because the Moto G5 Plus is here and it costs less than $250.
Without a shadow of a doubt, Lenovo’s Moto G5 Plus is ranked amongst the best cheap Android phones on the market today.
And there is a good reason for that.
It has a 1080p display and hence can perform really well when you try to watch HD YouTube videos on it.
It has a big 3000 mAh battery and a Snapdragon 625 processor.
Couple that with 2 to 4 GB of RAM and you have a perfect cheap phone.
It can handle everything that you could ever want to do on a smartphone.
Moto G5 Plus also has the edge over competitors because it runs a light version of Android 7.0 Nougat.
Best Cheap Phones Conclusion
These three are the best cheap phones available in the market today.
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