10 Cheap Android Phones Worth Buying

I’ve never been one to spend top dollar on a phone, and it shows, since I usually go from Wal-Mart, to Verizon, to Target, then to Amazon to see which option has the best offerings in terms of price.

Yes, I like to checkout the newest possible phones on the market, but I usually end up opting for a phone that I can get for free with a new contract extension.

I understand that everyone is looking to save money on their phones, because, let’s face it, these little devices are expensive as heck. That’s why I want to give you some solid cheap Android phones worth buying.

There are so many cheap phones on the market that are pure crap, so I’m gonna give you 10 options that have nice functionality, along with a decent price tag. Some of them are prepaid-only phones, but you can also find some contract phones that are considered top of the line.

Let’s have a look.

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1. Motorola Moto E: $117.11

Motorola Moto E

OK Style With Everything You Need

The Motorola Moto E is one of the more solid cheap Android phones worth buying, since it is on the higher end of quality.

It works well with the major networks, but I’m not a huge fan of the design, because it looks similar to the original Galaxy phone (1st generation.) That’s okay though, because it is a phone designed with the bargain hunter in mind.

It’s not exactly the cheapest on the list, but for a little over $100 it’s the best value.

Why should you buy it?

  1. Battery lasts a long time
  2. Has Gorilla Glass for the screen
  3. Is water-resistant
  4. Fits well in the hand with the curved design


2. Sharp Aquos Crystal: $149.99

Sharp Aquos Crystal

Sleek for the Price

The Sharp Aquos Crystal has a super nice screen, and it’s rather huge for the small price tag. The phone is a little laggy in my opinion, compared to the other higher end options on the market.

I’ve noticed that the camera takes rather stunning photos. The screen is really the main proponent for this phone.

Why should you buy it?

  1. The display is 5 inches
  2. You can prepay or get a contract
  3. Has several camera functions like shutter detect and night catch


3. Motorola Moto G: $179.99

Motorola Moto G

The Gold Standard

If you’re looking for value in your cheaper phone, go for the Moto G. It’s one of the more expensive items on the list, but it gives you everything in terms of functionality.

The only thing I don’t like is the design. It seems a little cheap-feeling, but what can you expect for the lower price? It comes with very little bloatware and you shouldn’t have to worry about multitasking or charge times.

Why should you buy it?

  1. Comes with a 4.5 inch display
  2. The graphics processor is quite impressive
  3. Super fast when using multiple apps


4. Sony Xperia M2: $227.99


For Those Richer Cheap People

Ok, ok. This is the last phone that actually has a relatively higher price tag, but once again, compared to many of the other options in the market, this is actually quite cheap.

If you don’t want to sacrifice on quality and are looking for a nicely designed phone, the Sony Xperia M2 should work well for you.

Why should you buy it?

  1. The display size is 4.8 inches
  2. Has two really nice cameras
  3. Battery lasts for almost 14 hours


5. Kyocera Hydro: $24.87

Kyocera Hydro

Super Cheap and Sturdy

You might not have heard of the Kyocera Hydro, but it’s rather popular in the budget phone market. The screen is a little smaller, but it’s designed to fight off contaminants and stay in one piece for a rather long time.

The processor helps you run your apps just fine, and the camera is actually pretty nice for how cheap the phone is. I will say that there are always little problems with this phone. You might notice that the volume doesn’t work sometimes or the video lags on occasion.

Why should you buy it?

  1. It’s waterproof
  2. The screen is 3.5 inches
  3. Has a camera with flash and it works to take video
  4. Comes with GPS and Bluetooth


6. LG Optimus Dynamic Android Prepaid Phone: $19.99

LG Optimus Dynamic Android Prepaid Phone

Your Ultimate Prepaid Option

The LG Optimus Dynamic Android Prepaid Phone is the quintessential “burner” phone, where you can toss it out without feeling any remorse afterwards. If you just need a quick phone to get the job done for a short time then you can go with this option.

You get solid call quality, and the apps run rather smooth while I play around with it. The design quality is terrible, and I would never expect to get much multitasking done, but that’s a $20 phone for you. It would work nice for kids or someone who just needs simplicity.

Why should you buy it?

  1. The screen is 3.2 inches
  2. Has a 3MP video camera and photo camera
  3. Works with Android 2.3


7. SHARKK® Android Smartphone: $99.00

SHARKK® Android Smartphone

My Favorite of the Bunch

It always makes me wonder why this phone isn’t more popular, because the price tag is awesome, and it works pretty great compared to higher quality phones.

The screen is huge for a budget phone, and the processor helps you run multiple apps well at the same time. The only qualm I would have is the durability, but it isn’t the worst I’ve seen in the world.

Why should you buy it?

  1. The display is 5 inches
  2. It comes with an enhanced 4G network connection
  3. 1 GB of RAM and the ability to put an SD card in there
  4. Comes with a bunch of accessories like a screen protector and wall adapter


8. BLU Dash JR D140: $49.95

BLU Dash JR D140

The King of Budget Phones

BLU Dash is known for making cheap phones, and some of them are terrible, but this one turns out well. It runs on an older version of Android, but the camera provides decent shots, and the display screen offers a pleasant user experience. The big down side? The battery only lasts three hours.

Why should you buy it?

  1. Has a 3.5 inch screen
  2. The phone is super light
  3. The camera is 2MP


9. Samsung Galaxy Rush: $67.99

Samsung Galaxy Rush

Not Quite Like the Other Galaxies

I wouldn’t exactly group this in with the other phones in the Samsung Galaxy line of phones, but this works fine for those who don’t want to spend much money.

The phone runs on Android Jellybean, so you don’t exactly get the best interface, and the touchscreen is a little iffy. Other than that, you can play with your apps, send email, and the design isn’t the worst.

Why should you buy it?

  1. The screen is 3.5 inches
  2. Has a decent processor
  3. It comes with two cameras and a flash


10. Newisland N9000: $139.90

Newisland N9000

An Interesting Option

I had never heard of the Newisland N9000 until I started playing around with it. The phone is absolutely huge, similar to the Note, and the build is actually quite durable.

I like that the Newisland N9000 has two really nice cameras, and you can use the phone as a phablet device. The battery life is questionable, but it’s relatively lightweight for a phone of its size.

Why should you buy it?

  1. The phone comes with a 5.7 inch display
  2. The front camera is 2MP and the back camera is 8MP, creating really nice photos
  3. Works with several 3G providers
  4. The screen is bright and beautiful
  5. The phone even comes with some nice accessories like a headphones, a stylus, batteries and a little smartcase.



That’s it for the best cheap Android phones worth buying! If you have any questions about saving some cash on your favorite phones, please let me know in the comments section below.

I know some of these cheaper phones aren’t for everyone, but I wanted to compile a list that shows you affordable phones that actually work well.

Share your thoughts and let us know if you think there are some other fairly affordable phones that should be on this list. What’s next? Checkout phones for kids, since you probably won’t be spending much on a phone for the young ones.

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